Free Online Learning Opportunities for July

The Wyoming State Library has gathered up a wide variety of free online learning opportunities for July! Happy learning!

 

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

Wyoming Virtual Field Trips (Wyoming State Library). Join Nathan Doerr from the Wyoming State Museum and Megan Smith from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for an exploration of their virtual field trips that can be scheduled for your classes and libraries! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1sMF8GVokc

 Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association). Libraries strive to serve their communities with important services and programs, and they also contributed to our nation’s history of creating racial inequity by enforcing racialized laws. Although racial discrimination is illegal, many long-held library practices perpetuate racialized outcomes and maintain libraries as white spaces—often unintentionally. http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/racialequity

 Designing Libraries for Safety in the Age of COVID-19 (Library Journal Webcasts). As libraries cautiously reopen the doors of their physical buildings to the public, minimizing risk from the COVID-19 pandemic to patrons and staff is top priority. Expert architects share design tips for how to use the building itself, and its furnishings, to reduce transmission, encourage social distancing, and get the library ready for its next phase while preserving flexibility for the long term. https://bit.ly/3eKCvWW

 The Human Skills We Need In An Unpredictable World (TED Talk). The more we rely on technology to make us efficient, the fewer skills we have to confront the unexpected, says writer and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan. She shares why we need less tech and more messy human skills — imagination, humility, bravery — to solve problems in business, government and life in an unpredictable age. “We are brave enough to invent things we’ve never seen before,” she says. “We can make any future we choose.” https://bit.ly/31oRXnT

 ADVOCACY

July 1: Libraries in the Time of COVID… a discussion (The Library Corporation)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 1: Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Your Community During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

July 7: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

July 7: How to Use Customer Data to Actually Help Customers (Harvard Business Review)

 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ACCESSIBILITY

July 14: Expanding Your Online Community with Web Accessibility (TechSoup)

July 22: Creating Accessible Materials for Library Instruction (Nebraska Library Commission)

 BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)

 CAREERS

At Your Leisure: The Human Skills We Need In An Unpredictable World (TED Talk)

 CHILDREN & TEENS

July 1: Turning Inquiry into Action: How to Engage Young Learners with KidCitizen (Library of Congress)

July 2: Talking to Elementary and Middle School Students About COVID-19 (edWeb.net)

July 8: Justice From the Streets to the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

July 11: Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

July 14: Transforming Teen Services: Using Computational Thinking and Connected Learning in Programs for Teens (Utah State Library)

July 16: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 9: 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards (Booklist)

July 14: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels Part 1 (Booklist)

July 14: Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection)

July 21: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

July 22: A Virtual Shout-N-Share Showdown (Booklist)

 COMMUNICATION

July 1: Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Your Community During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

July 8: Justice From the Streets to the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

July 9: How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

July 10: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

July 15: What’s next?: Community Conversations in a Time of Profound Trauma (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

July 23: Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 24: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

July 28: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (Charity How To)

July 29: Social Media: How many accounts do I really need? (Indiana State Library)

July 29: Reading and Talking about Race: An Intro to ALA’s Great Stories Club (Part 2: Finding Your Voice) (Programming Librarian)

 DIGITAL RESOURCES

July 14: The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 1: Nebraska Libraries in the Time of COVID: Planning for Reopening (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 1: COVID-19: Preparing and Implementing Tools to Reopen Post Stay-At-Home-Order – Part 2 (SirsiDynix)

July 1 The Road Ahead: Library Service in a Post-COVID World (Library Journal)

July 1: Libraries in the Time of COVID… a discussion (The Library Corporation)

July 9: How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

July 27: Planning for Reopening: FDLP Libraries Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Federal Depository Library Program)

 FUNDRAISING

July 1: Money Mindset and Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

July 8: The Way Forward: Diversifying Revenue and Giving Opportunities (Blackbaud)

July 8: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

July 15: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

July 22: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Nonprofit Hub)

July 23: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (Charity How To)

July 28: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (Charity How To)

