August Professional Development Opportunities

ILA/ACRL Professional Development Opportunities August 2023


Hello everyone! Here are some opportunities for professional development this August. 

A quick note: Many of you know that MAC (Midwest Archives Conference) will be held in Des Moines in 2024. Great chance to catch this conference. If you are interested in possibly collaborating on a presentation, check out the link to their Brainstorm form.


Library Juice Academy (Fee costs, all start Aug 7th):

Introduction to Open Source Software in the Libraries

Strategizing the Promotion (and Tenure) Dossier

Community Archives

Trama Informed Librarianship

LSSC Elective Competencies: Collection Management

Excel for Librarians

LRM: A New Foundation for RDA & the RDA Toolkit

Web Accessibility: Techniques for Design and Testing

Leadership Communication

Developing a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course

Getting to Know Your Users through Interviews and Focus Groups

Authority Control

Addressing Misinformation in Libraries: Resources and Strategies

The SPARQL Fundamentals II

Appraisal and Collection Development for Digital Special Collections

Getting Started With Digital Image Collections


Online Learning with ACRL (Fee costs, Aug 28):

Exploring AI with Critical Information Literacy


InfoPeople (Fee costs, Aug 29th):

Readers’ Advisory Fundamentals: Books and Beyond


OCLC Webinars:

AI and Libraries: Enhancing Services and Engaging Communities (Aug 9th)

Climate Action Planning (Part 1): An Introductions (Aug. 23rd)


NNLM Training:

Course Approval 101: Consumer Health for Library Students (Aug 1st)

Participatory Community Building with Myanmar Refugee Women in Dallas, Texas (Aug 9th)

AI, Higher Education, and Medical Librarianship: Opportunities and Risks (Aug 15th) for Librarians (Aug 17th)

Health Data Privacy in the Library (Aug 31)