ISL’s Online Training – 2022

The Indiana State Library presents webinars and training sessions free each month for individuals who are employed by Indiana libraries, as well as Indiana library board members. Experience these sessions from the comfort of your own library.  No driving required! Registration information can be found on our Calendar and more sessions are added throughout the year.

Archived trainings are open access and can be found on our Archived Trainings page within 30 days of the training being broadcast. Everyone who registers for the webinars will be sent a link to the recording afterwards.

Out of state library workers are welcome to attend our live webinars, however, please note that Indiana residents will receive first priority. The Indiana State Library reserves the right to cancel the registration of an out of state attendee if the maximum number of registrants for a webinar is reached.

Are you interested in presenting a webinar for the Indiana State Library?  Please fill out the Webinar Proposal form to submit your idea.


Join us for 50 minute sessions addressing a variety of library topics.   Each session will be moderated by an Indiana State Library staff member and will feature a variety of library related content.  Click on the event for more information.  Find past trainings on our Archived Trainings page.


TeachingBooks for Teachers logoWhat’s Up Wednesday-Get INSPIRED: Enriching School Wide Collaboration around Books and Authors

Date: 7/13/22 Time: 10 a.m. EDT Format: Zoom Webinar

School library staff!  Spread the word and lead the way with resources that directly enrich the literacy work in your school in all content areas.  Perpetuate leadership and support school-wide collaboration with colleagues, students, families, and administrators through engaging materials with easy to use share options and promotional tools to excite your community. Book Connections/TeachingBooks is one of many databases provided free to all Indiana residents via INSPIRE.in.gov.  1 hr / 1 TLEU

This webinar is geared towards school library staff.
Presenters:  TeachingBooks/Book Connections staff

sandy beach and waterWhat’s Up Wednesday – Retirement on the Horizon?  a Public Library Director’s Primer

Date: 7/27/22 Time: 10 a.m. EDT Format: Zoom Webinar

Is 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.

Panelists: 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  1 hr / 1 LEU


Teaching Books for Public Library Staff Serving Youth logoWhat’s Up Wednesday – Get INSPIRED: Using Book Connections at the Public Library 

Date:  8/20/2022 Time:  10:00 a.m. EDT Format:  Zoom Webinar

Book Connections has all the TeachingBooks features and resources, organized with public library staff and patrons in mind. In this webinar, TeachingBooks/Book Connections staff will highlight ways to enrich your youth services library programming as well as new tools to complement your work to enhance diversity in your library collections. Learn about the Collection Analysis and Diverse Books Toolkits, ready-to-use resources for your book clubs and story times, homework help features, and more.  Book Connections/TeachingBooks is one of many databases provided free to all Indiana residents via INSPIRE.in.gov.  1 hr / 1 TLEU

Presenters:  TeachingBooks/Book Connections staff


Reimagining School Readiness Part 1 – virtual – AM option

(Due to space limitations, we kindly ask that only Indiana library staff register at this time.)
Not able to attend the live webinar or don’t work at an Indiana library? Sign up to receive the recording here. )

This VIRTUAL workshop is split over two days:

Part 1 on Tuesday, August 16 at 10am or 1:30pm (content same both sessions) –  2 hrs / 2 LEUs

Part 2 on Wednesday, August 17 at 10am or 1:30pm (content same both sessions) –  2 hrs / 2 LEUs

You may attend either session on Tuesday, and either session on Wednesday; together they make one complete training (4 hrs / 4 LEUs)!  We do not recommend taking Part 2 without taking Part 1 first.  Recorded versions of both will be available within 30 days of live sessions.  Request the recordings here.

Description:

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for library staff to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life. Through an interactive presentation with hands-on activities, this training will introduce library staff to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the toolkit, which is available in its entirety for free online. Participants will understand key findings from current cognitive and developmental psychology research, reflect on the implications of those findings for their daily work, and gain practical ready-to-implement ideas for activities, as well as resources for staff training and for parents/caregivers. You will benefit from this workshop if you work with children ages 0 to 8 and their families and would like to learn more about how to offer research-backed programming in your library!

Presenters:  Beth Yates and Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library

Workshop developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a part of a broader effort to disseminate the toolkit nationally. The toolkit was developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in collaboration with the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership.

Find the toolkit here: https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/librarytoolkit


Reimagining School Readiness Part 1 – virtual – PM option

This VIRTUAL workshop is split over two days:

Part 1 on Tuesday, August 16 at 10am or 1:30pm (content same both sessions) –  2 hrs / 2 LEUs

Part 2 on Wednesday, August 17 at 10am or 1:30pm (content same both sessions) –  2 hrs / 2 LEUs

You may attend either session on Tuesday, and either session on Wednesday; together they make one complete training (4 hrs / 4 LEUs)!  We do not recommend taking Part 2 without taking Part 1 first.  Recorded versions of both will be available within 30 days of live sessions.  Request the recordings here.

