Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 19

Aug 19, 2019

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 19 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

All times MDT

Tuesday, Aug 20 (10-11 am)
Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 2 (Ablenet)
Problem behaviors exhibited by students interfere with their learning, interactions with peers and adults, and school success. Educators and schools struggling with how best to handle behaviorally challenged students often respond reactively. They frequently pursue a punishment-based approach using time-out or in and out of-school suspensions even for minor infractions. These punitive consequences do not really work because the challenging behaviors continue. This 2-part webinar series will present asystematic and coordinated framework of seven contemplative discipline steps to address challenging behaviors, drawing from sound research-based best-practices. Participants will learn proactive ways to enable the student to practice appropriate and constructive behaviors and achieve longer-term positive outcomes.

Tuesday, Aug 20 (11-12 pm)
3 Secrets to Planned Giving Success: Making it More Than a Pitch (Network for Good)
Join us as planned giving expert Lori Kranczer reveals her top methods to promote the best legacy message that aligns with your donors and avoids you feeling awkward or salesy and how to maintain your long term relationships with your donors.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (10-11 am)
Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, you’ll find something to love in this webinar packed full of storytime outlines, plans, booklists, and resources to pump fresh air into one of the longest running programs in Children’s services.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (10-11 am)
Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Our lived experiences are the tools we use to interpret the world around us. Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren’t! We must learn our habits to be able to be open to understand something we don’t understand.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Research – the Key to Library Design (Nebraska Library Commission)
Whether you are undertaking a small renovation project, or building a brand-new library, conducting primary and secondary research is critical. Arming oneself with real-life examples of what to do AND what not to do can save you time and money.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)
Public Papers of the Presidents (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Office of the Federal Register began publishing the Public Papers of the Presidents in 1957 as an official text of United States Presidents’ public writings, addresses, and remarks. In this presentation, John Hyrum Martinez and Joseph Vetter will explain how the Public Papers of the Presidents are published and how they relate to the Compilation of Presidential Documents. They will also provide a demonstration of how to find presidential documents on govinfo.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)
Book Club Reboot: Creative Twists on the Reading Groups We Know and Love (Programming Librarian)
In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share out-of-the-box ways to spice up your book clubs. From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (12-1:30 pm)
Don’t Fan the Flames: Understanding fire and what to do about it (Connecting to Collections Care)
With the recent incident at Notre Dame fresh in our minds, join Donia Conn to learn about the nature of fire, what you can do at your institution to prevent fire, and how to mitigate the impact of a fire. She will cover the chemistry and mechanics of fire, how it spreads, and how a fire department works when they are on site to fight a fire. With this knowledge, participants will gain insight into how their building layout, storage areas, and landscaping affect fire vulnerability.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (1-2 pm)
XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration (Infopeople)
XR (extended reality) is the umbrella term for the emerging technologies of Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality.In this webinar we talk with library professionals about their experience setting up and running XR in libraries. They will share best practices and a playbook for beginning or expanding expanding use of XR in libraries.

Wednesday, Aug 21 (2-3 pm)
Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this session, you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can be copyrighted and what can’t be with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

Thursday, Aug 22 (11:15-12 pm)
Database Tutorial: Summer of Space/Science In Context (Wyoming State Library)
To wrap up our Summer  of Space and to kick off the school year, this tutorial will focus on Science In Context. It will be an opportunity to also take a look at the Gale In Context platform changes.

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)
Up and Away with Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)
We’re reaching new heights this fall with amazing new series nonfiction titles from Reference Point Press, DK, Amicus Publishing, Black Rabbit Books and The Creative Company. Join us August 22 at 1PM Central for this can’t-miss webinar that will turn your tbr pile into a mountain of irresistible recs!

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)
Are Automation and Cloud the Secret Sauce of Modernization? (Gov Loop)
Join us on Thursday, August 22nd at 2pm ET/11am PT for an interactive discussion to learn what cloud and automation implementations look like in 2019 and beyond.

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)
Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 (Library Journal)
YA novelist Leigh Bardugo’s first adult novel, novelist Tim O’Brien’s nonfiction lessons on fatherhood, adult fiction from the late comics genius Stan Lee, and Hilary Mantel’s wrap-up of her Man Booker–crowned Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Lori Rader-Day’s next thriller, André Aciman’s sequel to Call Me by Your Name, Kate Elizabeth Russell’s big #metoo fiction debut, and a collection (with some rediscovered pieces) by Zora Neale Hurston. Want to hear more? Our fall 2019/winter 2020 sleeper hits is full of surprises, so register now.

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