Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 16

Oct 15, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 16 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.

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Tuesday, Oct 17 (12-1:15 pm)
Introduction to individual giving (Candid)
A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams, and individual donors play an important role. If you or your organization is new to individual giving, this webinar is for you. We’ll provide you with an overview of the fundraising landscape and walk you through the key components of an individual giving program.

Tuesday, Oct 17 (1-2 pm)
Why Your Annual Report Should Be a Marketing Tool and Not a Snooze Fest (Firespring)
Is your annual report a real bore? A good annual report goes beyond pages of financial data and compels your audience to take action. In this session you will walk away with all the tools you need to create an annual report that spotlights your organization and energizes your donors.

Wednesday, Oct 18 (9-10 am)
The Future Will See You Now: AI for Healthcare, A Library’s Perspective (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this special edition of Health Bytes, we’ll discuss the criticisms and concerns that AI technology is garnering and its potential effect on jobs, education, and libraries. With AI, comes the need for more student–centered learning and greater information literacy needs which libraries can provide. Please come and explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI. Make sure to bring questions for our interactive discussion for this special edition of Health Bytes!

Wednesday, Oct 18 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Learning Opportunities and Resources from WebJunction (Nebraska Library Commission)
WebJunction provides a range of library-specific, online, and on-demand courses and webinars to help meet your continuing education needs. Whether you are looking to pick up a new skill, or to find inspiration for a new idea, these resources can help you take the first, or next step. With the support of the Nebraska Library Commission, all of the content, webinars and courses are free, and you’ll find topics ranging from customer service to organizational management to space planning. Join this session for a tour of WebJunction and to hear about these flexible and dynamic learning opportunities!

Wednesday, Oct 18 (11-12 pm)
Info2Go! A Travelogue of Serbia Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
ICfL’s Deputy State Librarian Dylan Baker took a global experience course trip to Serbia in May 2023 as part of his Master of Library Science program. During this 10-day international trip, he visited 10 libraries/archives, 4 museums, and 1 ancient Roman city. Join us for an entertaining travelogue of photos and stories from Dylan’s trip to Serbia, including ideas and inspiration for Idaho libraries from the other side of the world.

Wednesday, Oct 18 (12-1pm)
National Citizen and Community Science Library Network Community Meeting (SciStarter)
Join fellow National Citizen and Community Science Library Network members to share resources, ask questions and get new ideas for citizen science programming. This open-forum event is your opportunity with other community hubs for citizen science. We’ll also share an overview of the updated library resources on

Wednesday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)
Licensing E-resources for Accessibility (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
In fall 2022, the E-Resources Management Working Group of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) published a guide to negotiating accessibility with vendors. The writers of the guide will share their key takeaways from the guide, strategies for advocating for accessibility with vendors, and their next steps for keeping this document relevant and useful to all libraries. Access the TRLN Guide to Negotiating Accessibility in E-Resource Licenses at

Wednesday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)
Promos that pop: How to spread the word about your school library (Booklist)
Struggling to get the word out about your school’s digital library? Then this can’t-miss session is for you! Join OverDrive’s Library Media Specialist Shannon Hemmelgarn as she shares her secrets for efficiently promoting her school’s ebook and audiobook collection, including actionable ideas you can start using right away. Plus, hear from Sora Account Manager Ben Kowalczyk about the kinds of free resources and support you can expect from a vendor partner, including time saving tips that remove the guesswork.

Wednesday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)
APA Style 7th Edition Refresher for Instructors (APA Style)
In this webinar, APA Style experts will provide a refresher on seventh edition APA Style guidelines for instructors who want to ensure that they are providing up-to-date guidance for students.

Wednesday, Oct 18 (1-2 pm)
How to Determine the Best Funding Opportunities to Pursue (GrantStation)
This summer, GrantStation ran its biennial Winning Grant Proposal Competition. With over 185 fabulous entries, the judges narrowed it down to three, and from that small pool picked our winner—Soccer Without Borders. Who penned this award-winning proposal? Soccer Without Borders’ Co-Founder, Mary Connor. Join our host, Alice Ruhnke, President of GrantStation, and esteemed judges, Gayle Carpentier of TechSoup, Deirdre Chadwick of the BMI Foundation, and Mike Chamberlain of the Grant Professionals Association in a lively discussion about why this particular proposal was selected as the winner.

Wednesday, Oct 18 (4-5 pm)
A Fresh Take on Media Literacy in the Era of AI (edWeb)
In an era where generative AI produces content at the speed of thought, media literacy is no longer just a beneficial skill but an imperative. Educators face the intricate task of deciphering between AI-generated content and genuine human creation. The classroom is at the forefront of this shifting landscape. Attend this edWebinar to dive deep into the future of media literacy, with a special focus on the advancements of generative AI.

Thursday, Oct 19 (12-12:30 pm)
Growing Readers Together: High Plains Library District (Colorado State Library)
Join Growing Readers Together this autumn to celebrate and learn from the work of seven 2023 Buell Foundation grantee libraries! From outdoor playscapes and amphitheaters to reimagined indoor children’s sections; from intergenerational community service projects to creative outreach and programming efforts, you’ll have the opportunity to explore many different ways of building library service to informal family, friend, and neighbor caregivers into your library’s unique approach to early childhood.

Thursday, Oct 19 (12-1 pm) (Law Library of Congress)
This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of will also be highlighted.

Thursday, Oct 19 (5-6 pm)
Youth Advisory Board Town Hall: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society (National Girls Collaborative Project)
We invite you to join NGCP’s Youth Advisory Board Meeting, and we’re diving headfirst into the intriguing theme: “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society.” During this event, we will explore a multitude of critical aspects at the intersection of AI and society. We are thrilled to present engaging discussions led by esteemed experts.

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