Free Training: October 2022

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

October 6: School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Fall (School Library Journal)
Do you love authors and hearing about their creative process? Do you live to add books to your TBR pile and library? Skip the travel, and join us October 6 for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the fall 2022 publishing season—fully virtual and free to attend! Our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will leave you informed, inspired, and entertained. Come hear about the hottest forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from nonfiction and romance to picture books and graphic novels. You can also visit the virtual exhibit hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy intimate author chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources.

October 15: Future Ready Librarians® October Summit (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
The Future Ready Librarians® summit is a FREE, live, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for librarians interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. This interactive online event will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Librarians® Framework and define new ways in which they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools. Leveraging the active Future Ready Librarians® community, the live summit is designed around authentic problems of practice identified by librarians.

October 20: Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Fall
For more than two decades, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog has been the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Now it’s gone digital and is free to attend! Once again, you’ll hear from top authors in genre fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction. And you still get to dialog by visiting virtual booths, talking with authors, and networking with colleagues.

October 20 and 21: PNC/MLA 2022 Virtual Conference (Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA)
Keynote Speaker Alison Macrina, Founder and Executive Director of the Library Freedom Project, will discuss “Health Data Privacy, Patient’s Rights, and Social Justice. A schedule is available on the PNC/MLA website.

Event Categories

ADVOCACY

  • Oct 18: Telling an Executive Level Story (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Oct 6: A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation (Scholarly Networks Security Initiative)
  • Oct 6: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Oct 11: Health and Safety for Performing Arts Organizations (LYRASIS)
  • Oct 18: Does My Nonprofit Need To Worry About Ransomware? (Tech Impact)
  • Oct 18: Proactive Crisis Planning for Children with Mental Health Challenges (PACER Center)
  • Oct 19: Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)
  • Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Oct 25: Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
  • Oct 27: Info2Go! Going Fine Free (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Oct 19: Bolstering Family Involvement with Tools and Techniques to Advance Learners with Significant Disabilities (AbleNet)

BOARDS

  • Oct 13: How to Get CEOs and Boards to Embrace Year End Fundraising (Bloomerang)

CAREERS

  • Oct 18: Networking 101 for Small-Business Owners (Wyoming SBDC)
  • Oct 19: Successful Job Searching: Applications, Cover Letters, Résumés, and References (Niche Academy)
  • Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • Oct 3: Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education (edWeb)
  • Oct 6: Learning And Connecting Through Life Stories (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
  • Oct 12: Books and Babies: Selecting the Best Books and Related Activities for Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Oct 13: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults (National Collaborative Girls Project)
  • Oct 13: Loving the Skin You Are In: Facts on Race & Disability in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Oct 19: MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)
  • Oct 19: Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)
  • Oct 20: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Oct 20: Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
  • Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
  • Oct 25: Philosophy and Children’s Literature: An Interactive Presentation (Indiana State Library)
  • Oct 26: Professional Development for Libraries - Introducing New Citizen Science Resources (SciStarter)
  • Oct 27: World Water Day: Celebrate the Building Block of Life (STARnet Libraries)
  • Oct 27: Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Oct 4: Celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo! (School Library Journal)
  • Oct 4: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
  • Oct 5: LGBTQIA+ Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
  • Oct 5: Bringing Reading to Life, Part Two: Making and Technology (Follett)
  • Oct 11: Forget the Best: Good and Better Approaches to Preservation (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • Oct 12: Getting Started with Digital Preservation: A Workshop (Library Journal)
  • Oct 13: Cozy Mysteries: Cuddle Up with a Gentle Whodunit (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Oct 13: 5 Ways to Increase Nonfiction Circulation and Create Passionate Nonfiction Readers (School Library Journal)
  • Oct 14: How To Bring Digital Content to the Forefront of Your District (Booklist/Overdrive)
  • Oct 19: MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)
  • Oct 19: Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)

COMMUNICATION

  • Oct 4: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • Oct 19: Successful Job Searching: Applications, Cover Letters, Résumés, and References (Niche Academy)
  • Oct 18: Telling an Executive Level Story (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • Oct 19: Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
  • Oct 24: How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)
  • Oct 25: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

  • Oct 6: NoveList Plus Overview (NoveList)
  • Oct 12: Getting Started with Digital Preservation: A Workshop (Library Journal)
  • Oct 19: Explore Gale Business: Plan Builder (Gale)
  • Oct 26: Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training (Niche Academy)
  • Oct 27: Library Accessibility Alliance Webinar: Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives (Library Accessibility Alliance)
  • Oct 27: Explore Gale Business: Insights (Gale)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • Oct 4: Public Library Staff and Diversity: Results from PLA’s 2021 Survey (Public Library Association)
  • Oct 6: Leadership Development: Navigating Chaos and Reaching the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
  • Oct 6: A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation (Scholarly Networks Security Initiative)
  • Oct 6: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Oct 24: How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

