Tag Archives: Populations

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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Come As You Are: Getting Started with EDI Committees in Your Library – 1 LEU

artistic collage of diverse human headsEquity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committees are a great first step towards strategically ensuring that those facing barriers to library services in our communities are given access and opportunities.  During this webinar, three different libraries will share their experiences with starting, maintaining, and moving forward with EDI committees.  They’ll share what inspired them to begin, how they formed the committee, where they are now, and how they hope to keep growing in the future.

Date Recorded: 3/15/22

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Shelby Couch and Robyn Bowers, Hussey-Mayfield Public Library / Angie Garrett, Amy Russell, and Ashley Meyers, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library / Whitney Woody and Keeley Waters, Johnson County Public Library

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An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training – 1 LEU

Molly Meyers LaBadieThis presentation addresses customer service training by growing and nurturing empathy and empowering staff to navigate the gray areas in our policies. Using storytelling and group interaction, we will look at special and challenging situations such as code of conduct violations and difficult patrons. Discover how understanding our own implicit biases and not assuming the worst of our patrons can help you offer consistent customer service to everyone we serve.

Date Recorded: 8/25/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Molly LaBadie, Deputy Director / Delaware County District Library

Molly Meyers LaBadie has been in Libraries for almost 20 years. She was lucky to have four of those as a Library Trainer allowing her to train staff in customer service and spend time learning what really made a difference. Currently, as a Deputy Director, she finds that empathy for both staff and patrons is a powerful tool in offering exceptional customer service.

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Where Do We Go From Here – 1 LEU

Are you worried about getting children and teens back into the library post-COVID? You aren’t alone! A community-based approach will help you expand your reach to patrons new and old, so in this webinar we’ll talk about Community Asset Mapping, a strategy that will help you discover and develop new partnerships.

Date Recorded: 10/19/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library and Christy Franzman, Teen Coordinator / Hamilton East Public Library

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Developing Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ+ (1 LEU)

Creating welcoming spaces for members of the LGBTQ+ community is easier than you might think. In this session you’ll learn some of the small and big things you can do to help create those spaces for not just patrons, but also your coworkers and employees.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jayne Walters, Indianapolis Public Library

 

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Public Library Social Service – 1 LEU

 

handsAthens (Georgia) Regional Library is one of the first public libraries to refocus a social work program toward a trauma-informed framework. This session presents replicable steps in providing library services, designing and implementing policies, and supplying holistic training for staff utilizing a trauma-informed lens. As libraries are asked to do more with less, this session highlights easily attained methods of becoming trauma-informed and establishing a system which reflects the assets of the community and organizational values. 1hr / 1 LEU.

Date Recorded: 6/30/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Trudi Green / Assistant Director for Public Services, Athens Regional Library System; Jennifer Elkins / Associate Professor, University of Georgia School of Social Work; Sarah List / Information Services Librarian, Athens Regional Library System.

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TeachingBooks for Teachers – 1 TLEU

TeachingBooks for Teachers logoWhether you’re new to TeachingBooks or it is your go-to database for book and author resources, we are constantly evolving and would love to share both staple and new tools with you. In this webinar, we will highlight top TeachingBooks features that teachers find useful for in-class instruction as well as guiding student-paced learning. Discover ready-to-use lessons and activities, engaging resources like book trailers and other contactless book previewing tools, and more.

Date Recorded: 1/21/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Alyssa Yokota-Bryon, M.Ed., Implementation & Training Specialist  and Kym Davick, Director of Implementation & Educational Support / TeachingBooks

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Impacting Lives One Teen at a Time: What Directors Should Know – 1 LEU

teen girl reading book in a chairWhen teens walk into the library, does your staff view them as a problem or an opportunity? Libraries are positioned to have a huge impact on teen lives with just a little intentionality. This session will introduce directors (and anyone else interested) to the developmental needs of teens and the ways in which libraries can support teens in their communities by utilizing Connected Learning—yes, even during the pandemic! We’ll discuss what this looks like in the library setting and how to encourage staff to look at teens and teen programs in a different way.

Date Recorded: 12/22/2020

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates, Indiana State Library / Christy Franzman, Hamilton East Public Library

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Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Reader’s Advisory for Teens – 1 LEU

LGBTQIA+ Reader's Advisory for Teens logoJayne Walters of the Indianapolis Public Library presents a collection of broad and inclusive LGBTQIA+ titles for teen and tween readers. Books representing many identities and orientations are presented with an eye to presenting a fuller picture of the queer experience– and most importantly, toward the inclusion of multiple voices on each topic

Date Recorded: 10/27/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jayne Walters / West Indianapolis Branch Manager

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Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Reader’s Advisory for Preschool & Youth – 1 LEU

LGBTQIA+ Reader's Advisory for Preschool and Youth logoLGBTQIA+ literature is not just for Pride Month! Librarians from the Indianapolis Public Library will share their top LGBTQIA+ literature picks for youth. They will introduce titles across multiple genres and age groups that can be easily incorporated into every day displays and reader’s advisory. Books from every aspect of the rainbow for parents and youth ages 12 and younger to read together or on their own will be shared.

Date Recorded: 10/29/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jayne Walters / West Indianapolis Branch Manager and Maggie Ward / Outreach Services Manager – Indianapolis Public Library.

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