Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 24

Apr 23, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of April 24 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 on our Training Calendar.

Calendar listings

All times MDT

Monday, Apr 24 (2-3 pm)
How to Manage and Collaborate With Different Generations (GovLoop)
Multi-generational workforces are always going to be a challenge, but it’s that same diversity of thought that creates innovation and creative problem solving. Join us online to hear from government experts about how to manage a workforce with different generations.

Tuesday, Apr 25 (11-12 pm)
How to Leverage Your Website to Achieve Your Organization’s Goals (TechSoup)
Learn how to build or adapt your website to your goals, what CMS is the best fit, and how to get started with tools, tips, tricks, and best practices.

Tuesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)
Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

Tuesday, Apr 25 (12-1:30 pm)
Library Preparedness: Formalizing and Supporting the Diversity Residency Experience Using a Resident Centered Framework (RCD) (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
In this session, members of the ACRL Residency Interest Group (RIG) Subgroup on Diversity Residencies will illustrate the process of creating the Diversity Residency Toolkit. Designed to be used by both hosting institutions and resident librarians, the toolkit contains both guidelines and assessment tools to help ensure the residency supports the resident’s professional goals and personal growth.

Tuesday, Apr 25 (2-3 pm)
Exploring ChatGPT and AI in Education: A Paradigm Shift for the Classroom (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, we will explore the “What, Why, and How” of AI and its implications for education. What does this “new world” mean for the classroom? What does this mean for teachers and students? Will this (and should this) change how we teach and how we assess our learners? This will be a very informative session with lots of ideas and strategies for harnessing the power of these amazing tools to empower both educators and students.

Tuesday, Apr 25 (2-3 pm)
SEAL Virtual Training: Citizen Science and Eclipse Programming (STARnet)
The 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses are a great opportunity to explore citizen science at your library! Join STAR Net to learn how to incorporate citizen science into your library’s eclipse programming as part of the Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries virtual training series.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (8-9 am)
Make It! Tips on Starting or Expanding Your Library’s Makerspace (Indiana State Library)
Is your library looking to begin or expand a makerspace? Not sure where to start or how to take the next step? In this presentation we will share an overview of the La Porte County Public Library Exchange, a makerspace located in La Porte, Indiana; what the Exchange offers; and lessons learned along the way that may be helpful to consider when starting or expanding your library’s makerspace.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (9-10 am )
Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (9-10 am)
Our Roles in Creating Inclusive Environments (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
This webinar will also explore ways to identify and disrupt bias on personal, professional, and community levels, as well as how to create a personal mission, vision, and philosophy statements to remain accountable to their role in creating inclusive social environments. Additionally, how to practice honoring values and commitments to the communities and environments the attendees participate in.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (11-12 pm)
Engaging Your Donors Online in 2023 (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, CNP, for a workshop focused on online donor engagement. We’ll focus on the digital evolution of fundraising and review best practices to optimize your organization’s online giving experience. Emphasis will also be put on optimizing email newsletters and monthly giving enrollment.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (12-1 pm)
Display It! Kickstarting Library Exhibit Programs (Niche Academy)
In this one-hour webinar, Patti Gibbons, co-author of Exhibits & Displays: A Practical Guide for Librarians, will talk about ways to kickstart and grow an exhibit program.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (12-1 pm)
Tried & True Components of a Successful Event (Nonprofit Hub)
This webinar will explore the key elements nonprofits must remember when planning successful events. We will discuss creating a meaningful showcase of organizational work that encourages long-term relationships with donors. We will also share practical tips nonprofits can use to plan successful fundraising events.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (12-1:30 pm)
Coaching Early Educators for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging (Early Childhood Investigations)
Are you an early education program leader who is ready to start transforming your program to be more equitable? Or are you already actively pursuing programmatic changes to ensure inclusion and justice? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, this energizing webinar will help you strategize and act with a step-by-step approach. Early childhood equity consultants, Anni K. Reinking, Ed.D. and Laycee Thigpen, MS.Ed. will share insights from their work about how to work with staff to reshape their practices and environments to be more equitable and just for their colleagues, the children, and families.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (2-2:45 pm)
How Fact-checking Works (News Literacy Project)
With the digital deluge of misinformation, it’s getting more difficult to know what to trust. A number of fact-checking organizations have emerged and have debunked some of the most viral false images and videos springing up on social media. We’ll learn about the work professional fact-checkers do and skills we can use to do our own fact-checking. Part 3 of a 3 part series.

