Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 21



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 21 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Monday, Oct 21 (12-1 pm)
Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You’ll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what’s new in kidlit and young adult literature.

Monday, Oct 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Girls Who Code at your Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Interested in starting a coding club at your library but don’t know where to start? The Girls Who Code platform is the perfect fit public and school libraries that want to host coding programs without a lot of training. Learn more about the curriculum and how it could have a positive impact on your community during this Info2Go session.

Tuesday, Oct 22 (11-12 pm)
How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)
Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-follow strategy that helped organizations engage event guests and turn them into donors? In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters.

Tuesday, Oct 22 (11-12 pm)
Integrating Online Communications into Your Fundraising Campaign (IdealWare)
Are you effectively incorporating email campaigns into your fundraising mix? What about social media, or peer-to-peer campaigns? We’ll walk through how to successfully use online communication tools to enhance your fundraising efforts in inexpensive and time-effective ways.

Tuesday, Oct 22 (1-2 pm)
Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This one hour webinar will focus on health program ideas, guides, and resources for libraries and community/faith based organizations.

Wednesday, Oct 23 (8 am-2 pm)
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair (U.S. National Archives)
Participate in our biggest genealogy event of the year! The National Archives will host a free, live, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, offering advice on family history research for all skill levels on Federal records.

Wednesday, Oct 23 (12-1 pm)
Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

Wednesday, Oct 23 (1-2 pm)
Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)
In this one-hour webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

Wednesday, Oct 23 (1-2 pm)
Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience (Training Magazine Network)
Attend this webinar and get the latest techniques to grab and hold your audience’s attention. Get real-world examples and new ideas that make your job easier.

Wednesday, Oct 23 (3-4 pm)
Computer Science in Early Learning with LEGO® Education (edWeb)
Join this edWebinar for a learning experience with LEGO® Education to explore how to expose young students to computer science topics through incorporating creativity, inquiry, and collaboration in early childhood instruction to build important foundations for student learning.

Thursday, Oct 24 (9-10 am)
The Future in Your Face: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Join TSLAC’s library technology consultant Henry Stokes of ‘Henry’s High-tech Highlights’ as he takes you through the latest tech trends in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) with a focus on libraries.  He’ll start with placing this emerging tech in context with other technologies throughout time, plot out for you the current AR/VR landscape, and describe various use cases he’s collected. He’ll also outline the important roles libraries can play in the coming Wizarding World, including free to low cost ways to get started.

Thursday, Oct 24 (10-11 am)
Motivating Your Staff: A Webinar for Managers (Utah State Library)
In this session, the presenter will give examples of the application of motivational theories in staff training, meetings, onboarding, and in the day-to-day interactions managers have with their employees. Attendees will walk away with new ideas for how to motivate their staff and with the start of a motivational plan.

Thursday, Oct 24 (12-1 pm)
Playing Well with Others – At Work (Colorado State Library)
We all know that children learn through play, but what about adults? Research shows that when humans, at any age, play, they learn and grow into healthy, happy, well-functioning individuals. Find out more about the research on play, identify your play style as well as others, and imagine ways to add more play into your work. Perhaps counter-intuitively, your habits of embedding playful work techniques into your day can lead to greater creativity, productivity, and resilience in you and your library. And knowing others’ play styles will help build better teams, collaborative work, and enjoyable work culture.

Thursday, Oct 24 (12-1:30 pm)
Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You! (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar will explore ways to jump right into nature-based play, wherever you might want to begin by enhancing early childhood teacher’s ability to introduce children to nature-based play both indoors and out.

Friday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)
Library-Created Games: A Showcase (Indiana State Library)
This presentation explores games developed by libraries to support information literacy and internal training. One benefit of creating games is being able to tailor experiences to the culture and needs of libraries and their communities. Some games covered in this session include the University of Tennessee Libraries’ interactive Breakout Game for first-year studies courses, Acquisitions Adventure (which is used for internal training of acquisitions staff), and the Pendergrass Clue board game (which supports one of our branch libraries). This session showcases games created by other libraries as well.

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