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November Online Professional Development Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY
Nov 8: Introducing Benchmark: Library Metrics and Trends (Public Library Association)
Nov 10: Presenting Your Data in PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)
Nov 11: Data for Better Decisions and Better Results (TechImpact)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Nov 3: Half the Victory: Preparing for the Opioid Crisis (Niche Academy)
Nov 8: Introducing Benchmark: Library Metrics and Trends (Public Library Association)
Nov 10: Introduction to Benchmark: Library Metrics and Trends (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Nov 10: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know and Embrace (Nonprofit Hub)
Nov 11: Data for Better Decisions and Better Results (TechImpact)
Nov 16: Inclusive and Equitable Strategic Planning (Candid Learning)
Nov 17: Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
Nov 18: Why You Should Ditch the Way You’ve Been Doing Strategic Planning (Bloomerang)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Nov 9: Reading Tools for Chrome (PACER Center)

CAREERS
Nov 30: Quick Bites: Reflective Practice for Early Literacy Staff (Colorado State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Nov 2: Pandemic Era Storytimes: Creative Fun On-Line and Live (Washington State Library)
Nov 3: Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Nov 2: Debut Authors, Debut Titles (Booklist)
Nov 4: “¡Vamos a leer!”: Collection Development for Spanish Language Children’s Materials (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Nov 4: Building a More Diverse Holiday Collection (OverDrive and School Library Journal)
Nov 8: Random House Children’s Books Spring 2022 Preview (Booklist)
Nov 10: Practical steps towards diversifying collections (OCLC)
Nov 17: NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2022: Oceans of Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)

COMMUNICATION
Content Creation and Your Library (Indiana State Library)
Nov 4: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
Nov 10: Presenting Your Data in PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
Getting Started With Libby (OverDrive)
Nov 5: HeritageQuest Online Overview (ProQuest)
Nov 11: LearningExpress Training for Public Libraries (EBSCO)
Nov 11: LearningExpress/PrepStep for Academic Libraries Training (EBSCO)
Nov 11: LearningExpress/PrepStep for High School Students Training (EBSCO)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Smart Planning for the Post-COVID Library (EveryLibrary)
Nov 3: Mental Health and Wellness at College Today (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Nov 4: Back on Track for School Success: Mental Health and Education (PACER Center)
Nov 16: Creating a Culture of Change in the Finance Office (Blackbaud)
Nov 17: Event Preparedness: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
Nov 30: Quick Bites: Reflective Practice for Early Literacy Staff (Colorado State Library)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)
Nov 9: Reading Tools for Chrome (PACER Center)
Nov 10: Library Dementia Services (Niche Academy)
Nov 16: Inclusive and Equitable Strategic Planning (Candid Learning)
Nov 20: Supporting SEL Through the Library (Future Ready Librarians)

FUNDRAISING
Nov 2: Cryptocurrency Donations: What’s driving this trend and how do I get started? (CharityHowTo)
Nov 4: Engage your Major and Planned Giving Donors through GivingTuesday (Blackbaud)
Nov 4: Measure of Success: Creating Tools and Process to Report Impact (Bloomerang)
Nov 5: Give to Your Donors First: How to Activate Your Donors on Giving Tuesday By Investing in Them First (Nonprofit Hub)
Nov 9: How to Defeat Fundraising’s Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition (Firespring)
Nov 9: Free: 5 Social Media Tips for Your Year-End Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
Nov 16: Building a Donation Funnel (TechSoup)
Nov 17: Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)
Nov 30: Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers (Productive Fundraising)

MANAGEMENT
How Rude! The Price of Incivility in the Workplace (Colorado State Library)
Nov 3: How to Do Hybrid Work Right (Harvard Business Review)
Nov 3: Half the Victory: Preparing for the Opioid Crisis (Niche Academy)
Nov 9: Future of Work Requires a Connected Experience (Training Magazine Network)
Nov 17: 12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance (Propel Nonprofits)
Nov 17: Motivate, Empower, and Engage Staff Through Coaching (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Nov 10: Employing Community Wellness Liaisons to Create More Inclusive Public Libraries (NNLM Region 3)
Nov 10: Library Dementia Services (Niche Academy)
Nov 16: Quick Bites: Serving Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers (Colorado State Library)
Nov 18: Understanding Eviction and How Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)
Nov 18: Supporting Formerly Incarcerated Individuals with a Fresh Start @ Your Library (Public Library Association)

