Tag Archives: Programming

The Firefly Award and Early Literacy Standards – A Perfect Match! – 1 LEU

 

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is terrific, not only because it introduces parents and children ages 0-5 to high quality picture books perfect for the youngest among us, but also because it can easily be applied to early literacy standards like those developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. Join NAEYC member and Indianapolis Wayne Township preschool evaluation teacher, Jeanne Baldwin, to learn more about NAEYC’s early literacy standards, including information about duel language learners. We will also discuss how the Firefly books and programs can support the NAEYC standards. Suzanne Walker, Firefly Chair and Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian will facilitate a discussion throughout the event. 1hr / 1 LEU.

About Jeanne: Jeanne Baldwin works at Wayne Township Preschool in Indianapolis. She has degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has worked in early childhood settings for 25 years, including public and private schools, Head Start, First Steps, and childcare ministries, working directly with young children and providing education and training for teachers and caregivers. Jeanne works as a member of the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award committee. She is a member of the Central Indiana First Steps planning council, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children, and is currently reviewing proposals for the Division of Early Childhood’s national conference.

About Suzanne: Suzanne Walker received her Masters of Library Science from Indiana University. She is currently the Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress. She coordinates Indiana’s Letters About Literature competition annually. Suzanne judged the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in 2013 and 2014 and the Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition in 2017. Most recently she was a judge for the 2020 Indiana Authors Awards and the 2021 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She has presented numerous times at Indiana Library Federation’s District conferences, annual conferences, and youth conferences.

Date Recorded: 6/8/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jeanne Baldwin / Wayne Township Preschool in Indianapolis and Suzanne Walker / Indiana State Library, Indiana Young Readers Center and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book

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Critical Hit: Using Dungeons and Dragons for Training and Evaluation – 1 LEU

This session will distill Dungeons & Dragons down to its key concepts and show you how they can be implemented to track employee progress, achieve goals, and build a closely connected team of adventure seekers and problem solvers. Whether you’re a new adventurer or an expert D&D player, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

Date Recorded:  05/11/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Evan Barber, IT Technical Associate, Brookens Library, University of Illinois – Springfield

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TeachingBooks/Book Connections: Booklists and Collection Analysis Tools – 1 TLEU

Teaching Books Book Connections logoJoin trainers from TeachingBooks/Book Connections to learn more about the customizable tools available on Book Connections that support your collection development and patron engagement. Discover features to help analyze and generate reports that provide data insights into the genre, cultural, and curricular classifications represented in your collections. Book Connections, a children’s and young adult literacy resource, is licensed by INSPIRE, a Service of the Indiana State Library for all Indiana residents.

Date Recorded: 4/12/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

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


Dungeons & Dragons & Beyond: How to Run a Library RPG Program – 1 TLEU

dungeons and dragons diceRole playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons & Dragons are becoming increasingly popular both at home and in libraries. Librarians across the country are embracing RPGs and the skills that they teach during play.  How can you get started? What do you need to get started?  Do you have to play in person? Can you play online? Is it hard? We’ll be answering these basic questions and more as well as show you how The Learning Curve @ Central Library runs our virtual Dungeons and Dragons game utilizing Discord and Roll20.net. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have a bit of experience, you can run your own games!

Date Recorded: 2/25/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Kirsten Weaver, Teen Programming Specialist and Christopher Brozo, Activity Guide and Austin Senior, Activity Guide / Indianapolis Public Library

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TeachingBooks for Public Library Staff Serving Youth – 1 TLEU

Teaching Books for Public Library Staff Serving Youth logoDo you know Book Connections? Whatever your familiarity is with TeachingBooks or the recently launched public library interface, Book Connections, we can’t wait to show you the features available that are designed with you in mind. In this webinar, we will highlight ideas and resources to enrich your youth services library programming as well as new tools to complement your work to enhance diversity in your library collections. Learn about the Collection Analysis and Diverse Books Toolkits, ready-to-use resources for your book clubs, CSLP and other summer reading lists, homework help features, and more.

Date Recorded: 2/3/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Kym Davick, Director of Implementation & Educational Support | Crystal Ballard, Implementation & Training Specialist / TeachingBooks

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CSLP 2021: Tails and Tales – 1 LEU

lion mouse booksJoin the Indiana State Library for this training where you will be introduced to and receive updates about the 2021 CSLP Summer Reading Program “Tails & Tales,” followed by program resources and ideas.

Date Recorded: 2/1/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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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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Services from the Indiana State Library – 1 LEU

Indiana State Library Great HallDid you know the Indiana State Library can provide you with FREE refurbished computers? What about FREE website hosting? Did you know you can check out tech kits, STEM kits, and VR kits to use in patron programming? Don’t know the difference between LDO, PDO, and Public Services? Join us for a brief overview of the ISL’s services and learn how we can support you and your library.

Date Recorded: 12/15/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Courtney Brown / Indiana State Library

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DIY Conference – The Ins and Outs of Virtual Programming – 1 LEU

Please join Amy, Heidi and Kate as they share lessons learned about virtual programming during the pandemic.  You will leave with program ideas and virtual programming best practices.

Date Recorded: 9/18/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Amy Dalton, Johnson County Public Library; Heidi Lovett, North Manchester Public Library; and Kate Blakely, Bremen Public Library

*Please note – Due to technical difficulties in the first recording of this webinar, we asked Amy to record her part again.  Her presentation is in the first video and Heidi and Kate’s presentations are in the second video. *

 

Library Reopening Plans – 1 LEU

Mary SoucieMary Soucie has been a librarian for 26 years and has been the North Dakota State Librarian for six of those years. Her main job is to advocate for libraries with local, state and national governments, but she also servs as director of the state library, which has a large circulating collection including best sellers, the largest large print collection in the state and a large talking book collection. Her library passions include mentoring colleagues at all levels and from all types of libraries and connecting people. She has done a number of trainings in active shooter drills and also managing disruptive patrons and safety policies and procedures. She’s also co-chair of the ARSL Governance Committee where she is collecting shared phased reopening plans from different libraries across the country.

Date Recorded: 8/14/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Mary Soucie / North Dakota State Librarian

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