Free Online Learning Opportunities for December

Happy December! Thanks again to  the Wyoming State library for curating this list of free online learning opportunities!

 

***Wednesday, Dec 2 (11-2 pm) Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) 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/

***Wednesday, Dec 9 (8-1:30 pm) Future Ready Team Workshop: Creating a Culture of Leadership and Innovation (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) During this team-based workshop, your district of three or more leaders will join teams from across the country to collaborate to build networks of like-minded colleagues, generate feedback on practices, share ideas and experiences around creating a culture of leadership. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/virtual/

***Tuesday, Dec 1 (11-2 pm) 2020 FDL Conference Poster Presentations: Day One (Federal Depository Library Program) This webinar features a discussion of posters presented at the 2020 Federal Depository Library Conference. This is the first of two sessions. All posters can be viewed prior to the webinar in the virtual poster gallery. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

***Wednesday, Dec 2 (11-1:30 pm) 2020 FDL Conference Poster Presentations: Day Two (Federal Depository Library Program) This webinar features a discussion of posters presented at the 2020 Federal Depository Library Conference. This is the first of two sessions. All posters can be viewed prior to the webinar in the virtual poster gallery. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

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

Chilton Library (Gale). http://support.gale.com.proxy.lib.wy.us/doc/chll-webinar For the automotive ‘do-it-yourselfer.’ Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks. This webinar covers how to select a year, make, and model, and navigate repair, maintenance, and recall information.

CopyTalk Webinar Archive (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.

2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair: Taking Care of your Family Heirlooms (U.S. National Archives). https://bit.ly/2V3UkrC This session will cover the basic ideas of properly storing and handling family heirlooms. Katie Smith will discuss books, paper, photographs, and a little bit about textiles and other family heirlooms. In particular, she will discuss appropriate storage containers, where to put them in your home, how to handle them properly, and important tips about digitizing what you have.

Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STARnet). http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/ Webinar participants will learn about the importance of culturally responsive programming. You will also meet the STEAM Equity project librarian advisors, who will provide programming ideas and outreach strategies you can use to build relationships with Latinx communities in your area starting right now.

Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STARnet). http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/ Are you interested in making your library programs more equitable, where all patrons can “see themselves” in your STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities? STAR Net is teaming up with the Emmy-award winning PBS SciGirls to explore the importance of gender equitable programs where all patrons can develop positive STEAM identities. Be part of the change in closing the gender gap by offering empowering programs and activities that strengthen girls’ interest and confidence in STEAM, and learn strategies that use the latest research in engaging all patrons in science learning.

 

ADVOCACY

Dec 15: Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)

Dec 17: Wake-up the GREAT STORYTELLER in You – How to Persuade and Provoke Others (Training Magazine Network)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Dec 8: Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)

Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

Dec 16: Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Dec 3: Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites (Digital.Gov)

Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

BOARDS

Dec 16: Financial Information and Your Board (Propel nonprofits)

CAREERS

Dec 8: Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)

Dec 10: How To Successfully Navigate the Nonprofit Fundraising Job Market During a Recession (CharityHowTo)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Dec 3: Government Resources for Children, K-9 (Indiana State Library)

Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

Dec 8: Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 9: Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)

Dec 15: Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)

Dec 15: Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)

Dec 15: Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)

Dec 22: Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)

Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 8: The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 10: From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)

Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 3: How To Write Top Performing Fundraising Emails (Network for Good)

Dec 8: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Dec 15: Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Dec 10: How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Chilton Library (Gale)

Dec 17: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: CopyTalk Webinar Archive (American Library Association)

Dec 9: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 10: From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

At Your Leisure: Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STARnet)

At Your Leisure: Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STARnet)

Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 3: Confronting Institutional Bias in the Noprofit World (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Dec 3: Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites (Digital.Gov)

Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 9: Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)

Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

FUNDRAISING

Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 3: How To Write Top Performing Fundraising Emails (Network for Good)

