All posts by Paula Newcom

Where’s My Cape? Managing a Youth Services Department – 1 LEU

image of person with superman capeYou were a hard-working youth librarian.  Now, you’re a youth services manager moving at the speed of light.  Experienced or just starting out, everyone needs a support network.  Join us for this Q&A-based webinar, where three current youth services managers (and one children’s consultant/ex-manager) share their tips & tricks about time management, coping with staffing dynamics, and handling change.

Date Recorded: 4/24/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library and Alyssa Morgan / Morgan County Public Library and Casey O’Leary / Mooresville Public Library and Cathy Riley / Hancock County Public Library

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AnyAbility: Serving Adults with Disabilities – 1 LEU


Learn about one library’s experience creating programs that have grown into engaging experiences where adults with disabilities connect with their community, interact with peers, and utilize library resources.  As a result of the AnyAbility program, library staff are more comfortable using people-first language, have rewarding interactions with customers with disabilities, and have positively changed the dynamic of the library.
Outcomes:
1. Recognize the importance of people-first language.
2. Design programs for adults with disabilities.
3. Develop enriching and accepting spaces where adults with disabilities can flourish.

Date Recorded: 4/16/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Hannah Martinez,  Maria Mayo, Marsha Marcilla  / Anythink Libraries (Adams County, Colorado)

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Organize Your Work Life, and Set Yourself Free – 1 LEU


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Is your desk a disaster?  Your office a dumping ground?  You know you need to get organized, but don’t have time, or even know how to get started.  If you are tired working from piles, it’s time to free yourself!  Lynn Hobbs, Director of the Pendleton Community Public Library, will share tips to inspire you to tackle your mess and get it organized, once and for all.

Date Recorded: 3/14/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lynn Hobbs, Director  / Pendleton Community Public Library

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Essential Astronomy for Libraries – 1 LEU


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Join us as members of the Indiana Astronomical Society provide an introduction to practical observing that can be used at libraries for their own astronomy-themed programs.  This session will explore the basics of navigating the night sky, cover common types of celestial objects, and provide guidance for finding and identifying popular targets in the summer night sky.  Whether you are planning a “Universe of Stories” star-gazing program this summer or just want to brush up on your knowledge of our galaxy, this webinar will provide the information you need!

Date Recorded: 3/6/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Ben Jansen, Vice-President – Indiana Astronomical Society / Laura Keller, Secretary & Librarian – Indiana Astronomical Society / Fred Keller, Board Member – Indiana Astronomical Society / Mike Birch, Board Member – Indiana Astronomical Society

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Beyond the Orientation Checklist – 1 LEU


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Few things are as important as setting clear expectations for employees, and providing them with the training they need to meet those expectations. Employees who understand what is expected and are confident in their skills are more likely to provide consistently great service to patrons. Untrained and undertrained employees are often less efficient and engaged; they can cost your organization time when routine errors require correction, and worse, they can cost your library customers. In this webinar, Carina Mulcrone, Circulation Services Manager from the Bettendorf Public Library (IA), will share her library’s switch to Standard Evaluation Guidelines and Daily Observation Reports.

Date Recorded: 1/30/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Carina Mulcrone/ Bettendorf Public Library (Iowa)

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Girls Who Code (not eligible for LEUs)


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Please join Girls Who Code and the Indiana State Library to learn more about how to launch FREE after-school Clubs!  During the webinar, you’ll learn all you need to know to start a 3rd-5th grade or 6th-12th Club. (No computer science experience? No problem!) You’ll also have the chance to pose questions to Hannah Simon Goldman, Girls Who Code’s Indiana Regional Partnership Coordinator.
This webinar is 30 minutes and is not eligible for LEUs due to length.

Date Recorded: 1/31/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Hannah Simon Goldman / Girls Who Code

Resources from webinar:

  • Girls who Code presentation slides
  • Girls Who Code Clubs Overview – Explains the requirements to start a Club and how Girls Who Code supports you
  • 3rd-5th Grade Getting Started/Sample Curriculum – Take a peek!
  • 6th-12th Grade Curriculum – You can check out this curriculum by following the instructions below. It’s a quick, nonbinding process that lets you interact more with our online platform.
    • Visit our online learning platform – Girls Who Code HQ
    • Create an HQ Account by clicking “Sign Up” and indicating “I want to start a club or I want to volunteer for a club.” (Please note that this brings you to our curriculum preview page, and does not require you to submit a Clubs Application!)
    • You can click on different icons to learn more about our 6th-12th grade Clubs, and view a sample of our 6th-12th grade curriculum.


Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) – 1 TLEU


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Explore available opportunities for continuing education, peruse useful sites for keeping up with technology, and develop a plan for taking charge of your own learning.  Topics covered will include planning for learning, time management, and state and national resources.  Ample time will be given for participants to search for relevant training and education opportunities that fit their individual needs.

Date Recorded: 11/19/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Heather Rayl / Vigo County Public Library and Katherine Huddle / Carmel Clay Public Library

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CSLP 2019: A Universe of Stories webinar – 1 LEU


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Get started planning your 2019 Summer Library Program from the comfort of your library by attending this Collaborative Summer Library Program 2019 “space” themed webinar!  This webinar introduces you to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for all ages (Early Literacy, Children’s, Teen, and Adults) based on the CSLP 2019 theme, “A Universe of Stories!”  Some program ideas are shared.  For more program ideas, see ISL’s CSLP 2019: Program Ideas for All Ages sheet.

Date Recorded: 1/9/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary – 1 LEU


We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great. We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary.

Date Recorded: 12/19/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jamie Matczak / Wisconsin Valley Library Service

Biography: Jamie Matczak is the education consultant at Wisconsin Valley Library Service based in Wausau, Wisconsin. She has over 12 years of consulting experience for public libraries, with over 50 of them being small and rural. Jamie has taught Business Communication at Lakeland College, and courses on marketing, customer service and social media for the iSchool at UW-Madison. She earned her BA in Advertising from UW-Eau Claire, and an MS in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning from UW-Green Bay.

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