Free May Webinars for Library Staff

Compiled by the Wyoming State Library /

photo of webinar in block letters and cup of coffeeWith so many options for online learning, it's great to be able to see all these webinars and online conferences collected in one place. This list, provided by the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic. This month's list covers 87 webinars and 5 online conferences in 21 different topic areas, from advocacy to volunteers. Take some time to think through your library's priorities and pick those that can help you to focus your learning and to take the practical next steps to put that learning into action.

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

Online Conferences

May 4-5: Grant Writing for Every Occasion (Wyoming SHRAB)
Want to develop your grant proposal writing skills? Or are you just beginning to explore the world of landing grants? Grant writing is no secret– it’s a learned skill. This workshop will help you master the logic and preparation needed for success. Learn tips, tricks, and pitfalls of grant writing, plus where to find help. We’ll discuss the elements of a proposal and how to develop, prepare, and present a compelling case that will make funders sit up and take notice.

May 5: Library Journal Day of Dialog
For more than two decades, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog has been the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Now it’s gone digital and is free to attend! The next all-day event is scheduled for May 5 and will feature a close-up look at the biggest forthcoming books for summer/fall 2022. Once again, you’ll hear from top authors in genre fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction. And you still get to dialog by visiting virtual booths, talking with authors, and networking with colleagues.

May 19: School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Spring
Join us May 19 for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the spring 2022 publishing season—fully virtual and free to attend. Our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained, and provide insight into industry trends as you work to grow and diversify your collections. Come hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from picture books and nonfiction to graphic novels and YA and engage in Q&A sessions with authors and illustrators. There will also be opportunities to visit the virtual exhibit hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy additional chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources.

May 19: The 10th Annual Seguimos Creando Enlaces Library Conference (California Libraries Learn [CaLL], California State Library, California Library Association)
This year’s special 10th Anniversary conference theme is reCreando Enlaces- reCreating Connections. The 2022 binational virtual conference will include presentations that demonstrate how public, academic, and special libraries on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are reconnecting with their communities and rebuilding their services to best support new user and staff needs in the wake of the pandemic. We are especially interested in highlighting innovative projects that include communities of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA+, Spanish speakers/ESL resources, digital equity or binational collaborations.

May 24-25: Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children's Literature in the Classroom & Library (San Diego County Office of Education)
Native authors scheduled to speak include Cynthia Leitich Smith, Angeline Boulley, Traci Sorell, Christine Day, Brian Young, David Robertson, and Michaela Goade, among others.

Webinars

May 3

Science Communication in Cs Projects – Strategies and Tools (SciStarter)
During this interactive webinar, members of the CS Track team will share strategies for science communication in citizen science projects, provide an overview of relevant software and resources, and help participants explore an easy-to-use free data visualization tool.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Eva Chen and I Am Golden! (School Library Journal)
Join New York Times bestselling author Eva Chen for a free author visit to kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I Am Golden is a moving ode to the immigrant experience and a manifesto of self-love for all Chinese American children. This 45-minute event will include an author talk, read aloud, and audience Q&A moderated by Kimberly Fakih, SLJ Senior Editor, Picture Books.

Small Business Resources for Veterans (Wyoming SBDC Network)
It’s no secret veterans make great entrepreneurs, and if there’s one thing veterans should know about small business it’s they don’t have to go it alone. During this free webinar presented by the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, as part of the newly-launched Community Navigator Pilot Program, attendees will learn all about the local, state, and national resources available to them as they begin (or continue) their entrepreneurial journey.

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.

Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
In this webinar, presenters will share an overview of the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA program and free astronomy resources, then delve deeper into some Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA activity-based resources. In addition to the content, the NASA’s Universe of Learning team will respond to questions and comments to support participants in implementing the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials in programming and events.

True Crime, Thrillers and Mysteries, Oh My! (Booklist)
Love a good cozy whodunit, true crime or thriller title? We’ve got just the thing for you. You’ll hear representatives from Macmillan Library, HarperCollins Publishers, Sourcebooks, Tor, and Simon & Schuster tell you all about upcoming mysteries, thrillers, crime fiction, and more.

Celebrate AAPI Month All Year Long with Debbi Michiko Florence, Gita Varadarajan, and Wendy Wan-Long Shang (Mackin)
Join us as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. These amazing Scholastic authors will tell their stories of healing from heartbreak, embracing their identities, and claiming their own history.

15 Minutes to Mastery: Support Students with End of Year Stress with Gale In Context (Gale)
The school year’s end can be stressful for students and Gale In Context: Elementary, Middle School, and High School offer supportive materials to help manage feelings and responsibilities like time management. Join us in this short session to explore this content and see how to share with your students.

