Professional Development

September Online Training Opportunities – FREE

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

ADVOCACY

Sept 28: School & Public Library Partnerships: The Scoop from a School Librarian (Indiana State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Sept 14: Measuring the Impact of Digital Literacy Services with Project Outcome & DigitalLearn.org (Public Library Association)
Sept 21: How Can We Achieve Program Sustainability? (Charity Village)
Sept 21: Building A Grants Strategy (TechSoup)
Sept 22: Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations (Lyrasis)
Sept 28: Buy-In Not Opt-Out: Creating a culture for staff driven metrics (Colorado State Library)

CAREERS

Sept 13: Building Your Support Network: A Woman’s Guide for Success (American Management Association)
Sept 20: Modern Manners for Today’s Business World (American Management Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Sept 6: Guided Play and Early Brain Development in Early Education Settings: Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek on Sparking Positive Outcomes in All Domains (Early Childhood Investigations)
Sept 13: Trauma-Informed Early Education Classroom Design: Designing Child and Family-Friendly Spaces for Recovery from Trauma (Early Childhood Investigations)
Sept 26: Services to those with Special Needs (Indiana State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Sept 12: Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People (Washington State Library)

COMMUNICATION

Sept 12: Writing and Designing Engaging Emails (Blackbaud)
Sept 18: Getting to Yes (Utah State Library)
Sept 20: Social Media 101 for #GivingTuesday (Firespring)
Sept 21: Networking: A Survival Guide for Introverts (North Dakota State Library)
Sept 27: Getting Started with Working across Generations (American Alliance of Museums)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Sept 12: Database of the Month: Mango Languages (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Sept 7: Leadership Skills for the Future of Work (Coursera)
Sept 13: DorobekInsider Live-The Realities of Cybersecurity (GovLoop)
Sept 14: Authentic Storytelling with Greenpeace: A 10 Step Process (TechSoup)
Sept 27: Getting Started with Working across Generations (American Alliance of Museums)
Sept 28: Buy-In Not Opt-Out: Creating a culture for staff driven metrics (Colorado State Library)

FUNDRAISING

Sept 6: Convert Supporters on #GivingTuesday with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
Sept 7: The Year Before Your Capital Campaign (Bloomerang)
Sept 12: Turn the GivingTuesday global movement into local impact (Blackbaud)
Sept 13: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
Sept 13: 12 Nonprofit Thank You Mistakes to Avoid with Claire Axelrad (Firespring)
Sept 20: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Sept 20: Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle (TechSoup)
Sept 21: Building A Grants Strategy (TechSoup)
Sept 27: Creative Crowdfundraising (Blackbaud)

LEGAL

Sept 7: CopyTalk must go on! (ALA District Dispatch)

LIBRARY SPACES

Sept 13: Trauma-Informed Early Education Classroom Design: Designing Child and Family-Friendly Spaces for Recovery from Trauma (Early Childhood Investigations)

MANAGEMENT

Sept 6: Setting Goals for Leading a Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)
Sept 7: 3 Steps to Improved Employee Engagement: Supporting Work-Life Balance in Your Organization (Training Industry)
Sept 7: Bozarthzone! Turning Stress into Power (InSync Training)
Sept 7: 6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Sept 13: Mindful Leadership (GovLoop)
Sept 14: Getting Started with Employee Onboarding (American Alliance of Museums)
Sept 19: Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts (Lyrasis)
Sept 20: Millennials on the Move: Preparing Emerging Leaders for Frontline Management (Training Magazine Network)
Sept 27: FranklinCovey’s 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity™ (American Management Association)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Sept 7: Community Engagement: 2 Approaches – Aspen Institute & Harwood Institute (Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records)
Sept 7: Read, Discuss, Meet and Act: The Power of Words (Programming Librarian)
Sept 12: Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses (WebJunction and Public Library Association)
Sept 13: Lending Wi-Fi Hotspots in Urban and Rural Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Sept 19: Celebrate Afterschool Partnerships with the Annual “Lights on Afterschool!” (After School Alliance)
Sept 27: Supporting Young Children and Families Impacted by Immigration Policies (Early childhood Investigations)
Sept 28: School & Public Library Partnerships: The Scoop from a School Librarian (Indiana State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Sept 1: Beyond Out-of-the-Box: Digital Climbers at Muncie Public Library (Indiana State Library)
Sept 7: Read, Discuss, Meet and Act: The Power of Words (Programming Librarian)
Sept 12: TED and Libraries: Ideas worth sharing at places designed for sharing (Indiana State Library)
Sept 19: Bring Frankenstein to Life! (Indiana State Library)
Sept 20: How to Engage Your Community with Code Clubs (SirsiDynix)
Sept 25: Everybody Has a Story: Creating Cultural and Historic Preservation Programs with Impact (Programming Librarian)
Sept 26: The Name of the Game: Playing Tabletop Games to Build 21st Century Skills (WebJunction)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Sept 14: Fall for New Nonfiction (School Library Journal)
Sept 19: What’s Cooking for Fall 2017 (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Sept 5: PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Sept. 6: NCompass Live: The New Public Library Director’s Guidebook (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sept 7: Top Ten Tips for Managing Reference Today (Booklist)
Sept 12: Resources: Aerospace Power, Military History, Geopolitics, and Professional Military Education (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sept 14: An Orientation to Congress.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sept 19: Works in Progress Webinar: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Work in the MIT Libraries’ Collections Directorate (OCLC)
Sept 26: Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Website; Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7 (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Sept 6: “Imagine Your Perfect Source”: Strategies for Cultivating Expert Researchers (edWeb)
Sept 7: Sharing eBooks Across Schools & Districts:How Educators Make It Work (School Library Journal)
Sept 12: Beyond Book Readings: Building Science Literacy with Hands-On Activities (School Library Journal)
Sept 12: Database of the Month: Mango Languages (Wyoming State Library)
Sept 13: Intellectual Freedom is Not Just About Censorship! (edWeb)
Sept 14: Why eBooks? Best Practices from School Librarians (Booklist)
Sept 18: “Making Readers:” How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Sept 21: Tech Savvy in the School Library (Wyoming State Library)
Sept 27: A Framework for Maker Education (Demco)
Sept 28: Common Core Open Educational Resources and Websites & Google Classroom (School Library Journal)

TECHNOLOGY

Sept 6: Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Introduction to Canva (Indiana State Library)
Sept 8: Technology & Trends presents “Google Drive for Instruction: Leveling Up with Add-Ons” (North Carolina Library Association)
Sept 9: Getting the Most Out of Google Forms (Simple K12)
Sept 9: Get on Track and Stay There with Google Calendar! (Simple K12)
Sept 14: IT Innovation and How to Get There (GovLoop)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Sept 19: Make Virtual Classroom Learning Relevant-Scenario Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)
Sept 20: Health Reference and You: ALA Guidelines, Best Practices, and Training Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Sept 28: Common Core Open Educational Resources and Websites & Google Classroom (School Library Journal)

VOLUNTEERS

Sept 26: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
Sept 27: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Sept 28: From Management to Engagement: Skilled Volunteers in Public Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Sept 29: From the Bottom Up: We Overlooked the Misdemeanor (And so Can You!) (Indiana State Library)

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