Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities

offered by the Arizona State Library


March 2020

Fighting misinformation with media literacy "Fake news" training for librarians

The digital and social media environment has enabled anyone to be a publisher, and given audiences' almost infinite choices, with both great and questionable effects. In a world of information overload, it can be difficult to discern fact from opinion and truth from fiction. This session is designed to empower all levels of library professionals to become active users of media, not just passive consumers. Participants will learn tips and techniques for wading through this barrage of information with a critical eye, to be better informed and to help patrons and colleagues boost their skills.

Imagine Your Story-2020 Summer Reading Workshop

April 2020

Transforming Teen Services with Connected Learning

This workshop introduces participants to the core concepts of Connected Learning. Participants explore the principles of Connected Learning and how to connect Connected Learning theory to practice. Participants will: dive into youth voice & choice, understand the philosophy of Connected Learning as it relates to educational and career opportunities, explore the principles of Connected Learning, think about how to operationalize Connected Learning theory into practice.

April 27, 2020 Show Low City Hall - 181 N 9th St, Show Low, AZ 85901 9:00am-4:00pm

May 2020

May 31-June 5, 2020 Summer Library Institute

Each year, Library Development coordinates a Summer Library Institute providing professional development, training and networking opportunities for non-MLS public library staff serving mostly small and rural libraries throughout Arizona.

During the five-day Institute, highly regarded library professionals provide learning experiences and training on a variety of topics designed to increase participants' job skills and knowledge.

August 2020

Leap into Science - Light & Shadows

Leap into Science is a nationwide program that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. We empower educators to offer programs in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings. Light lunch provided.

August 13, 2020 CATALYST Collaborative Arts & Maker Space; Tucson; 11:00am - 3:30pm

August 14, 2020 CATALYST Collaborative Arts & Maker Space; Tuscon; 11:00am - 3:30pm

August 21, 2020 Arizona Science Center - 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004; 10:00am - 2:30pm

September 2020

Leap into Science - Light & Shadows

Leap into Science is a nationwide program that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. We empower educators to offer programs in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings. Light lunch provided.

September 11, 2020 Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library - 300 W. Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; 10:00am - 2:30pm