Free online learning opportunities for February 2022 for library staff

Thanks to the Wyoming State Library for compiling this excellent resource!

ONLINE CONFERENCES

Friday, Feb 25 (7:45-4 pm)

Big Talk From Small Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better! This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/

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

Going Fine Free: Making the Case and Overcoming Barriers Without Going in the Hole (EveryLibrary Institute) Register on this page for access to “Going Fine Free” and also receive a list of free resources to help you get started along with access to a free consultation with our presenter. Are you interested in going fine-free but need to overcome some barriers to moving forward? Then this webinar is for you! https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/going_fine_free

Preserving and Digitizing Personal Photo Albums and Scrapbooks (US National Archives) Preserving photo albums and scrapbooks can be especially challenging, often because they are bound and contain a variety of problematic materials. This session addresses how to work with the poor quality materials commonly found in personal scrapbooks and albums, how to maintain the integrity of the arrangement, and how to store photo albums and scrapbooks appropriately. Pro tips for home users include ways to digitize albums, organize electronic files, and preserve them as electronic records. Examples come from both National Archives and personal collections.

https://youtu.be/JyrX-YxSHYM

Vocational Awe and Librarianship: Loving Yourself is Not a Crime (Infopeople) How far would you go for your job? Would you bleed for it? Would you go to jail for it? Would you die for it? Would you kill for it? During the midst of a global pandemic, librarians are being asked to put their health, and potentially their lives, on the line in service to the public- both literal public, as in its patrons and the larger community, but also the idea of the public–the public good. And, according to vocational awe, the ideal librarian should die for it, happily, and without complaint. https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=960&reset=1

When You Least Expect It: Helping Library Patrons Manage Life’s Financial Twists and Turns (Programming Librarian) Even before the COVID-19 crisis, libraries have been hard at work helping to inform their communities about the many ways we can prepare for the economic aspects of the uncertainties in our future. As the pandemic continues, addressing both the immediate and future financial education resource needs of our users remain paramount. https://programminglibrarian.org/learn/when-you-least-expect-it-helping-library-patrons-manage-life%E2%80%99s-financial-twists-and-turns

ADVOCACY

Feb 8: We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 8: We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)

Feb 15: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)

Feb 16: Accelerating Agency Innovation: Driving Your Team, Tech And Mission Forward (GovLoop)

Feb 17: What We’re Getting Wrong About Homelessness (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

Feb 24: Creating a DEI Strategy (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Feb 28: Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Creating a New Model Library (OCLC)

BOARDS

Feb 23: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

CAREERS

Feb 3: Setting Yourself (and Your Candidates) Up for Success in the Hiring Process (Blackbaud)

 CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 1: Tear Down this Wall: Find and remove barriers to library use (Colorado State Library)

Feb 2: Playful Learning, Not Play vs. Learning in Preschool: How Play Fosters Cognitive Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 2: The Mindful Librarian (All4Ed)

Feb 8: Gaming Programs in Libraries (Montana State Library)

Feb 9: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)

Feb 10: Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts (Follett)

Feb 11: New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (Booklist)

Feb 14: MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

Feb 15: Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)

Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 17: Mind Mapping for Ideas in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 22: “Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)

Feb 22: Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)

Feb 22: Setting and Student-specific Personalized Interventions and Supports for Children with ASD (AbleNet)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 1: Graphic Novels for All (Booklist)

Feb 8: Adult Faves (Booklist)

Feb 9: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)

Feb 11: New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (Booklist)

Feb 14: MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

Feb 15: Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)

Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 22: Authentic Literacy Instruction (Follett)

Feb 22: “Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)

Feb 26: Building a Materials Challenge Toolkit: Understanding Library Policies, Procedures, and Protocols (All4Ed)

COMMUNICATION

Feb 2: How to Create a Good Annual Report in the Digital Age (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 3: Building Community Engagement & Awareness Through Little Free Library (Indiana State Library)

Feb 3: Storytelling for Impact (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)

Feb 8: Best Practices For Working With A Web Developer (Wyoming SBDC)

Feb 10: Engaging Presentations Everyone Will Love (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 17: Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 17: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

Feb 18: Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Library: An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Library Service (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Feb 23: Build a Better World at Work and in Life with Kindness and Gratitude (Indiana State Library)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Feb 10: data.census.gov: Streamlining the Way You Get Data (US Census Bureau)

