Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 5

Sep 4, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 5 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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All times MDT

Tuesday, Sep 6 (11-11:45 am)
Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)
Participating in this free nonprofit webinar, “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers”, will strengthen your relationship-building efforts and grant writing results in your grant seeking strategy.

Tuesday, Sep 6 (12-1 pm)
Romance and Love Stories for All Ages (Booklist)
Dry wit, swoon-worthy banter, and heartwarming happily-ever-afters? That’s right, it’s time for our romance and love stories webinar! Prepare to feast your heart eyes on must-have upcoming romance novels for all ages from Sourcebooks, Shadow Mountain Publishing and Bethany House. Donna Seaman, editor for Adult Books at Booklist, will moderate.

Tuesday, Sep 6 (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, Sep 7 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Retirement: Time to Ease on Down, Ease on Down the Road (Nebraska Library Commission)
Over the course of your career, you spend quite a bit of time planning your professional development, envisioning your career path, and deciding on the degrees or training you need in your professional life. Conversely, how much time do you spend planning a transition away from that life in a healthy, graceful manner? Join us for an exploration of why, when, and how to retire, and hear best practices and wish-I-hadn’ts based on recent retiree’s experiences. We will include transitioning to a fixed income, implementing a succession plan at your library, and adapting to life as a retiree.

Wednesday, Sep 7 (11-12:30 pm)
Be a Standout! Ten Tips to Write Winning Grant Proposals (TechSoup)
With the competitive nature of proposal writing, nonprofit organizations often ask, “How can I make my grant applications stand out in a crowded field?” This is a great question. Your time is valuable, and you want to maximize your efforts in putting strong proposals together. During this 90-minute webinar, Alice Ruhnke, president of GrantStation, will pull apart 10 concepts that you can incorporate into your proposal development and writing strategies that will make your grant applications get positive attention from funders. We will also have time to answer some of your burning questions. You don’t want to miss out on this free event!

Wednesday, Sep 7 (12-1 pm)
Library Accessibility Alliance webinar — Accessibility Committees: Cultivating Cultures of Accessibility (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
This webinar will provide real-world case studies of the formation and impact of accessibility committees at two different university libraries. Presenters from the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington will offer the respective stories of their committees’ formation and advocacy efforts, in addition to discussing the successes, challenges, and horizons facing these kinds of working groups in academic libraries. The session will provide participants insight into how the experiences of the presenters can be applied at their own institutions and how the two groups have scoped and implemented accessibility projects within their unique organizational cultures.

Wednesday, Sep 7 (12-1 pm)
Me Difficult? Nah, They’re Difficult! (Niche Academy)
Discover methods to steer uncomfortable situations onto a healthier path. Therapist Casey Coker and librarian Kevin King discuss how to deal with difficult patrons and co-workers in this fun and informative session. Participants will learn the unseen influences that may cause people to act in difficult ways and how to put ourselves and others in a healthier context when we are interacting personally and professionally.

Wednesday, Sep 7 (12-1 pm)
Connecting with your Communities: Promoting Voter & Civic Engagement (Federal Depository Library Program)
Participants will learn about Federal Government resources that can be used in programming around National Voter Registration Day. Learning outcomes will include strategies to connect with their communities for promoting voter and civic engagement.

Wednesday, Sep 7 (2-3 pm)
Statistics in Schools and American Community Survey Data for Classrooms (US Census Bureau)
Statistics in Schools (SIS) brings school subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau statistics, including the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is a nation-wide survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely social, economic, housing, and demographic data every year. This webinar will explain the variety of resources and activities that are freely available for teachers to use in K-12 classrooms from the SIS site. The webinar will also cover a variety of real-world uses of ACS data, how it can be useful in classrooms, and a demonstration of data tools available to access ACS data.

Wednesday, Sep 7 (3-4 pm)
Bringing Reading to Life, Part One: In Your Library and in Your School (Follett)
In this first of a series of three short presentations, Shannon McClintock Miller will share engaging ways you can bring reading to life for your students. You’ll learn how to create amazing spaces and experiences within your library and throughout your school community to bring reading excitement and motivation to all students.

Wednesday, Sep 7 (5-6 pm)
Reading Like a Historian (Stanford History Education Group)
The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills. Join the Stanford History Education Group for a free webinar on Reading Like a Historian lessons.

Wednesday, Sep 7 (6-7 pm)
SLASC Presentation with Clara Cabrera, SLA Diversity Inclusion Community Equity (DICE) Co-convener (SJSU School of Information)
Join us for a conversation with Clara Cabrera about how she balances her career as a law librarian with her service to professional organizations such as SLA, in particular all her work in developing programming on issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, equity and access.

Thursday, Sep 8 (10-11 am)
Build a Board of Fundraising Pros (Bloomerang)
Every nonprofit organization wants a board that fundraises. However, not every board is ready to fundraise. And even when they are, it can be hard to get them going. This webinar will walk through what might be holding your board back from becoming the fundraising board your organization needs. Presenter Megan Amundson will provide a model for creating a program that gets your board fundraising, as well as tips and ideas for structuring how staff engage, train, coach, and support board members to take your organization’s fundraising to the next level.

Thursday, Sep 8 (11-12 pm)
History of Direct Marketing: From Mail to Email and Beyond (Blackbaud)
Roger Craver is a fundraising pioneer who’s helped launch and build organizations like ACLU, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Amnesty International and dozens of other major organizations. Drawing on his deep experience as a direct response strategist and campaign organizer specializing in start-ups of new organizations and the renewal of older organizations, Roger will shine a spotlight on the emerging trends, talent, techniques, and technologies that he believes will help us all perform better tomorrow than we do today.

Thursday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)
Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)
Join publishing insiders from Albert Whitman & Co. and Yen Press for this showcase of must-read middle grade titles for the fall season. From fantastic and creepy monster tales, to coming of age stories with diverse young characters finding their place in the world, these title presentations will have something for every middle grade reader. This is a webcast you don’t want to miss!

Thursday, Sep 8 (1-2 pm)
Introduction to the Your Money, Your Goals / Consumer protection / Submitting a complaint (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 1 of 4.

Friday, Sep 9 (11-12 pm)
Racial Microaggressions: Their Effects On Mental And Physical Health (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this session, guest speaker Jaena Alabi will present a brief history of racial microaggressions research, focusing on the negative mental and physical health outcomes associated with experiencing subtle racism.  Strategies for mitigating the negative effects of racial microaggressions, such as incorporating cultural competence into one’s practice of librarianship, will also be shared.

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