Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 6

Nov 5, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 6 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.

Calendar listings

All times MST

Online conferences

Thursday, Nov 9 (1-4 pm)
EDI 2.0: Individual Responsibility for Creating Belonging and Connection in the Library Profession (Library 2.0/San Jose State University)
In our fall Library 2.023 mini-conference we explore the evolution of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) efforts within the library profession, focusing on how libraries can help to create belongingness and meaningful connection and what individuals, specifically, can do to help make change. This event will showcase strategies that libraries employ to cultivate and integrate into their services a profound sense of belongingness, as well as the ways that library leadership is crucial in fostering an environment of inclusion and meaningful connection.

Thursday, Nov 9 (8-3 pm)
LibraryCon Live! 2023 (Library Journal)

Join Library Journal and School Library Journal on November 9th for our seventh annual LibraryCon Live! We’re excited to present a day-long celebration of fandom, spotlighting genre fiction for adults and teens with panels devoted to comics and graphic novels, horror, sf/fantasy, and more. In addition to panels and keynotes, we’re also offering studio spotlights focusing on visual artists.


Monday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)
Heart on Your Digital Sleeve: How to Integrate Your Nonprofit’s Story Across Platforms (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
For a busy nonprofit, thinking about how to strategically share the stories of your board, volunteers and other stakeholders online in a way that resonates often falls on the back-burner. Learn practical strategies to build up your storytelling skills through social media, email and emerging platforms beyond your annual fundraiser. Keep the impact and heart of your organization at the forefront of your digital efforts all year long with Barefoot PR’s Sarah Hogan & Zoe Clemmons. They will provide helpful tips, tricks and tools to set you up for storytelling success.

Tuesday, Nov 7 (12-1 pm)
Dazzling Debuts! (Booklist)
From debut titles to debut authors, there’s so much to see and hear about in this Dazzling Debuts webinar! Join us to check out what’s news with debuts and find your next read! We’ll hear reps from Holiday House, and Charlesbridge buzz all about their upcoming debut titles, and we’ll also have a special author presentation from Random House Children’s Books debut author, Jumata Emill, discussing his YA debut The Black Queen! Webinar hosted by Adult Books editor Donna Seaman. Register now!

Tuesday, Nov 7 (12-1 pm)
Low-Cost, High Impact Programming – Online (Nebraska Library Commission)
Chelsea Price, Director of Meservey Public Library in Iowa, will be presenting her tips for programming on a budget. Meservey, Iowa has just 220 residents and a tiny budget to match. Despite that, their public library has more than tripled their program attendance numbers in the last five years by hosting several memorable yet budget-friendly events. Price, author of “209 Big Programming Ideas for Small Budgets,” will share creative ideas for hosting inexpensive or free programs at your library, as well as discuss the importance of partnerships and passive programming.

Tuesday, Nov 7 (3-4 pm)
Accessible Learning Spaces: A Guide to Implementing Universal Design in Early Childhood (edWeb)
From designing flexible learning spaces to using technology to support diverse learners, you’ll discover practical strategies and tips for implementing UDL in your classroom to increase student engagement and success.

Tuesday, Nov 7 (3-4 pm)
Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Firespring)
Join us in this webinar and discover: What is the overhead myth and why does it matter? The impact of underinvestment; How to address concerns with donors; What marketing efforts provide the best ROI to help you move the needle; How to improve the budgeting process at your nonprofit.

Tuesday, Nov 7 (5-6 pm)
Share or Beware, The STEM Edition: Sorting Science Fact from Fiction (edWeb)
In this interactive edWebinar, learn how to identify the signs of spotty science reporting, then practice identifying and evaluating credible sources using pro fact-checking strategies. We’ll also play our favorite game, Share or Beware, a free, virtual game from KQED. Educators will leave with ideas, teaching tips, and ready-to-use resources for STEM classrooms and any learning environment that uses current events and informational media.

Wednesday, Nov 8 (9-10 am)
The Bridge: Noble County Public LIbrary’s Makerspace (Indiana State Library)
Find out how The Bridge Makerspace evolved at the Noble County Public Library

Wednesday, Nov 8 (9-10 am)
Health Insurance Literacy in Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Many people have difficulty knowing how to find a physician, fill a prescription, use and pay for medications, and use health information to make informed decisions about their health. Libraries are prominent places in communities, making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information needs that leave many unable to make appropriate health insurance choices. For those with lower levels of health insurance literacy, the ability to procure appropriate levels of health insurance coverage may be limited, which can have dire effects on individuals’ health statuses. Addressing this critical information need, Emily Vardell, Ph.D., will present a talk titled “Health Insurance Literacy in Libraries.”

