Free Online Learning Opportunities for April 2021

It’s no joke! The Wyoming State Library has curated another fabulous list of free online training opportunities!

 

* Supporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) Thursday, April 1 (10-1 pm) The Future Ready Technology Leaders™ summit is a free, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for leaders who are interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/event/supporting-learning-in-a-new-age-for-technology-leaders/

*Penguin Random House Book & Author Festival (Library Journal) Tuesday, April 6 (8am-3 pm). For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

*Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium – April 8-9 (Network of the National Library of Medicine) For more information and to register, visit: https://news.nnlm.gov/mcr/responding-to-the-covid-19-infodemic-an-nnlm-virtual-symposium-april-8-9/

*Teaching Technology in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission) Thursday, Apr 15 (12-4 pm) Tuesday, Apr 27 (12-4 pm) In this workshop, you will learn new ways to figure out which technology and digital skills people need to learn, and how to design a learning experience that really works. The process of Teaching Technology in the Library has been broken down into six steps to help you get started. There are plenty of resources available to inspire ideas or share directly with patrons in this curated collection of Digital Skills Clusters. Those Clusters will complement several of the activities we will do during the workshop. By the end of the workshop, you will have developed a plan for a new library service offering you can start implementing immediately. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

*Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) Thursday, April 15 (10-1 pm) The Creating Future Ready Schools® Workshop will dive deeply into the Future Ready Framework, the five-step planning process, and the tools and resources available to you and your district to create an innovative learning environment for students. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/frsworkshop/

 

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO) https://connect.ebsco.com/s/all-videos?language=en_US   . Just type Explora into the search and hit enter to learn how Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.

Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association) http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/copytalk . CopyTalk is a series of webinars on specific copyright topics that include orphan works, mass digitization, international copyright developments, pending and recent copyright court cases, the copyright implications of new technologies, and more.

Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived . Libraries have quickly pivoted in the last several months to moving their programs and events to a virtual environment. The early months were about figuring out “the how” and getting new routines in place. Now it is time to find meaningful ways to evaluate and assess the success of what we are offering. How does program success in a virtual world differ from in person programs and events? What data should we collect? How do we get feedback? These questions and more will be explored in this webinar.

How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research) https://patternresearch.com/programs/how-to-improve-your-workplace-when-you-are-not-the-boss/ . It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction) https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/lunch-at-the-library.html . For too many children and teens, summer is a time of hunger and learning loss. Libraries offer the perfect environment to combat childhood hunger and obesity while preventing summer learning loss by offering free, healthy lunch to kids through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Join us for this webinar to learn about the tools and practical tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and incorporating lunches into your summer reading program. Even if you’ve been offering summer lunches for years, you’ll come away inspired and ready to plan.

 

ADVOCACY

Apr 20: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople)

Apr 1: Technology Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

Apr 6: Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

Apr 14: How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 20: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Apr 8: Proactive Interventions and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (AbleNet)

Apr 14: How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

BOARDS

Apr 1: The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

Apr 14: Planning an Exit Strategy for a Board Member (Network for Good)

Apr 30:  Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards (Nonprofit Hub)

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)  

Apr 8: How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)

Apr 13: Gaslighting in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Apr 13: Surviving and Thriving with Bad Bosses (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO)

At Your Leisure: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 7: Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 19: Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 20: What’s Best for My Collection? New Approaches to Environmental Monitoring (Connecting to Collections Care)

Apr 20: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Apr 29: How Should We Index This Image? (Library of Congress)

Apr 29: Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

COMMUNICATION

Apr 6: Creating Energized Web Content: Telling Customers Your Story (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

Apr 14: How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)

Apr 1: FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 7: Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Apr 7: What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 13: Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

Apr 14: How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 15: Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Apr 21: Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice (Candid Learning)

Apr 21: Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 22: Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management (Charity Village)

Apr 28: Mental Maintenance (Indiana State Library)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 6: Elevating Women in Science (Springer Nature)

Apr 7: What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 8: Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

Apr 13: From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 15: Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 15: Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 19: Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 29: Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Allyship in Early Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

FUNDRAISING

Apr 1: The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

Apr 6: How to Defeat Fundraising’s Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

Apr 7: Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)

Apr 7: 5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)

Apr 8: State of the Sector, Part 2: Checking in on 2021 (Charity Village)

Apr 8: Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine (Bloomerang)

Apr 14: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Apr 19: When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Apr 22: Best Practice Solutions for Recurring Donor Acquisition Mysteries (Bloomerang)

Apr 28: Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association)

Apr 6: Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 27: Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

