Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 10

Jun 10, 2019

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 10 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

Monday, June 10 (10-11 am)
What Is a Program, Anyway? Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)
The ALA Public Programs Office and a team of researchers conducted the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), an intensive two-year research study that asked: how can we characterize and categorize public programs offered by libraries today? In this free 60-minute webinar—the first in a two-part series—NILPPA research team members will share how this research sheds a light on what libraries are doing in terms of programming and how we should think about it.

Monday, June 10 (11-12 pm)
Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach (American Library Association/United for Libraries)
Library Trustees, advocates, Friends, Foundations, directors, and staff are invited to hear from experts about the difference between grassroot and grasstop advocates, how to identify them in their communities, and how to engage them in their efforts. Attendees will learn how to build key library advocates to cultivate allies and develop constituencies in support of their positions at every level of government.

Tuesday, June 11 (9-10 am)
The Authentication Landscape for Librarians and Media Specialists (Library Journal)
In the RA21 era, there is no need to sacrifice features for convenience. This session will dig into the tech behind authentication methods for digital resources. Grasp the history, current state and other initiatives that are occurring in this space as Kristina Symes, author and Technical Solutions Lead at OpenAthens, shares insights from her recent research.

Tuesday, June 11 (9-10 am)
Nonprofit Burnout: How to Make a Difference Without Sacrificing Health and Happiness (Nonprofit Hub)
While nonprofit employees are often energetic, optimistic and full of passion when they start working for an organization they love, it’s likely that an excessive workload, the expectation to do more with less, and intense emotional labor will burn them out.

Tuesday, June 11 (10-11 am)
Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, you’ll find something to love in this webinar packed full of storytime outlines, plans, booklists, and resources to pump fresh air into one of the longest running programs in Children’s services.

Tuesday, June 11 (11-12 pm)
10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Social media is in a constant state of change and without regular education in emerging trends, your nonprofit could be wasting valuable time and resources implementing outdated best practices. From chatbots to social advertising to the rapid rise of Stories, this session will focus on what’s new and next in social media so that your nonprofit can embrace being an early adopter to achievement maximum return-on-investment (ROI).

Tuesday, June 11 (12-1 pm)
Big-Picture Reading (Booklist)
Who needs the beach this summer when we have new picture books? In this free, one-hour webinar we’ll chat about unique, upcoming summer and fall picture books designed to spark imagination and inspire reading! Featuring representatives from Simon & Schuster, Boyds Mills & Kane, Minedition, Greystone, and Holiday House and moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Associate Editor Maggie Reagan.

Tuesday, June 11 (12-1 pm)
Welcoming Transgender Customers at Your Library (Colorado State Library)
Join us to learn how to provide excellent internal and external customer service to transgender individuals at your library. This session will help participants re-frame ideas around gender, give them best practices for serving trans customers, and end with developing strategies to make their libraries trans-inclusive.

Tuesday, June 11 (1-2 pm)
Getting to the Heart of the Community Through Discovery (WebJunction)
Community discovery is a process of forging vital and ongoing connection between the library and its community members. The more people are involved in planning and programming, the more they are invested in the success of the library. While many libraries collect community input primarily through surveys, there are other, more interactive and interpersonal tools that can uncover the heart and aspirations of the community. Explore tools and strategies that start meaningful conversations and foster collaborative engagement on everything from strategic and space planning to programming. Learn how you can join your library and your community at the heart.

Tuesday, June 11 (1-2 pm)
Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library (Association for Library Service to Children)
An easy-to-understand overview of accessibility software/online programs, (free) adapted book sites, and assistive technology aids (adaptive mice, etc.) for youth of all abilities, including an overview of current apps geared to developing vital skills. Participants will also learn about adaptive technology for babies and toddlers that will make your play programs more inclusive of children with mobile disabilities.

Tuesday, June 11 (2-3 pm)
The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)
Public speaking strikes fear into the hearts of many – maybe it’s happened to you. You’ve been asked to speak in public about your organization and you have no clue where to begin. Even if you could find a clue, you can’t imagine actually putting yourself into such an intimidating position! This webinar will improve your comfort level with public speaking and will help you find the confidence you didn’t even know you had J. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow!

Wednesday, June 12 (9-10 am)
Introduction to (Digital Gov) is a self-service, plug-and-play search solution that federal agencies can use to provide a high-quality search experience to their website’s users. In this online event, we’ll provide a basic overview of’s essential features and tour its Admin Center.

Wednesday, June 12 (9-10 am)
Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process.

Wednesday, June 12 (12-12:30 pm)
Equity IS Education (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Equity in our educational system and closing opportunity gaps in education are epic topics throughout the nation. We recognize the issues and feel a sense of urgency. Dr. Perez-Isiah will highlight effective approaches that will help merge the topics of equity and gaps in teaching and learning. Let’s move from achievement “gap-gazing” to achievement gap-closing in our school communities.

