Free Training: February 2023

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.

Online Conferences

February 9: Leader Talk: Building a Human-centered Workplace in 2023 (Training Industry)
In today’s world of work, employees are driven by purpose. They want to work for organizations that align with their values and perform meaningful work. To build a human-centered workplace, organizations must invest in their most valuable asset: their people. Learning leaders need to create meaningful learning experiences that foster employee well-being and engagement. Join this Training Industry Leader Talk to gain a better understanding of what a human-centered workplace looks like and how you can take steps this year toward building one in your organization.

February 24: Big Talk From Small Libraries 2023 (Nebraska Library Commission)
This free one-day online conference is tailored for staff from small libraries - the smaller the better! Each of our speakers is from a library serving fewer than 10,000 people, or is directly partnered with a small library and co-presenting with the library. Topics range from technology to programming to new roles for the library. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small your library is. But, if your library serves a few hundred to a few thousand people, this is the day for you!

Event Categories

ADVOCACY

  • Feb 7: Collaborating for Access: Digital Access Success Stories (Digital Public Library of America)
  • Feb 8: Building Nonprofit Brands that Matter (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Feb 8: Advanced Infographics (Training Magazine Network)
  • Feb 13: Create Effective Data Visualizations (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Feb 21: Conveying Impact Through Data-Driven Storytelling (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Feb 28: “The Data Made Me Do It” - Effective Ways to Demonstrate your Library’s Influence with Analytics (Library Journal)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Feb 14: Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations (Lyrasis)
  • Feb 15: 12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance (Propel Nonprofits)
  • Feb 21: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Action (GovLoop)
  • Feb 22: Establishing Design Principles to Center Accessibility into Everyday Decisions (Library Accessibility Alliance)
  • Feb 22: Growing a Healthy Library Culture (FastForward Libraries)
  • Feb 22: Strategies for Increasing Customer Engagement (GovLoop)
  • Feb 22: Library Policies for Today’s Communities (WebJunction)
  • Feb 23: The Impending Skills Gap - What to Know (Training Magazine Network)
  • Feb 28: Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)

CAREERS

  • Feb 16: Working at Different Types of Libraries (Academic Libraries Panel Series)
  • Feb 20: Why Do I Stay? The DEI Perspective (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Feb 28: My Time Learning (TeachersFirst)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • Feb 8: Supporting Mental Health in Rural and Indigenous Communities (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
  • Feb 13: Bite-Sized Digital Citizenship: Scaffolding Big Ideas for Early Elementary Students (edWeb)
  • Feb 16: Sing & Sign: Supporting Emerging Language through Music, Sign Language, and Play (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 22: Magic Moments: Active Problem Solving with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 23: Essential Elements of Leading a Nature-based Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Feb 1: Books Matter: Using Children's Literature to Invite Conversations about Identity, Bias and Social Justice (Anti-Defamation League Education)
  • Feb 7: Crash Course in Science Fiction: A Novelist Plus Webinar (EBSCO)
  • Feb 7: Graphic Novels for Adults and Young Adults (Booklist)
  • Feb 8: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)
  • Feb 14: Adult Faves (Booklist)
  • Feb 14: The HarperCollins Library Love Fest Presents their Spring/Summer 2023 Adult Preview (Library Journal)
  • Feb 16: A Discussion of Cold Storage Theory and Practice for Photographic and Paper-based Records (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • Feb 16: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story (Mackin)
  • Feb 22: Library Policies for Today’s Communities (WebJunction)
  • Feb 28: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

  • Feb 7: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Feb 8: What’s Up Wednesday - Present Like a Pro: Tips and Tricks for a Great Presentation (Indiana State Library)
  • Feb 8: Building Nonprofit Brands that Matter (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Feb 8: Just Don’t Do It: Finally a session on how to say no at work! (Colorado State Library)
  • Feb 8: Advanced Infographics (Training Magazine Network)
  • Feb 13: Create Effective Data Visualizations (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Feb 14: Social Media 102 (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Feb 21: Conveying Impact Through Data-Driven Storytelling (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Feb 28: “The Data Made Me Do It” - Effective Ways to Demonstrate your Library’s Influence with Analytics (Library Journal)
  • Feb 28: Designing Slides without Bullet Points (Training Magazine Network)
  • Feb 28: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • Feb 2: Worldcrunch, Why Local Is Global: International News For Your Community! (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Feb 7: Supporting Modern Environmental Research with Digital Primary Sources (Wiley Digital Archives and Library Journal)
  • Feb 7: Collaborating for Access: Digital Access Success Stories (Digital Public Library of America)
  • Feb 13: How Can Public Data Help Your Organization? An Introduction to DataCommons.org (TechSoup)
  • Feb 22: Exploring Economic Data on data.census.gov (US Census Bureau)
  • Feb 23: Secrets of the Super Searchers II - Statistics (Federal Depository Library Program)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

  • Feb 2: NoveList Plus Basics (EBSCO)
  • Feb 7: Introducción a Britannica School (Britannica Education)
  • Feb 9: Britannica School Basics (Britannica)
  • Feb 16: NoveList Plus Advanced (EBSCO)
  • Feb 16: Usando una cuenta de Mi Britannica (Britannica Education)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • Feb 8: NCompass Live: Accessibility Isn't Just for Patrons! Internal Documentation for Everyone (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Feb 15: Panic-proof Your Nonprofit: Manage Leadership Succession (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Feb 16: New Solutions for Old Problems: Tackling Workplace Mental Health in 2023 (Charity Village)
  • Feb 21: 7 Essentials for Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace (Training Industry)
  • Feb 21: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Action (GovLoop)
  • Feb 22: Info2Go! Self-Care from the Management Perspective (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Feb 22: Growing a Healthy Library Culture (FastForward Libraries)
  • Feb 22: Strategies for Increasing Customer Engagement (GovLoop)
  • Feb 23: Three Things Every Leader Should Know: Practical Insights to Overcome the COVID Retention Crisis (Charity Village)
  • Feb 23: The Impending Skills Gap - What to Know (Training Magazine Network)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

