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Free Library Continuing Education Events for October

site logoThe October 2019 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with one online conference, 70 webinars and five recordings to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers.

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 23

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 23 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Monday, Sept 23 (2-3 pm)
The Power and Purpose of Text Levels (Education Week)
Text levels are far more than a “number,” “score,” or “label.” Join literacy leaders Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, creators of the F&P Text Level Gradient™, for an important conversation on the power and purpose of TEXT LEVELS. Together we will untangle common misconceptions and right the reality on leveling, classroom libraries, and what Fountas and Pinnell say to districts mandating levels in ways they were not intended.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (11-12 pm)
Power Up Reports with Google (RIPL)
Google Sheets includes a variety of lesser-known tools that can help you power up your library’s reports, including conditional formatting and basic scripting. This webinar will cover strategies and approaches you can use to automate regular reporting and analytical tasks, such as scheduling updates to data used for periodic circulation tasks, and pulling data from emailed reports into a spreadsheet. Use your new knowledge to impress your colleagues with fancy, on-demand reports.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)
Crash Course in Horror (NoveList)
Does the thought of helping horror readers terrify you? Whether your readers are fans of ghost stories or horror classics, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best horror has to offer your readers — from found footage to final girls. Join us as they cover: Why horror is so popular and how libraries can ramp up the thrills and chills in their collections; How horror developed, including classics, newcomers, and awards to know; Subgenres and trends; NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more. We welcome anyone interested to stay for an additional 15-minute training to share search strategy tips and learn where to access genre-related information in NoveList.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
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.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)
5 Ways to Build Buzz with Young Members on Instagram (Wild Apricot)
In this free webinar, research author Amanda Myers will share the hacks, tips and tricks of making your organization Insta-worthy and show you how to attract more young members by creating posts that get noticed.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)
Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Collection Development for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)
Part 3 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3. Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. Selecting, cataloging, and shelving books for developing readers presents a number of unique challenges. We’ll talk about ways DPL has evaluated and enhanced their collection to make developing reader titles more accessible. Information on DPL’s recent diversity audit will be shared.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)
Turning Your School Library Into an ‘Ideal’ School Library: A Practical Guide for IB Librarians (Follett)
In this webinar, your hosts, Klaudia Janek, Dianne McKenzie and Stuart Crouch will guide you through the IB Ideal Libraries document, giving tips and ideas to put into practice in your own library setting. The hosts will examine the main implications of the document, its recommendations, and help listeners translate the contents into action points.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (1-2 pm)
Cooking Classes without a Kitchen (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Librarians know that food programs are always a great program to bring in patrons. However not every library is fortunate enough to have a kitchen programming space. We’ll go over some ideas for how libraries without a kitchen can work around this and still provide great food programs for their patrons.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (1:30-2:30 pm)
Authenticity in a Hyper-Curated Age (Firespring)
Join Angie Kubicek, Firespring’s chief marketing officer, as she discusses the necessity for authenticity in a hyper-curated age. In addition, Angie will show you what happens as a consequence of brand inauthenticity.

Tuesday, Sept 24 (5-6:30 pm)
Digital Storytelling 101 (OK2Ask)
Digital Storytelling can begin very simply and become more extensive if you choose. Easy steps will bring success when you start your first digital storytelling project. Use digital storytelling as a formative, or summative assessment that includes 21st Century Skill practice. As a result of this session teachers will: Develop an understanding of the digital storytelling process; Understand how digital storytelling can be used in the classroom; and Learn about tools that can be used to implement digital storytelling. Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1A; 1B; 5B; 6D; 7A.

Wednesday, Sept 25 (9-10 am)
Pretty Sweet Tech – Can Librarians Teach Robotics? (Nebraska Library Commission)
Robots have been relatively popular in library makerspaces and after school programs. But do we really know what a robot is and why we need robots in the world? Can librarians tackle robotics? If we’re going to teach robotics, this information can be helpful.

Wednesday, Sept 25 (11-12 pm)
DAP Learning Series: A Deep Dive Into Acquisition Reports (DigitalGov)
The acquisition reporting section contains some of the most valuable data in Google Analytics, but if you don’t track your acquisition traffic properly, you might not be using it to its full potential. Join this webinar to learn more about the Digital Analytics Program, also known as DAP.

Wednesday, Sept 25 (12-1 pm)
Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Hidden Gems – Discovering Unique Hidden Gems Data (U.S. Census Bureau)
During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you: Understand practical ways to use our hidden gems data through illustrations and use cases; Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data; and learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

Wednesday, Sept 25 (12-1:30 pm)
Coaching in Early Childhood (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities.

Wednesday, Sept 25 (3-4 pm)
50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom (edWeb)
This edWebinar will highlight 50 special tools that offer inventive, rich learning experiences the Common Sense editors and reviewers just flat-out love. This isn’t your typical “best apps” list. Instead, this presentation focuses on tools that have been extensively vetted, and that represent truly transformative learning opportunities for classrooms. In addition, to hearing about these tools and why they’re special, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Common Sense review process, and the editorial team’s unique perspective on the past, present, and future of edtech.

Thursday, Sept 26 (11:15-12 pm)
Back to School — In Context Middle School and High School (Wyoming State Library)
Gale has introduced a new platform and some title changes, We will look at ways to get students back into research.

