Free Continuing Education Events for July 1-5

Jul 1, 2020

Free, online, continuing education events for July 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, July 1 (9-10 am)
Nebraska Libraries in the Time of COVID: Planning for Reopening (Nebraska Library Commission)
Public libraries are major hubs of activity in our communities, so staff must take extra precautions when they start offering more in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to hear what ‘reopening’ looks like in some Nebraska libraries. Library staff will share their planning processes, strategies, experiences so far, and lessons learned as they ensure that their libraries are safe for both their staff and patrons.

Wednesday, July 1 (9-10 am)
Money Mindset and Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)
Money mindset and fundraising….how you think and feel about money is directly related to your ability to raise it. Learn how to change your thinking to create better outcomes and raise money more easily, and teach others to do so as well.

Wednesday, July 1 (11-12 pm)
COVID-19: Preparing and Implementing Tools to Reopen Post Stay-At-Home-Order – Part 2 (SirsiDynix)
This webinar focuses on ensuring library staff have all the resources they need in order to safely serve their patrons and move their libraries into new phases of operation. Join SWAN Consortia Director Aaron Skog as he outlines how to create a reopening plan that works for your library — and then how to execute as efficiently and seamlessly as possible.

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)
Counting Black Communities: Census 2020 & Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)
2020 is proving to be a pressing year in terms of civic engagement and equality. The decennial census will shape the country’s resource distribution and governance for the next 10 years. Now more than ever, libraries are needed to disrupt the longstanding trend of Black communities being under counted. In this session, participants will learn about key library resources, ways of promoting a complete count, as well as the latest Census 2020 operations in the wake of COVID-19. Pt 1 of 3.

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)
Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Your Community During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)
Candid’s Eva Nico will host Meg VanDeusen of Feedback Labs and Yessica Cancel of the PACE Center for Girls for a discussion on the do’s and don’ts of addressing feedback from your communities during an unfolding crisis. You will receive examples, best practices, and resources to embrace new feedback practices or adapt existing ones for the changing conditions brought-on by COVID-19.

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)
The Road Ahead: Library Service in a Post-COVID World (Library Journal)
This webcast will discuss the way forward, including challenges and opportunities, advice for administrators and managers leading staff through significant changes in daily operations, practical discussion of patron communication and service strategies in light of the new normal in which we find ourselves, and encouragement to embrace this unique cultural moment as an opportunity to make a surprising and substantial positive impact in our communities. With Wyoming’s own Kate Mutch!

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)
Turning Inquiry into Action: How to Engage Young Learners with KidCitizen (Library of Congress)
This presentation highlights KidCitizen episodes that engage young children in analyzing resources from the Library of Congress and connecting what they learn to their daily lives. KidCitizen is a freely available digital interactive designed to foster young children’s inquiry with primary sources. The digital episodes facilitate a developmentally appropriate process of careful looking, historical thinking, and evidence-informed analysis that are at the center of disciplinary literacy. By slowing down the act of looking, children discover new information and construct viewpoints as primary sources are mined.

Wednesday, July 1 (1-1:45 pm)
Libraries in the Time of COVID… a discussion (The Library Corporation)
COVID-19 threw life into a tailspin for most Americans, and libraries were not spared.  With very few guidelines, and fear prevalent, librarians were left on their own to not only deal with the responsibilities of limiting services to their communities, but also handle the inevitable stresses of reopening. Join TLC’s Director of Marketing Strategy, Jamison Reynolds, as he moderates a discussion with Gina Emory of East Bonner County Free Library (ID), Ty Henderson of Champaign County Library (OH), Lynn Hoffman of Somerset County Library (NJ), and Margaret Miles of New Hanover County Public Library (NC). The group will discuss the ways their libraries have succeeded in the time of COVID-19 and how libraries can continue to support their communities during these unusual times.

Thursday, July 2 (10-11 am)
Talking to Elementary and Middle School Students About COVID-19 (
In this edWebinar, you will learn how to effectively employ a variety of educational strategies to best confer sophistication and appropriate content. So please join Michael for this blended approach in science content and effective pedagogy, as you learn how best to communicate age-appropriate COVID-19 understanding to our K-8 students. Plus, he’ll offer an update on the most recent progress in the development of both vaccines and therapies.

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