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Free Continuing Education Events for December 1-4



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Free, online, continuing education events for December 1-4 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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Thursday, Dec 1 (10-11:30 am)
Lessons Learned from the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Shooting (Lyrasis)
This session will reflect on lessons for all parties involved in large pop-up location event planning and mass casualty response. Learning outcomes will include: considerations for security and safety in pop-up venues, coordination concepts with local government partners, understanding the response and recovery process, considerations for integration of non-traditional response partners and trauma care for survivors and staff. Concepts such as how to integrate those who may not think they have a role (such as the hotels that became triage and shelter centers with no warning) will be covered. Insight will be provided on how survivors of traumatic events get information regarding hospitals, Family Assistance Centers, and recovery resources, especially when watching the news is experiencing the trauma all over again.

Thursday, Dec 1 (11-11:45 am)
Recordation System Monthly Webinar (U.S. Copyright Office)
On August 1, 2022, the Copyright Office expanded access to the Recordation System to the full public. Separate from the Office’s registration application, this new module allows users to transfer their copyright to someone else electronically. Currently, the Recordation System can process documents that fall under section 205 of Title 17 but not notifications of termination. To keep the public informed about the Recordation System, the Office hosts a monthly, forty-five-minute webinar that covers announcements about the module, important reminders, frequently asked questions, and a live question-and-answer session.

Thursday, Dec 1 (11-1 pm)
Training Industry Leader Talk: Informal Leadership Development (Training Industry)
Leadership development should give leaders the tools and skills they need to manage teams and impact change. When considering leadership training, we often think of events and intensive retreats, but a more informal approach might be a better answer for longevity, application and even the bottom line. Rather than a structured training event, informal learning happens in the flow of the leader’s workday providing just-in-time training and feedback. During this Training Industry Leader Talk, we will examine the various methods to establish an informal leadership development approach from coaching and mentoring to microlearning.

Thursday, Dec 1 (12-1 pm)
2017-2021 American Community Survey Pre-Release Webinar (US Census Bureau)
The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to hold a webinar December 1 explaining how to access data and online resources from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS). The webinar will also provide tips for comparing ACS geographies and statistics over time.

Thursday, Dec 1 (12-1 pm)
Setting Your Readers Up for Success in 2023 (Library Journal)
The end of the year is almost here and with it comes the holidays, new devices, and new readers to your digital library! Our annual End of Year sale is the perfect time to wrap up 2022 with a grand finale of savings and new content to engage and entertain your community. Join three of OverDrive’s Digital Content Librarians in a roundtable discussion as they share favorite adult and young adult titles from the sale, exciting forthcoming reads, content trends, and more!

Thursday, Dec 1 (1-2 pm)
How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website (Nonprofit Hub)
You work hard and wear a lot of hats (with no time to buy matching shoes). Changing the world can be time-consuming and stressful! Let us lighten your workload and ease your mind with this webinar that’ll help you put your nonprofit website to work for you and make it multitask as well as you do. Go beyond the basics with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier.

Thursday, Dec 1 (3-4 pm)
New Perspectives on Fantasy in Middle Grade (Mackin)
Join us as authors Julie Abe and Laekan Zea Kemp discuss their unique approaches to writing fantasy for middle grade readers with middle school librarian and 2022 SLJ School Librarian of the Year, K.C. Boyd.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for December



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site logoThe December 2022 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 52 live webinars, three online conferences, and four recordings to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers.

View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

Free Continuing Education Events for November 28-30



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Free, online, continuing education events for November 28-30 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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Monday, Nov 28 (12–1 pm)
Copyright for Libraries a Refresher Course (Indiana State Library)
This one-hour webinar will refresh your memory on Copyright Law as it pertains to libraries.

Monday, Nov 28 (2-3 pm)
What Makes an Effective Team Dynamic (GovLoop)
Effective teams usually have at least one thing in common: a good team dynamic. This means that team members trust each other, encourage idea-sharing and can collaborate with ease. Join us to hear from a government expert how you can successfully build a positive team dynamic and get your team members onboard.

Tuesday, Nov 29 (9-10 am)
How to Be An Inclusive and Inspiring Leader (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
This masterclass will cover three key topics related to the importance of inclusion and the role of inclusive, inspiring leaders. Responsibilities of leadership and what it really means to have influence. Traits of inclusive leaders to consider what practices to incorporate. Creating belonging from within so that you can more easily create it for other people.

