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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 11



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of January 11 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, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)
Leveling the Playing Field: Support for Struggling Readers in a Blended Learning Environment (edWeb.net)
Join Diana Petschauer, Managing Director and AT Consultant, Assistive Technology for Education, and Texthelp’s Kathleen Colburn, Senior Product Manager, as they explore strategies and tools to empower struggling readers in a blended learning environment.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (10-11 am)
Leadership Skills for New(er) Supervisors (Utah State Library)
Effectively leading others requires the development of new skills as you take on new leadership roles. This program provides new supervisors and managers the skills they need to be successful in leading others and accomplishing the goals of their workgroup or department.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)
The best way to ring in the New Year? With new books, of course! And in this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Sourcebooks, and W. W. Norton & Company will introduce you to plenty of them as they spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. Whether you’re meeting in person or virtually, prepare to reenergize your reading group, inspire patrons, and spark meaningful discussion.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)
What is executive function and why is it important? Come learn how to help children build executive function skills and why these skills are crucial to success for children and adults. We will go through all areas of executive function, determine what might work for different ages and practice a little ourselves.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
We will explore how to find legislative intent, public hearings presenting various viewpoints, congressional debate, Presidential signing statements, and more.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Establishing and sustaining collaborative partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments presents opportunities to bring together existing networks and partnerships and further support the communities they serve. This webinar will discuss the benefits of strong partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments. Opportunities and strategies for partnerships will also be discussed.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)
People who need media literacy skills may not be eager to sign up for a program or class on the subject; in fact, they may not know their skills are lacking at all. In this webinar, Kristen Calvert of the Dallas Public Library and Amber Conger of Kershaw County Library in South Carolina will cover how library workers can meet the needs of their adult patrons and how to incorporate media literacy practices in existing programs and at the reference desk.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-12:50 pm)
How to Set and Achieve Career Growth Remotely (GovLoop)
New year, new administration, new career goals? In 2021, COVID-19 is still impacting how government employees work. Many govies are working remotely or will be permanently remote going forward. This environment can feel very isolating as you chart your career growth. Join us online for a free 50-minute training to learn how to set and achieve career growth in a remote world.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)
How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website (Firespring)
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.

Tuesday, Jan 12 (5-6 pm)
AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)
Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Scholarly Communication in academic libraries provides leadership and guidance in matters pertaining to the management, policy making and procedures as they relate to various scholarly pursuits of a campus. These responsibilities encompass issues related to creating and maintaining the Institutional Repository, copyright, open access policy and publishing, open educational resources, data management and funding, among others. Scholarly Communication is a dynamic environment that requires changing approaches, making modifications and accommodating a landscape that is evolving rapidly. I will be sharing my insight on working with entities on and off campus to meet Stony Brook University and Hospital’s scholarly needs.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)
Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)
Modern libraries can be created anywhere, in any space — even a small, unused 453 square foot room in a public housing complex. Learn how Fort Worth (Texas) Public Library created the perfect storm of political support, private funding, and fulfilling an equity need in one tiny space.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)
How to brand your non-profit in 2021 to increase fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)
The secret to a thriving organization in 2021 is not the latest shiny tool or social media tactic but an aligned branding and marketing strategy. Join Kerstin on this free webinar to find out more.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (10-11 am)
Controlling Your Nerves When Presenting: No Vomiting Allowed! (Training Magazine Network)
This session is for anyone who wants to face down nervousness and find their authentic selves before their virtual audiences. Most of this hour will apply to in-person presentations, as well.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (11-12 pm)
Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)
Throughout the pandemic, libraries across the US have been creating innovative ways to continue providing important services and to remain connected to their communities. But reaching older adults provides additional challenges these days. So, let’s talk about it! Join us for a facilitated conversation, where we all brainstorm and learn from each other.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (11-12 pm)
Virtual Business Research Orientation (Library of Congress)
The virtual Business Research Orientation provides an overview of resources and services for business research, with an emphasis on Library of Congress tools and search strategies that can be used from home. This class is designed to introduce students, librarians, researchers, and entrepreneurs to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to business research. You’ll be able to send chats throughout the presentation; we love it when you bring your questions with you!

