Free Online Learning Opportunities for July 2022 for Library Staff

Thank you as always to the Wyoming State Library for this wonderful resource!

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

July 7-8 (12-4 pm)

Zines & Libraries Conference (ZineLibraries.info)

The Zine & Libraries Conference is a two-day virtual conference that will gather together librarians, zine artists and educators to learn about all things zines! Presenters will go over zine history, cataloging, starting a collection as well as provide tools, resources and tips on how to successfully integrate zines into libraries and instruction. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.zinelibraries.info/events/zines-librarians-conference-2022/

July 12-13 (10-2 pm)

Where Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice Meet: A Call to Action (Freedom to Read Foundation)

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) invites all library workers, educators, authors, journalists, publishers, social justice workers and First Amendment advocates to attend and participate in its free virtual symposium. The agenda for day one will focus on exploring the core values  of Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice and how to find the balance between them. Day two will focus on empowering participants to take action. Panelists will draw on their knowledge and experience to offer strategies for community change, building consensus, developing strong policies, and building coalitions and public outreach. For more information and to register, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1v5gWww8XfmSWia7YJWTjF8unVsPLZNpz-2yLaIRhVN4/viewform?edit_requested=true

July 14 (8-3 pm)

SLJ Picture Book Palooza

Join us July 14 for our second annual SLJ Picture Book Palooza, an all-day, free virtual celebration of authors and artists dedicated to the visual dance and extraordinary craft of picture books! Come for a day packed with keynotes, author panels, and illustrator spotlights with visionary creators. Visit the exhibit hall, chat with authors and publishing teams, download digital galleys, and be prepared to be inspired as you build your collection. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/event/picture-book-palooza-2022

July 14 (1-4 pm)

Urban Librarianship: Embracing Challenges and Opportunities through Innovation, Leadership, and Best Practices (Library 2.022)

Urban librarianship increasingly encompasses having to address many of society’s challenges through the people we serve. This situates Urban libraries in the epicenter of the communities they serve and also presents new opportunities to impact them at even greater levels. As always, we are up to the challenge. This Library 2.0 mini-conference is a chance to share and to learn the ideas, innovations, tools, and techniques that will help all library leaders in their work with people and their communities. For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/pc7sp5pc

July 21 (9-1:45 pm)

Training Industry Leader Talk: Coaching and Mentoring (Training Industry)

Coaching and mentorship are increasingly popular methods for supporting the learner experience, from onboarding to upskilling to leadership development. Yet they present their own set of new challenges like measuring effectiveness, delivering these programs to a dispersed workforce and ensuring the unique needs of individual employees are met. Developing informal training programs in your organization, like coaching and mentoring, begins with gaining a deeper understanding of employees’ professional development goals. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3QSUz4q

July 27-28

2022 Smithsonian National Education Summit (Smithsonian Institution)

Knowledge begins with wonder! Join us online or in person for the free, two-day Smithsonian National Education Summit! This year’s theme is: “Together We Thrive: Creating Our Shared Future through Education,” acknowledging that given the right conditions and resources, all children can thrive. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear about key issues and engaging learning strategies from experts from the Smithsonian and our collaborators at PBS Learning Media, Harvard’s Project Zero, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and many more. For more information and to register, visit: https://events.bizzabo.com/409170/home

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

Grant Writing for Every Occasion (Wyoming SHRAB) Want to develop your grant proposal writing skills? Or are you just beginning to explore the world of landing grants? Grant writing is no secret– it’s a learned skill. This workshop will help you master the logic and preparation needed for success. Learn tips, tricks, and pitfalls of grant writing, plus where to find help. We’ll discuss the elements of a proposal and how to develop, prepare, and present a compelling case that will make funders sit up and take notice.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxx4XVqV5ojOyuNOZ9nNi6XJutHJdroQu

Creating a Community of Readers: Academic Librarians Promoting Reading on Campus (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

How can academic librarians help the campus community build awareness of our leisure reading collections and connect to other readers on campus? Two academic librarians will share our successful programming strategies on a difficulty spectrum from easy to ambitious. Our past programs include silent reading parties, pop-up libraries, online book talks from campus community members, a Nerd Nite focused on books and reading, partnerships with public libraries and campus organizations, a community-wide reading program, and more! Attendees from all types of libraries will be able to adapt our approaches for their own contexts. Visit: https://mediaspace.wisc.edu/media/Creating+a+Community+of+ReadersA+Academic+Librarians+Promoting+Reading+on+Campus%2C+April+23%2C+2019/0_chx8esg3

Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)

Do you spend a good part of your job working with social media? If so, then you already know how time-intensive content creation and management of social platforms can be. Fortunately, the web is filled with free tools vying for your attention. In this webinar you will learn about some online gems that you can use to improve your workflow, create new content, or share with your friends and colleagues. Presenter Laura Solomon will cover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that you have. Visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=887&reset=1

Public Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health (WebJunction)

Libraries are community hubs, including for health information and programming. As community health needs shift and grow, libraries are looking to support topics like consumer health literacy, healthy aging, mental health, food and nutrition, access to healthcare via telehealth, physical activity, and overcoming technological barriers to accessing health information. At the same time, the public health sector is learning that libraries are valuable partners in advancing local health priorities. Join this webinar for an introduction to public health, and hear how public health practitioners and library staff are partnering for success. Learn how to build library staff confidence in providing health information, assess community health needs, and build community partnerships that magnify the role public libraries play as key contributors to community health. Visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/public-libraries-and-public-health-partners.html

Trauma-Informed Librarianship: Building Communities of Care (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Trauma-informed librarianship (TIL) is a vital practice that invites us to be intentional and deliberate about creating cultural shifts in how we approach our work to move towards healing, for our patrons, for each other, and for ourselves. This webinar will introduce participants to what trauma is and how it impacts both individuals and communities; the principles and goals of trauma-informed librarianship; how we can apply this lens to library services in actionable ways to better support survivors in our libraries, whether they are patrons or colleagues; and how we can take care of ourselves too, through 10 concrete self-care strategies. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmK_NTtLWrs

 

BOARDS

July 21: Board Engagement (Propel Nonprofits)

 

CAREERS

July 12: Using a Technology Skill Map to Plan Your Marketing, Fundraising, or Communications Career Journey (TechImpact)

July 20: NCompass Live: Learning Opportunities and Resources from WebJunction (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 27: What’s Up Wednesday – Retirement on the Horizon? a Public Library Director’s Primer (Indiana State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

July 19: Creating a Sense of Home and Community Through Food Stories (Mackin)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 12: Get Down with Graphic Novels!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 1 (Booklist)

July 13: MacKids School & Library Fall 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

July 14: Weed ‘Em and Reap: Getting Your Collection from Awful to Awesome (WebJunction)

July 21: Be Prepared! The GNCRT Guide to Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges (Booklist)

July 26: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Library Journal/SirsiDynix)

 

COMMUNICATION

July 14: Beyond the Logo: Building Brand Identity (Bloomerang)

July 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

July 26: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

July 26: Marketing Across the Customer Journey (Wyoming SBDC)

July 27: Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

July 14: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 19: Next Gen Finding Aid Website, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Photograph Finding Aid (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 26: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Library Journal/SirsiDynix)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 28: Lunch & Learn: Leadership Development Series (Niche Academy)

 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

July 6: More than Lip Service – Making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a Reality at Your Org (GovLoop)

July 13: Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

July 20: Why Are We Still Having Hard Conversations? (North Carolina Library Association)

July 28: CSL in Session: Managing Implicit Bias in Your Library (Colorado State Library)

FUNDRAISING

July 7: Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

July 7: How To Cultivate Donors With Chatbots – Quick Tips for Success (CharityHowTo)

July 7: How to Write a Proposal Narrative (Bloomerang)

July 13: The 3-Step Process to Get a Corporate Partner in 30 Days (Nonprofit Hub)

July 14: How to Prioritize Your Grant Prospect List in Under 60 Minutes (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

July 14: The Fundraising Drivers that Raise You More (Charity Village)

July 14: Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

July 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

July 26: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

July 28: Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)

 

LEGAL

July 7: Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence: Legal Risks and Protections for Websites and Social Media (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

July 21: Be Prepared! The GNCRT Guide to Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges (Booklist)

July 22: ACRL Presents: Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics: Lessons Learned by Campus Colleagues (Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

