Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of February 10



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of February 10 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, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)
Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide a guided tour of the resources available on the Children’s Bureau’s website, which include adoption, foster care, guardianship, and child well-being.

Monday, Feb 10 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Census 2020 & Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Census 2020 is the 1st census to be taken online – and it is just around the corner! Learn what your library can expect when patrons arrive to complete the Census, how your staff can answer their questions (whether they complete the survey while at the library or offsite), and why a complete count is so important to all of Idaho’s libraries. MAY HAVE INFORMATION RELEVANT TO ALL LIBRARIES.

Tuesday, Feb 11 (8:30-9:30 am)
Avoiding the Activity Trap: Achieving Goals and Results (Pattern Research Inc.)
Did you ever work hard on a project & still feel like you were running in place? Are we doing what we need to get where we want to be? Join us for this webinar that will help you achieve your project goals and get results.

Tuesday, Feb 11 (10-11 am)
Millennials are Your Future Leaders: How to Start Developing Them Now (Training Magazine Network)
Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, and although the age range of generations can vary, it would be safe to say that within the next 10 to 15 years they will make up most of your company’s leadership teams, if they don’t already. Join Katie Miller from BizLibrary, who (as a millennial herself) will explain how to create a development plan that speaks to these tech-savvy, idealistic, future leaders of the workforce.

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)
Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)
This webinar provides an in-depth discussion of the complex—and often conflicting—imperatives that drive library acquisitions models and university press ebook publishing. It brings together librarians, university press representatives, and academic publishing professionals to discuss the findings of a five-year pilot project De Gruyter ran with Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia University Presses along with LYRASIS and ten academic libraries. The pilot project provides a sustainable business model for the easy acquisition of eBooks that are free of DRM with multi-user access and perpetual rights.

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-12:45 pm)
Data Analytics for All (GovLoop)
Gone are the days when employees could pitch a new idea, ask for a promotion or even brainstorm a new process without metrics. Metrics make the case but figuring out how to use data can be tricky for employees who aren’t data scientist by trade. Join GovLoop and NextGen online Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 2-2:45 p.m. ET/11-11:45 a.m. PT to learn how to use metrics to make your point, communicate more effectively and make your arguments stronger.

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)
How Your Library Can Advance Digital Humanities Across Campus (Library Journal)
Digital humanities is transforming the study of history, literature, social sciences, and more by applying geographic information system (GIS) mapping, data visualizations, text mining, and other innovative tools. And, according to a recent Library Journal survey (conducted in partnership with Gale), academic libraries play a powerful role in advancing digital humanities at their institutions. But how, and what is the value to researchers? Led by experts, this session will unveil key new insights and spark ideas to enrich humanities research on your campus with innovative digital content and tools.

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)
Overcoming Language Barriers: Helping Non-English Speaking Library Customers (Public Library Association)
This webinar is designed to provide library staff with the tools and skills needed to be able to help library customers who do not speak English. From no-tech to high-tech, it will provide library staff with multiple resource options for when a “language barrier” situation arises at the reference desk, customer service desk, or on the phone.

Tuesday, Feb 11 (1-2 pm)
Ask the Experts: How You Can Make Dewey Better (OCLC)
The Dewey editors are working to make the Dewey Decimal Classification more transparent and more responsive to your needs. We rely on suggestions for improvements from the community, which can include expanding subject areas, clarifying instructions, relocating topics, and more. In this session, we’ll talk about why your expertise in libraries is incredibly valuable and how you can make Dewey better for library users around the world!

Tuesday, Feb 11 (1-2 pm)
Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (WebJunction)
In this webinar, learn about the ways public libraries can address the justice gap, connecting people with information as they navigate the complexities of the legal system.

Wednesday, Feb 12 (9-10 am)
Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning (Nonprofit Hub)
Genevieve Piturro was a successful television marketing executive in New York City for twenty years when a little girl’s question changed the course of her life forever. She began delivering pajamas and books to children in shelters after a little girl asked her what pajamas were. In 2001, she founded Pajama Program, a non-profit which has been recognized nationwide for both its success and Genevieve’s story. Genevieve has been interviewed on OPRAH, TODAY, GMA, The Early Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal and she rang the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in 2016.

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)
ACRL 2021 Coordinating Committee: ACRL 2021 Proposal Tips Webcast (Association of College & Research Libraries)
During this live webcast, ACRL committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on the overall process and show examples of successful proposals. Discover ways to strengthen your proposal submission, maximize your chances of acceptance, and ask any questions you may have.

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)
BIBFRAME Progress at the Library of Congress (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
This webinar will discuss the development and the use of the Library of Congress BIBFRAME to MARC Comparison Tool, and the higher-level issues associated with conversion of data from BIBFRAME to MARC. The webinar will also discuss the changes and the additions that are being made to the Library of Congress Linked Data Service, ID.LOC.GOV.

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)
Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction (Georgia Library Association)
Students’ confidence in their research skills often does not match their proficiency with those skills. Often, what students fail to grasp is the importance of context to the research process. In this presentation, learn about a new model of information literacy instruction that teaches the contextual nature of research by treating research as a subject of study rather than a set of basic skills.

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Corporate Giving (Grantspace)
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)
Calculating Margins of Error the ACS Way (U.S. Census)
Learn how the American Community Survey (ACS) calculates margin of error (MOE) for estimates published on data.census.gov. See how to calculate MOEs when combining ACS estimates within a table or across geographies using the ACS Variance Replicate Estimates (VRE) tables. In addition, learn how to calculate your own estimates and MOEs using the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data.

