Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 18

Sep 17, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 18 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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Monday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)
Career Challenges & Experiences for Mid-Career/New Archivists and Librarians of Color (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Please join and listen to our panel of mid-career and new archivists and librarians of color as they share their career experiences. The topics include getting that first job, what would you have done differently in graduate school, what has been your greatest challenge so far, what has surprised you the most, have you had a mentor, what advice would you give others?

Tuesday, Sep 19 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Some of the resources attendees will learn about include the Law Library’s research guides, digital collections, and the Guide to Law Online, among others. This Orientation to Law Library Collections webinar will feature special appearances by TJ Striepe, director of the Alexander Campbell King Law Library, and Anne Burnett, foreign and international law librarian at the Alexander Campbell King Law Library from the University of Georgia.

Tuesday, Sep 19 (12-1pm)
How to Use a “Grants Scorecard” to Create Winning Proposals (TechSoup)
It can be challenging to know exactly what information a funder wants in different sections of a grant application. Differing terminology and requirements can make the process feel overwhelming. Fortunately, many funders are essentially looking for the same things within their guidelines. So with the right knowledge and tools, you can improve your proposals quickly.  Join Alice Ruhnke, president of GrantStation, to obtain your Grants Scorecard, a comprehensive grant review tool you can use (and reuse!) to edit information in your applications so you submit the strongest proposals.

Tuesday, Sep 19 ( 12-1 pm)
Middle Grade, Latest and Greatest (Booklist)
Looking for fresh and hot middle grade titles for your library collection? Well then you won’t wanna miss this free, one-hour webinar showcasing the latest and greatest in upcoming middle-grade titles! Join us to hear representatives from Hachette Book Group, Publishers Spotlight, Harlequin and Shadow Mountain Publishing tell us all about the newest middle-grade titles soon to hit your shelves!

Tuesday, Sep 19 (12-1 pm)
Super Searchers for Library Workers (Public Library Association)
The ease with which misinformation can be created and spread online endangers everyday discourse—and libraries are uniquely suited to help counteract its negative effects. 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, Sep 19 (12-1 pm)
Key Ways Digital Books Create Better Reading Accessibility (School Library Journal/OverDrive)
In this webinar, led by librarians from OverDrive, learn how digital books can play a key role in improving reading accessibility for students of all ages and abilities. From ebooks and audiobooks, to read-alongs and graphic novels, to international publishers and world language books (and more!), you’ll learn how digital makes it easier to support striving and enthusiastic readers alike across your school community.

Tuesday, Sep 19 (5-6pm)
Prepare for the Eclipses (SciStarter)
Get ready for North American eclipses happening October 2023 and April 2024. NASA scientists want your help sharing observations before, during and after the eclipses, from wherever you are – there’s information they can learn about the sun only during these ultra-rare events! Join our special host, “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait to learn more during the interactive “Do NASA Science LIVE!” online, September 19th, 7pm ET. Your next chance to see a solar eclipse in the U.S. won’t be until 2044, so don’t miss out!

Wednesday, Sep 20 (11-12 pm)
The Poison Book Project (Connecting to Collections Care)
The Poison Book Project investigates potentially toxic heavy metals used in 19th-century, mass-produced Euro-American bookbindings, a common object type found across small and mid-sized institutions. This webinar will share practical advice on how to identify these potentially toxic books, as well as health and safety recommendations institutions large and small can use when they have identified poison books in their collections.

Wednesday, Sep 20 (12-1 pm)
Lee & Low Books Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Seasonal Showcase (Booklist)
Join Lee & Low, the largest multicultural publisher in the country to learn about new picture books, chapter books & YA titles about everyone & for everyone. Then hear from beloved author Hena Khan about her forthcoming picture books: ZAIN’S SUPER FRIDAY (October 2023) and BEHIND MY DOORS (May 2024).

Wednesday, Sep 20 (12-1pm)
Transforming Libraries Through Trauma-Informed Services (Niche Academy)
Ever encounter a patron whose behavior or comments leave you wondering, what is wrong with them? Trauma is often a silent unknown event that many people experience. It can affect how people behave and interact with others. In this webinar, Beatriz De La Espriella will cover how trauma can change the brain, the impact it has on individuals, and how trauma-informed services can transform the way we provide services to our patrons and connect with our community. You will leave this presentation with the tools you need to serve patrons with empathy, avoid re-traumatization, and strategies that are vital for self-care when providing trauma-informed services.

Wednesday, Sep 20 (12-1 pm)
Why Comics Work for Risk Communication (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this talk, Meredith Li-Vollmer, a risk communication specialist, will discuss how the health department in Seattle and King County, Washington has used comics to convey critical health information for emergency preparedness and response.

Wednesday, Sep 20 (1-1:30 pm)
How to Help Kids Become Skilled Citizens (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
The field of civic education is frequently marginalized and underfunded, but that neglect has spawned an opportunity to think creatively and expansively about what inclusive K–12 civic education really could be. In this episode, we explore new ways to help students develop civic identity, and to think civically, with a view to increasing future engagement in many kinds of communities and leadership settings.

Thursday, Sep 21 (11-12 pm)
Strategic Planning with Your Organization: The Why, The What and The How (Charity Village)
Strategic Planning may be something your organization does actively, may be brand new to you, or may be somewhere in between. Wherever you are in the continuum, this workshop will give you something you can use immediately! During this session, participants can expect to be actively engaged while hearing about the components of a strategic plan, some tips for facilitating the process and a roadmap of where to begin.

Friday, Sep 22 (10-11 am)
Inspiring Today’s Youth To Reach For The Stars with A MILLION MILES AWAY (edWeb)
Join us on September 22 for Inspiring Today’s Youth To Reach For The Stars with A MILLION MILES AWAY, a special conversation with Retired NASA Astronaut/Engineer/Author/Farmer José Hernández as he gives his best advice to educators on how to support and inspire kids to reach for their dreams, particularly in STEM fields. He will also offer details and tips to students (class participation is encouraged!) on how to persevere against the odds and reach for their greatest goals.

Friday, Sep 22 (12-1:15 pm)
Introduction to fundraising planning (Candid Learning)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

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