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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 18

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of 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

All times MDT

Monday, June 18 (2-3 pm)
Deep Dive into Device Lending (Utah State Library)
More and more libraries are lending devices such as wifi hotspots, Chromebooks, and tablets. This webinar will take a deeper look at the nitty gritty details of device lending, such as device security, policies, budgeting, and vendors.

Tuesday, June 19 (11-12 pm)
How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (Charity HowTo)
In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

Tuesday, June 19 (11-12 pm)
We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We’re in the Public Record: Federal Government Documents on the LGBT Movement (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar highlights primary sources on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement from all branches of the Federal Government.

Wednesday, June 20 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Rising to the Challenge: Using the Aspen Institute Report and Action Guide for Strategic Planning (Nebraska Library Commission)
The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries report Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries and its companion Action Guide can be powerful tools for libraries as we seek to leverage our position as a trusted community resource to forge new partnerships for achieving community goals. Learn how one small public library used the Aspen Report in its strategic planning process to develop a dynamic new road map for community success.

Wednesday, June 20 (9-11 am)
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources.

Wednesday, June 20 (10-1:50 pm)
Nonprofit Marketing That Works (Network for Good)
At this free virtual conference, you’ll gain insight and expertise from some of the top minds in the nonprofit community through four back-to-back live streamed webinars. Register now to learn the latest best practices that can make the most effective use of your time and money! This is the community that shares your passion.

Wednesday, June 20 (12-1:30 pm)
5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviors Tomorrow (Early Childhood Investigations)
Through humor, concrete examples, and practical suggestions, participants in this webinar will learn about five common causes of challenging behaviors. They will learn how to recognize these factors, understand the impact they can have, and how to remedy them so peace and happiness can prevail in the classroom.

Wednesday, June 20 (3-4 pm)
Do You See What I See? Cortical Visual Impairment Characteristics & Interventions (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Learn the characteristics of CVI, including what’s really happening when a student’s vision seems to change frequently. Then learn strategies and supports to accommodate these students’ visual access needs, and potentially improve their ability to visually identify and connect with the people and activities in their environments.

Thursday, June 21 ( 11-12 pm)
Charitable Solicitation Registration: Top Things You Need to Know (Firespring)
Designed for nonprofits, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals with nonprofit clients, this one-hour webinar provides a user-friendly, comprehensive overview of fundraising registration requirements in all 50 states.

Thursday, June 21 (12:30-1 pm)
Federal Government Resources for K-8 (North Dakota State Library)
Federal agencies produce a wide range of kid-friendly information. Learn about the material available for use in your classroom or program, especially in the sciences and history. Note that unlike state documents, almost all of the federal resources are web-based.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 11

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Monday, June 11 (11-12 pm)
Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate STEM and Coding into Makerspaces (American Libraries Live)
In this free webinar, Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, head of education strategy at littleBits, will talk about how school libraries are bringing STEM into their curriculum and the leading role that librarians and media specialists are taking to make this a reality.

Tuesday, June 12 (9-10 am)
Introduction to Wikidata for Librarians (OCLC Research)
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia. Beyond Wikimedia projects, Wikidata also provides support to many other sites and services, including the Google Knowledge Graph. It is also relevant to many developing and emerging projects in the library descriptive landscape. In our linked data future, Wikidata may play an important role as a place to find and store metadata and identifiers. This webinar will be of interest to metadata libraries, digital library developers, those interested in linked data and identifiers, and those tracking emerging trends in librarianship.

Tuesday, June 12 (11-12 pm)
Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (Charity HowTo)
If you’re hesitant or unsure about monthly donors, this FREE interactive webinar will answer the questions you, your boss or board may still have about the value of adding a monthly donor program to your revenue stream.The presenter, Erica Waasdorp, has worked with organization of all sizes in starting and growing their monthly donor programs. During this webinar, Erica will show you examples of how very small nonprofits have created successful monthly donor programs with minimal effort.

Tuesday, June 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)
The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

Tuesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)
Making Space for Active Learning in Your Library (WebJunction)
Transformation happens when a library reimagines and reconfigures its physical space so that community engagement shifts from passive to active. The fifteen libraries that participated in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project are dynamic proof of that. They learned and applied principles of active learning, placemaking and design thinking to create “smart spaces” where the community learns and creates together and strengthens social bonds. In this webinar, we’ll describe an innovative process that any size of library can follow to uncover community needs and translate those needs into flexible lively learning space. Hear about the real experiences of two project participants who transformed drab, underused spaces into hubs of activity and energy. It can happen at your library.

Tuesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)
Demonstrating Library Impact with Data (Infopeople)
In this hour-long webinar, you’ll learn how to develop and implement an outcomes-based evaluation framework that is easy to manage and makes sense for your library. You’ll get the tools to design a logic model that will guide your data collection and set targets to show your success and inform learning.

Tuesday, June 12 (2-3 pm)
Fighting Fake: Digital Forensics and News Literacy Education (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education at the News Literacy Project, provides an overview of the field of news literacy, including the most current trends and research, and offers concrete tools and strategies for addressing these skills in the classroom.

Tuesday, June 12 (3:30-4:30 pm)
In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part VI (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on a final tour of the new AASL standards. This month will be all about the Shared Foundation “Engage.” Join us on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

Wednesday, June 13 (9-10 am)
A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join us as we explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Wednesday, June 13 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)
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. This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

Wednesday, June 13 (12-1:30 pm)
Live and Learn: Collections Emergency Lessons and Training (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will help you to make sure your Emergency Plan is a living document by focusing on learning opportunities both before and after emergencies: training and after-action reviews. We will provide ideas for training all staff who work with heritage collections and we’ll discuss how to debrief after actual emergencies to learn from them in the most effective way.

Wednesday, June 13 (12-12:30 pm)
Learning and Growing Together: WebJunction, the Learning Place for Libraries (WebJunction)
Since 2003, WebJunction has helped thousands of library staff members build job skills to deliver transformational services to their communities. Our resources are always free, all are welcome, and we’re always open. Join this 30-minute webinar to learn about WebJunction, who we are, what we do, and how you can leverage our resources; explore the variety of self-paced, web-based training resources available for free; and hear about our projects and programs that connect public library service to community needs.

Thursday, June 14 (11-12 pm)
Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy (School Library Journal)
Is your library looking for a new way to boost early literacy and get young patrons reading? Last year, School Library Journal called the Starling “a potential game changer.” Join this webcast to hear from the creators of the Starling Early-Learning Wearable and two libraries that are not only lending the Starlings to their communities, but are also hosting early literacy programs around this advanced technology.

Thursday, June 14 (11-12 pm)
Building a Pipeline of Major Donors: 5 Key Metrics for Success (Bloomerang)
Are you tired of the year-to-year fundraising treadmill of grant writing, mailings, and special events? Are your board members burned out on writing letters, filling tables, and asking their friends for money? Join us to learn Benevon’s metrics-based, high-touch process for building a pipeline of mission-focused major donors who will, in turn, introduce others. This session is for all sizes and types of nonprofits.

