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August 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:

ADVOCACY
Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Association of College and Research Libraries/Public Libraries Association)
Aug 25: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Aug 2: Getting Started with Open-Source Software (Wyoming SBDC)
Aug 2: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 3: Analyzing virtual reference data to improve services: Practical methods and strategies (Georgia Library Association)
Aug 4: Making Online Strategic Planning Fun (Bloomerang)
Aug 9: Building the Innovation Lab: A Technology Playground (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Association of College and Research Libraries/Public Libraries Association)
Aug 11: Budgeting and Forecasting for Nonprofits & Charities (Charity Village)
Aug 18: Preparing for Extreme Weather: Fire and Hurricane (Foundation for Advancement in Conservation)
Aug 22: Content Calendars: Managing Your Message and Media (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 23: How to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Aug 4: Working with Tweens: What’s up with these “in-betweeners”? (Colorado State Library)
Aug 11: Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 13: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
Aug 18: Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)
Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
Aug 24: 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)
Aug 25: Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)
Aug 30: Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Aug 2: Graphic Jam!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 2 (Booklist)
Aug 16: Fall Adult Faves (Booklist)
Aug 16: A Sign of the Times: Agency & Voice in Middle Grade Literature (Mackin)
Aug 18: Open Access Master Class for Academics: Open Access by the Numbers (Library Journal)
Aug 24: From Diversity To Inclusion: How To Audit Your Collection And Why (Niche Academy)
Aug 25: Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)
Aug 30: Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

COMMUNICATION
Aug 2: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 3: Next-Level Tactics: Storytelling for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 10: Give A Great Presentation Even if You Are Nervous: Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Association of College and Research Libraries/Public Libraries Association)
Aug 16: From Awareness to IMPACT: How Your Brand Can Drive Higher Value (Blackbaud)
Aug 16: Cultivating Civility and Resilience in Libraries: Challenges and Solutions (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Aug 22: Content Calendars: Managing Your Message and Media (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
Aug 23: Critical Conversations: Learn How To Connect (GovLoop)
Aug 23: How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 23: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
Aug 18: Open Access Master Class for Academics: Open Access by the Numbers (Library Journal)
Aug 18: Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
Auge 4: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
Aug 18: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Aug 24: Introduction to the American Community Survey (US Census Bureau)
Aug 25: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)
Aug 25: Data for Congressional and State Legislative Districts (US Census Bureau)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Aug 3: Is Reference Dead?: Practical Considerations for Evaluating and Improving your Reference Services (Niche Academy)
Aug 3: Analyzing virtual reference data to improve services: Practical methods and strategies (Georgia Library Association)
Aug 3: Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Become an Emotion Scientist (Colorado State Library)
Aug 9: Building the Innovation Lab: A Technology Playground (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Aug 16: From Awareness to IMPACT: How Your Brand Can Drive Higher Value (Blackbaud)
Aug 17: Leading Beyond Words (North Carolina Library Association)
Aug 23: How to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review)
Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
Aug 23: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)
Aug 30: Emerging Tech Trends for 2022 and Beyond (WebJunction)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Aug 11: Removing Barriers in Play to Include All Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Aug 16: Trends in Building Cultures of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2.0 (Training Industry)
Aug 17: Leading Beyond Words (North Carolina Library Association)
Aug 18: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)Aug 23: PBC Living Library Project (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Aug 24: NCompass Live: Team Up with Your Community! (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 24: From Diversity To Inclusion: How To Audit Your Collection And Why (Niche Academy)
Aug 24: Incorporating Gender Equity into Your Nonprofit (Candid Learning)
Aug 24: 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)

FUNDRAISING
Aug 2: Creating Graphics for Your Nonprofit for Social Media (TechSoup)
Aug 2: How to Generate Unrestricted Revenue for Your Organization (Bloomerang)
Aug 3: Next-Level Tactics: Storytelling for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
Aug 3: Everything You Wanted to Know About Annual Giving (But Were Afraid to Ask) (Blackbaud)
Aug 3: Raising Money With $0 and 0 Donors (Network for Good)
Aug 9: Using Census Bureau Data for Grant Writing (US Census Bureau)
Aug 10: Digital Fundraising 101 (Candid Learning)
Aug 17: The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)
Aug 25: Collaborative Grantmaking – Part I: The Role of Empathy and Experimentation (Blackbaud)
Aug 30: Today’s Digital Fundraising Trends, and How to Apply Them to Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
Aug 31: Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL
Aug 11: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