July 28: Keys to a Successful Virtual Event — Building Community and Beating the Fundraising Goal: How We Did It (Bloomerang)

July 28: How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

July 29: Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)

 LEGAL

July 22: Custom Curriculum Creation and Copyright: The Basics (edWeb.net)

 LIBRARY SPACES

At Your Leisure: Designing Libraries for Safety in the Age of COVID-19 (Library Journal Webcasts)

 MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)

July 1: The Road Ahead: Library Service in a Post-COVID World (Library Journal)

July 7: Why Empathetic Leadership is Necessary (GovLoop)

July 10: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 1: Counting Black Communities: Census 2020 & Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

July 8: Justice, Power, & Voter Engagement in Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

July 8: 2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count (Public Library Association)

July 9: Impact of COVID-19 to 2020 Census Operations – Latest Update (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 15: What’s next?: Community Conversations in a Time of Profound Trauma (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

July 15: Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 23: Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

 PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Wyoming Virtual Field Trips (Wyoming State Library)

July 11: Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

July 14: Transforming Teen Services: Using Computational Thinking and Connected Learning in Programs for Teens (Utah State Library)

July 22: Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment (Public Library Association)

July 24: Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 28: Whose Turn Is It, Anyway? Online Board Gaming and Libraries (WebJunction)

July 29: Reading and Talking about Race: An Intro to ALA’s Great Stories Club (Part 2: Finding Your Voice) (Programming Librarian)

July 31: Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 READERS’ ADVISORY

July 9: 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards (Booklist)

July 14: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels Part 1 (Booklist)

July 21: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

July 22: A Virtual Shout-N-Share Showdown (Booklist)

 REFERENCE

July 9: Impact of COVID-19 to 2020 Census Operations – Latest Update (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 14: The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 16: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… What were they thinking?! Exploring America’s voting preferences and attitudes using the American National Election Study (North Carolina Library Association)

July 16: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 21: Library Research for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Including Climate Change) (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 23: Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 27: Planning for Reopening: FDLP Libraries Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 28: Is It an Allergy, Cold, or COVID? Finding Answers With Federal Health Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Wyoming Virtual Field Trips (Wyoming State Library)

July 1: Turning Inquiry into Action: How to Engage Young Learners with KidCitizen (Library of Congress)

July 2: Talking to Elementary and Middle School Students About COVID-19 (edWeb.net)

July 7: Open science and the reward system: how can they be aligned? (Library Connect)

July 8: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms: A Response to Racism in America (edWeb.net)

July 8: Keeping Cybersecurity at the Forefront of Remote Learning (Future Ready Schools)

July 11: Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

July 14: Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection)

July 15: Learning to Teach All Over Again: Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Source Analysis to Engage English Learners (Library of Congress)

July 16: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 22: Custom Curriculum Creation and Copyright: The Basics (edWeb.net)

July 22: School Librarians Can Save Democracy (edWeb.net)

July 29: Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words (Library of Congress)

 TECHNOLOGY

July 20: Recommendation Systems  (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 22: Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment (Public Library Association)

July 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 7: Open science and the reward system: how can they be aligned? (Library Connect)

July 15: Learning to Teach All Over Again: Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Source Analysis to Engage English Learners (Library of Congress)

July 22: Creating Accessible Materials for Library Instruction (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 22: Not Another Recorded Webinar! How to use Recorded Sessions and Video to Enhance Learning  (InSync Training)

July 29: Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS

July 8: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

July 15: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, July 1 (9-10 am)

Nebraska Libraries in the Time of COVID: Planning for Reopening (Nebraska Library Commission)

Public libraries are major hubs of activity in our communities, so staff must take extra precautions when they start offering more in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to hear what ‘reopening’ looks like in some Nebraska libraries. Library staff will share their planning processes, strategies, experiences so far, and lessons learned as they ensure that their libraries are safe for both their staff and patrons.

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

 

Wednesday, July 1 (9-10 am)

Money Mindset and Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

Money mindset and fundraising….how you think and feel about money is directly related to your ability to raise it. Learn how to change your thinking to create better outcomes and raise money more easily, and teach others to do so as well.

