Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 1

Oct 1, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 1 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 MDT

Tuesday, Oct 2 (10-11 am)
Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)
Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly.

Tuesday, Oct 2 (10-11 am)
An Introduction to Assistive Technology (Washington State Library)
This webinar will provide an overview of available assistive technology with an emphasis on working with individuals who are visually impaired. Topics include service strategies, equipment, and resources.

Tuesday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)
Enhancing Your #GivingTuesday with Social Media (Blackbaud)
Your #GivingTuesday strategy is coming together and you’re set up for the most successful giving day yet, but are you leveraging every channel available to reach your supporters? Join Sabrina Paul-Noel, Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications at the Archdiocese of Miami, to see how she’s managing social media this #GivingTuesday. Get her take on the unique messages, audiences, and tracking abilities across each social channel and take your campaign viral!

Tuesday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)
The Making of the Best Small Library in America (Library Journal)
Learn what went into making this year’s winner, Madison County Libraries, NC, stand out from its peers, and garner top honors from the annual award program. Learn how to replicate Madison’s innovative offerings, along with those of finalist libraries from Cazenovia, NY, and Patagonia, AZ.

Tuesday, Oct 2 (3:30-4 pm)
Getting Augmented Reality in Your Classroom with HP Reveal (Technology & Innovation in Education)
Join in on this webinar that will highlight HP Reveal, a free app that can be used across platforms. Using a target image, students can then create videos of their work that will come to life when scanned with a phone or tablet.

Wednesday, Oct 3 (11-12 pm)
5 Things You Need to Crush Your Year-End Fundraising Goals  (Network for Good)
The right technology plays a major role in keeping nonprofits organized and on top of fundraising activities for year-end. Join this webinar and you’ll learn how you can leverage a Donor Management System to accomplish five key tasks that will supercharge your year-end campaign.

Wednesday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

Wednesday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)
RTSS/TNT Present “Streaming Video 101 for Academic Libraries: Life after Purchasing (Or We Have Streaming Media, Now What?)” (North Carolina Library Association)
Register by October 1.This webinar will share how two libraries approached marketing and assessing streaming media in their libraries after both libraries decided to invest in this resource format. Specific techniques and the results of those techniques will be discussed and the question of how to balance use and expenditures across all forms of collections (leased, DDA and EBA) will be discussed. This is part III in the streaming video webinar series co-sponsored by the Resources and Technical Services Section (RTSS) and Technology and Trends (TNT).

Wednesday, Oct 3 (1-2 pm)
Advocacy for Everyone (Association for Library Service to Children)
Join library advocates from various states as they share their case studies of advocating for libraries on the local,  state, and national level. Our guests will discuss their top advocacy tips that you can implement into your daily work practice. This webinar is geared toward library staff who want to more effectively advocate and communicate their library’s value to stakeholders, but aren’t sure where to start.

Thursday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)
Dreaming of STEAM: Hands-on Learning for Young Readers (Booklist)
In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Amicus Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, and Penguin Young Readers will spotlight forthcoming STEAM-centric titles for grades K-12. In addition, Becca Ruidl, STEAM Team Early Learning Manager at Chicago Public Library, will discuss the ins and outs of CPL’s traveling STEAM Team as well as essential programming ideas—and Kara Dean, Youth Service Librarian at Walpole Public Library, will showcase recent standouts in children’s nonfiction.

Thursday, Oct 4 (1-2 pm)
Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Many libraries are expanding their services in nontraditional directions, from Libraries of Things and Makerspaces to greater engagement with local school districts. Nacogdoches Public Library has undertaken several new measures to address the need for STEM education in the library and in area schools. This year they began circulating STEM Kits for educators and STEM backpacks for individual families. Each kit includes equipment, materials, instructions, and TEKS-aligned projects that can be implemented with little to no advance training. Learn ways that your library, schools, homeschoolers, and parents can benefit from this program.

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