Feb 17: Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 17: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Feb 8: Get to Know Gale Health and Wellness (Gale)

Feb 9: Crash Course in Narrative Nonfiction (EBSCO)

Feb 10: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)

Feb 23: PubMed Essentials (Niche Academy)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Feb 8: We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)

Feb 8: Innovations in Librarianship with Kelvin Watson (SirsiDynix)

Feb 15: Leading with Happiness: Proven Ways to Lead Positive Change and Embrace the New World of Work Well-being (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 16: Accelerating Agency Innovation: Driving Your Team, Tech And Mission Forward (GovLoop)

Feb 24: Creating a DEI Strategy (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Feb 28: Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Creating a New Model Library (OCLC)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Feb 1: Tear Down this Wall: Find and remove barriers to library use (Colorado State Library)

Feb 3: Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships (WebJunction)

Feb 15: FRS Virtual Leadership Workshop – Changing the Narrative: Leading a Culture Committed to DEI (All4Ed)

Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 17: Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 22: “Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)

Feb 22: Setting and Student-specific Personalized Interventions and Supports for Children with ASD (AbleNet)

Feb 23: Trauma-Sensitive Programming: Using Mindfulness to Create Safe Space (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 24: Welcoming Immigrants Through Cultural Programming: Lessons from the Field (Infopeople)

FUNDRAISING

Feb 3: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

Feb 8: Grantseeking Solo: Securing Awards with Limited Staff (TechSoup)

Feb 10: What Corporate Sponsors Really Want From Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)

Feb 10: Grants and Proposal Writing (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 23: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

Feb 9: Copyright for Librarians: What You Need to Know (Niche Academy)

Feb 16: Why and How to Implement Privacy and Surveillance Information Literacy into Your Institution When It’s Not Part of Your Job Description (Niche Academy)

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb 1: Tear Down This Wall: Find And Remove Barriers To Library Use (Colorado State Library)

Feb 15: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)

Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 17: What We’re Getting Wrong About Homelessness (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

Feb 18: Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Library: An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Library Service (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Feb 28: Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Creating a New Model Library (OCLC)

 MANAGEMENT

Feb 2: How to Create a Good Annual Report in the Digital Age (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 3: Setting Yourself (and Your Candidates) Up for Success in the Hiring Process (Blackbaud)

Feb 8: We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)

Feb 9: Best Practices for Creating and Managing Your Team’s Goals (Blackbaud)

Feb 10: Grants and Proposal Writing (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 15: Leading with Happiness: Proven Ways to Lead Positive Change and Embrace the New World of Work Well-being (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 15: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)

Feb 15: FRS Virtual Leadership Workshop – Changing the Narrative: Leading a Culture Committed to DEI (All4Ed)

Feb 16: Strategies for Giving Effective Feedback That Helps Your Employees Grow (Blackbaud)

Feb 23: Build a Better World at Work and in Life with Kindness and Gratitude (Indiana State Library)

Feb 24: Creating a DEI Strategy (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 3: Building Community Engagement & Awareness Through Little Free Library (Indiana State Library)

Feb 3: Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships (WebJunction)

Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 17: What We’re Getting Wrong About Homelessness (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

Feb 22: Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)

Feb 24: Welcoming Immigrants Through Cultural Programming: Lessons from the Field (Infopeople)

PROGRAMMING

Feb 8: Gaming Programs in Libraries (Montana State Library)

Feb 10: Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)

Feb 10: Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts (Follett)

Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 17: Mind Mapping for Ideas in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 22: Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)

Feb 23: Trauma-Sensitive Programming: Using Mindfulness to Create Safe Space (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 24: Welcoming Immigrants Through Cultural Programming: Lessons from the Field (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 1: Graphic Novels for All (Booklist)

Feb 4: Matchmaking with Macmillan Library (Booklist)

Feb 8: Adult Faves (Booklist)

Feb 9: Crash Course in Narrative Nonfiction (EBSCO)

Feb 9: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)

Feb 10: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)

Feb 14: MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

Feb 15: Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Feb 9: Copyright for Librarians: What You Need to Know (Niche Academy)

Feb 10: data.census.gov: Streamlining the Way You Get Data (US Census Bureau)

