Free March Webinars for Library Staff

Compiled by the Wyoming State Library /

photo of webinar in block letters and cup of coffeeWhat's at the top of your learning list? We encourage you to focus an hour or two during the month of March on your learning needs. Tackling those skills or knowledge gaps with one of these free webinars is a great way to make learning a priority. Explore this month's list of 85 webinars and 2 online conferences, covering 24 topic areas, compiled each month by the Wyoming State Library. The list is also updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can view the offerings also grouped by topic.

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

Online Conferences

March 9: Middle Grade Magic 2023 (School Library Journal)
Join School Library Journal on March 9 for our fifth annual Middle Grade Magic virtual event, a day-long celebration of authors and creators dedicated to crafting literature for kiddos ages eight through 12. Get a first look at some of the most anticipated new titles for your young readers, from modern coming-of-age tales to eye-popping graphic novels to immersive fantasy.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and enter to win prizes and giveaways.

March 14-16: 2023 Southeast Collaborative Online Conference
The 2023 Southeast Collaborative Online Conference is a collective effort by the Georgia Public Library Service, State Library of North Carolina, South Carolina State Library, Tennessee State Library & Archives, and The Library of Virginia to offer innovative and useful online learning experiences for library staff at all levels through a convenient online conference. This free conference offers a variety of topics for public, academic, and other library staff.


March 1

Why Emotions are Key to Your Tech Success (Firespring)
During this session, participants can expect to interact with their digital health score, gain insight into how emotions are tied to expectations and experience and develop greater empathy for themselves and their team. By exploring the emotional side of technology, participants will be empowered to create a stronger digital culture that prioritizes human connection and belonging.

Serving Homeschooling Families in Your Community (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Homeschoolers are among libraries’ heaviest users and a growing segment of many communities. This webinar provides background focused on how and why people homeschool, Additionally, we’ll discuss how to create policies, programs, and collections that will serve homeschoolers’ particular needs. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to improve services to homeschoolers on almost any budget.

Uprooted, Nomadic, & Displaced (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Library and information science careers are taking some of its workers all across the nation for new roles. These trajectories promise career growth, new opportunities, and some of the time, enviable salaries. However, while professional skills are gained and networks are broadened, these moves can be accompanied by loss, hardship, and challenges, too. In this webinar, panelists will discuss their professional journeys and perspectives based on what they have learned thus far in the many places they have been– among them: Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Virginia.

Creating Content Consistently: How Small Nonprofits Can Act Like Big Brands (CharityHowTo)
During this Free nonprofit webinar, we’ll take a look at what’s keeping you from getting the results you want, then look at how you can change your strategy, and, most importantly, we’ll show you exactly how to do it – simply and efficiently.

Teaching Zotero to Undergraduate Students (Zotero)
What are the research and citation management needs of undergraduate students, and how does Zotero fit in? In this 60-minute interactive session, we’ll share tips and strategies for teaching Zotero to novice researchers, based on the instructor’s experience teaching Zotero library instruction sessions at a small liberal arts college and a research university. While this session is specifically designed for librarians teaching Zotero, anyone is welcome to join.

March 2

ROI Fundraising: Save Time, Improve Performance, and Raise More Money! (Bloomerang)
How cost-effective are your fundraising efforts? Is raising money through social media and email worth it? What do studies show is the most effective fundraising tactic – and why? Learn how to raise more money with fewer resources and headaches by reallocating your resources and understanding the “true” ROI of your grants, galas, social media, and other fundraising channels.

How PubMed Works: Introduction (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
This 90-minute introduction class provides overviews about finding articles by a specific author and articles on a specific subject. The class also explores the Advanced Search Builder and Search History and more PubMed features.

Leveraging community assets to enhance your nonprofit’s impact (Candid Learning)
In this webinar, we will learn the basic principles and practices of asset-based community development, and how they can enhance the work we do in the nonprofit sector. We will explore what it means to have an abundant mindset, including an introduction to asset mapping and discovering how the social sector can work in communities using the power of gift-centered practices.

