Free Continuing Education Events for February 1-5

Jan 31, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for February 1-5 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

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Wednesday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)
Blindsided at Work: One Strike and You’re Out (Niche Academy)
Join Elaina Norlin for this webinar to explore a topic we rarely talk about in the workplace…how written and unwritten policies are weaponized to marginalize, penalize and push people out the door. As workplace organizations, we can do better. This webinar will discuss strategies to communicate clear expectations but lead with compassion, empathy and transparency.

Wednesday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)
Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)
Join this SciStarter professional development for libraries to gain citizen science ideas and resources ranging from simple book displays, to staff and community training, to activities featuring turnkey citizen science projects, to online or in-person events with subject matter experts.

Wednesday, Feb 1 (3-4 pm)
Books Matter: Using Children’s Literature to Invite Conversations about Identity, Bias and Social Justice (Anti-Defamation League Education)
In this webinar, we will explore how to use children’s literature to introduce and deepen concepts of identity, diversity, bias and social justice in the classroom. Participants will learn about excellent book examples, examine development ages and stages in relation to anti-bias concepts, consider literature-based teaching ideas, and reflect on the recent surge in book banning and how educators can respond.

Thursday, Feb 2 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
Provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

Thursday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)
NoveList Plus Basics (EBSCO)
NoveList Plus helps you connect readers with the books they’ll love. Join us for this 1-hour overview of key features and resources and learn basic search strategies to help you become a readers’ advisory superstar.

Thursday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)
Raise More in 2023 and Beyond WITHOUT All the Cringey Fundraising Strategies (Bloomerang)
In this webinar, I’ll show you how to launch 2023 strong. These strategies are the secret to raising more from the right funders, from major gifts and corporate sponsorships to crowdfunding WITHOUT all those cringey fundraising strategies that we all hate.

Thursday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)
Worldcrunch, Why Local Is Global: International News For Your Community! (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Join Jeff Israely, Founder and Editor of, and Darrell W. Gunter, EVP, CCO of Worldcrunch as they present a fireside chat about Worldcrunch’s local culture international news service and how it will benefit your community.

Thursday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)
Stop Ghosting Donors and Start Engaging the Disengaged (Blackbaud)
In this webinar, we’ll explore digital tools and channels that are helping nonprofits to get to know their donors better than ever and deliver timely, important messages. We’ll cover how nonprofits can build relationships digitally with donors and stop donors from feeling like nonprofits have ghosted them.

Friday, Feb 3 (8:30-9:30 am)
Dementia Friendly Libraries Training (Montana State Library)
Dementia Friendly Missoula will review types of dementia, how to recognize the signs of dementia, and provide tips for interacting with individuals with memory loss. The focus on libraries will include tips for creating a dementia friendly physical space, recognizing and when needed, assisting a person in navigating community environments and providing resources and programming for individuals with dementia and those who care for them. Resources for libraries such as program opportunities, dementia kits, suggested books, and funding opportunities will be shared.

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