Free Training: June 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.

Event Categories

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • June 7: Quantifying Our Worth: Revisiting What We Measure with Statistics (North Carolina Library Association)
  • June 8: Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
  • June 15: How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
  • June 16: Chartering Your First 100 Days (Blackbaud)
  • June 21: Continuous Improvement Trumps Strategy: How to Become a Learning Organization (Fast Forward Libraries)
  • June 21: Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations (Lyrasis)
  • June 22: Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

  • June 8: Library Schools Spotlight (Library Journal)
  • June 22: NCompass Live: Retirement: Time to Ease on Down, Ease on Down the Road (Nebraska Library Commission)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • June 1: Supporting Families and Young Children in Times of Fear and Anxiety (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 8: Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 11: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)
  • June 15: Creating an Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Preschool Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 15: Empowering Students with Choice, Voice, and Engagement for Better Learning (Follett)
  • June 16: Unlock the Magic of Fairy Tales with TeachingBooks (TeachingBooks)
  • June 21: Lessons Learned: Engaging Teens In Evaluating Online Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • June 22: Active Listening: How to Use Audio to Empower Every Student’s Learning Journey (edWeb)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • June 1: Tell Me More: Historical fiction Adult Titles (Brodart)
  • June 3: Queer Peers and Graphic Novels: Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Readers (Booklist)
  • June 9: Unlocking Value: Keys to Incorporating Open Access in Library Collections (SirsiDynix)
  • June 14: Amazing Picture Books (Booklist)
  • June 16: Must-Read Mysteries (Booklist)
  • June 23: Care of Musical Instruments (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • June 29: NetGalley for Libraries: Live Demo and Overview (Indiana State Library)

COMMUNICATION

  • June 7: Quantifying Our Worth: Revisiting What We Measure with Statistics (North Carolina Library Association)
  • June 14: Citizen Science to Inspire Educators – The Importance Of Metadata And Open Data (SciStarter)
  • June 16: Chartering Your First 100 Days (Blackbaud)
  • June 21: How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You In The Workplace (GovLoop)
  • June 22: Data Makeovers: How to Make Your Data More Beautiful and Engaging (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
  • June 22: I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service SBEC (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • June 7: How to Find Which Surveys Have the Data You Need (US Census Bureau)
  • June 14: Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room (WebJunction)
  • June 14: What Works in Education: Using the What Works Clearinghouse to Find High Quality Education Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 16: Exploring Census Data: Construction (US Census Bureau)
  • June 16: Health Statistics on the Web (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • June 16: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Institutional Repository and Federal Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 16: Unlock the Magic of Fairy Tales with TeachingBooks (TeachingBooks)
  • June 23: How to Access Education Data (US Census Bureau)
  • June 29: NetGalley for Libraries: Live Demo and Overview (Indiana State Library)
  • June 30: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

  • June 9: NoveList Plus Overview (Novelist)
  • June 16: Exploring Census Data: Construction (US Census Bureau)
  • June 16: Health Statistics on the Web (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • June 16: Unlock the Magic of Fairy Tales with TeachingBooks (TeachingBooks)
  • June 21: Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
  • June 28: Gale OneFile: News (Gale)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • June 2: Leadership Development Series- Episode 1 (SirsiDynix)
  • June 2: Finding & Living in Your Zone of Genius (Bloomerang)
  • June 7: Collaborating for Access: Book Challenges in a Digital World (Digital Public Library of America)
  • June 8: Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 16: Chartering Your First 100 Days (Blackbaud)
  • June 21: How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You in The Workplace (GovLoop)
  • June 22: Am I Doing This Right? Advice for First Time Managers (Georgia Library Association)
  • June 22: A New Frontier - Setting Your Library Up for Remote Work Success (Niche Academy)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