  • Oct 3: Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education (edWeb)
  • Oct 4: Public Library Staff and Diversity: Results from PLA’s 2021 Survey (Public Library Association)
  • Oct 5: Disability Perspectives in Wyoming (Cultivate Ability)
  • Oct 6: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Oct 11: Practicing Inclusion: Welcoming Transgender Customers and Colleagues (Infopeople)
  • Oct 12: Accessibility in Your Library (Niche Academy)
  • Oct 13: Loving the Skin You Are In: Facts on Race & Disability in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Oct 19: Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
  • Oct 20: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
  • Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Oct 25: Build Community in Your Classroom with Tech Tools (TeachersFirst)
  • Oct 26: What's Up Wednesday - Because We Matter (Indiana State Library)
  • Oct 27: Info2Go! Going Fine Free (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Oct 27: Library Accessibility Alliance Webinar: Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives (Library Accessibility Alliance)

FUNDRAISING

  • Oct 4: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • Oct 5: Deep Dive + Live Critique: #GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising (TechSoup)
  • Oct 5: The Year-End Fundraising Playbook (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Oct 6: Recession-Proof Your Nonprofit...with Grants! (Bloomerang)
  • Oct 6: Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month In Free Ads (CharityHowTo)
  • Oct 11: Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)
  • Oct 13: How to Get CEOs and Boards to Embrace Year End Fundraising (Bloomerang)
  • Oct 20: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
  • Oct 26: How to Get Donor Visits and Navigate the Asking Process (Productive Fundraising)
  • Oct 27: What’s All the Fuss About Participatory Grantmaking? | Making Sense of This Evolving Practice (Blackbaud)
  • Oct 27: Crypto Donor Stewardship: Nurturing Relationships With A New Generation of Donors (Blackbaud)

LEGAL

  • Oct 6: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
  • Oct 6: A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation (Scholarly Networks Security Initiative)
  • Oct 18: Does My Nonprofit Need To Worry About Ransomware? (Tech Impact)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • Oct 6: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Oct 19: Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)
  • Oct 26: The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)

MANAGEMENT

  • Oct 3: How to Create a Proactive Retention Strategy to Keep Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)
  • Oct 6: CSL in Session: Customer service: From transactions to transformations (Colorado State Library)
  • Oct 18: Coaching Leaders to Manage Diverse Teams (Training Magazine Network)
  • Oct 18: How to Motivate an Unmotivated Team (GovLoop)
  • Oct 19: What It Takes to Lead an Organizational Transformation (Harvard Business Review)
  • Oct 19: Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
  • Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Oct 24: How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)
  • Oct 25: Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Oct 4: Increasing Faculty Engagement With Makerspace Technologies (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Oct 6: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • Oct 6: Partners in Public Health: Healthy People 2030 and the Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Health and Health Equity Part 1 (Network of National Library of Medicine)
  • Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
  • Oct 26: What's Up Wednesday - Because We Matter (Indiana State Library)
  • Oct 26: The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)

PROGRAMMING

  • Oct 5: Bringing Reading to Life, Part Two: Making and Technology (Follett)
  • Oct 12: Books and Babies: Selecting the Best Books and Related Activities for Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Oct 12: Getting Started with Digital Preservation: A Workshop (Library Journal)
  • Oct 12: Audience Engagement and Interaction in Hybrid Programs (Programming Librarian)
  • Oct 18: Become a Data-Literate Citizen Scientist! (SciStarter)
  • Oct 20: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Oct 20: Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
  • Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
  • Oct 25: Philosophy and Children’s Literature: An Interactive Presentation (Indiana State Library)
  • Oct 26: Professional Development for Libraries - Introducing New Citizen Science Resources (SciStarter)
  • Oct 26: What's Up Wednesday - Because We Matter (Indiana State Library)
  • Oct 26: The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)
  • Oct 27: World Water Day: Celebrate the Building Block of Life (STARnet Libraries)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • Oct 4: Celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo! (School Library Journal)
  • Oct 4: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
  • Oct 5: LGBTQIA+ Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
  • Oct 13: Cozy Mysteries: Cuddle Up with a Gentle Whodunit (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Oct 19: MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)

REFERENCE

  • Oct 6: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
  • Oct 6: Federal Open Data - 2022 Update (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Oct 13: Family Histories and Beyond: Investigations in 1950 U.S. Census Sheets (US National Archives)
  • Oct 13: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
  • Oct 13: Knowing NAICS: Understanding the Way the Government Classifies Industries (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Oct 19: Explore Gale Business: Plan Builder (Gale)
  • Oct 27: Explore Gale Business: Insights (Gale)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • Oct 3: Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education (edWeb)
  • Oct 4: Celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo! (School Library Journal)
  • Oct 4: Teaching News Literacy in the Era of Hyperpolarized Media (edWeb)
  • Oct 5: LGBTQIA+ Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
  • Oct 5: Bringing Reading to Life, Part Two: Making and Technology (Follett)
  • Oct 6: NoveList Plus Overview (NoveList)
  • Oct 6: Learning and Connecting Through Life Stories (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
  • Oct 12: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Oct 13: 5 Ways to Increase Nonfiction Circulation and Create Passionate Nonfiction Readers (School Library Journal)
  • Oct 13: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults (National Collaborative Girls Project)
  • Oct 13: Back to School Stress: Tools and Apps to Minimize School Stressors (PACER Center)
  • Oct 14: How to Bring Digital Content to the Forefront of Your District (Booklist/Overdrive)
  • Oct 18: Become a Data-Literate Citizen Scientist! (SciStarter)
  • Oct 19: Explore Gale Business: Plan Builder (Gale)
  • Oct 19: MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)
  • Oct 19: Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
  • Oct 20: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Oct 20: Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
  • Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
  • Oct 25: Philosophy and Children’s Literature: An Interactive Presentation (Indiana State Library)
  • Oct 25: Build Community in Your Classroom with Tech Tools (TeachersFirst)
  • Oct 26: Professional Development for Libraries - Introducing New Citizen Science Resources (SciStarter)
  • Oct 26: Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training (Niche Academy)
  • Oct 26: The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)
  • Oct 27: World Water Day: Celebrate the Building Block of Life (STARnet Libraries)
  • Oct 27: Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