Dec 3: Why Nonprofits Must Optimize the Year-End Fundraising Experience (TechSoup)

Dec 3: Legacy Giving at Ages and Stages: How to Get the Right Balance for Your Donors (Bloomerang)

Dec 8: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Dec 8: Year-End Fundraising Blitz: Raise money fast to finish your year strong (Charity Village)

Dec 8: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Dec 9: Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)

Dec 10: Expand Your Fundraising and Donor Engagement With Digital Marketing and Cloud Computing (Candid Learning)

Dec 10: How to Prepare a Grants Strategy during Uncertain Times (Bloomerang)

Dec 11: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)

Dec 15: Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

Dec 15: Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

Dec 16: How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)

Dec 17: How to Set up Instagram’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: CopyTalk Webinar Archive (American Library Association)

LIBRARY SPACES

Dec 10: Introduction to Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians (Massachusetts Libraries: Board of Library Commissioners)

MANAGEMENT

Dec 3: Confronting Institutional Bias in the Noprofit World (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Dec 8: Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)

Dec 8: The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 8: Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services, Part 2: Staff & Program Scheduling (Association for Library Service to Children)

Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STARnet)

Dec 1: First Tuesdays: Engaging and Transforming Communities Through Social Learning (Washington State Library)

Dec 8: Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)

Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)

Dec 15: Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: 2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair: Taking Care of your Family Heirlooms (U.S. National Archives)

At Your Leisure: Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STARnet)

Dec 2: NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

Dec 8: Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 9: Esports and Evidence-Based Connected Learning (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec. 10: ‘Tis the season for outdoor programs (really?) (Colorado State Library)

Dec 15: Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)

Dec 22: Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)

Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Dec 1: What is NAPCS? An Overview of the Recently-Released NAPCS Data From the Economic Census (U.S. Census)

Dec 2: Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov (U.S. Census)

Dec 9: Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 9: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 10: From Woodstock to Your High School Band, from Sesame Street to the Lincoln Theater: Government Resources for Music and the Performing Arts (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 15: The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff (Network of the National Library of Medicine MidContinental Chapter)

Dec 17: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)

Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 3: Government Resources for Children, K-9 (Indiana State Library)

Dec 7: Tools and Ideas for Independent Reading for All Students… Anywhere, Anytime (edWeb.net)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 10: When Equity Is Optional:ESSA’s Fifth Anniversary and Early Lessons from Implementation  (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)

Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

Dec 10: Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

Dec 30: Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)

TECHNOLOGY

Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 9: Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)

Dec 15: Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)

Dec 30: Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Dec 2: Learning Trends 2021: Facing the Future in a Business as Unusual World (Training Industry)

Dec 9: Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)

Dec 10: How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)

Dec 10: Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Dec 16: Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

VOLUNTEERS

Dec 1: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)

Dec 2: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (Volunteer Match)

Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 3: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (Volunteer Match)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Dec 1 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: Engaging and Transforming Communities Through Social Learning (Washington State Library)

Libraries can use social learning tools to curate the knowledge and wisdom of people in their communities, inspiring creative problem-solving and new collaborations. Our guests co-facilitate social learning events in Whatcom County public libraries through Western Washington University’s Community Engagement Fellows program (www.cefellows.org). They will share the theory and practices of their shared work, and offer opportunities for other libraries to become involved in this exciting partnership between public libraries and higher education.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5pujv64

 

Tuesday, Dec 1 (12-1 pm)

Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)

There’s no better time than winter to curl up with a gripping read. And with upcoming YA releases like the ones covered in this free, hour-long webinar, teen readers—and YA lovers of all ages—will want to do nothing else. Join us for not only a must-see book buzz (brought to you by Bloomsbury Publishing and Tor Teen), but a special panel starring Brigid Kemmerer, author of A VOW SO BOLD AND DEADLY, and Charlie Jane Anders, author of VICTORIES GREATER THAN DEATH. Sarah Hunter, Booklist editor, Books for Youth, will moderate.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 1 (12-1 pm)

