Webinar Letters

Free Training for Library Staff – August 2021

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*SLJTeen Live! (School Library Journal) Thursday, Aug 5 (7-3 pm) So much of adolescence is preparing for the future—college, careers, adulthood, the next grade—and that’s even tougher when no one knows what the future will look like. Through it all, books reflect and illuminate our lives, telling boundary-pushing stories that take publishing to the next level. The conference’s author panels and library programming sessions will help you support and engage teens in this new moment and beyond. https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan) https://youtu.be/PqWK2sr6yms

Putting the Me in Mental Health (Infopeople) Join Nora Franco, Consumer Health Librarian from the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR), to hear about resources such as MedlinePlus, SAMSHA, and NAMI, among others, to use along your mental health journey.

https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=958&reset=1

LinkedIn Learning tutorial in Niche Academy (Niche Academy) (GoWYLD Academy): LinkedIn Learning is an educational site with video courses to help you develop your business, creative, and technology skills. Each course is taught by an industry professional who is excited to share their knowledge with you.

https://my.nicheacademy.com/gowyld/course/23397

Learning Express Library tutorial in Niche Academy (Niche Academy) (GoWYLD Academy): LearningExpress is an online resource that helps you advance your educational, professional, and personal life.

https://my.nicheacademy.com/gowyld/course/465

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 5: Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Public Library Association)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Aug 18: Fun Activities Using Music with Technology (AbleNet)

 

BOARDS

Aug 12: Executive Directors Chat:Board of Directors Development, Recruitment, and Retention (TechSoup)

Aug 17: Boards in a Time of Adaptation (Propel Nonprofits)

 

CAREERS

Aug 26: How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Your Social Impact Career in the Post-COVID Era (Charity Village)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan)

Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Aug 12: How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)

Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

 

COMMUNICATION

Aug 2: How to get $10,000 a month in free advertising from Google (Utah State Library)

Aug 4: Improve Your Email Deliverability (Blackbaud)

Aug 10: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

Aug 18: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

Aug 19: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)

Aug 26: Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

Aug 26: That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)

Aug 31: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

LinkedIn Learning tutorial in Niche Academy (Niche Academy)

Learning Express Library tutorial in Niche Academy (Niche Academy)

Aug 3: Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 19: Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)

Aug 31: Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips (edWeb)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Putting the Me in Mental Health (Infopeople)

Aug 3: Resource Sharing: What Will We Keep from the Pandemic? (Library Journal)

Aug 4: Keeping Our Sanity During Change (Georgia Library Association)

Aug 4: Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 5: Ask the Expert: VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)

Aug 19: Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges? (Charity Village)

 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Aug 4: Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)

Aug 4: True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)

Aug 5: Reading Picture Books with Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens (Colorado State Library)

Aug 10: Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)

Aug 10: Walking the Talk: Realizing Ethical Considerations (Core)

Aug 11: Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Aug 12: How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)

Aug 12: Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 16: The Basics of Intersectionality (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 26: Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 4: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)

Aug 5: Exploring Cryptocurrency: Introducing New Giving Methods to Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)

Aug 10: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

Aug 11: Understanding Why People Give (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 12: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

Aug 17: The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)

Aug 18: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

Aug 24: Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

Aug 25: How YMCA of Greater Houston Uses Data to Build Internal Trust + Maximize Fundraising (Blackbaud)

 

LEGAL

Aug 12: Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

 

MANAGEMENT

Aug 4: NCompass Live: Small Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 10: Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)

Aug 12: Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 25: What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 17: Demo Event: Apps for Organizations Working with Refugees and Immigrants (TechSoup)

Aug 17: OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)

Aug 26: Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

 

PROGRAMMING

Aug 12: Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)

Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Aug 6: APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)

Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Aug 4: Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)

Aug 4: Online Open House (Library of Congress)

Aug 5: Federal Courts: Structure, Jurisdiction, & Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 9: A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Aug 10: The New Federal Depository Library Directory (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 11: Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Aug 12: Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

