Tag Archives: Administration

Navigating Privacy Issues in the Public Library – 1 LEU

This webinar presents privacy as a library value, privacy as a legal concept, and common questions that come up in public libraries. The presenter addresses various scenarios and the policies that you need to have in place in regards to privacy issues – law enforcement requests, privacy and customer service, personnel files, children and privacy.

Date Recorded: 12/13/2023

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Rose Shingledecker, Certifcation Director and Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

Resources: Privacy Webinar Slides Handout 

 

Anatomy of a Book Challenge – 1 LEU

image of chained phone computer and book As the pressure to remove and censor books from our libraries increases, librarians have to be prepared to defend everyone’s right to read. Learn how one school corporation has dealt with several recent challenges to their school library collections and has been able to educate their staff and community on the tenants of intellectual freedom. While challenges can be stressful situations, the presentation will offer you several tools, resources and guidance to help you find some unintended positive outcomes when these contentious situations find their way to your library.

Date Recorded: 1/24/2024

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Tara White, Director of College and Career Readiness / New Prairie United School Corporation

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You may have heard we had a fire … Eckhart Public Library – 1 LEU

image of #Eckhart strong we carry on after the fireRebuilding and serving after catastrophic events at the Eckhart Public Library in 2017.

 

Date Recorded: 9/13/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: From the Eckhart Public Library – Jamie Long, Marketing & Community Engagement Manager / Alan Sweeny, IT Manager / Angie Mapes Turner, President of Eckhart Library Foundation / Jenny Kobiela-Mondor, Library Strategist at Midwest Collaborative Library Services & former Assistant Director at Eckhart Public Library

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Writing Policy Without Worry – 1 LEU

image of woman writing in notebook outsideGood policies are an essential part of library operations.  They help to create and enforce expectations and rules as well as serving as a guiding framework for decision making.  Unfortunately, writing policies can sometimes be very stressful and time consuming.  In this session, we will go over the basics of writing policies and learn tips and tricks to making them as painless as possible.  We will also talk about how we can ensure that our policies are fair and equitable.  We will have hands-on practice with writing a simple policy.   

Date Recorded: 8/30/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beka Lemons, Library Director / Huntington City Township Public Library

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Dementia Friendly Community Collaborations: Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library – 1 LEU

image of brain with missing piece and elderly man with a caneOver the last decade many areas in the state of Indiana have paid increasing attention to individuals living with dementia, primarily due to the rapid growth of the elderly population. Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library have formed a partnership to work with individuals that are experiencing memory issues. This partnership has included working with music, delivering educational programs to the community at large and to the staff at the library, circulating kits targeting this population, and many more services. Come learn about how Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew Public Library evaluated and implemented these services.

Date Recorded: 1/11/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Sue Lamborn / Thrive Alliance and Sandy Allman / Bartholomew County Public Library

 

Grants for Public Libraries – 1 LEU

While every library is unique, they all seem to share one thing in common: they could use more money! Grants might be the just thing to help buy technology for STEM programming or get a new service initiative off the ground. But applying for grants can be overwhelming – and that’s assuming you can even find one for which you qualify. This webinar aims to give you tools to make the grant process a bit more navigable. We’ll discuss the places to search, as well as provide tips for putting your best foot forward when it comes time to submit your proposal.

Date Recorded: 9/12/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Angela Fox, LSTA and Public Library Consultant / Indiana State Library

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Certification and LEUs: Getting and Staying Certified

This webinar presents a comprehensive overview of the Indiana public librarian certification process, including who needs to be certified, how to apply, and what do to if you don’t yet meet the qualifications. We’ll also cover the certification rule changes that took effect January 1, 2023. Once you have your certificate, you’ll need to stay certified. Learn all about LEU requirements, where to find approved training, and how to document your attendance. This program is approved for 1 LEU. To receive LEU credit, follow the archived webinar documentation instructions at the bottom of the LEU Policies page: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/certification/policies-on-leus/

Date Recorded: 6/20/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Rose Shingledecker, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

How Do I Count This in 2022? – 1 LEU

image of jumbled numbersThe programming section on the Indiana Public Library Annual Report has always been a bit tricky to navigate – even before recent years saw the addition of virtual programming to the mix. In this webinar, we’ll focus on how to determine if something is considered a program, what statistics to track, and how to break them down for the report. We’ll also address common questions related to programming section and preview the (relatively minor) changes coming in the 2022 report.

Date Recorded: 11/30/2022

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Anglea Fox, Public  Library Services and LSTA Consultant / Indiana State Library

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Facilitating Community Inquiry: Using Questions to Support Change – 1 LEU

the word change in orange with circular arrowsCommunity inquiry is inquiry, questioning, and exploring of, for, and by communities. A library can facilitate inquiry sessions both internally with staff and/or externally with their stakeholders and users. Libraries can use community inquiry tools and techniques to reframe and take a fresh look at complex questions and challenges which stall and even halt innovation and positive change. Community inquiry creates the chance to create lasting impact for and with communities. This session will overview community inquiry techniques, discuss possible hurdles, and walk you through one librarian’s experience utilizing community inquiry to support curiosity.

Date Recorded: 2/22/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Katie Reineke, Experience Manager / Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

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Book Recommendations:

  • Ryan J. E. (2017). Wait what? : and life’s other essential questions (First). HarperOne an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Berger W. (2014). A more beautiful question : the power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas (First U.S.). Bloomsbury.
  • Rothstein D. & Santana L. (2011). Make just one change : teach students to ask their own questions. Harvard Education Press.

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Because We Matter – 1 LEU

telehealth doctor and patient on computer screenThe Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of social workers will grow 12% from 2020 to 2030 to meet an increase in demand. Further, with the growth of telehealth and telemedicine visits continuing beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals are finding more ways to reach their healthcare providers. However, in rural areas, finding local providers and reliable Internet access can create a barrier to access. As public libraries have long been viewed as the central hub for information, gatherings, and broadband service, their pivot to serve as a place for patrons to meet virtually with social workers comes at an opportune time. This presentation will show how three public libraries developed a pilot program – titled “Because You Matter” – with the Indiana University School of Social Work to coordinate weekly telehealth visits with social work students and library patrons. They’ll share successes, failures, and what they learned to improve the program in the future. 

Date Recorded: 10/26/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Stephanie Rawlins / Director, Pike County Public Library & Jordan Orwig / Director, Sullivan County Public Library & Nathan Watson / Director, Bedford Public Library