Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 3

Jun 3, 2019

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 3 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 3 (11-12 pm)
Designing a Learning Ecosystem for the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary webinar, sponsored by O’Reilly Media. Karen Hebert-Maccaro, O’Reilly’s chief learning experience officer, will share how to build a learning ecosystem that meets the needs of the modern learner. In this webinar, we will discuss: How to segment your audience to avoid a one-size-fits-all learning approach (spoiler: functional and organizational level segmentation is not enough); When to buy versus build learning solutions and resources; Why modality matters to the learner; How to measure impact and build an internal learning narrative; Ideas around what the future may hold for learning innovation.

Monday, June 3 (2-3 pm)
Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Dr. Rob Furman will give insight into how to engage young readers using the tech of today. He will draw from his new book, Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies to Reach All Learners. The book is a beginner-level guide focusing on developmental reading strategies for elementary students at all stages and exploring how technology can be used to improve the skills of a wide range of readers, including beginning readers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, enriched readers and English Language Learners (ELLs).

Tuesday, June 4 (8:30-9:45 am)
Income & Poverty Related Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)
In this webinar you will learn the basics of the Income & Poverty topic and receive an illustration of various easy-to-use data tools to retrieve data on this topic. You will also see maps that examine some key statistics related to income & poverty.

Tuesday, June 4 (10-11 am)
Bringing a Geographic Perspective to Libraries and K-12. Create. Share. Learn (Washington State Library)
Geography matters in every organization and every discipline. For anyone trying to evaluate information, the most intuitive way to view it is on a map. In this webinar we will discuss how three agencies in Washington State are using GIS technology to bring a new perspective to learning and understanding data from the world around us. Included will be Enabling Local Government Transparency. Jason will discuss the benefits of Kittitas County’s Open Data Hub, the technology and infrastructure behind it and the benefits to having data available for public access. Joanne will demonstrate the Geospatial Open Data Site at the state,, how to view the data and a few examples of using geography for state business. And Bruce will discuss how OSPI uses GIS to manage student transportation data and encourage use of GIS in the classrooms through an annual middle school/ high school competition.

Tuesday, June 4 (11-12 pm)
Creating a High Impact Nonprofit Landing Page That Skyrockets Growth (CharityHowTo)
During this free and interactive webinar, we’ll show you how nonprofits are using beautifully-designed landing pages to significantly improve their impact; whether it’s for getting more donations, more email subscribers, or more supporters. In fact, nonprofits using well-designed landing pages convert up to 6x more of their traffic into results!

Tuesday, June 4 (11-12 pm)
Family Literacy on the Wild, Wild e-Frontier: Strategies for Raising Digitally Savvy Families (Infopeople)
This webinar examines perspectives and strategies adult learners can use to raise savvy digital natives.

Tuesday, June 4 (12-1 pm)
Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers – leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

Tuesday, June 4 (12-1 pm)
The Art of Crafting (Booklist)
Summer is the perfect time for starting a new project or finally getting to that DIY fix. Whether they’re expert makers or looking for a new hobby, your patrons will be delighted by the new crafts books highlighted in this free, hour-long webinar. Panelists from Tuttle, Search Press, and Skyhorse Publishing are sure to inspire some fresh, new ideas for you and your patrons.

Tuesday, June 4 (12-1 pm)
The Public Library’s Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation (Public Library Association)
In a time marked by uncertainty, the public library is in an extraordinary position as one of society’s most trusted institutions. Public libraries can leverage that trust to be at the forefront of voter education as we head into what will be one of the most watched presidential elections of our lifetimes. This presentation will equip librarians to gather user-friendly information from reliable and nonpartisan sources, allowing libraries to offer an invaluable, evolving resource tailor-made for their communities.

Tuesday, June 4 (2-3 pm)
Extreme Author Visits: Going EXTRA for a Special Guest (School Library Connection)
In this webinar, Stacey Rattner, the “leaping librarian,” will share all her tips on how to host an extreme visit in your school. Come away from this webinar inspired with easy-to-replicate models for schoolwide engagement, from mural creation to book birthday parties and more. The perfect time to begin setting the stage for next school year’s author visits is not September… it’s now!

Wednesday, June 5 (8-9 am)
So You Want to Start a Library Podcast? (Indiana State Library)
Dr. Curtis Rogers, Communications Director for the South Carolina State Library, will share his experience with SCSL’s podcast, LibraryVoicesSC, and provide tips for starting your own library podcast.  Attendees will learn about the podcasting process from what equipment can be used, selecting topics, editing recordings, and using a podcasting service such as Podbean.