Apr 7: An Intro to Financials for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Apr 13: Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

Apr 15: Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Apr 7: Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Apr 7: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

Apr 9: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 13: Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Apr 13: Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

Apr 14: Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 21: Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

Apr 27: Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

Apr 28: Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople)

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Apr 7: Beyond Books: Salt Lake City Library Creates a Community Garden (SirsiDynix)

Apr 13: Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 19: Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Apr 20: Let’s Get Digital: How to Bring Your Programs Online (Colorado State Library)

Apr 21: Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 20: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

REFERENCE

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 7: Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 13: From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 14: Finding Valuable Scientific, Technical, and Business Information by Using Technical Reports Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 21: New in Version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and What Is Coming in the 3.4 Release (U.S. Census Bureau)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO)

*Apr 1:  Supporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

*Apr 15: Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 1: Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 6: Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior (edWeb.net)

Apr 6: Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 6: Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Course for Educators (edWeb.net)

Apr 6: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kate Messner (Follett)

Apr 7: Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

Apr 7: Amplifying Engagement with Gamification (Mackin)

Apr 8: Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

Apr 13: Social Media 101: Keys to Reaching Your Entire School Community (School Library Journal)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 13: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association for School Librarians)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

Apr 15: Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 19: Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Apr 21: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Max Brallier (Follett)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Apr 21: Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Apr 28: Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

Apr 29: Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Apr 29: Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

At Your Leisure: Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association)

Apr 7: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 15: What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

Apr 21: Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Apr 22: Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

Apr 27: Digital Backpack Workshops: Adapting to students’ needs (iSchool @ UW-Madiston)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 7: Making the Most of Your Volunteer Program (Infopeople)

Apr 8: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 15: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 29: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

When it comes to saving and investing, the best time to start or freshen up your strategy is always now. Join us to discuss tactical and practical approaches to growing, budgeting, and understanding your finances.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edsurge.com/e

 

Thursday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Technology Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

For many nonprofits, this is a busy time of budgeting for the coming Fiscal Year. We want to help you with the arduous task of technology planning and budgeting for your nonprofit. We all know that the effective use of technology can improve efficiencies, help better deliver on your mission, and spawn innovation.  As technology advances, so should your IT budget.

For more information  and to register, visit: https://techimpact.org/events/

 

Thursday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

You have set a goal towards fundraising, but you struggle to engage your board with the mission of your organization. Often, there is frustration and overwhelm coming from a team that does not know how to solve the organization’s issues. This problem is affecting how your nonprofit delivers its mission. If you are ready to turn your board around and increase their comfort level with fundraising, then this webinar is for you!

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Join GPO staff for this webinar, and learn about these various services, including alterations to FDLP shipments and claims, educational offerings, guidance for materials handling and unplanned access restrictions, library signage and face masks, the COVID-19 Toolkit, COVID-related FDLP LibGuides, and an upcoming repository for COVID best practices and lessons learned. This webinar will serve as a precursor to the COVID-19 Recovery & Beyond Open Forum taking place during the spring 2021 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting on April 21.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Thursday, Apr 1 (1-2 pm)

Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

As we continue remote instruction and think about returning to brick-and-mortar next year, we must consider how we can support digital comfort for all learners regardless of their identity, language, ability, or access. In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will introduce participants to various tech tools and educational resources to ensure techquity in their virtual, remote, or hybrid classrooms.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sdlback.com/webinar-series

 

Thursday, Apr 1 (6-7 pm)

Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Looking for engaging lab activities? Try citizen science! In this educator webinar, we’ll share citizen science projects that can serve as lab activities across diverse learning environments!

For more information and to register, visit: https://scistarter.org/citizen-science-month-educator-webinar-series-1-ci

 

Saturday, Apr 3 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

An introduction to the fundamentals of coding. Teens will create interactive games and stories while developing basic programming skills. This workshop is designed for teens with all levels of coding experience.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (9-10 am)

Elevating Women in Science (Springer Nature)

Join a researcher, librarian and a head of publishing to hear what librarians can do to encourage diversity and inclusion in learning and researching, and what mentor programs and initiatives they can introduce to elevate the next generation of female scientists.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

Libraries were central to helping people be counted in the 2020 Census. Now, learn how to make the data count for your library and community! This free webinar will introduce you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing, and using census data for planning and decision-making. Resources and tools for searching basic census sources will also be covered. You will hear from librarians who have offered data literacy programs at their libraries to reach multiple audiences, including small businesses and entrepreneurs, local historians, students, and nonprofits and government agencies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/39ckMqD

