Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 1

Jun 1, 2020

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 1 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, Jun 2 (9-10 am)
E-Resource Troubleshooting: A Staff Training Strategy (North Carolina Library Association)
Troubleshooting subscription e-resource access is a complex task that lives at the intersection of specialized serial subscription knowledge and the convergence of technologies. This presentation discusses the most effective ways to train staff to handle e-resource access issues.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (10-11 am)
Shaking Out Digital Project Resources for Community Libraries & Heritage Centers (Washington State Library)
This session will provide tools, information, and resources to get started on and sustain digital projects. This presentation is meant to be interactive and flexible according to the needs of participants.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (10-11 am)
Attentional Fitness 101: Sneaking Mindfulness into Real Life (State Library of North Carolina)
Participants will discover how developing your attentional fitness—with or without meditation—develops capacities for relating more effectively to the challenges of daily living.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (11-12 pm)
10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)
In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (11-12 pm)
Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget (IdealWare)
Videos and podcasts are a powerful—and an increasingly affordable—way to tell your story. What do you need to know to go from concept to broadcasting effective videos and publishing podcasts, without spending big bucks? We’ll walk through the tools and best practices you’ll need to effectively create, shoot, edit, and publish videos and podcasts on a shoestring budget.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)
Summertime D.I.Y.: Crafts & Gardening Titles and Tips (Booklist)
Summer is the perfect time for starting a new project or finally getting to that DIY fix. Whether they’re lifelong gardeners, expert makers, or simply looking for a new hobby, your patrons will be delighted by the new crafts and gardening books highlighted in this free, hour-long webinar.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)
The Presidential Records Act in the Age of Twitter (Federal Depository Library Program)
President Barack Obama created and used @POTUS when communicating on Twitter. President Donald Trump relies more heavily on his personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. This presentation will look at how the Presidential Records Act of 1978 has fared under a Presidential administration headed by a frequent Tweeter. The presenter will also review some possible archival efforts seeking to capture Presidential utterances in social media.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)
From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This one-hour webinar will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We’ll touch briefly on concepts related to cultural competence and humility and how to integrate them into your work. Finally, we’ll review the CDC’s Refugee Health Profiles, HHS’s Office of Minority Health, and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus and HealthReach.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)
Equal Access for Every Ability (Public Library Association)
The mission of every public library centers around providing access to information and services to everyone who visits its branches; but increasingly patrons are interacting with libraries through apps, social media, and websites. Is your library’s digital front door as easy to enter as your physical one? Are there virtual obstacles that make your library less inviting to visitors with limited abilities? This event was rescheduled from March 18.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (1-2 pm)
Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

Tuesday, Jun 2 (2-3 pm)
Escape from the Ordinary: Creating Curriculum-Connected Breakouts (School Library Connection)
There’s no doubt that breakout activities engage students and help students learn key skills, such as problem solving, close reading, and abstract reasoning. But it’s often difficult to find breakout activities that connect to specific content from your school’s curriculum. And that’s where the fun begins! Simple strategies can ease the process of creating custom breakouts that not only boost student skills and keep them actively engaged, but also move your curricular objectives forward.

Wednesday, Jun 3 (9-10 am)
Automating Virtual Student Library Cards (Nebraska Library Commission)
This session will describe how Scott County Library and Shakopee Public Schools collaborated to automate virtual student library card creation in Shakopee, MN. Participants will learn how to: Plan, partner, and collaborate with project stakeholders, including the Library, school district administrators, and technology departments; Deploy technical process for automating student library card creation in a SirsiDynix Symphony system. Code discussed is open source and freely available on GitHub; Educate the school community about how to use this new resource.

Wednesday, Jun 3 (9-10:30 am)
COVID-19, Where Do We Go From Here? (North Carolina Library Association)
Join us as our panelists enlighten us on how they’re making an effort to support their staff with the changes in workflow, helping the patrons utilize their digital resources, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way they communicate with their communities.

Wednesday, Jun 3 (11-12 pm)
Turning Your Supporters Into Fundraisers: Helping Stakeholders Make The Ask (Network for Good)
Are your board members hesitant to ask their networks for money? Do you struggle to enlist your current donors as fundraisers? Now, more than ever, organizations need to engage their closest supporters acting as effective fundraisers on their behalf. Join Alyssa Wright for tips and tactics to help all your stakeholders make the ask now, during COVID-19 and in the years after.