  • June 8: I See A Library! Making Libraries More Accessible to the Visually Impaired (Indiana State Library)
  • June 8: NCompass Live: Policies of Yes (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • June 9: A Place of Pride: Creating A Shame-Free Classroom (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
  • June 16: Inclusion 101: Get the Basics on Accessibility & Beyond (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 22: Active Listening: How to Use Audio to Empower Every Student’s Learning Journey (edWeb)

FUNDRAISING

  • June 1: Approach & Need Discovery: Asking the Right Questions (Nonprofit Hub)
  • June 2: Curating a Culture of Excellence in Development (Blackbaud)
  • June 2: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
  • June 7: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)
  • June 9: How to Generate Unrestricted Revenue for Your Organization (Bloomerang)
  • June 16: Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)
  • June 22: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)
  • June 23: The Great Transfer of Wealth: How to Reach the Next Generation of Donors (Charity Village)
  • June 30: How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)

LEGAL

  • June 6: What Nonprofits Need to Know About ASC 842 (Blackbaud)
  • June 9: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
  • June 30: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • June 8: I See a Library! Making Libraries More Accessible to the Visually Impaired (Indiana State Library)
  • June 8: Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
  • June 15: Creating an Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Preschool Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

MANAGEMENT

  • June 2: Leadership Development Series- Episode 1 (SirsiDynix)
  • June 2: Curating a Culture of Excellence in Development (Blackbaud)
  • June 9: Onboarding: Building and Growing Your Team (Wyoming SBDC)
  • June 15: How to Enhance Employee Engagement and Commitment (Harvard Business Review)
  • June 15: How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
  • June 16: Inclusion 101: Get the Basics on Accessibility & Beyond (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 16: Chartering Your First 100 Days (Blackbaud)
  • June 21: Continuous Improvement Trumps Strategy: How to Become a Learning Organization (Fast Forward Libraries)
  • June 22: Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)
  • June 22: Am I Doing This Right? Advice for First Time Managers (Georgia Library Association)
  • June 22: A New Frontier - Setting Your Library Up for Remote Work Success (Niche Academy)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • June 1: Supporting Families and Young Children in Times of Fear and Anxiety (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 8: Academic Library Marketing 101: Identifying Priorities, Creating a Budget, and Tailoring your Message (Niche Academy)

PROGRAMMING

  • June 1: Info2Go! Library Programming in the Great Outdoors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • June 1: Supporting Families and Young Children in Times of Fear and Anxiety (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 8: A Step-By-Step Guide to Hybrid Programming (Programming Librarian)
  • June 8: Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 11: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)
  • June 15: Fun for All: Game-Based Programming Across the Generations (Niche Academy)
  • June 16: Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)
  • June 21: Lessons Learned: Engaging Teens in Evaluating Online Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • June 1: Tell Me More: Historical fiction Adult Titles (Brodart)
  • June 3: Queer Peers and Graphic Novels: Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Readers (Booklist)
  • June 14: Amazing Picture Books (Booklist)
  • June 16: Must-Read Mysteries (Booklist)
  • June 29: NetGalley for Libraries: Live Demo and Overview (Indiana State Library)

REFERENCE

  • June 9: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
  • June 16: Health Statistics on the Web (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • June 16: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Institutional Repository and Federal Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 21: Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
  • June 28: Gale OneFile: News (Gale)
  • June 30: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • June 1: Tell Me More: Historical fiction Adult Titles (Brodart)
  • June 3: Queer Peers and Graphic Novels: Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Readers (Booklist)
  • June 7: Collaborating for Access: Book Challenges in a Digital World (Digital Public Library of America)
  • June 8: Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 9: NoveList Plus Overview (Novelist)
  • June 9: A Place of Pride: Creating A Shame-Free Classroom (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
  • June 11: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)
  • June 14: Amazing Picture Books (Booklist)
  • June 14: Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room (WebJunction)
  • June 14: What Works in Education: Using the What Works Clearinghouse to Find High Quality Education Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 15: Empowering Students with Choice, Voice, and Engagement for Better Learning (Follett)
  • June 15: Creating an Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Preschool Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 16: Must-Read Mysteries (Booklist)
  • June 16: Unlock the Magic of Fairy Tales with TeachingBooks (TeachingBooks)
  • June 21: Lessons Learned: Engaging Teens in Evaluating Online Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
  • June 22: Active Listening: How to Use Audio to Empower Every Student’s Learning Journey (edWeb)
  • June 29: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TECHNOLOGY

