Free Continuing Education Opportunities for August 2018

What will you learn this month?

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, be sure to check the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


***Aug 8-9 Western States Government Information Virtual Conference:  This year’s theme is Accessing, Discovering, and Using Local Government Information.https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/libraries/norlin-library/government-information-library/western-states-government-information

***Aug 15 SLJ Teen Live Virtual Conference: This free, daylong event will feature high-profile and up-and-coming YA authors talking about their latest titles for teens. You’ll also have the chance to get advice from innovative librarians tackling timely issues relevant to your teens and services. https://www.slj.com/?subpage=events

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

Britannica Library (Wyoming State Library). Explore the many wonders of Britannica. Begin your search at GoWYLD.net https://youtu.be/CVRTXz2uYA8

Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry). Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar where we will take a closer look at four different behavior styles: doer, talker, controller and supporter.We will provide tips for recognizing your own behavior style and adapting to and coaching those with different styles. https://bit.ly/2OnbV9G

For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Great youth services happen in libraries where staff and community recognize the importance of supporting youth and their literacy, learning and discovery needs. Youth library staffers often have strong thoughts about what would help them be more effective advocates for youth and youth library services but may not be able to articulate them or need support to make them happen. https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

Budget-Neutral Digital Projects For Small Institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Small libraries with one or two staff members are inspired by the large-scale digital projects of bigger flagship institutions. How can one translate this inspiration to action with small means and few staff? https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

ADVOCACY

Aug 15: Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)

Aug 16: Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)

Aug 21: Unleash Your Inner Marketer (Indiana State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 14: Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (Colorado Virtual Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Aug 7: Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes (Center on Technology and Disability)

Aug 22: Innovative Strategies for Autism in ECE – How Teletherapy Engages Children with Autism (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 30: Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

BOARDS

Aug 15: Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Aug 1: Science of Adolescent Learning:How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Aug 14: New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

Aug 14: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 14: Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 22: Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug 8: NCompass Live: Ditching Dewey: How we converted from Dewey to BISAC and lived to tell about it (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 8: Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less (Colorado Virtual Library)

Aug 22: Whose Heritage? Objects, Politics and Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 14: How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)

Aug 21: 27 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately (TechSoup)

Aug 22: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Aug 23: Networking without the Butterflies (Charity Village)

Aug 30: No Money? No Design Skills? No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Budget-Neutral Digital Projects For Small Institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Aug 2: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

Aug 23: Sustaining (and Delivering) “Open” at the University of Glasgow Through Enlighten (OCLC)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Britannica Library (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry)

At Your Leisure: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 2: How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign, and 3 Truths You Need to Know (Bloomerang)

Aug 8: 3 Secrets to Raising 4, 5 and 6 Figure Major Gifts, Right Now! (Firespring)

Aug 8: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Aug 14: Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)

Aug 15: How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)

Aug 16: What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)

Aug 16: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)

Aug 21: 5 Ways Nonprofits are Actually Attracting New Members with Social Media (Wild Apricot)

Aug 22: Getting Unstuck: Help Your Board, Staff, and Town Talk about Library Funding (WebJunction, ARSL, and EveryLibrary)

Aug 29: #GivingTuesday Game Plan (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 30: Corporate Matching Gifts: The Beginner’s Essential Skills (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

Aug 2: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 8: Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry)

Aug 1: How to Handle that Dreaded Discipline Problem (Utah State Library)

Aug 1: Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

Aug 15: Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

Aug 17: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug 20: Identifying and Confronting Microaggressions in Our Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 1: NCompass Live: Engaging Your Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 6: Family & Community Engagement (YALSA)

Aug 7: Upholding Core Library Values: Serving Patrons Who Are Houseless (Washington State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 6: Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

Aug 7: The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit (Indiana State Library)

Aug 7: Geek Programming (Utah State Library)

Aug 8: Digital Storytelling Pt. 3 (TeachersFirst)

Aug 14: Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)

Aug 21: Engaging the Growing 55+ Population with Arts Education Workshops (Lifetime Arts)

Aug 22: Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

Aug 29: Photography, Storytelling, and Community Connections: How to Develop a Photovoice Project (Public Library Association)

READER’S ADVISORY

Aug 7: Adult Books on the Horizon: Fall and Winter Announcements (Booklist)

Aug 14: Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)

Aug 16: Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Aug 2: Navigating Benefits.gov: Resources for Military Members and Veterans (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 22: NCompass Live: Excel for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 29: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 30: Information Literacy Among the Elderly: Where It Stands and How To Help (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug 6: Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