Feb 23: PubMed Essentials (Niche Academy)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 2: Playful Learning, Not Play vs. Learning in Preschool: How Play Fosters Cognitive Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 2: The Mindful Librarian (All4Ed)

Feb 9: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)

Feb 10: Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)

Feb 10: Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts (Follett)

Feb 11: New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (Booklist)

Feb 14: MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

Feb 15: FRS Virtual Leadership Workshop – Changing the Narrative: Leading a Culture Committed to DEI (All4Ed)

Feb 15: Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)

Feb 16: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 17: Mind Mapping for Ideas in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 22: Authentic Literacy Instruction (Follett)

Feb 22: “Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)

Feb 22: Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)

Feb 22: Setting and Student-specific Personalized Interventions and Supports for Children with ASD (AbleNet)

Feb 26: Building a Materials Challenge Toolkit: Understanding Library Policies, Procedures, and Protocols (All4Ed)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 3: Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships (WebJunction)

Feb 16: Why and How to Implement Privacy and Surveillance Information Literacy into Your Institution When It’s Not Part of Your Job Description (Niche Academy)

Feb 17: Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 17: Microsoft Program Offerings for Libraries (TechSoup)

Feb 17: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

Feb 23: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 2: Playful Learning, Not Play vs. Learning in Preschool: How Play Fosters Cognitive Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 10: Engaging Presentations Everyone Will Love (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 22: Authentic Literacy Instruction (Follett)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 15: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (Volunteer Match)

Feb 24: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Feb 1 (11:30-12:30 pm)

Tear Down this Wall: Find and remove barriers to library use (Colorado State Library)

While your library is ADA compliant and welcomes all, there may be hidden barriers for some kids and teens in your community that hinder them from using your library services. Who isn’t using your services, and why not? And much more importantly, how can you remove those barriers? Join us for this interactive session to hear examples of and talk through strategies for how to find and break down roadblocks that some kids and teens in your community face so that they can become more active library users.

No registration required. For access information, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/

Tuesday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Novels for All (Booklist)

Biographies, adventures, history, romances, superheroes—it’s all here in our #ReadGraphic webinar on Tuesday, February 1 at 1 p.m. CT! Featuring Fantagraphics Books, Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, Yen Press, and Oni Press, attendees will hear about thought-provoking, educational, and adventurous titles ranging from young to adult readers. Whether you’re introducing graphic novels into your library or expanding your #ReadGraphic shelves, you won’t want to miss this free, one-hour webinar hosted by Adult Books associate editor Annie Bostrom.

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

Wednesday, Feb 2 (9-10 am)

How to Create a Good Annual Report in the Digital Age (Nonprofit Hub)

This session will show you how to save time and money while creating stunning digital reports for your nonprofit. You’ll also learn how to add interactive features to your annual report design like social media, video, creative storytelling, and more. You’ll learn best practices for annual report design from example nonprofit annual reports that are proven to be read and engaged with. You’ll walk away from this webinar with tangible skills to gain more donor interaction and fundraising dollars from your future annual reports!

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

Wednesday, Feb 2 (12-1:30 pm)

Playful Learning, Not Play vs. Learning in Preschool: How Play Fosters Cognitive Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this webinar by acclaimed researcher, author and play advocate, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek to learn how play spurs cognitive development. Dr. Hirsh-Pasek will explore the evidence for the importance of free and guided play as a catalyst for learning in social and cognitive development. Using science as a base, she will show how play offers a successful midway position between the warring factions of playful and didactic approaches to early childhood education. We thus propose a prescription to reinstate PLAY as an important part of children’s everyday life and of their daily school curricula.

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

Wednesday, Feb 2 (2-3 pm)

The Mindful Librarian (All4Ed)

The relationships we build with our students and staff provide a foundation for all we do. We work to create safe spaces in which our entire school community can not only access our print and digital resources but engage in opportunities for social and emotional regulation and growth.  During this webinar, we will discuss what the Parkway School District (MO) is doing in their library program to explore what it means to be a mindful librarian and we will give specific examples from both elementary and secondary settings. You will come away from this webinar with innovative ideas that can be implemented in your library right away!

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

Thursday, Feb 3 (8-9 am)

Building Community Engagement & Awareness Through Little Free Library (Indiana State Library)

You may be familiar with Little Free Library. Those cute boxes that look like oversized bird houses. But they are more than just cute. Join us to learn how to use this low cost, community engagement platform to support your outreach goals.

