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2019-02-131:00:00 PMHow to Write for the Library Press (and Make Editors Love You) (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://libraryworks.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fa7f3772c1132b46ade95a34f&id=3b001002c1&e=11849a8dc5Free Webinar from Library Works, featuring Kathy Dempsey, Availble until June 30, 2020
2020-04-283:00:00 PMBuilding Community Through Book Clubs (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://video.emporia.edu/media/Building+Community+Through+Book+Clubs+-+Davina+Morgan-Witts/0_yhz2db19/137509381This program will explore actionable insights from BookBrowse’s 2019 report, "The Inner Lives of Book Clubs", based on two surveys of more than 5,000 book club members. Topics will include: How the world of book groups is much broader than most perceive it to be; the factors that most successful groups have in common; what book clubs look for in their books; what people want from a book group, and how well-placed public libraries are to meet this need. We will also look at how to run multiple, diverse book clubs without exhausting staff by partnering with the community, and how to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. The program will also touch on ideas for taking in-person book clubs online during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is relevant to librarians whether running book groups or providing readers’ advisory to those in groups. All attendees will receive a free PDF of the full 60-page report. More about the report at https://bookbrowse.com/innerlives
2020-05-0812:00:00 PMPsychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 (Archive)Library Staffhttps://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/psychological-first-aid%3A-supporting-yourself-and-others-during-covid-19/a6R3o0000014ZIg.htmlJessi Harrisjharris@nekls.orgThe uncertainty associated with a global health crisis like COVID-19 challenges everyone's ability to cope. This course will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through this crisis by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid, including how to recognize and manage stress in yourself and in others and how to lend support to family members, friends and coworkers during and following the COVID-19 outbreak. 5/8/2020 12:30:42This course is available anytime.Yes
2020-05-121:00:00 PMPlaying the Long Game: The Resiliency of Ordinary People Like You and Me (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://libraryworks.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fa7f3772c1132b46ade95a34f&id=daa72cd99c&e=11849a8dc5Free Webinar from Library Works, featuring Pat Wagner, Availble until June 30, 2020
2020-05-121:00:00 PMHow to Keep Library Projects on Track: Project Management for Everyone (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://libraryworks.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fa7f3772c1132b46ade95a34f&id=0d66c3600f&e=11849a8dc5Free Webinar from Library Works, featuring Pat Wagner, Availble until June 30, 2020
2020-05-271:00:00 PMIntroduction to Mindfulness: Nourishing Ourselves in These Times (Archive)Library Staff, Adult Patrons, Library Trusteeshttps://nnlm.gov/class/introduction-mindfulness-nourishing-ourselves-these-times/25078Jessi Harrisjharris@nekls.orgIn light of the COVID crisis, this Zoom presentation blends learning, participant sharing and brief practices: straw breathing, gentle stretching, guided meditation, silent sit and gratitude. Emphasis is on strengthening our collective immune system and our responsibility (response+ability) to sharpen self-regulation skills in service to the Greater Good.5/7/2020 11:48:45No
2020-05-292:00:00 PMAdapting to Change (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://video.emporia.edu/channel/School%2Bof%2BLibrary%2Band%2BInformation%2BManagement/137509381People believe that they are flexible and open to change. So why is that when change comes there is pushback? Why do people feel like their world will end when change comes? Learn how a librarian has coped effectively (and sometimes ineffectively) when change came his way. Leave with a little more information on how to be more adaptable when change happens.
2020-06-042:00:00 PMSTEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners (Archive)School Librarianshttps://video.emporia.edu/media/STEAM+Activities+in+30+Minutes+for+Elementary+Learners/0_i8gesguc/137509381With schools closed amidst widespread lockdowns, distance learning has quickly transitioned from educational supplement to daily reality. Deborah Rinio's new book STEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners includes 14 scaffolded activities, many of which can be adapted for online teaching.
2020-06-041:00:00 PMThe Library Community Moving Forward in the New Normal (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttp://www.ala.org/united/forwardJoin us for insight and discussion with leaders from state, public, academic, and school libraries on the continued efforts and strategies to reopen library facilities across the country. Attendees will benefit from hearing about preliminary results from the recent national “Libraries Respond: COVID-19 Survey,” and have the opportunity to ask questions and compare and contrast planning and guidance across the range of library types to inform your own robust planning and services responses.
