Learning something new can be a diversion from the news; you can go to the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities in which you can participate while your library is closed and you shelter in place. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems.
Here are webinars related to COVID-19; click on a title to register:
Need a break from pandemic news? Here’s a sample of webinars on other topics; click on a title to register:
Bonus: Ryan Dowd has added six webinar recordings to Niche Academy. To view any of the sessions, log in to your existing Librarians Guide to Homelessness account and scroll past the core modules – if you don’t already have an account just contact Joy Schwarz at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll send you an invitation to get you started.
Here’s what you’ll find there:
NEWI is a continuing education (CE) partnership of library systems located in North Eastern Wisconsin. The NEWI website aims to be a central source of CE info for staff working at libraries in four library systems: Manitowoc‐Calumet Library System (MCLS), Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS), Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), and Winnefox Library System (WLS).