  • June 14: Citizen Science to Inspire Educators – The Importance Of Metadata And Open Data (SciStarter)
  • June 29: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • June 2: Indigenous Educational Practices in The SLIFE Classroom: Cultural Relevance To Build Academic Learning (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
  • June 9: Onboarding: Building and Growing Your Team (Wyoming SBDC)
  • June 9: Unlocking Value: Keys to Incorporating Open Access in Library Collections (SirsiDynix)
  • June 14: Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room (WebJunction)
  • June 14: What Works in Education: Using the What Works Clearinghouse to Find High Quality Education Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 15: Empowering Students with Choice, Voice, and Engagement for Better Learning (Follett)
  • June 21: Lessons Learned: Engaging Teens in Evaluating Online Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

VOLUNTEERS

  • June 7: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Strategy (VolunteerMatch)
  • June 15: The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Program Abstracts

June 1

Info2Go! Library Programming in the Great Outdoors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
One of the best parts about living in Idaho is access to outdoor recreation. Libraries in our state find new and innovative ways to take their programs and services outside to take advantage of Idaho’s unique environment. During this Info2Go session, we will hear from the Twin Falls Public Library and Donnelly Public Library about how they have moved their programming outside. Michelle Youngquist, from Project Learning Tree, will also share resources for Idaho library staff to learn more about the outdoors and help plan high-quality outdoor programming.

Tell Me More: Historical Fiction Adult Titles (Brodart)
Join as authors Ellen Marie Wiseman, Matt Bondurant, Rhys Bowen, and Ruth Druart talk about their new books with moderator Dodie Ownes. Meet the exciting voices behind a gripping tale of resilience and hope, the story of a bare-knuckle boxing match gone wrong, the recovery efforts of the American Red Cross, and a beautifully poignant WWII novel about second chances.

Supporting Families and Young Children in Times of Fear and Anxiety (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar is designed to help programs and families promote feelings of safety and security for staff, families, and children with tangible actions to take, key communications to consider, and valuable resources to have on hand proactively.

June 2

Approach & Need Discovery: Asking the Right Questions (Nonprofit Hub)
In this webinar, we will discover how you can reignite donor relationships through thoughtful questioning and listening. Fundraisers have the opportunity and privilege of connecting with people, discovering what they truly care about, learning their personal stories, and connecting them with meaningful causes.

Leadership Development Series- Episode 1 (SirsiDynix)
We invite you to join SirsiDynix Chief Marketing Officer, Eric Keith, for a three-part webinar series to review proven strategies to help you combat the great resignation. While nothing is 100% effective, we will give you a few ideas designed to increase employee job satisfaction and enhance the culture of your organization.

Curating a Culture of Excellence in Development (Blackbaud)
It's common knowledge that in athletics, the best players don’t always make the best coaches. The same is often true, unfortunately, in development. Fundraising and leading a fundraising team require two separate skill sets that must be honed and developed. In this session. we'll take a data-centric look at high-performing teams and talk about real strategies you can use to build strong teams.

Finding & Living in Your Zone of Genius (Bloomerang)
Jarrett Ransom–otherwise known as the Nonprofit Nerd–is presenting a workshop that acknowledges It is impossible to be all things to everyone. She says we cannot even be all things to ourselves most days. That’s why identifying your genius zone is important to doing a better job for your ​organization.

