Free Training: April 2020

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.

Free Online Conferences

Wednesday, April 8: Middle Grade Magic 2020 (School Library Journal). A day-long program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained. 

Event Categories

ADVOCACY

  • Apr 1: Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)
  • Apr 1: Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)
  • Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
  • Apr 2: ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Apr 9: Dispatches from the Field: Advocacy Best Practices with Jeremy Johannesen and Megan Cusick (Association for Library Service to Children)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Apr 1: Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)
  • Apr 1: Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)
  • Apr 2: Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)
  • Apr 13: Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis (OCLC/WebJunction)
  • Apr 23: Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Apr 3: Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)
  • Apr 15: The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

BOARDS

  • Apr 2: 10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackbaud)
  • Apr 22: How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

  • Apr 9: Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Apr 16: WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)
  • Apr 21: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)

CHILDREN & TEENS

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Apr 1: Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Apr 9: No Budget? No Problem! How to Stock your Library with Free Government Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Apr 14: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
  • Apr 15: Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Apr 16: WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)
  • Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)
  • Apr 21: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
  • Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)
  • Apr 21: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)
  • Apr 22: New Books for Storytime - 2020 Update (Infopeople)

COMMUNICATION

DIGITAL RESOURCES

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • Apr 1: COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)
  • Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)
  • Apr 7: Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)
  • Apr 8: COVID-19: How to Prepare Your Library for the Unexpected (SirsiDynix)
  • Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)
  • Apr 9: Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Apr 13: Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis (OCLC/WebJunction)
  • Apr 15: COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)
  • Apr 16: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)
  • Apr 21: How to Lead and Work Through Uncertainty (GovLoop)
  • Apr 28: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Apr 29: Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)
  • Apr 30: Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

FUNDRAISING

  • Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
  • Apr 1: Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
  • Apr 1: Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-819 Pandemic (United for Libraries)
  • Apr 3: Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)
  • Apr 8: Introduction to Finding Grants - Live Webinar (GrantSpace)
  • Apr 8: Making the Ask (Firespring)
  • Apr 16: Improving Your Data Management to Drive Donations (GrantSpace)
  • Apr 21: How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
  • Apr 21: Donor Management System Best Practices (IdealWare)
  • Apr 22: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)
  • Apr 23: What's Changing In Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt (Productive Fundraising)
  • Apr 29: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

LEGAL

  • Apr 15: The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • Apr 14: Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden - Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)

MANAGEMENT

  • Apr 1: Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)
  • Apr 1: The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)
  • Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)
  • Apr 7: Managing Remote Workers (Association of College & Research Libraries)
  • Apr 9: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety (Public Library Association)
  • Apr 9: Incorporating an Equity Lens into Your Hiring Practices (GrantSpace)
  • Apr 13: Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis (OCLC/WebJunction)
  • Apr 14: How to Cut Your Marketing Budget--Without Killing Your Marketing (TechSoup)
  • Apr 15: COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)
  • Apr 15: PNR Rendezvous: Make it Work—Managing Your Solo or Small Hospital Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Apr 16: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)
  • Apr 23: Budget Fundamentals for the First-Time Manager (EduCause)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Apr 8: Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships (Web Junction)
  • Apr 9: Mental Health and Public Libraries (SirsiDynix)
  • Apr 15: Unusual Bedfellows: Expanding and Developing New and Different Partnerships (America Walks)
  • Apr 29: Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)
  • Apr 16: Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)
  • Apr 22: Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboaud)

PROGRAMMING

  • Apr 7: Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)
  • Apr 8: How to Add Movement to Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Apr 8: Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)
  • Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)
  • Apr 21: Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)
  • Apr 22: Citizen Science Online (SciStarter)
  • Apr 22: Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboaud)
  • Apr 23: Feel Good, Do Good: How Offering Physical Literacy Programs at your Library Can Change Your Community (SirsiDynix)
  • Apr 29: PNR Rendezvous: What's All This Talk About Citizen Science? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • Apr 14: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
  • Apr 15: Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)
  • Apr 21: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
  • Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)
  • Apr 21: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)
  • Apr 22: New Books for Storytime - 2020 Update (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