Thursday, June 14 (12- 1 pm)
Making Project-Based Learning More Than a Project (Education Week)
What are the first steps in creating space for Project-Based Learning in your schools? Join our special guest Mike Miele from the Highlander Institute as we share the eight components of strong PBL. Whether you’re a school leader or a classroom teacher, this webinar will help you get started.

Thursday, June 14 (12-1 pm)
American Indian and Alaskan Native Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899 (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar demonstrates access to full-text searchable documents listed in Steven L. Johnson’s  Bibliography Guide to American Indian Document’s in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899, Clearwater Press, 1977.  There are currently 6,000 titles freely accessible on the internet.

Thursday, June 14 (12-1 pm)
How to Communicate Effectively, Even When It’s Hard (GovLoop)
Learning how to communicate effectively – especially at work – is one of the most important assets you have in your career arsenal. Join NextGen Nation online for an engaging presentation from communication experts on effective tools you can use to improve communication and leadership with emotional intelligence.

Thursday, June 14 (12-1:30 pm)
Usability Testing with Steve Krug (DigitalGov)
Join us for a 90 minute demonstration and talk with Steve Krug, where he will share how you can get started making usability fixes, no matter what your full time job is.Steve will start his presentation with a demo of a live usability test to show that anyone can do usability testing. Then he will share how you can find the most important problems with your website or product, and make fixes with just a small number of participants.

Thursday, June 14 (1-2 pm)
“I could really use a good laugh!” How to Give a Laughter-as-Therapy Program in Your Library  (Infopeople)
This webinar will give you the skillsets necessary to teach both your library users and library staff a fun & effective way of managing the stresses of their day. Laughter-as-therapy in the library environment can be offered to library users of all ages.

Thursday, June 14 (3-4 pm)
STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss (edWeb)
STEM-rich activities are an engaging way to combine summer fun with quality learning experiences. In this edWebinar, discover family-friendly activities that you can share with your students’ families, your neighbors, and your own kids!

Friday, June 15 (12-1 pm)
Job Hunting Like a Boss (Colorado State Library)
Whether you are looking to make that next big jump professionally, or you want to better serve your job hunting patrons, we have valuable tips and tricks for navigating the turbulent waters of job hunting. We will provide insight from both sides of the table: a seasoned veteran with more than 15 years of experience hiring in libraries, and a recent MLIS graduate who has submitted too many job applications to count! Come prepared to share your thoughts, experiences and questions, so that after this presentation, you will be better equipped to land your next big opportunity, and you will have a new/improved toolbox that you can use to help your patrons land theirs.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 4

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Tuesday, June 5 (9-10 am)
Free & Open Source Software in Government with (DigitalGov)
Join the team for a discussion on open source in government and a look at the important work they’ve been doing on to enable greater adoption of open source at the DoD.

Tuesday, June 5 (10-11 am)
Effective Workplace Communication Skills, with Andrew Sanderbeck (Utah State Library)
This interactive and informative webinar program will give attendees the tools that they need to more effectively communicate with others, including those people that we see as difficult or just different. We will focus on the do’s and don’ts of effectively communicating with others, including your boss!

Tuesday, June 5 (10-11 am)
Reimagining Transgender ‘Inclusion’ for Libraries (Washington State Library)
This session focuses on providing a basic understanding of the rich variety of gender identities and experiences, best practices for working with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and transgender people. Participants will be introduced to trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for all types of library and public service workers and will give you practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve your interactions and services for transgender patrons and co-workers.

Tuesday, June 5 (10-11 am)
Firing on All Cylinders: Making Reading Matter (Association of Library Services to Children)
The webinar will help colleagues to build a strong customer-focused approach to their role as school librarian: the most important stakeholders in any school library are its students. Using successful case studies from “Reading by Right” (Facet Publishing, 2017) as a basis, learners will be able to set up, facilitate and effectively maintain one or more of the following to help support reluctant/less-able readers: a trainee student librarian program, a visual literacy program, a Caldecott Medal shadowing group.

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)
Apps for Independent Living – Managing Money, Budgets, and Shopping (Assistive Technology Coalition)
This “APPy Hour” will be a fast-paced overview of mobile apps that can help youth with disabilities live on their own. The focus will be on the essential independent living skills of creating a budget, managing money, and shopping for groceries. A variety of apps will be discussed for both smart phone and tablet devices (including Apple’s iOS and Android). Apps will include money calculators, tracking of money spent, managing a budget, and creating a shopping list.

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)
Springtime D.I.Y.: New Crafts Titles in Print and Audio (Booklist)
Join us for this free, hour-long webinar on all things crafty. You’ll hear library-programming tips from Tina Coleman, crafter extraordinaire and the author of The Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Projects and Teen Craft Projects 2 (ALA Editions), as well as presentations of new and upcoming crafts titles for adults and teens from Books on Tape/Listening Library, F+W, Search Press, and Tuttle.

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)
The Accidental Instructional Designer: Better eLearning Design (InSync Training)
Cammy shows you four key areas to focus on to become a well-rounded eLearning designer. You’ll learn how to identify your sweet spot as an instructional designer, learn tips and strategies for better eLearning design, and take your practice to the next level — on purpose.

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)
Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

Tuesday, June 5 (1-2 pm)
STRETCH Your Storytime! Supporting early learning with yoga and movement (Infopeople)
This webinar will introduce participants to ways in which the intentional use of yoga-inspired movement in the storytime setting can support and enhance the work of youth services library staff and others helping prepare young children for school success.

Tuesday, June 5 (1-2 pm)
Protecting Your Library – How and Why to Research the Financial Stability of Vendors (Library Journal)
Learn about one library’s experience with a vendor bankruptcy and tactics they use to avoid future issues. Discover how libraries would benefit from researching the financial stability of all major vendors as part of the buying decision process.

Tuesday, June 5 (5-6:30 pm)
Resource Roundup: FREE Tools from the Edge (OK2Ask)
Learn about cutting-edge technology tools reviewed by TeachersFirst. Looking for new tech tools to use? Go to the cutting Edge with TeachersFirst! Discover tools you and your students can use to create images, timelines, whiteboards, mind maps, and more. Learn how this collection is categorized so you can explore the Edge on your own. Find inspiration and timesaving tools in this fast-paced session while learning classroom applications for these tools.

Wednesday, June 6 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Are You Afraid of the Big, Bad Inventory? (Nebraska Library Commission)
Come learn a few tips and tricks on completing a successful inventory. Learn how Keene Memorial Library just completed their first inventory in at least 20 years and hear about the pros, cons, and what we learned from our mistakes. Learn why it is important to do an inventory on a regular basis. Maybe that big, bad inventory won’t keep you up at nights after you hear our secrets.

Wednesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)
Senior Fitness Programs in the Library (Let’s Move in Libraries)
America is aging. Is your library ready to support the physical activity needs of older adults? Join Crystal D. Holland, the Branch Manager of the Rural Hall Library in Forsyth County North Carolina, and Stephanie Dailey, the director of the National Institute on Aging’s Go4Life campaign, for a fun, interactive discussion on how to develop senior fitness programs in your library. Holland will share the story of her library’s Sittercise classes, chair-based exercises offered weekly at her library for the past decade. Go4Life has tons of resources available to public libraries, including free DVDs that can be used to start senior fitness programs at your libraries. Join us!

Wednesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)
Developing High-Performing Employees Into Effective Front-Line Managers (Training Industry)
This webinar will: Describe the people-oriented challenges that currently exist for a majority of front-line supervisors, foremen and lead personnel;  Connect skill development needs to critical business objectives; and Outline steps that organizations can take to more effectively integrate the employees transitioning into management roles and to support the people who are currently serving in these positions.

Wednesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)
Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Making This Program Work for You and Your Employer (Federal Depository Library Program)
Are you or someone you know struggling with managing student loan debt? Learn about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program offered by the U.S. Department of Education, a free tool to help people working in public service professions to pay off student debt faster. Get the most accurate, up-to-date PSLF program information available to enable efficient enrollments and empower your Human Resources department to offer this free benefit to all staff at qualifying public service organizations.

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
F3: Fine-Free Future (RIPL)
Libraries continue to strive toward more equitable access even as many of our communities face growing income inequality—and the question of library fines has become particularly relevant. This webinar brings together three experienced library directors who have recently eliminated some or all overdue fines at their libraries to discuss the strategies they used in their communities, the arguments for and against the elimination of fines, their plans to measure impact and success, and how they communicate the issue of overdue fines as critical to any library’s mission of equal access and social equity. As part of this discussion, they will share examples of how they used data to inform their fine-elimination process.

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
Build A Nonprofit Website That Drives Results! (iMission Institute)
In this FREE webinar you will learn: A proven, simple planning process for a strategic redesign; 3 design tricks to get  more website visitors to become donors, volunteers, and advocates; How to assure that the redesign doesn’t drag on; The #1 rule for budgeting your website; and How to avoid the web development hazards that you will regret.

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
Experimenting with Controlled Vocabulary: Using the Cataloging Lab to Shape LCSH (Georgia Library Association)
This webinar will provide a crash course in the process of submitting LCSH proposals as well as introduce the Cataloging Lab, a wiki where anyone can collaborate to suggest headings additions or revisions. Anyone who is interested in making our shared vocabulary more responsive to users’ needs is welcome!

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (Grantspace)
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, June 6 (12-1:00 pm)
Small, But Mighty: Seven Ways Small Nonprofits Can Boost Their Performance (GuideStar)
Now more than ever, performance matters for small nonprofits. In this Small, But Mighty webinar, you’ll learn how small nonprofits can deploy seven principles of high performance to create more meaningful, measurable change.

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
Creating the Future: How a historic Library System used design to establish a new way forward for all libraries (Library Journal)
The Free Library of Philadelphia’s 21st Century Libraries Initiative created an opportunity to not only bring spaces into the present, but also create public library furniture and interiors that provide a new framework for the future of all libraries. Learn more about the “Living Room” concept and how it creates a warm, inviting space that has helped bring the community back to the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1:30 pm)
Engaging Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice (Early Childhood Investigations)
Join this session to learn strategies for enhancing family engagement practices for your program as well as your staff’s confidence in building culturally responsive partnerships with families of the infants and toddlers with disabilities included in your program.

Thursday, June 7 (8-10:30 am)
Become a STEAM Mastermind in Just 1 Day! (simpleK12)
Join us and learn the difference between STEM, STEAM, and Makerspaces. Explore tools and supplies to inspire inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Also learn about the Hour of Code, a resource that can be used year around.

Thursday, June 7 (11-12 pm)
Putting Your Values to Work (Charity Village)
A key to living and working with purpose is articulating your core values. Our values represent who we are and what is unique about us. Once we articulate these values we can harness them to create more energy and success. Living by our values creates energy as we make choices that align with a greater purpose. It can also help motivate us to embrace new challenges and opportunities. This session will allow participants to explore their own core values through guided exercises. You will learn techniques to help you put your values to work for you.

Thursday, June 7 (11-12 pm)
Is digital currency worth the attention of nonprofit leaders? (IdealWare)
We will cover what nonprofit leaders need to know in order to evaluate whether digital currency is worth their attention, and what the risks and benefits are. We will also discuss what you need in place in terms of technologies, policies, and procedures in order to accept digital currency. Finally, we will talk about what responsibilities nonprofits have to educate their constituents about the advantages and risks of digital currency.

Thursday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

Thursday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)
Is your membership website an engine that brings in new members while you sleep? If not, we’ll show you how anyone with no tech experience can use membership management software to turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon.

Thursday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Picture Book Parade: New Titles from Small Presses (Booklist)
Spring is finally here, and what better time to refresh your picture-book shelves? Please join Booklist’s Books for Youth Associate Editor, Julia Smith, in this free, hour-long webinar, featuring new picture books from the publishers Clavis, Kane Press, Minedition, Phaidon, and Zonderkidz. Don’t let these small-press titles for little readers pass you by!

Thursday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Moving Towards Health Equity with GIS (GovLoop)
Many factors play into health equity: access to healthy foods, quality healthcare, jobs, community support, and social determinants of health among others. The opioid and homelessness epidemics are two issues that many communities face and often affect the same populations, further exacerbating the issues. Given the number of stakeholders and emotions involved, being able to visualize and make data-driven decisions is essential, which is where geographic information systems (GIS) comes in. Knowing where to place treatment options to be more effective can make the difference between a series of disparate tactics and leading with a solid strategy.

Thursday, June 7 (1-2 pm)
Developing Ethical Leaders from the Ground Up (Training Magazine Network)
In this webinar, participants will learn key actions L&D can take to promote ethical leadership in their organization. Specifically, attendees will: Engage in a highly interactive discussion on the important role character and ethics play throughout a leader’s development; Explore an innovative framework for how character is best developed at every level of leadership; and Reveal three critical keys for creating ethical behavior.

Thursday, June 7 (1-2 pm)
Building Support for your Library Budget: A Recipe for Success (EveryLibrary)
In this conversation with Peter Bromberg (Executive Director, Salt Lake City Public Library), you will learn the 5 ingredients to his recipe for passing a historic 23.3% budget increase for the Salt Lake City Public Library. The ingredients include: Diagnosing the funding needs; Learning the political landscape and building relationships; Determining what is politically possible; Developing and delivering an effective message; Activating your network of support. Peter will share how successfully applied what he learned from EveryLibrary campaign strategies, and discuss how any Library can scale and use these methods to build local support for their budget or ballot initiatives.

Thursday, June 7 (1-2 pm)
The Fake News Controversy: What Does it Mean for Libraries? (Library Journal)
In today’s world users often encounter suspect, inflammatory, or entirely incorrect information online. This presentation will examine the role that libraries can play in teaching users how to identify information and information sources that they can trust. It will include an audience-driven discussion about the ongoing fake news controversy in the U.S. and ideas for making libraries more effective information literacy educators within their unique communities.