Indigenous Educational Practices in The SLIFE Classroom: Cultural Relevance to Build Academic Learning (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Many students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE) come from Indigenous oral cultures that approach learning in ways that are distinctly different from those favored in Western education. We will explore patterns in how education has traditionally been conducted in oral Indigenous cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and elsewhere. The discussion will focus on common values that Indigenous cultures consider paramount in education, as well as practical suggestions for how Indigenous pedagogical techniques and strategies could be implemented in classrooms to maximize SLIFE academic learning and sense of belonging.

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

June 3

Queer Peers and Graphic Novels: Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Readers (Booklist)
Moderator Jonathan Khan facilitates conversation between Graphic Novel Librarian Amanda Toth and some of the most prominent queer voices in the graphic novel community. Join us to hear more about how these creators make fantastical worlds for LGBTQ+ readers to immerse themselves in as well as how librarians can find queer graphic novel and manga content and position them in their libraries.

June 6

What Nonprofits Need to Know About ASC 842 (Blackbaud)
Join Paul Preziotti, CPA and Partner at Johnson Lambert LLP, for this quick, 30-minute session as he shares the top things you need to know about the new standards to maintain compliance. Items we’ll cover: What’s changed; When they take effect; What to watch for (like embedded leases).

June 7

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)
In this free live nonprofit webinar we will go through tips and tricks that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization.

How to Find Which Surveys Have the Data You Need (US Census Bureau)
If you are looking for data about a specific topic or area but do not know where to find such data, you can use the Census Survey Explorer to discover which surveys have the topics, geographies, and frequency of release that you are interested in. This webinar will use practical real-life examples to teach you how to search our surveys with the Census Survey Explorer and offer tips for how to use the tool's guidance pages. Afterwards, the team who created this tool will be available for a panel discussion and Q&A.

Quantifying Our Worth: Revisiting What We Measure with Statistics (North Carolina Library Association)
Statistics inform our services, support our funding pleas to local government, and capture our activity -- but are they telling the whole story? Our panelists will discuss ways that libraries engage with data, and how the pandemic is causing libraries to reevaluate our information-gathering in order to create a more complete view of the library's role in the community.

Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Strategy (VolunteerMatch)
Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." We'll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, training, recognition, and relationship building plans.

Collaborating for Access: Book Challenges in a Digital World (Digital Public Library of America)
In this third in our Collaborating for Access series of webinars hosted by COSLA, DPLA, and ReadersFirst, we’ll look at what the current political environment of increased book challenges means for digital content. What opportunities are available for libraries to use digital materials to maintain access, and in what ways are digital content and the libraries providing it open to unique attacks across the political spectrum? We’ll bring together a panel of librarians and thought leaders to discuss the ramifications of challenges in the digital world and look at potential solutions digital access may provide.

June 8

I See a Library! Making Libraries More Accessible to the Visually Impaired (Indiana State Library)
It’s a daunting task for librarians to consider how best to welcome visually impaired patrons into their libraries.  However, with a better understanding of what vision loss is, you can make quick, easy, and inexpensive changes to your library that will open the doors more fully to those with vision loss.  Learn more about vision loss and how to quickly and easily change your flyers and presentations, physical space, technology, and signage to be more accessible.

Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done (Training Magazine Network)
When the Wall Street Journal covered the anxiety epidemic at work, the first experts featured were New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. In their major new spring 2021 release for Harper Business, "Anxiety at Work," they offer 8 tactics for managers to help their employees build resilience. They offer strategies to spot the signs of employees hiding anxiety, alleviate stress. manage uncertainty, have people speak up when feeling overwhelmed, beat perfectionism and get things done, and instill an ethic of inclusion and support.

NCompass Live: Policies of Yes (Nebraska Library Commission)
Join us on our journey toward ensuring our library policies and procedures are actively inclusive below the surface of being equitable and diverse. We’ll introduce our plans to adopt an Inclusion Policy Statement and create an inclusion and belonging committee to review policies and services. We’ll talk about writing effective policies and providing training to help staff instill belonging in our users while giving them permission to be flexible and inclusive, even in tough situations.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Hybrid Programming (Programming Librarian)
Using two examples from the Boston Public Library’s recent hybrid programming, the presenters will walk through the logistical details to consider when planning hybrid programs. The many decisions to make about staff roles and responsibilities, registration, managing the online and in-person audience engagement, and leveraging AV and technology, will be outlined and discussed.