  • Apr 1: How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Apr 3: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents... Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)
  • Apr 7: Trusted Health Information Resources for Your Community (Washington State Library)
  • Apr 7: What's Working in the COVID-19 Response Using GIS (GovLoop)
  • Apr 8: Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Apr 8: The National Math Festival: Engaging Girls in Math Fun! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Apr 9: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Library of Congress)
  • Apr 15: Welcoming Generation Z to our Libraries (Infopeople)
  • Apr 16: Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)
  • Apr 21: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)
  • Apr 28: Passing the FDLP Torch: Planning for Depository Succession (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • At Your Leisure: Sessions presented at the 2019 AASL National Conference
  • At Your Leisure: Connect Your Students to eBooks, Audiobooks & eResources in MackinVIA (Mackin)
  • Apr 2: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Apr 2: It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)
  • Apr 7: How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures (Follett)
  • Apr 7: Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 7: Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
  • Apr 7: Supporting Librarians During School Closures: Find the Help You Need for Your School and Yourself! (Follett)
  • Apr 7: Engage & Inspire with Visual Essays (TeachersFirst)
  • Apr 9: eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 15: EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 22: The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 30: Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD])

TECHNOLOGY

  • Apr 1: Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)
  • Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)
  • Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)
  • Apr 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Apr 2: Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)
  • Apr 2: Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 7: Open Educational Resources -- Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Apr 7: Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 7: Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
  • Apr 9: Online Classroom Success (Pattern Research)
  • Apr 9: Preparing Community College Students with Research Skills for a Lifetime (Library Journal)
  • Apr 9: eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 15: EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 16: Get Your Digital Learning Act Together - Blending Virtual and eLearning for Best Results (InSync Training)
  • Apr 22: Teaching Soft Skills in a Virtual Environment: A Case Study (Training Industry)
  • Apr 22: How to Plan Classes and Presentations (Colorado State Library)
  • Apr 22: The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)
  • Apr 28: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)

VOLUNTEERS

  • Apr 8: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

Program Abstracts

April 1

Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)
The Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project is moving from data collection to resource development - and we need your help! In this session find out what we've learned through talking with hundreds of rural community members around the country, how it could influence rural library service, and how YOU can help by beta testing resources developed from this research.

Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)
This is an introduction to the Google Apps Script development platform. Presenters from the Lehigh University Libraries will review how to build Google Sheets add-on reports and workflow tools by interacting with bibliographic data APIs.

Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)
Join this webinar to learn about organizing and advocacy during social distancing.

Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)
Find out what it takes to successfully manage virtual workers, learn the pitfalls and successful tools and techniques other organizations are successfully using on this topic, and increase your confidence for effectively getting work done through workers who are not in the office.

Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)
The world has changed. Profoundly. Yet at many associations, member advocacy is based on an old, outdated model. Associations that don’t change with the times will be left behind. If your association struggles to effectively engage your members in your grassroots advocacy efforts, this webinar is for you!

COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)
On this week’s episode, join Brenda Stenger, Director of the American Hospital Association Resource Library, as she shares the experience of her and her team as demands on their library has increased and how they have adapted. Then, hear from Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries at Archive.org, as he talks about how to add great electronic content for free.

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

Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Packed with practical advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising.

Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)
As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)
As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from public and academic librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Attend this webinar to learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM lets you search PubMed effectively with keywords. We will also look at the automatic explosion feature, what is and isn't included in Search Details. We'll explore ways to search by author name and how to search for phrases in PubMed. Come ready to do some exercises.

The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)
The four principles of library ethics are privacy, transparency, access, and fair treatment. As applied to the service desk, it translates into ensuring that the library respect the privacy of the library users’ visits and transactions, that rules and policies are written in plain language and available to everyone and applied to everyone, that everyone in your greater community or institution, regardless of their situations, can have the information they need and want, and that everyone is treated with courtesy and respect, regardless of their status. No special favors for friends or family, no deferring to status, no gossiping about library customers.

Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-19 Pandemic (United for Libraries)
Learn tips and advice from directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, and the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Hear about “stay home and read” fundraisers from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation. Find out how to participate in Library Giving Day on April 23, and how to shift your strategies due to COIVD-19.

April 2

AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
April 2, AASL will host a second town hall to give school library professionals the opportunity to gather as a community and discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)
Join this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Infopro Learning, to gain practical tips for measuring learning ROI. Your hosts, Arun Prakash, chief learning strategist at Infopro Learning, and Nolan Hout, vice president at InfoPro Learning, will provide a step-by-step guide, along with insight into how other successful training organizations measure ROI.

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)
With library closures and mandated quarantines, public library staff may be struggling to transition from a public-facing role to working from home. In this webinar, participants will learn about software and technology options, gain best practices for being a successful remote employee or manager, and have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 2 of 4.

Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (edWeb.net)
In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, join this edWebinar for a closer look at how to design eLearning experiences with your community in mind. Listen and learn how experienced eLearning coaches, Nadine Gilkison and Lisa Highfill, provide insight for coaching in a crisis. The SETDA Coalition for eLearning provides resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost. This coalition supports leaders and sparks innovation around eLearning related to the COVID-19 virus as well as inevitable inclement weather and other disruptive events.

10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackbaud)
Join us as best-selling author and Principle Advisor of the Blackbaud Institute, Steve MacLaughlin discusses the balance between the non-profit and foundation worlds using data to establish common ground and drive mission oriented impact. In this webinar he explains the 10 principles of good data and how your foundation can start implementing them now.

ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this information-packed webinar, education search marketing guru Jenny Munn, will help you learn how to make your program’s website appear higher than other programs in search results so prospective families can find your site. This is called Search Engine Optimization or SEO. Jenny’s co-presenter, Early childhood subject matter and technology expert Fran Simon, M.Ed., will provide insights about how to offer website content that is relevant to current families, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic and other important events.

It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)
For librarians, the recognition of information privilege–where one student has clear advantage over another–is a call to action to reflect on the disparities in information access and information experiences in our own communities, to raise awareness, and to work to close critical gaps. Part of the Tech Trends Spring 2020 series.

April 3

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents... Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)
In this webinar, we’ll cover what types of documentation the UN produces and how the documentation system is structured. We’ll cover the main bodies (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Secretariat) and the main types of documents of the UN, such as resolutions, meeting records and reports. We’ll highlight tools produced by the UN for finding documentation and where to turn to when you get stuck.

Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Everyone is working and learning online right now. We need to ensure what we create and share is accessible to everyone. This presentation and Q&A will discuss the legal and ethical standards for making courses and learning objects accessible. We will also share some free tools for the generation of new material and retrofitting previously created content.

Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)
In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you adapt your grant seeking strategy so you can thrive in the upcoming competitive grant seeking environment.

Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

April 7

Trusted Health Information Resources for Your Community (Washington State Library)
The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of knowing which health information resources to trust. This is true not only during a world health crisis but also in the day-to-day need many people have for evidence-based health information in order to make important personal or family healthcare decisions. When it comes to health information, there is a lot of noise out there but there is also help. Join Michele Spatz, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Community Engagement Coordinator, as she talks about evidence-based health resources (and how to tell); shares a few key evidence-based health websites/resources (including evidenced-based coronavirus information) and touches on disaster planning information for libraries.

What's Working in the COVID-19 Response Using GIS (GovLoop)
Geographic information systems (GIS) is helping communities make more data-driven decisions, allocate much-needed resources, and keep the public informed during the coronavirus outbreak. Join us online to learn the steps to applying GIS for public health preparedness. The content will cover the repeatable patterns state and local governments are using to prioritize at-risk populations, ensure testing sites are accurately placed, food drop-off locations are publicized, and more.

Managing Remote Workers (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Join Martin House, Assistant Director for Public Services at Central Piedmont Community College and incoming chair of ACRL’s Community and Junior College Libraries Section, and Cinthya Ippoliti, University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library at University of Colorado Denver and Director-at-Large on ACRL’s Board of Directors, for tips, strategies, and discussion on effective ways to manage a suddenly remote library workforce.

Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)
Libraries have a long history of supporting children’s print literacy development. Now, as we move further into the 21st century, the concept of literacy and the learning demands on young children seem to be expanding. Technology, emotional intelligence, communication, executive function, citizenship, cultural competence, and more are becoming significant parts of a young child’s early education. Join us in exploring literacy through a wider lens as we begin thinking deeply about what this means for children & families, as well as, formal & informal caregivers in our library communities.

Open Educational Resources -- Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
An Education Information Librarian, a Government Documents Librarian, and an Instructional Designer will show participants how to create an Open Educational Resource (OER) lesson using Government documents. Learn about open pedagogy approaches that can be applied to a variety of disciplines as presenters demonstrate building a lesson about an aspect of World War II. These approaches can be used to encourage teachers at any level to integrate OER and primary source materials into classes.

How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures (Follett)
These are unprecedented times. Educators, students and families are grappling to do their best to keep children engaged and progressing academically. The sudden shift to teaching remotely has teachers searching for curriculum-aligned resources and their footing. Where to turn in a time like this? Your school librarian! They have expertise in research, digital learning, curation and can recommend the best resources. Join us for this 30-minute webinar to get tools for you and for your families. Learn new ways to leverage the expertise of your school librarian. Part 1 of 2.

Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)
Join this edWebinar to get to know amazing picture books, learn engaging questioning strategies for students, and consider talking points for professionals—all aimed at building students’ social-emotional strength. Access a handout with classroom-ready resources to support social-emotional learning.

Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
What do Civics and primary sources have to do with one another? Everything! This interactive session demonstrates how the use of primary sources can offer students specific examples of civic principles highlighting how a civic ideal has been tested, interpreted, and applied throughout American history. Attendees will apply strategies to analyze primary sources using a civics lens, discuss how to adapt and modify those strategies to use in their own classrooms, and learn practical tips to find materials and resources to teach civic ideals.

Supporting Librarians During School Closures: Find the Help You Need for Your School and Yourself! (Follett)
During this time of uncertainty, everyone needs support to do the best job possible and help students continue to learn. While librarians are often called upon to support others in their school or district, they too need support. Join author, librarian/teacher, and education consultant Shannon McClintock Miller as she explores ways the librarian can ensure they’re being as useful as possible but also getting the support they need. Don’t miss this essential webinar to get encouragement and tips on how to take care of yourself and your own family too! Part 2 of 2.

Engage & Inspire with Visual Essays (TeachersFirst)
Integrating visual and written content can increase the impact of the writing that your students do. As students learn to use imagery to illustrate critical points in an argument or visualize the action in a storyline, they become better communicators. Join this session and help your students develop the ability to communicate clearly and creatively. Model and nurture creative expression while providing a new way for your students to reflect on what they have learned.

April 8

How to Add Movement to Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
This session will focus on easy techniques you can use to add movement to programs for all ages. From a mini dance party between stories to instance recess for adults, regular ten-minute activity breaks have been identified by researchers and policy makers as effective ways to advance public health. Here you’ll learn exercise, routines, playlists, and games that you can use to quickly and effectively incorporate activity breaks into programs at your library.

Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)
Play games to hook young learners onto learning and create a joyful learning environment. Games, role-play, drama and movement activities are not only highly engaging and fun for children but they help to build their brains, strengthen attention, self-regulation and social skills of young learners. They also help to reduce their stress levels. This webinar session will discuss how to use a variety of games and role-play activities in early childhood and elementary settings and how to link them with instructional content (language, math and science vocabulary and concepts).

COVID-19: How to Prepare Your Library for the Unexpected (SirsiDynix)
Join Eric Keith from SirsiDynix as he reviews resources for libraries about the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know that information regarding COVID-19 is rapidly changing, and we are working to curate the most up-to-date content in an effort to help keep you informed.

Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will discuss the frauds and scams that play on fears surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The presenter will explain the scammers’ lures, warning signs of scams in general, and how to avoid them. We’ll also touch on other prevalent scams, frauds related to charitable giving in times of crisis, and how to donate wisely.

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)
A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities.

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

The National Math Festival: Engaging Girls in Math Fun! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Join mathematicians Dr. Alissa Crans and Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence as they explore facets of girls and math, their own stories, their insights into the math behind the way the world works -- and share enticing details about the upcoming 2021 National Math Festival in Washington, DC. Learn how your students can apply for a chance to travel to the nation's capital to represent NGCP at the National Math Festival and bring math fun to all ages in April 2021. We will also hear from Kirsten Bohl of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI); she coordinates the many moving parts of the National Math Festival.

Building Your Nonprofit’s Communications Engine (Bloomerang)
The Nonprofit Communications Engine is a framework designed to help nonprofit leaders build, refine, and optimize their organization’s ability to communicate effectively. Based on Sarah Durham’s new book, “The Nonprofit Communications Engine: A leader’s guide to managing mission-driven marketing and communications”, this session is for nonprofit leaders who need to set clearer goals, build a stronger team, and manage communications in their organization so it truly advances the mission. You’ll learn a scalable theory that you can apply to your organization immediately.

Using Mindfulness With Children of All Abilities to Keep Connections Strong (Early Childhood Investigations)
During this webinar, we’ll explore how all caregivers (parents, teachers, therapists) can embed mindfulness into their daily routines and activities to meet the needs of children, including those who are on IEPs and/or who may struggle with self-regulation skills (e.g., attention, interaction, recall). We’ll discuss how to differentiate and promote integration between a child’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. We’ll explore the zone of optimal learning and how to extend it for all children.

Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships (WebJunction)
Public and school libraries are driven by a similar goal—to help community members gain new knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue their lives fully. Unfortunately, these libraries often lack the resources to fulfill that goal. There is a powerful opportunity for public and school libraries to collaborate to overcome many of the resource gaps they encounter when seeking to meet community needs. Join this webinar to explore how public and school libraries can initiate collaborative relationships and the types of programming that can benefit from these partnerships. Learn how to market or publicize your services to teachers and school librarians, and identify the best times of year to communicate with local schools.

