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:

ADVOCACY
Sep 20: Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Sep 21: Breaking Bans: A Celebration of Challenged Books (Booklist)
Sep 21: Intellectual Freedom Advocacy: A Panel On Today’s Chaotic Conversations (University of Washington iSchool)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Sep 8: Introduction to the Your Money, Your Goals / Consumer protection / Submitting a complaint (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
Sep 14: Strategy-Making in Turbulent Times (Harvard Business Review)
Sep 14: Floods, Humidity, and Mold in Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sep 15: Tech Planning & Budgeting for Nonprofits (Tech Impact)
Sep 15: Cash flow budgeting / Financial products and services / Planning for life events and large purchases (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
Sep 15: Community-Led Planning for Equitable, Responsive Services (WebJunction)
Sep 21: Reserving for Sustainability: Making a Case for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves (Blackbaud)
Sep 22: Debt log, debt action plan / Student loans / Dealing with debt collectors (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
Sep 29: Credit reports and scores / Other consumer reports (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Sep 20: Intro to Assistive Technology: What It Is and How to Try It (PACER Center)
Sep 28: Smart Devices for Smart Schedules (PACER Center)

BOARDS
Sep 6: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Sep 8: Build a Board of Fundraising Pros (Bloomerang)
Sep 22: Financial Information and Your Board (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS
Sep 7: NCompass Live: Retirement: Time to Ease on Down, Ease on Down the Road (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sep 7: SLASC Presentation with Clara Cabrera, SLA Diversity Inclusion Community Equity (DICE) Co-convener (SJSU School of Information)
Sep 13: Student Loan Debt for Librarians and Library Staff (Indiana State Library)
Sep 22: Managing Emotions in Workplace Conflict (Charity Village)
Sep 28: What’s Up Wednesday: Beginner’s Guide to Being in Charge (Indiana State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS
Sep 13: Raising Ready Readers (Indiana State Library)
Sep 14: Nature Based Programs: Planning, Documentation, and Family Engagement (Early Childhood Investigations)
Sep 21: Centering Attachment: The Key to Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for 0-3 (Early Childhood Investigations)
Sep 21: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Cultural Mirrors (Mackin)
Sep 22: Nothing About Us Without Us: Inclusive Services For Youth With Disabilities At Brooklyn Public Library (University of South Carolina)
Sep 29: Culture and Children’s Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Sep 6: Romance and Love Stories for All Ages (Booklist)
Sep 8: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 12: The Best in Fall Nonfiction – Part 1 (School Library Journal)
Sep 13: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 14: Trending Titles for Back to School (Booklist)
Sep 22: Christian Fiction: Good Books for Lovers of the Good Book (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Sep 22: Freedom To Read: Fighting Book Banning And Censorship In Our Libraries (The Mark Twain House and Museum)
Sep 27: Collaborating for Access: The Outlook for Library Ebook Legislation (Digital Public Library of America)

COMMUNICATION
Sep 7: Me Difficult? Nah, They’re Difficult! (Niche Academy)
Sep 14: Storytelling with Animation in PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)
Sep 19: How to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Internal Communication (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Sep 21: How to Use Social Media to Mobilize Your Nonprofits Community of Volunteers and Supporters (CharityHowTo)
Sep 22: Managing Emotions in Workplace Conflict (Charity Village)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES
Sep 14: Health Statistics on the Web (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Sep 27: Collaborating for Access: The Outlook for Library Ebook Legislation (Digital Public Library of America)
Sep 27: Introducing loc.gov: Orientation and Research Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Sep 1: Introduction to the new WorldCat.org (OCLC)
Sep 15: Cross-Library Learning And Knowledge Sharing—Metadata Community Of Practice At Notre Dame (OCLC)
Sep 15: Leverage the power of young generations for the future of your nonprofit (Charity Village)
Sep 21: How to Use Social Media to Mobilize Your Nonprofits Community of Volunteers and Supporters (CharityHowTo)
Sep 21: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: The Academic Library’s Role in Helping First-Generation College Students Succeed (Georgia Library Association)
Sep 22: Managing Emotions in Workplace Conflict (Charity Village)
Sep 28: “Let this Radicalize you”: Re-Envisioning LIS (Niche Academy)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
Sep 7: Library Accessibility Alliance webinar — Accessibility Committees: Cultivating Cultures of Accessibility (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Sep 7: SLASC Presentation with Clara Cabrera, SLA Diversity Inclusion Community Equity (DICE) Co-convener (SJSU School of Information)
Sep 9: Racial Microaggressions: Their Effects On Mental And Physical Health (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Sep 20: Watch, Reflect, Connect: DEI in Our Libraries (AASL CoP Presentation) (American Association of School Librarians)
Sep 21: Librarianship and DEI (North Carolina Library Association)
Sep 21: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: The Academic Library’s Role in Helping First-Generation College Students Succeed (Georgia Library Association)
Sep 22: Nothing About Us Without Us: Inclusive Services For Youth With Disabilities At Brooklyn Public Library (University of South Carolina)

