Professional Development

October Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Oct 4: A Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts (Lyrasis)
Oct 10: Strategic Planning 101 (Utah State Library)
Oct 18: Strategic Directions: Strategic Thinking: Five Years Ahead (NISO)
Oct 19: Using Project Outcome Data to Improve & Support Library Programming (Public Library Association)

 

BOARDS

Oct 19: Building a Results-Based Board (GrantSpace)

CAREERS

Oct 11: Turning Dreams into Projects and Projects into Successes (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Oct 3: From Puttering to Prototype in Makerspaces: Using Design Thinking with Elementary and Middle-School Students (Booklist)
Oct 4: Social Skills and Autism: Using Books in Creative Ways to Reach and Teach in Early Education (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 11: Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Oct 4: Getting Started on Photographic Documentation of Collections (American Alliance of Museums)
Oct 10: The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries (Library Journal/School Library Journal)
Oct 17: Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives (OCLC Research)

COMMUNICATION

Oct 11: Challenging Behavior: Directors and Teachers Working with Families and Other Experts (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 24: Visualize Your Library’s Story Part I: Presentation Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Oct 24: Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library (WebJunction & TechSoup)
Oct 26: Visualize Your Library’s Story Part II: Infographic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Oct 17: Database of the Month: Health Resources in GoWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Oct 12: Gov Makes CX a Priority (GovLoop)
Oct 17: Nonprofit Website Trends (IdealWare)
Oct 19: Going Fully Mobile in Your Library: Eliminate the Desk and Improve Service (Demco)

FUNDRAISING

Oct 2: #NFGTips: How to Create Defining Moments for Your Donors (Network for Good)
Oct 3: How to Launch a FABULOUS #GivingTuesday Campaign with Less Work and More Impact (Julia Campbell)
Oct 4: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Oct 4: #GivingTuesday Before, During and After—Your 9-Week Success Plan!(Firespring)
Oct 11: NFG Masterclass: The Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday (Network for Good)
Oct 11: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Oct 12: 7 Online Fundraising Strategies That Will Raise More This Year-End (Nonprofit Hub)
Oct 25: The Donor Stewardship System: How to Maximize Donor Retention, Earn Referrals, and Upgrade Your Donors Year after Year (Firespring)

LEGAL

Oct 5: CopyTalk – Understanding Rights Reversion (ALA Washington Office)
Oct 25: Understanding Investing and Avoiding Fraud: Resources from the SEC (Federal Depository Library Program)

LIBRARY SPACES

Oct 10: Transforming academic library spaces to support modern-day learners (OCLC)

MANAGEMENT

Oct 5: Using Leadership Communication to Triumph Over Change and Complexity (Training Industry)
Oct 6: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
Oct 10: 5 Ways Managers Unknowingly Damage Company Culture (Training Magazine Network)
Oct 11: Personal Branding for Women Leaders (American Management Association)
Oct 18: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (American Management Association)
Oct 24: What’s the Big Deal About Big Data (InSync Training)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Oct 24: School & Public Library Partnerships: Easy Ideas and Best Practices (Indiana State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Oct 3: Author Rick Riordan from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
Oct 3: Sensory Story Time: Programming for Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Other Special Needs (Washington State Library)
Oct 4: Creative Partnerships: Cooking Matters Classes for Childcare Providers (Colorado Virtual Library)
Oct 4: Constitution Day to Black History Month: Interactive Docs Displays to Engage Students (Federal Depository Library Program)
Oct 4: Health Insurance from a Financial Perspective (Solid Finances)
Oct 11: Libraries Transforming Communities: Reflective Structured Dialogue Method with Essential Partners (2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)
Oct 11: Medicare Basics (Solid Finances)
Oct 11: Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES (Library 2.0)
Oct 12: Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the Language Barrier (WebJunction)
Oct 18: How to Empower Your Patrons with Financial Literacy Programming (SirsiDynix)
Oct 18: Slash Your Spending (Solid Finances)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Oct 3: Reader’s Advisory: Nonfiction, Stranger than Fiction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Oct 3: A Conversation with Three Debut YA Authors (School Library Journal)
Oct 4: Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal/ School Library Journal)
Oct 11: Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)
Oct 18: New Books for Storytime (InfoPeople)
Oct 24: Pulse-Pounding Mysteries for Fall (Booklist)
Oct 27: Winter is Coming: Stocking Your Series Nonfiction Shelves (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Oct 3: HathiTrust and Shared Print
Oct 18: More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon (Georgia Library Association)
Oct 18: Leveraging PubMed Commons for Medical Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 18: Midday at the Oasis: How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 31: How to Find and Access U.S. and International Standards Information: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Oct 3: From Puttering to Prototype in Makerspaces: Using Design Thinking with Elementary and Middle-School Students (Booklist)
Oct 3: State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition (edWeb)
Oct 3: Tips & Tricks for Stretching Your eBook Budget (American Association of School Librarians)
Oct 11: Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES (Library 2.0)
Oct 11: Coding + STEAM: Getting Students Future Ready (edWeb)
Oct 14: Free Mobile Learning Training Online Event (Simple K12)
Oct 17: Expanding Access to Digital Resources by Sharing (Booklist)
Oct 18: News Literacy as a Vehicle for Reading Skills Instruction (edWeb)
Oct 18: Kick-Starting Author Involvement with Your School (American Association of School Librarians)
Oct 19: Dealing with Challenging Parents and Families: Managing Aggression (Simple K12)
Oct 25: Empowering Readers with Tech Tools (edWeb)
Oct 25: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2017 (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY

Oct 5: Integration Platform as a Service (O’Reilly)
Oct 12: DAP Learning Series – Visualizing Analytics Data Part 2 (DigitalGov)
Oct 19: Librarians and APIs 101: overview and use cases (Library Connect)
Oct 19: 60 Tools in 60-ish Minutes (School Library Journal/ISTE)
Oct 25: Wix Wizardry: Free Websites in a Flash (Indiana State Library)
Oct 25: NCompass Live: Google Forms for Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Oct 25: Empowering Readers with Tech Tools (edWeb)
Oct 31: Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Enterprise (O’Reilly)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Oct 4: Training: The Driving Force of Strategic Alignment (Training Industry)
Oct 4: Beyond the SEA: Instructional Design: Beyond the Basics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 5: Training Staff When You Don’t Have Time to Train Staff (Colorado Virtual Library)
Oct 5: Bozarthzone! Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)
Oct 17: Using Newspapers in Your Family History Research (Indiana State Library)
Oct 17: Database of the Month: Health Resources in GoWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)
Oct 17: 4 Ways to Energize Virtual Learners: Breaking the Virtual Ice (InSync Training)
Oct 19: SHOCKING REPORT: Fake News Webinar Affects Millions and You Too! (North Dakota State Library)
Oct 24: Making Training Stick: An Interactive Webinar for Supervisors (Infopeople)

VOLUNTEERS

Oct 3: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 18: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 27: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

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