Aug 9: Library and Classroom Connections: Using Games and Makerspaces (Follett)

Aug 14: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 14: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Aug 23: Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 6: Performance Goals for Government Services (DigitalGov)

Aug 6: Blockchains for the Information Profession (San Jose State University iSchool)

Aug 7: The Next Phase of IoT- Predictive Analytics (GovLoop)

Aug 14: New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

Aug 14: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Aug 15: Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)

Aug 30: Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 1: Science of Adolescent Learning:How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Aug 13: Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)

Aug 21: The Science of Attention and Engagement (Insync Training)

Aug 29: Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees (Indiana State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 1: Turning Volunteers and Board Members Into Donors (Network for Good)

Aug 7: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 9: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, Aug 1 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Engaging Your Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

Participants will hear how the Rochester Public Library District has engaged its community with patron-driven programs. Our outreach has included creating a donation center, summer recreation, farmers market and a seed library. Participants will learn best practices and how to replicate similar programs in their community. We will share our secret to success: you must leave your physical building to reach your entire community!

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

Wednesday, Aug 1 (10-11 am)

How to Handle that Dreaded Discipline Problem (Utah State Library)

In this session, we’ll discuss just what needs to be done when you know you have a discipline problem that needs to be dealt with. We’ll look at why some of us tend to actually avoid those problems and why some of us tackle them with both feet – and sometimes put our foot in our mouth in the process!

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Wednesday, Aug 1 (11-12 pm)

Turning Volunteers and Board Members Into Donors (Network for Good)

During this webinar, Kay will provide participants with data about the correlation between volunteering and giving, and provide strategies for attaining full engagement.

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

Wednesday, Aug 1 (1-2 pm)

Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

In this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) welcomes Dr. Jesse Washington, III, a practitioner, and Dr. Richard Clark, a researcher, to examine biological changes that occur during adolescence, both in the body and the brain, and to discuss how to ensure that learning opportunities support adolescents’ development during this critical time.

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

Wednesday, Aug 1 (1-2 pm)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

EI has evolved from an area of research to a recognized set of best practices and core competencies that are at the heart of successful leadership. Today we use EI as an integrated set of skills that underpin highly effective, fast-reacting and innovative organizations.If you want to become the consummate emotionally intelligent leader, this preview provides the perfect opportunity to hear how the AMA seminar can help you achieve your goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Thursday, Aug 2 (11-12 pm)

How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign, and 3 Truths You Need to Know (Bloomerang)

Amy Eisenstein & Andrea Kihlstedt will reveal three truths you need to know for a successful capital campaign, including how to design a no-fail capital campaign, as well as letting you in on closely held secrets of campaign consultants.

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

Thursday, Aug 2 (12-1 pm)

Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

Controlled digital lending (CDL) is the term for any library project that digitizes print materials and makes them available in a manner consistent with traditional lending principles. CDL requires the use of digital rights management to ensure a consistent owned-to-loaned ratio, so that a library cannot circulate more than the number of copies it owns, and only authorized users have access to these digitized works. Libraries perceive copyright as a roadblock to this vision, and this session seeks to demonstrate why copyright can be a library’s ally instead.

For more information and to sign in, visit: https://www.districtdispatch.org/

Thursday, Aug 2 (12-1 pm)

Navigating Benefits.gov: Resources for Military Members and Veterans (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce Benefits.gov, the official benefits website of the U.S. Government, managed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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

Monday, Aug 6 (8-10 am)

Performance Goals for Government Services (DigitalGov)

The U.S. Federal Emerging Technology monthly meeting serves as an active reporting and collaboration session designed to share knowledge and forge consensus to build shared resources for emerging technologies for government services including Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Blockchain, and Social Technology. This meeting is for government employees.

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

Monday, Aug 6 (11-12 pm)

Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, we will explore new tools, techniques, project ideas, and best practices to engage your young makers. You’ll learn how this makerspace director and educator has grown his makerspace and offerings over the years, and get tons of new ideas to take back to your makerspace.

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

Monday, Aug 6 (10-6 pm)

Blockchains for the Information Profession (San Jose State University iSchool)

The format for this live-streamed event will include panel presentations and discussions from notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning.  They will focus on suggested blockchain applications that might be employed by libraries and archives. The day’s proceedings will be live-streamed and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. The Blockchain National Forum will be livestreamed and recorded.

