Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 1

Apr 1, 2019

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of April 1 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

All times MDT

Monday, Apr 1 (11:30-12:30 pm)
Data on a Deadline: Quick Access Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)
Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at that can quickly provide a snapshot of your community. During this training, you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through quick live demos of a variety of data access tools and reports such as QuickFacts, Community Facts, Voting Hot Reports, Narrative Profiles, Census Business Builder, PopClock, My Congressional District, Census Engagement Navigator and more.

Tuesday, Apr 2 (10-11 am)
Creating Civil Engagement and Conversation with YOUR Community (Washington State Library)
This program explores how libraries play an integral role in creating and sustaining a platform for civil engagement and community conversations. Through community conversations, a greater populace is able to make their voices heard, hear the “other” perspective, and explore the topic with others in their own personal spheres of influence. In a time when disparate groups are at constant odds, we have to embrace the notion that we can disagree without being disagreeable.

Tuesday, Apr 2 (11-12 pm)
What Is Net Neutrality And Why Is It Important To Libraries? (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Net Neutrality has been in the news the past several years primarily because of various decisions made by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has statutory oversight of the Internet. Supporters and opponents of Net Neutrality have also initiated numerous legal actions in the federal courts. What exactly is “Net Neutrality” and why is it such a contentious issue? And more specifically, why should the library community be concerned about this issue? This presentation will address these questions and explain why libraries play a critical role in ensuring an open “neutral” Internet.

Tuesday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)
Macmillan Spring Fling: Best New Adult Books (and some YA, too!) (Booklist)
Hear from Team Macmillan Library, Tor/Forge, and Bloomsbury in this one-hour webinar featuring their very best Spring 2019 reads! They’ll begin with their favorite Adult picks and wrap up with YA and select Middle Grade titles. ARCs and other goodies will be offered. Fun will be had. Join us!

Tuesday, Apr 2 (1-2 pm)
Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Explore DNA and family history, make stardust, discover astronaut food, and more with our science programs for kids, teens, and adults. The NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual and other details of the project will be shared.

Tuesday, Apr 2 (3:30-4 pm)
Microsoft Meetings (Technology and Innovation in Education)
Join TIE Learning Specialist, Ryan Young, to learn how Microsoft Meetings is a great tool to conduct teaming time for your staff that can be done on the go. Having a consistent time to get everyone together on a regular basis can prove to be difficult. This tool assists in asking questions, getting answers, collaborating, and communicating on the go.

Wednesday, Apr 3 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Nonprofit Basics for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)
Here is your chance to ask questions of an attorney who is knowledgeable of libraries and the state statutes that govern libraries. Trev Peterson, from Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP, will be joining us to cover a variety of topics, such as: collecting sales tax, statutes related to fundraising, interlocal agreements, tax levies, 501(c)3 status, and more.

Wednesday, Apr 3 (11-12 pm)
To Be Everywhere Or Not to Be Everywhere: A Practical Approach To Multichannel Marketing (Network for Good)
Facebook? Video? Podcasts? Email? Blogs? Do people still blog? Or Tweet? There are a million ways to market your cause. How do you know where to start – or finish? If you are feeling the pressure to “be everywhere” you are not alone. Multichannel marketing is the idea of presenting your message on multiple platforms and in multiple formats. And there are more choices than ever. In this session, Beth Brodovsky, President of Iris Creative, will show you how to create a cohesive, creative campaign and make good choices about where and how to share it.

Wednesday, Apr 3 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

Wednesday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)
Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding (Association for Library Service to Children)
Music activities are more than fun! They’re a natural, developmentally appropriate way to build auditory processing skills, auditory memory, and other skills critical to early language and literacy. When children are actively engaged in helping to tell a story with music, their literary experience is more meaningful and empowering. Learn how to use the power of music to increase children’s involvement and focus.

Wednesday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)
Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In 2016, the Mt. Zion District Library (IL) realized that the community was lacking in activities and programs for children under 2 years old. The Library already offered Toddlertime for children 18 months through 3 years old, but decided to add Music and Movement for children ages 6-24 months and their caregivers. Learn how to implement a similar program at your library; no background in music is required!

Wednesday, Apr 3 (5-6 pm)
The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (American Association of School Librarians)
Using the lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners, we will examine the role of manga, comics, and graphic novels to promote literacy and learning. Participants will not only learn about the power of these genres but they will also be exposed to the language of the AASL Shared Foundations.

Thursday, Apr 4 (11-12 pm)
How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications (Charity How To)
In “How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications” we will address how to create a concise, compelling and competitive application for online grant application scenarios. We will look at specific examples for tips that make reviewing your online grant proposal easier for reviewers. We will also explain how to avoid losing the power of your story when your application is broken up across numerous fields.

Thursday, Apr 4 (11-12 pm)
Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you, it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a fire hose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend.

Thursday, Apr 4 (12-1 pm)
Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)
Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. The importance of balancing reading level with interest will be discussed. You’ll walk away with more insight into the elements of an excellent developing reader book, as well as tips on how to navigate advisory interactions with kids and grown ups.

Thursday, Apr 4 (12-1 pm)
“What Are You Trying to Say?” Improving Writing and Communications with (Federal Depository Library Program)
Plain language is “communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it.” This website shows how Federal agencies are complying with the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-274), but the site also provides important guidance to anyone who writes reports, memos, brochures, emails, etc. This webinar will give a tour of the website and will show examples of plain language from different agencies.

Thursday, Apr 4 (1-2 pm)
Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts (Infopeople)
In this webinar, we will define diversity and multiculturalism, cultural appropriateness, and highlight crafts and activities that will help teach children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people. By merging diversity and equity into our library programming we can build cultural relevance into any craft program.

Thursday, Apr 4 (1-2 pm)
Learning Analytics: How to Show Your Work is Making an Impact (InSync Training)
Learning analytics begins by determining what questions we want to answer. Questions we should be asking include: Are we making good use of our time in training? Did people learn new behaviors? How is the training making a difference? Why is the training making a difference? Once you know what questions you are trying to answer, then you can design the right tools, or find existing sources, to collect the metrics to tell the story.

Thursday, Apr 4 (5-6 pm)
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AABP) in the Classroom (Library of Congress)
Join AAPB, LOC and WGBH education staff to learn about the collection and share resources on how to use with students. Former Teacher in Residence, Tom Bober, will share teaching ideas. Leave with knowledge of a digital and openly available online archival collection of historic public broadcasting programs that document important historical and culturally significant topics, events and people of the 20th and 21st centuries. Space is limited.

Friday, Apr 5 (12-1 pm)
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

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