TECHNOLOGY

  • Oct 25: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
  • Oct 25: Build Community in Your Classroom with Tech Tools (TeachersFirst)
  • Oct 26: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Oct 27: Library Accessibility Alliance Webinar: Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives (Library Accessibility Alliance)
  • Oct 27: Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Oct 4: Increasing Faculty Engagement with Makerspace Technologies (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
  • Oct 4: Teaching News Literacy in the Era of Hyperpolarized Media (edWeb)
  • Oct 6: Leadership Development: Navigating Chaos and Reaching the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
  • Oct 20: Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
  • Oct 26: Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training (Niche Academy)
  • Oct 27: Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

VOLUNTEERS

  • Oct 13: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)
  • Oct 25: Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Program Abstracts

October 3

Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education (edWeb)
Join the authors of the new book, Guidance for Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education, for an introduction to gender diversity and ways ECE providers can support and include children and families in their programs. Attendees of this edWebinar will receive an introduction to early childhood gender development and explore methods for making their ECE classrooms and programs more inclusive and supportive for ALL children, including gaining insight into ways to communicate about gender with children and families.

How to Create a Proactive Retention Strategy to Keep Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)
Stop playing defense and create a stronger offensive in driving your employee retention strategy! Join Dr. Bob Nelson, the world’s leading authority on employee recognition, engagement and retention, as he discusses how companies can be more proactive about retaining staff during the current market challenges.

October 4

Celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo! (School Library Journal)
Join us on Tuesday, October 4th at 1pm ET/ 10am PT to celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse! A decade after the publication of Shadow and Bone, #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo and educator Rose Brock will explore the creation of her wildly popular and immersive fantasy world, the Grishaverse, which now spans 10 books and a Netflix original series, Shadow and Bone. Plus, Leigh will talk with illustrator Dani Pendergast about the next chapter: Demon in the Wood, a new graphic novel about the origins of the Darkling, on sale September 27th.

Increasing Faculty Engagement with Makerspace Technologies (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Libraries often build spaces that offer all kinds of exciting technologies, but sometimes faculty do not make use of the equipment. Due to budgets that are already stretched thin, faculty do not always have the resources or expertise to try out new technologies in their courses. Woodall highlights how they turned this around when Salisbury University Libraries partnered with the campus’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) program to create an opportunity for faculty interested in technologies like 3D printing and AR/VR to share their knowledge and explore how these technologies can enhance their courses. Through this program, they were able to develop a core group of evangelists on campus who could spread the word about how these technologies can be helpful for teaching in a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty were much more engaged and willing to work with the makerspace.

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to as many books as possible. Join us for this free, one-hour webinar where representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Sourcebooks, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton & Company will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations.

Public Library Staff and Diversity: Results from PLA’s 2021 Survey (Public Library Association)
Join PLA for an overview of the results of the 2021 annual survey on Public Library Staff and Diversity. The results provide new and updated information related to beginning librarian and library director salaries; staff roles; hiring and retention efforts; and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals and activities. This free webinar will highlight how the data suggests both opportunities and challenges for the future of public libraries. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to engage in PLA’s on-going data-related initiatives.

Teaching News Literacy in the Era of Hyperpolarized Media (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, educators will learn how to use news literacy methodology to recognize and rate bias and reliability in the news and “news-like” content. During this hands-on session, attendees will practice diplomatically dealing with sensitive political topics while maintaining objectivity. Educators will leave the session ready to implement a news literacy curriculum in their classrooms.

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. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

October 5

Disability Perspectives in Wyoming (Cultivate Ability)
Join us this October for a special Speaker Series featuring a roundtable panel of guests with disabilities from across Wyoming. Panelists will share about their experiences in the Wyoming workforce, their insights into improving accessibility, and their hopes for the future of inclusion.

Deep Dive + Live Critique: #GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising (TechSoup)
In this 45-minute deep dive webinar, we’ll break down how you can organize a successful #GivingTuesday and year-end campaign. Plus, we’ll do a live review of your campaigns, donation form, or newsletter. We’ll also host a 15-minute Q&A following the presentation to allow you to ask questions of our team.

LGBTQIA+ Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
Join Simon & Schuster Children's, Nobrow Press, and Lorimer Children & Teens to hear about their latest titles featuring positive representation of LGBTQIA+ themes and characters. Spanning every genre, from romance, to mystery, to fantasy and more: these publishers will cover the spectrum of hot upcoming titles for middle grade, teen, and young adult readers, allowing you to stock your shelves with don’t-miss titles that patrons will clamor for.

