Free Training: July 2019

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.

July 17 Virtual Summit: The Intersection of Technology and Management (GovLoop): Government organizations at all levels need to find creative solutions to the dual challenge of tech and management, which often means looking at new strategies and innovations. Join this online event to hear from government and industry experts about how to tackle gov’s pressing issues around tech and management.

Event Categories

ADVOCACY

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • July 11: Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library (WebJunction)
  • July 16: Your Website Data Called. Are You Listening? (Firespring)
  • July 24: DAP Learning Series: Misunderstood Metrics (DigitalGov)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • July 17: Assistive Technology to Support Employment: Tools That Bring Accessibility to the Workplace (PACER Center)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • At Your Leisure: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)
  • July 10: Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Teen Nights (aka After Hours) (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
  • July 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
  • July 26: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • July 29: Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)
  • July 31: How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • July 9: The Art of the (Graphic) Novel (Booklist)
  • July 9: HVAC Installation, Renovation, and Collections Environments – An Introduction (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • July 11: Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access (Public Library Association)
  • July 17: Translated Books For Youth: Celebrating the Batchelder Award--Past, Present, and Future (Association for Library Service to Children)
  • July 18: Circulating Board Games (North Dakota State Library)
  • July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
  • July 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
  • July 30: We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

  • July 12: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
  • July 16: Presentation Pointers: Digital Storytelling (State Library of Iowa)
  • July 24: STEM-LINC Webinar on Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library (North Carolina Library Association)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • July 25: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • July 11: RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • July 11: Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access (Public Library Association)
  • July 24: Gov Insights: State and Local Innovation (GovLoop)

FUNDRAISING

  • At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 9: Friend/Foundation Relationship (Wyoming State Library)
  • July 2: 4 Steps to Establish (and Improve) Your Legacy Giving Program (Network for Good)
  • July 2: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • July 8: The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)
  • July 9: Set Your Summer up for Success: Win Your Donor’s Hearts, Minds, and Wallets (Network for Good)
  • July 10: Introduction to Fundraising Planning(Grant Space)
  • July 10: Empowering the New Generation of Connected Supporters (Blackbaud)
  • July 11: The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)
  • July 16: How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event (Charity How-to)
  • July 17: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
  • July 23: 4 Steps to Creating a Team to Deliver on Your Mission (Wild Apricot)
  • July 24: Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You? (Grantspace)
  • July 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

LEGAL

LIBRARY SPACES

  • July 9: HVAC Installation, Renovation, and Collections Environments – An Introduction (Connecting to Collections Care)

MANAGEMENT

  • July 16: Staff Development Day (Indiana State Library)
  • July 16: Cultivating the “Best” Culture – and Training for It (Training Magazine Network)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • July 9: Leveraging Library Card Sign-up Month in Your Community (Libraries Transform/American Library Association)
  • July 11: CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You! (Colorado State Library)

PROGRAMMING

  • At Your Leisure: Summer of Space (Wyoming State Library)
  • At Your Leisure: Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage (NASA)
  • July 10: Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Teen Nights (aka After Hours) (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • July 11: CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You! (Colorado State Library)
  • July 11: Living in a Material World: Crafting Programs for Adults (Infopeople)
  • July 31: How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • July 2: First Tuesdays: Navigating a Universe of Stories - Readers’ Advisory this Summer (Washington State Library)
  • July 9: The Art of the (Graphic) Novel (Booklist)
  • July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
  • July 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
  • July 30: We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

REFERENCE

  • At Your Leisure: Who, What, Where, When and How? Legislative Research When You've Reached the End of What You Know (FDLP)
  • At Your Leisure: Legal Reference Services: Helping Access To Justice (iSchool@UW-Madison)
  • July 8: Measles, Immunizations, and Finding Accurate Health Information with MedlinePlus (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • July 9: From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • July 9: PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • July 15: Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • July 17: Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond (U.S. National Archives)
  • July 25: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • July 25: Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Healthcare – Key Census Data on Healthcare (U.S. Census)
  • July 26: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • July 29: Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • At Your Leisure: Fighting Back When Cuts Are Threatened (EveryLibrary/ISTE)
  • At Your Leisure: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)
  • July 8: Smart Network Design for Transformation and Innovation: Reaching in and Beyond the Classroom (edWeb.net)
  • July 9: Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Students with Pride (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • July 10: Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)
  • July 15: Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)
  • July 15: Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • July 16: Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)
  • July 17: Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)
  • July 25: Power Packed Primary Sources for the Classroom (Teachers First)

