Tag Archives: Populations

Geri-Fit at the Library: A Look at Evidence-Based Fitness Programming in Libraries (1 LEU)

Learn how libraries can partner with local and state funding sources to bring evidence-based fitness programs, fall prevention courses, and chronic disease-management classes to their libraries. The focus will be on older adult programming. Hear from other Indiana libraries about their success stories and expansion efforts into offering community education classes for this special segment of the population.

Date Recorded: 04/10/24

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Fran Fisher, CEO of Geri-Fit Company, LLC

Indiana Educational Scholarship Accounts – 1 LEU

Indiana Educational Scholarship Accounts – How INESA helps hundreds of Hoosier families fund a unique education for their child with intellectual disabilities. Sam Gilmore and PJ Vaught, representing the Treasurer of the State’s office, share information about how to enroll your child and where to find a list of ESA providers.

Date Recorded: 03/28/24

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Sam Gilmore and PJ Vaught, Treasurer of the State’s Office

Resources: INESA 2024_2025 Presentation

 

2024 Getting Started with Girls Who Code – 1 LEU

girls who code logo Girls Who Code wants to give you the tools and resources you need to develop inclusive computer science programming – no coding experience required. Join us to learn about our free Clubs program for 3rd-12th grade coders. We’ll introduce you to our three essential components for quality programming: (1) activities that teach coding and social-emotional development, (2) a culture of bravery where participants join a supportive community of peers and role models in tech, and (3) real-world application of coding for positive impact. Leave with step-by-step guidance for bringing new STEM initiatives to young people in your community!

Presenter:  Kibret Yebetit is a Senior Manager of Community Partnerships & Outreach at Girls Who Code. She works with educators, libraries, and nonprofits to bring free computer science education to their students.

Date Recorded: 5/9/2024

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kibret Yebetit / Senior Manager of Community Partnerships & Outreach at Girls Who Code

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Wow! Workone Can Help You! – 1 LEU

image of workone logo start here go anywhere american job center indianaThis session covers the employment services that WorkOne provides.  From Career Counseling to Job Referrals to Hiring Events to Workshops to Training Assistance, WorkOne has much to offer. After this workshop, attendees will understand the value and accessibility of WorkOne services.

Date Recorded: 3/26/2024

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Bryann H. Gibson, Sr. Outreach and WorkOne System Liaison / WorkOne

 

Talking Book and Braille Library: Helping the Visual, Physical and Reading Disabled Hoosier – 1 LEU

In this webinar, you will learn about the talking book library. Who they are, what they do, who they serve, and the programs and services they provide.

Date Recorded: 2/28/2024

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Abby Chumin, librarian at the Talking Book and Braille Library / Indiana State Library

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Creative Aging and Lifelong Arts Indiana – 1 LEU

Stephanie Haines, from the Indiana Arts Commission, talks about the Lifelong Arts Indiana a program that teaches the benefits and practices of “Creative Aging.” Creative Aging is the purposeful development of creative experiences to benefit older adults, often in partnership with a local artist. Libraries have a meaningful connection with older adults in their community and the Indiana Arts Commission would like to provide library staff with the tools and funding needed to implement meaningful Creative Aging programs. Check out this great example of a strong creative aging program at a library from our friends at the Delaware Arts Commission https://youtu.be/N-WXvIaKyFw?feature=shared Indiana Arts Commission is offering up to 35 libraries across the state a Lifelong Arts Early Action Grant which will fund a sequential arts-learning experience for a group of older adults in their community. Grants will be for up to $5,000 and will be led by a qualified artist.

Date Recorded: 1/10/2024

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Stephanie Haines, Arts Education and Accessibility Program Manager, Indiana Arts Commission

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Sign up here: Lifelong Arts Creative Aging learning & funding sign up https://forms.office.com/g/Vh6H819GGW

Deadline February 26, 2024 4pmET

Contact info for Roberta Wong

rwong160@gmail.com

 

 

 

Building an Autism Friendly Environment – 1 LEU

image of rainbow and autismAs one of the few public places where peace and quiet can often be found, libraries have long served autistic children and adults well. Still, popular group activities held at libraries can be an issue for autistic children who can easily become overwhelmed by the noise and activity of peers. Librarians and staff can become overwhelmed as well, when responses to sensory or social inaccessibility lead to what some people call “behaviors.” In this presentation, we will discuss brain differences in autism and how these create unique sensory profiles which in turn determine responses to the environment. You will learn about the sensory and social needs of autistic people and how to create an environment that promotes calmness and security, as well as how to prevent or respond to meltdowns. The presentation also includes book recommendations for all ages.

Presenter Bev Harp is Project Director for Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers (ISAW), a project of the Human Development Institute (HDI) and is self-advocate faculty for LEND at the University of Kentucky. Bev is an autistic self-advocate who has presented at national conferences for APSE, AHEAD, TASH, and many other organizations. She holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky.

Date Recorded: 11/9/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Bev Harp, Project Director / Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers (ISAW)

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Dementia Friendly Community Collaborations: Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library – 1 LEU

image of brain with missing piece and elderly man with a caneOver the last decade many areas in the state of Indiana have paid increasing attention to individuals living with dementia, primarily due to the rapid growth of the elderly population. Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew County Public Library have formed a partnership to work with individuals that are experiencing memory issues. This partnership has included working with music, delivering educational programs to the community at large and to the staff at the library, circulating kits targeting this population, and many more services. Come learn about how Thrive Alliance and Bartholomew Public Library evaluated and implemented these services.

Date Recorded: 1/11/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Sue Lamborn / Thrive Alliance and Sandy Allman / Bartholomew County Public Library

 

Dyslexia and the Public Library – 1 LEU

image of person with jumbled letters on a book page

The public library can be a scary place for people with dyslexia. Join us for a quick overview of the science of reading and dyslexia and how to apply best practices to create a welcoming place for all brains, including people with dyslexia. We will explore ways public libraries can serve as a dyslexia resource center for children and parents and help promote awareness in local communities. Presented by Shaiya Badgley, a literacy guru, and Josiah Colombo-Espinosa, senior dyslexia specialist, from the Indiana Department of Education Literacy Center.

Date Recorded: 8/29/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Shaiya Badgley, a literacy guru and Josiah Colombo-Espinosa, senior dyslexia specialist /Indiana Department of Education Literacy Center

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Digital Inclusion Series: Implementing Digital Tools – 1 LEU

An introduction to how to assist patrons in the application of digital resources. Emma will be discussing the Affordable Connectivity Program and ways to assist digital skills development.

Presenter: Emma Woods, Digital Inclusion Fellow / Indiana State Library

Date Recorded: 07/12/2023

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Emma is an Americorps member serving through the American Connection Corps program run by the Purdue Center for Regional Development and Lead for America. In her previous role, she served the Uplands region of Indiana in developing county and regional-level digital inclusion plans.