Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 23

Oct 22, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 23 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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Online Conferences

Thursday, October 26 (7-3:30 pm)
Library Journal Day of Dialog (Library Journal)
For more than two decades, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog has been the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Now it’s gone digital and is free to attend! The next all-day event is scheduled for October 26 and will feature a close-up look at the biggest forthcoming books for winter/spring 2024. Once again, you will hear from top authors in genre fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction and learn about the latest titles and trends. And you still get to dialog by visiting virtual booths, talking with authors, and networking with colleagues. To register, visit:


Tuesday, Oct 24 (12-1 pm)
Super Searchers for Library Workers (Public Library Association)
Using research developed at University of Washington, Google has created a new set of tools for evaluating material found online, making it easier to think critically about the veracity of digital information right at the point of search. In this interactive presentation, library consultant Toby Greenwalt will demonstrate the capabilities of Super Searchers and showcase potential applications in the library workspace.

Tuesday, Oct 24 (1-2 pm)
Building Community Relationships for Better Library Services (WebJunction)
Explore strategies for finding community partners and building relationships with them with the goal of truly working in collaboration with people they serve.

Wednesday, Oct 25 (11-12 pm)
How to Get Donor Visits and Navigate the Asking Process (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session focused on figuring out who you should talk to, getting the meeting, figuring out what to talk about, making the ask and following up afterward. Chad will walk you step by step through the process he has successfully used for years as he works to raise support for a nonprofit organization. Templates and resources will be provided to help attendees implement the recommendations.

Wednesday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)
Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community?  This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.

Thursday, Oct 26 (11-12 pm)
The AI Advantage: How Nonprofits Can Rise to the Top Using AI (Charity Village)
Get ready as we dive headfirst into the world of AI for nonprofits! In this session, we’ll explore the incredible ways AI is transforming nonprofit operations, covering everything from fundraising to donor engagement, program optimization to impact measurement.

Thursday, Oct 26 (11-12 pm)
Teaching and Learning with DPLA Resources (Digital Public Library of America)
Join the DPLA Outreach & Assessment Working Group and Joanna to explore the Primary Source Sets from DPLA, including this example – “Feeding the Hungry with Food Stamp Programs.” In this session, we’ll chat about the structure of the existing Primary Source Sets and use framing questions to see what might be missing. Joanna will provide an OER Commons template for you to curate additional resources and provide feedback on what else could enrich these sets.

Thursday, Oct 26 (12-12:30 pm)
Growing Readers Together: Outdoor Spaces with Grand County 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 26 (12-1 pm)
Census Business Builder 5.2 (Federal Depository Library Program)
This presentation will guide attendees on the core functionality of the data tool, plus walk through case studies of how the tool can be best used in various scenarios. Adam will also explain how this Census data tool can be used to form a comprehensive business plan for prospective businesses looking to start or expand their operations.

Thursday, Oct 26 (12-1 pm)
Magical Realism Reimagined (Mackin)
There is a classic tradition of magical realism in Latin American literature. Four Latine YA and middle grade authors discuss the inspiration behind and the role that magical realism plays in their work. And how at times the fantastical elements may seem more true than the realistic ones.

Thursday, Oct 26 (12-1:30 pm)
Anxiety in Preschool Children: Identifying and supporting anxious young learners (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar, presented by author and child care advocate, Dr. Sarah Vanover, will prepare you to recognize anxiety in children ages 3–8, identify the associated behaviors, and work effectively with children who have symptoms of anxiety. You will learn different types of childhood anxiety, symptoms, causes, and triggers, and. how to address the challenging behaviors that are often symptoms of anxiety.

Saturday, Oct 28 (9-11 am)
Future Ready Librarians® Fall Summit 2 (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
This interactive online event will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Librarians® Framework and define new ways in which they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools. Leveraging the active Future Ready Librarians® community, the live summit is designed around authentic problems of practice identified by librarians.

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