Thursday, June 7 (1-4 pm)
Library 2.018: Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession (Library 2.0)
Join the discussion on ways that blockchain technology can be used in libraries.  . We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate in this event.

Friday, June 8 (11-12 pm)
Open Access 2020: Looking at the Future (American Libraries Live)
OA2020 is a global initiative to transform scholarly publishing from the current subscription (paywall) system to new open access publishing models. Over 100 libraries and institutions from around the world have joined OA2020, including a growing number from the United States.The speakers will explain how OA2020 is striving to divest from subscriptions and invest in alternative publishing models, how strategies are being specifically tailored to support the needs of US Institutions, and how your library can join the effort.

Saturday, June 9 (12-1 pm)
National Treasures: Preserving and Providing Access to Cultural Heritage (San Jose State University)
In this panel discussion, join researchers of the International Directory of National Archives (IDNA) as they share insights from their research of national archives around the world and the national treasures the archives govern, preserve, and share.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for June

site logoThe June 2018 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 76 live offerings and five 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

Events this week:

Friday, June 1 (12-1 pm)
Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

Free Continuing Education Events for May 29-31

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Tuesday, May 29 (10-11am)
Managing Change With Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)
Join Marjorie Derven in this interactive webcast to explore how emotional intelligence (EQ) can help us lead others so they can best manage the inevitable stressors to take charge of change for organizational progress.  Leveraging EQ is essential to manage our own biases and enhance the use of self as an instrument of change.

Tuesday, May 29 (12-1 pm)
How to Grow Your Organization by Getting Lots and Lots of Traffic to Your Website (Wild Apricot)
Every single day people are joining organizations because they stumble across them while searching for something online. If you want to tap into this powerful growth channel, I strongly encourage you to join our webinar on May 29 with our resident nonprofit tech expert, Terry Ibele. In this webinar, Terry will show you how to attract new members, volunteers, and donors by getting your website pages to the top of Google’s search results.

Tuesday, May 29 (1-2 pm)
Taking Community Partnerships to the Next Level (WebJunction)
Community partnerships have the power to meet your library’s strategic goals, expand your reach and amplify what’s great in your community. You already pursue partnerships, but you can take them to the next level, or beyond! Help your community achieve its aspirations by creating partnerships built on solid relationships, mutual respect and SMART goals. Learn from the successes, failures and lessons of real-world examples. You will forge stronger community-led libraries where goals and values are aligned, and collaboration leads to innovation.

Wednesday, May 30 (9-10 am)
Works in Progress Webinar: Sharing Special Collections Materials via Resource Sharing (OCLC Research)
Libraries involved in SHARES, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), and the Ivy Plus Libraries will share freely available tools and implemented programs to facilitate the sharing of rare, and often deeply needed, items.

Wednesday, May 30 (11-12 pm)
7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)
If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! Join us to learn 7 basic steps for connecting your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift.

Wednesday, May 30 (12-1 pm)
STEAM & PBL: Educators and Students Get Future-Ready (Education Week)
This webinar will look at the intersection of STEAM and project-based learning. We’ll explore how the standards of multiple disciplines connect to strengthen cross-curricular learning. We’ll investigate the processes of inquiry and problem-solving. You’ll learn about successes in fostering “the four C’s” and opening the door for student voice and agency. Our educator panel will showcase their classroom-tested approaches to creativity, design thinking, and the four integrated steps of IDEA: identify, define, explore, and assess. The creative economy is the future. Prepare your students to thrive.

Wednesday, May 30 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

Wednesday, May 30 (1-2 pm)
Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar focuses on seniors and their use and access to Quality Health Information. Resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and NLM’s MedlinePlus will be highlighted.

Thursday, May 31 (11-12 pm)
The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work (Charity Village)
Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no? If these questions resonate, then our free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 21

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

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Monday, May 21 (8-9 am)
Curating Your Unusual Collections: Lending Nontraditional Items at the Library (Indiana State Library)
Telescopes, digital converters, board games, coding toys, and more! Cary Memorial Library (MA) debuted its Library of Things collection in March 2017. Over a year later, we are grateful for how our collection has flourished in spite of a few hiccups along the way! This webinar discusses the why and how of starting a circulating collection of unusual items, including Cary Library’s best practices for streamlining the circulation process and easing staff concerns regarding learning about all of the Things in your collection.

Monday, May 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Managing Public Computing and Print Usage in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Learn about a tool in use in some libraries to more easily manage usage of public computing workstations and printer usage by the public.

Tuesday, May 22 (10-11 am)
5 Reasons Your Training Videos Don’t Belong On YouTube (Training Magazine Network)
In this webcast we’ll examine 5 serious pitfalls that make YouTube a poor choice for hosting your company’s training videos, then look at the pros and cons of 6 alternatives to find smarter places for your business to keep its video safe.

Tuesday, May 22 (11-12 pm)
Simple Development Fundraising Systems (Firespring)
Does your fundraising consist of Amazon Smile, local restaurant nights and a “dear friend” year-end fundraising letter? Are you constantly engaged in “spray and pray” fundraising to see what sticks? Join us for Simple Development Fundraising Systems where you’ll discover a roadmap to creating sustainable fundraising revenue throughout the year.

Tuesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)
New Voices in Mystery Fiction (Booklist)
Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month will still be going strong as we offer our second mystery-themed webinar of 2018, this one focusing on publishers, and one audio producer, that are coming on strong in this reader-favorite genre.

Tuesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)
From Immersion to Presence: How Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Disrupt Learning (InSync)
Learn how industry leaders are ushering in a new era of experiential and visceral learning. AR makes the real world the canvas of any number of learning activities, from scavenger hunts to performance support. Meanwhile, VR is used as a “flight simulator” for any technical task that’s too dangerous, expensive or inconvenient to practice in real life. It is also hailed as the “ultimate empathy machine” for any soft skill training.

Tuesday, May 22 (1-2 pm)
Streaming Video: So Many Options, How Do I Choose? (North Carolina Library Association)
There are many options for streaming video and movies available to libraries and more coming all the time. Join the Resources & Technical Services Section and the Technology & Trends Round Table as we look at some of the options and learn more about them from librarians who are familiar with the resources.

Tuesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)
Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (Volunteer Match)
If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

Tuesday, May 22 (1-2:30 pm)
Developing Digital Citizens – Resources and Strategies (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
This webinar will introduce librarians to strategies, techniques, and resources they can use to help people develop increasingly vital information and news literacy skills. These skills can ensure that people can not only recognize and combat misinformation but can also develop as informed and empowered digital citizens.

Tuesday, May 22 (2-3 pm)
Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship (edWeb)
As summer fast approaches, learn tips for keeping kids engaged when school is closed, including: Tools for engaging students academically and creatively; Tips for helping students stay digitally safe; Ways to promote healthy media balance through fun outdoor activities and screen time limits.