  • Feb 1: Blindsided at Work: One Strike and You're Out (Niche Academy)
  • Feb 1: Books Matter: Using Children's Literature to Invite Conversations about Identity, Bias and Social Justice (Anti-Defamation League Education)
  • Feb 7: ACRL Presents: Inclusive Leadership (Association of College and Research Libraries)
  • Feb 8: NCompass Live: Accessibility Isn't Just for Patrons! Internal Documentation for Everyone (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Feb 16: Collaborative Community Voices: The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive (Association of Southeastern Libraries)
  • Feb 20: Why Do I Stay? The DEI Perspective (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Feb 21: 7 Essentials for Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace (Training Industry)
  • Feb 21: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Action (GovLoop)
  • Feb 22: Establishing Design Principles to Center Accessibility into Everyday Decisions (Library Accessibility Alliance)
  • Feb 22: Library Policies for Today’s Communities (WebJunction)
  • Feb 28: Dignity in personal care, addressing hygiene insecurity: The Discoveries Community Pantry (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

FUNDRAISING

  • Feb 2: Raise More in 2023 and Beyond WITHOUT All the Cringey Fundraising Strategies (Bloomerang)
  • Feb 2: Stop Ghosting Donors and Start Engaging the Disengaged (Blackbaud)
  • Feb 9: Does Your Organization Want a Million-Dollar Grant? (Bloomerang)
  • Feb 15: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)
  • Feb 15: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
  • Feb 16: Census Tools for the Grant Writing Trade (US Census Bureau)
  • Feb 16: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Done Right: How To Soar to Success! (CharityHowTo)
  • Feb 22: The Pursuit of Precious Gems—Turning Prospects into Donors (Blackbaud)
  • Feb 22: Track Donor Engagement and Boost Your Fundraising Efforts (Bloomerang)
  • Feb 22: Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)
  • Feb 23: Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

  • Feb 16: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • Feb 8: Privacy Audits for Public Libraries (Niche Academy)
  • Feb 15: NCompass Live: Digital Libraries as Digital Third Place: Virtual Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Feb 16: Working at Different Types of Libraries (Academic Libraries Panel Series)
  • Feb 22: Establishing Design Principles to Center Accessibility into Everyday Decisions (Library Accessibility Alliance)
  • Feb 22: Library Policies for Today’s Communities (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

  • Feb 1: Blindsided at Work: One Strike and You're Out (Niche Academy)
  • Feb 7: ACRL Presents: Inclusive Leadership (Association of College and Research Libraries)
  • Feb 8: Privacy Audits for Public Libraries (Niche Academy)
  • Feb 13: How Can Public Data Help Your Organization? An Introduction to DataCommons.org (TechSoup)
  • Feb 15: Panic-proof Your Nonprofit: Manage Leadership Succession (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Feb 21: Conveying Impact Through Data-Driven Storytelling (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Feb 21: 7 Essentials for Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace (Training Industry)
  • Feb 21: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Action (GovLoop)
  • Feb 22: Info2Go! Self-Care from the Management Perspective (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Feb 22: Growing a Healthy Library Culture (FastForward Libraries)
  • Feb 22: Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)
  • Feb 22: Strategies for Increasing Customer Engagement (GovLoop)
  • Feb 23: Three Things Every Leader Should Know: Practical Insights to Overcome the COVID Retention Crisis (Charity Village)
  • Feb 23: The Impending Skills Gap - What to Know (Training Magazine Network)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Feb 3: Dementia Friendly Libraries Training (Montana State Library)
  • Feb 8: Supporting Mental Health in Rural and Indigenous Communities (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
  • Feb 15: Health Insurance Literacy and Older Adults (Niche Academy)
  • Feb 15: Native Stories, Native Peoples: Opportunities for Library Engagement (WebJunction)
  • Feb 16: Investing in the Digital Age: Resources for Patrons from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Feb 28: Dignity in personal care, addressing hygiene insecurity: The Discoveries Community Pantry (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING

  • Feb 1: Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)
  • Feb 3: Dementia Friendly Libraries Training (Montana State Library)
  • Feb 14: Hosting a Hackathon: Lessons Learned from Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Feb 15: NCompass Live: Digital Libraries as Digital Third Place: Virtual Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Feb 22: Magic Moments: Active Problem Solving with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 22: Library Policies for Today’s Communities (WebJunction)
  • Feb 23: Essential Elements of Leading a Nature-based Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 28: Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • Feb 1: Books Matter: Using Children's Literature to Invite Conversations about Identity, Bias and Social Justice (Anti-Defamation League Education)
  • Feb 2: NoveList Plus Basics (EBSCO)
  • Feb 7: Crash Course in Science Fiction: A Novelist Plus Webinar (EBSCO)
  • Feb 7: Graphic Novels for Adults and Young Adults (Booklist)
  • Feb 8: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)
  • Feb 14: Adult Faves (Booklist)
  • Feb 14: The HarperCollins Library Love Fest Presents their Spring/Summer 2023 Adult Preview (Library Journal)
  • Feb 16: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story (Mackin)
  • Feb 28: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