What is NAPCS? An Overview of the Recently-Released NAPCS Data From the Economic Census (U.S. Census)

This webinar will provide an overview of the recently-released North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) data from the 2017 Economic Census. These data replace the Product Lines data historically released as part of the Economic Census. The webinar will include a demo of how to access the data on data.census.gov, following a typical use case.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 1 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 2 (9-10 am)

Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nebraska Library Association Diversity Committee members will booktalk diverse titles and share resources for finding more reading to diversify your shelves. Attendees will be encouraged to share titles of diverse literature they have read to create a list for everyone to use.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 2 (11-12 pm)

Learning Trends 2021: Facing the Future in a Business as Unusual World (Training Industry)

Join us for GP Strategies’ annual learning trends webinar. Your host, Matt Donovan, chief learning and innovation officer at GP Strategies, will go beyond learning trends and explore the ways L&D organizations can thrive in a business as unusual world.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 2 (12-1 pm)

Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov (U.S. Census)

Are you looking for a deeper dive into the Census Bureau’s complex geographies? This webinar is what you’ve been waiting for! In this training, we will show you how to select geographic components like urban and rural, find which geographies are compatible with a dataset, and how to use the mapping feature on data.census.gov. You will also learn tips and tricks that will help with the selection of complex geographies like census tracts and block groups, vintage-based geographies, and geographies that fall within other geographies.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 2 (12-1 pm)

Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (Volunteer Match)

Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 2 (1-2 pm)

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

NLM Traveling Exhibitions are a unique way to connect your patrons to valuable NLM health information resources through related public programming. To support you and your communities when your libraries borrow NLM exhibitions, the Exhibition Program is developing sample programming ideas related to individual exhibition topics. These ideas will help jump start your creative planning. Julie Botnick will discuss how those ideas can be adapted to your situations and ways to develop your own unique programming.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 2 (1-2 pm)

How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)

Nonprofits need donors and volunteers to thrive. But, a worthy mission isn’t enough to win them over. People support specific nonprofits for many important reasons, including the strength of a nonprofit’s visual brand. A strong visual brand can inspire confidence and dramatically boost donations. This interactive session will discuss the power of visual branding for nonprofits, when it’s time to refresh a visual brand, how to build loyalty and engagement through the visual brand design process, and simple ways to personalize stock template websites and emails.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 3 (10-10:30 am)

Confronting Institutional Bias in the Noprofit World (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Everyone has biases even though people often are not aware of their biases. That is called an unconscious or implicit bias. Whether intentional or not , implicit biases influence decisions and the culture in the workplace. Having a bias doesn’t make someone a bad person as not every bias is negative or hurtful. It’s not recognizing and shifting negative institutional biases that leads to issues in the workplace.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 3 (11-12 pm)

How To Write Top Performing Fundraising Emails (Network for Good)

During this webinar Vanessa will show you examples of exceptionally well performing fundraising emails and will share email writing quick wins you can implement during your year-end campaign.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites (Digital.Gov)

In this talk, we’ll go over the central principles of digital accessibility and how these principles remove access barriers and improve user experience for everyone. We’ll cover key ways you can create content that is usable and understandable. Lastly, we’ll touch on the accessibility considerations needed when creating and working with multilingual platforms and content.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Government Resources for Children, K-9 (Indiana State Library)

From Ben’s Guide to Kids in the House, the federal government produces a wealth of resources for teachers, students, and parents. Learn about the various websites, lesson plans, and educational guides that are available from the U.S. government. This session will highlight and provide searching tips to discover free digital resources for educators to utilize. This webinar is hosted in partnership with Indiana’s Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO) to provide continuing education of government information.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Why Nonprofits Must Optimize the Year-End Fundraising Experience (TechSoup)

