Saturday, March 21, 2020

Need to Keep Up? Free Online Professional Development Opportunities

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Some of us want to stay sharp.  Some of us have library management who are recommending or requiring staff do some continuing education or professional development while home. 

We've got you covered.

Archived Free Webinar -  Remote and Online Service to Children - University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool Wed, March 25, 2020.  A panel of WI frontliners/system consultants shared tips and ideas for providing service and programming during this time while your library is closed.

Mel Depper has revived her Mel's Desk blog and will be sharing a series of posts as a "Storytime Development Workshop: A self-paced series of exercises designed to guide self-reflection on strategies to define storytime goals and consider best practices in literacy-based storytime delivery and content selection."

Our WI state Library Development Team shares a huge number of archived webinars and free online learning in this 3/19/20 blog post

Check out the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference webinar archives. Quite a few amazing webinars with youth, leadership, management and other topics

ALSC has opened up some of its members-only CE content for free until April 20, 2020: "As a member driven organization, ALSC relies on the time, expertise, and dedication of our 4,000 members to create content and move association work forward. During this time, we know librarians and other practitioners working in children's services are focusing on their families, their own work, and how to best serve those they care about and their communities. To support the library community, ALSC has opened up some of our most recent member-driven content. We hope this helps keep your professional development and work moving forward in this time of social distancing and remote work" . 

Also an excellent list of ideas from the Book Cart Queens blog 3/15/20

Teen Librarian Toolbox just published a post with free archived webinars 3/20/20

Archived Webinar - Literacy in a Time of Rapid Change - Strategies and Resources for Virtual Learning.  EdWebnet.  Wednesday March 25, 2020 

Links to YSS COVID-19 series:
Online Storytimes
SLP & Programming Resources
Re-Opening and Safety Issues
We’re Re-opening – Coping with Reluctant Patrons and Programming 6/1/20
Permissions (Books, Authors and Music)
      Music Permissions? Look No Further  3/27/20; updated 3/31/20
Professional Development
Kids Resources
WI Online Program Data
Friday FAQs with Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
4/10/20 recording       4/17/20 recording          4/24/20 recording        5/1/20 recording               5/8/20 recording
Taking Care of You 

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