Free June Webinars for Library Staff

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Summer has arrived, and while we know your library is likely buzzing with summer learning activities, we hope you'll make some time to squeeze in some learning of your own. With 76 free webinars (and one online conference!) on 22 topics, this list provides a wealth of options for you to explore. This list is collected by the Wyoming State Library and updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by category.

For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free and open to library staff and volunteers everywhere.

Online Conference

Library 2.019 Virtual Conference. Wednesday, June 5: This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. You’ll learn about tools you can implement in your own library and hear stories from libraries that have partnered with their local and state governments. Armed with practical tools and experiences, you’ll be ready to start diving into open data to help your library and community! 

List of Webinars

June 3

Designing a Learning Ecosystem for the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary webinar, sponsored by O’Reilly Media. Karen Hebert-Maccaro, O’Reilly’s chief learning experience officer, will share how to build a learning ecosystem that meets the needs of the modern learner. In this webinar, we will discuss: How to segment your audience to avoid a one-size-fits-all learning approach (spoiler: functional and organizational level segmentation is not enough); When to buy versus build learning solutions and resources; Why modality matters to the learner; How to measure impact and build an internal learning narrative; Ideas around what the future may hold for learning innovation.

Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Dr. Rob Furman will give insight into how to engage young readers using the tech of today. He will draw from his new book, Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies to Reach All Learners. The book is a beginner-level guide focusing on developmental reading strategies for elementary students at all stages and exploring how technology can be used to improve the skills of a wide range of readers, including beginning readers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, enriched readers and English Language Learners (ELLs).

June 4

Income & Poverty Related Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)
In this webinar you will learn the basics of the Income & Poverty topic and receive an illustration of various easy-to-use data tools to retrieve data on this topic. You will also see maps that examine some key statistics related to income & poverty.

Bringing a Geographic Perspective to Libraries and K-12. Create. Share. Learn (Washington State Library)
Geography matters in every organization and every discipline. For anyone trying to evaluate information, the most intuitive way to view it is on a map. In this webinar we will discuss how three agencies in Washington State are using GIS technology to bring a new perspective to learning and understanding data from the world around us. Included will be Enabling Local Government Transparency. Jason will discuss the benefits of Kittitas County’s Open Data Hub, the technology and infrastructure behind it and the benefits to having data available for public access. Joanne will demonstrate the Geospatial Open Data Site at the state, geo.wa.gov, how to view the data and a few examples of using geography for state business. And Bruce will discuss how OSPI uses GIS to manage student transportation data and encourage use of GIS in the classrooms through an annual middle school/ high school competition.

Creating a High Impact Nonprofit Landing Page That Skyrockets Growth (CharityHowTo)
During this free and interactive webinar, we’ll show you how nonprofits are using beautifully-designed landing pages to significantly improve their impact; whether it’s for getting more donations, more email subscribers, or more supporters. In fact, nonprofits using well-designed landing pages convert up to 6x more of their traffic into results!

Family Literacy on the Wild, Wild e-Frontier: Strategies for Raising Digitally Savvy Families (Infopeople)
This webinar examines perspectives and strategies adult learners can use to raise savvy digital natives.

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers - leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

The Art of Crafting (Booklist)
Summer is the perfect time for starting a new project or finally getting to that DIY fix. Whether they’re expert makers or looking for a new hobby, your patrons will be delighted by the new crafts books highlighted in this free, hour-long webinar. Panelists from Tuttle, Search Press, and Skyhorse Publishing are sure to inspire some fresh, new ideas for you and your patrons.

The Public Library’s Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation (Public Library Association)
In a time marked by uncertainty, the public library is in an extraordinary position as one of society’s most trusted institutions. Public libraries can leverage that trust to be at the forefront of voter education as we head into what will be one of the most watched presidential elections of our lifetimes. This presentation will equip librarians to gather user-friendly information from reliable and nonpartisan sources, allowing libraries to offer an invaluable, evolving resource tailor-made for their communities.