In 2019, the CauseMic crew set out to research, monitor, and benchmark donor engagement, the donation experience, and cultivation tactics across 152 nonprofit organizations. The result? A comprehensive overview of nonprofit engagement from all sizes and sectors. Explore their key findings and take away easy wins that your nonprofit can use to upgrade your year-end strategy right away, even if your campaign is already underway.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (Volunteer Match)

Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 3 (1-2 pm)

Legacy Giving at Ages and Stages: How to Get the Right Balance for Your Donors (Bloomerang)

Join Lori Kranczer, legacy giving expert and philanthropic advisor, to go over the ways to address a donor’s interest in legacy giving and how to have a conversation that brings out what the donor values to match to the best legacy giving options for them.

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

 

Saturday, Dec 5 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

In this virtual workshop, middle school girls of all abilities will create their own story and use Scratch, an online coding program, to code scenes and animate characters. Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.

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

 

Monday, Dec 7 (12-1  pm)

Tools and Ideas for Independent Reading for All Students… Anywhere, Anytime (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, Shannon McClintock Miller will share tools and ideas for accommodating the needs of all learners in unique and creative ways. She will explore ways to use apps in concert to support learners who are in remote or hybrid learning models. Practical tips and commonly accessible platforms like Google will be incorporated.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (9-10 am)

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Mobile marketing is a key component of any comprehensive marketing strategy. And optimizing your website for all devices and screens is crucial for staying relevant with today’s audiences, especially millennials and Gen Xers, but even the more tech-savvy baby boomers. And if you don’t keep up you’ll lag behind, losing online visitors, donors and, ultimately, donations.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (9-10:15 am)

Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)

Join Chris Cyr, OCLC Associate Research Scientist, and elected OCLC Global Council library leaders for an introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how libraries, IFLA, and OCLC members are using these goals to develop strategies and services to help support economic and social issues in their communities.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (11-12 pm)

The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will illustrate how a carefully coordinated workflow can maximize human resources and minimize project time. The presentation will demonstrate how developing and implementing such a process enabled a university selective depository to successfully complete a massive downsizing of a collection, a widespread offering of materials, a weighty relocation of the downsized collection, and a labor intensive receiving of regional materials.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (11-12 pm)

Year-End Fundraising Blitz: Raise money fast to finish your year strong (Charity Village)

Need more revenue before the end of the year? There is still time to use crowdfunding and make it happen! With crowdfunding you can have your fundraising campaign up and running in less than a day. Join us to learn more how to create a stunning Year-End fundraiser and raise money fast.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)

Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)

Join us for a free informative webinar presentation that will cover all aspects of Brainfuse’s online career services, JobNow and VetNow. These powerful resources are backed by an industry leading team of experts who provide patrons with live, one-to-one interview coaching, job search guidance, resume assistance, and through VetNow, help in navigating the various benefits available to veterans of the U.S. Military. Most importantly, we will emphasize how our JobNow and VetNow career services are particularly valuable as our economy rebounds from the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5289077951024718607

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)

Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services, Part 2: Staff & Program Scheduling (Association for Library Service to Children)

Scheduling staff can be challenging. Add in programming, and that can be a recipe for stress. Learn to juggle staffing, programming, and community engagements successfully while keeping your personal schedule in balance.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)

Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)

When you read WITH children, rather than to them, you invite children to participate in the experience of reading and create opportunities for language and cognitive growth. asking questions, making connections, and exploring the pictures are a few ways to invite children to read with you. Modeling this to caregivers at storytime can open up a new world of literacy and language opportunities.

