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  1. From Awareness to IMPACT: How Your Brand Can Drive Higher Value (Blackbaud)

    August 16, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    At The Smithee Group, Ben Smithee has been helping leaders and businesses dream bigger and achieve more. He’ll sit down with us to discuss how brand is the only thing that separates an organization from the “sea of sameness.” He’ll share his perspective of how a powerful brand allows an organization to drive higher value and cataclysmic demand—and unfortunately, it is the biggest thing lacking by so many organizations today. We’re excited for Ben to walk us through the components of brand IMPACT and what it means to create a relevant brand in today’s digital ecosystem.

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  2. Trends in Building Cultures of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2.0 (Training Industry)

    August 16, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ever wonder what high-performing companies with forward progress in their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are doing that sets them apart? Want to learn how to enable leaders to embrace the inclusive leadership behaviors essential to creating a standout employee experience and culture?

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  3. Cultivating Civility and Resilience in Libraries: Challenges and Solutions (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

    August 16, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Would you like to be part of the solution to creating a functional library work environment with workplace communications that are complete and clear? During this webinar, the participants will take you through the journey of their groundbreaking books "Cultivating Civility" and "The Dysfunctional Library". Here their insights, suggestions and solutions to a problem that has plagued some libraries for decades.

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  4. Fall Adult Faves (Booklist)

    August 16, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    What pairs nicely with autumn sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes? New fall books! Whether you are looking for your next great read, searching for a great book club pick, or doing your holiday shopping early, you’ll want to make sure these upcoming adult titles are on your radar

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  5. A Sign of the Times: Agency & Voice in Middle Grade Literature (Mackin

    August 16, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join New York Times bestselling authors Jewell Parker Rhodes (Ghost Boys, Paradise on Fire) and John Cho (Troublemaker) for a riveting conversation with educator Sarah Park Dahlen on middle grade literature. They will discuss writing exciting, emotionally rich fiction that features young people navigating the challenges of their families and neighborhoods, while exploring some of America’s most urgent social movements.

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  6. Understanding Special Education Series (PACER Center)

    August 16, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Prepare for back to school with this three-part workshop series. Participants will gain an overall understanding of special education, its purpose, and the process. At the end of this presentation, you will understand the big picture of special education, the steps in the process, and how to go about obtaining an educational evaluation. Part 2 is on Aug 23 and Part 3 is on Aug 30.

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  7. Leading Beyond Words (North Carolina Library Association)

    August 17, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    This panel discussion will focus on supporting library professionals of color not acting as educators but rather encouraging accountability of the majority.

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  8. The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)

    August 17, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    If you’re thinking about starting a monthly giving program, this free nonprofit webinar is for you!

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  9. Open Access Master Class for Academics: Open Access by the Numbers (Library Journal)

    August 18, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    The final webinar in the series will focus on Open Access statistics of all kinds. This quick paced session will provide data on OA publishing, giving participants a good understanding of the quality and quantity of OA content available today. Then panelists will share what they have learned from usage analytics for their libraries’ OA collections. Get the data you need to create an informed Open Access strategy for your library.

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  10. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Webinar

    August 18, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  11. Bat Week in Libraries 2022 (Montana State Library)

    August 18, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Bat Week is a week-long education and awareness campaign that seeks to teach local communities about the importance and awesomeness of bats! Webinar attendees will learn about the history of Bat Week in Montana, learn what resources are available for them to host programming in their communities, learn how to request a bat package, learn more about bats, and where to find reputable information about bats!

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  12. Preparing for Extreme Weather: Fire and Hurricane (Foundation for Advancement in Conservation)

    August 18, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    The past few years have seen an increase in cultural institutions dealing with various extreme disasters. In this webinar we will feature two examples of extreme weather, wildfires and hurricanes, and how staff at two institutions dealt with preparation, impact, and ramifications for these common types of extreme weather.

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  13. There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program

    August 18, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Looking for something to do in the coming weeks of the year? Then join us for a look at the resources available from the Government for celebrating a wide variety of weeks. There’s National Nurses Week, National Health Education Week, Celebrating Women in Construction Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Exceptional Children’s Week. If you have become alienated from a friend or family member, you can take advantage of National Reconciliation Week. For those of us in the library and information world, there’s Book Week, Banned Book Week, and National Library Week. This webinar will include Federal, state, and local resources, as well as offer some resources in other languages.

