Free Online Learning Opportunities in January for Library Staff

New Year - New Learning. Happy New Year Y'all!

Thanks to our buddies in Wyoming for sharing this great online training resource with us.  You ROCK Wyoming State Library!  (All events are listed in MT time).

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

 

ONLINE CONFERENCES

 Jan 21 (9-11 am) Future Ready Librarians® January Summit (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians) Connection Development: Exploring Your Collaborations and Partnerships: The Future Ready Librarians® summit is a FREE, live, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for librarians interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. This interactive online event will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Librarians® Framework and define new ways in which they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools. For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/events/

Jan 27 (6-4 pm) National NewsLitCamp®: Trust and Credibility (News Literacy Project) The decline of the public’s trust in news media and major institutions has had a dramatic impact on civic life. As misinformation continues to spread online, and partisan divides in media trust widen, how we decide who to put our trust in and what to believe is critical to a functioning democracy. In a complex digital landscape where anyone can be an “expert,” the ability to identify signs of credibility is a vital skill. This special NewsLitCamp is a unique, virtual event designed to help educators teach students to evaluate news and information with a skeptical — not cynical — eye. This immersive day of professional learning will zero in on what it means for news to inform us credibly, how persuasion can and should be credible, and what it means for a source to be trustworthy. For more information and to register, visit: https://newslit.org/newslit-nation/events/

 

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

Gale Tools – Google Classroom Integration (Gale)

This tutorial shows you how to integrate materials from library resources directly into your Google Classroom site to share with students. Visit: https://support.gale.com/doc/google-classroom-integration

 

Promote Community Engagement and Challenge Prejudice with a Human Library (WebJunction)

The idea of circulating ‘human books’ first emerged in 2000, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a way to help grow community understanding of the diversity of the human experience, locally and on a global level. The Human Library® model seeks to create safe spaces for dialogue where topics are discussed openly between human books and their readers. Join us to gain insights from a public and academic library using this innovative and impactful model to create meaningful community dialogue. Visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/human-library.html

 

Graphic Novel Collection Development for School Libraries (LibraryPass)

Adding popular graphic novels and manga to your school library’s collection is a surefire way to drive circulation—but it can also bring scrutiny from parents and administrators who don’t believe they’re appropriate for young readers. Ensuring your collection development plan is up-to-date with your administration’s goals and objectives is a critical first step to garnering support for your efforts. In this webinar, our panel of experienced librarians discuss how to successfully integrate comics, graphic novels, and manga into your collection development plan, and offer insights on aligning your collection to support classroom instruction, while also meeting students’ varied reading needs and interests. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2aZ4nmXtFo

 

Receptive to Race: Normalizing the Discussion of Race with Children in Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Research shows that children notice race at a very young age, and often draw erroneous conclusions if no one speaks to them about it. With a focus on story time, programming, collection development and user services, we will discuss and model ways librarians can talk about race and racism in age appropriate ways with children. Visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/calendar/receptive-to-race-normalizing-the-discussion-of-race-with-children-in-libraries

 

 ADVOCACY

  • Jan 18: Level Up Your Book Displays (Niche Academy)
  • Jan 26: Make Your Presentations aMMMazing, Every Time! (Training Magazine Network)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Jan 4: How to Conduct a Feasibility Study for Purposeful Program Design (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Jan 11: Designing Surveys for Evaluating Training Programs (Training Magazine Network)
  • Jan 11: UX Research Methods for Libraries (Niche Academy)
  • Jan 12: Recession-Proofing Your Nonprofit: How to Continue Serving Your Mission During Challenging Times (Charity Village)
  • Jan 18: True Program Costs (Propel Nonprofits)
  • Jan 19: Imagine This: Planning For Your Company’s Digital Future (Wyoming SBDC)
  • Jan 24: How Your Company Can Be More Strategic About its Tech Spending (Harvard Business Review)
  • Jan 25: Digital Preservation: What Libraries Need to Know (Indiana State Library)
  • Jan 26: Sustainable and Passive Ways to Improve your Collection Environment (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • Jan 26: Finding Your Way Through Census Bureau Geographies (US Census Bureau)
  • Jan 31: Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

 CAREERS

  • Jan 10: Recharge and Refresh with Wellness Educator Shayna Marmar (Public Library Association)
  • Jan 11: Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? (Candid Learning)
  • Jan 24: Take Care of Yourself! Self-Care Tips for Trying Times (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Jan 26: The Impact of STEM Role Models and Mentors (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Jan 30: How to Set Boundaries for Yourself and Your Team (GovLoop)
  • Jan 31: What’s the Point of APA Style? Relevance of a Writing Style to Life After Graduation (APA Style)
  • Jan 31: How to Get Organized at Work (GovLoop)

 CHILDREN & TEENS

  • Jan 11: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Reads of 2022 (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 11: Supporting Trauma-Informed Play to Facilitate Healing in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Jan 19: Celebrating Creativity While Developing Critical Thinkers (Follett)
  • Jan 19: Body Positivity and Justice: Powerful Middle Grade Stories of Girls Fighting for Their Rights (Mackin)
  • Jan 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech – Learn About TechGirlz & Inspire Girls in Your Community Today! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 25: Lateral Reading Mindset: Contextualizing Information Resources (Niche Academy)
  • Jan 25: Power in Art: Elevate Student Voice with Editorial Cartooning (News Literacy Project)
  • Jan 26: The Impact of STEM Role Models and Mentors (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Jan 27: What’s It Really Like? Join the 2023 Mock Newbery LIVE! (School Library Journal)
  • Jan 31: What’s the Point of APA Style? Relevance of a Writing Style to Life After Graduation (APA Style)
  • Jan 31: Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in Your Classroom (TeachersFirst)