3 Cool Tools for Language Learners (TeachersFirst)
Are you looking for ways to supplement your instruction with technology tools that engage your language learners? Join us to learn about three tools you can use with language learners at all levels to incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening in your lessons. Learn how to enhance your students’ creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills.

May 4

May 4-5: Grant Writing for Every Occasion (Wyoming SHRAB)
Want to develop your grant proposal writing skills? Or are you just beginning to explore the world of landing grants? Grant writing is no secret– it’s a learned skill. This workshop will help you master the logic and preparation needed for success. Learn tips, tricks, and pitfalls of grant writing, plus where to find help. We’ll discuss the elements of a proposal and how to develop, prepare, and present a compelling case that will make funders sit up and take notice.

SLJ Live Webcast with Angie Thomas (School Library Journal)
HarperCollins Children’s Books and School Library Journal invite you to a special LIVE WEBCAST event with #1 New York Times best-selling author Angie Thomas. Join Angie live from Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA, as she talks about the inspiration behind her books, her writing process, and her award-winning novels – The Hate U Give and Concrete Rose – now available in paperback!

Info2Go! Lifejackets for a Stormy Workplace (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
In a season of constant change and problem-solving, the waves of anxiety are still high. This workshop offers simple tools for facing the waves. This 2-hour workshop will help workers identify internal and external stressors, use a reflection tool for when anxiety is high, reframe confrontation, and gain techniques to stay afloat emotionally during choppy weather.

The Responsible Use of Scholarly Metrics (Niche Academy)
Scholarly metrics are a useful tool for both promotions as well as self-evaluation. Unfortunately, scholarly metrics are sometimes misused in evaluating researchers' scholarly output which has led some observers to question their value. In this webinar, Marc Vinyard and Jaimie Beth Colvin will describe the different categories of metrics and how to responsibly use them.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Use of Academic Library Resources (Georgia Library Association)
During the spring of 2020, libraries around the world closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. What impact did that have on the use of library resources in academic libraries? Three librarians representing large, medium, and small institutions, both public and private, explore metrics across areas such as interlibrary loan, website hits, discovery tool and database usage, and patron interactions. Using pre-pandemic usage as a baseline, we discover some common trends among our libraries. Join us as we share our experiences.

Tell Me More: Cats vs. Dogs (Penguin Random House)
Celebrate National Pet Month with us! Moderator Jack Phoenix will be talking to John Gallagher and James Burks, along with Miranda Harmon, Nathan Fairbairn, and Michele Assarasakorn about their new Graphic Novel titles. Don’t miss out on the fun!

The Honeycomb Hypothesis: A Fresh Perspective on how Infants, Toddlers, and Two’s Learn (Early Childhood Investigations)
This presentation uses the analogy of a honey bee to help you understand how children learn and offers plenty of hands-on experiences and ideas for promoting understandings with infants, toddlers, and two-year-old children. Use the rich hands-on experiences and ideas in this presentation for fostering young children’s true understanding of their worlds through novelty and open-ended exploration. And, watch the young honey bees in your classroom fly to new and inspiring heights.

Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)
Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

Succeed at Work: Tools to Support Executive Function (PACER Center)
To succeed at a job, one must master some basic skills – being on time, following directions, maintaining focus, and completing tasks. These skills fall in a category called executive function and lay the foundation for being a reliable and productive employee. In this workshop for youth and adults we will explore technology to support executive function at work. Topics will include managing time, staying organized, completing tasks, and maintaining focus. Information presented will be helpful for those new to the workplace, individuals with ADHD (Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), as well as those with other executive function challenges. Join us for demonstrations of devices and mobile apps to include timers, task managers, wearables, and other tools that support productivity at work.

3 Tips for Cyber Resilience (GovLoop)
Given the high stakes in today’s cyber threat landscape, a good cyber strategy must be based on the assumption that, sooner or later, the agency’s defenses will fail. The challenge, then, is to have a plan for responding to, mitigating and recovering from an attack.

10 Ways to Inspire Your Readers and Learners All Summer Long (Follett)
Join technology-centered Future Ready Librarian® Shannon McClintock Miller at 4pm CT as she shares 10 ways to inspire your readers and learners all summer long. You won’t want to miss this one as Shannon shares activities and resources for all to read, learn, create, and explore.

May 5

Library Journal Day of Dialog
For more than two decades, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog has been the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Now it’s gone digital and is free to attend! The next all-day event is scheduled for May 5 and will feature a close-up look at the biggest forthcoming books for summer/fall 2022. Once again, you’ll hear from top authors in genre fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction. And you still get to dialog by visiting virtual booths, talking with authors, and networking with colleagues.

