Opportunities, 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 4: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 5: Data Visualization Tools (IdealWare)
Aug 5: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Assessing Virtual Programs With Nick Tanzi (EveryLibrary)
Aug 5: Data Visualization Tools (IdealWare)
Aug 6: Pathways to Innovation: From Informal to Intentional (Bloomerang)
Aug 14: Using Student Feedback to Assess Accessible Library Spaces and Services (TRAILS)
Aug 19: Drive-Thru User Testing (Nebraska Library Commission)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Aug 14: Using Student Feedback to Assess Accessible Library Spaces and Services (TRAILS)
Aug 18: Fun Activities using Technology to Develop and Conduct a Safety Fair (AbleNet)

BOARDS

Aug 25: Attracting and Retaining Diverse Board Members (Bloomerang)

CAREERS

Aug 10: The Many Hats of the Library Director (Indiana State Library)
Aug 13: Leadership Today: Key Skills and Career/Job Tips (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 18: MLIS Programs: The Future Is in Your Hands (Library Journal)
Aug 25: Personal Branding… How Are You Building and Maintaining Your Personal Brand (Training Magazine Network)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: In Context Middle School and High School (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 4: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels, Part II (Booklist)
Aug 4: Quick Bites: Speaking ECCE: Early Learning Domains with Kate Brunner and Joyce Johnson (Colorado State Library)
Aug 6: Positive Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors of Students with Severe Disabilities – Part 1 (AbleNet)
Aug 11: Quick Bites: Windows and Mirrors: Making Diversity a Part of Every Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)
Aug 18: Participation in Structured and Unstructured Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Aug 19: The Magic Triangle of Reading Aloud: The Book, the Child, and the Adult (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 25: Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 27: Receptive to Race: Normalizing the Discussion of Race with Children in Libraries (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection)
Aug 4: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Utah State Library)
Aug 4: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels, Part II (Booklist)
Aug 6: Pathways to Innovation: From Informal to Intentional (Bloomerang)
Aug 17: Graphic Novel Panel, Part II (Booklist)
Aug 17: Growing CollectionBuilder: Developing an Agile Approach to Digital Collections (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Aug 19: Starting and Growing A Library of Things (Indiana State Library)
Aug 25: Tackling Racism in Classic Children’s Literature (Indiana State Library)
Aug 25: COVID-19 and Collections Care: Part Two (Federal Depository Library Program)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 4: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 5: Data Visualization Tools (IdealWare)
Aug 6: Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)
Aug 11: Telling Stories Through Blogs, Video, and Photos (IdealWare)
Aug 18: Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 18: Quick Bites: Connecting with Regional Colleagues for Support with Gail Yerbic (Colorado State Library)
Aug 21: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) Wyoming State Library)
Aug 25: Personal Branding… How Are You Building and Maintaining Your Personal Brand (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Aug 6: Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: In Context Middle School and High School (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Aug 4: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview (WebJunction)
Aug 4: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Utah State Library)
Aug 4: PowerPoint: Faster, Faster, Faster! (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 5: REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM): An Overview of the COVID-19 Research Project (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 5: COVID-19: How to Cope with Ongoing Isolation (SirsiDynix)
Aug 12: I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 13: Librarian best practices ensure uninterrupted access to research and education (Library Connect)
Aug 18: U.S. Military COVID-19 Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 26: Cultural Humility in Practice: Knowledge Equity and the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative (San Jose State University)
Aug 27: Receptive to Race: Normalizing the Discussion of Race with Children in Libraries (Colorado State Library)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 5: The Magic of Appreciation: Build A Strong Relationship with Your Virtual Event P2P Fundraisers (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 5: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
Aug 6: Pathways to Innovation: From Informal to Intentional (Bloomerang)
Aug 12: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)
Aug 12: How to Acquire New Donors and Create an Engaging Donor Journey in 2020 (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 13: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)
Aug 19: Virtual Donor Engagement During the Pandemic and Beyond (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 25: Newsletters & Annual Reports: Multichannel Impact Reporting for the Modern Era (Productive Fundraising)
Aug 26: Is Social Enterprise Right for You? (Propel Nonprofits)
Aug 26: Reimagining Individual Giving During and Beyond COVID-19 (Candid Learning)
Aug 27: Fundraising During Challenging Times: Perspective from the Blackbaud Target Analytics Consulting Team (Blackbaud)

LEGAL

Aug 19: Intro to Tech Policies: Acceptable Use, Security, and BYOD (IdealWare)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 14: Using Student Feedback to Assess Accessible Library Spaces and Services (TRAILS)