 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Jan 10: New Year, Balanced Life (Booklist)
  • Jan 11: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Reads of 2022 (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 19: Authors & ARCs (Booklist)
  • Jan 25: Digital Preservation: What Libraries Need to Know (Indiana State Library)
  • Jan 26: Sustainable and Passive Ways to Improve your Collection Environment (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • Jan 27: What’s It Really Like? Join the 2023 Mock Newbery LIVE! (School Library Journal)

 COMMUNICATION

  • Jan 10: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • Jan 11: Making Your Nonprofit’s Website More Accessible and Inclusive (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Jan 18: Five Biggest Mistakes in Content Creation (TechSoup)
  • Jan 19: CSL in Session: Dementia 101 for Public Library Staff (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 25: How to Write the World’s Greatest Fundraising Letter (Blackbaud)
  • Jan 26: Make Your Presentations aMMMazing, Every Time! (Training Magazine Network)
  • Jan 26: Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Jan 30: How to Set Boundaries for Yourself and Your Team (GovLoop)
  • Jan 31: Annual Reports: Simplifying the Process for Maximum Donor Engagement (Productive Fundraising)
  • Jan 31: 5 Social Media Tips that Will Help You Turn heads and Raise Funds for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
  • Jan 31: What’s the Point of APA Style? Relevance of a Writing Style to Life After Graduation (APA Style)
  • Jan 31: Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in Your Classroom (TeachersFirst)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • Jan 17: Engaging With the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): Online Tools & Citizenship Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Jan 24: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
  • Jan 24: Engage & Inspire: Flipped and Blended Learning (TeachersFirst)
  • Jan 25: Digital Preservation: What Libraries Need to Know (Indiana State Library)
  • Jan 25: ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Jan 26: Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

 DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

  • Jan 12: Using the Census Survey Explorer to Get Started (US Census Bureau)
  • Jan 19: What’s New in NoveList Plus? (EBSCO)
  • Jan 25: ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Jan 26: Finding Your Way Through Census Bureau Geographies (US Census Bureau)

 DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • Jan 10: Recharge and Refresh with Wellness Educator Shayna Marmar (Public Library Association)
  • Jan 12: Maximize Growth With a 2023 Nonprofit Marketing Plan (Bloomerang)
  • Jan 18: True Program Costs (Propel Nonprofits)
  • Jan 24: Take Care of Yourself! Self-Care Tips for Trying Times (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Jan 26: Leader Talk: Make Hybrid Learning Work (Training Industry)
  • Jan 30: DEI Success Stories and Exceeding Expectations: Skilltype (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Jan 30: How to Set Boundaries for Yourself and Your Team (GovLoop)
  • Jan 31: How to Get Organized at Work (GovLoop)

 EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

  • Jan 10: Cultivating Racial Equity & Inclusion: Using XR (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Jan 11: Making Your Nonprofit’s Website More Accessible and Inclusive (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Jan 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech – Learn About TechGirlz & Inspire Girls in Your Community Today! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 26: How to Really Reach the Latino Community (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 26: The Impact of STEM Role Models and Mentors (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Jan 30: DEI Success Stories and Exceeding Expectations: Skilltype (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Jan 31: Revising the “Open” Paradigm: Justice-Oriented OEP for the Modern Information Worker (Lyrasis)

FUNDRAISING

  • Jan 4: Busting the Top 10 Grant Writing Myths (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Jan 10: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • Jan 11:Creativity, Ideation, And Engagement: How A Grant Idea Is Formed (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Jan 11: Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? (Candid Learning)
  • Jan 12: Recession-Proofing Your Nonprofit: How to Continue Serving Your Mission During Challenging Times (Charity Village)
  • Jan 19: How to Turn your Nonprofit into a Donor Retention Powerhouse (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Jan 19: Planned Giving Best Practices (Bloomerang)
  • Jan 19: Managing Government Grants (Blackbaud)
  • Jan 25: How to Write the World’s Greatest Fundraising Letter (Blackbaud)
  • Jan 26: Make Your Presentations aMMMazing, Every Time! (Training Magazine Network)
  • Jan 31: Annual Reports: Simplifying the Process for Maximum Donor Engagement (Productive Fundraising)
  • Jan 31: 5 Social Media Tips that Will Help You Turn heads and Raise Funds for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
  • Jan 31: Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

 LEGAL

  • Jan 12: What You Need to Know about Small Claims and the Copyright Claims Board (US Copyright Office)
  • Jan 12: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)
  • Jan 18: NCompass Live: First Amendment Audits: What You Need to Know (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 24: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • Jan 18: Level Up Your Book Displays (Niche Academy)
  • Jan 26: Sustainable and Passive Ways to Improve your Collection Environment (Connecting to Collections Care)

 MANAGEMENT

  • Jan 5: How To Get More of the Right Things Done: A Time Blocking and Energy Management Workshop (Bloomerang)
  • Jan 18: NCompass Live: First Amendment Audits: What You Need to Know (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 19: Imagine This: Planning For Your Company’s Digital Future (Wyoming SBDC)
  • Jan 24: How Your Company Can Be More Strategic About its Tech Spending (Harvard Business Review)
  • Jan 26: Leader Talk: Make Hybrid Learning Work (Training Industry)
  • Jan 30: DEI Success Stories and Exceeding Expectations: Skilltype (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Jan 30: How to Set Boundaries for Yourself and Your Team (GovLoop)
  • Jan 31: Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

 OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Jan 11: Dementia Friendly Community Collaborations: Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library (Indiana State Library)
  • Jan 11:Creativity, Ideation, And Engagement: How A Grant Idea Is Formed (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Jan 11: Practical Strategies for Engaging Veteran and Military-Affiliated Patrons at Your Library (WebJunction)
  • Jan 12: From Isolation to Conversation: Talking with the Community – Part 1 (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 19: CSL in Session: Dementia 101 for Public Library Staff (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech – Learn About TechGirlz & Inspire Girls in Your Community Today! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 26: How to Really Reach the Latino Community (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 26: From Isolation to Conversation: Talking with the Community – Part 2 (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 31: Revising the “Open” Paradigm: Justice-Oriented OEP for the Modern Information Worker (Lyrasis)

 PROGRAMMING

  • Jan 4: NCompass Live: Critical Hit! Tabletop Gaming in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 4: How to Conduct a Feasibility Study for Purposeful Program Design (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Jan 11: Supporting Trauma-Informed Play to Facilitate Healing in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Jan 11: Practical Strategies for Engaging Veteran and Military-Affiliated Patrons at Your Library (WebJunction)
  • Jan 19: CSL in Session: Dementia 101 for Public Library Staff (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 24: Science Literacy: It’s Not Just for Kids (WebJunction)
  • Jan 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech – Learn About TechGirlz & Inspire Girls in Your Community Today! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 25: Power in Art: Elevate Student Voice with Editorial Cartooning (News Literacy Project)
  • Jan 26: How to Really Reach the Latino Community (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 26: From Isolation to Conversation: Talking with the Community – Part 2 (Colorado State Library)

 READERS’ ADVISORY

  • Jan 10: New Year, Balanced Life (Booklist)
  • Jan 11: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Reads of 2022 (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 19: What’s New in NoveList Plus? (EBSCO)
  • Jan 19: Authors & ARCs (Booklist)
  • Jan 27: What’s It Really Like? Join the 2023 Mock Newbery LIVE! (School Library Journal)

 REFERENCE

  • Jan 17: Engaging With the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): Online Tools & Citizenship Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Jan 19: The Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information on Hundreds of Occupations in the United States (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Jan 24: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
  • Jan 25: ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Jan 26: Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Jan 26: Finding Your Way Through Census Bureau Geographies (US Census Bureau)

 SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • Jan 7: Teaching Copyright K-12: Ready to go and it’s all free (Copyright & Creativity)
  • Jan 9: Making Digital Citizenship Meaningful (edWeb)
  • Jan 10: New Year, Balanced Life (Booklist)
  • Jan 11: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Reads of 2022 (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 11: AASL Town Hall | New Year: Reflection & Goals (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Jan 17: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)
  • Jan 19: What’s New in NoveList Plus? (EBSCO)
  • Jan 19: Authors & ARCs (Booklist)
  • Jan 19: The Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information on Hundreds of Occupations in the United States (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Jan 19: Body Positivity and Justice: Powerful Middle Grade Stories of Girls Fighting for Their Rights (Mackin)
  • Jan 19: Celebrating Creativity While Developing Critical Thinkers (Follett)
  • Jan 24: Engage & Inspire: Flipped and Blended Learning (TeachersFirst)
  • Jan 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech – Learn About TechGirlz & Inspire Girls in Your Community Today! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 25: Lateral Reading Mindset: Contextualizing Information Resources (Niche Academy)
  • Jan 25: Power in Art: Elevate Student Voice with Editorial Cartooning (News Literacy Project)
  • Jan 26: Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Jan 26: How to Really Reach the Latino Community (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 26: The Impact of STEM Role Models and Mentors (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Jan 27: What’s It Really Like? Join the 2023 Mock Newbery LIVE! (School Library Journal)
  • Jan 31: What’s the Point of APA Style? Relevance of a Writing Style to Life After Graduation (APA Style)
  • Jan 31: Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in Your Classroom (TeachersFirst)

TECHNOLOGY

  • Jan 17: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)
  • Jan 19: Imagine This: Planning For Your Company’s Digital Future (Wyoming SBDC)
  • Jan 24: How Your Company Can Be More Strategic About its Tech Spending (Harvard Business Review)
  • Jan 25: Digital Preservation: What Libraries Need to Know (Indiana State Library)
  • Jan 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech – Learn About TechGirlz & Inspire Girls in Your Community Today! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 26: From Isolation to Conversation: Talking with the Community – Part 2 (Colorado State Library)

 TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Jan 7: Teaching Copyright K-12: Ready to go and it’s all free (Copyright & Creativity)
  • Jan 9: Making Digital Citizenship Meaningful (edWeb)
  • Jan 11: Designing Surveys for Evaluating Training Programs (Training Magazine Network)
  • Jan 12: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)
  • Jan 24: Science Literacy: It’s Not Just for Kids (WebJunction)
  • Jan 24: Engage & Inspire: Flipped and Blended Learning (TeachersFirst)
  • Jan 25: Lateral Reading Mindset: Contextualizing Information Resources (Niche Academy)
  • Jan 31: Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in Your Classroom (TeachersFirst)

 VOLUNTEERS

  • Jan 11: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
  • Jan 12: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
  • Jan 19: Re-Energize Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, Jan 4 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Critical Hit! Tabletop Gaming in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dungeons and Dragons and Wizards – oh my! Tabletop Gaming such as Dungeons and Dragons have skyrocketed in popularity with the rise of realplay podcasts, game channels, books, and even TV shows. Join Cait and Lane as they discuss the how and why of implementing tabletop gaming into library programming, and how to make your next game session a critical hit!