July 13: Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

 

MANAGEMENT

July 6: More than Lip Service – Making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a Reality at Your Org (GovLoop)

July 11: Becoming a Nonprofit Thought Leader (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

July 19: Dealing with Difficult Behaviors—in Person and Online (Training Magazine Network)

July 20: Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries (Niche Academy)

July 25: 5 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment and How to Fix it (GovLoop)

July 27: The Post-Pandemic Library: Managing Issues Now That They are Our Daily Routine (Niche Academy)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 5: First Tuesdays:  Introducing the New Libraries and Veterans National Forum (Washington State Library)

July 7: Engaging Adults with Low Literacy Levels (WebJunction)

July 13: Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

July 26: Marketing Across the Customer Journey (Wyoming SBDC)

July 27: Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

July 5: First Tuesdays:  Introducing the New Libraries and Veterans National Forum (Washington State Library)

July 6: NCompass Live: Bring Free Tech Programs to Older Nebraskans (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 20: Digital Citizenship in Libraries All Year: Planning for the School Year (edWeb)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

July 12: Get Down with Graphic Novels!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 1 (Booklist)

July 13: MacKids School & Library Fall 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

July 19: Creating a Sense of Home and Community Through Food Stories (Mackin)

 

REFERENCE

July 12: Your Community by the Numbers: Data for Community Development (US Census Bureau)

July 19: Next Gen Finding Aid Website, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Photograph Finding Aid (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 20: Introduction to American Community Survey Group Quarters Data (US Census Bureau)

July 21: Maritime Administration Information Resources: Introduction to Its Economic, Maritime, and National Security Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 22: ACRL Presents: Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics: Lessons Learned by Campus Colleagues (Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

July 7: Google Slides Tips & Tricks (TeachersFirst)

July 12: Get Down with Graphic Novels!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 1 (Booklist)

July 13: Designing Student-Centered Research Guides (Niche Academy)

July 13: MacKids School & Library Fall 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

July 13: Fostering Accountability: Media Literacy in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)

July 14: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 14: Weed ‘Em and Reap: Getting Your Collection from Awful to Awesome (WebJunction)

July 19: Creating a Sense of Home and Community Through Food Stories (Mackin)

July 20: Digital Citizenship in Libraries All Year: Planning for the School Year (edWeb)

July 21: Be Prepared! The GNCRT Guide to Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges (Booklist)

July 27: Top Tech Tools for Every Classroom (edWeb)

July 28: Enrich Learning Experiences with the Edge Browser (TeachersFirst)

 

TECHNOLOGY

July 6: NCompass Live: Bring Free Tech Programs to Older Nebraskans (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 12: Using a Technology Skill Map to Plan Your Marketing, Fundraising, or Communications Career Journey (TechImpact)

July 27: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech: CES 2022 and Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 27: Top Tech Tools for Every Classroom (edWeb)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 7: Experience Design for the Virtual Classroom and Beyond (Training Magazine Network)

July 7: Google Slides Tips & Tricks (TeachersFirst)

July 8: Learn How to Learn Online for Individuals (InSyncTraining)

July 13: Designing Student-Centered Research Guides (Niche Academy)

July 19: Dealing with Difficult Behaviors—in Person and Online (Training Magazine Network)

July 20: NCompass Live: Learning Opportunities and Resources from WebJunction (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 20: Cheat Sheets Made Easy: Creating Job Aids for Employee Training (Wyoming SBDC)

July 27: Virtually There:Learning Myths and Popular Promises (InSyncTraining)

July 27: Ignite Motivation: Strategies for Fueling a Growth Mindset! (Early Childhood Investigations)

July 27: Top Tech Tools for Every Classroom (edWeb)

July 28: Enrich Learning Experiences with the Edge Browser (TeachersFirst)

 

VOLUNTEERS

July 12: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, July 5 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays:  Introducing the New Libraries and Veterans National Forum (Washington State Library)