Wednesday, Feb 12 (1-2 pm)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)
The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. During the last decade, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 7.4 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation. Join presenter Vilaysay “Sai” Chang, USCIS, to learn important information for lawful permanent residents and their families. Topics will include settling in the U.S. and petitioning for family members.

Wednesday, Feb 12 (5-6 pm)
Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)
Part 2 of a 2-part series. Help students successfully navigate copyright in their own roles as creators: Fair use for students; How to find creative work that is free to use–Creative Commons and public domain; Resources for teaching these concepts to students.

Thursday, Feb 13 (8-9 am)
Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 2 – An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Argument, and Court Records and Briefs (Indiana State Library)
Part 2 of this webinar will introduce participants to federal and state judicial dockets.  Participants will learn what a docket is and about the different types of documents that are generated throughout the life of a court case.  We will also discuss how to find court briefs and oral arguments using both commercial and free resources.

Thursday, Feb 13 (9-10 am)
The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)
Authority often leads to opportunity. Employers, funders and collaborators need to be aware of and trust in the foundation for that authority before the opportunity actualizes. Librarians play an important role in establishing that evidence for both their researchers and institutions. Learn more in this one-hour webinar, where four librarian presenters will discuss how they: Advise researchers on curating their academic and author profiles; Preserve and provide access to research and scholarship; Present faculty workshops on research impact and other initiatives.

Thursday, Feb 13 (11-11:45 am)
Fostering Equity in STEM Programming (Indiana State Library)
Poonam Gill of Girls Who Code will offer suggestions for inspiring and equipping youth in your community with the skills they need to succeed in college and career. This webinar will teach you a) how to foster an inclusive environment within your STEM programs, b) how to increase female role model representation in your curriculum, c) how to create holistic STEM programming that builds important life skills for youth in your community, d) how to access free and customizable Girls Who Code curriculum and resources (like easy mini-grants of $300 per semester) through the no-cost Girls Who Code Clubs program for 3-12th graders of all genders, and e) learn about real stories from Girls Who Code Clubs to help you build your own programming.

Thursday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)
Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Charity Village)
Empathy is our first point of meaningful connection to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. We think back to instances when our clients have faced barriers and biases, or times when people close to us have been excluded, or our own experiences of feeling that we didn’t belong, and these narratives became the fuel for driving the work forward. But what if we’re only scratching the surface? What if we reconsider empathy as an important skill for effective DEI design, development, and implementation? This webinar explores these questions and shows us how different ways of thinking about empathy can help sweeten the sauce, and bring about more impactful DEI.

Thursday, Feb 13 (11:15-12 pm)
Gale General OneFile (Wyoming State Library)
Webinar ID 537-773-987
Join Chris Van Burgh for an overview of this general interest database appropriate for most of your library patrons and for older students.

 Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)
Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style (APA Style)
Join members of the APA Style team as they provide an in-depth look at the simplified reference system by describing the rationale behind it, how to format references using it, and the ways in which references are easier to create because of it. The webinar will answer one of the most frequently asked Style questions: how to cite a work found online. The APA Style experts will use real-life examples to walk through the process of creating references for a variety of common webpages and websites, including ones with missing or hard-to-locate information, found via a database, and needing electronic source information (DOIs, URLs, and retrieval dates).

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)
Galleys to Grab at PLA (Library Journal)
Going to the Public Library Association conference in Nashville? Eager for tips on what galleys you should be scouting out on the show floor? Look no further than our Galleys To Grab webcast, featuring forthcoming great-to-read books from Hachette, HarperCollins, & Simon & Schuster. Register now for the Galleys To Grab at PLA webcast so you can be in the know!

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)
Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)
How can we make libraries more inclusive for people who are trans or nonbinary? In this session we will share practical recommendations from VCU Libraries’ 2018 gender-inclusive library workgroup report, and our subsequent work to implement the recommendations in the report. The presenters will help attendees brainstorm small to large changes to library spaces, services, systems, and staff training that can create a more affirming environment at their organizations.

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)
Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Designed for beginners, this class presents a general overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine grant process, as well as tips for writing a successful proposal. The one-hour webinar will address: documenting community need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; and developing an evaluation plan.

Thursday, Feb 13 (1-2 pm)
The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)
Join us on Thursday, February 13th @Noon Pacific for a webinar with Pines and Plains Libraries (CO) Director Tim Miller, Perry County Library (TN) Director Gail Spragins, Chicago Public Library (IL) Commissioner Andrea Telli, and Santa Monica Public Library (CA) Director Patty Wong as they engage in a big-picture conversation about becoming and being fine-free libraries. During this conversation, they will identify their libraries’ “why” for being fine-free, discuss how they strategically addressed their communities’ needs and local government priorities by eliminating fines, and describe the impacts of going fine-free on their communities.

Thursday, Feb 13 (3-4 pm)
Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)
You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students, but perhaps you’ve found that the digital portion of your resources doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Research has shown that eBooks and audiobooks circulate more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them in the school community. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your digital collection and make sure those great resources get used!

Friday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)
Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar will introduce the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) members to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the outreach arm of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Presenters will provide attendees with a step-by-step guide on how they can leverage NNLM to support the health information needs of rural and small communities by introducing several trusted NLM consumer health information resources and showing ARSL Members how they can take advantage of NNLM funding opportunities, training, resources, and partnerships.

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