Tag Archives: Populations

Have You Heard? There’s a Social Worker at the Library? – 1 LEU

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A partnership between the San Francisco Public Library and the local Department of Public Health resulted in the placement of a social worker at the Main Library to link users to housing and social services. Eventually a job-training component was added, providing opportunities to develop marketable skills for people who had been homeless. Meet and hear the story of a library outreach worker who shares his/her own story to inspire others who are still struggling with homelessness.

Date Recorded: 10/5/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Leah Esguerra, Jennifer Key  & Joe Bank / San Francisco Public Library

Services to Children with Special Needs: About Special Kids – 1 LEU

child's hand and crayonsJoin us as staff from About Special Kids offers tips and suggestions for interacting with patrons who have special needs.  About Special Kids is Indiana’s Parent to Parent organization that works throughout the state to give support, answer questions and provide information and resources to families of children with special needs.

Date Recorded: 9/26/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jane Scott (Deputy Director) and Lisa Kutschera (Parent Liaison) / About Special Kids

Just Ask: Partnerships that Provide Funding and Opportunity – 1 LEU

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Many libraries encourage staff to participate in opportunities for the library to engage in their community outside of their walls, this session will discuss ways that partnerships can provide opportunities for funding.  Join Susan Miller and Megan Martin as they discuss ways that they’ve utilized partnerships to drive fundraising and greater awareness of the library in their community.  This session will include strategies for asking for funding to support specific programs for your Library, and how fundraising can strengthen partnerships and lead to community buy-in.  The presenters will share lessons and tips learned from a combined 30 plus years working in libraries.

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Create a strategy for fundraising.
  • Evaluate when to ask.
  • Leverage supporters as part of your “team.”

Date Recorded: 8/9/2017

Handouts from the webinar:

Format: Archived YouTube Video


Susan Miller, Director of the Bedford Public Library and Megan Martin, Director of Community Engagement for the Bedford Public Library

Spreading the Word: Taking Early Literacy Messages to the Streets – 1 LEU


Logo for Early Literacy ProgramFrom inception to completion, two librarians share their experiences with an IMLS Sparks grant. Shawnee Branch of Allen County Public Library received $23,421 to encourage positive interactions between adults and their young children and promote early learning. From story walks to yard signs and outreach to adults in parks, thrift stores and the farmers’ market, library staff spread the word. Did anyone get the message? Watch and find out!

“This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.”

Date Recorded: 11/17/16

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Pamela Martn-Diaz, Shawnee Branch Manager and Early Literacy Coordinator and Heather Grady, Shawnee Branch Assistant Manager and Children’s Librarian at the Allen County Public Library

Interlocal Agreements – 1 LEU


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Is your library close to the Indiana border and you would like to serve non-residents that live across the border in another state? Or, are you interested in partnering with a neighboring township to provide library service to the unserved residents of that township? Are you interested in working with a nearby school system to provide library services to students? If any of this applies to you and your library, join IU legal extern, Trevor Oakerson, for a webinar on interlocal agreements. The types of agreements to be discussed include interstate compact agreements, service agreements with townships, and partnerships with other local government entities. This webinar will cover the minimum requirements for these agreements by law as well as some tips on how to draft a thorough agreement.

Date Recorded: 7/26/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Slides in PDF Format

Presenter: Trevor Oakerson / Indiana State Library

Global City, Global Library – 1 LEU

image of the Global City, Global Library logoThe role of libraries has shifted and in many communities serving increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations has become a priority. Learn about best practices from Cologne, Germany in serving new populations and how IndyPL is leveraging new resources and making intentional efforts to stay relevant in an increasingly global society.

Date Recorded: 4/26/2017

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Jessica Moore / Immigrant  Program Specialist at the Indianapolis Public Library and Mary Agnes Hylton / Manager of the Eagle Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library

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 opiate overdose reversal drug). 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):

Service to LGBTQ with Kit Malone – 1 LEU

image of a rainbow flagJoin Kit Malone from the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana as she presents best practices for library services for the LGBTQ community including working with patrons and fellow staff members. This webinar focuses on interacting with transgender people.

Date Recorded: 6/13/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Kit Malone / ACLU

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Department of Workforce Develop and Library Partnership – 1 LEU

logo for the Indiana Department of Workforce DevelopmentWant to know more about WorkOne? Join us as we talk about some of the services and programs of DWD and how libraries are the perfect partner. This webinar will cover the Indiana WorkOne system, available programs to job seekers, and give an intimate look at how our offices can best serve the needs of Hoosiers looking for a new job, career, training opportunities, or continuing education. Everyone can be helped by our WorkOne centers, and by the end of the webinar, viewers will know all that is offered.

Date Recorded: 10/26/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Bart Doan / Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Services for Caregivers in the Sandwich – 1 LEU

two elderly women on a beachIt is essential that every Hoosier, and certainly our library personnel, have a good working knowledge of the resources available to make caregivers’ lives easier. This webinar provides vital information on community resources such as CICOA (Central Indiana Council on Aging) and the other members of the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging (a vast network for information, referral, and specific kinds of services designed to improve quality of life and sustain the greatest possible independence for elderly persons, people with a disability and their family caregivers). Informed family caregivers are the backbone of successful care, and library personnel are in a key position to steer patrons to the information they need.

Date Recorded: 3/14/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kate Kunk, Central Indiana Council on Aging