Wednesday, May 23 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Big-Time Library Support in Small Towns (Nebraska Library Commission)
With examples from my newly released novel, To the Stars Through Difficulties, this session will highlight efforts in small towns to support libraries, a century ago and today. The novel was inspired by the 59 Carnegie libraries in Kansas, has won generous reviews from Booklist, Library Review Journal, and United for Libraries, as well gold medal IPPY and Readers’ Favorites awards.

Wednesday, May 23 (9:30-10:30 am)
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

Wednesday, May 23 (11-12 pm)
Transforming Attitudes and Actions: How Leaders Create Engaging Workplace Cultures (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Dale Carnegie. Your hosts, Jeff Schwartzman, executive coach and trainer, and Mark Marone, director of research and thought leadership at Dale Carnegie, will help you discover ways to create a culture that engages employees and uncover the attitudes and behaviors that can set your organization apart.

Wednesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)
Engaging Students Through Images: Visual Literacy as Active Learning in Library Instruction (Georgia Library Association)
In this webinar, the presenter will share ways to integrate images to enhance student engagement and learning. From using politically charged images to fake images, these active learning techniques can engage with students and support their critical thinking skills and research processes through visual literacy. The presenter will also describe how to gamify library instruction through the act of drawing and concept-mapping.

Wednesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)
LTC: Conversation Café (Programming Librarian)
Conversation Cafés are great for helping community members learn more about themselves, their community or an issue, and the process is easily adaptable and requires minimal resources. This webinar will emphasize how to organize and facilitate these cafés, shifting from small talk to big talk in conversations that matter.

Wednesday, May 23 (12-1:30 pm)
Increase Enrollment by Making Your ECE Program Stand Out with Features Families Crave (Early Childhood Investigations)
One of the most demanding parts of your job is to keep the program full in order to earn the revenue to continue offering high-quality services.  How can you make families select your program over the other centers in the area? Join early childhood program marketing rock star, Kris Murray, to learn how to find creative ways to make your program stand out and offer solutions families will crave.

Wednesday, May 23 (3-4 pm)
Visual and Data Literacy Learning (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will share strategies to fold visual and data literacy into classroom and professional learning.

Thursday, May 24 (12-1 pm)
Face-to-Face: Creating Constructive Conversations within our Communities (Colorado State Library)
Everyone seems to be arguing. One glance at Facebook demonstrates how comments quickly turn toxic. So how can libraries make a difference? Can we create a space where people will both talk and listen? Listen to our story and bring your own thoughts to share in the chat about how libraries can cultivate positive conversations within their community.

Thursday, May 24 (12-1 pm)
2018 Economic Programs Webinar Series: Government (U.S.Census)
Come learn about the different types of government data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you.  Understand practical ways to use our data through real life experiences, learn about available resources, and how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

Thursday, May 24 (12:30-1 pm)
YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)
School’s (almost) out for summer and it’s time to add a few more titles to that summer reading list with these new and upcoming books. With this webinar we’ll help a young woman navigate the complicated politics of a fairy kingdom, make up with our handsome best friend while struggling to survive in the wilderness, get punished for our prankster ways through a summer job at a food truck with an uptight classmate, and decide if we can trust a mysterious stranger while hunting down murderous mermaids. All that and much, much more!

Thursday, May 24 (1-2 pm)
Reducing Workplace Stress with Mindfulness (Infopeople)
This webinar will introduce participants to the practice of mindfulness by presenting basic science about the practice and its benefits, connecting the experience of mindfulness to library work, and by guiding participants through several beginning practices in real time.

Thursday, May 24 (1-2 pm)
Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction & ARSL)
Libraries that cultivate a culture of learning encourage their staff to participate in continuing education. But shouldn’t this learning culture also extend to library boards? At the State Library of Iowa, we say yes! Trustees can and should play a key role in fostering a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.

Thursday, May 24 (5-6 pm)
LITTLE WOMEN for a New Generation (PBS Learning Media)
A recommended Common Core ELA title for grades 6-8, LITTLE WOMEN still raises fundamental questions: What makes work worth doing? How can true love be recognized and nurtured? Can a young woman defy society’s conventions and succeed on her own terms? Using the Great Books Foundation’s Shared Inquiry method, learn how to engage students in close reading and lively discussion.

Friday, May 25 (12-1 pm)
People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
In this interactive and engaging webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers. You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 14

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Tuesday, May 15 (11-12 pm)
Academic Library Space Planning (University of Wisconsin)
To effectively respond to the changing needs of our learning communities, we need to continuously renew and refresh our spaces in alignment with our continuing mission and our long-term vision for the future. Learn how a five-phase approach to library space planning—vision, plan, design, implement, occupy—can help your library continue to play a vital role in the life of your academic community and contribute to the success of your university.

Tuesday, May 15 (12-1)
Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

Tuesday, May 15 (12-1 pm)
Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
Middle-grade books are made to capture readers imaginations. Join representatives from Bloomsbury, Disney, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin Young Readers, and Macmillan Children’s for a sneak peak of this seasons hottest fiction and non-fiction books. Be prepared to be delighted!

Tuesday, May 15 (12-1 pm)
Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources That Can Help (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will introduce you to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) – the agency responsible for administering the Federal law governing workplace retirement and health plans provided by private sector employers.

Tuesday, May 15 (12-1 pm)
Serious Game Secrets – Who, What, Where, Why, Who Cares? (InSync)
Many people in the e-learning realm are attempting to use gamification and serious games to spark employee engagement and drive learning retention. This session will talk about planning, developing, implementing, and supporting serious games for companies that have never gone down the route of serious games and gamified learning experiences.

Tuesday, May 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)
5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)
There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, we will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses

Tuesday, May 15 (1-2 pm)
Coffee with AJ: How to Create an Irresistible Sponsorship Deck (Charity How To)
Unfortunately, most organizations fall short of their monetary goals because they don’t have a sponsorship brochure, commonly known as a “sponsorship deck that seals the deal with potential sponsors. That’s all about to change, because in this FREE WEBINAR event planning guru A.J. Steinberg is going to share her secret formula for creating sponsorship decks that prospects will find irresistible.

Tuesday, May 15 (1-2 pm)
Visual Merchandising for Public Libraries: Practical Strategies for Applying Bookstore Insights to Library Collections (Infopeople)
Visual merchandising is not just a tool for retail establishments. When done well, it can create a dynamic environment that encourages the customer to stay longer, check out more materials, and return for more. This webinar aims to supply librarians with the knowledge, tools, and plans necessary to merchandise their own libraries.

Tuesday, May 15 (3-4 pm)
Wonderful Ideas To Ignite Collaboration, Creativity and Computational Thinking (edWeb)
Want to hear about some classroom-inspired activities to incite collaboration and creativity? And what if these ideas met computational thinking objectives too? Learn about ways to naturally integrate coding and robotics into your everyday teaching practices.

Wednesday, May 16 (10-11 am)
Avoiding a Management Disaster (American Management Association)
Join this webcast for an engaging conversation with Katy Tynan, author of the book How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster. You’ll learn: Why new managers struggle to make the leap from individual contributor to manager; The five things successful managers do; How to create an engaging, inspiring and collaborative work environment.

