Free Training: August 2016

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://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html.

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

Titles of August Programs

ADVOCACY

  • Aug. 4: Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)
  • Aug. 10: Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Aug. 11: Following Up for Greater Impact: New Project Outcome Surveys (Public Library Association)
  • Aug. 16: Estimating the ROI of Your Technology Projects (Idealware)

CAREERS

  • Aug. 18: When You are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • Aug. 10: SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)
  • Aug. 17: New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)
  • Aug. 31: Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Aug. 9: YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)
  • Aug. 16: Hot Middle-Grade Reads! (Booklist)
  • Aug. 23: Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

  • Aug. 11: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training)
  • Aug. 16: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
  • Aug. 24: What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)
  • Aug. 24: From Monologue to Dialogue: Adding Interaction to your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

  • Aug. 2: Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools & Interactive Maps (U.S. Census)
  • Aug. 2: Genealogy (U.S. Census)
  • Aug. 25: Database of the Month: Explora (Wyoming State Library)
  • Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • Aug. 17: All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)
  • Aug. 18: Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)
  • Aug. 18: When You are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)
  • Aug. 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
  • Aug. 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
  • Aug. 25: The Year Ahead with Infopeople: Learning You Want and Need (Infopeople)
  • Aug. 30: Small Libraries, Big Impact: Libraries as Community Change Agents (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

FUNDRAISING

  • Aug. 2: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
  • Aug. 10: Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Aug. 10: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
  • Aug. 17: Get Cozy with Your "Market": Profiling and Customizing Engagement with Donors for Conversion and Retention (4Good)

MANAGEMENT

  • Aug. 2: Disaster Response and Recovery: Public Libraries as Key Community Partners (Washington State Library)
  • Aug. 4: Start Off the 2016 E-rate Year Right (edWeb)
  • Aug. 11: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
  • Aug. 10: Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (4Good)
  • Aug. 11: Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the New Rural Library Director (WebJunction & ARSL)
  • Aug. 17: All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)
  • Aug. 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
  • Aug. 24: Build Your Learning Culture: The Whole Organization Approach (WebJunction)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Aug. 9: Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)
  • Aug. 11: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training )
  • Aug. 17: Maximizing Outreach Without Maxing Out: No-to-Low Cost Ways of Getting Your Library's Message Out There (Georgia Library Association)

PROGRAMMING

  • Aug. 9: Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)
  • Aug. 10: SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)
  • Aug. 17: New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)
  • Aug. 31: Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • Aug. 9: YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)
  • Aug. 16: Hot Middle-Grade Reads! (Booklist)
  • Aug. 23: Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)

REFERENCE

  • Aug. 2: Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools & Interactive Maps (U.S. Census)
  • Aug. 2: Genealogy (U.S. Census)
  • Aug. 8: Climbing Capitol Hill Redux: The Basics of Congressional Research (North Carolina Library Association)
  • Aug. 17: Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Aug. 23: Implementing the Regional Discard Policy: Updates and Q&A (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Aug. 24: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Aug. 25: Database of the Month: Explora (Wyoming State Library)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • Aug. 18: Integrating Makerspace into Your School Library (Wyoming State Library)
  • Aug. 23: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY

  • Aug. 9: Web Accessibility 101 (TechSoup)
  • Aug. 10: NCompass Live: Clouding Up: How to Use Cloud Storage (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Aug. 23: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Aug. 24: What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)
  • Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Aug. 17: Creating Effective Webinars (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
  • Aug. 18: Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

  • Aug. 2: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
  • Aug. 3: Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)
  • Aug. 16: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
  • Aug. 18: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
  • Aug. 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Program Abstracts

August 2

Disaster Response and Recovery: Public Libraries as Key Community Partners (Washington State Library)
This session will address how libraries can develop plans for responding to disasters and emergencies. Perhaps even more important can be the crucial roles libraries can play in helping their communities prepare for and respond to a disaster or emergency through such means as building community resilience, sharing information, facilitating networking, providing shelter and contributing to staffing of an emergency operations center.

Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools & Interactive Maps (U.S. Census)
Looking for statistics at your fingertips? Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of you community. During this training you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through live exercises and instruction using tools such as QuickFacts, Census Explorer, Easy Stats, American FactFinder and more.

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

Genealogy (U.S. Census)
In this webinar participants will learn how to access data relating to history and genealogy. We will discuss what information is available, how it is collected and the process for obtaining the information.

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: the different types of corporate giving; what motivates corporations to give; and how to find potential corporate partners.

