Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 7

Jun 7, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  June 7 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 7 (12-1 pm)
New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Beautiful series, Renée Ahdieh and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion where debut authors will be introducing attendees to their first novels and participating in a panel discussion about YA, publishing for the first time, and how they’re excited to work with librarians to meet readers.

Monday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
When it comes to acknowledging the gifts your nonprofit receives, do you have a comprehensive strategy in place? In this webinar, we’ll provide guidance on the appropriate ways to acknowledge a variety of donations that nonprofits receive and offer sample language that you can use to draft the perfect, personalized acknowledgment that your donors will appreciate. Once we’ve finished, you’ll have the beginnings of a strategy that can be documented and shared with your fundraising team.

Monday, June 7 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB): Helping Households with Broadband & Device Discounts (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary federal program that provides discounts to households on monthly internet bills and one-time device purchases during the pandemic. Eligible households can receive a $50 per month discount on their internet service with participating providers as well as a one-time $100 credit toward the purchase of a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer. Libraries and other community organizations are crucial in spreading the word about this opportunity and assisting eligible individuals with applying. Join us to learn all about this program and the free resources available to help you promote it to your community.

Monday, June 7 (1-2 pm)
The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (
More than ever, we need to harness the opportunity to help children in the earliest years build an emotional toolkit for lifelong learning, mental health, and success. Join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to support our youngest learners (ages zero to eight) and ourselves as we head into a new normal.

Tuesday, June 8 (11-11:45 am)
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.

Tuesday, June 8 (11-12 pm)
Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)
Songs, rhythms, and rhymes are a natural, developmentally-appropriate way to build processing skills, memory, and focus. Learn specific songs, rhythms, and rhymes that pair with a diverse array of titles to bring a greater amount of equity and social justice into your storytimes. You’ll also learn ways to communicate the importance of music activities in building early literacy skills.

Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)
Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Join us for a conversation about recent research on academic growth for students in special education before the pandemic and implications for policies and practices designed to spur COVID recovery.

Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)
Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs (Library Journal)
Even before COVID, libraries sought to better serve their patrons through design considerations and improvements. And now, with spaces opening up and a new normal in front of us, each community faces its own set of evolving needs and challenges. Join this webcast to learn from leading library architects.

Tuesday, June 8 (1-2 pm)
Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
In this webinar, teachers and education leaders will collect practical information and strategies for maintaining an equitable learning environment that embraces these quirky learners—and their parents and guardians, too.

Wednesday, June 9 (9-10 am)
Mental Maintenance (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given.

Wednesday, June 9 (11-12 pm)
Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)
The Historical Company Research Webinar covers strategies and resources business librarians at the Library of Congress use to research old companies. While the class uses resources available at the Library of Congress, some of the resources are available through your local library or historical society, both of which have resources to help with this type of research. We plan on covering print and electronic sources, both free and subscription, as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.

Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 pm)
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (Federal Depository Library Program)
This workshop will discuss the importance of fatherhood involvement and provide opportunities on how to get fathers involved in your programs.

Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 pm)
Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise (InSyncTraining)
Once the COVID pandemic shut down offices and quarantined us in our homes, virtual training exploded overnight. According to, the transformation to digital has been rapid in all areas, but the progression in L&D to the virtual classroom over the past 12 months is arguably greater than that seen over the last 10 years. And it’s not going away. Our training offerings need to evolve to support a more global workforce that works in remote teams. Programs need to be designed to be culturally aware, engaging, and relevant to the workforce. Find out more at this webinar.

Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 pm)
Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)
This webinar will focus on Ten Tips for Managing Conflict highlighting the ideas and practices that help us navigate the challenges we find in communicating with others.  These tips include ideas about what we are thinking, what we are saying, and how we are hearing what the other has to say. As each tip is shared, real-world examples will be highlighted.

Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 pm)
Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries (WebJunction)
Are you looking for ideas to “grow” a seed library and improve access to food for your community? Presenters from small and rural locations in South Carolina will share their experiences with seed libraries (inside branches, at outreach events, and on board a bookmobile) and community refrigerators, and highlight the value of partnerships. You’ll gain knowledge on how to start a seed library from the ground up, how to collaborate with community organizations not generally considered as library partners, and learn better practices for making your library an access point for those experiencing food insecurity.

Thursday, June 10 (9-10 am)
Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)
As a community, how can we work together to ensure equitable representation of all scholars in library collections? Our upcoming discussion with experts in this area will tackle the challenges of and solutions for improving diversity and inclusion in research materials and scholarly publications.

Thursday, June 10 (9-10 am)
Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

Thursday, June 10 (11-12 pm)
Say Yes to A New Fundraising Database: Choosing the Right System (Blackbaud)
Shopping for databases can be difficult–where to look, what do I need, what do I want, what questions should I be asking? Let’s talk through the four phases of a solid evaluation and selection project and a sample plan to get you started.

Thursday, June 10 (11-12 pm)
All Aboard! Financial Best Practices For Your Board (Network for Good)
All aboard! Take a trip with Your Part-Time Controller as we discuss basic fiduciary oversight responsibilities of nonprofit board members with an emphasis on financial management best practices. Along our journey, we’ll also visit some signs that indicate trouble and might stop you in your tracks.

Thursday, June 10 (11-11:30 pm)
Improving User Satisfaction with Open Access Content (SirsiDynix)
Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

Thursday, June 10 (11:30-12 pm)
The Open Access Challenge (SirsiDynix)
Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

Thursday, June 10 (12-1 pm)
Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)
Is your organization searching for new ways to leverage the passion, energy, and new perspectives of Gen Z, Millennials, and other up-and-coming young professionals? A junior board, young professionals group, or young friends circle could help you harness that energy to further your mission. As young professionals who have served both as members and staff managers of these groups, Sarah and Corinne will lead you through the research on Next Gen supporters, challenges to anticipate, and steps your organization can take to start a new young friends board from scratch OR to maximize the potential of your existing group.

Thursday, June 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Wonder of Wonders! Harnessing the Wonder of Play through Provocations (Early Childhood Investigations)
From a very young age, children begin expressing their own unique views and ideas. Children are born with many strengths and abilities that continue to unfold and mature throughout their lives. When we respect and value a child’s individual interests in play, we are giving them the fundamental right to realize their unique potential. Children have the amazing capacity to construct their own learning. Learn how we can harness this undeniable power and wonder of play in Play Provocations.  What is a play provocation and how can we support and expand the hidden potential of children’s play?

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