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 4 (9-10 am)

How to Conduct a Feasibility Study for Purposeful Program Design (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

There are so many ideas out there about how to solve problems facing our communities, but many of those ideas never get implemented or don’t get implemented in the right way. In this webinar, we will put pen to paper and go through the questions that need to be asked before you launch a program to meet community needs. We will cover how to identify the questions, collect data, engage stakeholders, and draw conclusions through a feasibility study.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 4 (1-2 pm)

Busting the Top 10 Grant Writing Myths (Nonprofit Hub)

As a nonprofit leader or a grant writer, you may hear things like, “Why don’t you write a grant for that?” or, “We’ve applied for grants, but nobody wants to give us any money.” Everyone seems to be winning grants except you. That leaves you feeling lost in the woods wondering, “If there’s so much grant money out there, why are we struggling to get any? What are we doing wrong?” In this interactive session, we’ll go through 10 common myths about grants and the facts you should know instead. You’ll be able to recognize and avoid these pitfalls and better prepare your nonprofit for the grant writing process.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 5 (11-12 pm)

How To Get More of the Right Things Done: A Time Blocking and Energy Management Workshop (Bloomerang)

Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself being controlled by your schedule and not the other way around. You’re not alone! As a small shop (or big shop), it’s crucial to understand how to be efficient with your time while understanding the systems that will lead you to create a sustainable impact in your organization.

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

 

Saturday, Jan 7 (10-11 am)

Teaching Copyright K-12: Ready to go and it’s all free (Copyright & Creativity)

Are you tasked with teaching copyright to K-12 students? Do you lack resources or want to fill in gaps in your knowledge to be more comfortable teaching students? Join our C&C Ambassadors (fellow teachers!) as they share their experiences teaching with our positive FREE resources. Learn how to teach the essentials of copyright, fair use, Creative Commons, and more with C&C’s award-winning, FREE K-12 curriculum.

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

 

Monday, Jan 9 (1-2 pm)

Making Digital Citizenship Meaningful (edWeb)

Have you been struggling with how to integrate positive digital habits, routines, and expectations when there are a million other things on your plate? Are you trying to incorporate more student leadership and voice? Join this edWebinar to hear from elementary, middle, and high school teachers about how they are meaningfully integrating digital citizenship into daily routines and instruction, as well as how they’re partnering with their families. Attendees will leave with clear ideas of how to incorporate digital citizenship routines and habits into their daily/weekly routines and schedules that can be implemented immediately!

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Cultivating Racial Equity & Inclusion: Using XR (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

The XR Equity & Diversity Playbook was constructed for libraries to explore how to use virtual reality (VR) and discuss equity and diversity through an “immersive experience.” VR is an immersive medium through which one can experience how it is to “walk” in another person’s shoes or “see” through their eyes. Therefore, it is a perfect medium to build empathy and create understanding between diverse people and cultures. Hear about community “lost stories”: Witness the world through a blind person’s eyes in “Notes on Blindness,” or understand the hurdles an African American would have encountered in 1960s‘America in “Travelling While Black.”

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Recharge and Refresh with Wellness Educator Shayna Marmar (Public Library Association)

This webinar will complete the Social Emotional Learning series and focus on personal applications and benefits of SEL. Attendees will take away strategies and techniques for improving their own emotional wellness.

For more information and to register, visit: https://elearning.ala.org/local/catalog/view/product.php?productid=513

 

Tuesday, Jan 10 (12-1:15 pm)

New Year, Balanced Life (Booklist)

Join Penguin Random House Library Marketing along with their distribution partners, North Atlantic Books, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Shambhala Publications, Hay House, Watkins Publishing, and Parallax Press for a New Year, Balanced Life webinar as they kick off 2023 with the perfect selection of titles to enhance health, wellness, and balance in the new year.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 10 (1-2 pm)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (8-9 am)

Dementia Friendly Community Collaborations: Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library (Indiana State Library)

Over the last decade many areas in the state of Indiana have paid increasing attention to individuals living with dementia, primarily due to the rapid growth of the elderly population. Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library have formed a partnership to work with individuals that are experiencing memory issues. This partnership has included working with music, delivering educational programs to the community at large and to the staff at the library, circulating kits targeting this population, and many more services. Come learn about how Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew Public Library evaluated and implemented these services.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (9-10 am)

Creativity, Ideation, And Engagement: How A Grant Idea Is Formed (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Forming partnerships, thinking of grant ideas, and finding the time to execute projects can feel daunting, especially when it isn’t clear where to start. Gibson D. Lewis Library at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth dedicates full-time staff to outreach and community engagement, an intentional focus for over 30 years. Grants have been a central part of our efforts since 2002. This session will walk through a practical process of identifying grant ideas, provide real-life examples, and explore learned insights. Together we will demystify the creative process and gain confidence in building a grant that works for everyone’s situation.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Best New Teen Reads of 2022 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Brief book talks and reviews of new titles recommended to school and public librarians, covering both middle and high school levels, that were published within the last year.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (10-11 am)

Designing Surveys for Evaluating Training Programs (Training Magazine Network)

Surveys are key tools for evaluating training programs. Surveys are revered for their ease of use and promise of reaching many, but we must be able to craft rich, concise, and focused questions that yield useful data. For this, we must understand the cognitive processes our respondents use to answer questions with accuracy and candor. Participants will increase their understanding of how to design high quality surveys and leave with resources for further skill development.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)

UX Research Methods for Libraries (Niche Academy)