Aug 18: Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)

Aug 26: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan)

Aug 2: Strategies and Best Practices for Returning to School (edWeb)

Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Aug 3: Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 4: Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)

Aug 4: Online Open House (Library of Congress)

Aug 4: C&C Back to School: How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright and Creativity)

Aug 4: True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)

Aug 5: Setting Up an Emotionally Secure and Literacy-Grounded Classroom, Post-Pandemic (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Aug 9: A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Aug 10: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Aug 12: Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)

Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

Aug 17: OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)

Aug 19: Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)

Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Aug 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 26: Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

Aug 26: Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 31: Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 19: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)

Aug 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 5: Ask the Expert: VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)

Aug 5: Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model (WebJunction)

Aug 18: ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students (Niche Academy)

Aug 25: What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

Aug 26: Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 4: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 12: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Aug 2 (10-11 am)

How to get $10,000 a month in free advertising from Google (Utah State Library)

Yes, you really can place ads on Google at no cost; you just have to learn how. This webinar will include links and instructions to get you started. It’s vital for your library to be visible on Google, where nearly everyone starts their searches. Meet the public where they are, and increase their awareness and usage of any of your library’s resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

Monday, Aug 2 (2-3 pm)

Strategies and Best Practices for Returning to School (edWeb)

Join inspiring educators and district leaders as we hear about lessons learned from the past year, the key challenges they’re facing for the new year, and how they continue to innovate as they ready themselves to welcome their students back to school this fall.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Tuesday, Aug 3 (11-12:30 pm)

Resource Sharing: What Will We Keep from the Pandemic? (Library Journal)

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated several trends in academic libraries, including the shift from print to digital collections and the rethinking of subscriptions and licensing agreements with journal publishers. Partnerships with peer institutions and enhanced resource sharing programs have helped college and university libraries manage these challenges. In this webinar, librarians will discuss ideas and innovations that emerged during the pandemic, and how resource sharing can continue to help libraries adapt as the field continues to evolve.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Our graphic novel celebration continues with part two in our Read Graphic webinar series! Join us Tuesday, August 3 at 1 p.m. CT for this free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming #ReadGraphic titles from Fantagraphics Books; JY, an imprint of Yen Press; Etch, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers; Penguin Random House; and Viz Media. The webinar will begin with young reader titles and conclude with adult titles.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will highlight how and where to find non-print audio and video materials and offer suggestions on promoting these resources to your users. The webinar will also cover non-print materials in other languages, state and local materials, and emphasize outstanding examples. Join us for a look at the non-print world of Government documents.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Aug 4 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Small Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Help your library “go green” by leveraging the secret super power of small, rural and under-resourced libraries everywhere: the make-do mindset! Forget LEED building certifications, we’ll show you how your library can adopt systems that align your shoestring budget with tips on everything from sustainable programming practices, operational approaches, environmental partnerships, as well as easy (and cost-saving!) eco-friendly swaps based on the experience of one library’s mission to be a community leader in reducing its environmental impact.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

Wednesday, Aug 4 (9:30-10:15 am)

Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)

Join this very special live webinar event featuring authors Adib Khorram, A.S. King, Randy Ribay, and Laurie Halse Anderson, and moderated by educator Julia E. Torres, as they discuss how books can support race, culture, identity, and mental health.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars

Wednesday, Aug 4 (11-12 pm)

Improve Your Email Deliverability (Blackbaud)

Now is the time to work to improve your sender reputation. In this session, we will present ways for you to enhance your sender reputation to help ensure that the emails you send are arriving in the inbox instead of the junk folder.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)

In this webinar, librarian Christopher Brown goes beyond thinking about what resources to search and focuses on how to think about searching, sharing real search examples to illustrate the points made.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/3v6mertc

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)

In order to better serve our library users, librarians need to think more creatively when assisting a user with a research topic. In this webinar, librarian Christopher Brown goes beyond thinking about what resources to search and focuses on how to think about searching, sharing real search examples to illustrate the points made.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/8evpbr8s