TECHNOLOGY

  • July 3: Pretty Sweet Tech: Enhance Your Online Security with Password Management Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • July 11: RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • July 9: Performance Support: Accelerating Productivity at Point-of-Work (InSync Training)
  • July 10: ACRL EBSS: Current Topics Discussion on Copyright & Open Educational Resources (Association of College and Research Libraries)
  • July 10: Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)
  • July 15: Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)
  • July 16: Understanding Learners: Leveraging Personas and Design Thinking for Better Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)
  • July 16: Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)
  • July 17: Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers : A MidContinental Region Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • July 17: Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)

VOLUNTEERS

  • July 11: The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
  • July 18: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)
  • July 30: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Program Abstracts

July 2

First Tuesdays: Navigating a Universe of Stories - Readers’ Advisory this Summer (Washington State Library)
A Universe of Stories is an expansive slogan, but you don't have to be at a loss for what to recommend. Three librarians will offer a selection of titles that you can use while doing readers' advisory for kids, teens, and adults this summer. Learn about Pierce County Library System’s “My Next Read” service as well.

4 Steps to Establish (and Improve) Your Legacy Giving Program (Network for Good)
Participants will learn legacy giving concepts and then a step by step process to build their bequest program, identify gaps and finds areas of potential growth. We will review best practices for the marketing of bequests, and we will discuss systems, policies, and procedures to implement to make your program run seamlessly.

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

July 3

Pretty Sweet Tech: Enhance Your Online Security with Password Management Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)
Password Management Tools can help you keep your passwords straight, develop strong passwords, and make it infinitely more difficult for hackers to get ahold of your sensitive information. This session will cover the following topics: What are the main threats to my online security?; How can I prevent this from happening?; Examples of good online password security; A demonstration/overview of LastPass Password Manager. You’ll also have access to a handout with lots of handy information to keep patrons informed about their online security options.

July 8

The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)
As fundraisers, we sometimes suffer from a lack of curiosity about our donors. So many of our donations are from people who we know very little about. And even our longest-running donor relationships continue despite not knowing how they feel about the relationship. The good news is that research shows that donors actually like it when we ask them questions about themselves and how they feel about our organization. Whether you’re just now discovering the power of donor surveys, or you’re looking to up your game, this session is for you!

Smart Network Design for Transformation and Innovation: Reaching in and Beyond the Classroom (edWeb.net)
Education networks have evolved from addressing district operational and administrative needs to serving students and teachers in and beyond the classroom, anywhere and anytime. Innovative technologies, more access to the internet, and powerful communication, creation, and collaboration tools are driving instructional transformation. Join in this edWebinar conversation as two school superintendents and a former large-district Chief Technology Officer share how district leaders can make high-stakes infrastructure investment decisions when technology, teaching and learning priorities, and funding are changing so rapidly and so constantly.

Measles, Immunizations, and Finding Accurate Health Information with MedlinePlus (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar provides an overview of MedlinePlus with a focus on locating measles and vaccination information. Presenters will also describe the suite of free consumer health classes offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the process of earning the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

July 9

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This one-hour webinar will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We'll touch briefly on concepts related to cultural competence and humility and how to integrate them into your work. Finally, we'll review the CDC's Refugee Health Profiles and the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus, HealthReach, and Specialized Information Services resources.

Set Your Summer up for Success: Win Your Donor’s Hearts, Minds, and Wallets (Network for Good)
You know who they are. The fundraiser who makes it look easy. Getting the big gifts. Loving their job. Always smiling. At the cocktail party they’re surrounded by all the donors you want to get to know. What’s their secret?

Come learn the secrets of high performing gift officers. This session is loaded with irresistible tools to help you stand out, successfully get your foot in the door, establish a foundation or fundraising success, and know if your message is getting through.

The Art of the (Graphic) Novel (Booklist)
July is Graphic Novels month at Booklist, and what better way to kick off this momentous celebration than with two graphic novel-themed webinars! In part one of this two-part series we’ll hear from publishers Boom, Diamond, Image Comics, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and Scholastic to get the inside scoop on summer and fall releases. You’ll be sure to stock up your stacks with some great new titles so your patrons can #READGRAPHIC all year long!

