Tag Archives: Trends

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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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


TED and Libraries: Ideas Worth Sharing at Places Designed for Sharing – 1 LEU


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This webinar will explore opportunities for libraries related to the world of TED – including, but not limited to, staging a TEDx event and hosting an ongoing TED Ed Club. The presenters will discuss their ongoing partnership, full of successes and failures, while inspiring librarians to bring these two worlds together at their own libraries.

Date Recorded: 9/12/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kevin MacDowell / Monroe County Public Library and Jennifer Borland / TEDxBloomington


Curating Your Unusual Collections: Lending Nontraditional Items at the Library – 1 LEU


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Telescopes, digital converters, board games, coding toys, and more! Cary Memorial Library (MA) debuted its Library of Things collection in March 2017. Over a year later, we are grateful for how our collection has flourished in spite of a few hiccups along the way! This webinar discusses the why and how of starting a circulating collection of unusual items, including Cary Library’s best practices for streamlining the circulation process and easing staff concerns regarding learning about all of the Things in your collection.

Date Recorded: 5/21/18

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Corinne Coveney / Cary Memorial Library (San Jose, California)


Fine Free Libraries: What, Why, and How – 1 LEU


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In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the trend toward the suspension of fines in public libraries including what “fine free” means, the philosophies behind the shift, and the practical considerations that go into becoming a “fine free” library.

Date Recorded: 4/17/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Ruth Frasur / Hagerstown Public Library and Scott Tracey, West Lafayette Public Library


School and Public Library Partnerships: STEAM to Students – 1 LEU


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Join Deb Gaff, youth services librarian at the Bartholomew County Public Library—and former teacher—as she discusses the STEAM programs she does for students both in school and at BCPL.  First she shares valuable strategies for establishing a relationship with schools and explains how BCPL got started with these initiatives.  Then she highlights her programs, including Coder Dojo, working with robots, a Nick & Tesla book club, and more.

Date Recorded: 4/3/18

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:   Deb Gaff / Bartholomew County Public Library


Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural – 1 LEU


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Want to create an additional avenue for early childhood learning at a currently unused outdoor space? Join Kokomo-Howard County Public Library as we go through the process creating one, from the idea state to ground-breaking and from the ribbon-cutting to programming.

Date Recorded: 3/15/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Trina Evans and Susan Bednarz / Kokomo-Howard County Public Library


Change Management: Anything Can Happen in the Zone – 1 LEU


image of a butterflyAll libraries face catalysts for change, and rather than being afraid of change, with effective consideration of the personal aspects felt by staff or patrons, libraries can change many things at the same time. Butler University Libraries had already made progressive changes in public services areas, but Technical Services workflows and organization remained unchanged and bound to legacy practices from decades past. For us, the best catalyst for change was a system migration to a cloud-based library management system. This system migration was tied to organizational restructuring, building rearrangement, and a new strategic plan, each of which intertwined with the details of the migration project and was underpinned by thoughtful analysis of how to help employees through change. Research on technical services departments is discussed in light of how roles change through the streamlined workflows available in a new ILS, and how those changes can have a domino effect, creating space or opportunity to shift responsibilities or spaces in ways long awaited or newly identified. Join us to learn how changes can help refocus a library’s efforts to fulfill what can be an evolving mission, while retaining core strengths and values. This webinar, while delivered by an academic librarian, will also be useful to public libraries wanting to work through big changes.

Date Recorded: 11/28/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Josh Petrusa / Butler University

 


Beyond Out of the Box: Digital Climbers at Muncie Public Library – 1 LEU

Rebimage think outside the boxecca Parker and Stuart Cotton will discuss their Digital Climbers STEAM learning program, and how they gave up on traditional STEAM programming in favor of a multi-layered, sustainable system of STEAM challenges and projects for children. Attendees will learn about the benefits of unscheduled, personalized learning programs for kids, how the program has evolved and improved over time, and how your library can benefit from programming like this.

Date Recorded: 9/1/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Rebecca Parker and Stuart Cotton / Muncie Public Library


Fake News – 1 LEU

 

Image of text that says Fake NewsWhat makes fake news fake? As a society, we have been bombarded with the idea that the news we consume every day is fabricated, but the truth is far more complicated than that. Join Indiana University East librarian KT Lowe as she discusses the identifiable traits of fake news, offers tips on how to tackle fake news claims and demonstrates what makes real news real.

Date Recorded: 3/1/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: KT Lowe / Indiana University East