Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 30

Sep 30, 2019

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 30 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

Monday, Sept. 30 (1-2 pm)
Marketing the Library (Tech Trends/Fall 2019) (School Library Journal)
Description:Doing good work is one thing, getting out the word about your library is important, too, drawing users, as well as critical support from the community. Our expert panel will provide case scenarios, with practical tips on marketing from pros in school and public libraries. Session 1 of TECH TRENDS/FALL 2019.

Tuesday, Oct 1 (9-10 am)
Business Liaison Librarians: Creating and Connecting Communities (Indiana State Library)
In the public library setting, business liaison librarians focus much of their time upon building relationships within the community on behalf of the library. Learn about the public library services and large-scale events offered by the business librarian, in addition to strategies on how to engage effectively within various community groups in order to encourage and enhance their use of library resources.

Tuesday, Oct 1 (10-11 am)
What data does your community need the most? (Washington State Library)
As government publishes more of its data online, libraries can provide expert guidance about what information to prioritize. But what data does the community need most, and what are the challenges to getting that data published? Hear what public libraries in Washington State are doing to get community-centered data online, and learn about the latest research on local data needs.

Tuesday, Oct 1 (11-12 pm)
4 Ways to Rock Your Year-End Fundraising (Network for Good)
Join Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, to learn 4 ways to focus and prioritize your year-end outreach to maximize your efforts and build a strong donor engagement strategy for 2020.

Tuesday, Oct 1 (12-1 pm)
Telling the American Story with the U.S. Census: Teaching with Real Data (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Census data tells the American story. By exploring how the United States has changed—and is changing—students and researchers are not only able to examine large demographic and geographic shifts, but also intimate personal histories and changing neighborhoods. Professor Rebecca C. Hyde shows how students can tell these stories and more using Social Explorer, a data visualization and mapping tool currently enhancing over 350 research libraries in the U.S. With the census in the news daily, this is a timely webinar for all data and social science librarians, and for anyone interested in examining the patterns that emerge from massive, longitudinal data sets.

Tuesday, Oct 1 (12-1 pm)
Brilliant Book Club Picks (Booklist)
In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Penguin Random House Library Marketing and Workman Publishing will cut through the vast sea of new releases to spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. The program will also include essential tips from Stephanie Saba—coauthor of Book Club Reboot (ALA Editions) and the community program supervisor at San Mateo County Libraries—to reenergize your reading group and inspire your patrons.

Tuesday, Oct 1 (12-1 pm)
Picture Perfect: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)
Little eyes love big pictures! Join this webcast as publishing insiders discuss an assorted collection of titles to help your young readers explore life lessons, educational concepts and giggle-worthy humor.

Tuesday, Oct 1 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Instructional Design for the Real World (InSync Training)
Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.

Wednesday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)
If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This talk will provide a deeper understanding of the impacts of shared biomedical research data by answering the question “what happens with datasets once they are shared?” This talk also considers patterns of data reuse over time and the topics of the most highly reused datasets to determine whether it is possible to predict which datasets will go on to be highly reused over time.

Wednesday, Oct 2 (1-2 pm)
Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

Wednesday, Oct 2 (1-2 pm)
Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff (Infopeople)
In this webinar, the planners and organizers of the Adult Programming Palooza will share how this model can be implemented to create a collaborative training experience for library staff. They will describe the foundations of planning a palooza including location and scalability, format and intended outcomes, and how to go about inviting presenters to be part of the training event. Presenters will cover step-by-step how to go about implementing a palooza, gathering supplies and preparing the space.

Thursday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)
Scholarship Versus Secrecy and Fake News—Primary Sources in an Age of Misinformation (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)
Area 51, nuclear capabilities, shredded documents, WMDs, Trump’s meetings with Putin. You’ve heard about these events in the media…but what’s the real story behind them? Join Tom Blanton, Director of the NSA, to hear fascinating stories about declassified U.S. government documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from the independent non-governmental National Security Archive (NSA) at George Washington University.

Thursday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)
Practical Book Repair (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will cover basic book structure, damage assessment, cost effective decision-making regarding repairs, appropriates supplies and techniques for basic repair of bound volumes, periodicals and pamphlets.

Thursday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)
How to Develop Healthy Living Programs through Shared Use Partnerships (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar gives you the information you need to bring shared use partnerships to your library. We’ll go over how to reach out to potential partners, how to develop memorandums of understanding, how to work through perceptions of legal liability, and how to institutionalize shared use agreements. The focus will be on shared use agreements to increase healthy living practices, particularly around Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL).

Thursday, Oct 3 (4-5 pm)
Mental Health and Self-Esteem through Digital Portfolios (edWeb)
This edWebinar will examine how the use of digital portfolios can help students who have mental health issues. This edWebinar will be of particular benefit to kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

Friday, Oct 4 (10-11 am)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Advertising Government Documents: Simple and Easy Ways to Raise Awareness of Collections (North Carolina Library Association)
The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free. This webinar will highlight many of the fun, easy and inexpensive ideas that any library can use to promote government resources.

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