Performance Support: Accelerating Productivity at Point-of-Work (InSync Training)
Training alone cannot drive performance, only contribute to it; that’s the root of the problem. The business needs workforce productivity, meaning consistent performance at Point-of-Work, where performance represents the productivity end of a learning-performance continuum. In the current training paradigm, Point-of-Work is out of scope.  In this session, you will learn: cross-industry tactics and methods to identify and apply; which conversations need to change, and a proven tactic to succeed; a methodology to build seamless continuity across a learning-performance continuum from Point-of-Entry to Point-of-Work; Point-of-Work assessment tactics to capture performance attributes across the learning performance ecosystem; and technology implications critical to adopting a Point-of-Work solution discipline.

HVAC Installation, Renovation, and Collections Environments – An Introduction (Connecting to Collections Care)
This session will discuss strategies for collections and institutional staff working with engineering/contractor partners during HVAC design, installation, and renovation processes, with the ultimate goal being an active, integrated decision-making approach that best combines the expertise of both collections and mechanical professionals.

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

Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Students with Pride (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
In this webinar, GLSEN education manager Becca Mui and NCTE board member Vanessa Ford will overview current national research on LGBTQ students in schools, address the unique and intersectional needs of trans and GNC youth, discuss common language, and share best practices for creating supportive learning environments. Join this free webinar to learn more about how you can support all your students during Pride Month and beyond.

Leveraging Library Card Sign-up Month in Your Community (Libraries Transform/American Library Association)
Learn how to leverage 2019 Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs, Disney Pixar's “Toy Story 4” characters, and get tips for running a successful campaign from special guest Amber McNamara of Cedar Rapids Public Library.

July 10

Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Teen Nights (aka After Hours) (Nebraska Library Commission)
Are you having trouble piquing the interest of your teens and tweens? Does it seem like an impossible task to get them involved and excited about the programs? You have come to the right place! Janene Hill, from Jensen Memorial Library in Minden, NE, is going to share her expertise to teach us ideas for a variety of Teen Night Events, including examples of successful events, interaction stations with example activities, and group brainstorming.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grant Space)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

Empowering the New Generation of Connected Supporters (Blackbaud)
What is the latest data telling us about how the different generations connect to our nonprofits – and does it really matter anymore? In this new age of distributed power, learn how you can identify supporters using cutting edge data science and engage them by continuing to expand the limits of omnichannel communications.

ACRL EBSS: Current Topics Discussion on Copyright & Open Educational Resources (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Join us to learn principles of copyright as it applies to creation and hosting of OERs in academic libraries.

As the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) continues to rise, librarians should be aware of the copyright issues that impact their creation and use. In this session, we’ll explore licensing considerations for those creating OER and tips and best practices those using OER can follow to help ensure they are abiding by license requirements.

Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)
Learn about the resources provided by TeachersFirst to make technology integration easy. Explore the teacher-friendly features of TeachersFirst to help you save time in developing technology-infused lessons. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate the tools of the web successfully into any classroom.

July 11

RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Are you trying to figure out how to incorporate RDM services at your smaller institution? Join us as we host Ryan Clement the Data Services Librarian at Middlebury College and Wendy Shook the Science Data Librarian, at Middlebury College, as they discuss research data management (RDM) services at a smaller liberal arts college.

Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access (Public Library Association)
With public libraries increasingly eliminating fines as a means of reducing barriers to library access, Milwaukee Public Library and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies dared to ask the most basic question: why don’t people return their books? Learn how the research team developed the methodology, executed the study, and what the surprising survey data revealed to help the team better understand the precipitating behavior.

The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs - recruitment, retention and recognition. We'll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more.

The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)
Have you noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to grow your membership? In this webinar you will learn: All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow; 5 proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away; How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day.

CSL Resource Kits: What’s in Them for You! (Colorado State Library)
Join us as we discuss how to take advantage of the ‘Let’s talk about it!: CSL Big Red Resource Kits’ in order to gain awareness of social issues facing our communities, hold community conversations, and how to work with identified under-served patrons more successfully.

