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March 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
At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)
Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])
Mar 9: Ballot Success: A Case Study with Riverside Public Library (NoveList)
Mar 19: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Mar 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Mar 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization (Research Institute for Public Libraries)
Mar 4: Evaluating Program Success in a World Gone Virtual (Programming Librarian)
Mar 10: Evaluation: The Key to Maximizing the Success of Library Programs (Infopeople)
Mar 16: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Evaluation + Culture = Change (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Mar 9: Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)
Mar 10: DIY AT for the New Normal (AbleNet)
Mar 23: Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Material (Pacer)

BOARDS
Mar 30: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)
Mar 31: Board Engagement (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS
Mar 9: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Mar 6: Tech for Teens: 3D Printing Online (Pacer)
Mar 9: Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)
Mar 16: Embracing Risk-Friendly Learning (Infopeople)
Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)
Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)
Mar 10: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)
Mar 16: Better Faster: Using MarcEdit to Process and Enhance CRDP Records (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)
Mar 17: Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 17: Lifting Voices: Black Joy and the Craft of Literature (Mackin)

COMMUNICATION
Mar 1: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Mar 2: OCLC and Linked Data: The transition to contextual metadata (OCLC)
Mar 3: Engaging Patrons with Social Media (Niche Academy)
Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)
Mar 18: Being Heard During COVID-19 (Cherry Lake Publishing)
Mar 19: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Mar 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
Mar 31: Fireside Chat: Virtual Meetings, Virtual Chats, Virtual Everything – How to Actually Collaborate (GovLoop)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
At Your Leisure: SimplyE and Digital Resource Solutions During the Second Wave (EveryLibrary Institute)
Mar 9: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
At Your Leisure: ChiltonLibrary Webinar (Gale)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)
Mar 2: Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (National Archives)
Mar 11: 7 Steps to a Strong Nonprofit Back Office (Bloomerang)
Mar 16: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (GovLoop)
Mar 16: Reinventing & Re-envisioning Storytime in A Pandemic World (Utah State Library)
Mar 18: Lessons from the COVID pivot: Community engagement now and in the future (OCLC)
Mar 24: Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library (WebJunction)
Mar 24: Summer Food Service Program: How to Become a Sponsor or Site (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Mar 25: The Brand Inside: Efficiency Starts with Empathy (Nonprofit Hub)
Mar 30: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Mar 2: Re-Envisioning LIS: Activating Social Justice (Washington State Library)
Mar 9: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Mar 9: From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Mar 24: Inclusive Data and Community Engagement: New Roles for Libraries to Shape Knowledge Creation and Use (Research Institute for Public Libraries)
Mar 9: Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)
Mar 16: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (GovLoop)
Mar 17: Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Mar 24: Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners (Candid Learning)
Mar 25: Advancing Your Agency Through Diversity and Equity (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

FUNDRAISING
Mar 2: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)
Mar 3: Recurring Email Campaigns: Don’t Set It And Forget It (Blackbaud)
Mar 3: Introduction to Individual Giving (Candid Learning)
Mar 3: The Mystical Secret for Turning Free Content into Valuable Donors (Nonprofit Hub)
Mar 4: GoFundMe Charity is shutting down. Learn how to reduce the impact on your organization and 2021 fundraising goals. (Charity Village)
Mar 4: Free and Low Cost Tools, Software, and Services (TechImpact)
Mar 4: Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)
Mar 11: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)
Mar 17: Boost your visibility & funding by listening to the people you serve (Candid Learning)
Mar 30: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL
Mar 2: Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (National Archives)
Mar 4: CopyTalk: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources (American Library Association)
Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

MANAGEMENT
Mar 2: Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development (Training Industry)
Mar 11: Do-It-Yourself Conflict Resolution (Charity Village)
Mar 17: Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Mar 18: A Whole Lotta Sugar in My Library Lemonade (Indiana State Library)
Mar 24: Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners (Candid Learning)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
At Your Leisure: Outreach Outside the Box (InfoPeople)
Mar 2: Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Mar 3: Engaging Patrons with Social Media (Niche Academy)
Mar 4: Advocating for K-12 Resources During Covid-19 (Association for Library Service to Children)
Mar 9: Public library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)
Mar 10: Media Literacy for Adults: Civics (Programming Librarian)
Mar 16: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Mar 24: Summer Food Service Program: How to Become a Sponsor or Site (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Mar 24: Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING
Mar 11: Virtual Programming Development (Association for Library Service to Children)
Mar 16: Reinventing & Re-envisioning Storytime in A Pandemic World (Utah State Library)
Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)
Mar 24: Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)
Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)
Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

REFERENCE
At Your Leisure: How To Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute)
At Your Leisure: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 1: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Mar 2: OCLC and Linked Data: The transition to contextual metadata (OCLC)
Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)
Mar 9: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
Mar 11: U.S. Naval Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 16: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)
Mar 18: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
Mar 25: When Was This Photograph Taken? (Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)
Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)
Mar 2: AASL Watch Party: Research Ready (American Association of School Librarians)
Mar 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Brad Meltzer and Dan Santat (Follett)
Mar 3: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (Meet the AASL Candidates) (American Association of School Librarians)
Mar 4: Advocating for K-12 Resources During Covid-19 (Association for Library Service to Children)
Mar 6: Tech for Teens: 3D Printing Online (Pacer)
Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)
Mar 9: From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Mar 9: Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)
Mar 10: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)
Mar 11: Supporting Content-Area Writing For Secondary English Learners: Scaffolds For Success (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)
Mar 17: Lifting Voices: Black Joy and the Craft of Literature (Mackin)
Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)
Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources
Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 18: How Librarians Can Foster Collaborative Learning (edWeb)
Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)
Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)
Mar 23: Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Material (Pacer)
Mar 25: When Was This Photograph Taken? (Library of Congress)
Mar 30: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (Ok2Ask)

TECHNOLOGY
Mar 2: What Hardware Does Your Nonprofit Need Most? (TechSoup)
Mar 4: Free and Low Cost Tools, Software, and Services (TechImpact)
Mar 16: Tools of Engagement for Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)
Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)
Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)
Mar 30: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (Ok2Ask)
Mar 31: Pretty Sweet Tech – How I Turned My Dad’s House Into a Smart Home Using Amazon Alexa Devices (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
At Your Leisure: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 2: Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development (Training Industry)
Mar 4: CopyTalk: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources (American Library Association)
Mar 9: Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)
Mar 10: Emotional Intelligence and Engaging your Audience in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)
Mar 16: PowerPoint Presenting in a Remote World (Training Magazine Network)
Mar 16: Tools of Engagement for Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)
Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

VOLUNTEERS
Mar 3: Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
Mar 18: 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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