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)
The Uplifting Story of Calvin Spann, a Tuskegee Airman (Mackin)
History is shaped by people who work for change. Throughout history, those who have faced discrimination have made significant accomplishments while fighting to secure their rights. Some of these achievements have become well known, while others have not.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)
Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising (Candid Learning)
In this webinar, Allison Fine and Beth Kanter will outline the processes and products needed to expand philanthropic giving with AI, drawing on  research from the AI4Giving Report (made possible  by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). You’ll leave this webinar ready to have a conversation with your leadership about the benefits of AI to the nonprofit sector and whether your organization is ready to adopt AI.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention 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, Jan 13 (12-1:30 pm)
Fearless Conversations With Toddlers: How to Open a Can of Worms With Little Ones (Early Childhood Investigations)
Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick’s new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring, at their core, they are probing and important which opens a can of worms that make most adults uncomfortable. Ann, as the Co-Originator of the Reimaging Our Work Series of Books, and Nick the author of the newest book in the series, will share the importance of sitting with discomfort and model a willingness to talk about challenging topics with the youngest children.

Wednesday, Jan 13 (1-2 pm)
Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)
This webinar explores communication tools and strategies for boards and library staff to be better prepared for unknown changes.

Thursday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)
Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)
Provides participants with an introduction to legal sources and research techniques regarding U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

Thursday, Jan 14 (10-11 am)
Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)
You have met your client, analyzed their strengths and weaknesses, maybe you did a nice SETT process…you found a tool. Now what? How do you promote use and success of the tool you worked hard to find? This session will review some of the evidence bases which identify factors which predict adoption or abandonment of tools. Come learn what can be done from assessment to receiving equipment to help increase success.

Thursday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)
Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)
Join the Library Love Fest Team as we talk about forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles sure to soothe your body and soul, liven up your kitchen, recharge your batteries, and increase productivity wherever you are!

Thursday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)
From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)
Learn how a geosciences librarian and a finance librarian collaborate in helping students discover geological and financial data for natural resources (oil, natural gas, renewable energy, and mineral resources/commodities).

Saturday, Jan 16 (9-10:30)
Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)
This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create their own unique website and publish it on the Internet using a free online tool at Glitch.com. Students will be able to experiment with code and see the results online in real-time.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 4



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of January 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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Tuesday, Jan 5 (10-10:30 am)
Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization’s mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

Tuesday, Jan 5 (10-11 am)
Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)
Soon high school students will be applying for colleges and wondering how to navigate the world of financial aid and career education. Join representatives from the Washington Student Achievement Council as they present a host of resources supporting the Washington College Grant and the financial aid application process. Librarians are often asked to help students get started and this webinar will present a way to support your community of students with resources, a toolkit, best practices, and websites. Help your young adult patrons reach for their education goals!

Wednesday, Jan 6 (9-10 am)
Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)
Attendees will learn the best (we think) children’s books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

Wednesday, Jan 6 (1-2 pm)
Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)
Just when you thought you knew everything about Loom. Great news! Loom developers are working on some amazing, innovative, accessibility tools that will enhance communication with your students. In this interactive webinar, we will introduce participants to Loom and review not only the basics, but also the crazy cool new features that you can use to work with your students. We will provide time for you to practice and even make your own loom video that includes closed captioning, transcription, and much more!

Wednesday, Jan 6 (1-2 pm)
Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (Infopeople)
Libraries have quickly pivoted in the last several months to moving their programs and events to a virtual environment. The early months were about figuring out “the how” and getting new routines in place. Now it is time to find meaningful ways to evaluate and assess the success of what we are offering.

Thursday, Jan 7 (11-12 pm)
It’s Not Either/Or: Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach (Bloomerang)
Increasing your focus on diversity and inclusion and raising money aren’t mutually exclusive. In this webinar, we’ll help you assess and revitalize your development program to take an anti-racist approach that results in successful fundraising and a high return on investment. In addition to providing practical advice and anti-racist actions you can take in your fundraising, we’ll also consider the roles that culture and systems play in our fundraising.

Thursday, Jan 7 (11-12 pm)
Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles? Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

Thursday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)
Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This session will start with a brief chair yoga session, then follow with a very brief history of yoga and yoga programs at libraries and how it is currently being researched as an intervention in the biomedical and psychological fields. We will discuss how yoga is being practiced and made more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will include the origins of the term “self-care” and its radical feminist context. We will center the discussion around self-care for librarians based on findings from a survey conducted in fall 2020.