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  14. Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)

    August 18, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Whether scrolling through social media or conducting research for term papers, students encounter a startlingly wide range of news and media daily. With the start of the school year, how can you set the stage in the classroom for your students to think critically about what they read, watch, and hear online? What steps can you take to help students understand and analyze their information landscape, and how can you lay the foundation for responsible digital citizenship? In this edWebinar, hear creative ideas, advice, and solutions to these questions from some of the News Literacy Project’s NewsLit Nation ambassadors, educators who serve as community news literacy advocates.

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  15. Content Calendars: Managing Your Message and Media (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

    August 22, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    A Content Calendar (a.k.a. Editorial Calendar) is a written plan for how your nonprofit will use various channels (email, publications, social media, earned media, etc.) to achieve your communications goals. This workshop will look at the basics of content planning as well as some of the tools and tactics your organization can use to take control of your communications strategy. A well-developed plan will ensure that you have covered important brand and organizational messages as it provides time and space for new and spontaneous initiatives. Your content plan could also lead to more collaboration across the organization and help you track and evaluate the efficacy of your entire communications program.

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  16. How to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review)

    August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    For many of us, uncertainty can be nerve-racking. That reaction, however, obscures a crucial fact: uncertainty and possibility are two sides of the same coin. Chances are that some of your biggest achievements and transformational moments came after a period of uncertainty—one that felt stressful but that pushed you to accomplish something great. Uncertainty doesn’t have to be paralyzing. In this live, interactive HBR webinar, Nathan and Susannah Furr will share insights from their research on innovators and changemakers who have thrived amid uncertainty.

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  17. Critical Conversations: Learn How To Connect (GovLoop)

    August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Have you ever had a tough message to deliver but just didn’t know how to say it? Or, what you said clearly wasn’t what they heard? Making it a meaningful connection – especially when having a critical conversation – takes a lot of work. Join us online to hear from a government expert about the do’s and don’ts of critical conversations.

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  18. PBC Living Library Project (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

    August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    The PBC Living Library, modeled after The Human Library, seeks to raise awareness to medical harm through oral storytelling practices. Unlike The Human Library model, The PBC Living Library is an anti-neutral space where individuals who experience health and healthcare disparities volunteer to be "Living Books". In this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn how the PBC Living Library was originally envisioned, how it was put into practice, and how it has changed over time. Participants will also learn how they can develop their own programs and strategies for success, including: marketing outreach, curriculum development, and quality assessment.

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  19. Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)

    August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

    When we have a growth mindset, we believe that intelligence and skill is tied to hard work rather than talent. Our mindset has lifelong impacts on how we learn and face challenges, from the challenge of learning to read to adapting to a changing work environment. The way adults talk to children about ability and failure influences their mindset, and even as adults our mindset can shift and change. This session will review growth mindset research and introduce strategies to grow a growth mindset.

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  20. How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)

    August 23, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Experts and futurists are unanimous that the NEW important skill for all workers is critical thinking. Why is that? The reality is that we are in a global economy where change is rapid, the unpredictability of events abound, there is the shrinking of the new workforce, and of course, digitalization. Many of the roles demand beyond the usual tasks and roles. They need to be self-directed and constantly critically thinking about how to solve and manage the unknowns and unpredictability of work.

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  21. Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)

    August 23, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    We can’t teach what we don’t know. Teachers, administrators, and support staff are most effective when they understand and develop their personal social and emotional capacities. Because the school setting includes many contexts – classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, playground, bus – fostering a healthy school climate and culture requires active engagement from all adults. Our presenters will share their expertise and practical strategies to help teachers and administrators build SEL competency.

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  22. Game Jams for Libraries: What are they? Why should I host one? (Indiana State Library/ALA GGRT)

    August 24, 2022, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Game Jams are events in which participants, on their own or in groups, design a game within a set timescale. The most popular jams can have tens of thousands of participants at hundreds of sites globally. This webinar will show how game jams can be used in libraries, how they can be connected to your existing programming, and how you can encourage participants who have never made a game before to join in using easy game making tools that require no coding skills. The webinar draws from the experience of running gams jams connected to the British Library digital collections, and will introduce some options for creating digital games in your library and show you how you can join this year’s IGM Games Jam.

