22 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 27, 2024, 8a - The Inside-Out Library–How OA is Changing the Role of the Librarian (webinar), Choice: Open access (OA) in the library has led to a fundamental change in approach, with the emergence of new roles such as OA librarians, but also the introduction of new responsibilities–including researcher support services, research data management, and promoting the benefits of open science.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 11a - Seamless Streaming Services: Picking the Right Platform for Your Library (webinar), American Libraries: Learn more about streaming platforms serve public, academic, and school libraries; how can libraries choose the right platform to help meet demand, provide quality content, and stay within budget?
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 11a - Design Thinking with AI for Online Instruction (webinar), Online Learning Consortium: Strategies for promoting a culture of sharing best practices and ways that institutions can encourage teachers to participate in regular professional development sessions focused on using AI-powered tools and technologies will  be shared and ways AI-powered tools can be utilized to encourage collaborative learning reflection among faculty, including facilitating online discussions, providing personalized feedback, analyzing data, and creating virtual communities to connect and share resources. 
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 12-1p - Co-Creating Library Services for Transformative Impact (webinar), WebJunction: Learn about the fundamentals of co-design and explore how to apply them in your library for wildly creative and deeply impactful programs and services.
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, 10a - What You Need to Know: OER Incentives and Funding (workshop), CJCLS: Part of workshop series highlighting important open educational resources (OER) topics. All community college librarians are encouraged to register for a session(s) that interest you. Register for each session by clicking below the session name. Slides and recordings of each session will be shared to registered participant.
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, 10a - Study Like a Champ: Teaching Strategies for Today's First-Year Students (webinar), American Psychological Association (APA): Panelists will discuss how educators and administrators can provide new college students with the tools they need to succeed and thrive in higher education. Topics covered will include academic achievement, mental and physical health, creating connections with faculty, and debunking popular study myths.
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, 1p - Libraries & the Textbook Impasse (webinar), Library Juice: This webinar suggests libraries can help institutions improve textbook selection, which is historically a solitary choice or departmental precedent, to be more systematic and student-centric. Join us in this webinar to discuss how we are currently at an impasse in terms of textbook selection and use, how that impasse negatively impacts student resilience, and how librarians can help disrupt the system as advocates for our learners. 


  • March 25-April 22, 2024: Who Manages, Who Leads: Part Two: Mentor, Progress, Succeed, Lead, RUSA: Second of a two-part series of four-week interactive programs, to introduce and continue educating existing managers and leaders to advanced theory and practice. Issues in managing other staff, resources, and services, as well as leadership roles and expectations are daunting tasks. Cost: $129.58 for RUSA members; $188.10 for ALA members; $209.00 for non-ALA members.


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.