Thursday, Jan 7 (1-2 pm)
New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)
Teaching and leading in the age of COVID-19 has challenged us in ways we never could have anticipated. As we enter 2021, join Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa for this FREE empowering and timely webinar. She will discuss the power of partnering with school leaders to set boundaries and realistic goals for teacher and student success for a strong finish to the school year.

Sunday, Jan 10 (2-3 pm)
Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)
Do you want to read “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell with your class or staff? Are you looking for more books and ideas to keep the robust conversation going? Join Neha during this ISS Webchat and receive resources to use in your book club around anti-racist texts and discussion.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for January



site logoThe January 2021 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 68 live webinars 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 the Week of December 28



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of December 28 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions 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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Wednesday, Dec 30 (9-10 am)
Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)
Video tutorials, online story hour, and marketing videos are all the rage right now. They have been for a while. This session will tell you everything you need to know to plan, shoot, edit, and put your videos out into the world.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 21



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of December 21 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions 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, Dec 22 (12-1 pm)
Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)
Toddlers are natural scientists. Dropping blocks down the stairs? Physics experiment with gravity! Banging pots and pans? An exploration of sound waves! Come learn how to use play-based programming to foster scientific thinking in our youngest library users and how to encourage families and FFNs to embrace the mess of STEAM-powered play.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 14



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of December 14 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions 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, Dec 15 (11-11:45 am)
Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)
Participating in “Start Your 2021 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2020 and how to set goals for 2021 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.

Tuesday, Dec 15 (11:30-1 pm)
Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)
During this free 90-minute webinar, library staff will learn about current research on the use of digital technologies with young children and receive guidance and support to help navigate this challenging technological landscape with young patrons.

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)
Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)
Computational thinking (CT) is now a recognized 21st century literacy that even young children need exposure to. This webinar is for libraries interested in CT programming for families. It presents seminal work conducted by public media, libraries, researchers, and CT experts to determine what CT skills 4- and 5-year-olds are capable of, develop resources to support those skills, and pilot family engagement in libraries. Presenters are from the M.R. Davis Southaven Public Library in MS, the Homer Public Library in AK, and GBH Boston, a leading producer of educational STEM media.

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)
Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)
Grandparents are ideal caregivers for children ages 0-5. They offer cost benefits, trust, consistency, and LOVE. They care for about 25% of children under 5–about the same number in formal care. Join this webinar to learn more about who they are, what they need, and how libraries can support them.

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)
Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)
In this edWebinar, Academy Award-winning film producer and director and SuperDville founder, Peggy Stern, will explore how accessible content and hands-on activities are key to ensuring more successful social and emotional learning (SEL) for students with learning differences. SuperDville is a free video-based SEL curriculum for 7-12-year-olds who learn differently.

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)
Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly. In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, Dec 15 (1-2 pm)
Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)
This free tool allows users to visualize, connect, share, and collaborate and present their data and tell their story. Therefore, teams can make accurate, data-driven decisions. Using the drag-and-drop report editor, users can create customized and interactive reports with ease. Create beautiful, easy-to-read data visualizations that tell a story and inspire action. All of this and more is possible in Google Data Studio.

Tuesday, Dec 15 (2-3 pm)
The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff (Network of the National Library of Medicine MidContinental Chapter)
As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

Wednesday, Dec 16 (10-11 am)
Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)
Join us for the upcoming webinar, where Amber West, Instructional Designer for D2L, will share best practices for setting up your own micro-credentialing strategy, discuss how to motivate your audience, and finally, the differences between micro-credentialing, gamification, and badging – as well as the benefits of each.

Wednesday, Dec 16 (11 am-12 pm)
Post-Election Strategies: Library Advocacy — Now What? (California Public Library Advocates)
Please join CPLA as they bring two experts in library fundraising, legislation and advocacy together just after this important election. Moderated by CPLA’s Vikki Cervantes, Peter Pearson (United for Libraries) and Patrick Sweeney (EveryLibrary) will give pointers on how to prepare for the difficult days ahead and discuss what library supporters can do NOW as well as long-term strategies on local, regional, state and national levels.