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

Thursday, Feb 3 (9-10 am)

Setting Yourself (and Your Candidates) Up for Success in the Hiring Process (Blackbaud)

Filling an open position is not just about posting a job description with a list of responsibilities, conducting interviews, and sending out an offer to your favorite candidate. Hiring a new employee who will bring value to and grow with your organization requires a thoughtful strategy that starts before you start typing up that job description.

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

Thursday, Feb 3 (10:30-11:30 am)

Storytelling for Impact (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)

Today’s marketers need to be better storytellers than ever before as more and more stories are told all around us. Join Firespring’s Kiersten Hill as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://wynonprofit.org/Events/

Thursday, Feb 3 (1-2 pm)

Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships (WebJunction)

As digital access becomes increasingly essential for participating in community life, libraries can play an important role in the digital equity and inclusion ecosystem. Hear about a variety of innovative services and partnerships that King County Library System (KCLS) has instituted for sustainable digital inclusion. These include launching a Digital Navigators service, circulating hotspots and laptops to partners to reach people experiencing homelessness, participating in a community-owned wireless network, and supporting telehealth. Learn to apply these ideas to overcome digital access barriers and meet the digital needs of your own communities.

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

Thursday, Feb 3 (1-1:45 pm)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

There is no one right way to ask for a donation. Some people take great care preparing well-organized and complete presentations. Others prepare with just a few talking points and then use the energy of the prospect to guide the conversation. Some people are energized by the prospect of tying down a gift. For others it is a great act of courage. You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker.

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

Friday, Feb 4 (12-1 pm)

Matchmaking with Macmillan Library (Booklist)

Join the Mac Lib team for a Spring 2022 Preview as they match Adult + YA books with new readers! Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Friday, February 4 at 1 p.m. CT. Moderated by Booklist’s Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Susan Maguire.

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

Tuesday, Feb 8 (9-9:30 am)

Get to Know Gale Health and Wellness (Gale)

Gale Health and Wellness offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices. Join us during this 30-minute webinar where we’ll explore content and share best practices for putting this resource to work at your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://support.gale.com/training/

Tuesday, Feb 8 (10-11 am)

Best Practices For Working With A Web Developer (Wyoming SBDC)

When working with a web developer, you may think they have their relationship with the client all figured out and you may expect transactions to run smoothly. The truth is, Web Developers are not project managers, content creators, or most other things you may think they are. So, what should you know before you embark on your web development journey? How do you identify/find a good web developer? In this webinar, we’ll cover the answers to those questions and talk about some simple but effective tactics to make your relationship with your web developer a successful one, which in turn will get you the website your business wants and needs.

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

Tuesday, Feb 8 (10:30-11:30 am)

Gaming Programs in Libraries (Montana State Library)

Do you run a gaming program at your library? Are you interested in learning more about gaming program ideas? Come to this webinar to share what has worked for your library, and to ask questions! This webinar is for all topics gaming, which includes board games, video games, card games, tabletop/roleplaying games, etc! Any and all are welcome, but be prepared to ask questions and share your own experiences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

Tuesday, Feb 8 (11-12 pm)

Grantseeking Solo: Securing Awards with Limited Staff (TechSoup)

Being a small to medium-sized nonprofit means everyone is working, all of the time, at numerous different jobs. You might be the executive director, but that doesn’t mean your job is limited to being the visionary and the organization’s leader. Or your job title may be development director, but along with proposal writing, your job includes events, membership drives, soliciting funds from major donors, and the list goes on. Join Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, for a 90-minute webinar focusing on key ways to help you generate additional funding requests for a nonprofit with limited staff.

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

Tuesday, Feb 8 (11-12 pm)

We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)

The emotional investment that many library workers have in the profession and the community expectations regarding the library’s pandemic response have left many library workers experiencing trauma with very few places to turn for support. This perfect storm of circumstances has made it clear: library staff are at a crisis point.

This webinar for ALL library workers — frontline staff, managers, and library directors — will serve as a convening to discuss the impact trauma has on library staff, work toward addressing the necessary systemic change and need for a cultural shift, and explore potential individual, organizational, and industry response strategies. Join us to consider how libraries might rethink delivery of essential library services to communities in need while ensuring a safe environment and resources to support personal well-being for staff.

