Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 5



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 5 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 6 (8-9 am)
From Art & Artists to COVID-19: Making Themed Collections Work for You (OCLC)
Susan Sutton, Kathy Mulder, and Maire Gurevitz from the Indiana Historical Society will discuss their use of CONTENTdm themed collections to organize and present digital materials by subject matter and project. Additionally, they will share how their use of themes has helped them create fewer digital collections while expanding their ability to manage new formats and collecting initiatives, including one for COVID-19. Presentations will be followed by audience questions and answers.

Tuesday, Oct 6 (10-11 am)
Career Bridge: Help your customers connect with this FREE online career and education tool (Washington State Library)
In 2020, Google partnered with the Workforce Board to tie its Pathways program directly to Career Bridge. Online visitors using Google search now get job training search results directly from the site. This free, online tool is also used in middle and high schools, colleges and career centers, throughout Washington. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to help your customers access Career Bridge, take a career quiz to assess their interests and abilities, connect with over 6,500 WA postsecondary programs, including apprenticeships, and discover labor market information on how much jobs pay, whether students land jobs after completing their education and training, which industries they’re likely to find work in, and how much they can expect to earn.

Tuesday, October 6 (10:30 am-4:40 pm)
Library Journal Virtual Summit 2020
 (Library Journal)
In this free, day-long, virtual event, LJ will convene leaders at every level to share their learnings from the first phase of the crisis, how they’re preparing for the multiple possibilities of the medium term—and beyond—and positioning themselves to come out of the recovery strong.

Tuesday, Oct 6 (11-12 pm)
Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace (Training Industry)
Let’s face it: Work can be stressful. In fact, the Attitudes in the American Workplace VII report found that 80% of workers feel stress on the job, and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. Although the conversation around mental health is becoming less stigmatized, it’s still a difficult topic to discuss in the workplace. In addition to the red tape and legal concerns, leaders may not feel comfortable advising others because they, themselves, are also grappling with mental health concerns.

Tuesday, Oct 6 (11-1 pm)
Policy: “Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the need for digital access to books and other materials is more important than ever, but our models for production, distribution, and access are not functioning to meet the needs of this moment for many. For the biggest publishers, book sales are up, and everyone agrees digital is the path forward, but what that means for independent/academic publishers, authors, and libraries is up to us. In this session, librarians, authors, and publishers come together to discuss what’s broken, what’s working, and the policies and practices we need to build a healthy information ecosystem for the 21st Century.

Tuesday, Oct 6 (3-4 pm)
Elevating Youth Voice in STEM Programming (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Youth-centric programming is a hallmark of strong informal education practices. One way to ensure your program is youth-centric is to elevate youth voice and empower youth to take charge of their own STEM experiences. Join us to learn about the research behind youth-focused programming and to hear from two exemplary STEM programs that uplift and empower their youth.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (9-10 am)
Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Mobile marketing is a key component of any comprehensive marketing strategy. And optimizing your website for all devices and screens is crucial for staying relevant with today’s audiences, especially millennials and Gen Xers, but even the more tech-savvy baby boomers. And if you don’t keep up you’ll lag behind, losing online visitors, donors and, ultimately, donations.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (10-11 am)
Coaching to Successful Conflict (Training Magazine Network)
During this webinar, we will teach specific coaching strategies to not only change the relationship people have with conflict but ultimately view it as a successful part of the organization.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (10-11 am)
Promoting Access, Engagement and Learning Success for Students with Severe Disabilities (AbleNet)
Universal Design for Learning is a powerful approach to personalized learning for all students. But how do we know what tools are the most useful? In this interactive session, we will showcase top digital tools for the inclusive classroom, then engage in practical dialogue around easy implementation options.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (12-1 pm)
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (12-1 pm)
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Federal Campaign Finance Law (Federal Depository Library Program)This webinar will discuss the history of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and its role administering and enforcing Federal campaign finance laws.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (12-1 pm)
Managing Student Loan Anxiety and Coping Financially During COVID-19 (Public Library Association)
This free webinar will empower all federal student loan borrowers with an overview of online tools and resources for managing personal student loans during the uncertain times of COVID-19. Attendees will learn about options made available under the CARES Act and strategies for lowering monthly federal student loan payments after COVID-19 stimulus assistance ends. Electronic tools for helping patrons enroll to lower payments and helping public service workers maintain eligibility for student loan forgiveness programs will be discussed. The webinar will conclude with personal stress-management and coping techniques to use when feeling triggered by debt.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (12-1 pm)
Getting (Through) This Together: A Community-Based Archival Collaboration (Programming Librarian)
Document your Story: COVID-19 Pandemic Project Archive brought together three community organizations to collect and preserve material created during COVID-19 from many different perspectives. This project has collected material from a variety of community members, such as local artists, diarists, the local business community, Muncie citizens, and Ball State University students, faculty and staff. While this project started as a way to encourage people in Muncie and Delaware County, Ind., to tell their stories during this time, it has developed into a mechanism for continued collaboration within our community. In this session, we will discuss the collaboration process, the steps taken to collect material and future plans to create a digital community archive.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (1-2 pm)
How to be More Inclusive in Your Readers’ Advisory Work (Infopeople)
In this webinar, Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan will give you strategies and practical applications to incorporate principles of inclusion into your advisory services. We’ll talk about inclusion and why it’s important in readers’ advisory, diversity audits and how to use them for advisory work, strategies for bringing authors from marginalized communities into focus, and how to call-in your coworkers. This webinar will give participants a better understanding of how to actively prioritize inclusion in advisory work, instead of falling back on established practices of leaving behind underrepresented authors and narratives.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (1-2 pm)
Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The Oceanside Library has created a program to combat social isolation/loneliness. The program, Connections, crosses all demographics and includes passive as well as active programming.The presentation will address:• Identification of existing programs which have an anti-loneliness component in them; • Creation of programs which have anti-loneliness as a key function; • Adjusting programs to have an anti-loneliness component; • Dealing with COVID-related issues.

