Professional Development

December 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

Dec. 6: Writing Policy for Small to Medium Sized Public Libraries (Indiana State Library)
Dec. 7: Integrating Project Outcome into Strategic Planning & Measuring Priority Areas (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

Dec. 13: All A-Board! 7 Tips for a Successful Associate Board (Nonprofit Hub)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Dec. 13: Early Brain Development: 5 BIG Ideas for Every Early Care Professional Should Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Dec. 5: Storage Environments: The Big Picture (Connecting to Collections Care)
Dec. 7: How Collection Weeding Makes a Better World (Library Journal)
Dec. 12: Amplifying Community Engagement (Library Journal)
Dec. 13: Descriptive cataloging for books and DVDs: What is the title? (Indiana State Library)

COMMUNICATION

Dec. 6: Past the Language Barrier: Improving Communication Skills with Patrons Learning English as a Second Language (Georgia Library Association)
Dec. 12: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Dec. 19: Going Deeper with Social Media (WebJunction & TechSoup)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Dec. 12: Find the Magazine. Find the article. (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Dec. 5: Understanding Power, Identity, and Oppression in the Public Library (Public Library Association)
Dec. 6: NCompass Live: Guerrilla Storytime (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dec. 8: A Conversation with Steve Bell: Academic Libraries and Higher Education (The TLT Group)
Dec. 11: The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries—Challenges, Resources, and More (American Libraries Live)
Dec. 14: Introducing the Public Catalog (Georgia Public Library Service)

FUNDRAISING

Dec. 5: Data Enrichment 101: Best Practices to Optimize Your Donor Database (Blackbaud)
Dec. 6: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Dec. 13: Brandraising with Sarah Durham from Big Duck (Firespring)
Dec. 13: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

LEGAL

Dec. 5: Keeping It Private: Navigating the Balance of Public Data and Privacy Protections (Washington State Library)
Dec. 7: Nonprofit Legal Checklist Webinar (Wayfind)

LIBRARY SPACES

Dec. 13: From Library to Innovation Learning Space (Library Journal)
Dec. 14: Designing Learning Spaces for a Creative, Collaborative Future (Simple K12)

MANAGEMENT

Dec. 7: Successfully Developing Employees Through Coaching (Utah State Library)
Dec. 7: 6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Dec. 12: Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace (SirsiDynix)
Dec. 12: MicroLearning + Manager Training = High Performing Employees (Training Magazine Network)
Dec. 14: Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality? (Massachusetts Library System)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Dec. 4: Collaboration, It CAN Be Learned: A Recipe for Success (Colorado State Library)
Dec. 5: School & Public Library Partnerships: Getting Public Library Access to Students (Indiana State Library)
Dec. 13: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness) (National Network for Libraries of Medicine)
Dec. 19: NEW County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Website Tour (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

PROGRAMMING

Dec. 5: Programming Inspiration: Using Video Conferencing and Reading to Connect Children and Parents (SirsiDynix)
Dec. 5: Viewing and Discussion Programs with “The Vietnam War,” a Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (Programming Librarian)
Dec. 5: The Healing Library: Lending Healing Experiences to Families (Infopeople)
Dec. 13: How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Dec. 14: Designing for Outrage: Inviting Disruption into Exhibitions (American Alliance of Museums)
Dec. 14: From Tots to Teens: STE(A)M-powered Ideas for Programming (WebJunction)

REFERENCE

Dec. 6: Introduction to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
Dec. 12: Defense Technical Information Center 101, Part 3 (Federal Depository Library Program)
Dec. 13: Government Information Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language and Learning English as an Immigrant (Federal Depository Library Program)
Dec. 13: There’s an App for That! Consumer Apps for Health & Fitness (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Dec. 19: PART I – Your Community by the Numbers: Intro to American Fact Finder & Thematic Maps (U.S. Census)
Dec. 19: NEW County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Website Tour (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Dec. 21: PART II – Your Neighborhood by the Numbers: Tracts, Block Groups and Mapping (U.S. Census)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Dec. 6: The AASL Standards Web Portal: Accessing Standards and Support Resources (American Association of School Librarians)
Dec. 11: Differentiating Lessons Involving Robotics for All Students (edWeb)
Dec. 11: Unpacking the New AASL Standards (School Library Journal)
Dec. 13: Digital Citizenship Across Grade Levels (edWeb)
Dec. 14: Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change (Future Ready Schools)

TECHNOLOGY

Dec. 5: Is Your Company Ready for AI? (Harvard Business Review)
Dec. 7: Digital Life Hacks (Blackbaud)
Dec. 7: How Public Cloud and Automation Are Making an Impact in Government (GovLoop)
Dec. 13: Innovations That Matter: Automation, Blockchain, IoT and More (GovLoop)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Dec. 5: Blended Learning: A Five Dimensional Puzzle – Technology, Design, People, Place, and Time (InSync)
Dec. 11: Bozarthzone! Show Your Work (InSync)
Dec. 12: Make Virtual Classroom Learning Relevant – Scenario Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom! (InSync)
Dec. 13: NCompass Live: How to Choose Your News: Educating College Students on Identifying Bias (Nebraska Library Commission)

VOLUNTEERS

Dec. 12: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Dec. 13: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)
Dec. 19: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

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