Life After Potter: Revisiting Race, Justice, And Difference In The Wizarding World (University of South Carolina)
Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen and Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas will discuss the purpose and process of co-editing their Harry Potter scholarly anthology during a period of social change in children's publishing and beyond.

March 7

How to Start a Major Donor Program (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Individual major donors are often considered the Holy Grail of a sustainable fundraising program. Yet many organizations and nonprofit leaders do not know where to start. We hesitate, claiming that we don't know a lot of philanthropists or wealthy people who give their money to worthy nonprofit organizations. The good news is that this overemphasized criteria is not a deal breaker in starting and growing an individual major donor program. Having an active community of people who value your work can be equally important. Couple that important asset with a well-networked board of directions, dynamic outreach and compelling marketing, and you may have what your organization needs to spreadhead the process of building an individual major donor program. Join me for this webinar to learn more!

Five Workflow Master Practices for Your Nonprofit Finance Office (Blackbaud)
This session will help nonprofit leaders create a monthly routine to manage their finances with ease. Attendees will learn the benefits of creating regular, repeating workflows; identifying major annual tasks; staying on top of monthly accounting and bookkeeping tasks; analyzing your monthly numbers.

How We Got Hammered at the Library (Colorado State Library)
In Fall of 2021 Lake County Public Library received a $25,000 grant from Colorado Housing and Finance Authority to start a tool library. The grant application was completed in partnership with Lake County Build a Generation. In this session, we will discuss tool selection, tool purchasing, marketing, and the all-important policies and procedures. Additionally, as a Marmot library, we will discuss cataloging, the Booking Module in Sierra and how it functions in Pika.

Measuring Success: How to Assess Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Your volunteer engagement strategy can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate the impact volunteer engagement has on your organization, its mission, your clients, and your volunteers. We’ll also cover assessing volunteer satisfaction and how this feedback can help you better recruit and keep volunteers. Updates and Overview (Federal Depository Library Program)
This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information associated with the legislation, the new features of will be highlighted.

Applying for Library Gigs & Building Your Network (Academic Libraries Panel Series)
Join us as we help you navigate the library job market! Hear from current library professionals on their job hunt successes, failures, and tips.

Storytelling for Impact (Nonprofit Hub)
From the beginning of civilization, storytelling has maintained a uniquely impactful position in defining culture, motivating action, and bringing people together. Today’s marketers need to be better storytellers than ever before as more and more stories are told all around us. Join Firespring’s Kiersten Hill as she goes through tips, techniques, and tools to help modern marketers tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

March 8

What’s Up Wednesday – Powered by Sunshine: How Solar Projects Benefit Libraries and Their Communities (Indiana State Library)
With energy prices constantly on the rise, it can be difficult to plan for the financial stability of the library.  How can you make headway without cutting staff or essential collections and services?  Let the sun help!  Going solar is an environmentally sustainable way for your library to stabilize energy expenses and benefit cash flow.  Join Stori Snyder from the Brown County Public Library and Lynn Hobbs from the Pendleton Community Public Library as they walk you through their solar projects.  Learn how to secure funding and design a project that can put a significant dent in your energy costs, or maybe even get rid of them entirely.

NCompass Live: Read the Rainbow: Serving the LGBTQ+ Community in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
LGBTQIA...BCDEFG? What do all those letters even mean, and why should you care? Join Lane for a primer on all things LGBTQ and learn about how (and why) you can begin to build a more inclusive and welcoming library for both customers and staff, and why it matters.

Role of Rural Libraries in Promoting Digital Health Literacy (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
People in rural areas face many health challenges and are often far distances from quality healthcare. Learn how a rural library partnered with healthcare providers to launch a telehealth program, utilize a Community Health Worker, lead disaster response efforts, and provide digital health literacy training.

