Free Training: June 2017

Training opportunities for this month were compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library. Do you have a free program that you would like to share? Add it to the Wyoming State Library calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

For upcoming WebJunction webinars check the WebJunction Webinar Calendar and visit the WebJunction Course Catalog for additional learning opportunities.

*Full descriptions and links to more information available below category listings.

Titles of June Programs

ADVOCACY

  • June 22: Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang)
  • June 27: Low-Cost Tools for Data Visualization (IdealWare)
  • June 28: Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • June 13: Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)
  • June 13: Measures that Matter Part Two: Detailing the Data-based Story of Public Libraries (WebJunction, IMLS and COSLA)
  • June 15: Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

  • June 22: Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang)

CAREERS

  • June 7: Movin' on Up: Advancing into Academic Library Middle Management (Georgia Library Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • June 6: Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)
  • June 7: Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 21: Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 28: Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • June 6: 50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)
  • June 13: 50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)
  • June 15: Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)
  • June 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

COMMUNICATION

  • June 1: Need to Create a Communications Plan? Here's What It Should Look Like (Bloomerang)
  • June 1: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
  • June 6: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • June 6: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 7: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
  • June 8: Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 8 : Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)
  • June 14: Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)
  • June 15: Difficult Clients: Dealing with Responsive Behaviours (Charity Village)
  • June 15: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
  • June 15: The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 22: Look at me when I’m talking to you! (Colorado State Library)
  • June 28: Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

  • June 6: Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)
  • June 13: Job & Career Accelerator and Computer Skills Center (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • June 21: The Inside Scoop on State and Local Gov Challenges (GovLoop)

FUNDRAISING

  • June 1: Fundraising 101: Fundraising Metrics - How Do You Measure Up? (CharityHowTo)
  • June 6: Nonprofit 911: The Key to Inspiring & Engaging Your Mid-Level Donors (Network for Good)
  • June 7: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)
  • June 8: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • June 16: So, You Want to Run a Kickstarter Campaign? Lessons/tips for crowdfunding your project (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • June 21: 3 Secrets on Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Live Without (Nonprofit Hub)
  • June 21: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

LEGAL

  • June 21: Emerging Issues in Copyright: A Jaunt Through Some Common Problems (North Carolina Library Association)

MANAGEMENT

  • June 1: IT Staffing: Who are You Gonna Call? (TechSoup)
  • June 6: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 7: Discovering the Secrets to Good Project Management(GovLoop)
  • June 14: How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day (American Management Association)
  • June 14: A Generational Assessment of Trust: How It Can Make or Break Your Organization (Training Industry)
  • June 19: Gaining Employee Engagement (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • June 26: Help New Managers Succeed with Good Leadership Habits (Training Industry)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • June 1: Library 2.017: Digital Literacy and Fake News (San Jose State University School of Information)
  • June 6: Back to reality: Librarians helping patrons navigate the world during reentry (Washington State Library)
  • June 6: Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)
  • June 6: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • June 8: Bridges to Citizenship (Utah State Library)
  • June 13: Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)
  • June 15: Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 28: Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)
  • June 29: Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

  • June 6: Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)
  • June 7: Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 8: Six Strong Benefits to Supporting Your Local Author Community in Your Library (Library Journal)
  • June 13: Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)
  • June 21: Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • June 6: 50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)
  • June 13: 50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)
  • June 15: Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)

REFERENCE

  • June 8: Researcher profiles and metrics that matter (BrightTALK)
  • June 8: Masters of the GovDoc Universe: Public Libraries as Local eGovernment Service Providers? (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 8: How to Access TechSoup Donations and Resources (TechSoup)
  • June 9: PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • June 14: Project Outcome for States: Website & Tool Improvements (Public Library Association)
  • June 15: Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 15: Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)
  • June 20: Veterans and Mental Health – Learning About PTSD (Infopeople)
  • June 30: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • June 1: “Oh, the Places They’ll Go”: Using Technology to Enhance Students’ Summer Reading Experiences (edWeb)
  • June 6: Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)
  • June 7: Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)
  • June 8: Managing and Sharing School-issued Devices: Strategies and Tips for Teachers & Coordinators (Simple K12)
  • June 13: Job & Career Accelerator and Computer Skills Center (Wyoming State Library)
  • June 13: Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)
  • June 13: Future Ready Librarians:Empowering Students as Creators (Alliance for Excellent Education)
  • June 14: Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)
  • June 21: Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)
  • June 27: Personal Learning Networks for School Librarians (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

