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 23: NCompass Live: Big-Time Library Support in Small Towns (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • May 24: Face-to-Face: Creating Constructive Conversations within our Communities (Colorado State Library)
  • May 29: Taking Community Partnerships to the Next Level (WebJunction)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • May 16: Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it (Center on Technology and Disability)

BOARDS

  • May 24: Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction & ARSL)

CAREERS

  • May 7: Institutional Politics: Be more influential in terms of your career, your library, and the organization your library serves (Siera)
  • May 17: The Importance of Self Care (Charity Village)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • May 1: Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate (School Library Journal)
  • May 2: Heart-Centered Leadership for Inspired Nature-Rich Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • May 8: Summer YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)
  • May 10: Learning Environments (YALSA)
  • May 22: Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship (edWeb)
  • May 23: Increase Enrollment by Making Your ECE Program Stand Out with Features Families Crave (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • May 24: LITTLE WOMEN for a New Generation (PBS Learning Media)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • May 8: Quality Research Solutions to Maximize Remaining Budgets (Library Journal)
  • May 10: Throw It Back with Penguin’s #TBT Webinar (School Library Journal)
  • May 15: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
  • May 15: Visual Merchandising for Public Libraries: Practical Strategies for Applying Bookstore Insights to Library Collections (Infopeople)
  • May 17: Caring for Your Historic Globe Collection (Connecting to Collections Care)
  • May 21: Curating Your Unusual Collections: Lending Nontraditional Items at the Library (Indiana State Library)
  • May 22: New Voices in Mystery Fiction (Booklist)
  • May 24: YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)
  • May 30: Works in Progress Webinar: Sharing Special Collections Materials via Resource Sharing (OCLC Research)

COMMUNICATION

  • May 23: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)
  • May 29: How to Grow Your Organization by Getting Lots and Lots of Traffic to Your Website (Wild Apricot)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

  • At Your Leisure: National Geographic Virtual Library (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • May 9: How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)
  • May 10: Improving research data management interactions (Library Connect)
  • May 10: Accelerate your business with DevOps and the cloud (O’Reilly)
  • May 17: The Importance of Self Care (Charity Village)
  • May 23: Transforming Attitudes and Actions: How Leaders Create Engaging Workplace Cultures (Training Industry)
  • May 25: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
  • May 29: Managing Change With Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)
  • May 30: Works in Progress Webinar: Sharing Special Collections Materials via Resource Sharing (OCLC Research)
  • May 31: The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work (Charity Village)

FUNDRAISING

  • May 1: Why Nonprofits Should Be Using Online Surveying (and Best Practices) (Tech Soup)
  • May2: Direct Mail and Email Design Strategies That Drive Higher ROI (Network for Good)
  • May 2: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
  • May 3: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Bloomerang)
  • May 3: How to Think About Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)
  • May 3: 5 Ways To Prepare For This Nonprofit Deadline (TaxBandits)
  • May 8: Design and Storytelling: A Match Made in Website Heaven (Blackbaud)
  • May 8: Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)
  • May 9: The New Language of Fundraising – The Magic Words That Translate into More Money (Nonprofit Hub)
  • May 10: Best Of Digital Fundraising Examples: 45 Slides In 45 minutes (Bloomerang)
  • May 10: Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)
  • May 10: The Golden Key to Successful Grant Requests (TechSoup)
  • May 15: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)
  • May 15: Coffee with AJ: How to Create an Irresistible Sponsorship Deck (Charity How To)
  • May 16: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
  • May 22: Simple Development Fundraising Systems (Firespring)
  • May 30:Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
  • May 30: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • At Your Leisure: Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • May 10: Learning Environments (YALSA)
  • May 15: Academic Library Space Planning (University of Wisconsin)

MANAGEMENT

  • May 10: Work Smarter, Not Harder – Practical Solutions for Managers and Executives (Wild Apricot)
  • May 10: Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (Indiana State Library)
  • May 16: Avoiding a Management Disaster (American Management Association)
  • May 17: What Are Microaggressions & Why Do They Matter in Our Workplaces (North Carolina Library Association)
  • My 21: Managing Public Computing and Print Usage in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • May 23: Transforming Attitudes and Actions: How Leaders Create Engaging Workplace Cultures (Training Industry)
  • May 24: Reducing Workplace Stress with Mindfulness (Infopeople)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • May 1: First Tuesdays – Thousands Eligible with Millions Unclaimed (Washington State Library)
  • May 2: Test proctoring in a public library! (North Carolina Library Association)
  • May 16: Getting to Know You: Connect with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Indiana State Library)
  • May 23: LTC: Conversation Café (Programming Librarian)
  • May 24: Face-to-Face: Creating Constructive Conversations within our Communities (Colorado State Library)
  • May 29: Taking Community Partnerships to the Next Level (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