The Year-End Fundraising Playbook (Nonprofit Hub)
Is your organization ready to approach the most crucial giving season? In this week's Webinar Wednesday, Aidan Hill presents their "Year-End Fundraising Playbook to help your organization create an action plan for year-end success.

Bringing Reading to Life, Part Two: Making and Technology (Follett)
In the second webinar in the series, “Bringing Reading to Life Part II: Making and Technology,” Miller will share ideas, strategies, and tips on how to bring literacy to life through making and with digital tools and apps in a fun, creative, and exciting session. This fast-paced presentation will be filled with project ideas, wonderful books that encourage making, meaningful moments to tie in STEAM, and so much more. She will leave you inspired to bring making to your classroom and library through literacy every day too.

October 6

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.

Leadership Development: Navigating Chaos and Reaching the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
As the world of work continues to pick up speed, proactive organizations are adapting to a more agile and effective learning function, including addressing leadership development in a greater and more systematic way. In-person leadership training is no longer the default — hybrid and remote work environments continue to reshape corporate cultures globally, and turnover remains a top concern for many leaders. The bottom line: Learning and development (L&D) teams can’t get by with just assigning courses. They must be transformative strategists that lead the organization toward resilience and higher performance.

Recession-Proof Your Nonprofit...with Grants! (Bloomerang)
In this webinar you will discover the exact steps to take so that you can secure grant funding consistently now and throughout 2023: The 3 C’s to thriving in a turbulent economy (inflation, recession, or both!); The 5% Rule and why it matters to you; Preparing essential documents for grant applications, and; things you can do NOW to get the grant!

Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month in Free Ads (CharityHowTo)
Nonprofits big and small have much to gain from Google Grants. Donors, volunteers, and supporters who use Google to search online can now be reached and engaged using your online ads. Join this free nonprofit webinar to learn how!

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
This 1-hour live class taught in WebEx is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

NoveList Plus Overview (NoveList)
NoveList Plus helps you connect readers with the books they’ll love. Join us for this 1-hour overview of the key features and resources, such as story elements, recommended lists, and genre guides, and learn basic and advanced search strategies to help you become a readers’ advisory superstar. Questions are welcome and everyone who registers will get a follow-up email including the link to the recording and valuable tips and resources.

CSL in Session: Customer service: From transactions to transformations (Colorado State Library)
Libraries and library staff have had to continuously adapt over the last two plus years while continuing to provide the services their customers needed. In this session, we will discuss all of the different ways we interact with our patrons, learn about a transformation model and how it applies to customer service, and brainstorm what we intentionally want to carry forward.

Federal Open Data - 2022 Update (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will be an overview of data.gov status, Federal open data under the OPEN Government Data Act, agency progress, and a view ahead.

A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation (Scholarly Networks Security Initiative)
With threats to online systems steadily on the rise, cybersecurity has become everyone’s responsibility – both privately and professionally. As higher education undergoes digital transformation, universities are increasingly vulnerable to cyberthreats. Mitigating these risks can be especially challenging for mid to small institutions and their libraries. Panelists include Ben Woelk, speaking from the perspective of the CISO’s office in charge of training and awareness programs at Rochester Institute of Technology, Theda Schwing from the statewide academic library consortium OhioLINK which manages many issues between publishers and libraries in the consortial context, and Carlota Sage from Fractional CISO discussing the special challenges for mid-and small organizations, as well as common situations that may put a user and consequently university and library content and services at risk. The program will include interactive exercises so participants can test their own risk exposure on the open web. Tips for how to proactively protect against threats will also be shared with attendees.

Learning and Connecting Through Life Stories (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
If you aspire to create an environment where multilingual learners feel seen and connected, this webinar is for you! Join Emily Francis, author of If You Only Knew: Letters from an Immigrant Teacher, for a FREE one-hour webinar on the power of personal stories. Emily will share some of the life experiences featured in her book, as well as ideas for how teachers can use literature as "windows" and "mirrors" on students' diverse cultural experiences. You will walk away with ideas for cultivating connections with students while encouraging them to share their own life stories.

Partners in Public Health: Healthy People 2030 and the Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Health and Health Equity Part 1 (Network of National Library of Medicine)
The first webinar will feature Dr. Sasha Fleary, Ph.D., who will describe her research on the role libraries can play in improving public health. Webinar participants will also hear an overview of Healthy People 2030 and a demonstration of Healthy People data and resources

Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
The Texas Ice Storm of 2021 brought unexpected hardships to many individuals and businesses. The Westbank Community library was no exception. Westbank lost power, fire sprinklers discharged and pipes burst, resulting in flooding of the Children’s room. Over 10,000 items were destroyed. Join us on our unexpected journey of remediation, renovation and re-ordering. Learn what it took to rebuild the collection and make it even better than it was before the storm. Presenters will share crucial steps, vendor support, re-ordering processes, lessons learned and surprises along the way towards restoring the Children’s collection.

School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Fall (School Library Journal)
Do you love authors and hearing about their creative process? Do you live to add books to your TBR pile and library? Skip the travel, and join us October 6 for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the fall 2022 publishing season—fully virtual and free to attend! Our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will leave you informed, inspired, and entertained. Come hear about the hottest forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from nonfiction and romance to picture books and graphic novels. You can also visit the virtual exhibit hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy intimate author chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources.