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Join Booklist on April 6, 2021, at 1 PM CT for a free, one-hour webinar that will help your patrons find books that will help boost students’ educational development. We’ll hear from DK, Rourke Educational Media, and Scholastic Library Publishing about titles that will be perfect recommendations for homeschooling patrons. Plus, we’ll also hear from author Deborah Rinio about her recent book, STEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners (AASL Standards-Based Learning Series). Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

This webinar will introduce you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing, and using census data for planning and decision making. Resources and tools for searching basic census sources will also be covered. You will hear from librarians who have offered data literacy programs at their libraries to reach multiple audiences, including small businesses and entrepreneurs, local historians, students, and nonprofits and government agencies.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Creating Energized Web Content: Telling Customers Your Story (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

This fast-moving webinar will provide ready-to-use strategies to create customer-engaging content for your website by using your passion for business to drive your content creation. A website is a necessity for business today, but it can’t just be a static billboard. Unfortunately creating and freshening web content is time-consuming, challenging, and a task we can easily put off. In this webinar, you will learn quick tips to keep your content fresh, make your website attractive to search engines, and gain customer engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wyomingsbdc.org/training/

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior (edWeb.net)

“We were never born to read” is the opening of Dr. Maryanne Wolf’s much-lauded book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. In this edWebinar, Dr. Wolf will address how the human brain has evolved over time to make sense of words on a page, weaving a tapestry of research from neuroscience, linguistics, and cognitive psychology. She will delve into dyslexia, what it is, whether we can predict it before a child fails to learn to read, what the role of empathy is, and how we can use our knowledge of the reading brain and dyslexia to teach all readers. Dr. Wolf will also discuss her research on how a digital culture is changing who we are as readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

How to Defeat Fundraising’s Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://firespring.com/webinars/

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

Copyright can seem intimidating, but understanding the basics of Fair Use can help you navigate the ins and outs of using copyrighted materials. This interactive presentation will go over what questions to ask when using the four fair use factors to evaluate use of materials. We will then practice with library scenarios and a few taken from news headlines.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (2-3 pm)

Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Course for Educators (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar will assist school personnel in recognizing signs of child sex trafficking among the students they work with and provide the necessary tools to report suspicions of child sex trafficking. Educators will also learn how to provide students with online safety skills and assist parents with their concerns regarding online behavior of students and potentially unsafe situations. With increased online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this information is critical in helping school personnel protect their students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Tuesday, Apr 6 (2-3 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kate Messner (Follett)

Hear beloved educator/author Kate Messner discuss tips on how to bring the fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels from the History Smashers series books into the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (8-9 am)

Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Working patrons sometimes struggle with getting to the library before we close. By implementing an after hours pick up service you can now offer the freedom to pick up materials on the patron’s schedule instead of the library schedule. Learn how using a set of lockers and specialty locks can allow you to provide convenient pick-up times at your library for less than $1,000. Materials, processes, and our lessons learned will be shared.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (9-10 am)

An Intro to Financials for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

This webinar will go over the basic and more advanced financial statement review for nonprofits. We will understand the purpose of each report as well as understand the highlights that a critical eye from a financially savvy donor or board member will see. After this webinar, you will be able to understand how to look at reports and realize when things just look “off”.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (11-12 pm)

Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce select historical and contemporary sources of U.S. Treasury content available on the open web; publicly-available textual and data sources covered will include press releases, annual reports, rates of exchange, fiscal statements, and sanctions-related repositories.

For more information and to register,visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (11-12 pm)

Beyond Books: Salt Lake City Library Creates a Community Garden (SirsiDynix)

“The Plot” in Salt Lake City, Utah is a community garden that serves as an extension of the city library, allowing patrons to learn sustainable ways of gardening, grow their own plants, and cultivate an appreciation for community resources. Join Garden Coordinator Rikki Longino as they share how “The Plot” has uplifted the community by offering avenues for creativity and innovation. Get ready to explore: The story behind creating “The Plot”; Ways it has impacted patrons and community members; and ideas for implementing your own community garden.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2021-04/

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2jta7htk

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

A new nationally representative survey conducted by the EdWeek Research Center finds low-income students and Black students were more likely than their wealthy or white peers to say that their school no longer offered mental health services after the pandemic. Moreover, while an overwhelming majority of educators at both remote and in-person school reported bullying has declined since the pandemic, less than half of remote students and roughly 1 in 4 in-person and hybrid-learning students say there is less bullying and harassment since the pandemic began. Join Education Week and the EdWeek Research Center as we dig into the data and discuss the implications for students, teachers, and school leaders.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/events/webinars

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

How can you tell what is trustworthy and not on the internet? In this webinar, Michael Spikes of Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy will discuss how to navigate the current media landscape.

