Free Continuing Education Events for November 1-6



Free, online, continuing education events for November 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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Tuesday, Nov 1 (11-12 pm)
Curated Digital Content: Tools for Teaching, presented by DPLA’s Outreach and Assessment Working Group (Digital Public Library of America)
Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) Metadata Librarian Greta Bahnemann will present an overview of digital content resources that she has developed for MDL, including the Primary Source Set program (modeled after DPLA’s Primary Source Sets) and the exhibit “History Day Resources” which provides teachers, students, and parents with information about the National History Day program. She will also highlight DPLA resources that are relevant to digital content research and share ideas on how educators and students can find, save, and share content for projects in the classroom.

Tuesday, Nov 1 (11-12 pm)
Find. Build. Grow. Effective Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits (TechSoup)
Learn how to improve donor relationships and drive action with email marketing and social media tools. We’ll focus on marketing strategies that work across platforms to find donors and supporters, strengthen existing donor relationships and amplify giving for your non profit organization.

Tuesday, Nov 1 (12-1 pm)
What’s News in Debuts? (Booklist)
There’s not much that’s more exciting than reading an incredible debut novel. And in the book world, we’re always excited to celebrate new voices, new characters, and new stories! Join representatives from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster for this free, one-hour webinar, where publishers will be featuring exciting new upcoming debuts titles for you to add to your ever growing TBR list!

Tuesday, Nov 1 (12-1 pm)
Access to Court Resources: PACER, Court Records, and More (Federal Depository Library Program)
This presentation provides a brief legislative history of the E-Government Act (why court records are supposed to be free), what constitutes a “Written Opinion” in electronic case files (CM/ECF), and how to locate case law/docket sheets/briefs in PACER, court websites, and via GPO.

Tuesday, Nov 1 (1-2 pm)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)
In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (8-9 am)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Power Up With Documents: E-Documents in the Classroom (Nebraska Library Commission)
Too often government documents are overlooked as sources for K-16 students. But for schools with limited resources, documents are the perfect place to find information. Best of all, they are freely accessible with an internet connection. This presentation will focus on the variety of ways to locate these treasures. Some sites are grade-specific! There will also be a libguide of Nebraska and federal documents your library can share to help your students find information.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (11-12 pm)
The Five Most Valuable Fundraising Metrics (and How to Use Them) (Blackbaud)
There are lots of ways to count and measure fundraising results. But are there some metrics that are better than others? Yes, you bet there are! In this session, we’re going to show you everything that you need to know about them. Along the way, we’ll throw in some sage advice about using data and metrics to measure fundraising results.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (11-12 pm)
Become a Thought Leader for Your Nonprofit (Network for Good)
In the age where attention is currency, subject matter experts within organizations are uniquely positioned to build and grow influence. This webinar gives participants new ways to think about and consider thought leadership as a strategy to influence your fundraising and organizational impact.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
Nature as Your Teaching Partner: A Guide to Outdoor Experiences in Early Childhood (edWeb)
This edWebinar takes a detailed, year-round look at practical and engaging outdoor experiences for children ages 3-6. Special attention is given to easy-to-obtain materials, seasonal activities that could be taught in a range of environments, and meeting the developmental needs of children—using nature as a teaching partner.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
Library of Congress Veterans History Project (Federal Depository Library Program)
Attendees will learn about the tools to conduct oral history interviews of the veterans or Gold Star family members in their lives. Following the presentation, they will know how to submit a collection to the Veterans History Project and in doing so, contribute a primary source to the Library of Congress.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
Encouraging Engagement in Online Instruction (Niche Academy)
Many libraries, both public and academic, have initiated or increased online instructional offerings in the past few years. In addition to allowing us to maintain safety protocols during the pandemic, online instruction allows us to reach a wider audience, even removing barriers for some patrons who might otherwise not have participated. Through demonstration and hands-on participation, Melissa Wong and Laura Saunders will introduce participants to free, low-barrier strategies and tools to incorporate active participation into any online instruction.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and relationship building plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (2-3 pm)
Britannica School Basics (Britannica)
Join us for this webinar and learn new easy to incorporate digital content into your classroom or Library.