2020-06-112:00:00 PMLibrary leadership your way (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://video.emporia.edu/media/Library+Leadership+Your+Way+-+Jason+Martin/0_dgje8xg6/137509381Mary Jo Kearnsmjok62@gmail.comPresents definitions of leadership which may be different for different individuals shows that leaders, followers, and library culture all interact with one another8/8/2020 20:44:02Gave me food for thought, and suggested ways that even a trustee can be part of a leadership triangle (interaction of three entities); also asked for self-reflection on what part I might play in the big picture.Yes
3/11/20212:00:00 PMConnecting with Older AdultsLibrary Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6142403429594702347Robin Hastingsrhastings@nekls.orgThe older adult population is growing and will continue to grow for the next several decades. They are a diverse group with a variety of needs which may keep them from visiting the library. The Covid-19 pandemic has kept many people at home but for some older adults this never changed and in some cases, many may have become more isolated. Phillis will discuss who the older adult population is and what their needs are as well as how to work with older adults. She will share ways to partner with other agencies in the community and programs from around the country that have been successful. Learn how to adapt programs when librarians are not able to visit older adult facilities.2/10/2021 9:15:15
2020-06-112:00:00 PMLibrary Leadership Your Way (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://video.emporia.edu/media/Library+Leadership+Your+Way+-+Jason+Martin/0_dgje8xg6/137509381Successful leaders have purpose, focus, love their work, relate to others, and model the way. This presentation will explore these areas of leadership, and instead of explaining how to lead will allow participants to develop their own leadership practice through reflection and examination of each piece of successful leadership. This presentation is intended to be a practical guide for anyone interested in library leadership.
2020-06-112:00:00 PMLibraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/libraries-prepare-to-answer-civil-legal-questions.htmlIn this webinar, two law librarians highlight the most common civil legal issues they are seeing, provide guidance on key ways for public libraries to respond to civil legal needs, and discuss best practices for online reference services. Let’s work together to re-empower our struggling communities and demonstrate just how essential libraries are in times of crisis.
2020-06-1711:00:00 AMProviding Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://nnlm.gov/class/providing-library-senior-services-covid-19-world/254011During this webinar, please find tips and tricks that David J. Kelsey of the St. Charles (IL) Public Library District (SCPLD) and Glenna Godinsky of the Gail Borden (IL) Public Library District recommend in serving the senior demographic during COVID-19.
2020-06-172:00:00 PMBest Practices for Techno-Storytime (Archive)Library Staffhttps://www.nicheacademy.com/e2t/tc/MW-_dQ-G4WdVxT_xP6VwV85W3mxgk349Xdj0M1--jS3p_97V1-WJV7CgKplW80y3TT2wVgbdW27JDp37xB4rTN8FvZYHdgHqmW13Wpl481cYxlW3H33Kr3zTtJ3VLvLPN2S72fsMMC_ygMCnNDW4kzL2B42_-B0W322nxJ5zmbsgW5mh_qd1Sq4XKW1S_zMk3JPzWCW50fYDp5kdH1CW6v-hXk7pcLl-N3lbP9BX1NXVW45MhBc2vrJjCW7P12T98FK0_LN3cCKhk7ntZMW19N5xM66w0BVW7kSrt56ZsCgqW7W7cnm8Gdm-cV1fBtR97vmSYW6z8NBl1MLzGcW79g8yD1Hd1LZN8Vslfn19TtQ375M1Non-traditional instruction driven by COVID 19 social distancing is requiring us to ask our learners to spend more time than ever before focused on digital screens for educational purposes. How can we make the most out of those learning moments? Technology rich read-alouds that address best practices are an entertaining and valuable strategy for reaching readers.
2020-08-123:00:00 PMTurning Outward Together (Ongoing Series)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://www.facebook.com/HarwoodInstitute/?hc_ref=ARQ82bFCmtFD5jYnNZjJ2gVixOCKreDzcm6mgt0YYoYfAnPfS1mMisL3IPufz3Dn8PE&fref=nf&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARANzI6TT3LsAjBLwQtYaegSEMRZSxcwJWbKHrH8KNAUlh1jdb-gjqM_fbdIQhLn-gBEbJsfrjtOzNBa33RIbsSSVPjVharuX0A67G3WtdunrQkSiQHamAnQJYuLCOm5IqLQpUweHNomMz-dVD1I1VX9rNFD5NeX9OTepK6fGVeiIHQ_15vk-bwxIPUhB04TYeGtInTD14LsWI9rrp0KaYzM7ACEAh_3Nc4-o9_sS5MPhggG4HKrBRZgzvG3UEDra1ZikdbJy7T_-3tqKfBbv6DGD6W40jH3vZpQnAzsZFRtEXYqpu3p-cdvGi5UlJHG49BB2Ksdrj0OKQRW6innUetm9g&__tn__=kC-RRich Harwood will be going live on Facebook to tackle the critical challenge: how as we reopen the country, we can come out of this crisis stronger. He’ll highlight our new national initiative, Engaging Frontline Civic Leaders in Responding to COVID-19, and the questionnaire we launched this week to engage local leaders to help shape this new path forward.