For more information and to register, visit: https://programminglibrarian.org/learn

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1:30 pm)

What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

What do we know about typical child development? What do we know about the individual children in our care and classrooms right now? What do we know about their families and their cultures? Early childhood practitioners who are familiar with the three core considerations of developmentally appropriate practice, as outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, will recognize these questions as those that should guide our decision making for our interactions and programs. But what role should these questions play in our decision-making regarding staff dress codes? Join this free webinar by Heather Bernt-Santy to explore the boundaries of culturally inclusive dress code policies with the lens of DAP.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (1-1:45 pm)

5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)

Join us for this 45-minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar where we will show you the top 5 reasons why direct mail is important in helping you reach your fundraising goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (1-2 pm)

Making the Most of Your Volunteer Program (Infopeople)

In this one-hour webinar, we will touch on the importance of investing in volunteers in the first place. Next, we’ll look at putting together a strategy which includes planning, setting expectations, communicating, building relationships, and training. Finally, we’ll cover how to evaluate staff time so that you will be able to maximize volunteer efficiency at your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Wednesday, Apr 7 (2-3 pm)

Amplifying Engagement with Gamification (Mackin)

Are you interested in ways to ‘level up’ your student engagement? In this webinar we will explore some of the research and reasons why you might introduce gamification and play to your learning environment. We will also discuss strategies for weaving gamification into your current instruction in practical ways that work for you using the new MackinMaker Gamified Kits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

 

Thursday, Apr 8 (10-11 am)

Proactive Interventions and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (AbleNet)

Children with autism spectrum disorders frequently experience significant behavioral problems due to their anxiety and stress levels and transition-related difficulties. The pandemic and its impact on how the student received instruction – in-person or virtually or a hybrid model – could have further aggravated the situation. This session will present proactive intervention techniques and carefully crafted and personalized support tools and tips to create a supportive learning environment for students with ASD.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/

 

Thursday, Apr 8 (11-11:45 am)

How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)

Whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran fundraiser, Robin will show you how to build a passionate personal brand that elevates your presence authentically, and what you need to emphasize about your skills and achievements to get noticed.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Thursday, Apr 8 (11-12 pm)

State of the Sector, Part 2: Checking in on 2021 (Charity Village)

As we move forward into year two of the pandemic, we’re reconvening our panel from December’s State of the Sector webinar to take a pulse check on how the sector is holding up and managing through. In this session, Imagine Canada’s President & CEO, Bruce MacDonald, will facilitate a panel discussion featuring Mary Barroll of CharityVillage, Paul Nazareth of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), Paula Speevak of Volunteer Canada, and Sandra Sualim from AFP Toronto and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Foundation. Panelists will discuss how the implications of 2020 have carried over into 2021 as well as new trends that have developed this year, while looking ahead to what a post-pandemic recovery might mean.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/learning-centre/webinars/

 

Thursday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Integrating skills-based volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars

 

Thursday, Apr 8 (1-2 pm)

Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine (Bloomerang)

This workshop will be led by the CEO of Big Duck, Sarah Durham on how nonprofit communicators and marketers reach and engage their organization’s target audiences. This session will focus on identifying who your audiences are, how to prioritize them, and other elements key to developing a smart communications strategy. We will also talk about how to manage in a crisis or unpredictable time (such as this) versus building a longer-term engagement practice.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Apr 8 (3-4 pm)

Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

This presentation comes at a particularly challenging time in contemporary American life. With content for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, along with resources for principals, school librarians and curriculum leaders, this edWebinar will use media and specially developed lesson plans from WNET’s Mission US interactive game Prisoner in My Homeland, the PBS Asian Americans series, Unladylike2020, and other PBS and WNET-produced materials to help teachers answer students’ questions and contextualize current events through a broader understanding of Asian American history.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Friday, Apr 9 (10-12 pm)

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This “train the trainer” class is designed to help library staff assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for helping older adults find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website older adult-friendly; plan library programs on health topics; and explore some recommended health websites for older adults.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (10-11 am)

Gaslighting in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation meant to cause a person to doubt their perception of reality and understanding of a situation. Gaslighting happens frequently in the workplace and is ultimately about exerting power and control over a person. It can be done by a colleague, boss, companion, or anyone in a position of power. This course brings awareness to workplace gaslighting and provides tools to help protect against this form of harassment that can result in demotivating employees or volunteers and disrupting the nonprofit mission.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (11-12 pm)

Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

The pandemic has emphasized the need for our organizations to work with partners to reach patrons. Furthermore, 2020 has highlighted the ability to develop partnerships beyond our traditional communities and introduce patrons to resources across the globe. During the last year, in my role as the Education Coordinator of a children’s museum, I have used traditional library skills to increase museum partnerships over 200% and network with libraries and cultural institutions well beyond my state. These relationships have moved beyond professional networking and have allowed me to fill in gaps left by virtual programming. This webinar will offer a helpful guide to other institutions with similar needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Social Media 101: Keys to Reaching Your Entire School Community (School Library Journal)

Now, even as schools transition back to in-person instruction, social media remains a vital channel for getting the word out – especially when it comes to your school library! But navigating all the different platforms and finding the right voice for each can be challenging – which is why we’re here to help! In this webinar, Caroline Carr, a Library Media Specialist and bona fide Twitter expert will join Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist and social media graphics whiz from OverDrive to lead a crash course on how to become your best social media self. Attendees will walk away ready and excited to take to the web and put what they’ve learned into practice in their own districts – you won’t want to miss it!

For mor e information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Booklist is celebrating all things middle grade with a special author panel on Tuesday, April 13 at 1 PM CT! Join us as we chat with Sharon Draper, author of OUT OF MY HEART (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing); Barbara Dee, author of VIOLETS ARE BLUE (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing); Kelly Jones, author of HAPPILY FOR NOW (Random House Children’s Books); and Kwame Mbalia, editor of BLACK BOY JOY: 17 STORIES CELEBRATING BLACK BOYHOOD (Random House Children’s Books). Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Surviving and Thriving with Bad Bosses (GovLoop)

Bad supervisors can make or break your job satisfaction. Whether a micromanager, an authoritarian, or simply missing in action, bad bosses can ruin not only your day but your career, too. How do you actually manage a bad boss? Join GovLoop and NextGen for an interactive discussion to learn best practices and insights on how to manage up effectively and when to leave a bad work environment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

With recent events highlighting specific issues and challenges around racism in the U.S., libraries have started asking questions about how to transform themselves into anti-racist institutions. In this session, we will focus on anti-racism as action, rather than using the word anti-racist as an identity. Can changing how we define organizational culture in library workplaces be an example of anti-racist action? We will take a critical look at how certain hallmarks of white supremacist culture inform our notions of professionalism and workplace norms. These commonly accepted norms can actually contribute to low morale, the prevalence of microaggressions, retention issues, etc. This session will present specific actions to resist these norms, which libraries can then implement to create more equitable workplaces.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (1-2 pm)

Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

The mental health impacts of the pandemic are taking a toll on our communities, often compounding the physical and emotional effects of trauma experienced by many, including library patrons and staff. With increased understanding of mental health and trauma-informed care, library staff can be better prepared to provide unbiased service to those struggling to find help, information, and support. Join this webinar to learn how libraries can be better prepared to respond using the principles of trauma-informed care, and how Mental Health First Aid can equip staff with the knowledge and confidence to communicate with compassion, even in difficult situations. Learn ways to apply a trauma-informed approach to library services, internal and external policies and practices, and how to build connections with other community providers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (2-3 pm)

Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

A newly published report, Together Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries(link is external), highlights a few of the many examples of high-quality interactive learning happening in libraries across the State. The report shares insights from a survey conducted with library staff, as well as interviews with library leaders across the state; these findings from the field are connected to academic research on social-emotional and cognitive development. This webinar will discuss key components of interactive learning, the research-backed value of play, the role of social-emotional development, and priorities related to the training of library staff.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Tuesday, Apr 13 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association for School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/townhall

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (9-10 am)

Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Learn how a rural library partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a pilot telehealth program. In rural communities, libraries often have the fastest internet connection in town together with digital literacy to assist users. Rural Americans face health inequities that result in worse health care outcomes than their peers in more populated areas. The presentation will include a discussion of logistics, and the role of health and digital literacy in telehealth.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://nnlm.gov/class/telehealth-rural-public-libraries/31087

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (10-11 am)

How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

During this session, you will learn: How customer feedback can help drive your existing training and development initiatives; How to convert a customer service survey into a coaching strategy; How to use engagement studies and assessments to create a Culture of Coaching within your organization; How to convert an employee assessment into a coaching strategy; How you can enable your employees to coauthor their training and empower your managers to become partners and DRIVERS in the Training & Development process! and much more…

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (10-11 am)

