Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 10

Jan 9, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  January 10 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

List of calendar events

All times MST

Tuesday, Jan 11 (10-11 am)
How Engagement During Training Strengthens Employee Engagement on the Job (Training Magazine Network)
Engagement is everything.  Engaged employees realize 18% higher productivity and 60% higher quality than disengaged employees. However, only 36% of U.S. workers – and 20% of global workers – are engaged.  Using engaging techniques during training will create an anchor to the material being learned, so when participants go back to the job, they’ll be more passionate and use the information they’ve acquired.

Tuesday, Jan 11 (10-11 am)
You Can Zine: How to Make a Zine in an Hour or Less (Washington State Library)
Come and learn how to make a zine and how to bring this fun and empowering activity to your community members! This session will provide a quick intro to zines and how to make them. Presenters will also tell you about the Washington State Zine Contest and Sheltered in Place: COVID-19 Zine Diaries projects and how to get involved.

Tuesday, Jan 11 (11-11:45 am)
How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
In this 45-minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar, we will show you, step-by-step, how to create and implement a workable strategic plan for your nonprofit organization.

Tuesday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)
Is There an Industry Report for That? Market & Industry Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
While every product or service may be part of an industry, finding industry data, reports, and analysis can be challenging. Library of Congress Business Reference and Research Specialists will highlight resources available at libraries and Government agencies and share their research strategies and tips for finding industry information. We’ll cover ways to compile information on both large, standard industries classified by the U.S. Census Bureau and niche industries that don’t fit nicely into an industry classification code.

Tuesday, Jan 11 (12-1:15 pm)
New Year, New Books: A First Look at 2022 (Booklist)
New year, new goals, new books! It’s time to turn the page on 2021 and start a new chapter full of fresh beginnings—and TBR lists! Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing along with their distribution partners Seven Stories Press, Archipelago Books, Catapult Books, Beacon Press, The Library of America, Verso Books, and North Atlantic Books talking the latest and greatest in adult fiction and nonfiction.

Tuesday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)
Making Educator Wellness a Priority: Simple Self-Care Strategies (
Teaching is one of the most stressful professions. That stress can affect your health, your job satisfaction, and even the quality of your teaching. However, decades of research show that when teachers feel better, they perform better. Join this edWebinar to: Hear why educator wellness is so important; Gain simple self-care strategies you can use immediately to reduce stress and improve your wellness; and more!

Tuesday, Jan 11 (12-2 pm)
WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics (OCLC)
This module provides basic information about the WorldCat bibliographic database and the MARC record format. It also provides an introduction to the program interface, as well as instruction on how to set up and navigate the Connexion client program. After completing this web-based training, learners will be prepared to read basic MARC records, set up Connexion client on their workstation, and successfully enter commands via the program’s various input methods.

Tuesday, Jan 11 (1-3 pm)
Making the Most Out of Your Grant Application (Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 3)
Applying for a grant can be stressful and intimidating at times.  This webinar is designed to demystify the grant application process. From understanding the parts of the grant to completing the details of the budget, this webinar provides all information needed to prepare clear goals, objectives, a competitive project proposal. Participants will learn where to find available funding, important documents to include in the proposal, where to go for data to support the proposal, how the application is scored, and post-award reporting requirements.

Tuesday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)
Moving Beyond for Multilingual Learners: Beyond Inspiration (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will explore the various ways that we seek to build up the students we serve through practices that empower them to dream big! We will examine ways to affirm students’ identities, nurture a sense of pride in our cultures, develop our passions, set goals, and dream wildly. We will discuss specific ideas that educators can implement in their practice. Let’s move beyond for the multilingual learners we serve.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (9-10 am)
How to Craft Messages Your Donors Will Invest In (Nonprofit Hub)
What keeps donors engaged with our mission is how we identify and communicate new ideas and innovations for our organizations. That all starts inside our organizations with our ability to generate new donor centric messages, identifying the best ones and integrating them into our fundraising.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (9-10 am)
Use of podcasts to reduce misinformation in the time of COVID-19: A collaboration of librarians, healthcare providers, and community organizations (Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 3)
This presentation will share information about a project funded by the All of Us project in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine. It showcases the use of podcasts to promote health literacy and inform the Latinx community about relevant health topics, during the Covid -19 Pandemic. It is a collaboration of Spanish speaking healthcare providers, librarians, and community organizers. The goal is to educate and reduce misinformation within this community about relevant health issues.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (11-12 am)
Trends in Training: What’s Now? What’s New? What’s Next? (Training Industry)
As a training expert, it is natural to think about how new mindsets and technologies will influence your trainings effectiveness for the future. It is critical to consider what’s next on the horizon for virtual training when developing your team, and if your organization is prepared to take advantage of these growing trends. In this interactive webinar, you will recognize the latest trends in training, including live, online learning, consider the impact of effective training in regard to modern learning preferences, and prepare your organization and yourself for future training initiatives.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (11-12 pm)
20th Anniversary Celebration of Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 (Social Responsibilities Round Table-division of the American Library Association)
This webinar is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18, formerly the Amelia Bloomer Project. Each year, the Rise committee puts together a booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18; the committee is a part of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Becoming a Teaching Librarian: Reflective Practice and Teacher Identity in Academic Librarianship (Niche Academy)
Join Claire McGuinness to learn about “teacher identity” and the various ways in which it develops over the course of a career in academic librarianship. Based on her recent book, The Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook, participants will be invited to reflect on their own personal teaching journeys, and how they perceive and inhabit their roles. Participants will also learn about the benefits of reflective practice in shaping teacher identity, as well as some practical approaches that they can integrate into their work.”

Wednesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Podcasting and Your Library (Montana State Library)
Nearly half of all Americans are listening to podcasts on a regular basis because they provide a flexible way to learn information, or to be entertained while driving, working out, or doing chores around the house. Your library can reach these patrons, and build a deep and meaningful relationship with them, by launching your own show! But does podcasting require a lot of technical knowledge? A professional sound room or recording studio? In this webinar, Heather Teysko will break down the four things you need to start a podcast: a good idea, a sound file, a place to put that sound file, and a way for patrons to listen to it.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Re-Energize Volunteer Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)
Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that’s nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization’s success. In this session we’ll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You’ll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization’s story of volunteer engagement.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (1-2 pm)
Children with ASD: Understanding and responding to the Communication, Behavioral and Social Characteristics (AbleNet)
Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to process and respond to information in the environment in unique and unusual ways which frequently present challenges to educators and families. This session will illustrate how to better understand the characteristics of children with ASD and the underlying factors that contribute to their problem behaviors in order to provide individualized supports and interventions to maximize their academic, social, and behavioral outcomes.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (1-2 pm)
Newbery on Newbery: Celebrate 100 years of the Newbery with four award-winning authors! (Booklist)
They are classroom and library favorites. Once the call is made, the announcement revealed, and the sticker placed, these books become perennial reads for young readers throughout the years. Celebrate 100 years of the Newbery with four Newbery award-winning authors: Tae Keller, Rebecca Stead, Veera Hiranandani, and Matt de la Peña as they discuss their Newbery titles, reminisce about the call, and how receiving a Newbery has enhanced and furthered the reach of their books and connected them with readers. Have your class or library join to ask questions of the authors about their Newbery and classroom favorite books!

Wednesday, Jan 12 (3-4 pm)
Digital Tools and Apps: Essential Tools for Curriculum-Focused Teacher Librarians (Follett)
In this webinar, join technology-centered Future Ready Librarian® Shannon McClintock Miller as she shares her box of essential tools for curriculum-focused teacher librarians. Shannon will share details about each tool and app, diving into examples she has used with her preschool to Grade 12 students.

Wednesday, Jan 12 (5-6 pm)
Teach K-12 Copyright: Ready To Go and It’s All FREE! (Copyright & Creativity)
Are you tasked with teaching copyright to K-12 students? Do you lack resources or need to fill in gaps in your own knowledge so you’re more comfortable instructing your students? Come join C&C Ambassadors as they share our FREE resources and their experiences teaching this positive content.

Thursday, Jan 13 (11-12 pm)
Info2Go! How Libraries Can Better Support Homeschooling Families (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Have you wondered how you can better attract and serve the homeschool community? What resources are best? Do you have the right tools for their needs? The answers might not be what you think. Join Linda Hincks, homeschool veteran and teacher, for a one hour webinar to learn more about educational differentiation and what opportunities there are for libraries to contribute to homeschoolers’ successes.

Thursday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)
Overcoming Your Fear of Data (Digital Gov)
Join Dan Wendling and Adam Korengold of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM) and learn how to overcome resistance to data analytics and visualization, ask the right questions, and improve customer experience.

Thursday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)
Trauma-Informed Librarianship: Building Communities of Care (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Trauma-informed librarianship (TIL) is a vital practice that invites us to be intentional and deliberate about creating cultural shifts in how we approach our work to move towards healing, for our patrons, for each other, and for ourselves. This webinar will introduce participants to what trauma is and how it impacts both individuals and communities; the principles and goals of trauma-informed librarianship; how we can apply this lens to library services in actionable ways to better support survivors in our libraries, whether they are patrons or colleagues; and how we can take care of ourselves too, through 10 concrete self-care strategies.

Thursday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)
Foreign Trade Data Before the Advent of Online Sources (Federal Depository Library Program)
You’ll learn about the earliest historical trade data that’s available for our Nation, from the American State Papers and U.S. Congressional Serial Set through the extended data series published by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Thursday, Jan 13 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Major Donor Stewardship – Strategies That Build Lasting Relationships With Your Most Significant Givers (Bloomerang)
This webinar will guide those at small and mid-sized nonprofits in the right way to thank and acknowledge their major donors, positioning them for greater retention and increasing generosity. We’ll focus on what is required when you commit to attracting and maintaining major donors, understanding how major donors think, and how to optimize your communications for this important donor segment. We’ll review key attributes that let you know your communications strategy is working; and look at ways to help ensure long-term success with your major donors.

Thursday, Jan 13 (1-1:45 pm)
How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)
In this 45-minute interactive nonprofit webinar, you will learn how to conduct board recruitment in 3 easy steps.

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