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum was born out of efforts from librarians at the Texas A&M University Libraries and their desire to better learn from others libraries’ efforts to support the veteran and military communities. In an effort to help librarians just getting started working with veterans, as well as those looking for new ideas to bring to their libraries, an online toolkit was created to collect the shared knowledge of librarians working with the veteran community. It contains lesson plans, program outlines, collection development policies, best practice documents, and more to help ease the way for those just getting started in this work – and to make it easier for those already engaged to find new ideas and new strategies to increase the success of their programs. This talk will discuss the work of the Libraries & Veterans National Forum and highlight the resources available to librarians.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Wednesday, July 6 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Bring Free Tech Programs to Older Nebraskans (Nebraska Library Commission)

Senior Planet, from AARP’s technology training classes, do more than just teach seniors how to use technology: they address marginalization and isolation among older adults. The Senior Planet licensing program trains and supports senior-serving organizations to deliver Senior Planet programs (in-person) to older adults in their area. The program is free of charge, with the goal of bringing world-class technology training to seniors across the country. Join us to learn how to access Senior Planet resources and bring them to your community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, July 6 (12-1 pm)

More than Lip Service – Making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a Reality at Your Org (GovLoop)

Join NextGen and GovLoop online  to learn and discuss the major challenges that women and people of color or those with disabilities face as they advance the career ladder.

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

Thursday, July 7 (9-10 am)

Experience Design for the Virtual Classroom and Beyond (Training Magazine Network)

We all know that we learn from experience, not just what happens in a classroom. And the global pandemic has shown us that whilst the learning can be virtual, it can’t just be a presentation with no interaction. Live online learning specialist Jo Cook draws on her near-decade of experience in the virtual classroom to highlight how experience design can make your sessions hit the learning mark for your attendees, and for you too!

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

Thursday, July 7 (9-10 am)

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

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 so they can improve online fundraising performance for their organization.

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

Thursday, July 7 (9-10 am)

Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence: Legal Risks and Protections for Websites and Social Media (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Learn best practices for how to protect your online intellectual property, such as educational and training materials, fundraising campaigns, blog posts, newsletters, and photos, and how to reduce risk when using others’ content. We’ll discuss copyright, fair use, trademarks, defamation, invasion of privacy, and rights of publicity.

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

 

Thursday, July 7 (11-11:30 am)

How To Cultivate Donors With Chatbots – Quick Tips for Success (CharityHowTo)

Donors today want immediate responses to their inquiries, the convenience of one-click donations, gratitude for their donation and confidence their donation is being used for the purpose they gave it. Even slight friction or delay can cause donations to be postponed or spent elsewhere. In this free nonprofit webinar, you will learn how to set up and automate digital donor communications that respond to these donor needs.

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

Thursday, July 7 (11-12 pm)

How to Write a Proposal Narrative (Bloomerang)

This session will cover everything you need to know about writing a proposal narrative! We’ll cover the most frequently requested information by funders, explore what they’re REALLY looking for, and examine some examples.

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

Thursday, July 7 (1-2 pm)

Engaging Adults with Low Literacy Levels (WebJunction)

In the U.S., there are 43 million adults–nearly one in five–who read below a third-grade level, and over half of all adults read below a sixth-grade level. Low levels in literacy can impact many aspects of daily life including the ability to find and maintain employment, navigate health care needs, and complete government forms. This webinar will explore the characteristics of adults with low literacy levels and how they differ from those of adults with learning disabilities, including how and why each of these groups approaches reading. Learn about the importance and value of developing literacy skills, as well as strategies for library staff on how to identify when someone may need literacy support, how to broach the subject with a patron, and ways to suggest materials and resources to reluctant adults who may be struggling with literacy.

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

Thursday, July 7 (3-4 pm)

Google Slides Tips & Tricks (TeachersFirst)

Ever wonder what else you can do with Google Slides? Some of its built-in features can really come in handy in the classroom. In this session, you’ll learn a few cool tricks that will take your use of this tool to the next level, including game-changing productivity tips and small changes you can make to increase the visual impact of your slides.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Friday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Learn How to Learn Online for Individuals (InSyncTraining)

Discover the power and capability of the virtual classroom in our Learn How to Learn Online  workshop. Interact with peers, learn from an expert facilitator, and experiment with virtual classroom technology functionality. Over the course of an hour, you’ll experience the virtual classroom as it’s meant to be: an effective, impactful learning environment. Multiple dates available.