Planning an Exit Strategy for a Board Member (Network for Good)

Join speaker Alyssa Wright during this webinar as we discuss how to identify disconnected or poorly matched board members, craft a plan of action and help create a mutual exit strategy that doesn’t impact the overall culture of your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (11-12 pm)

Finding Valuable Scientific, Technical, and Business Information by Using Technical Reports Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will explore the realm of technical reports – the results of scientific, engineering, and business research done by Government agency in-house experts and consultants. A report can include analysis, recommendations, and a detailed executive summary of a timely issue, emerging topic, or critical problem.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (11-12 pm)

Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

This presentation will offer thoughtful discussion about the healing power of stories, and the messages they teach our youth for coping. It will provide examples of titles, for both children and young adults, that afford a variety of mental health benefits, supporting issues of trauma, self-esteem, identity, loss, anxiety, etc. Librarians have long championed literacy and the power of reading for our youth. Following this presentation, participants will have tangible ideas and language to use as they continue their advocacy for young readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Learn how the library works as a media creator and how library workers can discover their voice through media creation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://programminglibrarian.org/learn

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (12-1:30 pm)

How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

Have you ever wondered whether people will be able to understand and use your letters, notices, fact sheets, or other documents? Usability testing isn’t only for websites. Come work with Dr. Ginny Redish and learn three techniques for quick and easy ways to test documents’ usability: paraphrase, plus/minus, and task-based.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (1-2 pm)

Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar is for early childhood educators who are looking to use popular pieces of children’s literature to help young learners strengthen their critical-thinking skills and increase their sense of wonder, discovery and exploration. Story Time STEM gives you the teaching tools, ideas and strategies you’ll need to explore creative ways to teach STEM through the medium of children’s literature.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Apr 14 (1-2 pm)

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://firespring.com/webinars/

 

Thursday, Apr 15 (9-10 am)

Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Hemsley Fraser. Your hosts, Ian Klein, vice president, solution architect, and Ben Clarke, head of Hemsley Fraser U.S. will provide insights on: The top soft skills and leadership traits needed for business success; Key considerations and best practices for delivering virtual leadership development programs; Creating virtual upskilling and reskilling programs that align with company goals and engage learners; And  why adopting an Agile approach to organizational learning is key.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

Thursday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars

 

Thursday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

This webinar will review best practices for hybrid learning on challenges such as concurrent teaching, scheduling, relationship building, equitable learning environments, and use of technology, with a special look at how to make the shift from mostly hybrid to fully in-person instruction, and from fully remote to hybrid, as smooth as possible.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/events/webinars

 

Thursday, Apr 15 (12-1:30 pm)

Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Children should be assessed in the context of their daily routines and activities as they engage with familiar materials through an asset frame. Unfortunately, there is evidence that children of color, especially Black children, are often assessed as less cognitively, linguistically, and socially astute than their peers. There is a need to transform child assessments as an equity tool to support children in a racially-affirming and holistic way. This means interrogating the content, purpose, and goals of the assessments, and the role of adults’ biases, behaviors, and the learning environment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

 

Thursday, Apr 15 (1-2 pm)

Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Are you working to build an inclusive literacy classroom for all students? In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will discuss potential challenges that might exist as teachers try to diversify their classroom literature. We will review strategies for incorporating diverse texts and examine a planning tool that can help teachers to create inclusive reading experiences for students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sdlback.com/webinar-series

 

Monday, Apr 19 (10-11 am)

When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Making ‘the ask’ can be a tricky dance. You might be thinking…” am I going to offend someone by asking?” “Do they even care about our cause?” We answer those questions and MORE in this webinar, including: 5 questions to ask potential major donors; Our formula to an irresistible invitation to drive more donations; 4 common mistakes to avoid when asking for donations; How to not feel like you are begging for money — instead, make giving invitations that people are eager to hear.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars

 

Monday, Apr  19 (12-1 pm)

Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Looking for a way to engage students in environmental education that works equally well in a virtual or in-person format? NEEF will teach educators about citizen science through a webinar co-hosted with SciStarter, an online citizen science hub. The webinar will walk viewers through the process of creating, developing, and implementing a citizen science project.

