Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 21

Jun 20, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  June 21 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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Monday, June 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Virtual Facilitation that Rocks! Strategies to encourage engagement during your next online meeting (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
We may have all become experts at attending virtual events this past year, but what about hosting them? Join us to learn engaging virtual facilitation skills to help level up your next virtual event.

Monday, June 21 (2-3 pm)
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Open House 2021 (ALSC)
Attendees will have an opportunity to hop around into different breakout rooms and learn more about the different priority areas of ALSC and how to get involved, both through appointed committee work and standalone volunteer opportunities.

Tuesday, June 22⋅(10-11 am)
New Federal Funding for Libraries: What It Means For You (Library Journal)
Learn about the brand new funding for public libraries that the Federal government has made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund. In this webcast, we will cover how many millions are included; how libraries can get it directly from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, through their state library, or from the FCC; what expenses are eligible to spend it on; and more. Led by Stephanie Gerding, winner of Grants for Libraries, Winning Grants, Second Edition, the Library Grants blog, and more.

Tuesday, June 22 (12-12:45 pm)
Women in Space: The Future of DEI and STEM (GovLoop)
In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from women who have built careers studying everything from deep space to ocean exploration and beyond. You will also hear how they have served as leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations and what tools, resources and training they needed to get to this phase of their careers.

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)
Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar is designed for pure summer fun with some on-the-side learning. The U.S. Government publishes a number of coloring books and games across a variety of agencies including NASA, CDC, and NOAA. Topics cover space, health, safety, disaster planning, gardening, and nutrition. Games and coloring books from state and local sources will also be highlighted. For your users who speak other languages, there are coloring books and games also. Join us for this webinar just to have some summer fun and take a break from pandemic worry.

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)
Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)
In an increasingly virtual world, how can virtual learning designers ensure their programs and content are truly accessible for everyone? Discover the practical steps to creating learning experiences for all while adopting an inclusive mindset and approach to learning design – especially areas we might be neglecting as we move more and more content online in response to the ongoing pandemic.

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)
Foundations: Analyzing Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
Join Library of Congress education specialists as we model foundational strategies for analyzing primary sources in the K-12 setting. Participants will practice making observations, reflecting to draw inferences, and developing questions. They will also learn about free teacher resources available from the Library’s Teacher’s Page. These resources and strategies are designed to facilitate student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. Come learn how they can be applied in your educational setting!

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)
Curious about Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
GoldieBlox is educating and empowering girls by creating engaging content, fun toys and interesting resources. In this webinar you’ll learn more about the IF/THEN Collection and Curiosity Camp resources, produced by GoldieBlox, and how to use them to support gender equity in STEM programs. Hear from the founder of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling, and the stars of Curiosity Camp, about why having role models and resources for girls in STEM is important.

Wednesday, June 23 (9-10 am)
Bedbugs in the Library?! (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dr. Jody Green from the Lancaster County Extension Office will discuss bed bug biology and behavior. Lincoln City Library Staff, Jen Jackson and LeeAnn Sergeant, will discuss how LCL approaches the possibility of bed bugs in the library.

Wednesday, June 23 (11-11:45 am)
Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)
Join us for a hands-on training where you will learn the virtual facilitation tools, tips, and tricks needed to build trust, spark ideas, and foster collaboration in your virtual meetings.

Wednesday, June 23 (11-12:30 pm)
Identifying and Managing Hazardous Materials In Museum Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will take a close look at hazardous materials present in museum collections and how to properly manage their safe storage and handling. It will cover not only the identification of hazards, but also the straightforward steps that can be taken to improve safety and reduce the likelihood of exposure to dangerous substances.

Wednesday, June 23 (2-3 pm)
Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)
Join us for a conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins about his signature laureate project, Poetry 180—which brings poetry to schools for each of the 180 days of the school year.

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)
Leading From Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team (Charity Village)
Working from home has become the “new normal” for many organizations, and it has been a challenging adjustment for all departments. Sargent Solutions Inc has been successfully working remotely since 2016, long before the COVID-19 pandemic made its impact. This webinar will be packed with tips and tricks for those making the pivot to remote work, with a special focus on leadership skills and effectively managing a virtual team.

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)
Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)
In this free 60 minute webinar, we’ll provide an overview and demonstration of tools such as Hootsuite, Facebook Publishing, Tweetdeck, and Airtable.

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)
Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a fun, fast-paced session where he will highlight the free (or inexpensive) tools that he uses to make fundraising easier and more efficient. Over 15 tools will be discussed and demonstrated ranging from apps to websites to gadgets to books and more. It’s your chance to take a look under the hood and see how Chad works on a daily basis.

Thursday, June 24 (12-1 pm) Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of will be highlighted.

Friday, June 25 (8:30-9:30 am)
Storytelling Q&A Session (Firespring)
Join Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney, as he casts light on your story, shares how it can work for you, and answers questions about how to use storytelling in your marketing.

Friday, June 25( 12-1 pm)
Emergency Connectivity Fund Program Overview (Federal Communications Commission)
The webinar will provide schools and libraries with an overview of the ECF, including applicant eligibility, supported equipment and services, reasonable support amounts, and the application and invoicing processes. Participants will also have an opportunity to submit questions about how the program works and the program requirements. The webinar will be recorded and available on the FCC’s website following the event.

Saturday, June 26 (9-10:30 am)
Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)
This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to a method of designing websites using the free online tool at Students will learn how to use template designs and insert small amounts of code to customize and publish their own websites online. This is an extension of the Coding Websites workshop but past attendance is not required.

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