Professional Development

February 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
Feb 8: We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Feb 8: We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)
Feb 15: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
Feb 16: Accelerating Agency Innovation: Driving Your Team, Tech And Mission Forward (GovLoop)
Feb 17: What We’re Getting Wrong About Homelessness (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
Feb 24: Creating a DEI Strategy (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Feb 28: Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Creating a New Model Library (OCLC)

BOARDS
Feb 23: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

CAREERS
Feb 3: Setting Yourself (and Your Candidates) Up for Success in the Hiring Process (Blackbaud)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Feb 1: Tear Down this Wall: Find and remove barriers to library use (Colorado State Library)
Feb 2: Playful Learning, Not Play vs. Learning in Preschool: How Play Fosters Cognitive Development (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 2: The Mindful Librarian (All4Ed)
Feb 8: Gaming Programs in Libraries (Montana State Library)
Feb 9: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)
Feb 10: Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts (Follett)
Feb 11: New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (Booklist)
Feb 14: MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)
Feb 15: Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)
Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 17: Mind Mapping for Ideas in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 22: “Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)
Feb 22: Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)
Feb 22: Setting and Student-specific Personalized Interventions and Supports for Children with ASD (AbleNet)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Feb 1: Graphic Novels for All (Booklist)
Feb 8: Adult Faves (Booklist)
Feb 9: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)
Feb 11: New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (Booklist)
Feb 14: MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)
Feb 15: Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)
Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 22: Authentic Literacy Instruction (Follett)
Feb 22: “Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)
Feb 26: Building a Materials Challenge Toolkit: Understanding Library Policies, Procedures, and Protocols (All4Ed)

COMMUNICATION
Feb 2: How to Create a Good Annual Report in the Digital Age (Nonprofit Hub)
Feb 3: Building Community Engagement & Awareness Through Little Free Library (Indiana State Library)
Feb 3: Storytelling for Impact (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)
Feb 8: Best Practices For Working With A Web Developer (Wyoming SBDC)
Feb 10: Engaging Presentations Everyone Will Love (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 17: Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 17: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
Feb 18: Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Library: An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Library Service (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Feb 23: Build a Better World at Work and in Life with Kindness and Gratitude (Indiana State Library)

DIGITAL RESOURCES
Feb 10: data.census.gov: Streamlining the Way You Get Data (US Census Bureau)
Feb 17: Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 17: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
Feb 8: Get to Know Gale Health and Wellness (Gale)
Feb 9: Crash Course in Narrative Nonfiction (EBSCO)
Feb 10: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
Feb 23: PubMed Essentials (Niche Academy)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Feb 8: We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)
Feb 8: Innovations in Librarianship with Kelvin Watson (SirsiDynix)
Feb 15: Leading with Happiness: Proven Ways to Lead Positive Change and Embrace the New World of Work Well-being (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 16: Accelerating Agency Innovation: Driving Your Team, Tech And Mission Forward (GovLoop)
Feb 24: Creating a DEI Strategy (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Feb 28: Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Creating a New Model Library (OCLC)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Feb 1: Tear Down this Wall: Find and remove barriers to library use (Colorado State Library)
Feb 3: Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships (WebJunction)
Feb 15: FRS Virtual Leadership Workshop – Changing the Narrative: Leading a Culture Committed to DEI (All4Ed)
Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 17: Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 22: “Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)
Feb 22: Setting and Student-specific Personalized Interventions and Supports for Children with ASD (AbleNet)
Feb 23: Trauma-Sensitive Programming: Using Mindfulness to Create Safe Space (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 24: Welcoming Immigrants Through Cultural Programming: Lessons from the Field (Infopeople)

FUNDRAISING
Feb 3: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
Feb 8: Grantseeking Solo: Securing Awards with Limited Staff (TechSoup)
Feb 10: What Corporate Sponsors Really Want From Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)
Feb 10: Grants and Proposal Writing (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 23: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL
Feb 9: Copyright for Librarians: What You Need to Know (Niche Academy)
Feb 16: Why and How to Implement Privacy and Surveillance Information Literacy into Your Institution When It’s Not Part of Your Job Description (Niche Academy)

LIBRARY SPACES
Feb 1: Tear Down This Wall: Find And Remove Barriers To Library Use (Colorado State Library)
Feb 15: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 17: What We’re Getting Wrong About Homelessness (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
Feb 18: Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Library: An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Library Service (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Feb 28: Libraries and Open Ecosystems: Creating a New Model Library (OCLC)