Tuesday, Nov 29 (1-2 pm)
Social Work Approaches to Library Services (WebJunction)
Join this webinar to explore the concept of “Whole Person Librarianship” and to learn how a range of social work approaches can be applied to improve library services. We’ll invite you to look at all aspects of your library through a social service lens, including policies, spaces, community partnerships, and programming. Additionally, we will discuss the amazing benefits and possibilities that exist when libraries collaborate with social workers who can bring expertise and capacity to the community through the library. You will leave knowing how to conduct a community needs assessment and how to identify resources and social services you can provide through your library. You’ll explore new ideas and goals to incorporate within your strategic plan, and gain the confidence necessary to advocate for whole person services at your library.

Wednesday, Nov 30 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Wednesday, Nov 30 (11-12 pm)
Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop covering some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan. Processes and tools will be shared which pare the planning process down to its simplest form. Attendees leave with actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective.

Wednesday, Nov 30 (1-2 pm)
Create Beautiful and Effective Presentations with PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)
PowerPoint is such an essential tool for all types of communication, but it’s badly used. Revolutionize your content with amazing visuals, engage your audience with compelling animations, and impress them with beautiful, professional design. All using only PowerPoint. You’ll see a host of visual storytelling techniques, all demonstrated live, that you can use immediately to create amazing presentations or interactive content.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 21



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Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 21 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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Tuesday, Nov 22 (11-12 pm)
Info2Go! Flannel Board STEM (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Flannel boards are a great tool for integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into your library’s storytime. Learn how to intentionally add STEM to any flannel activity by attending this webinar.

Wednesday, Nov 23 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Best New Children’s Books of 2022 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sally Snyder, Nebraska Library Commission’s Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services, will give brief book talks on titles published in the last year that could be good additions to your library’s collection. Titles for pre-school through elementary school will be included.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 14



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Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 14 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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Monday, Nov 14 (11-12 pm)
Improve Workplace Culture by Dealing with Ambiguity (Fast Forward Libraries)
Ambiguity in the workplace is often one of most significant causes of anxiety, conflict, and an unproductive environment. Particularly throughout the pandemic, with fast-shifting circumstances and ever-changing procedures, ambiguity was an ever-present condition that was certainly a factor in many of the challenges during this period. Join us as we dissect the nature of ambiguity in the workplace and tactics to manage this common but detrimental phenomenon.

Monday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)
The Effectiveness and Durability of Digital Preservation and Curation Systems (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
With funding from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS), Ithaka S+R launched an extensive research project to examine and assess the sustainability of digital preservation and curation systems used by heritage organizations to maintain curated digital objects and ensure their authenticity, accuracy, and usability over time. Schonfeld and Rieger will share a high-level overview of key findings about the changing preservation landscape and business strategies of digital preservation system providers and include plenty of time for questions.

Tuesday, Nov 15 (10-11 am)
Centering Community with Artificial Intelligence (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
We have AI-driven products around us. We are heading towards a future where embracing this technology will be the normal. So how do we, then, ensure that it centers community in the core? In this session, we will talk about those not-so-subtle points we must know and remember for the human-centric AI our nonprofit industry deserves. We will also hold space to brainstorm on some common questions when we start with AI.

Tuesday, Nov 15 (11-12 pm)
The Power of Onboarding: Best Practices For Your Day One Strategy (Training Industry)
What does “day one” look like at your organization? If your onboarding experience is less than optimal it can delay productivity and add to the risk of needing to replace new hires. How can you create a great onboarding experience that will add momentum to talent engagement? Don’t miss this engaging discussion on how to build an onboarding experience that boosts employee motivation, productivity and retention in your organization.

Tuesday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)
Suicide Prevention for Veterans, Service Members, Families and Communities (WebJunction)
Libraries are well positioned to provide information and referral services to connect Veterans and members of military communities with Veterans Health Administration programs and initiatives that address risks and protective factors for suicidal behaviors. Join us for this webinar with presenters from the Veterans Health Administration Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, who will provide an introduction to military culture and share how libraries can help raise awareness of the resources available to Veterans, their families, and other members of military communities.

Tuesday, Nov 15 (1-1:45 pm)
How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)
In this 45-minute interactive nonprofit webinar, you will learn how to conduct board recruitment in 3 easy steps.

