Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 12

Nov 12, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 12 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MST

Tuesday, Nov 13 (10-2 pm)
Connections Summit: Day One (SirsiDynix)
Open to all libraries and staff, our first day will feature David Lee King and will be followed by other thought leaders, industry experts, and library success stories and videos.

Tuesday, Nov 13 (10-11 am)
The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)
We know from both the 2008 and 2018 iterations of “From Awareness to Funding” that the library user status of the voter does not matter on Election Day. Funding decisions for libraries are often made by voters with little-to-no familiarity with the library, or by elected officials who are themselves non-users. Join EveryLibrary executive director John Chrastka for an overview of the “From Awareness…” findings and participate in a discussion of how concerned library data professionals could cooperatively begin to fill in these missing data pieces.

Tuesday, Nov 13 (11-12 pm)
Leadership Styles & Impact on Your Nonprofit (Firespring)
The latest nonprofit leadership research shows how specific leadership styles impact nonprofit outcomes. And it reveals the most common style of leadership in nonprofits right now.

Tuesday, Nov 13 (12-1 pm)
Storytelling on Steroids With VideoScribe (InSync Training)
Research has shown that our brains wilt when we are experiencing death by PowerPoint or other static presentation of content. It’s tough to learn with a wilted brain. VideoScribe lets a story unfold before your learners’ eyes, improving learning retention by as much as 15%!

Tuesday, Nov 13 (12:30-1:30 pm)
How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)
Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals:The 5 elements of an engaging website; The one thing every nonprofit should be thinking about, but isn’t; Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

Tuesday, Nov 13 (7-8 pm)
Cybersecurity, SL and RL (San Jose State University iSchool)
When considering cybersecurity, the technology that enables Second Life can be thought of as a chain of related systems, starting with your personal computer and working through various software and network layers that enable presence, communications, and amazing capabilities in a rich virtual world space.  This presentation walks through each link in that chain and considers some reasonable measures for security, safety, and privacy along the way.  Also covered are larger cybersecurity issues like cyberkinetics, digital currencies, and human-computer interaction.

Wednesday, Nov 14 (9-10 am)
Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join us to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world.

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)
A Good Night’s Rest: Government Resources Can Teach You About Adequate Sleep Habits (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will present information on Government resources about what sleep is and how to get enough of it. Also covered will be insomnia, benefits and detriments of sleep medications, problems and conditions related to sleep, and sleep requirements for differing ages.

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)
3 Instagram Tips Successful Nonprofits Use to Raise Awareness and Win Supporters (Wild Apricot)
If you want to attract a larger audience of members, donors, fans and followers, please join our webinar on November 14 with digital marketing expert and social media specialist Lilach Bullock. Lilach will show you how some nonprofits are using Instagram to reach the young and socially-conscious generation, ensuring their organizations continue to grow well into the future.

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)
Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town (Programming Librarian)
Drawing on her experience as director of the Meservey Public Library, Chelsea Price will share ideas for hosting “big” programs on a small budget and discuss how partnerships can be an invaluable resource for programming.

Wednesday, Nov 14 (1-2 pm)
Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization (Association for Library Service to Children)
This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee. How can you obtain leadership experience in an entry or mid-level library position so that you can move forward in the leadership pipeline? Perhaps your administration can’t (or won’t) provide the support you need to advance. This webinar will explore how to add tools to your leadership toolbelt – in and outside of the library – without breaking the bank.

Wednesday, Nov 14 (2-3 pm)
Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)
Join Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely for a crash-course on understanding teen behavior and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can offer the best teen services at your library. We’ll touch on everything from adolescent neuroscience to behavioral issues. Whether you’re a teen expert or teen averse attend for some useful takeaways for your day to day work in the library.

Wednesday, Nov 14 (3-4 pm)
Collaboration Impacts Students’ Learning (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will share tools that promote collaboration among educators. Participants will explore how to demonstrate that collaboration is happening, that it is effective, and that it favorably impacts student learning.

Thursday, Nov 15 (11-12 pm)
Getting Your Donor Management Data In Order for 2019 (Idealware)
You have a donor management system, but how do you get the most out of it while maintaining it for optimal efficiency? Join us to learn about donor data best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.

Thursday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)
Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)
Join us online to learn how governments can successfully assess, plan and automate cloud transformation on time and on budget, and fast forward your data center consolidation or cloud migration.

Thursday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)
Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)
As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is offering new resources for libraries to help more Americans participate in the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. This free webinar will help public library staff plan for how they can promote the deadlines, educate their communities, find certified enrollment assistance, and support patrons’ efforts to enroll successfully. Learn how two very different public libraries are using free resources to offer essential guidance to their communities.

Thursday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)
Onboard or Overboard! Increasing Employee Retention and Productivity (Training Magazine Network)
Employees are going overboard, leaving companies at a faster pace than ever before. You work so hard to recruit the right talent and yet 1/3 of employees quit their jobs in just the first six months! One major factor in this is lack of great onboarding.  Companies fail to realize the need to reinforce the “buying decision” – yes, onboarding is a key time for new associates to determine if they made the right choice or not.

Thursday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)
Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)
We can help older patrons compete successfully for jobs by steering them toward resources that match their needs, and by helping them find (economical) ways to develop new job search skill. This webinar will give you information and resources to help patrons bridge the gap in knowledge and skills.

Thursday, Nov 15 (2-3 pm)
Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, teachers will learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information.

Friday, Nov 16 (8-9 am)
Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)
Learn how Google’s G Suite web-based software can bring simplicity, flexibility, and collaboration to your library through Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive.  We’ll also cover how to sign up for Google for Nonprofits, which brings this platform to your library for free.

Friday, Nov 16 (9-10 am)
The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)
LYRASIS is hosting a webinar to provide our members an opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan Ebook Collection, a comprehensive collection of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. The collection is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please join us to learn how your investment in this newly available content supports the sustainability of open source, community accountable infrastructure.

Friday, Nov 16 (11-12 pm)
Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)
Libraries are busy places. From programming to services, we want people to know about everything. The challenge? We often have very limited (if any) marketing budgets. See examples of what has worked and where your time is best spent. You do not want to miss this great presentation, so sign up to attend today!

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