Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 16

Apr 16, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MST

Monday, Apr 16 (11:30-12:30 pm)
Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for CPW2018 with A Free Webinar on Library Privacy Audits (American Library Association)
This webinar will include a discussion about why healthy privacy practices are more critical for libraries than ever before and offers a step-by-step guide for starting a privacy audit at your library.

Monday, Apr 16 (12-1:30 pm)
Disaster Preparedness: Theft, Vandalism, & Arson (Federal Depository Library Program)
The FDLP Academy is pleased to present a new webinar series on disaster preparedness and recovery. This four-part series, taking place February – April, will focus on various types of disasters being faced by our library colleagues; tips for planning ahead; and strategies for clean-up, recovery, and moving forward.

Monday, Apr 16 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Protecting Children in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Join staff of the Department of Health and Welfare as they share information important to library staff working in public places and their role in providing safe spaces for children.

Tuesday, Apr 17 (8-9 am)
Fine Free Libraries – What, Why, and How (Indiana State Library)
In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the trend toward the suspension of fines in public libraries including what “fine free” means, the philosophies behind the shift, and the practical considerations that go into becoming a “fine free” library.

Tuesday, Apr 17 (11-12 pm)
How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)
Google Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on During this webinar Simon Choy, who currently manages over $2 million in annual Google Grants funding, will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the process of applying for the grant. He will also highlight what is required to succeed when using Google Grants and tell you about a paid service that will get you more than your money’s worth.

Tuesday, Apr 17 (12-1 pm)
Saving Time and Money: Why Cloud Integrations Matter (TechSoup)
In an effort to save time and money, nonprofits are moving to cloud-based technologies. Many of these technologies are integrated to optimize efficiency, create easy and secure workflows, and most importantly reduce the amount of resources spent on IT. Join Box, DocuSign, and Okta for this 60-minute webinar that will explain: What is the cloud and why cloud integrations matter; Impact Cloud and how cloud-based companies are creating nonprofits solutions; Why Box, Okta and Docusign together can help nonprofits; and How nonprofits are using these technologies.

Tuesday, Apr 17 (12-1 pm)
Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2018 (Booklist)
Get an overview of what’s new for Spring 2018 from series nonfiction publishers, Jump!, Bellwether, and Creative Company. Titles presented will range from grades K-12. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth associate editor, Julia Smith.

Tuesday, Apr 17 (12-1 pm)
How to Lead Effective Meetings (Firespring)
By not optimizing their efficiency and effectiveness, meetings can waste precious time and resources. Meetings are meant to keep people in the loop, involved in the conversation and define next steps for people attending them. But how?

Tuesday, Apr 17 (1-2 pm)
Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From Awareness to Funding in 2018 (WebJunction)
A webinar presenting the results of a new study investigating voter perceptions and support for public libraries, with comparisons to similar research conducted 10 years ago. In this session, presenters will share key findings and analysis from the summary report; provide new details on library super supporters and probable supporters in context with other library trends and research; and kickstart the discussion on how library leaders and advocates can act on these findings.

Tuesday, Apr 17 (2-3 pm)
Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)
Putting students at the center of the learning experience has a transformative effect on a classroom. Powerful learning happens when teachers can bring forward student voices and when they position students as the drivers of class culture and community. And technology can help you do that! This edWebinar will show you how.

Wednesday, Apr 18 (9-10 am)
The Importance of Empathy in the Customer Service Experience (Georgia Public Library Service)
When patrons are rude or overly demanding, it can become difficult to remain calm and professional. This webinar will introduce the importance of empathy in the customer service experience to help staff avoid unpleasant interactions with library patrons. Presented by Dorcas Davis, Director of Continuing Education & Training.

Wednesday, Apr 18 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Reaching Out Through Your Collection (Nebraska Library Commission)
Unusual or unexpected collections are becoming more common in the library, from musical instruments and puppets to Makerspace kits libraries have them all but how can we leverage them to reach out to your community? Find out what we and libraries around the nation are doing to use their collections to expand their outreach and impact in their community.

Wednesday, Apr 18 (10-11 am)
Resources from the National Agriculture Library (North Carolina Library Association)
This session will cover some of the key collections and services available to your users from the National Agricultural Library (, one of the world’s largest agricultural research libraries.

