Free Continuing Education Events for September 1-5



Free, online, continuing education events for September 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 at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

Calendar listings

All times MDT

Wednesday, Sep 1 (11-12 pm)
From Theory to Practice: How to Make Open Access Content Work for Your Library (Library Journal)
Join Library Journal Editor-in-Chief Meredith Schwartz for an open access (OA) panel with SCELC Executive Director Teri Galloway, Houston Baptist University Library Director Dean Riley, and others as they cover all things OA! Scholarly journals and other publications are increasingly being published as open access, growing exponentially. Our panel of OA proponents will review the results of the recent Library Journal survey and sharing methods and strategies to help your community use and benefit from OA materials.

Wednesday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)
Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)
Join three OverDrive staff librarians in a roundtable discussion as they share best practices, including favorite titles, recent content trends, and how our Back to School sale can help you maximize budget while still meeting demand. Whether you are a new OverDrive partner looking for shopping tips & tricks or an established library wanting to dive deeper into our sale, you won’t want to miss this webinar.

Wednesday, Sep 1 (12-1)
Family Homelessness and Libraries (Niche Academy)
Widespread economic instability and high rates of eviction over the past year have again increased the numbers of children and families in homeless situations, while also highlighting ongoing social and economic inequities. Within this context, libraries can serve as a key support and community resource for children and parents whose housing is unstable. This webinar will provide practical tips for connecting with local schools and community organizations to understand the nature of family homelessness in your community and to reach families where they are.

Thursday, Sep 2 (11-2 pm)
Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum (Law Library of Congress)
Whether you are a professional who uses Congress.gov each day in the course of your work or an engaged citizen who uses Congress.gov to stay up to date on the latest federal legislative information, we invite you to join us for the Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum.

Thursday, Sep 2 (12-1 pm)
Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)
Join publishing insiders from Honest History, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and Yen Press for this showcase of must-read middle grade titles for the fall season. From fantastic and creepy monster tales, to coming of age stories with diverse young characters finding their place in the world, these title presentations will have something to offer nearly every middle grade reader.

Thursday, Sep 2 (1-2 pm)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)
So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. 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.

Thursday, Sep 2 (2-3 pm)
Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Teaching Concepts in Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net/News Literacy Project)
This edWebinar explores the psychological and cognitive factors behind conspiratorial thinking, including the role of fears and anxiety, cognitive dissonance and biases, motivated reasoning and institutional cynicism. We will discuss the ways in which conspiracy theories exploit our emotions as well as fill our emotional needs. As part of the presentation, we will outline essential learning objectives and concepts and provide instructional resources for integrating these concepts into the curriculum, including our free, interactive lesson which is part of the Checkology® virtual classroom.

Friday, Sep 3 (1-2 pm)
APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)
Join us and meet Asian Pacific American authors debuting their new books and in conversation with an APALA member! Each webinar will focus on a specific genre. This month, Naomi Hirahara, author of CLARK AND DIVISION, and Sujata Massey, author of THE BOMBAY PRINCE, will be in conversation with APALA member Mimosa Shah.

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