Wednesday, June 5 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Providing Passports at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn how your library could begin offering passport services, generating income with each application. Joseph Leier, Customer Service Manager from the Colorado Passport Agency, Aimee Owen, Mary Sauers, and Lisa Kelly will talk about their experiences providing passports at the Nebraska Library Commission.

Wednesday, June 5 (11-12 pm)
Who, What, Where, When, and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (Federal Depository Library Program)
We all reach the limits of our knowledge or resources for tracking U.S. Congressional legislation. In this webinar, Jesse and Andrea will review some of the harder questions and how they answered them, covering many of the tools, strategies, and little known sources they’ve learned about and used along the way.

Wednesday, June 5 (12-1:30 pm)
Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE (Early Childhood Investigations)
Learn how to support design thinking for children ages 3 through 8 in this dynamic webinar. The goal of this webinar is to help you provide opportunities for children in your program to develop engineering habits of mind: ask questions about a situation they want to change, make observations to understand how one part of a solution affects the others, identify problems and seek solutions, and collaborate with others. Using developmentally appropriate practice, you will learn how to guide children to approach problems with a positive attitude that recognizes failure and trying again as part of a learning process.

Wednesday, June 5 (1:30-2:30 pm)
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thursday, June 6 (10-11 am)
10 Hacks for Better Slides in 5 Minutes (Training Magazine Network)
You’re spending too much time on your slides! And they’re looking boring. Get 10 quick slide hacks that will turn meh into marvelous. They’re quick makeovers that you can use again and again. In this webinar, you’ll learn 10 quick techniques for creating clear, professional slides in PowerPoint.

Thursday, June 6 (11-12 pm)
Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team (Charity Village)
Studies show the best leaders, those who are effective and have a loyal following, have high levels of engagement with their team. Their team trusts them and respects them. As such, their team works well with the leader to serve the mission of the organization. Many leaders have no idea how to develop that level of trust and respect with their team. The way is to lead with your strength of character. However, we are often not taught though, how to develop our character.

Thursday, June 6 (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.

Thursday, June 6 (11:15-12 pm)
Database Tutorial-Summer Under the Stars (Wyoming State Library)
Resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming. Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore vendor (Gale, EBSCO) produced content, as well as organizations, such as NASA and PBS, who have created sites and sources for this Summer of Space.

Thursday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

Thursday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
Now Hear This! New Audiobooks for #Audiobook Month and Beyond (Booklist)
We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds instead for some amazing audiobooks. Just in time for Audiobook Month, you’ll hear about the new titles that audiobook-lovers can’t wait to listen to from LA Theatre Works, Brilliance Publishing, Books on Tape, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House.

Thursday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
5 Moments of Need: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? (Insynctraining)
Every day L&D is being pressured more and more to show an ROI, or Return on Investment, for the dollars spent in “training.” Designing for the 5 Moments of Need can help us move into the workflow and measure impact in ways training alone can never do. It also has a profound effect on training events, often reducing them by up to half the time needed, while making them even more impactful.

Thursday, June 6 (12-1 pm)
Reaching Into the Community: Tools to Bring Your Library to the People (Library Journal)
In this webinar, you’ll hear from a diverse group of enterprising librarians who will discuss some of their strategies for reaching community members outside the library, including populations who are often disadvantaged and underserved. From programs at county jails, to housing offices and local businesses, learn from our panel of librarians about how they are collaborating with nontraditional community partners to bring access to all.

Friday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Yoga & Meditation at the Library: Outreach and Inreach (Booklist)
Yoga and other mindfulness-based programs are quickly becoming some of the most popular offerings at public and academic libraries across North America. Join public library director and physical literacy researcher Jenn Carson as she introduces you to tried and tested yoga and meditation programs that you can start using today to improve the health and wellness of library patrons (of all ages and abilities), your staff, and yourself. This multi-modal presentation will include a discussion surrounding issues such as liability, legalities, and logistics and will even include a short (optional) yoga and meditation session.

Friday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

Friday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This one-hour introductory webinar, “Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study”, will provide an opportunity for librarians to explore the concept of using data for decision-making through an example of an environmental scan case study. Participants will learn how to plan and conduct an environmental scan, collect and curate existing data, and how to analyze data using Voyant-Tools. In this webinar, the case study findings will be presented and we will also discuss how data and conclusions can be used to plan future programs or initiatives. No prior knowledge of environmental scanning or data tools are required.

Friday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This presentation will detail foundational terms and definitions imperative for respectful interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) persons. There will be a specific focus on health care needs specific to LGBTQ youth.

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