Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 3

Oct 2, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 3 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 at

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Monday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)
Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education (edWeb)
Join the authors of the new book, Guidance for Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education, for an introduction to gender diversity and ways ECE providers can support and include children and families in their programs. Attendees of this edWebinar will receive an introduction to early childhood gender development and explore methods for making their ECE classrooms and programs more inclusive and supportive for ALL children, including gaining insight into ways to communicate about gender with children and families.

Monday, Oct 3 (1-2 pm)
How to Create a Proactive Retention Strategy to Keep Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)
Stop playing defense and create a stronger offensive in driving your employee retention strategy! Join Dr. Bob Nelson, the world’s leading authority on employee recognition, engagement and retention, as he discusses how companies can be more proactive about retaining staff during the current market challenges.

Tuesday, Oct 4 (11-12 pm)
Celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo! (School Library Journal)
Join us on Tuesday, October 4th at 1pm ET/ 10am PT to celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse! A decade after the publication of Shadow and Bone, #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo and educator Rose Brock will explore the creation of her wildly popular and immersive fantasy world, the Grishaverse, which now spans 10 books and a Netflix original series, Shadow and Bone. Plus, Leigh will talk with illustrator Dani Pendergast about the next chapter: Demon in the Wood, a new graphic novel about the origins of the Darkling, on sale September 27th.

Tuesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)
Increasing Faculty Engagement With Makerspace Technologies (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Libraries often build spaces that offer all kinds of exciting technologies, but sometimes faculty do not make use of the equipment. Due to budgets that are already stretched thin, faculty do not always have the resources or expertise to try out new technologies in their courses. Woodall highlights how they turned this around when Salisbury University Libraries partnered with the campus’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) program to create an opportunity for faculty interested in technologies like 3D printing and AR/VR to share their knowledge and explore how these technologies can enhance their courses. Through this program, they were able to develop a core group of evangelists on campus who could spread the word about how these technologies can be helpful for teaching in a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty were much more engaged and willing to work with the makerspace.

Tuesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)
Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to as many books as possible. Join us for this free, one-hour webinar where representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Sourcebooks, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton & Company will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations.

Tuesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)
Public Library Staff and Diversity: Results from PLA’s 2021 Survey (Public Library Association)
Join PLA for an overview of the results of the 2021 annual survey on Public Library Staff and Diversity. The results provide new and updated information related to beginning librarian and library director salaries; staff roles; hiring and retention efforts; and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals and activities. This free webinar will highlight how the data suggests both opportunities and challenges for the future of public libraries. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to engage in PLA’s on-going data-related initiatives.

Tuesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)
Teaching News Literacy in the Era of Hyperpolarized Media (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, educators will learn how to use news literacy methodology to recognize and rate bias and reliability in the news and “news-like” content. During this hands-on session, attendees will practice diplomatically dealing with sensitive political topics while maintaining objectivity. Educators will leave the session ready to implement a news literacy curriculum in their classrooms.

Tuesday, Oct 4 (12-1 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 5 (10-11 am)
Disability Perspectives in Wyoming (Cultivate Ability)
Join us this October for a special Speaker Series featuring a roundtable panel of guests with disabilities from across Wyoming. Panelists will share about their experiences in the Wyoming workforce, their insights into improving accessibility, and their hopes for the future of inclusion.

Wednesday, Oct 5 (11-12:45 pm)
Deep Dive + Live Critique: #GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising (TechSoup)
In this 45-minute deep dive webinar, we’ll break down how you can organize a successful #GivingTuesday and year-end campaign. Plus, we’ll do a live review of your campaigns, donation form, or newsletter. We’ll also host a 15-minute Q&A following the presentation to allow you to ask questions of our team.

Wednesday, Oct 5 (12-1 pm)
LGBTQIA+ Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
Join Simon & Schuster Children’s, Nobrow Press, and Lorimer Children & Teens to hear about their latest titles featuring positive representation of LGBTQIA+ themes and characters. Spanning every genre, from romance, to mystery, to fantasy and more: these publishers will cover the spectrum of hot upcoming titles for middle grade, teen, and young adult readers, allowing you to stock your shelves with don’t-miss titles that patrons will clamor for.

Wednesday, Oct 5 (12-1 pm)
The Year-End Fundraising Playbook (Nonprofit Hub)
Is your organization ready to approach the most crucial giving season? In this week’s Webinar Wednesday, Aidan Hill presents their “Year-End Fundraising Playbook to help your organization create an action plan for year-end success.

Wednesday, Oct 5 (3-4 pm)
Bringing Reading to Life, Part Two: Making and Technology (Follett)
In the second webinar in the series, “Bringing Reading to Life Part II: Making and Technology,” Miller will share ideas, strategies, and tips on how to bring literacy to life through making and with digital tools and apps in a fun, creative, and exciting session. This fast-paced presentation will be filled with project ideas, wonderful books that encourage making, meaningful moments to tie in STEAM, and so much more. She will leave you inspired to bring making to your classroom and library through literacy every day too.

