Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 9



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of December 9 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MST

Monday, Dec 9 (11-12 pm)
Twenty-Four Ways to Teach and Learn (Pattern Research, Inc.)
The more we know about the preferences of the people we are trying to influence, the better our success, inside and outside of classrooms.

Thursday, Dec 10 (10-11 am)
Getting the Balance Right: Social Media (Utah State Library)
Not sure how to balance being professional and being fun on social media? Looking to grow your platforms interactivity and audience? Jordan Hanzon, Marketing & PR Assistant for the J. Willard Marriott Library, has some tips, tricks, and advice on how to go about that.

Tuesday, Dec 10 (11-12 pm)
Useful, Free & Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)
What software tools and services are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are worth using? How do you judge when a tool really is low cost, as opposed to one that will end up costing you time and effort? We’ll walk through the latest free and low-cost tools, software, and services that are worth knowing about.

Tuesday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)
To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us for this free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Dawn Behrend, along with panelists, Peter Hepburn, Raymond Pun, Mary Snyder, and ACRL President Karen Munro will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and interest and discussion groups.

Tuesday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)
More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This course is an introduction to free health information and educational resources for K-12 professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other trusted organizations. Participants will learn about consumer health sites with an emphasis on MedlinePlus covering general health resources, drug information, multi-cultural and multi-language resources, career/professional resources, and youth heath issues.

Tuesday, Dec 10 (12- 1 pm)
Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)
Join Sharon Bowman and explore “Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention” – an unforgettable webinar that will transform your training and presentation skills. A popular speaker and an expert on brain-based instruction, Sharon knows the secrets to making any content memorable – even when the topic is dry, technical, or very complex. Not only will you leave with tools you can put to immediate use, you’ll also receive dozens of free, web-based resources you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your next presentation, class, or training event.

Wednesday, Dec 11 (9-10 am)
Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)
In this session we will describe our Librarian In Training program. LIT is a 14 week program that invites kids between the ages of 9-12 to discover how libraries work, culminating in a celebration of the children’s dedication and service. LIT participants spend two weeks in every department of the library from circulation to maintenance, first meeting staff and discovering how each department operates, then completing a related project or assisting with specific tasks. LIT takes children beyond traditional job shadowing and allows them to contribute in a meaningful way to our library’s work.

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1  pm)
Scaling Up Deeper Learning Approaches in Public Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education)
Deeper learning approaches help students to develop the critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills alongside academic skills that are necessary for success in college, career, and citizenship. This webinar features experts from the field and researchers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities educators and district leaders face in expanding deeper learning.

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)
Enjoy That Vacation And Find A New Hobby: Government Resources On Travel, Recreation And Safe And Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will help you not be a dull person by providing information on government resources on leisure time, vacation planning and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid the dementia often associated with aging.

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1:30 pm)
Moving Beyond Multicultural Education: Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Investigations)
Join this webinar to participate in an overview of the current inequities that exist in early childhood programs and learn strategies to balance the scales of justice before young children enter Kindergarten. This session will help you learn about implicit racial bias and its role in inequitable disciplinary practices, learning experiences, and how teachers form relationships with young children.

Wednesday, Dec 11 (2-3 pm)
Staying Healthy Abroad (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Are you preparing for holiday travel? Has winter inspired you to get out and see the world? Learn more about keeping healthy while traveling at home and abroad.

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)
Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts (Georgia Library Association)
In this era of podcasting, libraries should be considering podcasts not just as potential outreach projects but as an essential and unavoidable piece of the information world. Our patrons are podcasting consumers and producers; we can support critical listening, quality self-publishing, and effective discovery of produced audio. One librarian podcaster shares recommendations and strategies for libraries to engage podcasting as a part of information literacy, our collections, and our connections to patrons.

Wednesday, Dec 11 (1-2 pm)
How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)
This free 60-minute webinar will take you through the process of identifying candidates for your chair position, discuss how to recruit committee members, and show you how to effectively manage your team and maximize the resources they bring to your event.

Thursday, Dec 12 (11-12 pm)
Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)
No, not those kind of benefits! Join us as we walk you through programming designed to help your teens develop their social and emotional skill set. These skills are important for future success, plus the programs that develop them have a variety of helpful side effects! We’ll talk about programming for all budgets and sizes of libraries, everything from Dungeons & Dragons to a Yo-Yo club! We’ll also show you how your summer reading program can address this issue, plus discuss how to take on reluctant admins who are hesitant to greenlight ‘just for fun’ programs.

Thursday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)
Measuring Success: How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program (VolunteerMatch)
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

Thursday, Dec 12 (12:30-1 pm)
Why and How Librarians can Help with Census 2020 (North Dakota State Library)
This webinar will have a North Dakota focus but may be useful to others as well. Libraries represent ‘trusted organizations’ in the community with the resources and the opportunity to education members of the public on the importance of the decennial census in the local community.  Librarians also have the opportunity to explain the ease of the census, just 10 questions per person, and the rules for privacy and confidentiality for personal information the Census Bureau is required to maintain.  Often located in census tracts with higher proportions of traditionally under counted populations, most libraries have computers and WiFi accessible to the public. These assets are important in completing the 2020 Census as it will be the first in which responses can be provided online. Librarians, working with local complete count committees, can help ensure their local community is accurately counted and obtains its fair share of financial resources for the next decade.

Thursday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)
Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
This webinar, based on the book Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms, explores the hard truths of current special education practice and outlines five essential disruptions to the status quo

Thursday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)
The Future Ready Librarian® Fireside Chat: Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more! (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)
In the last Future Ready Librarian webinar of the year, Shannon McClintock Miller has invited a few special guests to share favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019. When we examine our framework as Future Ready Librarians, we tie this essential work into the wedges of curation, empowering our students as creators, literacy, equitable digital access and more.

Thursday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)
Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

Friday, Dec 13 (9-10:30 am)
Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
The Wash and Learn Initiative, or WALI, brings technology and library programming to people where they are- in laundromats! In this presentation, you will learn about the mission of the Wash & Learn Initiative; what makes literacy programs in laundromats unique; and how librarians are engaging laundromat patrons during programming. Participants will walk away with a newfound understanding of learning spaces in ordinary places.

Friday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

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