October 11

Forget the Best: Good and Better Approaches to Preservation (Connecting to Collections Care)
While having a top-tier collections care program that adheres to best practices might be seen as a goal for your institution, the reality is that there are often barriers related to time, money, and staffing that prevent us from working to achieve the “best.” Using a model that breaks the larger best practices into smaller, attainable benchmarks, participants will be encouraged to think differently about how they approach collections care efforts. This webinar will explore instances in which it is perfectly appropriate for institutions to forgo the “best” in favor of “good” and “better” approaches to preservation that help them make incremental steps towards improved collections care.

Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)
Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative. If you’re in crisis mode, join us for this informative session with Firespring’s director of nonprofit solutions, Kiersten Hill, followed by an interactive Q&A.

Health and Safety for Performing Arts Organizations (LYRASIS)
Safety in the theatre extends to crews, casts, and audience members as well as the venue. This includes performance and rehearsal spaces, shops, and other work spaces. It requires awareness, common sense, and perseverance to eliminate hazards and guard against carelessness. The goal of this webinar is to ensure that a safe, healthy environment is maintained at all times. This includes the control and minimization of all known and potential hazards associated within creative, artistic, and performance development. These risks can be minimized and controlled through proper training, equipment, and use of appropriate precautions, restrictions, and established safe-work practices.

Practicing Inclusion: Welcoming Transgender Customers and Colleagues (Infopeople)
As rights for transgender people continue to be challenged, libraries should be a welcoming place for the youth, adults, and colleagues in our communities. Join us to learn how to provide excellent internal and external customer service to transgender individuals at your library. This interactive session will help participants reframe ideas around gender, give them best practices for serving trans customers, and end with developing strategies to make their libraries trans-inclusive.

October 12

Getting Started with Digital Preservation: A Workshop (Library Journal)
The digital age has created new opportunities for libraries to interact with their constituents. Launching a digital collections program from digitized and born-digital archives, special collections and local history materials makes it possible for libraries to increase the accessibility of materials outside of normal library hours and connect with new audiences. But creating a new program from scratch or reviving a dormant digital collections program requires the right technology. Tools should be simple and affordable, hosted in a secure environment, and flexible enough to grow as your program grows.

Audience Engagement and Interaction in Hybrid Programs (Programming Librarian)
What can you do to make your hybrid program interactive and engaging for people in the room and at home? In this webinar, moderator Melissa Wong will share strategies for engaging audience members in the hybrid environment. We’ll explore tools and activities that are simple, fun, and effective, and have time for some hands-on practice.

Accessibility in Your Library (Niche Academy)
Join JJ Pionke to learn about what disability and accessibility are. Learn how to do a walkthrough of your physical space to see how accessible it is and join us for a Q&A to answer your accessibility-related questions.

Books and Babies: Selecting the Best Books and Related Activities for Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)
The foundation for literacy starts at birth! From babies’ first smiles to toddlers’ first steps, literacy development is intertwined with language, cognitive, social-emotional and motor growth. Join literacy experts Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed., and Dr. Paula L. Jackson to discover the building blocks for scaffolding early literacy skills in pre-mobile infants through talking toddlers and come away with practical tips and activities for the children in your care.

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.

October 13

Cozy Mysteries: Cuddle Up with a Gentle Whodunit (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Do your readers enjoy clever puzzles and crime-solving sleuths à la Agatha Christie novels or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, but not the gritty, dark violence prevalent in thrillers and hardboiled mysteries? Then join Sheila Hubertus, one of the Reader’s Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, as she breaks down Cozy Mysteries. Learn all about this gentle genre, classic and new titles/authors to watch, trends to know, and how to help your cozy mystery readers find their next read.

Family Histories and Beyond: Investigations in 1950 U.S. Census Sheets (US National Archives)
In April 2022, the manuscript records of the 1950 U.S. census were finally made public. They represent a matchless resource for all who want to know more about their families, communities, and this country. Join a panel of experts from leading libraries across the United States as they show us how these new records can help extend, expand, and enrich the picture we draw from genealogical investigations.

5 Ways to Increase Nonfiction Circulation and Create Passionate Nonfiction Readers (School Library Journal)
A growing body of research shows that many students enjoy nonfiction as much as or more than fiction, but library circulation doesn’t always reflect that. Discover how five school librarians increased their students’ interest in nonfiction through weeding aggressively, re-arranging and displaying books in creative ways, and highlighting it with innovative activities.

Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults (National Collaborative Girls Project)
Back by popular demand! This webinar is the first of a two-webinar series on addressing STEM stereotypes with children and youth. This webinar will dig deeply into research and best practices related to addressing STEM stereotypes with older youth and young adults. Researchers and educators will share strategies and resources to counter and break down STEM stereotypes.

Back to School Stress: Tools and Apps to Minimize School Stressors (PACER Center)
School is back in session and students can experience increased stressors related to school. In this workshop, learn about tools and apps that can help your child decrease school days stressors and distractions. This workshop will cover apps and tools appropriate for elementary to high school aged students.

