ISL’s Online Training Series – 2017
The Indiana State Library presents webinars and training sessions free each month for any Indiana library workers who are interested in attending. Experience these sessions from the comfort of your own library. No driving required! Registration information can be found on our Calendar. More sessions will be added throughout the year. Recordings will be added to our Archived Trainings page after the event. Everyone who registers for the webinars will be sent a link to the recording afterwards.
Are you interested in presenting a webinar for the Indiana State Library? Please fill out the Webinar Proposal form to submit your idea.
Library Trends and Hot Topics
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 content from a partner in the field. Click on the event for more information. Find past trainings in this series on our Archived Trainings page.
“Check Out” STEAM Kits – 1 LEU
Date: 2/27/2017 Time: 2:00 PM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Join the Kendallville Public Library staff as they share how STEAM has worked its way into their programs, The Cortex (their makerspace), and even their circulating collections. Tips, tricks and ideas for getting what you already have out of your closets and cupboards and putting them to use.
Presenter: Beth Munk, Marie Kaufmann, and Leah Dresser / Kendallville Public Library
Libraries and Civil Discourse – 1 LEU
Date: 2/28/2017 Time: 11:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Our society is full of turmoil, confusion, and protests. Libraries and library professionals have been in the front line to offer libraries as a free, safe place where the public can debate, learn, and have conversations in their communities that include race and gender inequality, politics, social injustices, and many other topics. Whether you are pro or con; neutral or passionate, libraries offer refuge, support, and most importantly, information. In this webinar, you will hear examples of how a few libraries have tackled some of the nation’s toughest issues and how you can promote conversation and civil discourse in your community.
Presenters: Kim Brown-Harden / Indiana State Library and Nichelle Hayes / Indianapolis Public Library and Christine Kujawa / Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library
Video Marketing for Libraries – 1 LEU
Date: 3/22/2017 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Videos are a great way to showcase your library and increase your marketing efforts. They also don’t take a lot of time, money, and expertise to create. Kendallville Public Library Marketing Specialist Jenna Anderson, an experienced video producer, writer and editor, will share some ideas for creating simple videos that showcase an event, to more elaborate videos that enhance the image of your library. The webinar covers equipment, software, editing tips and more.
Presenter: Jenna Anderson / Kendallville Public Library
Quantum Leap: STEM Opportunities for Libraries – 1 LEU
Date: 4/6/2017 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Indiana Humanities’ new thematic initiative Quantum Leap explores and celebrates the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEM). During this webinar, we’ll offer a preview of program and funding opportunities for libraries to join in this statewide conversation. You’ll learn about our One State/One Story collaboration with the Indiana State Library, grants for projects that combine STEM + humanities, and more ways to “take the leap” with us in 2017-2018.
Presenters: Leah Nahmias / Indiana Humanities and Christy Franzman / Indiana State Library
Servant Leadership – 1 LEU
Date: 4/12/2017 Time: 11:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
There are many types of leadership styles: laissez-faire, transactional, transformational, autocratic, etc. This webinar will focus on servant leadership, which means you’re a ‘servant’ first. You focus on the needs of others, especially team members and staff before your own. This webinar is part of the Indiana Library Leadership Academy (INLLA) project: Ready to Lead: The INLLA Leadership Toolkit.
Presenter: Connie Scott / McMillen Library, Indiana Tech
Bed Bug Boot Camp – 1 LEU
Date: 4/13/2017 Time: 10:00-11:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
This webinar will focus on bed bugs as library pests – what to watch for, what to do when they are discovered, and how to prevent them from taking up lodging in your library. You’ll learn strategies for dealing with infested materials, affected patrons, and worried staff. We’ll also discuss common bed bug myths, the elements of a bed bug mitigation plan, and the items you should include in your bed bug defense kit.
Presenter: Christine Sterle / Thorntown Public Library
From Peer to Leader: Navigating the Pitfalls of the First-Time Supervisor – 1 LEU
Date: 4/19/2017 Time: 10:00-11:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Many librarians fall into management and supervision almost accidentally. Doing great work in your role as a front-line librarian leads naturally to additional responsibility and expanded leadership opportunities, promotion, and even recruitment. As your career path broadens, it can be tricky to stay on course. Join us to discover the top 10 actions to take and the top 10 mistakes to avoid in your new supervisory role. By the end of this webinar, you’ll have some simple and effective tools to help you become the leader you always wanted to work for. This webinar is part of the Indiana Library Leadership Academy (INLLA) project: Ready to Lead: The INLLA Leadership Toolkit.
Presenter: Edra Waterman / Hamilton East Public Library
Leadership vs. Management – 1 LEU
Date: 4/20/2017 Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Many times we want and talk about ‘leadership’, but we’re actually talking about management skills. Join us as we talk about leadership and management skills, myths, and everything in between. This webinar is part of the Indiana Library Leadership Academy (INLLA) project: Ready to Lead: The INLLA Leadership Toolkit.
Presenter: Michelle Bradley / Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
Global City, Global Library – 1 LEU
Date: 4/26/2017 Time: 11:00-12:00 PM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
The role of libraries has shifted and in many communities serving increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations has become a priority. Learn about best practices from Cologne, Germany in serving new populations and how IndyPL is leveraging new resources and making intentional efforts to stay relevant in an increasingly global society.
