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October 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
Oct 18: Telling an Executive Level Story (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Oct 6: A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation (Scholarly Networks Security Initiative)
Oct 6: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Oct 11: Health and Safety for Performing Arts Organizations (LYRASIS)
Oct 18: Does My Nonprofit Need To Worry About Ransomware? (Tech Impact)
Oct 18: Proactive Crisis Planning for Children with Mental Health Challenges (PACER Center)
Oct 19: Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)
Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Oct 25: Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 27: Info2Go! Going Fine Free (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Oct 19: Bolstering Family Involvement with Tools and Techniques to Advance Learners with Significant Disabilities (AbleNet)

BOARDS
Oct 13: How to Get CEOs and Boards to Embrace Year End Fundraising (Bloomerang)

CAREERS
Oct 18: Networking 101 for Small-Business Owners (Wyoming SBDC)
Oct 19: Successful Job Searching: Applications, Cover Letters, Résumés, and References (Niche Academy)
Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Oct 3: Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education (edWeb)
Oct 6: Learning And Connecting Through Life Stories (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Oct 12: Books and Babies: Selecting the Best Books and Related Activities for Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 13: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults (National Collaborative Girls Project)
Oct 13: Loving the Skin You Are In: Facts on Race & Disability in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 19: MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)
Oct 19: Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)
Oct 20: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 20: Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
Oct 25: Philosophy and Children’s Literature: An Interactive Presentation (Indiana State Library)
Oct 26: Professional Development for Libraries – Introducing New Citizen Science Resources (SciStarter)
Oct 27: World Water Day: Celebrate the Building Block of Life (STARnet Libraries)
Oct 27: Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Oct 4: Celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo! (School Library Journal)
Oct 4: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Oct 5: LGBTQIA+ Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
Oct 5: Bringing Reading to Life, Part Two: Making and Technology (Follett)
Oct 11: Forget the Best: Good and Better Approaches to Preservation (Connecting to Collections Care)
Oct 12: Getting Started with Digital Preservation: A Workshop (Library Journal)
Oct 13: Cozy Mysteries: Cuddle Up with a Gentle Whodunit (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Oct 13: 5 Ways to Increase Nonfiction Circulation and Create Passionate Nonfiction Readers (School Library Journal)
Oct 14: How To Bring Digital Content to the Forefront of Your District (Booklist/Overdrive)
Oct 19: MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)
Oct 19: Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)

COMMUNICATION
Oct 4: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Oct 19: Successful Job Searching: Applications, Cover Letters, Résumés, and References (Niche Academy)
Oct 18: Telling an Executive Level Story (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Oct 19: Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
Oct 24: How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)
Oct 25: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
Oct 6: NoveList Plus Overview (NoveList)
Oct 12: Getting Started with Digital Preservation: A Workshop (Library Journal)
Oct 19: Explore Gale Business: Plan Builder (Gale)
Oct 26: Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training (Niche Academy)
Oct 27: Library Accessibility Alliance Webinar: Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives (Library Accessibility Alliance)
Oct 27: Explore Gale Business: Insights (Gale)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Oct 4: Public Library Staff and Diversity: Results from PLA’s 2021 Survey (Public Library Association)
Oct 6: Leadership Development: Navigating Chaos and Reaching the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
Oct 6: A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation (Scholarly Networks Security Initiative)
Oct 6: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Oct 24: How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Oct 3: Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education (edWeb)
Oct 4: Public Library Staff and Diversity: Results from PLA’s 2021 Survey (Public Library Association)
Oct 5: Disability Perspectives in Wyoming (Cultivate Ability)
Oct 6: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Oct 11: Practicing Inclusion: Welcoming Transgender Customers and Colleagues (Infopeople)
Oct 12: Accessibility in Your Library (Niche Academy)
Oct 13: Loving the Skin You Are In: Facts on Race & Disability in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 19: Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
Oct 20: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Oct 25: Build Community in Your Classroom with Tech Tools (TeachersFirst)
Oct 26: What’s Up Wednesday – Because We Matter (Indiana State Library)
Oct 27: Info2Go! Going Fine Free (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Oct 27: Library Accessibility Alliance Webinar: Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives (Library Accessibility Alliance)

FUNDRAISING
Oct 4: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Oct 5: Deep Dive + Live Critique: #GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising (TechSoup)
Oct 5: The Year-End Fundraising Playbook (Nonprofit Hub)
Oct 6: Recession-Proof Your Nonprofit…with Grants! (Bloomerang)
Oct 6: Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month In Free Ads (CharityHowTo)
Oct 11: Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)
Oct 13: How to Get CEOs and Boards to Embrace Year End Fundraising (Bloomerang)
Oct 20: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
Oct 26: How to Get Donor Visits and Navigate the Asking Process (Productive Fundraising)
Oct 27:What’s All the Fuss About Participatory Grantmaking? | Making Sense of This Evolving Practice (Blackbaud)
Oct 27: Crypto Donor Stewardship: Nurturing Relationships With A New Generation of Donors (Blackbaud)

