Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 6



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 6 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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All times MDT

Monday, June 6 (11-11:30 pm)
What Nonprofits Need to Know About ASC 842 (Blackbaud)
Join Paul Preziotti, CPA and Partner at Johnson Lambert LLP, for this quick, 30-minute session as he shares the top things you need to know about the new standards to maintain compliance. Items we’ll cover: What’s changed; When they take effect; What to watch for (like embedded leases).

Tuesday, June 7 (11-11:45 am)
10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)
In this free live nonprofit webinar we will go through tips and tricks that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization.

Tuesday, June 7 (11-12 pm)
How to Find Which Surveys Have the Data You Need (US Census Bureau)
If you are looking for data about a specific topic or area but do not know where to find such data, you can use the Census Survey Explorer to discover which surveys have the topics, geographies, and frequency of release that you are interested in. This webinar will use practical real-life examples to teach you how to search our surveys with the Census Survey Explorer and offer tips for how to use the tool’s guidance pages. Afterwards, the team who created this tool will be available for a panel discussion and Q&A.

Tuesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Quantifying Our Worth: Revisiting What We Measure with Statistics (North Carolina Library Association)
Statistics inform our services, support our funding pleas to local government, and capture our activity — but are they telling the whole story? Our panelists will discuss ways that libraries engage with data, and how the pandemic is causing libraries to reevaluate our information-gathering in order to create a more complete view of the library’s role in the community.

Tuesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Strategy (VolunteerMatch)
Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to “think bigger.” We’ll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, training, recognition, and relationship building plans.

Tuesday, June 7 (11-12 pm)
Collaborating for Access: Book Challenges in a Digital World (Digital Public Library of America)
In this third in our Collaborating for Access series of webinars hosted by COSLA, DPLA, and ReadersFirst, we’ll look at what the current political environment of increased book challenges means for digital content. What opportunities are available for libraries to use digital materials to maintain access, and in what ways are digital content and the libraries providing it open to unique attacks across the political spectrum? We’ll bring together a panel of librarians and thought leaders to discuss the ramifications of challenges in the digital world and look at potential solutions digital access may provide.

Wednesday, June 8 (8-9 am)
I See A Library! Making Libraries More Accessible to the Visually Impaired (Indiana State Library)
It’s a daunting tasks for librarians to consider how best to welcome visually impaired patrons into their libraries.  However, with a better understanding of what vision loss is, you can make quick, easy, and inexpensive changes to your library that will open the doors more fully to those with vision loss.  Learn more about vision loss and how to quickly and easily change your flyers and presentations, physical space, technology, and signage to be more accessible.

Wednesday, June 8 (9-10 am)
Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done (Training Magazine Network)
When the Wall Street Journal covered the anxiety epidemic at work, the first experts featured were New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. In their major new spring 2021release for Harper Business, “Anxiety at Work,” they offer 8 tactics for managers to help their employees build resilience. They offer strategies to spot the signs of employees hiding anxiety, alleviate stress. manage uncertainty, have people speak up when feeling overwhelmed, beat perfectionism and get things done, and instill an ethic of inclusion and support.

Wednesday, June 8 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Policies of Yes (Nebraska Library Commission)
Join us on our journey toward ensuring our library policies and procedures are actively inclusive below the surface of being equitable and diverse. We’ll introduce our plans to adopt an Inclusion Policy Statement and create an inclusion and belonging committee to review policies and services. We’ll talk about writing effective policies and providing training to help staff instill belonging in our users while giving them permission to be flexible and inclusive, even in tough situations.

Wednesday, June 8 (12-12:30 pm)
A Step-By-Step Guide to Hybrid Programming (Programming Librarian)
Using two examples from the Boston Public Library’s recent hybrid programming, the presenters will walk through the logistical details to consider when planning hybrid programs. The many decisions to make about staff roles and responsibilities, registration, managing the online and in-person audience engagement, and leveraging AV and technology, will be outlined and discussed.

Wednesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)
Academic Library Marketing 101: Identifying Priorities, Creating a Budget, and Tailoring your Message (Niche Academy)
In this presentation, Stephanie Espinoza Villamor and Kimberly Shotick will help you learn how to create accessible outreach and marketing goals tied to institutional priorities. You’ll also learn how to draft a related budget and tailor your communication strategy. Academic librarians will get the most out of the presentation, though much content is applicable across all library types. Whether you’re new to the topic or looking to refine your own practices, this webinar is for you.

Wednesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)
Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
In recent years we have seen an increase in hostile attacks across all sectors, including events. These attacks have come in a variety of methods. Venues and companies have to be prepared for all scenarios and need to be able to react to all emergencies. This webinar will cover the types of attacks to prepare for, as well as the training you should consider for your venues and staff.

Wednesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)
Library Schools Spotlight (Library Journal)
Discover the latest advantages of a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) from two premier institutions with a history of graduating distinguished alums, some of whom have been recognized as Library Journal movers & shakers. Learn new insights, options and how these educational institutions have adapted their programs to the changing landscape.

Wednesday, June 8 (12-1:30 pm)
Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales (Early Childhood Investigations)
Beneath their shimmer, fairytales are stories about the young, the powerless, and the vulnerable overcoming great obstacles on their way to finding their happy ever afters. Remarkably, these ancient tales of magic align beautifully with the factors identified by recent resilience research as the critical buffers needed by children experiencing adversity. We will explore how programs can use fairytales from many cultures to nurture resilience within the context of a playful, literacy-rich early childhood curriculum.

Thursday, June 9 (9-10 am)
Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
Provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

Thursday, June 9 (10-11 am)
Onboarding: Building and Growing Your Team (Wyoming SBDC)
Join Regional Director, Devan Costa-Cargill for a webinar focused on all things related to your team of employees from building it,  to adding new members, and then growing that group into a mature and cohesive cohort. You’ll want any new hires to fit the position and role but also the team. A great team accepts new ideas and makes space for unique potential. Team projects will require a certain level of accountability and communication. You want to provide that for your seasoned employees and new hires. ​Use action items and tips from this presentation to make sure you are fostering the right kind of environment as you onboard new hires!

Thursday, June 9 (11-12 pm)
How to Generate Unrestricted Revenue for Your Organization (Bloomerang)
Are you looking to diversify your revenue stream? Would you like to increase organizational sustainability by creating recurring, predictable revenue streams for general operating?

Thursday, June 9 (11-12 pm)
Unlocking Value: Keys to Incorporating Open Access in Library Collections (SirsiDynix)
While Open Access has been a frequent topic of discussion in scholarly communications circles for more than a decade, relatively few librarians have had the opportunity to work closely with this content to develop best practices around collection management, discovery and assessment of OA materials. We are partnering with Choice to facilitate a dialogue between librarians and vendors about the current OA landscape, developing OA collections, and best practices for implementing an OA strategy at your library.

Thursday, June 9 (12-1 pm)
NoveList Plus Overview (Novelist)
Looking to become a readers’ advisory superstar? Want to pull together expert recommendations more quickly? It’s easy with NoveList Plus! Join us for an overview of features and search strategies and learn how NoveList Plus helps you find the right books for your readers.

Thursday, June 9 (1-2 pm)
A Place Of Pride: Creating A Shame-Free Classroom (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
What role does shame play in the experiences of our struggling students? We will explore this idea with a particular focus on struggling readers.  We will highlight the connection between emotions, cognition, and motivation and examine teacher behaviors and teaching strategies that alleviate shame. Teachers will walk away with ideas to create positive and effective learning experiences where pride takes center stage.

Saturday, June 11 (9-10 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 Weebly.com. 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 isn’t required.

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