PowerPoint Turned Up To 11 with Add-ins (Training Magazine Network)
If you’re using PowerPoint all the time, then you need add-ins in your life to make things quicker, easier, and better. And if you’re not using PowerPoint all the time, you’ll want to. In this session, see what add-ins can do to completely change how PowerPoint works, from quick one hit wonders (that are seriously wonderful), to fully fledged toolsets that provide a plethora of tools to boost your productivity and make you leap for joy, up to add-ins that provide brand new capabilities for PowerPoint and make it do far more than you could before.

5 Ways to Build Relationships and Increase Donor Retention (Bloomerang)
In this session, we’ll explore the topic of donor retention and illustrate the impact improvements in your donor retention rate can have on your bottom line. In addition, we’ll walk participants through five different strategies for building relationships and turning one-time donors into life-long supporters.

Speaking Volumes: Podcasts for Patrons and Professionals (Niche Academy)
Interested in connecting to your community through storytelling? How about developing an oral history project? Perhaps you’d like a low-barrier way to inform and reach out to patrons? If you’d like to know more, then this webinar is for you! Junior Tidal will guide librarians through the lifecycle process of creating a podcast. This includes writing the podcast, recording, and publishing. Participants will learn the basics: how to plan out a podcast, make a recording, and share episodes with listeners.

5 Tips to Raise More: Less Awkward Fundraising (Firespring)
Did you know that for years – 13 years to be exact – I hated fundraising? It’s true and it’s a crazy story about what led me from burnout, overwhelm, and being a scattered sandy fundraiser. Awkward fundraising tactics held back organizational growth. Ultimately, I grew to love fundraising and moved my organization from 1 million to 3.8 million in record time. In this webinar, I will share the full story and the strategies that helped me break through.

Tech Worth Your Time: 5 Emerging Solutions You Should Know (GovLoop)
No one has the time to keep up with every new tech trend or solution entering the market. However, some of these solutions can have an incredibly positive impact on the work you do in government. Join us online Wednesday, Mar. 8 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT to hear from government and industry experts about the five emerging technologies that should be on your radar.

How We Talk About Climate Change with Kids (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
The results of a new survey from the Aspen Institute suggest that concerns for children could unify and inspire more Americans to confront the climate crisis. But for many parents and caregivers, talking about climate change with children — especially if they themselves are anxious about it — is a challenge. We’ll offer strategies for how adults can be thinking and talking about climate, and we’ll look at how children’s media landscape is reflecting climate issues and what we can learn from young people and their mobilization on this issue.

AASL Town Hall | Celebrate School Library Month (American Association of School Librarians)
April is School Library Month! Join AASL President Kathy Lester and members of the AASL School Library Event Promotion Committee to explore ways school librarians can celebrate the essential role they and their school libraries play in transforming learning. Bring your ideas to share and the committee will share their own ideas as well as the resources they are busy curating and creating to celebrate this 38th annual event!

March 9

Tech Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (Tech Impact)
As technology advances, so should your IT budget. Tech impact wants to help you with the arduous task of technology planning and budgeting for your nonprofit. We all know that the effective use of technology can improve efficiencies, help better deliver on your mission, and spawn innovation.

Six Questions for Equitable Board Recruitment (Bloomerang)
In this webinar, Christal M. Cherry and Renee Rubin Ross will explore six questions you can use to assess your current board recruitment strategies in terms of equity and open up a discussion on equitable board recruitment with board members. We’ll also share some strategies we recommend to build a culture of equity and belonging on boards.

DK School & Library Summer 2023 Preview (Booklist)
Get a glimpse of DK’s top children’s and adult titles coming in summer 2023—from decodable books and brand-new reference to inspirational reads and cookbooks from well-known chefs. Discover Rebel Girls GROWING UP POWERFUL, delve into THE MET EDGAR DEGAS, and find inspiration in the kitchen with Nick DiGiovanni’s KNIFE DROP.