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

 

Wednesday, July 1 (11-12 pm)

COVID-19: Preparing and Implementing Tools to Reopen Post Stay-At-Home-Order – Part 2 (SirsiDynix)

This webinar focuses on ensuring library staff have all the resources they need in order to safely serve their patrons and move their libraries into new phases of operation. Join SWAN Consortia Director Aaron Skog as he outlines how to create a reopening plan that works for your library — and then how to execute as efficiently and seamlessly as possible.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2020-07/

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

Counting Black Communities: Census 2020 & Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

2020 is proving to be a pressing year in terms of civic engagement and equality. The decennial census will shape the country’s resource distribution and governance for the next 10 years. Now more than ever, libraries are needed to disrupt the longstanding trend of Black communities being under counted. In this session, participants will learn about key library resources, ways of promoting a complete count, as well as the latest Census 2020 operations in the wake of COVID-19. Pt 1 of 3.

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yd9ohfsm

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Your Community During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

Candid’s Eva Nico will host Meg VanDeusen of Feedback Labs and Yessica Cancel of the PACE Center for Girls for a discussion on the do’s and don’ts of addressing feedback from your communities during an unfolding crisis. You will receive examples, best practices, and resources to embrace new feedback practices or adapt existing ones for the changing conditions brought-on by COVID-19.

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

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

The Road Ahead: Library Service in a Post-COVID World (Library Journal)

This webcast will discuss the way forward, including challenges and opportunities, advice for administrators and managers leading staff through significant changes in daily operations, practical discussion of patron communication and service strategies in light of the new normal in which we find ourselves, and encouragement to embrace this unique cultural moment as an opportunity to make a surprising and substantial positive impact in our communities. With Wyoming’s own Kate Mutch!

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

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

Turning Inquiry into Action: How to Engage Young Learners with KidCitizen (Library of Congress)

This presentation highlights KidCitizen episodes that engage young children in analyzing resources from the Library of Congress and connecting what they learn to their daily lives. KidCitizen is a freely available digital interactive designed to foster young children’s inquiry with primary sources. The digital episodes facilitate a developmentally appropriate process of careful looking, historical thinking, and evidence-informed analysis that are at the center of disciplinary literacy. By slowing down the act of looking, children discover new information and construct viewpoints as primary sources are mined.

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

 

Wednesday, July 1 (1-1:45 pm)

Libraries in the Time of COVID… a discussion (The Library Corporation)

COVID-19 threw life into a tailspin for most Americans, and libraries were not spared.  With very few guidelines, and fear prevalent, librarians were left on their own to not only deal with the responsibilities of limiting services to their communities, but also handle the inevitable stresses of reopening. Join TLC’s Director of Marketing Strategy, Jamison Reynolds, as he moderates a discussion with Gina Emory of East Bonner County Free Library (ID), Ty Henderson of Champaign County Library (OH), Lynn Hoffman of Somerset County Library (NJ), and Margaret Miles of New Hanover County Public Library (NC). The group will discuss the ways their libraries have succeeded in the time of COVID-19 and how libraries can continue to support their communities during these unusual times.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1439150077892669967

 

Thursday, July 2 (10-11 am)

Talking to Elementary and Middle School Students About COVID-19 (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, you will learn how to effectively employ a variety of educational strategies to best confer sophistication and appropriate content. So please join Michael for this blended approach in science content and effective pedagogy, as you learn how best to communicate age-appropriate COVID-19 understanding to our K-8 students. Plus, he’ll offer an update on the most recent progress in the development of both vaccines and therapies.

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

 

Tuesday, July 7 (7-8 am)

Open science and the reward system: how can they be aligned? (Library Connect)

This webinar brings together a panel of experts on open science and career assessment to focus on the current reward system and the potential for its reform. This promises to be a lively exchange of ideas between representatives of Eurodoc, Young Academy of Europe, Marie Curie Alumni Association, and Elsevier. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of possible changes to how we consider academic value, retain mobility internationally and beyond academia, and create incentives for open science activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/

 

Tuesday, July 7 (9-10 am)

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

Your nonprofit website is a powerful tool, and it will provide you with useful feedback if you simply understand how to decipher the web analytics that can help you make smart marketing decisions.