  • June 1: IT Staffing: Who are You Gonna Call? (TechSoup)
  • June 1: “Oh, the Places They’ll Go”: Using Technology to Enhance Students’ Summer Reading Experiences (edWeb)
  • June 7: 5 Ways to Make Linked Data Work for Your Library (SirsiDynix)
  • June 20: Bozarthzone! Pinterest & SnapGuide for Learning (Insync)
  • June 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)
  • June 21: Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)
  • June 27: Engagement Through Immersive Technology (Insync)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • June 2: Fake News Updates & Game (TLT Group)
  • June 6: Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)
  • June 7: Using DigitalLearn in Your Library (Public Library Association)
  • June 7: Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)
  • June 8: Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 8 : Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)
  • June 14: Creating an Asynchronous Course for Embedded Librarians (North Carolina Library Association)
  • June 15: The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 21: Create Meaningful Staff Development with a Kaleidoscope of Learning Experiences (Simple K12)
  • June 28: Collaborating on Course Design: Part II (North Carolina Library Association)

VOLUNTEERS

  • June 1: Nonprofit Insights: Stories & Solutions Shaping the Future of Volunteer Screening (VolunteerMatch)
  • June 7: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
  • June 13: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Program Abstracts

June 1

Need to Create a Communications Plan? Here's What It Should Look Like (Bloomerang)
You've been asked to create a communications plan, but aren't sure what it should look like. Google is no help, because you'll get a hundred different answers. No worries . . . Kivi Leroux Miller will give you the straight answer for what your communications plan should look like. You won't get a sample plan (Kivi will explain why using a sample is a terrible idea.) But you will get something even better: everything you need to know to create a communications plan of your own that meets the needs of your organization. You'll even be able to use the plan to make a case for more communications resources from your executive team and your funders.

IT Staffing: Who are You Gonna Call? (TechSoup)
This free webinar discusses when having in-house IT does and does not work. Sam Chenkin from Tech Impact will share handy tips on how to work with external vendors. He will also share methods to realign IT away from operational needs and to strategic change.

Supporting your organization is no longer just about keeping your computers running. In the modern world nonprofits need to be able to manage and implement databases, cloud technologies, and reporting systems. IT staffing is as much about helping nonprofits get the most out of the tools they have available as it is about servers and networking.

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall underperformance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” - to walk into it and effectively handle it - rather than avoid it.

Nonprofit Insights: Stories & Solutions Shaping the Future of Volunteer Screening (VolunteerMatch)
This is your chance to share your experiences with other volunteer leaders in the space! Not to worry, we’ll ensure your name and organization’s anonymity if you prefer. We’ll then introduce a new solution that helps volunteer managers rightfully avert future “bad actors”, securing the future of your organization.

Fundraising 101: Fundraising Metrics - How Do You Measure Up? (CharityHowTo)
The measurement of key performance indicators in fundraising has become a best practice, and you don’t want your organization to fall behind. Be a data-driven organization, know your fundraising health, and measure the work you do every day. If you have a spreadsheet and can do simple math, you can use fundraising metrics to improve your operations and help your organization grow. You can do it! Join Heather to learn how.

“Oh, the Places They’ll Go”: Using Technology to Enhance Students’ Summer Reading Experiences (edWeb)
Do you worry about your students retaining their essential reading skills over the summer? Avoid the summer slide by creating engaging summer assignments for your students. Join this edWebinar to learn how technology can enhance your summer reading program.

Library 2.017: Digital Literacy and Fake News (San Jose State University School of Information)
This event is being organized in partnership with futurist Bryan Alexander, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker. Invited panelists and presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this event.