Supporting Equitable Approaches to Early Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)
How does the language you use and the teaching strategies you implement influence young children’s interest and engagement in science? Join NGCP to learn effective teaching strategies to support equitable experiences with science beginning in pre-kindergarten.

Optimize Your Non-Profit with Census Data (US Census Bureau)
In this workshop, you will find out how important the American Community Survey is for the nonprofit community and the unique ways nonprofits can use ACS data. We will examine the questionnaire to understand how the data is gathered to better understand the results. We will work through 3 hands on exercises so you can navigate to find that data you need in order to identify and serve your community.

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.

The Power of Stories: Selecting the Best Books and Related Activities for Preschoolers (Early Childhood Investigations)
A preschooler’s experiences with books can shape their future! Throughout the early years, literacy development is intertwined with language, cognitive, social-emotional and motor growth. Join literacy expert Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed. to discover the building blocks for scaffolding preschoolers’ literacy skills and come away with practical tips and activities for the children in your care.

From Isolation to Conversation: Talking with the Community – Part 3 (Colorado State Library)
During the pandemic, many people pulled into themselves. Yet a drive for connection, and for meaningful conversation, persisted. Now, when the pandemic seems to have receded to the background, many librarians are wondering what’s next. Do we go back to the same old approaches? Should we make a few incremental changes? Or is it time for a radical reimagining of our roles?

March 13

Automated Accessibility Testing: Advantages and Pitfalls (Library Accessibility Alliance)
This webinar will provide an opportunity to share how accessibility was foundational to the development of the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries' new website, which launched in late 2022. The MSU team will discuss the process of automating accessibility testing using, an open source end-to-end testing framework used in conjunction with cypress-axe to automate the accessibility checks. This webinar will elaborate on the usage of such tools, similar open-source software, and their incorporation into their development process. They will share their experience in setting up these tools in addition to their usage and their pitfalls in working towards making the MSU Libraries' new website accessible to a wide range of audiences.

ChatGPT: To Ban or Not to Ban? (edWeb)
Join Laura Ogando from the New York City Department of Education and Tammi Sisk from Fairfax County Public Schools for a lively discussion on the implications of artificial intelligence in the learning experience. They will share their districts’ approaches as well as how to address some of the primary concerns—and possibilities—of ChatGPT. Together, they will consider the viewpoints of the key stakeholders through the lens of a digital dilemma and thinking routine.

March 14

Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
This webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. Some of the resources attendees will learn about include the Law Library’s research guides, digital collections, and the Guide to Law Online, among others. It will also feature a special appearance by the Minnesota State Law Library law librarian Liz Reppe, as part of the State Law Libraries Outreach Project.

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

Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)
Join us for the hottest upcoming titles that your book club is sure to love! We’ll hear title presentations from Bloomsbury Publishing, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, and Simon and Schuster! You won’t wanna miss it, register now!

Black Girl Joy! Empowering Coming-of-Age Stories for Middle Grade Readers (Mackin)
Join authors Karyn Parsons, Erika J. Kendrick, and Sharee Miller as they dive into the importance of telling stories that lean into joy and being proud of who you are. Through family, friendships, and the power of trying new experiences, these authors show readers the strength it takes to be uniquely you.

March 15

Improve Your Nonprofit Website User Experience (TechSoup)
User experience (UX) focuses on having a deep understanding of website visitors, the information they need, the actions you want them to take, and the ease with which they can engage and convert on your website. Nonprofit websites are the centerpiece for all digital engagement with an organization. Having a good UX can enhance support, increase donations, and further your mission. Join us to learn about the top UX enhancements and features to consider on your website for 2023 and beyond.

Digital Learning Day Live!: Making Connections: From Classroom to Congress (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
Join us as All4Ed kicks off the 12th Annual Digital Learning Day with a special live episode of our podcast “Undisrupted” hosted by Adam Phyall and Carl Hooker. We will highlight the importance of digital learning in education and inspire educators to explore new and innovative ways to integrate technology into their teaching practices.

Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)
Leadership transitions are an inevitable part of every nonprofit’s life cycle. While these transitions can be daunting and often carry an emotional weight, the leadership transition and development process can benefit both the people involved and the organization. Transitioning from one nonprofit leader to another is an opportunity for investing in your overall organizational strategy and growth. Leadership transition is a time-bound, four-phase transition from one leader to another. Join us to learn about preparing for an upcoming leadership change, setting yourself up for a successful search process, and onboarding your new leader for short-term and long-term success.

Helping Consumers Navigate Sky-High Insurance (Niche Academy)
Insurance is the last form of protection against financial catastrophe. But until now, consumers had no way of knowing if the company they were buying from was good about delivering on their promise to pay claims. Join Dan Karr as he shares how big data and technology have combined to make understanding insurance reliable, accurate and easy. You'll learn how to find out how good any insurance company is for protecting and serving policyholders, and how to share that information with patrons!

Lee & Low Spring-Summer 2023 Showcase (Booklist)
Discover what's new for Spring-Summer 2023 at Lee & Low on Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT! During this free, one-hour webinar, you'll learn about new picture books, chapter books & YA titles about everyone & for everyone from the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the country. Then hear from the creative team behind the picture book, I CAN BE...ME!: Lesléa Newman & Maya Christina Gonzalez.

Fire and Emergency Protection Plan Development (Lyrasis)
Participants in this webinar will be presented with the components of a Protection Plan and the process to follow for the development of a plan following guidelines provided by the National Fire Protection Association’s Code for Protection of Cultural Resource Properties. Grounded in a vulnerability assessment, the planning process covers fire safety, security, construction considerations, prevention, special events, and recovery strategies. At the completion of this webinar, participants will have the tools needed to begin developing a comprehensive Protection Plan that is compliant with industry safety standards and best practices. In conjunction with emergency management plans, this Plan is a significant step towards a resilient organization.

The Myth of School Readiness (Early Childhood Investigations)
Early education is all about preparing young children for school, right? Or is it? Join me for a provocative discussion about school readiness. Is it really the end all and be all of early learning? Ready for what? Can we accurately assess readiness? Does school readiness even exist? Or is it a myth — a story that frames the way we think of children and their early learning needs?

Connecting Students to Learning Through Digital Tools (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)
Join us to learn about ten digital tools that help ensure we are making connections and personalizing learning for students every day, everywhere.

March 16

Collecting Payment In-Person and Online (Wyoming SBDC)
With more ways to pay than ever before, it’s vital that your business provides flexible and safe options for collecting payments. In this interactive webinar, you’ll discover the wide range of payment processing options, including Square, Venmo, and traditional banking, that you can use to grow your business. You’ll also learn when it’s more advantageous to use each one and identify the ideal option for your unique business model.

Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Legislative History (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,, and, and quickly touch on subscription databases that can be accessed at one’s local public law or academic library.

Preparing for Year End Audits Including 2023 Updates (Charity Village)
It’s that time of year again! This webinar is designed to help nonprofit organizations better navigate the year-end reporting and audit processes, with a special section on what’s new and different in 2023.

The Americans with Disabilities Act & the Rights and Responsibilities of Students (PACER)
The ADA protects persons with disabilities from discrimination and provides equal access and opportunity for participation in education and employment. This training provides information on ADA rights and responsibilities of students who plan to work and/or attend a post-secondary institution following high school graduation.

Library Love: Making the Library a Space Where Students and Staff Love to Be (Follett)
Turn your library into the hub of the school, where ideas are blooming, creativity is bursting, learning is engaged and exciting, and students and staff want to spend time. That’s a tall order, but experienced school librarians who have taken their libraries to the next level – like Carrie Friday of Southwest Middle School – know how to make it happen. On this fast-paced and informative webinar, Carrie Friday will share ideas, strategies, and experiences on how she’s elevated her library to far beyond check-in and checkout. Join us as Friday explores ways to gather the data you need to make a plan for change or improvement and then execute that plan. 