Extreme Author Visits: Going EXTRA for a Special Guest (School Library Connection)
In this webinar, Stacey Rattner, the "leaping librarian," will share all her tips on how to host an extreme visit in your school. Come away from this webinar inspired with easy-to-replicate models for schoolwide engagement, from mural creation to book birthday parties and more. The perfect time to begin setting the stage for next school year’s author visits is not September… it’s now!

June 5

So You Want to Start a Library Podcast? (Indiana State Library)
Dr. Curtis Rogers, Communications Director for the South Carolina State Library, will share his experience with SCSL’s podcast, LibraryVoicesSC, and provide tips for starting your own library podcast.  Attendees will learn about the podcasting process from what equipment can be used, selecting topics, editing recordings, and using a podcasting service such as Podbean.

NCompass Live: Providing Passports at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn how your library could begin offering passport services, generating income with each application. Joseph Leier, Customer Service Manager from the Colorado Passport Agency, Aimee Owen, Mary Sauers, and Lisa Kelly will talk about their experiences providing passports at the Nebraska Library Commission.

Who, What, Where, When, and How? Legislative Research When You've Reached the End of What You Know (Federal Depository Library Program)
We all reach the limits of our knowledge or resources for tracking U.S. Congressional legislation. In this webinar, Jesse and Andrea will review some of the harder questions and how they answered them, covering many of the tools, strategies, and little known sources they've learned about and used along the way.

Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE (Early Childhood Investigations)
Learn how to support design thinking for children ages 3 through 8 in this dynamic webinar. The goal of this webinar is to help you provide opportunities for children in your program to develop engineering habits of mind: ask questions about a situation they want to change, make observations to understand how one part of a solution affects the others, identify problems and seek solutions, and collaborate with others. Using developmentally appropriate practice, you will learn how to guide children to approach problems with a positive attitude that recognizes failure and trying again as part of a learning process.

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

June 6

10 Hacks for Better Slides in 5 Minutes (Training Magazine Network)
You’re spending too much time on your slides! And they’re looking boring. Get 10 quick slide hacks that will turn meh into marvelous. They’re quick makeovers that you can use again and again. In this webinar, you’ll learn 10 quick techniques for creating clear, professional slides in PowerPoint.

Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team (Charity Village)
Studies show the best leaders, those who are effective and have a loyal following, have high levels of engagement with their team. Their team trusts them and respects them. As such, their team works well with the leader to serve the mission of the organization. Many leaders have no idea how to develop that level of trust and respect with their team. The way is to lead with your strength of character. However, we are often not taught though, how to develop our character.

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)
In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

Database Tutorial-Summer Under the Stars (Wyoming State Library)
Resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming. Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore vendor (Gale, EBSCO) produced content, as well as organizations, such as NASA and PBS, who have created sites and sources for this Summer of Space. Webinar ID: 730-674-171

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

Now Hear This! New Audiobooks for #Audiobook Month and Beyond (Booklist)
We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds instead for some amazing audiobooks. Just in time for Audiobook Month, you'll hear about the new titles that audiobook-lovers can't wait to listen to from LA Theatre Works, Brilliance Publishing, Books on Tape, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House.

5 Moments of Need: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? (Insynctraining)
Every day L&D is being pressured more and more to show an ROI, or Return on Investment, for the dollars spent in “training.” Designing for the 5 Moments of Need can help us move into the workflow and measure impact in ways training alone can never do. It also has a profound effect on training events, often reducing them by up to half the time needed, while making them even more impactful.

Reaching Into the Community: Tools to Bring Your Library to the People (Library Journal)
In this webinar, you'll hear from a diverse group of enterprising librarians who will discuss some of their strategies for reaching community members outside the library, including populations who are often disadvantaged and underserved. From programs at county jails, to housing offices and local businesses, learn from our panel of librarians about how they are collaborating with nontraditional community partners to bring access to all.

June 7

Yoga & Meditation at the Library: Outreach and Inreach (Booklist)
Yoga and other mindfulness-based programs are quickly becoming some of the most popular offerings at public and academic libraries across North America. Join public library director and physical literacy researcher Jenn Carson as she introduces you to tried and tested yoga and meditation programs that you can start using today to improve the health and wellness of library patrons (of all ages and abilities), your staff, and yourself. This multi-modal presentation will include a discussion surrounding issues such as liability, legalities, and logistics and will even include a short (optional) yoga and meditation session.

