Free Online Learning Opportunities for August 2022 for Library Staff

The meaning of AUGUST is marked by majestic dignity or grandeur - a perfect month for learning something new.

As always, a BIG thank you to our majestic and dignified colleagues from the Wyoming State Library for curating this list and sharing it so freely. All events are listed in MT time.

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar

 

ONLINE CONFERENCES

Aug 1-4 (9-10:30 am)

New Orleans Information Literacy Collective and 2022 Forum (New Orleans Information Literacy Collective)

The conference will take place from Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4 with two back-to-back presentations each day followed by a Question and Answer session. The conference will open with a keynote by architectural historian-turned archivist, Sally Reeves. Ms. Reeves has over fifty years of experience in the field and is recently retired from the Notarial Archives Division of the Orleans Parish Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court. Sally’s remarks will focus on her own evolution with the office along with her observations about the essential nature of the collection, its long history, and its own evolving use as society changes. For more information and to register, visit: https://nolailc.wordpress.com/

 

Aug 4 (7-3 pm)

SLJTeen Live! (School Library Journal)

Come hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for teens and tweens. From rom-coms and mysteries to graphic novels and classic coming-of-age stories, our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you inspired and entertained. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibit hall to meet with leading publishers, enjoy additional chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/event/slj-teen-live-2022

 

Aug 18 (9-1:45 pm)

Training Industry Leader Talk: Developing a Strategic Plan (Training Industry)

 Great training organizations understand that aligning learning and development initiatives with business objectives is crucial to their success. Learning leaders can only earn a seat at the table by understanding the business’ strategic goals, vision and mission, and by identifying the skills employees need to move the organization forward. During this Training Industry Leader Talk, industry experts will share actionable insights on identifying training needs and creating training programs that support business goals. Multiple sessions. For more information and to register, visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mIF_ZEX2T6q82M7NJCTRCQ

 

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

 Info2Go! Introduction to Library Ethics (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Ethics is defined as “the body of moral principles or values governing, or distinctive of, a particular culture or group.” While many people have personal ethics that impact their daily behavior, there are also ethics in workplaces and professions, including libraries. This webinar will introduce the fundamental ethical principles of the library profession, including professional ethics, intellectual freedom, and the importance of policies and procedures. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCZAXDYtLrM

 

Designing the Post-Pandemic Library (EveryLibrary Institute)

What will patrons expect from their libraries after the pandemic? How will a year or more of social distancing and self-isolation impact the way people interact with – and within – their libraries? How should library leaders plan for renovations and modifications in the wake of the pandemic? How can designed flexibility help libraries adapt to a rapidly changing world? This free webinar addresses these important questions. Visit: https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/designing-post-pandemic

 

Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library)

While your library is ADA compliant and welcomes all, there may be hidden barriers for some in your community that hinder them from using your library. Who isn’t using your library, and why? How can you find and remove those barriers to make your library more accessible to all? Join us for this interactive session to discuss how to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons. Visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/calendar/tear-down-this-wall-find-remove-barriers-to-library-use

 

Get Graphic: Using Graphic Novels In The Classroom (Mackin)

Get inspired to bring graphic novels – the kid-favorite format – into the classroom. Join creators Chad Sell (The Cardboard Kingdom), Judd Winick (Hilo Series), and Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels) for a behind-the-scenes introduction to graphic novels, moderated by Tuan Nguyen, cofounder of the Texas Library Association’s Maverick and Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading Lists. Learn about building graphic novel stories and how to use them to foster a love of reading, bring out your students’ own creativity, and reach reluctant and emerging readers in your classroom. Visit: https://vimeo.com/522066557/73ed683519

 

 ADVOCACY

  • Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Association of College and Research Libraries/Public Libraries Association)
  • Aug 25: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Aug 2: Getting Started with Open-Source Software (Wyoming SBDC)
  • Aug 2: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Aug 3: Analyzing virtual reference data to improve services: Practical methods and strategies (Georgia Library Association)
  • Aug 4: Making Online Strategic Planning Fun (Bloomerang)
  • Aug 9: Building the Innovation Lab: A Technology Playground (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Association of College and Research Libraries/Public Libraries Association)
  • Aug 11: Budgeting and Forecasting for Nonprofits & Charities (Charity Village)
  • Aug 18: Preparing for Extreme Weather: Fire and Hurricane (Foundation for Advancement in Conservation)
  • Aug 22: Content Calendars: Managing Your Message and Media (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Aug 23: How to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • Aug 4: Working with Tweens: What’s up with these “in-betweeners”? (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug 11: Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Aug 13: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
  • Aug 18: Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)
  • Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug 24: 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)
  • Aug 25: Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)
  • Aug 30: Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library) 

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Aug 2: Graphic Jam!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 2 (Booklist)
  • Aug 16: Fall Adult Faves (Booklist)
  • Aug 16: A Sign of the Times: Agency & Voice in Middle Grade Literature (Mackin)
  • Aug 18: Open Access Master Class for Academics: Open Access by the Numbers (Library Journal)
  • Aug 24: From Diversity To Inclusion: How To Audit Your Collection And Why (Niche Academy)
  • Aug 25: Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)
  • Aug 30: Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

 

COMMUNICATION

  • Aug 2: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Aug 3: Next-Level Tactics: Storytelling for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Aug 10: Give A Great Presentation Even if You Are Nervous: Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Association of College and Research Libraries/Public Libraries Association)
  • Aug 16: From Awareness to IMPACT: How Your Brand Can Drive Higher Value (Blackbaud)
  • Aug 16: Cultivating Civility and Resilience in Libraries: Challenges and Solutions (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Aug 22: Content Calendars: Managing Your Message and Media (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug 23: Critical Conversations: Learn How To Connect (GovLoop)
  • Aug 23: How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)
  • Aug 23: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • Aug 18: Open Access Master Class for Academics: Open Access by the Numbers (Library Journal)
  • Aug 18: Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