PROGRAMMING
Nov 1: Digging Deeper into Local and Family History with Census Data (Public Library Association)
Nov 2: Pandemic Era Storytimes: Creative Fun On-Line and Live (Washington State Library)
Nov 3: Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present (National Archives)
Nov 3: Hosting ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ events: Tips for using free NASA resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Nov 4: R.J. Palacio in Conversation with Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, AKA the “Crazy Reading Ladies” (Booklist)
Nov 5: Dungeons and Dragons in Libraries Panel (Montana State Library)
Nov 9: Creating Online Escape Games with Google Forms (Colorado State Library)
Nov 10: Professional Development for Libraries – How to Host a Citizen Science Program (SciStarter)
Nov 16: Quick Bites: Serving Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers (Colorado State Library)
Nov 18: Adults Need Play and How Libraries Can Help! (Nebraska Library Commission)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Nov 2: Debut Authors, Debut Titles (Booklist)
Nov 4: “¡Vamos a leer!”: Collection Development for Spanish Language Children’s Materials (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Nov 4: Building a More Diverse Holiday Collection (OverDrive and School Library Journal)
Nov 8: Random House Children’s Books Spring 2022 Preview (Booklist)
Nov 9: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Gayle Forman (Follett)
Nov 17: NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2022: Oceans of Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)

REFERENCE
Nov 1: Organizing 101 (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Nov 3: Mental Health and Wellness at College Today (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Nov 4: Introduction to Research at the National Archives and Records Administration (Federal Depository Library Program)
Nov 9: 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference Poster Presentation Webinar (Federal Depository Library Program)
Nov 9: Jane Sánchez Memorial Lecture on the Future of Law Libraries and Law Librarianship (Law Library of Congress)
Nov 16: Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
Nov 18: Census Data Tools Part II (U.S. Census Bureau)
Nov 18: Understanding Eviction and How Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Getting Started With Libby (OverDrive)
Nov 1: Cultural Competences in School Librarianship: Building Awareness Within Your Community (University of South Carolina, College of Information and Communications)
Nov 2: Debut Authors, Debut Titles (Booklist)
Nov 3: Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present (National Archives)
Nov 3: Hosting ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ events: Tips for using free NASA resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Nov 3: Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program (Early Childhood Investigations)
Nov 3: Edtech and Teachers: Selecting Products to Support Diverse Learners (edWeb.net)
Nov 4: “¡Vamos a leer!”: Collection Development for Spanish Language Children’s Materials (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Nov 4: Learn How to Learn Online (InSyncTraining)
Nov 4: R.J. Palacio in Conversation with Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, AKA the “Crazy Reading Ladies” (Booklist)
Nov 4: Building a More Diverse Holiday Collection (OverDrive and School Library Journal)
Nov 4: Back on Track for School Success: Mental Health and Education (PACER Center)
Nov 8: Random House Children’s Books Spring 2022 Preview (Booklist)
Nov 8: Addressing Cultural Competency: A Tale Told from Two District Perspectives (University of South Carolina, College of Information and Communications)
Nov 9: Creating Online Escape Games with Google Forms (Colorado State Library)
Nov 9: Reading Tools for Chrome (PACER Center)
Nov 9: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Gayle Forman (Follett)
Nov 9: Classroom Activities to Promote Computational Thinking (TeachersFirst)
Nov 10: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Lincoln Peirce (Follett)
Nov 11: LearningExpress/PrepStep for Academic Libraries Training (EBSCO)
Nov 11: LearningExpress/PrepStep for High School Students Training (EBSCO)
Nov 11: Strategies for News Literacy in Today’s Divided Culture (edWeb.net)
Nov 11: Teaching Tough Topics with Literature (Follett)
Nov 16: ALA’s Sara Jaffarian Award Presents – Teaching the Tulsa Race Massacre with Guided Inquiry Design (Programming Librarian)
Nov 18: Dream Big: Secure ESSER Funding for Your School Library (Booklist)
Nov 18: The World Returns to Somewhat Normal: Now I Have All These New Tools – How Can I Be Sure I Won’t Forget About Them? (AbleNet)
Nov 19: The Constitution and Our Community for Grades 3-5 (National Archives)
Nov 20: Supporting SEL Through the Library (Future Ready Librarians)
Nov 23: Google My Maps Basics (TeachersFirst)
Nov 24: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TECHNOLOGY
Nov 24: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Nov 3: How to Do Hybrid Work Right (Harvard Business Review)
Nov 3: Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program (Early Childhood Investigations)
Nov 4: Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
Nov 4: Learn How to Learn Online (InSyncTraining)
Nov 10: Virtual is Here to Stay: Making Online Sessions Fun and Focused (WebJunction)
Nov 11: LearningExpress Training for Public Libraries (EBSCO)
Nov 11: LearningExpress/PrepStep for Academic Libraries Training (EBSCO)
Nov 11: LearningExpress/PrepStep for High School Students Training (EBSCO)
Nov 11: Strategies for News Literacy in Today’s Divided Culture (edWeb.net)
Nov 11: Teaching Tough Topics with Literature (Follett)
Nov 16: ALA’s Sara Jaffarian Award Presents – Teaching the Tulsa Race Massacre with Guided Inquiry Design (Programming Librarian)
Nov 18: The World Returns to Somewhat Normal: Now I Have All These New Tools – How Can I Be Sure I Won’t Forget About Them? (AbleNet)
Nov 19: The Constitution and Our Community for Grades 3-5 (National Archives)
Nov 23: Google My Maps Basics (TeachersFirst)