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (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.

Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This one-hour introductory webinar, "Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study", will provide an opportunity for librarians to explore the concept of using data for decision-making through an example of an environmental scan case study. Participants will learn how to plan and conduct an environmental scan, collect and curate existing data, and how to analyze data using Voyant-Tools. In this webinar, the case study findings will be presented and we will also discuss how data and conclusions can be used to plan future programs or initiatives. No prior knowledge of environmental scanning or data tools are required.

Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This presentation will detail foundational terms and definitions imperative for respectful interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) persons. There will be a specific focus on health care needs specific to LGBTQ youth.

June 10

What Is a Program, Anyway? Findings from NILPPA, ALA's National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)
The ALA Public Programs Office and a team of researchers conducted the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), an intensive two-year research study that asked: how can we characterize and categorize public programs offered by libraries today? In this free 60-minute webinar—the first in a two-part series—NILPPA research team members will share how this research sheds a light on what libraries are doing in terms of programming and how we should think about it.

Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach (American Library Association/United for Libraries)
Library Trustees, advocates, Friends, Foundations, directors, and staff are invited to hear from experts about the difference between grassroot and grasstop advocates, how to identify them in their communities, and how to engage them in their efforts. Attendees will learn how to build key library advocates to cultivate allies and develop constituencies in support of their positions at every level of government.

June 11

The Authentication Landscape for Librarians and Media Specialists (Library Journal)
In the RA21 era, there is no need to sacrifice features for convenience. This session will dig into the tech behind authentication methods for digital resources. Grasp the history, current state and other initiatives that are occurring in this space as Kristina Symes, author and Technical Solutions Lead at OpenAthens, shares insights from her recent research.

Nonprofit Burnout: How to Make a Difference Without Sacrificing Health and Happiness (Nonprofit Hub)
While nonprofit employees are often energetic, optimistic and full of passion when they start working for an organization they love, it’s likely that an excessive workload, the expectation to do more with less, and intense emotional labor will burn them out.

Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, you’ll find something to love in this webinar packed full of storytime outlines, plans, booklists, and resources to pump fresh air into one of the longest running programs in Children’s services.

10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Social media is in a constant state of change and without regular education in emerging trends, your nonprofit could be wasting valuable time and resources implementing outdated best practices. From chatbots to social advertising to the rapid rise of Stories, this session will focus on what’s new and next in social media so that your nonprofit can embrace being an early adopter to achievement maximum return-on-investment (ROI).

Big-Picture Reading (Booklist)
Who needs the beach this summer when we have new picture books? In this free, one-hour webinar we’ll chat about unique, upcoming summer and fall picture books designed to spark imagination and inspire reading! Featuring representatives from Simon & Schuster, Boyds Mills & Kane, Minedition, Greystone, and Holiday House and moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Associate Editor Maggie Reagan.

Welcoming Transgender Customers at Your Library (Colorado State Library)
Join us to learn how to provide excellent internal and external customer service to transgender individuals at your library. This session will help participants re-frame ideas around gender, give them best practices for serving trans customers, and end with developing strategies to make their libraries trans-inclusive.

Getting to the Heart of the Community Through Discovery (WebJunction)
Community discovery is a process of forging vital and ongoing connection between the library and its community members. The more people are involved in planning and programming, the more they are invested in the success of the library. While many libraries collect community input primarily through surveys, there are other, more interactive and interpersonal tools that can uncover the heart and aspirations of the community. Explore tools and strategies that start meaningful conversations and foster collaborative engagement on everything from strategic and space planning to programming. Learn how you can join your library and your community at the heart.

Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library (Association for Library Service to Children)
An easy-to-understand overview of accessibility software/online programs, (free) adapted book sites, and assistive technology aids (adaptive mice, etc.) for youth of all abilities, including an overview of current apps geared to developing vital skills. Participants will also learn about adaptive technology for babies and toddlers that will make your play programs more inclusive of children with mobile disabilities.

