Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 12

Jul 11, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  July 12 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 events for week

All times MDT

Tuesday, July 13 (11-12 pm)
An Introduction to (Federal Depository Library Program)
Since 2002, has been the official benefits website of the U.S. Government, helping millions of citizens-in-need on their path to Government benefits. Using, citizens can explore over 1,000 state and Federal assistance programs, check their eligibility with the Benefit Finder, and access hundreds of informational articles in the News Center. Based on citizen feedback, launched an interactive chatbot this spring to help answer frequently asked questions and direct citizens to the right resources.

Tuesday, July 13 (12-12:20 pm)
Quick Bites – Getting Back to Nature (Colorado State Library)
Join Melody Garcia as we explore the benefits of nature play, how to engage children in nature play, and inspire families and caregivers to get back to nature, even if your library doesn’t have an ideal outdoor space.

Tuesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)
Federal Funding Part 2 – Success Stories, Tips & Tools for Finding the Money (Library Journal)
Hear from librarians who are successfully navigating the logistics of securing funding the Federal government has made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund.

Tuesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)
Finding Resources on (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress web site ( contains millions of digitized primary sources free to use with your students and a variety of free teacher resources. In this webinar, Library of Congress education specialists will share tips and strategies for finding resources in the Library’s extensive digitized collections, by navigating the website and using the search engine. Come with your questions and let us help you find resources for your students!

Tuesday, July 13 (1-2 pm)
Cyberbullying and Tweens: Research and Strategies to Help Keep Tweens Safe (
Tweens are getting their first phones, first social media accounts—and first experiences in cyberbullying. What, when and why does this occur? In this edWebinar, join Dr. Justin Patchin, the co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, and Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, the founder of Digital Respons-Ability to learn about insights, research and strategies on how to handle cyberbullying with tweens.

Tuesday, July 13 (3-4 pm)
Teaching Drone Coding using Project Based Learning (edSurge)
Using a drone as a toy is one thing. Using a drone as a tool is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world around us. Where do we start? How can we translate the technology available in drones into a robust opportunity to solve problems where students are? By merging themes in computer science with real-world applications we can set students on the right track. FInd out how in this educational webinar brought to you by NextWave STEM.

Wednesday, July 14 (9-10 am)
Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and “just drama”: Avenues for Support and Guidance (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In the session, the presenter will discuss the intersection between cyberbullying, mental health issues, and library support. Cyberbullying has long lasting and devastating consequences on youth and adults alike. Through empathy and compassionate services, librarians and library workers could support and nurture those who are enduring cyberbullying in their everyday life.

Wednesday, July 14 (9-10 am)
Finding Partners & Preparing Staff: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 3)(Nebraska Library Commission)
This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)
Seeing Beyond the Pandemic: Eye Health, Vision and Learning (Education Week)
This webinar will provide key information about the links between vision and learning and how the pandemic and distance learning may have impacted children’s eye health. Our expert eye health panelists will share information regarding digital eyestrain and other conditions brought on by the increased use of digital devices for online learning and what parents and teachers can do to help.

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)
Assisting Library Patrons with Legal Questions: Legal Reference Interviews, Referrals, Programming, and Outreach (Niche Academy)
In this webinar, Deborah Hamilton will focus on how to handle legal questions from patrons.  We will look at how to do a legal reference interview and what types of information you can provide; how to connect with legal service organizations in the community so you can make good referrals; and discuss possible ideas for legal programs that you can offer to your patrons.

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)
Different Paths to Children’s Literature (Mackin)
Join New York Times-bestselling and award-winning creators AG Ford, Cátia Chien, and Cathy Camper for a lively conversation reflecting on the beginnings of their careers and their different paths to creating children’s books. They’ll discuss the changing landscape of children’s literature, its lasting influence, and its power to positively impact and uplift all young readers. Viewers will leave feeling inspired after listening to these remarkable and varied journeys to publication.

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1:30 pm)
The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)
Take part in this thought-provoking webinar to hear insights about how podcasting helped the speakers provide support for the field of learning and development while also creating more opportunities for consulting, speaking, and other income-generating opportunities.

Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)
Relationship-Driven Fundraising: Building Donor Trust (Nonprofit Hub)
This Hubinar will introduce the eight steps of Cause Selling, the relationship-driven fundraising cycle that guides fundraisers through every interaction with donors from prospecting to stewardship. We will then dive into the art of asking questions and listening effectively to learn the needs of your donors and develop trust.

Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)
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 into your organization as well as how to engage attendees. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

Thursday, July 15 (9-10 am)
The Constitution Annotated on (Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series) (Law Library of Congress)
The Constitution Annotated, which provides a summary of U.S. Constitutional provisions and the leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions that interpret them, is available at This presentation will provide an overview of the features and navigation of the Constitution Annotated available via

Thursday, July 15 (10-11 am)
Build Your Own Leadership Simulations (Training Magazine Network)
In this session, you will be working in virtual teams to learn more about leadership by applying different leadership facilitation techniques to your own practice.

Thursday, July 15 (11-12 pm)
The Future of Fundraising Events (Charity Village)
In this session, we’ll unpack what modern charities are doing with their events to move forward, and discover how you can do the same. We’ll share new ideas based on over 200 virtual, hybrid and in-person events to increase fundraising potential and donor engagement, and discuss what it takes to be an organization that is leading the way with online fundraising.

Thursday, July 15 (11-12 pm)
Executive Directors Chat: Strategic Planning and Outreach (TechSoup)
In this ED Chat, nonprofits will learn how to develop an effective marketing or outreach strategy. Giving your audience good information is great, but what is the strategic goal to increase followers and income and contribute more to your community? We will take a deeper dive into how to do more community outreach and engage your staff and board members in the process.

Thursday, July 15 (12-1 pm)
How To Know If Your Fundraising Staff Is Leaving Money On The Table (Bloomerang)
Nonprofit CEOs – Maybe your entire advancement team has grown and evolved so much over the years. They’re experts at securing government, foundation contracts, or corporate sponsorships, but cash flow remains tight, restricted, and you still don’t have enough money. You’re starting to wonder if they’re leaving money on the table. But you’ve never launched or grown an individual giving program that steadily secures larger, unrestricted gifts. Where would you start? That’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this training!

Thursday, July 15 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)
This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

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