Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 10

Sep 10, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of 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, Sep 11 (8-9 am)
Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)
Are you tired of reading the same books for your book clubs? Are you hoping to reach new audiences? Join Tiffani Carter, the manager of the West Indianapolis Branch Library for some tips and best practices to consider when choosing your book club selections and recruiting new participants.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)
Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 1 (Utah State Library)
This exciting 2-part webinar is designed to provide realistic strategies that can be immediately used in any encounter in which you want others to agree with you or support your decisions. It will strengthen your confidence and ability to lead, to cultivate win-win solutions to problems, to negotiate effectively when necessary, and to implement change with less resistance from staff and colleagues.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)
Autistics in the Library: How Libraries Can More Effectively Serve Patrons and Employees on the Spectrum (Massachusetts Library System)
As the autistic population continues to grow and become more visible across the lifespan, it’s important that libraries of all types know how to effectively serve patrons on the autism spectrum, foster a neurodiverse profession by encouraging autistics to consider librarianship as a career, and successfully employ them as staff. This webinar will provide attendees with a mix of practical strategies and relevant anecdotes from an autistic librarian. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share any helpful insights they may have on the topic.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)
Becoming a Socially-Conscious Library (Washington State Library)
As our society becomes more socially aware, libraries (staff, boards and administrations) and our public are finding themselves caught in the middle of the discussion, interest and debate. This session intends to articulate what it means to be a socially-conscious library, issues libraries face in doing-so and charting a path to full engagement as a socially-conscious library.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (8:30-10 am)
The Accidental Law Librarian (State Library of North Carolina)
As the law touches more and more of our daily lives while lawyers price their services out of the average person’s range, the public increasingly turns to libraries for guidance. This presentation will cover the basics of legal research, how to interpret legal questions, and where to send patrons for answers.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (12-1 pm)
Reads for the Reluctant: Tips and Tools to Help Engage Every Potential Reader (Booklist)
It can be a difficult task to find the right book for a struggling or disconnected reader, but we’re here to help. During this webinar you’ll hear from representatives of Books on Tape/Listening Library, Macmillan Youth, and Lorimer Press, as well as from Allie Stevens, coordinator of this year’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committee. They’ll offer you a variety of resources, including hi/lo titles and audiobooks, that will give you the tools you need to meet your reluctant readers where they’re at.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)
Disasters Happen! Prepare During National Preparedness Month (Federal Depository Library Program)
Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters. This year’s theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Tune into this webinar to see an overview of health information resources on preparedness topics, and learn more about making sure your library has plans to serve patrons when disasters occur.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)
The Latest Must-Have Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal)
From manga to memoir, graphic novels offer engaging and diverse stories for readers of all ages. Join moderator Tammy Ivins along with a panel of insiders who will share some of the hottest graphic novels hitting the shelves this season.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)
Motivating Your Staff: Strategies for Supervisors (InfoPeople)
Would you like to learn new methods of encouraging and inspiring motivation in your staff? Understanding what motivation is and how it works, is a critical management and leadership skill. Find out how in this one hour webinar.

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)
Mapping the Historic West End: Using Digital Resources to tell the Story of an African American Community (Lyrasis)
This class will show archivists and others interested in community history the results of a year-long effort to tell the story of an historic African American community in Charlotte through a digital mapping project. The class will show how other libraries, museums, community groups, or individuals can organize as well as create digital resources about their neighborhoods in a similar fashion.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Book vs. Movie: The Ultimate Showdown! (Nebraska Library Commission)
It’s the never-ending battle. Which was better: the book or the movie? Or the TV show. NLC staff will debate this hot button issue and discuss if we thought the book or the screen adaptation was better (it can happen!). Join us as we try to answer the age-old question – Is the book always better than the movie?

Wednesday, Sep 12 (10-11 am)
Podcast Playground – Part 2 – Programming with Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)
Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 2, we’ll play with how podcasts can connect with library collections, as well as share ideas for incorporating kids podcasts into programming to inspire curiosity and learning.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)
MARCH with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Programming Librarian)
Join Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, co-author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novel series March, for a discussion about the Civil Rights Movement and their experience telling Congressman John Lewis’s story.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (11-12 pm)
How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (Charity How To)
During this free 45 minute live webinar with A.J. Steinberg you are going to learn how to create a volunteer experience that makes your event volunteers love your organization so they come back and help year-after-year and make your life easier.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (11-12 pm)
How to Use Segmentation to Reveal Your Best Legacy Donors (Network for Good)
This presentation will show you why legacy giving is vital to your organization; the benefits of legacy giving to both the organization and donor and how to query your list to uncover your best prospects for legacy giving.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12-1 pm)
Hidden Gems (U.S. Census Bureau)
Come learn about the different types of unique and less visible data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you.  Understand practical ways to use our data through real life experiences, learn about available resources, and how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12-1 pm)
DorobekINSIDER LIVE: Tools, Tech and Tips to Improve Gov Productivity (GovLoop)
Join Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts on Wednesday as they examine the technology, tools and strategies that public servants are adopting to increase productivity.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (1-2 pm)
How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)
Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach. In this “must attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward thinking industries and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (1-2 pm)
Using the DOE Data Explorer to Find DOE-Funded Research Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will introduce the DOE Data Explorer (DDE), OSTI’s search tool enabling users to locate and access research data resulting from DOE research and development activities.

