Well. You could go to one conference for $500, pay for maybe two or three workshops or classes, etc. I personally would subscribe to sites like
and so on. I have had subscriptions to both codeschool and nettuts+ and they, especially codeschool,--which has really pleasant jingles O_o--were pretty instrumental in actually developing some skills.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matthew Sherman
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:26 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Professional Development Suggestions?
I wanted to solicit some ideas from the community. I was recently told I have about 500 bucks in professional development funds I can make use of, but the deadline to submit things for approval for this budget year is in the front half of next week. As such I wanted to find out from the group if they knew of any good webinars, work shops, or small conferences in the northeast that could be helpful to a librarian who works with repositories and digital collections. Or if people know of other good ways to make use of professional development funds. I would like to make good use of these to grow, but I am at a loss as to where I could apply them with the time I have to look. I appreciate any thoughts people can provide. Thanks and I hope everyone has a good day.