May 4-5: Grant Writing for Every Occasion (Wyoming SHRAB)
Want to develop your grant proposal writing skills? Or are you just beginning to explore the world of landing grants? Grant writing is no secret– it’s a learned skill. This workshop will help you master the logic and preparation needed for success. Learn tips, tricks, and pitfalls of grant writing, plus where to find help. We’ll discuss the elements of a proposal and how to develop, prepare, and present a compelling case that will make funders sit up and take notice.

How Understanding Your Customer Can Help Your Business Grow (Wyoming SBDC Network)
Join business growth expert Jennifer Ford and Wyoming SBDC Network’s Market Research Center Manager Mike Lambert for a webinar on how understanding your ideal customer can help your business grow in 2022. You will learn why it is so crucial to know your customer and the kinds of questions you should be asking about your client base. You will also find out exactly how the Wyoming SBDC Network’s Market Research Center can help you discover that data. Once you have uncovered this data, you can use it to inform your marketing efforts, inventory purchases, sales goals, and countless other critical business decisions.

Emergent Asking – Get What You Need Now (Bloomerang)
You’ll learn that the flip side of your asking fear is your asking strength. You’ll learn to ask authentically, by tapping into why you want what you want. You’ll discover your Asking Personality and how to use it to set yourself up for success. You’ll learn to overcome both internal and external asking barriers. You’ll learn to clarify and simplify your message, to find new allies and to embrace this brave new world. You’ll learn to ask in any arena of your life, whether you seek a gift, a favor, or a refund.

We Can't Go It Alone: Community-Centered Collaborations during COVID-19 (WebJunction)
Libraries, archives, and museums have adapted their facilities, services, and programs in response to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many found they didn’t have to do it alone. Building networks that foster information exchange and collaboration among museums, libraries, and other local assets and organizations can help us manage uncertainty and strengthen our capacity. Our panelists, who represent a variety of cultural heritage institutions, will share their experiences with local, state, and national partnerships and networks during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlight successful strategies that can help you lead staff and public during a crisis.

Primary Source Visible Thinking Strategies for the STEM Classroom (Library of Congress)
"Follow the science" often involves revising our thinking as new evidence emerges. This interactive session will focus on primary source analysis strategies to encourage students to revisit and revise their thinking as new information becomes available. We'll demonstrate how using primary sources can help students develop and revise their thinking, and provide both free resources for teachers to use immediately and an opportunity for participants to reflect on how to use these strategies in their STEM classes.

May 6

Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

May 9

Digital Storytelling That Amplifies Student Voices (edWeb)
All human beings process information and experiences through stories. Knowing this, we can leverage storytelling as a powerful tool to strengthen learning and instruction. In this edWebinar, we will examine the elements of storytelling as a process before exploring the benefits of storytelling for student learning.

How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)
At the end of this 45-minute webinar you will have the knowledge and tools to implement a board recruitment process for your nonprofit.

Social Media 102 (Firespring)
So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)
Join us Tuesday, May 10 at 1p.m. central where we will hear from Annick Press, Salaam Reads and Denene Millner Books, imprints of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Tundra Books, and Second Story Press about titles that can inspire self-reflection and build an awareness of new perspectives, inspired by Dr. Bishop's research.

Discovering Education Research through ERIC (Federal Depository Library Program)
This presentation is going to give an introduction to the free version of ERIC, eric.ed.gov. It will cover best practices for conducting searches, controlled vocabularies available to improve searching, fields unique to ERIC, and the types of material included in the database. It will also highlight how to use the API to help researchers conduct a systematic review and other less commonly known features.

Digital Storytelling 101 (Teachers First)
Using digital storytelling in the classroom doesn’t have to be complicated! Start your first digital storytelling project in just a few easy steps and learn to use this strategy to support and engage students, enhance your instructional cycle, and showcase your students' knowledge construction skills as they connect to the real world. Learn to use digital storytelling as a formative or summative assessment that includes 21st Century Skill practice.

May 11

Distinguished Seminar Series: "Strategies to preserve the past and shape our collective future: The HBCU Library Alliance – A Sankofa Experience" (OCLC Research)
In this presentation, Sandra Phoenix, Executive Director, describes the organization’s Sankofa Experience in remembering and embracing the past to make positive progress in the future. Learn about collections, HBCU Library Alliance programs, and how together we can envision a future to strive toward.