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

 

Tuesday, July 7 (12-12:50 pm)

Why Empathetic Leadership is Necessary (GovLoop)

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and calls for racial equality, government leaders are under tremendous pressure to balance the realities of what’s happening in the world with mission objectives. Join us online to learn best practices and insights on how to lead your colleagues, reports and managers with empathy.

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

 

Wednesday, July 8 (10-11 am)

How to Use Customer Data to Actually Help Customers (Harvard Business Review)

To date, companies have often used customer data to help the company for purposes such as targeting, segmentation, or pricing. But imagine if companies actually used their customer data to help customers and provide them with even greater value. John Hagel III has imagined this, and on July 8, will lead a live, interactive webinar.

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

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Justice, Power, & Voter Engagement in Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

In the aftermath of a global pandemic and widespread protests to racist killings, the 2020 U.S. presidential election poses tremendous significance for Black communities. The upcoming election presents an opportunity to change the course of our nation’s history. In this session, participants will learn actionable ways of promoting voter registration and engagement in libraries. Pt 2 of 3.

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y9wth522

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count (Public Library Association)

A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to make sure that libraries and their communities don’t miss out on billions of dollars in needed funding, as well as political representation. However, nearly 40% of households have not responded yet, and the count is even lower among populations that have been undercounted historically. Participants in this webinar will learn how the Census Bureau, libraries, and community partners have adapted their operations and outreach in response to COVID-19, and how libraries can support a complete count before the Census ends in October.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/2020census

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms: A Response to Racism in America (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, the lead authors of the newly released book, Don’t Look Away, Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms, will participate in a roundtable discussion on how to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences.

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

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Keeping Cybersecurity at the Forefront of Remote Learning (Future Ready Schools)

With remote learning being a critical component to the majority of return-to-school plans in the fall, it’s imperative that school districts have detailed plans and provide the proper training to support educators to start the coming school year. Regardless of the details of each district’s plan, remote learning must be conducted in a manner that respects students’ personal information and complies with the many privacy and data security laws and regulations that impact how education technology should be utilized in the teaching and learning process, both while at school and while at home.

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

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

The Way Forward: Diversifying Revenue and Giving Opportunities (Blackbaud)

Many of your revenue sources have either changed or disappeared. Yet your fundraising goal, and the money your organization counts on, has stayed the same. To rise above, you need to evaluate your fundraising mix and look at innovative new ways forward.

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

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

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

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Justice From the Streets to the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

The presenters, all early childhood anti-bias educators and advocates, will help you examine the importance of having a critical analysis of racism and learn how to provide vital leadership that supports black and indigenous Families and children of color. Together, we will reflect on recent events related to injustice and the rally cry for change, and early childhood educators’ role in creating social change. The webinar will focus on strategies that will help you facilitate children’s awareness of human similarities, differences, and worth based on their observations of what is happening around them.

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

 

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

Remote work is exciting, fun, and different from office work. Getting into communication rhythms and making sure your team is performing well is not always easy. In this webinar, Adam Walker from the digital agency Sideways8 shares what he learned from running a company for 10years that never had an office. He’ll talk about how to think about remote work, the levels of communication to consider, and how to create a communications rhythm that will work for your team.

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

 

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

Impact of COVID-19 to 2020 Census Operations – Latest Update (Federal Depository Library Program)

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to: protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees; implement guidance from Federal, state, and local authorities regarding COVID-19; and ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities. We will discuss Census preparation for a surge in media and messaging to partners during late July and August.

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

 

Thursday, July 9 (2-3 pm)

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards (Booklist)

Celebrate the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence at an exciting virtual gala hosted by Booklist and RUSA. Our keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner and 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, author of five poetry collections, including “Monument: Poems New and Selected”, and the forthcoming “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir”.

