Tag Archives: Management

Navigating Privacy Issues in the Public Library – 1 LEU

This webinar presents privacy as a library value, privacy as a legal concept, and common questions that come up in public libraries. The presenter addresses various scenarios and the policies that you need to have in place in regards to privacy issues – law enforcement requests, privacy and customer service, personnel files, children and privacy.

Date Recorded: 12/13/2023

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Rose Shingledecker, Certifcation Director and Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

Resources: Privacy Webinar Slides Handout 

 

Writing Policy Without Worry – 1 LEU

image of woman writing in notebook outsideGood policies are an essential part of library operations.  They help to create and enforce expectations and rules as well as serving as a guiding framework for decision making.  Unfortunately, writing policies can sometimes be very stressful and time consuming.  In this session, we will go over the basics of writing policies and learn tips and tricks to making them as painless as possible.  We will also talk about how we can ensure that our policies are fair and equitable.  We will have hands-on practice with writing a simple policy.   

Date Recorded: 8/30/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beka Lemons, Library Director / Huntington City Township Public Library

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Grants for Public Libraries – 1 LEU

While every library is unique, they all seem to share one thing in common: they could use more money! Grants might be the just thing to help buy technology for STEM programming or get a new service initiative off the ground. But applying for grants can be overwhelming – and that’s assuming you can even find one for which you qualify. This webinar aims to give you tools to make the grant process a bit more navigable. We’ll discuss the places to search, as well as provide tips for putting your best foot forward when it comes time to submit your proposal.

Date Recorded: 9/12/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Angela Fox, LSTA and Public Library Consultant / Indiana State Library

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Because We Matter – 1 LEU

telehealth doctor and patient on computer screenThe Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of social workers will grow 12% from 2020 to 2030 to meet an increase in demand. Further, with the growth of telehealth and telemedicine visits continuing beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals are finding more ways to reach their healthcare providers. However, in rural areas, finding local providers and reliable Internet access can create a barrier to access. As public libraries have long been viewed as the central hub for information, gatherings, and broadband service, their pivot to serve as a place for patrons to meet virtually with social workers comes at an opportune time. This presentation will show how three public libraries developed a pilot program – titled “Because You Matter” – with the Indiana University School of Social Work to coordinate weekly telehealth visits with social work students and library patrons. They’ll share successes, failures, and what they learned to improve the program in the future. 

Date Recorded: 10/26/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Stephanie Rawlins / Director, Pike County Public Library & Jordan Orwig / Director, Sullivan County Public Library & Nathan Watson / Director, Bedford Public Library

 

 

Beginner’s Guide to Being in Charge – 1 LEU

Suzanne MacaulayMoving into a new leadership role can be overwhelming and intimidating. This presentation will go over some dos and don’ts to help new leaders feel more confident and become more effective in their current and future roles. Participants will learn some common mistakes new leaders make (and how to avoid them), how to conquer feelings of doubt or imposter syndrome, and practical leadership techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of creating a support network, investing in personal and professional development, and recognizing the value, knowledge, and skillset new leaders bring to their organizations.

Date Recorded: 9/28/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Suzanne Macaulay, Deputy Director / Pioneer Library System (NY)

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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)

 

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

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