Professional Development

March Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY
Mar 6: Advocacy Resources to Serve Immigrants and Refugees (IRRT)
Mar 15: Showcase your institution’s research (and library capabilities!) (Library Connect)
Mar 26: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy: Building the Data Infrastructure with GuideStar (GuideStar)
Mar 29: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Mar 5: Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)
Mar 6: Measures that Matter (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
Mar 7: Measures that Matter (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
Mar 8: Teen Growth & Development (YALSA)
Mar 14: Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Mar 28: How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) (Indiana State Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Mar 1: Study Skills 1: Research and Note-taking Skills (Center on Technology and Disability)
Mar 8: Current and Emerging Technology for Individuals with Autism (edWeb)
Mar 22: Study Skills 2: Multi-Sensory Learning and Review (Center on Technology and Disability)
Mar 28: NCompass Live: Providing Access to the Good Life for the Disabled (Nebraska Library Commission)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Mar 8: Teen Growth & Development (YALSA)
Mar 14: Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)
Mar 21: Block Play: Building a Foundation of Early Learning in the Library (Indiana State Library)
Mar 21: Play Therapy Techniques in Early Childhood Settings: Supporting Social-emotional Learning & Self-regulation (Early Childhood Investigations)
Mar 28: Robotics, Maker Spaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh, My! (School Library Journal)
Mar 28: Abuse? Not Our Kids! Protecting Children from Abuse by Empowering Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Mar 2: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading list for readers grades K-12! (Booklist)
Mar 6: Spring YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)
Mar 13: Current in Comics: Upcoming Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)
Mar 21: NCompass Live: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 21: LGBTQAI+ Books to Share, Conversations to Have (Association for Library Services to Children)
Mar 22: The Newest Graphic Novels: What’s Hot for Spring (School Library Journal)
Mar 22: The Cabinet of Death: Tales of Conservation & Storage from the Mütter Abditory (Connecting to Collections Care)
Mar 28: What’s hiding in your library? How to tell which print monographs to preserve and which to remove (OCLC)

COMMUNICATION
Mar 1: 6 Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)
Mar 7: Facilitating Constructive Contributions: Dealing with Difficult Behaviors; Helping People Share from a Better Place (Infopeople)
Mar 8: Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits (IdealWare)
Mar 8: Handling Negative Feedback Online: Strategies for your Library (Infopeople)
Mar 9: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Mar 27: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
Mar 29: Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities (WebJunction)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES
At Your Leisure: eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Mar 1: The OER Landscape: An Introduction (Montana State University Library)
Mar 7: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot: Phase Two (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
Mar 7: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Mar 7: 3 Ways the New Tax Reform Act Impacts the Nonprofit Community (Network for Good)
Mar 8: Library 2.018: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice (Library 2.0/SJSU)
Mar 14: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations Part 2 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Mar 15: Bitcoin for Good: Digital Currencies and Blockchain for Nonprofits (GrantSpace)
Mar 19: Active Shooters and Armed Assailants: Responses and Realistic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Mar 28: Abuse? Not Our Kids! Protecting Children from Abuse by Empowering Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)
Mar 29: Teaching Privacy in Libraries: strategies and tools (Infopeole)

FUNDRAISING
Mar 1: What are Simple Development Systems and How Can They Help You? (Bloomerang)
Mar 2: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)
Mar 7: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Mar 8: The 5 Donor Love Languages (Bloomerang)
Mar 13: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)
Mar 14: Visualizing Funding for Libraries: You’ve Gathered the Data, Now What? (WebJunction)
Mar 15: Get a Grip on Grants: From Searching to Spending (Library Journal)
Mar 22: 4 Secrets to Supercharge Your Major Gift Program in 20 Minutes a Day or Less (Bloomerang)
Mar 22: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part III (Wyoming State Library)
Mar 22: Why Fundraising is the F Word to Your Board Members and How to Fix It with Rachel Muir (Firespring)
Mar 26: Securing Grant Funding for Your STEAM and Coding Programs (edWeb)
Mar 26: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy: Building the Data Infrastructure with GuideStar (GuideStar)
Mar 27: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

LEGAL
Mar 1: Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students (ALA District Dispatch)