Dynamic Shelving with Kelsey Bogan (Demco)
Join speaker and school librarian Kelsey Bogan to explore the world of dynamic shelving! This fun and creative webinar is designed to show you how to create accessible, engaging collections for independent browsing — boosting circulation and making it easier for readers to find their next favorite book.

March 21

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.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Information at the Library (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Curious about the intersection between Sexual and Reproductive Health information and information access? This is the webinar for you! In this webinar, you will learn about Sexual and Reproductive Health as an information access concern and how the library can better provide these resources.

Exhibiting Photographs (Connecting to Collections Care)
In this webinar, we will go over the process of planning and executing the preparation of photographic objects for exhibitions with a focus on collections care issues. We will delve into some of the concerns related to the preservation of photographs on display, and the presenter will share helpful, accessible, and affordable solutions learned through some of the more challenging exhibition projects from the vast and wide-ranging photography collection at the George Eastman Museum.

Doing the Work: Practical Equity-Centered Change Projects by Real Cultural Change Agents (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Equity-centered leaders are visionaries who can identify barriers and create access for others. Join this panel discussion to learn how these leaders created equity-centered practices and processes in their respective organizations.

Critical Project Management Skills Every Employee Needs (GovLoop)
You might not have project manager in your title, but we all have some project management responsibility to our jobs. To be successful, we need to learn some key project management skills – things like communicating clearly, setting, and meeting deadlines, and facilitating productive brainstorms and collaboration. Join us and NextGen online to learn how to harness critical project management skillsets to advance in your career.

March 22

Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning Foster Inclusion, Equity, Diversity, and Accessibility Solutions (IDEAS) in Libraries (Niche Academy)
Libraries have a mission and a commitment to welcome and serve all members of our communities. Communities are synonymous with diversity, and libraries are faced with unprecedented opportunities to lead a framework of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Solutions (IDEAS). In this webinar, Clayton Copeland provides a framework to equip libraries and librarians to make libraries accessible and welcoming for everyone. Participants will learn about the foundations of accessibility and universal design principles in communication, programming, services, and marketing.

UNT's Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative (Federal Depository Library Program)
Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative for their community and will provide examples of how to apply these efforts to a Federal depository library on a large or small scale.

Creating a Restorative Library Culture (WebJunction)
Broadly defined, restorative justice is an approach to repairing and addressing harm done within a community. Related to this approach, restorative practices provide proactive ways to build the relationships that can help to address and repair some of that harm done. Oak Park Public Library is using restorative practices to better serve both community and staff. In this session, you’ll learn about restorative justice and restorative practices, and how these practices can guide a powerful shift in communities and within an organizational culture. The webinar will have actionable strategies you can start practicing immediately, as well as methods for you to build buy-in from your organization as you get started on this impactful work.

Addressing Challenges in America’s School Libraries: Managing Challenges with Our School Policies and the Law (American Association of School Librarians)
This evening, FTRF General Counsel Theresa Chmara will provide a review of minors’ rights under the First Amendment. She will also provide examples of how the courts have addressed challenges to materials in schools, including definitions for terms such as obscenity, which frequently is used as the basis for materials challenges. Then Mariela Siegert, a professor at Dominican University and a school librarian, will share the best practices that she uses to prepare students for challenges.

March 23

Gems for a Winning Capital Campaign (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Whether you are new to capital campaigns or have experience under your belt, Gems for a Winning Capital Campaign is certain to provide you with fresh and tangible ideas on capital campaign fundraising. This webinar is valuable if you are in a campaign now, planning to start one, or just wanting to build knowledge for a possible campaign down the road. In this webinar, you'll learn the campaign phases, get a peek at key activities in each phase, and get the top-10 fundamentals of capital campaigns.