Join Mark Aaron Polger as he introduces selected user research methods utilized in User Experience (UX) design. No matter what kind of library you’re in, Mark will discuss various qualitative and quantitative research techniques and activities to help participants better understand library users. UX research methods combine techniques used in marketing and ethnographic research. UX includes examples such as usability testing, A/B testing, card sorting methods, survey research, eye tracking research, diary studies, customer journey mapping, focus groups, and user interviews.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Supporting Trauma-Informed Play to Facilitate Healing in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Play and play based learning are important for healthy growth and development of all children and is psychologically and physically restorative for children with a history of trauma. This session, presented by child development and trauma specialist, Dr. Barbara Sorrels, will focus on the benefits of play to healthy brains and bodies and will include practical strategies for creating effective play-based classrooms to help children flourish and heal.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)

Practical Strategies for Engaging Veteran and Military-Affiliated Patrons at Your Library (WebJunction)

Virtually every library has patrons who are veterans, military service members, or military family members. Join us for this webinar as library staff with experience developing programming for the veteran and military communities share best practices and practical ideas for engaging veteran and military-affiliated patrons. The presenters will also share the Libraries & Veterans Toolkit, a new resource to help workers at all types of libraries garner new ideas for veteran-related exhibits, book clubs, events, collections, celebrations and more.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You? (Candid Learning)

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learning.candid.org/training-search/?_format=live&_location=online

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)

Making Your Nonprofit’s Website More Accessible and Inclusive (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

In the United States, most websites are required by law to be accessible to people with disabilities, including nonprofits’ websites. Is your website meeting your organization’s legal requirement for accessibility? During this webinar, attendees will learn how to identify accessibility problems on your website, even if you’re not a developer, and tools you can use to resolve those problems. Additionally, attendees will learn more about the existing laws related to website accessibility and if they pertain to your organization.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 11 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall | New Year: Reflection & Goals (American Association of School Librarians)

The beginning of a new calendar year is always a great time for school librarians to reflect on the first half of the current school year and to make goals for the remainder of the year. What are your hurdles, highlights, and hopes? AASL invites all school librarians to join AASL panelists in the conversation about staying positive and moving forward during challenging times.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 12 (11-12 pm)

Maximize Growth With a 2023 Nonprofit Marketing Plan (Bloomerang)

Looking to maximize your nonprofit’s growth in 2023? You need a strong marketing plan to lead the way. While no one knows exactly what 2023 is going to bring, having a strong plan in place will help you effectively navigate the changing landscape. This way, you can ensure your nonprofit successfully scales impact – no matter the circumstances.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 12 (11-12 pm)

Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)

Provides participants with information about legal sources and research techniques regarding U.S. case law, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2022/12/upcoming-us-law-webinars-january-2023/

 

Thursday, Jan 12 (11-12 pm)

Recession-Proofing Your Nonprofit: How to Continue Serving Your Mission During Challenging Times (Charity Village)

Once again the nonprofit sector is seeing a decline in revenue and increased demand for its resources. So how can organizations like yours start preparing yourselves to weather the storm? Join fundraising experts Bryna Dilman, Senior Director of Growth & Marketing, and Meredith Gray, Senior Marketing Manager, from Keela for an interactive session and learn how to raise more with your current donors and stakeholders, save acquisition costs and engage supporters during this difficult economic time.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers who work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

What You Need to Know about Small Claims and the Copyright Claims Board (US Copyright Office)

You may have heard about the Copyright Claims Board, or CCB for short. But what is the CCB? Who can use it? In this fifty-minute session, learn the basics about what anyone should know before filing or participating in a CCB proceeding. Attendees will learn about the types of claims the CCB can hear, legal resources to be aware of, and why respondents might want to consider participating in the United States’ first intellectual property small claims tribunal.

For more information and to register, visit: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_UJLqTS26RLqjDx78u03BwQ

 

Thursday, Jan 12 (12-1:30 pm)

Using the Census Survey Explorer to Get Started (US Census Bureau)

Discover which surveys/censuses meet your criteria or needs. Search by topic, geography, and frequency of the survey or program. Through exercises we will locate the desired data results and help you get more familiar with Census Bureau surveys/censuses.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 12 (1-2 pm)

From Isolation to Conversation: Talking with the Community – Part 1 (Colorado State Library)

Join this workshop series to learn and conduct interviews in your community. Walk away with confidence and support to do this in your community.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 17 (12-1 pm)

Engaging With the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): Online Tools & Citizenship Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will provide an overview of available USCIS resources and services. Attendees will gain familiarity with and understanding of the citizenship process.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 17 (5-6:30 pm)

TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Many technology tools are available for classroom use, but which are teachers’ favorites? This session will share and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors’ favorite resources. Help us decide which tool is this session’s winner of our Smackdown!

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/23WinterOK2Ask

 

Wednesday, Jan 18 (8-9 am)

Five Biggest Mistakes in Content Creation (TechSoup)

The expression “People don’t necessarily plan to fail; they just fail to plan” is as appropriate here as anywhere. Nonprofits create content on a weekly if not daily basis, whether it’s their email, social media posts, or fundraising events. Most nonprofits are operating without a content creator and rely on volunteers to create content. In this webinar, team members from TechSoup will share some common mistakes that can become BIG mistakes when creating content for marketing your nonprofit to constituents.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 18 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: First Amendment Audits: What You Need to Know (Nebraska Library Commission)

A loosely organized social media campaign to “audit” government spaces and agencies for alleged First Amendment violations has begun to target public libraries. Individuals and groups claim a right to film in any space, arguing that they’re entitled to do so as taxpayers and citizen journalists. A growing number of public libraries are reporting these types of visits, even in Nebraska. Library users and staff are being targeted as subjects of these videos. This session will share what a First Amendment Audit is, what the related laws are, how to protect both the public and library staff, and what to do when and after it happens.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 18 (11-12 pm)

