Tag Archives: Staff Development

How to Talk with Your Boss (1 LEU)

Our panel will discuss the “not-so-fun but “oh-so-real” issues of troubleshooting relationships with a supervisor.  Some possible topics:  What if your boss isn’t approachable?  Is there a problem you want to discuss?  Do you need strategies for those conversations?  This will be the place for you!

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Lynn Hobbs, Chris Scandling, Donna Seaton and Jason Fields

 

Readers Advisory: The Art of Finding the Right Book (1 LEU)

Join librarian, book review blogger, and bookstagrammer Laura Jones as she shares her favorite readers advisory tools and tips to help library staff find the right book for even those patrons with the most eclectic tastes!

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Laura Jones, Indiana State Library

 

Speak Up: Responding to Uncomfortable Situations (1 LEU)

This session covers real incidents that happened in libraries and good ways to respond to those uncomfortable situations. Great pro tips for new & seasoned library workers.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Paula Newcom and Kara Cleveland, Indiana State Library

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Developing Tech Intuition (1 TLEU)

Websites and apps often rely on “intuitive design” so that users can navigate them without getting confused. Low-skill tech users often lack the experience needed for good “tech intuition” which prevents them from independently navigating new websites or apps. This session will explore common design patterns and user interface characteristics that you can teach patrons so that they can quickly develop tech intuition and become more confident when using new apps and websites.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Marianne McKenzie and Alex Hampton, Indianapolis Public Library

 

Content Creation for Your Library – 1 TLEU

Boardgame Librarian logoAre you in charge of creating content for your library’s social media accounts? Do you feel like you are stuck with what new and exciting things you can post that will engage your followers? Are you not even sure where to start or look to create graphics that excite? Wondering if hash tagging is all it’s cracked up to be? Join Jenn Bartlett, Head of Reference and Adult Services of the Manchester Public Library, and lead of their social media as she discusses these topics. Catch Bartlett on her own personal social media as The Board Game Librarian.

Date Recorded: 922/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jenn Bartlett, Head of Reference and Adult Services / Manchester Public Library (Connecticut)

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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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Certification Refresher – Figuring Out Indiana Library Certification – 1 LEU

Who must be certified and by when? What impact has Corona-19 had on certification timelines? Is the ISL still allotting extra time for certification and renewals due to the ongoing public health emergency? We will answer these questions and more. We will show you where the answers can be found so you can answer certification questions like a pro. We’ll talk about the difference between job title, job description, and job classification. We will tackle some common misperceptions about certification and identify exactly what to include in your next certification application.

Date Recorded:  12/15/2020

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

Resources:  2020-12-15 Certification PPT Handout

 

EBSCO eBooks and the EBSCO App – 1 TLEU

Learn about the new EBSCO eBook collections for school and public libraries. There will also be a demonstration of the EBSCO app so that you can install the app on your mobile device and begin using it to search INSPIRE on the go.

Date Recorded:  04/14/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Kara Cleveland, Professional Development Office Supervisor, Indiana State Library

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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Mental Maintenance – 1 LEU

stacked rocks by waterMindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given. Handouts will include an extensive bibliography. This session asks tough questions and addresses the stress in our lives; however, it is not intended to replace professional care and/or advice.

Date Recorded: 4/28/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jeremy Bolom, Assistant Director/Head of Public Service, Lincoln Parish Library (LA)

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