Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 8

May 7, 2023

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

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Monday, May 8 (12-1 pm)
An Overview of the Affordable Connectivity Program Rescheduled (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. During this webinar, we will cover what the Affordable Connectivity Program is, who is eligible, how to apply, and steps to take once you are approved to receive the benefit.

Tuesday, May 9 (9-10 am)
How To Build An Effective Data Dashboard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
More and more organizations are using data dashboards to show their progress in engaging participants, raising funds, imparting knowledge, etc. A data dashboard is a tool that provides a means of monitoring, measuring, and extracting meaning from data. Dashboards display information in an interactive and visual way, but not all dashboards are effective. Join us for this free webinar with Data visualizer, Amelia Kohm, who will share the key elements of powerful data dashboards.

Tuesday, May 9 (10-11 am)
The Art of Donor Stewardship (WyoGives)
You’ve put a lot of effort into your fundraising campaign, and you probably know it’s easier to keep a donor than to find a new one. Learn the subtle art of donor stewardship, the psychology of donors, and how to prevent the Leaky Bucket and keep your donors renewing beyond just the first gift.

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)
Preparing Your High School Students to Use APA Style (School Library Journal)
Attend this webinar to learn how to prepare your high school students to use APA Style as well as how to incorporate APA Style into your high school curriculum as appropriate. We will cover topics such as paper format, references, and inclusive language and show how students’ existing knowledge of writing styles as well as common word-processing software make APA Style approachable and helpful.

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)
The Research Data Services Landscape: How Do You Start And Where Does Your Library Fit In? (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Are you curious about what this whole data thing entails? Are you interested in starting new research data services at your institution? Have you considered a career in data services? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, this webinar is for you. In this presentation, the speaker will share an overview and history of Research Data Services in libraries as well as current trends. They will also introduce strategies for developing and launching research data services either through hiring or through taking on a new position or new responsibilities.

Wednesday, May 10 (9-10 am)
5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Nonprofit Hub)
There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses.

Wednesday, May 10 (10-10:50 am)
Interview With Kwame Alexander About “The Crossover” TV Series (Follett)
Follett and Kwame Alexander are giving students from around the country the opportunity to ask Kwame questions about the book and TV series: how they were developed, what it’s like working with Disney, what it takes to adapt a novel for the screen, and more!

Wednesday, May 10 (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 10 (11-12:30 pm)
Leave Your Stress @ Work! (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Although our work often brings us great joy, it can also present a few challenges – differing personalities, friction, work overload, patron demands, negativity – you get the picture! And when we take those challenges home with us in the form of stress, the cycle becomes a 24/7 rerun. In this 90-minute session, we’re going to help you understand what’s really causing the stress – and it’s not always what we think. We’ll also discuss some simple steps to help you leave your workday at work – particularly if it’s been stressful!

Wednesday, May 10 (11:30-12:30 pm)
Putting APA Style Into Practice: Tips for Integrating Style Into Your Curriculum (APA Style)
We know that you want your students to follow APA Style, but many students have trouble putting APA Style into practice. Attend this webinar to better understand the foundational principles of APA Style and learn best practices for incorporating APA Style into your curriculum.

Wednesday, May 10 (12-1 pm)
Online Instruction: Practical Tips for Librarians (Niche Academy)
Online instruction is here to stay and Emily Mroczek, author of Online Instruction: A Practical Guide for Librarians, is here to give you ready-to-use tips for establishing and perfecting online instruction at your organization. This webinar will specifically focus on transferring pedagogy to digital instruction, and creating inclusive, detailed, and streamlined policies and procedures for your organization.

Wednesday, May 10 (1-2pm)
Summer Programming with We are Water (STAR Net)
Get some last minute planning ideas connected to the 2023 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme: “All Together Now.” The We are Water project celebrates our connections through water. In this webinar you will learn how to inspire community conversations, explore hands-on activities, and recognize our shared values around water and what it means to us.

Wednesday, May 10 (5-6 pm)
AASL Town Hall: Virtual Membership Meeting (American Association of School Librarians)
Please join AASL President Kathy Lester and members of the AASL Board of Directors for the 2023 AASL Virtual Membership meeting. You will learn more about the work of the association and have the opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas. All are invited to attend.

Thursday, May 11 (9-10:30am)
Adding CareerOneStop to Your Workforce Development Toolkit (Public Library Association)
Join us to learn about CareerOneStop and how it can be leveraged to help your library patrons with their job search and career exploration needs. We will cover the main content sections of the site, review several tools, and visit some of CareerOneStop’s sites for targeted audiences, including youth and people with a criminal conviction.

Thursday, May 11 (11-11:45 am)
How to Outsmart Inflation: Using Data to Navigate Fundraising During Challenging Times (CharityHowTo)
Understand the current giving trends and what they mean for your fundraising strategy. Join this webinar to learn actionable takeaways on how you can apply this data today and what it means for the future.

Thursday, May 11 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)
This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

Thursday, May 11 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to the USGS Publications Warehouse (Federal Depository Library Program)
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Publications Warehouse is the authoritative catalog and publicly accessible location for accessing USGS peer-reviewed scientific publications. Users can access metadata about and links to more than 170,000 publications authored by USGS scientists over the century-plus history of the bureau, as well as obtain free online access to full-text publications published by the USGS. This webinar will provide an overview of the content available in the Publications Warehouse, including digitized and born-digital publications and maps, searching tips, and best practices.

Thursday, May 11 (12-1:30 pm)
Introduction to finding grants (Candid Learning)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

Thursday, May 11 (12-1:30 pm)
Offering Culturally-Centered Summer Nature-Based Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar will provide an overview of 7 strategies for how to create culturally centered nature-based curriculum and programs that will apply throughout the year as well ask in the summer. You will learn about a multicultural curriculum approach through which you can develop your program and evaluate your own programming. Then, we’ll review tools such as multicultural literature, interviews and the creative arts that can help transform your curriculum and programs and improve engagement of young children and families in nature education.

Thursday, May 11 (2-3 pm)
Planning for Excellence in Your Library Program Using the Future Ready Librarian Framework (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
In Wisconsin, having a district library plan approved by the school board is a legislative requirement, but following a rule does not invite inspiration or provide a complete picture of why this work needs to be done. We have created a community of school librarians who inspire and guide each other through a process of library planning. Working through the creation and implementation of library plans aligns the library program with school and district needs and creates a pathway for advocacy, building positive relationships, and increasing the visibility and value of library programs throughout our state.

Friday, May 12 (12-1 pm)
Summer Scares Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)
Gather ‘round the campfire for a spine-tingling discussion of this year’s middle-grade horror selections for the Summer Scares Reading Program, a program designed for libraries by the Horror Writers Association, in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist. Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith will gab with Summer Scares authors Katherine Arden (SMALL SPACES), K. G. Campbell (A SMALL ZOMBIE PROBLEM), and Dan SaSuWeh Jones (LIVING GHOSTS & MISCHIEVOUS MONSTERS) about all things horror and why scary stories belong on children’s shelves, both at home and at the library.

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