Wednesday, May 16 (10-11 am)
Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it (Center on Technology and Disability)
In this introductory CTD event, we’ll cover what assistive technology is, the legal consideration process for choosing assistive technology and some of the different types of tools that are available for students of all ages.

Wednesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)
Considering the Census: How Past Questions about Race and Ethnicity Can Help Predict Future Questions about Gender and Sexuality (Federal Depository Library Program)
Participants will learn about the different race categories used throughout the history of the Census, as well as some of the reasons behind these changes. Participants will consider what the Census might look like in the future, regarding gender and sexuality. Participants will have a better understanding of how Census questions can impact society.

Wednesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
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. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

Wednesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)
Getting to Know You: Connect with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Indiana State Library)
Learn how to connect with some of your most marginalized patrons. Patrons experiencing homelessness may be some of the most overlooked library users. Misconceptions and fear on the part of both patrons and staff may interfere in connecting with these patrons. Monroe County has faced a number of issues concerning homelessness and the opioid epidemic. Discover how Monroe County Public Library connected with this population using the Harwood Method.

Wednesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)
How to Use American Community Survey Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (U.S.Census)
Discover the richness of American Community Survey (ACS) data when you learn how to map it. In this webinar, we will cover background information about the ACS, as well as how to join ACS data with a layer of geography by downloading a geodatabase file, opening the file in ArcMap, and joining the ACS data table to a feature class.

Thursday, May 17 (9-10 am)
What Are Microaggressions & Why Do They Matter in Our Workplaces (North Carolina Library Association)
This webinar will define microaggressions and their impact and provide strategies for creating an inclusive work environment that helps to prevent microaggressions from occurring in the first place. The session will also include guidance on how to respond when someone has been microaggressive towards you.

Thursday, May 17 (11-12 pm)
The Importance of Self Care (Charity Village)
This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU.

Thursday, May 17 (12-12:30 pm)
Ask the experts: OCLC Wise and your library (OCLC)
We know you probably have lots of questions. What is OCLC Wise? How is it different? And why does my library need it? Get answers at our upcoming live Q&A webinar.

Thursday, May 17 (12-1:30 pm)
Caring for Your Historic Globe Collection (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will present a brief history of globe production followed by basic information about how to identify compromises in condition of historic globes. Even globes that are in good original condition, or that have been well repaired, remain fragile assemblies. We will make recommendations regarding storage, handling, display, and general care.

Thursday, May 17 (1-2 pm)
Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers (School Library Journal)
Roll up your sleeves and engage cool project ideas, including upcycling with weeded books and other maker activities that encourage a connection to reading and are just plain fun. Our panel of crafty practitioners will show you how and answer questions in this interactive session.

Thursday, May 17 (3:30-4:30 pm)
In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part V (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Explore” on Thursday, May 17 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

 Friday, May 18 (12-1 pm)
Creating Space for Online Learning (Infopeople)
Join us for this interactive one-hour webinar presented by ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions and Infopeople that explores online workplace learning, the role it plays in fulfilling your library’s mission, and ways to easily and effectively incorporate it into your daily routine in ways that serve you, your library, and the library users who benefit from what you provide.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 7

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Monday, May 7 (12-1 pm)
Institutional Politics: Be more influential in terms of your career, your library, and the organization your library serves (Siera)
Learn how to build rapport, adapt communication strategies to the preferences of the recipient, assess political risks, build your personal “think tank”, and identify and address common career mistakes. Hear what successful colleagues have to say about what worked for them.

Monday, May 7 (12-1 pm)
Digital Inclusion 101 (Utah State Library)
Join us for an introduction to Digital Inclusion. Learn about what Digital Inclusion is and why it matters to libraries.

Tuesday, May 8 (11-12 pm)
Quality Research Solutions to Maximize Remaining Budgets (Library Journal)
What digital content will bring the most value to your library? Join EBSCO and Library Journal as we highlight tips for expanding your library’s collection while ensuring your remaining budget dollars go toward the most valuable resources available for your faculty and students. Using evidence-based decision-making, we will provide insight on industry trends and best practices for choosing the right e-books and magazine archives for your library.

Tuesday, May 8 (11-12 pm)
Design and Storytelling: A Match Made in Website Heaven (Blackbaud)
Your website is the center of your digital ecosystem. It’s where people come to learn about your mission, engage with your brand, and hopefully, give their support. What does your website say about your organization? Are you telling a cohesive, compelling story across your digital ecosystem? In this webinar, we’ll discuss the state of nonprofit websites today and reveal why strong design and storytelling are key to connecting with your audiences.

Tuesday, May 8 (12-1)
Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

Tuesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)
Summer YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)
Want to hear about the latest in YA? Join us for a free, hour-long webinar, during which representatives from Bloomsbury, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, Sky Pony, and Albert Whitman will give you the scoop on their upcoming titles.

Tuesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)
Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)
Hear Jeremy Smith, GrantStation’s Communications Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, take you on a tour of the GrantStation website. This tour provides tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects.

Tuesday, May 8 (1-2 pm)
Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 8 (Infopeople)
Topics for this part 8 webinar include:The blockchain (how it works, real uses beyond cryptocurrency, how it might affect libraries); Realities (the state of virtual reality, the rise of augmented reality, mixed reality); AI-powered chatbots, the subscription economy and voice-powered interactions (real-world applications that are not Alexa).

Tuesday, May 8 (5-6 pm)
Using the Standards to Foster a Culture of Deep Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
School librarians guide learners as they develop the habits of lifelong learning. Join Kate Lechtenberg and Jeanie Phillips, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, as they consider opportunities for deep learning through the AASL Standards Framework for Learners. We’ll explore the possibilities for engaging learners of all ages in authentic, meaningful work that sparks curiosity and builds real world skills.

Wednesday, May 9 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Computers in Libraries 2018 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Amanda Sweet, Technology Innovation Librarian at the Nebraska Library Commission, will share highlights from the recent Computers in Libraries 2018 conference, held April 17-19 in Arlington, VA.

Wednesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)
Digital Inclusion Resources (Utah State Library)
Join us for a webinar about resources for affordable broadband, device, and technology education resources for libraries and patrons. A special guest will share their library’s experience with lending devices.

Wednesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)
Put Volunteer Groups to Work (Volunteer Match)
We’ll discuss ideas for working with corporate groups, youth groups, and other groups. Effective practices for engagement, ideas for diversifying the work and commitment level of volunteer groups, the importance of creating opportunities  with measurable impacts, and communicating those impacts will be discussed.

Wednesday, May 9 (12:30-1:30 pm)
The New Language of Fundraising – The Magic Words That Translate into More Money (Nonprofit Hub)
If you want to strengthen your culture of philanthropy, you need a new approach. Regardless of the changes your nonprofit is facing, you need a strong board  that’s fully committed to development.  Let’s focus on how to get them more comfortable and transform your passive volunteers into passionate partners who raise awareness and funds for your organization!

