Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 16

Jul 16, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)
How Safe Is Your Data (GovLoop Training)
Explore what makes the best disaster recovery policy and how to get your agency’s leadership on board.

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)
Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)
Europe’s Tough New Data-Privacy Law: Breaking Down GDPR for Companies (Education Week)
Join EdWeek Market Brief for an in-depth look at the law’s implications for K-12 providers in the United States and beyond.

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)
How and Why Libraries Should Move to HTTPS (Tech Soup)
Because libraries pride themselves on protecting their patron’s privacy it’s important for libraries to both understand and champion ways of offering these services. HTTPS is an easy method of doing so, it now requires very little technical skill and makes a great different to the operation security of your library’s website.

Tuesday, July 17 (1-2 pm)
Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community (WebJunction)
This webinar will discuss how asset mapping can facilitate community entry for immigrants by helping libraries better understand the needs of this population and address those needs through service and program development.

Wednesday, July 18 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Many Languages, Many Cultures: Responding to Diverse Health Information Needs (Nebraska Library Commission)
The increasing diversity in our communities leads to a greater need for culturally relevant and multilingual health information resources. This includes materials to improve cultural awareness and communication skills of health providers and librarians, and resources created in a way that those from diverse backgrounds can understand and identify with the information provided. In this presentation, the presenter will share where to find appropriate information resources and how you and your patrons can use them.

Wednesday, July 18 (10-11 am)
Impromptu Leadership — How Women Can Seize Spontaneous Moments to Lead (American Management Association)
In this webcast, Judith Humphrey provides clear, actionable guidance to help you reach your full leadership potential in all impromptu moments. The webcast will show you how to influence and inspire in meetings, elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking events, mentoring conversations, job interviews, and Q+As.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Dorobekindsider Live: IT Modernization in the Age of Digital Transformation (GovLoop Training)
Join Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts for an online discussion on the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, Modernization Fund and digitization efforts across the government.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Analytics and Accessibility (DigitalGov)
You will learn how to segment to check if behaviors change when people are using keystrokes to click, which might give insight into how users with disabilities interact with your site.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Academic Librarians and Low Morale Development (Georgia Library Association)
Learn about the factors that enable low-morale, the impacts on those having this experience, and explore ways to positively cope with, resolve, or detect low morale in future workplaces.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Beyond Surveys: How to Measure Outcomes Using Alternative Data Collection Methods (Public Library Association)
This webinar is designed to help libraries learn what data collection methods are available to them, and the benefits and challenges to each. This webinar will highlight several methods, with an emphasis on focus groups.

Wednesday, July 18 (1-2 pm)
Effectively Communicating in the Moment (American Management Association)
AMA will help you develop your in-the-moment communication skills and will offer some tactics you can start using immediately to become a more effective communicator.

Thursday, July 19 (9-10 am)
The Technology Reference Interview (Utah State Library)
Whether you have a patron asking for technical information or asking for technical assistance, this webinar will provide tools and resources for handling such requests.

Thursday, July 19 (9-10 am)
Library value: student success, research outcomes & collection impact (Library Connect)
Join our librarian presenters in this webinar as they share their unique stories about library value starting with themes that resonate with their stakeholders, including how institutions can come together to pool data and share a powerful report on the impact of library instruction on student retention and academic success.

Thursday, July 19 (11-12 pm)
Digital PR Basics for Nonprofits – How to Get Visibility for Your Cause (Bloomerang)
How can a small nonprofit stand out without spending hours on social media or tons of money on advertising? In this webinar, Nonprofit Digital PR expert Julia Campbell will explain the concept of Digital PR, why it’s vital for nonprofits, and how to start a Digital PR plan. Nonprofits will come away with techniques that they can implement to build movements and connect with supporters, in an authentic and ethical way.

Thursday, July 19 (12-1 pm)
USGS Library Materials for Natural Hazards (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar focuses on how to find and use information sources and products related to natural hazards real-time data, recent and historical data, databases, publications, maps, and field and laboratory methods.

Thursday, July 19 (12:30-1 pm)
Digitization 101 (North Dakota State Library)
Digitization can be an overwhelming concept but it is very manageable when you have a clear understanding of the basics. This webinar will introduce you to the terminology and concepts like dpi, resolution and metadata as well as best practices and standards.

Thursday, July 19 (12-1 pm)
Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)
Is your membership website an engine that brings in new members while you sleep? If not, I’ll show you how anyone with no tech experience can use membership management software to turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon.

Thursday, July 19 (1-2 pm)
How to Master Your Tribute Book Layout (Charity How To)
This webinar will take you step-by-step through an easy-to-replicate tribute book template that highlights your event, promotes your organization, and brings in advertising and tribute ad revenue.

Thursday, July 19 (1-2 pm)
Memorializing Subject Matter Experts: Techniques to Converting Subject Matter Expertise to High-Performing Live & On-Demand Video Learning Assets (Training Magazine Network)
In this webinar, author and training strategist Peggy Salvatore will share tips and techniques on how to creatively use interactive video learning tools to deliver expert organizational knowledge. She’ll also reveal how she’s bringing new ideas and strategies to leading organizations on how best to preserve corporate knowledge and distribute it to employees using on-demand video learning.

Thursday, July 19 (5-6 pm)
Introducing MakeCode from Microsoft (Washington State Library)
Come learn about Microsoft MakeCode, a learn-to-code platform that provides a beginning programming environment with block-based and JavaScript editors, and supports a variety of products including Minecraft, micro:bit, and other physical computing devices you’re already familiar with.  The block-based MakeCode platform is like JavaScript on training wheels – perfect for the beginning coder of any age, but with the added benefit of allowing a very easy progression to real scripting.

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