1 February 2024: Professional Development Opportunities for Librarians and Library Staff

Listed below are selected professional development opportunities of possible interest to CCL librarians and library staff, with descriptions from providers or creators.  If there are errors or you have additions, email pd@cclibrarians.org. Items are listed in chronological order within categories, in Pacific Time. Make sure to confirm registration requirements, deadlines, start times.

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Friday, February 2, 2024, 11a - African-American Studies Librarians Interest Group Midwinter Meeting (webinar), ACRL: A discussion about ways to update terms descriptors for the African American experience in LC Subject Headings.
  • February 5-16, 2024 - Wellness in the Library Workplace (course), National Network of National Library of Medicine: Two-week course to explore strategies for enhancing your well-being and cultivating a healthy work environment. Register for a free account.
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 10:30-11a - Using Assets in LibGuides (training), Springshare
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 10-11a - Two-Shots Instead of One: Using the Flipped Classroom to Teach Information Literacy (webinar), Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi): Michelle Sanchez, Reference Librarian at Chaffey College will discuss her experience utilizing the flipped classroom model with a sociology research methods course, addressing the collaboration process with requesting instructor, creation of the interactive tutorial using PlayPosit, and student engagement with the tutorial and during the in-person follow-up class.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 11a - Building Inclusive Online Tutorials (webinar), Georgia Library Association: Webinar will discuss content and structure choices that are possible in online tutorials to create inclusive, welcoming learning environments even without the benefits of personal interaction. Topics covered include diverse visual cues, multimodal approaches, and gender inclusive language.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 11a-12p - Personas, Pathways, And Badges In Professional Development: A Canvas Credentials Use Case (webinar), Online Learning Consortium: Focus on micro-credentialing, this session promises insights as we explore how OLC’s “Personas and Pathway” vision for professional learning was realized in Canvas Credentials.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 11a - Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity—A Framework (webinar), ACRL: The framework is a tool both theoretical and practical in its orientation, as a guide for developing personal, organizational, institutional, and systems-level knowledge and understanding of the nature of racism and its many manifestations, intended to provide the grounding needed to effect change in thinking, behavior, and practice that will lead to better outcomes for racialized and minoritized populations.
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024, 11a - An Overview of Hispanics in America (webinar), US Census: Provides an overview of the Hispanic population in the U.S. We will explore data from the 2020 Census Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics  and the American Community Survey.
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024, 12-4p - Strategic, Sustainable Hybrid Library Services (workshop), College of the Canyons Library (Canyon Country campus library at the College of the Canyons, 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA): This workshop will allow participants to reflect on user needs, strategize to balance providing library services in a hybrid society, and become deliberate in how to develop, sustain, and assess. Lunch provided.

Available Online (recorded meetings, webinars, courses)

  • Cautiously Embracing the Future of Libraries (conference recordings), ai4Libraries, recorded on October 19, 2023: Aimed to bring together librarians, subject matter experts, practitioners, enthusiasts, and skeptics to exchange ideas, share experiences, and chart a path towards a future where AI plays a significant role in driving library services.

Professional Reading

Upcoming Conferences


CCL and LSP topics are covered in LSP Wednesday Webinars, available live on Wednesdays at 11am and archived on the LSP website.


This weekly email has been sent as part of a pilot project of the Council of Chief Librarians (CCL), seeking to identify professional development opportunities for CCL colleagues—in addition to those offered by CCL—and disseminate information about these opportunities through email, CCL website and other appropriate methods.