From Parchments to Printouts: History of the Census from 1790 to 1950 (National Archives)
Every census is a snapshot of our country at a particular point in time. As America has grown and changed, the U.S. census has evolved with it. As the first census after World War II, the 1950 Census marked the beginning of pivotal changes in every aspect of our society: economically, demographically, and technologically. Sharon Tosi Lacey, Chief Historian for the U.S. Census Bureau, will trace the arc of progress from 1790 to 1940, then provide the context for how the Census Bureau collected, processed, and analyzed the 1950 Census data. Learn more about the 1950 Census with our Genealogy Series.

American Community Survey Data for Nonprofits (U.S. Census Bureau)
Learn how the American Community Survey (ACS) can be a useful tool for nonprofit organizations and their operations. In this webinar, we will go through an overview of the ACS including basics, history, topics included, and then a live demonstration of how to get data using data.census.gov. We will then highlight the importance of the ACS for nonprofits and the unique ways nonprofits can use ACS data.

Managing Up (Niche Academy)
Your capacity to influence your manager is directly tied to key capacities that you have sole control over. Sonya will talk about proven, healthy, concrete methods that employees can use to work more effectively with their manager.

Crash Course in Adventure Stories & Westerns (Novelist)
Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with Adventure Stories and Westerns? Whether your readers are fans of a fast-paced, action-packed quest to save the world or a sweeping tale of survival on the frontier, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best Adventure Stories and Westerns have to offer your readers.  

Establish an Organizational Culture That Supports Your DEI Initiatives (Candid Learning)
This webinar is designed to encourage thought partnership between leaders, to practice inter-community accountability, and to allow for the creative reflection necessary to envision a more equitable future.

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

May 12

Disaster Recovery (Tech Impact)
What will you do if your systems are infected with ransomware or someone accidentally deletes important files? What about if your executive director or top IT staff storms out and takes all of their institutional knowledge (and passwords) with them? We’ll walk you through the potential disasters and guide you through developing a plan that will help you get your organization back up and running as quickly and as safely as possible.

Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)
Provides participants with information about legal sources and research techniques regarding U.S. case law, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

Marketing is Everything . . . and Everything You do is Marketing (Wyoming SBDC Network)
Social media, websites, loyalty programs — those are the activities we think of when we hear the word marketing. But marketing involves nearly every corner of your business, including the design of your product or service, customer acquisition and retention, finances, and hiring and onboarding.  In this webinar you’ll learn how to turn your entire operation into a marketing machine.

From Recruit to Revenue: 5 Strategies to Optimize and Accelerate Onboarding (Training Industry)
Catching new employees up to speed on the company culture, processes and knowledge can cost up to 30% of a new hire’s annual salary. But for the first month in their role, most new hires perform at only a quarter of their full potential — unsurprising given that many companies dedicate a week or less to onboard employees. Optimizing your onboarding process can help reduce early turnover by as much as 25% and save nearly $11,000 in expenses to recruit and hire new people. To remain competitive in a cutthroat market, learning and development (L&D) leaders must standardize, optimize and accelerate employee onboarding so that new hires can be productive and add value to the company as soon as possible.

Info2Go! Juntos: Lantinx Family Engagement at Your Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
It is crucial for Youth Services Library Paraprofessionals and Librarians to support life-long learning by constantly developing cultural awareness and understanding of how diverse and rich the Latino community is. By removing any barriers based on a young patron’s socioeconomic status, education, literacy-related barriers, language, gender, ability, and diversities, Latino families could support their children’s learning from birth through their teenage years and thrive within their communities.

Racial Microaggressions: Their Effects on Mental and Physical Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Guest speaker Jaena Alabi will present a brief history of racial microaggressions research, focusing on the negative mental and physical health outcomes associated with experiencing subtle racism. Strategies for mitigating the negative effects of racial microaggressions, such as incorporating cultural competence into one’s practice of librarianship, will also be shared.

Culture By Design: How to be Intentional About Living Values at Work (Charity Village)
An organization’s values are the lens through which the vision and mission are formed, and how decisions are made. However, often the lived culture does not align with those values. This workshop will offer tips on how to better understand your workplace values and how those values might be aligned with your personal values.

To Nest, or Not to Nest, That is the Quest (U.S. Census Bureau)
Did you know that some Census Bureau geographies nest within other geographies? Understanding when these geographies (census blocks, ​census tracts, counties, etc.) interconnect, and when they don't, can be the key to finding Census Bureau data more easily and effectively. To find data successfully is to comprehend the underlying geographical hierarchy. ​In this session, learn about the interconnections of Census Bureau geographies in order to better pinpoint your data selections. This session will pivot between explaining nesting concepts and geographies and demonstrating with data.census.gov ​and other tools how to find those geographies, and their data.