August 3

Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)
Join us for a discussion of best practices in volunteer recruitment and retention. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to volunteer management, you will leave with tools that will help you leverage your army of supporters, including: shifting to strategic engagement rather than reactive recruitment; understanding the volunteer life cycle and what impacts it; and maximizing your retention with stewardship and recognition.

August 4

Part 4: Connecting with YES Voters + Part 5: Get out the Vote (Immediately following Part 4) (American Library Association)
Part 4 details the nuts and bolts of a library field operation including: targeting through using enhanced voter files; phone banking/direct mail/social media/email/and voter tracking. While Part 5 brings the previous four together with the ultimate goal of reaching out to Yes voters and getting them to the polls.

Start Off the 2016 E-rate Year Right (edWeb)
The second FY2016 E-rate filing window, for consortia and library applicants, is now closed and a new E-rate Funding Year has begun. Join John Harrington, Chief Executive Officer at Funds for Learning, as he takes a look at best practices and what to expect heading into the E-rate program year. Start off the year right by being proactive and equipping yourself with these fundamentals to help ensure program compliance and that deadlines are met for the upcoming year.

August 8

Climbing Capitol Hill Redux: The Basics of Congressional Research (North Carolina Library Association)
The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

August 9

YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)
Get a sneak peek of forthcoming YA titles in this hour-long free webinar, featuring representatives from Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Tor and Disney.

Web Accessibility 101 (TechSoup)
Ensure that your nonprofit, church or library website is accessible to anyone who visits it, regardless of ability. Join experts from Knowbility to learn the website standards, best practices and practical tips on how you can immediately improve your website's accessibility standards to allow all members of your community to successfully navigate your site.

Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)
Do you promote cultural literacy in your library? Would you like to learn more about planning programs and outreach services for diverse groups of children and their families? This webinar will help libraries establish a foundation for understanding how cultural bias influences services to diverse patrons. We will also explore strategies and resources for program planning and outreach.

August 10

SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)
Join us for the 5th annual SLJ TeenLive! (formerly SummerTeen), an online conference tackling important issues impacting your teen materials and programming. You'll hear directly from YA authors, illustrators and innovative librarians in engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

NCompass Live: Clouding Up: How to Use Cloud Storage (Nebraska Library Commission)
If your desktop's cluttered with documents or you're running out of space for pictures and videos, cloud storage might be just right for you. By using the cloud, you can save space on your computer and have access to your files through any Internet connection. In this session, we'll examine the major providers of storage, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, and talk about the best methods for ensuring reliability and security.

Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)
In a fast-paced hour you'll be re-inspired about your work as Lori shares short, inspirational examples (mission moments) and fleshes them out into inspiring stories. You'll learn how to find and use mission moments to raise more money, more awareness and keep donors engaged. And, that's what our work is all about, right?

Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (4Good)
Unlike for-profit businesses, non-profits are not judged by their financial bottom line; instead, their value is measured by the effectiveness of their services and how successfully they achieve their mission. This webinar will cover the core differences between for-profit and non-profit financial management and will review practices that should be employed in a non-profit organization to help them be more accountable, transparent and achieve long term sustainability.

Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
You will learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and how do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

August 11

Ask the Experts - Extending Your Library's WorldCat Discovery Experience to Remote Users (OCLC)
Now more than ever, library patrons expect library resources to be available anytime, from anywhere. Your library is competing for "air time" of your valuable resources, requiring easy-to-understand authentication for access to services and resources from outside the library. Tune in to hear first-hand from a member library, Plymouth State University, OCLC partner, Sabinet and OCLC staff who will share the details of proper planning and configuration to enable successful proxy-authenticated access for remote users.

Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training)
This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for creating community and community management; fostering communities of practice; and knowledge transfer and management.

Following Up for Greater Impact: New Project Outcome Surveys (Public Library Association)
Project Outcome's new Follow-Up Surveys are designed and tested to measure whether or not patrons changed their behavior or continued to benefit as a result of library programs and services. This type of follow-up data is ideal for informing internal planning, measuring progress toward strategic goals and providing further evidence for advocacy. This free webinar will teach libraries how and why the Follow-Up Surveys were developed, what patron outcomes they measure and how to implement them in your library. Participants will hear from one of the pilot-test libraries, as well as from staff at the University of Washington's Impact Survey who will overview their latest technology survey, Access at a Glance.

Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the New Rural Library Director (WebJunction & ARSL)
On paper, your job description as a library director may not cover some of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with serving a small or rural community. Juggling the nuances of a new position can be overwhelming, but equipped with a tool belt of everyday skills ranging from assessment to communication and outreach to time-management, you can move through your new role with confidence. This session will be useful for anyone interested in strengthening their role in the library, even if you aren’t a director. Come learn from a successful new director, ten fresh tips for working with staff, boards, and the community to create a strong and vibrant library. Join us and bring your tips and ideas to help new directors succeed!

August 16

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You'll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

Estimating the ROI of Your Technology Projects (Idealware)
During this webinar, we'll help you think through the return on investment for your tech project. We'll outline the potential costs—including hardware and software, the implementation process, training time and more—and show you how to weigh them against potential benefits such as money saved, time saved and improved services or advocacy.

Hot Middle-Grade Reads! (Booklist)
These terrific new titles sizzle. You'll want to learn all about them at Booklist's free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Sourcebooks, Penguin Young Readers, Albert Whitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Shadow Mountain will preview books guaranteed to make a splash with middle-grade readers. Moderated by Booklist contributing editor, Ilene Cooper.

August 17

Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)
Two staff members from the RML or guests will present information on goals, activities, accomplishments or resources. We may ask about your experiences or your opinions. We may encourage you to take action, offer a new service, or try a new technology. Every month will be different.

All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)
Learn to Command Attention and Inspire Commitment. In this webcast, bestselling author and top CEO coach Suzanne Bates will reveal new, breakthrough research on the essential qualities of executive presence and influence. Drawing from her new book, All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence (McGraw Hill 2016), Bates will share strategies for standing out in your organization and industry.

Get Cozy with Your "Market": Profiling and Customizing Engagement with Donors for Conversion and Retention (4Good)
Newsletters and mass mailings are still the tools of the trade for many non-profits seeking to raise funds. Some of the more "courageous" have made forays into social media, variously tweeting, posting updates on Facebook, blogging, etc., to reach current and prospective donors. Relatively few, however, do it with a well thought out strategy, and outreach costs time and money. This webinar will focus on (1) researching prospective donors, (2) developing donor profiles, and (3) understanding donor "journeys" from contact to conversion and beyond, so you can approach fundraising strategically, tailor engagements and maximize net returns.

Maximizing Outreach Without Maxing Out: No-to-Low Cost Ways of Getting Your Library's Message Out There (Georgia Library Association)
Almost every library considers marketing and outreach a priority, but too often staffing or budget constraints cut these efforts off at the knees. Join us for a webinar to discuss some of our successful no-to-low cost outreach and marketing efforts from both academic and public libraries. This webinar will cover how to select what to focus on, options you can try, and resources where you can reach out for help. Learn how to take in new ideas and scale them to your library without burning out your staff or maxing out your budget.

Creating Effective Webinars (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
Learn how to create and deliver effective and memorable webinars from two veterans of this style of presentation. You will leave with new skills, including a few easy tips and tricks, effective presentation design and powerful workshop delivery. You will learn how to manage live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) learning spaces. In addition, resources related to effective webinars and presentations will be provided.

New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)
Library storytimes are one of the most popular and consistent programs offered by libraries, but it's not uncommon for presenters to feel like they are in a rut. In this webinar Penny Peck will discuss how to bolster interest and revitalize storytime by creating some "special event" storytimes to attract new library visitors and excite long-time storytime fans. Additionally she will cover how to enhance and update existing storytimes by adding new technology and more interactive play and movement.

August 18

Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)
Cataloging is one of the necessary things every library needs in order to be functional. Yet, when it comes to cataloging, many librarians are wary and feel hesitant to be involved due to the complex nature of cataloging. This course is created in an effort to help librarians understand the basics of cataloging. Participants will learn: a short history of the MARC record; what a MARC record looks like; basic tips on creating an original MARC record; what this thing called RDA is really about; and a list of references for assistance and information.

Integrating Makerspace into Your School Library (Wyoming State Library)
Join us as we look into how to bring makerspaces into your school library. We will talk about hi-tech, low-tech, and no-tech spaces and how to figure out the best makerspace for your school library community.

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
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, 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.

