Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of March 8

Mar 8, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of March 8 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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Tuesday, Mar 9 (7-3 pm)
Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the most anticipated new titles for kids and tweens, from modern coming-of-age tales to eye-popping graphic novels to immersive fantasy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and enter to win prizes and giveaways.

Tuesday, Mar 9 (9-10 am)
Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
Introduces participants to information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections.

Tuesday, Mar 9 (9-10:15 am)
Public library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)
Join global public library leaders to discuss the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This interactive session will cover how public libraries use these goals to develop actionable strategies to support community change. All library types are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, Mar 9 (10-11 am)
Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)
Join presenter Bridget Manley for Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings, a webinar that will help you have more efficient and engaging meetings. This webinar will provide foundational mindsets and practices for successful online event production and facilitation. You will explore a four step model that covers strategy, expectations, engagement, and presence.

Tuesday, Mar 9 (11-12 pm)
Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)
Sensory processing refers to how our brains organize and respond to the information that comes in through our senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound. This workshop will take a brief look at sensory processing and will explore assistive technology to support children’s sensory needs, such as noise-cancelling headphones, weighted lap pads, and vibrating neck pillows.

Tuesday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)
Ballot Success: A Case Study with Riverside Public Library (NoveList)
Is your library considering an upcoming ballot measure? Or do you have one in a forthcoming election? Either way, get guidance about the process, from initial planning to post-election follow-up. In March 2020, Riverside Public Library (IL) had a ballot measure that passed with 76% support from the community it serves. Join Diane Silva, Assistant Director of RPL, as she shares their story and tips for success. Learn from Executive Director of EveryLibrary John Chrastka’s practical steps and tools for your library to use in your own upcoming ballots. NoveList Senior Engagement Consultant Angela Hursh will moderate.

Tuesday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)
An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Join the ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for this interactive discussion on the promotion process in academic libraries. Our distinguished panelists will discuss all aspects of the promotion process including the value that promotion and tenure bring to librarianship, how to prepare your documentation, and where to find support from within your institutions or professional organizations.

Tuesday, Mar 9 (1-2 pm)
From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
For nearly 20 years, the National Girls Collaborative Project has worked to advance the agenda in gender equity by encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. In this research-to-practice webinar, we will learn about up-to-date research regarding gender equity in STEM and how it impacts girls and women learning and working in STEM. We will also engage in conversation around strategies and resources for continued progress in supporting girls and women in STEM.

Tuesday, Mar 9 (3-4 pm)
Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)
Join NextWaveSTEM as we explore the different learning styles that can be addressed through effective robotics instruction. Whether students are learning remotely, in a hybrid scenario, or transitioning back into in-person learning, robotics can serve as a solution to reach students with various strata of experience, skill level, and resources access.

Wednesday, Mar 10 (11-12:30 pm)
REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)
Amid COVID-19, many archives, libraries and museums are reopening and expanding access to services in their communities. The challenges of reopening during a pandemic have led to many questions about policies for staff, the handling of materials as well as the management of building operations. From allowing the virus to die naturally, to using disinfectants, to applying UV light or heat treatment—there are many options to consider. This webinar features members of the REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project team who will share information about the project, including freely available resources to support local decision-making.

Wednesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)
Emotional Intelligence and Engaging your Audience in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)
One of the major hesitations about moving professional training to the virtual classroom is the apparent lack of ability to truly connect facilitators and learners. In this session you will learn how to effectively impact others without true body language and eye contact by using “emotional intelligence” to communicate in verbal and non-verbal ways, how to nurture engagement, and more.

Wednesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)
Media Literacy for Adults: Civics (Programming Librarian)
What is civic information and what role does the library play in providing access to it? Join us for a free webinar on the important role libraries play in the civic life of their patrons and how that role is shaped.

Wednesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)
DIY AT for the New Normal (AbleNet)
Come learn about creative and innovative solutions for using assistive technology in the home DIY environment as well as resources for providing virtual AT services. During this presentation we will show how DIY AT can benefit you in times of distance learning, emergencies, and especially in your daily practice and therapeutic environments.

Wednesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)
Evaluation: The Key to Maximizing the Success of Library Programs (Infopeople)
Staff from six California public libraries recently participated in the first cohort of Embedding Evaluation in Libraries, a national, IMLS-funded project, and developed and implemented an evaluation of a library program over a nine-month period. In this webinar, the Embedding Evaluation project directors and participants from three of the cohort libraries will share best practices and examples to help you.

Thursday, Mar 11 (11-12 pm)
Do-It-Yourself Conflict Resolution (Charity Village)
With different personalities, work styles, and values, we’re bound to get in disagreements in our workplace. Conflict is inevitable, but ineffective responses to it are preventable. In this session, we’ll look at some of the ways conflict can escalate and what you can do to de-escalate it and make it a productive experience to foster better participation, engagement, and a stronger organizational culture.

Thursday, Mar 11 (12-12:45 pm)
U.S. Naval Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will: Convey the historical, contemporary, and emerging missions of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; Examine this institution’s publicly available curricular and research resources; Examine historical resources available from the Academy’s Library and Museum documenting individual midshipmen and historically prominent graduates of this institution.

Thursday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)
Virtual Programming Development (Association for Library Service to Children)
Not all of your library program ideas and best practices transfer over perfectly to the virtual world. However, more do than you think! This webinar will focus on best practices for virtual programming, modifying your in-person programs to go virtual, and innovations to make virtual programming more personal and interactive. Get the basics so you can feel more confident in formulating ideas and presenting virtual programs.

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)
7 Steps to a Strong Nonprofit Back Office (Bloomerang)
Behind every successful nonprofit you’ll find a strong back office. In this webinar, Sean Hale will share 7 of the top lessons from his 20+ years of helping nonprofits work smarter (not harder). This includes how to save thousands of dollars per year, how to engage board and management in finances, and leveraging technology.

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)
Supporting Content-Area Writing For Secondary English Learners: Scaffolds For Success (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Writing is an integral part of all instruction, no matter what subject you teach. If you are a secondary content-area teacher serving English learners, join Jody Nolf for this FREE webinar to learn how to integrate writing into your lessons. We will discuss writing scaffolds and quick assessment techniques to make grading less tedious and also share a user-friendly template to make planning easier.

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)
How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)
In this 45-minute webinar you will learn how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

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