The VT Libraries Professional Development Portal offers frequent, timely, and relevant information for assisting faculty and staff in staying up to date with current trends and opportunities. Training events, conferences, webinars, and CFPs will be posted regularly. Use the tabs at the top to view lists of recommended conferences, webinars, publications, and other sites. The Applause tab lists recent contributions made to the profession by VT Libraries faculty and staff.

If you would like to submit a CFP or other related call for participation, please contact me, Rebecca Miller, directly (millerrk at vt dot edu). Expired CFPs and past deadlines are removed as soon as possible in order to keep this resource current. Many thanks!

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The following is a list of organizations, websites, and other institutions that regularly offer free or easily accessible webinars.  Free webinars will be labeled as such.  

ALA TechSource (Free)
ALA TechSource is a "unit of the publishing department of the American Library Association."  The TechSource blog is a wonderful resource for library technology information, and this site often hosts free webinars, especially directly after ALA Annual and Midwinter meetings.  

Educause Live! (Free)
EDUCAUSE Live! is a series of free, hour-long interactive web seminars on critical information technology topics in higher education. Each seminar is delivered live using online audio and video/image presentation technology, allowing you to interact directly with the host and guests through your web browser.
View archived Educause Live! webinars.  

NEFLIN (Free, Northeast Florida Library Information Network)
This group gathers information about free, library related webinars from a number of different groups and resources.  

TechSoup for Libraries (Free)
TechSoup for Libraries specifically addresses the technology needs of public libraries, but offers webinars on technology tools that can be applied to many library environments.
View archived TechSoup webinars.

VLA Blog (Free)
The VLA blog gives a comprehensive (nearly) list of webinars each month.  Check it out!

WebJunction (Free)
WebJunction is an online learning community working to provide the resources to power "relevant, vibrant libraries."  Here, you can find free resources related to library technology, management, and services.  You can attend events, take courses, and participate in discussions.  WebJunction webinars will be announced on the blog when they occur.  
View the calendar of WebJunction events.