Wednesday, Sep 12 (2-3 pm)
Empower Your Students to Be Digital Leaders on Social Media (edWeb)
To become responsible and fluent users of social media technology, students need real-world opportunities to practice. In this edWebinar, Heather Callihan of Northwest Public Schools in Nebraska will show you how.

Thursday, Sep 13 (9-10 am)
Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

Thursday, Sep 13 (10-11 am)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content (North Carolina Library Association)
From its original purpose in providing national employment data, to data on voting patterns and internet usage, the Current Population Survey offers terrific breadth and depth of statistics about the U.S.  This presentation by members of the CPS staff at the Census Bureau will go in-depth on the topics included and the methodology used to collect the data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the main sponsor of the survey.

Thursday, Sep 13 (11-12 pm)
The Great Divide: Bridging intergenerational gaps to fully engage your volunteers (Charity Village)
This workshop will consider how to successfully implement volunteer succession planning by bridging the gap between millennial and boomer volunteers. By investigating and implementing innovative methods of engagement, your organization can facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Thursday, Sep 13 (11-12 pm)
Building Trust to Skyrocket Fundraising Results (Bloomerang)
Want to build and strengthen trust with your donors quickly? Struggle to get client stories from your program staff? Are your board members reluctant to introduce you to others? Tammy Zonker will teach you the fundamental process of building trust and watch your relationships and fundraising results soar.

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)
Cultural Competence and Responsiveness (YALSA)
Join this free monthly webinar from YALSA. The September topic is on cultural competence and responsiveness.

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)
Fall for These Must-Haves for Every Elementary to YA Reader (Booklist)
Entice the inquisitive minds of every reader with informative and engaging titles! Whether they’re interested in animal life, STEM resources, coding, biographies, arts and crafts, or YA and middle-grade fiction, readers of all levels will walk away feeling both enlightened and entertained.

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)
Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
DSLD provides ready access to label information for dietary supplements marketed in the United States. The content of this class is relevant for those working in consumer health information services.

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)
Evaluating Collections Care Information Resources (Connecting to Collections)
How do you find good information on the care of collections? A lot of materials are available, ranging from printed books and articles to online resources and DVDs, but not all of it is reliable or valid. This webinar will help you learn to separate wheat from chaff when looking for guidance on better collections care.

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)
How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this webinar we will review why it is essential to develop or adopt a comprehensive social-emotional learning curriculum and discuss practical strategies that teachers can use to proactively teach children necessary social-emotional skills. We will also review how to promote social-emotional learning in the heat of the moment and throughout the day during typical classroom activities.

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)
Reframing the Story: Investment in Black Men And Boys is Vital to Whole Community Health (GrantSpace)
In this webinar, speakers will come together to discuss the importance of redirecting philanthropic investments for justice-oriented collective action and impact, and how that translates in the real world. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the seven elements of the paid-in-full investment strategy, and how to apply this approach to your work, as a grantmaker, nonprofit, government, or community-based entity. Finally, they will also talk about why investing in black men and boys is a key component of justice-oriented collective action, and vital to whole community health.

Thursday, Sep 13 (1-2 pm)
LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals (Donor Search)
You: One person making a difference: appear the best you can on LinkedIn: approachable, active as you achieve your personal career milestones. Us: The power of the organization’s message on LinkedIn: well-coordinated, inspiring, successful; its image to the business community: on-point, concise, everyone in the organization reflecting the mission in their own personal profiles. Them: All people who have not yet contributed to your cause but are available to you to research, selectively market to; when inspired by your cause, they offer their expertise, time, and money. Are the three compatible? Yes, if you use the smart LinkedIn concepts. Cohesive? This will take work, but it is attainable. You must feed and cultivate it continually. Collaborative? Ah, the best of all worlds, all of us rowing the boat in the same direction.

Thursday, Sep 13 (1-2 pm)
Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations.

Friday, Sep 14 (9-10 am)
Mentor Programs That Retain and Engage Employees (Training Magazine Network)
Join Libby Powers, as she discusses how to build a strong mentor program that will help you achieve your goals of increasing employee retention and engagement.Retaining and engaging employees are two goals that every organization is striving to achieve. Studies have shown that having engaged employees can drastically improve your bottom line, and a high level of retention is a key indicator that your company is filled with satisfied employees.

Friday, Sep 14 (11-12 pm)
What’s Next for RDA and the 3R Project? (American Libraries Live)
Join us for a discussion with representatives from the RSC, the North American RDA Committee, and ALA Publishing, as they address the community feedback to the beta site, changes coming in September and beyond, and how the North American community can contribute to the continuing enhancement of RDA.

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