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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 12

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of December 12 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

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Monday, Dec 12 (9-10 am)
Communicating with a New Congress (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
The U.S. may be facing a new congressional reality in January, and nonprofits of all types will have to adjust. This workshop — apolitical and nonpartisan — will focus on the overarching messages that may appeal to a 2023 session of Congress and storytelling approaches that can have an impact in a closely divided, highly charged D.C. environment already focused on the 2024 election cycle.

Tuesday, Dec 13 (10-11 am)
The Quiet Inequity: Disability Discrimination and Ableism in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Disability discrimination and ableism are rarely at the forefront of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DEI) discussions in the nonprofit workplace. This introductory presentation will assist you to recognize some attitudes and processes of ableism in the nonprofit sector as well as understand disability awareness from a medical, charitable, and intersectional perspective. This webinar will also provide examples of ableist language and activity in the nonprofit workplace and explore suggestions to eliminate disability discrimination and ableism to create an inclusive and equitable workplace.

Tuesday, Dec 13 (10-11 am)
Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and What to Do Instead (Harvard Business Review)
On Tuesday, December 13, Marcus Buckingham will join HBR in a live, interactive webinar, where he will discuss why participating in “feedbacking” rarely helps people grow and often hinders their development—and he will share what actually works when it comes to helping employees thrive.

Tuesday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)
Chronicling America: Using Historical Newspapers (Federal Depository Library Program)
Chronicling America—a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Library of Congress, and state cultural institutions—includes over 20 million pages of U.S. newspapers from 1777–1963. What can you do with these newspapers? Genealogy, teaching with primary sources, citizen history projects, and experiments with artificial intelligence (AI)! Come learn how these free and publicly accessible newspapers can be used by your patrons.

Tuesday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)
Happy and Calm: Kids Yoga in the Library with Author Bari Koral (Public Library Association)
In this webinar, recording artist and picture book author Bari Koral will discuss opportunities, benefits, and strategies for introducing yoga into library programming for kids.

Tuesday, Dec 13 (1-2 pm)
Assistive Technology Supports for Writing (PACER Center)
Does your student struggle with writing? In this workshop, learn about the most up-to-date devices and tools to help improve writing skills. This workshop will cover how to use smart pens and other tools for improving writing/typing skills. These tools will be relevant for multiple grade and skill levels.

Tuesday, Dec 13 (1-2 pm)
Gamification and Game-based Learning from Beginner to Pro (Training Magazine Network)
Gamification and game-based learning are very similar. BOTH are effective to motivate players AND are accessible in terms of  cost and implementation. Would you like to leverage the power of BOTH for learning for adult education and corporate training? In this interactive webinar, you’ll actively participate in crafting new ideas and exploring the possibilities of how to apply game-like thinking to increase learner engagement, comprehension, retention, and sustain motivation.

Tuesday, Dec 13 (2-3 pm)
Building Coalitions (Montana State Library)
Advocacy is best from a team approach. In this session, we’ll explore how to identify potential coalition partners and work with them to achieve common goals.

Wednesday, Dec 14 (11-12 pm)
Data Analysis for Everyone (Tech Impact)
Are you looking to become a more data-driven nonprofit, but you aren’t sure where to begin? Most nonprofits don’t have a data analysis team, however they still need to be able to leverage the data they have to help tell their organization’s story. Data Analysis for Everyone is a brief introduction to data analysis for nonprofits: where to find data sources and tools to consider to analyze your data to uncover trends, understand performance, and discover useful next actions to help nonprofits advance their missions.

Wednesday, Dec 14 (11-12 pm)
How To Be A Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)
The board chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit board of directors. This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities. We’ll cover how to design effective board meetings, attend to board development, partner with the CEO/ED, and lead as an ambassador for the organization.

Wednesday, Dec 14 (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 touchpoints 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.

Wednesday, Dec 14 (12-1 pm)
7 Actionable Tips to Increase Board Member Engagement (Nonprofit Hub)
In this session, we will discuss 7 actionable ways to increase board member engagement with the mission, communicate effectively, and work together as ambassadors for the organization. As the year ends, strengthing your relationship with your board could create better leadership within your organization. When the leaders are motivated, it’s a win for all parties as this sentiment trickles down.