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  23. NCompass Live: Team Up with Your Community! (Nebraska Library Commission)

    August 24, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    We all know teamwork makes the dream work, but obstacles big and small can keep us from doing as much collaborative work as we'd like. Based on results of the IMLS-funded HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) at the Library via Co-Developed Programming, you'll learn some of the amazing ways rural librarians are already teaming up with everyone from regional hospitals to passionate individuals to make their communities healthier, more inclusive places. This highly interactive session will include community conversations about your experiences teaming up with others - with the ultimate goal of creating a publicly accessible, real world toolkit to help rural librarians do more by leveraging the power of partnerships.

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  24. Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

    August 24, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult, as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. This class will increase participants' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public. NLM resources covered in this class include MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, as well as other NIH and freely available authoritative resources.

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  25. From Diversity To Inclusion: How To Audit Your Collection And Why (Niche Academy)

    August 24, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Join Kymberlee Powe to learn how to perform a diversity audit on your library collection. Kym will share what a diversity audit is, why we should audit our collections, why the structure of the publishing industry may make it difficult to cultivate inclusivity, and most importantly, why it’s important to build collections that are diverse AND inclusive.

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  26. Incorporating Gender Equity into Your Nonprofit (Candid Learning

    August 24, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    n this training, we will help you identify if gender disparity exists in your nonprofit and cover how to incorporate gender equity into? the fabric of your organization.

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  27. Introduction to the American Community Survey (US Census Bureau)

    August 24, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Discover the detailed social, economic, housing, and demographic statistics that the American Community Survey Office (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.

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  28. 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)

    August 24, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    o support all children in becoming proficient readers, it is imperative that the classroom environment and literacy instruction is inclusive, diverse, and equitable so that all students and families feel like they belong. This interactive and engaging edWebinar is designed to equip PreK-3 teachers with the knowledge and practical strategies to create an equitable literacy environment and an inclusive teaching and learning practice that aligns with the Science of Reading.

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  29. Collaborative Grantmaking – Part I: The Role of Empathy and Experimentation (Blackbaud)

    August 25, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    In this live, online event, Heather will share how, with simple and new questions you can ask, you can deeply understand what problems you solve for your collaborative partners, and how to identify and test assumptions that are embedded within your collaborative partnerships. Once you construct a strong foundation for mutual value creation, you can drive ongoing value and reach your ultimate goals more efficiently and effectively.

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  30. Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

    August 25, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.

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  31. Data for Congressional and State Legislative Districts (US Census Bureau)

    August 25, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Learn more about your congressional district and your state legislative districts (upper and lower chambers). In this webinar, we will demonstrate how you can easily access data tables and create thematic maps using demographic, social, economic, and housing data for your districts of interest by using two data tools: "My Congressional District" and "data.census.gov." No special skills required.

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  32. Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)

    August 25, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Strong heroines, heart-stopping action, thrilling twists—it’s all here in our free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, August 25 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT. Join Booklist’s Books for Youth editor Sarah Hunter as she talks with Random House Children’s Books authors Gina Chen (VIOLET MADE OF THORNS); E. Lockhart (FAMILY OF LIARS); and Karen M. McManus (NOTHING MORE TO TELL) about their new titles that are sure to give your patrons the thrills and chills. Register now!

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  33. Today’s Digital Fundraising Trends, and How to Apply Them to Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

    August 30, 2022, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    During this free nonprofit webinar, we’ll show you an overview of digital fundraising metrics including general online fundraising, email, social media, website, online advertising, and more.

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  34. Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

    August 30, 2022, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

    With the start of a new school year and new learning, students in the early stages of reading are working hard to apply what they’ve learned. We will talk about the reading stages that children progress through, reading vs. guessing habits, the joy of successful reading, and books to support different reading stages and different skills. Join special guest Laura Lay, Senior Literacy Consultant for the Preschool through 3rd Grade Office of the Colorado Department of Education as we explore strategies to support beginning readers at the library

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  35. Emerging Tech Trends for 2022 and Beyond (WebJunction)

    August 30, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Technology has changed the face of libraries and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to customers. In fact, the past few years have pushed us, and in some cases made us scramble, to discover and experiment with new technologies and tools, to train our staff and community, and to look for new ways of doing our core activities. This presentation introduces emerging technology trends and shows how those trends are reshaping library services. Examples are provided of how to incorporate and adapt these evolving trends into libraries. Learn what trends to look for, find out the difference between a technology trend and a fad, and get ideas on how your library can respond to technologies as they emerge.

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

    August 31, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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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