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

Monday, July 11 (10-11 am)

Becoming a Nonprofit Thought Leader (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This webinar offers new ways to think of and consider thought leadership as a strategy not just limited to the status of subject matter experts, but to the overall impact and authority of the organization. We will identify the top three benefits of thought leadership, discuss steps to implementation and common mistakes to avoid, and explore how to use thought leadership for business development and fundraising.

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

Tuesday, July 12 (11-12 pm)

Using a Technology Skill Map to Plan Your Marketing, Fundraising, or Communications Career Journey (TechImpact)

The technology landscape is constantly changing, and the demand for using technology in our day-to-day jobs is constantly increasing. Stay on top of the technology skills you need in your Marketing, Outreach, and/or Fundraising career using a Skill Map. In this webinar, we’ll walk through the Tech Impact Technology Skill Map and how you can use to it help build foundational technology skills in your field, identify areas to build your skills, and offer resources on what types of training may help build those skills.

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

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Your Community by the Numbers: Data for Community Development (US Census Bureau)

Learn how to use data.census.gov to access the most current and relevant demographic, socioeconomic, and housing statistics about your community. During this training, you will learn about the American Community Survey (ACS) and other Census Bureau programs, geographies, and datasets available. This training is recommended for all data users.

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

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risks. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer – interactions on social media, and a lack of training for leaders and volunteers all leading to risky behavior. This webinar will introduce how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Get Down with Graphic Novels!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 1 (Booklist)

July is Graphic Novels month at Booklist, and we’re celebrating with a special two-part series. Join us Tuesday, July 12 at 1 p.m. CT as we kick off our series with “Get Down with Graphic Novels!” a free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming #ReadGraphic titles from Simon & Schuster, Scholastic Press, Yen Press; Little, Brown and Company; and Tuttle Publishing!

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

Wednesday, July 13 (9-10 am)

Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This session will introduce library social work, its history, and emerging best practices. We will consider the library as a protective factor in the lives of vulnerable populations. Special attention will be paid to the need for person-centered, trauma-informed lenses into the university education of future librarians.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/class/cultivating-protective-libraries-introduction-public-library-social-work

Wednesday, July 13 (9-10 am)

The 3-Step Process to Get a Corporate Partner in 30 Days (Nonprofit Hub)

In this webinar, Chris Barlow of Beeline Marketing will teach a proven, 3-step process to attract new Corporate Partners to your nonprofit within 30 days!

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

Wednesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

Designing Student-Centered Research Guides (Niche Academy)

Creating and maintaining research guides that students actually use is an ongoing challenge for many librarians. To design a LibGuides subject guide “blueprint” that would increase student usage, Amy E. G. Barker, Instructional Design Librarian, and Ashley T. Hoffman, Research Support Librarian, of Kennesaw State University Library System conducted a mixed-methods usability research study. In this webinar, the presenters will give an overview of their study and highlight practical design tips that will be easily transferable to other libraries.

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

Wednesday, July 13 (12-1:15 pm)

MacKids School & Library Fall 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

Join Booklist for the MacKids School & Library Fall 2022 Preview Event on July 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT where they’ll preview upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles in this free, 75-minute webinar! You’ll hear from well-loved authors like Tae Keller (MIHI EVER AFTER), Carole Boston Weatherford and Rob Sanders (A SONG FOR THE UNSUNG: BAYARD RUSTIN, THE MAN BEHIND THE 1963 MARCH ON WASHINGTON), and Aiden Thomas (THE SUNBEARER TRIALS).

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

Wednesday, July 13 (4-5:30 pm)

Fostering Accountability: Media Literacy in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)

As digital media increasingly replaces traditional media, students must have the skills to think critically about these new types of texts.  Media literacy – the ability to skillfully read and write in a wide range of message forms – allows students to identify themes and issues emerging from popular culture and has related standards that have been incorporated across content areas and grade levels nationwide. Join us to learn more about this information age survival skill.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Thursday, July 14 (10-11 am)

How to Prioritize Your Grant Prospect List in Under 60 Minutes (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Not sure how to prioritize which grant funders to pursue? Fret not, for this grant workshop was made for you. ​In this 1-hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll learn why fit matters, 10 questions to help rank funders, and how to create your own decision matrix.

