Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 16

May 15, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of May 16 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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Online Conferences

Thursday, May 19 (7-4 pm)
School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Spring
Join us May 19 for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the spring 2022 publishing season—fully virtual and free to attend. Our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained, and provide insight into industry trends as you work to grow and diversify your collections. Come hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from picture books and nonfiction to graphic novels and YA and engage in Q&A sessions with authors and illustrators. There will also be opportunities to visit the virtual exhibit hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy additional chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources.

Thursday, May 19 (10:15-5:15 pm)
The 10th Annual Seguimos Creando Enlaces Library Conference (California Libraries Learn [CaLL],California State Library, California Library Association)
This year’s special 10th Anniversary conference theme is reCreando Enlaces- reCreating Connections. The 2022 binational virtual conference will include presentations that demonstrate how public, academic, and special libraries on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are reconnecting with their communities and rebuilding their services to best support new user and staff needs in the wake of the pandemic. We are especially interested in highlighting innovative projects that include communities of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA+, Spanish speakers/ESL resources, digital equity or binational collaborations.


Monday, May 16 (11-12 pm)
From Your Shelves To The World: Unlock The Power Of Your Special Collections (Library Journal)
You’ve worked hard on your academic library’s special collections: you’ve cataloged them, digitized them, and shared them on your website. Are they reaching everyone who can use them for their teaching and research? Speakers will discuss the collections they published to JSTOR, including the easy process, their preliminary findings, and how you, too, can experience the same results.

Tuesday, May 17 (8-9 am)
Canva Demo and Q & A (Indiana State Library)
This session will include a demonstration of Canva, the web-based graphic design and publishing tool. Learn tips and tricks that will help you do more with Canva and help you create graphics that capture the attention of your audience. Your questions (submitted at registration) will help guide the presentation.

Tuesday, May 17 (9-10 am)
Works In Progress Webinar: Developing Research Impact Services–Perspectives From Three OCLC Research Library Partnership Institutions (OCLC)
Bibliometrics and research impact (BRI) is an emerging area of practice that is receiving significant interest, investigation, and investment by research libraries. A recent survey of OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) partner institutions found that librarians are eager to learn about the BRI practices of other institutions. In this webinar, librarians from three research universities will share how their institutions are taking the first steps to develop BRI services, responding to local conditions and working to build relationships and trust across campus.

Tuesday, May 17 (10-11 am)
Centering Community, Building Equity: A Social Justice Approach to Outreach with Families and Children in Underserved Communities (Association for Library Service to Children)
In this webinar, the Project VOICE team will provide an overview of the importance of outreach efforts to underserved communities; how to intentionally integrate the social justice concepts of equity, engagement, and empowerment into these efforts; and the role of community values in developing authentic outreach services for young children and families. The webinar will conclude with an introduction by the Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers Committee to their Toolkit series, which provides resources for working with different underserved groups.

Tuesday, May 17 (11-12 pm)
Engaging Makers in a Zoom Environment (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Making in libraries has become a valuable part of library programming, and since the Covid-19 pandemic, these maker workshops have taken on a new look. Learn methods, best practices, and lessons learned for hosting maker workshops online on a budget and how these tips and tricks can remain relevant even as we return to safe in-person operations. Applicable to all types of libraries – lessons learned will be drawn from an academic library – and most relevant to teen, young adult, and adult services though ideas may translate beyond these service areas.

Tuesday, May 17 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
This webinar will discuss how to find debates, hearings, reports, and other documents that may reflect a bill’s legislative intent as it moves through Congress. The presentation will focus largely on how to find these documents through online government resources, including,, and

Tuesday, May 17 (12-12:30 pm)
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Database for Holocaust Survivor and Victim Names (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Database for Holocaust Survivor and Victim Names (HSV) contains 12 million records on people persecuted during World War II under the Nazi regime. It brings together information from the Museum’s collections, as well as from other organizations, about individual survivors and victims into one search tool. This webinar will highlight the many ways the USHMM gathers this data and the efforts made to ensure this data is made available to the public. Learn how the HSV Database allows anyone to search for a name of a survivor or victim of Nazi persecution (even via Google), find information about that individual, and in some cases request a copy of the original document.

Tuesday, May 17 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Library Security and Privacy (LYRASIS)
Everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re new to library privacy and security practices, then this is the class to get your feet wet! In this class, you will learn actionable, practical tips on how to protect yourself from scammers and hackers. You will learn how to take this newly developed technology skill set and pass it along to library patrons through everyday interactions and programs. This class is for staff with little to no technical expertise, at any level in the library’s organizational hierarchy.

Tuesday, May 17 (12-1 pm)
STEAM Resources for Libraries (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Libraries are instrumental in bringing high-quality STEAM experiences to their communities. Join us to learn about resources and opportunities specifically designed for libraries. In this webinar, we are joined by representatives from NASA’s Universe of Learning, The National Citizen and Community Science Library Network, and Leap into Science who will share about resources and opportunities that support STEAM programming at libraries.

