Professional Development

February 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
At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Feb 4: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)
Feb 18: Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

BOARDS
Feb 17: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)
Feb 24: How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS
Feb 10: Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 10: Vocational Awe and Librarianship: Loving Yourself is Not a Crime (Infopeople)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Feb 2: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
Feb 16: Quick Bites – Sibling Care and Teens as FFNs (Colorado State Library)
Feb 17: Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)
Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)
Feb 9: The Accidental Cataloger (TRAILS)
Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)
Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)
Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)
Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

COMMUNICATION
At Your Leisure: How to Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute)
Feb 2: Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])
Feb 10: Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation (Programming Librarian)
Feb 18: How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)
Feb 24: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
At Your Leisure: How To Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not The Boss (Pattern Research)
Feb 3: The Best of Stress: Reframe Your Stress into Energy (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 3: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
Feb 5: Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)
Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)
Feb 18: How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)
Feb 18: Digital Wellness in a Remote First World – Yes, There’s an App for That! (Bloomerang)
Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)
Feb 23: Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
At Your Leisure: 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace (TED talk)
Feb 23: Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])
Feb 23: Unpacking Racial Literacy: Part 2 (Montana State Library)

FUNDRAISING
Feb 3: How to Find Donors and Get Them to Stick (Nonprofit Hub)
Feb 4: Fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your organization for a successful year (Charity Village)
Feb 4: More Clicks and More Gifts: The Award-Winning Virtual Fundraising Campaign Method You Haven’t Heard of Yet (Bloomerang)
Feb 9: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)
Feb 10: Making the Ask (Firespring)
Feb 10: New year, new Seals! Boost your fundraising by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency (Candid Learning)
Feb 10: Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)
Feb 11: The 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Feb 17: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)
Feb 17: Monthly donors are changing the world. How to find and keep more of them! (Nonprofit Hub)
Feb 18: Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same? (TechSoup)
Feb 22: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)
Feb 25: Align, Don’t Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values (Bloomerang)

LEGAL
Feb 17: The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)
Feb 18: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)
Feb 24: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

LIBRARY SPACES
Feb 17: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 18: Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT
Feb 9: Psychological Safety in the Workplace (GovLoop)
Feb 16: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)
Feb 17: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 18: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 2: First Tuesdays: DCYF’s New Adolescent Housing Desk, Adolescent Programs, and coordination with Libraries (Washington State Library)
Feb 5: Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)
Feb 23: Partnering with your institution’s Senior Research Officer: An in-depth review by Ithaka S+R (Ex Libris)

PROGRAMMING
At Your Leisure: Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records (U.S. National Archives)
Feb 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)
Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
Feb 9: Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)
Feb 9: Quick Bites – Mindful Moments in Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)
Feb 9: STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)
Feb 10: Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)
Feb 10: Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)
Feb 17: Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 17: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)
Feb 18: Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)
Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)
Feb 24: Drive-In Storytime (Colorado State Library)
Feb 24: Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)
Feb 25: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)
Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)
Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)
Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)
Feb 15: Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)
Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)
Feb 17: Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)
Feb 23: How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)
Feb 24:2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)
Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)
Feb 25: William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

REFERENCE
Feb 3: What’s New in CBB Version 3.3 (United States Census Bureau)
Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)
Feb 9: askGPO for Federal Depository Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 24: NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)
Feb 2: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)
Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)
Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
Feb 9: Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)
Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)
Feb 9: STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)
Feb 10: Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 10: Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)
Feb 10: Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)
Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)
Feb 11: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
Feb 15: Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)
Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)
Feb 16: Getting a Seat at the Table: Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Your School (Follett)
Feb 17: Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 17: The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)
Feb 17: Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)
Feb 17: Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 17: What Most People Don’t Realize About the COVID-19 Slide (edWeb.net)
Feb 17: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)
Feb 18: Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)
Feb 18: Getting a Foot in the Door: Building Curriculum Bundles (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)
Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)
Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)
Feb 23: How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)
Feb 24: Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 24: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)
Feb 24: Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)
Feb 24: Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students (edWeb.net)
Feb 24:2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)
Feb 25: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)
Feb 25: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 25: William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

TECHNOLOGY
Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)
Feb 24: Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Feb 3: Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage Adult Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 5: Shaping the Future for Learners Around the World | The Opportunities, Innovations, and Challenges of Higher Education Now (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Feb 11: Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)
Feb 17: Why Build a Course When a Job Aid Might Do? (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 23: Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 25: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

VOLUNTEERS
Feb 2: Volunteer Management Progress Report – The COVID Edition (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 10: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 17: Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (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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