CSL in Session: Working with Tweens: What’s up with these “in-betweeners”? (Colorado State Library)
In this session, gain skills and knowledge to become equipped, excited, and empowered to better serve this fun age group. Learn about typical tween development, collect tips for positive interactions with tweens, and practice your newfound knowledge during scenario discussions.

How to Win the War for Talent (Training Magazine Network)
Managers think employees want ABC, while employees say they want XYZ.  Join us for a riveting session where Jill Christensen - author of the best-selling book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement - will dive into ‘The Great Disconnect,’ and share what you can do to ensure people accept your offer, stay, and be highly engaged and productive team members. Priceless.

Parallel Primary Sources for Enhancing STEM Experiences (Library of Congress)
Success in STEM fields requires flexibility and problem-solving. This interactive session will focus on strategies to help students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. How can students identify different perspectives from which a single primary source may be examined? And how can examining multiple sources with different perspectives add to their understanding of a topic? We’ll demonstrate a number of related strategies and provide materials and time for participants to reflect on how they may be used in their STEM classes.

May 16

From Your Shelves to The World: Unlock the Power of Your Special Collections (Library Journal)
You’ve worked hard on your academic library’s special collections: you’ve cataloged them, digitized them, and shared them on your website. Are they reaching everyone who can use them for their teaching and research? Speakers will discuss the collections they published to JSTOR, including the easy process, their preliminary findings, and how you, too, can experience the same results.

A Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress (Penn Libraries)
The Penn Libraries is pleased to welcome Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, for a public talk exploring the role of libraries in a pandemic and post-pandemic world. Hayden will highlight library workers who are thinking outside the box to make accurate information available to all.

May 17

Canva Demo and Q & A (Indiana State Library)
This session will include a demonstration of Canva, the web-based graphic design and publishing tool. Learn tips and tricks that will help you do more with Canva and help you create graphics that capture the attention of your audience. Your questions (submitted at registration) will help guide the presentation. Get Answers from an Amateur Designer and Professional Librarian

Centering Community, Building Equity: A Social Justice Approach to Outreach with Families and Children in Underserved Communities (Association for Library Service to Children)
In this webinar, the Project VOICE team will provide an overview of the importance of outreach efforts to underserved communities; how to intentionally integrate the social justice concepts of equity, engagement, and empowerment into these efforts; and the role of community values in developing authentic outreach services for young children and families. The webinar will conclude with an introduction by the Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers Committee to their Toolkit series, which provides resources for working with different underserved groups.

Engaging Makers in a Zoom Environment (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Making in libraries has become a valuable part of library programming, and since the Covid-19 pandemic, these maker workshops have taken on a new look. Learn methods, best practices, and lessons learned for hosting maker workshops online on a budget and how these tips and tricks can remain relevant even as we return to safe in-person operations. Applicable to all types of libraries – lessons learned will be drawn from an academic library – and most relevant to teen, young adult, and adult services though ideas may translate beyond these service areas.

Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
This webinar will discuss how to find debates, hearings, reports, and other documents that may reflect a bill’s legislative intent as it moves through Congress. The presentation will focus largely on how to find these documents through online government resources, including Congress.gov, govinfo.gov, and Law.gov.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Database for Holocaust Survivor and Victim Names (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Database for Holocaust Survivor and Victim Names (HSV) contains 12 million records on people persecuted during World War II under the Nazi regime. It brings together information from the Museum’s collections, as well as from other organizations, about individual survivors and victims into one search tool. This webinar will highlight the many ways the USHMM gathers this data and the efforts made to ensure this data is made available to the public. Learn how the HSV Database allows anyone to search for a name of a survivor or victim of Nazi persecution (even via Google), find information about that individual, and in some cases request a copy of the original document.

Introduction to Library Security and Privacy (LYRASIS)
Everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re new to library privacy and security practices, then this is the class to get your feet wet! In this class, you will learn actionable, practical tips on how to protect yourself from scammers and hackers. You will learn how to take this newly developed technology skill set and pass it along to library patrons through everyday interactions and programs. This class is for staff with little to no technical expertise, at any level in the library’s organizational hierarchy.

STEAM Resources for Libraries (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Libraries are instrumental in bringing high-quality STEAM experiences to their communities. Join us to learn about resources and opportunities specifically designed for libraries. In this webinar, we are joined by representatives from NASA's Universe of Learning, The National Citizen and Community Science Library Network, and Leap into Science who will share about resources and opportunities that support STEAM programming at libraries.