True Program Costs (Propel Nonprofits)

Understanding the true, full cost of delivering programs and services is essential for management decisions, program design, and effective fund development. This webinar provides an introduction to calculating program costs and an overview of tools that will help you understand your true program costs and develop realistic budgets.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 18 (12-1 pm)

Level Up Your Book Displays (Niche Academy)

Book displays are more than a simple tool for passive Readers’ Advisory. A well-crafted display captures patrons’ attention, sparks imagination, and sends subtle (or not-so-subtle) messages about your library’s values and institutional culture. In this presentation, Faithe Miller Lakowicz shares practical approaches for maximizing the impact of book and media displays, including low-cost “hacks” for maximizing visual appeal; highlighting diversity, equity, and inclusion; honing an institutional voice; using displays to create bridges between library departments; and ensuring that displays are accessible and compelling for a variety of patrons.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (10-11 am)

How to Turn your Nonprofit into a Donor Retention Powerhouse (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Donor retention is critical to the long-term sustainability of nonprofits. In this 1-hour webinar, we will present data summarizing the current fundraising landscape and discuss strategies to retain new and existing donors. Attendees will learn how to engage first-time donors in order to secure that critical second, “golden” donation; what donor data to track and report on; and how to leverage technology to streamline your donor management operations. Learn how to retain donors and keep them engaged with your nonprofit so you can keep serving your communities successfully.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (10-11 am)

Planned Giving Best Practices (Bloomerang)

During this presentation, we will reveal best practices for planned giving programs that any nonprofit can implement immediately. No need for dedicated staff or a long list of prospects to grow your program. The best practices will cover areas of marketing, donor solicitations, boards, and operations.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (11-12 pm)

Managing Government Grants (Blackbaud)

If you’re a nonprofit or local government agency or work alongside them, there is a good chance you have seen an uptick in funding possibilities within your field. COVID-19 took the world by surprise, and along with it came a government response with unprecedented spending and a massive increase in grant funding. The pandemic was terrible and nothing like anyone has experienced. But the new funding is good news for both traditional and aspiring grant recipients.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (12-1 pm)

Re-Energize Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that’s nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization’s success. In this session we’ll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You’ll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (12-12:30 pm)

What’s New in NoveList Plus? (EBSCO)

Are you looking to create a deeper connection with your readers in 2023? From Explore pages to genre guides, character identities to BookChat, join us for this 30-minute micro-training to learn new ways to help and delight every reader in your community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1_vK0PbDRrWTMEnvUQrgyA?timezone_id=America%2FDenver

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (12-1 pm)

Authors & ARCs (Booklist)

Ring in the new year with a celebration of four fantastic authors! Our Authors & ARCs series is back, and we can’t wait to share these wonderful new books that will inspire young readers everywhere!

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (12-1 pm)

CSL in Session: Dementia 101 for Public Library Staff (Colorado State Library)

More than 6 million people in the United States have dementia. Once you add in 15 million friends, family members, and caregivers, the numbers represent a significant segment of the population served by public libraries. This means that the dementia community is already in your library. The question is not will you serve this community, but will you serve it well? Your staff encounters people with dementia daily. This interactive session will help public library staff understand dementia and develop effective communication strategies. It will also provide ideas about programs and services for this growing population of patrons.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (12-1 pm)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information on Hundreds of Occupations in the United States (Federal Depository Library Program)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide the majority of jobs in the United States. In this presentation, Domingo Angeles covers what data and information are in the occupational profiles of the OOH. He also provides tips for using additional resources from the Employment Projections program such as the CareerInfo mobile app and Field of Degree pages.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (2-3 pm)

Body Positivity and Justice: Powerful Middle Grade Stories of Girls Fighting for Their Rights (Mackin)

In this enlightening and impactful webinar, middle grade authors Lisa Fipps, author of Starfish, and Carrie Firestone, author of Dress Coded, come together to discuss the importance of sharing stories of body positivity, autonomy, and resistance against bullying–whether it comes from peers, parents, or schools. Join us to ask the authors your own questions about empowering young people to stand up for their rights.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.mackin.com/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (2-3 pm)

Imagine This: Planning For Your Company’s Digital Future (Wyoming SBDC)

No matter what industry you are in, retail, HVAC, healthcare, banking, or professional services, digital innovations have the potential to disrupt the way you do business as well as how you secure important information.  This webinar workshop will brainstorm and present what to plan for in your future digital world and help you create digital goals.  Bring your mission statement and let’s imagine our future together!

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

 

Thursday, Jan 19 (3-4 pm)

Celebrating Creativity While Developing Critical Thinkers (Follett)

Learn from Miss Science herself! This engaging webinar with Sherri Smith-Dodgson (aka Miss Science) will include strategies, ideas, and tips for sparking creativity and problem solving. Educators will leave this presentation with a new understanding of how to support creativity in all subjects.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 24 (10-11 am)

How Your Company Can Be More Strategic About its Tech Spending (Harvard Business Review)

Tech transformations should be undergone strategically, with clear goals in mind and systems in place. By considering certain imperatives to focus on when undergoing a tech investment, business leaders can make smarter, more goal-oriented decisions.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 24 (11-12 pm)

Take Care of Yourself! Self-Care Tips for Trying Times (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

As members of a service profession, we are used to putting others, especially the public that we serve, first. But in order to take care of other people, we need to first take care of ourselves. Self-care, the practice of taking time to take care of ourselves, is an important way to prevent burnout, which can leave you feeling physically and emotionally exhausted. Join us for this webinar to learn about the importance of self-care during trying times and walk away with some helpful tips for taking care of yourself in the coming year.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 24 (11-12 pm)

Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections. Some of the resources attendees will learn about include the Law Library’s research guides, digital collections, and the Guide to Law Online, among others. This month’s webinar will also feature a special appearance by the New York State Library as part of our state law libraries outreach project. Presenting from New York will be Cara Janowsky  – associate librarian in reference services and Michael Meyer –senior librarian in reference services.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2022/12/upcoming-us-law-webinars-january-2023/

 

Tuesday, Jan 24 (1-2 pm)

Science Literacy: It’s Not Just for Kids (WebJunction)

While libraries have enthusiastically met the challenge to positively influence kids’ and teens’ attitudes, skills, and knowledge about STEM topics, adult-centered science programs are scarce in libraries. But why are kids having all the fun (and skill enrichment)? As citizens and voters, adults are asked to make decisions that increasingly involve complex science. Join this webinar to learn about programs that make adult science learning fun and enticing, and that get people involved in investigating their environment. Join the conversation about expanding adult learning to include identifying environmental issues, applying science-based strategies, and working together to find solutions and take action for their communities.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 24 (5-6:30 pm)

Engage & Inspire: Flipped and Blended Learning (TeachersFirst)

Do you want to engage your students while still being able to give extra support to those who need it? Then you need to use flipped and/or blended learning!  In this session, we will simplify these instructional models and introduce tools that support them. Learn to use free teaching resources to deliver instruction digitally while allowing flexibility for student pacing.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/23WinterOK2Ask

 

Wednesday, Jan 25 (8-9 am)

Digital Preservation: What Libraries Need to Know (Indiana State Library)

When digitizing materials from your library, preservation is just as important as access. In this presentation from representatives of Indiana Digital Preservation, or InDiPres, you will learn what digital preservation entails, including the processes that InDiPres uses to prepare and include content into its preservation network, and how this practice is essential to any library’s digital initiatives plan.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 25 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech – Learn About TechGirlz & Inspire Girls in Your Community Today! (Nebraska Library Commission)

TechGirlz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore all the possibilities in technology to empower their future careers. They accomplish this mission through free, hands-on, project-based workshops called TechShopz. TechGirlz provides the curriculum, a playbook on how to run a workshop, marketing, and registration support to organizations that want to impact their community by leading a group of girls in a fun, interactive program. Join us to learn how your library can work with TechGirlz.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 25 (11-12 pm)

How to Write the World’s Greatest Fundraising Letter (Blackbaud)

Engaging your donors and securing gifts is nothing new to fundraisers of all levels, and it all starts with meaningful outreach. If you want to increase your gifts, you might need to reconsider your email strategy. Luckily, you can join this “How to” session to take your fundraising letters to the next level! Nic Prenger, CEO of Prenger Solutions Group, will divulge the key steps to building the perfect letter, including eight actionable takeaways so that your team is empowered to raise more.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 25 (12-1 pm)

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Learn about the significance of ClinicalTrials.gov Search and interpret the results database, be informed about the number of study records with results, and learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 25 (12-1 pm)

Lateral Reading Mindset: Contextualizing Information Resources (Niche Academy)

Lateral Reading is the process by which we read around an information resource to determine its validity, bias, inaccuracy, and hidden assumptions. Join Anders Tobiason for this presentation on the concept of lateral reading and how using lateral reading creates a divergent set of ways of knowing from traditional information resource evaluation techniques. You will learn the theory behind lateral reading as well as practical applications that you can immediately apply to your own information literacy teaching practices.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 25 (5-6 pm)

Power in Art: Elevate Student Voice with Editorial Cartooning (News Literacy Project)

Editorial cartooning, a powerful form of opinion journalism, has a long history in the United States, and draws on a rich visual vocabulary to communicate complex ideas in an accessible way. Join the News Literacy Project for a free webinar, hosted in partnership with KQED, to learn how to support students as they analyze and create political cartoons to share their perspective about issues. You’ll also explore topics such as trust and credibility as they relate to opinion journalism.

For more information and to register, visit: https://newslit.org/newslit-nation/events/

 

Thursday, Jan 26 (9-10 am)

Leader Talk: Make Hybrid Learning Work (Training Industry)

With hybrid work here to stay, learning leaders must design and deliver engaging learning experiences that bring their teams together — no matter where they are. Hybrid learning has emerged as a viable way to train and develop a dispersed workforce but has proved challenging. Learning leaders must gain new skills to optimize the use of technology to deliver training in a hybrid environment. During this Training Industry Leader Talk, you will learn about some of the tools, resources and engagement tactics that can help you deliver more effective hybrid learning.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 26 (10-11 am)

Make Your Presentations aMMMazing, Every Time! (Training Magazine Network)

What is an aMMMazing presentation? It’s one that satisfies these three words – Meaningful, Memorable and Motivational. Do you know HOW to write presentations with these qualities, every time? This webinar delves into the presentation writing process to help you unleash your creativity and ensure your message hits the mark. Glenn Gibson reveals tips, tricks and techniques you can apply to ensure that your presentation is successful, especially when you are working against tight deadlines.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 26 (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://www.nnlm.gov/training/schedule

 

Thursday, Jan 26 (11-12 pm)

How to Really Reach the Latino Community (Colorado State Library)

In this presentation, we will explore how to build strong relationships with the Latino community before thinking about programming. Examples of specific needs that have been ignored in our community will be discussed, as well as how to create solid relationships with the community, and examples of programs that were developed based on the feedback provided by the Latino community.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 26 (11-12 pm)

