Tag Archives: Diversity

Geekspotting 2.0: Building a Popular and Diverse Collection for your Library-1 LEU


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Diversity has been a major issue in pop culture lately. The demand to include traditionally marginalized voices in comics, movies, TV, and gaming has led to an explosion of material in the past few years. Join two fellow librarians (who also happen to be geeks) as they explore this issue and help you navigate all the content available with collection development recommendations that can work in your local library.

Date Recorded: 11/29/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Jocelyn Lewis /Indiana State Library and Alex Sarkissian/Allen County Public Library


Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership – 1 LEU


Are you tired of reading the same books for your book clubs? Are you hoping to reach new audiences? Join Tiffani Carter, the manager of the West Indianapolis Branch Library for some tips and best practices to consider when choosing your book club selections and recruiting new participants.

Date Recorded: 9/11/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Tiffani Carter / West Indianapolis Branch 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


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


Libraries and Civil Discourse – 1 LEU

 

speech bubbleOur society is full of turmoil, confusion, and protests. Libraries and library professionals have been in the front line to offer libraries as a free, safe place where the public can debate, learn, and have conversations in their communities that include race and gender inequality, politics, social injustices, and many other topics. Whether you are pro or con, neutral or passionate; libraries offer refuge, support, and most importantly, information. In this webinar, you will hear examples of how a few libraries have tackled some of the nation’s toughest issues and how you can promote conversation and civil discourse in your community.

Date Recorded: 2/28/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Nichelle Hayes / Indianapolis Public Library and Christine Kujawa / Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library


Banned Books with Vonnegut & Bradbury – 1 LEU

 

image of banned booksJoin us as Chris Lafave of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Professor Johnathan Eller of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies explain how their organizations celebrate the lives and works of two often-banned authors. They’ll share their experiences and best practices when it comes to banned books, information about their outreach services, and details on how Vonnegut Library and Bradbury Center are celebrating Banned Books Week.

Date Recorded: 9/26/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Chris Lafave / Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Professor Johnathan Eller / Center for Ray Bradbury Studies


Spreading the Word: Taking Early Literacy Messages to the Streets – 1 LEU

 

Logo for Early Literacy ProgramFrom inception to completion, two librarians share their experiences with an IMLS Sparks grant. Shawnee Branch of Allen County Public Library received $23,421 to encourage positive interactions between adults and their young children and promote early learning. From story walks to yard signs and outreach to adults in parks, thrift stores and the farmers’ market, library staff spread the word. Did anyone get the message? Watch and find out!

“This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.”

Date Recorded: 11/17/16

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Pamela Martn-Diaz, Shawnee Branch Manager and Early Literacy Coordinator and Heather Grady, Shawnee Branch Assistant Manager and Children’s Librarian at the Allen County Public Library


Global City, Global Library – 1 LEU

image of the Global City, Global Library logoThe role of libraries has shifted and in many communities serving increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations has become a priority. Learn about best practices from Cologne, Germany in serving new populations and how IndyPL is leveraging new resources and making intentional efforts to stay relevant in an increasingly global society.

Date Recorded: 4/26/2017

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Jessica Moore / Immigrant  Program Specialist at the Indianapolis Public Library and Mary Agnes Hylton / Manager of the Eagle Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library


Service to LGBTQ with Kit Malone – 1 LEU

image of a rainbow flagJoin Kit Malone from the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana as she presents best practices for library services for the LGBTQ community including working with patrons and fellow staff members. This webinar focuses on interacting with transgender people.

Date Recorded: 6/13/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Kit Malone / ACLU

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