  • Aug 4: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
  • Aug 18: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Aug 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Aug 24: Introduction to the American Community Survey (US Census Bureau)
  • Aug 25: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)
  • Aug 25: Data for Congressional and State Legislative Districts (US Census Bureau)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • Aug 3: Is Reference Dead?: Practical Considerations for Evaluating and Improving your Reference Services (Niche Academy)
  • Aug 3: Analyzing virtual reference data to improve services: Practical methods and strategies (Georgia Library Association)
  • Aug 3: Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Become an Emotion Scientist (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug 9: Building the Innovation Lab: A Technology Playground (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Aug 16: From Awareness to IMPACT: How Your Brand Can Drive Higher Value (Blackbaud)
  • Aug 17: Leading Beyond Words (North Carolina Library Association)
  • Aug 23: How to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review)
  • Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug 23: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)
  • Aug 30: Emerging Tech Trends for 2022 and Beyond (WebJunction)

 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

  • Aug 11: Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Aug 16: Trends in Building Cultures of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2.0 (Training Industry)
  • Aug 17: Leading Beyond Words (North Carolina Library Association)
  • Aug 18: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)Aug 23: PBC Living Library Project (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Aug 24: NCompass Live: Team Up with Your Community! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Aug 24: From Diversity To Inclusion: How To Audit Your Collection And Why (Niche Academy)
  • Aug 24: Incorporating Gender Equity into Your Nonprofit (Candid Learning)
  • Aug 24: 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)

 

FUNDRAISING

  • Aug 2: Creating Graphics for Your Nonprofit for Social Media (TechSoup)
  • Aug 2: How to Generate Unrestricted Revenue for Your Organization (Bloomerang)
  • Aug 3: Next-Level Tactics: Storytelling for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Aug 3: Everything You Wanted to Know About Annual Giving (But Were Afraid to Ask) (Blackbaud)
  • Aug 3: Raising Money With $0 and 0 Donors (Network for Good)
  • Aug 9: Using Census Bureau Data for Grant Writing (US Census Bureau)
  • Aug 10: Digital Fundraising 101 (Candid Learning)
  • Aug 17: The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)
  • Aug 25: Collaborative Grantmaking – Part I: The Role of Empathy and Experimentation (Blackbaud)
  • Aug 30: Today’s Digital Fundraising Trends, and How to Apply Them to Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
  • Aug 31: Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

 

LEGAL

  • Aug 11: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

 

MANAGEMENT

  • Aug 2: Getting Started with Open-Source Software (Wyoming SBDC)
  • Aug 10: Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin? (Propel Nonprofits)
  • Aug 10: Information Management And How It’s Changing (GovLoop)
  • Aug 11: Budgeting and Forecasting for Nonprofits & Charities (Charity Village)
  • Aug 16: Cultivating Civility and Resilience in Libraries: Challenges and Solutions (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Aug 23: How to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review)
  • Aug 23: Critical Conversations: Learn How To Connect (GovLoop)
  • Aug 23: How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)
  • Aug 24: Incorporating Gender Equity into Your Nonprofit (Candid Learning)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Aug 12: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans, Service Members, Families and Communities (WebJunction)
  • Aug 24: NCompass Live: Team Up with Your Community! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Aug 25: Collaborative Grantmaking – Part I: The Role of Empathy and Experimentation (Blackbaud)

 

PROGRAMMING

  • Aug 2: An Evening with Laird Hunt: Author of ZORRIE (Indiana State Library)
  • Aug 10: NCompass Live: Reinventing Programming Kits (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Aug 10: Best Practices for Hybrid Programming (Programming Librarian)
  • Aug 13: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
  • Aug 18: Bat Week in Libraries 2022 (Montana State Library)
  • Aug 18: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Aug 23: PBC Living Library Project (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Aug 24: Game Jams for Libraries:  What are they?  Why should I host one? (Indiana State Library/ALA GGRT)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • Aug 2: Graphic Jam!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 2 (Booklist)
  • Aug 2: An Evening with Laird Hunt: Author of ZORRIE (Indiana State Library)
  • Aug 4: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
  • Aug 16: Fall Adult Faves (Booklist)
  • Aug 16: A Sign of the Times: Agency & Voice in Middle Grade Literature (Mackin)
  • Aug 25: Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)
  • Aug 30: Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

 