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. As a result of participating in this session you will: identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; discover how behavior style impacts the change process; and apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

When You are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)
Job burnout is a response to stress that leaves you feeling hopeless, powerless, despondent and overwhelmed. But don't despair, you can do something about it! During this session you'll learn this doesn't happen overnight. Our bodies and minds do give us warning signs, and if you know what to look for, you can recognize it before exhaustion and ineffectiveness set in. Join us to discover if you are at risk or are experiencing job burnout and we will brainstorm what you can do.

August 23

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can't or won't adopt the policies, how to manage that situation and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

Implementing the Regional Discard Policy: Updates and Q&A (Federal Depository Library Program)
This fall, GPO will begin to accept discard requests from regional depository libraries, following the Joint Committee on Printing's approval of the Regional Discard Policy. During this webinar, participants will learn of the latest regional discard updates, as well as a timeline for discard request kickoff. There will also be a Q&A period.

Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)
Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where attendees will get an overview of what's new for Fall 2016 from series nonfiction publishing stars: Cavendish Square Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Gareth Stevens Publishing and Rosen Publishing. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Sarah Hunter.

AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)
In this webinar, participants will learn about the 2016 list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Humanities & Arts, and Books. The presenters will provide tips for how the apps may be used in classrooms and libraries. Discover how students and educators may use apps to create, organize information, learn new content and connect with others outside the walls of school. Free to attend the live webinar.

August 24

What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)
Come to this free webinar to learn from Laura Solomon, author of The Librarian's Nitty Gritty Guide to Social Media. She will help you gain a better understanding of what matters most when it comes to social media analytics in public libraries.

From Monologue to Dialogue: Adding Interaction to your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)
Opening channels for collaborative communication is critical in today's ever-changing workplace. Employers and managers risk drowning out valuable input and alienating employees if they simply push information out and dictate direction. However, providing and managing invitations to participate can be challenging. In other words, moving from monologue to dialog is necessary, yet difficult. You must balance presenting clear information concisely—that is, commanding the room—with facilitating input and innovation, in other words, collaborating creatively.

Build Your Learning Culture: the Whole Organization Approach (WebJunction)
The most innovative workplaces embrace learning as an essential activity for their employees. Since libraries are dedicated learning places in our communities, it is crucial that we practice learning intentionally and internally. But where do we begin? Learning is not one-size-fits-all for individuals or for organizations. This webinar, for all library staff, from front line to administration, encourages a broad approach to creating organizational learning structures. Learn how libraries of all sizes can map learning strategies to highlight the most impactful opportunities for staff.

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) hosts a free monthly webinar that features presentations on health information resources from the National Library of Medicine, and other reliable organizations. Presentations will include useful exercises for you to gain hands-on experience using the websites and databases. Registration is not required.

August 25

Database of the Month: Explora (Wyoming State Library)
Join us as we explore EBSCO's 3 new research portals: Public Library, Primary and Secondary School.

The Year Ahead with Infopeople: Learning You Want and Need (Infopeople)
Join Infopeople for a look at the coming year in online learning. Find out more about the courses and webinars on the calendar for 2016/2017, and get some great tips on making the most of your online learning experiences. The Infopeople instructional design team will be on hand to talk about upcoming courses, the needs assessment that went into identifying these priority topics, and what goes into making effective online learning happen. Instructors Penny Peck, Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, Julie Winkelstein, and Laura Solomon will talk about their courses and answer your questions. Finally, you'll get a sneak peek at Infopeople's upcoming "Building an Effective Learning Culture" training series.

August 30

Small Libraries, Big Impact: Libraries as Community Change Agents (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Presenter Carrie Andrew (Library Director, Lone Cone Library District, Norwood, CO) will discuss the role that the Lone Cone Library has played in encouraging community engagement and development. Using some components of the Harwood Institute, she will describe the steps taken to help move the community of Norwood, Colorado (LSA size 2000) identify its needs and plan for the future.

AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)
In this webinar, explore a selection of the 2016 AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, current chair of the Best Websites committee. The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning committee selects and honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. From this year's recipients, Moorefield-Lang has hand-picked a selection of great sites specifically for librarians and classroom teachers. She will demonstrate how these websites can be used and share examples from the field. Free to attend the live webinar.

August 31

Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)
Being bilingual is good for the brain, and the earlier children start to learn two languages, the easier and more successful that bilingual development can be. We know that language begins to develop before babies begin to talk, so this session will focus on building two or more languages from the very beginning. Karen Nemeth will share developmentally appropriate ideas for supporting home languages and introducing new languages in play and caring routines. We'll talk about serious, evidence-based strategies for bilingual babies—and we'll have fun too!

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