Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 22



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 22 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

Tuesday, Oct 23 (9-10 am)
Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (Indiana State Library)
Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

Tuesday, Oct 23 (9-10 am)
Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford A Consultant (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses.  How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house.

Tuesday, Oct 23 (12-1 pm)
Curating your Best Collection (Colorado State Library)
We’ll share a flexible collection management strategy that can be adapted for any type or size of library to make sure that your collection remains dynamic, and relevant. Attendees will leave with practical ideas on how to approach collection maintenance using different techniques, templates, and collaboration methods.

Tuesday, Oct 23 (12-1:30 pm)
Preserving Artifacts of Free Speech: Caring for Political Memorabilia (Connecting to Collections)
In this session we will discuss real-life examples of political memorabilia and solutions for their preservation. Suggested materials and supplies will be offered, focusing on a cost-effective and simple collections care approach.

Wednesday, Oct 24 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Strategies for Identifying Fake News (Nebraska Library Commission)
With the proliferation of fake (or, at least, dubious) news, students need to know the strategies necessary to be a good consumer of information. This involves fine-tuning their critical thinking skills and using prior knowledge when determining the validity of research information. This presentation will give school librarians ideas and information they can incorporate in their information literacy curriculum.

Wednesday, Oct 24 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

Wednesday, Oct 24 (12-1:30 pm)
Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)
Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and make for a happier classroom environment. With real-life examples, practical tips, and a touch of humor, participants will gain an understanding of the ways public library story time techniques can enrich their practice.

Wednesday, Oct 24 (1-2 pm)
How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)
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.

Wednesday, Oct 24 (3-4 pm)
Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)
A growing number of districts are turning to Chromebooks as their 1:1 device of choice. They are affordable, and easy to manage on a large scale. In this edWebinar Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Tom Mullaney, Digital Learning Coach at Carroll Middle School, NC, will focus on Chrome features that transform teaching and learning.

Thursday, Oct 25 (11:15-12 pm)
Database of the Month: Social Issues (Wyoming State Library)
Let’s take a look at places to go in GoWYLD.net for information on the myriad social issues that are prevalent in our world. We will look at Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Global Issues In Context, CQ Researcher and SIRS Knowledge Source.

Thursday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)
Are You Asking the Right Data Management Questions? (GovLoop)
To realize the full potential of a data governance strategy, government needs to identify its most important data, where it’s stored, how it’s protected, and who has access to it. Join us as our panel of experts explore how they went about getting the answers to these difficult questions and used the information to build a comprehensive data governance strategy.

Thursday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)
Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)
When switching to the cloud, many nonprofits wonder how cloud apps and services, such as Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, Box, and Amazon Web Services, will affect their organization’s security. In this 60-minute webinar hosted by Deena Thomchick, senior director of cloud security at Symantec, we will cover the many security benefits of switching to the cloud.

Thursday, Oct 25 (5-6 pm)
Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)
The Literacy Heroes online community website was designed for individuals who wish to learn about the various types and methods of global literacy. This community website offers featured articles of the hard-working individuals who are spreading literacy to the impoverished communities of the world. From the Indonesian Don Quixote of literacy who brings books to children by horse to the Afghan bicycle library literacy hero educating the poor children of Bamiyan province, Literacy Heroes’ community members share these inspiring stories through the use of the community’s online forum.

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