For more information and to join classroom, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Join SciGirls and NGCP as we celebrate Computer Science Education Week! In this webinar, you’ll learn about the SciGirls Strategies for engaging girls in STEM and how to apply them to your computer science activities. Various examples of strategies in action will be shared from the practitioner perspective. Activities and media resources that can be used in your programs will also be included.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 8 (1-2 pm)

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 9 (9-10 am)

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Speakers will share insights and updated approaches for managing common conditions such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, new ways of approaching mental health outside specialty care as well as methods to address the persistently mentally ill will be inventoried. Special focus will be given to the role society can play in recognizing the impact of childhood trauma and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 9 (9-10 am)

Esports and Evidence-Based Connected Learning (Nebraska Library Commission)

Esports is the competitive wing of electronic gaming which is experiencing explosive growth around the world. This session is designed to provide the resources libraries need to meet young people where they are with an interest-driven learning environment. The learning ecosystem encompasses a variety of roles beyond the players, such as videographers, graphic designers, and writers. Two rural librarians and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) will position you to create a successful program.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 9 (10-11 am)

Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)

No instructional designer ever sets out to purposely create barriers to learning. But we all see the world through our own lens, and that means we may be innocently excluding important groups of learners. In this session, we’ll take a step back and shine a light on hidden assumptions and biases that could make your learning less inclusive–and therefore, less effective.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 9 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

 

Wednesday, Dec 9 (12-1:30 pm)

Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join author-designer Rusty Keeler as he celebrates the beauty and benefits of risky play and the importance of adults supporting children’s play. Loaded with amazing images and inspiration Rusty challenges you to think about your own professional practice with children and encourages you to take bold new steps to support play a little more each day. You will learn tips and tools to breathe through risky play moments and reflect on your attitudes and comfort levels around risky play.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 9 (1-2 pm)

Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)

Let’s be honest: we could all use some unique and creative ways to help make the internet fun again. In this webinar we will delve into nooks and crannies of the internet to discover the variety of fun and awe-inspiring creations that are out there. We will be looking at: Tools related to music and sounds; Tools for creating art of varying sorts; Games that take little time and are not mainstream; More than 30 free online tools that are off the beaten path.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 9 (2-3 pm)

Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3maafAS

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (9-10 am)

When Equity Is Optional:ESSA’s Fifth Anniversary and Early Lessons from Implementation  (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gave states much more flexibility in designing their school accountability systems. Unfortunately, new analyses from the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) show that flexibility and equity often conflict. Under ESSA, the state in which students live matters a great deal. Join us for a conversation on ESSA’s fifth birthday to reflect on early lessons of ESSA implementation and the implications for students of color and students from low-income families.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (10-11 am)

From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)

In 2021, the Population Association of America will move its flagship journal, Demography, from a large collection sold by a commercial publisher to a platinum open-access model published by a university press. University presses provide high-quality publishing services ethically and mindfully, with a mission that aligns with university libraries. But creating a viable alternative to a commercial publisher presents challenges. In this roundtable discussion, players within the scholarly communications ecosystem—a publisher, a librarian, and an association leader—will discuss Demography’s financial model and how the community is working together to cover the journal’s publishing costs and offset previous revenue streams. At a time when openly available global access to population research is of critical importance, how can the scholarly community ensure that Demography’s future is sustainable? And how can university presses build on lessons learned from converting Demography to provide cost-effective publishing alternatives?

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-12 pm)

Introduction to Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians (Massachusetts Libraries: Board of Library Commissioners)

Lan Ying Ip (Sasaki), Lauren Stara (MBLC), and Andrea Bunker (MBLC) will discuss and answer questions about our new library space planning resource. Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians creates a formal set of best practices for designing library space that may be applied to libraries across the nation. The guide empowers librarians, administrators, space planners, and architects with tools for the planning and design of public library buildings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://mblc.libcal.com/event/7298786

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-11:45 am)

How To Successfully Navigate the Nonprofit Fundraising Job Market During a Recession (CharityHowTo)

As of August 2020, according to estimates from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, the nonprofit sector has shed about 1.6 million jobs in the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic.  Many of these jobs were fundraising positions.You may be presently furloughed, laid off, uncertain, or even wondering what’s next. While the job market may be competitive in the fundraising field right now, don’t let that limit your possibilities. This workshop will help you successfully navigate the nonprofit job market during a recession.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-3 pm)

Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)

Research has shown that children who read on or above grade level in third grade triple their chances of attending college. The Summit will explore how libraries can grow their impact on third grade reading leveraging community support and resources. Participants will learn about and connect with a range of opportunities with regional and national organizations, including the newly launched Rural Library Fellowship.

