Tag Archives: General LEU

The Firefly Award and Early Literacy Standards – A Perfect Match! – 1 LEU

 

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is terrific, not only because it introduces parents and children ages 0-5 to high quality picture books perfect for the youngest among us, but also because it can easily be applied to early literacy standards like those developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. Join NAEYC member and Indianapolis Wayne Township preschool evaluation teacher, Jeanne Baldwin, to learn more about NAEYC’s early literacy standards, including information about duel language learners. We will also discuss how the Firefly books and programs can support the NAEYC standards. Suzanne Walker, Firefly Chair and Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian will facilitate a discussion throughout the event. 1hr / 1 LEU.

About Jeanne: Jeanne Baldwin works at Wayne Township Preschool in Indianapolis. She has degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has worked in early childhood settings for 25 years, including public and private schools, Head Start, First Steps, and childcare ministries, working directly with young children and providing education and training for teachers and caregivers. Jeanne works as a member of the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award committee. She is a member of the Central Indiana First Steps planning council, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children, and is currently reviewing proposals for the Division of Early Childhood’s national conference.

About Suzanne: Suzanne Walker received her Masters of Library Science from Indiana University. She is currently the Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress. She coordinates Indiana’s Letters About Literature competition annually. Suzanne judged the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in 2013 and 2014 and the Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition in 2017. Most recently she was a judge for the 2020 Indiana Authors Awards and the 2021 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She has presented numerous times at Indiana Library Federation’s District conferences, annual conferences, and youth conferences.

Date Recorded: 6/8/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jeanne Baldwin / Wayne Township Preschool in Indianapolis and Suzanne Walker / Indiana State Library, Indiana Young Readers Center and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book

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Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at Your Library – 1 LEU

April GriffithConcerned about climate change? Help your library “go green” by leveraging the super power of libraries everywhere: the make-do mindset! You’ll learn solutions for everything from sustainable programming practices, environmental partnerships, as well as easy eco-friendly swaps, based on the experience of the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library.

Date Recorded: 5/26/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  April Griffith / Eureka Springs Carnegie Library, Director

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COVID 19 Vaccination Policies: What to Consider – 1 LEU

Are you wondering what to consider in forming your library’s policy on COVID-19 vaccinations? This webinar addresses the legality of mandatory vaccine policies during a pandemic and examines the pros and cons of such policies to help you determine which type of COVID-19 vaccine policy to propose to your board. We will cover: EEOC guidance on mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for employees and the circumstances under which an employer may require employees to be vaccinated. How to provide reasonable accommodations in compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws including people with disabilities under the ADA and people with religious objections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Other options available to employers, such as encouraging staff to become vaccinated or providing incentives for employees who do so. Specific provisions to consider including in your vaccination policy. How Indiana’s Vaccine Allocation Plan and state law might impact this decision.

Date Recorded:  2/18/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

Certification Refresher – Figuring Out Indiana Library Certification – 1 LEU

Who must be certified and by when? What impact has Corona-19 had on certification timelines? Is the ISL still allotting extra time for certification and renewals due to the ongoing public health emergency? We will answer these questions and more. We will show you where the answers can be found so you can answer certification questions like a pro. We’ll talk about the difference between job title, job description, and job classification. We will tackle some common misperceptions about certification and identify exactly what to include in your next certification application.

Date Recorded:  12/15/2020

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

 

Political Activity in the Library – 1 LEU

As the November elections draw near, candidates and other campaigners are likely to want to use library resources. What must you allow? What can you allow? What can you restrict and what can you put guidelines on? We will cover the appropriate responses to a variety of real life situations so you will know what to say if someone asks to post election signs on library property, leaflet for a candidate in the parking lot or on the sidewalk, or hold a campaign meeting or rally in your meeting room.

Date Recorded:  09/29/2020

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

 

Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service – 1 LEU

Working patrons sometimes struggle with getting to the library before we close. By implementing an after hours pick up service you can now offer the freedom to pick up materials on the patron’s schedule instead of the library schedule. Learn how using a set of lockers and specialty locks can allow you to provide convenient pick-up times at your library for less than $1,000. Materials, processes, and our lessons learned will be shared.

Date Recorded:  04/07/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Julie Elmore, Director, Oakland City Columbia Township Public Library

Critical Hit: Using Dungeons and Dragons for Training and Evaluation – 1 LEU

This session will distill Dungeons & Dragons down to its key concepts and show you how they can be implemented to track employee progress, achieve goals, and build a closely connected team of adventure seekers and problem solvers. Whether you’re a new adventurer or an expert D&D player, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

Date Recorded:  05/11/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Evan Barber, IT Technical Associate, Brookens Library, University of Illinois – Springfield

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Mental Maintenance – 1 LEU

stacked rocks by waterMindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given. Handouts will include an extensive bibliography. This session asks tough questions and addresses the stress in our lives; however, it is not intended to replace professional care and/or advice.

Date Recorded: 4/28/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jeremy Bolom, Assistant Director/Head of Public Service, Lincoln Parish Library (LA)

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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.


Collection Preservation at the Indiana State Library – 1 LEU

Seth IrwinThe Indiana State Library holds collections that are significant and important to both the history of Indiana and also the United States.  The Library’s holdings consist of a wide variety of different materials, such as maps, documents, photographs, books, paintings, and fine art.  Caring for these collections is what the ISL Preservation Division is tasked with, both preventing damage from happening and repairing damage when it happens.  This talk will focus on both an introduction to the field of Art Conservation and the work of the Indiana State Library Preservation Program.

Presenter: Seth Irwin, Conservator / Indiana State Library

Date Recorded: 2/24/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video