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

 

Thursday, July 14 (11-12 pm)

The Fundraising Drivers that Raise You More (Charity Village)

Nonprofits must invest their time and money into the event fundraising drivers that are going to raise the most funds for their organization. But which ones are the most effective and are going to help you raise the most? In this value-packed webinar we’ll be walking through the six most effective fundraising tools when planning in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.

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

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Beyond the Logo: Building Brand Identity (Bloomerang)

Your logo – while a central part of your identity – is only one tool in the brand toolbox. A brand is built on four key elements working together: Audience, Message, Image, and Experience.

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

Thursday, July 14 (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. This webinar will include Federal, state, and local resources, as well as offer some resources in other languages. These weekly celebrations provide insight into our tremendous diversity as a Nation, so come along for some fun and learning.

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

Thursday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

Weed ‘Em and Reap: Getting Your Collection from Awful to Awesome (WebJunction)

Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! This session will discuss the life cycle of a collection, including weeding techniques, collection management policies, and how to motivate reluctant weeders. Join co-authors of the popular blog Awful Library Books to learn their holistic approach to collection management as they help all types and sizes of libraries find the joy in a shelf list that reflects a clean, relevant, and current collection!

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

Thursday, July 14 (2-3 pm)

Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative. If you’re in crisis mode, join us for this informative session with Firespring’s director of nonprofit solutions, Kiersten Hill, followed by an interactive Q&A.

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

Tuesday, July 19 (11-12 pm)

Next Gen Finding Aid Website, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Photograph Finding Aid (Federal Depository Library Program)

Two years ago, NARA unveiled its first Next Gen Finding Aid website, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Photo Finding Aid. Cody White will talk about the creation of the site and demonstrate the capabilities. Jill Reilly will then discuss NARA’s next steps in future Next Gen Finding Aids and NARA’s commitment to engagement with various Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities in their creation.

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

Tuesday, July 19 (1-2 pm)

Dealing with Difficult Behaviors—in Person and Online (Training Magazine Network)

Are we there yet? Kids get restless and eventually stir trouble from the backseat on long road trips. In the same way, participants wonder Are we done yet? when they’re kept to the “backseat” on webinars. But with the right techniques, you can harness your audience into the driver’s seat for an exciting virtual training. In this session you’ll identify difficult online training behaviors and specific strategies to minimize, redirect and cleverly overcome them without breaking a sweat.

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

Tuesday, July 19 (1-2 pm)

Creating a Sense of Home and Community Through Food Stories (Mackin)

Join us for a delicious and nourishing conversation on using children’s stories to foster cultural understanding, ignite curiosity about our world, and celebrate diversity. Speakers include Philip Lee, co-founder and publisher of Readers to Eaters; June Jo Lee, food ethnographer and author; Man One, illustrator and graffiti artist; and author/illustrator Shabazz Larkin. Participants will find new ways to connect young readers and eaters using their senses and diverse family food traditions.

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

Wednesday, July 20 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Learning Opportunities and Resources from WebJunction (Nebraska Library Commission)

WebJunction provides a range of library-specific, online, and on-demand courses and webinars to help meet your continuing education needs. Whether you are looking to pick up a new skill, or to find inspiration for a new idea, these resources can help you take the first, or next step. With the support of the Nebraska Library Commission, all of the content, webinars and courses are free, and you’ll find topics ranging from customer service to organizational management to space planning. Join this session for a tour of WebJunction and to hear about these flexible and dynamic learning opportunities!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, July 20 (9-10 am)

Why Are We Still Having Hard Conversations? (North Carolina Library Association)

This panel discussion will focus on why we’re still having conversations that focus on DEI practices in librarianship and how we can move beyond discussions to implement action.

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

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to American Community Survey Group Quarters Data (US Census Bureau)

This webinar will explain the different Group Quarter (GQ) classifications and provide an overview of the American Community Survey (ACS) GQ Data Collection Operation. It will also offer an understanding of how GQ populations are excluded from ACS data on poverty and households and the availability of data for different geographies. A brief demonstration of how to access GQ data using data.census.gov will also be provided.

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

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)

Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries (Niche Academy)

Our future depends on all of us working together with empathy, respect, and understanding to adapt to the many challenges facing society. In this webinar, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich will explore the importance of infusing the new core value of sustainability into everything we do, and demonstrate how libraries that lead into the future using ‘sustainable thinking’ fulfill our mission as libraries in new and innovative ways.