Description:

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for library staff to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life. Through an interactive presentation with hands-on activities, this training will introduce library staff to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the toolkit, which is available in its entirety for free online. Participants will understand key findings from current cognitive and developmental psychology research, reflect on the implications of those findings for their daily work, and gain practical ready-to-implement ideas for activities, as well as resources for staff training and for parents/caregivers. You will benefit from this workshop if you work with children ages 0 to 8 and their families and would like to learn more about how to offer research-backed programming in your library!

Not able to attend the live webinar or don’t work at an Indiana library? Sign up to receive the recording here.

Presenters:  Beth Yates and Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library.

Workshop developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a part of a broader effort to disseminate the toolkit nationally. The toolkit was developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in collaboration with the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership.

Find the toolkit here: https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/librarytoolkit


Reimagining School Readiness Part 2 – virtual – AM option

Due to space limitations, we kindly ask that only Indiana library staff register at this time.

This VIRTUAL workshop is split over two days:

Part 1 on Tuesday, August 16 at 10am or 1:30pm (content same both sessions) –  2 hrs / 2 LEUs

Part 2 on Wednesday, August 17 at 10am or 1:30pm (content same both sessions) –  2 hrs / 2 LEUs

You may attend either session on Tuesday, and either session on Wednesday; together they make one complete training (4 hrs / 4 LEUs)!  We do not recommend taking Part 2 without taking Part 1 first.  Recorded versions of both will be available within 30 days of live sessions.  Request the recordings here.

Description:

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for library staff to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life. Through an interactive presentation with hands-on activities, this training will introduce library staff to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the toolkit, which is available in its entirety for free online. Participants will understand key findings from current cognitive and developmental psychology research, reflect on the implications of those findings for their daily work, and gain practical ready-to-implement ideas for activities, as well as resources for staff training and for parents/caregivers. You will benefit from this workshop if you work with children ages 0 to 8 and their families and would like to learn more about how to offer research-backed programming in your library!   2 hr / 2 LEUs.

Not able to attend the live webinar or don’t work at an Indiana library? Sign up to receive the recording here.

Presenters:  Beth Yates and Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library.

Workshop developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a part of a broader effort to disseminate the toolkit nationally. The toolkit was developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in collaboration with the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership.

Find the toolkit here: https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/librarytoolkit


Reimagining School Readiness Part 2 – virtual – PM option

This VIRTUAL workshop is split over two days:

Part 1 on Tuesday, August 16 at 10am or 1:30pm (content same both sessions) –  2 hrs / 2 LEUs

Part 2 on Wednesday, August 17 at 10am or 1:30pm (content same both sessions) –  2 hrs / 2 LEUs

You may attend either session on Tuesday, and either session on Wednesday; together they make one complete training (4 hrs / 4 LEUs)!  We do not recommend taking Part 2 without taking Part 1 first.  Recorded versions of both will be available within 30 days of live sessions.  Request the recordings here.

Description:

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for library staff to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life. Through an interactive presentation with hands-on activities, this training will introduce library staff to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the toolkit, which is available in its entirety for free online. Participants will understand key findings from current cognitive and developmental psychology research, reflect on the implications of those findings for their daily work, and gain practical ready-to-implement ideas for activities, as well as resources for staff training and for parents/caregivers. You will benefit from this workshop if you work with children ages 0 to 8 and their families and would like to learn more about how to offer research-backed programming in your library!   2 hr / 2 LEUs.

Due to space limitations, we kindly ask that only Indiana library staff register at this time.
Not able to attend the live webinar or don’t work at an Indiana library? Sign up to receive the recording here.

Presented by Beth Yates and Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library.

Workshop developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a part of a broader effort to disseminate the toolkit nationally. The toolkit was developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in collaboration with the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership.

Find the toolkit here: https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/librarytoolkit


GameRT Logo FullGame Jams for Libraries:  What are they?  Why should I host one?

Date:  8-24-22, 10 a.m. EDT, Zoom Webinar

This event is being co-sponsored ALA’s Games & Gaming Round Table.

Description:

Game Jams are events in which participants, on their own or in groups, design a game within a set timescale. The most popular jams can have tens of thousands of participants at hundreds of sites globally. This webinar will show how games jams can be used in libraries, how they can be connected to your existing programming, and how you can encourage participants who have never made a game before to join in using easy game making tools that require no coding skills. The webinar draws from the experience of running games jams connected to the British Library digital collections, and will introduce some options for creating digital games in your library and show you how you can join this year’s IGM Games Jam. 

Presenters:

Darren Edwards – BCP Council

Ash Green – Goldsmiths Library, University of London 

Stella Wisdom – The British Library


Indiana Archives and Records Administration logoWhat’s Up Wednesday:  Best Practices for Preserving Board Minutes – 1 LEU

Date: 8/31/22 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Zoom Webinar

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.  If you have specific questions, please fill out this survey.

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


What’s Up Wednesday:  Beginner’s Guide to Being in Charge – 1 LEU

Date: 9/28/22 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Zoom Webinar

Moving 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.

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

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