All posts by Paula Newcom

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

Resources from Webinar


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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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