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:

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 5: Starting Small with Project Outcome (Public Library Association)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Feb 6: Web Accessibility in a Nutshell (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Feb 14: Web Accessibility Update: Ruling Reversals, Insights, and Tips (edWeb)

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 4 (Wyoming State Library)

CAREERS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Feb 20: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 27: NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: Advance your Gov Career (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)
Feb 6: It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today (Association of Library Service to Children)
Feb 6: Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 7: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 2: Re-imagining School Readiness: Key Findings from Research (Infopeople)
Feb 11: Info2Go! STEM Maker Activities for Teens (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Feb 12: Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Feb 26: Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction)
Feb 26: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 5: Diversity in Comics (Utah State Library)
Feb 5: Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist)
Feb 12: Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Feb 12: Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy (Booklist)
Feb 14: Sleeper Hits for Spring (Library Journal)
Feb 19: Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist)
Feb 27: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople)

COMMUNICATION

Feb 6: It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today (Association of Library Service to Children)
Feb 11: Strengths-Based Communication – The Key to Building Positive Professional Relationships! (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 13: Google Ad Grants 101 (The Digital Nonprofit)
Feb 28: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Feb 5: Zoom Features (Technology & Innovation in Education)
Feb 14: The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)
Feb 28: Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Uncover Hidden Figures Within Biography in Context (Gale/Wyoming State Library)
Feb 12: Biography Resources in GOWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference
Feb 1: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
Feb 5: Beyond Diversity How BIAS Could be Making or Breaking your Business (InSync Training)
Feb 6: R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Feb 13: How to Make Your Goals Stick in 2019 (GovLoop)
Feb 20: Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library Information Literacy Program (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Feb 21: Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 26: Libraries Building Climate Disruption Resilience: For Ourselves, and Our Patrons (Online Education Committee of ALA’s Sustainability Round Table)
Feb 28: How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

FUNDRAISING

Feb 1: Getting Off the Grants Hamster Wheel: Creating Revenue Streams (Erin McClarty)
Feb 1: Secrets to Make More Money for the Auction Fundraiser (Auctria)
Feb 6: How Savvy Marketing Translates to More Donations (Bloomerang)
Feb 6: I Wish I’d Thought of That: Showcasing the Best of Fundraising Examples (Network for Good)
Feb 6: Grant Trends and Common Mistakes: Make Your 2019 Applications Shine! (TechSoup)
Feb 6: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Feb 12: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)
Feb 12: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
Feb 13: How to Segment Your Donor Base to Reveal Legacy Giving Opportunities (Network for Good)
Feb 13: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
Feb 14: How to Create Winning Sponsorship Strategies (CharityHowTo)
Feb 14: Shall We Engage? Tips and Considerations for a Happy Fiscal Sponsorship Relationship (Bloomerang)
Feb 19: How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
Feb 21: Get Started Using Website Analytics to Improve Your Online Fundraising (Smart Cause Digital)
Feb 26: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)
Feb 28: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

LEGAL

Feb 7: Federal Data Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 27: When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 6: Balancing Books and Social Issues: Homelessness and Trauma (Infopeople)
Feb 13: Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library (WebJunction)
Feb 20: NCompass Live: Crafting Relevant Community Partnerships Using Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 20: Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library)
Feb 21: The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 26: Building Community Around Essential Literacy Experiences (Education Week/Fountas & Pinnell)

PROGRAMMING

Feb 5: Fake News (Washington State Library)
Feb 6: R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Feb 6: NCompass Live: You Make Me Want To Break Out (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 11: Info2Go! STEM Maker Activities for Teens (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Feb 12: Let’s Get Moving in Iowa Libraries! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (State Library of Iowa)
Feb 13: Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library (WebJunction)
Feb 21: Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 26: Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 5: Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist)
Feb 12: RA Rethink: Merchandising and Upselling (Utah State Library)
Feb 14: Sleeper Hits for Spring (Library Journal)
Feb 19: Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist)
Feb 27: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

Feb 7: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 2: Re-imagining School Readiness: Key Findings from Research (Infopeople)
Feb 14: Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ: Part 6: Justice Department, Federal Courts and Congressional Committee Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 14: Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool (North Dakota State Library)
Feb 14: The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)
Feb 20: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 21: Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 21: The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 21: Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (Library Connect)
Feb 28: Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 5: Fake News (Washington State Library)
Feb 5: Early STEM Exposure Through Career-Focused PBL (Education Week/Defined STEM)
Feb 6: NCompass Live: You Make Me Want To Break Out (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 6: Give Them Something To Write About: Teaching Across The Curriculum With NYT-Inspired Daily Prompts (New York Times)
Feb 12: Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy (Booklist)
Feb 12: Biography Resources in GOWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 12: A Perfect Match: Future Ready Instructional Coaches and Future Ready Librarians (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Feb 13: Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection)
Feb 13: Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 13: Gamify Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)
Feb 14: Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool (North Dakota State Library)
Feb 14: Learning About Robotics: Examples and Discussions for K–8 and Beyond (edWeb)
Feb 19: Teaching Historical Fiction with Primary Sources (Follett)
Feb 21: How to Create a School Makerspace (Demco)
Feb 27: Social-Emotional Learning in the Library (edWeb)
Feb 28: Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for School Library Educators (American Association of School Librarians)
Feb 28: How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 5: Zoom Features (Technology & Innovation in Education)
Feb 13: NCompass Live: What in the World Is Emerging Technology? (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 13: Online Security is More Than Just Passwords (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 19: Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations: Understanding Your Risk and Making Practical Improvements (TechSoup)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 7: Introduction to Library Carpentry (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 21: Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 26: Feb 26: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)
Feb 27: When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 5: Library Volunteers: Tapping into Community Engagement (State Library of Iowa)
Feb 5: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 13: 7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
Feb 21: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 26: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

About Carmelita Aragon

Carmelita is the State Data Coordinator for the New Mexico State Library

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