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:

ADVOCACY
Oct 22: One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities (WebJunction)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Oct 22: Customizing the New Pocket Response Resource (Lyrasis)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Oct 7: Promoting Access, Engagement and Learning Success for Students with Severe Disabilities (AbleNet)
Oct 8: Equity by Design: How UDL Provides Equal Opportunities to Learn (WGBH Education)
Oct 19: A Library for Everyone: Building a Model for Library Digital Accessibility (Idaho Library Commission)
Oct 21: TRAILS Webinar: Embedding OER Into Your LMS with Accessibility & UDL Best Practices (Montana State Library)

CAREERS
Oct 6: Career Bridge: Help your customers connect with this FREE online career and education tool (Washington State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Oct 14: New tool to help students figure out how to pay for college (Alaska State Library and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
Oct 17: Tech for Teens Club : Intro to Coding & Video Games (Pace Center)
Oct 21: Teaching Social Justice: Navigating the Deep Waters of Equity in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 27: Level It Up: Evaluating Beginning Readers (Colorado State Library)
Oct 29: Virtual Learning and Loose Parts to Create Meaning for Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Oct 1: Never Grow Up: Dutch Children’s Books in Translation (School Library Journal)
Oct 2: Strong Women and Girls (Booklist)
Oct 6: From Art & Artists to COVID-19: Making Themed Collections Work for You (OCLC)
Oct 14: 21st Century Indexing (OCLC)
Oct 14: Subject Headings Behind the Scenes (Federal Depository Library Program)
Oct 20: Must-Read Mysteries (Booklist)
Oct 21: Care of Outdoor Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)
Oct 22: “Everything’s in 300”: Moving from Dewey Decimal to BDC at the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (Maskwacis Cultural College)
Oct 22: Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION
Oct 7: Coaching to Successful Conflict (Training Magazine Network)
Oct 14: Empathy in the Workplace (GovLoop)
Oct 15: PPT Charts & Excel: Data Visualizations That Stand Out from The Crowd (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
Oct 13: Community: Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)
Oct 14: Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 14: What works? New research about the effectiveness of digital adoption and skills intervention strategies (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)
Oct 15: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
Oct 19: A Library for Everyone: Building a Model for Library Digital Accessibility (Idaho Library Commission)
Oct 20: Impact: Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)
Oct 20: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
Oct 22: The Erased Labor of Digital Libraries (Lyrasis)
Oct 29: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
At Your Leisure: NoveList: Staying in the know about new and popular books (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
At Your Leisure: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction)
Oct 6: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace (Training Industry)
Oct 6: Policy: “Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)
Oct 14: 21st Century Indexing (OCLC)
Oct 21: Migrating to an Open-Source ILS in an Academic Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Oct 22: The Erased Labor of Digital Libraries (Lyrasis)
Oct. 27: Crash Course in Relationship Fiction (Novelist)
Oct 28: Coalitions – Who’s at the table, who is convening, and how are strategic decisions made? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)
Oct 28: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

FUNDRAISING
Oct 1 : How Some Nonprofits have Thrived during COVID-19…the art of “Pivoting” (Bloomerang)
Oct 1: Gaining Media Attention For Your Nonprofit: Telling your “Golden Pear” Stories (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Oct 1: What’s New in Donor Management Systems? (IdealWare)
OCt 7: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Oct 8: Visual Storytelling Hacks for Nonprofit Fundraising (Whole Whale)
Oct 8: How to be the Leader Your Nonprofit Needs Now (Bloomerang)
Oct 14: Stop Feeling Stressed Out and Overwhelmed: Take control of your calendar, your email and your “to-do” list! (Successful Nonprofits)
Oct 14: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Candid Learning)
Oct 14: What’s Your Legacy? Implementing a Planned Giving Program (NonProfit Hub)
Oct 15: Beyond Giving on Tuesday: Steward Donors Through the New Year (Blackbaud)
Oct 20: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)
Oct 21: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
Oct 28: Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)
Oct 29: How to Revive Your Donor Relationships: 12 Tactics in 36 Minutes (Lyrasis)
Oct 21: How to Raise $100,000 or More through a Pivot Campaign (NonProfit Hub)
Oct 22: How to run crowdfunding campaigns for your nonprofit that will generate serious revenue (Charity Village)
Oct 27: 5 Powerful Strategies for Your 2021 Annual Fundraising Plan (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

