Professional Development

June Online Professional Development Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY
June 25: Storytelling Q&A Session (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
June 16: Building Business Know-How through Data Literacy (Public Library Association)
June 30: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Public Library Social Service (Indiana State Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)
June 26: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)

BOARDS
June 10: All Aboard! Financial Best Practices For Your Board (Network for Good)
June 10: Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)
June 15: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)
June 16: Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS
June 2: Choosing the Right Library School for You (Library Journal)
June 16: Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)
June 21: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Open House 2021 (ALSC)
June 22: Women in Space: The Future of DEI and STEM (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS
June 7: The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)
June 10: Wonder of Wonders! Harnessing the Wonder of Play through Provocations (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)
June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)
June 16: There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)
June 23: Identifying and Managing Hazardous Materials In Museum Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

COMMUNICATION
June 3: Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations (US Census Bureau)
June 3: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
June 15: How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)
June 21: Virtual Facilitation that Rocks! Strategies to encourage engagement during your next online meeting (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
June 23: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)
June 24: Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
June 24: Congress.gov Webinar

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)
June 1: Top Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets (TechSoup)
June 1: Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (Public Library Association)
June 9: Mental Maintenance (Nebraska Library Commission)
June 10: Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)
June 15: How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)
Jun 16: TrendsWatch 2021: Navigating a Disrupted Future (Blackbaud)
June 24: Leading From Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)
June 3: Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library (Public Library Association)
June 4: Queer Peers: Representation in Comics (Booklist)
June 8: Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)
June 8: Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
June 10: Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)
June 15: Eliminating Library Fines: Improving Community Access, Equity and Usage (WebJunction)
June 22: Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)
June 26: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)

FUNDRAISING
June 2: Venture Philanthropy Is On The Rise: Is It In Your Database? (Network for Good)
June 3: Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
June 7: How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
June 8: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)
June 10: Say Yes to A New Fundraising Database: Choosing the Right System (Blackbaud)
June 15: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)
June 15: How to Use the Summer to Prepare Your Organization for Grant Seeking (TechSoup)
June 16: Storytelling for Difficult Subjects (Nonprofit Hub)
June 16: Delivering Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times (Candid Learning)
June 17: Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events (Charity Village)
June 17: Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)
June 24: Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL
June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

LIBRARY SPACES
June 8: Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs (Library Journal)
June 23: Bedbugs in the Library?! (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT
June 9: Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
June 3: Building Connections with Community Assets (WebJunction)
June 9: The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (Federal Depository Library Program)
June 9: Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING
Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science (Public Library Association)
June 8: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)
June 16: There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)
June 19: Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)

READERS’ ADVISORY
June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)
June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)
June 16: Lounging in the Library: an afternoon of authors in conversation… in their comfiest clothing (Library Journal)

REFERENCE
June 2: On Juneteenth (US National Archives)
June 9: Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)
June 10: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
June 15: Government Supports Financial Literacy with Wealth of Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
June 17: New Laws of China and How to Find Them Online (Law Library of Congress)
June 22: Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)
June 24: Congress.gov Webinar

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Help Them Fund Your School Library (EveryLibrary Institute)
June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)
June 2: Supercharge 21st Century Students: Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking (edWeb.net)
June 2: 1st Annual Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club Kick-off Leading From The Library (Future Ready Librarians)
June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)
June 7: The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)
June 8: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)
June 8: Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)
June 8: Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
June 9: Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)
June 14: Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
June 16: How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)
June 16: Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)
June 17: What’s Next? Trauma-Informed Strategies for Helping ALL Students (and Teachers) Succeed! (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
June 19: Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)
June 22: Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)
June 22: Foundations: Analyzing Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
June 22: Curious about Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
June 23: Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)
June 24: Congress.gov Webinar
June 28: Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)
June 29: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

TECHNOLOGY
Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)
June 7: Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB): Helping Households with Broadband & Device Discounts (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
June 14: Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
June 24: Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
June 1: Why Performance-Based, Results-Focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More (Training Magazine Network)
June 9: Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise (InSyncTraining)
June 10: Improving User Satisfaction with Open Access Content (SirsiDynix)
June 10: The Open Access Challenge (SirsiDynix)
June 16: How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)
June 22: Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)
June 23: Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)
June 28: Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)
June 29: Mindset Matters: How to Improve Your Virtual Facilitation Style (Training Magazine Network)
June 29: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS
June 2: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
June 17: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
June 30: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (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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