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Free Library Continuing Education Events for January



site logoThe January 2018 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 56 great offerings. Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers.

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

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 18



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

All times MST

Tuesday, Dec 19 (11-12:30 pm)
PART I – Your Community by the Numbers: Intro to American Fact Finder & Thematic Maps (U.S. Census)
This workshop is designed for novice data users who would like to become familiar with accessing key demographic, socioeconomic and housing indicators from the American Community Survey using the American FactFinder tool. Participants will learn how to access statistics for areas down to the city/town level.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Tuesday, Dec 19 (12-1 pm)
Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, Dec 19 (12-1:30 pm)
Going Deeper with Social Media (WebJunction & TechSoup)
Learn how to take the next steps toward amplifying your library’s social media program. During this third webinar in our social media series, we’ll discuss best practices in growing your library’s social media program and managing user engagement. You’ll learn tips on assessing your library’s audience based on their preferred platforms and ideas for converting your in-person library community into an online community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Thursday, Dec 21 (11-12 pm)
PART II – Your Neighborhood by the Numbers: Tracts, Block Groups and Mapping (U.S. Census)
This workshop is designed for data users who are already familiar with ACS datasets and the American FactFinder tool. You will learn how to access key demographic, socioeconomic and housing indicators for non-traditional geographies such as tracts, block groups, and blocks. Users will be able to utilize these geographies to define neighborhoods and service areas and create community profiles and basic maps.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

 

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 4



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

EVENTS:
All times are MST

Monday, Dec 4 (3:45-4:45 pm)
Collaboration, It CAN Be Learned: A Recipe for Success (Colorado State Library)
Join co-presenters Becky Russell and Tara Laughlin in identifying behaviors of effective collaboration, and strategize ways to work with different learner styles who are at varying levels on the collaboration continuum. Walk away with ideas for more intentional and  successful collaborative experiences with your staff and students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2017-12/

Tuesday, Dec 5 (8:30- 9:30 am)
School & Public Library Partnerships: Getting Public Library Access to Students (Indiana State Library)
Getting public library cards into the hands of all students can be a challenge.  Find out how two libraries worked with their local schools to do just that during this webinar.  Both libraries have significantly increased students’ access to their collections by working directly with school librarians and administrators.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Dec 5 (10-11 am)
Keeping It Private: Navigating the Balance of Public Data and Privacy Protections (Washington State Library)
Washington State is very open with the way it shares data within the public trust. Our state has one of the most advanced public records laws in the nation and most public meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act. At the same time, citizens have a right to privacy under the state’s Constitution. On the private side, hackers are stalking personal data and data brokers are collecting and selling it. You may be putting your privacy at risk simply by leaving your phone unlocked or by sharing personal information with an organization that then makes it publicly available.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Dec 5 (10-11 am)
Is Your Company Ready for AI? (Harvard Business Review)
To succeed with AI, companies can’t afford to skip the basics. They must first invest time and money to be prepared with sufficiently automated and structured data analytics. Join Nick Harrison, Deborah O’Neill, and HBR on December 5 to gain insights on the essential steps that your company must take in order to succeed with AI.

For more information and to register, visit: https://hbr.org/webinars

Tuesday, Dec 5 (11-12 pm)
Data Enrichment 101: Best Practices to Optimize Your Donor Database (Blackbaud)
Join us for this one-hour webinar where you’ll get tips and best practices for evaluating data hygiene, implementing a data clean-up plan, and performing regular database maintenance. With a comprehensive data clean-up plan in place, you’ll be well on your way to joining the thousands of nonprofits that use data effectively to optimize their fundraising programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webseminars.aspx

Tuesday, Dec 5 (11-12 pm)
Programming Inspiration: Using Video Conferencing and Reading to Connect Children and Parents (SirsiDynix)
Join us to learn how the Free Library of Philadelphia is linking children and incarcerated parents through live video conferencing reading sessions.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sirsidynix.com/events/all-webinars

Tuesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)
Viewing and Discussion Programs with “The Vietnam War,” a Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (Programming Librarian)
Join us for a one-hour webinar to hear programming and partnership ideas for “The Vietnam War.”

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Tuesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)
Understanding Power, Identity, and Oppression in the Public Library (Public Library Association)
In alignment with ALA’s strategic direction on equity, diversity, and inclusion, this webinar will provide an introductory understanding of the concepts of power, identity, and oppression, and how they impact public libraries’ staff, services, programs, collections, and spaces.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Tuesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)
Blended Learning: A Five Dimensional Puzzle – Technology, Design, People, Place, and Time (InSync)
Modern blended learning includes five elements: technology, design, people, place, and time. Learning happens perpetually. Our instructional designs, and the technology we use to deploy them, must support this reality.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Dec 5 (12-1:30 pm)
Storage Environments: The Big Picture (Connecting to Collections Care)
This presentation will discuss IPI research exploring how collections respond to changes in temperature and relative humidity and will present strategies for a dynamic approach to preservation based on our research.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Tuesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)
The Healing Library: Lending Healing Experiences to Families (Infopeople)
The Healing Library is a project that has been developed by librarians, a children’s literature advocate, and a holistic art and play therapist to assist families with healing in a healthy way while teaching parents the skills of looking critically at picture books and utilizing them to communicate with children.

To register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Wednesday, Dec 6 (8-9 am)
Writing Policy for Small to Medium Sized Public Libraries (Indiana State Library)
Library board, director and staff need to be attentive to the library policies that support the library and the staff and are fair to everyone. This is an introduction for small and medium sized libraries on assessing the needs of a policy, drafting, reviewing and revising. It is important that policies conform to current law and are reasonable.

To register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

Wednesday, Dec 6 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Guerrilla Storytime (Nebraska Library Commission)
One of the greatest Youth Services resources out there is you! Join us for a special online version of Guerrilla Storytime where I’ll ask questions and take responses from attendees. If you know of a special rhyme, tip, or trick that others would enjoy learning, then feel free to submit a video or instructions to Rebecca ahead of time. Send them to hafuboti@gmail.com, and she’ll try to include as many submissions as possible.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)
Past the Language Barrier: Improving Communication Skills with Patrons Learning English as a Second Language (Georgia Library Association)
Whether you are an academic librarian, school librarian, or public librarian, it is likely that you encounter individuals who are in the process of learning English. In this session you will learn how to adapt your speech to be comprehensible, check for comprehension, and make adjustments if you are not being understood. In addition, this session will cover how to effectively use translation tools, work with a translator, and adapt reading resources for accessibility to English learners.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

Wednesday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Wednesday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
Participants will learn about major tools that provide data about all types of housing: ”U.S. Housing Market Conditions,” “CINCH Reports: Components of Inventory Change,” and “Building Permits Database.” You will also learn about data tools regarding low income housing in your area: “Picture of Subsidized Households,” “Small Area Fair Market Rents,” and “Special Tabulations of Households by Income, Tenure, Age of Householder, and Housing Conditions.”

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Dec 6 (5-6 pm)
The AASL Standards Web Portal: Accessing Standards and Support Resources (American Association of School Librarians)
AASL’s web portal for national school library standards has everything you need to access the new standards and the wealth of support resources available! Join Standards editorial board member Kathy Mansfield on a guided tour of the website, and discover infographics, videos, links to articles and many more supports for the new standards.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Thursday, Dec 7 (10-11 am)
Successfully Developing Employees Through Coaching (Utah State Library)
Whether you are wanting to improve communication, better explain expectations and goals, help an employee improve their performance or learn a new skill, coaching is an effective process to achieve results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Thursday, Dec 7 (12-1 pm)
Digital Life Hacks (Blackbaud)
Having a comprehensive digital strategy is critical for any organization or institution and in this webinar series, we’ll cover the core components for online success. Our team of presenters will share super-smart digital strategy hacks, based on the latest trends and stats, to show you the easiest ways to hack into the digital space, and you’ll even see some of Blackbaud’s solutions to help you get there.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webseminars.aspx

Thursday, Dec 7 (12-1 pm)
Integrating Project Outcome into Strategic Planning & Measuring Priority Areas (Public Library Association)
The panelists on this webinar have prioritized outcome measurement in their libraries and integrated Project Outcome into their strategic planning. Participants in this webinar will learn how other libraries are aligning their outcome measurement with strategic priorities, measuring their success in priority program areas, and the changes libraries are able to make using outcome data to improve programming and better meet community needs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Thursday, Dec 7 (12-1 pm)
How Public Cloud and Automation Are Making an Impact in Government (GovLoop)
Join us on Thursday, December 7th at 2pm ET/11am PT, to hear from government and industry leaders about how agencies are transitioning from manual methods like spreadsheets and email to automated cloud-first world technologies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, Dec 7 (12-1 pm)
6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect.This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

To register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Thursday, Dec 7 (1-2 pm)
Nonprofit Legal Checklist Webinar (Wayfind)

This workshop is essential for all nonprofits. We will go over the Wayfind Nonprofit Self-Assessment Legal Checklist, which includes state and Federal legal compliance requirements for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations as well as best-practices for nonprofit governance.

For more information and to register, visit: https://wayfindlegal.org/event/

Thursday, Dec 7 (1-2 pm)
How Collection Weeding Makes a Better World (Library Journal)
While collections constantly grow, shelf space doesn’t. Join us for a discussion on how Better World Books solves weeding issues and reduces operational costs all while giving new life to your old books, empowering worldwide literacy, and supporting the environment.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/#_

Friday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)
A Conversation with Steve Bell: Academic Libraries and Higher Education (The TLT Group)
Join Steve Bell for a conversation on academic libraries and higher education.

