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 9: Telling Your Story Through Blogs, Photos and Videos (IdealWare)
May 9: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
May 14: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 2: Challenge.gov (DigitalGov)
May 16: Measuring What Matters with Google Analytics (TechSoup)
May 22: Libraries and Businesses (Utah State Library)
May 23: Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Results and Methodologies of the 2018 From Awareness to Funding Study (Research Institute for Public Libraries)
May 23: Stories That Raise Money – 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using (Donor Search)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

May 2: Improving the Quality of Youth Programs (Public Library Association)
May 8: Government Insights: Crafting a Customer Experience Strategy (GovLoop)
May 9: Assessing Intercultural Competence (Charity Village)
May 16: Measuring What Matters with Google Analytics (TechSoup)
May 23: “Is This Normal?” Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2019 (Smart Cause Digital)
May 23: What key faculty findings reveal for libraries (Library Connect)
May 29: Measuring the Success of Health Programs and Services (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

At Your Leisure:Trustee Trouble 7 (Wyoming State Library)
May 8: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

CHILDREN & TEENS

May 1: Kind, Empathetic Classrooms that Build Bridges & Create Community in a Diverse World (Early Childhood Investigations)
May 2: Improving the Quality of Youth Programs (Public Library Association)
May 7: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity (Washington State Library)
May 8: NCompass Live: Small Libraries Can Run Code Clubs for Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 8: The Power of Language: Nourishing Development of the Whole Child (Early Childhood Investigations)
May 10: Live Streaming Event with Veronica Roth (School Library Journal)
May 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Literacy-Based Programs for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)
May 15: Design Models That Guide Innovative Thinking (edWeb)
May 23: How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)
May 29: New Media and Preschool Services – Practical Applications (Association for Library Service to Children)
May 30: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

May 7: All Things YA (Booklist)
May 9: An Introduction to Herbaria and Herbarium Practices (Connecting to Collections Care)
May 14: Mystery Month 10–Times Two! (Booklist)
May 17: The Importance of Being Inclusive: Diversity in Collection Development for Academic Libraries (American Libraries Live)
May 21: VICTOREAD: 75th Anniversary of D-Day (Booklist)
May 22: NCompass Live: Picture Book City: Reorganizing Our Storybooks by Subject (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 23: YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)
May 30: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

COMMUNICATION

May 2: Family Literacy 101: From Flyers to Food (Infopeople)
May 7: How to Use Mobile Messaging to Grow Your Nonprofit and Boost Fundraising (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
May 8: Government Insights: Crafting a Customer Experience Strategy (GovLoop)
May 9: Telling Your Story Through Blogs, Photos and Videos (IdealWare)
May 9: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
May 14: Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)
May 14: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)
May 21: The Essentials: Fundraising on Facebook + Instagram Donation Sticker (Grantspace)
May 23: “Is This Normal?” Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2019 (Smart Cause Digital)
May 23: Stories That Raise Money – 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using (Donor Search)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

May 1: NASA’s Universe of Learning (Girls STEAM Ahead)
May 29: Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

May 15: Wyoming Inventors Database (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Transgender Inclusion in Libraries (iSchool @San Jose State Univiersity)
May 3: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
May 7: The 2 Generation Approach to Eliminating Poverty (Colorado State Library)
May 7: Effectively Combining Virtual and In-Person Learning (Insync Training)
May 8: From Silo to Hub: Seizing Opportunities to Drive Change (Georgia Library Association)
May 9: Assessing Intercultural Competence (Charity Village)
May 9: Organizational Evolution: Managing Change When There Are Humans Involved (Bloomerang)
May 9: How to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning With Computational Thinking (Education Week)
May 9: Get the Lib Tech Lowdown: Conference Reports from 2019 TCEA, SXSWEdu, and SXSW Interactive (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
May 15: Practicing Self-Care for Librarians (how to avoid burnout) (Utah State Library)
May 16: What Employees Need to Learn to Work With Data in the 21st Century (Training Industry)
May 20: Info2Go! Doing Democracy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
May 29: NCompass Live: Let’s Get Real About Virtual Reality (Nebraska Library Commission)

FUNDRAISING

May 1: Jumpstarting Your Calendar Year-End Fundraising (Donor Search)
May 2: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)
May 2: The Assertive Ask (Bloomerang)
May 7: How to Use Mobile Messaging to Grow Your Nonprofit and Boost Fundraising (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
May 7: Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (CharityHowTo)
May 8: Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World (Network for Good)
May 8: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
May 9: The 2019 State of Grantseeking Benchmarks and Trends (TechSoup)
May 14: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)
May 15: From Preparedness to Recovery: Fundraising for Natural Disasters (Grantspace)
May 21:The Essentials: Fundraising on Facebook + Instagram Donation Sticker (Grantspace)
May 23: Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Results and Methodologies of the 2018 From Awareness to Funding Study (Research Institute for Public Libraries)
May 23: Stories That Raise Money – 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using (Donor Search)

LEGAL

May 14: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 2: Challenge.gov (DigitalGov)
May 22: Harassment Prevention: Responding to Sexual, Racial, and Bullying Incidents Involving Staff or Patrons (Infopeople)