REFERENCE

  • Feb 2: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
  • Feb 7: Supporting Modern Environmental Research with Digital Primary Sources (Wiley Digital Archives and Library Journal)
  • Feb 8: Privacy Audits for Public Libraries (Niche Academy)
  • Feb 9: Prices and Wages by Decade: An Overview (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Feb 15: Native Stories, Native Peoples: Opportunities for Library Engagement (WebJunction)
  • Feb 16: NoveList Plus Advanced (EBSCO)
  • Feb 16: Census Tools for the Grant Writing Trade (US Census Bureau)
  • Feb 16: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
  • Feb 16: Investing in the Digital Age: Resources for Patrons from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Feb 22: Exploring Economic Data on data.census.gov (US Census Bureau)
  • Feb 23: Secrets of the Super Searchers II - Statistics (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • Feb 1: Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)
  • Feb 1: Books Matter: Using Children's Literature to Invite Conversations about Identity, Bias and Social Justice (Anti-Defamation League Education)
  • Feb 2: NoveList Plus Basics (EBSCO)
  • Feb 7: Crash Course in Science Fiction: A Novelist Plus Webinar (EBSCO)
  • Feb 7: Graphic Novels for Adults and Young Adults (Booklist)
  • Feb 7: Introducción a Britannica School (Britannica Education)
  • Feb 8: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)
  • Feb 8: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Feb 9: Britannica School Basics (Britannica)
  • Feb 13: Bite-Sized Digital Citizenship: Scaffolding Big Ideas for Early Elementary Students (edWeb)
  • Feb 16: NoveList Plus Advanced (EBSCO)
  • Feb 16: Collaborative Community Voices: The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive (Association of Southeastern Libraries)
  • Feb 16: Sing & Sign: Supporting Emerging Language through Music, Sign Language, and Play (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 16: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story (Mackin)
  • Feb 16: Usando una cuenta de Mi Britannica (Britannica Education)
  • Feb 22: Establishing Design Principles to Center Accessibility into Everyday Decisions (Library Accessibility Alliance)
  • Feb 22: Magic Moments: Active Problem Solving with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 22: Library Policies for Today’s Communities (WebJunction)
  • Feb 23: Essential Elements of Leading a Nature-based Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 28: Dignity in personal care, addressing hygiene insecurity: The Discoveries Community Pantry (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Feb 28: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

TECHNOLOGY

  • Feb 14: Social Media 102 (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Feb 22: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Feb 7: Supporting Modern Environmental Research with Digital Primary Sources (Wiley Digital Archives and Library Journal)
  • Feb 15: Teaching and Assessment of Metacognition (Georgia Library Association)
  • Feb 23: The Impending Skills Gap - What to Know (Training Magazine Network)
  • Feb 28: Designing Slides without Bullet Points (Training Magazine Network)
  • Feb 28: My Time Learning (TeachersFirst)

VOLUNTEERS

  • Feb 7: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
  • Feb 13: Am I Making the Right Decision: The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Feb 14: Creative and Innovative Volunteer Recognition Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
  • Feb 16: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Program Abstracts

February 1

Blindsided at Work: One Strike and You're Out (Niche Academy)
Join Elaina Norlin for this webinar to explore a topic we rarely talk about in the workplace…how written and unwritten policies are weaponized to marginalize, penalize and push people out the door. As workplace organizations, we can do better. This webinar will discuss strategies to communicate clear expectations but lead with compassion, empathy and transparency.

Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)
Join this SciStarter professional development for libraries to gain citizen science ideas and resources ranging from simple book displays, to staff and community training, to activities featuring turnkey citizen science projects, to online or in-person events with subject matter experts.

Books Matter: Using Children's Literature to Invite Conversations about Identity, Bias and Social Justice (Anti-Defamation League Education)
In this webinar, we will explore how to use children's literature to introduce and deepen concepts of identity, diversity, bias and social justice in the classroom. Participants will learn about excellent book examples, examine development ages and stages in relation to anti-bias concepts, consider literature-based teaching ideas, and reflect on the recent surge in book banning and how educators can respond.

February 2

Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
Provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

NoveList Plus Basics (EBSCO)
NoveList Plus helps you connect readers with the books they’ll love. Join us for this 1-hour overview of key features and resources and learn basic search strategies to help you become a readers’ advisory superstar.

Raise More in 2023 and Beyond WITHOUT All the Cringey Fundraising Strategies (Bloomerang)
In this webinar, I’ll show you how to launch 2023 strong. These strategies are the secret to raising more from the right funders, from major gifts and corporate sponsorships to crowdfunding WITHOUT all those cringey fundraising strategies that we all hate.

Worldcrunch, Why Local Is Global: International News For Your Community! (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Join Jeff Israely, Founder and Editor of, and Darrell W. Gunter, EVP, CCO of Worldcrunch as they present a fireside chat about Worldcrunch’s local culture international news service and how it will benefit your community.

Stop Ghosting Donors and Start Engaging the Disengaged (Blackbaud)
In this webinar, we'll explore digital tools and channels that are helping nonprofits to get to know their donors better than ever and deliver timely, important messages. We'll cover how nonprofits can build relationships digitally with donors and stop donors from feeling like nonprofits have ghosted them.

February 3

Dementia Friendly Libraries Training (Montana State Library)
Dementia Friendly Missoula will review types of dementia, how to recognize the signs of dementia, and provide tips for interacting with individuals with memory loss. The focus on libraries will include tips for creating a dementia friendly physical space, recognizing and when needed, assisting a person in navigating community environments and providing resources and programming for individuals with dementia and those who care for them. Resources for libraries such as program opportunities, dementia kits, suggested books, and funding opportunities will be shared.

