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

At Your Leisure: Fundamentals of Library Advocacy (EveryLibrary)
Jan 15: Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 8: The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)
Jan 14: Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

CAREERS

Jan 21: How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Dyslexia (WY Lit)
Jan 8: Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jan 14: Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)
Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 15: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)
Jan 16: Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)
Jan 29: Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 14: Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)
Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 15: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)
Jan 23: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Jan 30: Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

COMMUNICATION

Jan 7: The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research)
Jan 21: How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)
Jan 22: That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 22: Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Jan 30: Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 30: Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Jan 16: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)
Jan 21: DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 27: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 29: NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 14: The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)
Jan 22: Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)
Jan 23: Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

FUNDRAISING AND FUNDING

At Your Leisure: Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY2020 (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Jan 2: Let Your Seat Get Cold (Network for Good)
Jan 2: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website (Firespring)
Jan 7: Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget (Bloomerang)
Jan 8: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
Jan 9: How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving (Firespring)
Jan 14: NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 16: How to Lead Event Committees to Success (CharityHowTo)
Jan 23: 3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020 (Grantspace)
Jan 28: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
Jan 29: Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality? (Grantspace)
Jan 30: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff (Infopeople)
Jan 8: The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)
Jan 10: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
Jan 14: Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)
Jan 14: Responding to All: Managing Relationships with Key Constituencies (WebJunction)
Jan 22: Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants (Colorado State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 7: Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)
Jan 15: Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)
Jan 23: Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless (Colorado State Library)
Jan 29: Community Engagement: Straight Talk (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 30: Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING

Jan 7: Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)
Jan 29: Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 23: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

REFERENCE

Jan 7: First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census (Washington State Library)
Jan 14: NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 14: Doing Business with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 16: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 16: Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals (U.S. Census)
Jan 21: DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jan 22: That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 23: Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (U.S. National Archives)
Jan 27: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jan 29: NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 16: Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)
Jan 16: Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)
Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)
Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)
Jan 21: Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)
Jan 22: Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)
Jan 30: Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5 (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 15: Fireside Chat: Exploring the 2020 Tech Landscape (GovLoop)
Jan 21: Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)
Jan 22: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jan 23: Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 9: Context Matters—Quit Writing Questions and Design eLearning Experiences Instead (Training Magazine Network)
Jan 16: Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jan 16: Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)
Jan 16: Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)
Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)
Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)
Jan 30: Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5 (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 15: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 21: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 22: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
Jan 28: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (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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