LEGAL
Oct 6: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
Oct 6: A Librarian’s Guide to Cybercrime Mitigation (Scholarly Networks Security Initiative)
Oct 18: Does My Nonprofit Need To Worry About Ransomware? (Tech Impact)

LIBRARY SPACES
Oct 6: Rebuilding the Children’s Collection after Natural Disaster (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Oct 19: Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects (WebJunction)
Oct 26: The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)

MANAGEMENT
Oct 3: How to Create a Proactive Retention Strategy to Keep Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)
Oct 6: CSL in Session: Customer service: From transactions to transformations (Colorado State Library)
Oct 18: Coaching Leaders to Manage Diverse Teams (Training Magazine Network)
Oct 18: How to Motivate an Unmotivated Team (GovLoop)
Oct 19: What It Takes to Lead an Organizational Transformation (Harvard Business Review)
Oct 19: Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
Oct 24: Future of Librarianship: A Critical Look at Succession Planning for a More Inclusive Workplace (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Oct 24: How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)
Oct 25: Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Oct 4: Increasing Faculty Engagement With Makerspace Technologies (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Oct 6: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Oct 6: Partners in Public Health: Healthy People 2030 and the Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Health and Health Equity Part 1 (Network of National Library of Medicine)
Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
Oct 26: What’s Up Wednesday – Because We Matter (Indiana State Library)
Oct 26: The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)

PROGRAMMING
Oct 5: Bringing Reading to Life, Part Two: Making and Technology (Follett)
Oct 12: Books and Babies: Selecting the Best Books and Related Activities for Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)
Oct 12: Getting Started with Digital Preservation: A Workshop (Library Journal)
Oct 12: Audience Engagement and Interaction in Hybrid Programs (Programming Librarian)
Oct 18: Become a Data-Literate Citizen Scientist! (SciStarter)
Oct 20: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 20: Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
Oct 25: Philosophy and Children’s Literature: An Interactive Presentation (Indiana State Library)
Oct 26: Professional Development for Libraries – Introducing New Citizen Science Resources (SciStarter)
Oct 26: What’s Up Wednesday – Because We Matter (Indiana State Library)
Oct 26: The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)
Oct 27: World Water Day: Celebrate the Building Block of Life (STARnet Libraries)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Oct 4: Celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo! (School Library Journal)
Oct 4: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)
Oct 5: LGBTQIA+ Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
Oct 13: Cozy Mysteries: Cuddle Up with a Gentle Whodunit (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Oct 19: MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)

REFERENCE
Oct 6: Orientation to Legal Research: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)
Oct 6: Federal Open Data – 2022 Update (Federal Depository Library Program)
Oct 13: Family Histories and Beyond: Investigations in 1950 U.S. Census Sheets (US National Archives)
Occt 13: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
Oct 13: Knowing NAICS: Understanding the Way the Government Classifies Industries (Federal Depository Library Program)
Oct 19: Explore Gale Business: Plan Builder (Gale)
Oct 27: Explore Gale Business: Insights (Gale)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Oct 3: Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Education (edWeb)
Oct 4: Celebrate 10 Years of the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo! (School Library Journal)
Oct 4: Teaching News Literacy in the Era of Hyperpolarized Media (edWeb)
Oct 5: LGBTQIA+ Book Buzz (School Library Journal)
Oct 5: Bringing Reading to Life, Part Two: Making and Technology (Follett)
Oct 6: NoveList Plus Overview (NoveList)
Oct 6: Learning And Connecting Through Life Stories (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Oct 12: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
Oct 13: 5 Ways to Increase Nonfiction Circulation and Create Passionate Nonfiction Readers (School Library Journal)
Oct 13: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults (National Collaborative Girls Project)
Oct 13: Back to School Stress: Tools and Apps to Minimize School Stressors (PACER Center)
Oct 14: How To Bring Digital Content to the Forefront of Your District (Booklist/Overdrive)
Oct 18: Become a Data-Literate Citizen Scientist! (SciStarter)
Oct 19: Explore Gale Business: Plan Builder (Gale)
Oct 19: MacKids School & Library Winter 2023 Preview Event (Booklist)
Oct 19: Inclusive Communication: An Introduction to the Vocabulary of the Disability Community (Candid Learning)
Oct 20: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Young Children (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Oct 20: Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
Oct 21: Empathizing with Teens in Trauma: An Exploration of the Terezin Ghetto/Camp (Programming Librarian)
Oct 25: Philosophy and Children’s Literature: An Interactive Presentation (Indiana State Library)
Oct 25: Build Community in Your Classroom with Tech Tools (TeachersFirst)
Oct 26: Professional Development for Libraries – Introducing New Citizen Science Resources (SciStarter)
Oct 26: Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training (Niche Academy)
Oct 26: The Candy Corn Question: Passive Programming That Pulls People In (Georgia Library Association)
Oct 27: World Water Day: Celebrate the Building Block of Life (STARnet Libraries)
Oct 27: Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

