Tag Archives: Populations

Tackling Racism in Classic Children’s Literature – 2 LEUs

Linsdey Patrick-Wright and Klem-Mair Cajigas

We all know that there are outdated and racist classics on our shelves. These books reflect a homogenous past, yet they still thrive in an ostensibly multicultural present. How do we hold fast to intellectual freedom while solidifying our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness?
Nashville Public Library spent a year asking that question and the resulting work can be replicated by other libraries seeking to apply an anti-racist lens to their collections. Join us as Klem-Marí Cajigas and Lindsey Patrick-Wright offer insight and suggestions for us to re-evaluate our own collections. This webinar was previously presented as a session at both TLA’s 2019 Annual Conference and at the 2020 PLA Conference, and for the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
Presenters:

Klem-Marí Cajigas is the Family Literacy Coordinator for Bringing Books to Life!, Nashville Public Library’s award-winning early literacy outreach program. She has been with Nashville Public Library since 2012, after more than a decade of academic training in Religious Studies and Ministry, including doctoral work at Vanderbilt University.

Lindsey Patrick-Wright was formerly the Youth Services and Continuing Education Coordinator for TSLA. She has been at Nashville Public Library for 9 years now, first managing the Children’s Department and is currently managing the Southeast Branch.

Date Recorded: 8/25/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video


Families Tackling Tough Times – Resilience in the Face of Trauma – 1 LEU

“Resilience,” while an over-used term, is a very important scientific concept. Far from being rare, it is common for families to display resilience when faced with adversity. Nonetheless, threats to resilience, trauma among them, are also common. This webinar will review the scientific definitions of resilience and family resilience, and consider factors that may threaten or promote resilience. A new program created at Purdue to support family resilience during the pandemic will be introduced.

Date Recorded: 7/08/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth – Distinguished Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University

Library Community Partnerships – 1 LEU

Kelly Krieg-SigmanAs public libraries continue to strive towards deeper connections with their community, effective and mutually beneficial partnerships are essential.  Unfortunately, all too often, instead of being “made in heaven,” many partnerships feel more like “shotgun marriages.”  This session will examine the ingredients necessary for healthy, mutually beneficial, and sustainable library-community partnerships, and provide a number of suggestions as to where to start.

Date Recorded: 2/17/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kelly Krieg-Sigman / Retired Director of LaCrosse Public Library, WI


Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons – 1 LEU

wooden game piecesHow do you serve people in your community who are unable get in to your library?  How do you find those people? What kind of programs or services could be offered to them? These questions plague libraries everywhere. Learn how we identified our target patron groups, partnered with community agencies to identify patrons, young and not so young, who would benefit from outreach programming, and how we used materials and staff on hand to add outreach to our service repertoire.

Angie Bates is currently the Assistant Director of Perry Memorial Library in Henderson, North Carolina, but she’s not always been a librarian.  She taught in elementary schools all across the United States from 1986–2009.  In 2010, she graduated from North Carolina Central University with my MLS and began her new career as a youth librarian.  She has been blessed to experience many sides of public librarianship; youth and adult services, cataloging, and now administration.  Her next adventure is to go beyond her library’s walls through outreach services.

Date Recorded: 2/26/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Angie Bates / Perry Memorial Library, Assistant Director  (Henderson, North Carolina)


AnyAbility: Serving Adults with Disabilities – 1 LEU


Learn about one library’s experience creating programs that have grown into engaging experiences where adults with disabilities connect with their community, interact with peers, and utilize library resources.  As a result of the AnyAbility program, library staff are more comfortable using people-first language, have rewarding interactions with customers with disabilities, and have positively changed the dynamic of the library.
Outcomes:
1. Recognize the importance of people-first language.
2. Design programs for adults with disabilities.
3. Develop enriching and accepting spaces where adults with disabilities can flourish.

Date Recorded: 4/16/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Hannah Martinez,  Maria Mayo, Marsha Marcilla  / Anythink Libraries (Adams County, Colorado)

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Chair Yoga at Your Library – 1LEU


image of yoga poseBy 2030, one out of every five people living in Indiana will be a senior citizen (65 or older). Chair yoga is a fun, relaxing program that improves our physical and emotional well-being. Even better, chair yoga can be done by anyone at your library with an interest in yoga and teaching. In this hour-long webinar, a certified yoga teacher will address the do’s and don’ts of a chair yoga program and will offer up a blueprint on getting started at your library.

Date Recorded: 1/16/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:   Mary Schons / East Chicago Public Library

 


How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment CAN – 1 LEU


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This webinar will show you the state and Federal resources used by the Northwest Indiana Center for Data & Analysis to provide accurate and timely data for our CAN projects. Resources to be previewed will include but are not limited to: American Community Survey, American Factfinder, STATS Indiana, Hoosiers by the Numbers, and Stats America.

Date Recorded: 3/28/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Scott Sandberg / Indiana University Northwest


Getting to Know You: Connect with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness – 1 LEU


Learn how to connect with some of your most marginalized patrons. Patrons experiencing homelessness may be some of the most overlooked library users. Misconceptions and fear on the part of both patrons and staff may interfere in connecting with these patrons. Monroe County has faced a number of issues concerning homelessness and the opioid epidemic. Discover how Monroe County Public Library connected with this population using the Harwood Method.

Date Recorded: 5/16/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Elizabeth Grey / Monroe County Public Library


Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program – 1 LEU


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Youth need more than traditional literacies to succeed in life – they also need emotional intelligence. Learn how you can build Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into any teen program and help your teens develop their self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills. You’ll leave this session with great resources and concrete ideas for incorporating SEL at your library. Presenter: Brin Chenille Bugo, Calgary Public Library

Date Recorded: 4/26/18

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:   Brin Chenille Bugo / Calgary Public Library


From the Bottom Up: We Overlooked the Misdemeanor (And so Can You!) – 1 LEU


image of Nappanee Public Library volunteer logo tree with hands
Learn how the Nappanee Public Library is meeting a need in their community by providing a quality, non-judgmental Community service Volunteer Program.  With firm guidelines and expectations in place, a mutually beneficial relationship begins.  With data and support, NPL can prove its value to your library and community.

Date Recorded: 9/29/17

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Lissa Krull and Lana McCoy / Nappanee Public Library