Wednesday, Dec 14 (12-1 pm)
CSL in Session: Jargon-Free Libraries: Using the Language of Our Patrons (Colorado State Library)
Join this interactive session to explore some real-world examples of common library jargon in everyday communication, learn how to scour your communications for jargon, and consider plain-language alternatives to these terms and phrases, thus making your library more accessible.

Wednesday, Dec 14 (12-1 pm)
Disinformation and the Literacy Landscape (Niche Academy)
We are now living in an age of “fake news.” While not a new phenomenon, its current iteration has highlighted the various dimensions of how people interact (or do not) with information – information consumption is so much more than people’s immediate cognitive processing. Join Nicole Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at USC, as she addresses our continued and collective battle against misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, and the related literacy concepts that can influence our interactions with information and help us intellectually thrive in a post-truth society.

Wednesday, Dec 14 (1-2 pm)
Hopeful Endemic: Moving Forward with Team Building (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
We are all impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing impact of the racial inequality pandemic. How do we rebuild teams knowing the difficulties that we are all managing? This session is for anyone looking to reinvigorate their teams and reconnect employees to new organizational and strategic goals and processes impacted by the pandemic. This session will engage with the issues managers and leaders face in moving forward by rebuilding foundational trust and team building at our organizations.

Thursday, Dec 15 (9-10 am)
Training Industry Leader Talk: Change Management (Training Industry)
As the world of work continues to change, learning leaders are tasked with keeping their organizations and their people up to speed. Learning and development (L&D) professionals can enable organizational agility by creating a foundation of trust and resilience. Join this Training Industry Leader Talk to learn how L&D can support change management and train successful change leaders.

Thursday, Dec 15 (11-12 pm)
Genially for Nonprofits: Creating Marketing Materials for Impact (TechSoup)
The greater the number of people who know about your nonprofit organization, the more people you can help. But if you operate a charity, a nonprofit, or a social enterprise, you know how hard it can be helping your organization’s cause while carrying out marketing efforts. In this webinar, the Genially team will show you how to easily create impactful materials to market your nonprofit.

Thursday, Dec 15 (11-12:30 pm)
Library of Congress Celebrates Successful Literacy Practices with 2022 Literacy Award Winners (Library of Congress)
This session will be moderated by Lee Ann Potter, Director of Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives at the Library of Congress, and will feature panelists from the following organizations: Street Child (2022 David M. Rubenstein Prize Winner); Make Way for Books (2022 American Prize Winner); Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) (2022 International Prize Winner). This marks the first webinar of a five-part webinar series highlighting the 2022 Literacy Awards Program winners and honorees.

Thursday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)
Dive Into Gale LegalForms (Gale)
Gale LegalForms provides national and state-specific attorney forms to help users understand and actively participate in their legal affairs. Key coverage areas include wills and estates, landlord-tenant, and business law. Supplemental materials including legal definitions and law digest articles support a deeper understanding of complex legal topics. Join this session to explore the tools and features within Gale LegalForms.

Thursday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)
Outdoor STEM Learning with Young Children (edWeb)
Dig in and discover how to implement playful outdoor STEM learning with young children. In this edWebinar, Lea Ann Christenson, Ph.D. and Jenny James, MA will offer ideas and approaches for child-led, nature-based STEM explorations to build understanding of the natural world and offer opportunities for literacy and language development. Find out how to use the learning life cycle to identify the seeds of experiences that lead to wonder. A discussion on starting your own outdoor classroom for STEM exploration will round out the presentation.

Thursday, Dec 15 (12-1:30 pm)
Gender, Expectations, and Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this eye-opening webinar, participants will learn about the importance of creating gender inclusive early learning environments and the concrete actions they can take to create environments that support all children’s healthy gender development. The presenters will guide you to reflect on your own gender identity, expression, and embodiment and how your perception of gender impacts your expectations of children. You will learn about the impact of strict gender roles and stereotypes on young children and adults. The constellation theory of gender development will be introduced as a more inclusive understanding of gender that is big enough for us all.