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Keeping Our Sanity During Change (Georgia Library Association)

Discover your power in the organization, and where you do and do not have control. Learn about giving feedback to your supervisor to influence a change process and how you can get better results. Consider how people in organizations typically respond to change, how you respond to change, and how this affects the overall library. Think about expectations around the terms “transparency” and “feedback” when applied to change. Apply this new knowledge to help change interpersonal dynamics within your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Online Open House (Library of Congress)

Want to learn more about the collections of the Library of Congress from the experts who work there? Join us for the second installment of our online open house! Rotate through short sessions (15 minutes each) on specific online resources, tools, and collections of interest. Plan to share some of your ideas for classroom use across the curriculum.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/programs/teachers/professional-development/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1:30 pm)

Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults (Early Childhood Investigations)

Each day, children and adults rely upon strong social-emotional skills as we navigate various life experiences. Learn strategies to support the resilience and social-emotional well-being of children and adults in this reflective webinar presented by Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Aug 4 (2-3 pm)

C&C Back to School: How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright and Creativity)

Come join our C&C educators from PA, MO, and AR as we welcome you back to the 2021-2022 school year. We’ll share our FREE K-12 resources for teaching copyright and fair use and you’ll see firsthand how they are used with students in the classroom and online.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4n5fr739

Wednesday, Aug 4 (3-4 pm)

True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)

Is your library truly diverse? Reading and literacy experiences that open “sliding glass doors” to new perspectives and possibilities are essential. Our experts will share ways to take an unflinching look at your library to ensure diversity and equity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars

Thursday, Aug 5 (9-10 am)
Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Rethinking the strategic planning process from a cumbersome and overwhelming task to an opportunity to connect with our community opens the possibilities to engage with those outside our immediate circles. This program will provide participants with insights and ideas to incorporate thoughtful community engagement into strategic planning processes that both diminish the risk of planning within our own bubbles and also inspire new ideas.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars

Thursday, Aug 5 (11-12 pm)

Federal Courts: Structure, Jurisdiction, & Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed to give non-lawyers an overview of the United States Federal Court system.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Thursday, Aug 5 (12-1 pm)

Ask the Expert: VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)

The workplace and workforce are changing at a more rapid pace today than ever before. We’ve had to adapt; and adapt quickly, especially in the shift from in-person to virtual meetings and virtual training. Good news – virtual facilitation best practices do exist, and they apply to all platforms.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

Thursday, Aug 5 (1-2 pm)

Setting Up an Emotionally Secure and Literacy-Grounded Classroom, Post-Pandemic (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Here is light at the end of this exceptionally long pandemic tunnel! As students move back to in-person learning, we must understand their regulatory and literacy learning skills may have diminished during the time of virtual instruction. In this FREE webinar, Saddleback is partnering with Engaging Learners to bring you an episode of Coffee with Katie and Richard. Join us as Katherine McKnight, PhD and Richard Cash, EdD share how to set up an emotionally secure classroom where literacy skills are the foundation of success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sdlback.com/webinar-series

Thursday, Aug 5 (1-2 pm)

Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model (WebJunction)

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model and learn how to use it as a facilitation tool for conducting meetings with their library communities. The role of digital programming as a SOAR response to the challenges of COVID-19 will be explored, with presenters and participants alike sharing their successes and challenges.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Thursday, Aug 5 (1-2 pm)

Exploring Cryptocurrency: Introducing New Giving Methods to Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)

Donor demographics and giving behaviors continuously evolve, along with your nonprofit’s need to adapt. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how current data on donor demographics impacts major-gift donations with specific emphasis on simple, safe and secure methods of attracting and engaging with cryptocurrency donors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 5 (3-4:30 pm)

Reading Picture Books with Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens (Colorado State Library)

