Tag Archives: Community

Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford a Consultant – 1 LEU


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Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses.  How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house. You will learn the major components of a strategic plan, how to conduct community research that will be incorporated into the planning process, and how to organize and delegate tasks.

Date Recorded: 9/5/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Michele Stricker / Deputy State Librarian of Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library


The Center for Black Literature and Culture: Foundation and Future – 1 LEU


image of CBLC LogoThe Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) IndyPL is a 3rd place for people to come, gather, study, reflect and be inspired. This is a place with both proverbial mirrors & windows. Mirrors for people who are part of the Black Diaspora to see themselves reflected in a myriad of powerful and positive ways. Windows for people who are not part of the Black diaspora to learn about the rich heritage and culture around the world. During this webinar, we will discuss how the center was developed including the Collection Development plan as well as future programming and exhibits.

Date Recorded: 3/14/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Nichelle Hayes / Indianapolis Public Library

 


Civic Literacy and Civic Lab – 1 LEU


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In late summer of 2016, Skokie (IL) Public Library created a Civic Lab–a mobile, pop-up initiative to increase civic discussion and civic literacy among library patrons of all ages. Hear from Christine Goertz and Amy Koester, two members of the Civic Lab team, to learn about the background of the Civic Lab, how many departments come together to support civic literacy, and the three types of pop-up events that make up the majority of Civic Lab appearances. They’ll also discuss the lessons learned from a year and a half of civic literacy programming. Participants will leave the webinar with ideas for implementing civic literacy initiatives in their own libraries.

Date Recorded: 2/22/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Christine Goertz and Amy Koester / Skokie Public Library


Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship – 1 LEU


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A healthy and effective workplace often stems from strong leadership. For supervisors, it’s important to develop a team of individuals who work well together, do what needs to be done, and help each other succeed. Join us for a dynamic session to learn what it means to develop a healthy organizational culture, with an introduction to the concept of organizational citizenship behavior and its relevance to public libraries. You’ll learn techniques to build and support a team that is willing and able to go above and beyond, and to help your library succeed.

Date Recorded: 5/10/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Rachel Rubin / Capital University Library (Columbus, Ohio)


Managing Microagressions in the Workplace – 1 LEU


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What is Microaggression?  Do you know when it’s happening to you?   This webinar includes both coping with microaggressions and strategies for creating an inclusive workplace that prevents them from happening in the first place.

Date Recorded: 2/15/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Endia Sowers Paige / University of Georgia School of Law


Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural – 1 LEU


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Want to create an additional avenue for early childhood learning at a currently unused outdoor space? Join Kokomo-Howard County Public Library as we go through the process creating one, from the idea state to ground-breaking and from the ribbon-cutting to programming.

Date Recorded: 3/15/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Trina Evans and Susan Bednarz / Kokomo-Howard County Public Library


From the Bottom Up: We Overlooked the Misdemeanor (And so Can You!) – 1 LEU


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Learn how the Nappanee Public Library is meeting a need in their community by providing a quality, non-judgmental Community service Volunteer Program.  With firm guidelines and expectations in place, a mutually beneficial relationship begins.  With data and support, NPL can prove its value to your library and community.

Date Recorded: 9/29/17

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Lissa Krull and Lana McCoy / Nappanee Public Library


Have You Heard? There’s a Social Worker at the Library? – 1 LEU


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A partnership between the San Francisco Public Library and the local Department of Public Health resulted in the placement of a social worker at the Main Library to link users to housing and social services. Eventually a job-training component was added, providing opportunities to develop marketable skills for people who had been homeless. Meet and hear the story of a library outreach worker who shares his/her own story to inspire others who are still struggling with homelessness.

Date Recorded: 10/5/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Leah Esguerra, Jennifer Key  & Joe Bank / San Francisco Public Library


Let’s Talk: A Conversation About Information Literacy – 1 LEU


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Join us to talk about information literacy and lifelong learning in public, academic, and school libraries. We will share the perspective on the intersection of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education as well as lifelong learning after college. Please come and share your professional experiences and challenges. Information Literacy happens in all libraries. This webinar is worth 1 LEU.

Date Recorded: 11/3/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Lisa Jarrell and Brenda Yates Habich / Ball State University


Graphic Design: Introduction to Canva – 1 TLEU

Canva logoWant to create dynamic promotional materials with less stress and less time? Canva, an online graphic design tool, may be your best option. During this session you will learn how to create attractive materials with this relatively simple online tool. You will also learn about Canva for Nonprofits, a free premium version for nonprofits with team sizes of 10 members or less.

Date Recorded: 9/6/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Matthew Stephenson / Pendleton Community Public Library

Additional Resources:  Canva is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations succeed in “bring[ing] their vision to life.”