June 2

Fake News Updates & Game (TLT Group)
TLT Group's ad hoc Series Dealing Constructively with Fake News & Unreliable Information How can we find and use truth? When Reliable Information is dismissed, undermined, or lost in a Flood of Fake News, Misinformation, and Disinformation?  When the tools for using and detecting plagiarism escalate?

June 6

Back to reality: Librarians helping patrons navigate the world during reentry (Washington State Library)
Helping justice system involved individuals, especially those who have just left incarceration, is rewarding and challenging. They have unique needs that not everyone is prepared for. Learn from librarians who have helped people, inside and out, how community libraries can assist with a successful reentry back into society.

Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)
"You work in a library? That must be so peaceful!" If you've had this response when telling someone where you work, and haven't known exactly how to respond because, well let's face it, working in a library isn't always peaceful, then this webinar is for you. We'll discuss the effects our work has on us, and what to do about it. Elissa Hardy, the Community Resource Specialist at Denver Public Library, is one of only a handful of on-site library social workers. She is an expert on the effects of trauma and stress on individuals, and has trained librarians around the country to help them better support their communities and themselves. This webinar will be recorded.

Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)
Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to spend your summer programming hours than hiring magicians and jugglers?  Do you struggle with ways to incorporate truly authentic play (the kind YOU engaged in as a kid, not the kind directed by adults) into your library offerings?  Not sure how much guidance to provide in open-exploration sessions for toddlers? Are you looking for more ways to encourage literacy skills and parent education?  This webinar will introduce you to a radical new library program idea being pioneered in Madison, Wisconsin, based on a groundbreaking new educational philosophy called Anji Play. Learn how Carissa has adapted this approach, originally developed for schools, into a library-friendly format that both kids and parents love.

Nonprofit 911: The Key to Inspiring & Engaging Your Mid-Level Donors (Network for Good)
We pay lip service to mid-level donors. We know they exist, but we have virtually ignored them for 10+ years. The truth is that they are a unique donor pool within our programs. They have different needs and different giving behaviors, and they aren't inspired by or engaged in our work. It's time to change that! In this free webinar, you'll discover how a dedicated mid-level fundraising program will help you ultimately raise more.

50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)
Our year-long celebration reaches its zenith with several events, including a two-part webinar extravaganza. Part 1, will feature authors Chris Crutcher (HarperCollins Children’s Books), Deborah Heiligman (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group), and David Levithan (Random House Children’s Books). Tune in to hear what they have to say about the past, present, and future of YA lit.

Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)
Hear from a panel of experts who are sharing their eBook collections with local schools about how resource sharing increases utilization of the library’s digital collections, engages students as public library patrons and broadens the library’s impact in its community.

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Most nonprofits who have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)
In this highly interactive and practical session, we will explore how lack of self-awareness, everyday stress and personal triggers limit our ability to make the best decisions and build positive relationships with key stakeholders. We will discuss specific strategies that can promote more productive relationships and close with Leadership Action Planning to apply after the webinar.

June 7

5 Ways to Make Linked Data Work for Your Library (SirsiDynix)
Not just for SirsiDynix customers, this webinar offers practical Linked Data examples you can begin working on today, regardless of your ILS. Join Jeff Penka for this free 45-minute presentation and following Q&A session to learn actionable Linked Data ideas your library can use to connect.

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)
Participating in “So You Want to Write a Grant?” will help you understand how to get started with the grant writing process. In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how grants can help your organization implement new programs or projects to best achieve its mission. We will also address the common pitfalls encountered by many organizations seeking grants for the first time as well as common challenges for new grant writers.

Using DigitalLearn in Your Library (Public Library Association)
DigitalLearn.org is a collection of video-based tutorials to help inexperienced and low-level learners with computers and the internet. Please join us for a one-hour overview of PLA’s digital literacy tool for libraries, including specific information on how your library can start the process of creating its own DigitalLearn site.

