Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 25

Jul 24, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 25 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 27-28
2022 Smithsonian National Education Summit (Smithsonian Institution)
Knowledge begins with wonder! Join us online or in person for the free, two-day Smithsonian National Education Summit! This year’s theme is: “Together We Thrive: Creating Our Shared Future through Education,” acknowledging that given the right conditions and resources, all children can thrive. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear about key issues and engaging learning strategies from experts from the Smithsonian and our collaborators at PBS Learning Media, Harvard’s Project Zero, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and many more.


Monday, July 25 (2-2:30 pm)
5 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment and How to Fix it (GovLoop)
Toxic work cultures are just not good places to work, plain and simple. In fact, they may even be destructive to your career as well as your physical and mental health. Which begs the question: What do you do? And can you fix it? Join our New Supervisors Community of Practice group online Monday, July 25 from 4-4:30 p.m. ET to hear from a government leader about how to handle a toxic work environment.

Tuesday, July 26 (9-10 am)
Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Library Journal/SirsiDynix)
The final session in the series will focus on the important role public libraries play in our communities by providing a conduit to high-quality information resources for users who otherwise would not have access to them. Historically, the library purchased physical items to fulfill this mission, but in the digital age, providing a safe and efficient discovery mechanism is of equal if not more importance. Panelists from public libraries will share how they are taking advantage of OA content not only to expand the quality and breadth of their digital collections but also to bring down barriers to access. Join this discussion to learn why they believe this work is of the utmost importance. Part 3 of a 3-part series.

Tuesday, July 26 (1-1:45 pm)
How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)
In this free nonprofit training, you will develop a clear understanding of how to use LinkedIn as a lead generator/connector, identify the marketing collateral needed for new supporters, and master the art of the email template. Join one of the essential free nonprofit courses on social media marketing for nonprofits and get the training that you need to get your nonprofit to the next level with your marketing efforts while raising awareness of your cause!

Tuesday, July 26 (2-3 pm)
Marketing Across the Customer Journey (Wyoming SBDC)
Marketing is a process of reaching and influencing your target market throughout every phase of the customer journey. Is your marketing tailored to these unique phases? Do you know how to best communicate and target your customers to drive awareness, influence consideration, create satisfaction, and encourage advocacy? Join PR, brand, and marketing professional Corissa Saint Laurent, formerly with Constant Contact and Google, as your guide through the customer journey and the important marketing considerations at every step.

Wednesday, July 27 (8-9 am)
What’s Up Wednesday – Retirement on the Horizon? a Public Library Director’s Primer (Indiana State Library)
Is retirement in your near future?  Or is it years away?  Either way, it’s time to think about what steps to take to prepare yourself and your library for this transition.  This will be a panel discussion with directors who have retired, soon to retire or are planning to retire (sometime).

Wednesday, July 27 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech: CES 2022 and Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest technology trade shows of its kind, featuring new product releases, updates, and a chance to experience the latest and greatest technologies from companies big and small. Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project who attends the show to spread the word about libraries to the exhibitors at CES, securing partnerships on behalf of libraries so that libraries may have more opportunities to innovate and bring new technology in for their patrons. Brian will share his experiences at CES 2022, sharing the top trends at CES, cool tech to watch for, and how this plays a role in libraries.

Wednesday, July 27 (11-12 pm)
Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community?  This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1 pm)
Virtually There: Learning Myths and Popular Promises (InSyncTraining)
Join us as the Learning Guild’s Director of Research, Dr. Jane Bozarth, leads a conversation for experienced practitioners who understand that research doesn’t support designing training that accommodates myths like learning styles, personality types, and generational differences, and want to have a meaningful conversation about why.

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1 pm)
The Post-Pandemic Library: Managing Issues Now That They are Our Daily Routine (Niche Academy)
Join Julie Todaro, author of The Post-Pandemic Library Handbook (2022), to learn about information and choices for moving the post-pandemic library forward. Julie explains where many organizations got it wrong, five primary focuses for management, leadership dos and don’ts, the top twelve things to do overall, and the first ten things you should do tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1:30 pm)
Ignite Motivation: Strategies for Fueling a Growth Mindset! (Early Childhood Investigations)
Creating professional learning experiences that truly engage and inspire adult learners can be challenging. You will need a clear plan to keep staff motivated and invested in their ongoing professional growth. Discover innovative and concrete strategies for designing and delivering impactful professional development.

Wednesday, July 27 (3-4 pm)
Top Tech Tools for Every Classroom (edWeb)
So many tools and not enough time! In this edWebinar, the hard work is done for you as district technology integrationist and instructional coach Rachel Langenhorst sifts through the barrage of websites and apps to bring you the very best field-tested tech tools to help students of all ages show what they know. From game templates to interactive sites to content-creation tools, every educator will leave with immediately applicable ideas and materials. Be ready to transform your classroom with technology to use and get your kids excited for school on day one!

Thursday, July 28 (11-12 pm)
Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue for your programs and events (both in person and virtual). The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

Thursday, July 28 (11-12 pm)
Lunch & Learn: Leadership Development Series (Niche Academy)
Enjoy your lunch break with professional development pioneer, Ian Hill, as he hosts a monthly discussion on practical ways to invest in your personal and professional development so you can reduce your day-to-day stress, feel confident in your abilities as a leader, and improve the independence of your team.

Thursday, July 28 (12-1 pm)
CSL in Session: Managing Implicit Bias in Your Library (Colorado State Library)
If you have a brain….you’re biased ” These biases can negatively impact all aspects of library operations. If we don’t take steps to counter these biases, they can negatively impact librarian engagement and effectiveness, as well as discourage patrons from utilizing our services. Learn what we can do to make our libraries more inclusive and welcoming to both staff and patrons.

Thursday, July 28 (1-2 pm)
Enrich Learning Experiences with the Edge Browser (TeachersFirst)
Microsoft Edge has many built-in tools for educators and learners. You can organize research using collections, write on screenshots and PDFs with digital inking, create interactive experiences using web capture, and increase productivity by having students separate home and school activities with browser profiles. Join this session to learn how to use the Edge browser and its features to enhance instruction.

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