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

Tuesday, Feb 8 (12-1 pm)

Adult Faves (Booklist)

Year-end lists, book award season, dazzling 2022 debuts—that’s right, it’s officially reading season. What better way to pack your TBR list than with a preview of phenomenal adult books coming to a shelf near you this winter and spring. With title presentations from Workman Publishing, Bloomsbury, W.W. Norton & Company, National Geographic, and ECW Press, these are the big titles your patrons will be asking for!

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

Tuesday, Feb 8 (1-2 pm)

Innovations in Librarianship with Kelvin Watson (SirsiDynix)

Join Eric Keith & Kelvin Watson as they talk about innovative programs in the library world.

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

Wednesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

Best Practices for Creating and Managing Your Team’s Goals (Blackbaud)

In this informative webinar, Damaris Herron-Watkins will pull from her extensive nonprofit finance executive experience to teach you  how to drive engagement and set up conditions for success through the goal-setting process , ways to collaboratively create and set effective S.M.A.R.T goals, and how to conduct impactful check-ins to track progress throughout the year.

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

Wednesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

Copyright for Librarians: What You Need to Know (Niche Academy)

Copyright issues abound in librarianship, but there are some easy principles you can apply to better understand and navigate these issues. Join Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for this presentation. Sara will cover copyright basics, copyright exceptions, and, of course, fair use. Come prepared for a lively and fun discussion of copyright law.

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

Wednesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

Crash Course in Narrative Nonfiction (EBSCO)

Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with Narrative Nonfiction? Narrative Nonfiction is a large category of books, and if you don’t read nonfiction widely, it can be hard to know where to start. A juicy biography? A detailed piece of science writing? Something funny? NoveList and LibraryReads will break down the wide variety of Narrative Nonfiction, why readers love it, and how to help both seasoned nonfiction and new nonfiction readers alike find the next book they will be talking about with family and friends.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/blogs/novelist/category/events

Wednesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)

Are you wondering what you’ll be reading this spring? Join this webcast to hear about the latest big-buzzing books that you won’t want to miss! Publishing insiders will present their favorite forthcoming can’t-put-down titles, from mysteries and feel-good escapism to spirituality and hot-button nonfiction.

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

Thursday, Feb 10 (11-12 pm)

What Corporate Sponsors Really Want From Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)

Whether you’re coordinating a music festival, a nonprofit special event, or even a walk-a-thon, this webinar will help you. How? This webinar will help you start to create the connections for sponsorship. You will learn how to articulate your value to sponsors on paper and in person. You’ll learn how to create your sponsorship proposal, how to nail that sponsorship meeting, and more! You’ll even learn how to create an after-event sponsorship report that shines, AND that helps you get the sponsorship for next year!

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

Thursday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

data.census.gov: Streamlining the Way You Get Data (US Census Bureau)

Whether you have been using data.census.gov, or are a newcomer to the site, this webinar has something for everyone! Join us to learn how to search for and download data, use the map feature, and customize table views on data.census.gov. We will take participants on a walk-through of the data tool, share helpful learning resources, and address the most commonly asked questions.

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

Thursday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)

Looking to become a readers’ advisory superstar? Want to pull together expert recommendations more quickly? It’s easy with NoveList Plus! Join us for an overview of features and search strategies and learn how NoveList Plus helps you find the right books for your readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/news-center/events

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

Engaging Presentations Everyone Will Love (Early Childhood Investigations)

Whether you’re putting together a presentation for a small group or a keynote for a conference (conference season is right around the corner, after all), this session may help you identify some key elements you’ll want to bond together to make sure your attendees stay engaged, and then go out into the world and actually do something with the content you’ve taught.

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

Thursday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Grants and Proposal Writing (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Grants and Proposal Writing is a 1-hour live webinar worth 1 MLA Continuing Education credit. Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

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

Thursday, Feb 10 (2-3 pm)

Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)

This webinar is part of our Professional Development for Libraries Series hosted by the National Citizen and Community Science Library Network. Citizen Science Month is April 2022.

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

Thursday, Feb 10 (5-6 pm)

Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts (Follett)

Join this lively presentation during which we will share how you can use picture books as powerful mentor texts for reading comprehension. Help students learn to engage with text and think critically about what they are reading.

