Professional Development

April Online Professional Development Opportunities – FREE

Check out the Professional Development Calendar for more information and to register for the following FREE online professional development opportunities:

ADVOCACY
Apr 20: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
At Your Leisure: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople)
Apr 1: Technology Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (TechImpact)
Apr 6: Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)
Apr 14: How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)
Apr 20: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Apr 8: Proactive Interventions and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (AbleNet)
Apr 14: How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

BOARDS
Apr 1: The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)
Apr 14: Planning an Exit Strategy for a Board Member (Network for Good)
Apr 30: Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards (Nonprofit Hub)

CAREERS
At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)
Apr 8: How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)
Apr 13: Gaslighting in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Apr 13: Surviving and Thriving with Bad Bosses (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS
At Your Leisure: Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO)
At Your Leisure: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)
Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)
Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)
Apr 7: Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)
Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)
Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)
Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)
Apr 15: Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)
Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)
Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)
Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)
Apr 19: Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Apr 20: What’s Best for My Collection? New Approaches to Environmental Monitoring (Connecting to Collections Care)
Apr 20: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)
Apr 29: How Should We Index This Image? (Library of Congress)
Apr 29: Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

COMMUNICATION
Apr 6: Creating Energized Web Content: Telling Customers Your Story (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)
Apr 14: How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)
Apr 1: FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 7: Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)
Apr 7: What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)
Apr 13: Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)
Apr 14: How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)
Apr 15: Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)
Apr 21: Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice (Candid Learning)
Apr 21: Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Apr 22: Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management (Charity Village)
Apr 28: Mental Maintenance (Indiana State Library)
Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Apr 6: Elevating Women in Science (Springer Nature)
Apr 7: What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)
Apr 8: Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)
Apr 13: From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Apr 15: Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)
Apr 15: Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Apr 19: Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Apr 29: Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Allyship in Early Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

FUNDRAISING
Apr 1: The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)
Apr 6: How to Defeat Fundraising’s Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition (Firespring)
Apr 7: Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)
Apr 7: 5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)
Apr 8: State of the Sector, Part 2: Checking in on 2021 (Charity Village)
Apr 8: Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine (Bloomerang)
Apr 14: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Apr 19: When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Apr 22: Best Practice Solutions for Recurring Donor Acquisition Mysteries (Bloomerang)
Apr 28: Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL
At Your Leisure: Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association)
Apr 6: Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

LIBRARY SPACES
Apr 27: Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT
Apr 7: An Intro to Financials for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
Apr 13: Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)
Apr 15: Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)
Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
At Your Leisure: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)
Apr 7: Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)
Apr 7: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)
Apr 9: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Apr 13: Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Apr 13: Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)
Apr 14: Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)
Apr 21: Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)
Apr 27: Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)
Apr 28: Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

PROGRAMMING
At Your Leisure: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople)
Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)
Apr 1: Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)
Apr 7: Beyond Books: Salt Lake City Library Creates a Community Garden (SirsiDynix)
Apr 13: Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)
Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)
Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)
Apr 19: Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)
Apr 20: Let’s Get Digital: How to Bring Your Programs Online (Colorado State Library)
Apr 21: Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)
Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)
Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)
Apr 20: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

REFERENCE
Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)
Apr 1: FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 7: Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 13: From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Apr 14: Finding Valuable Scientific, Technical, and Business Information by Using Technical Reports Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 21: New in Version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and What Is Coming in the 3.4 Release (U.S. Census Bureau)
Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
At Your Leisure: Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO)
*Apr 1: Supporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
*Apr 15: Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)
Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Apr 1: Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)
Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)
Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)
Apr 6: Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior (edWeb.net)
Apr 6: Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 6: Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Course for Educators (edWeb.net)
Apr 6: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kate Messner (Follett)
Apr 7: Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)
Apr 7: Amplifying Engagement with Gamification (Mackin)
Apr 8: Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)
Apr 13: Social Media 101: Keys to Reaching Your Entire School Community (School Library Journal)
Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)
Apr 13: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association for School Librarians)
Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)
Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)
Apr 15: What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)
Apr 15: Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Apr 19: Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)
Apr 21: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Max Brallier (Follett)
Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)
Apr 21: Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)
Apr 28: Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)
Apr 29: Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY
Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)
Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)
Apr 29: Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
At Your Leisure: Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association)
Apr 7: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)
Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)
Apr 15: What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)
Apr 21: Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
Apr 22: Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)
Apr 27: Digital Backpack Workshops: Adapting to students’ needs (iSchool @ UW-Madiston)

VOLUNTEERS
Apr 7: Making the Most of Your Volunteer Program (Infopeople)
Apr 8: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)
Apr 15: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
Apr 29: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

*Training opportunities are compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library each month via WebJunction. See WebJunction for detailed abstracts. Note: some of these opportunities may not be free.

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