FUNDRAISING
Sep 1: Amp Up Your Appeal’s Persuasive Power with Research from Psychology and Neuroscience (Bloomerang)
Sep 1: Make Good Things Happen: Your best GivingTuesday yet (Blackbaud)
Sep 6: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)
Sep 6: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)
Sep 7: Be a Standout! Ten Tips to Write Winning Grant Proposals (TechSoup)
Sep 8: Build a Board of Fundraising Pros (Bloomerang)
Sep 8: History of Direct Marketing: From Mail to Email and Beyond (Blackbaud)
Sep 21: What You Forget to Talk About When Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)
Sep 22: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
Sep 28: 10 Quick Tips to Supercharge Your Next Fundraising Appeal (Productive Fundraising)
Sep 28: Fundraising for Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)
Sep 29: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)

LEGAL
Sep 20: Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens (AASL CoP Presentation) (American Association of School Librarians)
Sep 21: Breaking Bans: A Celebration of Challenged Books (Booklist)
Sep 22: Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters: Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)
Sep 22: Freedom To Read: Fighting Book Banning And Censorship In Our Libraries (The Mark Twain House and Museum)

LIBRARY SPACES
Sep 7: Bringing Reading to Life, Part One: In Your Library and in Your School (Follett)
Sep 14: Floods, Humidity, and Mold in Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

MANAGEMENT
Sep 7: Me Difficult? Nah, They’re Difficult! (Niche Academy)
Sep 9: Racial Microaggressions: Their Effects On Mental And Physical Health (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Sep 16: The 21-Day Plan to Disarming Microaggressions (Training Magazine Network)
Sep 19: Racial Equity in Libraries: Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of BIPOC Employees (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Sep 22: Freedom To Read: Fighting Book Banning And Censorship In Our Libraries (The Mark Twain House and Museum)
Sep 28: What’s Up Wednesday: Beginner’s Guide to Being in Charge (Indiana State Library)
Sep 28: 10 Free IT Security Tools (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Sep 28: 4 Leadership Skills That Will Make Your Teams Work (Training Industry)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Sep 7: Connecting with your Communities: Promoting Voter & Civic Engagement (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sep 15: CSL in Session: Media Mentorship in the Age of COVID: How libraries can help families navigate the challenging world of screen time (Colorado State Library)
Sep 15: Community-Led Planning for Equitable, Responsive Services (WebJunction)
Sep 19: The Role of Publishers and Libraries in the Evolution of Open Research (Library Journal)
Sep 20: Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Sep 20: Connecting Your Community Through Conversation: Living Room Conversations (Colorado State Library)
Sep 22: Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters: Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING
Sep 7: Connecting with your Communities: Promoting Voter & Civic Engagement (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sep 13: Raising Ready Readers (Indiana State Library)
Sep 14: Nature Based Programs: Planning, Documentation, and Family Engagement (Early Childhood Investigations)
Sep 29: Leveraging Collective Impact to Support STEM Programs and Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Sep 29: Finding Solidarity In Storytime (University of South Carolina)

READERS’ ADVISORY
Sep 6: Romance and Love Stories for All Ages (Booklist)
Sep 8: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 12: The Best in Fall Nonfiction – Part 1 (School Library Journal)
Sep 13: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 14: Trending Titles for Back to School (Booklist)
Sep 22: Christian Fiction: Good Books for Lovers of the Good Book (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