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

Friday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)

New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (Booklist)

While home can exist in many different locations and its physical appearance may vary across the globe, one thing is for certain: home is more than just a place. In these three picture books, home is defined not by a building but by the relationships, love, and personal growth each of the protagonists experience. Join Booklist and Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing on Friday, February 11 at 1 p.m. CT for a special panel featuring three illustrators discussing their upcoming picture books that showcase home and family in their own unique and creative way.

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

Monday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)

Join Booklist and the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group School and Library team on Monday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT for a free, one-hour webinar previewing upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles. Also, hear from special guests Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham, creators of BLACKWATER, in conversation about the inspiration behind their young adult graphic novel. Plus, don’t miss an exclusive first look at THE MARVELLERS, a magical middle-grade debut from bestselling author and former school librarian Dhonielle Clayton.

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

Tuesday, Feb 15 (10-11 am)

Leading with Happiness: Proven Ways to Lead Positive Change and Embrace the New World of Work Well-being (Training Magazine Network)

Two decades of research show that the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain—especially during crisis and suffering. The more positive the brain becomes during challenges, the more capable it is to proactively adapt to changing circumstances and recover from stress, anxiety, and trauma. In this webinar we’ll explore the key insights from new research into the four primary ways in which leaders and cultures are able to break negative social scripts and find a way to lead positive change and embrace the new world of work well-being. Discover what leading with optimism really looks like in times of significant challenge.

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

Tuesday, Feb 15 (10-12 pm)

FRS Virtual Leadership Workshop – Changing the Narrative: Leading a Culture Committed to DEI (All4Ed)

High-profile police killings of Black people, the explosion of anti-Asian hate incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic, and rising anti-immigrant sentiments have all contributed to the creation of a politically divided and volatile country in recent years. How can educators begin to address these issues and find new, more socially just ways to move forward together? Based on a framework of Learn, Reflect, Act, Assess, and full of tips, questions, guides, and resources, this workshop will challenge school leaders to develop an antiracist mindset and show them the practical steps to building a culture within their broader school community that is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion so that they can serve all students.

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

Tuesday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)

From inspiring literary characters to powerful narratives that offer a window into another experience, middle-grade books have a history of reaching the heart of all readers, and there can never be enough on your library’s shelves! Join Booklist on Tuesday, February 15 at 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming middle-grade titles that are sure to captivate enthusiastic young readers everywhere.

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

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

Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)

In recent years we have seen an increase in hostile attacks across all sectors, including events. These attacks have come in a variety of methods. Venues and companies have to be prepared for all scenarios and need to be able to react to all emergencies. This webinar will cover the types of attacks to prepare for, as well as the training you should consider for your venues and staff.

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

Tuesday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

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

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 16 (8-12:05 pm)

Accelerating Agency Innovation: Driving Your Team, Tech And Mission Forward (GovLoop)

What does it mean to be truly innovative in government? The answer can be far-ranging, including everything from a new way to fix a pothole to a data center refiguration or enhanced diversity, equity and inclusion policies. It can be small, incremental changes or enterprise shifts.

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

Wednesday, Feb 16 (11-12 pm)

Strategies for Giving Effective Feedback That Helps Your Employees Grow (Blackbaud)

Giving feedback is one of the more difficult parts of managing people, but it’s a critical skill for helping employees grow. Whether you need to give an employee feedback on a specific task or overall performance, there are strategies for ensuring it’s crafted in a way that allows for growth. Join Monica Mutter as she talks through, the neuroscience of feedback, the steps for properly preparing and delivering feedback, and how to reset expectations and include your employee in the feedback process.

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

Wednesday, Feb 16 (12-1 pm)

Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

This webinar focuses on the process and benefits of creating safe and inclusive spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in public and school libraries. It will cover a variety of topics ranging from spacing of the library environment to community development & internet awareness to creating queer-straight alliances in the time of COVID-19. The hope is to allow for attendees to think creatively and outside-of-the-box when it comes to making their space welcoming for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth by looking at every aspect of public and school libraries including programming, collections, and how library staff interacts with the community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

Wednesday, Feb 16 (12-1 pm)

Why and How to Implement Privacy and Surveillance Information Literacy into Your Institution When It’s Not Part of Your Job Description (Niche Academy)

Privacy is a core principle of librarianship, but it’s most often not included in academic librarian position descriptions, nor in MLIS curriculum as a focus, leaving librarians to find professional development opportunities and/or use their personal time to fill this gap. This is a problem as the recent pandemic forced educators to choose online learning platforms and tools without always assessing privacy and data collection policies, making it necessary for librarians to become privacy advocates within their institutions.

