Professional Development

July Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY
July 20: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync)
July 26: Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures (COSLA/IMLS)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
July 12: Conducting a Risk Audit for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
July 13: How to END Your Dreaded Annual Performance Appraisal Process…in 7 Minutes! (Training Magazine Network)
July 18: Make your Data Over the Counter (O’Reilly)
July 19: Breezing Along with the RML: Mapping Your Customer’s Journey in the Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 19: Effective and Valuable Outreach: Aligning Activities to Goal-Driven Assessment (Georgia Library Association)
July 20: Project Outcome Two-Year Updates & Discussion (Public Library Association)

BOARDS
July 13: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

CAREERS
July 12: Women and the Gig Economy: Secrets to Succeeding in the New World of Work (American Management Association)
July 19: Finding Your Focus: Tips for Early Career Success (Nebraska Library Commission)

CHILDREN & TEENS
July 25: Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
July 6: Accurately Measuring Item Downloads from Institutional Repositories (OCLC)
July 11: Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People (Washington State Library)
July 18: Check Out an Experience! (Colorado State Library)
July 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)
July 25: Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist)
July 28: Care of Books and Scrapbooks (Connecting to Collections Care)

COMMUNICATION
July 18: Make your Data Over the Counter (O’Reilly)
July 20: Essential tips for answering patron questions (OCLC)
July 20: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync)
July 26: How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)
July 26: Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures (COSLA/IMLS)
July 26: 8 Design Tips to Transform Ho-hum PowerPoints into Wow! (Training Magazine Network)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES
July 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)
July 20: Get Ready for the Eclipse! (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
July 13: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
July 18: Changing Models of Customer Service (Utah State Library)
July 25: A Digital Revolution in Government Customer Experience (GovLoop)
July 25: Global Learning and Virtual Teams (InSync)
July 26: How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)
July 26: Big Trends in Small and Rural Libraries (SirsiDynix/Association for Rural & Small Libraries)
July 26: Starting Immigration Services at Your Library (Public Library Association)
July 27: It’s a New World—How to Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring)

FUNDRAISING
July 5: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
July 11: Virtual Conference: The Power of Storytelling (Network for Good)
July 12: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
July 12: 5 Steps to Creating an Influencer-Driven Campaign (Nonprofit Hub)
July 13: How to Navigate the Charitable Giving Landscape (TechSoup)

LIBRARY SPACES
July 11: Eureka! Where Workforce and Business Initiatives Connect with Lifelong Learning (TechSoup)
July 12: From Collections to Commons: How we turned stacks to student spaces at UNL (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT
July 12: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion (Wild Apricot)
July 13: How to END Your Dreaded Annual Performance Appraisal Process…in 7 Minutes! (Training Magazine Network)
July 19: E-rate Update: July 2017 (edWeb)
July 25: Global Learning and Virtual Teams (InSync)
July 26: Big Trends in Small and Rural Libraries (SirsiDynix/Association for Rural & Small Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
July 11: Building Business Connections in Your Community (Federal Depository Library Program)
July 11: A Collective Impact on Literacy: The Power of Partnership (edWeb)
July 19: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 19: Effective and Valuable Outreach: Aligning Activities to Goal-Driven Assessment (Georgia Library Association)
July 26: Starting Immigration Services at Your Library (Public Library Association)

PROGRAMMING
July 10: 2017 Solar Eclipse: The Montana Space Grant Consortium (Montana State Library)
July 11: Eureka! Where Workforce and Business Initiatives Connect with Lifelong Learning (TechSoup)
July 25: Government Information on The Great American Eclipse (Federal Depository Library Program)
July 28: Care of Books and Scrapbooks (Connecting to Collections Care)

READERS’ ADVISORY
July 18: Enticing Book Club Picks (Booklist)
July 25: Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist)

REFERENCE
July 10: American Community Survey Technical Webinar on Race, Tribal, Hispanic and Ancestry Group Statistics (U.S. Census)
July 18: Government Information Research Basics (Federal Depository Library Program)
July 19: Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities (WebJunction)
July 19: A Rendez-vous with Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 20: Essential tips for answering patron questions (OCLC)
July 25: Government Information on The Great American Eclipse (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
July 7: Learn the Best Ways to Use Tools, Apps, & Extensions in the Classroom (SimpleK12)
July 18: 4 Ways to Energize Vitual Learners-Breaking the Virtual Ice (InSync)
July 18: Draw on the Power of Creativity (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY
July 7: Learn the Best Ways to Use Tools, Apps, & Extensions in the Classroom (SimpleK12)
July 19: E-rate Update: July 2017 (edWeb)
July 26: 8 Design Tips to Transform Ho-hum PowerPoints into Wow! (Training Magazine Network)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
July 5: PubMed, PubMed Central, MEDLINE, MedlinePlus…(Nebraska Library Commission)
July 11: Measuring America: An Overview on Hispanic Origin Statistics (U.S. Census)
July 12: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)
July 18: Government Information Research Basics (Federal Depository Library Program)
July 19: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 19: Gamifying Library Instruction: Using Technology to Make Learning Engaging (North Carolina Library Association)
July 19: Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities (WebJunction)
July 19: A Rendez-vous with Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 26: Flipping with Finesse: What Really Works (North Carolina Library Association)

VOLUNTEERS
July 11: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
July 12: Conducting a Risk Audit for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
July 18: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)
July 19: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

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