Tag Archives: Health and Wellness

30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary – 1 LEU

We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great. We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary.

Date Recorded: 12/19/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jamie Matczak / Wisconsin Valley Library Service

Biography: Jamie Matczak is the education consultant at Wisconsin Valley Library Service based in Wausau, Wisconsin. She has over 12 years of consulting experience for public libraries, with over 50 of them being small and rural. Jamie has taught Business Communication at Lakeland College, and courses on marketing, customer service and social media for the iSchool at UW-Madison. She earned her BA in Advertising from UW-Eau Claire, and an MS in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning from UW-Green Bay.

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Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun and Health-1 LEU

Let's Move in Libraries logo What can you do in your library to increase physical activity in
your community? My research shows that 36 public libraries across Indiana already get their communities moving with everything from Tai Chi in the Park (Adams Public Library System) to Yoga Storytime (Putnam County Public Library) being offered regularly throughout the state. And there are other ways to get people moving beyond having programs like these. The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library checks out pickleball sets and at least eight Indiana libraries regularly do StoryWalk programs at local parks. Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

Date Recorded: 10/23/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Dr. Noah Lenstra, MLIS / assistant professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro


Overdoses in Libraries – 1 LEU

logo of Indiana Recovery AllianceThe webinar will briefly outline the opiate, HIV and HCV epidemics across the country. We will then focus in on identifying overdoses and administration of naloxone (the opioid or opiate overdose reversal drug, commonly known as NARCAN). We will briefly discuss the laws that fully protect those administering naloxone and over 40 years of evidence showing the safety and effectiveness of naloxone. The webinar will wrap up with information about sharps recycling options and addictions treatment. This webinar is eligible for 1 LEU when watched in conjunction with the second video below.

Date Recorded: 12/14/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Chris Abert / Indiana Recovery Alliance

Additional Resources (please watch both videos before you generate your LEU certificate):

Incorporating Yoga into Library Programming – 1 LEU

child doing a yoga poseMeghan Alexander, Yoga Librarian at the Hagerstown Public Library, explains the benefits of mind, body, and breath connection and how this works for programming across generations and abilities. We’ll learn why the library is the perfect organization to offer this type of programming, all about Kinetic (or Physical) Literacy, and how to use the library as a center for Service Yoga (free yoga to under-served populations). We’ll cover who can lead these programs, what certification and qualifications may be needed, and how to promote safety in library programs as well as in programs outside the library.

Date Recorded: 8/3/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Meghan Alexander / Hagerstown Public Library

How Do I Know If I’m Stressed? – 1 LEU

an image of a knotDo you ever feel stressed? Most individuals will answer “yes” to this question. With the holidays fast approaching many feel additional stress besides the everyday stress. Learn the triggers and warning signs of stress and how to manage your stress.

Date Recorded: 10/18/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lisa R. Cangany / Purdue Extension, Health and Human Services

Bed Bug Boot Camp – 1 LEU

This webinar will focus on bed bugs as library pests – what to watch for, what to do when they are discovered, and how to prevent them from taking up lodging in your library. You’ll learn strategies for dealing with infested materials, affected patrons, and worried staff. We’ll also discuss common bed bug myths, the elements of a bed bug mitigation plan, and the items you should include in your bed bug defense kit.

Date Recorded: 4/13/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Christine Sterle / Thorntown Public Library