Professional Development

August 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:

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Aug 5: Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Public Library Association)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Aug 18: Fun Activities Using Music with Technology (AbleNet)

BOARDS
Aug 12: Executive Directors Chat:Board of Directors Development, Recruitment, and Retention (TechSoup)
Aug 17: Boards in a Time of Adaptation (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS
Aug 26: How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Your Social Impact Career in the Post-COVID Era (Charity Village)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)
Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan)
Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)
Aug 12: How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)
Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION
Aug 2: How to get $10,000 a month in free advertising from Google (Utah State Library)
Aug 4: Improve Your Email Deliverability (Blackbaud)
Aug 10: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)
Aug 18: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)
Aug 19: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)
Aug 26: Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)
Aug 26: That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)
Aug 31: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
LinkedIn Learning tutorial in Niche Academy (Niche Academy)
Learning Express Library tutorial in Niche Academy (Niche Academy)
Aug 3: Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 19: Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)
Aug 31: Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips (edWeb)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Putting the Me in Mental Health (Infopeople)
Aug 3: Resource Sharing: What Will We Keep from the Pandemic? (Library Journal)
Aug 4: Keeping Our Sanity During Change (Georgia Library Association)
Aug 4: Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 5: Ask the Expert: VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)
Aug 19: Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges? (Charity Village)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Aug 4: Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)
Aug 4: True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)
Aug 5: Reading Picture Books with Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens (Colorado State Library)
Aug 10: Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)
Aug 10: Walking the Talk: Realizing Ethical Considerations (Core)
Aug 11: Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Aug 12: How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)
Aug 12: Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 16: The Basics of Intersectionality (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 26: Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

FUNDRAISING
Aug 4: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
Aug 5: Exploring Cryptocurrency: Introducing New Giving Methods to Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)
Aug 10: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)
Aug 11: Understanding Why People Give (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 12: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)
Aug 17: The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)
Aug 18: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)
Aug 24: Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)
Aug 25: How YMCA of Greater Houston Uses Data to Build Internal Trust + Maximize Fundraising (Blackbaud)

LEGAL
Aug 12: Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

MANAGEMENT
Aug 4: NCompass Live: Small Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 10: Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)
Aug 12: Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 25: What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Aug 17: Demo Event: Apps for Organizations Working with Refugees and Immigrants (TechSoup)
Aug 17: OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)
Aug 26: Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

PROGRAMMING
Aug 12: Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)
Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)
Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)
Aug 6: APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)
Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

REFERENCE
Aug 4: Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)
Aug 4: Online Open House (Library of Congress)
Aug 5: Federal Courts: Structure, Jurisdiction, & Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 9: A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)
Aug 10: The New Federal Depository Library Directory (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 11: Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Aug 12: Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
Aug 18: Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)
Aug 26: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan)
Aug 2: Strategies and Best Practices for Returning to School (edWeb)
Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)
Aug 3: Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 4: Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)
Aug 4: Online Open House (Library of Congress)
Aug 4: C&C Back to School: How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright and Creativity)
Aug 4: True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)
Aug 5: Setting Up an Emotionally Secure and Literacy-Grounded Classroom, Post-Pandemic (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Aug 9: A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)
Aug 10: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)
Aug 12: Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)
Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)
Aug 17: OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)
Aug 19: Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)
Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)
Aug 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 26: Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)
Aug 26: Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 31: Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY
Aug 19: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)
Aug 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Aug 5: Ask the Expert: VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)
Aug 5: Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model (WebJunction)
Aug 18: ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students (Niche Academy)
Aug 25: What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)
Aug 26: Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

VOLUNTEERS
Aug 4: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
Aug 12: 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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