Wednesday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)
Boost Your Eclipse Programming with Citizen Science (SciStarter)
The total solar eclipse is coming! Libraries nationwide are playing a pivotal role during the April 2024 eclipse, and we’re here to support you by helping boost your eclipse programming with citizen science. Whether your library is in the viewing path or not, scientists need help understanding what happens in the world around you before, during, and after the eclipse. The National Citizen and Community Science Library Network and StarNet are collaborating to bring your training and resources to support your eclipse programming with citizen science. On this webinar, you’ll learn about projects and accompanying resources you can use to engage the public in real scientific research before, during, and after the eclipse. You’ll also hear from libraries that used citizen science resources during the October 14, 2023, Annular eclipse.

Wednesday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)
Library Programs for Homeschoolers: A Guide (Niche Academy)
With over 4.3 million homeschoolers reported by the US Census Bureau’s household pulse survey, there is a need for libraries to serve the growing population with resources. Join Christina Giovannelli Caputo, author of Library Services for Homeschoolers: A Guide, for a workshop on engaging homeschoolers and alternative learners in your community. Learn tips and tricks, proven programs, and so much more for this growing audience!

Wednesday, Nov 8 (12-1:30 pm)
Gift Books for Preschool Children (And the People Who Care For Them) From 3 Rockstar Librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)
Books are the gifts that never stop giving, especially for preschool children. What better time to hear about and see some of the best books curated by three passionate children’s librarians with hearts of early educators, just in time for holiday gift giving (and receiving), classroom wish lists, and maybe even treating yourself! Join our librarian friends from Evanston Public Library, Betsy Bird, Martha Meyer and Bridget Petrites as they share their year’s work on reading and discovering the best books of the year for children!

Wednesday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)
Resources at the National Indian Law Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
There are 574 Federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States, all with their own unique governments and laws. Unlike the laws for many jurisdictions in the U.S., however, these laws can be difficult to find, if they are accessible at all. This session will discuss some of the reasons tribal law can be hard to find and the best resources for locating tribal law, including tribal websites, legal publishers, and NILL’s Tribal Law Gateway. The session will conclude with a brief description of some of the other resources available to researchers through the National Indian Law Library.

Thursday, Nov 9 (9:15-9:45 am)
The First Amendment: Five Rights in One (Grades 3–5) (National Archives)
Students will explore the First Amendment freedoms from the Bill of Rights in this interactive and engaging civics program based on historical primary sources from the National Archives. Students will learn about the importance of First Amendment rights, identify examples in photographs and short written documents, and discover how to exercise those freedoms. This program is a part of Civics for All of US, the national civic education initiative from the National Archives. Our interactive distance learning programs draw upon the vast holdings of the National Archives to promote the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need for civic engagement in the 21st century.

Thursday, Nov 9 (11-12 pm)
Building an Autism-Friendly Environment (Indiana State Library)
In this presentation, we will discuss brain differences in autism and how these create unique sensory profiles which in turn determine responses to the environment.  You will learn about the sensory and social needs of autistic people and how to create an environment that promotes calmness and security, as well as how to prevent or respond to meltdowns. The presentation also includes book recommendations for all ages.

Thursday, Nov 9 (11:15-11:45 pm)
Make Your Voice Count: Learning About the First Amendment (Grades K–2) (National Archives)
During this interactive civics program, students will explore the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights using primary historical sources to learn about the importance of rights and how to exercise their freedoms. This program is a part of Civics for All of US, the national civic education initiative from the National Archives. Our interactive distance learning programs draw upon the vast holdings of the National Archives to promote the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need for civic engagement in the 21st century.

Thursday, Nov 9 (12-1 pm)
DK School & Library Spring 2024 Preview (Booklist)
Get a glimpse of DK’s top children’s and adult titles coming in spring 2024—from picture books and brand-new reference to inspirational reads and gardening guides to hone your green thumb—including our newest Spanish-language offerings. Discover the latest in the A KIDS BOOK ABOUT series, delve into STEPHEN HAWKING: GENIUS AT WORK, and find inspiration in the garden with GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR.

Thursday, Nov 9 (1-1:45 pm)
How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)
Don’t forget to attend our 45-minute free interactive webinar for insights and practical tips to enhance board member recruitment strategies for nonprofits.

Thursday, Nov 9 (3-4 pm)
4th Annual Digital Learning App Smash for Future Ready Librarians® (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
Get ready for an exciting hour of inspiration and innovation as twenty Future Ready Innovators come together to unleash the power of twenty cutting-edge digital tools. In this fast-paced event, our presenters will showcase how they use digital tools  to craft interactive and engaging learning experiences for students across face-to-face, virtual, and blended learning environments and even at home! Hosted by Shannon McClintock Miller.

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