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An Evening with Laird Hunt – Author of Zorrie (1 LEU)

Description: Join the Indiana Center for the Book and the Rhode Island Center for the Book for “An Evening with Laird Hunt,” author of the 2021 National Book Award finalist, “Zorrie.” This title is being featured by both Indiana and Rhode Island at the 2022 National Book Festival. “Zorrie” tells the story of one Hoosier woman’s life convulsed and transformed by events of the 20th century, specifically the Great Depression. Set in Clinton County, Indiana, Zorrie is orphaned twice, first by her parents and then her aunt. She ekes out a living, eventually finding work in a radium processing plant in Illinois. However, when Indiana calls her home, she returns and works to build a new life, yet again. Laird Hunt’s novel is a poignant study in rural Midwestern life and an exploration of the passage of time through individuals and communities. Join us to learn more about the author and this fascinating novel.

Date Recorded: 8/2/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Speaker:  Laird Hunt is the author of eight novels, including the 2021 National Book Award finalist “Zorrie.” He is the winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction, the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine, the Bridge Prize and a finalist for both the Pen/Faulkner and the Prix Femina Étranger. His reviews and essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, the Guardian, the Irish Times and the Los Angeles Times, and his fiction and translations have appeared in many literary journals in the United States and abroad. A former United Nations press officer who was largely raised in rural Indiana, he now lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he teaches in Brown University’s Literary Arts Program.

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What’s Up Wednesday: All About LibraryReads

LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. We draw upon the incredible power that public library staff has in helping to build word-of-mouth for new books. Learn how you can become part of this program by getting the chance to read pre-pub titles for free and use your votes to help create the list! This session will cover: the how and why of LibraryReads; how to access free print and downloadable galley copies of the hottest upcoming books; how to vote for the LibraryReads list; and more! Check out www.libraryreads.org ahead of time and come with questions for our presenters!

Presenters: Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director, LibraryReads, Michelle Morris, Fort Worth TX Public Library and Kelly Currie, formerly Delphi Public Library Director, Delphi, IN

This webinar is eligible for Library Education Units for Indiana Librarians. The following policy applies: Any time a staff member views an online event (or a library purchases a site license for an online event) by any of the Training Providers Approved by ISL for LEUs, the library’s designee in an administrative or Human Resources role shall create and award LEU certificates in-house.

What Can EveryLibrary Do for You? – 1 LEU

Are you stressed about the attacks on librarians and library values happening across the country? Would you like to be better prepared and more confident in fighting back against challenges, AND proactively positioning your library for future success? Then this webinar is for you. Tune it to learn more about Pro bono services and support offered by EveryLibrary to libraries, boards, coalition partners, and local citizens who are advocating for libraries. How EveryLibrary is offering “rapid response” support in crisis situations, while also building sustainable local and national political power by identifying library supporters across the country. How to innoculate yourselves, your boards, and your policies against challenges and anti-access legislation at local and state levels. How to build effective messaging and strategies for defending the library from challenges, and engaging the community about the value of the libraries.

Date Recorded: 5/12/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Peter Bromberg, Associate Director, EveryLibrary

Resources:  Google Slides

Slides: PDF

Playbook (supplemental handout)

 

First Amendment Audit – 1 LEU

The ALA observed an increase in First Amendment audits this year. What are they and why are they on the rise? Join this webinar to learn more. We will analyze legal issues implicated by First Amendment Audits, including constitutional free speech and privacy issues, relevant state laws, and library policies to consider. Prepare the library for a calm interaction with our tips on how best to approach these sometimes-contentious events.

Date Recorded: 12/16/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

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What’s Up Wednesday – Get INSPIRED: Access Indiana and a Review of INSPIRE Resources and Search Strategies – 1 TLEU

INSPIRE logo lifelong learning library for HoosiersPaula Newcom demonstrates how to sign up for an Access Indiana account and merge your EBSCO account and Access Indiana account into one combined account. Kara Cleveland shows the various access points one can use to start an EBSCO search along with different search strategies.

Date Recorded: 4/13/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Paula Newcom, Northeast Regional Coordinator, and Kara Cleveland, Professional Development Office Supervisor, Indiana State Library

Resource:  Access Indiana INSPIRE 4-13-2022

 

IN211 and Libraries

Indiana 211 logo2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the resources they need. Dial 2-1-1 to speak to a community navigator. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Date Recorded:  03/16/2022

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Presenters: Lizzy McGrevy, Domestic Violence Outreach Specialist, Indiana 211 Partnership Inc, and Seth Pennington, Program Director, FSSA.

This webinar is eligible for Library Education Units for Indiana Librarians. The following policy applies: Any time a staff member views an online event (or a library purchases a site license for an online event) by any of the Training Providers Approved by ISL for LEUs, the library’s designee in an administrative or Human Resources role shall create and award LEU certificates in-house.

 

 

Building Community Engagement and Awareness Through Little Free Library – 1 LEU

You may be familiar with Little Free Library. Those cute boxes that look like oversized bird houses. But they are more than just cute. Join us to learn how to use this low cost, community engagement platform to support your outreach goals. Presenters:

This webinar is eligible for Library Education Units for Indiana Librarians. The following policy applies: Any time a staff member views an online event (or a library purchases a site license for an online event) by any of the Training Providers Approved by ISL for LEUs, the library’s designee in an administrative or Human Resources role shall create and award LEU certificates in-house.

Date Recorded: 2/24/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Greig Metzger, Executive Director / Little Free Library and Joanna Sproull / Community Liaison / Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library

 

EBSCO Usage Statistics and Reports – 1 TLEU

Learn the essentials of EBSCO usage statistics and reports in this 45 minute session. We will review key standard usage reports, COUNTER R5 reports, how to gain insights from analytical reports and review support resources on Connect.

Date Recorded: 2/9/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Lisa Jones, EBSCO Trainer

Resources:  How to Run a Profile Usage Report 

How to Run a Top Search Terms Report

 

(INSPIRE) Online Administrative Overviews: EBSCOadmin – 1 TLEU

EBSCOadmin is the administrative tool to manage customizations for searching EBSCOhost, Discovery and other searching interfaces; authentication methods; downloading title lists; gathering statistics and managing holdings for most of your EBSCO resources. Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to learn about the main components of EBSCOadmin, including general navigation, profile maintenance, customization options that enhance the search experience, authentication choices, searchbox/URL structure and Mobile app settings.

Date Recorded: 01/12/2022

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lisa Jones, Senior Training Manager/EBSCO

 

Gobble Up Information at the Indiana State Library: An Overview of Our Public Services and Collections – 1 LEU

Join staff of the Indiana State Library to learn about how to use the historical collections, Talking Books, and the Young Readers Center. This program may benefit librarians looking for ways to assist their patrons or researchers wanting to know more about the Indiana State Library.

Date Recorded: 11/24/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Indiana State Library’s Public Services Librarians – Monique Howell, Jamie Dunn, Marcia Caudell, Victoria Duncan and Laura Williams