Wednesday, Dec 16 (12-1 pm)
Financial Information and Your Board (Propel nonprofits)
The board of directors of a nonprofit organization has legal responsibility for the organization’s work. The board is responsible for short and long-term planning, and they must ensure that systems are in place for administering and effectively using resources and guarding against misuse. In order to fulfill their responsibilities, board members must be able to rely on financial information that is accurate, timely, in context, and appropriate.

Wednesday, Dec 16 (11-12 pm)
How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)
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 boost donor retention in your organization. Attendees will also complete several exercises which will review and map the donor touch points at their organization. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of what they can do to improve donor retention and the start of an improvement plan for their organization.

Thursday, Dec 17 (11-11:45 am)
How to Set up Instagram’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)
In the last year, Instagram has rolled out several features and tools to make charitable giving and fundraising much easier on the platform. With the advent of the Donate button for profiles and the Instagram Story Donation Sticker, getting your supporters to raise money for you and to drive donations is easier than ever.

Thursday, Dec 17 (1-2 pm)
Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

Thursday, Dec 17 (1-2 pm)
Wake-up the GREAT STORYTELLER in You – How to Persuade and Provoke Others (Training Magazine Network)
How do you spark, ignite, or rekindle that Great Storyteller in you? In this session, Ray will share techniques and exercises that boost your abilities to tell stories and persuade others. You will be refreshed and inspired once you reconnect with that great storyteller in you.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 7



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of December 7 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions 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, Dec 7 (12-1  pm)
Tools and Ideas for Independent Reading for All Students… Anywhere, Anytime (edWeb.net)
In this edWebinar, Shannon McClintock Miller will share tools and ideas for accommodating the needs of all learners in unique and creative ways. She will explore ways to use apps in concert to support learners who are in remote or hybrid learning models. Practical tips and commonly accessible platforms like Google will be incorporated.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (9-10 am)
Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Mobile marketing is a key component of any comprehensive marketing strategy. And optimizing your website for all devices and screens is crucial for staying relevant with today’s audiences, especially millennials and Gen Xers, but even the more tech-savvy baby boomers. And if you don’t keep up you’ll lag behind, losing online visitors, donors and, ultimately, donations.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (9-10:15 am)
Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)
Join Chris Cyr, OCLC Associate Research Scientist, and elected OCLC Global Council library leaders for an introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how libraries, IFLA, and OCLC members are using these goals to develop strategies and services to help support economic and social issues in their communities.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (11-12 pm)
The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will illustrate how a carefully coordinated workflow can maximize human resources and minimize project time. The presentation will demonstrate how developing and implementing such a process enabled a university selective depository to successfully complete a massive downsizing of a collection, a widespread offering of materials, a weighty relocation of the downsized collection, and a labor intensive receiving of regional materials.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (11-12 pm)
Year-End Fundraising Blitz: Raise money fast to finish your year strong (Charity Village)
Need more revenue before the end of the year? There is still time to use crowdfunding and make it happen! With crowdfunding you can have your fundraising campaign up and running in less than a day. Join us to learn more how to create a stunning Year-End fundraiser and raise money fast.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)
Maximizing LearningExpress Library’s Job and Career Resources During COVID-19 (EBSCO)
Learn how to best use LearningExpress Library’s job and career resources to help those impacted by our current economic crisis. You will learn which key content and features can help job seekers explore careers, prepare for occupational license exams, write resumes and build workplace skills as well as tips for optimizing and promoting your valuable LearningExpress Library resources to your users.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)
Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)
Join us for a free informative webinar presentation that will cover all aspects of Brainfuse’s online career services, JobNow and VetNow. These powerful resources are backed by an industry leading team of experts who provide patrons with live, one-to-one interview coaching, job search guidance, resume assistance, and through VetNow, help in navigating the various benefits available to veterans of the U.S. Military. Most importantly, we will emphasize how our JobNow and VetNow career services are particularly valuable as our economy rebounds from the COVID-19 crisis.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)
Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services, Part 2: Staff & Program Scheduling (Association for Library Service to Children)
Scheduling staff can be challenging. Add in programming, and that can be a recipe for stress. Learn to juggle staffing, programming, and community engagements successfully while keeping your personal schedule in balance.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)
Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)
When you read WITH children, rather than to them, you invite children to participate in the experience of reading and create opportunities for language and cognitive growth. asking questions, making connections, and exploring the pictures are a few ways to invite children to read with you. Modeling this to caregivers at storytime can open up a new world of literacy and language opportunities.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)
Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Join SciGirls and NGCP as we celebrate Computer Science Education Week! In this webinar, you’ll learn about the SciGirls Strategies for engaging girls in STEM and how to apply them to your computer science activities. Various examples of strategies in action will be shared from the practitioner perspective. Activities and media resources that can be used in your programs will also be included.