For more information, to view the schedule,  and to view the live stream, visit: https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains/national-forum/

Monday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)

Family & Community Engagement (YALSA)

YALSA is hosting free live monthly webinars. Each one is facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. This one is about family and community engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

Tuesday, Aug 7 (8-9 am)

The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit (Indiana State Library)

Looking to book an author at your library? Put your library’s best professional foot forward and avoid common pitfalls. Join Indiana author Kelsey Timmerman and Indiana’s Letters About Literature Coordinator, Suzanne Walker for this discussion about best practices when booking an author. From making sure their dietary needs are met to paying them efficiently, there’s more to booking an author than just deciding on a date. Hosted by Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Program Coordinator, Caity Withers. Be sure to bring all of your questions regarding booking authors.

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

Tuesday, Aug 7 (10-11 am)

Geek Programming (Utah State Library)

Geeky programs can bring in patrons of all ages, backgrounds and interests to your library. They have an amazing power not only to entertain, but to educate. This webinar will cover: Geek and fandom trends; Incorporating STEM in geek programs; Passive geek programs; Geek clubs; Geeky community partnerships; Reaching special populations through geek programs; Geek program ideas for young children, kids, teens and adults; and Geek program resources.

For more information and to register, visit:https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, Aug 7 (10-11 am)

Upholding Core Library Values: Serving Patrons Who Are Houseless (Washington State Library)

An exploration of how three different library systems are approaching service to patrons who are homeless according to current best practices.

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

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

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

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

Adult Books on the Horizon: Fall and Winter Announcements (Booklist)

Be ready for readers seeking the best of new adult titles as autumn slips in and winter coziness beckons by learning about enticing and varied forthcoming books from Macmillan, Workman, Triumph, HarperCollins, and Inkshares.

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

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

The Next Phase of IoT- Predictive Analytics (GovLoop)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way government works.It allows agencies to produce and collect data autonomously – meaning that once sensors are deployed, government employees don’t have to manually collect or enter information in reporting systems. However, real innovations happen when agencies are able to take the next step in their IoT journey, not just collecting data, but using predictive analytics to transform it into actionable insights. Join us as our experts share their insights on the next evolution of IoT.

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

Tuesday, Aug 7 (2-3 pm)

Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes (Center on Technology and Disability)

Learn about apps specially designed to help students with disabilities be active, the use of communication devices to communicate effectively in a physical education setting, and the use of specially designed equipment for specific sports.

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

Wednesday, Aug 8 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Ditching Dewey: How we converted from Dewey to BISAC and lived to tell about it (Nebraska Library Commission)

Parchment Community Library was encountering more and more adults who had never been taught the Dewey Decimal Classification system in school. They wanted their collection to be easily browsed, so in about 18 months, they converted from DDC to BISAC call numbers. Learn how their staff completed this challenging task – “at times we felt that we were trying to draw a map while driving full-speed down the road” – and hear how their patrons have reacted to the new system.

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

Wednesday, Aug 8 (11-12 pm)

3 Secrets to Raising 4, 5 and 6 Figure Major Gifts, Right Now! (Firespring)

Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies 3 important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets her clients use to raise them, which will ensure you can get started raising major gifts right now!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)

Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less (Colorado Virtual Library)

Whether you work in a public or school library, time is your most precious resource and reading review journals is a luxury few of us can afford. We will share tips on using standard ILS reports to assess what belongs and doesn’t in your collection. Find that sweet spot in between spending too much time obsessing over what to buy and not putting any thought into developing a collection tailored to your community. Come prepared to share your favorite selection tools!

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-08/

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action.

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

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

Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments(Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar, you will learn components  of the guiding framework that uses loose parts to design environments that foster culturally sustainability. Learning Objectives: ; Define how loose parts support children’s culture, identity, traditions and history. Appraise the importance of creating culturally sustainable spaces for young children and families. Design spaces that reflects the culture, history, language and traditions  of all children. Develop relationships with families and communities through mutual respect and understanding.

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

Wednesday, Aug 8 (4-5:30 pm)

Digital Storytelling Pt. 3 (TeachersFirst)

Join us to explore free options for creating digital storytelling projects with your students.