Activate Your Superpowers: Finding Your Calm and Modeling It for Students (edWeb)
Numerous studies have shown that mindfulness can support learning, improve physical and mental well-being, cultivate self-management, reduce aggression, improve social skills, and more—but without a conscious decision and a simple method to integrate it easily, it becomes just another buzzword. In this edWebinar you will learn both the why and the how to practice mindfulness so you can calm the storm within you. Join us to learn and to receive the gift of respite from your busy life and reactivate the power that is truly within you.

Discover Gale General OneFile (Gale)
Gale General OneFile provides millions of articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other authoritative sources. With intuitive search features, and extensive coverage across wide-ranging topics, users will find accurate information and articles to support their interests. Join this session to explore authoritative periodical content, learn best practices for the tools and workflow features, and ways to share content with your users from within your Gale resources.

Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)
In this session, learn from nonprofits who are experts at search engine optimization and driving traffic to their websites, plus review the SEO tools and techniques that maximize your findability. We’ll cover what SEO is and how it works, why search engines like Google matter.

May 18

NCompass Live: Digital Literacy Training for Seniors (Nebraska Library Commission)
Attend this presentation to learn about this great new resource for your older library patrons. Training is offered in small live classes. With new skills, adults can reach out to family and friends more easily, meet with their doctor over telehealth, learn a new skill, and socialize.

10-Step Budgeting Process (Propel Nonprofits)
The success and usefulness of your budget largely depend on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budgeting process that will engage staff and the board to ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.

History of the Census Records and the National Archives (National Archives)
Join our Historian, Jessie Kratz, as she presents the history of census records in relation to the history of the National Archives. She will discuss census records before they came to the National Archives, their transfer upon the creation of the National Archives, and the history of their availability and use. Learn more about the 1950 Census with our Genealogy Series.

How to Find New Funders in Your Backyard in Under 60 Minutes (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Are you at a dead-end when it comes to the next funders to pursue? Don’t worry! This free grant workshop is made especially for you! In this 1-hour workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll learn new strategic methods you can immediately start using to find new funders in your backyard.

When to Go Hybrid: Determining Which Format Best Fits Your Program (Programming Librarian)
In this second webinar in a series on hybrid programming, moderator Melissa Wong will explore the technical and logistical set-up of hybrid programs as well as the types of programs that are conducive to the hybrid format. The webinar is planned to be discussion-based with substantial time for participants to ask questions and share experiences.

Mental Health Technology: Destress & Decompress (PACER Center)
Part one of this two-part series on mental health assistive technology will feature apps and devices to help manage everyday stressors and anxiety. This virtual workshop will feature apps and devices to support mindfulness practices, meditation, and improving everyday stress across the lifespan. Tools demonstrated will be appropriate for late elementary-aged students and up.

Knowledge is Power: Authors Celebrating Inquisitive Characters (Booklist)
Join authors Stacia Deutsch (THE JESSIE FILES), Gillian King-Cargile (VACCINES CHANGE THE WORLD), and Andrea J. Loney (ABBY IN ORBIT) as they share characters and stories that spark curiosity from their upcoming chapter and middle-grade books. Meet the super Sleuths from the first Boxcar Children middle-grade series, a plucky space explorer who is always looking for her next adventure, and learn about the scientists who preserved in order to discover lifesaving vaccines as Albert Whitman & Company celebrates stories that show readers the importance of staying curious.

Afterschool Meals in Libraries – Offering Year-Round Nutrition (No Kid Hungry)
Libraries provide a unique opportunity to combat food insecurity and improve the health and well-being of children in their communities. Interested in learning how? Join this webinar to learn how the Afterschool Meals Program can provide nutritious meals and snacks in libraries. You will hear from two libraries and a program sponsor – Jasmin LoBosso from the Kern County Library in California, Sarah Wright from the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio, and Shannon Amos from the Children’s Hunger Alliance – about their experience starting Afterschool Meals Programs in libraries.

May 19

School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Spring
Join us May 19 for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the spring 2022 publishing season—fully virtual and free to attend. Our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained, and provide insight into industry trends as you work to grow and diversify your collections. Come hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from picture books and nonfiction to graphic novels and YA and engage in Q&A sessions with authors and illustrators. There will also be opportunities to visit the virtual exhibit hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy additional chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources.

The 10th Annual Seguimos Creando Enlaces Library Conference (California Libraries Learn [CaLL], California State Library, California Library Association)
This year’s special 10th Anniversary conference theme is reCreando Enlaces- reCreating Connections. The 2022 binational virtual conference will include presentations that demonstrate how public, academic, and special libraries on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are reconnecting with their communities and rebuilding their services to best support new user and staff needs in the wake of the pandemic. We are especially interested in highlighting innovative projects that include communities of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA+, Spanish speakers/ESL resources, digital equity or binational collaborations.

