June 2021 – What’s New for You in Professional Development

June 2021 PD - Beyond Facebook Live

Program Description:

When COVID-19 closed our public spaces on March 16, 2020, Maricopa County Library District began working on a plan to provide library programs virtually. From the beginning, we were dedicated to using our website to create a virtual programming space, and it was essential for library staff to be prominently featured in each programming video. Learn how Erin, Jolene, Lindsey, and Jennifer established a foundation of relevant, meaningful programs for the public, and concurrently advocated for the critical impact of library staff members. Participants will leave with actionable steps that libraries of any size and budget can use to make a similar impact in their community.

Presenter Bios:

Erin, Jolene, Lindsey, and Jennifer are members of a team that pivoted to virtual programming quickly at the onset of the pandemic. Each team member works in Administration for Maricopa County Library District, providing resources so that frontline staff are successful in their jobs. Their current positions are Library Deputy Director (Erin), Customer Experience Administrator (Lindsey), Programming Resources Manager (Jolene), and Projects and Partnerships Manager (Jennifer). Each came to library work from different careers, giving them unique skill sets and perspectives for creating exceptional virtual events.

Share your expertise and experience. The AzLA Professional Development Committee Monthly Webinar Series is back, and we want you. Submit your webinar proposal here. Submissions will be considered on a monthly basis.

The Professional Development Committee wants to add more voices to our group. If you are ready to help shape the direction of AzLA professional development, contact Patty Jimenez at development@azlahistory.org. We are interested in adding librarians from all types of libraries, from all over Arizona. 

Want more professional development? Check out the sources below!

$ = This webinar requires a fee

Children and Young Adults

Information Literacy & Teaching

Leadership and Staff Development

Library Outreach, Marketing and Advocacy

Technology & Tech Services

User Services

For a complete listing of webinars, see below:

AZ State Library [for a complete listing]

American Association of School Librarians  [for a complete listing]

American Library Association [For a comprehensive listing see ALA’s E-Learning Catalog]

Listing by ALA Unit

Booklist  [Check out the webinar archives for past classes]

EBSCO has hundreds of webinars in their training center  to choose from each month.

Infopeople [For a comprehensive listing see all upcoming training | archived webinars | on demand–Niche Academy Classes]

Infopeople offers a variety of webinars and self-paced online courses on topics of high interest for library staff. Webinars are free, and the Arizona State Library has purchased a block of registrations for the online courses. Arizona library staff may register for courses by sending an email to Ann Marie Creegan at acreegan@azlibrary.gov, containing:

  • The course name and dates
  • Registrant’s name
  • Registrant’s email
  • Library name
  • Library address
  • Library phone number

Library Journal: Online Courses | All Webcasts | School Library Journal Webcasts

Library Juice Academy:  Online Courses

Arizona library staff may register for courses by sending an email to Ann Marie Creegan at acreegan@azlibrary.gov, containing:

  • The course name and dates
  • Registrant’s name
  • Registrant’s email
  • Library name
  • Library address
  • Library phone number

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate as your own schedule allows, within a four or six-week period.


Medical Library Association

PCI: The Arizona State Library now has a subscription to PCI Webinars, giving Arizona library staff access to one live webinar a week and to the webinar archives. PCI Webinars offers webinars specifically for library staff. Email Ann Marie Creegan at acreegan@azlibrary.gov to register.

Public Library Association On Demand Webinars

Archived Webinars by Topic:

TechSoup for Libraries [check here for updates]

WebJunction: Search Course Catalog Browse all Webinar Recordings

Access to WebJunction’s self-paced online library courses is now available and free to all library staff members. Simply create an account at http://learn.webjunction.org and then explore the catalog of library-focused courses and archived webinars. Certificates of completion will be available to you for any of the courses or archived webinars you complete from the catalog.

YALSA: Registration | Upcoming Live Webinars | Free Competencies Webinars | Webinars-on-Demand

The Arizona State Library has purchased a subscription for Arizona Library staff to access the YALSA member or subscriber only webinars. Email Email Ann Marie Creegan at acreegan@azlibrary.gov for access.

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