Wednesday, Apr 18 (10-11 am)
A Little Change Goes a Long Way; Organizational Learning as a Resource for Change Management (Training Magazine Network)
Sooner or later, we all have to change. The march of progress is inevitable and nowhere more so than in today’s light-speed business environments. Nonetheless, organizations are often change resistant and figuring out methods to incite and inspire change can be an enormous challenge for business leaders. Many of those leaders are now turning to their training departments with expectations that managing change can come from learning leaders. How do we address those needs? And how do we deal with the inevitable resistance? Join Adobe’s Dr. Allen Partridge, Head of Digital Learning Evangelism for this engaging exploration of practical strategies to encourage innovation, one little step at a time.

Wednesday, Apr 18 (11-12 pm)
12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries Live)
In this free 60-minute webinar, you will learn the details of promotional campaigns that have worked in two libraries, as well as promotional best practices from a recent nationwide survey of librarians. Our speakers will walk you through 12 keys to digital content promotion success.

Wednesday, Apr 18 (1-2 pm)
DAP Learning Series: Creating Your Own Campaign URL builder (DigitalGov)
Custom campaign URLs can help you collect information to determine which marketing campaigns are more effective. Efficient implementation of custom campaign URLs depends on your tagging strategy and it is important to set up a scalable methodology. In this training, we’ll talk about campaign tagging strategies and show you how to create a campaign URL builder.

Wednesday, Apr 18 (2-3 pm)
Beyond the Memes: Social Media Evaluation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this webinar, you will learn the basics about social media analytics, and how to use the data to evaluate social media campaigns and programs. You will also learn the basic principles of evaluation, such as creating realistic outcomes and objectives for your social media activities.

Thursday, Apr 19 (11-12 pm)
Librarian Toolkit for Working with Online Instructors and Students (ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee)
Online programs and departments are increasing at many universities and colleges, and online and distance instructors and students usually feel isolated from campus programs and services. In this changing, academic environment, librarians have to shift their services to be more focused on reaching out to online programs. In this session, an Online Learning Librarian and a Non-Traditional Student Librarian from two public universities will cover tips and tricks for liaison and instruction librarians working with online students and instructors.

Thursday, Apr 19 (11-12 pm)
How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live (Bloomerang)
Nonprofits like The Met and Best Friends Animal Society are using Facebook Live to engage donors in powerful and creative ways. Facebook Live is the #1 type of content now, getting much more reach than even pictures and videos. But live broadcasting can be very scary! This training will show you how to use Facebook Live to engage supporters and raise more money. You’ll learn: How to prepare for your first broadcast; How to pick the best topic for your audience; How to get your best supporters to attend your first broadcast; How to engage your audience during your broadcast; and How to recycle and repurpose your broadcast.

Thursday, Apr 19 (11-12 pm)
3 Secrets to Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Survive Without (GuideStar)
Raising major gifts can be a difficult task for nonprofits both large and small. There are, however, a few secrets for making major gift fundraising just a bit easier. On this webinar, Amy Eisenstein will be offering her time saving tips and tricks that you can apply immediately to ramp up your major gifts program!

Thursday, Apr 19 (12-1 pm)
Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

Thursday, Apr 19 (12-1 pm)
Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds (GrantSpace)
Finding the right funding match is key to getting the money you need to fulfill your mission.  To do this, you must know how to match your needs to funder priorities as you research and apply for grants. By asking yourself a few key questions before you start, you’ll make the grant research and proposal writing processes more efficient and successful. In addition to discovering what these questions are, you’ll also learn the seven basic elements of most proposals and how to integrate them into a successful proposal.

Thursday, Apr 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Assessment Made Simple (North Dakota State Library)
All our libraries offer programs running the gamut from story time and author talks through health care enrollment and financial planning. We generally do a solid job of recording basic statistics, like the number of programs held and their attendance. However, it’s much more challenging to measure, understand, and share the actual impact our programs and services have on our community. Usually the most we get is anecdotal evidence. In times of tightening budgets when the ongoing relevance of libraries is being questioned, outcome-based assessment can create datasets demonstrating libraries’ substantial community impact at the local, state, and national levels. In this short webinar you’ll get an overview of how to use free tools and readymade surveys from Project Outcome to tackle this tough problem in a simple straightforward fashion.

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