Wednesday, May 9 (1-2 pm)
How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)
In this “must attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward thinking industries and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations. Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach.

Thursday, May 10 (8-9 am)
Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (Indiana State Library)
A healthy and effective workplace often stems from strong leadership. For supervisors, it’s important to develop a team of individuals who work well together, do what needs to be done, and help each other succeed. Join us for a dynamic session to learn what it means to develop a healthy organizational culture, with an introduction to the concept of organizational citizenship behavior and its relevance to public libraries. You’ll learn techniques to build and support a team that is willing and able to go above and beyond, and to help your library succeed.

Thursday, May 10 (9-10 am)
Improving research data management interactions (Library Connect)
Join our presenters as they share their experiences and best practices for implementing research data management (RDM) solutions on campus and discuss examples of workflows that have enhanced reproducibility.

Thursday, May 10 (9-10 am)
2018 SXSW Interactive for Libraries: Reports from the Field (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Every March in Austin, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival showcases multiple days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in innovation, and emerging technologies. Join TSLAC library technology consultants Cindy Fisher and Henry Stokes as they report on all the cool things they learned as attendees as well as the major themes that emerged and their relevance for libraries.

Thursday, May 10 (11-12 pm)
Accelerate your business with DevOps and the cloud (O’Reilly)
The cloud (in all its forms) allows your organization to deliver more value to customers faster. In order to execute a successful cloud strategy, organizations have adopted a DevOps approach, focusing on automation and monitoring. Full visibility of your IT infrastructure and workloads—whether in the data center or cloud—is key to successfully managing a DevOps environment. Join this webcast to find out how.

Thursday, May 10 (11-12 pm)
Best Of Digital Fundraising Examples: 45 Slides In 45 minutes (Bloomerang)
Rachel Clemens will explore great content, unique thinking and delightful design through emails, websites, online advertising, donation pages, videos—and anything else that increases online donations.

Thursday, May 10 (11-12 pm)
Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to donor engagement. Every successful fundraising campaign is built on a strategic understanding of the fundraising cycle. Knowing where each donor is in the cycle–and the types of engagement opportunities that work best for each step in the cycle–will help you acquire more donors, steward relationships with your current donors, and raise the money you need to meet mission.

Thursday, May 10 (11-12 pm)
Work Smarter, Not Harder – Practical Solutions for Managers and Executives (Wild Apricot)
As a leader of your organization, do you lie awake at night worrying about how to keep your talented managers happy and engaged? Are you concerned they are stressed out and on the verge of leaving? It doesn’t have to be that hard.

Thursday, May 10 ( 12-1 pm)
Throw It Back with Penguin’s #TBT Webinar (School Library Journal)
Penguin is throwing it back! Join Penguin Young Readers for a time-traveling webinar focused on historical fiction and nonfiction that will be on shelves in Spring & Summer 2018. Ranging from nonfiction about Ancient Rome and the Vietnam War, to fiction covering Medieval Scotland through the 1990s, this free, hour-long discussion will give you recommendations and book-talking points for historical fiction fans of all ages.

Thursday, May 10 (12-1 pm)
Learning Environments (YALSA)
Join this webinar to learn to cultivate high-quality, developmentally appropriate, flexible learning environments that support teens individually and in group experiences as they engage in formal and informal learning activities.

Thursday, May 10 (12-1 pm)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)
This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how  to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

Thursday, May 10 (12-1:30 pm)
The Golden Key to Successful Grant Requests (TechSoup)
The need statement is arguably the most important part of a grant proposal.Uncover the most effective methods for documenting the need, as well as ways to use that information to engage the reader, by joining GrantStation’s CEO, Cynthia Adams for this 90-minute webinar!

Friday, May 11 (12-1 pm)
Digital Inclusion, Policy Change, and Volunteers (Utah State Library)
Join us for a webinar about the challenges and opportunities of using volunteers in digital inclusion programs, and developing digitally inclusive policies.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for May

site logoThe May 2018 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 103 great offerings. 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 See a full description of this week’s events below.

Events for May 1-4

Tuesday, May 1 (10-11 am)
First Tuesdays – Thousands Eligible with Millions Unclaimed (Washington State Library)
Every month millions of dollars in VA pensions, disability awards and health care services remain unclaimed by eligible Washington State Veterans and widows. WAServe, a member of, was established to change that state of affairs by providing technology enhanced coordination and case management services delivered by uniquely qualified staff. WAServe works with an expanding coalition of community providers representing over seventy organizations delivering health care, housing, employment, social and community-based services. Libraries, as a trusted resource in communities all across the state, are in a unique position to strengthen this coalition. Learn how your library can serve this population, found in all communities in Washington State.

Tuesday, May 1 (10:30-11:30 am)
Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate (School Library Journal)
Join Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, for a LIVE webcast from the Park School in Mill Valley, CA, as she kicks off the tour for her new middle grade series, Endling! Watch as Katherine talks about the inspiration behind her books, her journey to becoming a writer, and the ways young readers across the country have impacted her as an author.

Tuesday, May 1 (11-12 pm)
Tutorial Creation 101 (University of Wisconsin)
This webinar will serve as a guide for participants who are just beginning to develop tutorials standards, prioritize topics, consider copyright issues and research platforms. Learn how the staff at Jacobs Library build, brand and assess their tutorials.

Tuesday, May 1 (12-1 pm)
Why Nonprofits Should Be Using Online Surveying (and Best Practices) (Tech Soup)
Data can offer valuable insights and inform important decisions, but how do you know what type of data to collect and the best way to collect it? Learn how to thoughtfully collect survey data and gain insights from your constituents, stakeholders and employees.

Wednesday, May 2 (9-10 am)
Best practices for citation guidance in virtual reference (OCLC)
This webinar continues a listserv discussion about citation and referencing issues in a global virtual reference cooperative. In virtual reference interactions, students often ask questions about citing (referencing) their sources, and it’s important for us to determine which citation style is needed. Teachers often require use of a specific style. And regional preferences often determine which style to use. For example, In the U.S. the most common citation styles are APA, MLA and Chicago Style, while in the UK, a popular style is Harvard Referencing.

Wednesday, May 2 (10-11 am)
Mobile Learning: When Learning Games go Small (Training Magazine Network)
Mobile gaming is exploding in popularity, faster than any other learning technology. In this session, we will explore various mobile learning games and discuss the decisions that influenced their game design, learning design, user interface design, and user experience design. We’ll also share a case study of how a mobile learning game was used as part of a larger curriculum to drive business results.

Wednesday, May 2 (10-11 am)
Outcomes from the OCLC Research Library Partnership Web Archiving Metadata Working Group (OCLC Research)
In this webinar, four members of the working group will focus on the recommendations for descriptive metadata that uniquely meet the needs of web content.

Wednesday, May 2 (11-12 pm)
Direct Mail and Email Design Strategies That Drive Higher ROI (Network for Good)
How your fundraising appeal looks can be just as important as its content. This webinar will review tips and best practices for designing your direct mail and email appeal letters so your solicitations result in higher donations and response rates.

