Youth Services Training Opportunities
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 ~ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Are you worried about getting children and teens back into the library post-COVID? You aren’t alone! A community-based approach will help you expand your reach to patrons new and old, so in this webinar we’ll talk about Community Asset Mapping, a strategy that will help you discover and develop new partnerships. 1 hour / 1 LEU
Register here and the Zoom link will be sent to you one day prior to the live session. Can’t attend live? Request the recording via this form. (Recording WILL be posted on the Archived Webinar page within 30 days of live webinar.)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 ~ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Kymberlee Powe, Children and YA Consultant for the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development, as she dives into the makeup of the publishing industry. You will learn how to identify the difference between a diverse collection and an inclusive one, and walk through the logistics of performing a diversity audit of your collection. The examples and resources provided in this session will focus on youth collections; however, the methodology of performing a diversity audit, and the reasons to do so, are universal to all collections. 1 hr / 1 LEU
This presentation is brought to you by the Connecticut State Library, in collaboration with the Indiana State Library, the Library of Michigan, and the State Library of Ohio, so come and be prepared to exchange ideas with library staff from across our three states.
Register here and the Zoom link will be sent to you the day prior to the session. Can’t attend live? Request the recording via this form. (Recording WILL be posted on the Archived Webinar page within 30 days of live webinar.)
FREE and VIRTUAL!
- Tuesday, December 2, 11:30am-4:30pm Eastern
- Registration now open – REGISTER HERE!
- All sessions will be recorded and will be made available afterwards
- Keynote from Liz McChesney and sessions on marketing, reaching the underserved, and summer programming
View more details at the CSLP Summer Symposium website.
Get started planning your 2022 Summer Library Program by this VIRTUAL Collaborative Summer Library Program training! Join Beth Yates of the Indiana State Library for this training where you will be introduced to and receive updates about the 2022 CSLP Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities.” NOTE: This training does NOT include a roundtable. Separate roundtable dates are listed below. 1 hr / 1 LEU
Register here and a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Oceans of Possibilities ROUNDTABLES
What does this mean? Bring your program ideas! Each participant should bring at least one program idea to share with the group. Program ideas may or may not be related to the CSLP theme “Oceans of Possibilities,” and can be geared for any age. We want to hear what your library is up to and what you’re excited about! We also encourage you to share your ideas via this form so they can be documented and shared.
Register for a roundtable via the below links and a Zoom link will be sent to you:
Roundtable #1 – Monday, December 13 at 2pm ET
Roundtable #2 – Tuesday, January 11 at 11am ET
Roundtable #3 – Wednesday, January 19 at 1pm ET
Note: This virtual training will NOT be recorded. A separate informational Oceans of Possibilities webinar will take place on December 9 (see above). That webinar will be recorded and shared via the Indiana State Library’s Archived Training page within 30 days. Additional summer reading roundtables should be offered throughout spring 2022.
This session is limited to Indiana public library staff, please.
This roundtable discussion is eligible for 1 LEU for those holding standard 5-year certification. Note: Up to ten (10) LEUs per five (5) year certificate period may be earned for attending professional roundtable meetings.
Recorded & Self-Paced Opportunities
Note: For all recorded webinars, you will need to have someone at your library in HR or administration create a certificate for you since they can verify you attended. Find the policy here. Exception—Intro to Every Child Ready to Read and Readers’ Advisory 101 for All Ages should generate certificates automatically upon completion of the course, as does Enhancing Storytime Programs to Better Support Children’s Learning Outcomes.
Get INSPIRED: Top INSPIRE Databases for Assisting Students – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU
LIMITED TIME! – Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, How? with Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU – NOTE: Recording only available through October 30, 2021.
JUST ADDED! – How Do I Count This? Updated Guidelines for Programming Stats – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU
Dungeons & Dragons & Beyond: How to Run a Library RPG Program – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU
TeachingBooks is one of many databases provided free to all Indiana residents via INSPIRE.in.gov.
Booklists and Collection Analysis Tools – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU
TeachingBooks for Public Library Staff Serving Youth – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU
TeachingBooks for Teachers webinar – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU
Teen Tips (DIY 2021 session) – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU
Impacting Lives One Teen at a Time: What Directors Should Know – recorded webinar – access via link – 40 min – 1 LEU
LGBTQIA+ Readers’ Advisory webinars
Presenters Jayne Walter and Maggie Ward, both of the Indianapolis Public Library, introduce some great books for your young patrons.
Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Readers’ Advisory for Preschool & Youth – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU
Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Readers’ Advisory for Teens – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU
Intro to Every Child Ready to Read – self-paced course – create free account/login to access
This course serves as an introduction to the six skills and five practices of Every Child Ready to Read, and offers some suggestions on using them in storytime. It discusses reaching parents with this information and gives participants a chance to plan their “messaging” to parents. 2 hr – 2 LEUs
Readers’ Advisory 101 for All Ages – self-paced course – create free account/login to access
This course introduces the best practices for readers’ advisory for any age, with tips for adapting readers’ advisory for youth. Great for new-to-libraries staff or those who would like a refresher. 2 hr – 2 LEUs
Non-ISL Training Opportunities
These trainings have been approved for LEUs.
JUST ADDED! – Storytimes for School Readiness Project
Based on findings from the Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded Storytimes for School Readiness and Community Needs project (LG-96-17-0199-17), a multi-state (IN, OH, and KY) study of public library storytime programs designed for preschool children, University of Kentucky created two fully online asynchronous modules designed to support librarians’ learning.
**Both modules are freely available and accessible through November 30, 2021.
** To access the learning modules, you will be required to create a username and password.
- Enhancing Storytime Programs to Better Support Children’s Learning Outcomes – self-paced course – 95 min – 2 LEUs – (Note: previously offered in Spring 2021)
- Enhancing Storytimes to Promote School Readiness: Considerations for Selecting Books – self-paced course – 2 hr – 2 LEUs
- Most sessions should be 1 hour and are worth 1 LEU.
- For all recorded webinars, you will need to have someone at your library in HR or administration create a certificate for you since they can verify you attended. Find the policy here.
- Youth Services-related sessions of note include:
- Dyslexia Friendly Libraries
- Pre-K Play: Play Based Learning
- Creating Accessible Virtual Storytimes for All Abilities
- Plus many more that aren’t youth services specific, including one about Self-Care (which we all need, now more than ever!)
Presented by: Sarah Pearson-Minerva PL, OH / Caitlyn Clark – Oak Bluffs PL, MA / Patricia VanArsdale – Hussey-Mayfield Memorial PL, IN / Mary Harrington and Deborah Dwyer – Phoenix PL, AZ