Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 22

May 21, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of May 22 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 on our Training Calendar.

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Online conferences

May 23, May 25 (2-4 pm)
A Tale of Two Archives: Digital Records Management in Oregon and Wyoming (National Historical Publications & Records Commission, Wyoming State Archives, and the Oregon State Archives)
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Wyoming State Archives digital archives program, Wyoming is collaborating with the Oregon State Archives to bring you a digital records management workshop with presenters from both institutions with a special presentation from Alejandra Robinson, WY SHRAB member and Public Relations Director and Archives Manager for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, on considerations for working with tribal nations records.


Monday, May 22 (1-3 pm)
Food Programming in Libraries: An Introduction (Montana State Library)
Are you interested in learning more about food programming in libraries? If so, please join us for a webinar with Food Literacy and Library Programming Consultant, Rebecca Antill to learn about the variety of ways that you can incorporate food literacy and knowledge in your library programming.

Monday, May 22 (2-3 pm)
Time Management: How to Get Everything…Err, Most Things Done (GovLoop)
Join us online to hear from a government expert about how to organize your day to get everything…or almost everything, done on your to-do list.

Tuesday, May 23 (10-11 am)
DEI and Your Board: Why Boards Need to Act Now! (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Does your board look like the community you serve? Attendees will learn why it is more important than ever to ensure that your board is diverse *and* inclusive. Boards that make strides to be more diverse and inclusive are raising more funds, helping to increase the happiness and retention of their Executive Directors, boosting staff morale and engagement, being seen as more “cutting edge,” and are positioned to raise more funds in the future. Learn tips and tricks on how to recruit more diverse board members, how to retain them, and how to position them for leadership roles in the future. Whether your organization has not started, is on the path, or is advanced, come learn actionable steps to make your boards more diverse and inclusive now.

Tuesday, May 23 (1-2 pm)
School Librarians Lead Learning and Transformation (WebJunction)
Join this webinar for an introduction to the School Librarian’s Information Shelf and to learn more from practitioners who have applied transformative practices to their school libraries. The new School Librarian’s Information Shelf provides videos, articles and tools that offer recommendations and strategies related to creating powerful storytelling for advocacy, designing student-centered spaces, supporting inquiry-driven learning, offering compassionate makerspaces, and implementing innovative virtual teaching and learning practices.

Wednesday, May 24 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: La Biblioteca Es Para Ti – Building Community Relationships in a Different Language (Nebraska Library Commission)
How can you build community partnerships in a different language? Hear one library’s experience with outreach to their Spanish-speaking population. Learn how to build a relationship with an undeserved population so your library can add value to ALL of your community.

Wednesday, May 24 (11-12 pm)
Using Technology to Combat Fake News: The Impact of Misinformation on Chronic Condition Self-Management Behaviors (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this presentation, the speakers will offer insight into making appropriate health information more accessible to patients, and therefore lessening the likelihood of misinformation related to the self-management of diabetes.  The speakers will describe the implementation of interventions design to reinforce self-care practices and daily decision making among patients managing a chronic disease.

Wednesday, May 24 (12-1 pm)
ALA’s Peggy Barber Tribute Grant 2022 Winners: Colorado State University Pueblo and Udall (KS) Public Library (Programming Librarian)
Colorado State University Pueblo and Udall (KS) Public Library were two of the recipients of the 2022 Peggy Barber Tribute Grant, an annual grant of the American Library Association (ALA) that recognizes, promotes, and supports meaningful programs in libraries that have limited and/or no access to budgetary support for programming. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to consider strategies for running an academic library program supported by grants, collaborative partnerships, and community engagement, think about ways to garner community support for new programming at the library, and learn best practices for creating library programming for different age groups.

Wednesday, May 24 (12-1 pm)
Get AI Literate: Know What it Can Do and What it Can’t (GovLoop)
Join us online to learn from government and industry experts about AI basics and real-world use cases to make sure that you can ace any AI quiz.

Thursday, May 25 (9-10 am)
How to Build an Inclusive and Welcoming Brand (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
This webinar will guide participants through understanding inclusion in branding and embodying inclusive leadership styles; including things to incorporate to ensure their brand is welcoming to all people. Participants will be given worksheets to help them define core values and create inclusive, aligned brand statements to refer back to so they can get into the practice of honoring their core values and commitments to the communities and environments they work in. By the end, participants will have what they need to create inclusive, welcoming brand messaging and experiences in a genuine way.

Thursday, May 25 (11-12 pm)
Expense Management in Challenging Economic Times (Charity Village)
Are we on the cusp of an economic downturn? Most economists agree that a recession is imminent. This webinar will discuss how you can prepare your not-for-profit for uncertain times, and even find opportunities to thrive. Learn about planning, tools, and decisions you can make to help weather the storm and come out on top. From cash flow planning and expense reviews, to personnel and strategy setting, we’ll dig into all the areas that need your attention to prepare for and survive the economy ahead.

Thursday, May 25 (12-1 pm)
At First You Don’t Succeed: Lessons from two semesters in the credit-bearing classroom (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Teaching in any environment involves a lot of trial and error, especially when developing lessons for the first time. In spring 2021, I taught a for-credit First Year Seminar focused on social media. The experience was trial-by-fire, as I had to navigate developing a full-semester course for the first time, teaching online (and during a pandemic), and tying information literacy concepts to a larger context. I taught a version of the course again, this time in-person, in Fall 2022. In this webinar, participants will hear how I navigated challenges throughout both semesters, using reflection and student feedback to regroup.

Thursday, May 25 (12-1 pm)
Reading Video Games as Literature (Colorado State Library)
Do video games belong in the library? I will discuss how, at my library, I am merging play and critical analysis through hosting a monthly video game club for adults in which we explore video games as audiovisual ludonarrative texts. We consider play, story, visual grammar, and aural design as they contribute to multimodal literacy. Through this lens, we see how games are situated adjacent to literature and film canon.

Thursday, May 25 (12-1:30 pm)
Mean Girls (and Boys!): Why Young Children Act In Unkind Ways and How To Help (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this session, presented by developmental psychologist, Claire Learner, we will explore the roots of relational aggression and how to address the underlying issues at play for kids when they are acting unkind. Effective strategies for intervening in incidents of relational aggression will also be addressed.

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