MANAGEMENT

Aug 5: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
Aug 7: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
Aug 12: Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2) (Bloomerang)
Aug 13: Leadership Today: Key Skills and Career/Job Tips (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 13: Managing Employees in Uncertain Times (Charity Village)
Aug 13: How to Rethink Products and Services Through Equity Design (TechSoup)
Aug 13: Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values (Candid Learning)
Aug 18: Coaching Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 19: Intro to Tech Policies: Acceptable Use, Security, and BYOD (IdealWare)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 5: Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 6: Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)
Aug 11: The Public Library’s Role in Elections: Voter Education in a Post-Truth Era (InfoPeople)
Aug 12: Stay and Play: A new way to engage family, friends, and neighbors who care for young children (InfoPeople)
Aug 18: Community engagement: Award-winning programs and perspectives (OCLC)
Aug 25: Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 26: Libraries Build Pathways to Wellbeing (Research in Public Libraries)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 5: Video Tutorials: A Beginner’s Guide (TRAILS)
Aug 5: COVID-19: How to Cope with Ongoing Isolation (SirsiDynix)
Aug 6: Building Resilience, A Pre-Application Webinar for Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change (Programming Librarian)
Aug 7: Facilitating STEM Programming in Libraries (Montana State Library)
Aug 11: Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 11: Quick Bites: Windows and Mirrors: Making Diversity a Part of Every Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)
Aug 12: Finding and Using High-Quality Digital STEM Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Aug 14: Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 18: Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 18: Participation in Structured and Unstructured Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Aug 18: Fun Activities using Technology to Develop and Conduct a Safety Fair (AbleNet)
Aug 21: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) Wyoming State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug 4: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels, Part II (Booklist)
Aug 4: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Utah State Library)
Aug 7: Booklist’s Women (and Girls) in Focus Panel (Booklist)
Aug 17: Graphic Novel Panel, Part II (Booklist)

REFERENCE

At Your Leisure: Is it an allergy, cold or COVID? Finding answers with Federal health resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 5: Foundations: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
Aug 7: Booklist’s Women (and Girls) in Focus Panel (Booklist)
Aug 12: I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Aug 12: Where We Come From: Tips and Tricks to Access Data on Ancestry and Foreign-born Populations (U.S. Census Bureau)
Aug 12: Library Information Systems (Niche Academy)
Aug 13: How to Rethink Products and Services Through Equity Design (TechSoup)
Aug 18: U.S. Military COVID-19 Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: In Context Middle School and High School (Wyoming State Library)
At Your Leisure: Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection)
At Your Leisure: Back-to-School: 9 Key Concepts to Rethink for Fall 2020 (Demco)
Aug 4: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview (WebJunction)
Aug 4: Quick Bites: Speaking ECCE: Early Learning Domains with Kate Brunner and Joyce Johnson (Colorado State Library)
Aug 4: How to Create and Share Primary Source Sets (National Archives)
Aug 5: Foundations: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
Aug 5: The Power of Your School Librarian in a COVID-19 World: Harnessing Technology, Literacy, and Community (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Aug 5: The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)
Aug 5: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
Aug 6: Positive Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors of Students with Severe Disabilities – Part 1 (AbleNet)
Aug 6: How to Pair and Share DocsTeach Activity Sets (National Archives)
Aug 10: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kwame Alexander (Follett)
Aug 11: How to Lead a DocsTeach Activity Remotely (National Archives)
Aug 11: The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)
Aug 12: Finding and Using High-Quality Digital STEM Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Aug 13: Part 1: Four Ways to Create Effective E-Learning in Grades 4-12 (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Aug 13: How to Analyze Primary Sources Online with DocsTeach (National Archives)
Aug 13: The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)
Aug 17: Graphic Novel Panel, Part II (Booklist)
Aug 20: Part 2: Grading and Assessment for E-Learning and the Modern Classroom, Grades 4-12 (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Aug 24: Teaching News and Media Literacy in an Election Year (edWeb.net)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 6: Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)
Aug 11: Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 11: Succeed at Work: Tools that Support Executive Function and Focus on the Job (PACER Center)
Aug 12: Library Information Systems (Niche Academy)
Aug 14: Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)
Aug 25: Staying Secure in the Remote World (GovLoop)
Aug 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 27: Creating an Excel Dashboard (IdealWare)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 4: PowerPoint: Faster, Faster, Faster! (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 5: Video Tutorials: A Beginner’s Guide (TRAILS)
Aug 5: Foundations: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
Aug 6: Positive Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors of Students with Severe Disabilities – Part 1 (AbleNet)
Aug 11: Teaching from Home: Government Resources Can Take You from Stressed Out Parent to Best Teacher of the Year Status (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 11: Six Brain-Science Principles that Trump Traditional Training and Presenting (Insync Training)
Aug 12: Online homework help and virtual learning services for your patrons during the COVID-19 crisis (Library Works)
Aug 13: Librarian best practices ensure uninterrupted access to research and education (Library Connect)
Aug 18: Coaching Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 22: How Much Time Do You Have? Quick and Flexible Activities to Add Some Metacognition to your One-shot Science Information Literacy Sessions (North Carolina Library Association)
Aug 24: Teaching News and Media Literacy in an Election Year (edWeb.net)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 4: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)
Aug 5: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
Aug 11: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Aug 25: Re-Energize Volunteer Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities (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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