Wednesday, Apr 26 (2-3 pm)
A Conversation with Jackie Katz on Innovations for Using LOC in the Classroom (Library of Congress)
Join us for a discussion with Jacqueline Katz, the 2022-2023 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress. Jackie will share the highlights of her year at the LOC and focus specifically on how she plans to use datasets and oral histories in the classroom. She will share examples of how using primary sources will help her to provide context to phenomena in high school biology and chemistry classes. Participants will discuss how using primary sources can elicit student conversations about scientific ethics and the nature of science.

Thursday, Apr 27 (11-12 pm)
How to Maximize Donor Retention and Raise More for Your Organization (Charity Village)
In this webinar by Social Impact Solutions and Trellis Social Enterprise, you’ll learn two strategies that will allow you to maximize donor retention and raise more.

Thursday, Apr 27 (11-12 pm)
Info2Go! Self-Care in the Great Outdoors (Idaho Commission for LIbraries)
Nature is an amazing, free resource for self-care. Spending time in natural environments can help us feel restored and make us healthier, more creative, more empathetic, and more able to engage with the world and with each other. Join us for this informative webinar to learn about different ways you can engage with nature for your own self-care practice.

Thursday, Apr 27 (11-12 pm)
Cultivating the Relationship-Driven Library: Start where you are, early career perspectives (Let’s Move in Libraries)
How can we continue to build a national community of public librarians committed to working collaboratively with their communities to transform cultures of health? We’ll wrap up the event by discussing this question with a national expert on community collaboration. We’ll also discuss where do we go from here: How can we continue to come together and support each other as we all seek to start and sustain impactful community relationships? Join in!

Thursday, Apr 27 (12-1 pm)
Removing Dewey Decimal Classification “Othering” from Your Collection (Lyrasis)
Join Katie Dehmer to discuss how a regional library system recently updated their internal processing and cataloging practices to remove othering that occurs in the Dewey Decimal Classification System from their collection. She’ll also talk about how the regional library plans to ensure a fair process is in place going forward.

Thursday, Apr 27 (12-1 pm)
Authentic Representation: A Conversation With Neurodivergent Authors (Mackin)
Join our conversation with authors Tom Angleberger, Meg Eden Kuyatt, and Elle McNicoll who come together to discuss neurodiversity with Dr. Alyssa Emery, a former special education teacher who studies the experiences of students with disabilities. The panelists explore the importance of representation of neurodivergent characters in books for young people, as well as the significance of writing these stories from authentic lived experiences. They also discuss their own journeys as neurodivergent creators, and how educators can support and motivate neurodivergent students.

Thursday, Apr 27 (12-1 pm)
Breaking Stereotypes through Children’s Books (National Girls Collaborative Project)
The books we read and share with students should be diverse and reflective of the world we live in. Join NGCP for this webinar during National Library Week 2023 to learn about the power of children’s books to break stereotypes and promote a sense of belonging in STEM – and beyond!

Thursday, Apr 27 (12-1:30 pm)
Why Do I Stay in Librarianship? — The DEI Perspective II (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
As a follow up to popular series “Why I Left the Profession –DEI Perspective” — “Why Do I Stay –The DEI Perspective” series is taking a closer look at resiliency and optimism in the face of many obstacles and challenges. Facilitated by the wonderful, brilliant Twanna Hodge.

Thursday, Apr 27 (2-3 pm)
Rethinking Collection Organization with Kelsey Bogan (Demco)
Speaker and school librarian Kelsey Bogan is back with another fun and creative webinar. Don’t miss “Rethinking Collection Organization,” designed to show you how to take dynamic shelving to the next level. You’ll leave this webinar inspired and empowered to rethink and reorganize your collections.

Friday, Apr 28 (1-2 pm)
Offering Programs Using Technology (Utah State Library)
Join Utah State Library’s Liz Gabbitas as she discusses implementing technology into future or existing library programs

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