Academic Library Marketing 101: Identifying Priorities, Creating a Budget, and Tailoring your Message (Niche Academy)
In this presentation, Stephanie Espinoza Villamor and Kimberly Shotick will help you learn how to create accessible outreach and marketing goals tied to institutional priorities. You'll also learn how to draft a related budget and tailor your communication strategy. Academic librarians will get the most out of the presentation, though much content is applicable across all library types. Whether you're new to the topic or looking to refine your own practices, this webinar is for you.

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

Library Schools Spotlight (Library Journal)
Discover the latest advantages of a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) from two premier institutions with a history of graduating distinguished alums, some of whom have been recognized as Library Journal movers & shakers. Learn new insights, options and how these educational institutions have adapted their programs to the changing landscape.

Taming the Trauma Dragon with the Ordinary Magic of Fairytales (Early Childhood Investigations)
Beneath their shimmer, fairytales are stories about the young, the powerless, and the vulnerable overcoming great obstacles on their way to finding their happy ever afters. Remarkably, these ancient tales of magic align beautifully with the factors identified by recent resilience research as the critical buffers needed by children experiencing adversity. We will explore how programs can use fairytales from many cultures to nurture resilience within the context of a playful, literacy-rich early childhood curriculum.

June 9

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.

Onboarding: Building and Growing Your Team (Wyoming SBDC)
Join Regional Director, Devan Costa-Cargill for a webinar focused on all things related to your team of employees from building it, to adding new members, and then growing that group into a mature and cohesive cohort. You’ll want any new hires to fit the position and role but also the team. A great team accepts new ideas and makes space for unique potential. Team projects will require a certain level of accountability and communication. You want to provide that for your seasoned employees and new hires. ​Use action items and tips from this presentation to make sure you are fostering the right kind of environment as you onboard new hires!

How to Generate Unrestricted Revenue for Your Organization (Bloomerang)
Are you looking to diversify your revenue stream? Would you like to increase organizational sustainability by creating recurring, predictable revenue streams for general operating?

Unlocking Value: Keys to Incorporating Open Access in Library Collections (SirsiDynix)
While Open Access has been a frequent topic of discussion in scholarly communications circles for more than a decade, relatively few librarians have had the opportunity to work closely with this content to develop best practices around collection management, discovery and assessment of OA materials. We are partnering with Choice to facilitate a dialogue between librarians and vendors about the current OA landscape, developing OA collections, and best practices for implementing an OA strategy at your library.

NoveList Plus Overview (Novelist)
Looking to become a readers’ advisory superstar? Want to pull together expert recommendations more quickly? It’s easy with NoveList Plus! Join us for an overview of features and search strategies and learn how NoveList Plus helps you find the right books for your readers.

A Place of Pride: Creating A Shame-Free Classroom (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
What role does shame play in the experiences of our struggling students? We will explore this idea with a particular focus on struggling readers.  We will highlight the connection between emotions, cognition, and motivation and examine teacher behaviors and teaching strategies that alleviate shame. Teachers will walk away with ideas to create positive and effective learning experiences where pride takes center stage.

June 11

Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)
This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to a method of designing websites using the free online tool at Weebly.com. Students will learn how to use template designs and insert small amounts of code to customize and publish their own websites online. This is an extension of the Coding Websites workshop, but past attendance isn't required.

June 14

Citizen Science to Inspire Educators – The Importance of Metadata and Open Data (SciStarter)
Social media and online platforms are used by citizen science projects to share information about their work, how to participate, and motivate citizens to join them but also as a research tool. CS Track is exploring how communication is done and what type of information is shared. In this workshop, we want to share our insights on this and also explain how this data can be used in other contexts such as formal education. Furthermore, we would like to know more about your experience with metadata, metadata standards, and your ideas on how this data can also be used for other purposes.

