Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 14

Aug 13, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 14 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

Tuesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Redesigning a Library Website (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Developing a website that meets branding guidelines, prioritizes student-focused user needs, and caters to library professional user quirks can be tricky and, at times, downright impossible. This session explores redesigning a library homepage, including planning, building, implementing, and assessing a new library website. A robust resource list is provided to help start the redesign process, along with guidance on developing a unique website schema and layout.

Tuesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
YA Announcements (Booklist)
Are you looking to add some brand-new YA titles to your TBR list? Well have we got just the thing for you. Join us for a free one-hour webinar to hear representatives from Macmillan, Camcat Books and Skybound Comet tell us all about the hottest YA books that are soon to hit your shelves!

Tuesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Developing a Website That Tells Your Story (Firespring)
Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website effectively communicate your story or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement?

Tuesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Scaling Up Your Community or Faith-Based Initiatives (GrantStation)
As part of the nonprofit community, you likely understand the eagerness to implement programs that can bring about positive change in your community. But to achieve success, it’s vital to fully determine the resources you need and the changes you would like to see. That’s why learning how to use the right planning tools is worth the time invested. During this webinar, Michelle Foster, a former engineer turned community champion, will share her journey of transforming Appalachian families through a community-based, faith-motivated initiative. She will unveil the secrets behind her success, guiding you on the path to program planning, evaluation, and sustainability.

Tuesday, Aug 15 (12-1:15 pm)
Introduction to project budgets (Candid Learning)
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 16 (12-12:45 pm)
Making Digital Services More Accessible (GovLoop)
Join us online Wednesday, Aug.16 from 2-2:45 p.m. ET/11-11:45 a.m. PT, to learn from government and industry leaders about the steps it takes to make digital services truly accessible.

Wednesday, Aug 16 (12-1 pm)
USPTO Intellectual Property Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
The webinar will provide a brief overview of the PTRC Program and USPTO resources. The presenters will highlight resources for searching trademarks and patents, as well as related resources. The presenters will also touch on a few valuable historic resources.

Thursday, Aug 17 (10-11 am)
AI-Powered Fundraising 101 (Blackbaud)
Join AI fundraising expert and Dataro CEO/Co-Founder Tim Paris to learn the fundamentals of the future of fundraising. Tim will introduce you to the art and science of using machine learning and new GPT technologies to inform your data selections and answer the fundamental questions in fundraising: WHO should we contact, WHEN should we engage them, HOW much should we ask or which channel should we use, and finally WHAT should we say to build better relationships and drive better outcomes.

Thursday, Aug 17 (12-1pm)
ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. Learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.

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