TECHNOLOGY
Oct 25: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
Oct 25: Build Community in Your Classroom with Tech Tools (TeachersFirst)
Oct 26: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Oct 27: Library Accessibility Alliance Webinar: Incorporating Accessibility into Library OER Programs & Initiatives (Library Accessibility Alliance)
Oct 27: Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Oct 4: Increasing Faculty Engagement With Makerspace Technologies (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Oct 4: Teaching News Literacy in the Era of Hyperpolarized Media (edWeb)
Oct 6: Leadership Development: Navigating Chaos and Reaching the Modern Learner (Training Industry)
Oct 20: Informed or Influenced? Media and News Literacy Skills for Election Season and Beyond (edWeb)
Oct 26: Systemic Problems with Information Literacy Training (Niche Academy)
Oct 27: Guiding Teachers to Use Technology with Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

VOLUNTEERS
Oct 13: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)
Oct 25: Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)


ONLINE CONFERENCES

Oct 6 (7 – 4 pm)

School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Fall (School Library Journal)

Do you love authors and hearing about their creative process? Do you live to add books to your TBR pile and library? Skip the travel, and join us October 6 for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the fall 2022 publishing season—fully virtual and free to attend! Our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will leave you informed, inspired, and entertained. Come hear about the hottest forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from nonfiction and romance to picture books and graphic novels. You can also visit the virtual exhibit hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy intimate author chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/section/events

Oct 15 (9 – 11 am)

Future Ready Librarians® October Summit (All4Ed/Future Ready Librarians)

The Future Ready Librarians® summit is a FREE, live, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for librarians interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. This interactive online event will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Librarians® Framework and define new ways in which they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools. Leveraging the active Future Ready Librarians® community, the live summit is designed around authentic problems of practice identified by librarians. For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/events/

Oct 20 (7 – 4 pm)

Library Journal Day of Dialog 2022 Fall

For more than two decades, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog has been the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Now it’s gone digital and is free to attend! Once again, you’ll hear from top authors in genre fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction. And you still get to dialog by visiting virtual booths, talking with authors, and networking with colleagues. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/section/events

Oct 20 (1 – 5 pm) and Oct 21 (10 – 2 pm)

PNC/MLA 2022 Virtual Conference (Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA)

Keynote Speaker Alison Macrina, Founder and Executive Director of the Library Freedom Project, will discuss “Health Data Privacy, Patient’s Rights, and Social Justice. A schedule is available on the PNC/MLA website. For more information and to register, visit: https://pncmla.org/Oct.2022-Annual-Conference

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

How To Be More Inclusive In Your Readers’ Advisory Work (Infopeople)

Equity, diversity, and inclusion may seem like abstract goals that are difficult to implement in your day-to-day advisory work, but with knowledge, effort, and intentionality, anyone can learn to apply an equity mindset to their reading and recommending. In this webinar, Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan will give you strategies and practical applications to incorporate principles of inclusion into your advisory services. We’ll talk about inclusion and why it’s important in readers’ advisory, diversity audits and how to use them for advisory work, strategies for bringing authors from marginalized communities into focus, and how to call-in your coworkers. This webinar will give participants a better understanding of how to actively prioritize inclusion in advisory work, instead of falling back on established practices of leaving behind underrepresented authors and narratives. Visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=933&reset=1

Copyright And Creative Commons Resources For Patrons, Students, And Library Workers (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

More than ever, libraries need resources for free, including copyrighted images and other online content. In this webinar, we will be exploring resources to help you find information on copyright issues involving remote learning and other services, as well as online repositories of content you can use with patrons and students. We will also be taking a deep dive into Creative Commons, which allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers and the public to find content to use for free. In this session, Kyla Hunt, [former] Youth Services Consultant with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and Liz Philippi, TSLAC’s School Program Coordinator, will explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote their use in your library. Please note that the presenters are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice. Visit: https://onlinetraining.tsl.texas.gov/course/view.php?id=441

Sorry….You Just Don’t Fit Into Our Culture: Unconscious Bias In Hiring Decisions (Colorado State Library)

Are unconscious biases impacting your hiring/promotion process? These biases can cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others. Join us to learn how to recognize and eliminate bias in your library’s hiring process. Visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/calendar/sorry-you-just-dont-fit-into-our-culture-unconscious-bias-in-hiring-decisions

Carefully Crafted Codes of Conduct (Indiana State Library)

Many disruptive patron behaviors can be managed using appropriate and equally applied policies and procedures. In this webinar Cheri Harris, Legal Consultant for the Indiana State Library, will review relevant court cases and describe the legal standards that impact your choice of wording. She will discuss best practices and provide sample language.  She will respond to recent questions about suspending or banning rule-breaking patrons and provide some guidance for making and carrying out those decisions. Visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/carefully-crafted-codes-of-conduct-1-leu/


*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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