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:

ADVOCACY

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Dec 3: Getting Ready for an Audit: Everything You Need to Know (TechSoup)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Dec 18: Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

BOARDS

  • Dec 12: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
  • Dec 18: The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)
  • Dec 18:  Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

CAREERS 

  • Dec 3: How to Set Achievable Goals (GovLoop)
  • Dec 10: ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • At Your Leisure: Solving Problems With Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)
  • Dec 4: Behavior Management in Storytime (State Library of North Carolina)
  • Dec 5: Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople)
  • Dec 11: Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Dec 11: Moving Beyond Multicultural Education: Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Dec 12: Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)
  • Dec 31: Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Dec 3: YA-Y! The Latest Reads for Teens (Booklist)
  • Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2019! (Follett)
  • Dec 16: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

COMMUNICATION

  • At Your Leisure: Library 101: Facebook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library)
  • Dec 5: Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (WebJunction)
  • Dec 9: Twenty-Four Ways to Teach and Learn (Pattern Research, Inc.)
  • Dec 10: Getting the Balance Right: Social Media (Utah State Library)
  • Dec 11: Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts (Georgia Library Association)
  • Dec 17: 3 Ways Starting a Podcast Can Help Your Nonprofit Grow (TechSoup)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • Dec 5: Defense Department Statistical Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

  • Dec 5: Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • Dec 3: How to Set Achievable Goals (GovLoop)
  • Dec 5: What Makes a Modern Digital Government? (GovLoop)
  • Dec 5: Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

  • Dec 3: Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)
  • Dec 4: Giving Tuesday is Over, Now What? (Network for Good)
  • Dec 4: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
  • Dec 5: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
  • Dec 11: How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)
  • Dec 12: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
  • Dec 19: Is There A Grant For That? (Bloomerang)
  • Dec 19: A Master Guide to Acquiring New Donors (Network For Good)

LEGAL

  • Dec 5: Insurance – How to Manage Your Organization’s Risk (Connecting to Collections Care)

MANAGEMENT

  • Dec 4: Libraries and Homeless Patrons (Ryan Dowd)
  • Dec 5: Insurance – How to Manage Your Organization’s Risk (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • Dec 13: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
  • Dec 18: The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)
  • Dec 18:  Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Dec 4: Libraries and the LGBT+ Experience (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Dec 4: Libraries and Homeless Patrons (Ryan Dowd)
  • Dec 5: LinkedIn at the Library (Utah State Library)
  • Dec 5: Fostering Creative Community Connections (Public Library Association)
  • Dec 13: Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Dec 18: Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Dec 16: Library Programs and Partnerships in the 2020 Census (American Library Association)
  • Dec 17: Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

  • At Your Leisure: One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Race (Wyoming State Library) 
  • Dec 5: Fostering Creative Community Connections (Public Library Association)
  • Dec 5: Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople)
  • Dec 11: Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Dec 12: Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)
  • Dec 13: Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Dec 18: Online Privacy 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • Dec 3: YA-Y! The Latest Reads for Teens (Booklist)
  • Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2019! (Follett)
  • Dec 16: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
  • Dec 31: Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

REFERENCE

  • Dec 5: Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Dec 5: Defense Department Statistical Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Dec 10: More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Dec 11: Enjoy That Vacation And Find A New Hobby: Government Resources On Travel, Recreation And Safe And Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Dec 11: Staying Healthy Abroad (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Dec 12: Why and How Librarians can Help with Census 2020 (North Dakota State Library)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • At Your Leisure: Solving Problems With Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)
  • Dec 3: Fulfilling Students’ Potential Through Engaging Literacy Practices (edWeb)
  • Dec 4: Behavior Management in Storytime (State Library of North Carolina)
  • Dec 11: Scaling Up Deeper Learning Approaches in Public Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education)
  • Dec 12: Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • Dec 12: The Future Ready Librarian® Fireside Chat: Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more! (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

TECHNOLOGY

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Dec 5: LinkedIn at the Library (Utah State Library)
  • Dec 10: Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)
  • Dec 17: Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

VOLUNTEERS

  • Dec 3: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
  • Dec 11: How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)
  • Dec 12: Measuring Success: How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program (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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