2020-08-193:00:00 PMMCR/Utah State Library Book Club Partnership (Archive)Library Staffhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52OGHGI99p4&feature=youtu.beJoin Heidi Fendrick, Data Coordinator at the Utah State Library, on August 19th as she recaps the recent partnership with the MidContinental Region on incorporating the NNLM Reading Club Book Kits in the Utah State Library’s Book Buzz Program.
2020-10-299:00:00 AMBIG Think: Innovation, Inspiration, Impact (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://kslibassoc.org/KLA conference, free to members, $65 for non members.
2020-11-1210:00:00 AMFundamentals of Collection Management: Part 1 (Archive)Library Staffhttps://kslib.zoom.us/rec/share/V8ATnjJsXVV6-2Pl0hj9AbDGncIzwpLNIyG-u4neyNx1cwYn_3e75Xk4ZpEs14mS.zIpTTYqZawAr28hOGail Santy, Director of the Central Kansas Library System and the Great Bend Public Library, has been kind enough to offer training regarding the fundamentals of collection management. Topics to be discussed include: Weeding, Policies, Ethics, Challenges, Donations, Vendors, and using Next reports to help in weeding the collection.
2020-11-192:00:00 PMWho Are We Designing for and Why? Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (Part 1) (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://learn.webjunction.org/course/search.php?q=Who+Are+We+Designing+for+and+WhyIn the first webinar, we begin by asking, who are we designing for and why? How does service design enable you to create awesome experiences rooted in empathy, compassion, and storytelling? Explore how to apply intentional listening, deep observing, and deep learning to discover what your community members are thinking, feeling, and doing. This active and engaging session introduces concepts, methods and exercises.
2020-11-2010:30:00 AMSecurity Webinar featuring LastPass with Robin Hastings (Archive)Library Staff, Adult Patrons, Library Trusteeshttps://kslib.zoom.us/rec/share/1v-UbFV2vwP0n78MYtbPMC0XFDb2s6xw14GtqTWt8ib4wrlMn-qaB0Y3gYzf_Vq1.0mwGwGYbz_sAuS-gThis free webinar is geared towards library staff, but is open to anyone who wants to learn more about using LastPass, a password management tool, 2-factor authentication, and online security best practices. Bring your questions (you can remain anonymous), and we will do our best to get them answered. No registration is required–we will see you on Zoom!
2021-01-122:00:00 PMLibraries and Non-Traditional Information Seekers: Integrating Cultural Competencies into Literary Education (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://emporiastate.zoom.us/j/98964167865Working with information seekers from nontraditional populations is a challenge for many public service librarians. In this webinar, we will discuss how to turn these challenges into opportunities to better engage marginalized library users, teach critical information literacy skills, and promote cultural competencies—all in the context of traditional library instruction and reference desk interviews.
2021-02-051:00:00 PMResources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small LibrariesLibrary Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/resources-for-wellbeing.html?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=February+3+2021+Crossroads&utm_campaign=utm_campaign%20=%20webjuction-courses&utm_term=WebJunction%20CrossroadsSocial wellbeing, individuals living the good life in a thriving community, is something public libraries can influence! Join these rural library directors for a tour of the most popular tools for helping libraries improve social wellbeing in their communities created from the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project research
2021-02-0810:00:00 AMKLA Advocacy: legislative briefingLibrary Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://kslib.zoom.us/j/96863132504We can't visit the legislators at the capital this year, so Steve Kearney, the KLA lobbyist is going to offer two Zoom webinars in February. These webinars will offer instruction and encouragement to empower you to visit with your legislators when they are in your hometown, on the phone, or through email. Both webinars will provide the same content and will be recorded. Mark your calendar now and save the date
2021-02-171:00:00 PMSocial Work in Rural LibrariesLibrary Staffhttps://www.nicheacademy.com/social-work-in-rural-and-small-libraries?utm_campaign=Webinars&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Z8n8DYjZCUNMm445wZJ1KhxlDJQHQZ-4KtQBANTWFoPPbDIcEveLN7BAySAbE81L6Z_OPkirrkQGe2ObXUEWWypm6tQ&_hsmi=109149364&utm_content=106458296&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=d7d9dae8-0811-43e2-9464-21d5413398c8%7Ccec4b839-e3ad-4c86-aeab-56413f42f0bcThis webinar will explore this emerging field, the role social workers play, and how libraries can find creative ways to utilize social workers.