Tuesday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)
From Hobbit to Habit: Using Existing Narratives to Drive Continued Engagement (Training Magazine Network)
Humans have evolved to learn through stories. Are you stuck on where to start with telling a story that can drive your content? Look no further than the last movie you watched or novel that you read! What made that story successful? What did you remember? This session will describe how to utilize existing narratives to drive learning journeys. Attend to learn how to identify an appropriate story to adapt based on content, learning outcomes, and your intended audience. We will workshop this concept with participants to further describe how these existing narratives can help to identify opportunities for learner engagement.

Tuesday, Nov 15 (3-4 pm)
Libraries Are a Worthy Cause: Defend YOUR Library with Advocacy Strategies the Work (Montana State Library)
Promoting and defending libraries and intellectual freedom has never been more important. People often lack confidence in their ability to advocate although it is a skill everyone can develop. In this webinar we’ll explore and practice techniques, as well as creating a list of possible supporters.

Tuesday, Nov 15 (3:30-4:30 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Candid Learning)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

Wednesday, Nov 16 (12-1 pm)
ESL Conversation Groups: Up Close and Personal (Niche Academy)
English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation groups can be a valuable addition to your library’s programming calendar. These sessions provide an opportunity for non-native speakers to practice listening and speaking skills in a safe and welcoming environment. They may be offered with a minimal investment of time and resources, and attendance is virtually unlimited. Hosting conversation groups does not require a high degree of subject area knowledge or formal teaching experience. Join Claudia Ratay to learn more about hosting an ESL conversation group.

Wednesday, Nov 16 (12-1 pm)
Top Five End-of-the-Year Fundraising “Must-Dos” (Nonprofit Hub)
Tying up loose ends on your organization’s EOY fundraising campaign? Don’t forget these top five “must-dos” to finish the year strong. Join Nonprofit Hub, Bonterra, and Devine & Parker Consulting for simple, yet effective tactics that will wow your donors, impress your board, and set up your organization for success in 2023.

Wednesday, Nov 16 (2-3 pm)
3rd Annual Digital Learning App Smash for Future Ready Librarians® (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
During this 3rd annual fast-paced and fun event, twenty-five Future Ready Librarians share twenty-five digital tools and how they use them with their students to create amazing experiences in face-to-face, virtual and blended learning.

Wednesday, Nov 16 (5-6 pm)
AASL Town Hall: Transforming Gratitude and Narrative into Advocacy (American Association of School Librarians)
November is a great time for giving thanks and sharing stories. During these challenging times, it’s important that we collect and share positive narratives of the impact of school libraries on our students and recognize our gratitude for school library supporters. At 6:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, November 16, join AASL President Kathy Lester and AASL member panelists in a discussion about turning our gratitude and positive narratives into advocacy for our students and our profession.

Thursday, Nov 17 (11-12 pm)
Are You Stewarding Responsibly? | The Art of Managing, Rather Than Mitigating, Risk (Blackbaud)
Just as practitioners seek to dismantle structural racism, grants management professionals have a role to break down barriers we erected to “protect” foundation resources. PEAK Grantmaking advances five Principles that guide their work with the philanthropic sector. One of their principles, Steward Responsively, urges funders to reframe how they see and respond to risk- acknowledging the power dynamic and where funders can be empowered to manage-rather than mitigate or eliminate- risk. In this live online event, PEAK Grantmaking President and CEO, Satonya Fair, will build on her recent Candid.org article, The Myth of Risk: How to make good on the promise of “big bets” in philanthropy, and will advance PEAK’s call to action that “the biggest risk that funders face is not doing enough.”

Thursday, Nov 17 (11-12 pm)
The Fundamentals of Email Marketing for Nonprofits (Charity Village)
Join Samantha Lego (Marketing Director at Keela) and Elsie Coffey (Director of Customer Care at Keela) as they dive into the wonderful world of email marketing for nonprofits. You’ll learn how to craft engaging subject lines and copy to boost your email open and conversion rates so that you can raise more money. They’ll also show you how you can send the right emails at the right time to the right donors using automated workflows. Finally, they’ll walk you through key email metrics so you can understand how to evaluate your email campaign performance.

Thursday, Nov 17 (11:30-12:30 pm)
ACRL Presents – Libraries and Learning Analytics: The Future is Now (Association of College & Research Libraries)
This workshop is a continuation of the November 2021 ACRL ULS webinar, “Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays“, and is designed to help librarians take the next step in learning analytics preparedness by guiding them through a series of activities designed to support them in thinking through decisions, data, and conversations necessary for ethical, effective, and engaging learning analytics work at their institutions.