REFERENCE

  • Aug 1: Using Science.gov to Access U.S. Government Science Information (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Aug 2: Local Business History using Dun’s Reference Book (Library of Congress)
  • Aug 2: Office of Minority Health Resource Center: National Service for Minority Health Resources & Information (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Aug 3: NCompass Live: Building a Reading Community Through Podcasting (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Aug 3: Is Reference Dead?: Practical Considerations for Evaluating and Improving your Reference Services (Niche Academy)
  • Aug 3: Finding Your Family in Newspapers: Using Chronicling America for Genealogical Research (Library of Congress)
  • Aug 11: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
  • Aug 11: Through the Records: The Work of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) at the College of Charleston (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Aug 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Aug 24: Introduction to the American Community Survey (US Census Bureau)
  • Aug 25: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)
  • Aug 25: Data for Congressional and State Legislative Districts (US Census Bureau)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • Aug 2: Graphic Jam!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 2 (Booklist)
  • Aug 3: NCompass Live: Building a Reading Community Through Podcasting (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Aug 3: Back to School—How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright & Creativity)
  • Aug 3: Using Multimedia Text Sets for Student Knowledge Construction (TeachersFirst)
  • Aug 3: Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet (American Association of School Librarians Information Literacy Community of Practice)
  • Aug 4: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
  • Aug 4: Working with Tweens: What’s up with these “in-betweeners”? (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug 8: Back-to-School Checklist for Positive Media and Tech Use (edWeb)
  • Aug 9: Google Drawings in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)
  • Aug 10: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (Digital Storytelling Edition) (TeachersFirst)
  • Aug 10: AASL Town Hall: Back to School with Award Winning Collaboration (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Aug 11: Elections and Misinformation: Helping Students Build Skills and Knowledge (News Literacy Project)
  • Aug 13: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
  • Aug 16: A Sign of the Times: Agency & Voice in Middle Grade Literature (Mackin)
  • Aug 16: Understanding Special Education Series (PACER Center)
  • Aug 18: Preparing for Extreme Weather: Fire and Hurricane (Foundation for Advancement in Conservation)
  • Aug 18: Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)
  • Aug 18: Bat Week in Libraries 2022 (Montana State Library)
  • Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug 18: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Aug 23: How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)
  • Aug 23: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)
  • Aug 24: Game Jams for Libraries:  What are they?  Why should I host one? (Indiana State Library/ALA GGRT)
  • Aug 24: From Diversity To Inclusion: How To Audit Your Collection And Why (Niche Academy)
  • Aug 24: 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)
  • Aug 25: Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)
  • Aug 30: Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

 

TECHNOLOGY

  • Aug 30: Emerging Tech Trends for 2022 and Beyond (WebJunction)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Aug 3: Back to School—How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright & Creativity)
  • Aug 3: Using Multimedia Text Sets for Student Knowledge Construction (TeachersFirst)
  • Aug 3: Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet (American Association of School Librarians Information Literacy Community of Practice)
  • Aug 4: ACRL/SPARC Forum: Emerging “Inclusive Access” Programs and Their Implications for Course Material Affordability (Association of College and Research Libraries)
  • Aug 5: Podcasts in Your Learning Solutions (Training Magazine Network)
  • Aug 9: Google Drawings in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)
  • Aug 10: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (Digital Storytelling Edition) (TeachersFirst)
  • Aug 11: Elections and Misinformation: Helping Students Build Skills and Knowledge (News Literacy Project)
  • Aug 18: Open Access Master Class for Academics: Open Access by the Numbers (Library Journal)
  • Aug 18: Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)
  • Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug 23: How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)
  • Aug 23: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)
  • Aug 24: 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)

 

VOLUNTEERS

  • Aug 9: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
  • Aug 23: Critical Conversations: Learn How To Connect (GovLoop)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Aug 1 (12-1 pm)

Using Science.gov to Access U.S. Government Science Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

The presentation will provide an overview of the federated search functionality offered by Science.gov, which enables public access to the research results from over 12 U.S. Federal member agencies. Key focus areas will include history and governance of the site, the search technology and how it works, content areas, and latest/upcoming features.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 2 (11-12 pm)

Creating Graphics for Your Nonprofit for Social Media (TechSoup)

Do you need a banner image or an image for LinkedIn or other social media or a blog post? How about a presentation or video? Are you familiar with Canva, WordArt, and QR Code Monkey? Do you know where you can get images that do not violate copyright laws? Join us for a step-by-step live demo with time for Q&A.

For more information and to register, visit: https://events.techsoup.org/techsoup-events-and-webinars/

 

Tuesday, Aug 2 (11-12 pm)

Getting Started with Open-Source Software (Wyoming SBDC)

 Finding reliable software solutions doesn’t have to be expensive. Open-source tools are an ideal way to launch or grow your business on a budget. In this interactive session, you’ll learn what open-source software is, and you’ll explore the pros and cons of using it for your enterprise. The session includes a live demonstration of how to find, vet, download, and use two open-source software platforms ideal for small businesses.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 2 (11-12 pm)

Local Business History using Dun’s Reference Book (Library of Congress)

Do you want to know what businesses were in your town 100 years ago? Are you interested in the financial strength of your grandparents’ shop? R.G. Dun & Company, now known as Dun & Bradstreet, was a credit reporting agency that provided ratings on an enterprise’s financial strength and ability to pay back debts. Their Reference Book was published quarterly and covered the merchants, manufacturers, and traders in the United States and Canada, from big businesses to local mom-and-pop shops. The Library of Congress digitized volumes from 1900 to 1924 earlier this year and made them freely accessible on our website. Now you can take a peek inside! Business Reference and Research Specialists will show you how you might use this publication to explore local business history or trace a family business for genealogy research.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2022/07/using-duns-reference-book-webinar/

 

Tuesday, Aug 2 (11-12 pm)

How to Generate Unrestricted Revenue for Your Organization (Bloomerang)

Are you looking to diversify your revenue stream? Would you like to increase organizational sustainability by creating recurring, predictable revenue streams for general operating?

