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 17: Champions: We are in This Together – Advocating for Libraries on the Local, State and National Level (Indiana State Library)
Feb 25: Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy (insynctraining)
Feb 26: Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons (Indiana State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 6: Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov’s Budgeting Process with Grants Management (GovLoop)
Feb 11: Data Analytics for All (GovLoop)
Feb 13: The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)
Feb 27: Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau (DigitalGov)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

BOARDS

Feb 20: Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)
Feb 26: What’s My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member? (propel nonprofits)

CAREERS

Feb 11: Avoiding the Activity Trap: Achieving Goals and Results (Pattern Research Inc.)
Feb 12: Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning (Nonprofit Hub)
Feb 12: ACRL 2021 Coordinating Committee: ACRL 2021 Proposal Tips Webcast (Association of College & Research Libraries)
Feb 20: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Own Your Expertise and Present with Confidence (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 6: Basic Storytime Development (Association for Library Service to Children)
Feb 20: Teen Mental Health: In their own words (Colorado State Library)
Feb 26: Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 4: New Books, New Worlds: Diverse Titles for Youth & Young Adult (Booklist)
Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 5: What’s mine is yours: Collaborating to protect print collections (OCLC)
Feb 7: Applying Machine Learning on Digital Library Images (Lyrasis)
Feb 11: Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)
Feb 11: Ask the Experts: How You Can Make Dewey Better (OCLC)
Feb 12: BIBFRAME Progress at the Library of Congress (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
Feb 18: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading List for Readers Grades K-12 (Booklist)
Feb 19: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 (Infopeople)
Feb 20: Identifying and Preserving Motion Picture Film (Connecting to Collections Care)

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)
Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
Feb 5: Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)
Feb 13: Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Charity Village)
Feb 25: Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy (insynctraining)
Feb 27: Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau (DigitalGov)
Feb 27: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)
Feb 29: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 6: OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Library Journal)
Feb 10: Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 11: How Your Library Can Advance Digital Humanities Across Campus (Library Journal)
Feb 13: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Feb 11: Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)
Feb 13: Gale General OneFile (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 25: GoWYLD.net from the backside: From Stats to Widgets (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)
At Your Leisure: Connections Summit 2019 (SirsiDynix)
Feb 6: OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Library Journal)
Feb 6: High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need (Grantspace)
Feb 13: The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)
Feb 13: The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)
Feb 20: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Own Your Expertise and Present with Confidence (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Feb 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)
Feb 27: Taking Care of Us: Inreach for Library Staff (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

FUNDRAISING

Feb 4: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Feb 4: Grant Writing: What the Pros Know (DonorSearch)
Feb 5: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)
Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
Feb 6: Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov’s Budgeting Process with Grants Management (GovLoop)
Feb 6: High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need (Grantspace)
Feb 12: Introduction to Corporate Giving (Grantspace)
Feb 13: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 18: 7 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do to Get the Most out of Your Website in 2020 (TechSoup)
Feb 20: Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (CharityHowTo)
Feb 25:How to Create an Effective Event Budget (CharityHowTo)
Feb 27: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: A Creative and Poetic Approach to Creative Commons Copyright License Education (American Library Association)
Feb 1: Copyright Basics (Copyright & Creativity)
Feb 12: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)
Feb 29: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb 13: Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)

MANAGEMENT

Feb 4: Library Patron Data and Privacy: Cycles and Strategies (Colorado State Library)
Feb 7: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Feb 11: Millennials are Your Future Leaders: How to Start Developing Them Now (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 13: Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)
Feb 19: Including People with Disabilities in Nonprofits and Foundations (Grantspace)
Feb 20: Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)
Feb 27: Hiring Help For Nonprofit Managers (Charity Village)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 5: Librarian as Verb: Activate Your Rural Community (WebJunction)
Feb 6: Food for Thought: Creating Resilient Rural Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 6: What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Feb 11: Overcoming Language Barriers: Helping Non-English Speaking Library Customers (Public Library Association)
Feb 11: Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (WebJunction)
Feb 12: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)
Feb 14: Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 17: Library Community Partnerships (Indiana State Library)
Feb 20: Introduction to Federal Research and Resources on Rural Education in the U.S. (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 20: Money Makes the World Go Round- Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds (U.S. Census)
Feb 26: Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons (Indiana State Library)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Travel (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 4: STEM in After School (U.S. Dept of Education)
Feb 6: Basic Storytime Development (Association for Library Service to Children)
Feb 13: Fostering Equity in STEM Programming (Indiana State Library)
Feb 20: Missing Persons in Montana: what librarians need to know (Montana State Library)
Feb 24: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 26: Traveling with a Disability / Health Condition (Federal Depository Library Program)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 4: New Books, New Worlds: Diverse Titles for Youth & Young Adult (Booklist)
Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Feb 13: Galleys to Grab at PLA (Library Journal)
Feb 18: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading List for Readers Grades K-12 (Booklist)
Feb 19: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 (Infopeople)
Feb 27: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

REFERENCE

Feb 4: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Veterans (Infopeople)
Feb 5: The United States Government Manual: Loose-Leaf to Digital (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 6: Researching the Law: Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 1 – An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law (Indiana State Library)
Feb 6: What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Feb 10: Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 10: Census 2020 & Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Feb 12: Calculating Margins of Error the ACS Way (U.S. Census)
Feb 12: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)
Feb 13: Researching the Law: Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 2 – An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Argument, and Court Records and Briefs (Indiana State Library)
Feb 13: The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)
Feb 13: Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style (APA Style)
Feb 17: The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 18: Say Yes to Census 2020 (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Feb 19: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Feb 20: Money Makes the World Go Round- Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds (U.S. Census)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 1: Copyright Basics (Copyright & Creativity)
Feb 12: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)
Feb 13: Gale General OneFile (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 13: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)
Feb 20: Teen Mental Health: In their own words (Colorado State Library)
Feb 20: Introduction to Federal Research and Resources on Rural Education in the U.S. (Federal Depository Library Program)
Feb 25: GoWYLD.net from the backside: From Stats to Widgets (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 26: A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation (edWeb.net)
Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
Feb 5: Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)
Feb 18: Free Panel Discussion: Tech Trends to Watch in 2020 (IdealWare)
Feb 26: Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Feb 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 12: Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 19: Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Facilitation Skills for Experienced Virtual Trainers (insynctraining)
Feb 19: Super Easy Script Development for Webinars and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 4: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 5: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)
Feb 19: Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (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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