MANAGEMENT
Aug 2: Getting Started with Open-Source Software (Wyoming SBDC)
Aug 10: Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin? (Propel Nonprofits)
Aug 10: Information Management And How It’s Changing (GovLoop)
Aug 11: Budgeting and Forecasting for Nonprofits & Charities (Charity Village)
Aug 16: Cultivating Civility and Resilience in Libraries: Challenges and Solutions (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Aug 23: How to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review)
Aug 23: Critical Conversations: Learn How To Connect (GovLoop)
Aug 23: How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 24: Incorporating Gender Equity into Your Nonprofit (Candid Learning)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Aug 12: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans, Service Members, Families and Communities (WebJunction)
Aug 24: NCompass Live: Team Up with Your Community! (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 25: Collaborative Grantmaking – Part I: The Role of Empathy and Experimentation (Blackbaud)

PROGRAMMING
Aug 2: An Evening with Laird Hunt: Author of ZORRIE (Indiana State Library)
Aug 10: NCompass Live: Reinventing Programming Kits (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 10: Best Practices for Hybrid Programming (Programming Librarian)
Aug 13: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
Aug 18: Bat Week in Libraries 2022 (Montana State Library)
Aug 18: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 23: PBC Living Library Project (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Aug 24: Game Jams for Libraries: What are they? Why should I host one? (Indiana State Library/ALA GGRT)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Aug 2: Graphic Jam!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 2 (Booklist)
Aug 2: An Evening with Laird Hunt: Author of ZORRIE (Indiana State Library)
Aug 4: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
Aug 16: Fall Adult Faves (Booklist)
Aug 16: A Sign of the Times: Agency & Voice in Middle Grade Literature (Mackin)
Aug 25: Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)
Aug 30: Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

REFERENCE
Aug 1: Using Science.gov to Access U.S. Government Science Information (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 2: Local Business History using Dun’s Reference Book (Library of Congress)
Aug 2: Office of Minority Health Resource Center: National Service for Minority Health Resources & Information (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 3: NCompass Live: Building a Reading Community Through Podcasting (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 3: Is Reference Dead?: Practical Considerations for Evaluating and Improving your Reference Services (Niche Academy)
Aug 3: Finding Your Family in Newspapers: Using Chronicling America for Genealogical Research (Library of Congress)
Aug 11: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
Aug 11: Through the Records: The Work of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston (CSSC) at the College of Charleston (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Aug 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Aug 24: Introduction to the American Community Survey (US Census Bureau)
Aug 25: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)
Aug 25: Data for Congressional and State Legislative Districts (US Census Bureau)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Aug 2: Graphic Jam!: Graphic Novel Book Buzz Part 2 (Booklist)
Aug 3: NCompass Live: Building a Reading Community Through Podcasting (Nebraska Library Commission)
Aug 3: Back to School—How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright & Creativity)
Aug 3: Using Multimedia Text Sets for Student Knowledge Construction (TeachersFirst)
Aug 3: Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet (American Association of School Librarians Information Literacy Community of Practice)
Aug 4: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
Aug 4: Working with Tweens: What’s up with these “in-betweeners”? (Colorado State Library)
Aug 8: Back-to-School Checklist for Positive Media and Tech Use (edWeb)
Aug 9: Google Drawings in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)
Aug 10: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (Digital Storytelling Edition) (TeachersFirst)
Aug 10: AASL Town Hall: Back to School with Award Winning Collaboration (American Association of School Librarians)
Aug 11: Elections and Misinformation: Helping Students Build Skills and Knowledge (News Literacy Project)
Aug 13: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)
Aug 16: A Sign of the Times: Agency & Voice in Middle Grade Literature (Mackin)
Aug 16: Understanding Special Education Series (PACER Center)
Aug 18: Preparing for Extreme Weather: Fire and Hurricane (Foundation for Advancement in Conservation)
Aug 18: Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)
Aug 18: Bat Week in Libraries 2022 (Montana State Library)
Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
Aug 18: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations (Federal Depository Library Program)
Aug 23: How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 23: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)
Aug 24: Game Jams for Libraries: What are they? Why should I host one? (Indiana State Library/ALA GGRT)
Aug 24: From Diversity To Inclusion: How To Audit Your Collection And Why (Niche Academy)
Aug 24: 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)
Aug 25: Riveting and Page-Turning YA (Booklist)
Aug 30: Quick Bites: Books for Beginning and Struggling Readers (Colorado State Library)