Thursday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)
Explore Enhancements to Gale’s ChiltonLibrary (Gale)
Gale’s ChiltonLibrary provides car enthusiasts, students, and mechanics with access to maintenance and repair information (including a video library), labor estimating, and ASE test prep questions. Join this session to review the newly released enhancements including an updated and intuitive platform, VIN searching capabilities, and a Recent Vehicles option to easily navigate back to previous searches.

Thursday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)
Ramp Up Your Stewardship Program, BEFORE All Those Year End Gifts Arrive (Bloomerang)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to improve the stewardship program at your organization.

Thursday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)
Rural Health Resources (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Thursday, Nov 17 (3-4 pm)
Persevering in the Face of Book Challenges (Booklist)
The increase in book challenges at school and public libraries has left many library workers stunned, weary, and worried about what comes next. But our important work must continue! Join our panel of boots-on-the-ground library workers including Cindy Hohl, Director of Branch Operations at Kansas City Public Library; Olathe East High School Librarian Shelly McNerney; and Gavin Downing, Kent School District librarian and winner of the Candace Morgan Intellectual Freedom Award, for a frank and inclusive conversation about how we press on to do the best for our patrons and communities, for intellectual freedom, and for ourselves in these difficult circumstances.

Friday, Nov 18 (12-1 pm)
The Reluctant Leader: Conquering stereotypes, imposter syndrome and rising to new heights (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Stereotypes of gender, race, and culture often prevent BIPOC employees from rising to positions of leadership. Alanna and Elaina will explore the role of their upbringing as BIPOC women, their intersectional identities, and their reluctance of, and eventual taking on of leadership roles. Insight and advice will be offered to other hesitant leaders and/or those who may not see themselves as leaders at all.

Saturday, Nov 19 (9-11 am)
Future Ready Librarians® November Summit (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
Connection Development: Building Your Collaborations and Partnerships: This summit will give you a chance to pose questions and share ideas with other librarians and library leaders. Learn and interact with both administrators and librarians about lessons learned and best practices.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 7



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Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 7 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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Monday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)
Reshaping Your Digital Wellness (edWeb)
This session will not tell you to ditch your computers and phones. It also won’t tell you, “If you do everything in this edWebinar, you’ll immediately be successful in freeing yourself from tech.” That’s not the point. Join Heather Barnard, a digital wellness educator, in finding the balance in technology that works for YOU and your team or school, so that you can enhance your life while looking out for your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (9-10 am)
An Introduction to Automation (IdealWare)
Organizations are evaluating ways to streamline processes and ease the workload of manual tasks through automation. In this webinar, we will cover basics of what automation is and how it can help you work more efficiently every day by incorporating automation tools into communications, program delivery, operations, and more. And because the technology that powers automation is more affordable and accessible than ever, nonprofits big and small alike can take advantage of at least some of what automation offers.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (10-11 am)
Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion (Harvard Business Review)
Organizations have largely missed the mark when it comes to creating environments where all employees thrive in an equal and equitable way, because they treat diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a program that gets done rather than the necessary and difficult journey it is. Ella F. Washington of Georgetown University will lead a live, interactive HBR webinar focused on how organizations can make real progress on equity and inclusion.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (10-11 am)
The Genius of Play and STEAM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Join us to learn how play can be an effective tool to help kids build all kinds of skills, including those specific to STEAM!

Tuesday, Nov 8 (11-12 pm)
Creating a Culture of Security (TechSoup)
During this webinar, the chief technology officer of Dashlane, Frederic Rivain, will walk you through the current cybersecurity landscape and show you how you can build a people-first culture of security at your nonprofit. Learn more about common password pitfalls, the three steps to building a culture of security, and much more.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)
THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST Resources Webinar for Libraries (Programming Librarian)
Join PBS Books, WETA, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and ALA to learn about THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein and free educational resources available to engage in this important topic.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)
Pre-Application Webinar for Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)
Join us for this free webinar to learn about the application process for Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities, an ALA initiative that will award up to 600 grants to small and rural libraries to increase the accessibility of facilities, services, and programs to better serve people with disabilities.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (8-9 am)
Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (9-10 am)
Social Workers: Building a Connection Between the Library, Service Agencies and Patrons (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
It’s hard for people to navigate complex systems to obtain basic needs when faced with life changing events. The Kansas City Public Library recognized that members of their community would benefit from a program that helps pave the way. This presentation will share how Community Resources came to be at the Kansas City Public Library, what the program consists of and how it has expanded since the pandemic and what the plans are for the future.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Reach Your Military-Affiliated Patrons with the Libraries & Veterans Toolkit (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn about the Libraries & Veterans Toolkit, a searchable and browsable guide of military-affiliated outreach ideas ready for implementation at academic, public, school, state, and VA and military libraries. Join project director, librarian, and Army veteran Sarah LeMire and Nebraska librarian and committee member Tammi Owens as they discuss the IMLS-funded project. After attending this seminar, attendees will be able to use the Toolkit to implement outreach events for military-affiliated patrons, submit their own events to the Toolkit, and gain insight on how and why to serve, support, and celebrate military-affiliated students and patrons at all libraries.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (11-12 pm)
Learn How to Engage Online (InSync Training)
In this one-hour session, you’ll see how learning in the virtual classroom can be engaging and truly beneficial for your training organization – and much more than a webinar. You’ll be introduced to three components of learner engagement: emotional, intellectual, and environmental. Plus, you’ll get to see a live demonstration of what great facilitation in the virtual classroom looks like. After the workshop, feel free to stay and ask questions!