Wednesday, May 2 (12-12:45 pm)
Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: Pt. 1: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will describe information resources produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). This agency is responsible for leading U.S. intelligence community integration to deliver the most insightful intelligence information for national security policymakers. Individuals attending this webinar will learn more about the multifaceted and publicly-accessible information resources produced by ODNI.

Wednesday, May 2 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

Wednesday, May 2 (12-1 pm)
Test proctoring in a public library! (North Carolina Library Association)
The purpose of this webinar is to introduce guidelines for test proctoring in a public library in order to meet the needs of students and institutions of higher learning.

Wednesday, May 2 (12-1:30 pm)
Heart-Centered Leadership for Inspired Nature-Rich Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Through interactive experiences discover how an appreciation of the world around us can guide interactions  with teachers, children and families. Participants  will leave with a set of leadership tools to help cultivate a Heart-Centered work environment.

Thursday, May 3 (10:30-11:30 am)
Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention (Center on Technology and Disability)
This webinar will cover strategies for boosting one’s focus. Demonstrations will include timers that support focus, apps to track smartphone use, and tools to manage online distractions. The presenters will also discuss methods and strategies to support attention that incorporate the visual, auditory, tactile, and vestibular senses.

Thursday, May 3 (10:30-11:30 am)
How to Think About Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)
In this webinar, you will learn about understanding the proper structure for a major gift, how to describe and understand the 7-Pillars of a successful major gift program and be able to assess your nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy.

Thursday, May 3 (11-12 pm)
Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.

Thursday, May 3 (12-1 pm)
CopyTalk: Creative Commons Certificate (ALA District Dispatch)
The newly developed Creative Commons (CC) Certificate program was created for librarians, educators, and government in response to the continued growth in the use of CC licenses globally and the corresponding need to help people acquire Commons knowledge and skills. This session will review the CC Certificates program including content, feedback from the beta, building a train-the-trainer program for CC country chapters (and other partners) who want to offer the CC Certificates and certify others, and remixing the CC Certificates into University courses to train the next generation of librarians and educators.

Thursday, May 3 (12-1 pm)
SEAside Webinar: Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians & Citizen Science (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar will provide an overview of citizen science, as well as its variants such as volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing and patient-led research. Health-focused librarians from a variety of settings will discover how they can support already-existing citizen science projects and gain tips on creating their own.

Friday, May 3 (1-2 pm)
5 Ways To Prepare For This Nonprofit Deadline (TaxBandits)
May 15th serves as the biggest tax filing deadline for nonprofit organizations. Preparing to file your organization’s 990 Form is an important factor in the existence and effectiveness of your organization. In this webinar, we will share with you the top 5 ways to prepare for this nonprofit deadline.

Friday, May 4 (12-1 pm)
Season of Nonviolence (Booklist)
To coincide with the conclusion of the 64-day Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence, we present a webinar focusing on books that examine the past, present, and future of nonviolent civil rights movements inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 23

Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MST

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)
Preserving Family Recipes (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
From Uncle’s barbecue sauce to Grandma’s cobbler, family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer to family—if they have been saved and if they actually work right, that is. So what can you do if a beloved recipe is sketchy, horribly outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten? How can you make sure those old handwritten recipes as well as heirloom photos and kitchen artifacts last for future generations? And did you ever stop to look at your recipes with a historian’s eye, exploring what that family recipe may be telling you between the lines? Valerie J. Frey, author of Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions (UGA Press), will explore various aspects of your family’s heirloom recipes.

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)
Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)
Explore new titles for grades PreS – 8: from board books to picture books, to middle-grade novels. Join representatives from Albert Whitman, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Sourcebooks for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll leave with new titles to inspire young readers.

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)
The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)
If you say you are NOT doing Agile, people will sigh and feel bad for you. Leveraging Agile to build courses, systems or pretty much anything is cool but it brings underestimated challenges for people. With the completely different mindset Agile requires, individuals struggle with new roles, new responsibilities and an entirely different way of working with each other.

Tuesday, Apr 24 (1-2 pm)
User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (WebJunction)
Whether you’re trying to decide how to allocate your library’s resources or make the best use of your space, formal assessment tools can guide your decision-making. This session will cover why formal assessments are more effective than anecdotal data, and will help you learn how to plan effective evaluations. You will learn how to use what you already know about your patrons, how to determine what information you still need, and how to formulate questions to get you there.

Tuesday, Apr 24 (3:30-4:30 pm)
In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part IV (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Curate” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

Tuesday, Apr 24 (5-6 pm)
Making Global Connections at Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)
Ready to make global connections at your library? Not sure how to get started? In our future-ready libraries, it has never been easier to allow students to escape our traditional four walls and experience a new level of learning. Join Michelle Cooper as she shares how to implement a library program that incorporates global collaboration with educators and students around the world.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Introducing the Nebraska Authors Database! (Nebraska Library Commission) launches on April 22, 2018! This broadly inclusive database holds the biographical information and bibliographies of more than 4,300 Nebraska authors, past and present. The website is the creation of a collaborative effort between Lincoln City Libraries, the UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. Learn the features of this database to enhance your knowledge of Nebraska Writers and to understand how this valuable resource can support the reference services at your library.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (11-12 pm)
The State of Donor Retention and What You Can Do About It (Firespring)
This session explores the root causes of poor donor retention rates, as well as the reasons why donors stay loyal. You’ll come away with several ideas for improvement based on leading research in the field.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Getting Practical About a Multi-Text Approach to Literacy Instruction (Education Week)
Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as they will explore practical tips for how to build variety in the classroom text base, and how to lift learning with different texts for different purposes.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)
The Future Search process enables large, diverse groups to validate a common mission, take responsibility for action, and develop commitment to implementation through concrete action plans. Libraries will gain an understanding of how Future Search can be used in their internal and community engagement efforts.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
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. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (3-4 pm)
SAMR, TPACK & More: Transforming Learning with Digital Content (edWeb)
This session will explore the two primary approaches to technology integration: SAMR and TPACK. The SAMR model considers four levels of integration: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition. The TPACK model addresses the interaction of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge and how they relate to teaching in a technology-enhanced learning environment.

Thursday, Apr 26 (9-10 am)
Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program (Indiana State Library)
Youth need more than traditional literacies to succeed in life – they also need emotional intelligence.  Learn how you can build Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into any teen program and help your teens develop their self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills.  You’ll leave this session with great resources and concrete ideas for incorporating SEL at your library.

Thursday, Apr 26 (12-1 pm)
Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (Booklist)
Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month starts with a bang on May 1—prepare your alibi by attending this killer preview of forthcoming mysteries, thrillers, and espionage novels for adult readers from sponsors HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Severn House, and SOHO.

Friday, Apr 27 (12-1 pm)
Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)
Participants will be introduced to creative and fun ways to expand and strengthen programming at senior facilities and at the library, especially for patrons living with dementia.