Amazing Picture Books (Booklist)
The sun is finally gracing us with warmer weather and with the changing of the seasons comes new and amazing picture books! Join us for a free, one-hour webinar where we’ll hear from representatives from Phoenix International Publications, Owlkids, Creative Company, Second Story Press, Greystone Kids and Scribble Kids Books about their exciting and engaging upcoming picture books for summer and fall.

Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room (WebJunction)
The Euphorigen Investigation is an escape room that immerses players in a world of manipulated media, social media bots, deepfakes and other forms of deception. Featuring both an online and in-person version to help patrons navigate misinformation, Euphorigen was designed by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington Information School in response to library staff requests for alternatives to traditional information literacy programs. In this webinar we’ll explore how the designers approach teaching about misinformation, learn how libraries are using the escape room with their patrons, and find out how to get started with the Euphorigen Investigation at your library.

What Works in Education: Using the What Works Clearinghouse to Find High Quality Education Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
For more than a decade, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has been a central and trusted source of scientific evidence on education programs, products, practices, and policies. We review the research, determine which studies meet rigorous standards, and summarize the findings. We focus on high-quality research to answer the question “what works in education?”

June 15

How to Enhance Employee Engagement and Commitment (Harvard Business Review)
Resignations are at an all-time high and companies desperate to attract and retain employees are trying everything—from pay raises to trendy perks. But these interventions are falling short. According to Marcus Buckingham, bestselling author and leading thinker on workplace performance, the real problem is that companies have designed jobs to be stressful, meaningless, and unlovable. To attract and keep the best people, leaders need to design work that people love.

How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
In this 45-minute free nonprofit webinar, we will show you, step-by-step, how to create and implement a workable strategic plan for your nonprofit organization.

Fun For All: Game-Based Programming Across the Generations (Niche Academy)
In this 60-minute webinar, based on the new book Librarian's Guide to Games and Gamers, Michelle Goodridge and Matthew Rohweder provide tips and tactics to establish a variety of game-based programming in their libraries. Participants will leave having ideas for cross-generational and specific user group programming suggestions outside of the perceived core game user group because you're never too old to have fun!

The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And we'll talk about the importance of managing risk for the volunteers and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

Creating an Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Preschool Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)
Wondering how to create a more sustainable, Earth-friendly environment for young learners? In this webinar, environmental education expert, Dr. Patty Born Selly offers an approachable, efficient entry point for educators who wish to instill eco-friendly values and practices in their programs. Get tips on how to assess your current environment and practices, prioritize needs, and make realistic changes that will create healthier environments for children and the planet.

Empowering Students with Choice, Voice, and Engagement for Better Learning (Follett)
In this webinar, Arthur will share his step-by-step process for engaging and empowering students in this work, as well as strategies for effectively amplifying student voices. You’ll learn how Arthur pays it forward in a variety of ways, the types of projects they work on together, and the many videos they create and share on YouTube.

June 16

Inclusion 101: Get the Basics on Accessibility & Beyond (Training Magazine Network)
With today’s politically charged climate and “the Great Resignation,” DEI is a big focus.  It is no longer a luxury or “nice to have” - it is a requirement. By creating a positive and inclusive environment, you can boost retention rates and productivity - and learning directly encompasses this. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by WCAG and Section 508 compliance, you may be surprised to learn that there are strategies and tools making it easier throughout the ID process. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, for inclusivity 101 and the accessibility basics.

Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on getting the most out of your organization's special events. Chad will review the true purpose and ideal revenue model for events and how to make them even more worthwhile by converting event attendees to annual donors. He will also provide some real world examples of unique fundraising events that have broken the mold and became donor favorites (as well as some tips for virtual/hybrid events). It’s an “all things events” presentation and everything is on the table.

