Learning, Professional Development

October 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
Oct 20: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Sharon Draper (Follett)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Oct 7: How Do I Count This? Updated Guidelines for Programming Stats (Indiana State Library)
Oct 21: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Oct 5: Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom (OK2Ask)
Oct 7: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Soman Chainani (Follett)
Oct 13: Big Questions, Worries, and Fears: How to have hard conversations with little children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 16: Tech for Teens Club: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)
Oct 27: The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Children Birth Through Eight (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Oct 5: Winter Book Club Picks (Booklist)
Oct 8: Phenomenal Picture Books (Booklist)
Oct 12: Middle Grade Trends (Booklist)
Oct 12: Read Woke NONFICTION! (School Library Journal)
Oct 13: Care of Painted Surfaces (Connecting to Collections Care)
Oct 19: Spring 2022 Graphic Novel Preview (School Library Journal)
Oct 20: From the 19th Century to Today: Giving a Voice to People Through Time Using Stories Past and Present (Mackin)
Oct 27: The Read Woke Movement: What You Can Do Now in Your Library (Follett)

COMMUNICATION
That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)
How to: TikTok (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
Oct 20: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)
Oct 27: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
ProQuest Culturegrams training video (ProQuest)
Oct 7: NoveList Plus Overview
Oct 19: DPLA Genealogy Webinar (Digital Public Library of America)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
How Libraries Change Lives (TedxExeter)
Oct 5: The Post-Pandemic Rules of Talent Management Webinar (Harvard Business Review)
Oct 14: Making the Best of Bad Information (Colorado State Library)
Oct 20: The Well-being Road Map and the Essential Role of Emotional Intelligence (Training Industry)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Oct 5: TECHNOLOchicas: Transforming the T in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 6: The Queer Omaha Archives: The First 5 Years (Nebraska Library Commission)
Oct 7: Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Oct 12: Read Woke NONFICTION! (School Library Journal)
Oct 27: Even More Open: Inclusive Design in Open Educational Resources (Georgia Library Association)
Oct 27: The Read Woke Movement: What You Can Do Now in Your Library (Follett)

FUNDRAISING
Oct 5: How To Use Gratitude to Build and Strengthen Relationships with Donors and Supporters (CharityHowTo)
Oct 6: Social Media Strategy: How to Grow Your Fundraising Efforts (TechSoup)
Oct 6: Why You Need Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and the Best Ways to Implement it (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Oct 7: Get More Grants with Donor Cultivation NOW and Post-pandemic (Bloomerang)
Oct 18: Start with Listening: Transform Your Fundraising with Donor Feedback (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Oct 19: The Power of 24 Hours (Blackbaud)
Oct 19: Grant Writing Bootcamp for Advanced Writers (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Oct 20: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)
Oct 27: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)
Oct 28: How to Get Donor Visits and Navigate the Asking Process (Productive Fundraising)
Oct 28: The 3 Things to Make This Giving Tuesday Your Best Ever (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

LEGAL
Oct 14: Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)

LIBRARY SPACES
Oct 13: Library Design for Modern Human Behavior (Library Journal)

MANAGEMENT
Oct 12: Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)
Oct 13: Shaping the Nonprofit Employee Experience in a Digital Age (Candid Learning)
Oct 20: Retaining Talent in the New World of Work (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
Oct 20: The Well-being Road Map and the Essential Role of Emotional Intelligence (Training Industry)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Oct 5: TECHNOLOchicas: Transforming the T in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 6: Video Game Development for Library Activities and Outreach (Indiana State Library)
Oct 19: Public Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING
Oct 6: Virtual Programming During COVID: What we Wished we had Known in Advance & What we Learned During the Process (Niche Academy)
Oct 6: Video Game Development for Library Activities and Outreach (Indiana State Library)
Oct 6: Relighting Your Programming Fire: Combatting Job-Related Burnout and Guilt to Make Programming Fun Again (Niche Academy)
Oct 16: Tech for Teens Club: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)
Oct 20: Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis (Programming Librarian)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Great Reads from Great Places: Natural World (Library of Congress)
Oct 5: Winter Book Club Picks (Booklist)
Oct 6: A Novel Afternoon: Middle Grade and YA Authors Share Their Stories (School Library Journal)
Oct 7: NoveList Plus Overview
Oct 8: Phenomenal Picture Books (Booklist)
Oct 12: Middle Grade Trends (Booklist)
Oct 12: Read Woke NONFICTION! (School Library Journal)
Oct 19: Spring 2022 Graphic Novel Preview (School Library Journal)
Oct 20: From the 19th Century to Today: Giving a Voice to People Through Time Using Stories Past and Present (Mackin)
Oct 27: The Read Woke Movement: What You Can Do Now in Your Library (Follett)

