Free Continuing Education Events for February 27-28

Feb 26, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for February 27-28 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 on our Training Calendar.

Calendar listings

All times MST

Tuesday, Feb 28 (11-12 pm)
Dignity in personal care, addressing hygiene insecurity: The Discoveries Community Pantry (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Emerging from pandemic closures and working closely to help customers get their needs met in a time of stress, library staff opened the Community Pantry at Discoveries. Since July 2021, the pantry has distributed diapers, wipes, menstrual products and other hygiene supplies to over 65 families a week. Learn how we started, how its impacted our community and how you can scale a pantry at your location- no matter the size or type of your library.

Tuesday, Feb 28 (12-1 pm)
Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)
Join us on Tuesday, February 28 for a free, one hour webinar showcasing upcoming titles from LATW, Dreamscape Media, Penguin Random House Library Marketing/Books on Tape, and Yen Press! Treat your earbuds to something special and register now!

Tuesday, Feb 28 (12-1 pm)
“The Data Made Me Do It” – Effective Ways to Demonstrate your Library’s Influence with Analytics (Library Journal)
Becoming a library that can respond to user needs and demonstrating your influence on the overall academic mission is an operational “gold standard.” However, the lack of robust data analytics causes libraries to miss key evidence of user engagement, holding them back from reaching a synergistic relationship with students and administrators. Angela Strait from Marshall University and John McDonald (EBSCO) will share strategies for leveraging data to improve conversations with academic administrators and understand library user behavior.

Tuesday, Feb 28 (12-1:30 pm)
Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
In recent years we have seen an increase in hostile attacks across all sectors, including events. These attacks have come in a variety of methods. Performing Arts and Cultural Heritage organizations must be prepared for all scenarios and need to be able to react to all emergencies. This webinar will cover the types of attacks to prepare for, as well as the training you should consider for your venues and staff.

Tuesday, Feb 28 (1-2 pm)
Designing Slides without Bullet Points (Training Magazine Network)
Put an end once and for all to slides filled with bullet points! Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Nolan Haims will take you into his design process for approaching text-heavy slides without resorting to tired bulleted lists. Learn how professional designers approach PowerPoint, create dynamic slides, and minimize word count through software techniques and design strategies.

Tuesday, Feb 28 (1-2 pm)
Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)
Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2021 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

Tuesday, Feb 28 (5-7 pm)
My Time Learning (TeachersFirst)
Looking for a way to get just-in-time personalized PD? We’ve got the ticket for you. Join us as we explore websites and communities that offer free professional learning opportunities. Whether you’re a beginner or a tech ninja, you’ll find something to pique your interest and grow your teaching toolbox. Start making your learning path today!

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