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

 

Friday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

 

Saturday, July 11 (9-11 am)

Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

In this Livestream Tech for Teens, participants will create their own custom video games using Scratch online software. Learn the basic concepts of coding and share your games with friends and family! No coding experience is required.

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

 

Tuesday, July 14 (10-11 am)

Transforming Teen Services: Using Computational Thinking and Connected Learning in Programs for Teens (Utah State Library)

 In this webinar, we will briefly review the two concepts and discuss how you can use them together to create great programs and interactions for the teens in your library. Participants are encouraged to watch the archived recordings of our Computational Thinking and Connected Learning webinars ahead of time.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

A Novel Form: Graphic Novels Part 1 (Booklist)

Graphic novels have the power to convey powerful stories, history, and adventure through a unique combination of words and illustrations. While we love to celebrate this spectacular genre all year round, we’re kicking off Graphic Novels Month 2020 with a smash!

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

 

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Expanding Your Online Community with Web Accessibility (TechSoup)

In this presentation, Knowbility’s Jessica Looney and Jillian Fortin will cover what accessibility is and why it should be a priority for nonprofits; the business case for accessibility; how to get buy-in from stakeholders of your organization; and a few quick website techniques to make your site more accessible today.

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

 

Tuesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Join Dr. Robert Wachter, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, as he discusses how digital health and health technology have evolved since his book was published in 2015 and what patients need to know in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

 

Tuesday, July 14 (2-3 pm)

Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection)

Join high school librarian Alicia Abdul and public librarian and author Jack Phoenix as they discuss how librarians can maximize their graphic novel collection as a transformative tool to renovate traditional practices, promote readership, and ignite collaboration.

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

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

What’s next?: Community Conversations in a Time of Profound Trauma (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

In this final webinar in a 3-part series on civic engagement, two guest library leaders will discuss how libraries can serve as brave spaces for internal and community dialog. Many are calling for unity in the wake of a global pandemic and protests in response to ongoing racist murders across the U.S. Participants will learn ways of fostering authentic discussion and reflection in order to promote community empowerment and anti-racism.

Pt 3 of 3.

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/ybt68dch

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

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

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: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

Although campaigns serve their purpose and give donors an exciting event to rally around, the time in between initiatives can make all the difference. We guarantee you’ll walk away confident in the steps you need to earn the trust and vigorous support of your online community.

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

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

Learning to Teach All Over Again: Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Source Analysis to Engage English Learners (Library of Congress)

This session will discuss outcomes regarding changes in teachers’ attitudes about ELs’ abilities to succeed as well as their experience with facilitating rich democratic discussions with ELs using primary source analysis.

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

 

Wednesday, July 15 (2-3 pm)

Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar will provide an overview of the contents of the Community Tool Box web site and our approach, with relevant examples from communities in the USA and elsewhere. We will discuss examples of how we worked with librarians in the past, and opportunities to collaborate in the future to address the variety of community health crises facing us today.

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

 

Thursday, July 16 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… What were they thinking?! Exploring America’s voting preferences and attitudes using the American National Election Study (North Carolina Library Association)

In the midst of another heated presidential election cycle, we all see regular news headlines referencing who’s leading the horserace in the latest polls. Few of us, though, tend to dig any deeper to understand why our fellow Americans ultimately choose to vote (or not) the way they do. In this webinar, I’ll introduce the basics of political opinion polling, highlight some major sources, and discuss some of the pitfalls to watch out for when assessing poll results. Then, I’ll lead you through an exploration of what we can learn about Americans’ voting preferences and political attitudes using data from the American National Election Study (ANES).

