Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of February 7

Feb 6, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  February 7 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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Tuesday, Feb 8 (9-9:30 am)
Get to Know Gale Health and Wellness (Gale)
Gale Health and Wellness offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices. Join us during this 30-minute webinar where we’ll explore content and share best practices for putting this resource to work at your library.

Tuesday, Feb 8 (10-11 am)
Best Practices For Working With A Web Developer (Wyoming SBDC)
When working with a web developer, you may think they have their relationship with the client all figured out and you may expect transactions to run smoothly. The truth is, Web Developers are not project managers, content creators, or most other things you may think they are. So, what should you know before you embark on your web development journey? How do you identify/find a good web developer? In this webinar, we’ll cover the answers to those questions and talk about some simple but effective tactics to make your relationship with your web developer a successful one, which in turn will get you the website your business wants and needs.

Tuesday, Feb 8 (10:30-11:30 am)
Gaming Programs in Libraries (Montana State Library)
Do you run a gaming program at your library? Are you interested in learning more about gaming program ideas? Come to this webinar to share what has worked for your library, and to ask questions! This webinar is for all topics gaming, which includes board games, video games, card games, tabletop/roleplaying games, etc! Any and all are welcome, but be prepared to ask questions and share your own experiences.

Tuesday, Feb 8 (11-12 pm)
Grantseeking Solo: Securing Awards with Limited Staff (TechSoup)
Being a small to medium-sized nonprofit means everyone is working, all of the time, at numerous different jobs. You might be the executive director, but that doesn’t mean your job is limited to being the visionary and the organization’s leader. Or your job title may be development director, but along with proposal writing, your job includes events, membership drives, soliciting funds from major donors, and the list goes on. Join Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, for a 90-minute webinar focusing on key ways to help you generate additional funding requests for a nonprofit with limited staff.

Tuesday, Feb 8 (11-12 pm)
We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)
The emotional investment that many library workers have in the profession and the community expectations regarding the library’s pandemic response have left many library workers experiencing trauma with very few places to turn for support. This perfect storm of circumstances has made it clear: library staff are at a crisis point. This webinar for ALL library workers — frontline staff, managers, and library directors — will serve as a convening to discuss the impact trauma has on library staff, work toward addressing the necessary systemic change and need for a cultural shift, and explore potential individual, organizational, and industry response strategies. Join us to consider how libraries might rethink delivery of essential library services to communities in need while ensuring a safe environment and resources to support personal well-being for staff.

Tuesday, Feb 8 (12-1 pm)
Adult Faves (Booklist)
Year-end lists, book award season, dazzling 2022 debuts—that’s right, it’s officially reading season. What better way to pack your TBR list than with a preview of phenomenal adult books coming to a shelf near you this winter and spring. With title presentations from Workman Publishing, Bloomsbury, W.W. Norton & Company, National Geographic, and ECW Press, these are the big titles your patrons will be asking for!

Tuesday, Feb 8 (1-2 pm)
Innovations in Librarianship with Kelvin Watson (SirsiDynix)
Join Eric Keith & Kelvin Watson as they talk about innovative programs in the library world.

Wednesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)
Best Practices for Creating and Managing Your Team’s Goals (Blackbaud)
In this informative webinar, Damaris Herron-Watkins will pull from her extensive nonprofit finance executive experience to teach you  how to drive engagement and set up conditions for success through the goal-setting process , ways to collaboratively create and set effective S.M.A.R.T goals, and how to conduct impactful check-ins to track progress throughout the year.

Wednesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)
Copyright for Librarians: What You Need to Know (Niche Academy)
Copyright issues abound in librarianship, but there are some easy principles you can apply to better understand and navigate these issues. Join Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for this presentation. Sara will cover copyright basics, copyright exceptions, and, of course, fair use. Come prepared for a lively and fun discussion of copyright law.

Wednesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)
Crash Course in Narrative Nonfiction (EBSCO)
Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with Narrative Nonfiction? Narrative Nonfiction is a large category of books, and if you don’t read nonfiction widely, it can be hard to know where to start. A juicy biography? A detailed piece of science writing? Something funny? NoveList and LibraryReads will break down the wide variety of Narrative Nonfiction, why readers love it, and how to help both seasoned nonfiction and new nonfiction readers alike find the next book they will be talking about with family and friends.

Wednesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)
Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)
Are you wondering what you’ll be reading this spring? Join this webcast to hear about the latest big-buzzing books that you won’t want to miss! Publishing insiders will present their favorite forthcoming can’t-put-down titles, from mysteries and feel-good escapism to spirituality and hot-button nonfiction.

Thursday, Feb 10 (11-12 pm)
What Corporate Sponsors Really Want From Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)
Whether you’re coordinating a music festival, a nonprofit special event, or even a walk-a-thon, this webinar will help you. How? This webinar will help you start to create the connections for sponsorship. You will learn how to articulate your value to sponsors on paper and in person. You’ll learn how to create your sponsorship proposal, how to nail that sponsorship meeting, and more! You’ll even learn how to create an after-event sponsorship report that shines, AND that helps you get the sponsorship for next year!

Thursday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm) Streamlining the Way You Get Data (US Census Bureau)
Whether you have been using, or are a newcomer to the site, this webinar has something for everyone! Join us to learn how to search for and download data, use the map feature, and customize table views on We will take participants on a walk-through of the data tool, share helpful learning resources, and address the most commonly asked questions.

Thursday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)
NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
Looking to become a readers’ advisory superstar? Want to pull together expert recommendations more quickly? It’s easy with NoveList Plus! Join us for an overview of features and search strategies and learn how NoveList Plus helps you find the right books for your readers.

Thursday, Feb 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Engaging Presentations Everyone Will Love (Early Childhood Investigations)
Whether you’re putting together a presentation for a small group or a keynote for a conference (conference season is right around the corner, after all), this session may help you identify some key elements you’ll want to bond together to make sure your attendees stay engaged, and then go out into the world and actually do something with the content you’ve taught.

Thursday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)
Grants and Proposal Writing (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Grants and Proposal Writing is a 1-hour live webinar worth 1 MLA Continuing Education credit. Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

Thursday, Feb 10 (2-3 pm)
Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)
This webinar is part of our Professional Development for Libraries Series hosted by the National Citizen and Community Science Library Network. Citizen Science Month is April 2022.

Thursday, Feb 10 (5-6 pm)
Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts (Follett)
Join this lively presentation during which we will share how you can use picture books as powerful mentor texts for reading comprehension. Help students learn to engage with text and think critically about what they are reading.

Friday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)
New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (Booklist)
While home can exist in many different locations and its physical appearance may vary across the globe, one thing is for certain: home is more than just a place. In these three picture books, home is defined not by a building but by the relationships, love, and personal growth each of the protagonists experience. Join Booklist and Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing on Friday, February 11 at 1 p.m. CT for a special panel featuring three illustrators discussing their upcoming picture books that showcase home and family in their own unique and creative way.

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