Making the Ask (Firespring)
One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.

Middle Grade Magic 2020 (School Library Journal). A day-long program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained.

April 9

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Library of Congress)
This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

Online Classroom Success (Pattern Research)
How can you feel more competent and confident, and less stressful, while participating in online courses? Find what experienced online students do to keep on track and get the work done, while balancing physical and emotional well-being.

Mental Health and Public Libraries (SirsiDynix)
Join us for this webinar as Joseph Miesner discusses: How Mental Health First Aid provides better understanding of mental illnesses and encourages empathy for those who are suffering; How to help staff create a "tool kit" of techniques to better assist patrons who are experiencing mental health issues; Ways to bring additional services to your library through partnerships.

Dispatches from the Field: Advocacy Best Practices with Jeremy Johannesen and Megan Cusick (Association for Library Service to Children)
Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of the New York Library Association, and Megan Cusick, ALA PPA, Assistant Director for State Advocacy, share practical tips for advocates of all experience levels. Based on their extensive knowledge in the field, Johannesen and Cusick regale viewers with real-life examples of advocacy at its best.

No Budget? No Problem! How to Stock your Library with Free Government Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
Do you want fun, informative resources for your library? Do you have zero budget to buy materials? If you said yes, this webinar is for you! Join us to explore several agencies to discover posters, games, coloring pages, books, bookmarks, and more – all FREE. We’ll start with the basics: ordering from Pueblo, Colorado; and then finish with the complicated but do-able: ordering from smaller agencies.

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety (Public Library Association)
In times of uncertainty, self-care needs to be a top priority. Library managers need to be thinking of the well-being of their staff, and staff need to be thinking of the well-being of their patrons. How do we manage stress and working with an anxious public during these difficult times? In this webinar, participants will hear from members of the PLA Social Worker Task Force on ways to approach self-care, prioritize well-being, and manage stress and anxiety. Participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 3 of 4.

Preparing Community College Students with Research Skills for a Lifetime (Library Journal)
Community colleges equip students with essential research skills for today’s world, and language and literature programs are a critical component of the community college curriculum. The MLA Committee on Community Colleges, supporting teaching and scholarship in 2-year-college modern language departments, presents a variety of resources that community colleges can use. One such tool is the free online course to teach students how to conduct research using the MLA International Bibliography. For tips from the course creators and a faculty member who has integrated the course into the community college curriculum, please join this webinar.

How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)
Are you facing the possibility of having to cancel or postpone your next forum or fundraising event? We’ve got you covered. Joe DiGiovanni and Kyle Barkins, co-founders of the marketing and technology agency, Tapp Network, will walk you through the process of migrating your in-person event online. From communications strategies to choosing the right technology, Joe and Kyle will present on how to use what you’ve already created, and what needs to be done to make a successful virtual event.

Incorporating an Equity Lens into Your Hiring Practices (GrantSpace)
In this webinar, we will explore best practices and specific tools for both getting crystal clear in how you are shaping a role so that it is explicit and sets candidates up for success as well as how you are taking an anti-bias approach to your interviewing and candidate evaluation.

Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
A key part of life in a pandemic, social distancing, creates its own challenges to our mental and emotional well-being. Join us for this special Info2Go! session to discuss practical strategies for coping while social distancing, how self-care can improve our overall well-being, and identify ways to prevent burnout during this unusual time.

eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)
In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, SETDA will collaborate with teachers that have extensive experience teaching online to share tips for best practices for online learning. Teachers are being asked to transform the way they teach and to meet diverse learning needs, and they need support. Join this edWebinar to hear from experienced teachers, ask questions, and share your examples as we all work to support students in this time of need.

April 13

Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis (OCLC/WebJunction)

The COVID-19 crisis has created a strain on both the personal and professional lives of library staff everywhere. As libraries respond to rapidly evolving information and guidelines, building closures, and loss of resources, staff are considering new, virtual ways to connect with and support patrons and colleagues.

Join us for a 90-minute OCLC virtual town hall with a welcome from Skip Prichard, President and CEO of OCLC. This live event will feature WebJunction and OCLC Research Library Partnership program staff and four guest panelists from public, academic, special, and school libraries who will share their experiences with the shifting landscape, including how libraries are moving services, programming, and learning online.

