Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 9

Jan 8, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of January 9 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, Jan 9 (1-2 pm)
Making Digital Citizenship Meaningful (edWeb)
Have you been struggling with how to integrate positive digital habits, routines, and expectations when there are a million other things on your plate? Are you trying to incorporate more student leadership and voice? Join this edWebinar to hear from elementary, middle, and high school teachers about how they are meaningfully integrating digital citizenship into daily routines and instruction, as well as how they’re partnering with their families. Attendees will leave with clear ideas of how to incorporate digital citizenship routines and habits into their daily/weekly routines and schedules that can be implemented immediately!

Tuesday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)
Cultivating Racial Equity & Inclusion: Using XR (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
The XR Equity & Diversity Playbook was constructed for libraries to explore how to use virtual reality (VR) and discuss equity and diversity through an “immersive experience.” VR is an immersive medium through which one can experience how it is to “walk” in another person’s shoes or “see” through their eyes. Therefore, it is a perfect medium to build empathy and create understanding between diverse people and cultures. Hear about community “lost stories”: Witness the world through a blind person’s eyes in “Notes on Blindness,” or understand the hurdles an African American would have encountered in 1960s‘America in “Travelling While Black.”

Tuesday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)
Recharge and Refresh with Wellness Educator Shayna Marmar (Public Library Association)
This webinar will complete the Social Emotional Learning series and focus on personal applications and benefits of SEL. Attendees will take away strategies and techniques for improving their own emotional wellness.

Tuesday, Jan 10 (12-1:15 pm)
New Year, Balanced Life (Booklist)
Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing along with their distribution partners, North Atlantic Books, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Shambhala Publications, Hay House, Watkins Publishing, and Parallax Press for a New Year, Balanced Life webinar as they kick off 2023 with the perfect selection of titles to enhance health, wellness, and balance in the new year.

Tuesday, Jan 10 (1-2 pm)
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (8-9 am)
Dementia Friendly Community Collaborations: Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library (Indiana State Library)
Over the last decade many areas in the state of Indiana have paid increasing attention to individuals living with dementia, primarily due to the rapid growth of the elderly population. Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library have formed a partnership to work with individuals that are experiencing memory issues. This partnership has included working with music, delivering educational programs to the community at large and to the staff at the library, circulating kits targeting this population, and many more services. Come learn about how Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew Public Library evaluated and implemented these services.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (9-10 am)
Creativity, Ideation, And Engagement: How A Grant Idea Is Formed (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Forming partnerships, thinking of grant ideas, and finding the time to execute projects can feel daunting, especially when it isn’t clear where to start. Gibson D. Lewis Library at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth dedicates full-time staff to outreach and community engagement, an intentional focus for over 30 years. Grants have been a central part of our efforts since 2002. This session will walk through a practical process of identifying grant ideas, provide real-life examples, and explore learned insights. Together we will demystify the creative process and gain confidence in building a grant that works for everyone’s situation.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Best New Teen Reads of 2022 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Brief book talks and reviews of new titles recommended to school and public librarians, covering both middle and high school levels, that were published within the last year.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (10-11 am)
Designing Surveys for Evaluating Training Programs (Training Magazine Network)
Surveys are key tools for evaluating training programs. Surveys are revered for their ease of use and promise of reaching many, but we must be able to craft rich, concise, and focused questions that yield useful data. For this, we must understand the cognitive processes our respondents use to answer questions with accuracy and candor. Participants will increase their understanding of how to design high quality surveys and leave with resources for further skill development.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your organization. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)
UX Research Methods for Libraries (Niche Academy)
Join Mark Aaron Polger as he introduces selected user research methods utilized in User Experience (UX) design. No matter what kind of library you’re in, Mark will discuss various qualitative and quantitative research techniques and activities to help participants better understand library users. UX research methods combine techniques used in marketing and ethnographic research. UX includes examples such as usability testing, A/B testing, card sorting methods, survey research, eye tracking research, diary studies, customer journey mapping, focus groups, and user interviews.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (12-1:30 pm)
Supporting Trauma-Informed Play to Facilitate Healing in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Play and play based learning are important for healthy growth and development of all children and is psychologically and physically restorative for children with a history of trauma. This session, presented by child development and trauma specialist, Dr. Barbara Sorrels, will focus on the benefits of play to healthy brains and bodies and will include practical strategies for creating effective play-based classrooms to help children flourish and heal.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)
Practical Strategies for Engaging Veteran and Military-Affiliated Patrons at Your Library (WebJunction)
Virtually every library has patrons who are veterans, military service members, or military family members. Join us for this webinar as library staff with experience developing programming for the veteran and military communities share best practices and practical ideas for engaging veteran and military-affiliated patrons. The presenters will also share the Libraries & Veterans Toolkit, a new resource to help workers at all types of libraries garner new ideas for veteran-related exhibits, book clubs, events, collections, celebrations and more.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)
Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? (Candid Learning)
In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)
Making Your Nonprofit’s Website More Accessible and Inclusive (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
In the United States, most websites are required by law to be accessible to people with disabilities, including nonprofits’ websites. Is your website meeting your organization’s legal requirement for accessibility? During this webinar, attendees will learn how to identify accessibility problems on your website, even if you’re not a developer, and tools you can use to resolve those problems. Additionally, attendees will learn more about the existing laws related to website accessibility and if they pertain to your organization.