The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)
Public speaking strikes fear into the hearts of many – maybe it’s happened to you. You’ve been asked to speak in public about your organization and you have no clue where to begin. Even if you could find a clue, you can’t imagine actually putting yourself into such an intimidating position! This webinar will improve your comfort level with public speaking and will help you find the confidence you didn’t even know you had J. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow!

June 12

Introduction to Search.gov (Digital Gov)
Search.gov is a self-service, plug-and-play search solution that federal agencies can use to provide a high-quality search experience to their website’s users. In this online event, we’ll provide a basic overview of Search.gov’s essential features and tour its Admin Center.

Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process.

Equity IS Education (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Equity in our educational system and closing opportunity gaps in education are epic topics throughout the nation. We recognize the issues and feel a sense of urgency. Dr. Perez-Isiah will highlight effective approaches that will help merge the topics of equity and gaps in teaching and learning. Let’s move from achievement “gap-gazing” to achievement gap-closing in our school communities.

Gov Insights: Your Cloud Primer (GovLoop)
Cloud is an enabler. It is a tool that can help your agency with many different aspects of its mission, from data security to digital documentation. For the maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness, however, it’s important to understand the exact needs of your organization, and the cloud solutions that can best meet them.

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

SciGirls Strategies Live Stream! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Come and learn about the latest research on best practices for engaging girls in STEM! The new SciGirls Strategies, based on a comprehensive literature review and extensive feedback from SciGirls educators and trainers, will debut on June 12th via a special one-hour SciGirls/National Girls Collaborative Live Stream starting at 1pm CT. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Implementing Community Change: Positive and Productive Partnerships (Programming Librarian)
In this 60-minute webinar, representatives of the Zion-Benton Township High School Library and Zion Township supervisor’s office will share how they worked together to initiate a unique reading and discussion program to tackle issues of equity, diversity and inclusion among teens in their community. Learn how aligning library goals to wider community concerns can create positive partnerships that reap benefits for all stakeholders.

Skip, Turn, & Hop into Teaching ECE Math and Language Arts Through Movement (Early Childhood Investigations)
Many teachers are unfamiliar with teaching structured movement activities, but they will be surprised at how straightforward a process it can be. In this webinar, Connie will show how dance can be an accessible and useful tool for teachers, while making learning fun for young children. She also will demonstrate a wealth of ideas for presenting age-appropriate kinesthetic learning opportunities to young children, with an emphasis on math and language arts concepts.

Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships (Donor Search)
Presented by Tracey Shaw and Loree Lipstein of Thread Strategies. Corporate giving and volunteering is on the rise, but so is competition for companies’ attention and resources. As corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs become more specific and strategic, how do you find the right match for your non-profit’s mission? And once you find that match, how do you differentiate yourself among the many others competing for attention so companies choose to partner with you? This session will cover how to prospect companies for partnership, build corporate relationships and design/pitch partnerships that meet the needs and interests of all parties.

Community Climate Cafes: Science programming for adults (Infopeople)
This webinar will look at the San Jose Public Library’s grant funded three-part series of adult programs on the subject of climate change and its impact on the community. Part book club and part science café, the program incorporated companion books, short film showings, guest speakers, giveaways, and community discussion. Presenters will discuss the program structure, themes, as well as outcomes, challenges and scalability. There will be a discussion of community partnerships, promotion and marketing as well as demonstration of the Pushing the Limits development materials which are freely available via Infopeople’s Niche Academy modules https://my.nicheacademy.com/infopeople.

Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)
Go beyond the basics and take a deep dive into digital trends with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier.

Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship: An International Perspective (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, join Heather Barnard, Digital Learning Leader and Common Sense Ambassador, who will provide an international perspective on continuing the digital citizenship discussion through the summer. She’ll have key talking points and practical strategies for preparing students to have a fun, #digcit summer!

June 13

The Real Secret to Employee Engagement (Harvard Business Review)
Employees crave feedback. Your organization’s culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they’re lies. As strengths guru and bestselling author Marcus Buckingham and Cisco Leadership and Team Intelligence head Ashley Goodall show in their book, Nine Lies About Work, there are some lies and faulty assumptions that we encounter every time we show up for work. Nine lies, to be exact. They cause dysfunction and frustration, ultimately resulting in workplaces that are a pale shadow of what they could be.