Wednesday, Nov 2 (3-4 pm)
Dilemma Discussion and Museum Resources: Bringing Students Face-to-Face with History (edWeb)
Discussing the dilemmas that historical figures faced can give students new perspectives and fresh insights into key periods in our nation’s history. In this edWebinar, attendees will learn how exploring human elements and personal stories in primary sources and curated museum exhibits enrich dilemma discussions, giving students authentic connections to the decisions that often changed the course of history.

Thursday, Nov 3 (9-10:30 am)
Grief and Loss – A Three-part Series (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Grief and loss are experienced by everyone. How can we as library staff better understand grief and loss so that we can support our communities as well as each other? Please join us for this special three-part series presented by Erin Spalding, LCSW-S, Director of Clinical Education at The Christi Center. The series will include: Grief 101, Grief During the Pandemic, and Disenfranchised Loss & Providing Support. Sessions are also on Nov 10 and Nov 17 from 9-10:30 am.

Thursday, Nov 3 (10-11 am)
How To Plan Three Months of Nonprofit Content in One Day (Bloomerang)
We’ll be demystifying the nonprofit content planning process. In this session, you’ll learn how to craft nonprofit messaging and content that moves hearts, creates community and inspires action.

Thursday, Nov 3 (12-1 pm)
Science Resources at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)
Come learn about the Natural History’s 13 libraries, plus the other Smithsonian Natural and Physical Sciences libraries. Attendees will get a virtual tour of the Natural and Physical Sciences libraries as well as get an idea of the size and scope of the collections and how we help the Natural History researchers and researchers from around the world.

Thursday, Nov 3 (1-2 pm)
Using Design Thinking to Craft Learning Experiences (Training Magazine Network)
In this active session, we will explore how Design Thinking is a mindset as well as a method for generating innovative solutions. You will have an opportunity to participate in a Design Thinking cycle to see how this approach can stimulate ideas for creative, human-centered solutions that fit the modern workplace.

Thursday, Nov 3 (2-3 pm)
Explore Veterans Day through Media Literacy using Britannica (Britannica)
We will look at ways students can develop media literacy skills while learning about why the United States celebrates Veterans Day. We will navigate Britannica’s content and unpack strategies on how to make your lessons more student-directed and engaging, while promoting literacy, self-expression and critical thinking.

Thursday, Nov 3 (2-3 pm)
Introduction to Trademarks (Wyoming SBDC)
In this webinar we’ll dig into the world of trademarks. While people often use the words trademark, patent and copyright interchangeably, they are very different aspects of intellectual property. Trademarks are an important part of marketing your business, allowing customers to recognize your business and products.  Dive into the world of trademarks; learn more about what they are, how they function and what is required to register them at the state and federal level.

Thursday, Nov 3 (3-4 pm)
Introducción a Britannica School (Britannica)
En este webinar aprenderán cómo incorporar contenido digital en su aula o biblioteca.

Thursday, Nov 3 (4-5 pm)
We Got This! Culturally Responsive Inquiry & Research (Colorado State Library)
Join Janet R. Damon, Digital Librarian and History Teacher at DELTA high school, as she discusses ways to build connections between students’ lived experiences, history and culture and the critical information seeking skills they need in a knowledge economy.  Using student-driven inquiry, digital tools and databases, alongside strategies for multilingual students and students of color we can begin to honor our student identities in powerful ways while ensuring they have the skills to thrive in the future.

Thursday, Nov 4 (11-12 pm)
Old Wives Tales and Urban Legends Ask a Conservator Day (Connecting to Collections Care)
Can you clean paintings with bread? What about lemon juice for cleaning books or mayonnaise on porcelain? On this annual Ask A Conservator Day we are looking to the C2C Care Community to bring forth any unusual cleaning or collections care methods they have heard over the years for our panelists to discuss.

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