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 2 (11-12 pm)

Office of Minority Health Resource Center: National Service for Minority Health Resources & Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) is a nationwide service of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S Department of Health and Human Service (HHS). The Resource Center provides minority health literature, research, and referrals for consumers, community organizations, and health professionals. This presentation will highlight the OMHRC Knowledge Center, which maintains the largest online catalog of information dedicated to the health of minority populations within the United States and its territories, and showcases resources and services that users can access.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 2 (12-1 pm)

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

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. Join Molly Coke in this free educational session to discover: what web analytics tell you and why they’re important, the insights you can glean from email marketing metrics, and more!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/webinars-events/

 

Tuesday, Aug 2 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Jam!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 2 (Booklist)

July is Graphic Novels month at Booklist, and we’re celebrating with a special two-part series. Join us Tuesday, August 2nd at 1 p.m. CT as we close out our series with “Graphic Jam!” a free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming #ReadGraphic titles from Fantagraphics, Penguin Young Readers, IDW, Random House Children’s Books and HarperCollins Children’s Books! Hosted by Sarah Hunter, Booklist’s Books for Youth editor.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 2 (5-5:45 pm)

An Evening with Laird Hunt: Author of ZORRIE (Indiana State Library)

Join the Indiana Center for the Book and the Rhode Island Center for the Book for an evening with Laird Hunt, author of the 2021 National Book Award finalist, ZORRIE.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Building a Reading Community Through Podcasting (Nebraska Library Commission)

During this program Omaha Public Library’s The Book Drop podcast team will discuss how they use podcasting as a remote readers’ advisory tool for both patrons and staff. With over 90 episodes under their belts, they’ll share the insight they’ve gained in working across departments, keeping the show fresh, and broadening the conversation around books and reading.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp?menu

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (9-10 am)

Next-Level Tactics: Storytelling for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

This webinar goes beyond the concept of nonprofit storytelling and digs into next-level strategies you can use to tell stories that will inspire your donors. If you’re looking for practical storytelling ideas and tactical ways to use those stories to connect with your supporters, this session is for you.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/webinars-events/

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (11-12 pm)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Annual Giving (But Were Afraid to Ask) (Blackbaud)

Yes, major giving gets the headlines, but annual giving pays the bills. A successful annual giving program is foundational to achieving fundraising goals. But even veteran fundraisers still have questions about what is truly best practice. In this Fundraising Insights episode, we will break down annual giving and give you a plan to build up your own program.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (11-12 pm)

Raising Money With $0 and 0 Donors (Network for Good)

New and small nonprofits are doing powerful work in communities, often with little to no budgets. Getting your first donations can be challenging when you feel like you have little visibility or support. That’s where peer-to-peer fundraising comes in. In this webinar, you will learn how you can go from 0 donors to raising the funds to make change in your community. You will follow along to learn how to design your own peer-to-peer campaign. We’ll talk about how to pick technology, how to design your campaign, how to motivate your volunteers and more.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Is Reference Dead?: Practical Considerations for Evaluating and Improving your Reference Services (Niche Academy)

Join Christina Holm and Sarah Kantor as they review the results of their two-year case study on reference staffing models and present practical suggestions for improving or promoting reference services in academic environments as well as discussing how COVID-19 continues to impact reference services.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Analyzing virtual reference data to improve services: Practical methods and strategies (Georgia Library Association)

We all gather quantitative and qualitative data in our virtual reference services, but does anyone look at them? More importantly, how can such analysis improve the quality of service for our patrons? The presenters will provide an overview of library assessment projects that have analyzed different types of virtual reference data to train staff, increase engagement, and improve services. Attendees will be empowered to use their data to better understand their patron needs and make changes to public services for the better.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Become an Emotion Scientist (Colorado State Library)

Did you know that emotions drive nearly every aspect of our work and personal lives From decision making, to performance, to our relationships with others, our emotions can have a profound impact. Join us as we discuss the science behind our emotions, the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace, and how we can all learn to harness the power of our emotions as leadership tools.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (2-3 pm)

Back to School—How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright & Creativity)

C&C educators welcome you back to the 2022-2023 school year as we introduce our FREE K-12 resources for teaching copyright and fair use. See firsthand how they are used with students in the classroom and online.

For more information and to register, visit: https://copyrightandcreativity.org/online-training/

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (4-5 pm)

Finding Your Family in Newspapers: Using Chronicling America for Genealogical Research (Library of Congress)

Discover your family’s past through the newspapers of their present. Join Digital Conversion Specialist Henry Carter to learn how to search for ancestors in Chronicling America, a free digital collection of almost 20 million pages from American newspapers published between 1777 and 1963. The presentation will discuss the collection, the search interface, and how to navigate the challenges of working with historic newspapers. Chronicling America is jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4tjaa8wm

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (4-6 pm)

Using Multimedia Text Sets for Student Knowledge Construction (TeachersFirst)

Looking for a new way to engage your learners as they study a topic? Try Multimedia Text Sets (MMTS)! In this session, we’ll learn to curate topically related materials and organize them in order to help students build background knowledge and vocabulary. This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/22SummerOK2Ask

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (5-6 pm)

Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet (American Association of School Librarians Information Literacy Community of Practice)

The Stanford History Education Group’s Civic Online Reasoning curriculum, based on research with professional fact checkers and tested in classrooms across the country, teaches students to effectively evaluate online content. During this interactive workshop, participants will consider the research behind the curriculum, review curricular materials, and discuss how these resources can be integrated into classrooms.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Labl1r7ZSgWnmHkgNbIcvQ

 

Thursday, Aug 4 (11-12 pm)

ACRL/SPARC Forum: Emerging “Inclusive Access” Programs and Their Implications for Course Material Affordability (Association of College and Research Libraries)

In an effort to make course materials more affordable and accessible, many campuses are experimenting with “Inclusive Access” programs. Designed by the textbook industry, Inclusive Access is a sales model that adds the cost of digital course content into students’ tuition and fees. While the advertised benefits of these programs have been widely promoted, there are also drawbacks for students and faculty that deserve equal attention concerning affordability, course material accessibility, and student data privacy. This ACRL/SPARC Forum webcast will explore these emerging Inclusive Access programs and offer suggestions for libraries on how to thoroughly examine their legal, financial, and ethical implications—and how to center student needs and voices in these conversations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

Thursday, Aug 4 (11-12 pm)

Making Online Strategic Planning Fun (Bloomerang)

Most people think of strategic planning as a marathon 8- or 10-hour or 2-day retreat. You process lots of information, discuss, debate and brainstorm. You have lunch brought in so you can work without a break. You fill flip chart after flip chart with ideas. Then, around mid-afternoon, when it’s time to start making important decisions, you’ve hit cognitive load. You’re mentally and physically spent. But there is a better way!