LIBRARY SPACES
Mar 15: How to Create Safe and Active Learning Environments (Demco)
Mar 21: Makerspace Successes, Makerspace Challenges (edWeb)
Mar 28: Robotics, Maker Spaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh, My! (School Library Journal)
Mar 28: NCompass Live: Providing Access to the Good Life for the Disabled (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT
Mar 1: The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of High Performance Teams (American Management Association)
Mar 6: Develop a Winning Nonprofit Culture with Minimal Resources (Firespring)
Mar 22: Making Leadership Happen, at Scale: Combining Collaborative Approaches to Leadership with Emerging Digital Learning Tools (Training Magazine Network)
Mar 28: How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Mar 6: Partnerships with Correctional Libraries (Colorado State Library)
Mar 6: Advocacy Resources to Serve Immigrants and Refugees (IRRT)
Mar 7: NCompass Live: Pioneers in Violence Prevention: Libraries & Rape Crisis Centers (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 7: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Mar 7: The Role of Public Libraries in Healthy Communities (Indiana State Library)
Mar 14: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations Part 2 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING
Mar 6: Going for Gold: Insider’s Scoop on the Newbery Medal (Britannica Digital Library)
Mar 7: Let’s Move in Libraries (Let’s Move in Libraries)
Mar 7: The Role of Public Libraries in Healthy Communities (Indiana State Library)
Mar 14: NCompass Live: Tops and Flops of Library Programs (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 14: Growing Your Library’s Role: Creating a Community Garden with Impact (Programming Librarian)
Mar 14: Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)
Mar 15: Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural (Indiana State Library)
Mar 20: Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Mar 21: Block Play: Building a Foundation of Early Learning in the Library (Indiana State Library)
Mar 21: Play Therapy Techniques in Early Childhood Settings: Supporting Social-emotional Learning & Self-regulation (Early Childhood Investigations)
Mar 22: Not-Just-Books-Mobile (North Dakota State Library)
Mar 29: Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities (WebJunction)

READER’S ADVISORY
Mar 2: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading list for readers grades K-12! (Booklist)
Mar 6: Spring YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)
Mar 13: Current in Comics: Upcoming Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)
Mar 21: NCompass Live: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 21: LGBTQAI+ Books to Share, Conversations to Have (Association for Library Services to Children)
Mar 22: The Newest Graphic Novels: What’s Hot for Spring (School Library Journal)

REFERENCE
Mar 6: Financial Literacy: Facts vs. Fiction (Washington State Library)
Mar 6: USGS Library Materials for Earth’s Age (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 8: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Mar 9: Relevant, Relatable Reference Services in Your Library (Booklist)
Mar 14: Access and Transparency: Records held at the National Archives (U.S. National Archives)
Mar 15: Economic Programs Webinar Series: Healthcare (U.S. Census Bureau)
Mar 20: Make Your Smartphone A Depository Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
Mar 21: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Mar 29: Census Data: Accessing Geographies within Geographies (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Mar 6: A Fresh Look at Test-Prep Tools (edWeb)
Mar 6: Going for Gold: Insider’s Scoop on the Newbery Medal (Britannica Digital Library)
Mar 7: AASL Standards and Advocacy Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly (American Association of School Librarians)
Mar 20: Your State Association Supporting AASL Standards for Your Local Context (American Association of School Librarians)
Mar 21: Makerspace Successes, Makerspace Challenges (edWeb)
Mar 28: Integrating Digital Literacy into Core Subject Areas (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY
Mar 1: The OER Landscape: An Introduction (Montana State University Library)
Mar 6: QuickBooks Desktop for Existing Users (TechSoup)
Mar 8: QuickBooks Online for New Nonprofit Users (TechSoup)
Mar 8: Digital Forms: Improving Efficiency in the Field (GovLoop)
Mar 13: Increase Library Hours & Access with open+ (Library Journal)
Mar 15: QuickBooks Desktop for Existing Users (TechSoup)
Mar 20: Cloud Identity for Nonprofits: How City Year Streamlines User Access to Advance Their Mission (TechSoup)
Mar 22: Robots: Our New Helpers or Our New Overlords? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Mar 26: Securing Grant Funding for Your STEAM and Coding Programs (edWeb)
Mar 27: Digital Fundraising Tools and Trends for 2018 (TechSoup)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Mar 6: Training Needs and the Role of Measurement (Training Industry)
Mar 12: Mental Health Awareness and the Library Profession (American Libraries Live)
Mar 14: Reduce the Anxiety: A Roadmap to Planning a Stress-Free Library Staff Development Day (Georgia Public Library Service)
Mar 19: Active Shooters and Armed Assailants: Responses and Realistic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Mar 22: How to Get Agency Support for Professional Development (GovLoop)
Mar 29: Teaching Privacy in Libraries: strategies and tools (Infopeole)
Mar 29: Census Data: Accessing Geographies within Geographies (Federal Depository Library Program)

VOLUNTEERS
Mar 22: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
Mar 29: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

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