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

Wednesday, July 20 (2-3 pm)

Cheat Sheets Made Easy: Creating Job Aids for Employee Training (Wyoming SBDC)

Job aids are quick references employees can use while performing a process. They’re easy to create, and they’re also highly effective. A good job aid can prevent costly errors, standardize complex processes, and help employees navigate new software with confidence. In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable knowledge you can use to design job aids for your team.

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

Wednesday, July 20 (2-3 pm)

Digital Citizenship in Libraries All Year: Planning for the School Year (edWeb)

Librarians are pivotal in their schools for teaching and advocating digital citizenship. Attend this edWebinar to hear from a public librarian and two school librarians on teaching digital citizenship all year. This session, presented by the co-authors of the forthcoming book with ABC-CLIO, Advocating Digital Citizenship: Resources for the Library and Classroom, will help you develop a consistent practice of digital citizenship in your library.

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

Thursday, July 21 (11-12 pm)

Board Engagement (Propel Nonprofits)

Having an engaged board who understands the programs and finances ensures strategic decisions are well informed. Engagement will vary for each board and for each board member. This workshop will share key reasons why board members disengage and various approaches to keeping them committed and active.

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

Thursday, July 21 (12-12:45 pm)

Maritime Administration Information Resources: Introduction to Its Economic, Maritime, and National Security Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is a U.S. Department of Transportation Agency responsible for America’s waterborne transportation system. Its policy making responsibilities cover ships and shipping, port and vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety. This webinar will describe MARAD’s historical background and contemporary developments, while demonstrating information resources and data it uses to carry out current and emerging missions.

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

Thursday, July 21 (12-1 pm)

Be Prepared! The GNCRT Guide to Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges (Booklist)

In the last few years schools and libraries have experienced some of the highest number of bans to comics since the 1950s. To meet this challenge, GNCRT’s newest committee has created a Toolkit on Preparing For & Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges in Libraries. During this webinar, Amie Wright, Julia Lanter, Gabriel Lopez, and Ryan Grant will participate in a lively discussion moderated by Robin Brenner presenting their Toolkit and findings from their recent survey of 100+ schools and libraries on comics censorship.

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

Thursday, July 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

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

Friday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

ACRL Presents: Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics: Lessons Learned by Campus Colleagues (Association of College and Research Libraries)

In this webinar, sponsored jointly by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries and Professional Values Committees, hear from a panel of higher education experts in learning analytics, data governance, data privacy, data security, and assessment. These panelists have addressed many of the questions libraries are currently grappling with and are now engaging in learning analytics and assessment with and on behalf of their students.

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

Monday, July 25 (2-2:30 pm)

5 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment and How to Fix it (GovLoop)

Toxic work cultures are just not good places to work, plain and simple. In fact, they may even be destructive to your career as well as your physical and mental health. Which begs the question: What do you do? And can you fix it? Join our New Supervisors Community of Practice group online Monday, July 25 from 4-4:30 p.m. ET to hear from a government leader about how to handle a toxic work environment.

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

Tuesday, July 26 (9-10 am)

Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Library Journal/SirsiDynix)

The final session in the series will focus on the important role public libraries play in our communities by providing a conduit to high-quality information resources for users who otherwise would not have access to them. Historically, the library purchased physical items to fulfill this mission, but in the digital age, providing a safe and efficient discovery mechanism is of equal if not more importance. Panelists from public libraries will share how they are taking advantage of OA content not only to expand the quality and breadth of their digital collections but also to bring down barriers to access. Join this discussion to learn why they believe this work is of the utmost importance. Part 3 of a 3-part series.

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

Tuesday, July 26 (1-1:45 pm)

How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

In this free nonprofit training, you will develop a clear understanding of how to use LinkedIn as a lead generator/connector, identify the marketing collateral needed for new supporters, and master the art of the email template. Join one of the essential free nonprofit courses on social media marketing for nonprofits and get the training that you need to get your nonprofit to the next level with your marketing efforts while raising awareness of your cause!

