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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 22: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Jan 29: 3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships (Wild Apricot)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
Jan 24: I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Jan 8: APPy Hour: Take Control of Your New Year’s Resolutions – Apps to Track Habits, Get Reminders, and Stay Healthy (PACER Center)
Jan 31: Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home (PACER Center)

BOARDS

Jan 9: Getting the Most Bang from Your Board (Of Directors): Leading Your Program’s Board Room (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)

CAREERS

Jan 23: Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)
Jan 23: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
Jan 23: Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)
Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Jan 29: Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations (edWeb)
Jan 30: Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (American Association of School Librarians)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 2: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 8: Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)
Jan 15: Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)
Jan 29: Building and Maintaining a Graphic Novel and Comics Collection (Utah State Library)

COMMUNICATION

Jan 9: NCompass Live: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 9: Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Jan 10: How to Write Effective Web Copy (Bloomerang)
Jan 11: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)
Jan 22: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Jan 29: 3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships (Wild Apricot)
Jan 31: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Jan 8: Delivering Value to Your Community through Your Library’s Electronic Resources (Washington State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 22: Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)
Jan 23: Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)
Jan 23: Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)
Jan 23: The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)
Jan 23: Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople)
Jan 23: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)

FUNDRAISING

Jan 2: How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)
Jan 9: How to Build and Sustain Your Major Gifts Pipeline (Nonprofit Hub)
Jan 9: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Jan 10: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
Jan 16: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Jan 31: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

MANAGEMENT

Jan 15: Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace (Infopeople)
Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)
Jan 24: I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 15: Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

PROGRAMMING

Jan 8: Health Literacy Begins at Your Library (WebJunction)
Jan 10: Design Squad Global Inventing Green: Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering around Sustainability (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
Jan 17: Innovative Libraries Online Conference: Libraries at the Center of Community Life (State Library of Iowa)
Jan 23: Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)
Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

READER’S ADVISORY

Jan 2: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 8: Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)
Jan 9: NCompass Live: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 15: Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Jan 9: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Jan 18: Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 8: GIS In Your Classroom: Map Contests & More (Technology & Innovation in Education)
Jan 12: STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (SimpleK12)
Jan 16: Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources (School Library Connection)
Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
Jan 29: Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations (edWeb)
Jan 30: Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (American Association of School Librarians)
Jan 31: Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home (PACER Center)

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 10: Nonprofit Tech Trends 2019 (Idealware)
Jan 15: TechSoup Tour: How to Access Donations, Discounts, and Resources (TechSoup)
Jan 17: Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb)
Jan 23: The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)
Jan 23: Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople)
Jan 23: Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)
Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 8: Become a PowerPoint Jedi with the Force of Templates & Masters (Training Magazine Network)
Jan 17: Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb)
Jan 18: Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live)
Jan 22: Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 8: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 10: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 31: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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