Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 19

Jul 18, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  July 19 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

Monday, July 19 (1:30-2:30 pm)
Introduction to Library Ethics (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Ethics is defined as “the body of moral principles or values governing, or distinctive of, a particular culture or group.” While many people have personal ethics that impact their daily behavior, there are also ethics in workplaces and professions, including libraries. This webinar will introduce the fundamental ethical principles of the library profession, including professional ethics, intellectual freedom, and the importance of policies and procedures.

Tuesday, July 20 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

Tuesday, July 20 (12-12:20 pm)
Quick Bites – A-B-Cs AND 1-2-3s!: Numeracy & Early Literacy (Colorado State Library)
Come learn with Kate Brunner about the importance of including your 1-2-3s along with the A-B-Cs in early literacy library services and jumpstart your own play-based early math programming.

Tuesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)
Analyzing Multiple Perspectives (Library of Congress)
Join Library of Congress education specialists as we model strategies to help your students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. How can students identify different perspectives from which a single primary source may be examined? And how can examining multiple sources with different perspectives add to their understanding of a topic? We’ll practice a number of related strategies and reflect on how they may be used in your educational settings.

Tuesday, July 20 (1-2 pm)
Reading and Vision Accessibility in Your Pocket (PACER Center)
This presentation will introduce a sampling of built-in features on Apple and Android mobile devices that assist with reading and vision accessibility.

Tuesday, July 20 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Making the Ask (Firespring)
One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.

Tuesday, July 20 (9-10 am)
Accessing Census Data (Nebraska Library Commission)
Introduction to U.S. Census Bureau Data Products and Tools, American Community Survey Concepts and Profiles, and new data access platform The purpose of this informational data session is to acquaint organizations to Census data tools and By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to access Quick Facts, American Community Survey (ACS) Narrative Profile, and Data Social/Economic Profiles, which provides quick and easy access to select statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wednesday, July 21 (9-10 am)
Pt. I: Myths and Misconceptions about Cybersecurity in Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
Ransomware, data breaches, and cybersecurity are words at Sightline Security, which we hear in the news daily. But, what does this mean for your organization? And why/how should you prioritize it amongst the dozens of other operational activities? We will provide answers to some of the most critical questions nonprofits of all sizes and missions are asking. We will give you useful next steps to help you balance cyber investments at your organization.

Wednesday, July 21 (10-10:30 am)
TeamRaiser® Community Call (Blackbaud)
Join thought leaders and top event fundraising organizations as we share data-driven insights on digital and event fundraising, discuss best-practices, share decision-making frameworks and highlight new ideas to adapt in today’s environment.

Wednesday, July 21 (10-11 am)
Shifting to Virtual: Updating Your Blended Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)
Join our LEO Learning consultants, Andrew Joly, Director of Strategic Design, and Patrick Billingsley, Principal Consultant, as we take a fresh look at the design and delivery of world-class blended learning. We’ll show you what’s working, what leading organizations are doing now, and what you need to do to get started.

Wednesday, July 21 (11-12 pm)
Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)
Join us as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans.

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)
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, July 22 (12-1 pm)
Using Courage to Confront Bias (Colorado State Library)
Bias is a natural part of the human condition and comes into play in many of our decisions and interactions. We have all experienced bias either personally or directed at others. Responding to bias takes courage. Developing a framework can help us make informed decisions on how to proceed or not. Courage is hard and goes against many of our survival instincts. It can feel risky. But it is how we can positively affect ourselves, our teams, our patrons, our communities, and our libraries. We’ll also explore how to take a stand in a way that is objective, factual, and affirming.

Thursday, July 22 (12-1 pm)
How is the Federal Government Funding Relief Efforts for COVID-19? (Federal Depository Library Program)
Explore how supplemental funding for COVID-19 makes its way from Congress into the economy. Data Lab breaks down the steps taken by Federal agencies to use the $4.5 trillion of COVID-19 relief funding and track the status of funds so you can see how much has been spent.

Thursday, July 22 (12-1:30 pm)
Uncomfortable Conversations With Librarians — DEI Perspective (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Modeled after the hit web series and best selling books “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man”, we will be sitting down with this diverse panel to talk about a wide range of “uncomfortable” topics related to librarianship.  What is exciting is that we will be soliciting all questions from the audience in advance, so submit your questions and thoughts to Emma Kent   We look forward to a thought provoking dialogue.

Thursday, July 22 (12-1:30 pm)
Exploring Census Data: How Americans Spend Leisure Time (U.S. Census Bureau)
Exploring Census Data webinar series on How Americans Spend Leisure Time. Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will dive into business data relatable to everyday life. You will learn how to access these valuable resources through real world case studies and examples. The webinar includes a live demonstration of data tools with the opportunity for Q&A.

Thursday, July 22 (1-2 pm)
The Science of Reading: From a Vision to Outcomes (
For decades, researchers have been observing instructional practices, gathering data, and analyzing student outcomes to provide insight on best practices and methods for reaching students at all levels. Yet, student academic achievement is below our collective expectations. What can we learn from science to ensure all our students perform at grade level? In this edWebinar, Dr. Gabi Bell Jiménez discusses the Science of Reading. How can we use the Science of Reading to ensure students thrive, and to inspire us and amplify student outcomes?

Thursday, July 22 (1-2 pm)
Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap (Web Junction)
In this webinar explore effective and creative library programming that connects patrons to the civil legal resources and information they need.

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