Professional Development

June Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY
Jun 2: Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget (IdealWare)
Jun 4: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)
Jun 10: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times (Connecting to Collections Care)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Jun 8: Global Library Exchange: COVID-19 and Libraries (East Carolina University)
Jun 17: Tips for Nonprofit Sustainability (Nonprofit Hub)
Jun 18: Preparing for Project Failure (Pattern Research, Inc.)
Jun 22: Is strategic planning dead? Preparing for the future when tomorrow is uncertain (Fast Forward Libraries)
Jun 24: No Secrets! Preparing Your Organization for Your Retirement (Indiana State Library)
Jun 24: Why Your Library Needs a New, Short-Term Strategic Plan (Pattern Research, Inc.)

BOARDS
Jun 24: Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS
Jun 3: Curious About Supervision: The Resume (Colorado State Library)
Jun 10: Identity and Impostor Syndrome in Library Makerspaces (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jun 24: No Secrets! Preparing Your Organization for Your Retirement (Indiana State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Jun 6: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)
Jun 13: Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printing Online (PACER)
Jun 16: Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Jun 2: E-Resource Troubleshooting: A Staff Training Strategy (North Carolina Library Association)
Jun 2: Summertime D.I.Y.: Crafts & Gardening Titles and Tips (Booklist)
Jun 4: Fall 2020 Book Buzz with Your Favorite Publishers (School Library Journal)
Jun 5: COVID-19 and Collections Care (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jun 5: Amazing Audiobooks for Summer and Beyond (Booklist)
Jun 9: Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 (Booklist)
Jun 10: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times (Connecting to Collections Care)
Jun 16: Picture Book Parade: Books from Small Presses (Booklist)
Jun 19: Booklist’s Middle Grade Panel (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION
Jun 2: Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget (IdealWare)
Jun 4: The marketing value proposition: Why buy-in makes all the difference (OCLC)
Jun 4: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)
Jun 17: Who are These People & Why are They in My Library? Using Empathy & UX to Understand Your Library Patrons (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jun 18: 5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation (North Dakota State Library)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
At Your Leisure: Finding Family in WY Newspapers (Wyoming State Library)
Jun 2: Shaking Out Digital Project Resources for Community Libraries & Heritage Centers (Washington State Library)
Jun 9: Bringing Students Back to the Page: Using Digital Resources to Accelerate Learning (edWeb.net)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
At Your Leisure: 5 Ways To Lead In An Era Of Constant Change (TED Talk)
Jun 3: Curious About Supervision: The Resume (Colorado State Library)
Jun 3: Automating Virtual Student Library Cards (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jun 3: COVID-19, Where Do We Go From Here? (North Carolina Library Association)
Jun 3: Identity and Remote Work- How Do You Stay Secure? (GovLoop)
Jun 8: Global Library Exchange: COVID-19 and Libraries (East Carolina University)
Jun 8: How Higher Education Institutions Are Navigating the New Normal (Blackbaud)
Jun 9: More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 1 (State Library of North Carolina)
Jun 11: Library responses to COVID-19: Impacts on ongoing low-morale experiences (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jun 16: More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 2 (State Library of North Carolina)
Jun 18: Best Practices for Helping You Adapt to the New Normal (GovLoop)

FUNDRAISING
Jun 2: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)
Jun 3: Turning Your Supporters Into Fundraisers: Helping Stakeholders Make The Ask (Network for Good)
Jun 8: How Higher Education Institutions Are Navigating the New Normal (Blackbaud)
Jun 10: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times (Connecting to Collections Care)
Jun 17: @fundraiserchad’s Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)
Jun 17: Community Foundations as a COVID-19 Resource: How to Leverage Donor-Advised Funds (GrantSpace)
Jun 18: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World
Jun 24: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
Jun 30: How to Ask for $ in Tough Times: 12 Tactics in 24 Minutes (Lyrasis)

