Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 22



Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. 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, Jan 22 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Making Readers: How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
We have all heard how making and makerspaces can encourage STEM learning. But what can they do for literacy? This webinar will address ways that literacy and making can go hand in hand to enhance your program offered at the library. By focusing on transliteracy skills and including maker activities with literacy activities, librarians can better influence the traditional literacy skills they have always targeted.Presenter: Megan Egbert, Meridian Library District
To register, visit: http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

Thursday, Jan 23 (12:30-1:30 pm)
5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Advancing technology, social enterprise and shifting demographics are changing how nonprofits communicate, engage, operate and serve. While these shifts are creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofits, they also present new challenges as we learn to navigate this new and ever-evolving landscape. Join Jay Wilkinson as he reviews five major trends that are shaping a new reality for nonprofits.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.
For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)
Mirror, Mirror, Who Do You See in Your Books? Reaching Diverse Readers (Booklist)
Join AASL and Scholastic Books for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll hear about forthcoming diverse titles. You’ll also hear from authors Icy Smith, Ellen Oh, Irene Latham, and Carole Boston Weatherford about how they put themselves into their work to engage all readers. Go beyond Diversity 101 – learn how to take action and become a partner in the conversation about meeting the needs of all readers.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)
Federal Government Databases and Websites: A Surprising Source of State and Local Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will present an exciting variety of state and local resources which can be found by searching Federal Government websites. Resources range from health and nutrition to science and education, as well as legislative and judicial information. Websites which can provide a surprising wealth of state and local resources include usa.gov, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), science.gov, ERIC, and PubMed. Participants will learn strategies for searching for state and local resources using Federal Government databases and websites.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Jan 24 (10:30-11:30 am)
7 Steps For Getting Started in Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)
There is huge potential for impact when you connect your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! In this webinar, Kathie Kramer Ryan will outline 7 steps you can take to start (or improve!) a successful major gifts program. You’ll learn what 5 elements to have in place before starting a major gifts program, how to find major gift prospects to support your mission, the best ways to thank your donors so they keep on giving, and much more.
For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars

Wednesday, Jan 24 (11-11:30 am)
30-Minute Tips and Timesavers (Blackbaud)
Join our webinar series, 30-Minute Tips and Timesavers, with Chris Geady, Blackbaud solutions expert. Each month he’ll cover a different topic to help you use your software more effectively and reduce the time you’re spending on outdated processes.  Each webinar in the series is 30 minutes or less and is free to join! If you can’t make it to one of the webinars, on-demand versions will be available for you to watch when it’s most convenient for you.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webseminars.aspx

Wednesday, Jan 24 (11-12 pm)
FDLP LibGuides for Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will introduce users to the new FDLP LibGuides tool. Attendees will learn how to find and use GPO created guides, request topics for future LibGuides, and how to create and submit to the FDLP Community guides.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Jan 24 (12-1 pm)
Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.
For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Wednesday, Jan 24 (3-4 pm)
Google This! The Research Process Revisited (edWeb)
Do students confuse a single Google search with research? How do students research? Is there a “right” way? What are their research strengths? What are our instructional challenges? How can we best teach the inquiry process? Is there a “best” way? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala and guest Tasha Bergergson-Michelson will answer these essential questions.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Thursday, Jan 25 (12-1 pm)
Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)
More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.
For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Jan 25 (3:30-4:30 pm)
In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part I (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!
To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3707750409150437891

Friday, Jan 26 (10-11 am)
How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers (American Management Association)
Who wouldn’t want to be bold and badass and fearless in their career – in their lives? Wendy Sachs, the author of the critically acclaimed new book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers, will give you the tips, hacks and strategies for how to grow confidence, engineer serendipity, embrace failure, brand yourself, network effectively and be more visible. Wendy thinks that in a disruptive job market where industries are evolving and jobs are less secure than ever, we all need to think of ourselves as entrepreneurs – even if we aren’t running our own businesses.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

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