Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 8

Oct 8, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 8 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

All times MDT

Tuesday, Oct 9 (9-10 am)
Creating an Interlibrary Loan Policy for Your Public Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Texas State Library and Archives Commission staff will present resources and tips for developing an interlibrary loan policy for your public library. Such a policy will serve to inform your staff, patrons, and other libraries of service expectations and help avoid any potential confusion in borrowing and lending.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (11-12 pm)
How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (CharityHowTo)
Google Grants gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. If you think it would be valuable for your nonprofit to be listed at the top of the search results, this webinar is for you! During this information-packed webinar, Simon Choy, founder of ConnectAd – who manages over $2M in annual Google Grants funding – will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the actual process of applying for the grant.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)
Spectacular Series Nonfiction: Fall 2018 (Booklist)
A new crop of series nonfiction is here! If you need help navigating the vast sea of SNF titles, tune into this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Bearport, Creative Company, ReferencePoint, and Scholastic Library Publishing will be on hand to guide you through their best new series and titles. Moderated by Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)
Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century (GovLoop)
Join us online on Tuesday, October 9 from 2-3pm ET/11am-Noon PT as our experts share tools and strategies for creating a compelling business case to modernize your agency.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)
Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)
Facilitating a Robust Social Learning Experience for Geographically Dispersed Teams (InSync Training)
Learning with peers through real job experiences is the optimal way to learn. But, when your teams are geographically dispersed, it can be difficult to facilitate. This session will showcase a case study of a client that utilized social learning to address this challenge head-on.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)
New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes (WebJunction)
Join us to learn about the refreshed Supercharged Storytimes curriculum, soon to be made available in a self-paced course, and about the online facilitator training, for those interested in learning how to guide storytime provider peers through the course together.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)
Getting ready for #GivingTuesday (Big Duck)
#GivingTuesday has become a great way to attract new donors or get special gifts from donors who already support you. In this webinar, Farra Trompeter, Vice President at Big Duck, Bhavik Lathia, Digital Director at Color of Change, and Jessica Schneider, Director of Strategy and Collaboration at 92Y (creator of #GivingTuesday), will provide an overview as well as some practical examples, tips, and tactics you can use to leverage this international day of giving.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)
Social Activism in YA Lit (School Library Journal)
Three YA authors discuss timely topics they’re passionate about, including gun violence and female empowerment.

Tuesday, Oct 9 (5-6:30 pm)
3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing (TeachersFirst)
Explore and compare 3 free online writing tools that support, scaffold and engage learners in literacy instruction.

Wednesday, Oct 10 (9-10 am)
Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms.

Wednesday, Oct 10 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Virtual Tours in the Library with Nebraska History (Nebraska Library Commission)
Featuring “Tusker Power!”, a virtual field trip to visit ‘Archie’ and company in the Elephant Room at the University of Nebraska State Museum, this workshop is designed to show you how easily you can bring virtual tours to your library.

Wednesday, Oct 10 (10-11 am)
Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (Association for Library Service to Children)
Diversity isn’t just about race and ethnicity! Diversity pertains to ability levels, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and more. This webinar will focus on increasing participants’ level of understanding of the value of providing culturally competent library service in order to meet the information needs of an increasingly diverse group: children.

Wednesday, Oct 10 (11-12 pm)
Entertainment—The Top Digital Library Service in 2019 (American Libraries Live)
Join us for this free webinar on Wednesday, October 10 at 1 p.m. ET where we’ll discuss the results of a recent nationwide survey on entertainment and other digital services in libraries, including which specific entertainment service topped the list as most likely to be added in the coming year.  Our special guest, Don Klees from Acorn TV, will delve into the content of this popular service offering world-class mysteries, dramas and comedies from Britain and beyond (including a peek into what’s new and coming soon).

Wednesday, Oct 10 (11-12 pm)
7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)
This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. Register today!

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1 pm)
Transform National Family Learning Insights Into Local Library Impact (Demco)
As a public library, you’re constantly looking for new and improved ways to engage community members of all ages. Join us on Oct. 10 to hear from a panel of experts, as we explore the important role your library plays in fostering a strong and engaged community.

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1 pm)
Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)
This webinar presents an overview of concepts and approaches libraries are using to reduce racial barriers in their work. Case examples from “Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Case Studies from the Field” will shed light on ways that focusing on racial barriers is yielding improved service for all patrons and staff.

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)
There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls filled with children’s work indicate productivity and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break these antiquated codes by designing beautiful classroom environments filled with nature and natural objects. Learn how to break the traditional aesthetic code by bringing the outside in and creating nature-based experiences for young children.

Wednesday, Oct 10 (5-6 pm)
Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)
AASL’s new resource guide, Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries, examines how to build and safeguard LGBTQ+-inclusive collections, instruction, and spaces. Developed and framed through the lens of the Shared Foundations from the new AASL National School Library Standards (Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Engage, and Explore), the guide includes why this is such crucial equity work, as well as easily accessible activities, reflective questions, real-world scenarios, and extensive resources.

Thursday, Oct 11 (9-10 am)
Open science: from empowering people to employing platforms (Library Connect)
In this webinar librarians will illustrate how they are helping to develop research ecosystems and services, and apply tools and training for open science. Discover lessons learned from an Open Educational Resources (OER) pilot project and the development of an open access journals program at a university, and much more.

Thursday, Oct 11 (10-11 am)
Build a Better Workplace Culture with Compassion and Purpose (American Management Association)
Emotional intelligence, empathy, good communication and interpersonal skills are just a few of the vital components of a productive and healthy organizational culture. They are also essential for cultivating a culture of compassion, which can help foster a stronger, more effective work environment.

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)
Equity of Access (YALSA)
This free webinar addresses equity and access as one of YALSA’s teen services competencies for library staff.

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)
YA Announcements: Winter and Beyond (Booklist)
There’s no better time than winter to curl up with a gripping read. And with upcoming YA releases like the ones covered in this free, hour-long webinar, teen readers—and YA lovers of all ages—will want to do nothing else.

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)
Technology and Scale in Microenterprise: Lessons Learned from Grameen America (TechSoup for Libraries)
Join us for a conversation with Grameen America, funders, and microenterprise leaders as we discuss technology and growth in the microfinance sector. We’ll discuss: Partnering for scale; Technology platforms that enable product delivery, digitization of operations, and a seamless customer experience; Lessons learned on a journey to expansion.

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)
Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1:30 pm)
Feathers On and Off the Bird: Documenting and Caring for Featherwork (Connecting to Collections)
This webinar will include a discussion about the ways feathers are artistically and culturally manipulated, the influence of coloration and display lighting on feather preservation, as well as providing a review of display, cleaning and pest eradication methods recommended for feathers. And, we will also discuss the documentation necessary for the shipping of feathers.

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1:30 pm)
Inquiry: What Does It Mean for Young Children and How Do We Support It in Early Learning Programs? (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this webinar, by author and early learning expert, Susan Stacey,  we will explore what their inquiry looks like in action, how it affects our daily practices, and how we can support it through relationships, the physical classroom environment, documentation, and reflection.

Thursday, Oct 11 (1-2 pm)
#TrendingNow: Using Data to Grow Your Patronage (Library Journal)
Need help with your analytics? Join in as our expert panelists offer advice on harnessing the power of data to provide valuable content and programming to your community.

Thursday, Oct 11 (1-2 pm)
A Virtual Copyright Education Center for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Lyrasis)
This class will talk about the findings of the first phase of research in developing an online education and professional development space for professionals in libraries, archives and museums so as to empower them to manage copyright issues more comprehensively within their institutions.

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