Thursday, Dec 15 (1-2 pm)
Is Age Diversity Included in Your Organization’s DEI Training? (Training Magazine Network)
The concept of age diversity in the workplace has been around for a long time, but only 8% of organizations include it in their DEI efforts. Do pesky stereotypes get in the way in your organization? Do employees work in and lead multigenerational teams productively? This session will explore new ways of thinking that can change not only our perspectives, but the way we communicate from day to day. Never has collaboration within and among diverse teams been more important, and never has Learning and Development faced such challenges and opportunities.

Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

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

Conducting the Reference Interview: How to Ask Better Questions to Make Customers Happy (Colorado State Library)
Have customers ever asked you general or ambiguous questions like these? How do we connect customers with exactly what they need when the way they ask for something is open to many interpretations? Enter… the reference interview! The purpose of a reference interview is to find out what a customer wants so library staff can match the information need with the library’s resources. Join us as we break down the process into simple steps and discuss solutions to common problems. Participants will leave with a 6-step tool kit to asking better questions so customers leave happy. This class is intended to give an introduction and basic overview of the reference interview. The class is aimed at front-line staff and librarians who want a refresher.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
Learn how Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information.

Evaluation: The Key to Maximizing the Success of Library Programs (Infopeople)
Every week, your library offers multiple programs to serve residents in your community. Your attendance numbers are high, and participants give you positive feedback about the programs. But how do you know if these programs are effective, whether they’re meeting the needs of your community, or how they could be improved?

Using Video Storytelling to Get Political (EveryLibrary Institute)
Your ability to tell the stories of your library and its value is more important than ever. Video is the best way to share the impact on your community… and yet, video can be incredibly challenging and/or overly expensive to make. That’s about to change! Kyle Shannon, the inventor and CEO of Storyvine, a Guided Video platform will share his ideas on how you can create incredible video without breaking the bank, including how Storyvine creates video “Automagically.”

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 5

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of December 5 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

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Monday, Dec 5 (2-3 pm)
Critical Questions to Build Primary Source Literacy (Smithsonian Education)
Join Caitlin Haynes, Program Manager at the Smithsonian Transcription Center, and Ashleigh Coren, the Women’s History Content and Interpretation Curator at the National Portrait Gallery and the Acting Head of Education at the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, to learn transferrable questions and techniques to help students analyze primary sources, build primary source literacy skills, and investigate women’s history.

Monday, Dec 5 (2-3 pm)
Made of Stories: Creating Connections that Build Community (edWeb)
Attend this edWebinar to learn how we can address language loss in our classrooms by intentionally creating space for speaking and listening through retelling picture books with puppets, props, and flannel boards, explicitly teaching conversation skills, and reserving some time to practice interactions. We can build community by sharing our own stories with children and colleagues to get to know each other better and to find the ways we are all alike and all different through our stories.

Tuesday, Dec 6 (10-11 am)
No Holds Barred: Providing Library Services in the Washington State Prison System (Washington State Library)
Join Institutional Library Services staff members Tomoe Urano and Russell Roe as they discuss the various responsibilities and requirements of managing branches of the Washington State Library inside carceral settings. Learn how prison libraries accomplish traditional services such as collection development, reference assistance, and interlibrary loan. The duo will also explain how ILS’ unique Reentry Resources Request system helps combat recidivism and satisfies the information needs of librarianship’s most underserved communities. Finally, be among the first to hear about the upcoming State Prison Libraries Performance Initiative, ILS’ plan to begin networking state prison library systems throughout the country.

Tuesday, Dec 6 (11-12 pm)
Invite Your Community to Contribute Digital Materials to Your Archive – Key Considerations and New Tools to Simplify the Process (Library Journal)
Whether you’re just getting started with your digital archive or looking to dust off an old or stalled digital archive project, this session will help you engage your community in documenting history! There are so many amazing disparate resources to pull into meaningful collections to benefit future historians and researchers – from requesting theses and dissertations for your institutional repository, COVID-19 materials to document your community’s response to the pandemic, artifacts from local veterans, or event photographs from library programming – we’ll cover the key considerations and new tools to simplify the process of community collecting.

