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

At Your Leisure: Using Statistical Data to Support Your Library (Wyoming State Library)
Apr 3: To Be Everywhere Or Not to Be Everywhere: A Practical Approach To Multichannel Marketing (Network for Good)
Apr 9: How to Lead Conversations About Healthy, Responsible Media Use (edWeb)
Apr 9: Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)
Apr 18: 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Media Relations Strategy (Bloomerang)
Apr 23: 5 Things Every Nonprofit Needs to Consider About Its Website (TechSoup)
Apr 24: Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 25: Donor Stewardship that Tells a Story (Bloomerang)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Apr 4: Learning Analytics: How to Show Your Work is Making an Impact (InSync Training)

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 6 (Wyoming State Library)
Apr 9: How to Get Your Board Members to Raise Money in Only 15 Minutes Per Month (GuideStar)

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get (TED Talk)
Apr 12: 4 Confidence Boosts to Reach Your Full Potential (Nonprofit Hub)
Apr 30: New Librarianship: Professional Evolution within a Team Environment (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Apr 3: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding (Association for Library Service to Children)
Apr 3: Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 3: The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 4: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)
Apr 4: Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts (Infopeople)
Apr 4: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AABP) in the Classroom (Library of Congress)
Apr 9: Middle-Grade Mania: Part One (Booklist)
Apr 9: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families (Association for Library Service to Children)
Apr 10: Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically (Early Childhood Investigations)
Apr 10: Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 11: Improving Literacy for Striving Readers: Classroom Strategies (Follett)
Apr 16: Impact Discussion: The Challenges and Strategies of Reaching Hard to Reach Girls with STEM Education (National Girl’s Collaborative Project)
Apr 17: Inquiry, Exploration, Problem-solving: Nurturing STEM Thinking in All Young Learners (AbleNet)
Apr 17: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 4: Overview of the School Readiness Toolkit (Infopeople)
Apr 17: Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 24: Where the Wild Things Learn and Play (Association for Library Service to Children)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 2: Macmillan Spring Fling: Best New Adult Books (and some YA, too!) (Booklist)
Apr 10: NCompass Live: What is OER? Outstanding, Extraordinary Raw materials? (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 18: Collection Development in the School Library (School Library Connection)
Apr 23: YA/Teen Book Buzz Spring 2019 (School Library Journal)
Apr 23: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Apr 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

COMMUNICATION

Apr 3: To Be Everywhere Or Not to Be Everywhere: A Practical Approach To Multichannel Marketing (Network for Good)
Apr 4: “What Are You Trying to Say?” Improving Writing and Communications with plainlanguage.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 9: Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web (Infopeople)
Apr 9: How to Lead Conversations About Healthy, Responsible Media Use (edWeb)
Apr 10: The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)
Apr 10: Principles of Speaking Plainly (Digital Gov)
Apr 18: 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Media Relations Strategy (Bloomerang)
Apr 23: 5 Things Every Nonprofit Needs to Consider About Its Website (TechSoup)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Apr 9: Leveraging e-Content for Libraries and Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Apr 9: Current Trends in Public Library Digital Services: Results of the 2019 Library Journal Benchmark Survey (Library Journal)
Apr 17: How to Effectively Use Your Digital Library (School Library Journal)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Apr 9: Play Ball! (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Apr 2: What Is Net Neutrality And Why Is It Important To Libraries? (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Apr 2: Microsoft Meetings (Technology and Innovation in Education)
Apr 4: “What Are You Trying to Say?” Improving Writing and Communications with plainlanguage.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 5: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Apr 8: Librarians Without Borders Guatemala (ALA International Relations Round Table)
Apr 9: Leveraging e-Content for Libraries and Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Apr 9: Learning by Doing: How to Train the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
Apr 9: Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity (Grantspace)
Apr 9: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families (Association for Library Service to Children)
Apr 10: The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)
Apr 10: Principles of Speaking Plainly (Digital Gov)
Apr 12: 4 Confidence Boosts to Reach Your Full Potential (Nonprofit Hub)
Apr 18: The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive (WebJunction)
Apr 24: Where’s My Cape? Managing a Youth Services Department (Indiana State Library)
Apr 25: The Library as Social Connector: Forging Community Connection (WebJunction)
Apr 30: New Librarianship: Professional Evolution within a Team Environment (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