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.

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)
Integrating skills-based volunteers into your existing volunteer engagement strategy is both exciting and scary. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this webinar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

How to Get CEOs and Boards to Embrace Year End Fundraising (Bloomerang)
In this session, nonprofit leaders will be reminded that the last quarter of the year is huge for fundraising. With #GivingTuesday and holiday volunteering and gifts, some organizations yield as much as 30 percent of their revenue in December. Now is the time to review plans to execute a robust and appealing year end campaign with traditional and digital methods to optimize donations.

Knowing NAICS: Understanding the Way the Government Classifies Industries (Federal Depository Library Program)
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes play an important role in industry research. NAICS classifies business establishments by type of economic activity. Managed by OMB, it is used by all Federal statistical agencies. After the program, you will know the history of NAICS, how it is used by Government agencies, how to request a new NAICS code, and the major changes that are coming with the release of the 2022 Economic Census.

Loving the Skin You Are In: Facts on Race & Disability in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this paradigm-shifting webinar Dr. Iheoma Iruka will help you examine the historical and contemporary impact of racism on early intervention and special education access, services, and outcomes. You will learn to incorporate an intersectionality lens that examines equity through a race and ability equity lens to dismantle racism and other systemic barriers and ensure equitable opportunities.

Partners in Public Health: Healthy People 2030 and the Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Health and Health Equity Part 2 (Network of National Library of Medicine)
The second webinar will feature three public libraries from across the country will discuss how they impact health outcomes in their communities as Healthy People 2030 Champions, including Sacramento Public Library (California), Catawba County Library System (North Carolina), and Akron-Summit County Public Library (Ohio).

October 14

How To Bring Digital Content to the Forefront of Your District (Booklist/Overdrive)
When it comes to meeting your students’ literacy needs, digital books might seem like a no-brainer – and they are! But in order to truly prioritize digital content in your district, it takes a little bit of organization. Join Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator at Parkway Schools (MO) and Quinn Sobieszczanski, Account Manager from OverDrive Education, for this discussion on how his district adopted strategies make ebook and audiobooks a focal point for Parkway.

October 15

Future Ready Librarians® October Summit (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
The Future Ready Librarians® summit is a FREE, live, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for librarians interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. This interactive online event will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Librarians® Framework and define new ways in which they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools. Leveraging the active Future Ready Librarians® community, the live summit is designed around authentic problems of practice identified by librarians.

October 18

Coaching Leaders to Manage Diverse Teams (Training Magazine Network)
Culture Change: Coaching leaders to manage diverse teams join us as we discuss one of the most critical features of the building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive organization--developing and coaching cultural competence in your managers so they can lead and develop diverse teams. As we know all too well, there can be many advantages, as well as many challenges to managing diverse teams, and together we will unpack how to coach managers to maximize the opportunities and advantages inherent in leading diverse teams.

Telling an Executive Level Story (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Despite ever-changing technologies, one skill remains vital to master: the ability to tell a compelling, executive-level story. It is essential to understand the basic principles of how to tell an effective, audience-tailored story as well as create compelling visuals to support that story. This workshop will cover the essentials on how to deliver a powerful, audience-tailored presentation as well as the basics of creating a slide deck that supports your presentation and ensures that your message is actionable and impactful.

Does My Nonprofit Need to Worry about Ransomware? (Tech Impact)
Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malicious software designed to encrypt files, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Ransom is then demanded in exchange for decryption of the data. In this webinar we'll learn common ransomware tactics to watch out for, ways to prevent and protect your organization, the importance of data and cybersecurity policies, and what to do in case of an attack.

Networking 101 for Small-Business Owners (Wyoming SBDC)
Networking is an effective way to build meaningful relationships that support your business in the long-term. In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn tips for expanding your professional network both in-person and online. You’ll also learn strategies for connecting with potential clients, customers, peers, and mentors. Come prepared to ask questions and share your own networking tips in this conversational webinar.

Become a Data-Literate Citizen Scientist! (SciStarter)
This week on SciStarter LIVE! We’ll be learning about what it means to be “data literate” through the free tutorial: “Building Data Literacy Through Community and Citizen Science.” This program equips learners with knowledge and skills to contribute and interpret data to community and citizen science projects and discover how data literacy can be applied in everyday situations.

How to Motivate an Unmotivated Team (GovLoop)
Wouldn’t it be nice if every team you worked on, worked as hard or harder than you did? However, for a variety of reasons, many team leads find themselves working with unmotivated colleagues. Unfortunately, low morale can have a serious impact on employee engagement, well-being and productivity.

Proactive Crisis Planning for Children with Mental Health Challenges (PACER Center)
When children or teenagers experience escalating behaviors at school, a proactive crisis plan can help support recovery and wellness. This session will provide information on strengths-based planning in the school setting.

October 19

Bolstering Family Involvement with Tools and Techniques to Advance Learners with Significant Disabilities (AbleNet)
This session will illustrate how to create an activity toolkit with adapted tools to share with families for follow-up reinforcement and practice at home besides aiding classroom instruction. Students with severe and multiple disabilities require multiple opportunities to practice academic, behavioral, and functional life skills and to generalize learning in a variety of contexts. Paired with techniques and tips, the activity toolkit will empower educators to guide families to continue with practicing the skills at home with their child to make sustained progress and retain the skills.

