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December 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:

ADVOCACY
Dec 15: Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)
Dec 17: Wake-up the GREAT STORYTELLER in You – How to Persuade and Provoke Others (Training Magazine Network)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Dec 8: Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)
Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)
Dec 16: Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Dec 3: Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites (Digital.Gov)
Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

BOARDS
Dec 16: Financial Information and Your Board (Propel nonprofits)

CAREERS
Dec 8: Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)
Dec 10: How To Successfully Navigate the Nonprofit Fundraising Job Market During a Recession (CharityHowTo)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Dec 3: Government Resources for Children, K-9 (Indiana State Library)
Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)
Dec 8: Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)
Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Dec 9: Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes? (Early Childhood Investigations)
Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)
Dec 15: Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)
Dec 15: Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)
Dec 15: Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)
Dec 22: Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)
Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dec 8: The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)
Dec 10: From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)
Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION
Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)
Dec 3: How To Write Top Performing Fundraising Emails (Network for Good)
Dec 8: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Dec 15: Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
Dec 10: How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
At Your Leisure: Chilton Library (Gale)
Dec 17: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
At Your Leisure: CopyTalk Webinar Archive (American Library Association)
Dec 9: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Dec 10: From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
At Your Leisure: Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STARnet)
At Your Leisure: Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STARnet)
Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dec 3: Confronting Institutional Bias in the Noprofit World (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Dec 3: Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites (Digital.Gov)
Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)
Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Dec 9: Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)
Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)
Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

FUNDRAISING
Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)
Dec 3: How To Write Top Performing Fundraising Emails (Network for Good)
Dec 3: Why Nonprofits Must Optimize the Year-End Fundraising Experience (TechSoup)
Dec 3: Legacy Giving at Ages and Stages: How to Get the Right Balance for Your Donors (Bloomerang)
Dec 8: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Dec 8: Year-End Fundraising Blitz: Raise money fast to finish your year strong (Charity Village)
Dec 8: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)
Dec 9: Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)
Dec 10: Expand Your Fundraising and Donor Engagement With Digital Marketing and Cloud Computing (Candid Learning)
Dec 10: How to Prepare a Grants Strategy during Uncertain Times (Bloomerang)
Dec 11: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)
Dec 15: Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)
Dec 15: Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)
Dec 16: How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)
Dec 17: How to Set up Instagram’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

LEGAL
At Your Leisure: CopyTalk Webinar Archive (American Library Association)

LIBRARY SPACES
Dec 10: Introduction to Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians (Massachusetts Libraries: Board of Library Commissioners)

MANAGEMENT
Dec 3: Confronting Institutional Bias in the Noprofit World (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Dec 8: Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)
Dec 8: The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)
Dec 8: Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services, Part 2: Staff & Program Scheduling (Association for Library Service to Children)
Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
At Your Leisure: Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STARnet)
Dec 1: First Tuesdays: Engaging and Transforming Communities Through Social Learning (Washington State Library)
Dec 8: Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)
Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)
Dec 15: Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)

PROGRAMMING
At Your Leisure: 2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair: Taking Care of your Family Heirlooms (U.S. National Archives)
At Your Leisure: Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STARnet)
Dec 2: NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)
Dec 8: Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)
Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Dec 9: Esports and Evidence-Based Connected Learning (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dec 15: Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)
Dec 22: Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)
Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

REFERENCE
Dec 1: What is NAPCS? An Overview of the Recently-Released NAPCS Data From the Economic Census (U.S. Census)
Dec 2: Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov (U.S. Census)
Dec 9: Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Dec 9: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Dec 10: From Woodstock to Your High School Band, from Sesame Street to the Lincoln Theater: Government Resources for Music and the Performing Arts (Federal Depository Library Program)
Dec 15: The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff (Network of the National Library of Medicine MidContinental Chapter)
Dec 17: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)
Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dec 3: Government Resources for Children, K-9 (Indiana State Library)
Dec 7: Tools and Ideas for Independent Reading for All Students… Anywhere, Anytime (edWeb.net)
Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Dec 10: When Equity Is Optional:ESSA’s Fifth Anniversary and Early Lessons from Implementation (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)
Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)
Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)
Dec 10: Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)
Dec 30: Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)

TECHNOLOGY
Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)
Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Dec 9: Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)
Dec 15: Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)
Dec 30: Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Dec 2: Learning Trends 2021: Facing the Future in a Business as Unusual World (Training Industry)
Dec 9: Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)
Dec 10: How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)
Dec 10: Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Dec 16: Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

VOLUNTEERS
Dec 1: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)
Dec 2: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (Volunteer Match)
Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)
Dec 3: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (Volunteer Match)

*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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