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

Thursday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

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

Thursday, Aug 9 (1-2 pm)

Library and Classroom Connections: Using Games and Makerspaces (Follett)

Tabletop games are excellent resources for both curricular and co-curricular learning. In this webinar presentation, Lauren Hays and Kim Lindskog will show you how to incorporate tabletop games into the library and connect the games to classroom instruction. They’ll also share creative ideas for using makerspaces to support gamification and game-based learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/p/cm/ld/fid=31

Monday, Aug 13 (2-3 pm)

Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)

The program highlights the importance of developing a healthy online/offline balance and understanding the connection between excessive use of smartphones, screens, and digital communication and privacy and reputational harms. For the students’ curriculum, they have implemented lessons that use real-life scenarios and engaging, student-driven activities to prepare students to make thoughtful and responsible decisions when using technology. The goal of integrating the students’ curriculum with parents’ lectures is to promote a dialogue of cooperation regarding technology use between students and parents.

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

Tuesday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)

New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

This webinar will focus on real best practices of incorporating new media into preschool services. What are some specific apps that are age appropriate for preschoolers?; How much time should be devoted to using an iPad or other tablets in a preschool storytime?; What are the pros and cons of leading a digital-focused preschool storytime versus a traditional preschool storytime?; How can digital resources be incorporated into preschool outreach programming?; and more.

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

Tuesday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)

K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This course will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. The presentation is designed as an introduction to NLM resources for K-12 professionals, public librarians, and individuals working with K-12 populations.

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

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)

Looking for titles (and ideas) to spark middle grade reading? Look no further. Join representatives from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Fabled Films Press, and Sky Pony for a sneak peek at fall fiction and non-fiction that will get kids back into books.

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

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will present information on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s, “Money as You Grow Bookshelf” program. The program contains popular books for children ages four – 10. The books have companion guides to help parents get started reading and talking with their children about money choices like saving, spending, and more.

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

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)

Beyond traditional blogs, video content such as animated explainers and even live-action shorts have taken center stage as popular form of digital content. Producing these materials can provide a great deal of benefit to your organization and your ability to connect with community.

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

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1:30 pm)

Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)

People are the greatest asset in any nonprofit organization. By investing in the talent needs of your staff, you can increase their effectiveness while also making the organization more sustainable. But what does that investment look like? Find out how funders and nonprofits can work together to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders.

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

Tuesday, Aug 14 (1-2 pm)

Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (Colorado Virtual Library)

This session will delve into assessment tools and data collection methods—and how to choose the method that works best for you. You also will learn how to analyze your data and turn it into information your library can use. Don’t worry if using qualitative and quantitative data is new to you. You’ll gain the insight you need to use both with confidence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-08/

Tuesday, Aug 14 (4-5:30 pm)

TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

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

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

Wednesday, Aug 15 (10-11 am)

Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)

“Promoting Your Library in the Community” will prepare you to do just that. In this 60-minute online session, we’ll brainstorm ways to get the attention of not only our patrons, but also members of our community who may wonder just what goes on at their local libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Wednesday, Aug 15 (11-12 pm)

Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)

Funraise CEO Justin Wheeler and Erin Chidsey discuss strategies that’ll have your board leading the charge toward your vision.

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kZ5hGz0NRLq2oRiBkdLOxg?utm_source=FB

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will explore the resources of the Federal Government, in English and Spanish, available to help our library users cope with any illness. Information sources will include MedlinePlus, Health and Human Services, the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Library of Medicine. Some state and local resources will also be explored.

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

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)

IoT use cases in government are just starting to gain some serious traction. Whether it’s cities investing in smart traffic lights or adding sensors to sewers to track municipal waste, or the Department of Interior using sensors to track the health of trees in national parks, agencies are seeing IoT go from pilot projects to full-scale implementations.Join us for an online discussion to explore the biggest challenges facing agencies looking to take advantage of IoT and highlight success stories.

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

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

At this session, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

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

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)

Today, Joliet’s Star Wars Day is a quintessential event for Star Wars fans and the largest public library event of its kind in the world — but it didn’t start out that way.Journey with the program’s planners as they share what they have learned in this transition from average library program to nationally recognized event.

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

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1:30 pm)

Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

The  verbal interactions caregivers and educators have with infants and toddlers are critical factors in cognitive and language development, along with social-emotional development and relationship-building.Join this webinar presented by language and literacy expert, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek to learn techniques and strategies to facilitate language development through responsive interactions with babies.

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

Wednesday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)

Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

This preview of the AMA seminar, Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture, explains how this course gives you deeper insights into yourself, your team, and the benefits of inclusion at all levels in your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Wednesday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)

How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)

Your stage program is the crown jewel of your event. This is the time when all eyes and ears belong to you, with guests ready and poised to open their hearts to what your organization has to say to them. Most stage programs lack focus, meandering between random entertainment, overly-long live auctions, unprepared honorees, and awkward Asks. In this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you her blueprint for impactful and profitable stage programs.