Join Marisol Moreno Ortiz for this webinar. She will cover how higher education librarians and other professionals can learn about privacy and surveillance, why privacy and surveillance should become a focus of a librarian’s duties, and how to implement such inclusion in their institution.

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

Wednesday, Feb 16 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Thursday, Feb 17 (11-12 pm)

What We’re Getting Wrong About Homelessness (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

Homelessness is a prevalent issue across the United States, and is particularly concentrated in urbanized metro areas. Over the last several years, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visible unsheltered homelessness has increased in many cities, leading to newfound interest in the topic. In this webinar, assistant professor and community development scholar, Dr. Hannah Lebovits, will give attendees tools to understand and combat this crisis, through a structural approach. The webinar will be informative and actionable for all attendees, regardless of their departmental or institutional

For more information and to register, visit: https://engaging-local-government-leaders.us.hivebrite.com/events

Thursday, Feb 17 (12-1 pm)

Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

In today’s increasingly diverse world, it is more important than ever for data communicators to make sure that the way they analyze and present their data upholds the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and avoids perpetuating harm. This session will offer a set of starting points on how to apply an equity lens to the way we visualize data. Participants will learn about considerations surrounding the use of language, color, icons and imagery, ordering, and more in their charts and graphs. Participants should walk away from this session with an understanding of how to create and evaluate data-driven visuals that embody a DEI approach.

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

Thursday, Feb 17 (12-1 pm)

Microsoft Program Offerings for Libraries (TechSoup)

The recent Microsoft program changes have a unique impact on libraries. In this webinar, we’ll update you on these changes, what the new process is, and what products are available to you. We’ll also discuss the various Microsoft-related products, services, and courses that may be beneficial to your library. In addition, we’ll set aside some time to get your feedback and answer your questions.

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

Thursday, Feb 17 (12-1:30 pm)

Mind Mapping for Ideas in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mind mapping is the process of graphically organizing emerging ideas and interests as they evolve, like they might if you were brainstorming ideas. Mind maps are intuitive frameworks that will help you build connections and see relationships. Referred to webs as they resemble a spider’s intricate creations, mind maps have so many possibilities. In fact, you can use this layered approach to support your professional learning, planning for your program, and even with the children as young as 4 or 5. Presented by emergent curriculum expert and author, Diane Kashin, this interactive webinar will lead you through the theory and application of this non-linear strategy in an engaging way designed to activate your minds and those of the children with whom you work!

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

Thursday, Feb 17 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

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

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

Friday, Feb 18 (9-10:30 am)

Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Library: An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Library Service (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Join us for an overview of research into adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the lifelong consequences of trauma, presented by TSLAC’s new Community Resilience Consultant, Patrick Lloyd, LMSW. Special attention will be paid to the behavioral responses to trauma commonly observed among public library patrons. We will explore ways that libraries can move to become trauma-informed, providing customer service that addresses the needs of the whole person.

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

Tuesday, Feb 22 (10-11 am)

Setting and Student-specific Personalized Interventions and Supports for Children with ASD (AbleNet)

This session, combining the portrayal of several student case examples and setting-specific situations, will present proactive intervention techniques and tools to reduce challenging behaviors of students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Empowered with best-practice techniques grounded in the positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) approach, you can transform your knowledge into constructive action to achieve desirable long-term outcomes for children with ASD.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/

Tuesday, Feb 22 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)

Public libraries and our community partners can support school readiness in their communities even more effectively when they work together. Come learn about how one rural public library joined together with their local early childhood council to create a multifaceted approach to school readiness for the families in their community. Summer Sanford from Pine River Library and Heather Hawk from the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County will join us as our special guests this winter to share how they’ve created a successful school readiness partnership that serves children, families, and caregivers in the library and beyond.

