All posts by Paula Newcom

Gameschooling: Using Board Games in the Classroom – 1 LEU

gameboard with dice and plastic ducksBoard games are fun for children of all ages, but they are also promising tools for education. How can we best practically incorporate them into K-12 classrooms in order to optimize learning? As a former neurobiologist who transitioned to teaching, I have experimented for the past seven years with the integration of board games as educational tools. Here I will discuss best practices for using board games effectively to teach content knowledge, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Topics covered will include gamer motivations, fun yet educational game mechanics, lesson plan structures, roles of educators in scaffolded learning, and common mistakes I have discovered in the “gameschooling” process. I will also show preliminary evidence that board games can effectively improve content knowledge. Overall, I hope to show how  popular modern board games could be utilized in educational arenas.

Date Recorded: 10/27/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Catherine Croft, Ph.D. / Co-Founder & CEO, Catlilli Games

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Where Do We Go From Here – 1 LEU

Are you worried about getting children and teens back into the library post-COVID? You aren’t alone! A community-based approach will help you expand your reach to patrons new and old, so in this webinar we’ll talk about Community Asset Mapping, a strategy that will help you discover and develop new partnerships.

Date Recorded: 10/19/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library and Christy Franzman, Teen Coordinator / Hamilton East Public Library

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How Do I Count This? Updated Guidelines for Programming Stats – 1 LEU

white numbers on a red backgroundJoin Angela Fox, ISL Public Library Services Consultant, at this webinar to learn what new IMLS guidance on programming means for your stats, why many of the rules from last year are wrong – and why the impact on your 2021 Annual Report will be minimal.

Date Recorded: 10/7/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Angela Fox / Indiana State Library

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Navigating Fiscal Body Approval for Library Bonds – 1 LEU

Kristen McClellanLearn from Kristin McClellan, Partner with Ice Miller, Sarah MacNeill, Director of Wells County Public Library and Latisha Provo, Director of Otterbein Public Library as they discuss how to navigate the requirement of County or Town Fiscal Body Approval before a Library can issue Bonds.

Date Recorded: 9/29/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Kristin McClellan, Partner, Ice Miller / Sarah MacNeill, Director, Wells County Public Library / Latisha Provo, Director, Otterbein Public Library

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Content Creation for Your Library – 1 TLEU

Boardgame Librarian logoAre you in charge of creating content for your library’s social media accounts? Do you feel like you are stuck with what new and exciting things you can post that will engage your followers? Are you not even sure where to start or look to create graphics that excite? Wondering if hash tagging is all it’s cracked up to be? Join Jenn Bartlett, Head of Reference and Adult Services of the Manchester Public Library, and lead of their social media as she discusses these topics. Catch Bartlett on her own personal social media as The Board Game Librarian.

Date Recorded: 922/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jenn Bartlett, Head of Reference and Adult Services / Manchester Public Library (Connecticut)

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Get INSPIRED: Top INSPIRE Databases for Assisting Students – 1 TLEU

Join Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant at the Indiana State Library, as she highlights several INSPIRE databases that will be useful for those who serve students and who assist with homework assignments.

Date Recorded: 9/8/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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How IARA Can Help Your Library: Indiana Archives & Records Administration – 1 LEU

Indiana Archives and Records Administration logoThis presentation will address how IARA’s resources can help and be utilized by your library.  IARA’s staff, Vicki Casteel and Amy Christiansen Janicki will discuss a variety of archives and record management topics.  Vicki will share how to direct your patrons to IARA’s most popular genealogy collections and locate records with the recently updated Digital Index.  Amy will discuss creating a records management program, understanding retention schedules, and how the County Commission of Public Records can help you.

Date Recorded: 7/28/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Vicki Casteel, Director of Patron and Outreach Services and Amy Christiansen Janicki, Records Management Liaison / Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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Get INSPIRED – Live Demo/Q&A with Laura Jones – 1 TLEU

INSPIRE logo lifelong learning library for HoosiersINSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Online Library.  INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents.  This will be an informal question and answer session about all things INSPIRE.

Date Recorded: 8/11/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Laura Jones / Indiana State Library

 

The 2021 National Book Festival, Indiana, and You! – 1 LEU

Open a book open the world The National Book Festival is sponsored by the Library of Congress annually. This year, the events are online and you and your library can join in the festivities. Learn more about this fun opportunity from Suzanne Walker, Indiana Center for the Book and Megan Telligman, Indiana Humanities. The National Book Festival will feature hundreds of author talks, including authors from Indiana, as well as other programs all available remotely. Learn more about how to participate, what’s available, and program ideas for your library in this fun and informative webinar. A tool-kit on how to participate in the National Book Festival will be unveiled. The National Book Festival happens September 17 – September 26. You don’t want to miss it!

Date Recorded: 7/28/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Suzanne Walker / Indiana Center for the book and Megan Telligman / Indiana Humanities

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Career Preparation with INSPIRE – 1 TLEU

INSPIRE logo lifelong learning library for HoosiersINSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Online Library.  INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. This session will discuss the resources that will help patrons who are preparing for a new career, interviews, or exploring career paths. There will be an informal question and answer session about these resources.

Date Recorded: 7/14/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: George Bergstrom / Indiana State Library

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