Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 12



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 12 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

Monday, Aug 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
From Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger to Idaho history units and NOVA, Idaho Public Television and PBS have tons of high-quality resources available for educators. Let Kari and Cindy show you some of the amazing free resources that you can use in your library. Seems adaptable to other states.

Tuesday, Aug 13 (11-12 pm)
Storytelling 101: Empower Students Through Multimedia Storytelling (edWeb)
Unlock the power of storytelling to support your students to thrive and express themselves, while learning fundamental 21st century skills. Join children’s media and storytelling expert, Kim Wilson, for this edWebinar on how to engage and empower students through media and their own narratives.

Tuesday, Aug 13 (1-2 pm)
Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People (DigitalGov)
Join us for a talk with Lauren Algee, senior innovation specialist with the Library of Congress Labs, to learn how virtual volunteers are helping transcribe, review, and tag digitized historical texts from the Library’s collection as part of its By the People public crowdsourcing initiative.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)
How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (Charity How To)
In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will show how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
New 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, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)
How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)
The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. Does L&D curate learning? Design learning? Or let learners control it all? The best place to start is by understanding how employees learn so you can better enable their skill development. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)
Censorship Beyond Books: Library Resources and Services Under Fire (Georgia Library Association)
Learn about the wide variety of challenges libraries have faced this past year and how to prepare for them. While the profession is well-versed in protecting the right to read books, many libraries lack policies and experience in protecting the right to access information and services beyond books, often in the form of content created by their staff. You may be surprised at what other types of censoring happens in libraries that don’t include books.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)
Collection Management for Healthy Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This 1-hour webinar provides library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both the reference and circulating collections and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

Wednesday, Aug 14 (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, Aug 14 (1-2 pm)
Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information (WebJunction)
Join the webinar to learn about WikiProject Medicine, an organization of volunteers dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting accurate medical information on Wikipedia, and how the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) supports strengthening the ability of public libraries nationwide to find reliable and authoritative medical and health information online for information seekers. Learn about the upcoming online course Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information that will empower you to confidently guide your patrons to reliable resources on the internet.

Thursday, Aug 15 (9-10:30 am)
Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
This webinar is an introduction to US copyright law for library staff. Participants will learn the basics, including what copyright means, what can be copyrighted, and how long a copyright lasts. The presenters will also provide a very brief introduction to fair use and share their favorite copyright resources online.

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)
If your volunteers are aging, this session can help. Learn strategies for identifying the signs of aging in place – volunteers who continue to do the same work even though their capabilities have changes – and how to start a conversation about that change. Managing the transition as well as creating new options for aging volunteers will be covered, and we’ll discuss what to do when the situation can’t be solved amicably. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges.

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Primary Sources Beyond History—Promoting Use Across the Disciplines (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Digital collections of primary sources offer tremendous value for your campus, but are they being utilized to their fullest? Their relevance for historians seems obvious, but they can robustly support instruction and student success across the disciplines. This webinar will offer librarians insight into how primary sources can be used in multiple disciplinary contexts, for teaching qualitative and quantitative research methods, and for diverse projects and research outputs.

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
IT Modernization Success: Workforce, Security and Procurement (Gov Loop)
Join us on Thursday, August 15th at 2pm ET/11am PT to learn how to securely deliver applications from on-premise, in the cloud, or both – all while providing scalability and offering enhanced user experience.

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1:30 pm)
How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)
In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product. This session, presented by author, consultant, and DAP expert, Jacky Howell, will help you and your staff members experience a shift in thinking about classroom experiences.

Thursday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)
To Encourage Productive and Enjoyable Harmony Between Man and His Environment: Environmental Impact Statements at Northwestern University’s Transportation Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will cover processing, storage, and access related to EISs for Northwestern University’s print and digital collections.

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