February 7

Supporting Modern Environmental Research with Digital Primary Sources (Wiley Digital Archives and Library Journal)
With rising sea levels, deforestation, global warming, and the surge of extreme weather events, environmental research is more important than ever. Access to primary sources and historical data is essential to modern environmental research as researchers look to the past to predict future impact. In this webinar, you will learn about: Opportunities for using archives in environmental research and how it can support modern discoveries, Case studies featuring the integration of digital primary sources and historical datasets in environmental research and coursework, What you can expect from Wiley's newest digital archive, Wiley Digital Archives: Environmental Science and History, including a closer look into the collection of one of Wiley's partners, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Crash Course in Science Fiction: A Novelist Plus Webinar (EBSCO)
Do you have a go-to readers’ advisory strategy for helping readers of Science Fiction? Whether your readers are fans of space operas or alternate histories, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best science fiction has to offer your readers—from first contact to climate change apocalypses.

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
What do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteer situations, like volunteers aging in place, incorporating new volunteers and new types of opportunities into your organization. This session will offer suggestions on how to minimize these situations in the future, and how to determine when a volunteer should be asked to leave, and how to make it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

ACRL Presents: Inclusive Leadership (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Join our expert panel for a discussion about library-centered inclusive leadership. Attendees will grow their understanding of inclusive leadership, awareness of best practices to embed DEI in leadership approaches, and knowledge of professional development opportunities to build leadership capacity.

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Nonprofit Hub)
Mobile marketing is a key component of any comprehensive marketing strategy. And optimizing your website for all devices and screens is crucial for staying relevant with today’s audiences, especially millennials and Gen Xers, but even the more tech-savvy baby boomers. And if you don’t keep up you’ll lag behind, losing online visitors, donors and, ultimately, donations.

Graphic Novels for Adults and Young Adults (Booklist)
Looking for the hottest Graphic Novels for adults and young adults alike? It’s all here in our #ReadGraphic webinar! Featuring Fantagraphics Books, Yen Press, Diamond Book Distributors, and Image Comics, attendees will hear about the best thought-provoking, educational, and adventurous titles for you or the graphic novel reader in your life! Whether you’re introducing graphic novels into your library or expanding your #ReadGraphic shelves, you won’t want to miss this free, one-hour webinar.

Collaborating for Access: Digital Access Success Stories (Digital Public Library of America)
With libraries across the country striving to deliver robust and cost-effective digital content offerings to patrons, the fifth in our series of Collaborating for Access webinars, presented with COSLA and ReadersFirst, will look at digital access success stories. We’ll hear short presentations from a variety of our colleagues who have found innovative ways to increase access for patrons, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Michael Blackwell of ReadersFirst.

Introducción a Britannica School (Britannica Education)
En este webinar aprenderán cómo incorporar contenido digital en su aula o biblioteca. Participantes aprenderán unos elementos especiales, incluyendo texto informativo y contenido de varios formatos, creando una nueva cuenta para recolectar, organizar y compartir contenido y contenido multimedia ampliado, incluyendo elementos para descargar videos.

February 8

NCompass Live: Accessibility Isn't Just for Patrons! Internal Documentation for Everyone (Nebraska Library Commission)
The World Health Organization estimates that 15% of the world's population (more than 1 billion people) have an accessibility need. We understand that content needs to be read and understood by a wide variety of readers – and our internal documentation is no different. How can we be sure that core principles of accessibility are being met, even for ourselves? Different accessibility actions to be discussed include some core ADA suggestions such as alt text or descriptions, heading usage, and font choices. In addition, extra actions such as presenting in multiple formats, clarity of language and purpose, and consistency in formatting will also be discussed.

What’s Up Wednesday - Present Like a Pro: Tips and Tricks for a Great Presentation (Indiana State Library)
Did your boss ask you to do a presentation for your library staff day? Have you been tasked with giving a presentation about the library reading program to the local Rotary Club?  Does the through of speaking in front of an audience frighten you to your core?  Do you have no idea what to do?  Help is here!  In this presentation you will learn about the basics of presenting with some tips, tricks and best practices.

Building Nonprofit Brands that Matter (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Creative strategies on how brands work for advocacy and cause-related marketing. Behind every successful nonprofit is a brand personality that matters. In this 30-minute workshop, we look at the key steps to build a new brand or refresh a legacy brand to improve the relationship with your supporters. This workshop will also explore how to harness the power of your brand to connect to your key supporters, as well as how to retain the loyalty of long-term supporters while building the groundwork for the next generation.

Privacy Audits for Public Libraries (Niche Academy)
Unprecedented threats to the privacy and security of library patrons have emerged in recent years, from book challenges to online data and general AI advances that can prey on our most vulnerable populations. More than ever, it is critical to protect our patrons from the tremendous risks they face when enjoying the resources within our walls. Participants completing this webinar will understand the value of the privacy audit and how to conduct one for their organization, whether large or small. Though this session focuses primarily on public libraries, several aspects of the discussion will be relevant to other types of libraries as well.

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

Just Don’t Do It: Finally a session on how to say no at work! (Colorado State Library)
Are you a people pleaser? Do you feel guilty for not always going the extra mile? Do you find yourself saying yes, only to regret it later? Are you teetering on the edge of burnout, and things seem harder than they should because you have too much on your plate? There is no badge of honor for always saying yes to more work. By learning to say no, you will learn how to say yes to your values, goals, and important relationships. If this sounds like you, register now!

Advanced Infographics (Training Magazine Network)
Advanced infographics goes beyond pretty pictures. We focus on goals, messaging, content, and story. Learn to engage your audience instantly. Make them want to learn more. Improve understanding, recollection, and adoption. In this fast-paced session, learn to turn words and ideas into clear, compelling infographics. Get curated inspiration and step-by-step instructions. Lastly, discover tools and techniques to render your new infographics.

Supporting Mental Health in Rural and Indigenous Communities (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Medical leaders have declared the state of youth mental health a national emergency. In rural and Indigenous communities, young people face unique mental health risks and barriers to care. Now, experts working to support children and adolescents living in rural regions join us to share experiences and best practices in providing services and safeguarding mental health.

AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community. Specific topics/themes, along with presenters, will be announced closer to the event date.

