Professional Development

May Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY
May 17: Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)
May 17: Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
May 11: Project Outcome Update: Website & Survey Management Improvements (Public Library Association)
May 18: Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association)
May 23: Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape (WebJunction and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
May 24: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

CAREERS
May 3: Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS
May 23: Government Media for Children (Federal Depository Library)
May 24: Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
May 1: Working with Disaster Recovery Companies: What You Need to Know (Connecting to Collections)
May 2: The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects- an e-discussion (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
May 10: What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)
May 17: NCompass Live: Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, Book box binge, Makerspace Kits and more (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 18: Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION
May 17: Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES
May 16: Database of the month:  GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2017 (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
May 24: NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)

FUNDRAISING
May 3: 3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money (4Good)
May 4: Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)
May 9: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)
May 9: Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)
May 10: Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign? (4Good)
May 10: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
May 11: Nonprofit 911: Building a Fundraising Board (Network for Good)
May 17: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
May 25: Advanced Crowdfunding Strategies (Firespring)

LIBRARY SPACES
May 11: Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets (Demco)

MANAGEMENT
May 3: Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)
May 4: Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)
May 5: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
May 9: Dealing With Difficult Behavior (Utah State Library)
May 10: Nonprofit Productivity Hacks to Conquer the Summer Slowdown (Nonprofit Hub)
May 17: FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)
May 24: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
May 4: The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
May 9: Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
May 11: Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success (WebJunction)
May 16: Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library)
May 31: Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

PROGRAMMING
May 1: Libraries Transforming Communities: Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change Process (Programming Librarian)
May 2: Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Program (Washington State Library)
May 3: NCompass Live: UNL Extension – The Learning Child – Co-Parenting for Successful Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 9: Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
May 17: Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

READERS’ ADVISORY
May 10: What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)
May 18: Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

REFERENCE
May 2: Basics of Personal Digital File Management (Booklist)
May 3: Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process (Georgia Library Association)
May 4: Measuring America Series: Accessing Industry, Occupation and Class of Worker Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)
May 10: USGS Library – Using USGS Image, Map, and Data Products for Information Inquiries (Federal Depository Library Program)
May 18: Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
May 16: Database of the month:  GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2017 (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY
May 2: What Is the Impact of Video? (Library Journal)
May 3: All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 2 (Utah State Library)
May 10: All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 3 (Utah State Library)
May 23: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 7 (Infopeople)
May 24: Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)
May 24: NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 31: Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
May 16: Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? (Insync Training)
May 17: Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL)
May 18: Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)
May 25: Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (Insync Training)
May 23: Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design (Insync Training)

VOLUNTEERS
May 9: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
May 9: How Top Non-profits Get Volunteers to Sustain Their Service (Wild Apricot)
May 15: Volunteers in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
May 18: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
May 23: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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