Free Continuing Education Opportunities for October 2018

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

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


**Steam Training: Spark Curiosity, Explore Learning, and Fuel Imagination (Simple K12)**

Saturday, Oct. 13, 8-1:30 pm MT. https://www.simplek12.com/webinar/. Join us for a series of programs that discuss how to increase STEAM-oriented practices into your classroom or library.

**Mini-Conference**  Wed. Oct. 17, 1-4 pm MT. Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World (Library 2.0). https://bit.ly/2PL4qZR . Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address social crises and learn about outcomes. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?

**National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2018** Wed. Oct. 24, 8 am-2 pm MT. https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair . Every year, the National Archives hosts a virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels.


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

School Library Resources @ the Wyoming State Library.  https://youtu.be/Cl_no1oF5k0.  Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at the Wyoming State Library, as she shares some of the many ways the WSL supports school libraries in Wyoming.

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction). https://bit.ly/2xE94SQ . This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.

Web Content Introduction to GPO FDSYS (Federal Depository Library Program).  https://bit.ly/2NH4i0N . Join us for this informative recorded webinar that gives a good introduction to GPO FDSYS.

Interview Tips and Tricks from Both Sides of the Desk (Tennessee Library Association). https://vimeo.com/247993558 . Whether you are the interviewer or interviewee, this webinar provides insight and discussion on taking your interview to the next level.


ADVOCACY

Oct 3: Advocacy for Everyone (Association for Library Service to Children)

Oct 25: Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Oct 2: The Making of the Best Small Library in America (Library Journal)

Oct 11: #TrendingNow: Using Data to Grow Your Patronage (Library Journal)

Oct 18: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 23: Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford A Consultant (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Oct 2: An Introduction to Assistive Technology (Washington State Library)

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction)

Oct 30: The Boardroom 2018: Seven Habits of Effective Library Boards (State Library of Iowa)

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: Interview Tips and Tricks from Both Sides of the Desk (Tennessee Library Association)

Oct 18: In the Shoes of a Fellow: The National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship Program (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Oct 9: New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes (WebJunction)

Oct 10: Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 11: Equity of Access (YALSA)

Oct 11: Inquiry: What Does It Mean for Young Children and How Do We Support It in Early Learning Programs? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 24: Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 30: Book Tasting in the Library: A recipe for reading (Infopeople)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Oct 4: Dreaming of STEAM: Hands-on Learning for Young Readers (Booklist)

Oct 4: Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 9: Spectacular Series Nonfiction: Fall 2018 (Booklist)

Oct 10: Entertainment—The Top Digital Library Service in 2019 (American Libraries Live)

Oct 11: YA Announcements: Winter and Beyond (Booklist)

Oct 11: Feathers On and Off the Bird: Documenting and Caring for Featherwork (Connecting to Collections)

Oct 18: Book Club Matchmaker: Standout Selections for This Season and Next (Booklist)

Oct 23: Curating your Best Collection (Colorado State Library)

Oct 23: Preserving Artifacts of Free Speech: Caring for Political Memorabilia (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Oct 31: 5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Oct 9: 3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing (TeachersFirst)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Web Content Introduction to GPO FDSYS (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 18: The Patent Office and Its Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 25: Database of the Month: Social Issues (Wyoming State Library)

Oct 30: Rural America: Federal and Non-Profit Resources on Economic Development, Health, and Housing (Federal Depository Library Program)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Interview Tips and Tricks from Both Sides of the Desk (Tennessee Library Association)

Oct 3: RTSS/TNT Present “Streaming Video 101 for Academic Libraries: Life after Purchasing (Or We Have Streaming Media, Now What?)” (North Carolina Library Association)

Oct 9: Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century (GovLoop)

Oct 10: Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (Association for Library Service to Children)

Oct 10: Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)

Oct 11: Equity of Access (YALSA)

Oct 11: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Oct 25: Are You Asking the Right Data Management Questions? (GovLoop)

FUNDRAISING

Oct 2: Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)

Oct 2: Enhancing Your #GivingTuesday with Social Media (Blackbaud)

Oct 3: 5 Things You Need to Crush Your Year-End Fundraising Goals  (Network for Good)