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

Thursday, Aug 16 (11-12 pm)

What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)

This training will show you how to reduce “talking about money” discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. It’s much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that is only one component of successful fundraising communication. Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws, or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone is dry and uninspiring but when your money story is combined with a story about one person –  people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer.

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

Thursday, Aug 16 (12-12:45 pm)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

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

Thursday, Aug 16 ( 12-1 pm)

Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)

Audiobook popularity—and sales—may be at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean we’re all comfortable with how to best share suggestions with listeners. In this free, hour-long webinar, Booklist audio editor Joyce Saricks will join representatives from Books on Tape to discuss working with audio fans and those new to the format, expanding audio knowledge, and making interactions with patrons more satisfying for librarian and listener alike.

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

Thursday, Aug 16 (12:30-1 pm)

Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)

As a rural librarian, marketing your library and its services tends to get put on the back burner. This webinar will go over some easy marketing ideas for those who don’t think they have the time or the money to market their services.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

Friday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

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

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

Identifying and Confronting Microaggressions in Our Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

This session is intended to foster a more conscious, inclusive communication style. It will help identify examples of microaggressions and how they adversely affect our relationships between ourselves, our fellow staff members, and patrons. We’ll discuss the ingrained biases that lead us to being perpetrators of microaggressions. We’ll also learn what to do to stand up for ourselves and others when we’re the victims of microaggressions.

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

Tuesday, Aug 21 (11-12 pm)

Engaging the Growing 55+ Population with Arts Education Workshops (Lifetime Arts)

Done well, “creative aging” programming is delivered by teaching artists and librarians who have considered and studied what “positive aging” means; who are aware of ageist behaviors and labels; who co-create skill-building curricula that leverage collections; and who understand the importance of learning and purpose for older adult well-being. Join us on Thursday, August 16, for a one-hour discussion of your goals for this population and how professional development, consultation, and online learning offerings from Lifetime Arts could help you move forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XVDYHZV

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

5 Ways Nonprofits are Actually Attracting New Members with Social Media (Wild Apricot)

If you are spending a ton of time promoting your organization on social media without getting any real results, you’re not alone — many organizations struggle with this. That’s why we’re bringing in nonprofit social media expert and author Julia Campbell for our webinar on August 21. In this session, Julia will reveal exactly how small and mid-sized nonprofits are attracting new members through social media.

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

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

Unleash Your Inner Marketer (Indiana State Library)

Originally designed for support staff, this presentation is important for managers to hear, as well.  It will empower the entire library staff, and help each person realize how vital they are to their library’s marketing success. Jenna Anderson will offer practical tips on ways to keep the staff engaged, and inspire everyone to reach out a little more to patrons.

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

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

The Science of Attention and Engagement (Insync Training)

In this session, you will learn what the current science says about how attention, willpower, and decision-making interact, and how that influences the design of learning environments. Having a deeper understanding of this topic will help you create more engaging and effective learning solutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

27 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately (TechSoup)

Every website gets stale and needs updating, your included! In this webinar we will cover 27 ways to improve your website immediately. Topics will range from content, to security and beyond. You will leave this webinar with steps you can take that day that will improve your website and help your organization grow.

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

Wednesday, Aug 22 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Excel for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)

Microsoft Excel has a variety of uses in the library world from keeping track of budgets or managing program registrations to viewing circulation or collection statistics. Learn some hints and tips for working with already existing spreadsheets as well as building your own. We’ll also take a look at Google Sheets and see how that compares with Excel.

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

Wednesday, Aug 22 (10-11 am)

Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

Want to engage school-age kids through exciting STEAM programming in your library but don’t know where to start? Three recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grant are ready to share tips and tricks for partnering with others, selecting materials, outreach to build participation, measuring outcomes, and documenting success. Many libraries struggle with STEAM programming; this webinar will give you the confidence to start tomorrow.

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

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Whose Heritage? Objects, Politics and Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)

This webinar will review some approaches that organizations have used in handling problematic collection objects with an eye towards balancing collection care and public critique. While the topics can be difficult and highly emotional, we will look at ways to provide a constructive and empathetic listening environment where both audiences and collections can come together to create productive learning arenas. Case studies include the removal of confederate monuments, WPA murals in a university setting that include insensitive racial stereotypes, and historic figures glorified in the past for behavior that is now considered predatory.