MANAGEMENT
Feb 2: How to Create a Good Annual Report in the Digital Age (Nonprofit Hub)
Feb 3: Setting Yourself (and Your Candidates) Up for Success in the Hiring Process (Blackbaud)
Feb 8: We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After (Infopeople)
Feb 9: Best Practices for Creating and Managing Your Team’s Goals (Blackbaud)
Feb 10: Grants and Proposal Writing (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 15: Leading with Happiness: Proven Ways to Lead Positive Change and Embrace the New World of Work Well-being (Training Magazine Network)
Feb 15: Active Shooters and Hostile Activity at Your Venues (Lyrasis)
Feb 15: FRS Virtual Leadership Workshop – Changing the Narrative: Leading a Culture Committed to DEI (All4Ed)
Feb 16: Strategies for Giving Effective Feedback That Helps Your Employees Grow (Blackbaud)
Feb 23: Build a Better World at Work and in Life with Kindness and Gratitude (Indiana State Library)
Feb 24: Creating a DEI Strategy (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Feb 3: Building Community Engagement & Awareness Through Little Free Library (Indiana State Library)
Feb 3: Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships (WebJunction)
Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 17: What We’re Getting Wrong About Homelessness (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
Feb 22: Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)
Feb 24: Welcoming Immigrants Through Cultural Programming: Lessons from the Field (Infopeople)

PROGRAMMING
Feb 8: Gaming Programs in Libraries (Montana State Library)
Feb 10: Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)
Feb 10: Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts (Follett)
Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 17: Mind Mapping for Ideas in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 22: Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)
Feb 23: Trauma-Sensitive Programming: Using Mindfulness to Create Safe Space (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 24: Welcoming Immigrants Through Cultural Programming: Lessons from the Field (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Feb 1: Graphic Novels for All (Booklist)
Feb 4: Matchmaking with Macmillan Library (Booklist)
Feb 8: Adult Faves (Booklist)
Feb 9: Crash Course in Narrative Nonfiction (EBSCO)
Feb 9: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)
Feb 10: NoveList Plus Overview (EBSCO)
Feb 14: MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)
Feb 15: Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)

REFERENCE
Feb 9: Copyright for Librarians: What You Need to Know (Niche Academy)
Feb 10: data.census.gov: Streamlining the Way You Get Data (US Census Bureau)
Feb 23: PubMed Essentials (Niche Academy)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Feb 2: Playful Learning, Not Play vs. Learning in Preschool: How Play Fosters Cognitive Development (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 2: The Mindful Librarian (All4Ed)
Feb 9: Spring Pre-Pub Books are Buzzing (Library Journal)
Feb 10: Planning for Citizen Science Month (SciStarter)
Feb 10: Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts (Follett)
Feb 11: New Homes, New Stories: An Illustrator Panel about Home and Family (Booklist)
Feb 14: MacKids School & Library Spring 2022 Preview Event (Booklist)
Feb 15: FRS Virtual Leadership Workshop – Changing the Narrative: Leading a Culture Committed to DEI (All4Ed)
Feb 15: Magnificent Middle Grade (Booklist)
Feb 16: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
Feb 16: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spacing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Public and School Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Feb 17: Mind Mapping for Ideas in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 22: Authentic Literacy Instruction (Follett)
Feb 22: “Let’s Talk Race” Toolkits (WebJunction)
Feb 22: Quick Bites: School Readiness in the Library and Beyond (Colorado State Library)
Feb 22: Setting and Student-specific Personalized Interventions and Supports for Children with ASD (AbleNet)
Feb 26: Building a Materials Challenge Toolkit: Understanding Library Policies, Procedures, and Protocols (All4Ed)

TECHNOLOGY
Feb 3: Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships (WebJunction)
Feb 16: Why and How to Implement Privacy and Surveillance Information Literacy into Your Institution When It’s Not Part of Your Job Description (Niche Academy)
Feb 17: Do No Harm with Data Viz (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Feb 17: Microsoft Program Offerings for Libraries (TechSoup)
Feb 17: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)
Feb 23: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Feb 2: Playful Learning, Not Play vs. Learning in Preschool: How Play Fosters Cognitive Development (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 10: Engaging Presentations Everyone Will Love (Early Childhood Investigations)
Feb 22: Authentic Literacy Instruction (Follett)

VOLUNTEERS
Feb 15: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (Volunteer Match)
Feb 24: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (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.

Comments Closed

Comments are closed. You will not be able to post a comment in this post.