Tag Archives: General LEU

I See a Library! Making Libraries More Accessible to the Visually Impaired – 1 LEU

Kate KosiorIt’s a daunting tasks for librarians to consider how best to welcome visually impaired patrons into their libraries.  However, with a better understanding of what vision loss is, you can make quick, easy, and inexpensive changes to your library that will open the doors more fully to those with vision loss.  Learn more about vision loss and how to quickly and easily change your flyers and presentations, physical space, technology, and signage to be more accessible.

Date Recorded: 6/8/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Kate Kosior, Braille and Talking Book Library Manager / South Dakota State Library

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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.

Graphic Arts and the Reading Experience – An Evening with Nate Powell – 1 LEU

Nate Powell Library of Congress Center for the Book Indiana AffiliateThe Indiana Center for the Book at the Indiana State Library and the Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library partnered to present a program featuring Nate Powell on the theme “The Graphic Arts and the Reading Experience.” This program focuses on the use of comics/graphical arts to communicate as a mass medium as well as how a graphic writer envisions, creates and curates the reading experience. Teen as well as adult librarians will enjoy hearing from Nate.

Date Recorded: 2/17/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Nate Powell is the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. He is from Little Rock, Arkansas and lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Powell’s work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selections and two Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist selections.

 

Effective Staff Development on Any Budget – 1 LEU

Tiffany HayesEffective staff development doesn’t have to involve expensive conferences, big-name presenters, or elaborate training software. Instead, libraries can support staff learning by providing regular opportunities for staff to explore new skills in a brain-friendly environment. In this session, participants will learn about key elements of effective learning design, how to make learning a priority, and how to identify which library problems require a training solution.

Date Recorded: 4/27/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Tiffany Hayes, Library Development Director / South Carolina State Library

 

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

 

What Can EveryLibrary Do for You? – 1 LEU

Are you stressed about the attacks on librarians and library values happening across the country? Would you like to be better prepared and more confident in fighting back against challenges, AND proactively positioning your library for future success? Then this webinar is for you. Tune it to learn more about Pro bono services and support offered by EveryLibrary to libraries, boards, coalition partners, and local citizens who are advocating for libraries. How EveryLibrary is offering “rapid response” support in crisis situations, while also building sustainable local and national political power by identifying library supporters across the country. How to innoculate yourselves, your boards, and your policies against challenges and anti-access legislation at local and state levels. How to build effective messaging and strategies for defending the library from challenges, and engaging the community about the value of the libraries.

Date Recorded: 5/12/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Peter Bromberg, Associate Director, EveryLibrary

Resources:  Google Slides

Slides: PDF

Playbook (supplemental handout)

 

Implementing the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award @ Your Library – 1 LEU

Firefly award logo talking singing reading writing playing indiana early literacyThe Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award brings together young children and great picture books, but it can’t be done without public libraries. Learn about the award and how one Indiana library implements the program each year. Updates to the program and an overview of the annual program guide will also be covered.

Speaker, Amy Caswell has worn hats in the library world since 2012. She earned her MLS degree from IUPUI in 2015, and since has focused exclusively working in Youth Services. She currently is a Children’s Librarian at the Downtown Library of Monroe County Public Library where she enjoys hosting a weekly Preschool Storytime, among other programs. She loves the controlled chaos of working with children. Amy is currently going through the Project READY training, which she highly recommends to any and all library folks.

Date Recorded: 5/9/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Amy Caswell, Children’s Librarian / Monroe County Public Library

 

Creating Informed Learners in the Classroom – 1 LEU

The Creating Informed Learners in the Classroom project, made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (RE-13-19-0021-19), facilitated librarian-instructor partnerships to integrate information-rich student projects into disciplinary classrooms. The project was a partnership between librarians at Purdue University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Arizona. Over the course of 4 weekly online sessions, the project team trained 15 librarian-instructor teams (5 from each university) to use an information literacy framework called Informed Learning Design to design student projects that enable students to use information in new ways to learn in their courses.

In this 60-minute webinar, members of the project team will:

  • Describe the informed learning design framework and how it shaped the 4-week online curriculum
  • Present preliminary data and results from a research study about how instructors and librarians experienced using the informed learning framework
  • Describe the multi-institution partnership and how we worked together to develop and facilitate the CILC program
  • Share our experiences, insights, and lessons learned about developing an information literacy program for librarians and instructors

Date Recorded: 5/10/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Clarence Maybee, W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy; Rachel Fondator, Information Literacy Instructional Designer; Amity Saha, Graduate Assistant / All presenters are from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies

 

Storytime Basics – 1 LEU

young woman reading a story to four childrenAre you new to doing storytime? Join Beth Yates, ISL Children’s Consultant, as she walks you through the whys and hows of storytime for birth through preschool-aged children. What should you consider? How do you select books? Where can you find ideas? The content of this webinar is focused on new storytime providers. *Please note that the audience discussion at the end was not recorded.*

Date Recorded: 4/19/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library

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First Amendment Audit – 1 LEU

The ALA observed an increase in First Amendment audits this year. What are they and why are they on the rise? Join this webinar to learn more. We will analyze legal issues implicated by First Amendment Audits, including constitutional free speech and privacy issues, relevant state laws, and library policies to consider. Prepare the library for a calm interaction with our tips on how best to approach these sometimes-contentious events.

Date Recorded: 12/16/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

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

Resources: Tips for preparing for a 1st Amendment Audit

2021 1A Audit Handout

Legal Memo – First Amendment Audits