What It Takes to Lead an Organizational Transformation (Harvard Business Review)
It’s not news that organizational transformations are prone to failure. That’s because the road is littered with failed transformation programs. This begs the question: In today’s dynamic environment, what are the keys to successful transformation? Andrew White from Saïd Business School and Adam Canwell of EY will share findings and insights from their research into successful transformations.

Explore Gale Business: Plan Builder (Gale)
Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit. This webinar, intended for public library staff, will cover the main areas of Gale Business: Plan Builder, and best practices for your patrons. This session will be recorded for those who can’t attend.

Successful Job Searching: Applications, Cover Letters, Résumés, and References (Niche Academy)
You have just graduated and are looking for your first job as a librarian. You are a mid-career professional making a change to libraries. You want to apply for a promotion and increase your job responsibilities. How do you build a résumé or CV that will get you an interview? Are cover letters really necessary? In this webinar, Melissa Lockaby shares recommendations and guidance on how to get an interview by providing the best application that highlights your accomplishments while addressing what employers want.

MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)
RSVP now for the MacKids School & Library Winter Preview Event on October 19 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT where they'll preview upcoming picture books, middle grade, and young adult titles in this free, 75-minute Booklist webinar! You’ll hear from talented authors Zeena M. Plisk (EGYPTIAN LULLABY), Zach Weinersmith (BEA WOLF), Katherine Marsh (THE LOST YEAR), and Deb JJ Lee (IN LIMBO: A GRAPHIC MEMOIR).

Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
Regardless of intent, words or phrases can express bias. Using the National Center on Disability and Journalism’s (NCDJ) disability language style guide and other practical information, receive tools on how to communicate in an effective and inclusive way. This session covers general terms and words on physical disabilities, hearing and visual disabilities, mental and cognitive disabilities, and seizure disorders.

Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)
Hey library workers, are you thinking of starting a Library of Things for your community? From tools to toys, cameras to kitchen appliances, fishing gear to musical instruments, and from blood pressure monitors to robots – you can do it! The presenters will talk about launching these collections for a small library and a large suburban children’s collection. They will highlight their experiences selecting, budgeting, cataloging, displaying, sustaining, and marketing their Library of Things. They will also share what has and hasn’t worked, and you’ll leave with strategies for making the right decisions for your community.

October 20

Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Back by popular demand! This webinar is part of a two-webinar series on addressing stereotypes in STEM with children and youth. This webinar will dig deeply into research and best practices related to addressing STEM stereotypes with young children beginning in preschool. Researchers and educators will share strategies and resources for discussing and addressing STEM stereotypes with young children.

Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
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.

Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, join News Literacy Project experts and news literacy educators to learn how you can strengthen your students’ media and news literacy skills and equip them for active, responsible civic life. Learn about best practices for teaching about bias and primary purpose of various sources and types of information, and discover how you can help students identify news and information that is presented in a fair and accurate way.

Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Fall
For more than two decades, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog has been the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Now it’s gone digital and is free to attend! Once again, you’ll hear from top authors in genre fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction. And you still get to dialog by visiting virtual booths, talking with authors, and networking with colleagues.

PNC/MLA 2022 Virtual Conference (Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA)
Keynote Speaker Alison Macrina, Founder and Executive Director of the Library Freedom Project, will discuss “Health Data Privacy, Patient’s Rights, and Social Justice. A schedule is available on the PNC/MLA website.

October 21

Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
Sometimes, you have an idea but realize you might not have the skill sets to accomplish it. This presentation will share how a team of teachers, a librarian, a social worker, and various outside groups in St. Marys Area Middle School combined their skills and worked together to help students expand their content knowledge of a topic they may not know about, deepen their research skills, and talk about mental health strategies. In this free, 60-minute webinar, we will hear from St. Marys Area Middle School (PA), winner of ALA's 2022 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming as they discuss their winning program and share tips for school library professionals interested in developing a similar program.

PNC/MLA 2022 Virtual Conference (Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA)
Keynote Speaker Alison Macrina, Founder and Executive Director of the Library Freedom Project, will discuss “Health Data Privacy, Patient’s Rights, and Social Justice. A schedule is available on the PNC/MLA website.

October 24

Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Leadership practice, style, and situational outcomes are important topics for anyone who wishes to hone their leadership skills or evaluate how they lead. How can a leadership practice manifest itself in one’s personal professional goals and in the goals of moving the library field forward to more healthy workplace culture for ALL? During the webinar, Ms. Norlin will discuss strategies for building an organizational culture of trust and sustainability by sharing information and how to be more transparent and inclusive in management styles and practices.

How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)
Let’s face it, sometimes having a conversation with your direct reports isn’t easy. Whether you are providing critical feedback, sharing a new direction the agency is taking or even changing around the workday schedule, critical conversations can be taxing on everyone involved. But there are ways to make them more impactful.

October 25

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs.