Tuesday, Dec 8 (1-2 pm)
How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)
Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research.

Wednesday, Dec 9 (9-10 am)
Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Speakers will share insights and updated approaches for managing common conditions such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, new ways of approaching mental health outside specialty care as well as methods to address the persistently mentally ill will be inventoried. Special focus will be given to the role society can play in recognizing the impact of childhood trauma and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, Dec 9 (9-10 am)
Esports and Evidence-Based Connected Learning (Nebraska Library Commission)
Esports is the competitive wing of electronic gaming which is experiencing explosive growth around the world. This session is designed to provide the resources libraries need to meet young people where they are with an interest-driven learning environment. The learning ecosystem encompasses a variety of roles beyond the players, such as videographers, graphic designers, and writers. Two rural librarians and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) will position you to create a successful program.

Wednesday, Dec 9 (10-11 am)
Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)
No instructional designer ever sets out to purposely create barriers to learning. But we all see the world through our own lens, and that means we may be innocently excluding important groups of learners. In this session, we’ll take a step back and shine a light on hidden assumptions and biases that could make your learning less inclusive–and therefore, less effective.

Wednesday, Dec 9 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)
Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

Wednesday, Dec 9 (12-1:30 pm)
Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes? (Early Childhood Investigations)
Join author-designer Rusty Keeler as he celebrates the beauty and benefits of risky play and the importance of adults supporting children’s play. Loaded with amazing images and inspiration Rusty challenges you to think about your own professional practice with children and encourages you to take bold new steps to support play a little more each day. You will learn tips and tools to breathe through risky play moments and reflect on your attitudes and comfort levels around risky play.

Wednesday, Dec 9 (1-2 pm)
Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)
Let’s be honest: we could all use some unique and creative ways to help make the internet fun again. In this webinar we will delve into nooks and crannies of the internet to discover the variety of fun and awe-inspiring creations that are out there. We will be looking at: Tools related to music and sounds; Tools for creating art of varying sorts; Games that take little time and are not mainstream; More than 30 free online tools that are off the beaten path.

Wednesday, Dec 9 (2-3 pm)
Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020.

Thursday, Dec 10 (9-10 am)
When Equity Is Optional: ESSA’s Fifth Anniversary and Early Lessons from Implementation  (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gave states much more flexibility in designing their school accountability systems. Unfortunately, new analyses from the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) show that flexibility and equity often conflict. Under ESSA, the state in which students live matters a great deal. Join us for a conversation on ESSA’s fifth birthday to reflect on early lessons of ESSA implementation and the implications for students of color and students from low-income families.

Thursday, Dec 10 (10-11 am)
From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)
In 2021, the Population Association of America will move its flagship journal, Demography, from a large collection sold by a commercial publisher to a platinum open-access model published by a university press. University presses provide high-quality publishing services ethically and mindfully, with a mission that aligns with university libraries. But creating a viable alternative to a commercial publisher presents challenges. In this roundtable discussion, players within the scholarly communications ecosystem—a publisher, a librarian, and an association leader—will discuss Demography’s financial model and how the community is working together to cover the journal’s publishing costs and offset previous revenue streams. At a time when openly available global access to population research is of critical importance, how can the scholarly community ensure that Demography’s future is sustainable? And how can university presses build on lessons learned from converting Demography to provide cost-effective publishing alternatives?

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-12 pm)
Introduction to Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians (Massachusetts Libraries: Board of Library Commissioners)
Lan Ying Ip (Sasaki), Lauren Stara (MBLC), and Andrea Bunker (MBLC) will discuss and answer questions about our new library space planning resource. Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians creates a formal set of best practices for designing library space that may be applied to libraries across the nation. The guide empowers librarians, administrators, space planners, and architects with tools for the planning and design of public library buildings.

