Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 8

Jun 8, 2020

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 8 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, Jun 8 (7-9 am)
Global Library Exchange: COVID-19 and Libraries (East Carolina University)
On June 8, 2020, the East Carolina University MLS program will host a free virtual webinar with speakers from three countries discussing their libraries’ experiences in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, Jun 8 (11-12 pm)
How Higher Education Institutions Are Navigating the New Normal (Blackbaud)
Over the last several months, as the world has undergone massive change due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the higher education community has recalibrated its strategies. As students moved off campus, educators shifted to virtual learning, and development teams leapt into action to address current needs, the landscape of higher education fundraising now looks different than it did just a few months ago.

Tuesday, Jun 9 (10-11 am)
More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 1 (State Library of North Carolina)
While the scientific evidence of its potential benefits grows, there’s a counter-intuitive art to establishing a consistent mindfulness practice. Live mindfulness practice sessions with an experienced coach help participants set realistic expectations, customize their approach to fit their needs, and better understand how to interpret their practice experiences. These will be two separate practice sessions to work on your mindfulness techniques and take some time to relax and re-center. You are welcome to attend both sessions to practice what you’ve learned.

Tuesday, Jun 9 (12-1 pm)
Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 (Booklist)
This August 26, 2020, will mark the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Join us in commemorating this historic moment with a Women in Focus webinar on June 9 with an assortment of books perfect for YA crossover readers!

Tuesday, Jun 9 (1-2 pm)
Bringing Students Back to the Page: Using Digital Resources to Accelerate Learning (
Prior to school closures, many American students were not reading enough to get to proficient literacy levels. In our current reality, this number is even greater. For some students, access to high-quality texts may have decreased more over the past months. As instruction has turned remote, educators can lean on digital resources to serve as a means for ensuring that all students get the exposure to the texts they need. This presentation will describe how digital resources can serve as a bridge to accelerate learning and bring students “back to the page.”

Wednesday, Jun 10 (9-10 am)
Identity and Impostor Syndrome in Library Makerspaces (Nebraska Library Commission)
This session will share the findings of one librarian’s examination of her impostor syndrome and consider factors that can contribute to self-doubt in library makerspaces. She will share the results of conversations and interviews with her peers, as well as strategies for managing impostor syndrome. Participants are encouraged to take time to reflect on a time when they felt out of place or unsure of themselves, and share their own approaches for conquering impostor syndrome.

Wednesday, Jun 10 (12-1 pm)
Sorry….You Just Don’t Fit into our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions (Colorado State Library)
Are unconscious biases impacting your hiring/promotion process? These biases can cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others. Join us to learn how to recognize and eliminate bias in your library’s hiring process.

Wednesday, Jun 10 (12-1 pm)
Foundations: Finding Resources on (Library of Congress)
In this webinar, we’ll share tips for finding resources in the Library’s vast collections by navigating and effectively using the Library’s search engine. Come with your questions and let us help you find what you need!

Wednesday, Jun 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times (Connecting to Collections Care)
In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), our presenter will discuss how to utilize advocacy strategies to secure resources and funding for collections stewardship, preservation initiatives, and conservation treatment. She will focus on practical tips, relevant to collecting institutions of every size and budget, for approaching internal advocacy to ensure that preservation is incorporated into all levels and considerations of institutional operation.

Wednesday, Jun 10 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Fostering a Growth Mindset in Difficult Times (Nonprofit Hub)
In this session, we’ll review Dr. Carol Dweck’s research on mindset, translate how a growth mindset can help build a more effective team, and provide real-world examples of how mindset can help you not only survive, but thrive in spite of our current environment.

Thursday, Jun 11 (10-11 am)
Library responses to COVID-19: Impacts on ongoing low-morale experiences (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
As the COVID-19 Pandemic develops and libraries create immediate, short-term, and long-term responses, Kendrick has been tracking these responses’ impact on already established low-morale experiences. Kendrick will summarize the markers and impacts of low-morale experiences, share the latest results of her survey, and answer attendees’ questions about the survey and/or low morale experiences. Countermeasures to workplace abuse and neglect will also be discussed.

Thursday, Jun 11 (10-11 am)
What Resilient Companies Do Differently (Harvard Business Review)
Even before COVID-19, Wall Street analysts were speculating about when the next recession would begin. Warning signs included ballooning corporate debt and slowing GDP growth in China.And then came COVID-19. Now, economists are wondering how bad this recession will be and how long it will last. Mihir Mysore will share lessons about resilient companies from previous downturns and describe what he expects the most resilient companies to do in this downturn—which includes using digital tools and advanced analytics along with strengthening their balance sheets.

Thursday, Jun 11 (12-1 pm)
Resources Across the Generations: Government Resources to Cover Everyone From the Greatest Generation to Gen Z (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this interactive discussion, Come on a virtual adventure across the generations from the Greatest Generation to Millennials to Gen Alpha, the youngest among us, and see what the Government has to offer.

Thursday, Jun 11 (12-1:30 pm)
How PubMed Works: Selection (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
During this class we’ll look at the roles and responsibilities of NLM in collecting and providing access to biomedical literature, including the NLM process for evaluating publishers. This class will describe the difference between PubMed, MEDLINE and PubMed Central (PMC) and explore the selection criteria and process for MEDLINE and PMC. Attend this class to learn what is meant by “publish or perish” in academia and how this affects and is affected by publishing. We’ll describe three different models of publishing and we’ll look at the impact that funder and institutional policies have on access to research results.

Thursday, Jun 11 (1-2 pm)
Libraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis (WebJunction)
In this webinar, two law librarians highlight the most common civil legal issues they are seeing, provide guidance on key ways for public libraries to respond to civil legal needs, and discuss best practices for online reference services. Let’s work together to re-empower our struggling communities and demonstrate just how essential libraries are in times of crisis.

Saturday, Jun 13 (9-10 am)
Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printing Online (PACER)
In this Livestream Tech for Teens, we’ll be learning how to create a 3D model using Tinkercad online software. Then we’ll learn about what public resources are available for printing your own 3D models.

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