Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 7



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 7 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Tuesday, Sep 8 (11-12:30 pm)
Race, Power, and Curation: Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection Launch Event (Digital Public Library of America)
The event will feature a keynote by Dorothy Berry, the Digital Collections Program Manager at Houghton Library, Harvard University, on the importance of curating Black Collections and centering Black Stories intentionally during this transitory period of American history, as well as other speakers.

Tuesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)
Love Letters: Romantic Reads for Your Shelf (Booklist)
Who needs dating when you have books? Allow us to make the introductions to some dreamy titles that are sure to make you swoon from Sourcebooks, HarperCollins Publishers, and Macmillan Library! Plus, we’ll hear from collection development librarian Beth Atwater and author and librarian Amy Alessio, rounding this out to be the best date ever!

Tuesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)
Nonprofit Cybersecurity: Tools to Get Started (IdealWare)
As IT has become an increasingly important dimension of nonprofits’ core operations, the dangers that IT security holes pose to non-profits has also risen dramatically, and continues to do so each day.  In this webinar, the Lead of Tech Impact’s Security Team will outline the most common classes of IT-based threats that the non-profit community faces, and discuss strategies and tools for reducing the risk that any given organization might face from these threats.

Tuesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)
Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers – leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

Tuesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)
Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)
Visual storytelling provides one of the earliest building blocks for helping young minds make sense of their emotions and surroundings. Join this webcast for a preview into the colorful and candid world of picture books, spanning timeless educational concepts to stories of loss and hope.

Tuesday, Sep 8 (1-2 pm)
Helping Students Succeed During COVID-19 (Infopeople)
This webinar will examine how public libraries across the country are helping students, their parents, and teachers succeed in the new world of distance learning. We will look at popular educational websites and reading resources as well as examples of videos designed to help Spanish-language speakers access the library’s resources. We will also discuss how one library continues to provide class visits during stay-at-home and will learn about “pandemic pods.” We will even share how some libraries are helping families deal with food insecurity due to school closures.

Wednesday, Sep 9 (11-12 pm)
Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2) (Bloomerang)
Our nation is now engaged in protests and conversations about critical issues. These are conversations that nonprofit executives and board leaders need to be a part of. These conversations are long overdue, and we cannot give in to our discomfort and allow this opportunity to fade away. This is a movement not a moment, we know that you have questions, ideas, and concerns. What is the nonprofit’s board’s leadership role and what can you do?

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-12:45 pm)
Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
September is National Preparedness Month. Join us to learn about Grey Literature and how it can be helpful during evolving situations. What is Grey Literature? How do you find it? And how can it help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery? This session will introduce participants to the concept of Grey Literature, its uses and resources for finding it. This session will also include a live demonstration of one resource for finding Grey Literature related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-1 pm)
Simple Strategic Planning Training (State Library of North Carolina)
Training participants will be introduced to: The importance of strategic planning; Simple strategies for leading a strategic planning process; and Techniques for effectively implementing a strategic plan.

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-1 pm)
Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)
From action-packed manga, thrilling sci-fi/fantasy and hero-led humor, this season’s graphic novels releases will not disappoint! Join our panel of insiders who will share new and upcoming titles – and some beloved series and sequels – to dazzle your shelves.

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-1 pm)
An Outrage: Hosting a Virtual Scholar-Led Screening and Discussion (Programming Librarian)
The nationwide uprising for racial justice could spur fundamental shifts in how Americans remember and reckon with the past. Join us to learn how your library can play a constructive role by hosting a virtual film screening and discussion program.

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-1:30 pm)
Basics of Collection Photography (Connecting to Collections Care)
Accurate photography is essential for preservation, access, and care of collections. This webinar is an introduction to basic practices for collection photography. This webinar aims to give participants the tools needed to: Set up or improve a photography space; Select equipment, tools, and software; Capture images; Select archival file formats; Record metadata; Recognize and address common issues when photographic collections.

Wednesday, Sep 9 (1-2 pm)
Online and Face-to-Face – They Want Me to do What? Thriving in a Blended Learning Classroom (AbleNet)
Universal Design for Learning is a powerful approach to personalized learning for all students. But how do we know what tools are the most useful? In this interactive session, we will showcase top digital tools for the inclusive classroom, then engage in practical dialogue around easy implementation options.

Wednesday, Sep 9 (1-2 pm)
Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Firespring)
When it comes to running your organization, most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible. Donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their gift actually goes toward the “cause.” Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission.

Wednesday, Sep 9 (1-2 pm)
Trauma-Informed Nonprofit Leadership (NonProfit Hub)
Now more than ever, the people in your organization are likely to experience traumatic events that may affect their performance at work. This interactive session applies the lessons of trauma-informed teaching to leadership & management. To help people feel at ease while doing their best, managers must understand what trauma is, learn about its neurological effects, and identify how people struggling with trauma “show up.” Attend this webinar to learn how to successfully lead, teach, and work with trauma-impacted colleagues in a post-COVID environment.

Thursday, Sep 10 (9-10 am)
Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

Thursday, Sep 10 (11-12 pm)
Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)
Join us as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans for your organizations. The webinar will provide techniques and approaches to having practical conversations critical to organizational decision making, while also providing analytical tools to assist in gauging the risks to your income and the flexibility of your expenses.

Thursday, Sep 10 (11-12 pm)
Integrating Assistive Technology into Virtual Instruction for Struggling Readers (edWeb.net)
This edWebinar will explore ways to integrate assistive technology (AT) into virtual instruction that can benefit struggling readers in their general education classes as well as their special education services. The session will discuss the difference between instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) and focus on several devices and apps that both general educators and specialists can incorporate into their virtual instruction to enhance their students’ learning.

Thursday, Sep 10 (12-1 pm)
Disney Publishing Worldwide Preview (Booklist)
Join Booklist and Disney Publishing Worldwide for this special preview, featuring titles from fall, winter, and spring lists. Also in this program, attendees will hear from Rick Riordan Presents authors—J. C. Cervantes (THE SHADOW CROSSER), Kwame Mbalia (TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD), Tehlor Kay Mejia (PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE RIVER OF TEARS), and Sarwat Chadda (CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD)—as well as Disney authors—J. J. Gilbert (THE MOUSE WATCH), Alyssa Moon (DELPHINE AND THE SILVER NEEDLE), Emma Theriault (THE QUEEN’S COUNCIL: REBEL ROSE), and Estelle Laure (CITY OF VILLAINS). Each panel of authors will discuss their writing experience, upcoming books, and participate in a brief Q&A led by Stephanie Lurie, editor of Rick Riordan Presents, and Julia Smith, Books for Youth senior editor at Booklist.

Thursday, Sep 10 (12-1 pm)
Creating Virtual Classroom Experiences using Microlearning (InSync Training)
Would your learners benefit from virtual training served up in small pieces? Are you ready to move out of long slideshow presentations and engage your learners with content they can and WANT to use after the event is over? Microlearning can be the perfect solution under these conditions. Move from a ‘slides and guides’ approach to virtual classroom design to a practical, immediately valuable approach. When you incorporate the tools you want employees to use on the job into your virtual classroom design, everyone wins.

Thursday, Sep 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Pharmaceutical Research Sources Available for COVID-19 (Federal Depository Library Program)
This session will provide an overview of pharmaceutical research from Government sources and other freely available sources for the virus SARS-CoV-2 and the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Friday, Sep 11 (12-1 pm)
Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict”—to walk into it and effectively handle it—rather than avoid it.

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