Category Archives: Admin/Management

(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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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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COVID 19 Vaccination Policies: What to Consider – 1 LEU

Are you wondering what to consider in forming your library’s policy on COVID-19 vaccinations? This webinar addresses the legality of mandatory vaccine policies during a pandemic and examines the pros and cons of such policies to help you determine which type of COVID-19 vaccine policy to propose to your board. We will cover: EEOC guidance on mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for employees and the circumstances under which an employer may require employees to be vaccinated. How to provide reasonable accommodations in compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws including people with disabilities under the ADA and people with religious objections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Other options available to employers, such as encouraging staff to become vaccinated or providing incentives for employees who do so. Specific provisions to consider including in your vaccination policy. How Indiana’s Vaccine Allocation Plan and state law might impact this decision.

Date Recorded:  2/18/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

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

Resources:  CAH PPT Handout Vaccine Webinar,  Vaccine Resources

Political Activity in the Library – 1 LEU

As the November elections draw near, candidates and other campaigners are likely to want to use library resources. What must you allow? What can you allow? What can you restrict and what can you put guidelines on? We will cover the appropriate responses to a variety of real life situations so you will know what to say if someone asks to post election signs on library property, leaflet for a candidate in the parking lot or on the sidewalk, or hold a campaign meeting or rally in your meeting room.

Date Recorded:  09/29/2020

Format: Archived YouTube Video

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

Resources:  2020 Political Activity PPT Handout

 

Critical Hit: Using Dungeons and Dragons for Training and Evaluation – 1 LEU

This session will distill Dungeons & Dragons down to its key concepts and show you how they can be implemented to track employee progress, achieve goals, and build a closely connected team of adventure seekers and problem solvers. Whether you’re a new adventurer or an expert D&D player, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

Date Recorded:  05/11/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Evan Barber, IT Technical Associate, Brookens Library, University of Illinois – Springfield

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A Whole Lotta Sugar in My Library Lemonade – 1 LEU

if life gives you lemons make lemonade

Do you ever feel like you give your team the same feedback over and over again with no change or results?  Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all these “great ideas” other people have and you don’t have time to implement them?  Who has time or that additional project?  Who has money for that?  Can I just file that thought and move on with my day?  Sometimes by looking at projects in a new way, our attitude can change.  We’ll look at 10 obstacles that turned into opportunities at my small library.

Participants will:

  • Explore how changing mindsets to a “why not” attitude can create new initiatives
  • Learn how to turn obstacles into opportunities

Date Recorded: 3/18/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Angela Bodzislaw, Spooner Memorial Library Director (Spooner, Wisconsin)

Angela Bodzislaw is Director of Spooner Memorial Library in Spooner, Wisconsin.  She is Vice Chair of WLA’s Wisconsin Small Libraries and serves on Cooperative Children’s Book Center Advisory Board.  She earned her MLIS degree from UW-Milwaukee and is a graduate of both Wisconsin DPI’s Youth Services Development Institute and Wisconsin Library Association’s Leadership Development Institute.  Most recently Angie co-founded a local initiative called Community First – Washburn County where she worked alongside a handful of community organizations to hand out care packages and deliver food to those in need while also supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Angela’s mantra is “choose joy” and believes greatly in the role of libraries in offering community, opportunity, and literacy.


The Many Hats of the Library Director – 1 LEU

leader on podium surrounded by staffMost librarians choose their careers based on the fact that they like to do core library work such as cataloging, collection development, or reference. But you might be surprised how far-removed the work of a Library Director is from core library work. Climbing the ranks to Director finds you crunching numbers, managing facilities, and navigating local politics. Is that really what you signed up for? In this webinar, Lynn Hobbs will talk about the range of duties that could fall under a Library Director’s job description, and will help you determine if it’s the right fit for you.

Date Recorded: 8/10/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lynn Hobbs / Pendleton Community Public Library

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No Secrets! Preparing Your Organization for Your Retirement – 1 LEU

retirement signHave you secretly been planning your retirement? Is there a date circled on a calendar somewhere that only you can see? Are you counting the days/weeks/months/years to retirement? Find out what happened when a mid-level manager decided to openly involve her library district with her retirement planning. Succession planning can be an opportunity for the entire organization. And when the big day finally arrives, everyone will be ready.

Terry Beck retired last year as the Information Services Manager at Sno-Isle Libraries. She was responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive program of library resources, equipment, and services to meet the reading, information, and connectivity needs of Sno-Isle Libraries’ 750,000 customers. Although she’s been in Washington state for over 20 years, she’s a native Midwesterner whose first professional library job was at the East Chicago (IN) Public Library.

Date Recorded: 6/24/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Terry Beck / Retired librarian

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