The Employee Experience and the Future of Work (Training Industry)
People today have an abundance of choices about where, how and when they want to work, creating a challenge for companies to attract and retain desired talent. How can you create a compelling experience that meets the needs and expectations for all generations in the workforce? It’s important to foster and sustain the employee experience across the entire employee life cycle, from the moment someone first interacts with your company until he or she leaves.

June 14

The Nine Competencies of Programming Librarians: Findings from NILPPA, ALA's National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)
the ALA Public Programs Office and a team of researchers conducted the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), an intensive two-year research study that asked: what competencies and training are required for professionals working with library programming today? In this free 60-minute webinar—the second in a two-part series—NILPPA research team members will share the nine core library programming competency areas unearthed by the research and how they can help us prepare the library workers of tomorrow and today, along with some surprising findings about how and where we learn to plan library programs.

June 17

STEM for Frontline Staff (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
STEM programs are a fun way to engage kids and encourage them to learn outside of school. Everyone in the library has a role to play in providing a high-quality STEM experience in your community. During this webinar, frontline library staff and those not directly involved with STEM programming will learn different ways to support STEM programs and initiatives at their libraries. A great fit for circ staff, pages, and libraries that may not have the capacity to provide STEM programs but still want to support STEM learning in their communities.

June 18

How to Win Your Donors Hearts, Minds & Wallets (Nonprofit Hub)
You know who they are. The fundraiser who makes it look easy. Getting the big gifts. Loving their job. Always smiling. At the cocktail party they’re surrounded by all the donors you want to get to know. What’s their secret? Our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE is going to spill the beans! Come learn the secrets of high performing gift officers.

Leveraging Data and the Cloud While Protecting Student Data Privacy (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
In this webinar, Vince Scheivert, Rachel Johnson, and Linnette Attai will discuss how school districts have leveraged data and the cloud to innovate and maximize learning while also ensuring data privacy for all.

June 19

NCompass Live: Growing Partnerships Where Least Expected (Nebraska Library Commission)
Tina Walker, Keene Memorial Library Director, will share the who, what, how, and why of the many community partnerships we have developed. We have spent over 2 years analyzing, planning and implementing outreach in Fremont and the surrounding communities that have helped to increase awareness of our library services and community importance. Some of the partnerships you might look at and say "how does that fit the library" but you can be presently surprised by how well some of these easily fit into our collaboration plans. The main message is "don’t knock it til you try it". We will share some wonderful success stories and how they are making an impact on the future of the library.

Picture This: Using Instagram to Connect With and Engage Your Users (Georgia Library Association)
This session will show you how to make the best use of your Instagram account through mobile photography tips, content ideas, and special projects that bring your online content into your library. We will also look at the best way to connect with your users who use Instagram through social listening, geotagging, and building relationships with influencers.

LYRASIS Trending Topics - New Tools for Digital Preservation Assessment and Training (Lyrasis)
LYRASIS and the Northeast Document Conservation Center collaborated on a grant to develop new ways to support institutions in their digital preservation efforts. The project team developed and tested a peer assessment handbook and workshops, guide for preservation assessors, and other resources to support institutions in their digital preservation efforts. In this webinar presenters will share lessons learned from the project, and introduce attendees to the freely available resources that can be used to plan for digital preservation at their institutions.

5 Crucial Elements of Relationship Centered Leadership (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this empowering webinar, early education leadership and organizational effectiveness expert, Rosa Carrillo, will draw on multiple sources from neuroscience, psychology and sociology to provide evidence that relationships form the nucleus of both an emotionally healthy workplace and high-quality programs.

PNR Rendezvous: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community. Come hear about the Public Library Association's (PLA) health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, and from libraries who participated.

June 20

Presentation Pointers: Eye-Popping Publications (State Library of Iowa)
This installment in our Presentation Pointers series offers style tips for upgrading traditional publications.  Instructors will demonstrate various design features of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  Whether creating quick signs or flyers, compiling reports, or writing newsletters, these software features help improve the overall look and feel of printed materials.