For more information and to register, visit: https://scistarter.org/events

 

Monday, Apr 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us as we hear from two presenters about the importance of buying high-quality books by, for, and about indigenous people. You’ll also learn about local and national resources to support your library’s collection development efforts in this area.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

 

Tuesday, Apr 20 (11-12:30 pm)

What’s Best for My Collection? New Approaches to Environmental Monitoring (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar is a chance to look at what’s standing in the way of your organization having better environmental monitoring, and a better collection environment! We’re discussing a free software tool offered by Conserv that’s designed to help you turn your environmental data into actionable information for your organization. The software Conserv Cloud is designed to be accessible for collections of all sizes – it works with your existing data loggers, it’s cloud-based, and it doesn’t require any fancy computer set-up. The Conserv mantra is progress instead of perfection, and this webinar is a chance to learn how to move your organization forward on an important pillar of preventive conservation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

 

Tuesday, Apr 20 (12-1 pm)

Let’s Get Digital: How to Bring Your Programs Online (Colorado State Library)

Are you tasked with increasing program attendance and reaching a wider audience? Digital platforms can help. In this session you will learn how to use digital platforms to host programs, promote your events and analyze your results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Tuesday, Apr 20 (12-1 pm)

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to as many books as possible. In this free, one-hour webinar, representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton & Company will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, Apr 20 (2:30-3:30 pm)

How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

You can market your organization till you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t know how your efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary—and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. Put your analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success by using all that information to optimize for future messages, fundraisers and campaigns.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://firespring.com/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Apr 21 (10-11 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Max Brallier (Follett)

Don’t miss this Student Edition takeover with Max Brallier, bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth books, which is also now available on Netflix.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars

 

Wednesday, Apr 21 (11-12 pm)

Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd, Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade share the story behind their groundbreaking, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling picture book We Are Water Protectors. Hear from Carole about how the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock inspired this picture book and about how illustrating this book helped Caldecott Medal Winner Michaela Goade see art as activism.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

 

Wednesday, Apr 21 (11:30-12:30 pm)

New in Version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and What Is Coming in the 3.4 Release (U.S. Census Bureau)

This webinar will provide an update on the latest changes to the COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub, a platform that presents key Census Bureau and other data related to the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar will also cover what was new in version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and what is coming in the 3.4 release in May.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

 

Wednesday, Apr 21 (12-1:30 pm)

Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice (Candid Learning)

As we work to shape new worlds that are anti-racist and anti-oppressive, shared leadership models offer ways in which leaders can cooperatively enact change. Join the Co-CEOs of Fractured Atlas, Tim Cynova and Lauren Ruffin, for a webinar delving into the wins, lessons learned, and the future of shared leadership models in the nonprofit sector.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2jta7htk

 

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Join the next PNR Rendezvous webinar to learn how Library Journal 2021 Librarians of the Year launched and lead an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-launching-and-leading-librarian-reserve-corps-developing-agile-librarian

 

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

In this webinar, we’ll explore not only how to start a book club for neurodivergent adults, but also how to recruit participants and build community and library support for these programs. We’ll discuss what it means to be neurodivergent and discuss real-life examples of challenges and successes you may encounter.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Join us as we continue our celebration of Poetry Month with the Library of Congress. In this session, Library of Congress experts will share two core resources for educators wishing to use audio recordings in their work with students: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature and Poetry of America.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/rk3cu8

 

Thursday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management (Charity Village)

Nonprofit organizations continue to face a growing list of risks that have the potential to create significant disruption to operations, harm to brand and reputation, and financial losses. Whether it’s property damage from a natural disaster, or human-caused events like embezzlement, cyber-attacks, or allegations of misconduct, a proactive and comprehensive approach to managing risk can help reduce potential losses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/learning-centre/webinars/

 

Thursday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

Any virtual classroom experience can be hands on and engaging if you spice it up with quizzes, polls, gamification and other activities. Don’t let your virtual classroom limit your options, let it be the catalyst of enhanced interaction. We will take a look at how we can effectively integrate tools like Kahoot, Twiddla, Mentimeter, Beekast, and more to drive participant engagement and build transfer of knowledge!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

Thursday, Apr 22 (12-1 pm)

Best Practice Solutions for Recurring Donor Acquisition Mysteries (Bloomerang)

In this interactive webinar you will find out how important recurring giving has become and how best to bring them in. With minimal time and effort but with the large focus these sustainable recurring donors deserve.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Saturday, Apr 24 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop for two hands-on experiments to explore how your senses work together to help you taste and enjoy food. Needed supplies: 1 apple, cotton ball, vanilla extract, one small pack of jelly beans (with at least 3 different flavors), 3 small bowls or cups, one kitchen towel.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

 

Tuesday, Apr 27 (11-12 pm)

Digital Backpack Workshops: Adapting to students’ needs (iSchool @ UW-Madiston)

