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:

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 6: The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)
Aug 21: Don’t Fan the Flames: Understanding fire and what to do about it (Connecting to Collections Care)
Aug 27: Library technology planning for today and tomorrow (WebJunction)

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 10: Self Assessment (Wyoming State Library)
At Your Leisure: Toward Tech Savvy Trustees (WebJunction & ARSL)

CAREERS

Aug 28: Finding Your Way as a New Supervisor (Indiana State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug 6: Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 1 (AbleNet)
Aug 7: Designing Gender Appropriate Experiences for Boys that Guide Positive Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 15: How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 20: Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 2 (AbleNet)
Aug 21: Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug 13: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People (DigitalGov)
Aug 14: Collection Management for Healthy Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 22: Up and Away with Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)
Aug 22: Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 (Library Journal)
Aug 27: Hittin’ the Books: Back to School Titles for Your Students (Booklist)
Aug 29: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 1: Communicate Smarter and Better (Utah State Library)
Aug 21: Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Aug 15: Primary Sources Beyond History—Promoting Use Across the Disciplines (Association of College & Research Libraries)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Aug 22: Database Tutorial: Summer of Space/Science In Context (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: To Fine or Not to Fine (Montana State Library)
Aug 6: Getting to Know Generation Z (Utah State Library)
Aug 28: NCompass Live: Eliminating Late Fines is a Win-Win for Your Library and Community (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 29: Danger in the Comfort Zone: How to change when change isn’t coming naturally (Colorado State Library)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 1: How To Master Your Tribute Book Layout (Charity How To)
Aug 1: Year-End Fundraising and How You Can Cut through the Clutter Online (Bloomerang)
Aug 6: Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)
Aug 7: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Aug 8: The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 14: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (Charity How To)
Aug 14: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
Aug 20: 3 Secrets to Planned Giving Success: Making it More Than a Pitch (Network for Good)
Aug 27: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)
Aug 27: How to Drive Donor Engagement with Social Media Storytelling (Network for Good)
Aug 27: Raise More Money by Automating the Right Message at the Right Time (techsoup)
Aug 28: Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)

LEGAL

Aug 6: Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 6: Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know (TechSoup)
Aug 8: Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice (WebJunction, ARSL and Library Journal)
Aug 14: Censorship Beyond Books: Library Resources and Services Under Fire (Georgia Library Association)
Aug 15: Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Aug 21: Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 7: NCompass Live: Life in Fort Schuyler: The Challenges Faced at the SUNY Maritime College Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 21: NCompass Live: Research – the Key to Library Design (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Aug 2: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Aug 8: Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice (WebJunction, ARSL and Library Journal)
Aug 14: How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)
Aug 21: Don’t Fan the Flames: Understanding fire and what to do about it (Connecting to Collections Care)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 6: Getting to Know Generation Z (Utah State Library)
Aug 6: The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 12: Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Aug 21: Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)
Aug 21: Book Club Reboot: Creative Twists on the Reading Groups We Know and Love (Programming Librarian)
Aug 21: XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug 22: Up and Away with Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)
Aug 22: Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 (Library Journal)
Aug 27: Hittin’ the Books: Back to School Titles for Your Students (Booklist)
Aug 29: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

REFERENCE

Aug 6: The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)
Aug 6: PubMed for Librarians: Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 14: Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information (WebJunction and NNLM)
Aug 15: To Encourage Productive and Enjoyable Harmony Between Man and His Environment: Environmental Impact Statements at Northwestern University’s Transportation Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 21: Public Papers of the Presidents (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 28: Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug 6: Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 1 (AbleNet)
Aug 7: Designing Gender Appropriate Experiences for Boys that Guide Positive Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 7: Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (Teachers First)
Aug 8: SLJTeen Live! Virtual Summit (School Library Journal)
Aug 12: Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Aug 13: Storytelling 101: Empower Students Through Multimedia Storytelling (edWeb)
Aug 15: Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Aug 20: Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 2 (AbleNet)
Aug 22: Database Tutorial: Summer of Space/Science In Context (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 28: How to Scale Ed-Tech Innovations in Your Schools (Education Week)
Aug 28: Support Positive Literacy Outcomes with Large Print (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 6: Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know (TechSoup)
Aug 14: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 15: IT Modernization Success: Workforce, Security and Procurement (Gov Loop)
Aug 21: XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration (Infopeople)
Aug 22: Are Automation and Cloud the Secret Sauce of Modernization? (Gov Loop)
Aug 27: Library technology planning for today and tomorrow (WebJunction)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 1: Interact & Engage! Activities For Spectacular Live Online Training (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 14: How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)
Aug 15: Primary Sources Beyond History—Promoting Use Across the Disciplines (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Aug 21: Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 6: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)
Aug 13: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People (DigitalGov)
Aug 15: Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (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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