Presenter: Jessica Moore and Mary Agnes Hylton / Indianapolis Public Library
Diverse Books for Teens – 1 LEU
Date: 5/9/2017 Time: 2:00-3:00 EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Please join Edith Campbell, Education Librarian at Indiana State University, for a webinar where she will share some of her favorite books for teens. She will cover her recent top picks, highlight several Native Americans and authors of color, and offer tips for sharing the books in classrooms, booktalks, and book groups.
Presenter: Edith Campbell / Indiana State University
Forget-Me-Not: Connecting with Dementia Patients and Their Caregivers – 1 LEU
Date: 5/16/2017 Time: 2:00 PM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
With one in three seniors dying with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related illness, providing resources for them and their caregivers is crucial, especially for rural areas that might lack other support systems. Learn about how the Effingham Public Library developed partnerships and low-cost resources to support this critical need. You can learn more about the Effingham “Forget Me Note Resource Center” by watching the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DsUjvUe_4Y&feature=youtu.be.
Presenter: Johnna Schultz / Effingham Public Library
New! Serving Immigrant Communities – 1 LEU
Date: 5/22/2017 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
For many immigrant families, this is a time of fear and uncertainty. Join Immigrant Welcome Center Executive Director Terri Morris Downs and immigration attorney Angela Adams for the latest information on executive orders, how to seek potential relief and how to respond to any emergency situations that might arise during this time of uncertainty. Learn what you can do to help the immigrant population in your community and how to be more inclusive. Information and resources on legal aid, family safety plans, naturalization assistance, and dual citizenship will also be reviewed.
Presenters: Terri Morris Downs / Immigrant Welcome Center and Angela Adams, Immigration Attorney
Services to LGBTQ – 1 LEU
Date: 6/13/2017 Time: 2:00 PM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Join Kit Malone from the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana as she presents best practices for library services for the LGBTQ community including working with patrons and fellow staff members.
Presenter: Kit Malone / American Civil Liberties Union
New! Just Ask: Partnerships that Provide Funding and Opportunity – 1 LEU
Date: 8/9/2017 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Many libraries encourage staff to participate in opportunities for the library to engage in their community outside of their walls. This session will discuss ways that partnerships can provide opportunities for funding. Join Susan Miller and Megan Barnes as they discuss ways that they’ve utilized partnerships to drive fundraising and greater awareness of the library in their community. This session will include strategies for asking for funding to support specific programs for your library, and how fundraising can strengthen partnerships and lead to community buy-in. The presenters will share lessons and tips learned from a combined 30 plus years working in libraries. At the end of this session you will be able to: Create a strategy for fundraising, evaluate when to ask, leverage supporters as part of your “team”, maker supporters care, and share feedback.
Presenters: Susan Miller and Megan Barnes / Bedford Public Library
New! Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Elements of Design – 1 LEU
Date: 8/23/2017 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Do you want to spruce up your library’s graphic design? Learning and understanding the elements of design can help any artistic novice create attractive signage and advertisements. This hour-long session will cover the foundations of graphic design, including color, contrast, texture, and fonts and how they coexist in an image.
Presenter: Matthew Stephenson / Pendleton Community Public Library
New! Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Introduction to GIMP – 1TLEU
Date: 8/30/2017 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Don’t have the funds to purchase a license for Adobe Creative Cloud? Don’t despair. There is a free alternative to Photoshop. This hour-long session will introduce the essential functions of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). During this session, you will learn how to use GIMP’s considerable number of tools to edit and retouch photos, as well as how GIMP and Microsoft Publisher can be a powerful one-two punch in graphic design.
Presenter: Matthew Stephenson / Pendleton Community Public Library
New! Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Introduction to Canva – 1TLEU
Date: 9/6/2017 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Want to create dynamic promotional materials with less stress and less time? Canva, an online graphic design tool, may be your best option. During this session you will learn how to create attractive materials with this relatively simple online tool. You will also learn about Canva for Nonprofits, a free premium version for nonprofits with team sizes of 10 members or less.
Presenter: Matthew Stephenson / Pendleton Community Public Library
Services for Children with Special Needs: About Special Kids – 1 LEU
Date: 9/26/2017 Time: 1:30 PM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Join us as staff from About Special Kids offers tips and suggestions for interacting with patrons who have special needs. About Special Kids is Indiana’s Parent to Parent organization that works throughout the state to give support, answer questions and provide information and resources to families of children with special needs.
Presenter: About Special Kids
New! From the Bottom Up: We Overlooked the Misdemeanor (And so can you!) – 1 LEU
Date: 9/29/2017 Time: 2:00 PM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Learn how the Nappanee Public Library is meeting a need in their community by providing a quality, non-judgmental Community service Volunteer Program. With firm guidelines and expectations in place, a mutually beneficial relationship begins. With data and support, NPL can prove its value to your library and community. .
