Tag Archives: Adult Services

Readers Advisory: The Art of Finding the Right Book (1 LEU)

Join librarian, book review blogger, and bookstagrammer Laura Jones as she shares her favorite readers advisory tools and tips to help library staff find the right book for even those patrons with the most eclectic tastes!

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Laura Jones, Indiana State Library

 

Speak Up: Responding to Uncomfortable Situations (1 LEU)

This session covers real incidents that happened in libraries and good ways to respond to those uncomfortable situations. Great pro tips for new & seasoned library workers.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Paula Newcom and Kara Cleveland, Indiana State Library

Speak Up Resources List

 

Developing Tech Intuition (1 TLEU)

Websites and apps often rely on “intuitive design” so that users can navigate them without getting confused. Low-skill tech users often lack the experience needed for good “tech intuition” which prevents them from independently navigating new websites or apps. This session will explore common design patterns and user interface characteristics that you can teach patrons so that they can quickly develop tech intuition and become more confident when using new apps and websites.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Marianne McKenzie and Alex Hampton, Indianapolis Public Library

 

How IARA Can Help Your Library: Indiana Archives & Records Administration – 1 LEU

Indiana Archives and Records Administration logoThis presentation will address how IARA’s resources can help and be utilized by your library.  IARA’s staff, Vicki Casteel and Amy Christiansen Janicki will discuss a variety of archives and record management topics.  Vicki will share how to direct your patrons to IARA’s most popular genealogy collections and locate records with the recently updated Digital Index.  Amy will discuss creating a records management program, understanding retention schedules, and how the County Commission of Public Records can help you.

Date Recorded: 7/28/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Vicki Casteel, Director of Patron and Outreach Services and Amy Christiansen Janicki, Records Management Liaison / Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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The 2021 National Book Festival, Indiana, and You! – 1 LEU

Open a book open the world The National Book Festival is sponsored by the Library of Congress annually. This year, the events are online and you and your library can join in the festivities. Learn more about this fun opportunity from Suzanne Walker, Indiana Center for the Book and Megan Telligman, Indiana Humanities. The National Book Festival will feature hundreds of author talks, including authors from Indiana, as well as other programs all available remotely. Learn more about how to participate, what’s available, and program ideas for your library in this fun and informative webinar. A tool-kit on how to participate in the National Book Festival will be unveiled. The National Book Festival happens September 17 – September 26. You don’t want to miss it!

Date Recorded: 7/28/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Suzanne Walker / Indiana Center for the book and Megan Telligman / Indiana Humanities

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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Public Library Social Service – 1 LEU

 

handsAthens (Georgia) Regional Library is one of the first public libraries to refocus a social work program toward a trauma-informed framework. This session presents replicable steps in providing library services, designing and implementing policies, and supplying holistic training for staff utilizing a trauma-informed lens. As libraries are asked to do more with less, this session highlights easily attained methods of becoming trauma-informed and establishing a system which reflects the assets of the community and organizational values. 1hr / 1 LEU.

Date Recorded: 6/30/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Trudi Green / Assistant Director for Public Services, Athens Regional Library System; Jennifer Elkins / Associate Professor, University of Georgia School of Social Work; Sarah List / Information Services Librarian, Athens Regional Library System.

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My Favorite Tech Tools and Shortcuts for Busy Library Staff – 1 TLEU

 

Keeping up with our busy work and personal lives can be a challenge! Technology exists to help make it a little easier, but how do you decide what to use? In this session, I will share some of my favorite tech tools and shortcuts that help maintain healthy work habits, as well as some ideas on how we can connect with our communities virtually. Bring some of your favorite tech tools or shortcuts to share and we’ll create a list of resources everyone will be able to access.  1hr / 1 TLEU.

Presenter Pam Seabolt has over 20 years’ experience in public libraries working in various capacities, including public services, technical services, technology, outreach services, programming, department manager, and branch manager. She has served as Community Engagement Librarian with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) since 2017. Through her role, Pam works with multi-type libraries across Indiana, and presents various training opportunities and meeting facilitation on topics such as technology, digital literacy, community engagement, soft skills, and customer service. Pam has extensive experience in working with staff to develop technology competencies and digital learning experiences, and has planned and implemented multiple technology projects. Pam has a Facilitation Skills and Facilitating Virtual Training Certificates from the Association for Talent Development, has been trained as a Public Innovator through the ALA/Harwood Institute’s Public Innovators Lab, and has training in Strategic Planning for Public Libraries through the University of Michigan. Pam’s educational background includes a B.S. in Child Development and Family Studies with a minor in History and a M.L.S. from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Date Recorded: 2/17/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Pam Seabolt / Community Engagement Librarian with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)

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A Whole Lotta Sugar in My Library Lemonade – 1 LEU

if life gives you lemons make lemonade

Do you ever feel like you give your team the same feedback over and over again with no change or results?  Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all these “great ideas” other people have and you don’t have time to implement them?  Who has time or that additional project?  Who has money for that?  Can I just file that thought and move on with my day?  Sometimes by looking at projects in a new way, our attitude can change.  We’ll look at 10 obstacles that turned into opportunities at my small library.

Participants will:

  • Explore how changing mindsets to a “why not” attitude can create new initiatives
  • Learn how to turn obstacles into opportunities

Date Recorded: 3/18/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Angela Bodzislaw, Spooner Memorial Library Director (Spooner, Wisconsin)

Angela Bodzislaw is Director of Spooner Memorial Library in Spooner, Wisconsin.  She is Vice Chair of WLA’s Wisconsin Small Libraries and serves on Cooperative Children’s Book Center Advisory Board.  She earned her MLIS degree from UW-Milwaukee and is a graduate of both Wisconsin DPI’s Youth Services Development Institute and Wisconsin Library Association’s Leadership Development Institute.  Most recently Angie co-founded a local initiative called Community First – Washburn County where she worked alongside a handful of community organizations to hand out care packages and deliver food to those in need while also supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Angela’s mantra is “choose joy” and believes greatly in the role of libraries in offering community, opportunity, and literacy.


History at Your Fingertips – 1 TLEU

James Whitcomb Riley with childrenHoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s statewide historical digital newspaper program, and Indiana Memory, a digital library containing materials from institutions across the state, are free resources from the Indiana State Library. This session will cover how researchers can use both collections, including search techniques, item descriptions, and application with other source repositories.
* Picture used in the thumbnail is James Whitcomb Riley with children from the Indiana State Library Digital Collections

Date Recorded: 11/25/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Justin Clark / Indiana Historical Bureau