February 9

Leader Talk: Building a Human-centered Workplace in 2023 (Training Industry)
In today’s world of work, employees are driven by purpose. They want to work for organizations that align with their values and perform meaningful work. To build a human-centered workplace, organizations must invest in their most valuable asset: their people. Learning leaders need to create meaningful learning experiences that foster employee well-being and engagement. Join this Training Industry Leader Talk to gain a better understanding of what a human-centered workplace looks like and how you can take steps this year toward building one in your organization.

Does Your Organization Want a Million-Dollar Grant? (Bloomerang)
Nearly every day I am approached by a new nonprofit asking a similar question: “How can my nonprofit apply for a million-dollar grant?” I respond with: “Is your organization ready for a million-dollar grant?”

Prices and Wages by Decade: An Overview (Federal Depository Library Program)
The University of Missouri Libraries’ subject guide, Prices and Wages by Decade, is an online index to economic data found in Government documents and other primary sources. It receives close to one million views annually. In this session, you will learn strategies for finding historical information for the site and see how we tackle challenging reference questions. We will also review the pros and cons of using LibGuides for very large, data-rich websites.

Britannica School Basics (Britannica)
Join us for this webinar and learn new easy to incorporate digital content into your classroom or Library.

February 13

Am I Making the Right Decision: The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
We all encounter ethical dilemmas in our daily work, but rarely do organizations focus on ethics related to volunteer engagement. This session provides an opportunity for practitioners in volunteer engagement to understand the difference between personal, organizational and professional ethics. The core values and principles identified by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) will be shared. Participants will learn a process for ethical decision-making that can be applied in any situation, and then practice this using a real-life scenario related to volunteers. Finally, several specific strategies will be offered for increasing awareness of ethics within an organization and helping both volunteers and staff become more effective at handling ethical dilemmas.

Create Effective Data Visualizations (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Join us for Love Data Week 2023! Data visualization is a key part of communicating information. Learn about common types of visualizations and how to use them to meet the information needs of your audience. This class will give examples of different chart types and will discuss common pitfalls when creating visualizations. Lastly, instructors will use example datasets to demonstrate creating visualizations in Tableau Public.

How Can Public Data Help Your Organization? An Introduction to DataCommons.org (TechSoup)
Data can be used to demonstrate the need for nonprofits' services. But organizing that data so that it can be used to tell a story and show impact can be difficult. DataCommons.org brings together publicly available datasets from a variety of sources and provides an integrated view of this data to make the data more accessible and useful. In this webinar, you will learn about how DataCommons.org works and why it is an important resource for civil society organizations. We will also share how TechSoup works with DataCommons.org to make it as easy as possible for civil society organizations to use its service.

Bite-Sized Digital Citizenship: Scaffolding Big Ideas for Early Elementary Students (edWeb)
Introducing digital citizenship can sometimes feel a little overwhelming, especially when you have limited class time. You may be wondering: When should I talk to my students about it? What are the relevant issues I should bring up? How do I make these conversations fun and engaging? How do I include parents in these conversations? It is never too early to talk to your kids about their digital lives and to help them practice digital citizenship. Research shows kids are getting access to devices at a younger age and that tech plays a role in almost every aspect of their lives—from how they connect with friends to how they learn at school.

February 14

Hosting a Hackathon: Lessons Learned from Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Join us during Love Data Week for a panel discussion on how to organize and host a hackathon! A hackathon is an opportunity to bring people with diverse backgrounds together for collaborative, hands on learning, exploring data, analyzing problems, and developing creative solutions. In this virtual discussion, panelists will share their experience hosting hackathons/codeathons in library spaces – both virtual and in-person. We'll discuss the challenges of organizing virtual and in-person hackathons, lessons learned and how librarians can get involved with hosting fun and successful hackathons.

Creative and Innovative Volunteer Recognition Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? In this webinar we'll discuss what motivates today's volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We'll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy. We’ll cover how to ensure that your recognition strategies are aligned with your organization’s culture and create impact-driven or mission-driven volunteer recognition.

Adult Faves (Booklist)
Book awards season might be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of hot new books to add to your TBR! To learn all about this latest batch of must-have adult books, join us for this free, one-hour webinar! We’ll hear presentations from Disney Books, Sourcebooks, Hachette Book Group, W. W. Norton & Company and Soho Press. Spend your Valentine’s Day with us and find a new favorite to love!

The HarperCollins Library Love Fest Presents their Spring/Summer 2023 Adult Preview (Library Journal)
Join the HarperCollins Library Marketing department (aka Library Love Fest) as they talk about their favorite adult books coming in 2023. They have everything your heart desires: memoirs, thrillers, romance, sleepers, and more! These books have touched their hearts and they’re pretty sure they’ll touch yours, too. You’ll also hear about some exciting initiatives from the team.

Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations (Lyrasis)
Emergency response can be a daunting prospect for performing arts organizations. This webinar will lay out the basic tenets of responding to an emergency including support organizations, working with vendors, and helpful resources for organization and planning. There will also be a brief introduction to the Incident Command System so that performing arts centers can work more seamlessly with their local first responders.

Social Media 102 (Nonprofit Hub)
So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. 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.

February 15

Native Stories, Native Peoples: Opportunities for Library Engagement (WebJunction)
The history and current experiences of Indigenous peoples and Tribal Nations are complex, rich and diverse. Libraries can play an important role in counteracting damaging myths and narratives about Native peoples, as well as exploring contemporary struggles and joys. This webinar will highlight opportunities for libraries to connect their communities to accurate and respectful information, fostering understanding and support of Indigenous peoples past and present. Resources for learning about treaties, Tribal Nations and lands, as well as insights into the experiences of Native communities today will also be shared. With a better understanding of these distinctive histories and cultures, library staff can promote learning and knowledge, support engagement with Native issues and peoples, and better serve all individuals in their community.