LIBRARY SPACES
Oct 8: Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (WebJunction)
Oct 22: One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT
At Your Leisure: Leading with Gratitude – Part 1 (SirsiDynix)
Oct 6: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace (Training Industry)
Oct 8: Managing Workplace Anxiety (North Carolina Library Association)
Oct 8: Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (WebJunction)
Oct 20: Marrying Accuracy and Empathy to Improve Customer Experience (Training Magazine Network)
Oct 21: Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin? (Propel Nonprofits)
Oct 22: Customizing the New Pocket Response Resource (Lyrasis)
Oct 27: Managing Library Teams in Complex Times (American Association of School Librarians)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Oct 7: Getting (Through) This Together: A Community-Based Archival Collaboration (Programming Librarian)
Oct 28: Civic Literacy & Citizenship: cultivating space for communities to co-create knowledge and make change (Indiana State Library)
Oct 7: Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 21: What new digital inclusion models (partners and funding) are coming together due to the pandemic? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

PROGRAMMING
At Your Leisure: 2019 Virtual Genealogy Fair Session 2: Preserving Personal Collections (U.S. National Archives)
Oct 6: Elevating Youth Voice in STEM Programming (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 7: Getting (Through) This Together: A Community-Based Archival Collaboration (Programming Librarian)
Oct 7: Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 13: Picture a Scientist: Bringing Gender Equity in Science to the Big Screen (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 17: Tech for Teens Club : Intro to Coding & Video Games (Pace Center)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Oct 1: Never Grow Up: Dutch Children’s Books in Translation (School Library Journal)
Oct 2: Strong Women and Girls (Booklist)
Oct 7: How to be More Inclusive in Your Readers’ Advisory Work (Infopeople)
Oct 20: Mysteries (Booklist)
Oct 22: Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls (Booklist)
Oct 27: Crash Course in Relationship Fiction (Novelist)

REFERENCE
Oct 1: How PubMed® Works: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 7: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 7: Managing Student Loan Anxiety and Coping Financially During COVID-19 (Public Library Association)
Oct 13: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Census Microdata: What, Why and Where (North Carolina Library Association)
Oct 13: Legal Instruction and Resources at the Law Library of Congress: Recent Developments (Federal Depository Library Program)
Oct 14: Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 15: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
Oct 20: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
Oct 21: Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 21: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 29: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
At Your Leisure: Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (Every Library Institute)
Oct 1: Never Grow Up: Dutch Children’s Books in Translation (School Library Journal)
Oct 2: Strong Women and Girls (Booklist)
Oct 7: Teaching with Hispanic-Latinx Primary Sources (U.S. National Archives)
Oct 13: Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Oct 13: Picture a Scientist: Bringing Gender Equity in Science to the Big Screen (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 14: Civics, history, and student engagement/activism (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Oct 14: Teaching Disinformation in 2020: CIA Tips for Students and Educators (edWeb.net)
Oct 21: Virtual Libraries for Remote Learning (edWeb.net)
Oct 22: Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls (Booklist)
Oct 22: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
Oct 27: Level It Up: Evaluating Beginning Readers (Colorado State Library)

TECHNOLOGY
Oct 2: Zoom Breakout Rooms PART 3 Test Drive 3: Selected Strategies, Features, Activities (TLT Group)
Oct 7: Local government digital equity strategies (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)
Oct 28: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Oct 14: Civics, history, and student engagement/activism (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Oct 28: Coalitions – Who’s at the table, who is convening, and how are strategic decisions made? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

VOLUNTEERS
Oct 13: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 7: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (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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