Oct 3: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

Oct 9: How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (CharityHowTo)

Oct 9: Getting ready for #GivingTuesday (Big Duck)

Oct 10: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)

Oct 15: How to Attract, Cultivate and Wow Sponsors (Firespring)

Oct 18: Capital Campaign Communications: Creating a Powerful Case for Support (Bloomerang)

Oct 18: How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

Oct 24: How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)

Oct 24: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

LEGAL

Oct 11: A Virtual Copyright Education Center for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Lyrasis)

LIBRARY SPACES

Oct 30: Why a Digital Media Lab Belongs in Your Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Oct 9: Creating an Interlibrary Loan Policy for Your Public Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 10: Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 11: Build a Better Workplace Culture with Compassion and Purpose (American Management Association)

Oct 16: Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync Training)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Oct 10: NCompass Live: Virtual Tours in the Library with Nebraska History (Nebraska Library Commission)

Oct 10: Transform National Family Learning Insights Into Local Library Impact (Demco)

PROGRAMMING

Oct 4: Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 9: New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes (WebJunction)

Oct 15: Info2Go! BreakoutEDU in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Oct 17: DIY Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences (Utah State Library)

Oct 17: Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Library Programs Upside Down (Georgia Library Association)

Oct 17: Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History Night (Programming Librarian)

Oct 23: Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (Indiana State Library)

Oct 25: Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

Oct 25: Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)

READER’S ADVISORY

Oct 4: Dreaming of STEAM: Hands-on Learning for Young Readers (Booklist)

Oct 9: Spectacular Series Nonfiction: Fall 2018 (Booklist)

Oct 9: Social Activism in YA Lit (School Library Journal)

Oct 11: YA Announcements: Winter and Beyond (Booklist)

Oct 18: Book Club Matchmaker: Standout Selections for This Season and Next (Booklist)

Oct 30: Book Tasting in the Library: A recipe for reading (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

Oct 11: Open science: from empowering people to employing platforms (Library Connect)

Oct 16: Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 16: 12 Steps to Stay Safer Online (TechSoup)

Oct 17: Public Health Resources – Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 18: The Patent Office and Its Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: School Library Resources @ the Wyoming State Library.

Oct 2: Getting Augmented Reality in Your Classroom with HP Reveal (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Oct 9: Social Activism in YA Lit (School Library Journal)

Oct 9: 3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing (TeachersFirst)

Oct 10: Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 10: Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

Oct 11: Inquiry: What Does It Mean for Young Children and How Do We Support It in Early Learning Programs? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 15: Info2Go! BreakoutEDU in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Oct 15: Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students (edWeb)

Oct 17: Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History Night (Programming Librarian)

Oct 24: Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)

Oct 24: NCompass Live: Strategies for Identifying Fake News (Nebraska Library Commission)

Oct 24: Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 25: Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY

Oct 2: Getting Augmented Reality in Your Classroom with HP Reveal (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Oct 11: Technology and Scale in Microenterprise: Lessons Learned from Grameen America (TechSoup for Libraries)

Oct 24: Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)

Oct 25: Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)

Oct 30: AI Bot ‘Professor/Librarian’ Delivers Lecture to Combat Fake News (San Jose State University iSchool)

Oct 30: Why a Digital Media Lab Belongs in Your Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Oct 9: Facilitating a Robust Social Learning Experience for Geographically Dispersed Teams (InSync Training)

Oct 11: A Virtual Copyright Education Center for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Lyrasis)

Oct 17: Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Library Programs Upside Down (Georgia Library Association)

Oct 31: NCompass Live: Teaching Digital Literacy in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

VOLUNTEERS

Oct 9: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 18: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)


PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Oct 2 (10-11 am)

Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)

Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.elevatedeffect.com/calendar/

Tuesday, Oct 2 (10-11 am)

An Introduction to Assistive Technology (Washington State Library)

This webinar will provide an overview of available assistive technology with an emphasis on working with individuals who are visually impaired. Topics include service strategies, equipment, and resources.

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

Tuesday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)

Enhancing Your #GivingTuesday with Social Media (Blackbaud)

Your #GivingTuesday strategy is coming together and you’re set up for the most successful giving day yet, but are you leveraging every channel available to reach your supporters? Join Sabrina Paul-Noel, Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications at the Archdiocese of Miami, to see how she’s managing social media this #GivingTuesday. Get her take on the unique messages, audiences, and tracking abilities across each social channel and take your campaign viral!