LIBRARY SPACES

May 8: From Silo to Hub: Seizing Opportunities to Drive Change (Georgia Library Association)
May 9: An Introduction to Herbaria and Herbarium Practices (Connecting to Collections Care)
May 15: Making a Mini Makerspace (Indiana State Library)

MANAGEMENT

May 9: Organizational Evolution: Managing Change When There Are Humans Involved (Bloomerang)
May 15: Practicing Self-Care for Librarians (how to avoid burnout) (Utah State Library)
May 16: More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 2: Family Literacy 101: From Flyers to Food (Infopeople)
May 6: Teaching iPad and iPhone to Seniors (Indiana State Library)
May 7: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage: Health Literacy (Public Library Association)
May 8: Eye Health Across A Lifespan (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 20: Info2Go! Doing Democracy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
May 22: Libraries and Businesses (Utah State Library)
May 22: Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 29: NCompass Live: Let’s Get Real About Virtual Reality (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 30: Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

PROGRAMMING

May 1: Work Hard, Play Harder: An Insider’s Guide to Not So Passive Programs (Association for Library Service to Children)
May 2: Mars in May (STAR Net)
May 6: Teaching iPad and iPhone to Seniors (Indiana State Library)
May 7: Life Hacks with OneNote: Organize, Collaborate and Share (Technology and Innovation in Education)
May 7: Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)
May 8: Eye Health Across A Lifespan (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 10: Live Streaming Event with Veronica Roth (School Library Journal)
May 22: Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 22: Library After Dark: After-Hours Programming for Adults (Programming Librarian)
May 22: Harassment Prevention: Responding to Sexual, Racial, and Bullying Incidents Involving Staff or Patrons (Infopeople)
May 30: Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 7: All Things YA (Booklist)
May 7: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity (Washington State Library)
May 14: Mystery Month 10–Times Two! (Booklist)
May 21: VICTOREAD: 75th Anniversary of D-Day (Booklist)
May 23: YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)
May 30: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

REFERENCE

May 1: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… An Introduction to Researching Canadian Federal Documents (North Carolina Library Association)
May 7: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage: Health Literacy (Public Library Association)
May 8: Stay Mentally Alert: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)
May 15: Hot Topics and Red Flags in Naturalization (Infopeople)
May 21: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 22: Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 29: Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 30: Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

May 1: Kind, Empathetic Classrooms that Build Bridges & Create Community in a Diverse World (Early Childhood Investigations)
May 1: NASA’s Universe of Learning (Girls STEAM Ahead)
May 2: The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
May 7: Many Faces of Collaboration (School Library Connection)
May 7: Collaborate with Content Areas for Deeper Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
May 9: How to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning With Computational Thinking (Education Week)
May 9: Get the Lib Tech Lowdown: Conference Reports from 2019 TCEA, SXSWEdu, and SXSW Interactive (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
May 9: Be Bold at #ISTE19: Get the Most Out of Your ISTE Experience (Follett)
May 10: Live Streaming Event with Veronica Roth (School Library Journal)
May 14: Fake News, Real Talk: Engaging Your Patrons on Fake News and News Literacy (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
May 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Literacy-Based Programs for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)
May 14: Computational Thinking in Your Library: Systematic Problem Solving in School & Real Life (American Association of School Librarians)
May 15: Government Innovators Virtual Summit (GovLoop)
May 15: Making a Mini Makerspace (Indiana State Library)
May 15: Social Emotional Learning: Tools for the Classroom & Library (School Library Journal)
May 15: Design Models That Guide Innovative Thinking (edWeb)
May 22: Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content (WebJunction)
May 23: How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)
May 28: Fostering Accountability: Media Literacy in the Classroom (Teachers First)

TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: From Virtual Reality to Blockchain: Current and Emerging Technology Trends (New Jersey Library Cooperative)
At Your Leisure: Green Screen Tech (North Dakota State Library)
May 2: Mars in May (STAR Net)
May 7: Life Hacks with OneNote: Organize, Collaborate and Share (Technology and Innovation in Education)
May 8: NCompass Live: Small Libraries Can Run Code Clubs for Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 14: Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)
May 15: Government Innovators Virtual Summit (GovLoop)
May 15: Wyoming Inventors Database (Wyoming State Library)
May 29: NCompass Live: Let’s Get Real About Virtual Reality (Nebraska Library Commission)
May 31: Defending against malicious bot attacks: Where, when, and how (O’Reilly)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 1: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… An Introduction to Researching Canadian Federal Documents (North Carolina Library Association)
May 7: Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)
May 8: Stay Mentally Alert: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)
May 14: Fake News, Real Talk: Engaging Your Patrons on Fake News and News Literacy (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
May 15: Hot Topics and Red Flags in Naturalization (Infopeople)
May 21: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
May 22: Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content (WebJunction)
May 29: Measuring the Success of Health Programs and Services (Public Library Association)

VOLUNTEERS

May 9: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
May 16: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
May 16: More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (Indiana State Library)
May 23: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

*Training opportunities are compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library each month.

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