For more information and to register, visit:https://www.berea.edu/pfe/librarysummit/

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 PM)

‘Tis the season for outdoor programs (really?) (Colorado State Library)

Are you running out of ideas for online programming? Is your public tired of virtual events? Cooped up inside, we’re missing the restorative powers of the great outdoors! Join us for a lively, interactive session that will not only discuss the benefits of outdoor programming (yes, even in winter!), but will also share plenty of great ideas to help you embrace winter by offering new programs in your community. Ideas to be shared include: Winter StoryWalks, Scavenger Hunts, Outdoor challenges (Who can make the best snow art?), Citizen Science, Nature Play, new collections (Snowshoes, anyone?), and more.

Throughout, we’ll highlight how outdoor winter programs can be done safely, for both

staff and patrons; and how community partnerships can lessen the load, enabling you and your staff to do more.

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

From Woodstock to Your High School Band, from Sesame Street to the Lincoln Theater: Government Resources for Music and the Performing Arts (Federal Depository Library Program)

Come along for this webinar on Government resources for music and the performing arts. You’ll find new information ranging from the Library of Congress to National Public Radio; from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Smithsonian.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)

Completing a research project in the digital humanities can feel like embarking on a triathlon. With a depth and breadth of content available to students, honing in on research questions, building a corpus, and analyzing content with advanced computational tools that can generate meaningful results can be a true test of endurance. In this webcast, you’ll hear three expert panelists discuss how to optimize teaching and learning in the digital humanities.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

In this session, we will learn tactical and pragmatic tools for understanding the digital, physical, or interpersonal relationships that directly affect your clients, services, and team. What processes and tools are working well, and where can we identify opportunities? We will learn how to create a service blueprint to capture a holistic look at your nonprofit in order to set you up for success in 2021.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1:15 pm)

Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

Dig in with Alex and Wendy, two of Ingram’s MLS-degreed Cultivators, for a fruitful discussion on unbeleafable Children’s and Teen books your patrons will be buzzing about this spring!

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

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1:30 pm)

Expand Your Fundraising and Donor Engagement With Digital Marketing and Cloud Computing (Candid Learning)

Join Candid, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and AmazonSmile to learn more about how AWS’s cloud computing services and the AmazonSmile program can help support your nonprofit’s fundraising and donor engagement goals. AmazonSmile will share how to best leverage their program to generate cash and product donations. SalsaLabs will share marketing best practices and how the new Engage with Salesforce Integration tool, powered by AWS, helps increase marketing automation and personalization in donor outreach.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)

How to Prepare a Grants Strategy during Uncertain Times (Bloomerang)

Rachel Werner will review what tried and true methods still have value, what might need to be changed, and what is still left unknown. You can start off 2021 with a better sense of how to be successful during times of uncertainty.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)

Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Sign up for a close look at proven ways to relieve the five biggest stressors of teaching in a remote or hybrid setting. Using the strengths-based approach of Appreciative Inquiry, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz will walk you through a problem-solving process that helps you apply your past successes to resolve new and unfamiliar challenges.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

Friday, Dec 11 (12-1:30 pm)

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)

Join us for an overview of National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants (PAGs), including eligible activities, the application process, the review process, information on previously-funded projects, tips on writing your application, and more. We will review the latest application guideliness for proposals due on January 14, 2021.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

 

Tuesday, Dec 15 (11-11:45 am)

Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

Participating in “Start Your 2021 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2020 and how to set goals for 2021 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 15 (11:30-1 pm)

Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)

During this free 90-minute webinar, library staff will learn about current research on the use of digital technologies with young children and receive guidance and support to help navigate this challenging technological landscape with young patrons.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)

Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)

Computational thinking (CT) is now a recognized 21st century literacy that even young children need exposure to. This webinar is for libraries interested in CT programming for families. It presents seminal work conducted by public media, libraries, researchers, and CT experts to determine what CT skills 4- and 5-year-olds are capable of, develop resources to support those skills, and pilot family engagement in libraries. Presenters are from the M.R. Davis Southaven Public Library in MS, the Homer Public Library in AK, and GBH Boston, a leading producer of educational STEM media.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5agfdaj

 

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)

Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)

Grandparents are ideal caregivers for children ages 0-5. They offer cost benefits, trust, consistency, and LOVE. They care for about 25% of children under 5–about the same number in formal care. Join this webinar to learn more about who they are, what they need, and how libraries can support them.

For more information and to join the event, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/

 

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)

Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, Academy Award-winning film producer and director and SuperDville founder, Peggy Stern, will explore how accessible content and hands-on activities are key to ensuring more successful social and emotional learning (SEL) for students with learning differences. SuperDville is a free video-based SEL curriculum for 7-12-year-olds who learn differently.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/?action=tribe_photo&tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=photo

 

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly. In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 15 (1-2 pm)

Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)

This free tool allows users to visualize, connect, share, and collaborate and present their data and tell their story. Therefore, teams can make accurate, data-driven decisions. Using the drag-and-drop report editor, users can create customized and interactive reports with ease. Create beautiful, easy-to-read data visualizations that tell a story and inspire action. All of this and more is possible in Google Data Studio.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 15 (2-3 pm)

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff (Network of the National Library of Medicine MidContinental Chapter)

As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yyvgwxv9

 

Wednesday, Dec 16 (10-11 am)

Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

Join us for the upcoming webinar, where Amber West, Instructional Designer for D2L, will share best practices for setting up your own micro-credentialing strategy, discuss how to motivate your audience, and finally, the differences between micro-credentialing, gamification, and badging – as well as the benefits of each.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 16 (12-1 pm)

Financial Information and Your Board (Propel nonprofits)

The board of directors of a nonprofit organization has legal responsibility for the organization’s work. The board is responsible for short and long-term planning, and they must ensure that systems are in place for administering and effectively using resources and guarding against misuse. In order to fulfill their responsibilities, board members must be able to rely on financial information that is accurate, timely, in context, and appropriate.

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

 

Wednesday, Dec 16 (11-12 pm)

How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization. Attendees will also complete several exercises which will review and map the donor touch points at their organization. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of what they can do to improve donor retention and the start of an improvement plan for their organization.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 17 (11-11:45 am)

How to Set up Instagram’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

In the last year, Instagram has rolled out several features and tools to make charitable giving and fundraising much easier on the platform. With the advent of the Donate button for profiles and the Instagram Story Donation Sticker, getting your supporters to raise money for you and to drive donations is easier than ever.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 17 (1-2 pm)

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 17 (1-2 pm)

Wake-up the GREAT STORYTELLER in You – How to Persuade and Provoke Others (Training Magazine Network)

How do you spark, ignite, or rekindle that Great Storyteller in you? In this session, Ray will share techniques and exercises that boost your abilities to tell stories and persuade others. You will be refreshed and inspired once you reconnect with that great storyteller in you.

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 22 (12-1 pm)

Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)

Toddlers are natural scientists. Dropping blocks down the stairs? Physics experiment with gravity! Banging pots and pans? An exploration of sound waves! Come learn how to use play-based programming to foster scientific thinking in our youngest library users and how to encourage families and FFNs to embrace the mess of STEAM-powered play.

For more information and to join event, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/

 

Wednesday, Dec 30 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)

Video tutorials, online story hour, and marketing videos are all the rage right now. They have been for a while. This session will tell you everything you need to know to plan, shoot, edit, and put your videos out into the world.

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

Michael Peever