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-11:45 am)
How To Successfully Navigate the Nonprofit Fundraising Job Market During a Recession (CharityHowTo)
As of August 2020, according to estimates from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, the nonprofit sector has shed about 1.6 million jobs in the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic.  Many of these jobs were fundraising positions.You may be presently furloughed, laid off, uncertain, or even wondering what’s next. While the job market may be competitive in the fundraising field right now, don’t let that limit your possibilities. This workshop will help you successfully navigate the nonprofit job market during a recession.

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-3 pm)
Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)
Research has shown that children who read on or above grade level in third grade triple their chances of attending college. The Summit will explore how libraries can grow their impact on third grade reading leveraging community support and resources. Participants will learn about and connect with a range of opportunities with regional and national organizations, including the newly launched Rural Library Fellowship.

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)
From Woodstock to Your High School Band, from Sesame Street to the Lincoln Theater: Government Resources for Music and the Performing Arts (Federal Depository Library Program)
Come along for this webinar on Government resources for music and the performing arts. You’ll find new information ranging from the Library of Congress to National Public Radio; from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Smithsonian.

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)
How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)
Completing a research project in the digital humanities can feel like embarking on a triathlon. With a depth and breadth of content available to students, honing in on research questions, building a corpus, and analyzing content with advanced computational tools that can generate meaningful results can be a true test of endurance. In this webcast, you’ll hear three expert panelists discuss how to optimize teaching and learning in the digital humanities.

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)
Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)
In this session, we will learn tactical and pragmatic tools for understanding the digital, physical, or interpersonal relationships that directly affect your clients, services, and team. What processes and tools are working well, and where can we identify opportunities? We will learn how to create a service blueprint to capture a holistic look at your nonprofit in order to set you up for success in 2021.

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1:15 pm)
Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)
Dig in with Alex and Wendy, two of Ingram’s MLS-degreed Cultivators, for a fruitful discussion on unbeleafable Children’s and Teen books your patrons will be buzzing about this spring!

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Expand Your Fundraising and Donor Engagement With Digital Marketing and Cloud Computing (Candid Learning)
Join Candid, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and AmazonSmile to learn more about how AWS’s cloud computing services and the AmazonSmile program can help support your nonprofit’s fundraising and donor engagement goals. AmazonSmile will share how to best leverage their program to generate cash and product donations. SalsaLabs will share marketing best practices and how the new Engage with Salesforce Integration tool, powered by AWS, helps increase marketing automation and personalization in donor outreach.

Thursday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)
How to Prepare a Grants Strategy during Uncertain Times (Bloomerang)
Rachel Werner will review what tried and true methods still have value, what might need to be changed, and what is still left unknown. You can start off 2021 with a better sense of how to be successful during times of uncertainty.

Thursday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)
Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Sign up for a close look at proven ways to relieve the five biggest stressors of teaching in a remote or hybrid setting. Using the strengths-based approach of Appreciative Inquiry, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz will walk you through a problem-solving process that helps you apply your past successes to resolve new and unfamiliar challenges.

Friday, Dec 11 (12-1:30 pm)
NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)
Join us for an overview of National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants (PAGs), including eligible activities, the application process, the review process, information on previously-funded projects, tips on writing your application, and more. We will review the latest application guideliness for proposals due on January 14, 2021.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for December



site logoThe December 2020 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 64 live webinars,  four online conferences, and five  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 the Week of November 23



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 23 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions 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.

All times MST

Monday, Nov 23 (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.

Tuesday, Nov 24 (12-1 pm)
Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will demonstrate how to integrate freely available online art collections from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, and the Princeton University Art Museum into library instruction and research consultations for chemistry, geosciences, and environmental studies.

Wednesday, Nov 25 (8-9 am)
History at Your Fingertips: Using Hoosier State Chronicles and Indiana Memory (Indiana State Library)
Hoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s statewide historical digital newspaper program, and Indiana Memory, a digital library containing materials from institutions across the state, are free resources from the Indiana State Library. This session will cover how researchers can use both collections, including search techniques, item descriptions, and application with other source repositories.

