Each month we post upcoming free virtual conferences to our training calendar page. Here are the the offerings coming up for February:
Wednesday, Feb 10 (8 am-4 pm)
Other Duties as Assigned: A NoveList Day of Learning (NoveList/EBSCO)
2020 was different. Your jobs are different. Your lives are different. We’d like to give you the chance to explore some of those “other duties” you’ve taken on as libraries have closed, opened with restrictions in place, moved services online, and figured out how to keep serving your community while not knowing what tomorrow held. NoveList librarians and guests will discuss strategies for collection development, readers’ advisory, and online programming. In between sessions, catch 15-minute microtrainings of how to apply some of the concepts speakers discussed to the products you have. This special event is open only to subscribers of NoveList products. Wyoming has state-wide access to NoveList through GoWYLD.net.
Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 23-25
North American Virtual Reference Online Conference – Adaptability: Thriving in Uncertain Times (Minitex)
The pandemic has created an environment of ambiguity and changeability, and through it all librarians are finding new ways to reach and serve their communities. Join us as library professionals from around the continent discuss how they are using virtual reference services to increase access, forge partnerships, drive equity, and foster engagement — all when planning for more than a week ahead can sometimes feel like an impossible task.
Friday, Feb 26 (7:45 a.m-4:00 pm)
Big Talk From Small Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission, Association for Rural and Small Libraries)
This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries – the smaller the better! Each of our speakers is from a library serving fewer than 10,000 people, or directly works with small libraries. Topics range from technology to programming to new roles for the library. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small your library. But, if your library serves a few hundred to a few thousand people, this is the day for you!