Wednesday, Nov 9 (11-12 pm)
How to go from Disruptive to Productive (Nonprofit Hub)
This week for Webinar Wednesday, Tony Rubelski’s presentation will remind attendees of the benefits of staying motivated but also utilizing daily journaling and reading over motivational quotes. A tall order indeed, especially in today’s uncertain and turbulent times.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (11-12 pm)
Essentialism: Ruthless Prioritization for Ultimate Productivity (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Your time is valuable, but are you investing it wisely? Using themes from the best-selling business book by Greg McKeown, this webinar explores the concept of Essentialism, a technique for prioritization that suggests we should relentlessly pursue less but pursue better. It’s the idea of choosing to produce quality over quantity. And more than that, it’s the idea of choosing to produce quality on the RIGHT TASKS!

Wednesday, Nov 9 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (12-1 pm)
CSL in Session: Planting Seeds for Success-FULL Focus Groups (Colorado State Library)
There are countless reasons why you might want to hear from your library’s community members but organizing a time for people to share their thoughts in a safe, structured environment can feel challenging. In many cases, conducting a focus group may be a great place to start. The goal of this webinar is to make designing and facilitating focus groups feel more accessible.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (12-1 pm)
Steps to Successful Community Engagement (Niche Academy)
Join Kay Cassell to learn about guidelines for community engagement – or how we can connect people with the library, using examples of successful community engagement. Learn how to meet people where they are and build relationships. Attendees will also learn how to use local and library data and asset mapping.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (12-12:30 pm)
How to Promote, Deliver, and Evaluate Hybrid Programming in Your Library (Programming Librarian)
Join Jeff Zeh and James Hutter as they discuss the Port Washington Public Library’s efforts to support hybrid programming in their community. They will cover the library’s efforts to establish, promote, and evaluate hybrid programming during the pandemic. Successes and failures met along the way will also be shared. There will be dedicated time for Q&A at the end of this session.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (2-3 pm)
Celebrating Indigenous Voices: New Native Stories for Your Classrooms and Stacks (School Library Journal)
Program specialist and librarian of the Indigenous Nations Library Program at University of New Mexico, Janice Kowemy (Pueblo of Laguna), joins Indigenous authors Traci Sorell (Cherokee), Laurel Goodluck (Mandan, Hidatsa), Danielle Greendeer (Mashpee Wampanoag), Anthony Perry (Chickasaw), and Alexis Bunten (Yu’pik, Unangan) to discuss their new books and the state of Native voices in publishing today.

Thursday, Nov 10 (10-11 am)
A New Approach to Collaboration that Fuels Success (Harvard Business Review)
On November 10, in a live, interactive HBR webinar, Harvard professor Heidi K. Gardner and senior executive Ivan A. Matviak will lay out a pragmatic action plan to help companies thrive by collaborating more effectively.

Thursday, Nov 10 (11-12 pm)
Transforming Business Models (Propel Nonprofits)
Learn the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and explore how all these components connect to mission and your organization’s financial health.

Thursday, Nov 10 (12-1 pm)
Plan Now to Delight and Retain Year-End Givers (Bloomerang)
You’re working so hard to capture your donors’ hearts, minds, and generosity this year-end, don’t let them slip away in the new year! The sad truth is your gift acknowledgment letter and even that great thank you call may not be enough to retain donors in the future. You must delight donors beyond expectation if you want to keep them and grow their giving over time. Join this session to explore the art and science of donor delight!

Thursday, Nov 10 (12-1 pm)
DK School & Library Spring 2023 Preview (Booklist)
Get a glimpse of DK’s top children’s and adult titles coming in spring 2023—from picture books and leveled readers to the best picks for history buffs, lifestyle gurus, and avid and armchair travelers. Discover the new DK SUPER READERS, delve into THE SCIENCE OF GARDENING, explore new horizons with UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEYS EUROPE, and so much more.

Thursday, Nov 10 (12-1 pm)
Designing for Health Literacy: Exploring Emerging Intelligent Technologies to Support Older Adults’ Health Information Access and Management (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Martin-Hammond will provide an overview of her research that explores the challenges older adults encounter when finding, understanding, and using health information to inform personal health decisions. She will also share her work examining the benefits and barriers of emerging artificially enabled technologies for addressing these challenges, and older adults’ perceptions of how these technologies might support them in better accessing and managing care.

Thursday, Nov 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Winter Inside, Outside and Beyond the Classroom Walls: Your Program’s Best Winter Ever (Early Childhood Investigations)
Early educators around the world are increasingly embracing nature in our practice, but many find that venturing outside in winter can be a real challenge. For many teachers, the biggest barriers are planning for the right resources and their mindsets about being outside in all types of weather. In this refreshing webinar, International nature Pedagogista, Dr. Claire Warden will provide advice and tips that will help you to overcome these barriers and ensure that at the end of the winter months, both educators and children will declare: That was the best winter ever!

Thursday, Nov 10 (2-3 pm)
Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Join Molly Coke for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

Thursday, Nov 10 (5:30-7:30 pm)
Let’s Talk About Grief (Pacer)
This workshop focuses on the grief and loss that parents of children with disabilities and special health needs feel as they experience a life that is different than what they expected. Neuropsychologist Kendra J. Bjoraker, Ph.D., L.P, and Pat Lang, coordinator of PACER’s Health Information Center, will explore the common myths about grieving, and there will be ample time for discussion and questions.

Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’



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In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” These on-demand offerings caught our attention for November.

Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)
Often residential and day programs for people with developmental disabilities bring clients to their local public library to visit, however, these groups don’t really engage with the library’s many services or programs. Adults with developmental disabilities also come to the library on their own. Many times, individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are directed to youth services and not the adult departments which are more appropriate. This confusion could present a barrier to offering these patrons more than just a place to visit. Would you like to offer programming for adults with developmental disabilities rather than just a place to visit?


Genealogy Series: Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov (US National Archives)
This presentation will provide an overview of what’s available for genealogists on the archives.gov website, and demonstrate how to navigate to its many resources and tools, including the National Archives Catalog, the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system, the Microfilm Catalog, topic pages, articles, reports, and blogs. We’ll explore the Genealogy portal page, and also see how the website is organized, which will enable you to do even more expansive searches for information.


Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction)
Opportunity often hides behind adversity. As libraries look to a future of post-pandemic challenges, from looming budget cuts to increasingly urgent community needs, David Lankes, in The “New Normal” Agenda for Librarianship, encourages us to consider framing the positive opportunities, rather than loss, in the changes that lie ahead. If we are intentional, we can use these circumstances to grow our organizations and to address the digital access disparities in small and rural communities. This presentation explores how one rural library has improved internet access in partnership with an internet service provider, hosted telehealth appointments in collaboration with healthcare providers and transportation agencies, worked with schools to ensure opportunities for youth through esports, and improved digital literacy skills for patrons and local businesses.


Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation (Programming Librarian)
Fake news can be difficult to combat because of how quickly it spreads throughout the online sphere. How can library workers help patrons decipher between what is real and what is fake? In this webinar, Nicole Cooke of the University of South Carolina School of Information Science will discuss how libraries and information organizations are in prime positions to assist their students and patrons with disputing misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation.

Online Conferences and Events in November



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Each month we post upcoming free virtual conferences to our training calendar. Here are the offerings coming up for November.

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Nov 17 (8-3 pm)
LibraryCon Live! 2022 (Library Journal/School Library Journal)
We’re excited to present a day-long celebration of fandom, spotlighting genre fiction for adults and teens with panels devoted to comics and graphic novels, horror, sf/fantasy, and more. In addition to panels and keynotes, we’re also offering fast-track learning sessions hosted by librarians and studio spotlights focusing on visual artists.

Learn About Trademarks with the State Library’s Topic Expert



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Blue and white graphic reads: INTRODUCTION TO TRADEMARKS, Webinar, Nov 3Join Wyoming State Library State Publications Librarian Anne Kuipers on Thursday, November 3 from 2-3 p.m. MDT for a webinar on trademarks. This online training comes to you from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center.

Thursday, Nov 3 (2-3 pm)
Introduction to Trademarks (Wyoming SBDC)
 In this webinar we’ll dig into the world of trademarks. While people often use the words trademark, patent and copyright interchangeably, they are very different aspects of intellectual property. Trademarks are an important part of marketing your business, allowing customers to recognize your business and products.  Dive into the world of trademarks; learn more about what they are, how they function and what is required to register them at the state and federal level.

Help with intellectual property questions

Anne is the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) representative for Wyoming, and is available to answer questions on trademarks, patents, and other forms of intellectual property. Contact Anne at anne.kuipers@wyo.gov or (307) 777-7281, or visit library.wyo.gov/services/ptrc to learn more about available services and resources.

Free Continuing Education Events for November 1-6



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Free, online, continuing education events for November 1-6 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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All times MDT

Tuesday, Nov 1 (11-12 pm)
Curated Digital Content: Tools for Teaching, presented by DPLA’s Outreach and Assessment Working Group (Digital Public Library of America)
Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) Metadata Librarian Greta Bahnemann will present an overview of digital content resources that she has developed for MDL, including the Primary Source Set program (modeled after DPLA’s Primary Source Sets) and the exhibit “History Day Resources” which provides teachers, students, and parents with information about the National History Day program. She will also highlight DPLA resources that are relevant to digital content research and share ideas on how educators and students can find, save, and share content for projects in the classroom.

Tuesday, Nov 1 (11-12 pm)
Find. Build. Grow. Effective Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits (TechSoup)
Learn how to improve donor relationships and drive action with email marketing and social media tools. We’ll focus on marketing strategies that work across platforms to find donors and supporters, strengthen existing donor relationships and amplify giving for your non profit organization.

Tuesday, Nov 1 (12-1 pm)
What’s News in Debuts? (Booklist)
There’s not much that’s more exciting than reading an incredible debut novel. And in the book world, we’re always excited to celebrate new voices, new characters, and new stories! Join representatives from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster for this free, one-hour webinar, where publishers will be featuring exciting new upcoming debuts titles for you to add to your ever growing TBR list!

Tuesday, Nov 1 (12-1 pm)
Access to Court Resources: PACER, Court Records, and More (Federal Depository Library Program)
This presentation provides a brief legislative history of the E-Government Act (why court records are supposed to be free), what constitutes a “Written Opinion” in electronic case files (CM/ECF), and how to locate case law/docket sheets/briefs in PACER, court websites, and via GPO.

Tuesday, Nov 1 (1-2 pm)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)
In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (8-9 am)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Power Up With Documents: E-Documents in the Classroom (Nebraska Library Commission)
Too often government documents are overlooked as sources for K-16 students. But for schools with limited resources, documents are the perfect place to find information. Best of all, they are freely accessible with an internet connection. This presentation will focus on the variety of ways to locate these treasures. Some sites are grade-specific! There will also be a libguide of Nebraska and federal documents your library can share to help your students find information.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (11-12 pm)
The Five Most Valuable Fundraising Metrics (and How to Use Them) (Blackbaud)
There are lots of ways to count and measure fundraising results. But are there some metrics that are better than others? Yes, you bet there are! In this session, we’re going to show you everything that you need to know about them. Along the way, we’ll throw in some sage advice about using data and metrics to measure fundraising results.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (11-12 pm)
Become a Thought Leader for Your Nonprofit (Network for Good)
In the age where attention is currency, subject matter experts within organizations are uniquely positioned to build and grow influence. This webinar gives participants new ways to think about and consider thought leadership as a strategy to influence your fundraising and organizational impact.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
Nature as Your Teaching Partner: A Guide to Outdoor Experiences in Early Childhood (edWeb)
This edWebinar takes a detailed, year-round look at practical and engaging outdoor experiences for children ages 3-6. Special attention is given to easy-to-obtain materials, seasonal activities that could be taught in a range of environments, and meeting the developmental needs of children—using nature as a teaching partner.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
Library of Congress Veterans History Project (Federal Depository Library Program)
Attendees will learn about the tools to conduct oral history interviews of the veterans or Gold Star family members in their lives. Following the presentation, they will know how to submit a collection to the Veterans History Project and in doing so, contribute a primary source to the Library of Congress.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
Encouraging Engagement in Online Instruction (Niche Academy)
Many libraries, both public and academic, have initiated or increased online instructional offerings in the past few years. In addition to allowing us to maintain safety protocols during the pandemic, online instruction allows us to reach a wider audience, even removing barriers for some patrons who might otherwise not have participated. Through demonstration and hands-on participation, Melissa Wong and Laura Saunders will introduce participants to free, low-barrier strategies and tools to incorporate active participation into any online instruction.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and relationship building plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (2-3 pm)
Britannica School Basics (Britannica)
Join us for this webinar and learn new easy to incorporate digital content into your classroom or Library.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (3-4 pm)
Dilemma Discussion and Museum Resources: Bringing Students Face-to-Face with History (edWeb)
Discussing the dilemmas that historical figures faced can give students new perspectives and fresh insights into key periods in our nation’s history. In this edWebinar, attendees will learn how exploring human elements and personal stories in primary sources and curated museum exhibits enrich dilemma discussions, giving students authentic connections to the decisions that often changed the course of history.