For more information and to register, visit: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/FridayLive

 

Free Library Continuing Education Events for December



The December 2017 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 60 great offerings. Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers. View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

Free Continuing Education Events for November 27-30



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

Tuesday, Nov 28 (1-1:30 pm)
Our Big Beautiful Brains: What Every Educator Should Know (Simple K12)
Join Naomi Harm for this brain-based teaching and learning session, as she provides a roadmap of how you can infuse brain-based teaching practices throughout your school’s environment. She will share how to optimize physical learning spaces and experiences so that each and every child can discover their student-driven passion and personalized learning potential.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 28 (3:30-4:30 pm)
Talking About the New AASL Standards (Wyoming State Library)
Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library and Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming’s AASL Affiliate and school librarian, for a discussion about the newly released AASL Standards for school libraries. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm. Come with your questions and ideas!
For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8224934501373586178

Wednesday, Nov 29 (8-9 am)
Geekspotting 2.0: Building a Popular and Diverse Collection for Your Library (Indiana State Library)
Diversity has been a major issue in pop culture lately.  The demand to include traditionally marginalized voices in comics, movies, TV, and gaming has led to an explosion of material in the past few years.  Join two fellow librarians (who also happen to be geeks) as they explore this issue and help you navigate all the content available with collection development recommendations that can work in your local library.
For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Wednesday, Nov 29 (10-11 am)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Government in the Sunshine State: Where and How to Dig for State Information in Florida (North Carolina Library Association)
The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free. This session will cover some of the key dates that impact access to Florida government information (e.g., statehood in 1845, codification of Florida Statutes in 1941, state depository program in 1967, privatization of Dept of Commerce activities in 1996), bibliographies and finding tools, scattered locations of digitized collections, and a few highlights of unique and interesting content.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Wednesday, Nov 29 (12-1 pm)
Update on the RDA 3R Project (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project is a year-long effort to improve the RDA Toolkit in several different ways. Restructuring includes generalizing existing instructions where possible, implementing the four-fold path (unstructured description, structured description, identifiers, and actionable links) wherever applicable, and incorporating new elements from the IFLA Library Reference Model. Redesign includes greater flexibility in the display of instructions, improved user interaction with the Toolkit, and better tracking of revision history. Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative to the RDA Steering Committee, will bring attendees up-to-date about the planned changes to the Toolkit, which will be rolled out in April 2018.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

Wednesday, Nov 29 (12-1 pm)
An Introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Biodiversity Heritage Library is the world’s largest open access digital library dedicated to biodiversity literature. Headquartered at Smithsonian Libraries and operating as a worldwide partnership of natural history and botanical libraries, BHL provides free access to 50+ million pages of literature spanning the 15th-21st centuries. This webinar will provide an overview of the Library, offer tips for searching the collection, and highlight tools and services available to support librarians and their patrons.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Nov 29 (12-1 pm)
Using Data to Understand Your Community & Measure Impact (Public Library Association)
In this interactive webinar, participants will use a hypothetical case study to analyze data, identify community needs, prioritize outcomes, and measure impact. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and ask questions.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Thursday, Nov 30 (11-12 pm)
Procrastinators Unite! Last-Minute Strategies for Year-End Giving (Bloomerang)
It’s the end of November…so what are you doing for year end giving? If you’re in a panic because you neglected to plan for the next 31 days, it’s not too late! We’ll talk about key things to maximize your fundraising that you can still do now.
For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Nov 30 (11-12 pm)
Data Maturity: How to Keep Improving Your Approach to Data (IdealWare)
Join us for a free webinar that will help you see your potential with data. We’ll introduce our data maturity model—the five stages for developing a successful approach to data—and help you identify where your nonprofit is currently on the data spectrum and how to move up to the next level. We’ll also discuss the importance of a data-driven culture and how you can nurture data champions across your organization.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

Thursday, Nov 30 (12-1 pm)
Overview of the Statistics in Schools Program (Federal Depository Library Program)
The purpose of the webinar is to introduce participants to the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program, a product of the U.S. Census Bureau. SIS is a FREE program that offers classroom activities and resources for K-12 teachers and other educational personnel. The webinar will cover key information about the program, its benefits, and will include a tour of the SIS website, where all activities and resources reside for easy access by teachers.
For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2xpgirG

Thursday, Nov 30 (1-2 pm)
Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why (WebJunction)
Now that you are using social media to engage with your community, how do you know if it’s working? If you don’t know where to start when planning your social media metrics, join us to learn the best methods to measure your library’s social media outcomes. During this event, you will learn how to establish measurable goals, identify key performance indicators (KPIs), and evaluate your social media results.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 20



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

Tuesday, Nov 21 (11-12:30 pm)
Accelerating Census Data in Excel: Basic Visualization and Analysis (U.S. Census Bureau)

During this course you will learn how to download census data access using the American FactFinder for formatting in Excel. You will also learn how to create basic data visualizations and how to conduct advanced analyses of census data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Free Library Continuing Education Events for November



The November 2017 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 75 great offerings. Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers. View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.