Free Continuing Education Events for April 1-5

Apr 1, 2020

Free, online, continuing education events for April 1-5 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

Wednesday, Apr 1 (9-10 am)
Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)
The Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project is moving from data collection to resource development – and we need your help! In this session find out what we’ve learned through talking with hundreds of rural community members around the country, how it could influence rural library service, and how YOU can help by beta testing resources developed from this research.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (9-10 am)
Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)
This is an introduction to the Google Apps Script development platform. Presenters from the Lehigh University Libraries will review how to build Google Sheets add-on reports and workflow tools by interacting with bibliographic data APIs.

Wednesday, April 1 (9:30-10:30 am)
Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)
Join this webinar to learn about organizing and advocacy during social distancing.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (10-11 am)
Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)
Find out what it takes to successfully manage virtual workers, learn the pitfalls and successful tools and techniques other organizations are successfully using on this topic, and increase your confidence for effectively getting work done through workers who are not in the office.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)
Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)
The world has changed. Profoundly. Yet at many associations, member advocacy is based on an old, outdated model. Associations that don’t change with the times will be left behind. If your association struggles to effectively engage your members in your grassroots advocacy efforts, this webinar is for you!

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)
COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)
On this week’s episode, join Brenda Stenger, Director of the American Hospital Association Resource Library, as she shares the experience of her and her team as demands on their library has increased and how they have adapted. Then, hear from Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries at, as he talks about how to add great electronic content for free.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)
In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12:30 pm)
Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Packed with practical advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)
Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)
As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)
Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)
As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from public and academic librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)
How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Attend this webinar to learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM lets you search PubMed effectively with keywords. We will also look at the automatic explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details. We’ll explore ways to search by author name and how to search for phrases in PubMed. Come ready to do some exercises.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)
The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)
The four principles of library ethics are privacy, transparency, access, and fair treatment. As applied to the service desk, it translates into ensuring that the library respect the privacy of the library users’ visits and transactions, that rules and policies are written in plain language and available to everyone and applied to everyone, that everyone in your greater community or institution, regardless of their situations, can have the information they need and want, and that everyone is treated with courtesy and respect, regardless of their status. No special favors for friends or family, no deferring to status, no gossiping about library customers.

Wednesday, Apr 1 (1-2 pm)
Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-19 Pandemic (United for Libraries)
Learn tips and advice from directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, and the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Hear about “stay home and read” fundraisers from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation. Find out how to participate in Library Giving Day on April 23, and how to shift your strategies due to COIVD-19.

Thursday, Apr 2 (10-11 am)
AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
On April 2, AASL will host a second town hall to give school library professionals the opportunity to gather as a community and discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

Thursday, Apr 2 (11-12 pm)
Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)
Join this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Infopro Learning, to gain practical tips for measuring learning ROI. Your hosts, Arun Prakash, chief learning strategist at Infopro Learning, and Nolan Hout, vice president at InfoPro Learning, will provide a step-by-step guide, along with insight into how other successful training organizations measure ROI.

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)
Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)
With library closures and mandated quarantines, public library staff may be struggling to transition from a public-facing role to working from home. In this webinar, participants will learn about software and technology options, gain best practices for being a successful remote employee or manager, and have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 2 of 4.

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)
Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (
In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, join this edWebinar for a closer look at how to design eLearning experiences with your community in mind. Listen and learn how experienced eLearning coaches, Nadine Gilkison and Lisa Highfill, provide insight for coaching in a crisis. The SETDA Coalition for eLearning provides resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost. This coalition supports leaders and sparks innovation around eLearning related to the COVID-19 virus as well as inevitable inclement weather and other disruptive events.

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)
10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackbaud)
Join us as best-selling author and Principle Advisor of the Blackbaud Institute, Steve MacLaughlin discusses the balance between the non-profit and foundation worlds using data to establish common ground and drive mission oriented impact. In this webinar he explains the 10 principles of good data and how your foundation can start implementing them now.

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1:30 pm)
ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this information-packed webinar, education search marketing guru Jenny Munn, will help you learn how to make your program’s website appear higher than other programs in search results so prospective families can find your site. This is called Search Engine Optimization or SEO. Jenny’s co-presenter, Early childhood subject matter and technology expert Fran Simon, M.Ed,will provide insights about how to offer website content that is relevant to current families, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic and other important events.

Thursday, Apr 2 (1-2 pm)
It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)
For librarians, the recognition of information privilege–where one student has clear advantage over another–is a call to action to reflect on the disparities in information access and information experiences in our own communities, to raise awareness, and to work to close critical gaps. Part of the Tech Trends Spring 2020 series.

Friday, Apr 3 (10-11 am)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)
In this webinar, we’ll cover what types of documentation the UN produces and how the documentation system is structured. We’ll cover the main bodies (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Secretariat) and the main types of documents of the UN, such as resolutions, meeting records and reports. We’ll highlight tools produced by the UN for finding documentation and where to turn to when you get stuck.

Friday, Apr 3 (12-1 pm)
Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Everyone is working and learning online right now. We need to ensure what we create and share is accessible to everyone. This presentation and Q&A will discuss the legal and ethical standards for making courses and learning objects accessible. We will also share some free tools for the generation of new material and retrofitting previously created content.

Friday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)
Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)
In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you adapt your grant seeking strategy so you can thrive in the upcoming competitive grant seeking environment.

Friday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)
Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

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