All posts by Kim Brown-Harden

Chair Yoga at Your Library – 1LEU


image of yoga poseBy 2030, one out of every five people living in Indiana will be a senior citizen (65 or older). Chair yoga is a fun, relaxing program that improves our physical and emotional well-being. Even better, chair yoga can be done by anyone at your library with an interest in yoga and teaching. In this hour-long webinar, a certified yoga teacher will address the do’s and don’ts of a chair yoga program and will offer up a blueprint on getting started at your library.

Date Recorded: 1/16/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:   Mary Schons / East Chicago Public Library

 


Level Up Your VR Programming- 1TLEU


VR Headset This webinar covered how to build VR programming from the ground up. Including, recruiting volunteers, using outcome-based assessment, and developing programs such as a VR Development Camp. Throughout the presentation will be tips on the actual logistics of providing programs with limited time and financial constraints.

Date Recorded: 9/5/2018

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jeannette Lehr / Monroe County Public Library


Guns in Libraries – 1 LEU


image of bullets in gunGun violence has been all over the news this year and you’ve told us this topic has been on your mind. What can libraries can do to promote the safety of both staff and the public? ISL staff will cover Indiana gun laws and how they impact libraries. We will provide appropriate language for library policies regarding patron behavior and clarify what libraries can and can’t regulate. Library Director Mary K. Emmrich will discuss the process Newton County Public Library went through last year to develop an active shooter policy and share the outcome.

Date Recorded: 6/29/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Mary K. Emmerich/ Newton County Public Library; Cheri Harris/Indiana State Library


Resources:
Guns in Library Webinar Resources

Geekspotting 2.0: Building a Popular and Diverse Collection for your Library-1 LEU


image of Geekspotting 2.0
Diversity has been a major issue in pop culture lately. The demand to include traditionally marginalized voices in comics, movies, TV, and gaming has led to an explosion of material in the past few years. Join two fellow librarians (who also happen to be geeks) as they explore this issue and help you navigate all the content available with collection development recommendations that can work in your local library.

Date Recorded: 11/29/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Jocelyn Lewis /Indiana State Library and Alex Sarkissian/Allen County Public Library


Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun and Health-1 LEU


Let's Move in Libraries logo What can you do in your library to increase physical activity in
your community? My research shows that 36 public libraries across Indiana already get their communities moving with everything from Tai Chi in the Park (Adams Public Library System) to Yoga Storytime (Putnam County Public Library) being offered regularly throughout the state. And there are other ways to get people moving beyond having programs like these. The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library checks out pickleball sets and at least eight Indiana libraries regularly do StoryWalk programs at local parks. Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

Date Recorded: 10/23/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Dr. Noah Lenstra, MLIS / assistant professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

 


Leadership Skills Toolkit: Tips, Techniques, and Resources for Library Professionals-1LEU


image of the word leadershipWhat skills do you need to be a leader in your organization? Based on the highly successful webinar series, The Day in the Life of a Leader, and decades of experience in teaching, consulting and leading. Drs. Cheryl Stenstrom and Sue Alman will discuss the leadership traits most in demand for library and information professionals. Among other issues they will address the need to be an effective communicator, strategist, and risk-taker. Join us for a  lively interactive discussion.

Date Recorded: 9/25/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Dr. Cheryl Stenstrom and Dr. Sue Alman/San Jose State University

 


The Center for Black Literature and Culture: Foundation and Future – 1 LEU


image of CBLC LogoThe Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) IndyPL is a 3rd place for people to come, gather, study, reflect and be inspired. This is a place with both proverbial mirrors & windows. Mirrors for people who are part of the Black Diaspora to see themselves reflected in a myriad of powerful and positive ways. Windows for people who are not part of the Black diaspora to learn about the rich heritage and culture around the world. During this webinar, we will discuss how the center was developed including the Collection Development plan as well as future programming and exhibits.

Date Recorded: 3/14/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Nichelle Hayes / Indianapolis Public Library