VOLUNTEERS
Nov 3: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
Nov 4: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

ONLINE CONFERENCES

  • Nov 2 – 4 Connections Summit (SirsiDynix)

Connections is a concise, fast-paced conference with immediately applicable takeaways from thought leaders and experts from every corner of the library world. Expect to hear about trends and topics affecting you, your library, and your community today.

For more information and to register, visit: http://cs.sirsidynix.com/

  • Wednesday, Nov 10 (9-3 pm) LibraryCon Live! (Library Journal and School Library Journal)

A day-long celebration of fandom lit, with panels devoted to horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and graphic novels. In addition to panels and keynotes, we’re also offering fast-track learning sessions hosted by librarians and studio spotlights focusing on visual artists. Plus, network online with other fans and explore the virtual exhibit hall, where you’ll hear from publishers about their newest books and engage in live chats with featured creators.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

  • Wednesday, Nov 17 (8-1:40 pm) How to Stay Productive in a Remote World: Strategies for You and Your Team (GovLoop)

Is remote work working for you? Join us online to learn from government and industry experts how to empower the government workforce with the right tools, strategies and policies to make remote work for you, your team and the public.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

  • Tuesday, Nov 30 (8-3:30 pm) Library Design Online (Library Journal)

Whether you’re looking to revamp your space or plan for future building/design projects, you’ll find ideas, information, and inspiration—no matter your budget! The second year of this comprehensive online virtual event will feature noted architects and vendors in library design who’ll address design trends, spotlight case studies, and answer pressing questions from the field.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?event=design-institute-2021

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Getting Started With Libby (OverDrive)

Learn how easy it is to get patrons started with Libby, the one-tap reading app, including how to browse and borrow on a mobile device, tips for customizing the experience, and where to find Libby marketing and help resources. https://resources.overdrive.com/getting-started-with-libby/

Rediscover your Gale Business Resources Through Wyoming State Library (Gale)

Your library has access to many Gale business resources, including Business Insights: Essentials, Gale Business: Entrepreneurship, Gale Business: Plan Builder, and Gale LegalForms. Each of these resources provide valuable insight into business topics such as business development, accounting, human resources, and company profiles. http://support.gale.com/doc/wy-webinar

Content Creation and Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Are you in charge of creating content for your library’s social media accounts? Do you feel like you are stuck with what new and exciting things you can post that will engage your followers? Are you not even sure where to start or look to create graphics that excite? Join Jenn Bartlett, Head of Reference and Adult Services of the Manchester Public Library, and lead of their social media as she discusses these topics. https://youtu.be/HRr-DkEMQwY

How Rude! The Price of Incivility in the Workplace (Colorado State Library)

We all want to come to work and be treated with kindness and respect. However, studies have found that 98% of us have experienced slights, in-sensitivities and rude behavior in our workplace. The effects of incivility can lead to a loss in staff creativity, deterioration in team spirit and may result in patrons turning away from the library. Come learn tactics staff can use to minimize the effects of rudeness on performance and well-being and strategies managers can use to keep their own behavior in check and to foster civility in others. https://www.librarieslearn.org/calendar/how-rude-the-price-of-incivility-in-the-workplace

OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)
It doesn’t matter if your library is small or large, public or academic, rural or urban—all libraries serve people with disabilities. However, people with disabilities experience barriers to equitable access to libraries and are not always visible, participatory members of their library communities. In this interactive webinar, you will learn how you can be an advocate for people with disabilities and break down barriers to library access. https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=978&reset=1

Smart Planning for the Post-COVID Library (EveryLibrary)

The COVID pandemic altered both library operations and personal habits during the crisis and some of those changes will continue going forward. Many of the lessons learned and new approaches that were forced upon us help to inform new approaches to service and reinforce the need for adaptable plans and methodologies. https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/rethinking_smart_planning_2021

*Training opportunities are compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library each month via WebJunction. See WebJunction for detailed abstracts. Note: some of these opportunities may not be free.

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