Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 18

Jul 17, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 18 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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Online conferences and events

July 21 (9-1:45 pm)
Training Industry Leader Talk: Coaching and Mentoring (Training Industry)
Coaching and mentorship are increasingly popular methods for supporting the learner experience, from onboarding to upskilling to leadership development. Yet they present their own set of new challenges like measuring effectiveness, delivering these programs to a dispersed workforce and ensuring the unique needs of individual employees are met. Developing informal training programs in your organization, like coaching and mentoring, begins with gaining a deeper understanding of employees’ professional development goals.


Tuesday, July 19 (11-12 pm)
Next Gen Finding Aid Website, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Photograph Finding Aid (Federal Depository Library Program)
Two years ago, NARA unveiled its first Next Gen Finding Aid website, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Photo Finding Aid. Cody White will talk about the creation of the site and demonstrate the capabilities. Jill Reilly will then discuss NARA’s next steps in future Next Gen Finding Aids and NARA’s commitment to engagement with various Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities in their creation.

Tuesday, July 19 (1-2 pm)
Dealing with Difficult Behaviors—in Person and Online (Training Magazine Network)
Are we there yet? Kids get restless and eventually stir trouble from the backseat on long road trips. In the same way, participants wonder Are we done yet? when they’re kept to the “backseat” on webinars. But with the right techniques, you can harness your audience into the driver’s seat for an exciting virtual training. In this session you’ll identify difficult online training behaviors and specific strategies to minimize, redirect and cleverly overcome them without breaking a sweat.

Tuesday, July 19 (1-2 pm)
Creating a Sense of Home and Community Through Food Stories (Mackin)
Join us for a delicious and nourishing conversation on using children’s stories to foster cultural understanding, ignite curiosity about our world, and celebrate diversity. Speakers include Philip Lee, co-founder and publisher of Readers to Eaters; June Jo Lee, food ethnographer and author; Man One, illustrator and graffiti artist; and author/illustrator Shabazz Larkin. Participants will find new ways to connect young readers and eaters using their senses and diverse family food traditions.

Wednesday, July 20 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Learning Opportunities and Resources from WebJunction (Nebraska Library Commission)
WebJunction provides a range of library-specific, online, and on-demand courses and webinars to help meet your continuing education needs. Whether you are looking to pick up a new skill, or to find inspiration for a new idea, these resources can help you take the first, or next step. With the support of the Nebraska Library Commission, all of the content, webinars and courses are free, and you’ll find topics ranging from customer service to organizational management to space planning. Join this session for a tour of WebJunction and to hear about these flexible and dynamic learning opportunities!

Wednesday, July 20 (9-10 am)
Why Are We Still Having Hard Conversations? (North Carolina Library Association)
This panel discussion will focus on why we’re still having conversations that focus on DEI practices in librarianship and how we can move beyond discussions to implement action.

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to American Community Survey Group Quarters Data (US Census Bureau)
This webinar will explain the different Group Quarter (GQ) classifications and provide an overview of the American Community Survey (ACS) GQ Data Collection Operation. It will also offer an understanding of how GQ populations are excluded from ACS data on poverty and households and the availability of data for different geographies. A brief demonstration of how to access GQ data using will also be provided.

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)
Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries (Niche Academy)
Our future depends on all of us working together with empathy, respect, and understanding to adapt to the many challenges facing society. In this webinar, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich will explore the importance of infusing the new core value of sustainability into everything we do, and demonstrate how libraries that lead into the future using ‘sustainable thinking’ fulfill our mission as libraries in new and innovative ways.

Wednesday, July 20 (2-3 pm)
Cheat Sheets Made Easy: Creating Job Aids for Employee Training (Wyoming SBDC)
Job aids are quick references employees can use while performing a process. They’re easy to create, and they’re also highly effective. A good job aid can prevent costly errors, standardize complex processes, and help employees navigate new software with confidence. In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable knowledge you can use to design job aids for your team.

Wednesday, July 20 (2-3 pm)
Digital Citizenship in Libraries All Year: Planning for the School Year (edWeb)
Librarians are pivotal in their schools for teaching and advocating digital citizenship. Attend this edWebinar to hear from a public librarian and two school librarians on teaching digital citizenship all year. This session, presented by the co-authors of the forthcoming book with ABC-CLIO, Advocating Digital Citizenship: Resources for the Library and Classroom, will help you develop a consistent practice of digital citizenship in your library.

Thursday, July 21 (11-12 pm)
Board Engagement (Propel Nonprofits)
Having an engaged board who understands the programs and finances ensures strategic decisions are well informed. Engagement will vary for each board and for each board member. This workshop will share key reasons why board members disengage and various approaches to keeping them committed and active.

Thursday, July 21 (12-12:45 pm)
Maritime Administration Information Resources: Introduction to Its Economic, Maritime, and National Security Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is a U.S. Department of Transportation Agency responsible for America’s waterborne transportation system. Its policy making responsibilities cover ships and shipping, port and vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety. This webinar will describe MARAD’s historical background and contemporary developments, while demonstrating information resources and data it uses to carry out current and emerging missions.

Thursday, July 21 (12-1 pm)
Be Prepared! The GNCRT Guide to Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges (Booklist)
In the last few years schools and libraries have experienced some of the highest number of bans to comics since the 1950s. To meet this challenge, GNCRT’s newest committee has created a Toolkit on Preparing For & Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges in Libraries. During this webinar, Amie Wright, Julia Lanter, Gabriel Lopez, and Ryan Grant will participate in a lively discussion moderated by Robin Brenner presenting their Toolkit and findings from their recent survey of 100+ schools and libraries on comics censorship.

Thursday, July 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

Friday, July 22 (12-1 pm)
ACRL Presents: Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics: Lessons Learned by Campus Colleagues (Association of College and Research Libraries)
In this webinar, sponsored jointly by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries and Professional Values Committees, hear from a panel of higher education experts in learning analytics, data governance, data privacy, data security, and assessment. These panelists have addressed many of the questions libraries are currently grappling with and are now engaging in learning analytics and assessment with and on behalf of their students.

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