 Thursday, Sept 26 (11:30-12:30 pm)
Photography for Nonprofits: When Pictures Speak A Thousand DOLLARS (Bloomerang)
Laura Huth-Rhoades will show you the difference great photos make in nonprofit communications and teach you easy, quick, and no-cost techniques for upping your nonprofit’s photo game.

Thursday, Sept 26 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

Thursday, Sept 26 (12-1 pm)
Tools for Building Digital Skills with Your Patrons and Staff (Public Library Association)
In this webinar, a panel of digital literacy experts will share tools, resources, and partnership strategies to help you enhance digital skill development among patrons and library staff.

Thursday, Sept 26 (1-2 pm)
How to Create Game-Changing Front Covers For Your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)
In this session, you’ll learn how to design a couple of front covers from scratch. Even better: I’ll be designing them for you to eliminate all the guess work! You can watch me design everything using nothing else but a few images, and all of PowerPoint’s features in their glory. You can simply follow along, or find a better way to do it on your own terms.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 16

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 16 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Monday, Sept 16 (2-3 pm)
Bringing Humor and Storytelling to STEM Projects (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, you’ll learn creative strategies to help you connect robotics to relatable real-world scenarios so that your students carry the learning with them beyond the project and classroom.

Tuesday, Sept 17 (9-10 am)
A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this webinar for librarians and other information professionals you will preview the new, modern PubMed with updated features including advanced search tools, saving citations to a Clipboard, options for sharing results, the new “Cite” button, and more. The new PubMed, currently available at PubMed Labs for testing, will be the default PubMed system in early 2020. This webinar will be repeated for several sessions so that we can answer your questions. Please sign up for only ONE session.

Tuesday, Sept 17 (12-1 pm)
Community Engagement as a Mindset (WebJunction)
Community needs shift fast. To stay relevant and have the most impact on people’s lives, public libraries have to pivot just as fast. Join us for an energizing conversation with three passionate public library leaders who are redefining community engagement as a mindset—with customers at the center, inspiring every aspect of the library.

Tuesday, Sept 17 (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.

Tuesday, Sept 17 (12-1 pm)
8 Ways to Get Gen Z and Millennials to Give (TechSoup)
Are you stumped when it comes to inspiring a new generation of givers? Join Moshe Hecht, CIO of the fundraising organization Charidy, who will share the insights and campaign experience that have led to hundreds of viral crowdfunding campaigns. During this 60-minute webinar, we will focus on 8 action-oriented ways to successfully inspire a new generation of givers to your nonprofit. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, Sept 17 (12-1 pm)
What’s Cooking: Fall 2019 (Booklist)
What’s cooking at Booklist this fall? Plenty! From the Keto Diet to Black Forest Cake, cookbooks are more popular than ever and are an essential reference addition to any library. In this free, one hour webinar we’ll chew the fat with representatives from Workman Publishing, Penguin Random House, Books on Tape, and Sterling Publishing to learn about the latest food trends and dig into some new recipes!

Tuesday, Sept 17 (1-2 pm)
Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)
We all know that diversity and inclusion are vital topics for our libraries and our democracy, but it can be hard to know how to approach this topic with young children and their families. In this workshop, Dr. Michelle H. Martin will provide attendees with strategies for using children’s literature to engage readers of all ages with questions of identity and difference. Dr. Martin will help participants increase their cultural competence for work with young people.

Wednesday, Sept 18 (9-10)
Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 50 Years Strong (Nebraska Library Commission)
In 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award. Join us to learn about the award’s illustrious history and practical and effective ways to use Coretta Scott King Award-winning books at your library.

Wednesday, Sept 18 (10-11 am)
How to Develop Leaders (that people actually want to work for) (Training Magazine Network)
People need their leaders to spark collaboration, inspire innovation and serve as a role model for authenticity and transparency. Top-performing leaders value diversity, practice empathy and create cultures where individuals feel valued, safe and know their contributions matter. Helping leaders develop these qualities requires a tool that helps fundamentally shift their mindset from self-focused goals and objectives to relationships, building trust and managing change with flexibility and optimism.

Wednesday, Sept 18 (10-11 am)
Are you podcasting? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This moderated webinar is an example of how two students found a unique outlet to cope with the high-intensity onslaught of medical education. The webinar’s goal is to inspire health sciences librarians to embrace podcast platforms as another means of teaching aspects of library orientation and instruction.

Wednesday, Sept 18 (11-12 pm)
It’s Never Too Early: Media Literacy in Children’s Programming (Programming Librarian)
Join us for this free one-hour webinar to learn ways you can incorporate media literacy skills development into your library’s children’s programming.

Wednesday, Sept 18 (12-1 pm)
3D IL: Providing Information Literacy Learning Opportunities for Distance Learners Across Time, Space and Mode (Georgia Library Association)
As distance learning populations at many academic institutions continue to grow, instruction librarians struggle to provide equitable learning opportunities to them. Over the years, Empire State College has developed and honed a suite of information literacy services, resources, collaborations, and assessment tools that target students at various places and times in their academic career, using a variety of modes of delivery. This discussion will highlight these services and programs, including a self-assessment during orientation; live, hands-on, online workshops; self-paced micro-courses, and the everyday work of collaborating with faculty and instructional designers to embed support materials into courses.

Wednesday, Sept 18 (12-1 pm)
Discover Economic History with FRASER (Federal Depository Library Program)
FRASER is a digital library of documents and data related to banking, finance, and economic history. In this webinar, we will explore FRASER’s scope, partnerships, collections, historical data, and more!

Wednesday, Sept 18 (12-1:30 pm)
The Director’s Digital Dilemma: Using Documentation Technology in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Finally! There’s research on online documentation technology systems and their impact on classroom practice and family engagement and communication. Presenter Mary Elizabeth Picher, MA, MEd, PhD, will reveal the exciting results of her study on the use of digital documentation technology in Ontario’s Kindergarten Program. Dr. Picher will reveal surprising answers to the biggest questions administrators have about online systems that support teachers’ use of pedagogical documentation.

 Wednesday, Sept 18 (12:30-2 pm)
Designing for Human Behavior: a Free LLAMA Webinar (Library Leadership & Management Association)
This free webinar will provide a basic understanding of the natural human behaviors and instincts that drive our everyday lives, such as the desire to be in a secure environment and the need to have vision of your surroundings. You will learn how you can design your library space to promote comfort and security within the details – everything from the pitch of the seat and the ability to maintain your personal bubble, to the sightlines promoting comfort for our human instincts that trigger our internal fight or flight. Furniture that works well in library spaces has proven time and time again to put our instinctual fears at ease and allow us to spend those hours tucked away in the comfy chair reading a novel or at a computer completing a task. Now, it’s time to understand why this happens and how to better design our libraries with these things in mind.

Wednesday, Sept 18 (3-4 pm)
Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Your Instructional Programs (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Director of Professional Learning at Mackin Educational Resources, along with Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will highlight instructional strategies that enrich students’ lives by empowering them to connect with their feelings and empathize with others while learning core content through inquiry.

Thursday, Sept 19 (9-10 am)
Hiring 101: Best Practices for Finding the Library Workers You Need (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Topics in this webinar will include creating or updating a job description, identifying the credentials needed for a specific position, and determining interview questions and strategies. We will end at the onboarding process, setting the stage for successful library employment.

Thursday, Sept 19 (10-11 am)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Industry Research Using the Economic Census (North Carolina Library Association)
Starting in September 2019, the most current Economic Census will start being released. With this Census, there are regular changes in geographic definitions and industry classifications, but the big news is the introduction of the North American Product Classification Systems (NAPCS) and new distribution method. The 2017 Economic Census will be one of the first Census titles released only on the new website, since no new programs have been added to American FactFinder since July 1, 2019. Our time together will be spent going over the basics of what the Economic Census has to offer as well these upcoming changes.

Thursday, Sept 19 (12-12:30 pm)
Conference Prep, Part II: Poster Presentations and Design (North Carolina Library Association)
Congratulations on getting a poster accepted for a conference! Designing a poster that pops can often be the difference between folks stopping to talk to you or not. Join Amanda Glenn-Bradley, User Engagement Librarian & CrAFT Studio Coordinator at UNC Asheville for a breakdown of the basics of poster designing and discover how to make the best poster ever!

Thursday, Sept 19 (12-1 pm)
LGBTQ History—Supporting Diversity in Research and Teaching, and Why It Matters (Association of College and Research Libraries)
During this session, Professor Nancy C. Unger will discuss her experiences teaching and researching LGBTQ history. She will provide historical context for today’s issues and explore current research trends, online databases, and the wider cultural significance of LGBTQ and diversity studies.

Thursday, Sept 19 (12-1 pm)
Help! I Am a New Depository Coordinator (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar is geared towards new Federal Depository Library Program Depository Coordinators. The presentation will cover the first steps every new coordinator should take.

Thursday, Sept 19 (1-2 pm)
How Lessons from Brain Science Can Support District- and School-Level Transformation (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Dr. Mary Sieu, the superintendent of ABC Unified, will describe how research-based changes in the district’s policies and practices have impacted schools and student learning. She will also share ideas for how the science of adolescent learning can be used to support systems-level change in every school and district, no matter its size, location, or composition.

Thursday, Sept 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)
North Dakota Women’s Suffrage Centennial and your library (North Dakota State Library)
In September, 2019, South Dakota Historical Society Press will release Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains, a collection of essays about how women won suffrage rights in several Northern Great Plains states including North Dakota.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 9

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 9 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

Tuesday, Sept 10 (10-11 am)
Congratulations You’re a New Academic Librarian! Tools, Tips and Insights for Success (Washington State Library)
Zach Wellhouse from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington will be presenting a session for new academic librarians and those just entering the profession. He will be offering some insights, tips, tools, and advice for success as well as links to websites for PD opportunites.

Tuesday, Sept 10 (11-12 pm)
Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research (CharityHowTo)
In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how to best use the variety of tools available for foundation research in order to create and support your grant seeking plan and strategy.  We will look at opportunities for discounts or short term access to reduce grant research expenses while supercharging your results from the research.

Tuesday, Sept 10 (11-12 pm)
Using Social Media Effectively at Year-End (Network for Good)
The last couple months of the year are a busy time for everyone–especially nonprofits. We’ll talk about a strategy for year-end digital communication along with some tips and tricks for standing out from the crowd.

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-12:20 pm)
Quick Bites: Brilliant Baby Brains: Early Learning & 0-5 Brain Development (Colarado State Library)
Babies are born with over 100 billion neurons and trillions of synapses. From this abundance of raw material, an incredible sculpting process takes place in a young child’s brain over their first years of life. Join Kate Brunner from our new Growing Readers Together (GRT) Early Literacy Support Team for a “Quick Bites” look at the incredible impact that a robust array of early learning experiences and caregiving relationships can have on 0-5 brain development.

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-1 pm)
Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-1 pm)
Romantic Reads (Booklist)
Dry wit, swoon-worthy banter, and heartwarming happily-ever-afters? That’s right, it’s time for our annual romance webinar! Prepare to feast your heart eyes on must-have upcoming romance novels from Sourcebooks Casanova, HarperCollins Publishers, and Harlequin. Plus, learn about ways in which librarians can take advantage of resources offered by the Romance Writers of America from Jessie Edwards, Marketing and PR Manager for RWA.

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-1 pm)
Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)
From gritty crime and murder stories to heart-warming tales of magic, fantasy and friendship, this season’s graphic novels releases will not disappoint! Be sure to tune in to learn about unforgettable new graphic novels for middle grade, teens and beyond!

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-1 pm)
“Seeing” your Search: Visualization Techniques for Exploring PubMed Search Results (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this webinar we’ll use visualization methods to explore the aggregate qualities of PubMed results. Techniques such as Venn diagrams and line charts can yield important insights into a search by giving us an overview of our results at a glance. We’ll also see how using these techniques in an interactive way can help guide the process of refining a search strategy.

Tuesday, Sept 10 (1-2 pm)
Rise to the Challenge: Designing Rigorous Learning That Maximizes Student Success (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Leveraging the latest research in the field as well as years of classroom experience, this webinar offers practical strategies, replicable examples, and thoughtful reflection exercises for educators to use as they work to help students embrace the mystery, complexity, and power of challenge.

Wednesday, Sept 11 (11:30-1 pm)
Steps You Can Take Immediately to Diversify Your Board and Major Donor Base (Grantspace)
This training concentrates on practical methods for identifying and approaching diverse major donor and board prospects who share a passion for your organization and mission. This process focuses on building powerful relationships with diverse people of expertise, wealth, and influence. This is the counter to tokenism.

Wednesday, Sept 11 (12-1 pm)
Just the Facts: New Nonfiction for Fall (School Library Journal)
Back to school means it’s time to revamp your nonfiction collection! Join publishing insiders to find out which must-have titles are hitting the shelves this fall. From classic series that educate and entertain to STEM companions — and everything in between — these fun and informational series and titles are sure to inspire your young and middle grade readers.

Wednesday, Sept 11 (12-1:30 pm)
Lessening Challenging Behaviors: Teachers and Classrooms as Partners in Facilitating Pro-Social Development (Early Childhood Investigations)
This session, presented by author and social and emotional learning expert Michelle Salcedo, provides teachers with strategies to respond to challenging behaviors with techniques that teach children, thus making these behaviors less likely to reoccur.

Thursday, Sept 12 (9-10 am)
Innovative and Inclusive Public Library Programs (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
In central Texas, Westbank Community Libraries embrace their community, which includes neurodiverse individuals, busy families, and patrons of all ages. The libraries have identified unmet needs within their community and have developed programming that promotes learning, sharing, and discovery. Such programs have flexible hours and encourage intergenerational experiences and sensory exploration. Come join the webinar and hear staff members from the libraries present all about their innovative and inclusive programs.

Thursday, Sept 12 (11-12 pm)
7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
Volunteers are more than simply an extra pair of hands. They bring special skills, are trusted service delivery partners, and can extend your connections with diverse communities far beyond your agency’s doors.  They are also key financial contributors, donating ten times more than non-volunteers. The value of volunteers can’t be ignored.  But, effective volunteer engagement requires a focus on the right tactics at the right time to fully realize the power of volunteer time and talent. Join us and learn where to strategically invest effort throughout the volunteer lifecycle and make the most of community involvement.

Thursday, Sept 12 (11-12 pm)
Genealogy: More than (Utah State Library)
While may be one of the most popular digital resources for genealogical research it isn’t the only one. There are many resources available to the family history researcher for free, you just have to know where to look.

Thursday, Sept 12 (11-12:30 pm)
Technology for Recruiting Volunteers (IdealWare)
In this webinar, based on Idealware’s impartial research, you will learn about services that help you recruit volunteers from a pool of people who have already confirmed their interest, opportunities to get professional guidance to support your volunteer search and ways to help you design productive volunteer engagements.

Thursday, Sept 12 (12-1 pm)
Fail-Proof Digital Fundraising Ideas That Will Raise At Least $10,000 (Bloomerang)
Rob Wu will equip you with new fundraising ideas, tips, and proven strategies to help you increase giving on your next fundraising initiative!

Thursday, Sept 12 (12-1 pm)
The Relationship 360: Using People Skills and the Leadership Mindset for Success (Effectiveness Institute)
The Behavior Styles model developed by Effectiveness Institute uses the metaphor of an iceberg to identify critical differences between behavior and personality. The entire iceberg represents our personality and the part above the waterline represents our behavior—which is a choice. What stops most people from making successful long-term change to their behavior is their mindset. To learn more about mindset and how it can be an accelerator of individual and team performance, George Myers, President of Effectiveness Institute, has invited a former institute partner and now go-to expert on mindset training, Hugh Blane, to join him in an interactive and high-impact webinar, “The Relationship 360: Using People Skills and the Leadership Mindset for Success.”

Thursday, Sept 12 (1-2 pm)
Supporting Connected Learning for Youth in Libraries with the ConnectedLib Toolkit (WebJunction)
Join us to learn about connected learning programs and services for youth, and how the ConnectedLib Toolkit can help you build the skills you need to successfully implement them.

Thursday, Sept 12 (1-2 pm)
Now You’re Speaking My Language: Creating a Successful Bilingual Storytime (Infopeople)
In this webinar, presenter Adilene Rogers will discuss how to create a Spanish-English bilingual storytime that is culturally inclusive and will strengthen the relationship with your Spanish speaking community. She’ll also cover the importance of early literacy practices on a bilingual child’s development. While this webinar focuses mainly on Spanish-English storytimes, the principles and theories can be used for any language.

Thursday, Sept 12 (3-4 pm)
Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)
This webinar will focus on defining why critical listening is essential, the benefits of audiobooks, and an introduction to audiobook programs that support libraries and classrooms. Tune in for tips to promote the circulation of an audiobook collection, as well as suggestions for funding audio. The webinar will conclude with an “I’m listening…now ask me anything about audiobooks: Q and A.”

Friday, Sept 13 (12-1 pm)
Library Marketing Basics: Promoting on a Shoestring Budget (Booklist)
In this free, one-hour webinar, Mark will talk “true” marketing and how to apply it to your library. You’ll hear about tools to plan and implement marketing campaigns, examples of marketing plans, social media marketing guidelines, brand audits, and how to get buy-in from your colleagues and your stakeholders.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 3

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 3 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

Tuesday, Sept 3 (10-11 am)
Relationship Building = Repeat Business (Utah State Library)
Learn how to create stronger relationships with your customers and create a win-win for everyone!

Tuesday, Sept 3 (11-12 pm)
Quantifying the Value of Innovation (DigitalGov)
Join our webinar to learn more about data storytelling, tagging text, and quantifying the value of innovation.

Tuesday, Sept 3 (12-12:20 pm)
Quick Bites: Right Size Your Early Literacy Programming (Colorado State Library)
So many great ideas and only so much time– how do you choose? Join Gail Yerbic from our new Growing Readers Together (GRT) Early Literacy Support Team for some “Quick Bites” tools to align your library’s goals and resources for maximum impact while keeping your schedule manageable. GRT Quick Bites are 20-minute micro-learning opportunities designed for busy children’s librarians across Colorado who are interested in accessing a bit of fresh early learning information and inspiration. No registration is needed for these Quick Bites. This session will be offered via Adobe Connect, and you can access the classroom via the URL listed below.

Wednesday, Sept 4 (11-12 pm)
Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovation (Training Industry)
For organizations looking to future-proof and define themselves as leaders in the experience economy, innovation is the key to reinvention. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Skillsoft. Kristin Shackelford, solution principal of organization transformation and digital business and leadership at Skillsoft, will lead a practical discussion that reviews the core principles of design thinking. Make a difference to your organization; walk away with insights on: Why design thinking is important to learning leaders; Who should participate in design thinking; How to create a culture of design thinking; Practical ways to start driving creativity and innovation.

Wednesday, Sept 4 (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, Sept 4 (12-1 pm)
Reflections on Bioinformatics Librarianship (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this one-hour Webinar, librarians reflect on the practice and future of this specialized and uniquely valuable role of the librarian providing bioinformatics support.

Thursday, Sept 5 (11-12 pm)
10 Ways to Have Your Most Successful Fundraising Year-End Ever (Network for Good)
Does your organization have a plan for year-end fundraising? Or will you be spending the last few weeks of the year, in panic mode, frantically considering different tactics you could use to raise more money.  Join us as Pamela Grow presents Your Best Year-End Fundraising EVER. You’ll come away from this webinar with a concrete action plan for year-end fundraising – and the tools to make it happen!

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm) Navigating a New Site for Census Bureau Data (U.S. Census Bureau)
Discover how to use, the new site to access Census Bureau data. In this webinar, you will learn how to access tables, maps, and profiles using multiple search methods. We will also share tips and tricks and demonstrate how to download data, customize your table view, and share your results.

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)
Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Join Molly Coke, Firespring’s vice president of support services, for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)
Building Smart Communities Founded on a Geospatial Strategy (GovLoop)
New insights and consistent patterns are emerging from jurisdictions that are trailblazing towards smart communities. The key to success has come from placing location at the forefront of their efforts and an acknowledgement that geographic information systems (GIS) is a foundational technology to improve the design of our communities, increase operational efficiency, lead through data-driven performance, and achieve civic inclusion.

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)
YA/Teen Book Buzz Fall 2019 (School Library Journal)
From contemporary debuts about conversion therapy and #OwnVoices to dark, death-defying adventures and dystopian worlds, these books will surely be devoured by your YA and reluctant readers!

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1:30 pm)
Archival Processing – Principles and Practical Strategies (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will discuss the basic principles of archival arrangement and description, including imposing basic physical and intellectual control over new acquisitions, minimal processing standards, descriptive standards and practices, and practical strategies for managing a processing program with limited staff and resources. Our goal will be to help you identify practical solutions for overcoming barriers to processing in your home institution.

Friday, Sept 6 (12-1 pm)
People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? 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.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for September

site logoThe September 2019 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 79 webinars and five recordings to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers.

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 26

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 26 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

Tuesday, Aug 27 (11-12 pm)
Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)
Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center by Candid, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You’ll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules.

Tuesday, Aug 27 (11-12 pm)
How to Drive Donor Engagement with Social Media Storytelling (Network for Good)
For nonprofits to effectively raise money and build community on social media requires thoughtful, strategic, and consistent effort and a boatload of creativity. In this workshop, social media and digital fundraising expert Julia Campbell will walk you through the secrets to successful donor relations with social media.

Tuesday, Aug 27 (12-1 pm)
Hittin’ the Books: Back to School Titles for Your Students (Booklist)
Going back to school can be tough. Luckily, we have a team of experts to help soften the blow with some amazing back to school titles that will get readers excited for the new year! Join us August 27 at 1PM Central to hear from representatives at Books on Tape, Scholastic Library and Penguin Random House Canada about new books that will keep students reading outside of the classroom!

Tuesday, Aug 27 (12-1 pm)
Raise More Money by Automating the Right Message at the Right Time (techsoup)
This webinar will use case studies to show how data, careful segmentation, and automation combine to deliver the right message, to the right supporter, at the right time. We’ll see how this results in greater revenue for the organization.

Tuesday, Aug 27 (1-2 pm)
Library technology planning for today and tomorrow (OCLC)
This webinar will help libraries create a framework for their technology planning and introduce the tools and decisions that need to be incorporated into a working plan. Join us to learn how to successfully develop and implement a practical technology plan that can help move your library and community forward.

Wednesday, Aug 28 (9-10 am)
Finding Your Way as a New Supervisor (Indiana State Library)
Congratulations, you’re a new supervisor! But, now what?  You have so much to learn. The facility, policies, not to mention the staff…  It seems so overwhelming.  How can you possibly get your head around all of it?  This session will provide a good roadmap for managing the learning curve of what you need to know in your new position. You will also be given plenty of encouraging tips to help you along your journey.

Wednesday, Aug 28 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Eliminating Late Fines is a Win-Win for Your Library and Community (Nebraska Library Commission)
In this session, Beth and Meg will review the research and results from the growing number of libraries across the country that have ditched late fines and coaxed new and former users to their doors. They will share talking points, tips, and an advocacy tool you can use to build a case to eliminate fines in your library.

Wednesday, Aug 28 (12-1 pm)
How to Scale Ed-Tech Innovations in Your Schools (Education Week)
To implement ed-tech initiatives, like personalized learning or 1-to-1 device initiatives, across a school or a district, education leaders need to communicate a clear vision, reach across silos and foster a culture of innovation. Our guests will lay out steps to help create transformative ed-tech initiatives at scale.

Wednesday, Aug 28 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)
Technology has made it exceedingly easy to access and use consumer data. This has led marketers, fundraisers and digital leaders to learn and cultivate their audiences like never before. But with this wealth of information at our fingertips, what’s next? We explore the intricacies of how to manage data in order to keep trust with consumers, followers and donors as well as efficiently utilize the information at hand.

Wednesday, Aug 28 (1-2 pm)
Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide information on Government resources on leisure time, vacation planning, and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid dementia. Hobbies can also be a source of extra income. Vacation time is important to maintain balance in our lives, and this webinar will offer resources from agencies such as OSHA and explore the science of leisure time with information from sources like PubMed. And to add a touch of fun, we’ll pay a virtual visit to some of our national parks which offer great vacation and leisure time activities. So join us for a fun and informative webinar, and of course, it will include some sources of hobby and vacation information for your users who speak other languages.

Wednesday, Aug 28 (2-3 pm)
Support Positive Literacy Outcomes with Large Print (edWeb)
In this edWebinar we will be sharing results from a Project Tomorrow efficacy and feedback study to evaluate the impact of using Thorndike Press large print books on 4th – 11th graders at 15 schools representing a diverse set of communities. Learn the benefits associated with the effective usage of large print from the perspectives of students, teachers, librarians, and administrators, including relationships with academic outcomes, as well as a regular print comparison.

Thursday, Aug 29 (11-12 pm)
SocialGov Talks: Leveraging Pop Culture With Paul Lester of the DOE (DigitalGov)
Join Paul Lester, Digital Content Specialist for the Department of Energy (DOE), to discuss how DOE leveraged the popular TV show, “Stranger Things” as a conversation starter about the agency’s mission and work using digital media (social media, blog, podcast, etc.). Mr. Lester will also discuss how he got management buy-in to use a pop culture phenomenon to promote the agency’s work.

Thursday, Aug 29 (12-1 pm)
Danger in the Comfort Zone: How to change when change isn’t coming naturally (Colorado State Library)
Rationally we know that change is imminent and to stay relevant we must adapt quickly, but emotionally we want to stay in our “comfort zone.”  In this session you will learn how to change when change doesn’t come naturally by mastering new habits and skills.  After all, for things to change, somebody has to start acting differently. Maybe it’s you, maybe it’s your team.

Thursday, Aug 29 (1-2 pm)
Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You’ll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what’s new in kidlit and young adult literature.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 19

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 19 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

Tuesday, Aug 20 (10-11 am)
Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 2 (Ablenet)
Problem behaviors exhibited by students interfere with their learning, interactions with peers and adults, and school success. Educators and schools struggling with how best to handle behaviorally challenged students often respond reactively. They frequently pursue a punishment-based approach using time-out or in and out of-school suspensions even for minor infractions. These punitive consequences do not really work because the challenging behaviors continue. This 2-part webinar series will present asystematic and coordinated framework of seven contemplative discipline steps to address challenging behaviors, drawing from sound research-based best-practices. Participants will learn proactive ways to enable the student to practice appropriate and constructive behaviors and achieve longer-term positive outcomes.

Tuesday, Aug 20 (11-12 pm)
3 Secrets to Planned Giving Success: Making it More Than a Pitch (Network for Good)
Join us as planned giving expert Lori Kranczer reveals her top methods to promote the best legacy message that aligns with your donors and avoids you feeling awkward or salesy and how to maintain your long term relationships with your donors.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (10-11 am)
Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, you’ll find something to love in this webinar packed full of storytime outlines, plans, booklists, and resources to pump fresh air into one of the longest running programs in Children’s services.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (10-11 am)
Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Our lived experiences are the tools we use to interpret the world around us. Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren’t! We must learn our habits to be able to be open to understand something we don’t understand.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Research – the Key to Library Design (Nebraska Library Commission)
Whether you are undertaking a small renovation project, or building a brand-new library, conducting primary and secondary research is critical. Arming oneself with real-life examples of what to do AND what not to do can save you time and money.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)
Public Papers of the Presidents (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Office of the Federal Register began publishing the Public Papers of the Presidents in 1957 as an official text of United States Presidents’ public writings, addresses, and remarks. In this presentation, John Hyrum Martinez and Joseph Vetter will explain how the Public Papers of the Presidents are published and how they relate to the Compilation of Presidential Documents. They will also provide a demonstration of how to find presidential documents on govinfo.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)
Book Club Reboot: Creative Twists on the Reading Groups We Know and Love (Programming Librarian)
In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share out-of-the-box ways to spice up your book clubs. From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (12-1:30 pm)
Don’t Fan the Flames: Understanding fire and what to do about it (Connecting to Collections Care)
With the recent incident at Notre Dame fresh in our minds, join Donia Conn to learn about the nature of fire, what you can do at your institution to prevent fire, and how to mitigate the impact of a fire. She will cover the chemistry and mechanics of fire, how it spreads, and how a fire department works when they are on site to fight a fire. With this knowledge, participants will gain insight into how their building layout, storage areas, and landscaping affect fire vulnerability.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (1-2 pm)
XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration (Infopeople)
XR (extended reality) is the umbrella term for the emerging technologies of Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality.In this webinar we talk with library professionals about their experience setting up and running XR in libraries. They will share best practices and a playbook for beginning or expanding expanding use of XR in libraries.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (2-3 pm)
Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this session, you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can be copyrighted and what can’t be with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

Thursday, Aug 22 (11:15-12 pm)
Database Tutorial: Summer of Space/Science In Context (Wyoming State Library)
To wrap up our Summer  of Space and to kick off the school year, this tutorial will focus on Science In Context. It will be an opportunity to also take a look at the Gale In Context platform changes.

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)
Up and Away with Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)
We’re reaching new heights this fall with amazing new series nonfiction titles from Reference Point Press, DK, Amicus Publishing, Black Rabbit Books and The Creative Company. Join us August 22 at 1PM Central for this can’t-miss webinar that will turn your tbr pile into a mountain of irresistible recs!

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)
Are Automation and Cloud the Secret Sauce of Modernization? (Gov Loop)
Join us on Thursday, August 22nd at 2pm ET/11am PT for an interactive discussion to learn what cloud and automation implementations look like in 2019 and beyond.

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)
Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 (Library Journal)
YA novelist Leigh Bardugo’s first adult novel, novelist Tim O’Brien’s nonfiction lessons on fatherhood, adult fiction from the late comics genius Stan Lee, and Hilary Mantel’s wrap-up of her Man Booker–crowned Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Lori Rader-Day’s next thriller, André Aciman’s sequel to Call Me by Your Name, Kate Elizabeth Russell’s big #metoo fiction debut, and a collection (with some rediscovered pieces) by Zora Neale Hurston. Want to hear more? Our fall 2019/winter 2020 sleeper hits is full of surprises, so register now.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 12

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 12 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, Aug 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
From Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger to Idaho history units and NOVA, Idaho Public Television and PBS have tons of high-quality resources available for educators. Let Kari and Cindy show you some of the amazing free resources that you can use in your library. Seems adaptable to other states.

Tuesday, Aug 13 (11-12 pm)
Storytelling 101: Empower Students Through Multimedia Storytelling (edWeb)
Unlock the power of storytelling to support your students to thrive and express themselves, while learning fundamental 21st century skills. Join children’s media and storytelling expert, Kim Wilson, for this edWebinar on how to engage and empower students through media and their own narratives.

Tuesday, Aug 13 (1-2 pm)
Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People (DigitalGov)
Join us for a talk with Lauren Algee, senior innovation specialist with the Library of Congress Labs, to learn how virtual volunteers are helping transcribe, review, and tag digitized historical texts from the Library’s collection as part of its By the People public crowdsourcing initiative.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)
How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (Charity How To)
In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will show how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
New 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, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)
How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)
The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. Does L&D curate learning? Design learning? Or let learners control it all? The best place to start is by understanding how employees learn so you can better enable their skill development. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)
Censorship Beyond Books: Library Resources and Services Under Fire (Georgia Library Association)
Learn about the wide variety of challenges libraries have faced this past year and how to prepare for them. While the profession is well-versed in protecting the right to read books, many libraries lack policies and experience in protecting the right to access information and services beyond books, often in the form of content created by their staff. You may be surprised at what other types of censoring happens in libraries that don’t include books.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)
Collection Management for Healthy Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This 1-hour webinar provides library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both the reference and circulating collections and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (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.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (1-2 pm)
Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information (WebJunction)
Join the webinar to learn about WikiProject Medicine, an organization of volunteers dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting accurate medical information on Wikipedia, and how the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) supports strengthening the ability of public libraries nationwide to find reliable and authoritative medical and health information online for information seekers. Learn about the upcoming online course Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information that will empower you to confidently guide your patrons to reliable resources on the internet.

Thursday, Aug 15 (9-10:30 am)
Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
This webinar is an introduction to US copyright law for library staff. Participants will learn the basics, including what copyright means, what can be copyrighted, and how long a copyright lasts. The presenters will also provide a very brief introduction to fair use and share their favorite copyright resources online.

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)
If your volunteers are aging, this session can help. Learn strategies for identifying the signs of aging in place – volunteers who continue to do the same work even though their capabilities have changes – and how to start a conversation about that change. Managing the transition as well as creating new options for aging volunteers will be covered, and we’ll discuss what to do when the situation can’t be solved amicably. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges.

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Primary Sources Beyond History—Promoting Use Across the Disciplines (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Digital collections of primary sources offer tremendous value for your campus, but are they being utilized to their fullest? Their relevance for historians seems obvious, but they can robustly support instruction and student success across the disciplines. This webinar will offer librarians insight into how primary sources can be used in multiple disciplinary contexts, for teaching qualitative and quantitative research methods, and for diverse projects and research outputs.

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
IT Modernization Success: Workforce, Security and Procurement (Gov Loop)
Join us on Thursday, August 15th at 2pm ET/11am PT to learn how to securely deliver applications from on-premise, in the cloud, or both – all while providing scalability and offering enhanced user experience.

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1:30 pm)
How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)
In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product. This session, presented by author, consultant, and DAP expert, Jacky Howell, will help you and your staff members experience a shift in thinking about classroom experiences.

Thursday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)
To Encourage Productive and Enjoyable Harmony Between Man and His Environment: Environmental Impact Statements at Northwestern University’s Transportation Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will cover processing, storage, and access related to EISs for Northwestern University’s print and digital collections.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 5

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

Tuesday, Aug 6 (9-10 am)
Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)
Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly. In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)
Getting to Know Generation Z (Utah State Library)
Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is starting to come of age. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on library services, instruction, and programming. In this session, the presenter will share research findings on Generation Z and then apply the findings to the work we do in the library so that we meet the needs of this new group of young people.

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)
Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)
Through case studies, we’ll explore the process for determining when Fair Use may apply (It’s not a slam dunk.) and examine best practices.

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)
The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)
The 2020 Census is coming! Join us for an overview of the Census and discover how it will be different from prior censuses. Learn how to identify and reach undercounted populations in your community, and get tips for how libraries can leverage or establish programs and partnerships to help support a complete and accurate count.

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)
Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 1 (AbleNet)
Problem behaviors exhibited by students interfere with their learning, interactions with peers and adults, and school success. Educators and schools struggling with how best to handle behaviorally challenged students often respond reactively. They frequently pursue a punishment-based approach using time-out or in and out of-school suspensions even for minor infractions. These punitive consequences do not really work because the challenging behaviors continue. Part 1 will provide step-by step guidance on how to apply the seven contemplative discipline steps, including how to understand student behavior through data collection, and use the Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence (ABC) method.

Tuesday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)
Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)
In this session we’ll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You’ll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization’s story of volunteer engagement.

Tuesday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)
Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know (techsoup)
With privacy scandals and data breaches grabbing headlines daily, even the smallest organizations must take responsibility for lawful custodianship and protection of personal information. In this 60-minute webinar with Michael Standard, senior corporate counsel at Symantec, we will cover the key elements of privacy and security programs.

Tuesday, Aug 6 (12-1:30 pm)
PubMed for Librarians: Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design and how they work in PubMed, introduce 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

Wednesday, Aug 7 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Life in Fort Schuyler: The Challenges Faced at the SUNY Maritime College Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
SUNY Maritime Colleges Luce Library is located in a preserved 19th century fort. While working in a fort is certainly cool, it does present myriad challenges for librarians trying to move the Library into the 21st century. This presentation will highlight some of the major and minor challenges of working within a building designed for war, not learning.

Wednesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Wednesday, Aug 7 (12-1:30 pm)
Designing Gender Appropriate Experiences for Boys that Guide Positive Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
Join this dynamic webinar to learn more about the pedagogical underpinnings that support changing the way we teach young boys. You will learn to identify elements of your program that may be frustrating to young boys, and learning approaches that take advantage of the strengths boys bring to the classroom.

Wednesday, Aug 7 (4-5:30 pm)
Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (Teachers First)
Makerspace activities are a great way to promote a growth mindset in your students. Using the right challenges and everyday items, teachers can create a pop-up makerspace in a box for their classroom. We will discuss management ideas and ways to tie activities to curricular objectives.

Thursday, Aug 8 (9-10 am)
The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)
As fundraisers, we sometimes suffer from a lack of curiosity about our donors. So many of our donations are from people who we know very little about. And even our longest-running donor relationships continue despite not knowing how they feel about the relationship. The good news is that research shows that donors actually like it when we ask them questions about themselves and how they feel about our organization. Whether you’re just now discovering the power of donor surveys, or you’re looking to up your game, this session is for you!

Thursday, Aug 8 (1-2 pm)
Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice (WebJunction)
Part two in a two-part series, this webinar explores library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality.