Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of February 18

Feb 18, 2019

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of February 18 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

All times MST

Tuesday, Feb 19 (11-12 pm)
How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again.

Tuesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)
Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations: Understanding Your Risk and Making Practical Improvements (TechSoup)
Mission-driven organizations often need support in identifying and fending off basic online threats. For organizations with decentralized operations or a wide volunteer base, proper connectivity is crucial. However, many organizations want to establish an online presence quickly, and they ignore basic security steps, such as using a formal identity system or multifactor authentication.

Tuesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)
Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist)
The first hint of the spring season has arrived, and we’re here to help you keep your YA collections fresh.

Tuesday, Feb 19 (1-2 pm)
Teaching Historical Fiction with Primary Sources (Follett)
Teaching with historical fiction is the perfect way to bring those events to life for students. Primary sources can often seem dated or unconnected to the modern life of our students, but through the lens of a narrative, we see the context that allows us to make those connections between the past and the present.

Wednesday, Feb 20 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Crafting Relevant Community Partnerships Using Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)
Historically, archives have told the stories of the dominant society. Increasingly, archives are exploring and filling some of the silences left by the exclusion of many voices. Oral history is a way of actively collecting stories which may not exist in written form. Both the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives and Special Collections’ Coming to the Plains: Latin@ Stories in Central Nebraska project engage members of diverse communities in telling their own stories. Find out more about these projects during this webinar.

Wednesday, Feb 20 (10:30-12 pm)
Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

Wednesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)
Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library)
Join us for this interactive session to discuss how to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons.

Wednesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)
Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library Information Literacy Program (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just politically correct buzzwords; they are complex ideas that should be addressed by leaders of instruction programs. Mindful leadership involves the thoughtful reflection about and integration of practices that support DEI in our work as instructional librarians. This webinar offers a panel discussion and question-and-answer session examining DEI through the lens of management and leadership featuring four well-known specialists:.

Wednesday, Feb 20 (2-3 pm)
Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Have you been pondering your 2019 professional development? Are you wondering how other librarians in the region decide when selecting development opportunities? This month we are featuring three MCR network members who will share their experiences from recent conferences and trainings.

Thursday, Feb 21 (9-10 am)
Get Started Using Website Analytics to Improve Your Online Fundraising (Smart Cause Digital)
Join them for an information-packed webinar specifically created for nonprofit communicators and fundraisers!

Thursday, Feb 21 (9-11:15 am)
Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (Library Connect)
In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, will highlight key points in the development of the new release, touching on metric types and new reports. Then Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee and Director Analytics, Elsevier, will take you step-by-step through the new reports and familiarize you with their use cases.

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)
Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)
Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)
How to Create a School Makerspace (Demco)
This webinar will cover the basics of starting, outfitting, and maintaining a makerspace at your school. Based in part on his best-selling book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, Nicholas Provenzano will share all of his favorite tips, tricks, and tools to help you as you venture into the world of making.

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)
Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will offer information on where to find resources on mental health including the National Institute of Mental Health, PubMed, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information on how to help patrons who may have mental health issues will also be presented. Resources in other languages about mental health will be included.

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)
Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians?

Thursday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)
Using Social Media as a Tool to Advocate Diversity and Inclusion (Infopeople)
Social media is a great way to start dialogue and conversations about a variety of topics and to meet customers where they are. This webinar will demonstrate how to use humor, pop culture, children’s materials, and more, to advocate for diverse communities, and to speak up when necessary.

Thursday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)
The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this hour-long webinar we’ll explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

Friday, Feb 22 (7:45am-4pm)
Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019
This FREE one-day event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. GoToWebinar login instructions will be e-mailed to registered attendees the day before the conference.

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