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 1: What data does your community need the most? (Washington State Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Oct 23: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

BOARDS

Oct 2: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Oct 16: Engaging Your Board for Better Fundraising (Network for Good)

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: Networking: A Survival Guide for Introverts (North Dakota State Library)
Oct 16: Surviving and Thriving as an Accidental Librarian (Nebraska Library Commission)
Oct 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)
Oct 1: Picture Perfect: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)
Oct 10: What Fred Rogers would Say- “The Difference We Make” -How Simple, Everyday Interactions in ECE are Critical (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 21: Girls Who Code at your Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Oct 23: Computer Science in Early Learning with LEGO® Education (edWeb)
Oct 24: Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You! (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)
Oct 1: Brilliant Book Club Picks (Booklist)
Oct 1: Picture Perfect: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)
Oct 3: Practical Book Repair (Connecting to Collections Care)
Oct 4: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Advertising Government Documents: Simple and Easy Ways to Raise Awareness of Collections (North Carolina Library Association)
Oct 8: Multicultural Picture Books: A Deeper Look at Your Collection (Maine State Library)
Oct 8: Mad about Middle Grade (Booklist)
Oct 16: Fierce Fighting Girls (School Library Journal)
Oct 16: Diversity in Context: Stretching the Idea of Building Diverse Collections (edWeb)
Oct 21: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
Oct 29: The Books are Afoot (Booklist)
Oct 30: We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library (Georgia Library Association)

COMMUNICATION

Oct 9: The Networking Game: Engaging with Colleagues at Your Consortia, Professional Associations, and Conferences (Pennsylvania Integrated Library System)
Oct 16: Being a Better Ally to All (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 22: Integrating Online Communications into Your Fundraising Campaign (IdealWare)
Oct 23: Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience (Training Magazine Network)
Oct 23: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Oct 15: Helping Patrons Navigate “Dr. Google” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 17: Diversity and Inclusion – Planting Seeds of Change in the Digital Space (InSync Training)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Networking: A Survival Guide for Introverts (North Dakota State Library)
Oct 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
Oct 24: Playing Well with Others – At Work (Colorado State Library)
Oct 25: Library-Created Games: A Showcase (Indiana State Library)
Oct 30: Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

Oct 1: 4 Ways to Rock Your Year-End Fundraising (Network for Good)
Oct 2: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Oct 8: Tell Your Foundation’s Impact Story (Blackbaud)
Oct 8: Giving Tuesday 2019 for Libraries (EveryLibrary)
Oct 9: Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Bloomerang)
Oct 10: Writing Year-End Appeals: How to Make Legacy Giving a Star (Network for Good)
Oct 16: Engaging Your Board for Better Fundraising (Network for Good)
Oct 16: Rethinking Philanthropy: Indigenous-led Grantmaking (GrantSpace)
Oct 22: How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)
Oct 22: Integrating Online Communications into Your Fundraising Campaign (IdealWare)
Oct 30: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

MANAGEMENT

Oct 23: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 24: Motivating Your Staff: A Webinar for Managers (Utah State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)
Oct 1: Business Liaison Librarians: Creating and Connecting Communities (Indiana State Library)
Oct 3: How to Develop Healthy Living Programs through Shared Use Partnerships (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 16: PNR Rendezvous: Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 30: Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Travel (Wyoming State Library)
Oct 3: How to Develop Healthy Living Programs through Shared Use Partnerships (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 8: How Data and Mapping Help Libraries Meet Their Patrons’ Needs (Public Library Association)
Oct 8: Let’s Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week: Something for Everyone (edWeb)
Oct 9: Lessons from Model Makerspaces (School Library Journal)
Oct 15: Bringing Play to Adult Services Programming: It’s Not Just for Kids (Library Journal)
Oct 16: Study Design: Developing a Citizen Science Project that Delivers Results (DigitalGov)
Oct 16: A Recipe for Reading: Culinary Literacy at Your Library (Programming Librarian)
Oct 17: 5 Reasons Why Winter Is the Next Summer (Library Journal)
Oct 22: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 23: National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair (U.S. National Archives)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Oct 1: Brilliant Book Club Picks (Booklist)
Oct 8: Mad about Middle Grade (Booklist)
Oct 16: Fierce Fighting Girls (School Library Journal)
Oct 21: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)
Oct 29: The Books are Afoot (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Oct 1: Telling the American Story with the U.S. Census: Teaching with Real Data (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Oct 2: If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 3: Scholarship Versus Secrecy and Fake News—Primary Sources in an Age of Misinformation (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)
Oct 17: Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft: How Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)
Oct 23: National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair (U.S. National Archives)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Climate Conversations: Building a Unit with PBS LearningMedia (PBS)
At Your Leisure: Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)
Oct 3: Mental Health and Self-Esteem through Digital Portfolios (edWeb)
Oct 8: Let’s Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week: Something for Everyone (edWeb)
Oct 8: Engage & Inspire: Augmented Reality in the Classroom (Teachers First)
Oct 9: Lessons from Model Makerspaces (School Library Journal)
Oct 10: The Discomfort Zone: Creating Space for Teaching Complex Topics (Education Week/Newsela)
Oct 10: How the Library Can Help Students Navigate Mental Health (School Library Connection)
Oct 11: Stories Connect Us: A conversation with bestselling author Kate DiCamillo (Mackin)
Oct 15: Facts Are Facts…Aren’t They? (Teachers First)
Oct 16: Activate Student Success With Database Access (Education Week/Gale)
Oct 16: Diversity in Context: Stretching the Idea of Building Diverse Collections (edWeb)
Oct 21: Girls Who Code at your Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Oct 23: Computer Science in Early Learning with LEGO® Education (edWeb)
Oct 24: Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You! (Early Childhood Investigations)

TECHNOLOGY

Oct 8: Software Migration Bootcamp—Preparing for Your Implementation (Blackbaud)
Oct 23: Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience (Training Magazine Network)
Oct 24: The Future in Your Face: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Oct 30: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Oct 1: Instructional Design for the Real World (InSync Training)
Oct 2: Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff (Infopeople)
Oct 10: Open science roundup: tools for collaborative research and early discovery (Library Connect)
Oct 17: Diversity and Inclusion – Planting Seeds of Change in the Digital Space (InSync Training)
Oct 25: Library-Created Games: A Showcase (Indiana State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

Oct 8: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 23: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

*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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