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

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Innovative Strategies for Autism in ECE – How Teletherapy Engages Children with Autism (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this powerful webinar you will learn how teletherapy directly benefits ECE students with Autism.  The E-Therapy expert, Diana Parafiniuk, will discuss teletherapy, the issues young children with Autism face, and how technology/teletherapy activities help specialists enhance the communication skills of children with Autism.

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

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12:30-1:30 pm)

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

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session find out how to captivate and engage with your website.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Aug 22 (1-2 pm)

Getting Unstuck: Help Your Board, Staff, and Town Talk about Library Funding (WebJunction, ARSL, and EveryLibrary)

A webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL and EveryLibrary to grow skills for talking about library budgets with staff, boards, and other stakeholders in your community and to secure funding.

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

Thursday, Aug 23 (9-10 am)

Sustaining (and Delivering) “Open” at the University of Glasgow Through Enlighten (OCLC)

The University of Glasgow’s strategic plan sets out our ambition to build on our current success to become a world class, world changing university. In 2002 we piloted our first open access repository using the open source EPrints software and today we have an integrated network of sustained and open, Enlighten, repositories which help us to realise this ambition. This webinar will explore our commitment to “Open” through the journey of our Enlighten Open Access repository service. It will show how “Open” has been an integral part of its DNA since its inception.

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

Thursday, Aug 23 (11-12 pm)

Networking without the Butterflies (Charity Village)

Does the idea of networking fill your stomach with butterflies? Join our free webinar and learn new tools and strategies to help you approach networking in a more confident and organized manner. Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?

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

Tuesday, Aug 28 (2-3 pm)

Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World (edWeb)

Join Kelly Mendoza and Jamie Knowles from Common Sense Education to learn about exciting updates for fall 2018, including updated topics, new lessons and videos for grades 3–5, and materials that are easy to share through Google Apps. This award-winning, comprehensive Digital Citizenship Curriculum covers a range of topics from media balance to cyberbullying to privacy.

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

Wednesday, Aug 29 (8-9 am)

Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees (Indiana State Library)

Discover ways to maximize the impact of staff training to fit the ever-changing needs of the modern learner. Using instructional design principles, adult learning theories, and personal learning styles, participants will learn tips and tricks to engage staff members using microlearning techniques that are easy to integrate into a busy library schedule. At the end of the session, participants will have tools to customize and modernize their staff training program.

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

Wednesday, Aug 29 (10-11 am)

#GivingTuesday Game Plan (Nonprofit Hub)

#GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year and just 12 weeks away! The best way to have a successful Giving Tuesday is to build momentum online and offline. Join Kristal as she shares five components in cultivating a community of connected and engaged donors.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a #GivingTuesday 12-week timeline.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Wednesday, Aug 29 (12-1 pm)

Photography, Storytelling, and Community Connections: How to Develop a Photovoice Project (Public Library Association)

Photovoice is a type of participatory research methodology designed to empower participants through photography and the power of storytelling in small group settings.This webinar will introduce the project and its methodology, and will help attendees begin to design their own photovoice project.

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

Wednesday, Aug 29 (12-1:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

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

Thursday, Aug 30 (9-10 am)

Information Literacy Among the Elderly: Where It Stands and How To Help (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This webinar will provide an overview of the findings of national and international studies and publications on information literacy among seniors. Specifics will include information literacy among persons 65+ with a focus on health information, social media and scams targeted at the elderly.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Thursday, Aug 30 (11-12 pm)

Corporate Matching Gifts: The Beginner’s Essential Skills (Bloomerang)

Hannah Silvers will give a crash course in corporate matching gifts that will include breakdowns of the matching gift process, an overview of popular corporate matching gift programs, and techniques for marketing matching gifts to donors, all with real examples from nonprofits.

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

Thursday, Aug 30 (1-1:30 pm)

Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

This presentation will demonstrate several interactive devices that are easy to use and can be adapted for home and classroom.They are readily available and are low cost. In addition, ideas will be reviewed on what to consider when purchasing interactive devices.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

Thursday, Aug 30 (1-2 pm)

No Money? No Design Skills? No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget (Training Magazine Network)

Do you want customized, professional graphics but lack the resources? If yes, you must attend this one-of-a-kind session. Mike Parkinson, a graphics guru and Microsoft MVP, shares how to do it yourself. NO design skill needed. Get the latest tools and techniques to make professional graphics quickly with little to no money. All attendees get Mike’s Graphic Cheat Sheet, his top 25 websites for free graphics, and step-by-step instructions for making graphics yourself.

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

Amy Hitchner

Amy Hitchner

former Statewide Collaborative Programming Coordinator at Colorado State Library
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