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ISL Certification Portal: Introduction and Walk-Through – 1 LEU

In July 2021, the Indiana State Library (ISL) launched a new librarian certification portal: Certification for Indiana Librarians. Many librarians have accessed the portal, updated their information, and successfully renewed their 5-year certificates online. This informal meeting is designed to demonstrate how the portal works, share some tips for successfully navigating within the portal, illustrate activities that can be done from the portal, and address individual’s questions and concerns. We will demonstrate how to use the public look-up function, how to find and print out your own certificate, and how the name change process works.

Date Recorded: 9/30/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Cheri Harris and Kara Cleveland/ Indiana State Library

Resources:  Guide to Using Cert Portal

 

 

How to Talk with Your Boss – 1 LEU

Our panel will discuss the “not-so-fun but “oh-so-real” issues of troubleshooting relationships with a supervisor.  Some possible topics:  What if your boss isn’t approachable?  Is there a problem you want to discuss?  Do you need strategies for those conversations?  This will be the place for you!

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Lynn Hobbs, Chris Scandling, Donna Seaton and Jason Fields

 

Readers Advisory: The Art of Finding the Right Book – 1 LEU

Join librarian, book review blogger, and bookstagrammer Laura Jones as she shares her favorite readers advisory tools and tips to help library staff find the right book for even those patrons with the most eclectic tastes!

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Laura Jones, Indiana State Library

 

Diverse Books Toolkit – 1 LEU

Teaching Books for Public Library Staff Serving Youth logo

Join this session to become versed with the Diverse Books Toolkit from our INSPIRE, state-funded TeachingBooks service.  You’ll discover new ways to…

    • Identify exceptional diverse books for your community
    • Analyze your collection for diversity and inclusion
        • Facilitate book clubs and story times that videos and recordings with featured authors and illustrators.

Prior to and during the session, freely explore this resource at https://teachingbooks.net/DiverseBooks

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Nick Glass and Alyssa Yokota-Byron, TeachingBooks.net and BookConnections.org

 

Speak Up: Responding to Uncomfortable Situations – 1 LEU

This session covers real incidents that happened in libraries and good ways to respond to those uncomfortable situations. Great pro tips for new & seasoned library workers.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Paula Newcom and Kara Cleveland, Indiana State Library

Speak Up Resources List

 

Book Connections @INSPIRE: New for Indiana Children’s & Teen Services – 1 LEU

BookConnections.org is the newest INSPIRE resource for all Indiana public library children and teen services. With games, homework help, and homeschool support for families, and library programming, book promotion, and collection analysis tools for library professionals, you’ll be equipped to deepen reading connections for everyone in your community.  Book Connections was developed to meet the needs of our public libraries from the group behind TeachingBooks, another INSPIRE resource.
Prior to and during the session, freely explore this resource at https://bookconnections.org.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Nick Glass and Alyssa Yokota-Byron, TeachingBooks.net and BookConnections.org

 

Developing Tech Intuition – 1 LEU

Websites and apps often rely on “intuitive design” so that users can navigate them without getting confused. Low-skill tech users often lack the experience needed for good “tech intuition” which prevents them from independently navigating new websites or apps. This session will explore common design patterns and user interface characteristics that you can teach patrons so that they can quickly develop tech intuition and become more confident when using new apps and websites.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Marianne McKenzie and Alex Hampton, Indianapolis Public Library

 

Developing Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ+ – 1 LEU

Creating welcoming spaces for members of the LGBTQ+ community is easier than you might think. In this session you’ll learn some of the small and big things you can do to help create those spaces for not just patrons, but also your coworkers and employees.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jayne Walters, Indianapolis Public Library

 

Teen Tips – 1 LEU

Why do teens behave the way they do?  Why should we welcome them when they are loud and messy?  What’s the best way to interact with them?  Teen librarians are not the only staff members that deal with teens so it’s good for all staff members to have these tips in their toolbox.  We’ll share some teen development basics and highlight some tips for smooth teen interactions at this session.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library

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