Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 15

Oct 15, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 15 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

Monday, Oct 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Info2Go! BreakoutEDU in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Learn how you can incorporate BreakoutEDU in your library to create a collaborative, exciting, and problem-based learning experience for users.

Monday, Oct 15 (2-3 pm)
Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students (edWeb)
This live, interactive edWebinar will give an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills.

Tuesday, Oct 16 (9-10 am)
How to Attract, Cultivate and Wow Sponsors (Firespring)
Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of the standard “Gold, Silver and Bronze” packages and have a sneaking suspicion that your potential sponsors are too? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this webinar!

Tuesday, Oct 16 (10-11 am)
Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync Training)
“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This session will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.

Tuesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)
Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)
The webinar will cover information from kindergarten to academic research level on the topics of exercise and physical training. It will address the needs of senior citizens and those who speak other languages. The Government offers a surprising amount of information from agencies such as the CDC and the NIA (National Institute on Aging). Information from databases such as PubMed and MetaLib will also be presented.

Tuesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)
12 Steps to Stay Safer Online (TechSoup)
Nonprofits and charities rely on the goodwill of their donors and constituents to support them and their missions, so it’s crucial that they have access to tools that will protect their data and infrastructure. In this webinar, Michael Enos, Senior Director of Community and Platforms at TechSoup, will teach you practical tools that your organization can use to ensure online security.

Wednesday, Oct 17 (10-11:30 am)
DIY Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences (Utah State Library)
These engaging and captivating games can be designed around nearly any theme from zombies to pirates to detective dramas and are being used by libraries in a multitude of ways. They can be employed simply for outreach and to engage library patrons, for incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, as well as for internal staff team-building and training. You too can create this type of captivating programming for your own library for both promotion and education!

Wednesday, Oct 17 (12-1 pm)
Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Library Programs Upside Down (Georgia Library Association)
Representatives from Gwinnett County (GA) and Cobb County (GA) Public Libraries will discuss and demonstrate techniques for using the flipped classroom model of educational programming. This method embraces a “learn together” approach that builds upon existing content vs. a traditional instructor-student dynamic.

Wednesday, Oct 17 (2-3 pm)
Public Health Resources – Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The public health work force can have barriers to accessing tools to find the best evidence in public health research and practice. They can get help to break through those barriers from the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO.) We will provide an overview of their services and profile some of the organizations that benefit from those service along with future plans.

Wednesday, Oct 17 (2-3 pm)
In the Shoes of a Fellow: The National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship Program (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. In this webinar, a current Associate Fellow will discuss the organization of the program, her experiences as an Associate Fellow, and some of the projects she and other fellows worked on.

Wednesday, Oct 17 (3-4 pm)
Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History Night (Programming Librarian)
In this free, 60-minute webinar, the creator of Tales of the Crypt: Living History Night will discuss their program and share tips for school library professionals interested in planning a similar event.

Thursday, Oct 18 (11-12 pm)
Capital Campaign Communications: Creating a Powerful Case for Support (Bloomerang)
This session will focus on how to communicate with your donors with confidence, and will address these questions and more. It is appropriate for anyone who is new to capital campaign planning and management.

Thursday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)
Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

Thursday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)
Book Club Matchmaker: Standout Selections for This Season and Next (Booklist)
So many books so little time? Never fear! In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Books on Tape, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Workman Publishing will cut through the vast sea of new releases to spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. The program will also include essential tips on prepping patrons for book group gatherings and elevating book discussions.

Thursday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)
The Patent Office and Its Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will cover the modern utility patent document and its architecture. Participants will learn about USPTO historical publications and open source patent search tools.

Thursday, Oct 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)
How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)
In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality.

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