Tuesday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)
Enjoy Computer Science Education Week with Microsoft MakeCode (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Computer Science Education Week (CSEd Week) is an annual call to action designed to inspire K-12 students to learn Computer Science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. During this webinar, learn how to use Microsoft MakeCode, a free online learn-to-code platform where anyone can build games, code devices, and more! You will leave this webinar with all the resources you need to implement coding projects and activities with students during and beyond CSEd Week.

Tuesday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)
Programming for Pennies (North Carolina Library Association)
Are your plans for expanding your library’s programming continuously outpacing your budget? If this is your experience, then why not leverage your colleagues’ knowledge and experience to refocus your vision and brainstorm new ideas? The Community and Junior College Library Section (CJCLS) is hosting an open forum on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. to provide that opportunity. This online session will allow librarians from community colleges across the state to network, share, and discuss ideas for developing quality programs on a tight budget. Join us for the discussion! The Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to December 2, 2022.

Tuesday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)
Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
The Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative aims to remove some of the barriers transgender individuals face accessing information and to provide more equitable access to services and collections. The presenters will share their needs assessment, the collection development process, their promotion and outreach, and some best practices they learned along the way. They hope that others are inspired to adapt what they learn here to serve their local transgender community, or modify the initiative to serve other historically marginalized populations in their area.

Tuesday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)
Separation of Church and State: What Does the Government Publish About Religion? (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will explore the constitutional concepts of separation of church and state and freedom of religion, providing definitions of the ideas from a variety of resources. Search strategies for finding publications on religion in Government sources will be provided and discussed. Government sources as varied as the Library of Congress, Voice of America, the State Department, and PubMed, among others, provide information on religion and its influence in the U.S. The webinar will also offer a look at some select and interesting individual publications on religion.

Wednesday, Dec 7 (10-11 am)
LIVE Coaching Conversation Demonstrations (Training Magazine Network)
This webinar will provide a live demonstration of 5 conversation models to apply in your workplace. Hearing how coaching can be applied to common workplace situations will help training leaders learn how to create coaching solutions that support training. Tim Hagen, nationally recognized expert in workplace coaching, will demonstrate how to apply conversation models to the following workplace scenarios: Career Planning, Negative Attitude, Lacking Motivation, Resistant to Feedback, and Conversation of Conflict.

Wednesday, Dec 7 (11-12 pm)
End of Year Giving Strategy (Bloomerang)
Year-End can be a particularly hectic time for nonprofit organizations. The best way to combat this is through proper preparation! Join us as we discuss the planning and execution of a year-end strategy that can be customized to fit the needs of any organization!

Wednesday, Dec 7 (11-12 pm)
Social Media Strategies for 2023 (TechSoup)
Want to learn how to use social media to bring in new donors for your next fundraising push? Join this webinar with TechSoup’s own Susan Tenby and Steven Davidson to learn to make use of a variety of strategies in your social media campaigns. Discover third-party tools and strategies to build your community, expand your reach, and implement an organic social media campaign.

Wednesday, Dec 7 (12-1 pm)
Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis (Niche Academy)
The opioid epidemic, and other behavioral health issues, such as alcohol and drug abuse, directly impact every community across the nation and, by extension, public libraries’ daily work. Because libraries are trusted guardians of information and vital community centers, people struggling with addictive behaviors and their family members and friends often turn to the library for help. But many library workers feel overwhelmed and unprepared to serve these patrons in an effective and empathetic way. Join Cindy Grove, author of Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis: Supporting Your Community, for this webinar.

Wednesday, Dec 7 (12-1 pm)
Self-Learning in an Electronic Resources Librarian Role (Georgia Library Association)
Join two electronic resources librarians who will discuss how to overcome self-directed learning hurdles, introduce the basics of electronic resources management, and offer suggestions about where to go for information and resources that can help you immediately and as you progress in your new role. Following this session, you will possess a better understanding of the myriad challenges faced by librarians new to e-resources management. You can reference the e-resource lifecycle to guide your self-directed training, identify various approaches and resources for e-resource learning, customize your own self-learning plan, and implement a process for crafting and retaining critical workflows and policies.

