Youth Services Training Opportunities, News, and Resources

 

Live Webinars, Trainings, and Roundtables

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 ~ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join this session to learn how to discover exceptional texts to support and supplement science of reading instruction. While underscoring phonics, phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension, you can now use the Indiana State Library INSPIRE-licensed TeachingBooks to identify popular picture books by more than a dozen phonics and phonetical awareness classifications (vowel and consonant sounds, alliteration, rhyming, and more). Additionally, you’ll have worksheets for each book to extend reading instruction in the library, home, or classroom. 1 hr / 1 LEU
Register here and a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Can’t attend live?  Request the recording here.
Science of Reading webinar
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 ~ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Participants will gain a foundational understanding of the Science of Reading and the theoretical models aligned with the Science of Reading. Presented by Shaiya Badgley and Kat Holton, literacy specialists from the Indiana Department of Education Literacy Center.  1 hr / 1 LEU

Register here and a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Can’t attend live?  Request the recording here.
New Escape Rooms from ISL! in-person workshops and webinar
The Indiana Young Readers Center is proud to announce new kits coming in 2025 for check-out to Indiana’s teachers and librarians. Indiana Escape Rooms (in a box!) focus on Indiana history, build on primary resources from the Library of Congress, and were developed with the help of a Teaching with Primary Sources grant. Join this session to learn all about the kits, the TPS Grant, and to try out a complete Escape Experience! This two-hour training will give you all the tools you need to check out these kits and run the programs successfully at your library.

 

In-person options – 2 hrs / 2 LEUs
10/21: Crown Point Community Library – 10am-12pm CENTRAL (11am-1pm Eastern)
10/23: Jennings County Public Library – 10am-12pm EASTERN
10/25: Anderson Public Library– 10am-12pm EASTERN

 

Webinar option – 1 hr / 1 LEU
Wednesday, October 9, 2024 ~ 10am-11am ET
Training content will be same as in-person, but excludes the hands-on Escape Experience.
Register for webinar here; if you can’t attend the live webinar, request the recording here.

 

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Every Child Ready to Read workshops

Every Child Ready to Read & School Readiness in Storytime 2024 workshop dates have been announced!
Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing!  Parents who do these five things (while sprinkling in early math & science skills) can set their children up for success in school.  This workshop will introduce attendees to the Every Child Ready to Read program, as well as the basic tenants of the Reimagining School Readiness program, and will discuss ways to encourage reading and school readiness during storytime.  Join us for this interactive workshop that will provide you with concrete examples for using ECRR in your library. 
Registration is now open for the Spring 2024 dates:
Tuesday, March 26 – Morgan County Public Library (central IN)
Friday, May 3 – The Floyd County Public Library (SE IN)
Register for below fall dates via ISL’s new Events Calendar!
Friday, August 23 – Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library (SW IN)
Monday, September 9 – Marion Public Library (mid-NE IN)
Tuesday, September 17 – La Porte County Public Library (NW IN)
Friday, October 4 – Hamilton East Public Library – Noblesville Branch (Central IN)
Friday, October 11 – Peabody Public Library (NE IN)
Friday, November 1 – Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library (mid-SE IN)
Friday, November 15 – West Lafayette Public Library (mid-NW IN)

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Adventure Begins at Your Library – Summer Reading 2024

If you still need the CSLP Adventure Begins online manual code, Indiana public library staff may request the code here:  https://forms.office.com/g/g0xFNmZKty

  • Please be advised that I only send the code out 1-2 times a week, so you may not receive it immediately.  If you need it ASAP, you can email me and I will get it to you at first opportunity.

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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—Moodle courses should generate certificates automatically upon completion of the course.

General

CSLP 2024: Adventure Begins at Your Libraryrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Getting Started with Girls Who Coderecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Nature Play Days at our Local Librariesrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Getting READy to Build Better School Partnershipsrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Building an Autism-Friendly Environmentrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Grants for Public Libraries – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Dyslexia and the Public Libraryrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Beyond Books: Serving the Whole Patronrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Media Mentorship for Youth2-part recorded webinar – access via link – Part 1: 2hr/2LEU & Part 2: 2hr/2LEU

Philosophy & Children’s Literaturerecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

TALK: Text & Learn for Kindergartenrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Launching TALK in Your Communityrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

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INSPIRE

2024 Add TeachingBooks to Your Summer Reading Plan – recorded webinar – access via link – 45 min – 1 LEU

INSPIRE for Youth Services (2023) – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Get INSPIRED: Top INSPIRE Databases for Assisting Students – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

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Youth Programming

Free & Low Cost Programming for Youthrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Early Literacy Summer Programming with the Firefly Book Awardrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Storytime Basicsrecorded webinar – access via link – 1.25 hr – 1 LEU

Reimagining School Readiness 2-part recorded webinar – access via link – Part 1: 2hr/2LEU & Part 2: 1.25hr/1LEU

Material and Program Challenges in the Public Libraryrecorded webinar – access via link – 1.25 hr – 1 LEU

Implementing the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Awardrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Where Do We Go From Here? Reaching Young Patrons Post-Pandemicrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

How Do I Count This? Updated Guidelines for Programming Statsrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Dungeons & Dragons & Beyond: How to Run a Library RPG Programrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU

Be the Hero! Tween and Teen Live Action Roleplaying (LARPing) Games – recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

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 TeachingBooks webinars

TeachingBooks/Book Connections is one of many databases provided free to all Indiana residents via INSPIRE.in.gov

Navigating Book Selections with Book Resumes on TeachingBooksrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Get Ready to Recommend: Using Book Connections for Reader’s Advisory recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Collection Development, Analysis, and Promotion with Book Connectionsrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Using Book Connections at the Public Library recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU

Enriching School Wide Collaboration around Books & Authors recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU

Integrate Book Connections Resources to Inspire Summer Readingrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU

Booklists and Collection Analysis Toolsrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU

TeachingBooks for Public Library Staff Serving Youthrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU

TeachingBooks for Teachers webinarrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 TLEU

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Teen Services

Teen Tips (DIY 2021 session)recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Impacting Lives One Teen at a Time: What Directors Should Knowrecorded webinar – access via link – 40 min – 1 LEU

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion focused webinars

Port in the Storm: How you can support LGBTQ+ youthrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Come As You Are: Getting Started with EDI Committees in Your Libraryrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit Your Collection and Whyrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Developing Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ+recorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Readers’ Advisory for Preschool & Youthrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Readers’ Advisory for Teensrecorded webinar – access via link – 1 hr – 1 LEU

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ISL Resource Websites
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Self-Paced Courses

Youth Services Basicsself-paced course – create free account/login to access

This course is designed as an introduction to library services for public library staff working with youth. Whether you are already working in a library or just starting out in a new youth services position, this content will help you consider why library services focusing specifically on youth are important, how to collect appropriate materials, the types of services and programs you can provide to your patrons, and the importance of outreach services.

Intro to Every Child Ready to Readself-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  Additional Every Child Ready to Read resources

Readers’ Advisory 101 for All Agesself-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

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Non-ISL Training Opportunities

These trainings have been approved for LEUs.

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ALA/Public Library Association’s On-Demand Webinars website – This website contains webinars on a variety of youth services topics.  While some require a fee, many are free.

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Webjunction’s Supercharged Storytimes course – This self-paced course provides training in how to intentionally apply research-based practices to boost early literacy in young children attending library storytime.

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“A Teen Walks into the Library” course from the Colorado State Library, in conjunction with Arapahoe Libraries (CO).  This is a great entry-level self-paced training about working with teens in the library setting.  This course utilizes videos that provide real-world examples of situations you may encounter, and how to handle them.  It’s great for those new to working with teens—and all library staff who may encounter them.

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The Safe Zone Project – From the website:  “The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own. Co-created by Meg Bolger and Sam Killermann in 2013, the SZP has become the go-to resource for anyone looking to add some Safe Zone to their life.” You can take a training yourself or organize a group at your library.  It is recommended that someone in or otherwise familiar with the LGBTQ+ community take part in leading any in-person group trainings.

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Book and Program Challenge Resources

Get Ready, Stay Ready: A Community Action Toolkit – a collection of resources curated by a group of librarians and parents

Preparing for Program Challenges at Your Public Library webinar from Programming Librarian – practical tips on preparing for challenges of books and programs in the library

Banned Books & Censorship virtual mini-conference from Library 2.0  – short sessions on a wide variety of banned book and censorship topics

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CSLP’s Inclusion Committee webinar series

Library Services for Customers With Accessibility Adaptations
Online Training Session recorded on December 10, 2020 10am Central

Play, Diversity and Inclusion
Online Training Session recorded on November 10, 2021 2pm Central

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2021 Southeast Collaborative Conference – view the YouTube channel with all of the conference webinar recordings here.

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Interactive Movie webinar & List of Interactive Movie Experience Scripts curated by Sarah Pearson, Minerva PL, OH – 1 hr / 1 LEU

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

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Professional Tools

ALSC: Professional Tools for Librarians Serving Youth – A collection of resources organized by topic, from access and advocacy to summer reading and technology.

YALSA:  Professional Tools for Librarians Serving Teens – A collection of resources organized by topic, from teen development to engagement and beyond.

Indiana Youth Institute: IYI is a non-profit organization with a mission to “improve the lives of all Indiana children by strengthening and connecting the people, organizations, and communities focused on kids and youth.”

 

Children in Trauma Bibliography – The bibliography was created by Dr. Megan McCaffrey, assistant professor in the Division of Education at Governors State University. Categorized by theme, the bibliography includes books that address traumas such as domestic abuse and bullying; general grief and loss; illness, anxiety, and depression; pandemics; poverty; and more.

CDC’s Developmental Milestones website

1000 Books Before Kindergarten –  1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a national program.  This link takes you to some helpful resources provided by the program if you’re interested in starting a program at your library!

StoryWalk– StoryWalk was started by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Vermont and the name is a registered service mark—you can use it but should give the creator credit.  Read more about it, along with other helpful info on starting your own walk, on this FAQ sheet created by the original library.  Additional resources can be found on the Let’s Move in Libraries website.

View ISL’s StoryWalk Resource Page here.

Summer Food

Summer Food Service Program – Indiana summer food program information portal.

Feeding Your Community: Summer Meals at Libraries – Webinar from CSLP and USDA. Public librarians share how they built partnerships and creatively implemented the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), with a panel of librarians from across the country. Learn the basics of SFSP and ideas for how to participate.

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

In partnership with the Indiana State Library and Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, with funding from an IMLS National Leadership grant, TALK (Text & Learn for Kindergarten) is now available in Indiana. Originally developed and tested by libraries in Washtenaw County, Michigan with IMLS/LSTA funds distributed through the Library of Michigan, TALK is currently being used by many public libraries in Michigan to reach parents they might not see at library storytimes.  View the webinar TALK: Text & Learn for Kindergarten to learn details about the service, the toolkits, and how you can use text messaging to help improve school readiness in your community.

The TALK program is free (grant-funded) for Indiana public libraries through 7/31/23, so this is a great chance for libraries to test it out!  The program will continue beyond that date as a program manged by MCLS.  View the webinar Launching TALK in Your Community for more details and estimated rates.

Pricing post-grant for Indiana libraries (click on image to enlarge):

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