For more information and to register, visit: https://hello.blackbaud.com/GivingTuesdayWebinars.html

Tuesday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)

The Making of the Best Small Library in America (Library Journal)

Learn what went into making this year’s winner, Madison County Libraries, NC, stand out from its peers, and garner top honors from the annual award program. Learn how to replicate Madison’s innovative offerings, along with those of finalist libraries from Cazenovia, NY, and Patagonia, AZ.

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

Tuesday, Oct 2 (3:30-4 pm)

Getting Augmented Reality in Your Classroom with HP Reveal (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Join in on this webinar that will highlight HP Reveal, a free app that can be used across platforms. Using a target image, students can then create videos of their work that will come to life when scanned with a phone or tablet.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars

Wednesday, Oct 3 (11-12 pm)

5 Things You Need to Crush Your Year-End Fundraising Goals  (Network for Good)

The right technology plays a major role in keeping nonprofits organized and on top of fundraising activities for year-end. Join this webinar and you’ll learn how you can leverage a Donor Management System to accomplish five key tasks that will supercharge your year-end campaign.

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

Wednesday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

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

Wednesday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

RTSS/TNT Present “Streaming Video 101 for Academic Libraries: Life after Purchasing (Or We Have Streaming Media, Now What?)” (North Carolina Library Association)

This webinar will share how two libraries approached marketing and assessing streaming media in their libraries after both libraries decided to invest in this resource format. Specific techniques and the results of those techniques will be discussed and the question of how to balance use and expenditures across all forms of collections (leased, DDA and EBA) will be discussed. This is part III in the streaming video webinar series co-sponsored by the Resources and Technical Services Section (RTSS) and Technology and Trends (TNT).

For more information and to register by October 1, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Wednesday, Oct 3 (1-2 pm)

Advocacy for Everyone (Association for Library Service to Children)

Join library advocates from various states as they share their case studies of advocating for libraries on the local,  state, and national level. Our guests will discuss their top advocacy tips that you can implement into your daily work practice. This webinar is geared toward library staff who want to more effectively advocate and communicate their library’s value to stakeholders, but aren’t sure where to start.

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

Thursday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)

Dreaming of STEAM: Hands-on Learning for Young Readers (Booklist)

In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Amicus Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, and Penguin Young Readers will spotlight forthcoming STEAM-centric titles for grades K-12. In addition, Becca Ruidl, STEAM Team Early Learning Manager at Chicago Public Library, will discuss the ins and outs of CPL’s traveling STEAM Team as well as essential programming ideas—and Kara Dean, Youth Service Librarian at Walpole Public Library, will showcase recent standouts in children’s nonfiction.

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

Thursday, Oct 4 (1-2 pm)

Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Many libraries are expanding their services in nontraditional directions, from Libraries of Things and Makerspaces to greater engagement with local school districts. Nacogdoches Public Library has undertaken several new measures to address the need for STEM education in the library and in area schools. This year they began circulating STEM Kits for educators and STEM backpacks for individual families. Each kit includes equipment, materials, instructions, and TEKS-aligned projects that can be implemented with little to no advance training. Learn ways that your library, schools, homeschoolers, and parents can benefit from this program.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (9-10 am)

Creating an Interlibrary Loan Policy for Your Public Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission staff will present resources and tips for developing an interlibrary loan policy for your public library. Such a policy will serve to inform your staff, patrons, and other libraries of service expectations and help avoid any potential confusion in borrowing and lending.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (11-12 pm)

How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (CharityHowTo)

Google Grants gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. If you think it would be valuable for your nonprofit to be listed at the top of the search results, this webinar is for you! During this information-packed webinar, Simon Choy, founder of ConnectAd – who manages over $2M in annual Google Grants funding – will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the actual process of applying for the grant.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)

Spectacular Series Nonfiction: Fall 2018 (Booklist)

A new crop of series nonfiction is here! If you need help navigating the vast sea of SNF titles, tune into this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Bearport, Creative Company, ReferencePoint, and Scholastic Library Publishing will be on hand to guide you through their best new series and titles. Moderated by Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)

Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century (GovLoop)

Join us online on Tuesday, October 9 from 2-3pm ET/11am-Noon PT as our experts share tools and strategies for creating a compelling business case to modernize your agency.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)

Facilitating a Robust Social Learning Experience for Geographically Dispersed Teams (InSync Training)

Learning with peers through real job experiences is the optimal way to learn. But, when your teams are geographically dispersed, it can be difficult to facilitate. This session will showcase a case study of a client that utilized social learning to address this challenge head-on.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)

New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes (WebJunction)

Join us to learn about the refreshed Supercharged Storytimes curriculum, soon to be made available in a self-paced course, and about the online facilitator training, for those interested in learning how to guide storytime provider peers through the course together.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)

Getting ready for #GivingTuesday (Big Duck)

#GivingTuesday has become a great way to attract new donors or get special gifts from donors who already support you. In this webinar, Farra Trompeter, Vice President at Big Duck, Bhavik Lathia, Digital Director at Color of Change, and Jessica Schneider, Director of Strategy and Collaboration at 92Y (creator of #GivingTuesday), will provide an overview as well as some practical examples, tips, and tactics you can use to leverage this international day of giving.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)

Social Activism in YA Lit (School Library Journal)

Three YA authors discuss timely topics they’re passionate about, including gun violence and female empowerment.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (5-6:30 pm)

3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing (TeachersFirst)

Explore and compare 3 free online writing tools that support, scaffold and engage learners in literacy instruction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

Wednesday, Oct 10 (9-10 am)

Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Virtual Tours in the Library with Nebraska History (Nebraska Library Commission)

Featuring “Tusker Power!”, a virtual field trip to visit ‘Archie’ and company in the Elephant Room at the University of Nebraska State Museum, this workshop is designed to show you how easily you can bring virtual tours to your library.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (10-11 am)

Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (Association for Library Service to Children)

Diversity isn’t just about race and ethnicity! Diversity pertains to ability levels, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and more. This webinar will focus on increasing participants’ level of understanding of the value of providing culturally competent library service in order to meet the information needs of an increasingly diverse group: children.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (11-12 pm)

Entertainment—The Top Digital Library Service in 2019 (American Libraries Live)

Join us for this free webinar on Wednesday, October 10 at 1 p.m. ET where we’ll discuss the results of a recent nationwide survey on entertainment and other digital services in libraries, including which specific entertainment service topped the list as most likely to be added in the coming year.  Our special guest, Don Klees from Acorn TV, will delve into the content of this popular service offering world-class mysteries, dramas and comedies from Britain and beyond (including a peek into what’s new and coming soon).

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Wednesday, Oct 10 (11-12 pm)

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)

This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. Register today!

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1 pm)

Transform National Family Learning Insights Into Local Library Impact (Demco)

As a public library, you’re constantly looking for new and improved ways to engage community members of all ages. Join us on Oct. 10 to hear from a panel of experts, as we explore the important role your library plays in fostering a strong and engaged community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1 pm)

Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)

This webinar presents an overview of concepts and approaches libraries are using to reduce racial barriers in their work. Case examples from “Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Case Studies from the Field” will shed light on ways that focusing on racial barriers is yielding improved service for all patrons and staff.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1:30 pm)

Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls filled with children’s work indicate productivity and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break these antiquated codes by designing beautiful classroom environments filled with nature and natural objects. Learn how to break the traditional aesthetic code by bringing the outside in and creating nature-based experiences for young children.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (5-6 pm)

Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

AASL’s new resource guide, Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries, examines how to build and safeguard LGBTQ+-inclusive collections, instruction, and spaces. Developed and framed through the lens of the Shared Foundations from the new AASL National School Library Standards (Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Engage, and Explore), the guide includes why this is such crucial equity work, as well as easily accessible activities, reflective questions, real-world scenarios, and extensive resources.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Thursday, Oct 11 (9-10 am)

Open science: from empowering people to employing platforms (Library Connect)

In this webinar librarians will illustrate how they are helping to develop research ecosystems and services, and apply tools and training for open science. Discover lessons learned from an Open Educational Resources (OER) pilot project and the development of an open access journals program at a university, and much more.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (10-11 am)