Panelists will also discuss methods for taking care of ourselves and one another as we grapple with the stress and fear that results from a crisis of this magnitude. Having a strong network of support is essential to everyone’s well-being, so we want to hear from you, too. Please bring your ideas, questions, and insights, and plan to participate via chat and in other interactive elements of the town hall.

April 14

Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
Mad about middle grade? Then join us for this free, hour-long presentation and see what must-have MG titles are heading your way from Algonquin Young Readers, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Random House Children’s Books, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Middle-grade enthusiasts, unite!

How to Cut Your Marketing Budget--Without Killing Your Marketing (TechSoup)
Marketing is critical to growth, but good marketing doesn't have to be expensive. In this webinar we will talk about how to get the most out of your marketing while saving your budget. We will cover options for websites, social media, email, and how intense focus may be the best tool you have.

Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden - Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)
“Let’s Do It” you proclaim. As a youth professional you have established the importance of play.  But how do you get there and create a space supported by the library and your community? Join members from ALSC’s Early Childhood Programs & Services committee as we explore library play and learning spaces for the youngest of patrons. Whether you’re working with a small budget or looking to redesign your space you can create a play and learning space.

April 15

Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)
Take your Readers Advisory and library marketing to the next level with social media Book Talks. Learn tips and tricks to efficiently and economically craft, record, publish, and curate videos which promote your library's collection and programming. Take home a solid plan to provide new, exciting space for your patrons to explore your collection, encounter you library’s strategic narrative, and share the library's marketing message with others.

COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)
Join us online for an expert-led discussion about the best management approaches and key tech innovations that can give agencies the flexibility they need to weather the storm and stay prepared for years to come.

Unusual Bedfellows: Expanding and Developing New and Different Partnerships (America Walks)
Featuring Dr. Noah Lenstra, director of Let's Move in Libraries, this webinar focuses on forming and sustaining partnerships in public libraries to increase the walkability of communities. Attendees of this webinar will:  Learn new and different ideas for partnerships to create walkable communities Give examples of creative strategies to promote safe, walkable spaces Discuss new ways to engage the community around walkability.

The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)
At its core, plain language is about making documents accessible to readers. In this month’s meeting we will discuss how plain language intersects with 508 compliance requirements to make federal electronic documents and technology accessible to people with disabilities. We invite 508 program managers and plain language experts to join us for an informative discussion.

Welcoming Generation Z to our Libraries (Infopeople)
How much do you know about Generation Z? Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is starting to come of age. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on library services and programming. In this session, the presenter will share research findings on Generation Z and then apply the findings to the work we do in the library so that we meet the needs of this new group of young people.

EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)
Join this edWebinar as Dr. Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps and founder of Class Tech Tips, takes a look at some of the big shifts and movements in the EdTech space.

PNR Rendezvous: Make it Work—Managing Your Solo or Small Hospital Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Whether you work by yourself or with a small staff, the nitty-gritty of successfully delivering your services can be challenging. Join two successful solos as they discuss the importance of building partnerships throughout their organization, staying visible and valuable, all at the best possible price.

April 16

Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)
In this webinar, a recent PhD graduate will discuss the student perspective on learning about the research workflow, highlighting areas of success and how the library played an important role in the journey. Followed by two librarians who will explore their role in enabling the effective collaboration of research teams and ensuring researchers have the skills to manage their research data.

Get Your Digital Learning Act Together - Blending Virtual and eLearning for Best Results (InSync Training)
Many know the benefits of digital training, but few leverage it correctly. Understand the industry through our webinar, which will explain how including a blended approach of both eLearning and live virtual learning can increase your organization’s user engagement, loyalty, and productivity.

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)
Public libraries are ever evolving to meet the needs of their communities. When doors are closed, how are libraries evolving to meet patrons where they are? What about planning for what comes next? Participants of this webinar will hear examples from library staff who have responded to this time of crisis with innovative solutions to services and programs. Participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 4 of 4.

Improving Your Data Management to Drive Donations (GrantSpace)
Effective, personalized donation asks are the most successful way to raise money, but it can be challenging to make those asks when your donor data lives in multiple locations. Integrating your online and offline data is a crucial step to improving your fundraising, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. We’re partnering with EveryAction to show you how easy it can be to boost your donations by taking a few simple steps to break down the data silos in your organization.

WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)
At some point in our careers, we have all experienced burn-out, a lack of inspiration and motivation, or even a loss of connection between our work and the organizations we represent. Do you know why? The solution is simple, but it's not always the easiest one to acknowledge, especially when the everyday often gets in the way. With inspiration from the WHY (Golden Circle) principle developed by Simon Sinek, reconnect with your inner WHY-brarian and the spark he/she can ignite for you.