Info2Go! Let’s Go Outside: Self-Care in the Great Outdoors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Nature is an amazing, free resource for self-care. Spending time in natural environments can help us feel restored and make us healthier, more creative, more empathetic, and more able to engage with the world and with each other. Join us for this informative webinar to learn about different ways you can engage with nature for your own self-care practice.

Introduction To Fundraising Planning (Candid Learning)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

The 1950 Census (Federal Depository Library Program)
Federal decennial population census records provide a snapshot of families and individuals at 10-year intervals. The most recent publicly available census, 1950, was released for public use on April 1, 2022. This presentation provides an overview of what is and is not included in the 1950 census, what you can expect from NARA’s 1950 census website, and resources that can help librarians answer patron questions about the census.

Sharing Our Stories to Support Health & Wellness in Rural Communities (University of Oklahoma, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Wayne State University)
Small and rural public libraries work with diverse partners to address a growing crisis – health and wellness in their communities. The pandemic made this crisis even more visible and acute. We invite you to join us in this interactive session on March 23, 2023. We will share what we learned in an IMLS-funded project that focused on health and wellness work by 17 small and rural public libraries in four states. We invite you to share your stories, ideas, and questions or concerns! How are small and rural public libraries working to support health and wellness in their communities? This is an opportunity to cultivate new connections that will help you: Identify resources, learn how to develop effective and creative partnerships and programs, build the capacity of your library, and expand technology use.

Cybersecurity Tips for Performing Arts Organizations (Lyrasis)
Performing Arts Organizations are at risk of losing funding, audiences, and information due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities. We all know we should use good passwords, keep software updated, and follow other basic precautions online; however, understanding the reasons behind these rules is critical to help us convince ourselves and others that the extra work is indeed worth it. This session will cover securing your data, network, website, and computers. It will address security myths, passwords, tracking, malware, and will cover a range of tools and techniques, making this session ideal for small to mid-sized organizations.

Planning for Community Development (US Census Bureau)
This workshop will demonstrate through hands-on exercises on how to access data using the Census Bureau tools for short and long-term Community planning. These tools allow data users to analyze local population, workforce growth, commuting patterns, and local housing. The workshop provides users with an opportunity to access a variety of data pertinent to understanding their community’s demographic, social and economic well-being.

March 24

30-Day DEI Jumpstart (Training Magazine Network)
Have your DEI efforts lost momentum? Reignite them with Nova's 30-Day DEI Jumpstart: A four-week guide to kick off your organization's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. The guide provides content, resources, and discussion questions wrapped around weekly themes to activate your teams for maximum impact.

March 28

MSL Learn - Tiny Tech Training: Overdrive Help / Kindles and eReaders (Montana State Library)
This Tiny Technology Series is appropriate for Public Library directors, staff and trustees. These trainings are 30 minutes long and cover two related topics for 15 minutes each. Overdrive Help: where to go for help, drill down into different sections, and support tickets. Kindles and e-readers: drilling into the Kindle help section, review supported types, and explain the differences in behavior between Kindles and other e-readers with Overdrive.

Free Nonprofit Webinar: Proven Strategies On How to Attract New Donors and Double Your Nonprofit Revenue (CharityHowTo)
Nonprofit growth is not theory, it is practice. We will show you the real stories and case studies from other nonprofits and charities that successfully unlocked their new donor and revenue growth strategies.

MSL Learn Webinar Series - Establishing a Strong Online Presence for Your Library: Some Basics (Montana State Library)
Participants will begin to evaluate website needs and goals, learn about options for web presence, and take away some low-cost options for creating and maintaining their own library web presence.

March 29

What’s Up Wednesday – All Free for the Finding:  Digging Up Family History for Free on the Internet (Indiana State Library)
This presentation is a sampling of the best, free websites for genealogy.  Attendees will become versed in research tips, general genealogy websites, Indiana genealogy websites, immigrant genealogy websites, British genealogy websites, and newspaper websites.

