Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 15



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  November 15 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

Calendar listings

All times MST

Tuesday, Nov 16 (11-12 pm)
Building a Donation Funnel (TechSoup)
Donation funnels are how people become donors and the ongoing communications around their donation engagement. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to properly analyze your existing donation funnels and optimize that process to increase your fundraising while building overall capacity.

Tuesday, Nov 16 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
The Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress.

Tuesday, Nov 16 (12-12:20 pm)
Quick Bites: Serving Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers (Colorado State Library)
This session will explore why Family, Friend, and Neighbor caregivers are an essential piece of the childcare puzzle, how to engage them in library programming, and showcase some best practices from Growing Readers Together.

Tuesday, Nov 16 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Culture of Change in the Finance Office (Blackbaud)
Even the highest functioning teams can experience their share of challenges when making changes to their systems, job responsibilities, and long-standing business processes. The key to making it easier for everyone? Creating a culture of change across your organization. Join nonprofit Digital Strategist and Coach Maureen Wallbeoff as she shares the simple steps you can take to help your team successfully adopt new ways of working.

Tuesday, Nov 16 (12-1 pm)
ALA’s Sara Jaffarian Award Presents – Teaching the Tulsa Race Massacre with Guided Inquiry Design (Programming Librarian)
In their program, Shawnee Middle School first taught students about how assumptions create conflict in society using the Tulsa Race Massacre as an example. Using Guided Inquiry Design, they then encouraged students to think about where they see assumptions causing conflict in the world today or in their own experience. In this free, 60-minute webinar, Shawnee Middle School librarian Carol Jones will discuss the program and share tips for school library professionals interested in developing a similar program.

Tuesday, Nov 16 (1-2:30 pm)
Inclusive and Equitable Strategic Planning (Candid Learning)
In this workshop, we’ll cover how to do strategic planning with a DEIA lens to ensure it is woven into everything you do.

Wednesday, Nov 17 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2022: Oceans of Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)
Get ready for next summer by learning about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for Oceans of Possibilities. Kids will be clamoring for both fiction and nonfiction titles as they read all about Oceanography, the topic for the 2022 Summer Reading Program.

Wednesday, Nov 17 (11-12 pm)
12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance (Propel Nonprofits)
Nonprofit financial health can seem like an elusive, nuanced, and subjective judgment call. In this webinar we will break it all down to 12 Golden Rules of nonprofit finance to keep your organization healthy. From budgeting to operating reserves, if you follow these rules, you’ll be on your way to a better understanding of nonprofit financial health. This session is a great introduction for those who are new to nonprofit finance.

Wednesday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)
Motivate, Empower, and Engage Staff Through Coaching (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
This webinar explores the role of library manager as coach to motivate, empower, and engage your staff for the future. We delve into what coaching is, what it is not, and how it differs from managing and mentoring. Participants will learn about the individual and organizational benefits of coaching and how to recognize coaching opportunities in the workplace.

Wednesday, Nov 17 (12-1:30 pm)
Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
In recent years we have seen an increase in hostile attacks across all sectors, including events. These attacks have come in a variety of methods. Venues and companies have to be prepared for all scenarios and need to be able to react to all emergencies. This webinar will cover the types of attacks to prepare for, as well as the training you should consider for your venues and staff.

Wednesday, Nov 17 (1-2 pm)
Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)
In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts so they can improve online fundraising performance for their organization.

Thursday, Nov 18 (10-11 am)
Adults Need Play and How Libraries Can Help! (Nebraska Library Commission)
Did you know that play is as important for adults as it is for children? This interactive virtual program with Dr. Melissa Cast-Brede from UNO will demonstrate how play helps maintain adult brains, bodies, and spirits. Using the work of the National Institute of Play, we will explore the seven patterns of play. Additionally, we will look at how libraries around the country are presenting their communities opportunities for play within these patterns of play. Participants will be able to explain the importance of play in adult development to library shareholders, and create methods for enriching play activities.