Thursday, Nov 3 (9-10:30 am)
Grief and Loss – A Three-part Series (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Grief and loss are experienced by everyone. How can we as library staff better understand grief and loss so that we can support our communities as well as each other? Please join us for this special three-part series presented by Erin Spalding, LCSW-S, Director of Clinical Education at The Christi Center. The series will include: Grief 101, Grief During the Pandemic, and Disenfranchised Loss & Providing Support. Sessions are also on Nov 10 and Nov 17 from 9-10:30 am.

Thursday, Nov 3 (10-11 am)
How To Plan Three Months of Nonprofit Content in One Day (Bloomerang)
We’ll be demystifying the nonprofit content planning process. In this session, you’ll learn how to craft nonprofit messaging and content that moves hearts, creates community and inspires action.

Thursday, Nov 3 (12-1 pm)
Science Resources at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)
Come learn about the Natural History’s 13 libraries, plus the other Smithsonian Natural and Physical Sciences libraries. Attendees will get a virtual tour of the Natural and Physical Sciences libraries as well as get an idea of the size and scope of the collections and how we help the Natural History researchers and researchers from around the world.

Thursday, Nov 3 (1-2 pm)
Using Design Thinking to Craft Learning Experiences (Training Magazine Network)
In this active session, we will explore how Design Thinking is a mindset as well as a method for generating innovative solutions. You will have an opportunity to participate in a Design Thinking cycle to see how this approach can stimulate ideas for creative, human-centered solutions that fit the modern workplace.

Thursday, Nov 3 (2-3 pm)
Explore Veterans Day through Media Literacy using Britannica (Britannica)
We will look at ways students can develop media literacy skills while learning about why the United States celebrates Veterans Day. We will navigate Britannica’s content and unpack strategies on how to make your lessons more student-directed and engaging, while promoting literacy, self-expression and critical thinking.

Thursday, Nov 3 (2-3 pm)
Introduction to Trademarks (Wyoming SBDC)
In this webinar we’ll dig into the world of trademarks. While people often use the words trademark, patent and copyright interchangeably, they are very different aspects of intellectual property. Trademarks are an important part of marketing your business, allowing customers to recognize your business and products.  Dive into the world of trademarks; learn more about what they are, how they function and what is required to register them at the state and federal level.

Thursday, Nov 3 (3-4 pm)
Introducción a Britannica School (Britannica)
En este webinar aprenderán cómo incorporar contenido digital en su aula o biblioteca.

Thursday, Nov 3 (4-5 pm)
We Got This! Culturally Responsive Inquiry & Research (Colorado State Library)
Join Janet R. Damon, Digital Librarian and History Teacher at DELTA high school, as she discusses ways to build connections between students’ lived experiences, history and culture and the critical information seeking skills they need in a knowledge economy.  Using student-driven inquiry, digital tools and databases, alongside strategies for multilingual students and students of color we can begin to honor our student identities in powerful ways while ensuring they have the skills to thrive in the future.

Thursday, Nov 4 (11-12 pm)
Old Wives Tales and Urban Legends Ask a Conservator Day (Connecting to Collections Care)
Can you clean paintings with bread? What about lemon juice for cleaning books or mayonnaise on porcelain? On this annual Ask A Conservator Day we are looking to the C2C Care Community to bring forth any unusual cleaning or collections care methods they have heard over the years for our panelists to discuss.