Free, online, continuing education events for November 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 on our Training Calendar.
All times MDT
Wednesday, Nov 1 (10-11 am)
Blockchain Basics for Nonprofits: Preparing for the Future (TechSoup)
Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs. We hear these terms every day, but what do they really mean? And, more importantly, how can they open up new opportunities for leaders in nonprofits and civil society? If this is your first introduction to these topics, Jason will give you a foundation to start bringing these conversations alive in your organization so you can begin preparing for the future of fundraising.
Wednesday, Nov 1 (11-12 pm)
Innovative Engagement for Libraries: Using Sport, Physical Literacy, & Wellness to Engage & Support Your Community (ALA/Public Library Association)
Research shows that participating in youth sports can lead to immediate and long-term benefits for youth, their families, and communities. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll explore how libraries can leverage physical activity as a tool to engage with patrons. This webinar is perfect for children’s librarians, youth librarians, and anyone interested in learning about an innovative digital resource aimed at promoting equity and access to quality physical wellness education for all.
Wednesday, Nov 1 (11 am-12 pm)
Building A Social Media Calendar & Strategy For Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)
We believe that storytelling is the key to successful communications because human connection is a basic fundamental need around the world. How do we connect with others? Through hearing their stories, their experiences, what drives them, and why – and we can do that through strategic social media campaigns. Join us for this timely session as GivingTuesday and year-end giving is quickly approaching, and your fundraising and communications efforts are more important now than ever.
Wednesday, Nov 1 (12-12:30 pm)
Growing Readers Together: Hugo Public Library (Colorado State Library)
Join Growing Readers Together this autumn to celebrate and learn from the work of seven 2023 Buell Foundation grantee libraries! From outdoor playscapes and amphitheaters to reimagined indoor children’s sections; from intergenerational community service projects to creative outreach and programming efforts, you’ll have the opportunity to explore many different ways of building library service to informal family, friend, and neighbor caregivers into your library’s unique approach to early childhood.
Wednesday, Nov 1 (12-1 pm)
Canva and Design for Libraries: Learn Page Layout and Social Media Design (Niche Academy)
There are so many options in design it can be overwhelming. Join Jennifer Blair to learn skills and design principles that help you format and develop a design for print and digital media. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic skills to format your designs in various platforms, including Canva and Photoshop, as well as tips on stock photography. This training session focuses on image editing, stock photography, and basic tools in Canva and is ideal for beginners. It is open to all library professionals, focusing on those who are charged with marketing and design for their library.
Wednesday, Nov 1 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Native Storytelling in Children’s Books (School Library Journal)
We’ve come a long way from Peter Pan’s Tiger Lily and Pocohontas, but how far? Acclaimed authors Angeline Boulley and Cynthia Leitich Smith discuss Indigenous representation, craft, and the future of Indigenous kid lit.
Wednesday, Nov 1 (5-6 pm)
AASL Town Hall: Conference Connections – Takeaways from AASL 2023 (American Association of School Librarians)
Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.
Thursday, Nov 2 (9-10 am)
Embracing AI in End-of-Year Fundraising (Blackbaud)
Join AI fundraising expert and Dataro CEO/Co-Founder Tim Paris to discover the game-changing impact that AI can have on your end-of-year fundraising campaign planning and results. Discover how new generative AI tools and machine learning can boost your teams’ productivity, improve your campaign targeting, and help you raise more funds with less cost and effort than before.
Thursday, Nov 2 (9-10 am)
How to Leverage Language and Culture to Train a Diverse Workforce (Training Industry)
As businesses become increasingly global and workforces become more diverse, we face new challenges in equipping employees with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their roles. Culture has a tremendous impact on the way people learn. Through culturally aware design approaches, employees can reach higher levels of job success and satisfaction. This interactive webinar will provide easy-to-understand insights on: the role of language and culture on human learning, ensuring inclusivity of increasingly diverse workforces, and design strategies that improve global training outcomes.
Thursday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
The Science of Reading: Phonics and Decodable Books (Booklist)
With many states passing science-based-reading legislation for classroom curricula, decodable readers are in higher demand—time to stock those shelves!
Thursday, Nov 2 (1-2 pm)
Orientation to Legal Research Webinar: Federal Legislative History (Law Library of Congress)
This webinar will discuss how to find debates, hearings, reports, and other documents that may reflect a bill’s legislative intent as it moves through Congress. The presentation will focus largely on how to find these documents through online government resources, including Congress.gov, govinfo.gov, and Law.gov, and quickly touch on subscription databases that can be accessed at one’s local public law or academic library.
Thursday, Nov 2 (2-3 pm)
Breaking Beats and Myths: Exploring Hip-Hop Pedagogy to Confront Misinformation (edWeb)
Hip-hop has grown into a global phenomenon with a diverse community of artists, scholars, and enthusiasts. Though it has evolved across decades, it has maintained roots in self-expression, creativity, and social justice. Moreover, hip-hop is integral to youth culture—so it can serve as a powerful teaching tool for students. Join us to explore how the five pillars of hip-hop (MCing, DJing, Breakdance, Graffiti, and Knowledge) can be leveraged as a pedagogical strategy to inspire students to think deeply about misinformation and how it impacts their lives.
Thursday, Nov 2 (2-3 pm)
Improving Library Services to the Incarcerated (Federal Depository Library Program)
People who are incarcerated are often unable to access vital information that meets their interests and needs. Jeanie Austin and Bee Okelo will present background information on the information needs and interests of incarcerated people and will highlight the work that libraries are doing to better provide information to incarcerated people. They will also present resources that are useful for librarians looking to create new services or extend their existing services. Ms. Rodriguez will present the American Association of Law Libraries new OLIR (Online Legal Information Resource) tool, a new way to find authentic legal resources and connect with public law libraries across the United States, including law libraries that assist the incarcerated.
Friday, Nov 3 (12-1 pm)
Super Searchers Program Beyond Super Searchers: Public Libraries in the Age of Misinformation (ALA/Public Library Association)
The spread of digital misinformation continues to have profound effects on the physical world, and libraries are in no way immune. How can the profession use its information literacy and critical thinking skills to understand the current landscape and better inoculate itself against these effects? In this webinar, we’ll take a look at some of ways misinformation has impacted public library service, and how libraries can better operate in this rapidly changing environment. This panel features multiple perspectives on the effects of online misinformation and offers first-person narratives on the threats and opportunities presented.