Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of March 5



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 5 (2-3 pm)
Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)
Measuring Up – A brief review of the three ways to identify central tendency. An introduction to recruiting techniques so that you get the participant data you want. A discussion about ethical behaviors for how you interact with your participants so that your thirst for data is not overly intrusive nor harmful to your subjects. We’ll conclude with a conversation about the value to the field and to promoting trust in your institution by sharing your findings and analysis.
For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2F9Z1d2

Tuesday, Mar 6 (8:30-9:30 am)
Develop a Winning Nonprofit Culture with Minimal Resources (Firespring)
Is your nonprofit’s culture determined by design or default? Join lifelong entrepreneur Jay Wilkinson, founder of Firespring, to discover how to create an award-winning nonprofit culture with minimal resources. By taking simple, actionable steps toward improving the culture within your nonprofit, your organization can grow by leaps and bounds internally and externally.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Mar 6 (10-11 am)
Financial Literacy: Facts vs. Fiction (Washington State Library)
The Federal Trade Commission protects consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices by filing lawsuits against scammers and distributing educational materials about how to avoid being scammed. Financial literacy is a key component in helping consumers recognize and prevent problems. FTC staff will discuss how to spot and avoid financial scams and how consumers and consumer advocates can access the FTC’s free financial literacy materials. Topics covered will include using financial planning resources, obtaining credit and credit repair services, laws regulating debt relief and debt collection, and scams preying on vulnerable consumers. Many of the free resources are also available in Spanish.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Mar 6 (11-12 pm)
Training Needs and the Role of Measurement (Training Industry)
This interactive webinar will provide easy-to-understand insights on: Common sources to identify “triggers” of training needs in the modern learning system; How to drive organizational strategy with data; and Best practices and common issues with measuring the inputs and outputs of training.
For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

Tuesday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)
Spring YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)
Get a sneak peek of forthcoming YA titles in this free, hour-long webinar, featuring representatives from Disney Book Group, Macmillan, Greenhaven Publishing, North Star Editions, and Tor/Forge.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)
Partnerships with Correctional Libraries (Colorado State Library)
The incarcerated in Colorado’s youth and adult correctional facilities are some of the most appreciative library patrons anywhere. 97% of them will be released someday, and many struggle with basic information needs. The key to helping the incarcerated successfully reenter society is library outreach. Join us to learn about forming partnerships with correctional libraries and to discuss how you can support your future patrons today.
For more information and to register, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Tuesday, Mar 6 (12-1:30 pm)
USGS Library Materials for Earth’s Age (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will focus on how to find and use the USGS Library’s materials related to geological time (rock age) and terrain (rock type), USGS field and laboratory methods for determining time and terrain, as well as education tools available from the USGS and other geoscience stakeholders.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Mar 6 (2-3 pm)
Measures that Matter (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
This webinar is your opportunity to learn about and comment on the draft Action Plan for the Measures that Matter initiative. Measures that Matter was launched in early 2017 to address short and long term challenges to public library data collection and use.
To register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MtMPublicComment

Tuesday, Mar 6 (2-3 pm)
A Fresh Look at Test-Prep Tools (edWeb)
When you hear “test prep,” you might think drill and kill and lots of repetition, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Using engaging tools that include media and gamification, test prep can be fun and engaging for students. In this edWebinar, Nancy will share a host of ideas and present some of her favorite tools, including Do Ink, FlipGrid, Chatterkids, and others.
For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Tuesday, Mar 6 (3-4 pm)
Going for Gold: Insider’s Scoop on the Newbery Medal (Britannica Digital Library)
In honor of 2018’s Newbery Medal winner, Hello, Universe, BDL is here to give you the insider’s scoop on how a book earns that honor and how you can bring the Newbery process to life with your students.
For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2oD6hUP

Wednesday, Mar 7 (9-10)
NCompass Live: Pioneers in Violence Prevention: Libraries & Rape Crisis Centers (Nebraska Library Commission)
Libraries and library staff are already models in their communities, particularly of the creation of safe and stable environments open to all community members; this session invites participants to explore how they can specifically contribute to the prevention of bullying, dating and sexual violence. By sharing examples of a partnership between a local library, high school, and rape crisis program in her own community in Kentucky, the facilitator will engage participants in discussions and activities designed to give them ideas and feasible action steps for working in their own communities to empower teens and adults to reduce violence.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Mar 7 (11-12 pm)
Let’s Move in Libraries (Let’s Move in Libraries)
This webinar will show how to incorporate physical activity and movement into health services in public libraries.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.letsmovelibraries.org/webinar-archive/

Wednesday, Mar 7 (11-12 pm)
Measures that Matter (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
This webinar is your opportunity to learn about and comment on the draft Action Plan for the Measures that Matter initiative. Measures that Matter was launched in early 2017 to address short and long term challenges to public library data collection and use.
To register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MtMPublicComment