This webinar will introduce participants to tools from the Whole Book Approach, a co-constructive (interactive) method of sharing picture books with children, which educator and children’s literature expert Megan Dowd Lambert developed in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/

Friday, Aug 6 (3-4 pm)

APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)

Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho, authors of MISTER JIU’S IN CHINATOWN will be in conversation with APALA member Regina Gong.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.apalaweb.org/publications/archived-webinars/

Monday, Aug 9 (5-6 pm)

A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Dr. Becky will discuss: Key elements in close friendships, What it means to be a “good friend”; Making friends as an adult; How to recognize when a friendship isn’t working; Making friends online; Coping skills for kids and adults when friendships end.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2a4nazpm

Tuesday, Aug 10 (10-11 am)

Project Outcome 101 (Public Library Association)

In this one-hour online training session participants will be introduced to everything the Project Outcome toolkit has to offer for public and academic libraries. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results. We recommend that participants register for Project Outcome and review basic materials in the toolkit prior to the training. During the webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert presenters and chat with other attendees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 10 (11-12 pm)

Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)

A library is looked upon as a place for equity, no matter the background of the person – but what about the library as a workplace ? Do library workplaces also have tenacious challenges that impact all of us—bias, prejudice and bullying? Our panelists will explore and discuss strategies to overcome them within the library system. They will discuss how to recognize, attack, and eliminate workplace injustice while transforming organizations in the process, along with the role that a diverse collection plays in educating patrons, overcoming barriers and creating awareness.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

Walking the Talk: Realizing Ethical Considerations (Core)

Tailored to administrators and managers, this webinar provides an overview of the recently released “Cataloguing Code of Ethics” and highlights particular areas of the Code in which library leadership can meaningfully support the Code in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) initiatives. A panel of members from the Cataloguing Ethics Steering Committee will explain the engagement process in developing the Code, the work being done to raise awareness of the Code, and the importance of including the work of cataloguing in an institution’s commitments to EDIA.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/core/ce/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

The New Federal Depository Library Directory (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed to demonstrate the new interface of the Federal Depository Library Directory.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Aug 10 (1-2 pm)

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2021 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

For more information and to register, visit: https://firespring.com/webinars/

Tuesday, Aug 10 (4-5:30 pm)
TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? Join TeachersFirst as we showcase and compare some of our contributors’ favorite edtech resources. Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom and help us decide which tool is the winner of this season’s Smackdown! This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://teachersfirst.com/edtechsummerpd/ok2ask-sessions

Wednesday, Aug 11 (10-11 am)

Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

In this session, we will look at the history of peer review and the intersection between preprint-publishing and academic inclusion. We will discuss some ways researchers can engage with preprints in their field, and how that fosters a more inclusive scholarly community. We will close by discussing challenges that come with the rise in preprint publishing and highlight the importance of creating a culture that fosters open scholarly dialogue to make research more transparent, accessible, and inclusive.

To join webinar, visit: https://unthsc.zoom.us/j/89756879632

Wednesday, Aug 11 (1-2 pm)

Understanding Why People Give (Nonprofit Hub)

One of the greatest uncertainties in fundraising is understanding what drives a donor to give. This Hubinar will help you understand how donors make decisions, the communication process as it relates to your prospects, and how to recognize barriers to effective communication.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/

Thursday, Aug 12 (9-10 am)

How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)

In this interactive online author reading and Q&A, Lalami will discuss how literary forms that articulate lived, personal experiences (such as essay and memoir) can inform successful diversity and inclusion efforts across the curriculum – and inspire social change in the world beyond.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 12 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2021/

Thursday, Aug 12 (10-11 am)

Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)

Take your storytimes to the next level with some tips and insights from Tami Austin. Tami has been doing storytimes in public libraries since 2013 and is continually searching for inspiration and ideas that make storytime enjoyable and inclusive for everyone. Come get some new ways of thinking about storytime and take away some ideas for your own storytime that you can implement right away.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