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

 

Thursday, July 16 (1-2 pm)

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Body image, experimentation, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues important to teens as they experience many changes physically and mentally. Trusting adults and authority figures may not be easy for many teens. When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family, may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. Seeking that help can be difficult. Those who work with teens will be provided with an introduction to teen health resources. Both the blended and face-to-face classes will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3g7HocU

 

Monday, July 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Recommendation Systems  (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

While browsing the internet you may have seen suggestions offering “other products you might like” or “people you may know.” These suggestions are made by recommendation systems, which use data to suggest relevant items to users. If you’ve wondered about how these recommendations work please join us for this informative session with BSU data scientist Michael Ekstrand to learn what recommendation systems are, where recommendations come from, how these recommendations relate to advertising, and how you can take (some) control over the recommendations you see.

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

 

Tuesday, July 21 (12-1 pm)

Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

Already breezed through your TBRs? Why don’t you try some YA?! We have the scoop on some show stopping titles coming to a bookshelf near you!

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

 

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

Library Research for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Including Climate Change) (Federal Depository Library Program)

This session will provide an overview of print and digital resources available from geosciences governments (local, state, Federal, and international), societies, consultants, companies, and other information sources related to the atmosphere, ecosystems, lands, oceans on Earth, and their connections to climate change.

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

 

Wednesday, July 22 (9-10 am)

Creating Accessible Materials for Library Instruction (Nebraska Library Commission)

This presentation will provide attendees with information about why accessibility of instructional materials is important, best practices for creating accessible documents, and freely available tools for accessibility testing. It will include information about choosing an appropriate file format as well as considerations for making common file formats more accessible (MS Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, etc.). While the presenter works in an academic library at a public university, this presentation is suitable for librarians, library staff, and LIS students who work in a variety of library contexts. Anyone who teaches, is interested in teaching, or wants to learn more about creating accessible presentations, documents, and other media will find something useful from this presentation.

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

 

Wednesday, July 22 (9-10 am)

Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Nonprofit Hub)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on utilizing social media to boost nonprofit fundraising. Chad will provide tips to center your messaging with a focus on telling the right stories, in the right format, on the right channel.

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

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

A Virtual Shout-N-Share Showdown (Booklist)

Collection development specialists from across the country will shout about and share their favorite forthcoming books in this lively presentation. Attendees will have the pleasure of hearing from Robin Bradford, Collection Development Librarian for the Pierce County Library System, in Pierce County, WA ; Allison Escoto, Head Librarian at The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY; Sharon Fason, Adult Services Librarian for the Chicago Public Library (CPL) , and Sarah Martinez, Library Manager of the Nathan Hale Library in Tulsa, OK.

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

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

Not Another Recorded Webinar! How to use Recorded Sessions and Video to Enhance Learning  (InSync Training)

Recorded webinar content is a relatively inexpensive way to provide on-demand training content. However, it should be designed purposefully with the on-demand audience in mind. When should we record live virtual classroom sessions, how can we design quality, engaging recordings for on-demand audiences, and how do we use pre-recorded content to enhance live virtual sessions? Get out of the RECORD EVERYTHING rut by using this content strategically.

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

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment (Public Library Association)

In this webinar, community outreach specialists will cover best practices for programs, setting up accounts for maximum security and effectiveness (no Zoom-bombing!), program selection, and shifting staff to a virtual environment.

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

 

Wednesday, July 22 (1-2 pm)

Custom Curriculum Creation and Copyright: The Basics (edWeb.net)

Most curriculum leaders aren’t familiar with the copyright protections of the materials they compile or the circumstances in which their use is allowed. That can lead to inadvertent violations, which not only jeopardize the curricula built upon them, but in some cases can also have legal ramifications. The good news is this risk can be easily averted with a cursory understanding of U.S. copyright law and the implications of using and sharing copyrighted information in the classroom.

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

 

Wednesday, July 22 (3-4 pm)

School Librarians Can Save Democracy (edWeb.net)

Regardless of ones’ political views, there seems to be consensus on one political reality: America is dangerously polarized. Is democracy in jeopardy? If so, what role does social media play in our divisive public conversations? Are our emotional responses to informational content distorting our perceptions of reality? Are we getting smarter? Dumber? Or do these questions radically oversimplify more complex problems? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala will present a case for the critical need for school librarians in every school, and the importance of equity in access to quality inquiry instructional experiences for all learners – not just for the future of education but for the future of democracy.