Transforming Your Board into a Fundraising Force (Network for Good)
Board members are critical to your fundraising program. Learn how to keep them engaged by focusing on the mission, vision, and values of your nonprofit to transform your board into a fundraising force.

Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)
Join us as we discuss the role infographics play in a healthy communications mix.  In this webinar, you’ll learn about the benefits of using infographics to visualize your data, the resources available to create them, and what types of organization goals they can aid. https://www.idealware.org/training/sixreasonswhy/

Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Advanced Facilitation Skills for the Experienced Training Professional (Insynctraining)
Virtual classroom facilitators have a great deal of control over engagement factors for learners. However, it takes more than clever exercises or mastery of collaboration tools like breakout rooms and whiteboards, to succeed. It takes a nuanced understanding of the learning environment and the learners participating in that environment to bring your virtual delivery to the next level. Take your virtual facilitation skills to the next level with this webinar.

Do you want a ScanDay? (North Dakota State Library)
ScanDays are events that the State Library put on with the help of public libraries and organizations around the state. Attend this webinar to learn more about what a ScanDay is, how to have one, what the expected output is, and how to create something similar. This informative webinar will cover all of that and give examples of similar events from other states.

June 25

Libraries and the 2020 Census (Indiana State Library)
Civic engagement matters! As librarians, our role in the 2020 Census is amplified this time around. In March of 2020, U.S. residents will not only receive traditional paper forms from the Census Bureau, but they will also have the option of online response. Patrons can fill out the census using their home computers, their smartphones, or by stopping by the local library and using a public computer. How can we properly prepare our library communities for this new option? Librarians can learn and review the basic facts about the census; we can provide informed outreach to our library communities; and we can know where to go for assistance outside of our libraries. Tune in to this webinar to find out more!

Summer--Time to ILL and Chill (Wyoming State Library)
Summertime for school librarians is not just time off. It’s also time to reflect on the past school year and prepare for the upcoming year. Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant for the Wyoming State Library, as she shares resources from the WSL that you can use when developing your plan for next year. She will also talk about how to use the statewide Interlibrary loan system that lets you access books from any library in Wyoming, including the Librarian’s Professional Collection at the WSL.

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)
Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center by Candid, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You'll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules.

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you, it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a fire hose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend.

5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better (CharityHowTo)
How many times have you learned something new about improving your fundraising, and then suddenly realized, “This is going to take a lot more time than I have!” Here’s some much-needed relief from “Fundraising Is Hard and It Keeps Getting Harder” Syndrome:  5 “tricks” that will make your fundraising tasks just a bit easier and less time-consuming … and more effective. Collected from a 30-year career of hands-on fundraising, these hacks are practical, easy, and they work! They’ll help you start your projects on the right foot, align your thinking and strategy with donor motivations, write stronger copy, stay on target -- and raise more money.

June 26

DAP Learning Series: Agency Analytics Governance (Digital Gov)
In this webinar, we’ll talk to members of various agencies to find out how analytics programs and tools are governed at that agency. Each agency has its own way of determining which tools are used, methods of implementation, which personnel get access, how deployment and support are handled, and where responsibilities lie.

How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)
It’s impossible to avoid difficult conversations at work. How many times have you run into a conflict with a colleague? In a one-on-one meeting with your supervisor? Working as a team with your peers? Or even publicly questioned? Join this webinar to learn from our expert how to have these sometimes-painful conversations.

June 27

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

Success with Multicultural Newcomers and English Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Through their longitudinal studies and work with hundreds of schools, Margarita Calderón and Shawn Slakk, authors of the book Success with Multicultural Newcomers and English Learners: Proven Practices for School Leadership Teams, have found the best way to teach vocabulary, discourse, basic reading comprehension, and text-based writing integrated with content areas and texts. The authors will share how not only ESL teachers, but also all core content teachers in a school can easily integrate vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing into every subject. Establishing a whole-school climate for Newcomers and all students entails training all teachers, counselors, coaches, staff and administrators in the school.