April 21

Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)
LGBTQIA+ literature is not just for Pride Month!  Librarians from the Indianapolis Public Library will share their top LGBTQIA+ literature picks for youth. They will introduce titles across multiple genres and age groups that can be easily incorporated into every day displays and reader’s advisory. Books from every aspect of the rainbow for parents and youth ages 12 and younger to read together or on their own will be shared. Recommended reading lists will be available for download during the webinar.

How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
This webinar will walk you through the basics of crowdfunding for nonprofits. We will show how your nonprofit can leverage the trend of online fundraising to increase donations and awareness for your cause. In addition to covering crowdfunding best practices.

Donor Management System Best Practices (IdealWare)
Join us to learn about donor management software best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.

How to Lead and Work Through Uncertainty (GovLoop)
Government employees are often asked to lead and work in times of great uncertainty. Whether through pandemics, natural disasters, administrative changes or budget disputes, federal, state and local government employees are tasked with mission-critical work during volatile and unstable times. Join NextGen and GovLoop online to learn best practices for succeeding in times of uncertainty.

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear from representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House, and W.W. Norton & Company who will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries and for your LibraryReads nominations. Plus, we’ll also chat with LibraryReads executive director, Rebecca Vnuk to hear about the latest happenings in the library world!

Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)
Playful learning is serious business in early childhood! It is a natural, everyday occurrence for children, and experts have proven its value with child development and success. Discover the different types of play groups out there, their purpose and potential impact, and why this may be a great niche for your library (in the spirit of equal access to all). Explore what it would take and identify measurable benefits. Whether or not you decide this is right for your library, we will point you to resources for further inquiry.

Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)
One is not enough! YA author and editor Saundra Mitchell presents a collection of broad and inclusive LGBTQIA+ titles for teen and tween readers. She will present titles that can be easily incorporated into every day displays, with an emphasis on shelving equity. Books representing many identities and orientations are presented with an eye to presenting a fuller picture of the queer experience-- and most importantly, toward the inclusion of multiple voices on each topic. Recommended reading lists will be available for download during the webinar.

The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)
With action-packed manga, thrilling sci-fi/fantasy and hero-led humor, these titles are sure to captivate graphic novel lovers of all ages. Join publishing insiders from Dark Horse Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, Humanoids, Image Comics and Yen Press, and hear all about new and upcoming releases.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)
Sean Covey, President of Franklin Covey Education and a New York Times bestselling author, will join us to share content from the newly released 30th Anniversary Edition of the book, which includes his personal insights, which are at the back of every chapter. He will illustrate the ongoing relevance of the 7 Habits, especially in today’s uncertain world, and how the principles in the book can be used in our modern age for a new generation of leaders.

April 22

Citizen Science Online (SciStarter)
In this event, we’ll introduce you to the scope of online citizen science and marathon as groups different projects across medicine, biology, physics, literature and history. No prior experience is required - all you need is a computer and a sense of curiosity.  Interested in using citizen science in your own research? Experts will stay online after the marathon to answer questions from researchers or educators on how to set up your own projects or utilize these resources in a classroom setting. Together, we can help make new discoveries possible!

How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)
The board chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit board of directors. This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities. We’ll cover how to design effective board meetings, attend to board development, partner with the CEO/ED, and lead as an ambassador for the organization.

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)
Whether your nonprofit is large or small, Robin will show you how to build either your first, or your best, major gift portfolio to focus your efforts on the 10% of the donors who are giving the 90% of contributed income.

Teaching Soft Skills in a Virtual Environment: A Case Study (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Intrepid, to hear how Ernst and Young developed a three-week blended learning program featuring webcasts, fast feedback, peer-reviewed social features and lively videos to expand its reach — without compromising quality in the process.

Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackbaud)
As cities around the globe become more culturally diverse, arts & cultural organizations must expand their programming to reflect the multicultural nature of their surrounding communities in order to stay relevant. Learn how the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Art are incorporating multilingual programming to simultaneously create a more welcoming, culturally diverse environment and attract more visitors.

How to Plan Classes and Presentations (Colorado State Library)
Learn to set objectives and structure your class or presentation in a way that not only reaches your goals but also engages your audience and ensures they’ll really get what you’re saying and remember it after they’ve left the room. Whether you’re teaching parents about early literacy, giving a presentation to a community group or teaching seniors how to use their iPads, this method of planning will prepare you to deliver top-notch classes and presentations to audiences big and little.

