15 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

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 10-11a - Career Development in Libraries: Supercharging Your Library Career (webinar), CALL: How to foster a growth mindset and the factors that will supercharge your library career, including mentorships and networking.
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 11a-12p - Crisis Communication: The Librarian’s Guide to Clear Communication Under Pressure (webinar), Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL): How to prepare mentally and emotionally for crisis situations, reflect on crisis sessions specifically for librarians, and learn tips on advanced communication messaging to be clear and concise.
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 11a - The Future is Now: Dive into the Frontier of Generative AI with Engaging Assignments for Mastering AI Fluency! (webinar), Online Learning Consortium: How to infuse AI requirements into your assignments and provide examples of assignments that teach AI fluency.
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 7a: What The Research Says - Playful Lectures: How Games Can Help Learn (webinar), Indiana State Library: A focus on university education and how games can help teach concepts and theories that students discuss during lectures, as well as how game-based project work can help students to build research skills.
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 11a - Level Up Your Library with AI: Practical Uses for Library Staff and Patrons (webinar), Arkansas State Library: Join webinar to discover how leading libraries leverage AI to improve programs, empower patrons, streamline operations, and offer cutting-edge services.
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 11a-12:30p - Beyond the Survey: Participatory Data Collection (webinar), California State Library: Data collection doesn’t have to be all surveys; learn about tools that can promote engagement, conversation, and connection. These tools support engaging all audiences by considering evaluation barriers such as language, education levels, or the intimidation that evaluation can cause.
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024, 11a-12p - Unlocking Potential Through Art: Spark Student Curiosity with Primary Source Literacy (webinar), Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL): How is learning enhanced when students are empowered to select, research, describe, interpret, curate and present primary sources for the public? How can collaborative exploration of primary sources and interaction with a visiting artist and creator enhance the learning of future library and museum professionals and other interested students?
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024, 12p - Freedom to Read Foundation President's Program (webinar): The focus of the President's Program is to have a thoughtful and meaningful discussion with the leaders of the National Associations of Librarians of Color.
  • Friday, February 23, 2024, 12p - Indigenous Data Sovereignty (webinar), Stanford University Global Dialogues Series: Open data practices have not necessarily taken into consideration of Indigenous peoples. How might this situation be addressed? What are the best practices for researchers? How can the debate draw productively on different parts of the world? If much of the debate has been at the level of public policy, what are the implications for heritage curation in museums, for example?

Available Online (recorded meetings, webinars, courses)

Professional Activity

  • Call for Proposals: Distance and Online Library Instruction Virtual 2024 Poster Session, ACRL: Do you have a tool, project, or great idea about teaching and learning online that you'd like to share with your peers? ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section Instruction Committee (DOLS-IC) invites you to submit a proposal to fifth annual Distance and Online Library Instruction Virtual Poster Session, which will take place April 22-26, 2024. Proposals due Friday, March 1, 2024.
  • Resources: Privacy Audits, ALA: Privacy audits are procedures to ensure that your organization’s goals and promises of privacy and confidentiality are supported by its practices. As a result, they protect confidential information from abuse and the organization from liability and public relations problems. Learn what a privacy audit provides a library an opportunity to examine.


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.