Free Continuing Education Events for June 1-6



Free, online, continuing education events for June 1-6 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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All times MDT

Tuesday, June 1 (11-12 pm)
Top Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets (TechSoup)
For many nonprofits with small budgets, the pandemic tested the limits of what was possible with the resources they had. And still, creative people around the world found ingenious ways to use new tools and techniques to build capacity and continue serving their communities. Technology played a key role in these adaptations. Come learn the top 10 technology offers from TechSoup that we believe can specifically help nonprofits with small budgets of less than $100,000 a year.

Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)
Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)
Listen up! We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds for some amazing audiobooks? Timed to coincide with the start of Audiobook Month, this webinar will spotlight exciting new and forthcoming audiobooks from Dreamscape Publishing and HarperAudio—and industry data and insights from nonprofit arts organization L.A. Theatre Works.

Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)
Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (Public Library Association)
Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from public librarians representing libraries of varying sizes, geographic regions, and diverse populations who have affected change from their positions in middle management through effective communications, advocacy, and storytelling.

Tuesday, June 1 (1-2:30 pm)
Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)
Are you concerned that your library’s website isn’t meeting accessibility standards? If not, you should be–lawsuits concerning website accessibility failures are increasing, and libraries do not have immunity. In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

Tuesday, June 1 (1-2 pm)
Why Performance-Based, Results-Focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More (Training Magazine Network)
This presentation is about the practice of Instructional Design (ISD) in the real world today and how it is being modified and used to produce training solutions to help meet business needs (problems or opportunities) for organizations as well as the needs of individuals attending the training program.

Wednesday, June 2 (11-12 pm)
Venture Philanthropy Is On The Rise: Is It In Your Database? (Network for Good)
Join Alyssa Wright for a session on how to find connections and ideas in your existing database that can unlock big money and big partnerships.  Become a super sleuth with new questions, ideas, and leads after attending this engaging webinar.

Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 pm)
Choosing the Right Library School for You (Library Journal)
Online, offline or hybrid; research or practice-focused, large cohorts or small classes, full or part-time, special concentrations, cost and requirements, help with job searches for graduates—there are a lot of factors to consider when selecting an MLIS program. Hear from representatives from a variety of library schools about what makes their particular programs stand out and take the opportunity to get your questions answered one on one.

Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

Wednesday, June 2 (2-3 pm)
1st Annual Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club Kick-off Leading From The Library (Future Ready Librarians)
Join Shannon McClintock Miller and Bill Bass for the kick-off of the Future Ready Librarians® first annual summer book club. This five-week book club is a chance for all of us to reflect, grow, and celebrate our role as Future Ready Librarians.

Wednesday, June 2 (3-4 pm)
Supercharge 21st Century Students: Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking (edWeb.net)
In this edWebinar, educator and researcher Julie Stern and edtech expert and educator Maria Arfanakis will discuss how schools can shift their focus from teaching to the standards to teaching for learning transfer. The presenters will share more about what learning transfer is and how educators can use it to design equitable learning experiences that are meaningful and engaging. Educators will learn how the right instructional moves, such as discussion-focused collaborative games, create a perfect conduit to harness students’ prior learning and experiences, move students toward expertise, and improve students’ social-emotional learning.

Wednesday, June 2 (5-6 pm)
On Juneteenth (US National Archives)
In On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth. She recounts both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the years from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)
Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Knowing which donors and prospects have the most potential is essential for nonprofits to focus their fundraising strategies, uncover opportunities, and maximize contributions. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult, especially in today’s economic climate, to get a full understanding of a constituent’s wealth profile. Join us in this free webinar to learn more about identifying potential major donors and taking the confusion about using wealth data.

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)
Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library (Public Library Association)
This panel discussion will provide background on white cultural norms in librarianship, illustrated by examples from the lived experience of the panelists. Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of the way that these norms marginalize, silence, and harm BIPOC library staff members.

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)
Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations (US Census Bureau)
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy, with the 2020 Census data release underway, Tableau’s data community will continue to have updated population figures to explore! Together with the annual, American Community Survey, the resulting repository of census data is expansive and covers over 11.7 million geographic areas, with associated geospatial files. Discover ways to create informative geospatial maps, along with methods of tapping into the bevy of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics via census.gov and our API.

Thursday, June 3 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

Thursday, June 3 (1-2 pm)
Building Connections with Community Assets (WebJunction)
Explore strategies for connecting with community assets in-person and online as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.

Friday, June 4 (12-1 pm)
Queer Peers: Representation in Comics (Booklist)
Library worker Vincent (Vincey) Zalkind interviews some of the most prominent queer voices in comics about their works and the importance of representation in the medium, including Steve Orlando (COMMANDERS IN CRISIS, KILL A MAN), Sina Grace (GETTING IT TOGETHER), Jen Hickman (LONELY RECEIVER), Hazel Newlevant (EMBODIED: AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST COMICS POETRY ANTHOLOGY), and Lela Gwen (NIGHTMARE IN SAVANNAH).

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