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 (note: some of these opportunities may not be free):

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Fighting Back When Cuts Are Threatened (EveryLibrary/ISTE)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 11: Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library (WebJunction)
July 16: Your Website Data Called. Are You Listening? (Firespring)
July 24: DAP Learning Series: Misunderstood Metrics (DigitalGov)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

July 17: Assistive Technology to Support Employment: Tools That Bring Accessibility to the Workplace (PACER Center)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)
July 10: Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Teen Nights (aka After Hours) (Nebraska Library Commission)
July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
July 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
July 26: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 29: Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)
July 31: How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 9: The Art of the (Graphic) Novel (Booklist)
July 9: HVAC Installation, Renovation, and Collections Environments – An Introduction (Connecting to Collections Care)
July 11: Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access (Public Library Association)
July 17: Translated Books For Youth: Celebrating the Batchelder Award–Past, Present, and Future (Association for Library Service to Children)
July 18: Circulating Board Games (North Dakota State Library)
July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
July 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
July 30: We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

July 12: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
July 16: Presentation Pointers: Digital Storytelling (State Library of Iowa)
July 24: STEM-LINC Webinar on Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library (North Carolina Library Association)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

July 25: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Summer of Space (Wyoming State Library)
At Your Leisure: Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage (NASA)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 11: RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 11: Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access (Public Library Association)
July 24: Gov Insights: State and Local Innovation (GovLoop)

FUNDRAISING

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 9: Friend/Foundation Relationship (Wyoming State Library)
July 2: 4 Steps to Establish (and Improve) Your Legacy Giving Program (Network for Good)
July 2: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
July 8: The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)
July 9: Set Your Summer up for Success: Win Your Donor’s Hearts, Minds, and Wallets (Network for Good)
July 10: Introduction to Fundraising Planning(Grant Space)
July 10: Empowering the New Generation of Connected Supporters (Blackbaud)
July 11: The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)
July 16: How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event (Charity How-to)
July 17: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
July 23: 4 Steps to Creating a Team to Deliver on Your Mission (Wild Apricot)
July 24: Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You? (Grantspace)
July 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Who, What, Where, When and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (FDLP)
At Your Leisure: Legal Reference Services: Helping Access To Justice (iSchool@UW-Madison)
July 11: Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library (WebJunction)
July 25: Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)

LIBRARY SPACES

July 9: HVAC Installation, Renovation, and Collections Environments – An Introduction (Connecting to Collections Care)

MANAGEMENT

July 16: Staff Development Day (Indiana State Library)
July 16: Cultivating the “Best” Culture – and Training for It (Training Magazine Network)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 9: Leveraging Library Card Sign-up Month in Your Community (Libraries Transform/American Library Association)
July 11: CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You! (Colorado State Library)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Summer of Space (Wyoming State Library)
At Your Leisure: Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage (NASA)
July 10: Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Teen Nights (aka After Hours) (Nebraska Library Commission)
July 11: CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You! (Colorado State Library)
July 11: Living in a Material World: Crafting Programs for Adults (Infopeople)
July 31: How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)

READERS ADVISORY

July 2: First Tuesdays: Navigating a Universe of Stories – Readers’ Advisory this Summer (Washington State Library)
July 9: The Art of the (Graphic) Novel (Booklist)
July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)
July 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
July 30: We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

REFERENCE

At Your Leisure: Who, What, Where, When and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (FDLP)
At Your Leisure: Legal Reference Services: Helping Access To Justice (iSchool@UW-Madison)
July 8: Measles, Immunizations, and Finding Accurate Health Information with MedlinePlus (Federal Depository Library Program)
July 9: From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 9: PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 15: Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
July 17: Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond (U.S. National Archives)
July 25: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)
July 25: Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Healthcare – Key Census Data on Healthcare (U.S. Census)
July 26: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 29: Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Fighting Back When Cuts Are Threatened (EveryLibrary/ISTE)
At Your Leisure: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)
July 8: Smart Network Design for Transformation and Innovation: Reaching in and Beyond the Classroom (edWeb.net)
July 9: Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Students with Pride (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
July 10: Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)
July 15: Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)
July 15: Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
July 16: Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)
July 17: Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)
July 25: Power Packed Primary Sources for the Classroom (Teachers First)

TECHNOLOGY

July 3: Pretty Sweet Tech: Enhance Your Online Security with Password Management Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)
July 11: RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 9: Performance Support: Accelerating Productivity at Point-of-Work (InSync Training)
July 10: ACRL EBSS: Current Topics Discussion on Copyright & Open Educational Resources (Association of College and Research Libraries)
July 10: Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)
July 15: Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)
July 16: Understanding Learners: Leveraging Personas and Design Thinking for Better Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)
July 16: Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)
July 17: Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers : A MidContinental Region Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
July 17: Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)

VOLUNTEERS

July 11: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
July 18: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)
July 30: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

 

*Training opportunities are compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library each month.

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