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: Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course (Montana State Library)
Mar 13: Data Visualizations for Decision-Making (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])
Mar 18: Library Data & Evaluation (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Mar 21: Step Up Your Library Signage (Indiana State Library)
Mar 27: Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar 5: Supercharge Your Storytime Assessment: Using Data to Tell Your Story (WebJunction)
Mar 6: Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course (Montana State Library)
Mar 7: Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power (Bloomerang)
Mar 13: Conducting a Library Facility Security Assessment Without Needing a Security Consultant (Infopeople)
Mar 18: Library Data & Evaluation (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Mar 26: Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach (WebJunction)

BOARDS

Mar 26: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire (GrantSpace)

CAREERS

Mar 5: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher (Utah State Library)
Mar 6: Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians (American Library Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 5: Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Mar 5: The New Three Rs: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])
Mar 6: What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift (Early Childhood Investigations)
Mar 7: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Early Childhood Development (Assoc. For Library Services To Children)
Mar 27: Middle Grade Magic Virtual Summit (School Library Journal)
Mar 27: Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement (Education Week)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 6: New Nonfiction for Spring (School Library Journal)
Mar 8: Spring Picture Books (Booklist)
Mar 12: Springing Forward: Youth Titles to Watch (Booklist)
Mar 13: Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2 (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
Mar 20: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 21: DRM-Free One Year Later: How Libraries Can Transform Data into Actionable Acquisition Methods (Library Journal)

COMMUNICATION

Mar 1: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Mar 5: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
Mar 13: Becoming an Effective Public Speaker (Govloop)
Mar 19: Spiff Up Your Next Presentation (Training Magazine Network)
Mar 21: Step Up Your Library Signage (Indiana State Library)
Mar 25: The Art of Communication (Utah State Library)
Mar 26: What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])
Mar 27: Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Mar 13: Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2 (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)
Mar 21: Digital Horizons: A Treasure Trove (North Dakota State Library)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Mar 19: Find family in Wyoming Newspapers (Wyoming State Library)
Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)
Mar 21: DRM-Free One Year Later: How Libraries Can Transform Data into Actionable Acquisition Methods (Library Journal)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar 5: Women in Leadership: What the Science Says & How to Move Forward in the Era of #MeToo (Washington State Library)
Mar 5: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher (Utah State Library)
Mar 5: How to Create a Sane Life in an Insane World (Insync Training)
Mar 6: Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians (American Library Association)
Mar 6: What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift (Early Childhood Investigations)
Mar 13: Ethics Behind Emerging Technology (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 14: Organize Your Work Life, and Set Yourself Free (Indiana State Library)
Mar 22: 5 Ways to Promote Digital Equity in Your Library (Booklist)
Mar 26: The Compassionate Librarian (Colorado State Library)
Mar 26: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire (GrantSpace)

FUNDRAISING

Mar 4: Simplify Fundraising Now: Set Up a Segmented Spring Appeal (Network for Good)
Mar 5: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
Mar 8: Next Level Income Strategies for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)
Mar 13: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)
Mar 19: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)
Mar 20: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Mar 28: 3 Ways to STAND OUT and Win the Grant! (Bloomerang)

LIBRARY SPACES

Mar 5: Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (OK2Ask)
Mar 6: Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration (AASL)

MANAGEMENT

Mar 5: Women in Leadership: What the Science Says & How to Move Forward in the Era of #MeToo (Washington State Library)
Mar 7: Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power (Bloomerang)
Mar 12: Developing the Coaching Skills of Your Managers and Leaders (Training Industry)
Mar 13: Recruitment on a Mission: How Nonprofits Can Attract & Retain Today’s Talent (GuideStar)
Mar 26: Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach (WebJunction)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar 5: Seed Libraries: Supporting our Communities & Building Partnerships Through Gardening (Indiana State Library)
Mar 8: Recharge Your Book Club (Utah State Library)
Mar 12: Our Ever-Changing Nation: How U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources can benefit your community (Infopeople)

PROGRAMMING

Mar 5: Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Mar 8: Recharge Your Book Club (Utah State Library)
Mar 13: Becoming an Effective Public Speaker (Govloop)
Mar 14: Responding to Humans in Crisis: New Tools to Reduce Homelessness (Govloop)
Mar 20: Climate Change and Community Health in Rural Alaska (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar 6: New Nonfiction for Spring (School Library Journal)
Mar 8: Spring Picture Books (Booklist)
Mar 12: Springing Forward: Youth Titles to Watch (Booklist)
Mar 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)
Mar 20: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar 5: The New Three Rs: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])
Mar 5: Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (OK2Ask)
Mar 6: Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration (AASL)
Mar 7: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Early Childhood Development (Assoc. For Library Services To Children)
Mar 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)
Mar 26: What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])
Mar 27: Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 6: Improving Internet Access In US Libraries: the ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 13: Ethics Behind Emerging Technology (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mar 14: Cloud Computing: First Steps to Jump-Start Your Cloud Project (TechSoup)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar 13: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design (Library 2.0)
Mar 14: Responding to Humans in Crisis: New Tools to Reduce Homelessness (Govloop)
Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)
Mar 26: The Compassionate Librarian (Colorado State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 5: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)
Mar 12: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
Mar 26: Volunteerism in the Digital Age (TechSoup)

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