Wednesday, Oct 7 (2-3 pm)
Local government digital equity strategies (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)
Hear from local government officials from across the United States about how they implemented digital equity strategies

Wednesday, Oct 7 (5-6 pm)
Teaching with Hispanic-Latinx Primary Sources (U.S. National Archives)
As part of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, this webinar for educators will demonstrate how to find and utilize National Archives primary sources in the classroom. Two case studies will highlight civic engagement: Labor Rights are Human Rights: Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, and the United Farm Workers; Immigration in the Post-1965 Era: the Federal Government and Activism.

Thursday, Oct 8 (11-12 pm)
Managing Workplace Anxiety (North Carolina Library Association)
The workplace is one of the leading locations where people experience stress and anxiety. Every employee will encounter it sometime during their career. Everyone should be aware of the signs of anxiety and the tools needed to cope and deal with it. Our Managing Workplace Anxiety webinar will provide you with the important skills and resources to recognize and manage workplace anxiety. By identifying these symptoms and coping skills you will be better suited for addressing and dealing with the challenges that the workplace can bring.

Thursday, Oct 8 (11:30-12:30 pm)
Visual Storytelling Hacks for Nonprofit Fundraising (Whole Whale)
Telling impactful stories to prospective donors is already difficult enough, and now the benefit of face-to-face communication has all but disappeared. What’s more, online donor campaigns must compete with an ever expanding marketplace of ideas. Join Tara Todras-Whitehill, an award-winning visual storyteller and communications consultant, as she teaches the critical skills needed to authentically and powerfully connect to audiences.

Thursday, Oct 8 (12-1 pm)
How to be the Leader Your Nonprofit Needs Now (Bloomerang)
During this webinar you’ll learn about the 4 phases of disaster recovery, which one we’re in now, and how you—as a CEO, vice president, or director—can continue leading your people to meet their needs now and in the future. You’ll also walk away with a better understanding of why you and your team need more resiliency and focus than ever to emerge from the disaster as strong as ever.

Thursday, Oct 8 (1-2 pm)
Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (WebJunction)
Join this 60-minute webinar from the REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project to hear how some organizations are implementing policies and procedures around the use of these various treatments and considerations that could inform your own local decisions. You’ll also hear an update on REALM testing efforts and the development of project resources.

Thursday, Oct 8 (5-6 pm)
Equity by Design: How UDL Provides Equal Opportunities to Learn (WGBH Education)
As educators, we are expected to implement an educational framework built on the belief that “all means all,” but we are faced with very political and public rhetoric that sends a different message. In this session, join Mirko Chardin and Katie Novak as they share how UDL can be leveraged as a foundation for equity when we are willing to name and eliminate barriers that have created inequitable, exclusionary, and oppressive systems.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.