Philosophy and Children’s Literature: An Interactive Presentation (Indiana State Library)
Children’s literature is full of philosophical questions and ideas, reflecting an awareness of children’s propensities to think about life’s big questions. This webinar will explore ways to inspire exploration with children about their big questions through children’s books. We will examine several examples of philosophically-suggestive works, and will engage as a group in a philosophical inquiry based on a picture book. You will come away with ideas and resources for involving children in philosophical questioning and discovery through literature.

Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
We all encounter ethical dilemmas in our daily work with and for community, but rarely do organizations focus on ethics related to volunteer engagement. This session provides an opportunity for practitioners 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 real-life scenarios 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.

Build Community in Your Classroom with Tech Tools (TeachersFirst)
Research shows that students who feel safe and included are more likely to be academically motivated. Take time to focus on supporting and facilitating students’ sense of belonging in the classroom. Join us to explore tools that will help students communicate and collaborate, support their social and emotional needs, and build a safe and inclusive environment.

October 26

What's Up Wednesday - Because We Matter (Indiana State Library)
As public libraries have long been viewed as the central hub for information, gatherings, and broadband service, their pivot to serve as a place for patrons to meet virtually with social workers comes at an opportune time. This presentation will show how three public libraries developed a pilot program - titled "Because You Matter" - with the Indiana University School of Social Work to coordinate weekly telehealth visits with social work students and library patrons. They'll share successes, failures, and what they learned to improve the program in the future.

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.

How to Get Donor Visits and Navigate the Asking Process (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session focused on figuring out who you should talk to, getting the meeting, figuring out what to talk about, making the ask and following up afterward. Chad will walk you step by step through the process he has successfully used for years as he works to raise support for a nonprofit organization. Attendees will leave the session with templates and scripts to implement this process in their shop.

Professional Development for Libraries - Introducing New Citizen Science Resources (SciStarter)
This webinar is part of our Professional Development for Libraries Series hosted by the National Citizen and Community Science Library Network. In this webinar you will learn about new kit resources, along with new webpages on the SciStarter website to help aid you in bringing citizen science to your community.

Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training (Niche Academy)
No matter how much time and effort we put into developing charismatic one-shot training sessions or providing students with carefully crafted LibGuides, students still struggle to learn information literacy skills. Are there more systemic problems we need to address? Join Mary DeJong as she describes what some of those problems might be, including students' lack of motivation, poorly designed research assignments, and lack of standardization in the vocabulary of information literacy.

The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)
Passive programming pundits and authors of The Passive Programming Playbook: 101 Ways to Get Library Customers Off the Sidelines, Andria L. Amaral and Paula Willey, will talk about passive programming that reaches out. They’ll discuss the specific challenges of service to young people, and the delightful solutions each has come up with. You’ll learn how to shoehorn passive programs into the most crowded of library spaces – and even how to use passive programming outside the library to pull people in. Passive programming is an inclusive way to embrace every library user – join us for your booster shot of inspiration.

October 27

Info2Go! Going Fine Free (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Long thought to be a useful tool for getting library materials back or a way to generate revenue for the library, we have come to understand that library overdue fines can do more harm than good. Published research and a growing amount of evidence shows that overdue fines disproportionally impact patrons with lower incomes and discourages parents from checking out books for their children. For these reasons, more and more libraries across Idaho are eliminating fines. Join us to discuss going fine-free with representatives from public libraries across Idaho in this live webinar.

Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives (Library Accessibility Alliance)
Open Educational Resources (OER) are meant to be as open and available as possible, but if they’re not accessible or on accessible platforms, how “open” are they really? In this webinar, staff from the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries will share how they’ve integrated accessibility into their OER initiatives and OER grant program to improve the accessibility of OER created at MSU.

Explore Gale Business: Insights (Gale)
Gale Business: Insights provides users with detailed financial, historical, and current event information on over 400,000 companies, industries, and countries. Users can easily find Plunkett Reports, SWOT analyses, case studies, comparison charts, scholarly journals, and more. Join this session to explore the content, tools, and workflows in this valuable resource.

What’s All the Fuss About Participatory Grantmaking? | Making Sense of This Evolving Practice (Blackbaud)
While Participatory Grantmaking is no longer a new concept, it continues to gain attention and evolve within the field of philanthropy. Grantmakers of all kinds are eager to learn more about how they might embed participatory practices into their own funding programs. Join us for this in-depth and interactive webinar as we host Katy Love and Diana Samarasan, two independent philanthropy consultants—both deeply experienced in participatory grantmaking.

Crypto Donor Stewardship: Nurturing Relationships With A New Generation of Donors (Blackbaud)
Engaging the right audience is key to the fundraising success of your organization. Connect and engage with crypto donors who are eager to support a good cause as we enter into another exciting giving season.

Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Knowing that early childhood educators often face resistance, hurdles, and challenges when it comes to using technology with children, this tour will also review and help you address potential roadblocks so you can find alternative routes to strategies using technology. You will come away from the session with insights that will help you support teachers in meaningful implementation of the many technology resources available for young children.

October 27

World Water Day: Celebrate the Building Block of Life (STARnet Libraries)
Are you planning your springtime events? World Water Day is March 22! This is a day organized by the United Nations to bring awareness about water-related issues that face humans in almost every country. Join us as we explore hands-on activities about water conservation, the hydrological cycle, and engage in discussions about how water connects us all.

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