Free Continuing Education Events for September 1-4



Free, online, continuing education events for September 1-4 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.

Calendar listings

All times MDT

Thursday, Sep 1 (9:30-10:30 am)
Introduction to the new WorldCat.org (OCLC)
Learn how the redesigned WorldCat.org will create a better user experience, increase the impact of libraries on the web, and give your library more ways to engage with people in your community and beyond. This program includes a live demonstration of the new WorldCat.org site and information about steps you can take to ensure your library and its collections are effectively represented when the site goes live later this year.

Thursday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)
The American Community Survey: A Comprehensive Look (US Census Bureau)
Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year and learn the differences between the ACS and the Decennial Census. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools.

Thursday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)
Amp Up Your Appeal’s Persuasive Power with Research from Psychology and Neuroscience (Bloomerang)
To be a donor-centric fundraiser requires an understanding of how donors make decisions. If you know what encourages/discourages giving, you can hugely influence donor choices. Fundraising psychology is an emerging field, based on groundbreaking research from Robert Cialdini, Daniel Kahneman and others. Claire Axelrad will share some of her favorite “tricks” to help you connect with triggers most likely to influence would-be donors to say “yes” to your fundraising offers. They’re not manipulations; just smart, research-based tools you could be using to improve messaging and calls to action.

Thursday, Sep 1 (1-2 pm)
Make Good Things Happen: Your best GivingTuesday yet (Blackbaud)
GivingTuesday is a global movement that reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and radical generosity. With the right simple plan of action and technology in place, you can ensure this GivingTuesday is a day to drive donations, build awareness and acquire new donors. In this webinar we’ll discuss how you can use JustGiving branded campaigns, peer-to-peer fundraising and direct donation forms to power your best GivingTuesday yet.

Thursday, Sep 1 (3-4 pm)
Fresh Literature That Widens Readers’ Horizons (edWeb)
Nobody reads to practice their reading skills. We read because there is something on the page or screen that we need. Reading, discussing, and writing about culturally responsive literature invites students to reflect upon their circumstances and the circumstances of others. It helps them develop the inner strength needed to be resilient in a world full of so much uncertainty. Carol Jago will offer attendees texts and tasks designed to engage students in the kind of conversations that just might move us all towards a better tomorrow.

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