Sustainable and Passive Ways to Improve your Collection Environment (Connecting to Collections Care)

Many cultural institutions use sustainable energy saving strategies to help them lower their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. This webinar will describe some of the energy saving strategies that cultural heritage organizations currently implement to help reduce energy use. These can range from mechanical system shutdowns to lighting adjustments. Additionally, this webinar will discuss passive strategies that institutions can implement to improve collections environments. The strategies suggested representing some of the ways that spaces can be evaluated and monitored without significant cost or impact on the space.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 26 (12-1 pm)

Finding Your Way Through Census Bureau Geographies (US Census Bureau)

Explore 5 different types of Census Bureau geographies by learning their backgrounds; when and where to access data associated with them; and how to manipulate data.census.gov to locate these geographies quickly. We will take a look at the history and the logic behind the following Census Bureau geographies: (1) Census Tract, (2) Tribal Areas, (3) Congressional Districts, (4) School Districts, and (5) Public-Use Microdata Areas. This is an interactive training, and we will break attendees into “rooms” in order to participate as groups in hands-on exercises.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 26 (1-2 pm)

From Isolation to Conversation: Talking with the Community – Part 2 (Colorado State Library)

Identify stakeholders, learn interview techniques, gain tips on how to record and store your interviews.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 26 (1-2 pm)

The Impact of STEM Role Models and Mentors (National Girls Collaborative Project)

NGCP is celebrating National Mentoring Month this January by highlighting the importance of mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Learn from a panel of speakers including dynamic professionals in STEM who currently serve as mentors and the female students they are mentoring. Speakers will share their unique perspectives, their journeys, and advice on how mentoring can be a tool for supporting sustained career success in STEM.

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

 

Friday, Jan 27 (11-12 pm)

What’s It Really Like? Join the 2023 Mock Newbery LIVE! (School Library Journal)

The Newbery Committee chooses the Medal winner behind closed doors, but here’s your chance to see how it works. Our expert panel, the Heavy Medal Mock Award Committee, discusses five of the best books of the year, following the process of the real Committee. Watch, listen in, and join the debate with comments and questions before casting your vote to help decide this year’s Mock Newbery winner.

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

 

Monday, Jan 30 (12-1:30 pm)

DEI Success Stories and Exceeding Expectations: Skilltype (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

During this livestreamed event, we will spend time with Tony Zanders (Founder & CEO at Skilltype) to discuss the role diversity has played in his startup’s success. In 2020, Skilltype (www.skilltype.com) was launched to help libraries become as data-driven managing their organizations as they are managing their collections. Members of the Skilltype team will also join to share their experiences being recruited to and working in the library technology industry. Join us for this informative and uplifting webinar about what’s possible when diversity is prioritized from the strategic level.

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

 

Monday, Jan 30 (2-3 pm)

How to Set Boundaries for Yourself and Your Team (GovLoop)

Knowing how to set boundaries is one of the most essential yet overlooked skills you need as a manager. Let’s face it, we are all tired, a bit burned out and ready to log off at the end of the day, so we need to set clear boundaries and expectations for our teams. Join us online to hear from a government expert on how to set your boundaries for yourself and your team.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 31 (11-12 pm)

Annual Reports: Simplifying the Process for Maximum Donor Engagement (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on simplifying the process of creating a nonprofit annual report. Chad will review the evolution of annual reports over the last 20+ years and provide multiple real life examples of what is working today. The focus of the session is on designing an annual report that donors actually want to read. Participants will leave the workshop with templates and samples to make implementing the best practices a breeze at their nonprofit organization.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 31 (11-11:45 am)

5 Social Media Tips that Will Help You Turn heads and Raise Funds for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

In this Free webinar, Taylor Shanklin is going to bring her tips for how to get the most out of your social media even when you are busy and wearing a lot of hats.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 31 (11-12:30 pm)

Revising the “Open” Paradigm: Justice-Oriented OEP for the Modern Information Worker (Lyrasis)

Equity-oriented Open Educational Practices (OEP) encompass more than the current paradigm in LIS often recognizes. For instance, gaps exist which could be addressed in community collaboration, participatory design, and content ownership practices. In this workshop, we will discuss the intersection of social justice and epistemic justice with OEP, which will lay the foundation for understanding how to ethically and sustainably engage with community partners. Tools and resources that support this work will be shared during this session, as well as recommendations for alternative assessment methods that will aid in sharing the story of the community-engaged work.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 31 (12-1 pm)

What’s the Point of APA Style? Relevance of a Writing Style to Life After Graduation (APA Style)

Every librarian knows that many students are skeptical—or even highly resistant—to learn APA Style. Students often perceive APA Style as being relevant only to writing papers for school, but in fact, APA Style helps students develop many communication skills relevant to life after graduation. In this webinar, the APA Style team will explore how librarians can increase students’ buy-in to learning APA Style by demonstrating how learning and using a writing style will help students in any career they pursue.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 31 (12-1 pm)

How to Get Organized at Work (GovLoop)

What does your inbox look like? It’s probably quite hectic as you get back into the swing of things after a busy start to the year. So, as you stare down your month-long to-do list, how do you keep from feeling overwhelmed? Join us online to hear from a government expert about how to organize your work to be more efficient and effective in your day-to-day.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 31 (1-2 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, Jan 31 (5-6:30 pm)

Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in Your Classroom (TeachersFirst)

Looking to change things up in your classroom? Try using podcasts! Improve your students’ listening comprehension skills, build academic vocabulary, and strengthen literacy skills with this easy-to-use, research-based instructional strategy. Join us and learn to find appropriate podcasts and use them instructionally.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/23WinterOK2Ask