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Professional development plans for the summer

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From San Jose State University:

“Are you going to the ALA Annual Conference in June? The San Jose State University School of Information is holding a unique one-unit course during the conference that is available to non-matriculated students through our Open Classes program. If this will be your first time attending ALA Annual or you want to take full advantage of the conference experience, this course was designed for you!

Taught by iSchool lecturer Patty Wong, the “Professional Socialization and Leadership” course examines current trends in the information profession. Students will attend daily seminars, participate in a number of special programs, and attend the conference trade show. They will also have the opportunity to meet with prominent ALA member leaders and get a bird’s eye view of association governance.”
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Looking for some professional development opportunities?

It’s so important to learn new things in our library careers, or to attend conferences and interact with other library people doing similar work! If you’ve been feeling the need to network or to update some of your professional skills, make sure to keep your eyes on CMLE’s Continuing Education calendar!

The calendar is located on our Continuing Education page, which features a Google calendar that is updated daily with new learning opportunities. We include a variety of events like webinars, online courses, in-person conferences, workshops, and yes, even free opportunities!

The page also has links to organizations like Library Juice, TIES, and the AASL’s eAcademy that offer their own training and development opportunities.

And don’t forget CMLE offers scholarships! Apply for one today!

Curriculum and learning modules at the Data Privacy Project website

Data Privacy Project

“Hi all,

I’m helping spread the word about a digital privacy training project I’ve been working on at Brooklyn Public Library with some partners. Please read on and be in touch if you have any questions.

Do you want strategies for helping library patrons understand vulnerabilities in their online communications and transactions? Are you looking to train library staff in digital privacy concepts? Do you want to better understand networks, privacy-protecting tools, and risk assessment in a library context?

At the Data Privacy Project, librarians, community activists, tech experts, educators, and researchers have developed learning modules and curriculum materials to support library staff. Handouts and slideshows can be adapted for trainings in any type of library, and on the Data Privacy Project website people can view a historical timeline, data flows diagrams, and a risk assessment exercise with sample patron profiles. All our training material is available under a Share Alike 4.0 Creative Commons license.
You can find these resources at

Melissa Morrone | Supervising Librarian, Information Commons
Brooklyn Public Library


New Open Toolkit for Teaching File and Data Management

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We are very pleased to share this announcement on the latest release from the ETD+ project.

The ETD+ Toolkit ( is an approach to improving student and faculty research output management. Focusing on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) as a mile-marker in a student’s research trajectory, it provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common digital loss scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files.

The ETD+ Toolkit provides free introductory training resources on crucial data curation and digital longevity techniques. It has been designed as a training series to help students and faculty identify and offset risks and threats to their digital research footprints. Continue reading New Open Toolkit for Teaching File and Data Management

ACRL IS Management & Leadership Committee Online Professional Development opportunities

The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee is excited to announce our spring online professional development series.  Two of our three online webinars on topics of interest to instruction coordinators and library staff with instruction responsibilities are listed below.   The third will be announced soon.  We hope you can join us for any or all of these free events.


Michele Ostrow, Chair, ACRL IS Management & Leadership Committee on behalf of the Committee

Accessibility in Teaching with Technology

Monday, May 1, 2017, 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time

Register for this free event here

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