Free Continuing Education Events for February 25-28



Free, online, continuing education events for February 25-28 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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Tuesday, Feb 26 (11-12 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.

Tuesday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)
Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)
Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center, 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.

Tuesday, Feb 26 (12-1 pm)
Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)
Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that’s nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization’s success. 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, Feb 26 (1-2 pm)
Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction)
Join us to learn how to help your teen patrons become empowered to navigate their financial futures. As children grow, their potential to manage money and understand financial concepts grows as well. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors kids learn when they are young lay the groundwork for their financial well-being as adults, and libraries can play a role in building these important financial literacy skills.

Tuesday, Feb 26 (2-3 pm)
Building Community Around Essential Literacy Experiences (Education Week/Fountas & Pinnell)
Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together they explore the essential literacy experiences that are critical for nurturing lifelong readers and writers.

Wednesday, Feb 27 (8am-2:30 pm)
NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: Advance your Gov Career (GovLoop)
How will you move to the next phase in your career? In order to help you achieve your professional development goals, you’re invited to participate in this webinar to hear from government and career experts about how to become a better, more well-rounded and productive employee.

Wednesday, Feb 27 (12-1:30 pm)
When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections)
This webinar provides a practical introduction to U.S. copyright law, the public domain, and fair use, as well as touching upon parallel intellectual property rights to consider, such as privacy and publicity rights. Additionally, attendees will be presented with methodologies to navigate the myriad licensing options and ever-changing uses affecting collections, including determining rights status, identifying rights holders, and applying rights statements, Open Access, and Creative Commons licenses to collection objects.

Wednesday, Feb 27 (1-2 pm)
What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople)
Join us for our annual review of what’s new in children’s literature, both new authors and old favorites, that you can recommend to a child – especially when you are busy! This webinar can help you discover new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve.

Wednesday, Feb 27 (3-4 pm)
Social-Emotional Learning in the Library (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will explore the many ways in which school librarians can support their learning communities through co-teaching, making, reading, and more.

Thursday, Feb 28 (8:30-9:30 am)
How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Leadership and school culture lay the foundation of successful schools. For digital learning to thrive, school and district leaders need to create conditions that empower teachers to take risks and try new things. Veteran Principal and Future Ready Advisor, Jimmy Casas, will discuss how school leaders can create cultures of innovation in their schools.

Thursday, Feb 28 (10-11 am)
Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Thursday, Feb 28 (12-1 pm)
Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Designed for beginners, this class presents a general overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine grant process, as well as tips for writing a successful proposal. The one-hour webinar will address: documenting community need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; and developing an evaluation plan.

Thursday, Feb 28 (5-6 pm)
Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for School Library Educators (American Association of School Librarians)
This session, dedicated to the AASL Standards Mobile App, defines some of the most appropriate uses for school library educators. We will clarify and explain the content of the app and its use as a companion tool to the print publication of the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.

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