Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 22



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of April 22 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, Apr 23 (11-12 pm)
Creating a Community of Readers: Academic Librarians Promoting Reading on Campus (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
How can academic librarians help the campus community build awareness of our leisure reading collections and connect to other readers on campus? Two academic librarians will share our successful programming strategies on a difficulty spectrum from easy to ambitious. Our past programs include silent reading parties, pop-up libraries, online book talks from campus community members, a Nerd Nite focused on books and reading, partnerships with public libraries and campus organizations, a community-wide reading program, and more! Attendees from all types of libraries will be able to adapt our approaches for their own contexts.

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)
YA/Teen Book Buzz Spring 2019 (School Library Journal)
Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s 2019 Teen Book Buzz webcast! Join us in conversation with publishing insiders to learn about their most buzz-worthy titles coming out this spring. You’ll hear about some can’t miss new reads, from a dystopian novel where girls are bannished to the woods for their 16th year to an historical verse retelling of the last day of Joan of Arc’s life. Tackling everything from romance to gender indentity to fantasy, these selections are loaded with teen appeal. Don’t miss out!

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)
5 Things Every Nonprofit Needs to Consider About Its Website (TechSoup)
Is your nonprofit’s website maximizing its impact and your effectiveness? Most nonprofits struggle with this because, even though websites are familiar, they are difficult to create, manage, and make effective. This webinar will walk you through five things that every nonprofit should consider about its website and will give practical advice on how to make yours better.

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)
Preserving Your Family History (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
Everyone has a story and every family has stories that have been lost or forgotten. What does it mean to preserve your family history? Family history can include documents, photos, oral history, and family heirlooms. How do you start researching your own family history? How do you preserve family history for future generations through storytelling? Kenyatta D. Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy, will provide tips on researching, preserving, and sharing all aspects of your family’s history.

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)
Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear from representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Ingram Content Group (Counterpoint Press, House of Anansi Press, and TouchWood Editions), Macmillan Publishers, Sourcebooks, and W. W. Norton & Company, who share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries and for your LibraryReads nominations.

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)
Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement (Education Week)
Research shows that when parents are engaged in their children’s learning, students succeed. Educators often need support in helping families integrate into local school communities, where they can learn about the education practices and policies that impact their children. The challenge is figuring out the best methods for building these relationships.  In this free webinar, learn about the five high-leverage areas identified in the report: attendance, data sharing, academic and social development, digital media, and transition points.

Wednesday, Apr 24 (9-10:30 am)
Where’s My Cape? Managing a Youth Services Department (Indiana State Library)
You were a hard-working youth librarian.  Now, you’re a youth services manager moving at the speed of light.  Experienced or just starting out, everyone needs a support network.  Join us for this Q&A-based webinar, where three current youth services managers (and one children’s consultant/ex-manager) share their tips & tricks about time management, coping with staffing dynamics, and handling change.

Wednesday, Apr 24 (1-2 pm)
Where the Wild Things Learn and Play (Association for Library Service to Children)
Are you trying to build a world of imagination without inciting a wild rumpus? Does your play environment foster skills for early literacy or for the monkey bars? Four Youth Services departments will lead a discussion of play space design and management. Bring your hits, your misses, and your burning questions to this informative exchange of ideas. A list of recommended vendors and play items will be provided.

Wednesday, Apr 24 (3-4 pm)
Building a Schoolwide Culture of Reading (edWeb)
Join Michelle Luhtala and Melissa Thom in this edWebinar as they share innovative ideas that will get learners of all ages engaged in reading!

Wednesday, Apr 24 (5-6 pm)
Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read (American Association of School Librarians)
In 2018, 38% of reported book challenges took place in schools. Among the challenged works were those in illustrated format, including Persepolis, Drama, This One Summer, Captain Underpants, Bad Kitty, and Bone. As we celebrate School Library Month, join us in advocating for and defending books that incorporate art with Bad Kitty author and illustrator Nick Bruel and librarians Mariela Siegert, Martha Hickson, and Suzanna Panter.

Thursday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You’ll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what’s new in kidlit and young adult literature.

Thursday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Caring for Family Keepsakes (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
This presentation highlights basic archival care for common family treasures such as photo albums, loose photographs, Bibles, clocks, jewelry, and more. Dozens of photos illustrate proper storage practices, and damage resulting from poor storage and common hazards such as silverfish, mold, and acid migration. Discover what to save when you inherit a houseful of “treasures,” how and where to store your keepsakes, and how to set up a home archive so you can easily access items for research and sharing.

Thursday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Donor Stewardship that Tells a Story (Bloomerang)
There are lots of ways to steward donors and even more ways that you could tell stories. In this webinar, Vanessa Chase Lockshin will talk about the best ways to combine these strategies so that donors feel thanked, connected to their giving values, and understand their impact.

Thursday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Using Benefits.gov as a Tool for Citizens in Need (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar is an informational overview on how the resources and benefits available on Benefits.gov can help citizens in need and how community advocates can leverage the website. As a librarian and community advocate, you dedicate your time to serving those in need of information. Benefits.gov can be your key tool to help others. Participants will learn how to navigate the site to search a public database of more than 1,200 Government benefits.

Thursday, Apr 25 (1-2 pm)
The Library as Social Connector: Forging Community Connection (WebJunction)
Libraries have the position and the power to rebuild social bonds, offering that sense of community and shared place that humans crave. Active learning programs that bring people together for participatory, shared experiences are a boost to community strength, but they could go even further to amplify social connection and build social infrastructure. Join us as we explore library programs through the lens of social possibilities and devise strategies to be more intentional about forging stronger community bonds.

Thursday, Apr 25 (1-2:30 pm)
Get in the Game: Esports and Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Have you heard of esports but want to learn more? Ever wonder if esports could be featured in libraries? Interested in reaching and engaging more patrons through gaming and esports? Are you intrigued by a program offering which attracts a broad cross section of patrons of different ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic standing? Let’s take an in-depth look at esports and its community and discuss ways to build more games-related programming in libraries.

Thursday, Apr 25 (2-3 pm)
Educators and Social Media: Avoiding the Pitfalls (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, will share strategies for helping teachers use social media in a way that benefits their students, their school, and themselves. This presentation will be of interest to elementary through high school educators. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the edWebinar.

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