Category Archives: Programming

A Librarian’s Guide to Attending GenCon – 1 LEU

GenCon is the largest tabletop-game convention in North America that occurs annually in Indianapolis, Indiana and is contracted to continue happening in Indiana at least through 2023. This webinar will be presented by someone who has attended the convention in a multitude of hats; as a spectator, as a game-player, as a librarian taking advantage of the opportunities of Trade Day and as an event presenter. The webinar will cover a variety of basic information for attending and participating in the convention, whether you consider yourself a gamer or just a curious librarian.

Date Recorded: 4/16/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jennifer Taylor, Hagerstown Public Library

Creation of a Heroic Adventure Kids Club – 1 LEU

logo for Heroic Adventure Kids ClubThe Heroic Adventure Kids Club (Or HAK Club, for short) is an RPG club of elementary and jr. high aged students that are sponsored by the local library. The H.A.K. Club began in January 2017, formed by 4 students from the Hagerstown Elementary School and a librarian at the Hagerstown Public Library acting as sponsor. The students wanted to learn to play role playing games and there was interest in using it as a play test idea for the community outreach coordinator of the school who was interested in the benefits of elementary students playing role playing games and how it might be used towards social skills & behavior improvement. The club has grown, expanded to two “level” age groups of participants. The group has been written about in newspapers and has been part of three summer reading programs and been featured on the list of “Great Things Happening in Indiana Libraries” by the Indiana Library Federation (ILF). We want to share the origin, the challenges that were faced and the secrets to our success as this group has continued for over three years. We’ll cover what has worked, what hasn’t worked, a few things libraries should always keep in mind & what the plans are for the future.

Date Recorded: 4/29/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jennifer Taylor / Hagerstown Public Library


Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach – 1 LEU

Teen patrons in every community live lives that are more and more hectic with little spare time and sometimes shrinking awareness of libraries and what they have to offer. It is sometimes the case that to engage them the best thing to do is to go where they are. In the community of Hagerstown, IN, a significant part of that has been accomplished by going into the high school and with the development of a program called the Quick Play Game Club. The program began over three years ago, originally as an International Gaming Day event that was highly successful, working in partnership with the school.

This webinar will cover how the game club began, the process of working with the school staff and finding a place in that very set daily schedule and how it has evolved into a twice monthly outreach program, the games used and the tips and rules that have made it fun for everyone.

Date Recorded: 1/29/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jennifer Taylor / Hagerstown Public Library, Outreach

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Library Created Games – 1 LEU

image of gameboard piecesThis presentation explores games developed by libraries to support information literacy and internal training. One benefit of creating games is being able to tailor experiences to the culture and needs of libraries and their communities. Some games covered in this session include the University of Tennessee Libraries’ interactive Breakout Game for first-year studies courses, Acquisitions Adventure (which is used for internal training of acquisitions staff), and the Pendergrass Clue board game (which supports one of our branch libraries). This session showcases games created by other libraries as well.

Date Recorded: 10/25/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Allison Shepard / Assistant Professor & Online Learning Librarian University of Tennessee Libraries


Chair Yoga at Your Library – 1LEU


image of yoga poseBy 2030, one out of every five people living in Indiana will be a senior citizen (65 or older). Chair yoga is a fun, relaxing program that improves our physical and emotional well-being. Even better, chair yoga can be done by anyone at your library with an interest in yoga and teaching. In this hour-long webinar, a certified yoga teacher will address the do’s and don’ts of a chair yoga program and will offer up a blueprint on getting started at your library.

Date Recorded: 1/16/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:   Mary Schons / East Chicago Public Library

 


Level Up Your VR Programming- 1TLEU


VR Headset This webinar covered how to build VR programming from the ground up. Including, recruiting volunteers, using outcome-based assessment, and developing programs such as a VR Development Camp. Throughout the presentation will be tips on the actual logistics of providing programs with limited time and financial constraints.

Date Recorded: 9/5/2018

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jeannette Lehr / Monroe County Public Library


Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun and Health-1 LEU


Let's Move in Libraries logo What can you do in your library to increase physical activity in
your community? My research shows that 36 public libraries across Indiana already get their communities moving with everything from Tai Chi in the Park (Adams Public Library System) to Yoga Storytime (Putnam County Public Library) being offered regularly throughout the state. And there are other ways to get people moving beyond having programs like these. The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library checks out pickleball sets and at least eight Indiana libraries regularly do StoryWalk programs at local parks. Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

Date Recorded: 10/23/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Dr. Noah Lenstra, MLIS / assistant professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

 


Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership – 1 LEU


Are you tired of reading the same books for your book clubs? Are you hoping to reach new audiences? Join Tiffani Carter, the manager of the West Indianapolis Branch Library for some tips and best practices to consider when choosing your book club selections and recruiting new participants.

Date Recorded: 9/11/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Tiffani Carter / West Indianapolis Branch Library


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


image of library and red letter x
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


The Center for Black Literature and Culture: Foundation and Future – 1 LEU


image of CBLC LogoThe Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) IndyPL is a 3rd place for people to come, gather, study, reflect and be inspired. This is a place with both proverbial mirrors & windows. Mirrors for people who are part of the Black Diaspora to see themselves reflected in a myriad of powerful and positive ways. Windows for people who are not part of the Black diaspora to learn about the rich heritage and culture around the world. During this webinar, we will discuss how the center was developed including the Collection Development plan as well as future programming and exhibits.

Date Recorded: 3/14/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Nichelle Hayes / Indianapolis Public Library