New Books for Storytime - 2020 Update (Infopeople)
This webinar will focus on new picture books that will engage the storytime audience, including books that invite audience participation, books based on songs, informational books, books that reflect our diverse communities, and websites useful to storytime planning

The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)
Podcasting, spoken-word audio, and even YouTube use is at an all-time high. How does audio ingestion impact how we process information? How are schools adapting to this trend? Are we teaching students how to use audio content for inquiry? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala will share resources and tools to help participants integrate audio content into their instructional programs.

April 23

Budget Fundamentals for the First-Time Manager (EduCause)
As a first-time manager, it's important to have the foundational tools to excel in your new role. During this program, you will discover why it's important to understand common sources and uses of funds in your department. You'll also uncover how to use the budget process to support strategic goals and why an understanding of the budget process can help you respond to changes in your department.

Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)
In this webinar we will explore how Gale Analytics can help you use your library data to better inform decision making, make progress toward library goals, and gather data necessary for stakeholders. Even if you do not have Gale Analytics available at your library, you can take advantage of the concepts used in this webinar when analyzing data.

Feel Good, Do Good: How Offering Physical Literacy Programs at your Library Can Change Your Community (SirsiDynix)
For more than a decade now, Jenn Carson, Director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, NB Canada, has been encouraging library patrons and staff to get up, and move. She does this by offering different movement practices inside of the library. This is what she calls “physical literacy.” These movement-based programs include yoga, meditation, story time walks, circulating fitness equipment to patrons, and more. Join Carson as she discusses her decade-long journey implementing movement-based programs in libraries.

What's Changing In Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop highlighting recent findings in fundraising research to shed insight on how nonprofit fundraising is changing. The latest data on donor trends, academic research, articles from fundraising thought leaders and stories from the front lines will provide a snapshot of where fundraising is today and where it is headed. In addition, specific tactics and strategies will be provided to assist nonprofit organizations in adapting to these changes and better position the organization for fundraising success.

April 28

Passing the FDLP Torch: Planning for Depository Succession (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide information on how to plan for succession. Participants will learn what information to include, tips, and strategies for your successor.

Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)
In this fast-paced, interactive edWebinar, innovative educator, Carl Hooker, will provide insights and strategies to help overcome our fears and empower ourselves and our students going forward into this remote learning world.

April 29

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.

Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (WebJunction)
Librarianship and social work have many shared values, including meeting the expanding and evolving needs of individuals and the community. Nearly 80 public libraries in the U.S. have collaborated with social work programs or schools of social work, to provide valuable learning opportunities for social work interns, and to connect community members with crucial services which exist beyond standard library offerings. Libraries or social work educators looking for ways to initiate collaborations with social work interns should join this webinar to understand the benefits, and a few challenges, to partnering with an institution or individual. Explore the types of intern assignments at the library that align with key social work competencies, from needs assessment to 1:1 patron referrals, and from staff training to outreach programs. And finally, discover how these internships can work for libraries of all types and sizes, including those in small and rural communities.

PNR Rendezvous: What's All This Talk About Citizen Science? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Darlene Cavalier, author of “The Field Guide to Citizen Science...” and Principal Investigator (PI) of multiple programs catalyzing citizen science in libraries and around the globe, will guide you as you discover what citizen science is, who is and isn’t engaged, how libraries can be community hubs for citizen science, and where the field may go in the future.

It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)
Join Angie Kubicek, chief marketing officer at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you.

April 30

Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)
A busy work calendar, a year-long project that absorbs everyone’s time and attention, or a series of workplace crises can cause us to neglect and damage healthy communication, even in the best-run organizations. Trust can be frayed because there hasn’t been enough time to patch mistakes, resolve disagreements, clarify misunderstandings, and mend broken promises. This kind of work meeting focuses on productivity, good will, and the better future. Apologies are not enough. What actions need to be taken to get people back on track?

Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD])
In this webinar, you will learn about the effect of emotions and stress on all aspects of learning and about keys to unlock the stress blockade. You will understand how the "video game model" applies to teaching for motivation and perseverance through achievable challenge and helping students recognize incremental progress, and you will leave with strategies to reduce the stressors that prevent the brain from working from its highest thinking and control centers.

Upcoming WebJunction Webinars

29 April 2020

Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships

This webinar will provide information on how libraries can collaborate with social work interns and programs, to provide critical services to community members and training and support for library staff.

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