Wednesday, June 12 (12-1 pm)
Gov Insights: Your Cloud Primer (GovLoop)
Cloud is an enabler. It is a tool that can help your agency with many different aspects of its mission, from data security to digital documentation. For the maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness, however, it’s important to understand the exact needs of your organization, and the cloud solutions that can best meet them.

Wednesday, June 12 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Wednesday, June 12 (12-1 pm)
SciGirls Strategies Live Stream! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Come and learn about the latest research on best practices for engaging girls in STEM! The new SciGirls Strategies, based on a comprehensive literature review and extensive feedback from SciGirls educators and trainers, will debut on June 12th via a special one-hour SciGirls/National Girls Collaborative Live Stream starting at 1pm CT. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Wednesday, June 12 (12-1 pm)
Getting to the Heart of the Community Through DiscoveryImplementing Community Change: Positive and Productive Partnerships (Programming Librarian)
In this 60-minute webinar, representatives of the Zion-Benton Township High School Library and Zion Township supervisor’s office will share how they worked together to initiate a unique reading and discussion program to tackle issues of equity, diversity and inclusion among teens in their community. Learn how aligning library goals to wider community concerns can create positive partnerships that reap benefits for all stakeholders.

Wednesday, June 12 (12-1:30 pm)
Skip, Turn, & Hop into Teaching ECE Math and Language Arts Through Movement (Early Childhood Investigations)
Many teachers are unfamiliar with teaching structured movement activities, but they will be surprised at how straightforward a process it can be. In this webinar, Connie will show how dance can be an accessible and useful tool for teachers, while making learning fun for young children. She also will demonstrate a wealth of ideas for presenting age-appropriate kinesthetic learning opportunities to young children, with an emphasis on math and language arts concepts.

Wednesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)
Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships (Donor Search)
Presented by Tracey Shaw and Loree Lipstein of Thread Strategies. Corporate giving and volunteering is on the rise, but so is competition for companies’ attention and resources. As corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs become more specific and strategic, how do you find the right match for your non-profit’s mission? And once you find that match, how do you differentiate yourself among the many others competing for attention so companies choose to partner with you? This session will cover how to prospect companies for partnership, build corporate relationships and design/pitch partnerships that meet the needs and interests of all parties.

Wednesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)
Community Climate Cafes: Science programming for adults (Infopeople)
This webinar will look at the San Jose Public Library’s grant funded three-part series of adult programs on the subject of climate change and its impact on the community. Part book club and part science café, the program incorporated companion books, short film showings, guest speakers, giveaways, and community discussion. Presenters will discuss the program structure, themes, as well as outcomes, challenges and scalability. There will be a discussion of community partnerships, promotion and marketing as well as demonstration of the Pushing the Limits development materials which are freely available via Infopeople’s Niche Academy modules

Wednesday, June 12 (1:30-2:30 pm)
Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)
Go beyond the basics and take a deep dive into digital trends with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier.

Wednesday, June 12 (3-4 pm)
Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship: An International Perspective (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, join Heather Barnard, Digital Learning Leader and Common Sense Ambassador, who will provide an international perspective on continuing the digital citizenship discussion through the summer. She’ll have key talking points and practical strategies for preparing students to have a fun, #digcit summer!

Thursday, June 13 (10-11 am)
The Real Secret to Employee Engagement (Harvard Business Review)
Employees crave feedback. Your organization’s culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they’re lies. As strengths guru and bestselling author Marcus Buckingham and Cisco Leadership and Team Intelligence head Ashley Goodall show in their book, Nine Lies About Work, there are some lies and faulty assumptions that we encounter every time we show up for work. Nine lies, to be exact. They cause dysfunction and frustration, ultimately resulting in workplaces that are a pale shadow of what they could be.

Thursday, June 13 (11-12 pm)
The Employee Experience and the Future of Work (Training Industry)
People today have an abundance of choices about where, how and when they want to work, creating a challenge for companies to attract and retain desired talent. How can you create a compelling experience that meets the needs and expectations for all generations in the workforce? It’s important to foster and sustain the employee experience across the entire employee life cycle, from the moment someone first interacts with your company until he or she leaves.

Friday, June 14 (10-11 am)
The Nine Competencies of Programming Librarians: Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)
The ALA Public Programs Office and a team of researchers conducted the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), an intensive two-year research study that asked: what competencies and training are required for professionals working with library programming today? In this free 60-minute webinar—the second in a two-part series—NILPPA research team members will share the nine core library programming competency areas unearthed by the research and how they can help us prepare the library workers of tomorrow and today, along with some surprising findings about how and where we learn to plan library programs.

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