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You'll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You'll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization

Movin' on Up: Advancing into Academic Library Middle Management (Georgia Library Association)
This webinar presents the findings of a qualitative study consisting of interviews with academic librarians who have served on hiring committees for middle-management positions, and with public services librarians who have recently made the transition from the front lines to their first supervisory position; and an analysis of the preferred and required qualifications in job ads for middle-management public services positions in academic libraries from the last five years. The presenters use these results to provide guidance on the steps frontline academic librarians can take in order to successfully translate their abilities, knowledge, and skills into their first supervisory position.

Discovering the Secrets to Good Project Management (GovLoop)
Raise your hand if you’ve ever worked on a poorly managed project. Everyone? Most likely. And the reason for this is because project management is hard. As a team leader you’re expected to not only deliver on the goals and mission of the project, but also to align and motivate your team correctly and provide them with the tools and resources to do their jobs. Join GovLoop, Young Government Leaders and the Next Generation of Government Training Series as we uncover government project management best practices.

Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this second webinar, the authors show how easy it is to leverage movement as a learning tool, providing proven solutions for the classroom, the playground, and at home for children, birth to 7 years. Topics include: “Read the Moves” insights, “Can Do” assessment and individualization tools, and Kinetic Scale lesson planning. In addition, guidelines for creating a movement-friendly environment, managing safety, and teaching techniques to build confidence and self-esteem will be demonstrated through a wide variety of activities you can employ in your classroom tomorrow morning.

Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)
True or False? Information and media literacy skills have never been more important than in today’s digital world. Join LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, as they present a webinar on the skills necessary to obtain reliable information for effective research and for navigating daily digital life.

June 8

Researcher profiles and metrics that matter (BrightTALK)
Today’s researchers are obliged to include a variety of metrics in their applications for grant funding, and promotion and tenure files. They also develop online profiles to enhance their reputation and attract collaborators. Whether welcome or worrisome, researcher profiles and metrics have become commonplace. So how can librarians help? Discover how to put researchers at ease with the notion of metrics, and what metrics can and cannot convey. Find out more about how to select the best metrics for different disciplines and at different stages of the research career.

Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)
Few people enjoy creating, delivering, or watching PowerPoint presentations, so let’s change that. You may recall the quick fire selection of Awesome PowerPoint tricks covered in the December webinar. This session builds on that with techniques to create mind blowing presentations.

Bridges to Citizenship (Utah State Library)
This free webinar conducted by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) to teach librarians how to expand and enhance their services for immigrants.

Masters of the GovDoc Universe: Public Libraries as Local eGovernment Service Providers? (Federal Depository Library Program)
In the United States, public libraries facilitate the use of eGovernment services by providing reference support and Internet access to patrons. Public libraries are also trusted, value-driven organizations committed to the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of civic ideals. Although public libraries are suited to build and maintain online collections of local government records, the libraries’ role in local eGovernment often remains limited. This presentation summarizes library and eGovernment research and looks at the vital role that public libraries can play in building and maintaining digital collections of city and county records.

Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)
Having to speak in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. This program will cover strategies for overcoming stage fright, staying calm and composed, creating an interesting, useful presentation, understanding how and when to use visuals and activities, and even things to consider when choosing your wardrobe the day of a presentation.

How to Access TechSoup Donations and Resources (TechSoup)
Find out about how your organization can access TechSoup's wide variety of product donation programs. We'll show you how to access our many learning resources to help you optimize technology for your organization.

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Conventional wisdom dictates that we manage what we measure, and the most effective nonprofits on the planet know exactly how to measure their results. In this educational session, Jay will share best practices—including detailed formulas that every nonprofit should be using—to track the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.

Six Strong Benefits to Supporting Your Local Author Community in Your Library (Library Journal)
While they may start in the library, the benefits of programs that serve local writers stretch far beyond the stacks. Join the SELF-e team and a panel of leading librarians who are innovatively answering the American Library Association’s call for programs that support the literary arts. Discover evidence-based benefits of offering writing programs in the library and hear firsthand how librarians are making their libraries the center of the indie book movement and models of community engagement.

Managing and Sharing School-issued Devices: Strategies and Tips for Teachers & Coordinators (Simple K12)
Join Matt Bergman as he offers advice and tips for managing, sharing, and distributing school-issued mobile devices. In addition to providing some device management and deployment strategies, Matt will discuss common pitfalls and how to avoid them. He will also cover items to consider such as charging, sharing, storing, and tracking devices.

June 9

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed® is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

June 13

Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)
Which communities are served by your library? What are the aspirations of those communities? How can your library help them get there? These answers can be found via your planning process. Cindy Fesemyer will walk you through the steps you might take as you begin planning for your rural library and the community it serves. Starting with a brief peek at data collection options, the webinar will focus on what it means for your library to "turn outward" and secure its place at the heart of your community.

Job & Career Accelerator and Computer Skills Center (Wyoming State Library)
Check out these new additions to Learning Express Library. Search for jobs or internships, Try out Career Match and Explore Occupations. Build up your resume. Brush up on Microsoft PowerPoint or learn Adobe Illustrator.  Find out more about your computer operating system.

Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)
Are you looking for engaging, interactive ways to help teach students of all levels to code? Join Todd Beard as he explores and explains Microsoft MakeCode - a new approach to computing education that combines the magic of making with the power of code, in a way that engages every student in computational thinking. Discover how to bring computer science to life with fun projects and immediate results.

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.

50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)
Our year-long celebration reaches its zenith with several events, including this two-part webinar extravaganza featuring speakers from Little, Brown and Company, Penguin Young Readers, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Scholastic, as well as author Traci Chee (Penguin Young Readers) and others yet to be announced, to hear what they have to say about the past, present, and future of YA lit.

Measures that Matter Part Two: Detailing the Data-based Story of Public Libraries (WebJunction, IMLS and COSLA)
This webinar is the second in a three-part series about the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies’ Measures that Matter initiative, a field-wide discussion of the current state of public library data.

Future Ready Librarians: Empowering Students as Creators (Alliance for Excellent Education)
This webinar will examine how librarians can empower students as creators. Library leaders will share how they encourage and facilitate students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning that engage them in critical thinking, collaboration, and authentic, real-world problem solving.

June 14

How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day (American Management Association)
Everyone wants to be the kind of leader who energizes and mobilizes others—yet too few are. Why is it so challenging to crack the code? Executive coach Kristi Hedges spent years studying exactly what inspiring leaders do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she has determined the core tenets of inspiring communication. In this webcast, Kristi will uncover how anyone can become an inspirational leader, dispelling common myths that get in the way of motivation and engagement.

A Generational Assessment of Trust: How It Can Make or Break Your Organization (Training Industry)
Trust is the foundation of great leadership. The level of trust that we have in our leaders ultimately determines our confidence in their ability to effectively deliver results. Distrust, on the other hand, can breed disengagement, lack of loyalty, diminished returns on investment and reduced productivity. Host Jonathan Darville, master trainer, will review results from a recent study on the generational assessment of trust.

Project Outcome for States: Website & Tool Improvements (Public Library Association)
On May 1, 2017, Project Outcome released upgraded tools and features to the Project Outcome website aimed to better serve user needs and provide more flexibility and customization. This webinar will highlight key new features for state library staff and walk users through the new website, including how to use the new survey management tool, state-level survey template creation, and building custom reports. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Creating an Asynchronous Course for Embedded Librarians (North Carolina Library Association)
This webinar will go over the evolution and process of creating an asynchronous course for subject librarians to take prior to being embedded in online courses. Specific topics that will be covered are the balance between personalization and scale in online learning, the decision to make this course an open educational resource for other librarians to use and take, and the assessment and evaluation of the course.

Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)
Young people often tune out when educators and parents talk to them about how to use social media responsibly. Join us to learn how to transform difficult conversations with students into meaningful connections.

June 15

Difficult Clients: Dealing with Responsive Behaviours (Charity Village)
This webinar will be of particular interest to healthcare program staff. However, the information presented will also be generally applicable to all nonprofit professionals and leaders who interact with the general public as part of their work.

Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)
Join Booklist and Gale for this free webinar on the importance of LGBTQ titles in your library’s collection. We will review how LGBTQ books can serve an underrepresented population and how to protect these titles from censorship, along with information about self-censorship and tools to empower librarians in their purchasing decisions. We will speak to the essentialness of offering invisible resources to the LGBTQ community and discuss curating a core collection of LGBTQ materials.

Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)
Entrepreneurs around the United States need research support to assist with business planning, seeking funding, and market research. Librarians, in consultation with Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) around the United States, are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of such entrepreneurs. This webinar will discuss partnership arrangements with SBDCs, research on the information needs of entrepreneurs, and will provide real world examples of entrepreneurial needs and discuss the process to answer such questions.

Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)
The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free service designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, patron surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. The panelists on this webinar represent libraries that were part of Project Outcome’s initial launch in June 2015. Hear their experiences using the surveys and tools and how they have made Project Outcome fit their library’s needs. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are ten times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we will share real-world examples of landing pages that every nonprofit should have and what we have learned from studying the best practices of hundreds of nonprofits.

The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)
In this webinar, Ray will share with you his secrets and insights: Why and how I enjoy webinars; How to relate to participants; How to keep the content highly simple yet very useful; How to keep the experience warm, friendly and unforgettable; How to inspire learners; and How to impact your audience, one person at a time.

June 16

So, You Want to Run a Kickstarter Campaign? Lessons/tips for crowdfunding your project (Connecting to Collections Care)
Crowdfunding, once a novel approach to financing a project, has now become mainstream with multiple hosting platforms to choose from. In this webinar, conservator J. Claire Dean will draw on her extensive experience of running campaigns to highlight the challenges and rewards of using this approach to funding projects. The most popular platforms will be discussed, as will the key factors to organizing, promoting and completing a campaign. The content of the webinar will be aimed at people looking to raise less than $30,000, although the challenges of larger campaigns will be touched on.

June 19

Gaining Employee Engagement (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Join Idaho Commission for Libraries to learn about getting employees engaged and involved so that you have the full support of your team. No registration is required.

June 20

Bozarthzone! Pinterest & SnapGuide for Learning (Insync)
Join Jane Bozarth for a quick example-filled tour of using Pinterest and another very-new product, Snapguide, to support your practice and your professional growth.

Veterans and Mental Health – Learning About PTSD (Infopeople)
oin presenter Dr. Laura Wiedman, clinical psychologist within the PTSD Clinical Team at the Northern California VA Health Care System, as she provides an overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and available resources for veterans with PTSD. This webinar will be of interest to: library staff, volunteers, veterans and their family members, friends or caregivers who want to gain a better understanding and awareness of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Going Digital (Lyrasis)
Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.

June 21

3 Secrets on Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Live Without (Nonprofit Hub)
re you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies three important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets which will ensure you raise major gifts this year! In this webinar, Amy explains the three secrets, provides answers, and shares her sought after metrics worksheet to guarantee the best outcomes for your major gift efforts.

How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)
In the last year, Facebook launched an entirely new set of tools to help nonprofits raise funds on the platform. Did you know that your nonprofit can now collect donations with these tools on your page, via Facebook ads, and even in individual posts? In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

The Inside Scoop on State and Local Gov Challenges (GovLoop)
Just like their federal counterparts, state and local governments are feeling the fiscal pinch. They have less resources on hand, and yet they are being asked to do so much more – tasks like building digital services, protecting critical data, and improving infrastructure. Join GovLoop as Emily Jarvis and a panel of experts uncover the biggest challenges facing state and local governments.

Emerging Issues in Copyright: A Jaunt Through Some Common Problems (North Carolina Library Association)
This webinar will take a stroll through some issues in copyright that show there is a serious need to rethink how we conceptualize copyright, authors’ rights, and fair use. There are no easy solutions, but it’s important to understand the questions. Issues will include: remixing, reusing, fair use, piracy, non-legal rule-making (from digital content platforms), encryption and copying, and the economic and cultural effects of near-costless copying.

Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)
We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar, participants will learn what executive function is, why it’s important to learning and life success, and how it can be developed through shared story time experiences.