NCompass Live: Digital Libraries as Digital Third Place: Virtual Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
The role of libraries as "Third Place" – community building spaces that separate from home and work -- has been noted ever since Ray Oldenberg described the concept in his book, "The Great Good Place." While both academic and public libraries continue to serve in this role as physical third places, what about in an online environment? Simply offering online circulation and reference services is insufficient. This presentation will discuss recent research on loneliness, social media and how strategic design of virtual library programming can enable libraries to continue to fulfill their role as vital third places in digital environments.

Panic-proof Your Nonprofit: Manage Leadership Succession (Nonprofit Hub)
Effective leadership is essential to nonprofits, and an unplanned or poorly executed leadership transition comes with substantial risks. These include interruptions in program delivery, disengagement of volunteers, a loss of institutional knowledge, and even a decrease in external funding. This is reason enough to plan for future transitions ahead of time, but succession planning is about more than emergencies. Succession and leadership development planning are worth your time and attention, as they are key components of sustainability that can make your organization stronger and more vibrant over time.

12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance (Propel Nonprofits)
Nonprofit financial health can seem like an elusive, nuanced, and subjective judgment call.  In this webinar we will break it all down to 12 Golden Rules of nonprofit finance to keep your organization healthy.  From budgeting to operating reserves, if you follow these rules, you’ll be on your way to a better understanding of nonprofit financial health.  This session is a great introduction for those who are new to nonprofit finance.

Health Insurance Literacy and Older Adults (Niche Academy)
Libraries are prominent places in communities - making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information needs that make it difficult to make health insurance choices, particularly for seniors. Addressing this critical information need, Emily Vardell, Ph.D., will explore the history of Medicare, health insurance coverage for older adults in the United States, and the complex Medicare system itself.

Teaching and Assessment of Metacognition (Georgia Library Association)
Metacognition is often an invisible by-product of information literacy. The active reflection and evaluation of what is being learned directly impacts how information literacy skills are understood and applied. This presentation is the result of a research inquiry examining the relationship between metacognition and information literacy. We will discuss how the concept of metacognition intersects with information literacy, why making that connection explicit is essential to the library’s mission, and how we as librarians can incorporate specific metacognitive strategies into the library classroom.

Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of our most popular classes. This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

February 16

The All of Us Researcher Workbench: Access Diverse Data and Tools from the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative (All of Us Data and Research Center)
The All of Us Research Program is a key component of the Precision Medicine Initiative, which aspires to leverage advances in genomics and health information technology to accelerate biomedical discoveries. The free webinar, which occurs during International Love Data Week, will cover the basics of the All of Us Research Program, the data available, how to expand access to campus communities, and the available training resources. Individuals can search for their institution online to find out if they already have institutional access or if they do not have access at their institution, this webinar will provide instructions on how to get free access to the Researcher Workbench and provide resources to help you get access.

New Solutions for Old Problems: Tackling Workplace Mental Health in 2023 (Charity Village)
In this webinar, attendees will be challenged to look for new approaches to our current state of work so they can avoid repeating the solutions that weren’t working prior to COVID-19 and aren’t likely to be successful in the new world of work we find ourselves in now.

A Discussion of Cold Storage Theory and Practice for Photographic and Paper-based Records (Connecting to Collections Care)
Storing photographic films, prints, and other paper-based records at low temperature invites the inevitable risk/benefit analysis. What preservation goals can be achieved? How physically safe are the materials? How hard is it to implement? How much does it cost? How restricted is access to the collection? There can be positive answers for all these questions even for small institutions with limited staff and financial resources. One can start small and scale cold storage projects over time if basic concepts are understood. This presentation will also include practical tips and tricks for measuring, monitoring, and passive climate control using sealed cold storage methods.

NoveList Plus Advanced (EBSCO)
Looking to be a NoveList Plus power user? Join us for this 45-minute training and learn about beyond-the-homepage resources and advanced search techniques to help you support every reader in your community.

Census Tools for the Grant Writing Trade (US Census Bureau)
Census Bureau data provides key indicators and data points for including in a grant proposal. This hands-on, step-by-step workshop will help you successfully navigate key data tools to capture the information you need to support your grant writing. You will be guided through these tools: Census Resilience Estimates; My Community Explorer; and On the Map.

Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, new features on Congress.gov will be highlighted.

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization's overall strategic plan.

Collaborative Community Voices: The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive (Association of Southeastern Libraries)
Sign up to hear about a recently launched archive documenting the black experience at the University of Pittsburgh through the years. Users contribute the content: photos, memories, and soon, audio and video. The project, “The Blue, Gold and Black Digital Archive”, is a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh Library System and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and it definitely illustrates the concept of empowering communities to control their own narratives and build a history and context. Get lots of tips and ideas from our presenter.

Investing in the Digital Age: Resources for Patrons from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Federal Depository Library Program)
The SEC has a mission to protect investors and has free tools and resources your patrons and stakeholders can use on its website, www.Investor.gov, to become more informed investors and avoid scams. The SEC will discuss its resources and provide a sample presentation that can, at your request, be provided for your stakeholders during Financial Literacy Month (April) or any time by inviting the SEC via email: Outreach@SEC.gov. The SEC will discuss Investing in the Digital Age, covering topics such as compounding, asset allocation, diversification, common investment products, the risks of alternative investments like crypto assets, considerations when using investing apps, and how to spot and avoid investment scams.