Wednesday, Mar 7 (11-12 pm)
3 Ways the New Tax Reform Act Impacts the Nonprofit Community (Network for Good)
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ushered changes in the US Tax Code, effective January 1, 2018. Since the signing of the TCJA there have been questions about how nonprofit organizations might be impacted by the changes.  Join us for a fireside chat with Network For Good Fundraising Coach and Founder of Fundraising Strategies, John Gilchrist, FAHP, CFRE, as he discusses the implications this new tax reform act will have on the nonprofit community and our donors.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)
The Role of Public Libraries in Healthy Communities (Indiana State Library)
A recent Pew study found that health is the number two most searched for information online. Public libraries are on the front lines of health information needs of their communities. Public libraries are often the only access to computers and/or broadband in their communities and are a trusted institution. This session will provide attendees with ideas for getting started with health outreach and programming in their communities (including funding suggestions!). We will look at no-cost resources for evidence-based health information in multiple languages. Attendees will leave with at least one new thing that can do immediately to improve their health services in their communities.
For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

Wednesday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)
Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot: Phase Two (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two will focus on continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress. These will be put into perspective with other BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and Semantic Web initiatives taking place in the broader information community. Speakers, from the Library of Congress, will give an overview of continuing BIBFRAME work among the participants in BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

Wednesday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)
Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic.
For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.
For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Wednesday, Mar 7 (1-2 pm)
Facilitating Constructive Contributions: Dealing with Difficult Behaviors; Helping People Share from a Better Place (Infopeople)
Basic facilitation skills involve keeping a group on topic and on time.  But what happens when a participant needs special attention? This webinar will identify common types of disruptive behavior and share multiple methods for facilitators to keep the conversation constructive.
For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Wednesday, Mar 7 (5-6 pm)
AASL Standards and Advocacy Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly (American Association of School Librarians)
Presenters Megan Cusick and Judy Deichman will highlight the National School Library Standards as a platform for strategic advocacy in your learning communities. This webinar will provide concrete steps and actions to advocate for your learners and school library utilizing resources from ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy, the AASL Standards Portal, and the National School Library Standards publication.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Thursday, Mar 8 (11-12 pm)
The 5 Donor Love Languages (Bloomerang)
Tammy Zonker will teach you about the five donor love languages and how to speak the love language your donor prefers; radically improving your donor retention rates. Participants will learn how to create your annual donor love plan and engage executive leadership and board members in sharing the love.
For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Mar 8 (11-12:30 pm)
Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits (IdealWare)
Infographics with attractive images and compelling data can reach a big audience. They give your data the power to rally support, inspire action, and drive impact. Over four Thursdays starting March 8, Idealware will help you see what kinds of data are best translated into infographics and find the stories hidden in the numbers. We’ll also walk you through the practical steps of creating and using your infographic and look at examples of how other organizations created successful infographics. And best of all, we’ll help you develop your own infographic that you can begin using right away.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

Thursday, Mar 8 (11-12:30 pm)
PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed® is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.
For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Thursday, Mar 8 (12-1 pm)
Teen Growth & Development (YALSA)
Learn the typical benchmarks for growth and development and uses this knowledge to plan, provide and evaluate library resources, programs, and services that meet the multiple needs of teens.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/continuingeducation/teengrowth_development

Thursday, Mar 8 (12-1 pm)
Digital Forms: Improving Efficiency in the Field (GovLoop)
More than a third of government employees are in the field, yet many frontline government workers still use paper-based processes for the intake of information. So what can be done? The answer lies in optimizing an agency’s mobile capabilities to utilize digital forms and better technology.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, Mar 8 (1-2 pm)
Current and Emerging Technology for Individuals with Autism (edWeb)
Research indicates that due to a heightened interest in visual materials combined with strong visual processing capabilities, many individuals with autism are highly attracted to technology and benefit from its use. Please join Christian Karter, MA, Educational Technology Specialist at Monarch Center for Autism, for this edWebinar and learn about both current and emerging technologies that hold great promise for individuals on the autism spectrum.
For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Thursday, Mar 8 (1-2 pm)
Handling Negative Feedback Online: Strategies for your Library (Infopeople)
In this webinar we’ll examine the most common kinds of negative commentary and the best methods for handling each. We’ll also learn what differentiates an online troll from other kinds of negative users and what to do if you encounter one. Get ready to be a whole lot more prepared the next time one of those undesirable comments appears!
For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Thursday, Mar 8 (1-4 pm)
Library 2.018: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice (Library 2.0/SJSU)
Design thinking is a process designers use to thoughtfully identify problems and then, using a team-based approach, develop prototypes useful for implementing an elegant solution. In response to the growing interest in design thinking, this event will provide attendees with both insights into the process and examples of how librarians are integrating it into their practice. If you’ve been hearing about design thinking and want to learn more about how you can develop and lead a design challenge at your library, this is your opportunity.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/

Friday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)
Relevant, Relatable Reference Services in Your Library (Booklist)
Presenters John Gottfried and Katherine Pennavaria, co-authors of Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians, share field-tested tips for providing useful reference services, organizing staff efficiently, getting the word out effectively, and preparing for the kinds of demands reference services will likely face in the future.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Friday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)
Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall underperformance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.
For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

 

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