All posts by Paula Newcom

Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library – 1 TLEU


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Learn how Google’s G Suite web-based software can bring simplicity, flexibility, and collaboration to your library through Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive.  We’ll also cover how to sign up for Google for Nonprofits, which brings this platform to your library for free.

Date Recorded: 11/16/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Devon Henderson / Huntington City-Towhship Public Library


 

Technology Competencies & How to Implement Them (Geared towards management) – 1 TLEU


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Test yourself!  Use the provided checklists to determine your technology proficiency.  Be your own trainer and discover opportunities where you can increase your skills.  Form a plan to personalize Technology Competencies Checklists for your own library and make the move to receive buy-in from staff.

Date Recorded: 12/6/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

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

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How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment CAN – 1 LEU


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This webinar will show you the state and Federal resources used by the Northwest Indiana Center for Data & Analysis to provide accurate and timely data for our CAN projects. Resources to be previewed will include but are not limited to: American Community Survey, American Factfinder, STATS Indiana, Hoosiers by the Numbers, and Stats America.

Date Recorded: 3/28/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Scott Sandberg / Indiana University Northwest


Getting to Know You: Connect with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness – 1 LEU


Learn how to connect with some of your most marginalized patrons. Patrons experiencing homelessness may be some of the most overlooked library users. Misconceptions and fear on the part of both patrons and staff may interfere in connecting with these patrons. Monroe County has faced a number of issues concerning homelessness and the opioid epidemic. Discover how Monroe County Public Library connected with this population using the Harwood Method.

Date Recorded: 5/16/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Elizabeth Grey / Monroe County Public Library


Indiana Authors: What’s New in Kids Lit – 1 LEU


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Indiana continues to produce great authors for kids. Join Shirley Mullin, owner of Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore in Indianapolis for a conversation about books by new Indiana authors that write for children and great authors to book at your library.

Date Recorded: 8/15/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Shirley Mullin / Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore

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TED and Libraries: Ideas Worth Sharing at Places Designed for Sharing – 1 LEU


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This webinar will explore opportunities for libraries related to the world of TED – including, but not limited to, staging a TEDx event and hosting an ongoing TED Ed Club. The presenters will discuss their ongoing partnership, full of successes and failures, while inspiring librarians to bring these two worlds together at their own libraries.

Date Recorded: 9/12/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kevin MacDowell / Monroe County Public Library and Jennifer Borland / TEDxBloomington


Lifelong Learning for All: Leveraging the Power of the Open Web – 1 LEU


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This demonstration will provide an overview of a new FREE curation tool developed by Intellum, a technology company that provides learning and collaboration solutions to companies like Google, Facebook, and Pinterest. Built in conjunction with a team of librarians and professional content curators, this tool presents a powerful new approach for reference, patron training, and staff training. In this session, we will demonstrate unique features of the tool and share library-specific use cases. We believe that this platform can help librarians better facilitate lifelong learning for staff and customers and we invite you to join us in our mission to help people reach their highest potential.

Date Recorded: 9/26/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Julia Huprich / Director of Curation Strategy at Intellum


Unleash Your Inner Marketer – 1 LEU


Originally designed for support staff, this presentation is important for managers to hear, as well.  It will empower the entire library staff, and help each person realize how vital they are to their library’s marketing success. Jenna Anderson will offer practical tips on ways to keep the staff engaged, and inspire everyone to reach out a little more to patrons.

Date Recorded: 8/21/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jenna Anderson / Kendallville Public Library

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Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford a Consultant – 1 LEU


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Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses.  How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house. You will learn the major components of a strategic plan, how to conduct community research that will be incorporated into the planning process, and how to organize and delegate tasks.

Date Recorded: 9/5/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Michele Stricker / Deputy State Librarian of Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library