Professional Development

January Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY

Jan 16: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers with Linda Bruno, Part I (Utah State Library)
Jan 30: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers Part II (Utah State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 30: From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library (WebJunction)

CAREERS

Jan 4: Your Government Career Resolutions (GovLoop)
Jan 26: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers (American Management Association)
Jan 30: Is Consulting Your Next Calling? (GrantSpace)
Jan 31: Miss Manners: You Might be Sabotaging Your Career (Indiana State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 3: Strengthening Inclusive Early Childhood Programs with Music Therapy Strategies: The Director’s Role in Tuning up Music to Turn on Inclusion (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jan 31: Whole Leadership: Balancing Priorities of Administration and Pedagogy (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 31: Introducing the Notable Books for a Global Society Collection: Promoting Understanding of Diversity (Association for Library Service to Children)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Jan 18: Database of the Month: Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit and WY Newspapers (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 10: Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While Building the World’s Encyclopedia (WebJunction)
Jan 23: 5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Jan 31: Miss Manners: You Might be Sabotaging Your Career (Indiana State Library)

FUNDRAISING

Jan 9: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)
Jan 10: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Jan 12: Community Engagement and Fundraising (American Libraries Live)
Jan 17: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Jan 24: 7 Steps For Getting Started in Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)

LEGAL

Jan 16: Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians (Washington State Library)
Jan 18: How to Better Serve Your LEP Audience by Meeting the Federal Requirements (DigitalGov)

LIBRARY SPACES

Jan 17: Bigger on the Inside: Programming for Small Spaces (Programming Librarian)
Jan 30: From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

Jan 11: Tips & Tactics for Time Management & Organizational Skills (Utah State Library)
Jan 30: From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library (WebJunction)
Jan 18: The Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do (InfoPeople)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 18: When a Patron Needs More Than a Book: Transformation has no due date (Colorado State Library)
Jan 30: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers Part II (Utah State Library)
Jan 31: The Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation Chapter (Nebraska Library Commission)

PROGRAMMING

Jan 9: Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes (Washington State Library)
Jan 10: Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Early Literacy/School Age (Indiana State Library)
Jan 10: Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Teen/Adult (Indiana State Library)
Jan 12: Learn More: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (Programming Librarian)
Jan 17: Bigger on the Inside: Programming for Small Spaces (Programming Librarian)
Jan 17: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in Preschool: Programs and Practices that Work (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jan 18: The New Adult in the Library: What They Want, and What Libraries Can Offer (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Jan 22: Making Readers: How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Jan 26: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers (American Management Association)

READER’S ADVISORY

Jan 3: Best New Children’s Books of 2017 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 9: Morris Award Finalists, 2018 (Booklist)
Jan 11: Presenting the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Shortlist: With Jennifer Egan, David Grann, and Nancy Miller (Booklist)
Jan 23: Mirror, Mirror, Who Do You See in Your Books? Reaching Diverse Readers (Booklist)
Jan 31: Introducing the Notable Books for a Global Society Collection: Promoting Understanding of Diversity (Association for Library Service to Children)

REFERENCE

Jan 10: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 16: American FactFinder: An Introduction (U.S. Census)
Jan 17: USGS Library Materials for Earth’s Age (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 19: The Conversation with Steve Bell: Academic Libraries and Higher Education Continues (The TLT Group)
Jan 23: Federal Government Databases and Websites: A Surprising Source of State and Local Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 24: Google This! The Research Process Revisited (edWeb)
Jan 24: FDLP LibGuides for Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 9: Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership (American Association of School Librarians)
Jan 11: Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings (Alliance for Excellent Education)
Jan 11: Creative Coding Rotation Stations for K-5 Classrooms (edWeb)
Jan 25: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part I (Wyoming State Library)
Jan 30: Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)
Jan 31: Whole Leadership: Balancing Priorities of Administration and Pedagogy (Early Childhood Investigations)

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 4: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)
Jan 24: 30- Minute Tips and Timesavers (Blackbaud)
Jan 31: The Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation Chapter (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 16: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers with Linda Bruno, Part I (Utah State Library)
Jan 16: Blended Learning: What Works (InSync Training)
Jan 24: Google This! The Research Process Revisited (edWeb)
Jan 30: Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)
Jan 30: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers Part II (Utah State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 9: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 11: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 23: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 24: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 25: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

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