Wednesday, Dec 7 (1-2 pm)
Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia: A Two-Part Series, Part 2 (PACER Center)
In Part 2 of this workshop series, we will go more in-depth and look at a range of tools, apps, and software to support students with dyslexia throughout their school years, elementary through college. Tools and resources demonstrated will cover text-to-speech for various formats, audiobooks, and writing support. Most of these tools are free or low-cost, and available to borrow from our lending library for students to experiment with at home or school.

Wednesday, Dec 7 (1-2 pm)
Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. NLM resources covered in this class include MedlinePlus, and DailyMed as well as other NIH and freely available authoritative resources.

Wednesday, Dec 7 (1-2:15 pm)
Remember Your Patrons Living with Memory Loss (WebJunction)
Research shows that many people living with dementia can still read and benefit from using a wide variety of library materials. Join this webinar to hear practical advice on choosing reading materials uniquely suited to each individual, following the tenets of person-centered care. Presenters will share simple ways to create more dementia-friendly libraries and provide examples of literacy activities and programs hosted at libraries and memory cafes around the world, including oral reading, browsing through books, singing, choral reading of poetry, and word games. Previously held misconceptions will dissolve when you see how libraries of all sizes can positively impact people living with dementia.

Thursday, Dec 8 (11-12 pm)
Creating Online Fundraising Campaigns that Sizzle! (Tech Impact)
Do you like the idea of creating a 24-hour campaign that thrills donors and prospects, garners financial support, and engages new donors in a powerful way – but find the idea to be a daunting task? Linda Haley, CFRE, will lead you through the underpinnings of successful day-long campaigns – everything from working to inspire your board to lead to the nitty-gritty logistics of making it happen. Don’t miss this fun, focused, and motivational session – you really can create some sizzle in 24 hours!

Thursday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)
Mindfulness for Nonprofit Professionals: Apps, Tools, and Strategies for Conquering Year-End Stress and Starting the New Year Strong (Bloomerang)
Whether you’re new to mindfulness and meditation, a skeptic, a lifelong practitioner, or somewhere in between, join us as we discuss the latest mindfulness-based apps, tools, and strategies for combatting the stressors of living in a hyperconnected world. We’ll also do a brief practice together and talk about what mindfulness is (and isn’t).

Thursday, Dec 8 (2-3 pm)
Situational Awareness and Threat Detection for Business Leaders (Wyoming SBDC)
This webinar will discuss an introduction to the skills and knowledge pertinent to situational awareness and identifying pre-incident indicators of violence. We will also discuss the process of sense-making, crisis decision-making, and how having a bias for action saves lives. At the end of this webinar, the learner will have a basic understanding of the principles and concepts of situational awareness and threat detection.  The learner will understand how to apply the principles in the workplace to predict a future violent event and decide on actions to avoid, deter or mitigate the violence.

Online Conferences and Events in December

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

Dec 7-8, 2022 (10-3:30 pm)
Rural Library E-Summit (Rural Library Network)
Join library practitioners across rural America to celebrate their role in building strong communities. The Library Summit is a prominent event for practitioners addressing educational and health disparities and complements the work of other rural and small library organizations by driving resources to rural libraries.

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Dec 8 (8-3 pm)
Penguin Random House Winter Book & Author Festival 2022 (Penguin Random House, Library Journal, School Library Journal)
On December 8th, join Penguin Random House, Library Journal, and School Library Journal for our Winter 2022 virtual book and author festival, a free day-long event celebrating reading, authors, and librarians everywhere! Enjoy a day packed with author panels and interviews, book buzzes, virtual shelf browsing, and adding to your TBR pile. You’ll hear from many of your favorite authors, whose work runs the gamut from Picture Books to Young Adult titles to the best new Fiction and Nonfiction for adults. There is something of interest for every reader. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, access eGalleys, and enter to win prizes and giveaways.

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Dec 8 (9-2:30 pm)
Summer Symposium, “All Together Now” (Collaborative Summer Library Program)
Learn how to make the most of the 2023 CSLP All Together Now theme!

Free Continuing Education Events for December 1-4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free Library Continuing Education Events for December

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

View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at

Free Continuing Education Events for November 28-30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 21

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

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

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

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 14

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

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All times MST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 7

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

calendar listings

All times MST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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