Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 18



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 18 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MST

Monday, Nov 18 (8-10 am)
Workforce Modernization Workshop Part 1: Attract and Retain the Best Talent to Better Serve Our Citizens (Digital.gov)
Let’s imagine a future where the federal government is the employer of choice for the next generation of leaders. We’ll tackle some questions, such as: How do we cultivate an environment of lifelong learning in the government where all stakeholders win?, and How might we foster learning cultures to meet evolving talent roles within the federal government? This workshop will be interactive and include collaborative human-centered brainstorming activities to help drive solutions that grow lifelong learning in the government.

Monday, Nov 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)
How To Manage Volunteers With No Time (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Attendees of this webinar will learn techniques on managing a volunteer program with limited time. This includes delegating volunteer management tasks to colleagues and other volunteers, taking advantage of resources to develop your library’s volunteer program, advocating for your volunteers, and setting them up for success at your library.

Monday, Nov 18 (1-2 pm)
Thinking Outside the PubMed Box (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This class will introduce you to a range of trustworthy and freely available online health information resources developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Awareness of these resources will help you “think outside the PubMed box” when assisting patrons or developing programming, allowing you to better tailor your resource usage and recommendations to particular contexts.

Tuesday, Nov 19 (9-10 am)
Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part III: Developing and Supporting Child Care Programs (Association for Library Service to Children)
In our final sessions, we will discuss several programs and services that exist in many communities that support and develop child, many of which are ready and willing to partner with libraries. Cynthia Pearson will discuss her IMLS funded project “Growing Providers,” a library-based program to help individuals navigate the process to becoming a licensed home-based child care program.

Tuesday, Nov 19 (12-1 pm)
Let’s Be Brief: A Very Short Introduction to Very Short Introductions (Library Journal)
Join us for a lively and interesting conversation about one of OUP’s most popular series. Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, the Very Short Introduction series offers easily digestible books that provide a bridge between reference content and higher academic work.

Tuesday, Nov 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Holiday Stress Busters (InSync Training)
What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS!   Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them. Leave this fun, interactive session with an action plan for taking back the spirit of the season!

Tuesday, Nov 19 (6-7:30 pm)
Classroom Coding with Google Tools (OK2Ask)
Coding is a gateway for many other academic skills, and the skills learned from coding can be applied in many ways. Join us to learn to use free Google tools to engage students in computational thinking and creative pursuits. Join us to explore a few cool tools that will help as you embark on this journey with your class.

Wednesday, Nov 20 (9-10 am)
VoteLibraries 2020 – Thinking About Elections and Libraries Without Being Partisan (Nebraska Library Commission)
Libraries have a natural non-partisan role to encourage and support civic engagements like voter registration and issue-awareness. For example, EveryLibrary is a sponsoring organization and steering committee member for National Voter Registration Day and is the library coordinating partner for National Disability Voter Registration Week each year. Next year, they plan to relaunch #VoteLibraries2020 to help put non-partisan library issues on the local, state, and federal landscape. In this conversation, EveryLibrary Executive Director John Chrastka will talk about these voter-facing public education campaigns and other activities that they have planned.

Wednesday, Nov 20 (12-1 pm)
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month: What’s New Since 1492? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Join us in observing Native American Heritage Month with a presentation by Eugene Fracek, member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and a cultural ambassador who teaches people of all ages about American Indian Tribes. In this one-hour webinar, Mr. Fracek will present an overview and perspective of the history, cultural values and behaviors, and legal issues impacting American Indian Tribes and members of those Tribes.

Wednesday, Nov 20 (1-2 pm)
The New PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this webinar you will preview the new, modern PubMed with its updated features including advanced search tools, saving citations to a Clipboard, options for sharing results, and the new “Cite” button. You’ll also learn about the reasons for the change and how this new improved Pub Med will make mobile searching easier.

Wednesday, Nov 20 (1-2 pm)
Eliminating Fines: A win-win for your library and community (Infopeople)
Presenters Beth Crist and Meg DePriest will review the research and results from the growing number of libraries across the country that have ditched late fines and coaxed new and former users to their doors. They will discuss how to gather your libraries’ data and patron stories to create advocacy tools. They will share talking points, tips, and an advocacy tool you can use to build a case to eliminate fines in your library. It’s a win-win for your library and community!

Wednesday, Nov 20 (3-4 pm)
Rethinking the Cost of Digital Collection Building: It May Not Be as Expensive as You Think! (edWeb.net)
Our inquiry series continues as we explore strategies to build digital collections at a reduced price. Out of necessity, School Librarian Mary Schwander and a community of Pennsylvania school librarians developed a highly effective consortium model to build digital collections at a fraction of the cost. The model is adaptable and other states are currently coordinating personnel and resources to replicate it. Please join Michelle Luhtala as she interviews Mary about how this consortium is promoting equity and access throughout her state and how it can benefit school libraries elsewhere.

Thursday, Nov 21 (11-12:30 pm)
Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)
Nearly every small nonprofit has a staffer who stumbled into being the go-to techie around the office. They often have little training—just a good head for technology and the patience to deal with the many issues that come up in a busy office. Are you one of these “accidental techies”? This course is designed to give you a boost—in knowledge, resources, and confidence—to help you embrace your role and thrive as an intentional techie. Over three weeks, we’ll show you how to get through the big and small IT issues that most nonprofits face. (Nov 7, 14, 21). This week: The Human Side of Technology.

Thursday, Nov 21 (12-1 pm)
8 Expert Tips To Raise $10K+ On Facebook (Bloomerang)
Since November of 2016 Facebook’s online fundraiser functionality has exploded in popularity raising hundreds of millions of dollars for nonprofits and individuals. It has become one of the most successful peer-to-peer fundraising platforms on Earth. But in order to maximize your success on Facebook there are eight tips to ensure that your fundraiser is a success and not a flop. Join us for this webinar to learn how the Masters do it.

Thursday, Nov 21 (12-1 pm)
Data at Your Fingertips: Gov Broadens Data Analytics Use (GovLoop)
Join us online to learn how self-service analytics platforms provide employees access to greater information and the power of insights.

Thursday, Nov 21 (12-1 pm)
From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identifying access challenges of living in rural communities and equipping participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Thursday, Nov 21 (12:30-1 pm)
Circulating Tools and Other Unique Items (North Dakota State Library)
Libraries have been circulating “non-traditional” items since at least the 1800s so it’s no surprise that North Dakota libraries are embracing unique collections. In 2017, the Minot Public Library (MPL) was approached by volunteers with the AmeriCorps VISTA Program about providing a tool library and since MPL had experience circulating unique items such as tablets, robots, video games and more, the Library staff jumped on board. The MPL tool library was not just about being trendy though. The goal of the VISTA program is to promote resiliency and the purpose of the tool library is to help people become more resilient which was especially important in Minot following the 2011 flood. The MPL Tool Library officially opened in March of 2018 and has drawn a lot of attention and provided for some great learning experiences. In this webinar, MPL Director, Janet Anderson, will describe the work that went into opening a tool library and share some of the important lessons the staff have learned.

Thursday, Nov 21 (1-2 pm)
Check It Out! New Titles for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
Join us each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You’ll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what’s new in kidlit and young adult literature.

Thursday, Nov 21 (1:30-2:30 pm)
The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research, Inc.)
The concept of positions in communication is embedded in the grammar of most languages. Learn what each position stands for and how to incorporate them in how you think and act in your workplace.

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