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July Online Professional Development Opportunities – FREE

CE-PictureCheck out the Professional Development Calendar for more information and to register for the following FREE online professional development opportunities.

NOTE: until we can get the calendars synced, the calendar will show Maine State Library (MSL), this is ok, as the MSL is the new host for the professional development calendar.


Jul 2: Accessibility: How to Make Your Website Usable for Everyone (Firespring)


Jul 16: Trauma-Informed Storytelling in Action (NonprofitLearningLab)

Jul 23: Four Ways to Advocate for Libraries in 2024 (NCLA)


Jul 2: Help! We’re in the Middle of a Strategic Plan but We Were Thrown Off-Track: Tips & Tricks to Plan Your Strategic Plan (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Jul 8: Read Between the Lines: How to Read a Request for Proposals (GrantStation)

Jul 10: Nonprofit Budget Management (NonprofitLearningLab)

Jul 10: Stakeholder Engagement in an Election Year (Nonprofit Hub)

Jul 17: Build a Needs Assessment Strategy (Niche Academy)

Jul 25: Building Bridges: Collecting Culturally Relevant Data (RIPL)

Jul 30: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)


Jul 9: Build the Board You Need (Candid Learning)


Jul 10: Dual Journeys: Exploring the Lived Experience of Tenure-Track Mothers in Academic Libraries (NCLA)

Jul 17: Know Your Worth: Mastering the Art of Salary Negotiation (NNLM)


Jul 16: Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)

Jul 23: A Recipe for Special Collections: Using Cookbooks to Create More Inclusive Collections (ASERL)

Jul 24: Surprise! You’re a Cataloger (Niche Academy)


Jul 10: BookTube, Bookstagram, and BookTok, Oh My: Understanding the Online “Bookaverse” as Tools for Professional Development (Georgia Library Association)

Jul 23: Growth-Driven Website Design for Nonprofits (TechSoup)


Jul 29: The Do’s and Don’ts of Delegation (GovLoop)


Jul 10: Digital Safety and Privacy for Librarians (Niche Academy)


Jul 11: Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Engagement and Outreach in Academic and Public Libraries (ASERL)

Jul 17: Cultural humility in library work (WebJunction)


Jul 8: Breaking down Peer-To-Peer Fundraising with Britt Nelson (Bloomerang)

Jul 16: How Candid Helps Nonprofits (Candid Learning)

Jul 30: Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (ProductiveFundraising)


Jul 9: Graphic Jam: Graphic Novels Book Buzz Part 1 (Booklist)


Jul 5: How to Talk about TikTok (libraries4de)


Jul 3: Helping Students Be Google Aware (NLC)

Jul 8: Amazing STEM Experiences Made Easy (edWeb)

Jul 10: Phonemic Awareness in Older Learners: Bridging the Gap (edWeb)

Jul 10: Boosting Math Confidence: Strategies to Combat Math Anxiety in Elementary Schools (edWeb)

Jul 15 (2-3 pm) Supporting PreK-8 Multilingual Students and Their Families (edWeb)

Jul 18: Empowering Students and Educators for Cybersecurity Awareness in Schools (Follett)

Jul 18: NASA Engages, NASA’s New Online Platform for Sharing Our Mission with Communities (FDLP)

Jul 29: Supporting Staff and Student Mental Health (edWeb)

Jul 30: Positive School Culture Through Wellness: A Conversation with Ed Leaders (edWeb)

Jul 31: Effective Solutions for Student and Staff Wellness (edWeb)


Jul 9: Video Production on a Shoestring Budget (TrainingMag)

Jul 15: How Will AI Transform CX (GovLoop)

Jul 16: An Inside Look at Firespring’s Nonprofit Websites (Firespring)

Jul 18: Prompts for Purpose: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Making the Most of an AI-Assistant (CharityHowTo)

Jul 24: AI Essentials for Nonprofits: Understanding Bias (NonprofitLearningLab)

Jul 31: Harness the Power of Generative AI for Good (TechSoup)

Jul 31: Navigating AI Ethics (Niche Academy)


Jul 10: Why do we fall for misinformation? (WebJunction)


Jul 30: Service Enterprise: Transform Your Organization with Strategic Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)


Thursday, July 25 (All Day) SLJ Picture Book Palooza (School Library Journal)

Join us July 25th for our fourth annual SLJ Picture Book Palooza, an all-day, free virtual celebration of authors and artists from around the world, who bring picture books to life with their extraordinary art. Register for a day dedicated to their craft and hard work, with a schedule that includes keynotes, author panels, and illustrator spotlights with visionary creators.

For more information and to register, visit:

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

ALA’s Sara Jaffarian Award Presents – Growing Readers, Growing Leaders: Fostering Bi-literate, Bi-Cultural, and Bi-Lingual Students (Programming Librarian)

Learn about the serendipitous adventures of two educators at Hawthorne Elementary School who used Guided Inquiry Design to foster bi-literate, bi-cultural and bi-lingual learners, as they discuss their winning program and share tips for school library professionals interested in developing a similar program. Our goal with this presentation is to share our adventure and inspire you to find fellow innovators and create learning opportunities that change both you, your fellow teachers and students too! Visit:

Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community (WebJunction)

In this webinar, presented in collaboration with TechSoup for Libraries, learn how Halifax Public Libraries use asset mapping to identify immigrant community needs and develop responsive programs and services. Visit:

The Last 6 Decades of AI — and what comes next (TedTalk)

How will AI improve our lives in the years to come? From its inception six decades ago to its recent exponential growth, futurist Ray Kurzweil highlights AI’s transformative impact on various fields and explains his prediction for the singularity: the point at which human intelligence merges with machine intelligence. Visit:

*Training opportunities are compiled and shared by the Maine State Library each month via WebJunction. See WebJunction for detailed abstracts. Note: some of these opportunities may not be free.

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