TECHNOLOGY
Aug 30: Emerging Tech Trends for 2022 and Beyond (WebJunction)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Aug 3: Back to School—How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright & Creativity)
Aug 3: Using Multimedia Text Sets for Student Knowledge Construction (TeachersFirst)
Aug 3: Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet (American Association of School Librarians Information Literacy Community of Practice)
Aug 4: ACRL/SPARC Forum: Emerging “Inclusive Access” Programs and Their Implications for Course Material Affordability (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Aug 5: Podcasts in Your Learning Solutions (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 9: Google Drawings in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)
Aug 10: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (Digital Storytelling Edition) (TeachersFirst)
Aug 11: Elections and Misinformation: Helping Students Build Skills and Knowledge (News Literacy Project)
Aug 18: Open Access Master Class for Academics: Open Access by the Numbers (Library Journal)
Aug 18: Building Strong Digital Citizens: News and Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)
Aug 23: Quick Bites: Growing Readers with a Growth Mindset (Colorado State Library)
Aug 23: How to Add Critical Thinking to your Learning Designs (Training Magazine Network)
Aug 23: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with Us: Strategies to Empower (Follett)
Aug 24: 5 Authentic Literacy Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (edWeb)

VOLUNTEERS
Aug 9: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
Aug 23: Critical Conversations: Learn How To Connect (GovLoop)


ONLINE CONFERENCES

Aug 1 – 4 (9 – 10:30 am) New Orleans Information Literacy Collective and 2022 Forum (New Orleans Information Literacy Collective)
The conference will take place from Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4 with two back-to-back presentations each day followed by a Question and Answer session. The conference will open with a keynote by architectural historian-turned archivist, Sally Reeves. Ms. Reeves has over fifty years of experience in the field and is recently retired from the Notarial Archives Division of the Orleans Parish Office of the Clerk of Civil District Court. Sally’s remarks will focus on her own evolution with the office along with her observations about the essential nature of the collection, its long history, and its own evolving use as society changes. For more information and to register, visit: https://nolailc.wordpress.com/

Aug 4 (7 – 3 pm) SLJTeen Live! (School Library Journal)

Come hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for teens and tweens. From rom-coms and mysteries to graphic novels and classic coming-of-age stories, our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you inspired and entertained. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibit hall to meet with leading publishers, enjoy additional chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/event/slj-teen-live-2022

Aug 18 (9 – 1:45 pm) Training Industry Leader Talk: Developing a Strategic Plan (Training Industry)

Great training organizations understand that aligning learning and development initiatives with business objectives is crucial to their success. Learning leaders can only earn a seat at the table by understanding the business’ strategic goals, vision and mission, and by identifying the skills employees need to move the organization forward. During this Training Industry Leader Talk, industry experts will share actionable insights on identifying training needs and creating training programs that support business goals. Multiple sessions. For more information and to register, visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mIF_ZEX2T6q82M7NJCTRCQ

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Info2Go! Introduction to Library Ethics (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Ethics is defined as “the body of moral principles or values governing, or distinctive of, a particular culture or group.” While many people have personal ethics that impact their daily behavior, there are also ethics in workplaces and professions, including libraries. This webinar will introduce the fundamental ethical principles of the library profession, including professional ethics, intellectual freedom, and the importance of policies and procedures. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCZAXDYtLrM

Designing the Post-Pandemic Library (EveryLibrary Institute)
What will patrons expect from their libraries after the pandemic? How will a year or more of social distancing and self-isolation impact the way people interact with – and within – their libraries? How should library leaders plan for renovations and modifications in the wake of the pandemic? How can designed flexibility help libraries adapt to a rapidly changing world? This free webinar addresses these important questions. Visit: https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/designing-post-pandemic

Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library)
While your library is ADA compliant and welcomes all, there may be hidden barriers for some in your community that hinder them from using your library. Who isn’t using your library, and why? How can you find and remove those barriers to make your library more accessible to all? Join us for this interactive session to discuss how to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons. Visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/calendar/tear-down-this-wall-find-remove-barriers-to-library-use

Get Graphic: Using Graphic Novels In The Classroom (Mackin)
Get inspired to bring graphic novels – the kid-favorite format – into the classroom. Join creators Chad Sell (The Cardboard Kingdom), Judd Winick (Hilo Series), and Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels) for a behind-the-scenes introduction to graphic novels, moderated by Tuan Nguyen, cofounder of the Texas Library Association’s Maverick and Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading Lists. Learn about building graphic novel stories and how to use them to foster a love of reading, bring out your students’ own creativity, and reach reluctant and emerging readers in your classroom. Visit: https://vimeo.com/522066557/73ed683519


*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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