Professional Development

April Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY

Apr 17: Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From Awareness to Funding in 2018 (WebJunction)
Apr 18: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries Live)
Apr 19: How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live (Bloomerang)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Apr 11: How to Develop Outcome Measures & Design Effective Surveys (Public Library Association)
Apr 16: Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for CPW2018 with A Free Webinar on Library Privacy Audits (American Library Association)
Apr 16: Disaster Preparedness: Theft, Vandalism, & Arson (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 18: Beyond the Memes: Social Media Evaluation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 19: Assessment Made Simple (North Dakota State Library)
Apr 24: User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (WebJunction)
Apr 25: Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Apr 2: Libraries Enhancing Rural Access for Neighbors (LEARN) Project (University of Wyoming ECHO in Assistive Technology)

BOARDS

Apr 17: How to Lead Effective Meetings (Firespring)

CAREERS

Apr 12: A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to lead when you don’t think you have anyone to lead (Colorado State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Apr 3: NERF Squadron: Chaos with a Purpose (Washington State Library)
Apr 11: NCompass Live: Teen Services Without Teen Spaces: Innovative Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 11: Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth (Georgia Library Association)
Apr 11: Child Care Now & Beyond: Perspectives from American and Canadian Advocates (Early Childhood Investigations)
Apr 12: Interactions with Teens (YALSA)
Apr 16: Protecting Children in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Apr 17: Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)
Apr 26: Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program (Indiana State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 3: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Apr 5: Mysterious, Magical, and Mischievous: A Sneak Peek of Newly Selected Middle Grade Books (Junior Library Guild)
Apr 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2018 (Booklist)
Apr 18: NCompass Live: Reaching Out Through Your Collection (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 24: Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Apr 18: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries Live)
Apr 18: DAP Learning Series: Creating Your Own Campaign URL builder (DigitalGov)
Apr 18: Beyond the Memes: Social Media Evaluation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 19: How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live (Bloomerang)
Apr 24: The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Apr 4: Introduction to Digital Preservation Basics (Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services)
Apr 18: DAP Learning Series: Creating Your Own Campaign URL builder (DigitalGov)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Apr 25: NCompass Live: Introducing the Nebraska Authors Database! (Nebraska Library Commission)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Apr 2: Jumpstart Your Week (Motivate Monday)
Apr 11: An Organizer’s Tale: Mobilizing Allies for Union Negotiations in Libraries (EveryLibrary)
Apr 13: LYRASIS Second Fridays – It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration and Sustainability – Themes and Future Directions (Lyrasis)
Apr 16: Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for CPW2018 with A Free Webinar on Library Privacy Audits (American Library Association)
Apr 17: Fine Free Libraries – What, Why, and How (Indiana State Library)
Apr 18: A Little Change Goes a Long Way; Organizational Learning as a Resource for Change Management (Training Magazine Network)
Apr 19: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
Apr 24: The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)
Apr 25: Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

FUNDRAISING

Apr 4: Obtain & Utilize Donor Data Effectively to Increase Giving (Network for Good)
Apr 4: Trust, Technology, and Storytelling: How Social Changes Impact Fundraising (Blackbaud)
Apr 4: An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits (Charity How To)
Apr 5: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Apr 10: Habits of a Highly Successful Fundraiser (The Good Partnership)
Apr 10: How to Think about Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)
Apr 11: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (Charity How To)
Apr 11: 5 easy wins to increase online donations in 5 minutes (The Digital Nonprofit)
Apr 11: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Apr 17: Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From Awareness to Funding in 2018 (WebJunction)
Apr 17: How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)
Apr 19: Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds (GrantSpace)
Apr 19: 3 Secrets to Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Survive Without (GuideStar)
Apr 25: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Apr 25: The State of Donor Retention and What You Can Do About It (Firespring)

LEGAL

Apr 5: CopyTalk: Are librarians confident assessing fair use? (District Dispatch)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 4: NCompass Live: Building a Future: The Big Move (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 11: NCompass Live: Teen Services Without Teen Spaces: Innovative Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Apr 5: The New CEO Activism: What Leaders Must Know (Harvard Business Review)
Apr 5: Selecting Accounting and Financial Management Software for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)
Apr 6: 6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Apr 10: Go Viral! Motivating Your Employees to Share Their Knowledge (InSync Training)
Apr 12: A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to lead when you don’t think you have anyone to lead (Colorado State Library)
Apr 17: How to Lead Effective Meetings (Firespring)
Apr 17: Saving Time and Money: Why Cloud Integrations Matter (TechSoup)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Apr 3: Marketing-as-a-Service: An Introduction to USAGov’s Partnership Toolkit (DigitalGov)
Apr 4: School & Public Library Partnerships: STEAM to Students (Indiana State Library)
Apr 4: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring)
Apr 11: Helping the Homeless: How Libraries Offer Hope (Utah State Library and ULS RASART Roundtable)
Apr 12: Serving Older Adults and Their Care Partners at Your Library (Infopeople)
Apr 18: NCompass Live: Reaching Out Through Your Collection (Nebraska Library Commission)

PROGRAMMING

Apr 3: NERF Squadron: Chaos with a Purpose (Washington State Library)
Apr 11: Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth (Georgia Library Association)
Apr 24: Preserving Family Recipes (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
Apr 26: Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program (Indiana State Library)
Apr 27: Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)

READER’S ADVISORY

Apr 3: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Apr 5: Mysterious, Magical, and Mischievous: A Sneak Peek of Newly Selected Middle Grade Books (Junior Library Guild)
Apr 10: STEM vs. STEAM: Science and Art in the Classroom (Booklist)
Apr 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2018 (Booklist)
Apr 24: Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)
Apr 26: Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Apr 4: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 5: PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 11: What is the Federal Register? (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 12: PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 18: Resources from the National Agriculture Library (North Carolina Library Association)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Apr 4: School & Public Library Partnerships: STEAM to Students (Indiana State Library)
Apr 4: Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate Technology into Makerspaces (School Library Journal)
Apr 4: Making & Assessing Learner Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 5: Promoting Meaningful Making in Your School (Demco)
Apr 10: STEM vs. STEAM: Science and Art in the Classroom (Booklist)
Apr 10: Making & Amplifying Educator Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 11: College and Career Ready! Motivate and Empower Struggling Readers in High School (edWeb)
Apr 12: Interactions with Teens (YALSA)
Apr 12: Author Ideas on Integrating Fiction into the Middle-Grade and Middle-School Curriculum (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 17: Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)
Apr 24: Making Global Connections at Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 24: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part IV (Wyoming State Library)
Apr 25: SAMR, TPACK & More: Transforming Learning with Digital Content (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 5: Industry and Campus Webinar: Why Security and Privacy Shouldn’t Be Enemies (EduCause)
Apr 11: Spotlight on Emerging Tech in Gov (GovLoop)
Apr 13: LYRASIS Second Fridays – It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration and Sustainability – Themes and Future Directions (Lyrasis)
Apr 17: Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)
Apr 17: Saving Time and Money: Why Cloud Integrations Matter (TechSoup)
Apr 25: SAMR, TPACK & More: Transforming Learning with Digital Content (edWeb)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr 10: Adapting the FDLP Certificate Program for Training Student Workers & Library Assistants (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 19: Librarian Toolkit for Working with Online Instructors and Students (ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee)
Apr 25: Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Getting Practical About a Multi-Text Approach to Literacy Instruction (Education Week)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 3: In a Volunteer Recruitment Rut? Steps to Up Your Tech Game (VolunteerMatch)
Apr 19: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

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