Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.
Hosted by AT Network. Presented by Debbie Drennan and Janet Nunez. Trends in Assistive Technology - The Latest from 2013 ATIA and CSUN Conference.
- Want to start programming but don’t know where to start?
- Need help on providing quality programs on a limited budget?
This webinar will introduce the beginning program coordinator to the basic tools necessary to plan, implement and evaluate successful library programs for adult programming on a budget. From book discussions and author visits to craft programs and film screenings, this webinar is designed to help public librarians create programming that underscore the role of the public library as an important cultural, recreational and educational institution in the community.
This webinar will provide participants with ideas and samples of programs they can bring to their own library. A step-by step process and details including getting started, program types and associated costs, resources for low cost programs, and marketing and evaluating programs.
The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. Originally piloted in ten Illinois libraries in 2010, Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation is an activity- and discussion-based program model featuring a selection of curated and compelling images of American art.
During these three free webinars, participants will:
- Hear from librarians who participated in the Engage! pilot program, who will share what worked and what didn’lt with teens.
- Be introduced to a free PDF guide to the Engage! model, featuring detailed instructions on how to get started.
- Learn how to formulate effective “looking questions” that will elicit participation and engagement with art and thematic content.
- Learn how to select images that will illuminate relevant civic participation issues for teen discussion and learning.
IT folks carry the stigma of being particularly non-collaborative, but the stereotype of the loner programmer barricaded in a cubicle is not necessarily accurate. The growing number of collaborative projects between library public services and IT departments make it necessary to examine relationships and create excellent communications for resulting success. This program will discuss proven management and collaborative techniques for building relationships, through self-assessment and teambuilding techniques, and will offer a glimpse into how strong relationships between IT and public services libraries can lead to award-winning and innovative projects.
We all know that planning is important, but the nature of technology can make planning for it especially daunting. How do you decide what technology services to include in your plans? How do you know what your community wants and needs? How do you plan for an unknown future? And once you have created a plan, how do you move beyond the document to the implementation?
Join us on May 15 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, as we talk about technology planning in libraries with special guest Alexis Caudell, director of the Mitchell Community Public Library in Mitchell, Indiana - a busy small-town library, serving a population of 12,009 across three rural townships.
Successful technology implementation requires time, attention, planning, money, and training. Alexis focuses on thinking ahead, pursuing grants, and making people a priority - including both staff members who need training and community members whose needs are the driving force. We look forward to learning from Alexis as she shares her experiences and ideas in this session.
No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure. This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report the data.
- Why metrics are critical to management, mission, sustainability and funding
- How to use different kinds of data (trends, norms, and performance)
- The difference between outputs and outcomes
- Different ways to report metrics
- Is your library staff overwhelmed by users behaving badly?
- Does your code of conduct sufficiently address users’ inappropriate behaviors?
- Are staff resentful of having to act as de facto social workers?
To a great extent, libraries’ users behave within the framework of acceptable social norms. But a subset of users in all libraries – large, small, urban, rural, suburban, special and academic – behave outside these norms, placing stress on the staff and other users. Whether the behaviors are exhibited by those who are homeless, mentally ill or just plain rude, providing your staff with limit-setting and self-care skills can turn challenging situations into empowering ones. San Francisco Public Library has turned to other City agencies to assist staff in gaining skills and strategies for responding to these situations.
Are you ready for an adventure? With beautiful illustrations, imaginative journeys, and timeless lessons, a great children’s book captures the hearts and minds of all generations. Whether you’re looking for the perfect book to fit in with the Common Core State Standards or you’re just looking to spice up story time, this free webcast is for you. Join Groundwood Books, Teacher Created Materials, and Random House Inc. as they present the best new upcoming books for kids from Shell Education, Archie Comics, National Geographic for Kids, Blue Apple Books, and Quirk Books.
Join us for a live, interactive tour of our online resources. You will quickly learn how to navigate our website and educate patrons about the wealth of educational resources available to them. Two tour types are available; LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator. These tours are available exclusively for Georgia Public Library staff.