Demystifying Insurance: What Nonprofits Need to Know to Protect their Operations (Charity Village)
With today’s world in constant flux, it is vital that leaders of nonprofit organizations understand the risks to their business and are adequately prepared and covered to protect against events that could threaten the viability of their organization.

PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive Office Hour (Public Library Association)
Every day community members who lack basic computer knowledge and skills access their local public libraries hoping to complete life tasks many of us take for granted. The Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to partner with AT&T to expand upon its work helping libraries and their communities close the digital divide through new and improved DigitalLearn.org courses and training materials. To support local adoption, PLA is launching the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive supported by AT&T, which offers funding for public libraries to conduct digital literacy training in their communities and promote the new and improved DigitalLearn.org courses. Applications open in May. Join PLA staff to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply during this “office hours” style webinar.

Let’s Play! Cooperative Games in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
This session, presented by Suzanne Lyons, author of Cooperative Games in Education, gives school administrators, teachers, counselors, and other professionals who work with young children will be a fast- paced overview of why and how to use cooperative game strategically. Join this exciting webinar to learn will how to tap the positive power of playing together, not against each other.

May 20

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. Learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law.

May 23

Exhausted by Paperwork – How to Handle Administrative Work as a Supervisor (GovLoop)
Bogged down by administrative tasks? Approving leave requests, expenses, paperwork – oh my! It can be so time consuming and overwhelming, to say the least. This doesn’t even take into account all the work you do every day for your own job. How do you create good habits so you don’t get stuck in the administrative sludge?

May 24

May 24-25: Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children's Literature in the Classroom & Library (San Diego County Office of Education)
Native authors scheduled to speak include Cynthia Leitich Smith, Angeline Boulley, Traci Sorell, Christine Day, Brian Young, David Robertson, and Michaela Goade, among others.

Preventing Financial Fraud at Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Join cybersecurity expert Community IT Innovators CTO Matt Eshleman and Carole Melvin, a financial expert from Your Part-Time Controller, for a webinar discussion of the financial threats that face nonprofit organizations and the steps you can take to protect your nonprofit from financial fraud.

Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom: Proactive Planning for Public Libraries (WebJunction)
Across the United States, there are increased reports of book challenges from community members, which have led to very public and heated discussions. As public library leaders and staff consider how to prepare for similar local challenges, being proactive about developing and sharing policies and procedures can help to create clarity and establish expectations around responses to book challenges. This preparation may also include engaging stakeholders, partners, and supporters around the value and essential need for intellectual freedom in the library. Join this discussion with panelists who are working through these issues in their communities, to learn about the resources they have found useful, and their suggestions for getting started.

How to Develop Tiny and Engaging Videos by “Hacking” Youtube.com and TikTok.com (Training Magazine Network)
WARNING: There is a rule that you cannot copy videos from YouTube.com and TikTok.com. But there are so many videos you can scavenge, copy, crop, “mutate”, splice and dice, “cannibalize”, and make your own - keeping within limits, of course. The great thing is that I am no expert! If I can do it, you can too.

Celebrate Water During Earth Science Week (STARnet)
Earth Science Week will take place October 9-15 with the theme “Earth Science for a Sustainable World.” Learning about and conserving water is a fundamental aspect of a sustainable future! Join STAR Net as we share engaging and fun water activities and resources developed by the We are Water Project Team that you can use to celebrate Earth Science Week – and beyond!

3 Cool Tools for Images (TeachersFirst)
When using projects for alternative assessment and feedback, you’ll find that students can express themselves more creatively when given tools to share what they have learned. Come to this session to learn about three tools students can use to work with images for their projects. We’ll discuss digital citizenship expectations and explore tools that allow students to responsibly repurpose digital resources. You might even find a tool that is useful for your own purposes when creating learning objects!

May 25

May 24-25: Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children's Literature in the Classroom & Library (San Diego County Office of Education)
Native authors scheduled to speak include Cynthia Leitich Smith, Angeline Boulley, Traci Sorell, Christine Day, Brian Young, David Robertson, and Michaela Goade, among others.

Informing Parents and Families About Recommended COVID-19 Vaccines for Children (Public Library Association)
Register now for Informing Parents and Families About Recommended COVID-19 Vaccines for Children to learn about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “We Can Do This” campaign. The American Library Association (ALA) has partnered with the HHS to share trusted information about COVID-19 vaccines with parents and families with children.

