Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of February 22

Feb 22, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of February 22 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, Feb 22 (11-12 pm)
Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on utilizing social media to boost nonprofit fundraising.  Chad will provide tips to center your messaging with a focus on telling the right stories, in the right format, on the right channel.

Tuesday, Feb 23 (11-12 pm)
Partnering with your institution’s Senior Research Officer: An in-depth review by Ithaka S+R (Ex Libris)
Does your library partner with the university’s research office? Does the Senior Research Officer (SRO) know what services the library offers to support the research enterprise? Expand your understanding of current roles and priorities of the SRO. Hear insights and join the discussion on how libraries can better align research support services in collaboration with their SRO’s evolving strategic directions.

Tuesday, Feb 23 (11-12:30 pm)
Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])
Public libraries serve increasingly diverse stakeholders, each with unique interests, needs, and strengths. Using the tools from community engagement and culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE), you can help create a welcoming space where community members see their culture, values, and lived experiences reflected in the library programing and collections; and an environment where they are excited to contribute to transparent and collaborative program evaluations.

Tuesday, Feb 23 (12-1 pm)
Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)
The heavy adoption of virtual training isn’t going away because it is the only approach that allows everyone (wherever they are) to participate in their organizational training, and we should all plan to make it more effective so that organizational training goals can be met without forcing someone to sit at a screen viewing and listening for 8 hours.

Tuesday, Feb 23 (1-2 pm)
Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)
OK, so now you are an expert in using ZOOM, Adobe Connect, and other software and tools. You are even adept in designing polls, using chat, implementing breakouts and creating PowerPoint slides.  Although these are excellent skills, oftentimes, many presenters, trainers, subject matter experts and leaders overlook that all their virtual sessions and webinars are meant to persuade learners and their audience. Does your audience trust you? Do they feel confident to follow your ideas? Do learners feel your ideas are practical? Does your audience feel you are socially approachable? Your skills and knowledge in these areas can make or break your presentations or webinars.

Tuesday, Feb 23 (1-3:30 pm)
Unpacking Racial Literacy: Part 2 (Montana State Library)
Racial Equity is the key in identifying all the ways in which we can build strong learning partnerships and  ensure equitable outcomes for students. Dr. Brandon-Felder is committed to transforming institutional practices one system at a time. Part 2: Naming and Framing Oppression

Tuesday, Feb 23 (2-3 pm)
How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)
Please join Bridget Crossman, Stacey Rattner, Kristin Fraga Sierra, and Melissa Thom in a roundtable conversation discussing the importance of and ideas for keeping reading social at all levels during hybrid learning. From classroom activities to community events, participants will leave with a laundry list of ideas that are bound to be a hit for readers.

Wednesday, Feb 24 (9-10 am)
5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)
There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses.

Wednesday, Feb 24 (9-10 am)
Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)
Green screen videos can take you anywhere in the world without leaving the library. In this session you will learn how to use free and low-cost tools to shoot and edit green screen videos in your library. I can’t detail everything in an hour, but you will get a very nice overview of how everything works. I will also shoot and edit a short clip live and in real time!

Wednesday, Feb 24 (11-12 pm)
How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)
The board chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit board of directors. This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities. We’ll cover how to design effective board meetings, attend to board development, partner with the CEO/ED, and lead as an ambassador of the organization.

Wednesday, Feb 24 (11-12:30 pm)
Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)
This 90 minute introductory course will provide an overview of the origin and purpose of U.S. copyright law and how it promotes creativity, teaching, learning, and research in ways that have become an integral part of everyday life. This session will introduce copyright concepts most relevant to those working in libraries, archives, museums, and community cultural heritage organizations.

Wednesday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)
Drive-In Storytime (Colorado State Library)
Do you miss providing in-person storytimes? Do you want to be able to provide memorable in-person programming? Now you can! Learn how to offer Drive-In Storytimes using radio transmitters while patrons relax in the comfort of their car!

Wednesday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)
Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)
Many of us use the internet every day but are unfamiliar to the ways the internet works, including why certain content ends up in our search engine results. There is a largely invisible system at work that tailors and personalizes your online content. In this webinar, Natasha Casey of Blackburn College will discuss cookies, algorithms, and a variety of other parts of the internet that track your online presence. How can we talk about these things with library patrons?

Wednesday, Feb 24 (1-2 pm)
NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division has one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to health and disease. These holdings, in both digital and physical formats, span ten centuries, and come from nearly every part of the globe. In this session you will learn how the History of Medicine Division approaches acquisition and conservation; discover hidden treasures in the collection and get to know how to access this vast resource. Most importantly, you will see how such collections remain relevant in a world concerned with data science, health care to diverse groups, and reacting to pandemics.

Wednesday, Feb 24 (3-4 pm)
Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students (
As educators, we are expected to teach facts as truth. This is immeasurably harder when students rely on confirmation bias rather than sound research practices to find fact-based truth. In this edWebinar, Jacquelyn Whiting and Michelle Luhtala, coauthors of News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News (2018), will share new lessons that teach 6-12 grade learners to become fact-based truth finders.

Wednesday, Feb 24 (5-6 pm)
2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)
Join us for this special opportunity to learn more about the titles that were nominated for the 2021 Nonfiction Award via a booktalk with the Nonfiction Committee.

Thursday, Feb 25 (11-12 pm)
National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this class, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Participants will learn about citizen science library program models, free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs, and sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. Nor prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

Thursday, Feb 25 (12-1 pm)
Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)
We’ll see you at the Graphic Novel Webinar, featuring authors Trung Le Nguyen and Jennifer L. Holm, illustrator Savanna Ganucheau, and RH Graphic Publishing Director Gina Gagliano. Librarian Kat Kan will be moderating.

Thursday, Feb 25 (12-1 pm)
Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will demonstrate how to integrate freely available online art collections from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, and the Princeton University Art Museum into library instruction and research consultations for chemistry, geosciences, and environmental studies.

Thursday, Feb 25 (1-2 pm)
Align, Don’t Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values (Bloomerang)
Have you considered changing your fundraising career in this current climate of uncertainty and unrest? It is time to own your narrative. Join this webinar to learn how to identify the ideal organization with values that align with your fundamental beliefs and lifestyle.

Thursday, Feb 25 (5-6 pm)
William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)
Join us as we celebrate the winners and finalists of our Morris Award virtually.

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