FUNDRAISING

Apr 3: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)
Apr 4: How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications (Charity How To)
Apr 9: Swiping Right: Courting Your New Donors (Blackbaud)
Apr 9: How to Get Your Board Members to Raise Money in Only 15 Minutes Per Month (GuideStar)
Apr 16: How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (Charity How To)
Apr 16: How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Apr 25: Donor Stewardship that Tells a Story (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

Apr 3: NCompass Live: Nonprofit Basics for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 11: Government Innovation: Making the Mission Possible (GovLoop)
Apr 24: Where the Wild Things Learn and Play (Association for Library Service to Children)

MANAGEMENT

Apr 3: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)
Apr 4: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
Apr 24: Where’s My Cape? Managing a Youth Services Department (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community (WebJunction & TechSoup)
Apr 2: Creating Civil Engagement and Conversation with YOUR Community (Washington State Library)
Apr 10: Partner with School Educators “Like a Boss” (Booklist)
Apr 16: AnyAbility: Serving Adults with Disabilities (Indiana State Library)
Apr 17: Collaborating with Local Health Organizations to Address Health Disparities in your Community (Colorado State Library)
Apr 18: The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive (WebJunction)
Apr 23: Creating a Community of Readers: Academic Librarians Promoting Reading on Campus (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Apr 23: Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement (Education Week)
Apr 25: The Library as Social Connector: Forging Community Connection (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Apr 2: Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 3: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding (Association for Library Service to Children)
Apr 3: Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 4: Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts (Infopeople)
Apr 16: AnyAbility: Serving Adults with Disabilities (Indiana State Library)
Apr 23: Preserving Your Family History (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
Apr 25: Caring for Family Keepsakes (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
Apr 25: Get in the Game: Esports and Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Apr 30: Creatively Exploring the 12-Bar Blues (Library of Congress)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr 2: Macmillan Spring Fling: Best New Adult Books (and some YA, too!) (Booklist)
Apr 4: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)
Apr 23: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Apr 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

REFERENCE

Apr 1: Data on a Deadline: Quick Access Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)
Apr 25: Using Benefits.gov as a Tool for Citizens in Need (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Using Statistical Data to Support Your Library (Wyoming State Library)
Apr 3: The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 4: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AABP) in the Classroom (Library of Congress)
Apr 9: Middle-Grade Mania: Part One (Booklist)
Apr 9: Improving Educational Experiences for Diverse Learners: Valuing Culture While Combating Stress, Inequality, Bias, and Discrimination (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Apr 10: NCompass Live: What is OER? Outstanding, Extraordinary Raw materials? (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 10: Partner with School Educators “Like a Boss” (Booklist)
Apr 10: Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 11: Improving Literacy for Striving Readers: Classroom Strategies (Follett)
Apr 16: Impact Discussion: The Challenges and Strategies of Reaching Hard to Reach Girls with STEM Education (National Girl’s Collaborative Project)
Apr 17: Inquiry, Exploration, Problem-solving: Nurturing STEM Thinking in All Young Learners (AbleNet)
Apr 17: How to Effectively Use Your Digital Library (School Library Journal)
Apr 17: Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 18: Collection Development in the School Library (School Library Connection)
Apr 18: #classroombookaday: Three Teachers’ Journey to Foster a Love of Reading (Follett)
Apr 23: Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement (Education Week)
Apr 24: Building a Schoolwide Culture of Reading (edWeb)
Apr 24: Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 25: Educators and Social Media: Avoiding the Pitfalls (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 2: Microsoft Meetings (Technology and Innovation in Education)
Apr 4: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
Apr 9: Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web (Infopeople)
Apr 9: Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)
Apr 11: Government Innovation: Making the Mission Possible (GovLoop)
Apr 15: How to Put AI to Work (Harvard Business Review)
Apr 17: There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr 16: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 23: Creating a Community of Readers: Academic Librarians Promoting Reading on Campus (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Apr 25: Using Benefits.gov as a Tool for Citizens in Need (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 30: Creatively Exploring the 12-Bar Blues (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 9: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
Apr 11: Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)
Apr 16: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Apr 30: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

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