What's Up Wednesday: All About LibraryReads (Indiana State Library)
LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. Learn how you can become part of this program by getting the chance to read pre-pub titles for free and use your votes to help create the list! This session will cover: the how and why of LibraryReads; how to access free print and downloadable galley copies of the hottest upcoming books; how to vote for the LibraryReads list; and more!

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

Historic Census Bureau Sources for Filipino, Guamanian and Chamorro, American Samoan, and Native Hawaiian Rese (National Archives)
This presentation by Christopher Martin, a historian with the U.S. Census Bureau, focuses on historic Census Bureau resources for Filipinos, Guamanians and Chamorros, American Samoans, and Native Hawaiians. We will explore the surveys and census history unique to those Pacific islands as well as the enumeration and representation of their populations in stateside questionnaires and reports.  Learn more about the 1950 Census with our Genealogy Series.

Analyzing Primary Sources in Project-Based Learning (edWeb)
In the edWebinar the presenters will discuss their approaches to high-quality, rigorous, project-based learning, whether designed by teachers or as open educational resources. They will also make connections to the C3 Framework to understand the skills students are building as they analyze sources and identify evidence to support their claims. Attendees will leave the session with an inquiry-based visual-analysis approach for using primary sources in their teaching to prompt students’ curiosity and improve critical thinking.

May 26

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)
Join Firespring’s Kiersten Hill as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

Staffing Your Fundraising Operation: Structure, Attract & Retain (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop covering fundraising staffing. We’ll explore the various options to staff your organization’s fundraising operation including how to best structure a fundraising job description. Chad will also provide tips for structuring the position in a way that’s most likely to attract top talent. Finally, we’ll focus on what you can do as a manager to keep your fundraising staff happy and serving your organization for the long term. Processes and tools will be shared which will start you down the path to fundraising staff success.

Understanding and Protecting Against Cyber Risk (Charity Village)
There are a lot of things an organization can do to protect themselves from cyber security incidents, and while insurance is typically a last resort when it comes to dealing with cyber risks, it is necessary to help mitigate the risks. Join us for a free webinar to learn about increasing cyber risk, preventative actions, and insurance options to help protect your organizations.

5 Best Practices for Training Front-Line Workers (Training Network Magazine)
From the ongoing pandemic to the “Great Resignation,” front-line workers are facing more pressure than ever. On top of these external pressures, front-line staff often lack organizational support as well, leading to poor productivity and a negative company culture. As a learning and development decision-maker, you have an opportunity to innovate and positively impact front-line employee training to motivate, educate, and retain essential workers. In this interactive webinar, discover the five best practices for developing consistent, engaging, and effective training that helps front-line workers stay connected and productive.

Ready Access: Reentry Services for Decarcerated Populations at Your Library (Infopeople)
Public libraries are uniquely situated to provide decarcerated individuals a wide range of supports because they are already providing services to the community. In this webinar the presenters will demonstrate a web-based toolkit that includes multi-layered mapping, a reading list, an introduction to initiating partnerships with governmental and nongovernmental agencies and tips for creating programming for decarcerated individuals.

How to Manage and Attract Talent in Gov (GovLoop)
Government agencies face a steep challenge when it comes to managing the workforce. They need to navigate increasing complexity around payroll, benefits, compliance and other critical issues. In an effort to reflect the needs of tomorrow’s workforce they also need the ability to attract, develop and retain the right employees.

May 27

Trauma in the Library: Findings To-date about PTSD among Public Library Staff and Methods for Ensuring Trauma-Informed Care (NNLM)
Trauma-informed care for library patrons is a growing movement, however, what about workplace trauma experienced by library staff? We share findings to-date regarding our IMLS-funded study “Trauma in the Library: Symptoms of PTSD Among Staff and Methods for Ensuring Trauma-Informed Care.” The project goals are: 1) to identify the types of post-traumatic symptoms experienced by library staff in diverse library settings where violence and other trauma has occurred; 2) to conduct a national online survey, interviews and fish bowls to ascertain the extent of workplace-related PTSD symptoms on staff and their awareness of existing resource help; 3) to identify trauma-informed care tools, policy and procedures that libraries can implement; and 4) create trauma-informed care for library staff curricula for teaching in MLIS programs. The outcomes include the first comprehensive baseline study of library workplace-related PTSD symptoms, tools for supporting library staff who experience those symptoms, and curricular materials for sharing across LIS schools and professional associations. Cognizant that some discussion may be triggering for participants, the speakers include a trauma specialist (Masters of Social Work) and participants will be provided with help resources.