  • May 1: Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate (School Library Journal)
  • May 2: Heart-Centered Leadership for Inspired Nature-Rich Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • May 17: Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers (School Library Journal)
  • May 22: Developing Digital Citizens – Resources and Strategies (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • May 23: Increase Enrollment by Making Your ECE Program Stand Out with Features Families Crave (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • May 30: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READER’S ADVISORY

  • May 4: Season of Nonviolence (Booklist)
  • May 8: Summer YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)
  • May 10: Throw It Back with Penguin’s #TBT Webinar (School Library Journal)
  • May 15: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
  • May 22: New Voices in Mystery Fiction (Booklist)
  • May 24: YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)

REFERENCE

  • May 2: Best practices for citation guidance in virtual reference (OCLC)
  • May 2: Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: Pt. 1: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • May 3: SEAside Webinar: Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians & Citizen Science (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • May 9: NCompass Live: Computers in Libraries 2018 (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • May 10: 2018 SXSW Interactive for Libraries: Reports from the Field (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • May 15: Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources That Can Help (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • May 16: Considering the Census: How Past Questions about Race and Ethnicity Can Help Predict Future Questions about Gender and Sexuality (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • May 16: How to Use American Community Survey Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (U.S.Census)
  • May 24: 2018 Economic Programs Webinar Series: Government (U.S.Census)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • May 8: Using the Standards to Foster a Culture of Deep Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
  • May 15: Wonderful Ideas To Ignite Collaboration, Creativity and Computational Thinking (edWeb)
  • May 17: In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part V (Wyoming State Library)
  • May 17: Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers (School Library Journal)
  • May 22: Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship (edWeb)
  • May 23: Visual and Data Literacy Learning (edWeb)
  • May 23: Engaging Students Through Images: Visual Literacy as Active Learning in Library Instruction (Georgia Library Association)

TECHNOLOGY

  • May 7: Digital Inclusion 101 (Utah State Library)
  • May 8: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 8 (Infopeople)
  • May 9: Digital Inclusion Resources (Utah State Library)
  • May 17: Ask the experts: OCLC Wise and your library (OCLC)
  • May 22: Streaming Video: So Many Options, How Do I Choose? (North Carolina Library Association)
  • May 30: STEAM & PBL: Educators and Students Get Future-Ready (Education Week)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • May 1: Tutorial Creation 101 (University of Wisconsin)
  • May 2: Mobile Learning: When Learning Games go Small (Training Magazine Network)
  • May 2: Outcomes from the OCLC Research Library Partnership Web Archiving Metadata Working Group (OCLC Research)
  • May 3: Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention (Center on Technology and Disability)
  • May 3: CopyTalk: Creative Commons Certificate (ALA District Dispatch)
  • May 15: Serious Game Secrets – Who, What, Where, Why, Who Cares? (InSync)
  • May 18: Creating Space for Online Learning (Infopeople)
  • May 22: 5 Reasons Your Training Videos Don’t Belong On YouTube (Training Magazine Network)
  • May 22: From Immersion to Presence: How Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Disrupt Learning (InSync)
  • May 22: Developing Digital Citizens – Resources and Strategies (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • May 23: Visual and Data Literacy Learning (edWeb)
  • May 23: Engaging Students Through Images: Visual Literacy as Active Learning in Library Instruction (Georgia Library Association)
  • May 24: 2018 Economic Programs Webinar Series: Government (U.S.Census)

VOLUNTEERS

  • May 8: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
  • May 8: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)
  • May 9: Put Volunteer Groups to Work (Volunteer Match)
  • May 10: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)
  • May 11: Digital Inclusion, Policy Change, and Volunteers (Utah State Library)
  • May 15: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
  • May 22: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (Volunteer Match)

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