No registration required. For more information, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/

Tuesday, Feb 22 (1-2 pm)

“Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)

Talking openly about race with kids can dramatically improve their racial literacy—but adults often don’t know where to start! Staff from the Salt Lake City Public Library (SLCPL) will share how they built picture book-based kits to give caregivers the tools to have these important conversations. The session will also include discussion on book selection, the SLCPL framework for understanding racial literacy, and some of the joys and challenges that were faced during development and implementation. You’ll receive a list of favorite race education resources, and a step-by-step plan for developing kits on your own.

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

Tuesday, Feb 22 (5:30-6:30 pm)

Authentic Literacy Instruction (Follett)

Join us for this revealing presentation, during which we will explore how authentic literacy learning is a result of authentic literacy teaching – focusing on what real readers, writers, and communicators do outside of the classroom.

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

Wednesday, Feb 23 (8-9 am)

Build a Better World at Work and in Life with Kindness and Gratitude (Indiana State Library)

Have you ever wondered why some teams are highly productive, creative, and innovative while other teams with similar levels of talent and experience seem to be stuck in neutral? Science has shown that people who practice gratitude in their lives show an increase in enthusiasm towards life, make more progress towards their personal goals, sleep better, show less symptoms of illness and depression and have more energy. In this webinar, presenter David Seckman will discuss how cultivating kindness and gratitude can improve work and personal relationships, as well as overall well-being. Learn how practicing “kind communication” can help determine the success of your interactions with co-workers and customers alike. Discover the most important ingredient to improving team dynamics, according to a large research project sponsored by Google.

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

Wednesday, Feb 23 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 23 (10-11 am)

How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. Accountability and follow through will also be discussed. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board.

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

Wednesday, Feb 23 (12-1 pm)

PubMed Essentials (Niche Academy)

Millions of scientific journal articles are published every year and in general, health-related studies have more reach on the Internet and social media than other types of studies. Some patrons are looking for a definition, others are looking to compare treatment options and more. What tools can librarians use to help their patrons find reliable answers to their more complex health questions?

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

Wednesday, Feb 23 (12-1 pm)

Trauma-Sensitive Programming: Using Mindfulness to Create Safe Space (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This one-hour webinar will include topics such as yoga, meditation, self-defense, mindfulness, self-care, non-violent intervention, and mental health first aid training. We will explore different populations that may be living with trauma and how to make programs accessible for everyone.

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

Thursday, Feb 24 (10-11 am)

Creating a DEI Strategy (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Having a clearly defined Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy can benefit the growth and sustainability of a business. A robust D.E.I strategy can help prioritize efforts, align stakeholders, properly allocate resources, and create a shared vision and investment within the organization. In this workshop participants will learn about the key phases and components of a D.E.I strategy and leave with tools to help them create a strong and sustainable D.E.I strategy.

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

Thursday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

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

Thursday, Feb 24 (2-3 pm)

Welcoming Immigrants Through Cultural Programming: Lessons from the Field (Infopeople)

At a time when so many immigrants and refugees are experiencing insecurity, fear, isolation, and hostility, public libraries can serve as centers of civility, hospitality, and inclusion. Learn more about how a group of California libraries and library workers are employing the arts and humanities to welcome newcomers from many cultural backgrounds to communities large and small, urban and rural, across the state. Incorporating practical tips and advice for working effectively with immigrant communities, we will also touch on topics such as virtual programming, building relationships with community partners, creative marketing, and using Design Thinking techniques to develop user-oriented programs.

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

Saturday, Feb 26 (9-11 am)

Building a Materials Challenge Toolkit: Understanding Library Policies, Procedures, and Protocols (All4Ed)

This summit will give you a chance to pose questions and share ideas with other librarians and library leaders. Learn and interact with both administrators and librarians about lessons learned and best practices. Key questions include: how can I identify reconsideration policies and procedures in my school or district?; in my role as a librarian, what do I need to understand about materials challenges?; and how can I work with school and district partners to navigate community concerns over library or instructional materials?

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

Monday, Feb 28 (9-10 am)

Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Creating a New Model Library (OCLC)

Join Brittany Brannon, Research Support Specialist, Library Trends and User Research, and library leaders from OCLC’s Global Council for a discussion on emerging library models. This session will focus on changes made both before and during the pandemic that influenced leaders’ visions for their libraries during the next five years, including library participation in open ecosystems. Join us as we discuss these transformations toward a New Model Library and how library leaders can strategically adapt to anticipate evolving needs and expectations. This session includes active discussion and opportunities for all attendees to participate.

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