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January 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
Jan 13: Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 13: Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)
Jan 28: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Jan 6: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (Infopeople)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)
Jan 14: Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)
Jan 27: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

BOARDS
Jan 13: Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)
Jan 21: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Jan 28: Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)

CAREERS
Jan 5: Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)
Jan 12: How to Set and Achieve Career Growth Remotely (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Jan 5: Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)
Jan 12: Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)
Jan 13: Fearless Conversations With Toddlers: How to Open a Can of Worms With Little Ones (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jan 16: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)
Jan 23: Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites (PACER)
Jan 27: Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)
Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)
Jan 20: Navigating Government Information (TRAILS)
Jan 20: Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium! (edWeb.net)

COMMUNICATION
Jan 5: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Jan 13: Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 13: Controlling Your Nerves When Presenting: No Vomiting Allowed! (Training Magazine Network)
Jan 28: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Jan 7: Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 7: New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)
Jan 12: Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)
Jan 25: Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Jan 28: Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)
Jan 13: The Uplifting Story of Calvin Spann, a Tuskegee Airman (Mackin)
Jan 16: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)
Jan 23: Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites (PACER)
Jan 27: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

FUNDRAISING
Jan 7: It’s Not Either/Or: Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach (Bloomerang)
Jan 7: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
Jan 12: How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website (Firespring)
Jan 13: How to brand your non-profit in 2021 to increase fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)
Jan 13: Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising (Candid Learning)
Jan 19: Are We There Yet? The Journey To a Major Gift (Blackbaud)
Jan 19: Building on Year-End Momentum: Engaging New Supporters in 2021 and Beyond (TechSoup)
Jan 20: Multi-Channel Donor Communications: What You Can Learn from 119 Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
Jan 20: Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021 (Candid Learning)
Jan 20: Winning Library Grants: Shortcuts and Strategies for Success (Infopeople)
Jan 21: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Jan 27: How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Results (Productive Fundraising)
Jan 28: Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)
Jan 28: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)

LIBRARY SPACES
Jan 13: Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT
Jan 12: Leadership Skills for New(er) Supervisors (Utah State Library)
Jan 20: Are You Getting the Most for Your Technology Dollar? (Idealware)
Jan 21: Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 25: How to Develop Your Leadership Style (Harvard Business Review)
Jan 25: Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Jan 26: Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)
Jan 28: Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Jan 12: Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 12: Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)
Jan 13: Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)
Jan 26: I Didn’t Know I was a Veteran (Infopeople)

PROGRAMMING
Jan 12: Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)
Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)
Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

REFERENCE
Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 14: From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 26: Copyright Office: Celebrating 150 Years of Creativity (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 28: Proposed Legislative Changes for the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)
Jan 7: New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)
Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)
Jan 11: Leveling the Playing Field: Support for Struggling Readers in a Blended Learning Environment (edWeb.net)
Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)
Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 12: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)
Jan 20: Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium! (edWeb.net)
Jan 21: How to Unite Equity, SEL, and Literacy Instruction (edWeb.net)
Jan 21: Manage your Virtual Classroom Stress (InSync Training)
Jan 21: What does it mean to be a school librarian during COVID-19? (Cherry Lake Publishing)
Jan 26: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)
Jan 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 27: Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jan 28: Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: How to Recognize and Understand Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net)
Jan 28: Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)

TECHNOLOGY
Jan 14: Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)
Jan 21: Designing Meaningful Graphics For Your eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)
Jan 26: Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)
Jan 26: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)
Jan 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)
Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 14: From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 21: Manage your Virtual Classroom Stress (InSync Training)
Jan 28: Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)

VOLUNTEERS
Jan 12: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 13: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 20: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (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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