Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 17

Jun 17, 2019

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 17 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 17 (12:30-1:30 pm)
STEM for Frontline Staff (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
STEM programs are a fun way to engage kids and encourage them to learn outside of school. Everyone in the library has a role to play in providing a high-quality STEM experience in your community. During this webinar, frontline library staff and those not directly involved with STEM programming will learn different ways to support STEM programs and initiatives at their libraries. A great fit for circ staff, pages, and libraries that may not have the capacity to provide STEM programs but still want to support STEM learning in their communities.

Tuesday, June 18 (9-10 am)
How to Win Your Donors’ Hearts, Minds & Wallets (Nonprofit Hub)
You know who they are. The fundraiser who makes it look easy. Getting the big gifts. Loving their job. Always smiling. At the cocktail party they’re surrounded by all the donors you want to get to know. What’s their secret? Our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE is going to spill the beans! Come learn the secrets of high performing gift officers.

Tuesday, June 18 (12-12:45 pm)
Leveraging Data and the Cloud While Protecting Student Data Privacy (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
In this webinar, Vince Scheivert, Rachel Johnson, and Linnette Attai will discuss how school districts have leveraged data and the cloud to innovate and maximize learning while also ensuring data privacy for all.

Wednesday, June 19 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Growing Partnerships Where Least Expected (Nebraska Library Commission)
Tina Walker, Keene Memorial Library Director, will share the who, what, how, and why of the many community partnerships we have developed. We have spent over 2 years analyzing, planning and implementing outreach in Fremont and the surrounding communities that have helped to increase awareness of our library services and community importance. Some of the partnerships you might look at and say “how does that fit the library” but you can be presently surprised by how well some of these easily fit into our collaboration plans. The main message is “don’t knock it til you try it”. We will share some wonderful success stories and how they are making an impact on the future of the library.

Wednesday, June 19 (12-1 pm)
Picture This: Using Instagram to Connect With and Engage Your Users (Georgia Library Association)
This session will show you how to make the best use of your Instagram account through mobile photography tips, content ideas, and special projects that bring your online content into your library. We will also look at the best way to connect with your users who use Instagram through social listening, geotagging, and building relationships with influencers.

Wednesday, June 19 (12-1 pm)
LYRASIS Trending Topics – New Tools for Digital Preservation Assessment and Training (Lyrasis)
LYRASIS and the Northeast Document Conservation Center collaborated on a grant to develop new ways to support institutions in their digital preservation efforts. The project team developed and tested a peer assessment handbook and workshops, guide for preservation assessors, and other resources to support institutions in their digital preservation efforts. In this webinar presenters will share lessons learned from the project, and introduce attendees to the freely available resources that can be used to plan for digital preservation at their institutions.

Wednesday, June 19 (12-1:30 pm)
5 Crucial Elements of Relationship Centered Leadership (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this empowering webinar, early education leadership and organizational effectiveness expert, Rosa Carrillo, will draw on multiple sources from neuroscience, psychology and sociology to provide evidence that relationships form the nucleus of both an emotionally healthy workplace and high-quality programs.

Wednesday, June 19 (2-3 pm)
PNR Rendezvous: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community. Come hear about the Public Library Association’s (PLA) health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, and from libraries who participated.

Thursday, June 20 (9-10:30 am)
Presentation Pointers: Eye-Popping Publications (State Library of Iowa)
This installment in our Presentation Pointers series offers style tips for upgrading traditional publications.  Instructors will demonstrate various design features of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  Whether creating quick signs or flyers, compiling reports, or writing newsletters, these software features help improve the overall look and feel of printed materials.

Thursday, June 20 (11-12 pm)
Transforming Your Board into a Fundraising Force (Network for Good)
Board members are critical to your fundraising program. Learn how to keep them engaged by focusing on the mission, vision, and values of your nonprofit to transform your board into a fundraising force.

Thursday, June 20 (12-1 pm)
Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)
Join us as we discuss the role infographics play in a healthy communications mix.  In this webinar, you’ll learn about the benefits of using infographics to visualize your data, the resources available to create them, and what types of organization goals they can aid.

Thursday, June 20 (12-1 pm)
Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Advanced Facilitation Skills for the Experienced Training Professional (Insynctraining)
Virtual classroom facilitators have a great deal of control over engagement factors for learners. However, it takes more than clever exercises or mastery of collaboration tools like breakout rooms and whiteboards, to succeed. It takes a nuanced understanding of the learning environment and the learners participating in that environment to bring your virtual delivery to the next level. Take your virtual facilitation skills to the next level with this webinar.

Thursday, June 20 (12:30-1 pm)
Do you want a ScanDay? (North Dakota State Library)
ScanDays are events that the State Library put on with the help of public libraries and organizations around the state. Attend this webinar to learn more about what a ScanDay is, how to have one, what the expected output is, and how to create something similar. This informative webinar will cover all of that and give examples of similar events from other states.

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