Tag Archives: Programming

Making a Mini Makerspace – 1 LEU

image of mini robotUnder the staircase, an old study room, an accessible storage closet … anywhere can become a mini makerspace! The North Riverside Public Library, a small library outside Chicago, was able to cobble together funding using our budget and grants to create mini makerspaces in small nooks around our library. We will talk about our process, research on materials and space design, and how we solicited valuable feedback from patrons. We’ll also discuss our failures and successes throughout the planning and implementation process, including budgetary constraints and unique workarounds that we discovered. This talk will be applicable to any small or rural library willing to get creative.

Date Recorded: 5/15/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Britney Musial, Teen/Tween Librarian and Lizzy Boden, Adult Services Librarian, North Riverside Public Library (North Riverside, Illinois)

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Teaching iPad and iPhone to Seniors – 1 TLEU

Seniors are highly motivated to learn to use devices, but have few opportunities to attend classes that address their needs to use.   Most are unaware of how these devices can connect them to the free library services of Hoopla, Freegal, Libby (Overdrive) and their local online catalogs.

This presentation will include an outline of what can be taught in five 90-minute classes.  Highlighted will be the 20 apps every senior needs to know and practical advice on such topics as:  Offering classes outside of the library, fee-based classes and limiting class sizes.

Date Recorded: 5/6/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Barbara Friedman, Director of the Erving Public Library (Erving, Massachusetts)

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Bring NASA to Your Library with STEM Programming – 1 LEU

Hear from two librarians experienced in the NASA @ My Library program about how they have used the kit materials in their libraries to bring STEM programming to the masses and connect their libraries with the research and science of NASA.  Ryan Curto, Bedford Public Library, and Allison McLean, Elkhart Public Library, share ideas for programs they have done using the original NASA@MyLibrary kits.

Date Recorded: 4/12/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Ryan Curto, Bedford Public Library and Allison McLean, Elkhart Public Library


Essential Astronomy for Libraries – 1 LEU


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Join us as members of the Indiana Astronomical Society provide an introduction to practical observing that can be used at libraries for their own astronomy-themed programs.  This session will explore the basics of navigating the night sky, cover common types of celestial objects, and provide guidance for finding and identifying popular targets in the summer night sky.  Whether you are planning a “Universe of Stories” star-gazing program this summer or just want to brush up on your knowledge of our galaxy, this webinar will provide the information you need!

Date Recorded: 3/6/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Ben Jansen, Vice-President – Indiana Astronomical Society / Laura Keller, Secretary & Librarian – Indiana Astronomical Society / Fred Keller, Board Member – Indiana Astronomical Society / Mike Birch, Board Member – Indiana Astronomical Society

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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

 


Girls Who Code (not eligible for LEUs)


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Please join Girls Who Code and the Indiana State Library to learn more about how to launch FREE after-school Clubs!  During the webinar, you’ll learn all you need to know to start a 3rd-5th grade or 6th-12th Club. (No computer science experience? No problem!) You’ll also have the chance to pose questions to Hannah Simon Goldman, Girls Who Code’s Indiana Regional Partnership Coordinator.
This webinar is 30 minutes and is not eligible for LEUs due to length.

Date Recorded: 1/31/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Hannah Simon Goldman / Girls Who Code

Resources from webinar:

  • Girls who Code presentation slides
  • Girls Who Code Clubs Overview – Explains the requirements to start a Club and how Girls Who Code supports you
  • 3rd-5th Grade Getting Started/Sample Curriculum – Take a peek!
  • 6th-12th Grade Curriculum – You can check out this curriculum by following the instructions below. It’s a quick, nonbinding process that lets you interact more with our online platform.
    • Visit our online learning platform – Girls Who Code HQ
    • Create an HQ Account by clicking “Sign Up” and indicating “I want to start a club or I want to volunteer for a club.” (Please note that this brings you to our curriculum preview page, and does not require you to submit a Clubs Application!)
    • You can click on different icons to learn more about our 6th-12th grade Clubs, and view a sample of our 6th-12th grade curriculum.


CSLP 2019: A Universe of Stories webinar – 1 LEU


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Get started planning your 2019 Summer Library Program from the comfort of your library by attending this Collaborative Summer Library Program 2019 “space” themed webinar!  This webinar introduces you to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for all ages (Early Literacy, Children’s, Teen, and Adults) based on the CSLP 2019 theme, “A Universe of Stories!”  Some program ideas are shared.  For more program ideas, see ISL’s CSLP 2019: Program Ideas for All Ages sheet.

Date Recorded: 1/9/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

Resources from Webinar


Marketing on a Small Budget – 1 LEU

 

Libraries are busy places. From programming to services, we want people to know about everything. The challenge? We often have very limited (if any) marketing budgets. Join Kim Crowder, Director, Communications, for The Indianapolis Public Library, and learn easy tips and tricks to boost your marketing strategy on a budget. See examples of what has worked and where your time is best spent.

Date Recorded: 11/16/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Kim Crowder, Director, Communications, Indianapolis Public Library


Level Up Your VR Programming- 1TLEU


VR Headset This webinar covered how to build VR programming from the ground up. Including, recruiting volunteers, using outcome-based assessment, and developing programs such as a VR Development Camp. Throughout the presentation will be tips on the actual logistics of providing programs with limited time and financial constraints.

Date Recorded: 9/5/2018

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jeannette Lehr / Monroe County Public Library


Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun and Health-1 LEU


Let's Move in Libraries logo What can you do in your library to increase physical activity in
your community? My research shows that 36 public libraries across Indiana already get their communities moving with everything from Tai Chi in the Park (Adams Public Library System) to Yoga Storytime (Putnam County Public Library) being offered regularly throughout the state. And there are other ways to get people moving beyond having programs like these. The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library checks out pickleball sets and at least eight Indiana libraries regularly do StoryWalk programs at local parks. Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

Date Recorded: 10/23/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Dr. Noah Lenstra, MLIS / assistant professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro