Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 4

Jan 4, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of January 4 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

All times MST

Tuesday, Jan 5 (10-10:30 am)
Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization’s mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

Tuesday, Jan 5 (10-11 am)
Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)
Soon high school students will be applying for colleges and wondering how to navigate the world of financial aid and career education. Join representatives from the Washington Student Achievement Council as they present a host of resources supporting the Washington College Grant and the financial aid application process. Librarians are often asked to help students get started and this webinar will present a way to support your community of students with resources, a toolkit, best practices, and websites. Help your young adult patrons reach for their education goals!

Wednesday, Jan 6 (9-10 am)
Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)
Attendees will learn the best (we think) children’s books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

Wednesday, Jan 6 (1-2 pm)
Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)
Just when you thought you knew everything about Loom. Great news! Loom developers are working on some amazing, innovative, accessibility tools that will enhance communication with your students. In this interactive webinar, we will introduce participants to Loom and review not only the basics, but also the crazy cool new features that you can use to work with your students. We will provide time for you to practice and even make your own loom video that includes closed captioning, transcription, and much more!

Wednesday, Jan 6 (1-2 pm)
Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (Infopeople)
Libraries have quickly pivoted in the last several months to moving their programs and events to a virtual environment. The early months were about figuring out “the how” and getting new routines in place. Now it is time to find meaningful ways to evaluate and assess the success of what we are offering.

Thursday, Jan 7 (11-12 pm)
It’s Not Either/Or: Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach (Bloomerang)
Increasing your focus on diversity and inclusion and raising money aren’t mutually exclusive. In this webinar, we’ll help you assess and revitalize your development program to take an anti-racist approach that results in successful fundraising and a high return on investment. In addition to providing practical advice and anti-racist actions you can take in your fundraising, we’ll also consider the roles that culture and systems play in our fundraising.

Thursday, Jan 7 (11-12 pm)
Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles? Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

Thursday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)
Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This session will start with a brief chair yoga session, then follow with a very brief history of yoga and yoga programs at libraries and how it is currently being researched as an intervention in the biomedical and psychological fields. We will discuss how yoga is being practiced and made more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will include the origins of the term “self-care” and its radical feminist context. We will center the discussion around self-care for librarians based on findings from a survey conducted in fall 2020.

Thursday, Jan 7 (1-2 pm)
New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)
Teaching and leading in the age of COVID-19 has challenged us in ways we never could have anticipated. As we enter 2021, join Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa for this FREE empowering and timely webinar. She will discuss the power of partnering with school leaders to set boundaries and realistic goals for teacher and student success for a strong finish to the school year.

Sunday, Jan 10 (2-3 pm)
Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)
Do you want to read “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell with your class or staff? Are you looking for more books and ideas to keep the robust conversation going? Join Neha during this ISS Webchat and receive resources to use in your book club around anti-racist texts and discussion.

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