Professional Development

August Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY

Aug 1: How to Bring Successful Adult Programming to Your Library (Sirsi/Dynix & Salt Lake County Public Library)
Aug 15: Helping Participants Raise More through Storytelling (blackbaud)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 3: Creating a Social Media Policy (Idealware)
Aug 9: Are You Ready? Your Animals Depend on It – Contingency Planning for Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)
Aug 10: Acceptable Use and IT Security (Idealware)
Aug 17: Bring Your Own Device Policies (Idealware)
Aug 24: Disaster Recovery (Idealware)

CAREERS

Aug 1: Jumping Ship from Public to Academic: What to Expect During this Journey (Indiana State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug 1: Implementing STEM Programs: to fit your time constraints and comfort levels (Washington State Library)
Aug 9: Teaching Young Gifted Children: The Whats, Whys, and How-Tos for Supporting Their Needs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 17: PLAYful Musical Environments That Foster Learning: Listening, making, and moving to music in early education settings (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 24: Equipping Students with Digital Literacy Skills (edWeb.net)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug 1: Great Book-Group Reads (Booklist)
Aug 8: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
Aug 22: Good Reads for Reluctant Readers (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 2: Understanding the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Part 1 (North Carolina Library Association)
Aug 8: Language: Your Most Important and Least Valued Asset (Digital Gov)
Aug 8: Realities of Virtual Collaboration (Insync)
Aug 8: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)
Aug 15: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 15: Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network (AASL)
Aug 16: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Aug 22: Twitter 201: Now I’m a Tweep – What’s Next? (AASL)
Aug 22: Once upon a Time, Storytelling was Learning (Insync)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Aug 18: EBSCO’s MasterFile Premier (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 29: Periodicals and More for Your Public Library Patrons (Utah State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Aug 1: Jumping Ship from Public to Academic: What to Expect During this Journey (Indiana State Library)
Aug 2: Social-Emotional Learning from the Top Down: Administrative Practices that Support Children’s Emotional Development (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 8: Engagement is the New Acquisition: Pathways for Action (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 10: Managing Change at Your Nonprofit Organization (blackbaud)
Aug 15: Intelligent Outcomes: Learning From Both Success and Failure (Sirsi/Dynix)
Aug 16: Creating a Culture of Learning in the Modern Workplace (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 23: How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)
Aug 24: IFLA’s Global Vision: An Interactive Discussion (Association for Rural and Small Libraries and WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 2: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Grantspace)
Aug 8: Online Storytelling: Big Impact. Small Budget. (GuideStar)
Aug 9: Just Ask: Partnerships that provide funding and opportunity (Indiana State Library)
Aug 9: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)
Aug 10: How to Think Like a Donor in 1 Hour (Bloomerang)
Aug 15: Helping Participants Raise More through Storytelling (blackbaud)
Aug 17: How to Get Tech Donations: A Special TechSoup Tour (TechSoup)

LEGAL

Aug 23: 5 Common Legal Traps for Nonprofits and How to Avoid Them (Wild Apricot)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 4: Revamping Your Space—Creating a Modern Media Center (American Libraries)

MANAGEMENT

Aug 2: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Grantspace)
Aug 3: Creating a Social Media Policy (Idealware)
Aug 3: Defending Gov’s Vulnerable Endpoints (GovLoop)
Aug 10: Acceptable Use and IT Security (Idealware)
Aug 10: Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (Insync)
Aug 17: Bring Your Own Device Policies (Idealware)
Aug 17: More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (WebJunction)
Aug 24: Workplace Bullying: words can hurt more than you think (Colorado State Library)
Aug 24: Disaster Recovery (Idealware)
Aug 30: Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 1: USA Learns – A Free Website to Learn English and Prepare for U.S. Citizenship (California State Library/Infopeople)
Aug 2: Connecting Students to Courses, Experts, and Virtual Field Trips (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 2: Understanding the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Part 1 (North Carolina Library Association)
Aug 8: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)
Aug 8: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)
Aug 10: Building a Community of Readers–Driving Student Engagement Through Collective Impact (Education Week)
Aug 16: Libraries as Community Catalysts Virtual Conference (Colorado State Library)
Aug 17: Girls in STEM: Creating a New Era (edWeb.net)
Aug 22: Memory Cafes and Libraries: The Perfect Fit (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 24: Welcoming Everyone Online: Creating Accessible Online Resources For People with Disabilities (TechSoup)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 1: How to Bring Successful Adult Programming to Your Library (Sirsi/Dynix & Salt Lake County Public Library)
Aug 17: PLAYful Musical Environments That Foster Learning: Listening, making, and moving to music in early education settings (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 23: How to Break Up Boredom! Interactive Events for All Ages (Nebraska Library Commission)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug 1: Great Book-Group Reads (Booklist)
Aug 8: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
Aug 22: Good Reads for Reluctant Readers (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Aug 3: USGS Library: Oil, Gas, Coal, Uranium, and Minerals Maps and Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 8: Your Community by the Numbers: Race, Ethnicity, Ancestry, and Foreign Born… (Utah State Library)
Aug 9: Let’s Talk: Librarians & Agricultural Law (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 10: Data User’s Guide to U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Data (U.S. Census Bureau)
Aug 15: Veterans by the Numbers – Searching the Census (Utah State Library)
Aug 15: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 16: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … State Agency Databases Project, finding and sharing agency databases by subject (North Carolina Library Association)
Aug 16: Calling BS in the Age of Big Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 17: National Archives History Hub (U.S. National Archives)
Aug 18: EBSCO’s MasterFile Premier (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 22: Government Information Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language and Learning English as an Immigrant (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 24: American Indian Health Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug 2: Connecting Students to Courses, Experts, and Virtual Field Trips (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 5: Using Google Maps for Virtual Journeys (SimpleK12)
Aug 16: Building Curriculum with Colleagues: Where the Library and Classroom Learning Connect (edWeb.net)
Aug 17: Girls in STEM: Creating a New Era (edWeb.net)
Aug 23: Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace (edWeb.net)
Aug 24: Equipping Students with Digital Literacy Skills (edWeb.net)
Aug 29: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017 (AASL)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 1: Implementing STEM Programs: to fit your time constraints and comfort levels (Washington State Library)
Aug 9: DorobekInsider Live- The Realities of IoT (GovLoop)
Aug 15: Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network (AASL)
Aug 22: Twitter 201: Now I’m a Tweep – What’s Next? (AASL)
Aug 23: Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Elements of Design (Indiana State Library)
Aug 29: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017 (AASL)
Aug 30: Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Introduction to GIMP (Indiana State Library)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 1: How Libraries can Help Students from Disadvantaged Socio-economic Backgrounds (ACRL)
Aug 1: USA Learns – A Free Website to Learn English and Prepare for U.S. Citizenship (California State Library/Infopeople)
Aug 2: Social-Emotional Learning from the Top Down: Administrative Practices that Support Children’s Emotional Development (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 9: Teaching Young Gifted Children: The Whats, Whys, and How-Tos for Supporting Their Needs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 17: Brain-Based Learning Principles for Maximum Retention in the Virtual Classroom (Training Industry)
Aug 22: Excel Made Easy for the Very Beginner (TechSoup)
Aug 22: Using Video to Extend Classroom Training (Training Industry)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 8: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
Aug 15: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

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