Living in a Material World: Crafting Programs for Adults (Infopeople)
In this webinar, presenter Kimberli Buckley will discuss how to put together an adult craft program on a budget, how to utilize crafts to promote awareness, and she will offer a wide variety and range of craft examples that will prove that crafts aren’t just for kids. Additionally, she will discuss history of crafts and the current state of the crafting world as well as the therapeutic and health benefits that crafts can provide for adults.

Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library (WebJunction)
Privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual freedom are core values of librarianship that are easy to agree with, but difficult to implement. Hooray for Freedom! will help you assess your professional practice, give you the legal and ethical context to support democracy in your library, and help you identify practical ways to implement improvements.

July 12

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 under-performance 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.

July 15

Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)
In this edWebinar, hear about amazing tools for student creation that enable students to express their unique voices. We’ll discuss how to use time-tested tools like PowerPoint in new and exciting ways. We’ll also show you a student favorite: Sway, an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Additionally, we’ll share tips and tricks for student video creation. Plus, hear how you can leverage Flipgrid to encourage students to verbalize their learning and engage in social learning.

Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion with NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
NewsGuard will share how libraries across the U.S. are using its free browser extension as a media literacy resource. NewsGuard’s trained journalists review thousands of news and information websites using nine standard journalistic criteria which assess the credibility and transparency of online news sources. Its ratings and Nutrition Label reviews can be accessed from its browser extension, which, when installed, displays NewsGuard’s ratings next to links on Google, Facebook, and Twitter. The presentation will be followed by a discussion about the balance between spreading information literacy while promoting access to information.

July 16

Staff Development Day (Indiana State Library)
As part of the regular routine in public libraries, we plan/attend staff meetings.  As a way to step it up a notch, why not plan a quarterly Staff Development Day for all of your library team.  When your crew comes together in a relaxed environment, ideas and creativity can flourish!  Plan to attend this webinar to get the Who? What? Why? and How?

Presentation Pointers: Digital Storytelling (State Library of Iowa)
Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. We'll explore why and how we should use digital storytelling and take a look at some of the tools to create digital stories.

Cultivating the “Best” Culture – and Training for It (Training Magazine Network)
In this Training magazine webcast, Michael and Katie Stallard, authors of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work will reveal the three essential elements to develop a culture of connection in your workplace that will help individuals and your organization thrive.

How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event (Charity How-to)
Wouldn’t you love to find ways to raise more money at your fundraising events?  Right now, you are probably doing a typical silent auction and raffle, maybe a paddle raise, but you feel like you are missing the boat when it comes to really maximizing your event’s revenue. Well, you’re in luck, because in this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you how to find hidden assets and additional revenue streams for your fundraising events.

Your Website Data Called. Are You Listening? (Firespring)
Numbers and stats and data, oh my! Put your website analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success.

Understanding Learners: Leveraging Personas and Design Thinking for Better Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)
In order to design, develop, and deliver effective learning experiences, we need to understand who our learners are – what their learning goals are, what learning preferences they have, where they go to learn, and what challenges they face when learning. We also need a way to articulate these characteristics of our learners across all teams involved in the design process. Join us as we explore the practice of integrating learner personas into the design, development, and delivery of training solutions.

Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)
Join us to learn how to infuse coding into your elementary classroom and understand its connection to powerful problem solving with computational thinking skills.

July 17

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.

Translated Books for Youth: Celebrating the Batchelder Award--Past, Present, and Future (Association for Library Service to Children)
The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to a United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding translated book of the year. This award was conceived in 1966 and honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world. This webinar, led by the 2019 Batchelder Chair and Member of the Batchelder Evolution Task Force, will provide a brief overview of current publishing practices, a review of the criteria changes, a look at Batchelder winners, and a sampling of ways in which a brighter spotlight can be shone on these special titles.

Assistive Technology to Support Employment: Tools That Bring Accessibility to the Workplace (PACER Center)
This workshop will explore assistive technology to bring accessibility into the workplace for people with disabilities. A variety of tools will be demonstrated including alternative keyboards, adaptive mice, and devices and apps to support organization and time management.

Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers: A MidContinental Region Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers. Surveys were conducted at two medium-sized universities to assess perceived importance and knowledge of 12 research data management competencies, with a goal of informing education planning. Graduate students provided insight into sources of learning about research data management. Study results set the foundation for identifying approaches to research data management education.

Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)
Amplify student voice and provide a discussion-based way for students to showcase their knowledge in any content area with Fliphunts!

Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond (U.S. National Archives)
In partnership with the American Geophysical Union (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), we present a panel discussion on the role of geosciences in the legacy of the Apollo missions and the future of the space program. The panel will include Sean Solomon, director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Sonia Tikoo, assistant professor at Rutgers University, Steven Hauck, professor of planetary geodynamics at Case Western Reserve University, and Heather Meyer, postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Virtual Summit: The Intersection of Technology and Management (GovLoop) Government organizations at all levels need to find creative solutions to the dual challenge of tech and management, which often means looking at new strategies and innovations. Join this online event to hear from government and industry experts about how to tackle gov’s pressing issues around tech and management.

July 18

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

Circulating Board Games (North Dakota State Library)
Board gaming is on the rise with all age groups. Sometimes people are unsure of where to start and how to find a board game that is right for them. Just as there is a book for every person, I believe that there is a game for them too! Board games are a great way to get people off of technology and connect face to face. This will help people implement that service in their libraries from inception to cataloging to inventorying to helping patrons select games.

July 23

Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
New school year, new reading goals, new YA! Please join us July 23 for a special one-hour, free webinar where we’ll give you an inside line to the teen books that are sure to fly off the shelves this upcoming school year.

4 Steps to Creating a Team to Deliver on Your Mission (Wild Apricot)
If you’re trying to drive impact or increase membership by yourself, it can feel almost impossible — but luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Many organizations know their staff, members, volunteers, and board members already talk about them on a regular basis. With the right training and motivation, your entire team could be spreading the word about the benefits of membership, helping you attract more new and returning members and increase your impact. To learn how to ask, train and support your team, please join us for this free webinar.

July 24

STEM-LINC Webinar on Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library (North Carolina Library Association)
Taylor Johnson will present Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library. She will discuss how she puts together bibliometric data and visualizations to create portfolios, reports, and infographic-like products for researchers to use for reviews, promotions, and awards.

DAP Learning Series: Misunderstood Metrics (DigitalGov)
Google Analytics provides a plethora of metrics for DAP reporting. Digital Analytics Program (DAP) users have access to many metrics, but many of these metrics are misunderstood. What are some examples of misunderstood metrics, and how and when should you use them? We’ll talk about these metrics and their potential misinterpretations and pitfalls.

Gov Insights: State and Local Innovation (GovLoop)
Join this webinar to hear an exciting panel discussion on how state and local governments are innovating in the areas of cybersecurity, digital services, customer experience and more.

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You? (Grantspace)
In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

Power Packed Primary Sources for the Classroom (Teachers First)
Help your students learn from history by examining primary source materials. Join us to learn strategies for the use of historical evidence in the classroom.

July 25

Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You'll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what's new in kidlit and young adult literature.

Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will present basic information about digital U.S. Government documents. Different methods for making documents available will be explained, and examples of how libraries provide patron access will be provided.

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Healthcare – Key Census Data on Healthcare (U.S. Census)
During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you:; Understand practical ways to use our healthcare data through illustrations and use cases; Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data; Learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)
Those of us who want to keep our jobs and reputations need to protect our clients from risks, including running afoul of copyright and trademark laws - like "Fair Use" - when creating training materials. Through case studies, we'll explore the process for determining when Fair Use may apply (It’s not a slam dunk) and examine best practices.

July 26

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This is a one-hour webinar that will provide youth-serving staff with skills and knowledge related to health information and health-focused programming. The one-hour class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

July 29

Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)
At this webinar, Scott Wolla and Mary Suiter from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will provide their expert assistance by sharing the wealth of resources available in the Federal Reserve's collection of financial education materials. From book lists to activities for youth of all ages, the Federal Reserve offers a wide range of helpful resources to support and inspire library financial literacy initiatives. The webinar will also include time for participants to ask these experts their questions.

July 30

Social Media 102 (Firespring)
In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)
Is your book club in a reading slump? Never fear, because we have some upcoming adult titles that are sure to create lively discussion and get group members wanting more. In this one-hour, free webinar we’ll talk with representatives from Ingram, W.W. Norton & Company, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about your next group reading assignment.

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.

July 31

How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn how to use nature to nurture the youngest of patrons by identifying letters of the alphabet with nature in an alphabet garden. The presenters will teach the importance of all aspects of nature by transforming the smallest garden into a pollinator garden.

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