Learning, Professional Development

September 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:

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact (WebJunction)
Sep 15: Power of Community in Strategic Planning (Bloomerang)
Sep 21: How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
Sep 22: Tech Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (Tech Impact)

BOARDS
Sep 8: Past the “Friends and Family” Board of Directors (Nonprofit Hub)
Sep 28: How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)

CAREERS
Sep 15: NCompass Live: Library School Now – Library Workers Talk about Their Library Science Coursework (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sep 15: Soft Skills: The Tools Every Librarian Should Have (Niche Academy)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Sep 15: Addressing STEM Stereotypes and Biases: Facilitating Challenging Conversations with Youth (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Sep 16: National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet James Madison (U.S. National Archives)
Sep 18: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)
Sep 20: Transforming Teen Services: Connected Learning (Utah State Library)
Sep 22: Pushing Past Bias and Challenging Classroom Behaviors: Changing Children’s Behavior Starts With Changing Ourselves (Early Childhood Investigations)
Sep 28: Transforming Teen Services: Educational Equity (Utah State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Sep 1:Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)
Sep 2: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 8: NCompass Live: Manga and Graphic Novels in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sep 8: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 14: Reducing Environmental Impacts of Collections Care and Management (Connecting to Collections Care)
Sep 14: Identity-Celebrating Stories (Booklist)
Sep 21: Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids’ Literature (School Library Journal)
Sep 22: Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books (Mackin)
Sep 28: Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship (Association for Library Service to Children)

COMMUNICATION
Sep 2: Social Media 102 (Firespring)
Sep 9: DEI: How to Give an Inclusive Presentation (Training Magazine Network)
Sep 15: Addressing STEM Stereotypes and Biases: Facilitating Challenging Conversations with Youth (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Sep 22: Content Creation for Your Library (Indiana State Library)
Sep 28: Road to bbcon: Is a Podcast Right for Your Business? (Blackbaud)
Sep 30: How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (Infopeople)
Sep 30: Virtual Events Q&A Session (Firespring)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
Sep 1: Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Sep 9: How to Create a Customer Focused Culture (Training Magazine Network)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Sep 9: DEI: How to Give an Inclusive Presentation (Training Magazine Network)
Sep 14: Drawing Disability, Framing Activism: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (ProQuest)
Sep 15: Autism in Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Sep 18: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)
Sep 22: Libraries and Reading: New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability (Niche Academy)
Sep 28: Debug’d Coding – It’s Time to Include ALL Students in Coding! (AbleNet)

FUNDRAISING
Sep 8: Introduction to Individual Giving (Candid Learning)
Sep 14: Using Video to Build Nonprofit Success (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Sep 14: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)
Sep 16: Building a Grant Strategy for 2021-2022 (TechSoup)
Sep 17: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Sep 17: Planned Giving Within Reach (Candid Learning)
Sep 21: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
Sep 22: 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal (Productive Fundraising)
Sep 22: Build a #GivingTuesday Campaign That Inspires and Converts (Candid Learning)
Sep 30: Demystifying the Grants Lifecycle: Grant Seeking Lessons and Pro-tips from the Field (Bloomerang)
Sep 30: How to Build a Recurring Gift Program from Scratch (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Sep 30: Virtual Events Q&A Session (Firespring)

LEGAL
Practical tips around privacy (EveryLibrary Institute)
Sep 9: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
Sep 21: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
Sep 22: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

MANAGEMENT
Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)
Sep 15: Soft Skills: The Tools Every Librarian Should Have (Niche Academy)
Sep 18: Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Sep 1: Family Homelessness and Libraries (Niche Academy)
Sep 8: Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (NNLM Region 3)
Sep 22: CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING
Sep 8: Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (NNLM Region 3)
Sep 18: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)
Sep 20: Transforming Teen Services: Connected Learning (Utah State Library)
Sep 22: Libraries and Reading: New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability (Niche Academy)
Sep 28: Transforming Teen Services: Educational Equity (Utah State Library)
Sep 29: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Sep 29: Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, and How? (Indiana State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Sep 2: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 3: APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)
Sep 8: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 14: Identity-Celebrating Stories (Booklist)
Sep 21: Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids’ Literature (School Library Journal)

REFERENCE
Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sep 1: From Theory to Practice: How to Make Open Access Content Work for Your Library (Library Journal)
Sep 8: Education Statistics 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sep 8: How to: Nextdoor (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
Sep 9: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
Sep 9: Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)
Sep 9: Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)
Sep 21: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
Sep 21: Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 1 (U.S. National Archives)
Sep 22: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)
Sep 22: How to: TikTok
Sep 23: Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Manufacturing – The Changing Face of Manufacturing in the USA (U.S. Census Bureau)
Sep 23: Female Aviators in ProQuest Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Sep 28: Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 2 (U.S. National Archives)
Sep 30: ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan)
Sep 1:Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)
Sep 2: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 2:Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Teaching Concepts in Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net/News Literacy Project)
Sep 8: NCompass Live: Manga and Graphic Novels in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sep 8: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 8: Education Statistics 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sep 9: School Librarians: Agents of Change 2.0 (Booklist)
Sep 9: Promoting EdTech Inventiveness in the Classroom (edWeb.net)
Sep 14: Drawing Disability, Framing Activism: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (ProQuest)
Sep 14: Identity-Celebrating Stories (Booklist)
Sep 15: Addressing STEM Stereotypes and Biases: Facilitating Challenging Conversations with Youth (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Sep 16: National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet James Madison (U.S. National Archives)
Sep 16: Students at the Center: Fostering Secondary Newcomer Student Agency (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Sep 18: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)
Sep 21: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Judd Winick (Follett)
Sep 21: Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids’ Literature (School Library Journal)
Sep 21: Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 1 (U.S. National Archives)
Sep 22: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)
Sep 22: Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books (Mackin)
Sep 23: Female Aviators in ProQuest Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Sep 28: Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship (Association for Library Service to Children)
Sep 28: Debug’d Coding – It’s Time to Include ALL Students in Coding! (AbleNet)
Sep 28: Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 2 (U.S. National Archives)
Sep 29: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TECHNOLOGY
Sep 8: How to: Nextdoor (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
Sep 14: Extend Your Campus with a Unified Digital Experience (Blackbaud)
Sep 22: How to: TikTok
Sep 29: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Sep 2:Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Teaching Concepts in Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net/News Literacy Project)
Sep 14: Drawing Disability, Framing Activism: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (ProQuest)

VOLUNTEERS
Sep 9: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
Sep 22: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (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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