Tuesday, May 17 (12-1 pm)
Activate Your Superpowers: Finding Your Calm and Modeling It for Students (edWeb)
Numerous studies have shown that mindfulness can support learning, improve physical and mental well-being, cultivate self-management, reduce aggression, improve social skills, and more—but without a conscious decision and a simple method to integrate it easily, it becomes just another buzzword. In this edWebinar you will learn both the why and the how to practice mindfulness so you can calm the storm within you. Join us to learn and to receive the gift of respite from your busy life and reactivate the power that is truly within you.

Tuesday, May 17 (12-1 pm)
Discover Gale General OneFile (Gale)
Gale General OneFile provides millions of articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other authoritative sources. With intuitive search features, and extensive coverage across wide-ranging topics, users will find accurate information and articles to support their interests. Join this session to explore authoritative periodical content, learn best practices for the tools and workflow features, and ways to share content with your users from within your Gale resources.

Tuesday, May 17 (1-2 pm)
Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)
In this session, learn from nonprofits who are experts at search engine optimization and driving traffic to their websites, plus review the SEO tools and techniques that maximize your findability. We’ll cover what SEO is and how it works, why search engines like Google matter.

Wednesday, May 18 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Digital Literacy Training for Seniors (Nebraska Library Commission)
Attend this presentation to learn about this great new resource for your older library patrons. Training is offered in small live classes. With new skills, adults can reach out to family and friends more easily, meet with their doctor over telehealth, learn a new skill, and socialize.

Wednesday, May 18 (11-12 pm)
10-Step Budgeting Process (Propel Nonprofits)
The success and usefulness of your budget largely depend on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budgeting process that will engage staff and the board to ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.

Wednesday, May 18 (11-12 pm)
History of the Census Records and the National Archives (National Archives)
Join our Historian, Jessie Kratz, as she presents the history of census records in relation to the history of the National Archives. She will discuss census records before they came to the National Archives, their transfer upon the creation of the National Archives, and the history of their availability and use. Learn more about the 1950 Census with our Genealogy Series.

Wednesday, May 18 (11-12 pm)
How to Find New Funders in Your Backyard in Under 60 Minutes (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Are you at a dead-end when it comes to the next funders to pursue? Don’t worry! This free grant workshop is made especially for you! In this 1-hour workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll learn new strategic methods you can immediately start using to find new funders in your backyard.

Wednesday, May 18 (12-12:30 pm)
When to Go Hybrid: Determining Which Format Best Fits Your Program (Programming Librarian)
In this second webinar in a series on hybrid programming, moderator Melissa Wong will explore the technical and logistical set-up of hybrid programs as well as the types of programs that are conducive to the hybrid format. The webinar is planned to be discussion-based with substantial time for participants to ask questions and share experiences.

Wednesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)
Mental Health Technology: Destress & Decompress (PACER Center)
Part one of this two-part series on mental health assistive technology will feature apps and devices to help manage everyday stressors and anxiety. This virtual workshop will feature apps and devices to support mindfulness practices, meditation, and improving everyday stress across the life-span. Tools demonstrated will be appropriate for late elementary-aged students and up.

Wednesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)
Knowledge is Power: Authors Celebrating Inquisitive Characters (Booklist)
Join authors Stacia Deutsch (THE JESSIE FILES), Gillian King-Cargile (VACCINES CHANGE THE WORLD), and Andrea J. Loney (ABBY IN ORBIT) as they share characters and stories that spark curiosity from their upcoming chapter and middle-grade books. Meet the super Sleuths from the first Boxcar Children middle-grade series, a plucky space explorer who is always looking for her next adventure, and learn about the scientists who preserved in order to discover lifesaving vaccines as Albert Whitman & Company celebrates stories that show readers the importance of staying curious.

Thursday, May 19 (11-12 pm)
Demystifying Insurance: What Nonprofits Need to Know to Protect their Operations (Charity Village)
With today’s world in constant flux, it is vital that leaders of nonprofit organizations understand the risks to their business and are adequately prepared and covered to protect against events that could threaten the viability of their organization.

Thursday, May 19 (12-1 pm)
PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive Office Hour (Public Library Association)
Every day community members who lack basic computer knowledge and skills access their local public libraries hoping to complete life tasks many of us take for granted. The Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to partner with AT&T to expand upon its work helping libraries and their communities close the digital divide through new and improved courses and training materials. To support local adoption, PLA is launching the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive supported by AT&T, which offers funding for public libraries to conduct digital literacy training in their communities and promote the new and improved courses. Applications open in May. Join PLA staff to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply during this “office hours” style webinar.

Thursday, May 19 (12-1:30 pm)
Let’s Play! Cooperative Games in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
This session, presented by Suzanne Lyons, author of Cooperative Games in Education, gives school administrators, teachers, counselors, and other professionals who work with young children will be a fast- paced overview of why and how to use cooperative game strategically. Join this exciting webinar to learn will how to tap the positive power of playing together, not against each other.

Friday, May 20 (12-1 pm) for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. Learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.

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