Opportunities, 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 1: Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)
Apr 1: Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)
Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
Apr 2: ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)
Apr 9: Dispatches from the Field: Advocacy Best Practices with Jeremy Johannesen and Megan Cusick (Association for Library Service to Children)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Apr 1: Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)
Apr 1: Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Apr 2: Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)
Apr 23: Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Apr 3: Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Apr 15: The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

BOARDS
Apr 2: 10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackboard)
Apr 22: How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS
Apr 9: Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Apr 16: WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)
Apr 21: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)

CHILDREN & TEENS
At Your Leisure: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)
At Your Leisure: Connect Your Students to eBooks, Audiobooks & eResources in MackinVIA (Mackin)
Apr 7: Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)
Apr 8: Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)
Apr 8: Using Mindfulness With Children of All Abilities to Keep Connections Strong (Early Childhood Investigations)
Apr 14: Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden – Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)
Apr 21: Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Apr 1: Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 9: No Budget? No Problem! How to Stock your Library with Free Government Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 14: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
Apr 15: Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 16: WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)
Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)
Apr 21: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)
Apr 21: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)
Apr 22: New Books for Storytime – 2020 Update (Infopeople)

COMMUNICATION
At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)
Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
Apr 8: Building Your Nonprofit’s Communications Engine (Bloomerang)
Apr 30: Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)
Apr 23: Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Apr 1: COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)
Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)
Apr 3: Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)
Apr 8: COVID-19: How to Prepare Your Library for the Unexpected (SirsiDynix)
Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)
Apr 9: Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Apr 15: COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)
Apr 16: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)
Apr 21: How to Lead and Work Through Uncertainty (GovLoop)
Apr 28: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)
Apr 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 29: Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)
Apr 30: Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

FUNDRAISING
Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
Apr 1: Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Apr 1: Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-819 Pandemic (United for Libraries)
Apr 3: Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)
Apr 8: Introduction to Finding Grants – Live Webinar (GrantSpace)
Apr 8: Making the Ask (Firespring)
Apr 16: Improving Your Data Management to Drive Donations (GrantSpace)
Apr 21: How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Apr 21: Donor Management System Best Practices (IdealWare)
Apr 22: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)
Apr 23: What’s Changing In Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt (Productive Fundraising)
Apr 29: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

LEGAL
Apr 15: The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

LIBRARY SPACES
Apr 14: Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden – Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)

MANAGEMENT
Apr 1: Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)
Apr 1: The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)
Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)
Apr 7: Managing Remote Workers (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Apr 9: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety (Public Library Association)
Apr 9: Incorporating an Equity Lens into Your Hiring Practices (GrantSpace)
Apr 14: How to Cut Your Marketing Budget–Without Killing Your Marketing (TechSoup)
Apr 15: COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)
Apr 15: PNR Rendezvous: Make it Work—Managing Your Solo or Small Hospital Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 16: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)
Apr 23: Budget Fundamentals for the First-Time Manager (EduCause)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Apr 8: Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships (Web Junction)
Apr 9: Mental Health and Public Libraries (SirsiDynix)
Apr 15: Unusual Bedfellows: Expanding and Developing New and Different Partnerships (America Walks)
Apr 29: Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)
Apr 16: Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)
Apr 22: Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboard)

PROGRAMMING
Apr 7: Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)
Apr 8: How to Add Movement to Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 8: Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)
Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)
Apr 21: Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)
Apr 22: Citizen Science Online (SciStarter)
Apr 22: Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboard)
Apr 23: Feel Good, Do Good: How Offering Physical Literacy Programs at your Library Can Change Your Community (SirsiDynix)
Apr 29: PNR Rendezvous: What’s All This Talk About Citizen Science? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Apr 14: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
Apr 15: Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)
Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)
Apr 21: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)
Apr 21: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)
Apr 22: New Books for Storytime – 2020 Update (Infopeople)

REFERENCE
Apr 1: How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Apr 3: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)
Apr 7: Trusted Health Information Resources for Your Community (Washington State Library)
Apr 7: What’s Working in the COVID-19 Response Using GIS (GovLoop)
Apr 8: Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 8: The National Math Festival: Engaging Girls in Math Fun! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Apr 9: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Library of Congress)
Apr 15: Welcoming Generation Z to our Libraries (Infopeople)
Apr 16: Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)
Apr 21: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)
Apr 28: Passing the FDLP Torch: Planning for Depository Succession (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
At Your Leisure: Sessions presented at the 2019 AASL National Conference
At Your Leisure: Connect Your Students to eBooks, Audiobooks & eResources in MackinVIA (Mackin)
Apr 2: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
Apr 2: It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)
Apr 7: How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures (Follett)
Apr 7: Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)
Apr 7: Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
Apr 7: Supporting Librarians During School Closures: Find the Help You Need for Your School and Yourself! (Follett)
Apr 7: Engage & Inspire with Visual Essays (TeachersFirst)
Apr 9: eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)
Apr 15: EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)
Apr 22: The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)
Apr 30: Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD])

TECHNOLOGY
Apr 1: Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)
Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)
Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)
Apr 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Apr 2: Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)
Apr 2: Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (edWeb.net)
Apr 7: Open Educational Resources — Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
Apr 7: Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)
Apr 7: Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
Apr 9: Online Classroom Success (Pattern Research)
Apr 9: Preparing Community College Students with Research Skills for a Lifetime (Library Journal)
Apr 9: eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)
Apr 15: EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)
Apr 16: Get Your Digital Learning Act Together – Blending Virtual and eLearning for Best Results (InSync Training)
Apr 22: Teaching Soft Skills in a Virtual Environment: A Case Study (Training Industry)
Apr 22: How to Plan Classes and Presentations (Colorado State Library)
Apr 22: The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)
Apr 28: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)

VOLUNTEERS
Apr 8: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (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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