Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 21

Aug 20, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 21 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 22 (12-12:50 pm)
It’s OK Not to Be OK: How To Navigate Mental Health in the Workplace (GovLoop)
Join GovLoop and NextGen online Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 2-2:50 p.m. ET/11-11:50 a.m. PT to learn how to identify, address and talk about mental health in the workplace.

Tuesday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)
In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

Tuesday, Aug 22 (1-2pm)
Libraries Helping Refugees and New Immigrants Learn the US Financial System (WebJunction)
Navigating the US financial system is an important skill these individuals must develop to thrive in their new home country. Libraries can provide some of that assistance. In this session, learn about free and trustworthy financial literacy resources developed specifically for new immigrants and refugees. Librarians will share how they work with new immigrant and refugee communities to provide this vital education.

Wednesday, Aug 23 (12-1 pm)
Go Show the World: Creating a Home for Indigenous Fantasy and Publishing with David A. Robertson (Mackin)
Join host, author, and educator Pernille Ripp as she talks to David A. Robertson, bestselling author of children’s books like On the Trapline, The Song That Called Them Home, and his popular Misewa Saga novels. They discuss how his novels combine traditional European fantasy with Cree folklore, the importance of writing Indigenous and Native American heroes and epics, and how his new editorial imprint at Penguin Random House Canada will create opportunities for emerging Indigenous and Native American talent across all categories of children’s books. Participants will be invited to join the conversation and ask the authors questions.

Wednesday, Aug 23 (1-2 pm)
Paper Maps & Rogue TIGERs: Using Government Documents to Digitize 1980 Census Blocks for IPUMS NHGIS (Federal Depository Library Program)
The U.S. Census Bureau’s TIGER/Line Files provide digital definitions of the boundaries of census reporting areas, but the TIGER/Line data for 1980 census blocks (the smallest census reporting areas) are incomplete. For the IPUMS National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS), we are using paper maps from 1980 census publications to edit the TIGER/Line data and generate accurate digital 1980 blocks for every metro area in the country. We will share the challenges of this work, provide examples of the utility of block-level data for mapping and spatial analysis, and detail the important role of Government document librarians in our process.

Thursday, Aug 24 (12-1 pm)
Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will also be highlighted.

Thursday, Aug 24 (3-4 pm)
Shannon’s Summer Series on Leadership: Part III: This School Year (Follett)
In the third of Shannon’s Summer Series on Leadership, join Shannon McClintock Miller as she invites Joyce Valenza, associate professor at Rutgers University, to the conversation, Be A Library Leader This School Year.

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