by Adrith Bedore Bicchieri, Head Editor, INALJ Nevada
Keeping Current: Low-Cost Professional Development, March/April Edition
Professional development opportunities can be difficult to take advantage of if you’re unemployed or underemployed. Here are some avenues for gaining new ideas, skills, or perspectives without breaking the bank.
Free online webinars, on a variety of topics:
- Student Advisors, Library Advocates: Getting Students Involved at Your Library, hosted by the Georgia Library Association, Wednesday, March 20, 2pm Eastern https://docs.google.com/forms/
- Accessibility Testing in Enterprises Big and Small, hosted by the Accessible Technology Coalition (presented by ADA Online Learning and the ADA National Network), Thursday, March 21, 2pm Eastern http://atcoalition.org/
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- Tech on the Spec(trum): Making Libraries More Accessible for Children with Special Needs, hosted by TechSoup, Tuesday, March 26, 2pm Eastern https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/
- So Many Devices, So Little Time, hosted by OCLC WebJunction, Wednesday, April 3, 1pm Eastern http://www.webjunction.org/
- What’s New in Youth Nonfiction, hosted by Booklist, Thursday, April 4, 2pm Eastern https://alapublishing.webex.
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- Technical Services Librarians Matter at Your Library: Finding a Career in Technical Services, hosted by ALCTS, Wednesday, April 17, 2pm Eastern http://www.ala.org/alcts/
Grants for attending ALA Annual:
- The ALA New Members Round Table offers a number of awards to help defray the cost of attending and participating in events at Annual Conference. If you’re planning to be in Chicago, you may wish to consider applying.
- The NMRT Professional Development Grant awards $1000 to help finance attendance at Annual Conference (airfare, lodging, and registration) – applications due March 31, 5pm Pacific: http://www.ala.org/nmrt/
- The NMRT Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award provides the winner a ticket to one of the ticketed special events of his or her choice – applications due April 16: http://www.nmrt.ala.org/notes/
Also see Sarah Deringer’s monthly calendar of Free Webinars!!!