Sing & Sign: Supporting Emerging Language through Music, Sign Language, and Play (Early Childhood Investigations)
Teaching hearing children to sign is an extension of the types of nonverbal communication they already use to get your attention, including facial expression, gesturing, making noise, crawling, toddling toward an object of desire, and more. Focusing on communication has never been more important given lost opportunities during the pandemic to learn and practice language skills. Join music therapist, early childhood consultant and author, Dr. Anne Meeker Watson for this engaging webinar. You can expect a rousing session that will be equal parts sign language instruction, music, play, and JOY.

Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story (Mackin)
There’s nothing more powerful than a story that connects us to help us understand each other and ourselves and to build empathy. Join us as we share these books and highlight the importance of sharing stories with young people to let them know how telling their stories will help them understand and expand their world.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Done Right: How To Soar to Success! (CharityHowTo)
Join Givebutter’s Floyd Jones for this FREE nonprofit webinar about the four strategies to help your nonprofit have its best Fundraising year yet.

Working at Different Types of Libraries (Academic Libraries Panel Series)
Interested in learning more about libraries outside of academic libraries and how their work influences all levels of librarianship? Join us for a discussion with current library professionals.

Usando una cuenta de Mi Britannica (Britannica Education)
Participantes aprenderán como crear una cuenta de Mi Britannica usando todos los recursos de Britannica y usar sus cuentas para guardar piezas de contenido, organizarlas en carpetas y compartirlas.

February 20

Why Do I Stay? The DEI Perspective (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
As a follow up to popular series “Why I Left the Profession –DEI Perspective” — “Why Do I Stay –The DEI Perspective” series is taking a closer look at resiliency and optimism in the face of many obstacles and challenges. Facilitated by the wonderful, brilliant Twanna Hodge.

February 21

Conveying Impact Through Data-Driven Storytelling (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Storytelling has been a driving force in human history for thousands of years. It holds the power to build relationships, provide context, impose meaning, share lessons learned, identify challenges, and much more. Storytelling is a tool that nonprofits can use to convey the impact of their work. However, organizations often struggle with how to tell stories, what information to include, and how to utilize the stories they tell. This webinar will explore the basics of when and what types of evaluation to use to convey your organization’s story, as well as the links between evaluation and story.

7 Essentials for Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Blue Ocean Brain, where chief learning officer, Claire Herring, will offer actionable tips to help your leaders and employees integrate psychological safety into their daily practice. Claire will help you ignite your people on a journey of inclusion, starting with the building blocks of how to engage in psychologically safe conversations, to how to foster a culture that embraces the whole person.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Action (GovLoop)
Almost two years ago, President Biden signed an Executive Order: Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Government. The EO called on agencies to update their DEIA policies in a whole host of areas including the establishment of government-wide initiatives to advance DEIA in all parts of the federal workforce, assessments of the current state of DEIA at their orgs, addressing workplace harassment and more. What has happened in the subsequent two years? Join us and NextGen online to hear how agencies are measuring up against the EO’s objectives.

February 22

NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Establishing Design Principles to Center Accessibility into Everyday Decisions (Library Accessibility Alliance)
Libraries are meant for everyone. While libraries have long claimed this to be true, exclusionary practices and inaccessible systems still exist and are extremely difficult to fully eradicate. The act of methodically creating a culture of accessibility hinges on each member of an organization as they seek to ask constructive questions and make decisions that pull the organization in a unified direction. In an attempt to infuse accessibility into the culture at the University of Virginia Library, the library used a collaborative process to establish and adopt a system of four design principles. Through this webinar, participants will learn more about the concept of design principles, including how they can be useful in cultivating intentionally accessible environments, and will come away with tools for beginning these conversations at their own institutions.

Info2Go! Self-Care from the Management Perspective (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
For library management, encouraging and enabling self-care at work contributes to a healthier, more productive workforce. With stress and burnout on the rise, many library employees feel overwhelmed, which affects people’s wellbeing and also their ability to do their jobs. Encouraging self-care and supporting library staff in practicing self-care at work can help libraries build more engaged, high-performing teams. Join us to learn about self-care from the management perspective and learn about things managers can do to foster a work culture of self-care.

The Pursuit of Precious Gems—Turning Prospects into Donors (Blackbaud)
Fundraisers may know the five stages of moves management but is your fundraising organization making the most of the process? Effective moves management requires a shared definition of each stage amongst teams, as well as intentional management of stage data. With these shared definitions comes a set of key policies that should be established to maintain consistent movement of prospects along the continuum. Don't miss this special session with Chris Day, Blackbaud strategic consultant, as he shares best practices in defining these stages for your team.

Track Donor Engagement and Boost Your Fundraising Efforts (Bloomerang)
In this session, we will dive into the world of donor engagement and see how measuring donor activity enables you to capitalize on high engagement, act on potential lapse risks, and ultimately raise more money for your mission.

Growing a Healthy Library Culture (FastForward Libraries)
In 2022, recent library science graduates looking for jobs ranked a positive, healthy workplace culture as being an even more important attribute than salary.  If you haven't looked at your organizational culture recently, it may be time for a refresh.  This session will look at what culture is, how to get staff involved in creating or revising your culture statement, and ways to implement your culture throughout the library.

Exploring Economic Data on data.census.gov (US Census Bureau)
If you've been curious to learn more about economic data available in data.census.gov, we highly recommend you join this webinar. In this session, you will learn how to access business data from various Census Economic Surveys and programs on our data platform, including how to select filters for best results, customizing table views, creating maps to visualize business data, and more. Our presenter will perform live demonstrations and provide you with helpful resources to help you achieve your data needs.

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

Strategies for Increasing Customer Engagement (GovLoop)
A few months back a GovLoop community member received this request while working with their city to update property records: “Can you fax me over a copy?” The answer was no. Who has a fax machine anymore, let alone one at home. All this is to say that oftentimes, the government lags behind on using technology to better engage with customers. Those outdated systems often create lower engagement and can erode constituent trust. Join us online to hear from government and industry experts about strategies you can begin using today to increase customer engagement.