Wednesday, Jun 3 (12-12:45 pm)
Identity and Remote Work- How Do You Stay Secure? (GovLoop)
Join us online to learn how identity and access management (IAM) solutions can help organizations build a security framework as they work remotely and when they return to the office.

Wednesday, Jun 3 (12-1 pm)
Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners (Library of Congress)
Identify points in the typical U.S. History curriculum (such as Antebellum Reforms, early 20th century Immigration, and Post WWII social movements) to infuse elements of this history. Access a wealth of primary sources, free curriculum, and communities of support. Gain practical strategies and tools to make history truly accessible for ALL learners–especially students with disabilities.

Wednesday, Jun 3 (1-2 pm)
Curious About Supervision: The Resume (Colorado State Library)
How to ensure that your resume and interview reflect the supervisory point of view.

Thursday, Jun 4 (10-11 am)
Ideas for Distance Learning and Back to School (AbleNet)
Today, making distance learning work for everyone is one of your most important challenges. Our goal now is to give students a sense of normalcy, to keep them active, engaged, and moving forward so that when we do get back to school it is a smooth transition back into the classroom. AbleNet is excited to present a session that will share EZ TECH ideas for use now and when back to the classroom.

Thursday, Jun 4 (11-12 pm)
The Making and Molding of High Potential Talent (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Your host, Dr. Kristal Walker, principal consultant at 3C’s Training Group will share best practices for identifying high performers who have the potential to transform into innovative organizational leaders.

 Thursday, Jun 4 (12-1 pm)
The marketing value proposition: Why buy-in makes all the difference (OCLC)
Marketing communications is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. And internal buy-in for its role in your organization and why it matters are critical. Hear from three library marketing leaders about their experiences building marketing buy-in and how their approaches have evolved in light of the new and challenging COVID-19 landscape.

Thursday, Jun 4 (12-1 pm)
Fall 2020 Book Buzz with Your Favorite Publishers (School Library Journal)
Summer will be over before we know it! Join this powerhouse panel of publishing insiders for a lively conversation highlighting inspiring titles that are sure to become favorites and have your readers FALLING in love.

Thursday, Jun 4 (12-1:30 pm)
How PubMed Works: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Learn about what PubMed is and what’s included in it. We’ll explore how to find the original research that is the basis for a news article and we’ll spend time searching for articles by a specific author and searching on a specific subject. We’ll do exercises to narrow results to a more specific set of results. And lastly, we’ll explore the Advanced Search Builder and search history.

Thursday, Jun 4 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)
Join Firespring CMO Angie Kubicek as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

Thursday, Jun 4 (1-2 pm)
Leadership Character Is Key in a COVID-19 World (Training Magazine Network)
In this webinar, we will cover the specific actions that high-performing organizations are taking to develop both the heart and skills of leaders and strengthen their organization’s future.

Friday, Jun 5 (11-12:30 pm)
COVID-19 and Collections Care (Federal Depository Library Program)
This 90-minute webinar will include background information on the coronavirus and CDC guidelines while introducing participants to recommendations for mitigating risks related to handling and care of collections materials.

Friday, Jun 5 (12-1 pm)
Amazing Audiobooks for Summer and Beyond (Booklist)
Listen up! We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds for some amazing audiobooks? Timed to coincide with the start of Audiobook Month, this webinar will spotlight exciting new and forthcoming audiobooks from Books on Tape, ECW Press, and Naxos AudioBooks, plus industry data and insights from nonprofit arts organization L.A. Theatre Works.

Friday, Jun 5 (12-1 pm)
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
High-performing teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. In this engaging, 1-hour webinar you’ll discover the 6 characteristics that are found in high-performance teams. These characteristics allow for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

Saturday, Jun 6 (9-10 am)
Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)
Create a story and make it come to life through coding! In this virtual workshop, middle school girls of all abilities will create their own story and use Scratch to code scenes and animate characters. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their story with others. No coding experience is necessary. This event will be presented via Zoom. An email will be sent to registrants a few days before to access the event.

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