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

 

Thursday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)

NoveList Plus helps you connect readers with the books they’ll love. Join us for this 1-hour overview of the key features and resources, such as story elements, recommended lists, and genre guides, and learn basic and advanced search strategies to help you become a readers’ advisory superstar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_me08fB2RTTWrgoZdPcz4_Q

 

Thursday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Working with Tweens: What’s up with these “in-betweeners”? (Colorado State Library)

Do you have 9–12-year-olds who visit your library? Are you interested in this age group and wonder how to make their library experience positive for everyone? Would you like some practical advice on interacting with tweens? In this session, gain skills and knowledge to become equipped, excited, and empowered to better serve this fun age group. Learn about typical tween development, collect tips for positive interactions with tweens, and practice your newfound knowledge during scenario discussions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/csl-in-session

 

Friday, Aug 5 (9-10 am)

Podcasts in Your Learning Solutions (Training Magazine Network)

Looking to add podcasting to your organization’s learning solutions, but not sure where to start? Podcasting provides a simple, low-investment option to meet the need for informal or casual learning. Podcasting is an accepted and easy way to provide and consume content, largely because it is a format that easily fits into our busy lives. Organizations are adopting podcasts every day to disseminate and deliver important information to their employees. In this session we will talk about podcasting in learning development. We will explore how podcasts are being used today, what the benefits of podcasting are for your organization, popular podcast formats, and even brainstorm podcast ideas for your organization.

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

 

Monday, Aug 8 (1-2 pm)

Back-to-School Checklist for Positive Media and Tech Use (edWeb)

Back to school is the most wonderful time of the year! Educators are busy planning class goals for the year, setting norms and expectations for classroom device use, and supporting families with at-home tips and conversation starters. In this edWebinar, Sue Thotz and Jennifer Ehehalt from Common Sense Education will highlight what’s new from Common Sense. They will also share templates and routines to help you establish a positive culture of digital citizenship in your classroom now and throughout the school year.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your organization. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)

Using Census Bureau Data for Grant Writing (US Census Bureau)

Census Bureau data provides key indicators and data points for including in a grant proposal. This webinar will help you successfully navigate census.gov to capture the information you need to support your grant writing. You will be guided to key Census Bureau products and data tools and APPS that can help you create a demographic profile of your community.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)

Building the Innovation Lab: A Technology Playground (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

Learn about the development of the Innovation Lab (iLab), an exciting and expanding community hub that demonstrates what is possible with emerging technologies. On a shoestring budget, the iLab has grown into a respected community asset with a large impact. Get lots of ideas and hear what the presenter has planned for the lab’s future!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.aserl.org/#webinars

 

Tuesday, Aug 9 (4-5:30 pm)

Google Drawings in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)

Refresh your classroom activities using Google Drawings. Learn to design interactive images, labeling activities, and timelines that engage students and deepen content-area knowledge. These resources can bring additional context to your instruction and be used across content areas and grade levels. This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

 For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/22SummerOK2Ask

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (8-9:30 am)

Digital Fundraising 101 (Candid Learning)

Looking to build your knowledge of digital fundraising? Join us online as experts discuss the latest strategies, trends and tools for nonprofits fundraising in a digital environment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learning.candid.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Reinventing Programming Kits (Nebraska Library Commission)

 Take-home kits are a fantastic way to upgrade virtual programming to the next level by including an interactive component. Patrons can participate in programs from the comfort of their own homes while still engaging with the library through craft-based activities for all ages and skill levels. Learn how to adapt an in-person program into a take-home kit in this workshop that will go over the process and some tips to make it easier!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp?menu

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (10-11 am)

Give A Great Presentation Even if You Are Nervous: Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Being asked to give a presentation can be very nerve racking. Whether you have been public speaking for 10 years or just a month, sometimes you can feel stuck in preparing. This workshop is ideal for both first time presenters and experienced veterans. We will peel back the layers and show you how we prepare internally for presentations as well as how we coach and prepare external presenters. We will provide you tips and tricks to ensure successful delivery of your presentation. You will walk away from this workshop with practical skills, strategies and a checklist to make sure you always know what to do before a presentation so it can be successful.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (11-12 pm)

Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin? (Propel Nonprofits)

 A nonprofit’s board and the staff need to be collaborative partners to achieve the mission of the organization. However, there are times when roles and responsibilities become blurred. Join us as we clarify where governance stops and management begins.

 For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (12-12:30 pm)

Best Practices for Hybrid Programming (Programming Librarian)

Using lessons learned from 4+ years of hybrid programming at a research institution, Alyssa Denneler will discuss do’s and don’ts for conducting events in the campus and local community. Of particular note are considerations for planning your event, post-event documentation and wrap-up, and ensuring you have the tools you need to confidently host a valuable event for all involved.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

Information Management And How It’s Changing (GovLoop)

It used to be that information management and data protection could be left to those managing official records with regulated information. Today the increasing volumes of data generated make tracking and managing personally identifiable information (PII) exponentially harder. PII is everywhere – in the data center, in the cloud and even on employee laptops. As such, everyone will need to play a role in the protection of data privacy and governance in order to protect sensitive information to remain compliant.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome 101 (Association of College and Research Libraries/Public Libraries Association)

 Are you interested in measuring learning outcomes to drive change, make data-informed decisions, and demonstrate the impact of programs and services at your library? This one-hour webinar to introduce you to everything the Project Outcome toolkit has to offer. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes at your library and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (4-5:30 pm)

TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (Digital Storytelling Edition) (TeachersFirst)

 There are many digital storytelling tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? Join TeachersFirst as we showcase and compare some of our contributors’ favorite edtech resources for digital storytelling. Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom and help us decide which tool is the winner of this season’s smackdown! This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

 For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/22SummerOK2Ask

 

Wednesday, Aug 10 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Back to School with Award Winning Collaboration (American Association of School Librarians)

Let’s head back to school by sharing some ideas and having some lively discussion about collaborating with our education colleagues.  Join AASL President, Kathy Lester, and AASL Award winning panelists who will help kick-off the Town Hall discussion.

