Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of March 26



Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. 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.

All times MST

Monday, Mar 26 (11-12 pm)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy: Building the Data Infrastructure with GuideStar (GuideStar)
Data can help bring clarity and understanding to where we are, as individual organizations and as a sector, track our progress, and inform our practices moving forward. Find out more about how (and why) foundations collect demographic data from their grantees, challenges/opportunities that lie ahead in both the collection and use of this data, and how this dataset can inform nonprofit funding decisions.
For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Monday, Mar 26 (2-3 pm)
Securing Grant Funding for Your STEAM and Coding Programs (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, Head of Education Strategy at littleBits, will discuss best practices on applying for STEM and coding grants. She will provide: A review of different types of grants educators can apply for; Key factors in writing strong applications; Steps involved in applying and receiving the grants; A list of grants that are currently accepting applications with a profile of the previous recipients for these grants.
For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Tuesday, Mar 27 (11-12 pm)
Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
Events like galas, walks and auctions are critical to the fundraising (and friend-raising) strategies for most nonprofits. Want your next one to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Mar 27 (12-1 pm)
What’s hiding in your library? How to tell which print monographs to preserve and which to remove (OCLC)
A one-hour webinar about how planning for a print deselection project can benefit your library.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html

Wednesday, Mar 28 (8-9 am)
How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) (Indiana State Library)
This webinar will show you the state and Federal resources used by the Northwest Indiana Center for Data & Analysis to provide accurate and timely data for our CNA projects. Resources to be previewed will include but are not limited to: American Community Survey, American Factfinder, STATS Indiana, Hoosiers by the Numbers, and Stats America.
For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Wednesday, Mar 28 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Providing Access to the Good Life for the Disabled (Nebraska Library Commission)
Do you know the ADA standard for where you should place your books on the bookshelf? Do you know what kind of animals can legally be classified as a service animal? Do you know which policies you may want to look at to grant greater access to your services? You will if you attend this overview of how to best provide access to the disabled patrons in your community. The presenter is a long-time advocate for the disabled and was recently appointed as the State of Nebraska ADA Coordinator.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Mar 28 (12-1:30 pm)
Abuse? Not Our Kids! Protecting Children from Abuse by Empowering Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)
Those who work with children in daycare and preschool settings are uniquely positioned to make a big difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Sadly, they can also often be some of the first to suspect or witness signs of child abuse and neglect. By introducing their students to personal safety rules and skills in clear and age-appropriate ways, they can help young children learn to recognize and report unsafe and abusive situations and touches.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Mar 28 (1-2 pm)
Robotics, Maker Spaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh, My! (School Library Journal)
A fast-paced, practical share of the hottest tech trends in the classroom and library, and how to implement them. Panelists will tip you on creative ideas in DIY electronics, student-created augmented reality, maker activities, and more.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

Wednesday, Mar 28 (2-3 pm)
Integrating Digital Literacy into Core Subject Areas (edWeb)
In many school districts today, digital literacy skills are not being systematically taught, and differing levels of focus on them has resulted in differing levels of ability. Just as we address varying levels of reading proficiency, it’s important that we ensure consistent digital skills development across all of the core subject areas. In this edWebinar, Jeff Meyer, Director of Education from Learning.com, will provide insight on the 12 essentials of digital literacy.
For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Thursday, Mar 29 (12-1 pm)
Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.
For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Mar 29 ( 12-1 pm)
Census Data: Accessing Geographies within Geographies (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this webinar participants will learn how to access geographies such as places within a county, census tracts within a town, and block groups within a census tract. Participants will also learn the differences between the geographies.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Thursday, Mar 29 (1-2 pm)
Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities (WebJunction)
This webinar explores how and why intergenerational relationships are important and develops skills to foster intergenerational communication in libraries.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Thursday, Mar 29 (1-2 pm)
Teaching Privacy in Libraries: strategies and tools (Infopeople)
Join presenter Alison Macrina, director of the Library Freedom Project, as she discusses practical strategies that can bring privacy back to our library communities at a time when these rights are most at risk. She will demonstrate tools and best practices that can be taught in any library environment, in one-on-one patron interactions or computer classes.
For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

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