Professional Development

February Online Training Opportunities – FREE

Check out the Professional Development Calendar for more information and to register for the following FREE online training opportunities:

ADVOCACY

Feb 7: Advocacy in the Public and Private Institutions (SirsiDynix)
Feb 15: Libraries, Social Media, and Politics: Do You Know What to Post? (EveryLibrary and Kixal)
Feb 22: Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)
Feb 27: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (iSchool @UW-Madison)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 8: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 12: Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)
Feb 19: Good questions, Poor questions (Montana State Library)
Feb 26: Measuring Up (Montana State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 7: Big Body Play: Why Something So Scary is So Good For Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 14: Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Why You Should Care and What You Should Do About It (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 20: Baby-Friendly Libraries (Colorado State Library)
Feb 27: Programming for ‘Tweens (Utah State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 1: Going Digital (Lyrasis)
Feb 12: Disability on the Shelf – Looking for Representation in Library Collections (Massachusetts Library System)
Feb 15: Building Diverse Collections for K-12 Students: A Conversation with Jewel Davis (North Carolina Library Association)
Feb 15: Managing Resources for Collections Storage Projects: Strategic Planning to Completion (Connecting to Collections Care)
Feb 20: What’s All the Buzz About Genrefication? (Montana State Library)
Feb 21: NCompass Live: Why Diverse Literature Matters for Youth Services (Nebraska Library Commission)

COMMUNICATION

Feb 7: Facilitating Multi-Dimensional Listening: Helping Groups Identify Common Ground while Acknowledging Differences (InfoPeople/California State Library)
Feb 8: Public Speaking Tips and Tricks (GovLoop)
Feb 13: Instagram for Nonprofits: What’s New, Tried, and True (501 Strategy)
Feb 15: Libraries, Social Media, and Politics: Do You Know What to Post? (EveryLibrary and Kixal)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Feb 8: Database of the Month: Biography In Context (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 21: Flip Badge This! Teaching Students to Love Databases (edWeb)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Feb 1: Beyond the SEA: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 22: Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)
Feb 28: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-sized and/or Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)

FUNDRAISING

Feb 1: How to Get Donors to a Yes – Revenue Boosting New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers (Bloomerang)
Feb 1: Building a Grant-Writing Framework for Success (TechSoup)
Feb 5: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)
Feb 7: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)
Feb 7: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
Feb 8: Fundraising Strategy Series: Changing Behaviors and Mindsets to Grow your Nonprofit (Network for Good)
Feb 8: How to Find and Get Grants (Bloomerang)
Feb 12: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)
Feb 13: Monthly Giving Magnet: Free Fundraising Masterclass (The Good Partnership)
Feb 14: 10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers (Nonprofit Hub)
Feb 14: Donor Retention Series: How to Rock your Donor Love and Loyalty with Secrets from your Favorite Consumer Brands (Network for Good)
Feb 14: The Happy Healthy Fundraiser: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with Beth Kanter (Firespring)
Feb 14: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Feb 15: Donor-Delighting, Money-Raising Newsletters (Bloomerang)
Feb 15: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 19: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)
Feb 21: The Top 10 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing in 2018 (GuideStar)
Feb 21: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Feb 26: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)
Feb 28: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

LEGAL

Feb 1: CopyTalk: copyright librarian starter kit (ALA District Dispatch)
Feb 6: Library Ethics 101 (Indiana State Library)
Feb 6: Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Feb 15: VA Appeals – The Legacy And The New Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

MANAGEMENT

Feb 7: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)
Feb 8: Developing Thinking Managers (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 9: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
Feb 14: Maximizing Everyday Leadership Moments (Training Industry)
Feb 15: Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace (Indiana State Library)
Feb 15: Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 6: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)
Feb 21: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction and ARSL)

PROGRAMMING

Feb 22: Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)
Feb 27: Programming for ‘Tweens (Utah State Library)

READER’S ADVISORY

Feb 1: A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)
Feb 20: Spring into Picture Books: New Books, 2018 (Booklist)
Feb 21: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2018 (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

Feb 6: Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)
Feb 14: Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)
Feb 15: What’s With that Pop Clock?—and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program (U.S. Census Bureau)
Feb 21: Science Cinema: A Little-known Resource for Students and Teachers (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 22: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 22: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 1: Improving School Librarian Evaluation (Association for Educational Communications and Technology/School Media and Technology Division)
Feb 5: The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education (edWeb/Common Sense Education)
Feb 12: Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers (edWeb)
Feb 20: A Practical Approach to Growing a Diverse School Library Collection and Program (American Association of School Librarians)
Feb 22: Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)
Feb 22: Connecting Competencies: Learner, School Librarian and School Library (American Association of School Librarians)
Feb 27: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part II (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 1: Tech Trends 2018 (IdealWare)
Feb 7: Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 7: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)
Feb 8: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury (Maine CITE)
Feb 14: Let Me Read It: Screen Readers for Patrons Who are Blind or Low Vision (Georgia Public Library Service)
Feb 15: Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)
Feb 22: Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)
Feb 22: Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 6: Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)
Feb 7: Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 14: Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)
Feb 20: 7 Consumer Realities That Impact Learning and Development (InSync Training)
Feb 21: From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 28: NCompass Live: Eleven Ways Your Current Tutorials Are as Forgettable as Barb and What to Do About It (Nebraska Library Commission)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 6: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 20: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 22: Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

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