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  1. Ereader Shoot Out

    August 12, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Librarian Events

  1. NCompass Live: Small Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at the Library

    August 4, 2021, 10:00 AM

    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.

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  2. Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice

    August 4, 2021, 10:30 AM

    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.

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  3. Improve Your Email Deliverability

    August 4, 2021, 12:00 PM

    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.

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  4. Introduction to Finding Grants

    August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM

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

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  5. Keeping Our Sanity During Change

    August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  6. Keeping Our Sanity During Change

    August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  7. Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

    August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  8. Online Open House

    August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  9. Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults

    August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  10. Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

    August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  11. C&C Back to School: How to Teach Copyright This Year

    August 4, 2021, 3:00 PM

    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.

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  12. True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year

    August 4, 2021, 4:00 PM

    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.

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  13. Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool

    August 5, 2021, 10:00 AM

    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.

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  14. Federal Courts: Structure, Jurisdiction, & Research

    August 5, 2021, 12:00 PM

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

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  15. Ask the Expert: VIrtual Training Certification

    August 5, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  16. Exploring Cryptocurrency: Introducing New Giving Methods to Your Nonprofit

    August 5, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  17. Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model

    August 5, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  18. Setting Up an Emotionally Secure and Literacy-Grounded Classroom, Post-Pandemic

    August 5, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  19. Reading Picture Books with Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens

    August 5, 2021, 4:00 PM

    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.

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  20. APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series!

    August 6, 2021, 4:00 PM

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

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  21. A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside

    August 6, 2021, 6:00 PM

    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.

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  22. Project Outcome 101

    August 10, 2021, 11:00 AM

    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.

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  23. Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections

    August 10, 2021, 12:00 PM

    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.

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  24. The New Federal Depository Library Directory

    August 10, 2021, 1:00 PM

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

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  25. Walking the Talk: Realizing Ethical Considerations

    August 10, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  26. Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know

    August 10, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  27. TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown

    August 10, 2021, 5:00 PM

    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.

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  28. Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion

    August 11, 2021, 11:00 AM

    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.

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  29. Understanding Why People Give

    August 11, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  30. How can librarians build collections that center around social justice?

    August 12, 2021, 10:00 AM

    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.

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  31. Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes

    August 12, 2021, 10:00 AM

    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.

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  32. Storytime Tips with Tami Austin

    August 12, 2021, 11:00 AM

    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.

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  33. Executive Directors Chat:Board of Directors Development, Recruitment, and Retention

    August 12, 2021, 12:00 PM

    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.

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  34. How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio

    August 12, 2021, 12:00 PM

    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.

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  35. Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

    August 12, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  36. Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent

    August 12, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  37. Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II

    August 13, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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. Register now!

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  38. The Basics of Intersectionality

    August 16, 2021, 11:00 AM

    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.

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  39. Boards in a Time of Adaptation

    August 17, 2021, 12:00 PM

    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.

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  40. Demo Event: Apps for Organizations Working with Refugees and Immigrants

    August 17, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  41. OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories

    August 17, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  42. The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program

    August 17, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  43. ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students

    August 18, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  44. Fun Activities Using Music with Technology

    August 18, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  45. How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network

    August 18, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  46. Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges?

    August 19, 2021, 12:00 PM

    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.

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  47. Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life

    August 19, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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.

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  48. Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life

    August 19, 2021, 2:00 PM

    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. Get the lowdown from Molly in her online tools webinar and find out: Which social media platforms you should care about. 5 online tools to help you master your online presence. Social listening tools that really work. Engagement tools to simplify your life. How to curate your web content in less than 15 minutes per day.

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  49. ESTABLISHING A TELEHEALTH CENTER IN YOUR LIBRARY

    August 20, 2021, 3:00 PM

    Libraries play a critical role in maintaining the welfare and safety of our communities. As we move forward, telehealth in libraries will become increasingly important, enabling patrons who may lack internet access to connect to their healthcare providers. Join Craig Settles, author of the “Telehealth Guide to Connecting Library Patrons to Better Health,” the Indiana Library Federation’s Michael Williams, and ENA’s Brian Hubbard for best practices and tips for getting started in telehealth. Attendees will learn what telehealth looks like in a library setting, hear use cases of libraries that have established their own telehealth programs, and understand the broadband infrastructure needed to facilitate these programs.

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  50. Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos

    August 21, 2021, 10:00 AM

    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).

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  51. Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause

    August 24, 2021, 11:00 AM

    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.

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  52. What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training

    August 25, 2021, 9:00 AM

    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.

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  53. NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech

    August 25, 2021, 10:00 AM

    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.

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  54. Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play

    August 25, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  55. How YMCA of Greater Houston Uses Data to Build Internal Trust + Maximize Fundraising

    August 25, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  56. How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Your Social Impact Career in the Post-COVID Era

    August 26, 2021, 12:00 PM

    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.

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  57. Congress.gov Webinar

    August 26, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  58. Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories

    August 26, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  59. Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework

    August 26, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  60. That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills

    August 26, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  61. Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities

    August 26, 2021, 1:00 PM

    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.

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  62. Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips

    August 31, 2021, 3:00 PM

    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.

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  63. Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

    August 31, 2021, 3:30 PM

    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.

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