Magic Moments: Active Problem Solving with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Every problem, large or small, is an opportunity for young children to learn and grow. From spilled glue to a conflict in the block corner, problems are an unlimited natural resource generated inside our own classrooms. This insight-building webinar, presented by author and inspirational speaker, Ann Gadzikowski, will explore how early childhood educators can take the problems, mistakes, and accidents that inevitably occur in every early childhood program, and turn them into teachable moments.

Library Policies for Today’s Communities (WebJunction)
Library policies have the power to facilitate inclusive, safe, and supportive experiences for all. Join this webinar to learn the importance of crafting clear policies for your library, to help establish and set standards that ensure equity and safety for both staff and patrons. Follow North Liberty Library’s journey as they reviewed and renewed policies and procedures with a lens of inclusivity, for all areas of library operations. In this applicable approach for all library types and sizes, learn effective methods for building staff awareness and understanding of policies, and gain a fresh perspective on how policies can create flexibility, empathy, and allyship with those we serve.

February 23

Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session on launching, marketing and growing a monthly giving program at your nonprofit organization. Chad will highlight the data behind why monthly giving is the key to nonprofit sustainability and then provide specific, actionable steps that you can take to launch or expand a monthly giving program. Templates and resources will be provided to help attendees implement the recommendations.

Three Things Every Leader Should Know: Practical Insights to Overcome the COVID Retention Crisis (Charity Village)
Based on extensive research into recent exit data from 30+ businesses and nonprofits across 16 industries Allen Leigh has identified three accelerators that top talent are looking for to stay engaged and grow, and the results might surprise you. In this webinar, we will explore the current trends in recruitment and retention from a real-life lens and offer some practical tips and tools for your leaders to deploy in-house to ensure that your culture is adjusting to the new requirements of work.

Secrets of the Super Searchers II - Statistics (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jump start your Federal Government information reference skills about all things statistics. Join Super Searcher Susanne Caro, long-time Government Information Librarian and regional depository librarian at North Dakota State University, The Libraries. She will demonstrate her search strategies to answer the toughest Federal Government information statistics reference questions, from all sources.

Essential Elements of Leading a Nature-based Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar, designed to support program leaders and administrators, will share the core principles and benefits of a nature-based approach. With that common language as a starting point, Rachel will address the foundational administrative and pedagogical practices to successfully shift your team to a nature-based approach. Most importantly, Rachel will address an often-overlooked element of leading change—the human element, including how to best support staff and families in your evolving infusion of nature.

The Impending Skills Gap - What to Know (Training Magazine Network)
With the acceleration of change in today’s world, companies lacking strong skills training programs will find themselves falling behind. It’s no longer viable to simply hire your way out of a skills gap. Find out how continually training staff can increase employee retention, improve productivity, grow revenues, and prepare your organization to react nimbly to the changes ahead.

February 24

Big Talk From Small Libraries 2023 (Nebraska Library Commission)
This free one-day online conference is tailored for staff from small libraries - the smaller the better! Each of our speakers is from a library serving fewer than 10,000 people, or is directly partnered with a small library and co-presenting with the library. Topics range from technology to programming to new roles for the library. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small your library is. But, if your library serves a few hundred to a few thousand people, this is the day for you!

February 28

Dignity in personal care, addressing hygiene insecurity: The Discoveries Community Pantry (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Emerging from pandemic closures and working closely to help customers get their needs met in a time of stress, library staff opened the Community Pantry at Discoveries. Since July 2021, the pantry has distributed diapers, wipes, menstrual products and other hygiene supplies to over 65 families a week. Learn how we started, how its impacted our community and how you can scale a pantry at your location- no matter the size or type of your library.

Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)
Join us on Tuesday, February 28 for a free, one hour webinar showcasing upcoming titles from LATW, Dreamscape Media, Penguin Random House Library Marketing/Books on Tape, and Yen Press! Treat your earbuds to something special and register now!

“The Data Made Me Do It” - Effective Ways to Demonstrate your Library’s Influence with Analytics (Library Journal)
Becoming a library that can respond to user needs and demonstrating your influence on the overall academic mission is an operational “gold standard.” However, the lack of robust data analytics causes libraries to miss key evidence of user engagement, holding them back from reaching a synergistic relationship with students and administrators. Angela Strait from Marshall University and John McDonald (EBSCO) will share strategies for leveraging data to improve conversations with academic administrators and understand library user behavior.

Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
In recent years we have seen an increase in hostile attacks across all sectors, including events. These attacks have come in a variety of methods. Performing Arts and Cultural Heritage organizations must be prepared for all scenarios and need to be able to react to all emergencies. This webinar will cover the types of attacks to prepare for, as well as the training you should consider for your venues and staff.

Designing Slides without Bullet Points (Training Magazine Network)
Put an end once and for all to slides filled with bullet points! Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Nolan Haims will take you into his design process for approaching text-heavy slides without resorting to tired bulleted lists. Learn how professional designers approach PowerPoint, create dynamic slides, and minimize word count through software techniques and design strategies.

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)
Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2021 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

My Time Learning (TeachersFirst)
Looking for a way to get just-in-time personalized PD? We've got the ticket for you. Join us as we explore websites and communities that offer free professional learning opportunities. Whether you're a beginner or a tech ninja, you'll find something to pique your interest and grow your teaching toolbox. Start making your learning path today!

Upcoming WebJunction Webinars

22 February 2023

Library Policies for Today’s Communities

Join this webinar to learn the importance of crafting clear policies for your library, to help establish and set standards that ensure equity and safety for both staff and patrons.

22 March 2023

Creating a Restorative Library Culture

Learn about restorative justice and restorative practices, and how to build relationships that can help to address and repair harm done.

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