2021-02-183:00:00 PMGetting a Foot in the Door: Building Curriculum BundlesSchool Librarianshttp://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001RD78Qwe_gCbnvGwijr6Y9EomqCloQPyCcqThCSm3PVYxE4u9ZPRdGRJzOIHNQwUhygyHOBuIXunFFlhmf5YvuaVRlTnAr6LitL2HAxVPMdOHbFWIw1El72hJLon63v-Nu3rUZ2u5IxbJG7DaX_th_1NecHUDDVT1ReJg8AcR41ABer6p4Qnbj0FKAvWLr8EkFw-JKSc3huM=&c=ey494SuJv5SwPsWtUgOL-IO735XBrhKLAmt_rFABzLeRkWTKYjWS0g==&ch=4hi_0QzUP11XhC4YRPrXAWtWR1JBjx5Z1jvgbickU_eURjbt4qExdQ==This webinar will discuss how to get resources into the hands of those who need them. 
2021-02-182:00:00 PMKLA Advocacy: legislative briefingLibrary Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://kslib.zoom.us/j/96863132504We can't visit the legislators at the capital this year, so Steve Kearney, the KLA lobbyist is going to offer two Zoom webinars in February. These webinars will offer instruction and encouragement to empower you to visit with your legislators when they are in your hometown, on the phone, or through email. Both webinars will provide the same content and will be recorded. Mark your calendar now and save the date
2021-02-182:00:00 PMEnvisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (Part 2)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://oclcwebinar.webex.com/oclcwebinar/onstage/g.php?MTID=e71b9197fd8a3e082f86edcb1f6323b0cJoin us for part 2 of the webinar series with design experts from Margaret Sullivan Studio and Harmonic Design to pick-up techniques you can use to create meaningful future library services. After the first webinar, Who Are We Designing for and Why? Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (recording available), the presenters met with three case study libraries: Altadena Library District, Pierce County Library System, and Prince George's County Memorial Library System.
2021-02-2511:00:00 AMDesign Robots with InflatablesLibrary Staff, School Librarianshttps://forms.gle/YCHe4X5hcriJdACe6In this workshop, we’ll cover the new PLIX Inflatables activity, which makes use of the power of air to create and inflate pneumatic/soft robotic/mechanical designs using low- or no-cost upcycled materials. Read more about our Inflatables co-design process in our forum!
2021-03-1111:00:00 AMSort Ecosystems with Urban EcologyLibrary Staff, School Librarianshttps://forms.gle/YCHe4X5hcriJdACe6The PLIX Urban Ecology Activity Series is composed of three independent activities that all focus on the ecosystem processes of urban and suburban settings. This training briefly covers how to get started with these three activities as well as how you might remix them to suit the needs and interests of your community!
2021-03-183:00:00 PMBeing Heard During COVID-19School Librarianshttp://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001RD78Qwe_gCbnvGwijr6Y9EomqCloQPyCcqThCSm3PVYxE4u9ZPRdGRJzOIHNQwUhv9u6kHnin6hOz59eG3ZlMhGubvzOSoHrZEm8FXzn6FeqDQbGQTaXlxyHUWLSvVws9wv4XadnIVibB2XTTNNVH3pr0Ncfy2Z0nyT3G2IeiXELVSp45xN91gdpO5JqC5TBxp-yhSSKjmk=&c=ey494SuJv5SwPsWtUgOL-IO735XBrhKLAmt_rFABzLeRkWTKYjWS0g==&ch=4hi_0QzUP11XhC4YRPrXAWtWR1JBjx5Z1jvgbickU_eURjbt4qExdQ==Sharpening the language around your programs and services so they appeal to the needs and desires of your stakeholders.