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

 

Thursday, Aug 11 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2022/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2022/

 

Thursday, Aug 11 (11-11:45 am)

Budgeting and Forecasting for Nonprofits & Charities (Charity Village)

Need help creating a sound budget? Join our upcoming ‘Budgeting and Forecasting for Nonprofits & Charities’ webinar to learn best practices for budgeting! During the webinar, we will discuss the importance of a budget, the differences between a master and program budget, and how your organization can get started with the budgeting process, followed by a live Q&A session!

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

 

Thursday, Aug 11 (12-1 pm)

Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

 Play is the heart and heartbeat of early childhood programs, and it’s our job to offer environments and opportunities for healthy play. If all children are going to play, we need to make sure that we address barriers that may otherwise prevent some children from playing. These barriers can be physical, informational, attitudinal, or cultural in nature. Focusing on independence in play can result in children who are outside the norm of a group of children in terms of ability or culture feeling left out.

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

 

Thursday, Aug 11 (12-1 pm)

Through the Records: The Work of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) at the College of Charleston (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

Like so many other colleges and universities, the College of Charleston has worked to reexamine its role in American history and the role that diverse communities have played in that history. The creation of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) is a part of this effort, which provides a way for faculty, staff, students, and the public to engage with issues of public history, history, education, and social justice. The presenters are archivists and will speak about how information and cultural heritage professionals can take part in challenging conversations about the nature of American history, engage in interpretation and exhibitions that forges emotional and intellectual connections, and how to use records to tell diverse stories.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.aserl.org/#webinars

 

Thursday, Aug 11 (4-5 pm)

Elections and Misinformation: Helping Students Build Skills and Knowledge (News Literacy Project)

Help students develop the necessary skills to distinguish high-quality news coverage from misinformation prior to election season. This FREE webinar is intended primarily for middle and high school educators in California but open to all!

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/bdfuz6ux

 

Friday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans, Service Members, Families and Communities (WebJunction)

 Libraries are well positioned to provide information and referral services to connect Veterans and members of military communities with Veterans Health Administration programs and initiatives that address risks and protective factors for suicidal behaviors. Join us for this webinar with presenters from the Veterans Health Administration Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, who will provide an introduction to military culture and share how libraries can help raise awareness of the resources available to Veterans, their families, and other members of military communities.

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

 

Saturday, Aug 13 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android). Then create your own stories and bring your characters to life! Requirements: 1 mobile device with camera (iOS or Android), Stop Motion Studio app installed, your choice of movable figures or objects such as LEGO brand toys.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 16 (11-12 pm)

Trends in Building Cultures of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2.0 (Training Industry)

Ever wonder what high-performing companies with forward progress in their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are doing that sets them apart? Want to learn how to enable leaders to embrace the inclusive leadership behaviors essential to creating a standout employee experience and culture?

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 16 (11-12 pm)

From Awareness to IMPACT: How Your Brand Can Drive Higher Value (Blackbaud)

At The Smithee Group, Ben Smithee has been helping leaders and businesses dream bigger and achieve more. He’ll sit down with us to discuss how brand is the only thing that separates an organization from the “sea of sameness.” He’ll share his perspective of how a powerful brand allows an organization to drive higher value and cataclysmic demand—and unfortunately, it is the biggest thing lacking by so many organizations today. We’re excited for Ben to walk us through the components of brand IMPACT and what it means to create a relevant brand in today’s digital ecosystem.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 16 (12-1 pm)

Cultivating Civility and Resilience in Libraries: Challenges and Solutions (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

Would you like to be part of the solution to creating a functional library work environment with workplace communications that are complete and clear?  During this webinar, the participants will take you through the journey of their groundbreaking books “Cultivating Civility” and “The Dysfunctional Library”.  Here their insights, suggestions and solutions to a problem that has plagued some libraries for decades.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.aserl.org/#webinars

 

Tuesday, Aug 16 (12-1 pm)

Fall Adult Faves (Booklist)

What pairs nicely with autumn sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes? New fall books! Whether you are looking for your next great read, searching for a great book club pick, or doing your holiday shopping early, you’ll want to make sure these upcoming adult titles are on your radar.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 16 (1-2 pm)

A Sign of the Times: Agency & Voice in Middle Grade Literature (Mackin)

Join New York Times bestselling authors Jewell Parker Rhodes (Ghost Boys, Paradise on Fire) and John Cho (Troublemaker) for a riveting conversation with educator Sarah Park Dahlen on middle grade literature. They will discuss writing exciting, emotionally rich fiction that features young people navigating the challenges of their families and neighborhoods, while exploring some of America’s most urgent social movements.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 16 (5:30-6:30 pm)

Understanding Special Education Series (PACER Center)

Prepare for back to school with this three-part workshop series. Participants will gain an overall understanding of special education, its purpose, and the process. At the end of this presentation, you will understand the big picture of special education, the steps in the process, and how to go about obtaining an educational evaluation. Part 2 is on Aug 23 and Part 3 is on Aug 30.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 17 (9-10 am)

Leading Beyond Words (North Carolina Library Association)

This panel discussion will focus on supporting library professionals of color not acting as educators but rather encouraging accountability of the majority.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/conference-and-events

 

Wednesday, Aug 17 (11-11:30 am)

The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)

If you’re thinking about starting a monthly giving program, this free nonprofit webinar is for you!

