Free Continuing Education Events for November 27-30

Nov 26, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for November 27-30 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.

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Tuesday, Nov 28 (12-1 pm)
Living Our Values Out Loud: Programs that Walk the Talk (WebJunction)
This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative will feature practitioners who have found ways to design, implement, and evaluate programs using frameworks that better represent their library’s values.

Tuesday, Nov 28 (12-1 pm)
Super Searchers Program Super Searchers for Library Workers (ALA/Public Library Association)
The ease with which misinformation can be created and spread online endangers everyday discourse—and libraries are uniquely suited to help counteract its negative effects. Using research developed at University of Washington, Google has created a new set of tools for evaluating material found online, making it easier to think critically about the veracity of digital information right at the point of search. In this interactive presentation, library consultant Toby Greenwalt will demonstrate the capabilities of Super Searchers and showcase potential applications in the library workspace.

Tuesday, Nov 28 (3-4 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 29 (11 am-12 pm)
Simplified Fundraising Planning for Small Nonprofits (Productivity Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop covering some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan. Processes and tools will be shared which pare the planning process down to its simplest form. Attendees leave with actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective.

Wednesday, Nov 29 (12-1 pm)
Reducing Burnout for Academic Library Workers who have Complicated Lives (AKA: Everybody) (Niche Academy)
Jessica Lee, Mike Holt, and Robert Griggs-Taylor have researched the experience of parents and burnout. But they recognize that everyone has complicated lives. Individual practices that alleviate and reduce burnout are to everyone’s benefit, including parents of minor children. In this presentation, they will reach into their survey data and examine the interventions used to prevent burnout, along with institutional measures that respondents felt would make positive impacts on their immediate lives.

Thursday, Nov 30 (3-4 pm)
Diffuse the situation: Using conversation to build empathy and trust with the public (Alliance Research and Training)
Join us to discuss positive, empathy-driven techniques to improve communication with your library patrons. In this webinar, we will identify common conversation types, how to prepare for and plan conversations addressing various issues, strategies for using positive language to guide conversations, and how to use empathy-driven approaches to gain greater understanding and build trust with patrons.

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