REFERENCE
Sep 1: Introduction to the new WorldCat.org (OCLC)
Sep 1: The American Community Survey: A Comprehensive Look (US Census Bureau)
Sep 8: Introduction to the Your Money, Your Goals / Consumer protection / Submitting a complaint (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
Sep 13: Student Loan Debt for Librarians and Library Staff (Indiana State Library)
Sep 13: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations (LYRASIS)
Sep 14: Health Statistics on the Web (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Sep 15: Cross-Library Learning And Knowledge Sharing—Metadata Community Of Practice At Notre Dame (OCLC)
Sep 15: CSL in Session: Media Mentorship in the Age of COVID: How libraries can help families navigate the challenging world of screen time (Colorado State Library)
Sep 15: Cash flow budgeting / Financial products and services / Planning for life events and large purchases (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
Sep 19: The Role of Publishers and Libraries in the Evolution of Open Research (Library Journal)
Sep 20: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
Sep 22: Debt log, debt action plan / Student loans / Dealing with debt collectors (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
Sep 29: Exploring Census Data: Professional, Personal, and Other Services Sectors (US Census Bureau)
Sep 29: Credit reports and scores / Other consumer reports (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Sep 1: Fresh Literature That Widens Readers’ Horizons (edWeb)
Sep 6: Romance and Love Stories for All Ages (Booklist)
Sep 7: Statistics in Schools and American Community Survey Data for Classrooms (US Census Bureau)
Sep 7: Bringing Reading to Life, Part One: In Your Library and in Your School (Follett)
Sep 7: Reading Like a Historian (Stanford History Education Group)
Sep 8: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 12: The Best in Fall Nonfiction – Part 1 (School Library Journal)
Sep 13: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)
Sep 14: Not Just for Art’s Sake: Visual Literacy Across The Disciplines (Niche Academy)
Sep 14: Trending Titles for Back to School (Booklist)
Sep 14: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)
Sep 20: School Library Summit (SJSU School of Information)
Sep 20: Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens (AASL CoP Presentation) (American Association of School Librarians)
Sep 20: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (TeachersFirst)
Sep 20: Watch, Reflect, Connect: DEI in Our Libraries (AASL CoP Presentation) (American Association of School Librarians)
Sep 21: Breaking Bans: A Celebration of Challenged Books (Booklist)
Sep 21: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Cultural Mirrors (Mackin)
Sep 21: Beyond the Bubble History Assessments Webinar (Stanford History Education Group)
Sep 22: Christian Fiction: Good Books for Lovers of the Good Book (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Sep 22: Freedom To Read: Fighting Book Banning And Censorship In Our Libraries (The Mark Twain House and Museum)
Sep 27: Introducing loc.gov: Orientation and Research Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sep 27: Game-Based Learning Basics (TeachersFirst)
Sep 28: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sep 29: Tools and Strategies for Increasing Achievement in English Language and Struggling Learners (edWeb)
Sep 29: Culture and Children’s Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
Sep 29: Finding Solidarity In Storytime (University of South Carolina)

TECHNOLOGY
Sep 20: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (TeachersFirst)
Sep 28: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Sep 1: Fresh Literature That Widens Readers’ Horizons (edWeb)
Sep 7: Reading Like a Historian (Stanford History Education Group)
Sep 14: Not Just for Art’s Sake: Visual Literacy Across The Disciplines (Niche Academy)
Sep 20: Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens (AASL CoP Presentation) (American Association of School Librarians)
Sep 20: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (TeachersFirst)
Sep 21: Beyond the Bubble History Assessments Webinar (Stanford History Education Group)
Sep 27: Introducing loc.gov: Orientation and Research Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program)
Sep 27: Game-Based Learning Basics (TeachersFirst)
Sep 29: Tools and Strategies for Increasing Achievement in English Language and Struggling Learners (edWeb)

VOLUNTEERS
Sep 13: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Sep 14: Measuring Success: How to Assess Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)


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

  • Serving The Under-served: Tips For Serving The Homeless (Colorado State Library)

Sometimes, community services in rural areas don’t have resources to meet growing needs. As such, libraries become the primary service provider for those experiencing homelessness in the community. In an already busy library, how can you assist with food, safety, hygiene, and social needs? Is it even your role to do so? What about mental health, opiate addiction, disruptive behaviors, and policies? In this session, learn practical tips to serve people experiencing homelessness, avoid burnout, encourage community conversations, and link patrons to available resources. Learn from one Library Director’s mistakes and successes, and discuss your libraries’ unique challenges together. Visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/calendar/serving-the-underserved-tips-for-serving-the-homeless

  • Career Self-Care Sessions (Public Library Association)

First session: I Feel Like A Fraud: Managing Imposter Syndrome in the Workplace. How often do you catch yourself feeling like you are in ‘over your head’ at work? Imposter syndrome – the sense that you are inadequate for the task in front of you despite past proof of your ability – can wreak havoc on your career and keep you from taking on new challenges. Managing imposter syndrome requires being authentic with yourself and others, being willing to take calculated risks, and being able to ask for support from others. Second session: So You Didn’t Get the Job, Now What? In this presentation, we’ll learn about the importance of taking the time for self-care after a rejection, learn how to ask for a follow-up meeting with the hiring committee or Board, learn how to refocus and gain additional experiences that will further strengthen your resume, as well as how to work on your weaknesses. Additionally, we’ll learn tips on how to find a mentor or how to be a mentor, and how important that can be in this experience. Visit: https://www.placonference.org/vc_career.cfm

  • Standing Up for Intellectual Freedom Live Town Hall (Public Library Association)

As libraries continue confronting unprecedented attacks on the freedom to read, the Public Library Association (PLA) invited virtual conference attendees to participate in a virtual town hall to connect with colleagues. As those who have faced book banning attempts and related legislative efforts know, the experience is often isolating and stressful. During this free event, speakers participated in facilitated conversations that explored effective responses to the coordinated attempts at censorship currently sweeping the nation. A moderated chat followed, inviting attendees to pose questions and share insights based on personal experiences. Visit: https://www.placonference.org/vc_townhall.cfm

  • Back to School—How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright & Creativity)

C&C educators welcome you back to the 2022-2023 school year as we introduce our FREE K-12 resources for teaching copyright and fair use. See firsthand how they are used with students in the classroom and online. Visit: https://youtu.be/JkUfZo82hUM


*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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