Free Library Continuing Education Events for March

Feb 28, 2018

site logoThe March 2018 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 96 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.

New this month, the WSL Database of the Month webinar will be pre-recorded to view “At Your Leisure.” We’re also featuring other on-demand training videos—check the sidebar on the calendar.

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

Thursday, Mar 1 (10-11 am)
The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of High Performance Teams (American Management Association)
In most companies, up to eighty percent of employees are working in teams. And yet, most teams are nowhere near as effective as they could be. They’re often divided by tensions, if not outright dissension, and dysfunctional teams drain employees’ energy, enthusiasm and creativity. Learn proven tactics managers can use to build cohesive, productive teams, despite the distractions and challenges every business is facing.
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Thursday, Mar 1 (10:30-11:30 am)
Study Skills 1: Research and Note-taking Skills (Center on Technology and Disability)
This event is the first of a 3-part series focusing on assistive technology for study skills. Researching and taking notes is an important activity central to the academic lives of many teens and adults. This webinar for parents begins with a discussion of the purpose of note-taking and useful strategies to employ. Tools include a range of technology supports for taking notes while listening to information and instruction, taking notes while reading, and organizing the information. Demonstrations will include a smart pen, audio recording apps, research tools, and mind mapping.
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Thursday, Mar 1 (11-12pm)
The OER Landscape: An Introduction (Montana State University Library)
An overview of Open Educational Resources (OERs), the broader Open Access context that supports them, and some of the issues that are driving their adoption and creation, such as efforts to reduce costs for students and supporting student success. The many benefits as well as challenges to their use and creation will be discussed. You will see specific examples of successful OER implementations and approaches on academic campuses around the nation. We will look at a few OER repositories and links to other OER resources. Plus, there will be plenty of time available for Q&A at the end.
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Thursday, Mar 1 (11-12 pm)
What are Simple Development Systems and How Can They Help You? (Bloomerang)
Are you dizzily reeling from golf outings to 5K runs to galas to a holiday concert to…Casino Night? Does your fundraising consist of Amazon Smile, local restaurant nights and a “dear friend” year-end fundraising letter? Are you constantly engaged in “spray and pray” fundraising, looking to see what sticks? Join us for Simple Development Systems where you’ll discover a road-map to creating sustainable fundraising revenue throughout the year.
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Thursday, Mar 1 (11-12 pm)
6 Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)
People love infographics—but should your nonprofit love them enough to create them? Join us as we discuss the role infographics play in a healthy communications mix.
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Thursday, Mar 1 (12-1 pm)
Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students (ALA District Dispatch)
We are excited to offer our next CopyTalk webinar about teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective.Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course, give examples of lesson plans, show general progress of students enrolled in the class, and share what worked and what did not.
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Friday, Mar 2 (12-1 pm)
Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading list for readers grades K-12! (Booklist)
The future is female and whether it’s events like #ShePersisted or the Women’s March, by all accounts the future is now. Join Booklist editor Maggie Reagan and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion of books for young readers featuring strong, inspiring women, both new and old.
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Friday, Mar 2 (12-1:30 pm)
NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)
This free session provides an overview of the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. The instructors will talk about the application process, provide tips for crafting a narrative, and answer any questions you have about applying for the grant.
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