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

 

Thursday, July 23 (11-12 pm)

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (Charity How To)

Once upon a time, 80% of your revenues came from 20% of your donors. Today, that ratio is more like 90% of your revenues come from 10% of your donors. And, as Giving USA highlights, we know that in any given year, over 70% of contributed income comes from individual donors. Whether your nonprofit is large or small, Robin will show you how to build either your first, or your best, major gift portfolio to focus your efforts on the 10% of the donors who are giving the 90% of contributed income.

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

 

Thursday, July 23 (12-1 pm)

Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn simple, inexpensive ways to start and promote a podcast using Government information as the basis for content. Build relationships with your community, and engage professionals in their research areas.

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

 

Friday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict”—to walk into it and effectively handle it—rather than avoid it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

 

Friday, July 24 (1-2 pm)

Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen science into courses or by bridging the gaps between researchers, students, and community members. This two-part webinar series will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus, and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts.

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

 

Monday, July 27 (12-2 pm)

Planning for Reopening: FDLP Libraries Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Federal Depository Library Program)

Join staff members from GPO, along with the Depository Library Council, for a brief presentation on GPO resources, activities, and services provided to Federal depository libraries related to the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by an Open Forum where the Nation’s Federal depository librarians and staff will discuss reopening challenges and triumphs, services during a pandemic, staff health and safety, and more.

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

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (Charity How To)

Join us for a hands-on training where you will learn the virtual facilitation tools, tips, and tricks needed to build trust, spark ideas, and foster collaboration in your virtual meetings.

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

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Keys to a Successful Virtual Event — Building Community and Beating the Fundraising Goal: How We Did It (Bloomerang)

Lisa Schra, Advancement Director at Living Stones Academy, and Paul Hart, a long-time brand and communication volunteer at LSA, will share about their recent “Stones of Hope” gala-type fundraising event. Through this event, Living Stones saw an increase of 50+% in revenue and attendance. They will share their suggestions for helping you make a similarly successful event.

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

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Is It an Allergy, Cold, or COVID? Finding Answers With Federal Health Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

The Federal Government produces and hosts large quantities of health information for users at all levels. Whether you need easy recipes for kids or COVID-19 studies, there is something for everyone. Learn which agencies have the information you need, including some sources that might surprise you.

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

 

Tuesday, July 28 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

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

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

 

Tuesday, July 28 (1-2 pm)

Whose Turn Is It, Anyway? Online Board Gaming and Libraries (WebJunction)

This webinar will explore how to make the transition to online board gaming, moderate meetups, and facilitate discussions among participants. The session will be applicable to those looking to move online and anyone interested in starting their first gaming group.

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

 

Wednesday, July 29 (8-9 am)

Social Media: How many accounts do I really need? (Indiana State Library)

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr … how many social media accounts does one library need, anyway?  And how can you make the most of them with limited time and money?  We’ll give you basic social media best practices for libraries, then delve into the specifics of Facebook so you can learn how to make the right posts at the right time to reach further than ever.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2NH0Ocg

 

Wednesday, July 29 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

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

 

Wednesday, July 29 (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/sponsors-free-webinar/

 

Wednesday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words (Library of Congress)

This webinar will provide insight into the life of Rosa Parks as well as highlight resources that can be used with students.

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

 

Wednesday, July 29 (1-2 pm)

Reading and Talking about Race: An Intro to ALA’s Great Stories Club (Part 2: Finding Your Voice) (Programming Librarian)

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office for a free one-hour webinar to learn about free ALA book club resources that can help us navigate these difficult conversations and critically examine race and privilege. This webinar is open to everyone, including representatives of libraries, bookstores, informal reading groups, or any other venue interested in holding thoughtful conversations about race and identity.

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

 

Friday, July 31 (1-2 pm)

Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen science into courses or by bridging the gaps between researchers, students, and community members. This two-part webinar series will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus, and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts.

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

 

 

Michael Peever