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

Tuesday, July 26 (2-3 pm)

Marketing Across the Customer Journey (Wyoming SBDC)

Marketing is a process of reaching and influencing your target market throughout every phase of the customer journey. Is your marketing tailored to these unique phases? Do you know how to best communicate and target your customers to drive awareness, influence consideration, create satisfaction, and encourage advocacy? Join PR, brand, and marketing professional Corissa Saint Laurent, formerly with Constant Contact and Google, as your guide through the customer journey and the important marketing considerations at every step.

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

Wednesday, July 27 (8-9 am)

What’s Up Wednesday – Retirement on the Horizon? a Public Library Director’s Primer (Indiana State Library)

Is retirement in your near future?  Or is it years away?  Either way, it’s time to think about what steps to take to prepare yourself and your library for this transition.  This will be a panel discussion with directors who have retired, soon to retire or are planning to retire (sometime).

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

Wednesday, July 27 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech: CES 2022 and Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest technology trade shows of its kind, featuring new product releases, updates, and a chance to experience the latest and greatest technologies from companies big and small. Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project who attends the show to spread the word about libraries to the exhibitors at CES, securing partnerships on behalf of libraries so that libraries may have more opportunities to innovate and bring new technology in for their patrons. Brian will share his experiences at CES 2022, sharing the top trends at CES, cool tech to watch for, and how this plays a role in libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, July 27 (11-12 pm)

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community?  This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.

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

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1 pm)

Virtually There:Learning Myths and Popular Promises (InSyncTraining)

Join us as the Learning Guild’s Director of Research, Dr. Jane Bozarth, leads a conversation for experienced practitioners who understand that research doesn’t support designing training that accommodates myths like learning styles, personality types, and generational differences, and want to have a meaningful conversation about why.

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

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1 pm)

The Post-Pandemic Library: Managing Issues Now That They are Our Daily Routine (Niche Academy)

Join Julie Todaro, author of The Post-Pandemic Library Handbook (2022), to learn about information and choices for moving the post-pandemic library forward. Julie explains where many organizations got it wrong, five primary focuses for management, leadership dos and don’ts, the top twelve things to do overall, and the first ten things you should do tomorrow!

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

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1:30 pm)

Ignite Motivation: Strategies for Fueling a Growth Mindset! (Early Childhood Investigations)

Creating professional learning experiences that truly engage and inspire adult learners can be challenging. You will need a clear plan to keep staff motivated and invested in their ongoing professional growth. Discover innovative and concrete strategies for designing and delivering impactful professional development.

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

Wednesday, July 27 (3-4 pm)

Top Tech Tools for Every Classroom (edWeb)

So many tools and not enough time! In this edWebinar, the hard work is done for you as district technology integrationist and instructional coach Rachel Langenhorst sifts through the barrage of websites and apps to bring you the very best field-tested tech tools to help students of all ages show what they know. From game templates to interactive sites to content-creation tools, every educator will leave with immediately applicable ideas and materials. Be ready to transform your classroom with technology to use and get your kids excited for school on day one!

For more information and to register, visit:  https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Thursday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue for your programs and events (both in person and virtual). The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

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

Thursday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Lunch & Learn: Leadership Development Series (Niche Academy)

Enjoy your lunch break with professional development pioneer, Ian Hill, as he hosts a monthly discussion on practical ways to invest in your personal and professional development so you can reduce your day-to-day stress, feel confident in your abilities as a leader, and improve the independence of your team.

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

Thursday, July 28 (12-1 pm)

CSL in Session: Managing Implicit Bias in Your Library (Colorado State Library)

If you have a brain….you’re biased ” These biases can negatively impact all aspects of library operations. If we don’t take steps to counter these biases, they can negatively impact librarian engagement and effectiveness, as well as discourage patrons from utilizing our services. Learn what we can do to make our libraries more inclusive and welcoming to both staff and patrons.

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

Thursday, July 28 (1-2 pm)

Enrich Learning Experiences with the Edge Browser (TeachersFirst)

Microsoft Edge has many built-in tools for educators and learners. You can organize research using collections, write on screenshots and PDFs with digital inking, create interactive experiences using web capture, and increase productivity by having students separate home and school activities with browser profiles. Join this session to learn how to use the Edge browser and its features to enhance instruction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/