Wednesday, Nov 25 (9-10 am)
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.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 16



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 16 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions 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.

All times MST

Monday, Nov 16 (10-11 am)
Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In the midst of a global pandemic, every person has to balance the “need for speed” with the risks of moving too fast. Healthcare providers seek reliable information about treatments while making immediate life-or-death decisions. Researchers investigate biological mechanisms and interventions to combat COVID-19 and share their findings as quickly and responsibly as possible. And each of us wades through the flood of headlines and rumors for answers that will keep us safe. Looking at the case of hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19, we will explore the risks and rewards of different forms of information, from published articles to tweets.

Monday, Nov 16 (11-12 pm)
Level Up: Increased Community Engagement Through Moves Management (Fast Forward Libraries)
Ready for new strategies to reach underserved communities? Want to convert non-users into your biggest fans? Community engagement is more than outreach, communication, and social media – it’s a framework to coordinate your library’s efforts to reach more people and increase usage.  Join this free webinar to learn how to move people up the engagement chain by using innovative tactics borrowed from philanthropy, political campaigns, and big data. You’ll learn how to cultivate new audiences and deepen relationships to maximize your library’s impact.  Recommended audience: Public library leaders and library staff interested in community engagement

Monday, Nov 16 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Self-Care During a Pandemic, Part 2 (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Karina Hagelin (they/them), an artist, community organizer, and librarian from New York with expertise in creating trauma-informed libraries, will be leading this Info2Go! session. They will draw upon their professional expertise within librarianship and their personal experiences as a disabled and chronically ill queer femme survivor to discuss concrete and accessible self-care strategies and skills, describe the importance, role, and application of community care, and identify ways in which trauma-informed librarianship can teach us how to sustainably support ourselves and each other.

Monday, Nov 16 (5-6 pm)
Your State School Librarian Association Matters: A Conversation about Cultivating, Engaging, and Retaining Members (American Association of School Librarians)
How can state professional associations continue to be relevant and necessary to current and potential members? By focusing on engagement through new approaches to member benefits, associations can revitalize and reinvigorate their organization and the membership they serve. In this session, participants will hear and respond to the process one state organization used to acknowledge the voice of its membership by gathering data that supported strategic planning and meaningful organizational change.

Monday, Nov 16 (5:30-7:30 pm)
What Inclusion Means for My Child (Pacer Center)
Parents of children with disabilities ages 3 to 5 will receive an introduction to Least Restrictive Environment and the principles of inclusion. They will then listen to a panel of parents discuss their experiences with preschool inclusion. Registration will close at 9 a.m. on November 16. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the event.

Tuesday, Nov 17 (9-10 am)
Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
This webinar is an online version of the one-hour on-site orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available on-site.

Tuesday, Nov 17 (9-10 am)
Libraries and sustainability: A global perspective (OCLC)
Join IFLA President-Elect and OCLC Board Member Barbara Lison and elected OCLC Global Council library leaders from four continents to learn how they are thinking about and using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to establish library strategies and make a difference in their communities. This session includes an active discussion and opportunities for all attendees to participate.

Tuesday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)
NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Join author Dr. Bill Sullivan, professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, as he discusses his book: Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are.

Tuesday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)
Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services Part 1: Managing Your Own Schedule (Association for Library Service to Children)
This is Part One of a two-part Smart Planning in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee. Being a manager involves tackling many projects at once, while new challenges arise on a regular basis. This can lead to overscheduling and burnout. Learn to prioritize and set limits (and look out for you) while meeting the expectations of staff, administration, and the community.

Tuesday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)
How to Inventory Your Collection: Using SuDoc as a Starting Point (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will discuss efficient methods for inventorying partially-cataloged Government documents collections. It will cover the purpose, methodology, resources, implementation, limitations, and outcomes of a stacks inventory at an academic library. Come learn about how to apply inventory outcomes to outreach, shifting projects, and collection development.

Tuesday, Nov 17 (1-2 pm)
Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs.

Wednesday, Nov 18 (9-10 am)
Summer Reading Program 2021: Tails and Tales (Nebraska Library Commission)
Get ready for next summer by learning about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for Tails and Tales. Kids will be clamoring for both fiction and nonfiction titles as they read all about animals, the topic for the 2021 Summer Reading Program.

