Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 23

Apr 23, 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

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)
Preserving Family Recipes (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
From Uncle’s barbecue sauce to Grandma’s cobbler, family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer to family—if they have been saved and if they actually work right, that is. So what can you do if a beloved recipe is sketchy, horribly outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten? How can you make sure those old handwritten recipes as well as heirloom photos and kitchen artifacts last for future generations? And did you ever stop to look at your recipes with a historian’s eye, exploring what that family recipe may be telling you between the lines? Valerie J. Frey, author of Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions (UGA Press), will explore various aspects of your family’s heirloom recipes.

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)
Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)
Explore new titles for grades PreS – 8: from board books to picture books, to middle-grade novels. Join representatives from Albert Whitman, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Sourcebooks for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll leave with new titles to inspire young readers.

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)
The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)
If you say you are NOT doing Agile, people will sigh and feel bad for you. Leveraging Agile to build courses, systems or pretty much anything is cool but it brings underestimated challenges for people. With the completely different mindset Agile requires, individuals struggle with new roles, new responsibilities and an entirely different way of working with each other.

Tuesday, Apr 24 (1-2 pm)
User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (WebJunction)
Whether you’re trying to decide how to allocate your library’s resources or make the best use of your space, formal assessment tools can guide your decision-making. This session will cover why formal assessments are more effective than anecdotal data, and will help you learn how to plan effective evaluations. You will learn how to use what you already know about your patrons, how to determine what information you still need, and how to formulate questions to get you there.

Tuesday, Apr 24 (3:30-4:30 pm)
In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part IV (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Curate” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

Tuesday, Apr 24 (5-6 pm)
Making Global Connections at Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)
Ready to make global connections at your library? Not sure how to get started? In our future-ready libraries, it has never been easier to allow students to escape our traditional four walls and experience a new level of learning. Join Michelle Cooper as she shares how to implement a library program that incorporates global collaboration with educators and students around the world.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Introducing the Nebraska Authors Database! (Nebraska Library Commission) launches on April 22, 2018! This broadly inclusive database holds the biographical information and bibliographies of more than 4,300 Nebraska authors, past and present. The website is the creation of a collaborative effort between Lincoln City Libraries, the UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. Learn the features of this database to enhance your knowledge of Nebraska Writers and to understand how this valuable resource can support the reference services at your library.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (11-12 pm)
The State of Donor Retention and What You Can Do About It (Firespring)
This session explores the root causes of poor donor retention rates, as well as the reasons why donors stay loyal. You’ll come away with several ideas for improvement based on leading research in the field.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Getting Practical About a Multi-Text Approach to Literacy Instruction (Education Week)
Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as they will explore practical tips for how to build variety in the classroom text base, and how to lift learning with different texts for different purposes.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)
The Future Search process enables large, diverse groups to validate a common mission, take responsibility for action, and develop commitment to implementation through concrete action plans. Libraries will gain an understanding of how Future Search can be used in their internal and community engagement efforts.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

Wednesday, Apr 25 (3-4 pm)
SAMR, TPACK & More: Transforming Learning with Digital Content (edWeb)
This session will explore the two primary approaches to technology integration: SAMR and TPACK. The SAMR model considers four levels of integration: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition. The TPACK model addresses the interaction of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge and how they relate to teaching in a technology-enhanced learning environment.

Thursday, Apr 26 (9-10 am)
Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program (Indiana State Library)
Youth need more than traditional literacies to succeed in life – they also need emotional intelligence.  Learn how you can build Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into any teen program and help your teens develop their self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills.  You’ll leave this session with great resources and concrete ideas for incorporating SEL at your library.

Thursday, Apr 26 (12-1 pm)
Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (Booklist)
Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month starts with a bang on May 1—prepare your alibi by attending this killer preview of forthcoming mysteries, thrillers, and espionage novels for adult readers from sponsors HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Severn House, and SOHO.

Friday, Apr 27 (12-1 pm)
Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)
Participants will be introduced to creative and fun ways to expand and strengthen programming at senior facilities and at the library, especially for patrons living with dementia.

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