LEGAL
Jun 11: Libraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT
At Your Leisure: 5 Ways To Lead In An Era Of Constant Change (TED Talk)
Jun 4: The Making and Molding of High Potential Talent (Training Industry)
Jun 4: Leadership Character Is Key in a COVID-19 World (Training Magazine Network)
Jun 5: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Jun 10: Sorry….You Just Don’t Fit into our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions (Colorado State Library)
Jun 10: Fostering a Growth Mindset in Difficult Times (Nonprofit Hub)
Jun 11: Library responses to COVID-19: Impacts on ongoing low-morale experiences (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jun 11: What Resilient Companies Do Differently (Harvard Business Review)
Jun 15: Neurodiversity in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Jun 17: Who are These People & Why are They in My Library? Using Empathy & UX to Understand Your Library Patrons (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jun 18: Preparing for Project Failure (Pattern Research, Inc.)
Jun 18: 5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation (North Dakota State Library)
Jun 22: Is strategic planning dead? Preparing for the future when tomorrow is uncertain (Fast Forward Libraries)
Jun 24: Why Your Library Needs a New, Short-Term Strategic Plan (Pattern Research, Inc.)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
At Your Leisure: Open Together: School Librarians as Community Activators (EveryLibrary)
Jun 2: Equal Access for Every Ability (Public Library Association)
Jun 17: Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING
Jun 6: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)
Jun 13: Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printing Online (PACER)
Jun 16: Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Jun 2: Summertime D.I.Y.: Crafts & Gardening Titles and Tips (Booklist)
Jun 4: Fall 2020 Book Buzz with Your Favorite Publishers (School Library Journal)
Jun 5: Amazing Audiobooks for Summer and Beyond (Booklist)
Jun 9: Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 (Booklist)
Jun 16: Picture Book Parade: Books from Small Presses (Booklist)
Jun 19: Booklist’s Middle Grade Panel (Booklist)

REFERENCE
Jun 2: Attentional Fitness 101: Sneaking Mindfulness into Real Life (State Library of North Carolina)
Jun 2: The Presidential Records Act in the Age of Twitter (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jun 2: From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jun 4: How PubMed Works: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jun 9: More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 1 (State Library of North Carolina)
Jun 10: Foundations: Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)
Jun 11: Resources Across the Generations: Government Resources to Cover Everyone From the Greatest Generation to Gen Z (Federal Depository Library Program)
Jun 11: How PubMed Works: Selection (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Jun 16: More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 2 (State Library of North Carolina)
Jun 17: Mindful Emotion Regulation Strategies for Early Educators and the Children With Whom They Work (Early Childhood Investigations)
Jun 24: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
At Your Leisure: Open Together: School Librarians as Community Activators (EveryLibrary)
At Your Leisure: Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)
Jun 2: Escape from the Ordinary: Creating Curriculum-Connected Breakouts (School Library Connection)
Jun 3: Automating Virtual Student Library Cards (Nebraska Library Commission)
Jun 3: Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners (Library of Congress)
Jun 4: Ideas for Distance Learning and Back to School (AbleNet)
Jun 9: Bringing Students Back to the Page: Using Digital Resources to Accelerate Learning (edWeb.net)
Jun 10: Foundations: Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)
Jun 17: Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books (Library of Congress)
Jun 24: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

TECHNOLOGY
Jun 2: Equal Access for Every Ability (Public Library Association)
Jun 3: Identity and Remote Work- How Do You Stay Secure? (GovLoop)
Jun 6: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)
Jun 13: Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printing Online (PACER)
Jun 24: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Jun 2: E-Resource Troubleshooting: A Staff Training Strategy (North Carolina Library Association)
Jun 3: Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners (Library of Congress)
Jun 4: Ideas for Distance Learning and Back to School (AbleNet)
Jun 16: History’s Ears Are Ringing: Examining Archival Evidence of Past Pandemics (Library Journal/Wiley Digital Archives)
Jun 17: Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books (Library of Congress)
Jun 24: The Big 4: Things to Consider When Choosing an Assessment Tool (Training Magazine Network)
Jun 24: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS
Jun 2: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
Jun 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (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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