All posts by Paula Newcom

Implementing the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award @ Your Library – 1 LEU

Firefly award logo talking singing reading writing playing indiana early literacyThe Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award brings together young children and great picture books, but it can’t be done without public libraries. Learn about the award and how one Indiana library implements the program each year. Updates to the program and an overview of the annual program guide will also be covered.

Speaker, Amy Caswell has worn hats in the library world since 2012. She earned her MLS degree from IUPUI in 2015, and since has focused exclusively working in Youth Services. She currently is a Children’s Librarian at the Downtown Library of Monroe County Public Library where she enjoys hosting a weekly Preschool Storytime, among other programs. She loves the controlled chaos of working with children. Amy is currently going through the Project READY training, which she highly recommends to any and all library folks.

Date Recorded: 5/9/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Amy Caswell, Children’s Librarian / Monroe County Public Library

 

Creating Informed Learners in the Classroom – 1 LEU

The Creating Informed Learners in the Classroom project, made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (RE-13-19-0021-19), facilitated librarian-instructor partnerships to integrate information-rich student projects into disciplinary classrooms. The project was a partnership between librarians at Purdue University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Arizona. Over the course of 4 weekly online sessions, the project team trained 15 librarian-instructor teams (5 from each university) to use an information literacy framework called Informed Learning Design to design student projects that enable students to use information in new ways to learn in their courses.

In this 60-minute webinar, members of the project team will:

  • Describe the informed learning design framework and how it shaped the 4-week online curriculum
  • Present preliminary data and results from a research study about how instructors and librarians experienced using the informed learning framework
  • Describe the multi-institution partnership and how we worked together to develop and facilitate the CILC program
  • Share our experiences, insights, and lessons learned about developing an information literacy program for librarians and instructors

Date Recorded: 5/10/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Clarence Maybee, W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy; Rachel Fondator, Information Literacy Instructional Designer; Amity Saha, Graduate Assistant / All presenters are from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies

 

Storytime Basics – 1 LEU

young woman reading a story to four childrenAre you new to doing storytime? Join Beth Yates, ISL Children’s Consultant, as she walks you through the whys and hows of storytime for birth through preschool-aged children. What should you consider? How do you select books? Where can you find ideas? The content of this webinar is focused on new storytime providers. *Please note that the audience discussion at the end was not recorded.*

Date Recorded: 4/19/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library

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Curating and Maintaining Vibrant Collections for Users with Print Disabilities – 1 LEU

Holly HerbertAlmost all libraries have materials for users with print disabilities, such as large print books and audiobooks, but are those collections being given the attention they deserve and are they serving as many users as possible? According to two recent studies, large print collections are a still vital part of library services, and their usage has not diminished in the age of electronic resources. Learn what users with print disabilities need and want, and how best to create and maintain vibrant print disabled-friendly collections, no matter how small or large.

Date Recorded: 3/17/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Holly Hebert, Assistant Professor  / Master of Library Science Program at Middle Tennessee State University

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Come As You Are: Getting Started with EDI Committees in Your Library – 1 LEU

artistic collage of diverse human headsEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committees are a great first step towards strategically ensuring that those facing barriers to library services in our communities are given access and opportunities.  During this webinar, three different libraries will share their experiences with starting, maintaining, and moving forward with EDI committees.  They’ll share what inspired them to begin, how they formed the committee, where they are now, and how they hope to keep growing in the future.

Date Recorded: 3/15/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Shelby Couch and Robyn Bowers, Hussey-Mayfield Public Library / Angie Garrett, Amy Russell, and Ashley Meyers, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library / Whitney Woody and Keeley Waters, Johnson County Public Library

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Get INSPIRED: Health and Medicine Resources – 1

logo for Indiana's INSPIRE databasesIn this webinar we will be exploring the various database options within INSPIRE for use with health or medicine research requests. Join us for an overview of the database and come with questions.

Date Recorded: 3/9/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  George Bergstrom / Indiana State Library

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Integrate Book Connections Resources to Inspire Summer Reading – 1 TLEU

Book Connections logo open book

Make planning easier, find new inspiration, and learn how Book Connections resources can be easily integrated into your summer reading program to inspire independent reading. Locate pre-made summer reading lists and create your own. Discover how to find, share, and incorporate Meet-the-Author recordings, book trailers, activity kits, and more. Book Connections/TeachingBooks is one of many databases provided free to all Indiana residents via INSPIRE.in.gov.

Date Recorded: 2/17/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Kym Davick and Mary Ellen Graf / TeachingBooks/Book Connections

 

Be the Hero! Tween and Teen Live Action Roleplaying (LARPing) Games – 1 LEU

Brooke Windsor

Secure big numbers of tweens or teens with a real-life video game where they are the heroes! Live Action Roleplaying (LARPing) games allow for a unique opportunity that youth can’t get anywhere else. Get an in-depth look at this revolutionary event type and even create a mini version of the game on the spot.

Date Recorded: 1/26/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Brooke Windsor (she/her/hers), Teen Services Librarian / Stratford Public Library

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From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit Your Collection and Why – 1 LEU

book shelvesKymberlee Powe, Children and YA Consultant for the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development, dives into the makeup of the publishing industry. You will learn how to identify the difference between a diverse collection and an inclusive one, and walk through the logistics of performing a diversity audit of your collection. The examples and resources provided in this session will focus on youth collections; however, the methodology of performing a diversity audit, and the reasons to do so, are universal to all collections.

This presentation is brought to you by the Connecticut State Library, in collaboration with the Indiana State Library, the Library of Michigan, and the State Library of Ohio.

Date Recorded: 12/15/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kymberlee Powe, Children and YA Consultant / Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development

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