Designed by Professional Development Office

Friday, September 23, 2022

A training event for support staff and paraprofessionals.
Created by the Indiana State Library’s
Professional Development Committee

Registration is now open and the registration fee will be $25/person.  You may register as a single attendee or a group.  Please register here.

Session Descriptions below.  A final schedule will be shared when everything has been finalized.

DIY 2022 Session Descriptions 

Teaching Books.net 

Presenters:  Susannah Gilbert (susannah@teachingbooks.net) and Kym Davick (kym@teachingbooks.net) 

And the winner is….Featuring Award-Winning Titles with Book Connections
Keep up with the latest award-winning titles receiving both state and national honors. Leave this session with strategies for finding notable titles and curated lists and for sharing them with your patrons. Easily create ready-to-use materials that connect patrons to the amazing authors who write these exceptional books. TeachingBooks and Book Connections are provided to all Indiana schools, public libraries, universities and residents through INSPIRE, a service of the Indiana State Library.

Big Impact, Small Changes: Analyzing Featured Titles with Book Connections 

Gain impactful insight into the titles you choose for displays, storytimes, and even faceout books. Join us to learn how the Collection Analysis Toolkit can assist when examining the genre, recency, and cultural classifications represented. Reflect together on your book promotion goals and the next steps to reach them. TeachingBooks and Book Connections are provided to all Indiana schools, public libraries, universities and residents through INSPIRE, a service of the Indiana State Library.   

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Indiana 

Contact:  Elizabeth Boyle (eboyle@namiindiana.org) 

In Our Own Voice 

Presenters:  Monice Deck and Ray Lay 

In Our Own Voice is an important component of our efforts to change the negative attitudes commonly held about mental illness by both those with mental illness and those in the community at large. As stigma breaks down and people start to recover, persons dealing with mental illness seek empowered relationships with peers, family members, and friends who provide critical support. As they speak out, they influence and connect to clinical providers who work with persons and their support networks, not for or against them. IOOV jump starts those dynamics. 

Indianapolis Public Library 

Presenter:  Yanna McGraw, Social Worker, Indianapolis Public Library 

Coping with Job-Related Stress 

Stay tuned for the session description.

Indiana State Library 

Presenter:  Angela Porter, Genealogy Division Librarian 

All Free for the Finding: Digging Up Family History for Free on the Internet  

This presentation is a sampling of the best, free websites for genealogy. Attendees will become versed in research tips, general genealogy websites, Indiana genealogy websites, immigrant genealogy websites, British genealogy websites, and newspaper websites.  

Indiana Young Reader’s Center (Indiana State Library)

Presenter:  Suzanne Walker (suwalker@library.in.gov) 

Fun Free Government Resources for Kids and Families 

Everyone is always looking for educational content that is fun and free. Guess what? The US Government provides lots of great resources perfect for kids and families. From code-breaking games to interactive maps, this session will introduce you to a plethora of web-based resources great for teachers, kids, homeschoolers, and families. 

EBSCO 

Presenter:  Lisa Jones, EBSCO Custom Trainer 

EBSCO Online Library Overview – Adult Resources 1 hour 

Description: Join us for a tour of your online library provided by INSPIRE.  These resources are designed for adult research with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality and cover virtually every subject area — health, business, legal, popular culture, science and more.  We’ll also review and search your eBook collections that hold over 70,000 eBooks.  You are encouraged to bring reference topics and questions! 

EBSCO Online Library Overview – School Resources 1 hour 

Description: Join us for a tour of your online library provided by INSPIRE.  These resources are designed for school research with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality and cover virtually every topic area – science, history, biographies, current events, literature and more.  We’ll also review and search relevant eBook collections that hold almost 30,000 eBooks.  You are encouraged to bring reference topics and questions!