Free Continuing Education Events for April 27-30

Apr 27, 2020

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of April 6 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, Apr 28 (11-12 pm)
Passing the FDLP Torch: Planning for Depository Succession (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide information on how to plan for succession. Participants will learn what information to include, tips, and strategies for your successor.

Tuesday, Apr 28 (2-3 pm)
Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (
In this fast-paced, interactive edWebinar, innovative educator, Carl Hooker, will provide insights and strategies to help overcome our fears and empower ourselves and our students going forward into this remote learning world.

Wednesday, Apr 29 (9-10 am)
Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Wednesday, Apr 29 (1-2 pm)
Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)
This webinar will provide information on how libraries can collaborate with social work interns and programs, to provide critical services to community members and training and support for library staff.

Wednesday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)
PNR Rendezvous: What’s All This Talk About Citizen Science? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Darlene Cavalier, author of “The Field Guide to Citizen Science…” and Principal Investigator (PI) of multiple programs catalyzing citizen science in libraries and around the globe, will guide you as you discover what citizen science is, who is and isn’t engaged, how libraries can be community hubs for citizen science, and where the field may go in the future.

Wednesday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)
It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)
Join Angie Kubicek, chief marketing officer at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you.

Thursday, Apr 30 (12-1 pm)
Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)
A busy work calendar, a year-long project that absorbs everyone’s time and attention, or a series of workplace crises can cause us to neglect and damage healthy communication, even in the best-run organizations. Trust can be frayed because there hasn’t been enough time to patch mistakes, resolve disagreements, clarify misunderstandings, and mend broken promises. This kind of work meeting focuses on productivity, good will, and the better future. Apologies are not enough. What actions need to be taken to get people back on track?

Thursday, Apr 30 (1-2 pm)
Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD])
In this webinar, you will learn about the effect of emotions and stress on all aspects of learning and about keys to unlock the stress blockade. You will understand how the “video game model” applies to teaching for motivation and perseverance through achievable challenge and helping students recognize incremental progress, and you will leave with strategies to reduce the stressors that prevent the brain from working from its highest thinking and control centers.

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