Moving library and student technology services online quickly and effectively in Spring 2020 presented an opportunity to reimagine traditional service models. A small team developed the Digital Backpack Workshop Series around the concept of free, timely, and open access to high quality online content. The workshop format allows anyone to join; both within and outside the college so all can benefit. Flexible and adaptable, this series has evolved along with our students’ needs. With attendees from across the United States, the workshops demonstrate how creativity and ingenuity can reshape conventional approaches to library services.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

 

Tuesday, Apr 27 (1-2 pm)

Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

Transforming physical spaces and library programs into active learning hubs is a powerful opportunity to strengthen the library’s connection to the community. Through WebJunction’s Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, a range of free resources and tools—built from the project’s four years of real-life successes—are now available for libraries of all sizes to transform their spaces. In this webinar, we’ll share examples of design thinking and collaboration with the community, and the positive outcomes achieved, even through the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gail Bruce, director of Laurel Public Library (DE), will describe the arc of discovering community needs and realizing multiple projects to meet those needs at her library. You’ll also be introduced to the Toolkit to Create Smart Spaces community collaborations for active learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Wednesday, Apr 28 (8-9 am)

Mental Maintenance (Indiana State Library)

Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given. Handouts will include an extensive bibliography. This session asks tough questions and addresses the stress in our lives; however, it is not intended to replace professional care and/or advice.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Wednesday, Apr 28 (11-12 pm)

Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session on launching, marketing and growing a monthly giving program at your nonprofit organization.  Chad will highlight the data behind why monthly giving is the key to nonprofit sustainability and then provide specific, actionable steps that you can take to launch or expand a monthly giving program.  Templates and resources will be provided to help attendees implement the recommendations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/monthly-giving-free-webinar/

 

Wednesday, Apr 28 (12-1 pm)

Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

At a time when education, including school and library use, are dramatically impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic, the Orange County Library System in Orlando, FL reimagined its school partnership program to adapt to their community’s needs. Learn how they transformed their existing school services into virtual services, including their liaison program, storytelling visits, field trips, parent presentations, and school library card drives. Discover how the library engaged staff in their changing roles by providing templates, training, and a discussion forum to support them. Through a thoughtful approach and great reflexes, the outcome of the library’s virtual school services has increased accessibility and participation rather than diminished it.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

 

Thursday, Apr 29 (11-12 pm)

Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

In working with hundreds of libraries and thousands of library staff, patrons and community members over the years we have developed an understanding of their concerns and biggest opportunities in terms of engagement and communication. That has translated into a series of tips and solutions to help solve these dilemmas. Join us to hear how these address some of the biggest library challenges and see the creative ways that libraries are addressing them. We will also dive into best practices including a glimpse into how other industries address these situations and how that may translate into the library environment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

 

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1 pm)

Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss (Education Week)

As the access and equity divide in reading continues to grow, it is critical that we provide students with an antidote for online learning burnout. Our current circumstances have had an impact on students’ learning not only in terms of content and academic skills, but also in authentic student engagement. How can schools re-engage learners and bring joy back into learning? Join Curriculum Associates’ Elizabeth Bassford, Glendaliz Martinez Almonte, and Jamie Richard for a collaborative conversation exploring high-impact strategies to re-energize your students and your classroom community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/events/webinars

 

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars

 

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1 pm)

Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

Join this virtual panel discussion to get tips from librarians who’ve recently been through the process of exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html

 

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1:30 pm)

Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Allyship in Early Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

Recently, anti-Asian nativist racism has increased, leading to more hostility, violence, and hate crimes against Asian ethnics who resemble Chinese Americans. Among the broader anti-Racism advocacy movements, broad bases of POC are coming together to bring awareness and advocate in support of Asian ethnics. Join this webinar to learn about the diversity of the Asian-American experience, the specifics of the racism that Asian ethnics experience, and how you can support anti-Racism efforts in early learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

 

Thursday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)

How Should We Index This Image? (Library of Congress)

Join Cataloging Specialist Arden Alexander and Processing Technician Libby McKiernan on an exploration of the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), to learn approaches to describing images, using topical terms, plus ways you can use the TGM for your personal or work collections. The specialists will also invite participants to index some images from the Library’s collections with them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/programs/teachers/professional-development/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

Friday, Apr 30 (9-10 am)

Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards (Nonprofit Hub)

Join us for our Ideation Session on April 30th. This month, Mickey Desai of Nonprofit Snapshot will talk to us about the pertinent management issues facing nonprofit boards. Bring your questions!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/

Michael Peever