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

 

Thursday, Aug 18 (9-10 am)

Open Access Master Class for Academics: Open Access by the Numbers (Library Journal)

 The final webinar in the series will focus on Open Access statistics of all kinds. This quick paced session will provide data on OA publishing, giving participants a good understanding of the quality and quantity of OA content available today. Then panelists will share what they have learned from usage analytics for their libraries’ OA collections. Get the data you need to create an informed Open Access strategy for your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/section/events

 

Thursday, Aug 18 (11-12 pm)

Bat Week in Libraries 2022 (Montana State Library)

Bat Week is a week-long education and awareness campaign that seeks to teach local communities about the importance and awesomeness of bats! Webinar attendees will learn about the history of Bat Week in Montana, learn what resources are available for them to host programming in their communities, learn how to request a bat package, learn more about bats, and where to find reputable information about bats!

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

 

Thursday, Aug 18 (11-12:30 pm)

Preparing for Extreme Weather: Fire and Hurricane (Foundation for Advancement in Conservation)

 The past few years have seen an increase in cultural institutions dealing with various extreme disasters. In this webinar we will feature two examples of extreme weather, wildfires and hurricanes, and how staff at two institutions dealt with preparation, impact, and ramifications for these common types of extreme weather.

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

 

Thursday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)

There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)

Looking for something to do in the coming weeks of the year? Then join us for a look at the resources available from the Government for celebrating a wide variety of weeks. There’s National Nurses Week, National Health Education Week, Celebrating Women in Construction Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Exceptional Children’s Week. If you have become alienated from a friend or family member, you can take advantage of National Reconciliation Week. For those of us in the library and information world, there’s Book Week, Banned Book Week, and National Library Week. This webinar will include Federal, state, and local resources, as well as offer some resources in other languages.

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

 

Thursday, Aug 18 (3-4 pm)

Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)

Whether scrolling through social media or conducting research for term papers, students encounter a startlingly wide range of news and media daily. With the start of the school year, how can you set the stage in the classroom for your students to think critically about what they read, watch, and hear online? What steps can you take to help students understand and analyze their information landscape, and how can you lay the foundation for responsible digital citizenship?

In this edWebinar, hear creative ideas, advice, and solutions to these questions from some of the News Literacy Project’s NewsLit Nation ambassadors, educators who serve as community news literacy advocates.

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

 

Monday, Aug 22 (10-11 am)

Content Calendars: Managing Your Message and Media (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

A Content Calendar (a.k.a. Editorial Calendar) is a written plan for how your nonprofit will use various channels (email, publications, social media, earned media, etc.) to achieve your communications goals. This workshop will look at the basics of content planning as well as some of the tools and tactics your organization can use to take control of your communications strategy. A well-developed plan will ensure that you have covered important brand and organizational messages as it provides time and space for new and spontaneous initiatives. Your content plan could also lead to more collaboration across the organization and help you track and evaluate the efficacy of your entire communications program.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 23 (10-11 am)

How to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review)

For many of us, uncertainty can be nerve-racking. That reaction, however, obscures a crucial fact: uncertainty and possibility are two sides of the same coin. Chances are that some of your biggest achievements and transformational moments came after a period of uncertainty—one that felt stressful but that pushed you to accomplish something great. Uncertainty doesn’t have to be paralyzing. In this live, interactive HBR webinar, Nathan and Susannah Furr will share insights from their research on innovators and changemakers who have thrived amid uncertainty.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 23 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)

When we have a growth mindset, we believe that intelligence and skill is tied to hard work rather than talent. Our mindset has lifelong impacts on how we learn and face challenges, from the challenge of learning to read to adapting to a changing work environment. The way adults talk to children about ability and failure influences their mindset, and even as adults our mindset can shift and change. This session will review growth mindset research and introduce strategies to grow a growth mindset.

For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/

 

Tuesday, Aug 23 (12-1 pm)

Critical Conversations: Learn How To Connect (GovLoop)

Have you ever had a tough message to deliver but just didn’t know how to say it? Or, what you said clearly wasn’t what they heard? Making it a meaningful connection – especially when having a critical conversation – takes a lot of work. Join us online to hear from a government expert about the do’s and don’ts of critical conversations.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 23 (12-1:30 pm)

PBC Living Library Project (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The PBC Living Library, modeled after The Human Library, seeks to raise awareness to medical harm through oral storytelling practices. Unlike The Human Library model, The PBC Living Library is an anti-neutral space where individuals who experience health and healthcare disparities volunteer to be “Living Books”. In this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn how the PBC Living Library was originally envisioned, how it was put into practice, and how it has changed over time. Participants will also learn how they can develop their own programs and strategies for success, including: marketing outreach, curriculum development, and quality assessment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/schedule

 

Tuesday, Aug 23 (1-2 pm)

How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)

Experts and futurists are unanimous that the NEW important skill for all workers is critical thinking. Why is that? The reality is that we are in a global economy where change is rapid, the unpredictability of events abound, there is the shrinking of the new workforce, and of course, digitalization. Many of the roles demand beyond the usual tasks and roles. They need to be self-directed and constantly critically thinking about how to solve and manage the unknowns and unpredictability of work.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 23 (3-4 pm)

Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)