Thursday, Oct 6 (9-10 am)
Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
Provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

Thursday, Oct 6 (11-12 pm)
Leadership Development: Navigating Chaos and Reaching the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
As the world of work continues to pick up speed, proactive organizations are adapting to a more agile and effective learning function, including addressing leadership development in a greater and more systematic way. In-person leadership training is no longer the default — hybrid and remote work environments continue to reshape corporate cultures globally, and turnover remains a top concern for many leaders. The bottom line: Learning and development (L&D) teams can’t get by with just assigning courses. They must be transformative strategists that lead the organization toward resilience and higher performance.

Thursday, Oct 6 (11-12 pm)
Recession-Proof Your Nonprofit…with Grants! (Bloomerang)
In this webinar you will discover the exact steps to take so that you can secure grant funding consistently now and throughout 2023: The 3 C’s to thriving in a turbulent economy (inflation, recession, or both!); The 5% Rule and why it matters to you; Preparing essential documents for grant applications, and things you can do NOW to get the grant!

Thursday, Oct 6 (11-12 pm)
Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month In Free Ads (CharityHowTo)
Nonprofits big and small have much to gain from Google Grants. Donors, volunteers, and supporters who use Google to search online can now be reached and engaged using your online ads. Join this free nonprofit webinar to learn how!

Thursday, Oct 6 (11-12 pm)
Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
This 1-hour live class taught in WebEx is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

Thursday, Oct 6 (12-1 pm)
NoveList Plus Overview (NoveList)
NoveList Plus helps you connect readers with the books they’ll love. Join us for this 1-hour overview of the key features and resources, such as story elements, recommended lists, and genre guides, and learn basic and advanced search strategies to help you become a readers’ advisory superstar. Questions are welcome and everyone who registers will get a follow-up email including the link to the recording and valuable tips and resources.

Thursday, Oct 6 (12-1 pm)
CSL in Session: Customer service: From transactions to transformations (Colorado State Library)
Libraries and library staff have had to continuously adapt over the last two plus years while continuing to provide the services their customers needed. In this session, we will discuss all of the different ways we interact with our patrons, learn about a transformation model and how it applies to customer service, and brainstorm what we intentionally want to carry forward.

Thursday, Oct 6 (12-1 pm)
Federal Open Data – 2022 Update (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will be an overview of status, Federal open data under the OPEN Government Data Act, agency progress, and a view ahead.

Thursday, Oct 6 (12-1:30 pm)
A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation (Scholarly Networks Security Initiative)
With threats to online systems steadily on the rise, cybersecurity has become everyone’s responsibility – both privately and professionally. As higher education undergoes digital transformation, universities are increasingly vulnerable to cyberthreats. Mitigating these risks can be especially challenging for mid to small institutions and their libraries. Panelists include Ben Woelk, speaking from the perspective of the CISO’s office in charge of training and awareness programs at Rochester Institute of Technology, Theda Schwing from the statewide academic library consortium OhioLINK which manages many issues between publishers and libraries in the consortial context, and Carlota Sage from Fractional CISO discussing the special challenges for mid-and small organizations, as well as common situations that may put a user and consequently university and library content and services at risk. The program will include interactive exercises so participants can test their own risk exposure on the open web. Tips for how to proactively protect against threats will also be shared with attendees.

Thursday, Oct 6 (1-2 pm)
Learning And Connecting Through Life Stories (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
If you aspire to create an environment where multilingual learners feel seen and connected, this webinar is for you! Join Emily Francis, author of If You Only Knew: Letters from an Immigrant Teacher, for a FREE one-hour webinar on the power of personal stories. Emily will share some of the life experiences featured in her book, as well as ideas for how teachers can use literature as “windows” and “mirrors” on students’ diverse cultural experiences. You will walk away with ideas for cultivating connections with students while encouraging them to share their own life stories.

Thursday, Oct 6 (1-2 pm)
Partners in Public Health: Healthy People 2030 and the Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Health and Health Equity Part 1 (Network of National  Library of Medicine)
We’ll hear from Dr. Paul Reed, MD of the U.S. Public Health Service, who will provide an overview of Healthy People 2030. We’ll also hear from Dr. Sasha Fleary who will describe her research on the role of public libraries in the promotion of health and health equity.

Thursday, Oct 6 (1-2 pm)
Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
The Texas Ice Storm of 2021 brought unexpected hardships to many individuals and businesses. The Westbank Community library was no exception. Westbank lost power, fire sprinklers discharged and pipes burst, resulting in flooding of the Children’s room. Over 10,000 items were destroyed. Join us on our unexpected journey of remediation, renovation and re-ordering. Learn what it took to rebuild the collection and make it even better than it was before the storm. Presenters will share crucial steps, vendor support, re-ordering processes, lessons learned and surprises along the way towards restoring the Children’s collection.

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