Free Library Continuing Education Events for February



site logoThe February 2018 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 84 great offerings. Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers.

View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

Here are the events for February 1-2, all times MST:

Thursday, Feb 1 (9-10 am)
Going Digital (Lyrasis)
Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)
A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)
Join us for a live webcast featuring the finalists for the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Register now to learn a bit about these fantastic titles; hear from the authors and editors about their research, writing and decision-making processes; and glean some insights into how publishers select engaging and enduring nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which will take place shortly before the award announcement at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)
How to Get Donors to a Yes – Revenue Boosting New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers (Bloomerang)
Ready to raise more money in 2018?  If you want to work smarter, not harder, join our special guest, Rachel Muir, CFRE. She’s eliminating the mystery, myths, and guesswork out of your fundraising.  What do the best fundraisers do differently? Who are the top performers and what’s the secret to their success? Learn their strategies, tips and tools that you can put into effect immediately!
For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)
Tech Trends 2018 (IdealWare)
It’s now possible to buy a cup of coffee using Bitcoin, but does digital currency have any effect on your nonprofit? Self-driving cars are starting to appear on the streets and artificial intelligence in our homes, but should nonprofits even bother getting up to speed on these emerging technologies when many organizations aren’t even in the cloud yet? In this look at tech trends, our panelists will tackle these topics and answer audience questions while focusing on what’s worth our attention and what practical steps we can take to prepare for the future.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)
Beyond the SEA: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
As libraries and library organizations engage in more diversity initiatives, how is the conversation around diversity, inclusion, and equity taking shape? What is left unsaid when these conversations take place? This session will challenge attendees to unpack, rethink and reframe the diversity conversation. The presenter will share findings from a content analysis project of academic library diversity plans, provide a brief overview of critical race scholarship in the field, and challenge attendees to think critically about current library rhetoric around diversity.
For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)
CopyTalk: copyright librarian starter kit (ALA District Dispatch)
Many librarians are finding themselves in the position of being the local copyright expert. Some of these librarians are professionals who applied for a formal copyright librarian posting. However, other librarians are tasked with taking on copyright, to fill a growing yet unclear need in their organization, while retaining their other job responsibilities.The purpose of this webinar is to help other incoming copyright librarians know what to expect, and to prepare them with a basic knowledge base of user needs to ease into them into their new role. This CopyTalk will provide specific guidance, and include “hands-on” best practices.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/01/copytalk-copyright-librarian-starter-kit/

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1:30)
Building a Grant-Writing Framework for Success (TechSoup)
Learn how to apply a successful grantwriting framework to plan your grant applications so they tell a strong story.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Thursday, Feb 1 (6-7 pm)
Improving School Librarian Evaluation (Association for Educational Communications and Technology/School Media and Technology Division)
In the State of Georgia, a consortium of school librarianship leaders collaborated to develop the School Librarian Evaluation Instrument (SLEI), based on guidelines from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The SLEI clarifies the school librarian role for school librarians and administrators.The SLEI was piloted with six schools in Cobb County Schools (Georgia) during the ’16-’17 school year, and fully implemented in all schools during ’17-’18. Through partnerships with Dr. Phyllis Snipes, the SLEI Consortium, the Cobb County Schools HR department, and the Cobb Media Leaders Team, the SLEI implementation has helped library media specialists and evaluators better understand the impact of library media programs on student success. The panelists will share their perspectives on the need for the instrument, its implementation in Georgia school districts, and the future plans for the SLEI.
For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2noqFIF

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