We can’t teach what we don’t know. Teachers, administrators, and support staff are most effective when they understand and develop their personal social and emotional capacities. Because the school setting includes many contexts – classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, playground, bus – fostering a healthy school climate and culture requires active engagement from all adults. Our presenters will share their expertise and practical strategies to help teachers and administrators build SEL competency.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 24 (8-9 am)

Game Jams for Libraries:  What are they?  Why should I host one? (Indiana State Library/ALA GGRT)

 Game Jams are events in which participants, on their own or in groups, design a game within a set timescale. The most popular jams can have tens of thousands of participants at hundreds of sites globally. This webinar will show how game jams can be used in libraries, how they can be connected to your existing programming, and how you can encourage participants who have never made a game before to join in using easy game making tools that require no coding skills. The webinar draws from the experience of running gams jams connected to the British Library digital collections, and will introduce some options for creating digital games in your library and show you how you can join this year’s IGM Games Jam.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 24 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Team Up with Your Community! (Nebraska Library Commission)

 We all know teamwork makes the dream work, but obstacles big and small can keep us from doing as much collaborative work as we’d like. Based on results of the IMLS-funded HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) at the Library via Co-Developed Programming, you’ll learn some of the amazing ways rural librarians are already teaming up with everyone from regional hospitals to passionate individuals to make their communities healthier, more inclusive places. This highly interactive session will include community conversations about your experiences teaming up with others – with the ultimate goal of creating a publicly accessible, real world toolkit to help rural librarians do more by leveraging the power of partnerships.

 For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp?menu

 

Wednesday, Aug 24 (12-1 pm)

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

 Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult, as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. This class will increase participants’ skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public. NLM resources covered in this class include MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, as well as other NIH and freely available authoritative resources.

 For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/schedule

 

Wednesday, Aug 24 (12-1 pm)

From Diversity To Inclusion: How To Audit Your Collection And Why (Niche Academy)

Join Kymberlee Powe to learn how to perform a diversity audit on your library collection. Kym will share what a diversity audit is, why we should audit our collections, why the structure of the publishing industry may make it difficult to cultivate inclusivity, and most importantly, why it’s important to build collections that are diverse AND inclusive.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 24 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to the American Community Survey (US Census Bureau)

Discover the detailed social, economic, housing, and demographic statistics that the American Community Survey Office (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 24 (12-1:30 pm)

Incorporating Gender Equity into Your Nonprofit (Candid Learning)

In this training, we will help you identify if gender disparity exists in your nonprofit and cover how to incorporate gender equity into the fabric of your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learning.candid.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Wednesday, Aug 24 (1-2 pm)

5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)

To support all children in becoming proficient readers, it is imperative that the classroom environment and literacy instruction is inclusive, diverse, and equitable so that all students and families feel like they belong. This interactive and engaging edWebinar is designed to equip PreK-3 teachers with the knowledge and practical strategies to create an equitable literacy environment and an inclusive teaching and learning practice that aligns with the Science of Reading.

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

 

Thursday, Aug 25 (11-12 pm)

Collaborative Grantmaking – Part I: The Role of Empathy and Experimentation (Blackbaud)

In this live, online event, Heather will share how, with simple and new questions you can ask, you can deeply understand what problems you solve for your collaborative partners, and how to identify and test assumptions that are embedded within your collaborative partnerships. Once you construct a strong foundation for mutual value creation, you can drive ongoing value and reach your ultimate goals more efficiently and effectively.

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

 

Thursday, Aug 25 (12-1 pm)

Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2022/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2022/

 

Thursday, Aug 25 (12-1 pm)

Data for Congressional and State Legislative Districts (US Census Bureau)

Learn more about your congressional district and your state legislative districts (upper and lower chambers).  In this webinar, we will demonstrate how you can easily access data tables and create thematic maps using demographic, social, economic, and housing data for your districts of interest by using two data tools: “My Congressional District” and “data.census.gov.”  No special skills required.

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

 

Thursday, Aug 25 (12-1 pm)

Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)

Strong heroines, heart-stopping action, thrilling twists—it’s all here in our free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, August 25 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Join Booklist’s Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter as she talks with Random House Children’s Books authors Gina Chen (VIOLET MADE OF THORNS); E. Lockhart (FAMILY OF LIARS); and Karen M. McManus (NOTHING MORE TO TELL) about their new titles that are sure to give your patrons the thrills and chills. Register now!

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 30 (11-11:45 am)

Today’s Digital Fundraising Trends, and How to Apply Them to Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

During this free nonprofit webinar, we’ll show you an overview of digital fundraising metrics including general online fundraising, email, social media, website, online advertising, and more.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug 30 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

With the start of a new school year and new learning, students in the early stages of reading are working hard to apply what they’ve learned. We will talk about the reading stages that children progress through, reading vs. guessing habits, the joy of successful reading, and books to support different reading stages and different skills. Join special guest Laura Lay, Senior Literacy Consultant for the Preschool through 3rd Grade Office of the Colorado Department of Education as we explore strategies to support beginning readers at the library.

For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/

 

Tuesday, Aug 30 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends for 2022 and Beyond (WebJunction)

Technology has changed the face of libraries and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to customers. In fact, the past few years have pushed us, and in some cases made us scramble, to discover and experiment with new technologies and tools, to train our staff and community, and to look for new ways of doing our core activities. This presentation introduces emerging technology trends and shows how those trends are reshaping library services. Examples are provided of how to incorporate and adapt these evolving trends into libraries. Learn what trends to look for, find out the difference between a technology trend and a fad, and get ideas on how your library can respond to technologies as they emerge.

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

 

Wednesday, Aug 31 (11-12 pm)

Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network. Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/