Build a Better Workplace Culture with Compassion and Purpose (American Management Association)

Emotional intelligence, empathy, good communication and interpersonal skills are just a few of the vital components of a productive and healthy organizational culture. They are also essential for cultivating a culture of compassion, which can help foster a stronger, more effective work environment.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

Equity of Access (YALSA)

This free webinar addresses equity and access as one of YALSA’s teen services competencies for library staff.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

YA Announcements: Winter and Beyond (Booklist)

There’s no better time than winter to curl up with a gripping read. And with upcoming YA releases like the ones covered in this free, hour-long webinar, teen readers—and YA lovers of all ages—will want to do nothing else.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

Technology and Scale in Microenterprise: Lessons Learned from Grameen America (TechSoup for Libraries)

Join us for a conversation with Grameen America, funders, and microenterprise leaders as we discuss technology and growth in the microfinance sector. We’ll discuss: Partnering for scale; Technology platforms that enable product delivery, digitization of operations, and a seamless customer experience; Lessons learned on a journey to expansion.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Feathers On and Off the Bird: Documenting and Caring for Featherwork (Connecting to Collections)

This webinar will include a discussion about the ways feathers are artistically and culturally manipulated, the influence of coloration and display lighting on feather preservation, as well as providing a review of display, cleaning and pest eradication methods recommended for feathers. And, we will also discuss the documentation necessary for the shipping of feathers.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Inquiry: What Does It Mean for Young Children and How Do We Support It in Early Learning Programs? (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar, by author and early learning expert, Susan Stacey,  we will explore what their inquiry looks like in action, how it affects our daily practices, and how we can support it through relationships, the physical classroom environment, documentation, and reflection.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (1-2 pm)

#TrendingNow: Using Data to Grow Your Patronage (Library Journal)

Need help with your analytics? Join in as our expert panelists offer advice on harnessing the power of data to provide valuable content and programming to your community.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (1-2 pm)

A Virtual Copyright Education Center for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Lyrasis)

This class will talk about the findings of the first phase of research in developing an online education and professional development space for professionals in libraries, archives and museums so as to empower them to manage copyright issues more comprehensively within their institutions.

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

Monday, Oct 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Info2Go! BreakoutEDU in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Learn how you can incorporate BreakoutEDU in your library to create a collaborative, exciting, and problem-based learning experience for users.

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

Monday, Oct 15 (2-3 pm)

Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students (edWeb)

This live, interactive edWebinar will give an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-10/

Tuesday, Oct 16 (9-10 am)

How to Attract, Cultivate and Wow Sponsors (Firespring)

Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of the standard “Gold, Silver and Bronze” packages and have a sneaking suspicion that your potential sponsors are too? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this webinar!

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

Tuesday, Oct 16 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync Training)

“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This session will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.

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

Tuesday October 16 (12 -1 pm)

Radical Cataloging: How Libraries Can Implement Alternative Subject Headings Locally to Promote Inclusiveness and Diversity (Colorado State Library)

Catalogers Sol López and Laura Wright from CU Boulder Libraries will discuss the implementation of the Non-Library of Congress Subject Heading “undocumented immigrants” (and six variants) to over 5,000 bibliographic records in their online catalog.  This project is one of the libraries’ efforts to promote diversity and inclusion through description of the libraries’ collections.

Join us to learn more about the project and to discuss the implications or impacts of this and other types of radical cataloging.

Tuesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)

Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)

The webinar will cover information from kindergarten to academic research level on the topics of exercise and physical training. It will address the needs of senior citizens and those who speak other languages. The Government offers a surprising amount of information from agencies such as the CDC and the NIA (National Institute on Aging). Information from databases such as PubMed and MetaLib will also be presented.

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

Tuesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)

12 Steps to Stay Safer Online (TechSoup)

Nonprofits and charities rely on the goodwill of their donors and constituents to support them and their missions, so it’s crucial that they have access to tools that will protect their data and infrastructure. In this webinar, Michael Enos, Senior Director of Community and Platforms at TechSoup, will teach you practical tools that your organization can use to ensure online security.