Thursday, Aug 12 (11-11:45 am)

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

Join Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA, Chief Fundraising Strategist and Coach at Development Consulting Solutions, as she takes you through the steps she used to develop her organization’s major gift portfolios which can apply to any sized fundraising shop.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Thursday, Aug 12 (11-12 pm)

Executive Directors Chat:Board of Directors Development, Recruitment, and Retention (TechSoup)

How are your board members moving your nonprofit forward? Board members should bring skills, time, and money and show up to do the work. If board members cannot bring money, then your board members’ influence can be key to helping your organization be successful. Are you setting your board members up for success? Let’s talk about it in this month’s ED Chat.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars

Thursday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Thursday, Aug 12 (1-2 pm)
Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Recent studies have shown that organizations with more diverse employees and leadership see an overall improvement in growth, revenue, and innovation yet they struggle to find and retain culturally diverse talent. In this workshop, we will discuss hiring and retention through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We will also highlight the importance of moving beyond recruitment and into retaining diverse talent.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars

Friday, Aug 13 (12-1 pm)

Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

In part two of our #ReadGraphic panel series, we’ll be talking with Priya Huq, author and illustrator of PIECE BY PIECE from ABRAMS Children’s Books; Kayla Miller, author and illustrator of CLASH from Etch, an imprint of HMH Books for Young Readers; Bowen McCurdy, co-creator of SPECTER INSPECTORS from BOOM! Studios; and BonHyung Jeong, author and illustrator of KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER from JY, an imprint of Yen Press.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Monday, Aug 16 (10-11 am)

The Basics of Intersectionality (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Intersectionality provides a lens to identify where power or oppression interlocks and intersects with individuals in society. Originally designed to explain the oppression of African American women, it has become a framework for understanding how multiple social identities such as race, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, and disability intersect at the individual level resulting in the experience of privilege and/or oppression at the social-structural level.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 17 (11-12 pm)

Boards in a Time of Adaptation (Propel Nonprofits)

As nonprofit leaders and team members continue to develop and implement new and creative ways to be responsive and relevant to the needs of their clients, what is the role of the nonprofit board right now? Where is their leadership needed most to support the organization, its employees, and the recipients of its services? This webinar highlights the critical actions nonprofit boards can take in this time of ongoing uncertainty when the ability to adapt is more important than ever before.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/

Tuesday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)

Demo Event: Apps for Organizations Working with Refugees and Immigrants (TechSoup)

How can organizations serving refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants leverage technology to help people find the resources they need? See demos of four apps addressing the needs of refugees and immigrants during this Public Good App House event. Explore solutions for translation, supporting LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, and connecting your clients with vital information and resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars

Tuesday, Aug 17 (1-1:30 pm)

The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)

Join us to learn the basic fundamentals needed to start a Monthly Giving program, so you can benefit from the tremendous opportunities it can offer your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Tuesday, Aug 17 (1-2 pm)

OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)

OurStoryBridge is a project which helps libraries capture and share the rich social and cultural history of their communities. The project has released a free toolkit of resources for library staff and volunteers to create online, three-to five- minute oral histories, a format that appeals to young and old today. The toolkit includes everything a library needs to know to start a story project, such as step by step instructions, “how-to” videos, sample documents, and a guide to help teachers engage their students in community stories. Join the creator of OurStoryBridge and staff at two libraries who have implemented the program to hear their experiences with this inspiring and impactful project and learn how your library can participate.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Wednesday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discover the detailed social, demographic, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

Wednesday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)

ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students (Niche Academy)

How can an academic library foster conditions that help students become academically and socially engaged? Experience some of the creativity and fun of the ConnectED program with Barb Eshbach as she presents how one academic library developed a program to provide out-of-classroom experiences designed to do just that.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Wednesday, Aug 18 (1-1:45 pm)