Exploring Census Data: Construction (US Census Bureau)
Exploring Census Data webinar series on the Construction sector. Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will present data available from several economic and demographic sources. You will learn about the different types of data available in this sector to include construction spending, building permits, characteristics of new housing and the demographic aspect of the industry. The session highlights employment statistics from both business and demographic programs. Learn how to find key data and crucial information while discovering gems and resources connected to the statistics.

Health Statistics on the Web (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this 1-hour webinar you will learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics resources through the use of examples.

Must-Read Mysteries (Booklist)
The clues are coming together. A top suspect has been identified. But—twist! Was the whole thing a dream? Join us for a free, one-hour webinar featuring upcoming mystery, thriller, and true crime titles from Dundurn Press, Oceanview Publishing, Severn House, and Soho Press that will leave your patrons guessing (and maybe double-check the locks on those doors). Register now!

Chartering Your First 100 Days (Blackbaud)
Join Pamela Grow, founder of Basics & More™ Fundraising, to learn how you can maximize the potential of your first hundred days on the job, create organizational change for the better, and instill other members of your organization with a sense of trust in you.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Institutional Repository and Federal Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
During this webinar, you will get an intimate look at NOAA's Institutional Repository, why it was created, and what it holds. You will also learn more about the NOAA Central Library's collections and how to search our repository, export citations, discover heritage publications, and work with us.

Unlock the Magic of Fairy Tales with TeachingBooks (TeachingBooks)
Discover thousands of resources for the fascinating and multifaceted world of fairy tales. Enchant your readers with retellings and multicultural tales that enhance your curriculum.

June 21

Continuous Improvement Trumps Strategy: How to Become a Learning Organization (Fast Forward Libraries)
Just having a strategic plan doesn’t guarantee success! Many strategic plans are never ending “to do” lists that don’t articulate progress or impact. Shift your library by developing a meaningful, aspirational plan supported by learning-focused implementation and management tools. Learn how to ground your library’s plan in systems thinking and learning organization practices. Creating a living plan that’s adaptive and responsive from the inside out will help your library and community learn and grow together!

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports focused on K12 and post-secondary pedagogy. The resource contains information for every level of educator, as well as insight into administration, funding, and policy. Join this session intended for library staff, educators, and administrators to explore the tools, features, and content within this resource.

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You in The Workplace (GovLoop)
You can’t separate your emotions from the work you do, and neither can anyone else. That’s why emotional intelligence (EI) is critical to your success on the job. EI is the ability to understand, use and manage your emotions, and to connect with the emotions of others.

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

Lessons Learned: Engaging Teens in Evaluating Online Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Join the National Association of Hispanic Nurses Connecticut Chapter (NAHN-CT) to learn about their successful 2020-2021 NNLM funded project to bring training to teens about evaluating health information online. Hear about the program, next steps and lessons learned, barriers and best practices for bringing programming to teens.

June 22

Data Makeovers: How to Make Your Data More Beautiful and Engaging (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Data visualization is like one of those unlikely couples. One partner is outgoing and a great storyteller. The other is introverted and sticks to the facts. To make great charts, maps, and graphs, you need to channel both partners in this odd couple: the artist and the analyst. In this workshop, I will offer up 10 key rules about composition that artists know and that analysts (and the rest of us) can apply when presenting data.

NCompass Live: Retirement: Time to Ease on Down, Ease on Down the Road (Nebraska Library Commission)
Over the course of your career, you spend quite a bit of time planning your professional development, envisioning your career path, and deciding on the degrees or training you need in your professional life. Conversely, how much time do you spend planning a transition away from that life in a healthy, graceful manner? Join us for an exploration of why, when, and how to retire, and hear best practices and wish-I-hadn’ts based on recent retiree's experiences. We will include transitioning to a fixed income, implementing a succession plan at your library, and adapting to life as a retiree.

Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)
We all have learned skills to build assumptions that reliably helped us predict the next year or two for our organizations. But do you find your carefully developed budgets, forecasts, and plans suddenly have been turned upside down? Now you’re not sure your tools still work, but you know you must do something. Join us as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenarios and contingency plans for your organizations.

Am I Doing This Right? Advice for First Time Managers (Georgia Library Association)
Becoming a manager is an exciting but also daunting transition. As first-time managers, we are faced with many new opportunities which may seem more like challenges, especially if we are new to the library system, have recently received a promotion, or struggle with imposter syndrome. In this webinar we will discuss strengths-based leadership, how and what to delegate, strategies for self-care, time management tips, and more.

A New Frontier - Setting Your Library Up for Remote Work Success (Niche Academy)
Join author and librarian Molly Virello as she discusses how librarians can lay the framework for successful remote work in a library setting. The focus of this webinar will be about the conversations library staff, managers, and other library leadership should have (or at least keep in mind) in order to create library-specific remote work policies, including laying out expectations, term limits, and criteria in order to facilitate working outside of traditional library spaces. These conversations can bring remote work that much closer for librarians, ranging in time from a few hours to a few months.

Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Active Listening: How to Use Audio to Empower Every Student’s Learning Journey (edWeb)
Discover how the power of audio—podcasts, audiobooks, and music—provides increased accessibility to content and information, how audio aids in building and boosting literacy and active listening skills, why equitable access of resources is critical, and how building mindful listening experiences into the curriculum, across grades and subjects, can be transformative for students at every age and grade.

I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service SBEC (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Think of a time when a friend or loved one built up your confidence and made you feel understood. What did they say? What was their tone? What did they notice in you? Did they focus on your faults or did they emphasize your strengths? This session will introduce the strengths-based perspective, examine its use in a world that is often problem-focused, and discuss the ways in which focusing on the strengths of our patrons can help empower our communities.

June 23

The Great Transfer of Wealth: How to Reach the Next Generation of Donors (Charity Village)
Millennials have surpassed other generations in their population size and generosity mindset. This signals the rise of micro-philanthropy, where more frequent smaller donations match the occasional larger donations. In this session, we will discuss the trends that highlight current generational shifts in giving behaviors and how this directly impacts your nonprofit organization. You will learn how to implement key donor cultivation and fundraising strategies to attract and retain younger donors.

Care of Musical Instruments (Connecting to Collections Care)
Musical instruments are a unique but not uncommon object type found in collections for various sized cultural institutions. In this webinar attendees will learn about the basic requirements to ensure the conservation of a collection of musical instruments, as well as various methods for their registration and documentation. The instrumental groups will be explained according to their function, materials, technology and condition of use, as well as the challenges involved in the preservation of each one according to their vulnerability. The session is focused on any collection, regardless of its size, use or location.

How to Access Education Data (US Census Bureau)
Learn how to access education data, using a variety of online tools. In this training, you will also learn the source of the data, the tables available on the subject, and how to download and create maps.

June 28

Gale OneFile: News (Gale)
Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. In this webinar, we'll explore how to find content using basic search strategies, as well as publication search and alerts. In addition, we will explore the tools and features to support simple discovery.

June 29

NetGalley for Libraries: Live Demo and Overview (Indiana State Library)
NetGalley is a free website for librarians to request and download digital review copies and audiobooks, while connecting with publishers and staying up to date with upcoming releases. The service is quick, efficient, secure, and always free for library staff. Learn how to get started (registration, filling in your Profile, and requesting your first book or audiobook), helpful features and tools, and ways NetGalley can specifically help librarians with collection development and readers’ advisory.

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.

June 30

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, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.

How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)
Whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran fundraiser, Robin will show you how to build a passionate personal brand that elevates your presence authentically, and what you need to emphasize about your skills and achievements to get noticed.

Upcoming WebJunction Webinars

07 July 2022

Engaging Adults with Low Literacy Levels

This webinar will explore the characteristics of adults with low literacy levels and provide strategies for library staff to support reading literacy in adults.

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