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (10-11:30 am)

DIY Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences (Utah State Library)

These engaging and captivating games can be designed around nearly any theme from zombies to pirates to detective dramas and are being used by libraries in a multitude of ways. They can be employed simply for outreach and to engage library patrons, for incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, as well as for internal staff team-building and training. You too can create this type of captivating programming for your own library for both promotion and education!

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (12-1 pm)

Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Library Programs Upside Down (Georgia Library Association)

Representatives from Gwinnett County (GA) and Cobb County (GA) Public Libraries will discuss and demonstrate techniques for using the flipped classroom model of educational programming. This method embraces a “learn together” approach that builds upon existing content vs. a traditional instructor-student dynamic.

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (2-3 pm)

Public Health Resources – Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The public health work force can have barriers to accessing tools to find the best evidence in public health research and practice. They can get help to break through those barriers from the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO.) We will provide an overview of their services and profile some of the organizations that benefit from those service along with future plans.

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (2-3 pm)

In the Shoes of a Fellow: The National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship Program (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. In this webinar, a current Associate Fellow will discuss the organization of the program, her experiences as an Associate Fellow, and some of the projects she and other fellows worked on.

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (3-4 pm)

Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History Night (Programming Librarian)

In this free, 60-minute webinar, the creator of Tales of the Crypt: Living History Night will discuss their program and share tips for school library professionals interested in planning a similar event.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (11-12 pm)

Capital Campaign Communications: Creating a Powerful Case for Support (Bloomerang)

This session will focus on how to communicate with your donors with confidence, and will address these questions and more. It is appropriate for anyone who is new to capital campaign planning and management.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)

Book Club Matchmaker: Standout Selections for This Season and Next (Booklist)

So many books so little time? Never fear! In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Books on Tape, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Workman Publishing will cut through the vast sea of new releases to spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. The program will also include essential tips on prepping patrons for book group gatherings and elevating book discussions.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)

The Patent Office and Its Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover the modern utility patent document and its architecture. Participants will learn about USPTO historical publications and open source patent search tools.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)

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

In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality.

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

Tuesday, Oct 23 (9-10 am)

Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (Indiana State Library)

Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

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

Tuesday, Oct 23 (9-10 am)

Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford A Consultant (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses.  How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house.

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

Tuesday, Oct 23 (12-1 pm)

Curating your Best Collection (Colorado State Library)

We’ll share a flexible collection management strategy that can be adapted for any type or size of library to make sure that your collection remains dynamic, and relevant. Attendees will leave with practical ideas on how to approach collection maintenance using different techniques, templates, and collaboration methods.

For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-10/

Tuesday, Oct 23 (12-1:30 pm)

Preserving Artifacts of Free Speech: Caring for Political Memorabilia (Connecting to Collections)

In this session we will discuss real-life examples of political memorabilia and solutions for their preservation. Suggested materials and supplies will be offered, focusing on a cost-effective and simple collections care approach.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Strategies for Identifying Fake News (Nebraska Library Commission)

With the proliferation of fake (or, at least, dubious) news, students need to know the strategies necessary to be a good consumer of information. This involves fine-tuning their critical thinking skills and using prior knowledge when determining the validity of research information. This presentation will give school librarians ideas and information they can incorporate in their information literacy curriculum.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (12-1:30 pm)

Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)

Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and make for a happier classroom environment. With real-life examples, practical tips, and a touch of humor, participants will gain an understanding of the ways public library story time techniques can enrich their practice.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (1-2 pm)

How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)

In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (3-4 pm)

Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)

A growing number of districts are turning to Chromebooks as their 1:1 device of choice. They are affordable, and easy to manage on a large scale. In this edWebinar Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Tom Mullaney, Digital Learning Coach at Carroll Middle School, NC, will focus on Chrome features that transform teaching and learning.

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

Thursday, Oct 25 (11:15-12 pm)

Database of the Month: Social Issues (Wyoming State Library)

Let’s take a look at places to go in GoWYLD.net for information on the myriad social issues that are prevalent in our world. We will look at Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Global Issues In Context, CQ Researcher and SIRS Knowledge Source.