REFERENCE
Oct 14: Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)
Oct 19: DPLA Genealogy Webinar (Digital Public Library of America)
Oct 28: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Oct 5: Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom (OK2Ask)
Oct 6: Transform Your Pedagogy by Partnering with Parents! (edWeb.net)
Oct 6: A Novel Afternoon: Middle Grade and YA Authors Share Their Stories (School Library Journal)
Oct 7: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Soman Chainani (Follett)
Oct 7: NoveList Plus Overview
Oct 7: Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Oct 8: Phenomenal Picture Books (Booklist)
Oct 12: Middle Grade Trends (Booklist)
Oct 12: Read Woke NONFICTION! (School Library Journal)
Oct 13: Big Questions, Worries, and Fears: How to have hard conversations with little children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 14: Making the Best of Bad Information (Colorado State Library)
Oct 14: How Did We Get Here? Analyzing Political Extremism with Primary Sources (Library Journal)
Oct 16: Tech for Teens Club: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)
Oct 19: Spring 2022 Graphic Novel Preview (School Library Journal)
Oct 20: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Sharon Draper (Follett)
Oct 20: From the 19th Century to Today: Giving a Voice to People Through Time Using Stories Past and Present (Mackin)
Oct 27: Gameschooling: Using Board Games in the Classroom (Indiana State Library)
Oct 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Oct 27: The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Children Birth Through Eight (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 27: The Read Woke Movement: What You Can Do Now in Your Library (Follett)
Oct 27: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY
How to: TikTok (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
Oct 5: The Post-Pandemic Rules of Talent Management Webinar (Harvard Business Review)
Oct 26: Free Online Tools to Increase Your Workflow & Productivity (Infopeople)
Oct 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Oct 28: The Rise of the App: Integrating Rich Additional Content into Zoom, Webex, and MS Teams Sessions (InSync Training)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Oct 7: Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the Scenes of Successful Virtual Events (Training Magazine Network)
Oct 7: Facilitation Excellence in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)
Oct 14: Making the Best of Bad Information (Colorado State Library)
Oct 14: How Did We Get Here? Analyzing Political Extremism with Primary Sources (Library Journal)
Oct 27: Gameschooling: Using Board Games in the Classroom (Indiana State Library)
Oct 27: Even More Open: Inclusive Design in Open Educational Resources (Georgia Library Association)

VOLUNTEERS
Oct 5: Background and Criminal Record Checks for Candidates and Volunteers: Guidance for Nonprofits and Charities (Charity Village)
Oct 7: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 11: They’re Not A Frill If You’re Using Them Right: How to Save Money and Get More Done Using High-Skill Volunteers (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Oct 13: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

ONLINE CONFERENCES

  • School Library Journal Day of Dialog (School Library Journal) Thursday, Oct 7 (7-4 pm)

This daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained, and provide insight into industry trends as you work to grow and diversify your collections. Come hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from picture books and nonfiction to graphic novels and YA and engage in Q&A sessions with authors and illustrators. There will also be opportunities to visit the virtual exhibit hall.

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

  • Libraries as Community Anchors (Library 2.021) Thursday, Oct 21 (1-4 pm)

In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic and other natural disasters such as floods, drought, firestorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes, universal access to the internet has never been more important. Libraries increasingly have an important role to play: as second responders in large scale events via the development and deployment of collaborative connectivity projects; in developing strategies to bridge technological digital divides; and to promote digital access, equity, opportunity, and inclusion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.library20.com/community-anchors

  • Don’t Call It a Comeback: Libraries @ the Center of Community Recovery (Library Journal) Thursday, Oct 21 (7:30-3 pm)

Join Library Journal for a free, daylong virtual event to hear from public library leaders and staff who are reinventing their services and building on their best COVID-inspired innovations to better connect with and serve patrons and help their communities recover.

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

  • SLJ Summit: In Community (School Library Journal)
    Thursday, Oct 28 (7-3 pm)

Beyond geography, community can mean a lot of things. We all work and live in the context of community, and the fact of our interdependence—how all aspects of our lives, our very fates, rely on how we function together—has never been made more apparent than in our shared experience of the pandemic.

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

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

  • ProQuest Culturegrams Training Video (ProQuest)
    CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. (4 mins) https://www.screencast.com/t/bgWlE9a1lrap
  • Great Reads from Great Places: Natural World (Library of Congress)
    Join Wyoming’s Casey Rislov, author of “Rowdy Randy,” and several other children’s book authors for a panel discussion of how books open worlds for the reader — particularly the Natural World. This video was produced as part of the 2021 National Book Festival. (48 mins) https://bit.ly/3oe4hCz
  • That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)
    The internet offers a variety of communication channels that most of us are relying on during the Pandemic. Personal relationships aside, poor online communication skills can harm your productivity and effectiveness. This means more emails, phone calls or repeated work when something is misunderstood. In this session we will discuss simple ways to improve your online communication skills with both your co-workers and patrons. (60 mins) https://www.librarieslearn.org/calendar/thats-not-what-i-meant-improving-your-online-communication-skills
  • How Libraries Change Lives (TedxExeter)
    Ciara Eastell makes a strong case for these places of transformation and possibility, arguing that in an era of fake news and loneliness, we need our libraries more than ever. (12 mins)
    https://www.ted.com/talks/ciara_eastell_how_libraries_change_lives
  • How to: TikTok (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
    Love it or hate it, there’s no denying its popularity: TikTok beat out Facebook and WhatsApp to claim the spot of #1 most popular social app download in the world for 2020. Here’s a closer look at the rapidly growing platform and how governments can leverage it to reach residents. (62 mins)
    https://elgl.org/webinar-library/

*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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