Create Meaningful Staff Development with a Kaleidoscope of Learning Experiences (Simple K12)
Join Naomi Harm as she explains the potential of online collaborative tools and how you can model the use of these tools and resources in your community. She will cover how to develop a vision of Web 2.0 for achieving your district's technology literacy goals, as well as how to provide support and just in-time learning for educational uses of Web 2.0.

Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)
This webinar will align learning goals with the tools used to reach them. Formerly called 30 apps in 60 minutes, this session has evolved. Instead of focusing on tools, we will focus on learning objectives and how to use technology to meet them. This webinar is a follow-up on Emerging Tech’s webinar, “Redefining Professional Learning for 1:1 Computing.”

Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang)
Maybe it’s time to stop trying to change your board or hope that all board members will jump in to help with fundraising. Let’s talk about how to move past the board and deeply engage individuals in the broader community who can in turn engage others and perhaps become your next board members!

June 22

Look at me when I’m talking to you! (Colorado State Library)
Look at me when I’m talking to you: getting ahead by improving your listening skills. In our high-tech and often stressful world, communication is becoming more important than ever. If this is true, then why are so many of us such poor listeners? Becoming a better listener will allow you to become more productive, avoid conflict, improve accuracy, and build better friendships and careers. During this session you will discover how good your listening skills are and what you can do to improve them.

June 26

Help New Managers Succeed with Good Leadership Habits (Training Industry)
Research shows that most organizations wait for years before they train their managers. That’s much too late, and it allows bad leadership habits to creep into an otherwise promising managerial career. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar. Your host, Scott Blanchard, principal and executive vice president of The Ken Blanchard Companies, will tell you how to help new managers develop good leadership habits.

June 27

Personal Learning Networks for School Librarians (Wyoming State Library)
Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library, for an overview of personal learning networks: what they are, why they are important, and how to build your own.

Low-Cost Tools for Data Visualization (IdealWare)
Sometimes it's hard to see what makes a program successful—even when it's right there in the data. During this free webinar we'll review a handful of tools and techniques that can help you show your impact and convince donors, supporters, and your teammates that your work is worth investing in.

Engagement Through Immersive Technology (Insync)
This session will focus around the idea of current technology and technology reimagined as an engagement tool to promote forward-thinking and embrace the idea of failure as a learning tool. We will explore how mixed reality technology, as well as something as simple as a disposable soda lid can change how you communicate with others and as a team.

June 28

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)
The No Kid Hungry campaign has created Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals, a training program designed to support all caregivers- including informal family, friend & neighbor care- by teaching techniques for serving healthy meals and creating positive food environments for children.  No Kid Hungry is interested in expanding this program, particularly in Southern Colorado communities.  This webinar will provide a basic overview of the program itself, as well as discuss opportunities for partnership with local organizations such as libraries, schools, child care centers, etc.

Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)
Join this free webinar to learn about Outside the Lines, a weeklong international celebration of the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, academic or public, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that gets people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way. Discover how you can use social media to help support your efforts with examples from participants. Gain a deeper understanding of grassroots library marketing and inspiration for your next social media campaign.

Collaborating on Course Design: Part II (North Carolina Library Association)
Does starting an embedded librarian program seem impossible? The Central Piedmont Community College Library has started on a path to integrate information literacy competencies and outcomes at the curriculum-level. CPCC is doing this through sustainable instructional design by partnering with faculty (and others) to develop and implement course-level content that supports course, program, college, and national outcomes. Librarians coordinate with appropriate faculty and collaborate in three main areas: Content, Assignments & Rubrics, and Support. This Webinar is a follow-up to the previous CUS Virtual Conference Webinar panel discussion and will provide attendees with specific tips and examples of how to collaborate with faculty to create content.

June 29

Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections (WebJunction)
With a combination of free and low-cost web tools, savvy marketing, and innovations borrowed from archives and museums, Kenn Bicknell embarked on an aggressive digitization and outreach program to push information out to his constituents in creative, engaging ways. Find inspiration and practical ideas that can breathe new life into your collections and keep libraries front and center in users' lives.

June 30

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will also learn how to coordinate MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore topics. We will look at the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

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