Visit the NEWI calendar of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you may attend from where you are. There’s a lot to choose from, so here’s a sample of topics that may be of interest to you (click the event title to learn more and register):
Introduction to Plain Language: Thursday November 9, 1:00-2:30 pm (Zoom)
Have you ever wanted to get your message across clearer and faster? Using plain language may be the answer! Plain language can make any type of writing more accessible, from emails and memos to reports and marketing materials. This virtual training introduces strategies for word choice, font selection, grammar use, user testing, and more that help us communicate quickly and effectively with both native and nonnative English speakers. Join us to learn how people across Wisconsin—and across the globe—rely on plain language to save time, money, work, and frustration by promoting better understanding and customer satisfaction.
Register at https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsfuurqjsiGtTzHjTYb35QgqQosAevK-Jm
Following are additional webinars, in the areas of Accessibility, Children & Teens, Communication, Digital Resources, Management, and Programming & Outreach:
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De-escalation and Recovery Webinar – December 14 at 1pm: Over the past several years, studies have begun to reveal significant trauma experienced by staff in public libraries due to aggressive patron behaviors, including verbal abuse, harassment, physical safety concerns, and drug and alcohol issues. To help address some of the challenges faced by library workers, this workshop will explore concepts of secondary traumatic stress (STS), burnout, and compassion fatigue and identify strategies to manage difficult work dynamics. Resources and tips on de-escalation, setting healthy boundaries, and engaging in ethical practice will be discussed. Finally, ideas on creating a supportive culture will be shared.
Event hosted by South Central Library System
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lUnJqsL2TrGr4r2omGHfKQ
Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference – January 24-25, 2024: There are Opening and Closing Sessions, as well as tracks in Marketing, Management, Programming and Internal Communications. There are 14 sessions total. Read more here.
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