How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

In this session you will develop a clear understanding of how to use LinkedIn as a lead generator/connector, Identify the marketing collateral needed for new supporters, and master the art of the email template.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Wednesday, Aug 18 (1-2 pm)

Fun Activities Using Music with Technology (AbleNet)

This presentation features remote class activities highlighting the use of music with technology. The activities are tailored to students with special needs including the types of devices to consider.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/

Thursday, Aug 19 (11-12 pm)

Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges? (Charity Village)

In this webinar, we will discuss how you and your organization can meet the post-COVID challenge by using your pandemic learnings to evaluate change and develop strategies to find a new path forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/learning-centre/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 19 (1-2 pm)

Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)

Common Sense Education has created a new Social-Emotional Learning Resource Center full of free resources for promoting SEL in the digital lives of students. Join us in this edWebinar as we explore.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 19 (1-2 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://firespring.com/webinars/

Saturday, Aug 21 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android).

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

Tuesday, Aug 24 (10-11 am)

Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network. Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/

Wednesday, Aug 25 (8-9 am)

What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

This presentation addresses customer service training by growing and nurturing empathy and empowering staff to navigate the gray areas in our policies. Using storytelling and group interaction, we will look at special and challenging situations such as code of conduct violations and difficult patrons. Discover how understanding our own implicit biases and not assuming the worst of our patrons can help you offer consistent customer service to everyone we serve.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Wednesday, Aug 25 (9-10 am)

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.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

Wednesday, Aug 25 (12-1 pm)

How YMCA of Greater Houston Uses Data to Build Internal Trust + Maximize Fundraising (Blackbaud)

Join Blackbaud and Lindsay Lewis, Executive Director of Data Management\Philanthropy at YMCA of Greater Houston to hear practical tips on how to leverage your nonprofit’s data to build trust with internal stakeholders and optimize your fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars

Wednesday, Aug 25 (12-1:30 pm)

Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this energizing webinar, nature learning and universal design experts, Tina Reeble and Kirsten Haugen will share research, classroom stories and practical suggestions to support engineering play with natural and human-made materials for building.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 26 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Your Social Impact Career in the Post-COVID Era (Charity Village)

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use the design thinking process to take that first step in finding more purpose in your work, and continue building momentum towards the meaningful career that you want in the Post-COVID era.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/learning-centre/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students. Make sure it receives the attention it deserves! Join us in this webinar to hear from school librarians, Christy James (Charleston County School District, SC) and Kristin Whitworth (Dover High School, NH), who will share their stories about how they got the word out about their digital resources. As this session is built to be a conversation, please bring your questions and thoughts about promoting your Gale resources within your school.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/s6hp99w3

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

In the US, WhatsApp is mainly used by Spanish-speaking communities and other diasporas, so If you’re working with these communities or are planning to expand your reach, you need to start innovating in your communication methods. As the world is turning towards digital strategies, let’s embrace new communication methods that will increase the reach of your existing emails and newsletters.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)

The internet offers a variety of communication channels that most of us are relying on during the Pandemic. Personal relationships aside, poor online communication skills can harm your productivity and effectiveness. This means more emails, phone calls or repeated work when something is misunderstood. In this session we will discuss simple ways to improve your online communication skills with both your co-workers and patrons.

To join the webinar, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/csl-in-session

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of thousands of early American bills and resolutions to the site.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2021/

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1:30 pm)

Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

It is time that we ensure that children are comprehensively assessed through a lens that affirms their assets. For example, what does it mean for a child and their family to have linguistic capital? We will discuss this and more in this paradigm-shifting webinar by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D., Founding Director of Equity Research Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC, Chapel Hill.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

Tuesday, Aug 31 (2-3 pm)

Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips (edWeb)

Focused on an array of diverse topics, virtual field trips connect learning to the real world through relevant and timely digital content that supports learning wherever it takes place. Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, offers a portfolio of new and on-demand virtual field trips to engage students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Tuesday, Aug 31 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

For more information and to register, visit: https://firespring.com/webinars/

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