Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 3

Sep 3, 2019

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 3 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, Sept 3 (10-11 am)
Relationship Building = Repeat Business (Utah State Library)
Learn how to create stronger relationships with your customers and create a win-win for everyone!

Tuesday, Sept 3 (11-12 pm)
Quantifying the Value of Innovation (DigitalGov)
Join our webinar to learn more about data storytelling, tagging text, and quantifying the value of innovation.

Tuesday, Sept 3 (12-12:20 pm)
Quick Bites: Right Size Your Early Literacy Programming (Colorado State Library)
So many great ideas and only so much time– how do you choose? Join Gail Yerbic from our new Growing Readers Together (GRT) Early Literacy Support Team for some “Quick Bites” tools to align your library’s goals and resources for maximum impact while keeping your schedule manageable. GRT Quick Bites are 20-minute micro-learning opportunities designed for busy children’s librarians across Colorado who are interested in accessing a bit of fresh early learning information and inspiration. No registration is needed for these Quick Bites. This session will be offered via Adobe Connect, and you can access the classroom via the URL listed below.

Wednesday, Sept 4 (11-12 pm)
Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovation (Training Industry)
For organizations looking to future-proof and define themselves as leaders in the experience economy, innovation is the key to reinvention. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Skillsoft. Kristin Shackelford, solution principal of organization transformation and digital business and leadership at Skillsoft, will lead a practical discussion that reviews the core principles of design thinking. Make a difference to your organization; walk away with insights on: Why design thinking is important to learning leaders; Who should participate in design thinking; How to create a culture of design thinking; Practical ways to start driving creativity and innovation.

Wednesday, Sept 4 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
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. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

Wednesday, Sept 4 (12-1 pm)
Reflections on Bioinformatics Librarianship (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this one-hour Webinar, librarians reflect on the practice and future of this specialized and uniquely valuable role of the librarian providing bioinformatics support.

Thursday, Sept 5 (11-12 pm)
10 Ways to Have Your Most Successful Fundraising Year-End Ever (Network for Good)
Does your organization have a plan for year-end fundraising? Or will you be spending the last few weeks of the year, in panic mode, frantically considering different tactics you could use to raise more money.  Join us as Pamela Grow presents Your Best Year-End Fundraising EVER. You’ll come away from this webinar with a concrete action plan for year-end fundraising – and the tools to make it happen!

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm) Navigating a New Site for Census Bureau Data (U.S. Census Bureau)
Discover how to use, the new site to access Census Bureau data. In this webinar, you will learn how to access tables, maps, and profiles using multiple search methods. We will also share tips and tricks and demonstrate how to download data, customize your table view, and share your results.

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)
Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Join Molly Coke, Firespring’s vice president of support services, for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)
Building Smart Communities Founded on a Geospatial Strategy (GovLoop)
New insights and consistent patterns are emerging from jurisdictions that are trailblazing towards smart communities. The key to success has come from placing location at the forefront of their efforts and an acknowledgement that geographic information systems (GIS) is a foundational technology to improve the design of our communities, increase operational efficiency, lead through data-driven performance, and achieve civic inclusion.

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)
YA/Teen Book Buzz Fall 2019 (School Library Journal)
From contemporary debuts about conversion therapy and #OwnVoices to dark, death-defying adventures and dystopian worlds, these books will surely be devoured by your YA and reluctant readers!

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1:30 pm)
Archival Processing – Principles and Practical Strategies (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will discuss the basic principles of archival arrangement and description, including imposing basic physical and intellectual control over new acquisitions, minimal processing standards, descriptive standards and practices, and practical strategies for managing a processing program with limited staff and resources. Our goal will be to help you identify practical solutions for overcoming barriers to processing in your home institution.

Friday, Sept 6 (12-1 pm)
People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

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