Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 16

Aug 15, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 16 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 at

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All times MDT

Monday, Aug 16 (10-11 am)
The Basics of Intersectionality (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Intersectionality provides a lens to identify where power or oppression interlocks and intersects with individuals in society. Originally designed to explain the oppression of African American women, it has become a framework for understanding how multiple social identities such as race, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, and disability intersect at the individual level resulting in the experience of privilege and/or oppression at the social-structural level.

Tuesday, Aug 17 (11-12 pm)
Boards in a Time of Adaptation (Propel Nonprofits)
As nonprofit leaders and team members continue to develop and implement new and creative ways to be responsive and relevant to the needs of their clients, what is the role of the nonprofit board right now? Where is their leadership needed most to support the organization, its employees, and the recipients of its services? This webinar highlights the critical actions nonprofit boards can take in this time of ongoing uncertainty when the ability to adapt is more important than ever before.

Tuesday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)
Demo Event: Apps for Organizations Working with Refugees and Immigrants (TechSoup)
How can organizations serving refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants leverage technology to help people find the resources they need? See demos of four apps addressing the needs of refugees and immigrants during this Public Good App House event. Explore solutions for translation, supporting LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, and connecting your clients with vital information and resources.

Tuesday, Aug 17 (1-1:30 pm)
The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)
Join us to learn the basic fundamentals needed to start a Monthly Giving program, so you can benefit from the tremendous opportunities it can offer your organization.

Tuesday, Aug 17 (1-2 pm)
OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)
OurStoryBridge is a project which helps libraries capture and share the rich social and cultural history of their communities. The project has released a free toolkit of resources for library staff and volunteers to create online, three-to five- minute oral histories, a format that appeals to young and old today. The toolkit includes everything a library needs to know to start a story project, such as step by step instructions, “how-to” videos, sample documents, and a guide to help teachers engage their students in community stories. Join the creator of OurStoryBridge and staff at two libraries who have implemented the program to hear their experiences with this inspiring and impactful project and learn how your library can participate.

Wednesday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)
Discover the detailed social, demographic, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools.

Wednesday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)
ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students (Niche Academy)
How can an academic library foster conditions that help students become academically and socially engaged? Experience some of the creativity and fun of the ConnectED program with Barb Eshbach as she presents how one academic library developed a program to provide out-of-classroom experiences designed to do just that.

Wednesday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)
The State of Readers’ Advisory (NoveList)
Libraries are always evolving to meet the changing world and needs around them; however, helping readers is a constant, essential service. Does your library offer a readers’ advisory (RA) service? Have your RA efforts changed over the last year during COVID-19? Do you ever wonder how your RA service compares to that of libraries across the US? In this session, we’ll explore the findings of the State of Readers’ Advisory 2021 survey.

Wednesday, Aug 18 (1-1:45 pm)
How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)
In this session you will develop a clear understanding of how to use LinkedIn as a lead generator/connector, Identify the marketing collateral needed for new supporters, and master the art of the email template.

Wednesday, Aug 18 (1-2 pm)
Fun Activities Using Music with Technology (AbleNet)
This presentation features remote class activities highlighting the use of music with technology. The activities are tailored to students with special needs including the types of devices to consider.

Thursday, Aug 19 (11-12 pm)
Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges? (Charity Village)
In this webinar, we will discuss how you and your organization can meet the post-COVID challenge by using your pandemic learnings to evaluate change and develop strategies to find a new path forward.

Thursday, Aug 19 (11-12:30 pm)
Partnering to Meet Community Workforce Needs (Public Library Association)
The Public Libraries: Partners in Workforce Development webinar series showcases public library and partner workforce and career services from around the country. Each webinar tackles a different topic related to workforce development and provides practical tools and tips for libraries to plan, deliver, promote, assess, and advocate for these services to advance equitable economic recovery.

Thursday, Aug 19 (12-1 pm)
Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collections (Library of Congress)
Come take off with us on a journey to explore the aeronautical collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints and photographs, maps, music, books, and periodicals at the Library of Congress. In celebration of National Aviation Day on August 19, Science Reference Section Head JJ Harbster will showcase the Library’s world-class history of aviation collections, with special emphasis on digitized materials. A synopsis of how the Library of Congress developed this collection, aided by the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, will also be included.

Thursday, Aug 19 (1-2 pm)
Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)
Common Sense Education has created a new Social-Emotional Learning Resource Center full of free resources for promoting SEL in the digital lives of students. Join us in this edWebinar as we explore.

Thursday, Aug 19 (1-2 pm)
Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)
The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

Friday, Aug 20 (12-1 pm)
Establishing a Telehealth Center in Your Library (Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition)
Libraries play a critical role in maintaining the welfare and safety of our communities. As we move forward, telehealth in libraries will become increasingly important, enabling patrons who may lack Internet access to connect to their healthcare providers. Join Craig Settles, author of the “Telehealth Guide to Connecting Library Patrons to Better Health,” the Indiana Library Federation’s Michael Williams, and ENA’s Brian Hubbard for best practices and tips for getting started in telehealth.

Saturday, Aug 21 (9-10:30 am)
Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)
Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android).

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