Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 13

Dec 12, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  December 13 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, Dec 13 (11-12 pm)
American Comics: A History (U.S. National Archives)
Author Jeremy Dauber will discuss the sweeping story of cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels and their century-long hold on the American imagination.  Dauber shows not only how comics have changed but how American politics and history have changed them. He describes the origins of beloved comics, champions neglected masterpieces, and argues that we can understand how America sees itself through whose stories comics tell.

Monday, Dec 13 (3-4 pm)
Supporting Students’ Mental Health Needs (
In this edWebinar, you’ll hear from NIDA’s Brenda Curtis, Ph.D., MSPH to learn more about the evolving challenges teens are facing and what research tells us can help you to meet your students’ needs. Additionally, you’ll walk away with tangible, standards-aligned, free resources that support students’ mental health through prevention education.

Tuesday, Dec 14 (8-9:30 am)
Grow Your Impact and Reach: Embrace Standards of Excellence (Candid Learning)
With so many organizations seeking opportunities to significantly grow their impact and expand their reach, nonprofits need to embrace ways to solidify their infrastructure so that they are poised to embrace the opportunities of the coming weeks, months, and years. Learn how the Standards for Excellence best practices can help you to grow and achieve your goals.

Tuesday, Dec 14 (9-10 am)
Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs.

Tuesday, Dec 14 (11-12 pm)
Nationwide Steve Sheinkin Fallout Author Visit and Codebreaking Workshop (School Library Journal)
Calling all classrooms and libraries! Join bestselling and award winning author Steve Sheinkin for a conversation about Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown, one of the most critically acclaimed books of the year. This author talk will be packed with fascinating details about this momentous period of history and end with a code-breaking workshop and a contest for classrooms to win their own spy gear.

Tuesday, Dec 14 (11-12:30 pm)
New Tools of the Trade (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will be co-presented by Lesley A. Langa, PhD, of NovaKultura Consulting, Kate McEnroe, Associate Conservator of Archaeological Materials at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and Anne Kingery-Schwartz, Principal Objects Conservator, Kingery Conservation LLC. The presenters will provide an overview of two distinct measurement tools they have developed to assist small and medium-sized cultural heritage institutions perform their daily work.

Tuesday, Dec 14 (12-1 pm)
Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collections (Library of Congress)
Join the Library of Congress in celebrating all things aviation with a webinar tour of the Library’s world-class history of aviation collections. The presentation will showcase a selection of material from across the Library, in addition to a brief history on how the Library developed these collections with the aid of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics and the Division of Aeronautics.

Wednesday, Dec 15 (9-10 am)
Planning for a Successful Capital Campaign in 2022 (Nonprofit Hub)
If there is a capital campaign in your future, this session is for you! A capital campaign is likely the largest amount your organization has ever tried to raise… often even 10 times more than you currently raise. Don’t leave the success of your campaign up to chance.

Wednesday, Dec 15 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Libraries Build Pathways to Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)
You have a role in facilitating “the good life” for residents in your community. Researchers from the Rural Libraries & Social Wellbeing project will share findings from their mixed-methods research and how the findings are impacting practice in dozens of communities around the country. The tools created by rural library research partners are designed to help you intentionally design service for improved social wellbeing outcomes in your community. More about the project, research findings, and tools here:

Wednesday, Dec 15 (9:15-10 am)
The Bill of Rights Protects You (Grades 6–12) (U.S. National Archives)
Students will explore the Bill of Rights and how it outlines both limits on government and the rights of the people

Wednesday, Dec 15 (11:15-11:45 am)
Make Your Voice Count: Learning About the First Amendment (Grades K–2) (U.S. National Archives)
In this interactive civics program, students will explore the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights using primary historical sources.

Wednesday, Dec 15 (11-12 pm)
Hidden Gems and How to Find Them on (Federal Depository Library Program)
Have you wondered what you might be missing on the website? Learn about some of our less-explored tools and resources like Infographics, Tip Sheets, and Narrative Profiles. This session takes a tour of the website and shows how to find these lesser-known tools and resources.

Wednesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans.

Wednesday, Dec 15 (12:15-1 pm)
The First Amendment: Five Rights in One! (Grades 3–5) (U.S. National Archives)
Students will explore the First Amendment freedoms from the Bill of Rights in this interactive and engaging civics program

Wednesday, Dec 15 (1-1:30 pm)
Cybersecurity & Your Nonprofit: How to Manage your Passwords (CharityHowTo)
In this webinar, you will learn how to manage your passwords step-by-step. You will also be provided with guidance on the practical implementation of what you have learned during the webinar.

Thursday, Dec 16 (10-11 am)
How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of what they can do to improve donor retention and the start of an improvement plan for their organization.

Thursday, Dec 16 (10-12:30 pm)
Creating Future Ready Schools Virtual Workshop (Future Ready Schools/All4Ed)
The Creating Future Ready Schools® Workshop will dive into the Future Ready Framework, the five-step planning process, and the tools and resources available to you and your district to create an innovative learning environment for students.

Saturday, Dec 18 (9-10:30 am)
Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER Center)
This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create their own unique website and publish it on the Internet using a free online tool at Students will be able to experiment with code and see the results online in real-time.

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