Free Continuing Education Events for October 28-31



Free, online, continuing education events for October 28-31 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Tuesday, Oct 29 (12-1 pm)
The Books are Afoot (Booklist)
October has been the instigator for many things— howling winds accompanied by mysterious figures; hounds running amok in Baskerville; and now, Booklist’s mystery webinar! Join us 10/29 when we hear from Books on Tape/Listening Library, HarperCollins Publishers, Severn House, and Oceanview Publishers about the latest mysteries creeping on the shelves this fall!

Wednesday, Oct 30 (9-10 am)
Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
New special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Wednesday, Oct 30 (12-1 pm)
We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library (Georgia Library Association)
Research of family habits indicates that the vast majority of white families rarely, if ever, talk about race at home. At the same time, many library patrons from minority groups observe and report that there are few books for children that are culturally relevant and reflective of their lives. St. Louis County Library initiated a partnership with a local organization that aimed at addressing both of these deficits. Learn how the collaboration between a non-profit and the public library evolved and the results of this collaboration.

Wednesday, Oct 30 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

Wednesday, Oct 30 (1-2 pm)
Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)
As communities across the country experience the impact of the opioid epidemic, public library staff are finding themselves on the front line of this public health crisis. How should libraries engage? Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community is an IMLS-funded project led by OCLC and PLA to expand libraries’ capacity to support their communities. The project studied a diverse set of communities where the library is an active partner in addressing the epidemic and facilitated discussions with library leaders and a range of government, public health, and community organizations. Presenters will share insights gained from the case studies and emerging practices, opportunities, and challenges, and share resources to help library staff guide their libraries’ response to the opioid crisis. This is the first in a series of webinars on this topic, highlighting the project findings.

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