Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 2

Oct 1, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 2 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 MDT

Monday, Oct 2 (12-12:45 pm)
Build Your Toolkit: GrantStation Resources for Grant Proposal Writers (Grantstation)
The most successful proposal writers are talented researchers AND writers. In order to succeed in the competitive grants environment, you must fill your toolkit with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and resources that will allow you to work at your highest level. That way, you can help your nonprofit organization grow and thrive. During this TargetED event, Alice Ruhnke will provide an overview of the free tools GrantStation has available to help you write stellar grant proposals and enhance your skills.

Tuesday, Oct 3 (11-12pm)
Earth Science Week: Innovating for Earth and People (STAR Net)
Join STAR Net and the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program as we celebrate Earth Science Week! We will be showcasing GLOBE’s new documentary film series: Agents of Change. We will be joined by the director of the series, Jan Heiderer, and sharing hands-on activities all about water, Earth science, and innovation for a more sustainable world!

Tuesday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)
Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
What are your colleagues recommending? Find out during Booklist’s free, one-hour webinar! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director of LibraryReads—a monthly nationwide picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction titles that library staff from across the country have loved reading and cannot wait to share! Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at some of these titles during presentations from Penguin Random House Library Marketing, W.W. Norton & Company, and HTP Books!

Tuesday, Oct 3 (12-1:30 pm)
Climate Justice (WebJunction)
Climate justice recognizes the disproportional impacts of climate change on the people and places least responsible for the problem: systematically oppressed communities and communities of color. Libraries that approach climate action through the lens of climate justice can accelerate necessary work in communities to ensure all are heard in disaster preparedness and emergency management work. Learn how to think like a 21st century economist and how libraries can help lead the way to a just transition of our communities to strengthen community resilience and livability not just in the aftermath of climate change-driven disasters, but well before they ever happen.

Tuesday, Oct 3 (1-2 pm)
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

Wednesday, Oct 4 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: APPLE in Kansas – Training for New Library Directors (Nebraska Library Commission)
Robin will discuss the year long intensive training program that is available for new directors in KS – APPLE, Applied Public Library Education. She’s been with the program since its first year and will talk about how it came about, how it has evolved to its current form and how it will be changing in the future. She’ll cover topics that are presented to new directors as well as the “intangibles” of the training – such as the network of peer support that every new director who goes through the program has access to. Join us as we talk about what new library directors really need (supported by 10 years of surveys and feedback forms) in order to excel at their jobs.

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)
Your Magic Wand for Calm Staff and Children (edWeb)
Join us for an engaging edWebinar with concrete strategies and tools to address many of the challenges facing our educational environments. Back for a fourth time, kids yogi and recording artist Bari Koral is known for making mindfulness and self-care easy and simple. With her fresh take, she presents amazing new tools, fun yoga music, and easy actions for peace and calm. Bari will share how just five minutes a day can add up to big results in managing your children, your classroom, and your own stress.

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)
Gearing Up Your Grant Strategies for 2024 (Nonprofit Hub)
During this 60-minute webinar with Alice Ruhnke, President of GrantStation, you’ll learn about current giving trends and how you can maximize your grant strategies. This session will explore three key areas and provide you with action steps you can take now to gear up your grant seeking and proposal development for 2024.

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)
Pre-Application Webinar for Round 2 of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)
Round 2 of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities is open to libraries in the U.S. and U.S. territories that serve small or rural communities. The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) defines libraries serving small and rural communities as those located in an area that’s more than, or equal to, five miles from an urbanized area and with a population of 25,000 or less. Selected libraries will conduct community input-gathering sessions to identify existing accessibility resources, needs, and priorities. Libraries will be required to identify the primary audience they are hoping to reach and facilitate a community conversation with the impacted populations in order to guide improvement of the library’s services. Grant funds may be used to create services or improve library facilities based on the needs identified by the primary audience.

Wednesday, Oct 4 (6-6:30 pm)
LeVar Burton LIVE in Conversation with Da’Taeveyon Daniels (Banned Books Week)
Actor, director, literacy advocate—and Banned Books Week 2023 Honorary Chair—LeVar Burton will discuss his anti-censorship work with Banned Books Week Youth Honorary Chair Da’Taeveyon Daniels during this rare live event, which will stream on Instagram.

Thursday, Oct 5 (10-10:30 am)
Growing Readers Together: Silverton Public Library (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 5 (12-1 pm)
Tackling Burnout: Could Supporting Working Parents Be the Secret? (Bloomerang)
Join Lacey Kempinski, CFRE (Founder, Balanced Good) as she discusses the benefits of supporting working parents and provides tangible examples and takeaways. Whether you are a working parent or a non-profit leader, this is a session you do not want to miss.

Thursday, Oct 5 (12-1 pm)
Collaborating for Access: Libraries and Indie Publishers (Digital Public Library of America)
What do librarians REALLY want from publishers, and how can smaller and independent publishers create a better ecosystem? In our sixth Collaborating for Access webinar, COSLA, DPLA, and ReadersFirst are partnering with the Independent Publisher Caucus,  to bring together librarians and smaller and independent publishers to explore how they can work together to provide greater access for patrons. Topics will include: Opportunities for independent publishers in the library market; licensing options that are most attractive to libraries; and ways that libraries and independent publishers can work together to mutual benefit.

Thursday, Oct 5 (1-2 pm)
Open Access and Artificial Intelligence (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Artificial intelligence and its impact on libraries and other cultural heritage institutions is a current hot topic, and in just a few weeks the inaugural ai4Libraries(opens in new window) conference will convene for a day of discussion and reflection. Join us as we speak with ai4Libraries(opens in new window) founder Anu Moorthy, who is coming to us from Georgia Tech where she is an Electronic Resources Librarian. She will be speaking briefly about the ai4Libraries conference, and then we will open the floor for questions and discussion about the intersections of artificial intelligence and open access.

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