Category Archives: Admin/Management

Facilitating Community Inquiry: Using Questions to Support Change – 1 LEU

the word change in orange with circular arrowsCommunity inquiry is inquiry, questioning, and exploring of, for, and by communities. A library can facilitate inquiry sessions both internally with staff and/or externally with their stakeholders and users. Libraries can use community inquiry tools and techniques to reframe and take a fresh look at complex questions and challenges which stall and even halt innovation and positive change. Community inquiry creates the chance to create lasting impact for and with communities. This session will overview community inquiry techniques, discuss possible hurdles, and walk you through one librarian’s experience utilizing community inquiry to support curiosity.

Date Recorded: 2/22/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Katie Reineke, Experience Manager / Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

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Book Recommendations:

  • Ryan J. E. (2017). Wait what? : and life’s other essential questions (First). HarperOne an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Berger W. (2014). A more beautiful question : the power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas (First U.S.). Bloomsbury.
  • Rothstein D. & Santana L. (2011). Make just one change : teach students to ask their own questions. Harvard Education Press.

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Best Practices for Preserving Board Minutes – 1 LEU

Kim Hagerty, Director of Digitization and Micrographics Services at the Indiana Archives and Records Administration will go over best practices for preserving library board minutes. She will also cover what needs to be sent to IARA – board minutes or board packet? Board minutes and supporting documents if available. The best way to send it – digitize or original copies? Digital copies of the original files is best. Kim will explain further how libraries can do this in-house. What is the timeframe? This is dependent on amount of files. One reel of microfilm holds approximately 2,500 files. This could be over ten years’ worth of meeting minutes. And she will also cover best practices – start with current and work backwards? Either way is fine, if the oldest minutes are in brittle condition, the IARA would recommend starting with them for preservation purposes.

Date Recorded: 8/31/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kim Hagerty, Director of Digitization and Micrographics Services / Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA)

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Beginner’s Guide to Being in Charge – 1 LEU

Suzanne MacaulayMoving into a new leadership role can be overwhelming and intimidating. This presentation will go over some dos and don’ts to help new leaders feel more confident and become more effective in their current and future roles. Participants will learn some common mistakes new leaders make (and how to avoid them), how to conquer feelings of doubt or imposter syndrome, and practical leadership techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of creating a support network, investing in personal and professional development, and recognizing the value, knowledge, and skillset new leaders bring to their organizations.

Date Recorded: 9/28/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Suzanne Macaulay, Deputy Director / Pioneer Library System (NY)

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Retirement on the Horizon? a Public Library Director’s Primer – 1 LEU

sandy beach next to waterIs retirement in your near future? Or is it years away? Either way, it’s time to think about what steps to take to prepare yourself and your library for this transition. This will be a panel discussion with directors who have retired, soon to retire or are planning to retire (sometime). If you would like to submit a question with the panel, please fill out this survey.

Date Recorded: 7/27/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lynn Hobbs, current director of Pendleton Community Public Library, not ready for retirement, but working on a succession plan / Marilyn Wood, former director of Monroe County Public Library, retired May 2022 / Mary K. Emmrich, former director of Newton County Public Library, not retired yet, but in mentoring role as needed and a branch manager.

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First Amendment Audit – 1 LEU

The ALA observed an increase in First Amendment audits this year. What are they and why are they on the rise? Join this webinar to learn more. We will analyze legal issues implicated by First Amendment Audits, including constitutional free speech and privacy issues, relevant state laws, and library policies to consider. Prepare the library for a calm interaction with our tips on how best to approach these sometimes-contentious events.

Date Recorded: 12/16/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

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EBSCO Usage Statistics and Reports – 1 LEU

Learn the essentials of EBSCO usage statistics and reports in this 45 minute session. We will review key standard usage reports, COUNTER R5 reports, how to gain insights from analytical reports and review support resources on Connect.

Date Recorded: 2/9/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Lisa Jones, EBSCO Trainer

Resources:  How to Run a Profile Usage Report 

How to Run a Top Search Terms Report

 

(INSPIRE) Online Administrative Overviews: EBSCOadmin – 1 LEU

EBSCOadmin is the administrative tool to manage customizations for searching EBSCOhost, Discovery and other searching interfaces; authentication methods; downloading title lists; gathering statistics and managing holdings for most of your EBSCO resources. Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to learn about the main components of EBSCOadmin, including general navigation, profile maintenance, customization options that enhance the search experience, authentication choices, searchbox/URL structure and Mobile app settings.

Date Recorded: 01/12/2022

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lisa Jones, Senior Training Manager/EBSCO

 

Is This Sexual Harassment? The Library Edition – 1 LEU

Sexual harassment is prohibited under state and federal law. You are entitled to a workplace free of sexual harassment, but not all unpleasant encounters constitute harassment. We will discuss the difference between annoying behavior and actionable behavior. We will identify key elements of a sound sexual harassment policy and offer tips on how to handle uncomfortable situations that do not constitute sexual harassment. In this webinar you will learn to identify: Who can be a target of sexual harassment and who can be a harasser? What is the difference between risky behavior and sexual harassment? What should you do if you are the target of sexual harassment? What can you do if you are a witness or bystander? What are your duties as a manager or supervisor?

Date Recorded: 6/24/2021

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Cheri Harris/ Indiana State Library

Resources:  Handout on Harassment Resources Sexual Harassment 2021,  Sexual Harassment 2021

 

 

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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