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.

Newsletters: Multichannel Impact Reporting for the Modern Era (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on reporting impact to our donors via newsletters. We’ll examine how print/mailed communications work in tandem with email to ensure our donors are informed and engaged. And we’ll look at processes and tools to simplify the development of these vital fundraising tools. Multiple optimized newsletter samples will be shared as well.

All Together Now - Citizen Science in Your Summer Reading Program (SciStarter)
Jumpstart your summer reading preparation! This year’s theme All in Together Now ties in perfectly with Citizen Science and the resources developed by the National Citizen and Community Science Library. Join us to learn more about preparing for the 2023 Summer Reading.

Going Beyond Captions: Creating Accessible Instructional Videos (Niche Academy)
Many libraries offer instructional videos for use on their websites. Unfortunately, research shows that oftentimes these videos are inaccessible to patrons with disabilities. In this webinar, Melissa Wong will help participants learn to create fully accessible instructional videos. The webinar will begin with a brief overview of disability that puts accessibility practices into context, then introduce design practices that support accessibility, including planning, narration, typography, and graphic design. Finally, the workshop will introduce standards and practices for captions, transcripts, and descriptive audio.

Promoting Equity in Information Literacy Instruction Through Universal Design for Learning (Georgia Library Association)
This webinar will outline the principles of UDL and demonstrate how to translate them into tangible options for equitable information literacy instruction in a variety of modalities.

March 30

Leader Talk: Creating Your Learning Strategy (Training Industry)
Creating a learning strategy can set training organizations up for success. A successful learning strategy not only aligns business goals with training, but also acts like a trusty roadmap that helps learning leaders confidently make data-driven decisions to close skill gaps and anticipate future business needs. Whether you are just getting started, or are fine tuning your strategic plan, this Training Industry Leader Talk will equip you with the insights you need to create, implement and adjust your learning strategy.

How to Navigate Crucial Leadership Moments and Deliver Great Performance (Harvard Business Review)
Featuring David Noble, founder of View Advisors, a consulting firm advising top executives; and Carol Kauffman, ranked the number one leadership coach in the world, a founding member of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, and founder of the Institute of Coaching.

Benefits and Consequences of Racial Segregation in Early Childhood? (Early Childhood Investigations)
Racial segregation permeates all facets of life including early care and education. (One example of structural racism in the U.S. is racial segregation in housing.) In this fascinating webinar presented by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D. and Stephanie Curenton, Ph.D. will guide you to use a critical lens to examine the implications of racial segregation in early childhood especially when seeking to advance equity for Black children and other children of color. You will hear about the findings of a recent paper that examined how racial composition is associated with quality and children’s outcome. Speakers will discuss processes within the early care and education that promote and inhibit opportunities to learn, and ways to ensure anti-bias, anti-racist and culturally responsive practices.

“Civics for All of US” Teacher Workshop—The Civilian Conservation Corps: Civics at Work (U.S. National Archives)
Join the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum for this online teacher workshop that will provide resources for exploring how the development of a government "safety net" to protect Americans devastated by the Great Depression affected civic life. The Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) is a great example to use in teaching about how the government responds to crises. By creating opportunities for unemployed young men, the CCC was an innovation in government and a model for future government programs benefiting families, cities, and rural communities.

March 31

Universal Design at Your Library (WebJunction)
As we work to ensure that our library spaces, services, and programs are welcoming to all members of the community, it is important to know how to design for inclusion. The principles of Universal Design offer guidance on how to design in ways that prioritize usability and accessibility for all. This presentation will introduce the concept of Universal Design, explain how it contrasts with accessibility, and offer concrete advice for how to apply each of the principles of Universal Design at any library. The examples and ideas provided will focus on high-impact changes that can be done within a range of budgets from low (or even no) cost ideas to advice for planning for large-scale renovation projects.