Tag Archives: Collection Development

What’s Up Wednesday: All About LibraryReads

LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. We draw upon the incredible power that public library staff has in helping to build word-of-mouth for new books. Learn how you can become part of this program by getting the chance to read pre-pub titles for free and use your votes to help create the list! This session will cover: the how and why of LibraryReads; how to access free print and downloadable galley copies of the hottest upcoming books; how to vote for the LibraryReads list; and more! Check out www.libraryreads.org ahead of time and come with questions for our presenters!

Presenters: Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director, LibraryReads, Michelle Morris, Fort Worth TX Public Library and Kelly Currie, formerly Delphi Public Library Director, Delphi, IN

This webinar is eligible for Library Education Units for Indiana Librarians. The following policy applies: Any time a staff member views an online event (or a library purchases a site license for an online event) by any of the Training Providers Approved by ISL for LEUs, the library’s designee in an administrative or Human Resources role shall create and award LEU certificates in-house.

Material and Program Challenges in the Public Library – 1 LEU

books on book shelvesIn this panel, four librarians will share their experience with a variety of challenges. Book, display, and program challenges, as well as experience with book banning groups will be discussed. Cheri Harris, from the Indiana State Library, will also go over a summary of key legal points to remember when dealing with challenges.

Date Recorded: 3/31/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Cheri Harris / Indiana State Library; Vanessa Martin / Greensburg-Decatur County Contractual Public Library; Heather McNabb / Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library; Brad Sowinski / Alexandria Monroe Public Library; Juli Wald / Middlebury Public Library

 

Curating and Maintaining Vibrant Collections for Users with Print Disabilities – 1 LEU

Holly HerbertAlmost all libraries have materials for users with print disabilities, such as large print books and audiobooks, but are those collections being given the attention they deserve and are they serving as many users as possible? According to two recent studies, large print collections are a still vital part of library services, and their usage has not diminished in the age of electronic resources. Learn what users with print disabilities need and want, and how best to create and maintain vibrant print disabled-friendly collections, no matter how small or large.

Date Recorded: 3/17/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Holly Hebert, Assistant Professor  / Master of Library Science Program at Middle Tennessee State University

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From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit Your Collection and Why – 1 LEU

book shelvesKymberlee Powe, Children and YA Consultant for the Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development, 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.

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.

Date Recorded: 12/15/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kymberlee Powe, Children and YA Consultant / Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development

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Diverse Books Toolkit (1 TLEU)

Teaching Books for Public Library Staff Serving Youth logo

Join this session to become versed with the Diverse Books Toolkit from our INSPIRE, state-funded TeachingBooks service.  You’ll discover new ways to…

    • Identify exceptional diverse books for your community
    • Analyze your collection for diversity and inclusion
        • Facilitate book clubs and story times that videos and recordings with featured authors and illustrators.

Prior to and during the session, freely explore this resource at https://teachingbooks.net/DiverseBooks

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Nick Glass and Alyssa Yokota-Byron, TeachingBooks.net and BookConnections.org

 

EBSCO eBooks and the EBSCO App – 1 TLEU

Learn about the new EBSCO eBook collections for school and public libraries. There will also be a demonstration of the EBSCO app so that you can install the app on your mobile device and begin using it to search INSPIRE on the go.

Date Recorded:  04/14/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Kara Cleveland, Professional Development Office Supervisor, Indiana State Library

Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Reader’s Advisory for Teens – 1 LEU

LGBTQIA+ Reader's Advisory for Teens logoJayne Walters of the Indianapolis Public Library presents a collection of broad and inclusive LGBTQIA+ titles for teen and tween readers. Books representing many identities and orientations are presented with an eye to presenting a fuller picture of the queer experience– and most importantly, toward the inclusion of multiple voices on each topic

Date Recorded: 10/27/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jayne Walters / West Indianapolis Branch Manager

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Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Reader’s Advisory for Preschool & Youth – 1 LEU

LGBTQIA+ Reader's Advisory for Preschool and Youth logoLGBTQIA+ literature is not just for Pride Month! Librarians from the Indianapolis Public Library will share their top LGBTQIA+ literature picks for youth. They will introduce titles across multiple genres and age groups that can be easily incorporated into every day displays and reader’s advisory. Books from every aspect of the rainbow for parents and youth ages 12 and younger to read together or on their own will be shared.

Date Recorded: 10/29/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jayne Walters / West Indianapolis Branch Manager and Maggie Ward / Outreach Services Manager – Indianapolis Public Library.

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Starting and Growing a Library of Things – 1 LEU

A Library of Things expands the role of libraries in the sharing economy. Learn how to curate a circulating collection of objects to help patrons save money while being green.

Date Recorded: 8/19/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Dianne Connery / Director of the Pottsboro Public Library (Texas)