Tag Archives: Teen Services

Gameschooling: Using Board Games in the Classroom – 1 LEU

gameboard with dice and plastic ducksBoard games are fun for children of all ages, but they are also promising tools for education. How can we best practically incorporate them into K-12 classrooms in order to optimize learning? As a former neurobiologist who transitioned to teaching, I have experimented for the past seven years with the integration of board games as educational tools. Here I will discuss best practices for using board games effectively to teach content knowledge, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Topics covered will include gamer motivations, fun yet educational game mechanics, lesson plan structures, roles of educators in scaffolded learning, and common mistakes I have discovered in the “gameschooling” process. I will also show preliminary evidence that board games can effectively improve content knowledge. Overall, I hope to show how  popular modern board games could be utilized in educational arenas.

Date Recorded: 10/27/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Catherine Croft, Ph.D. / Co-Founder & CEO, Catlilli Games

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Where Do We Go From Here – 1 LEU

Are you worried about getting children and teens back into the library post-COVID? You aren’t alone! A community-based approach will help you expand your reach to patrons new and old, so in this webinar we’ll talk about Community Asset Mapping, a strategy that will help you discover and develop new partnerships.

Date Recorded: 10/19/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library and Christy Franzman, Teen Coordinator / Hamilton East Public Library

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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

 

Diverse Books Toolkit (1 TLEU)

Teaching Books for Public Library Staff Serving Youth logo

Join this session to become versed with the Diverse Books Toolkit from our INSPIRE, state-funded TeachingBooks service.  You’ll discover new ways to…

    • Identify exceptional diverse books for your community
    • Analyze your collection for diversity and inclusion
        • Facilitate book clubs and story times that videos and recordings with featured authors and illustrators.

Prior to and during the session, freely explore this resource at https://teachingbooks.net/DiverseBooks

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Nick Glass and Alyssa Yokota-Byron, TeachingBooks.net and BookConnections.org

 

Book Connections @INSPIRE: New for Indiana Children’s & Teen Services (1 TLEU)

BookConnections.org is the newest INSPIRE resource for all Indiana public library children and teen services. With games, homework help, and homeschool support for families, and library programming, book promotion, and collection analysis tools for library professionals, you’ll be equipped to deepen reading connections for everyone in your community.  Book Connections was developed to meet the needs of our public libraries from the group behind TeachingBooks, another INSPIRE resource.
Prior to and during the session, freely explore this resource at https://bookconnections.org.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format:  Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Nick Glass and Alyssa Yokota-Byron, TeachingBooks.net and BookConnections.org

 

Teen Tips (1 LEU)

Why do teens behave the way they do?  Why should we welcome them when they are loud and messy?  What’s the best way to interact with them?  Teen librarians are not the only staff members that deal with teens so it’s good for all staff members to have these tips in their toolbox.  We’ll share some teen development basics and highlight some tips for smooth teen interactions at this session.

Date Recorded: 9/17/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant / Indiana State Library

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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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Get INSPIRED: Top INSPIRE Databases for Assisting Students – 1 TLEU

Join Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant at the Indiana State Library, as she highlights several INSPIRE databases that will be useful for those who serve students and who assist with homework assignments.

Date Recorded: 9/8/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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The 2021 National Book Festival, Indiana, and You! – 1 LEU

Open a book open the world The National Book Festival is sponsored by the Library of Congress annually. This year, the events are online and you and your library can join in the festivities. Learn more about this fun opportunity from Suzanne Walker, Indiana Center for the Book and Megan Telligman, Indiana Humanities. The National Book Festival will feature hundreds of author talks, including authors from Indiana, as well as other programs all available remotely. Learn more about how to participate, what’s available, and program ideas for your library in this fun and informative webinar. A tool-kit on how to participate in the National Book Festival will be unveiled. The National Book Festival happens September 17 – September 26. You don’t want to miss it!

Date Recorded: 7/28/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Suzanne Walker / Indiana Center for the book and Megan Telligman / Indiana Humanities

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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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