Wednesday, Nov 18 (9-10 am)
I Need a Grant Now! Implementing a Grant Readiness Approach (Nonprofit Hub)
Many nonprofit leaders seek out grant funds primarily as a way to dig themselves out of a financial hole rather than to utilize them as a regular funding source. In this webinar, you will learn how to properly implement grants into your funding strategy and the steps necessary to take to position your nonprofit as ‘grant ready’.

Wednesday, Nov 18 (11 am-12 pm)
Virtual Business Research Orientation (Library of Congress)
The virtual Business Research Orientation provides an overview of resources and services for business research, with an emphasis on Library of Congress tools and search strategies that can be used from home. This class is designed to introduce you to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to business research. You’ll be able to send chats throughout the presentation; we love it when you bring your questions with you!

Wednesday, Nov 18 (12-1 pm)
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 18 (12-1 pm)
RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, Jan 13
Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)
This is not your normal webinar! We want to hear what you have done and are doing to serve older adults no matter where your organization is in the re-opening process. Join us for this conversation, and share your ideas, challenges, and successes!

Wednesday, Nov 18 (12-1 pm)
Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (Public Library Association)
During this webinar David Kelsey of the St. Charles (IL) Public Library District and Glenna Godinsky of the Gail Borden Public Library District (Elgin, IL) will recommend tips and tricks for serving the senior demographic during COVID-19.

Wednesday, Nov 18 (12-1:30 pm)
Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this event, the CanAir.io team will help us learn about how to contribute to air quality monitoring through citizen science and provide a tutorial about how to make an air quality sensor.

Wednesday, Nov 18 (1-1:45 pm)
How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)
The rise in popularity of social media channels over the past decade has fundamentally changed how we connect with one another, how we discover news, and how we consume and share information that matters. How has this monumental shift in communications affected our role as fundraisers and nonprofit leaders? How can we leverage the power and potential of social media to not only “connect”, but also to actively raise funds for our causes and to cultivate relationships with our donors? In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will dive into these important questions and you will learn how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit.

Wednesday, Nov 18 (1-2 pm)
ADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library Spaces (InfoPeople)
In this webinar you will learn about web accessibility fundamentals for ADA compliance from a working specialist in the field. You will discover how to tie digital accessibility and ADA compliance in with other principles of design (UDL) to create the best and most seamless programming experience possible. Making your documents, presentations, and PDFs accessible online will set you up for further success, and it’s easier than you think.

Wednesday, Nov 18 (5-6 pm)
 AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

Thursday, Nov 19 (12-1 pm)
Rural Health Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
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. We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated.

Thursday, Nov 19 (1-2:30 pm)
Who Are We Designing for and Why? Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)
The sessions will show how design principles can lead to organizational collaboration, creativity, and adaptability. Participants will learn how to apply these principles to solve problems, foster 21st century skills, and generate customer loyalty to make your library essential to your community’s resiliency and recovery. The presenters will work with real-world, current case studies to demonstrate concepts and relevant applications to improve your library’s capacity to bring joy, vibrancy, learning experiences, and innovative opportunities to your communities!

Thursday, Nov 19 (2-3 pm)
Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children Pt 3 – Curious Readers: Celebrating the Joy of Reading (Association for Library Service to Children)
In this webinar, learn how to implement programs and services that will provide literacy support for early readers ages 5-9.  An expert in the field of elementary education will speak about how our personal experiences and prior knowledge help us to understand what we are reading.  We will discuss the many ways readers connect with texts.  This can include relating the text to themselves, comparing similar texts or making connections between the text and the wider world around them.  We’ll share ideas for programs, book recommendations and reader’s advisory that will help connect with children and caregivers on the subject of literacy.

Friday, Nov 20 (12-1 pm)
DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing will be explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies will be assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests will be examined. Attendees will learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance.

Saturday, Nov 21 (9-12 pm)
Future Ready Librarians Summits: Leading from the Library Through Uncertain Times (Future Ready Librarians)
The Future Ready Librarians® summit is a series of FREE, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experiences for librarians who are interested in learning, growing and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. Both summits (Nov 7/Nov 21) this fall will focus on Collaborative Leadership with an emphasis on leading beyond the library during uncertainty.