Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 23

Jul 23, 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 24 (10-11 am)
Free Resources for Medicare and Medicare Rights  (KEPRO-BFCC-QIO)
Libraries are trusted community resources where older adults can look for information to their questions. KEPRO invites you to join this webinar to provide you with details to help people with Medicare learn about their Medicare rights and available free resources. KEPRO is the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for over 30 states. KEPRO offers FREE services for people with Medicare: (1) help to complete and file complaints and discharge appeals, (2) Immediate Advocacy to quickly resolve a complaint or concern about medical care or services, and (3) Patient Navigation for those who need help navigating the healthcare system.

Tuesday, July 24 (10-11 am)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Providing Health Information Services STAT (North Carolina Library Association)
This talk will cover the medical information reference interview and the uniqueness of health questions. This webinar will give an overview of recommended resources from and

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
Be a Data Champion at Your Library (Infopeople)
This webinar will explore multiple steps along the library data pathway, from using data for internal analytics, to building institutional and community data literacy, to leveraging data for community and civic engagement. Regardless of where you and your organization are currently with regard to library data, this webinar will provide insight and resources to facilitate your next steps as a data champion.

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
Apps, Zaps, Data Maps: How Nonprofits Can Navigate the Software Integration World (GuideStar)
Join this interactive webinar where you will explore the various integration options available to nonprofits and help you understand the options for connecting software to your fundraising CRM Strategies to plan, implement, and manage a cohesive integration program as well as avoid costly fees and cumbersome processes through three simple tricks.

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
Starting Your Markerspace (edWeb)
Join Mitchell Malpartida, Founder of Masterful Creations STEAM Academy and seasonal adjunct at Loyola Marymount University, and Jackie Tan, Maker Educator at South Tahoe Middle School in California, for a discussion on best practices for starting your first makerspace.

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget (Wild Apricot)
In this free webinar, nonprofit marketing expert Kishshana Palmer will show you: How to assess your current marketing strategy; Asset mapping your way to growth (because you’ve got some amazing things up your sleeve); How organizations just like yours are winning with clear and focused marketing and how you can too!

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)
This webinar is an unforgettable learning experience that will give you the secrets to making any content memorable – even when your topic is dry, technical, or complex. You’ll collect tools you can put to immediate use in your own presentations, meetings, and training programs.

Tuesday, July 24 (4-5:30 pm)
Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (Teachers First)
Join us to learn how to connect your classroom to the world beyond your walls.  Encourage students to improve their digital and communication skills in all content areas.  Understand how you can plan, produce and publish podcasts for free to support your classroom goals.

Wednesday, July 25 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Emergency and Disaster Response Planning for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)
Is your library prepared for disaster? Find out what you need to know at this introduction to disaster planning.

Wednesday, July 25 (10-11 am)
Beyond social media: Identifying and mobilizing supporters with data (Nonprofit Hub)
Webinar Presenter Lucy Caldwell is Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Crowdskout, where she oversees all customer-facing operations and strategy, as well as various company-wide growth initiatives. A veteran of the campaigns and advocacy industry herself, Lucy has run grassroots, legislative and ballot initiative campaigns in over thirty states and on the national level. She  frequently speaks and writes on the collision of technology and issue-moving and what it means for today’s campaign and advocacy professionals.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Beginning Genealogical Research at the National Archives (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide a general overview of Federal records for genealogical research held by the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Thinking in Action: The Power of Digital Literacy (edWeb)
Attend this research-driven edWebinar, presented by Susannah Moran, Senior Project Manager at myON, by Renaissance, for practical tips for teaching these critical skills in your district—and for empowering every student to become a more savvy, self-confident reader.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Fresh Food, Fresh Thinking: An Innovative Approach to Youth Development and Learning in Rural Communities (Public Library Association)
What happens when you mix public library staff, high school students, architects, and STEM curriculum? You get project-based learning that leads to students designing a hybrid public library/farmer’s market facility! Learn from speakers who have been immersed in a year-long IMLS National Leader Planning Grant, which has involved teaching students about human centered service design and exploring libraries and farms in field trips, and hear how this innovative project engaged teens along with community partners.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Grant Writing 101: Basics for Programming Librarians (Programming Librarian)
A successful grant proposal starts with two things: a clear idea and an understanding of the pieces you need to bring that idea to fruition. This session will offer an overview of the grant-writing process and give you the tools to think through your idea to make it as strong as possible.

Wednesday, July 25 (1-2 pm)
Environmental Health & Toxicology Resources for the Public and Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The purpose of this NNLM Resource Picks presentation is to familiarize participants with environmental health and toxicology resources available online from the National Library of Medicine. The live session will include and overview and search demonstrations for various databases.

Wednesday, July 25 (3-4 pm)
AAC Language Modeling (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Learn about building core language through language modeling, and how to leverage core language to learn content through Descriptive Teaching.

Thursday, July 26 (10-11 am)
FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits Seminar (American Management Association)
Discover how The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® can help you to lead yourself more effectively, engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities.

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)
Cross-Curricular Instructional Principles to Prepare More ELA Students for AP and College (Education Week)
This webinar will introduce the College Board’s Shared Instructional Principles that have been identified across curriculums to prepare more students for AP and college success. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to apply to their classroom instruction.

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)
The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)
In this free 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn: All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow; ; proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away; How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day.

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)
Marketing strategy, marketing plan and marketing tactics: Why you need all 3! (OCLC)
Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn practical lessons from three library marketing professionals who will share real-world examples and straightforward tips that will make sense for your library marketing efforts regardless of what you currently have in place.

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)
Wake Up! Are you sleepwalking your way through the day? (Colorado State Library)
Join us as we discuss how sleep and lack of sleep affects us and brainstorm the changes you need to make to experience a good night’s sleep!

Thursday, July 26 (1-2 pm)
When I’m 64: Financial Literacy Resources for Those Nearing and in Retirement (WebJunction)
This webinar explores free resources provided by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (formerly Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) that can help consumers navigate some of these complexities. You’ll also hear about programming and resources from the Kansas City Public Library that help patrons as they near their retirement years—valuable information for you and your patrons!

Friday, July 27 (9-10 am)
Legally Using Video in Training (Training Magazine Network)
In this session, we’ll delve into and answer these questions:  How can we incorporate video into our training modules? More important, where can we get relevant videos? Producing our own may be the ideal, but, beyond the costs, what are the legal issues? How can we incorporate content created by others to produce our customized “on point” training?  Is there no-cost or low-cost footage out there?  Do we link, embed, copy? What about mash-ups?

And one for next week:

Tuesday, July 31 (11-12:30 pm)
Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

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