Wednesday, Jan 11 (5-6 pm)
AASL Town Hall | New Year: Reflection & Goals (American Association of School Librarians)
The beginning of a new calendar year is always a great time for school librarians to reflect on the first half of the current school year and to make goals for the remainder of the year. What are your hurdles, highlights, and hopes? AASL invites all school librarians to join AASL panelists in the conversation about staying positive and moving forward during challenging times.

Thursday, Jan 12 (11-12 pm)
Maximize Growth With a 2023 Nonprofit Marketing Plan (Bloomerang)
Looking to maximize your nonprofit’s growth in 2023? You need a strong marketing plan to lead the way. While no one knows exactly what 2023 is going to bring, having a strong plan in place will help you effectively navigate the changing landscape. This way, you can ensure your nonprofit successfully scales impact – no matter the circumstances.

Thursday, Jan 12 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)
Provides participants with information about legal sources and research techniques regarding U.S. case law, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

Thursday, Jan 12 (11-12 pm)
Recession-Proofing Your Nonprofit: How to Continue Serving Your Mission During Challenging Times (Charity Village)
Once again the nonprofit sector is seeing a decline in revenue and increased demand for its resources. So how can organizations like yours start preparing yourselves to weather the storm? Join fundraising experts Bryna Dilman, Senior Director of Growth & Marketing, and Meredith Gray, Senior Marketing Manager, from Keela for an interactive session and learn how to raise more with your current donors and stakeholders, save acquisition costs and engage supporters during this difficult economic time.

Thursday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers who work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

Thursday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)
What You Need to Know about Small Claims and the Copyright Claims Board (US Copyright Office)
You may have heard about the Copyright Claims Board, or CCB for short. But what is the CCB? Who can use it? In this fifty-minute session, learn the basics about what anyone should know before filing or participating in a CCB proceeding. Attendees will learn about the types of claims the CCB can hear, legal resources to be aware of, and why respondents might want to consider participating in the United States’ first intellectual property small claims tribunal.

Thursday, Jan 12 (12-1:30 pm)
Using the Census Survey Explorer to Get Started (US Census Bureau)
Discover which surveys/censuses meet your criteria or needs. Search by topic, geography, and frequency of the survey or program. Through exercises we will locate the desired data results and help you get more familiar with Census Bureau surveys/censuses.

Thursday, Jan 12 (1-2 pm)
From Isolation to Conversation: Talking with the Community – Part 1 (Colorado State Library)
Join this workshop series to learn and conduct interviews in your community. Walk away with confidence and support to do this in your community.

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