Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 26

Sep 25, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 26 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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Tuesday, Sep 27 (11-12 pm)
Collaborating for Access: The Outlook for Library Ebook Legislation (Digital Public Library of America)
In this fourth in our Collaborating for Access series of webinars hosted by COSLA, DPLA, and ReadersFirst, we’ll look at the recent push for ebook legislation, and what it could mean for patron access to digital content. We’ll bring together a panel of librarians and thought leaders to discuss the progress of various legislation efforts, potential ramifications, and what might come next.

Tuesday, Sep 27 (12-1 pm)
Introducing Orientation and Research Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program)
This program provides an overview of the Library of Congress’s website, which serves as the portal to several million digital and digitized multimedia collection items—along with records for millions of additional physical holdings. As an introduction to the Library of Congress’s diverse online resources, the webinar highlights featured collection content as well as navigation and research strategies.

Tuesday, Sep 27 (5-6:30 pm)
Game-Based Learning Basics (TeachersFirst)
Learn the basics of game-based learning (GBL)! In this session, we will explore tools that you can use to incorporate GBL into different content areas, talk about strategies for implementing games, and discuss classroom management tips you can use while your students are learning. Participants will leave knowing how to choose a learning game for use in their setting.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (8-9 am)
What’s Up Wednesday: Beginner’s Guide to Being in Charge (Indiana State Library)
Moving into a new leadership role can be overwhelming and intimidating. This presentation will go over some dos and don’ts to help new leaders feel more confident and become more effective in their current and future roles. Participants will learn some common mistakes new leaders make (and how to avoid them), how to conquer feelings of doubt or imposter syndrome, and practical leadership techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of creating a support network, investing in personal and professional development, and recognizing the value, knowledge, and skillset new leaders bring to their organizations.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (10-11 am)
10 Free IT Security Tools (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
What should you do to protect your nonprofit from hacks if you don’t know much about IT? Where can you find expert, current information on practical steps you can take as a nonprofit leader to make sure your staff take cybersecurity seriously, without breaking the budget, or paying for security you don’t understand how to use? Nonprofits are seeing cybersecurity risks and costs go up. Come learn how to manage cybersecurity basics at every level of your organization, to better protect yourself from scams and frauds.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (11-12 pm)
4 Leadership Skills That Will Make Your Teams Work (Training Industry)
Teamwork is essential for creating a competitive advantage and achieving goals in the most effective way. Yet, research shows that work teams fail a staggering 60% of the time. That’s because leaders need special skills to lead teams and bring out talent in everyone. Our host, Randy Conley, vice president and trust practice leader at The Ken Blanchard Companies will present four leadership skills leaders can apply to improve collaboration, innovation and the overall effectiveness of their teams: aligning for results, communication during conflict, building team cohesion and sustaining high performance.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (11-12 pm)
10 Quick Tips to Supercharge Your Next Fundraising Appeal (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a review of the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters. Chad will boil down the research from top fundraising experts to provide actionable tips on both how to write content that spurs action and how to actually get prospects to open the envelope.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (11-12:30 pm)
Fundraising for Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)
Fundraising is a part of collections care that is an integral part of the health of your overall collections. Without funds projects related to collections care may never leave the planning phase and lay abandoned on scraps of paper or your hard drive. This webinar will provide a brief overview of fundraising and detail ways your organization can prioritize fundraising programs to fit your needs and allow the organization to bring in more resources.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (12-1 pm)
“Let this Radicalize you”: Re-Envisioning LIS (Niche Academy)
Join Nicole Cooke as she addresses the need for library professionals to engage in critical, or radical, self-reflection. In order to serve students and community members in a radical way, particularly during difficult times, we must first be in tune with ourselves and our own capacities for empathy, hospitality, love, honesty, candor, and imagination.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (1-2 pm)
Smart Devices for Smart Schedules (PACER Center)
Discover the strategies and schedules to make smart devices work best for you! All participants, including neurodiverse learners, will learn how the schedule planning process, executive function skills, strategies, and smart device features can all work together to help develop your skills in managing your schedules and tasks.

Wednesday, Sep 28 (3-4 pm)
Tools and Strategies for Increasing Achievement in English Language and Struggling Learners (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, attendees will be introduced to strategies, tech tools, and resources that offer learners, especially English learners (ELs), optimal opportunities for language development and academic achievement. Participants will also learn how to effectively scaffold instruction for ELs and struggling learners in content-area classes while building on students’ strengths to maximize engagement.

Thursday, Sep 29 (12-1:30 pm)
Exploring Census Data: Professional, Personal, and Other Services Sectors (US Census Bureau)
Exploring Census Data webinar series on the Professional, Personal, and Other Services sector. Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will present data available from business data sources to include the Business Dynamics Statistics, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, and Quarterly Financial Report. You will learn about the different types of data available to help guide your business decisions. The session includes how to find key data and crucial information while discovering gems and resources connected to the statistics. There will be an opportunity to connect with our experts via live chat and during the Q&A segment of the webinar. This webinar is part 6 of 6 in a series to help data users discover Census data leading up to the launch of the 2022 Economic Census.

Thursday, Sep 29 (12-1:30 pm)
Culture and Children’s Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
Like the children in our care, every teacher is different. We come from different contexts and cultures, and everything we think, say, and do is processed through the filter of our own culture. Culture influences our values, beliefs, gender roles, family structures, language, and even our teaching styles. The ability to understand and celebrate differences is more important now than ever. Join our go-to social emotional development and learning expert, Barbara Kaiser to explore the dynamics of culture in shaping teachers’ expectation and children’s behavior.

Thursday, Sep 29 (1-2 pm)
Credit Reports And Scores / Other Consumer Reports (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
The webinars will showcase Your Money, Your Goals tools and materials that frontline staff and volunteers use with traditionally underserved populations. This series is designed for new and experienced practitioners who would like to receive an overview of the latest resources and exchange tips and strategies for using the tools with clients. Part 4 of 4.

Thursday, Sep 29 (1-2 pm)
Leveraging Collective Impact to Support STEM Programs and Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Too often programs that serve girls in STEM are limited in service and impact due to size, location, funding, expertise, and equipment.  In other cases, projects compete with each other, duplicating services and seeking the same resources. In this webinar, learn how the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) and other organizations leverage collective impact in order to provide the opportunity for programs to increase their ability to maintain interest and participation of girls in STEM through collaboration.

Thursday, Sep 29 (2-3 pm)
Finding Solidarity In Storytime (University of South Carolina)
Through StoryTime Solidarity we support children’s library and education workers in teaching empathy and self-worth to kids in age-appropriate ways. This is important because so many parents and teachers default to books that center one kind of narrative and leave many feeling left out. We offer you resources that allow you to fall in love with a new generation of books by primarily living and working authors; we promote new songs that are free to use for StoryTime, and checked to avoid problematic historical associations; and offer weekly blogs sharing diverse perspectives with authors, StoryTime presenters, and more.

Thursday, Sep 29 (3-4 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!

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