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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
4/6/20211:00:00 PMWorking with Census DataLibrary Staff, Library Trusteeshttps://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/2816146228686/WN_ClTPGPcSRO2m6cPCquRxEwRobin Hastingsrhastings@nekls.orgLibraries were central to helping people be counted in the 2020 Census. Now, learn how to make the data count for your library and community! This free webinar will introduce you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing, and using census data for planning and decision-making. Resources and tools for searching basic census sources will also be covered. You will hear from librarians who have offered data literacy programs at their libraries to reach multiple audiences, including small businesses and entrepreneurs, local historians, students, and nonprofits and government agencies3/16/2021 9:44:06Yes
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.
2020-11-2010:30:00 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!
2021-03-183:00:00 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.
2021-02-2612:00 PMBig Talk From Small Libraries 2021 (Archive)Library Staff, Library Trusteeshttp://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/previous-conferences/Recordings of all Big Talk From Small Libraries 2021 sessions are now available!
2021-03-111:30 PMAfter-lunch course: Advocacy with Jamie LaRue (Archive)Library Staff, Trustees, Shcool Librarianshttps://systems.mykansaslibrary.org/after-lunch-course-with-jamie-larue-advocacy/Libraris have been losing support, measured by willingness to fund, for the past 25 years. The reasons mostly have to do with conservative “framing” of taxation. So a new style of advocacy is needed, one based on neuroscience and a reframe of the social construct. Now more than ever, we need to tell the library story in a way that isn’t all about us, but underscores our value.
2021-04-061:00 PMData that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public LibrariesLibrary Staffhttps://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/2816146228686/WN_ClTPGPcSRO2m6cPCquRxEwLibraries were central to helping people be counted in the 2020 Census. Now, learn how to make the data count for your library and community.
2021-03-3010:00 AMSummer Food Program webinar (Archive)Library Staffhttps://kslib.zoom.us/rec/play/TeqDFLeLNF6LRuoxN0RlnPdwbKz8vSnBzJaq-l4wgGj47rf4JM89gAXREXljuJt-xq5vpv73477fuNBt.r-BUuFEhdj880V7Q?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=JiApLl-SQ5OaVZPV0R_s_A.1617130997529.73286539e1e53853c8d55f1611206340&_x_zm_rhtaid=876Join the State Library & Jill Ladd, KSDE Assistant Director of Child Nutrition & Wellness, for an overview of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and how the Kansas library community can be involved.
2021-04-0110:00 AMSupporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)Library Staffhttps://futureready.org/event/supporting-learning-in-a-new-age-for-technology-leaders/The Future Ready Technology Leaders™ summit is a free, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for leaders who are interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country.
2021-04-068:00 AMPenguin Random House Book & Author Festival (Library Journal)Allhttps://www.slj.com/?subpage=EventsSame as title
2021-04-089:00 AMResponding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual SymposiumLibrary Staffhttps://news.nnlm.gov/mcr/responding-to-the-covid-19-infodemic-an-nnlm-virtual-symposium-april-8-9/Same as title
2021-04-1512:00 PMTeaching Technology in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)Library Staffhttp://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALLYou will learn new ways to figure out which technology and digital skills people need to learn, and how to design a learning experience that really works. The process of Teaching Technology in the Library has been broken down into six steps to help you get started.
2021-04-1510:00 AMCreating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)School Librarianshttps://futureready.org/frsworkshop/The Creating Future Ready Schools® Workshop will dive deeply into the Future Ready Framework, the five-step planning process, and the tools and resources available to you and your district to create an innovative learning environment for students.
2021-03-2810:00 AMHow to improve the workplace when you are not the boss - Pat Wagner (Archive)Library Staffhttps://patternresearch.com/programs/how-to-improve-your-workplace-when-you-are-not-the-boss/It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.
2021-04-152:00:00 PMUnderstanding COVID-19 Vaccines: A REALM Project WebinarLibrary Staff, Trustees, Shcool Librarianshttps://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/understanding-COVID-19-vaccines.html?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=REALM+April+15+Webinar+Registration+REMINDER&utm_campaign=&utm_term=REALM%20Project%20Email%20UpdatesThe REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project is hosting a webinar to explore the topic of COVID-19 vaccines and how they impact the reopening and ongoing operations plans for organizations.
2021-04-291:00 PMLibraries and COVID-19: Information, Resources and ToolsLibrary Staff, Trustees, Shcool Librarianshttps://www.arsl.org/arsl-trainThe REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project is providing libraries with science-based information to support local decision-making by conducting research and creating free resources for libraries to use. Presenters will share information about these REALM tools and what is on the horizon for the REALM project, as well the frontline staff perspective on creating and implementing library procedures and engaging library staff and the community during a pandemic.