Presenters: Lissa Krull and Lana McCoy, Nappanee Public Library
Have You Heard? There is a Social Worker at the Library! – 1 LEU
Date: 10/4/2017 Time: 2:00 PM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
A partnership between the San Francisco Public Library and the local Department of Public Health resulted in the placement of a social worker at the Main Library to link users to housing and social services. Eventually a job-training component was added, providing opportunities to develop marketable skills for people who had been homeless. Meet and hear the story of a library outreach worker who shares his/her own story to inspire others who are still struggling with homelessness. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the issues that many of library patrons struggle with such as homelessness, mentally illness, poverty and substance abuse. Participants will also have strategies for helping homeless library users. This webinar will be of interest to library front-line staff, primarily in public libraries but useful no matter the setting. Learn more about the San Francisco Public Library’s Homeless Outreach Team by clinking on this hyperlink.
Presenter: Leah Esguerra / San Francisco Public Library
Topics in Academic Libraries
Join us for 1 hour sessions addressing a variety of library topics of interest specifically to Academic Libraries. Each session will be moderated by an Indiana State Library staff member and will feature content from an academic library. These webinars may also Click on the event for more information.
The Real Scoop on Fake News – 1 LEU
Date: 3/1/2017 Time: 11:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
What makes fake news fake? As a society, we have been bombarded with the idea that the news we consume every day is fabricated, but the truth is far more complicated than that. Join Indiana University East librarian KT Lowe as she discusses the identifiable traits of fake news, offers tips on how to tackle fake news claims and demonstrates what makes real news real.
Presenter: KT Lowe / Indiana University East
Defending Internet Privacy at Work and Home – 1 LEU
Date: 5/17/2017 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Internet privacy leaped back into the news with the March 28, 2017 repeal of the FCC regulation “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.” With user browsing data potentially on offer to advertisers, join Butler University librarian Franny Gaede to find out what will and won’t help protect your and your users’ privacy in this new regulatory environment.
Presenter: Franny Gaede / Butler University
Learning Analytics and the Academic Library: What are the Intellectual Freedom and Informational Privacy Issues? – 1 LEU
Date: 10/11/2017 Time: 11:30 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Higher education institutions are increasingly looking to mine student data in order to gain new, actionable insights into student behaviors using learning analytics technologies. Purportedly, these insights can help institutions improve student learning outcomes, increase student engagement, decrease time-to-degree measures, and ameliorate graduation rates. While on the face of it these aims are worthy of the resource expenditures necessary to build capacity for and implement learning analytics practices, there are serious serious threats to long-held values. Student privacy, academic and intellectual freedom, and the trustworthy relationships necessary for successful teaching and learning experiences are all affected by data mining practices that dig into and expose intellectual and social behaviors represented in a wide variety of data. This webinar will discuss the on-the-ground practices of learning analytics, how learning analytics specifically threatens these values, and why institutional actors–such as faculty, librarians, and advisors–should take notice. Special emphasis will be placed on particular concerns that arise when libraries participate in learning analytics with relationship to ALA’s Code of Ethics.
Presenter: Kyle Jones / Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana State Library Services
What can the Indiana State Library do for you? More than you think. Join us once a month for a webinar chock-full of tips for using the resources that the Indiana State Library secures for you and your library. New this year are topics related to the Indiana State Library’s collections; perfect for teaching librarians looking for ideas related to primary sources.
CSLP 2017 – Early Literacy/School Age – 1 LEU
Date: 3/8/2017 Time: 10:00-11:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Get started planning your 2017 Summer Library Program by attending one of our Collaborative Summer Library Program trainings! No need to drive to these training webinars, which will focus on programming ideas for children from birth through Grade 6. You will also be introduced to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for the 2017 CSLP Summer Reading Program.
Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library
CSLP 2017 – Teen/Adult – 1 LEU
Date: 3/8/2017 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
Get started planning your 2017 Summer Library Program by attending one of our Collaborative Summer Library Program trainings! No need to drive to these training webinars, which will focus on programming ideas for teens in Grade 7 through adults. You will also be introduced to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for the 2017 CSLP Summer Reading Program.
Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library
Pests in the Library – 1 LEU
Date: 3/9/2017 Time: 10:00-11:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
This webinar is an overview of 5 different pests that can potentially invade the library as well as methods for controlling, treatment, and eradication of the pests.
Presenter: Courtney Allison / Indiana State Library
Light Up Your Early Literacy Programs with the Firefly Award – 1 LEU
Date: 3/29/17 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is in its third year! Have you used this award in your library? Are you new to the award? Join us for an interactive webinar which will include an overview of what the award is and how to use it in your library. The current nominees will be discussed along with passive and active programs. We want your comments and questions! Please join us.
Presenter: Christy Franzman and Suzanne Walker / Indiana State Library
Serving Patrons with Disabilities: Talking Books and Beyond – 1 LEU
Date: 10/19/17 Time: 10:00 AM EST Format: Adobe Connect Webinar
This webinar will focus on free resources available from the Indiana State Library and how you can use them to better serve your patrons with visual or physical disabilities. We will also cover basic assistive technology you can utilize at your library in order to provide a more inclusive library experience.
Presenter: Maggie Ansty / Indiana State Library