Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 9

Aug 8, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 9 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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Monday, Aug 9 (5-6 pm)
A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)
Dr. Becky will discuss: Key elements in close friendships, What it means to be a “good friend”; Making friends as an adult; How to recognize when a friendship isn’t working; Making friends online; Coping skills for kids and adults when friendships end.

Tuesday, Aug 10 (10-11 am)
Project Outcome 101 (Public Library Association)
In this one-hour online training session participants will be introduced to everything the Project Outcome toolkit has to offer for public and academic libraries. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results. We recommend that participants register for Project Outcome and review basic materials in the toolkit prior to the training. During the webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert presenters and chat with other attendees.

Tuesday, Aug 10 (11-12 pm)
Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)
A library is looked upon as a place for equity, no matter the background of the person – but what about the library as a workplace ? Do library workplaces also have tenacious challenges that impact all of us—bias, prejudice and bullying? Our panelists will explore and discuss strategies to overcome them within the library system. They will discuss how to recognize, attack, and eliminate workplace injustice while transforming organizations in the process, along with the role that a diverse collection plays in educating patrons, overcoming barriers and creating awareness.

Tuesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)
Walking the Talk: Realizing Ethical Considerations (Core)
Tailored to administrators and managers, this webinar provides an overview of the recently released “Cataloguing Code of Ethics” and highlights particular areas of the Code in which library leadership can meaningfully support the Code in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) initiatives. A panel of members from the Cataloguing Ethics Steering Committee will explain the engagement process in developing the Code, the work being done to raise awareness of the Code, and the importance of including the work of cataloguing in an institution’s commitments to EDIA.

Tuesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)
The New Federal Depository Library Directory (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar is designed to demonstrate the new interface of the Federal Depository Library Directory.

Tuesday, Aug 10 (1-2 pm)
Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)
Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2021 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

Tuesday, Aug 10 (4-5:30 pm)
TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)
There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? Join TeachersFirst as we showcase and compare some of our contributors’ favorite edtech resources. Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom and help us decide which tool is the winner of this season’s Smackdown! This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

Wednesday, Aug 11 (10-11 am)
Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this session, we will look at the history of peer review and the intersection between preprint-publishing and academic inclusion. We will discuss some ways researchers can engage with preprints in their field, and how that fosters a more inclusive scholarly community. We will close by discussing challenges that come with the rise in preprint publishing and highlight the importance of creating a culture that fosters open scholarly dialogue to make research more transparent, accessible, and inclusive.

Wednesday, Aug 11 (1-2 pm)
Understanding Why People Give (Nonprofit Hub)
One of the greatest uncertainties in fundraising is understanding what drives a donor to give. This Hubinar will help you understand how donors make decisions, the communication process as it relates to your prospects, and how to recognize barriers to effective communication.

Thursday, Aug 12 (9-10 am)
How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)
In this interactive online author reading and Q&A, Lalami will discuss how literary forms that articulate lived, personal experiences (such as essay and memoir) can inform successful diversity and inclusion efforts across the curriculum – and inspire social change in the world beyond.

Thursday, Aug 12 (9-10 am)
Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

Thursday, Aug 12 (10-11 am)
Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)
Take your storytimes to the next level with some tips and insights from Tami Austin. Tami has been doing storytimes in public libraries since 2013 and is continually searching for inspiration and ideas that make storytime enjoyable and inclusive for everyone. Come get some new ways of thinking about storytime and take away some ideas for your own storytime that you can implement right away.

Thursday, Aug 12 (11-11:45 am)
How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)
Join Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA, Chief Fundraising Strategist and Coach at Development Consulting Solutions, as she takes you through the steps she used to develop her organization’s major gift portfolios which can apply to any sized fundraising shop.

Thursday, Aug 12 (11-12 pm)
Executive Directors Chat:Board of Directors Development, Recruitment, and Retention (TechSoup)
How are your board members moving your nonprofit forward? Board members should bring skills, time, and money and show up to do the work. If board members cannot bring money, then your board members’ influence can be key to helping your organization be successful. Are you setting your board members up for success? Let’s talk about it in this month’s ED Chat.

Thursday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

Thursday, Aug 12 (1-2 pm)
Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Recent studies have shown that organizations with more diverse employees and leadership see an overall improvement in growth, revenue, and innovation yet they struggle to find and retain culturally diverse talent. In this workshop, we will discuss hiring and retention through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We will also highlight the importance of moving beyond recruitment and into retaining diverse talent.

Friday, Aug 13 (12-1 pm)
Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)
In part two of our #ReadGraphic panel series, we’ll be talking with Priya Huq, author and illustrator of PIECE BY PIECE from ABRAMS Children’s Books; Kayla Miller, author and illustrator of CLASH from Etch, an imprint of HMH Books for Young Readers; Bowen McCurdy, co-creator of SPECTER INSPECTORS from BOOM! Studios; and BonHyung Jeong, author and illustrator of KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER from JY, an imprint of Yen Press.

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