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8823408583322956291

Thursday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)

Are You Asking the Right Data Management Questions? (GovLoop)

To realize the full potential of a data governance strategy, government needs to identify its most important data, where it’s stored, how it’s protected, and who has access to it. Join us as our panel of experts explore how they went about getting the answers to these difficult questions and used the information to build a comprehensive data governance strategy.

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

Thursday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)

Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)

When switching to the cloud, many nonprofits wonder how cloud apps and services, such as Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, Box, and Amazon Web Services, will affect their organization’s security. In this 60-minute webinar hosted by Deena Thomchick, senior director of cloud security at Symantec, we will cover the many security benefits of switching to the cloud.

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

Thursday, Oct 25 (5-6 pm)

Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

The Literacy Heroes online community website was designed for individuals who wish to learn about the various types and methods of global literacy. This community website offers featured articles of the hard-working individuals who are spreading literacy to the impoverished communities of the world. From the Indonesian Don Quixote of literacy who brings books to children by horse to the Afghan bicycle library literacy hero educating the poor children of Bamiyan province, Literacy Heroes’ community members share these inspiring stories through the use of the community’s online forum.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Tuesday, Oct 30 (12-1 pm)

Rural America: Federal and Non-Profit Resources on Economic Development, Health, and Housing (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce three online resources dedicated to analyzing and providing data for rural areas: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency; The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub); and The Housing Assistance Council.

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

Tuesday, Oct 30 (1-2 pm)

Book Tasting in the Library: A recipe for reading (Infopeople)

In this webinar, presenter Angela Maxwell will share examples of multiple book tasting events targeted at a teen audience. Attendees will have access to templates, as well as free online tools to implement their own book tasting event.

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

Tuesday, Oct 30 (1-2 pm)

Why a Digital Media Lab Belongs in Your Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Using digital media for self-expression, communication and creativity is a 21st century literacy.  Much like makerspaces, Digital Media Labs provide patrons with hands-on opportunities to build skills that can be transferred to school and the workplace, but can also bring out aspiring or seasoned hobbyists. In this webinar, two different librarians, Casey Dees of Tom Green County Library (San  Angelo, TX) and Kelly Brouillard of Lewisville Public Library (Lewisville, TX), will discuss their library’s digital media lab.

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

Tuesday, Oct 30 (5-6:30 pm)

The Boardroom 2018: Seven Habits of Effective Library Boards (State Library of Iowa)

This webinar proposes ideas for improving board productivity and community responsiveness.  Among the seven habits: foster respectful relationships, advocate for advancements, and create a culture of lifelong learning.  This wrap-up session Includes highlights from this year’s Boardroom series, helping to underscore the Seven Habits of Effective Library Boards.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibraryofiowa.lmscheckout.com/Course/index

Tuesday, Oct 30 (7-8 pm)

AI Bot ‘Professor/Librarian’ Delivers Lecture to Combat Fake News (San Jose State University iSchool)

Plutchik is the first artificial intelligence (AI) agent to deliver a fully automated lecture like a professor. This includes: delivering a talk in voice, changing slides, initiating videos, using appropriate gestures and facial expressions, and using 3D educational objects during a talk. Following the lecture, there will be time for the audience to interact with the bot asking any questions they like. Technology questions about the bot will be answered by Archivist Llewellyn.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/webcasts/upcoming

Wednesday, Oct 31 (8:30-9:30 am)

5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Advancing technology, social enterprise and shifting demographics are changing how nonprofits communicate, engage, operate and serve. While these shifts are creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofits, they also present new challenges as we learn to navigate this new and ever-evolving landscape. Join Jay Wilkinson as he reviews five major trends shaping a new reality for nonprofits.

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

Wednesday, Oct 31 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Teaching Digital Literacy in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

We all know that librarians are the information superheroes of the world. It’s only natural that we would hold the key to digital literacy! When the topic is raised, people think of everything from learning e-readers, to practicing web safety, or building a website. This is all part of learning how to find, use, create and share digital content. The fun part is that digital literacy is always going to mean different things to different people. The trick is to find free resources library patrons will want to use. This webinar will help you prepare to teach digital literacy in your library.

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

Amy Hitchner

Amy Hitchner

former Statewide Collaborative Programming Coordinator at Colorado State Library
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