- Budget Webinar Part 1
- Budget Webinar Part 2 (for city and township libraries)
- Budget Webinar Part 2 (for district libraries)
- Mill levy worksheet
Career and Finance
- Johnson County Library: Resources collected about careers and finance during the global pandemic.
- The World of Cataloging, WebJunction
- Knowing the News, PEN America
- Sample Media Literacy Library Webpage
- Teaching Media Literacy, PEN America
- Information Evaluation, ALA Lib-guide
- Master Readers’ Advisory, Robyn Bravi, South Central KS Library System
- Appealing to Genre Readers, NoveList Plus
- “Responding to Rapid Change in Libraries: A User Experience Approach” by Callan Bignoli and Lauren Stara (ALA editions, 2020), to be released in November 2020.
- Elements of UX: A Librarian’s Guide to User Experience Design, MA Libraries Board of Library Commissioners
- Design Thinking for Libraries toolkit, IDEO
- “Don’t make me Think”, Steve Krug, classic UX book.
- Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians, MA Libraries
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|2020-11-20||10:30:00 AM||Security Webinar featuring LastPass with Robin Hastings (Archive)||Library Staff, Adult Patrons, Library Trustees||https://kslib.zoom.us/rec/share/1v-UbFV2vwP0n78MYtbPMC0XFDb2s6xw14GtqTWt8ib4wrlMn-qaB0Y3gYzf_Vq1.0mwGwGYbz_sAuS-g||This 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!|
|2020-11-20||2:00:00 PM||Bringing Local History Alive||Library Staff||https://emporiastate.zoom.us/j/93143473096||This presentation will discuss how to get your community to engage with your local history collections using social media, traditional media, and library programming. Finally, the presentation will explore ways to get people in your community to share their own stories.|
|2020-11-12||10:00:00 AM||Fundamentals of Collection Management: Part 1 (Archive)||Library Staff||https://kslib.zoom.us/rec/share/V8ATnjJsXVV6-2Pl0hj9AbDGncIzwpLNIyG-u4neyNx1cwYn_3e75Xk4ZpEs14mS.zIpTTYqZawAr28hO||Gail 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.|
|2020-10-29||9:00:00 AM||BIG Think: Innovation, Inspiration, Impact (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://kslibassoc.org/||KLA conference, free to members, $65 for non members.|
|2020-08-19||3:00:00 PM||MCR/Utah State Library Book Club Partnership (Archive)||Library Staff||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52OGHGI99p4&feature=youtu.be||Join 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.|
|2020-08-12||3:00:00 PM||Turning Outward Together (Ongoing Series)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://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-R||Rich 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.|
|2020-06-17||11:00:00 AM||Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://nnlm.gov/class/providing-library-senior-services-covid-19-world/254011||During 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.|
|2020-06-17||2:00:00 PM||Best Practices for Techno-Storytime (Archive)||Library Staff||https://www.nicheacademy.com/e2t/tc/MW-_dQ-G4WdVxT_xP6VwV85W3mxgk349Xdj0M1--jS3p_97V1-WJV7CgKplW80y3TT2wVgbdW27JDp37xB4rTN8FvZYHdgHqmW13Wpl481cYxlW3H33Kr3zTtJ3VLvLPN2S72fsMMC_ygMCnNDW4kzL2B42_-B0W322nxJ5zmbsgW5mh_qd1Sq4XKW1S_zMk3JPzWCW50fYDp5kdH1CW6v-hXk7pcLl-N3lbP9BX1NXVW45MhBc2vrJjCW7P12T98FK0_LN3cCKhk7ntZMW19N5xM66w0BVW7kSrt56ZsCgqW7W7cnm8Gdm-cV1fBtR97vmSYW6z8NBl1MLzGcW79g8yD1Hd1LZN8Vslfn19TtQ375M1||Non-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.|
|2020-06-11||2:00:00 PM||Library leadership your way (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://video.emporia.edu/media/Library+Leadership+Your+Way+-+Jason+Martin/0_dgje8xg6/137509381||Mary Jo Kearnsemail@example.com||Presents definitions of leadership which may be different for different individuals shows that leaders, followers, and library culture all interact with one another||8/8/2020 20:44:02||Gave 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|
|2020-06-11||2:00:00 PM||Library Leadership Your Way (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://video.emporia.edu/media/Library+Leadership+Your+Way+-+Jason+Martin/0_dgje8xg6/137509381||Successful 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.|
|2020-06-11||2:00:00 PM||Libraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/libraries-prepare-to-answer-civil-legal-questions.html||In 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.|
|2020-06-04||2:00:00 PM||STEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners (Archive)||School Librarians||https://video.emporia.edu/media/STEAM+Activities+in+30+Minutes+for+Elementary+Learners/0_i8gesguc/137509381||With 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.|
|2020-06-04||1:00:00 PM||The Library Community Moving Forward in the New Normal (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||http://www.ala.org/united/forward||Join 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.|
|2020-05-29||2:00:00 PM||Adapting to Change (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://video.emporia.edu/channel/School%2Bof%2BLibrary%2Band%2BInformation%2BManagement/137509381||People 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.|
|2020-05-27||1:00:00 PM||Introduction to Mindfulness: Nourishing Ourselves in These Times (Archive)||Library Staff, Adult Patrons, Library Trustees||https://nnlm.gov/class/introduction-mindfulness-nourishing-ourselves-these-times/25078||Jessi Harrisfirstname.lastname@example.org||In 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 11:48:45||No|
|2020-05-12||1:00:00 PM||Playing the Long Game: The Resiliency of Ordinary People Like You and Me (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://libraryworks.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fa7f3772c1132b46ade95a34f&id=daa72cd99c&e=11849a8dc5||Free Webinar from Library Works, featuring Pat Wagner, Availble until June 30, 2020|
|2020-05-12||1:00:00 PM||How to Keep Library Projects on Track: Project Management for Everyone (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://libraryworks.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fa7f3772c1132b46ade95a34f&id=0d66c3600f&e=11849a8dc5||Free Webinar from Library Works, featuring Pat Wagner, Availble until June 30, 2020|
|2020-05-08||12:00:00 PM||Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 (Archive)||Library Staff||https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/psychological-first-aid%3A-supporting-yourself-and-others-during-covid-19/a6R3o0000014ZIg.html||Jessi Harrisemail@example.com||The 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 12:30:42||This course is available anytime.||Yes|
|2020-04-28||3:00:00 PM||Building Community Through Book Clubs (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://video.emporia.edu/media/Building+Community+Through+Book+Clubs+-+Davina+Morgan-Witts/0_yhz2db19/137509381||This 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|
|2019-02-13||1:00:00 PM||How to Write for the Library Press (and Make Editors Love You) (Archive)||Library Staff, Library Trustees||https://libraryworks.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fa7f3772c1132b46ade95a34f&id=3b001002c1&e=11849a8dc5||Free Webinar from Library Works, featuring Kathy Dempsey, Availble until June 30, 2020|
|2020-12-07||1:00:00 PM||Learn and Practice Deliberation (TSCPL)||Library Staff||http://events.tscpl.org/event/4705020||Over the Edge: What Should We Do When Alcohol & Drug Use Become a Problem to Society? We will use this issue guide about alcohol and drug use for our deliberation, while also revealing the elements of a successful deliberation during our conversation.|
|2021-01-27||1:00:00 PM||Learn and Practice Deliberation (TSCPL)||Library Staff||http://events.tscpl.org/event/4705045||Mental Illness in America: How Do We Address a Growing Problem? We will use this issue guide about mental illness for our deliberation, while also revealing the elements of a successful deliberation during our conversation.|