Thursday, Nov 18 (11-12 pm)
Why You Should Ditch the Way You’ve Been Doing Strategic Planning (Bloomerang)
Many nonprofits struggle with strategic planning. Nonprofit Strategic Plans tend to be 5-year plans with vague objectives, over 10 goals, and almost no concrete action steps. Yet, these plans guide organizations and end up leaving them rudderless, confused and many times with a weak budget. We advocate that instead of creating a strategic plan, nonprofits use a strategic framework to lean on. What is the difference between a framework and a plan? While a framework adapts to change and guides through iteration, a plan is typically a list of inflexible steps. Plans do not account for new priorities/changed directions while a framework can support you in heading in a different direction. In our COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world, this agility is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. During this session, we will dive into the Impact Method™, a strategic framework designed for nonprofits. The Impact Method™ was created as a way to break down your big audacious goals into clear, easy-to-understand components.

Thursday, Nov 18 (12-1 pm)
Supporting Formerly Incarcerated Individuals with a Fresh Start @ Your Library (Public Library Association)
Learn from members of the Fresh Start @ Your Library team, including social workers, and understand the steps they took to reach formerly incarcerated individuals and provide services to six communities through the public library. Hear about the critical importance of forging authentic connections with formerly incarcerated individuals to help determine what services are most needed, and the importance of building partnerships with local government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Thursday, Nov 18 (12-1 pm)
Dream Big: Secure ESSER Funding for Your School Library (Booklist)
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, signed into law on March 11, allocated $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Unprecedented in its scope, the relief package works to assist educational agencies and school districts in safely reopening, providing essential resources, and addressing the life-altering effects of the pandemic on students and educators across the nation. In this one-hour, on-demand webinar, Joe Thompson, Chair of the Committee on Legislation for the American Library Association (ALA), will moderate a conversation with three experts leading the charge in securing this crucial funding.

Thursday, Nov 18 (12-1:30 pm)
Census Data Tools Part II (U.S. Census Bureau)
Learn about Census Trade Data Tools for expanding business opportunities globally. This webinar will explore specific trade data resources for international growth, accessing import and export trade statistics and assist in achieving export compliance. During the webinar you will receive live demonstrations, helpful navigation tips and access to valuable resources for increasing your knowledge on ways to familiarize oneself with business data.

Thursday, Nov 18 (1-2 pm)
The World Returns to Somewhat Normal: Now I Have All These New Tools – How Can I Be Sure I Won’t Forget About Them? (AbleNet)
In this hands-on session, participants will become familiar with Task-Tool matrices that other educators have made as “Quick Start Guides” for remembering tools they found effective during the pandemic. Then, participants will create their own Task-Tool Matrix to use as a Quick Start Guide in their own classroom. Participants will then learn how to transition the matrix to an interactive, collaborative tool that can be shared with other teachers on social networks.

Thursday, Nov 18 (1-2 pm)
Understanding Eviction and How Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)
Under normal circumstances, the eviction process is so complex that it can be difficult for landlords and tenants alike to understand and navigate. Join this webinar to understand the current state of the eviction crisis, recognize the basic stages of the process, and discuss options for forestalling evictions through rental assistance. Learn how you and your library can sort through the maze and connect people to eviction-related information and services.

Friday, Nov 19 (9:15-10 am)
The Constitution and Our Community for Grades 3-5 (National Archives)
In this 45-minute program, students will explore the idea of community, hone their primary source analysis skills by examining government records, and connect the Constitution to their own lives. This program is offered as part of We Rule: Civics for All of US, a new education initiative from the National Archives that promotes civic literacy and engagement.

Saturday, Nov 20 (9-11 am)
Supporting SEL Through the Library (Future Ready Librarians)
Designed for librarians and instructional leaders, this summit will provide opportunities to reflect and collaborate around (1) key considerations for students’ emotional health and wellness; (2) strategies and solutions that will support social and emotional learning (SEL) for students, staff, and the community; and (3) ideas for how teacher librarians can lead, teach, and support SEL in the school and library.

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