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:

Virtual Conferences in August

August 8-9: Western States Government Information Virtual Conference
August 15: SLJ Teen Live Virtual Conference

ADVOCACY

Aug 15: Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)
Aug 16: Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)
Aug 21: Unleash Your Inner Marketer (Indiana State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 14: Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (WebJunction)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Aug 7: Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes (Center on Technology and Disability)
Aug 22: Innovative Strategies for Autism in ECE – How Teletherapy Engages Children with Autism (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 30: Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

BOARDS

Aug 15: Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug 1: Science of Adolescent Learning:How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)
Aug 14: New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)
Aug 14: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 14: Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 15: SLJ Teen Live Virtual Conference (School Library Journal)
Aug 15: Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 22: Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug 8: NCompass Live: Ditching Dewey: How we converted from Dewey to BISAC and lived to tell about it (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 8: Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less (Colorado Virtual Library)
Aug 22: Whose Heritage? Objects, Politics and Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 14: How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)
Aug 21: 27 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately (TechSoup)
Aug 22: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)
Aug 23: Networking without the Butterflies (Charity Village)
Aug 30: No Money? No Design Skills? No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Aug 2: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)
Aug 8-9: Western States Government Information Virtual Conference
Aug 23: Sustaining (and Delivering) “Open” at the University of Glasgow Through Enlighten (OCLC)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 2: How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign, and 3 Truths You Need to Know (Bloomerang)
Aug 8: 3 Secrets to Raising 4, 5 and 6 Figure Major Gifts, Right Now! (Firespring)
Aug 8: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
Aug 14: Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)
Aug 15: How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)
Aug 16: What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)
Aug 16: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)
Aug 21: 5 Ways Nonprofits are Actually Attracting New Members with Social Media (Wild Apricot)
Aug 22: Getting Unstuck: Help Your Board, Staff, and Town Talk about Library Funding (WebJunction, ARSL, and EveryLibrary)
Aug 29: #GivingTuesday Game Plan (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 30: Corporate Matching Gifts: The Beginner’s Essential Skills (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

Aug 2: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 8: Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

MANAGEMENT

Aug 1: How to Handle that Dreaded Discipline Problem (Utah State Library)
Aug 1: Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)
Aug 15: Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)
Aug 17: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Aug 20: Identifying and Confronting Microaggressions in Our Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 1: NCompass Live: Engaging Your Community (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 6: Family & Community Engagement (YALSA)
Aug 7: Upholding Core Library Values: Serving Patrons Who Are Houseless (Washington State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 6: Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)
Aug 7: The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit (Indiana State Library)
Aug 7: Geek Programming (Utah State Library)
Aug 8: Digital Storytelling Pt. 3 (TeachersFirst)
Aug 14: Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 15: Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)
Aug 21: Engaging the Growing 55+ Population with Arts Education Workshops (Lifetime Arts)
Aug 22: Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)
Aug 29: Photography, Storytelling, and Community Connections: How to Develop a Photovoice Project (Public Library Association)

READER’S ADVISORY

Aug 7: Adult Books on the Horizon: Fall and Winter Announcements (Booklist)
Aug 14: Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)
Aug 16: Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Aug 2: Navigating Benefits.gov: Resources for Military Members and Veterans (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 8-9: Western States Government Information Virtual Conference
Aug 15: In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 15: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 22: NCompass Live: Excel for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 29: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 30: Information Literacy Among the Elderly: Where It Stands and How To Help (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug 6: Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)
Aug 9: Library and Classroom Connections: Using Games and Makerspaces (Follett)
Aug 14: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 14: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)
Aug 23: Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 6: Performance Goals for Government Services (DigitalGov)
Aug 6: Blockchains for the Information Profession (San Jose State University iSchool)
Aug 7: The Next Phase of IoT- Predictive Analytics (GovLoop)
Aug 14: New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)
Aug 14: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)
Aug 15: Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)
Aug 30: Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 1: Science of Adolescent Learning:How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)
Aug 13: Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)
Aug 21: The Science of Attention and Engagement (Insync Training)
Aug 29: Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees (Indiana State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 1: Turning Volunteers and Board Members Into Donors (Network for Good)
Aug 7: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)
Aug 9: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

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