Tag Archives: Trends

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


Infographic Tools – 1 TLEU


image of different types of infographics charts graphs

A picture says a thousand words, but when paired with data, it can say even more! Join us as we share tools you can use to bring your data to life.


 

Date Recorded: 5/24/2016

Some links and information mentioned during the webinar:

Infographic tools

Inspiration

Infographic video tools

Data Sources

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Jennifer Clifton and Emily Schaber / Indiana State Library


Spreading the Word: Taking Early Literacy Messages to the Streets – 1 LEU

 

Logo for Early Literacy ProgramFrom inception to completion, two librarians share their experiences with an IMLS Sparks grant. Shawnee Branch of Allen County Public Library received $23,421 to encourage positive interactions between adults and their young children and promote early learning. From story walks to yard signs and outreach to adults in parks, thrift stores and the farmers’ market, library staff spread the word. Did anyone get the message? Watch and find out!

“This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.”

Date Recorded: 11/17/16

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Pamela Martn-Diaz, Shawnee Branch Manager and Early Literacy Coordinator and Heather Grady, Shawnee Branch Assistant Manager and Children’s Librarian at the Allen County Public Library


Overdoses in Libraries – 1 LEU

logo of Indiana Recovery AllianceThe webinar will briefly outline the opiate, HIV and HCV epidemics across the country. We will then focus in on identifying overdoses and administration of naloxone (the opiate overdose reversal drug). We will briefly discuss the laws that fully protect those administering naloxone and over 40 years of evidence showing the safety and effectiveness of naloxone. The webinar will wrap up with information about sharps recycling options and addictions treatment. This webinar is eligible for 1 LEU when watched in conjunction with the second video below.

Date Recorded: 12/14/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Chris Abert / Indiana Recovery Alliance

Additional Resources (please watch both videos before you generate your LEU certificate):


Incorporating Yoga into Library Programming – 1 LEU

child doing a yoga poseMeghan Alexander, Yoga Librarian at the Hagerstown Public Library, explains the benefits of mind, body, and breath connection and how this works for programming across generations and abilities. We’ll learn why the library is the perfect organization to offer this type of programming, all about Kinetic (or Physical) Literacy, and how to use the library as a center for Service Yoga (free yoga to under-served populations). We’ll cover who can lead these programs, what certification and qualifications may be needed, and how to promote safety in library programs as well as in programs outside the library.

Date Recorded: 8/3/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Meghan Alexander / Hagerstown Public Library


Make Your Library a Coder Dojo – 1 LEU

logo for CoderDojo of IndianaAre you looking for a fun, easy way to incorporate computer science and coding into your program offerings? Look no further! During this session we will cover all the necessary logistics to start a CoderDojo coding club at your library. CoderDojo is a flexible, open source program designed to introduce kids to computer science in a fun environment. CoderDojo Indiana provides fundraising and curriculum support (as well as some student and volunteer marketing tools) and you guys set your own club schedule and let us know what you need to succeed.

Date Recorded: 1/26/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Courtney Lambert/ CoderDojo Indiana


Simplified Technology Training for the Public – 1 LEU

drawing of a variety of computer devices How One Library Evolved to Fit the Technology Needs of Their Community…In 2015 the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library had an all-too-familiar problem to solve: how to fulfill the need for technology help in the community. While they previously offered formal computer classes, the library found that customers were wanting technology help on their terms. The technology team at the library took a step back and decided to take a very informal approach to tackle the problem, and thus “Digital Drop In” was born. “Digital Drop In” is a weekly 2-hour window where people can come in with any and all technology questions, and team with tech-savvy library staff are available to help as best they can. From old answering machines to brand new tablets and laptops, and from quick questions to weekly visitors, the “Digital Drop In” has been a great success and has eliminated the library’s need for traditional computer classes.

Date Recorded: 2/16/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Laura Brack/ Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library


Check Out STEAM Kits – 1 LEU

image of a computer circuit boardJoin the Kendallville Public Library staff as they share how STEAM has worked its way into their programs, The Cortex (our makerspace), and even our circulating collections. Tips, tricks and ideas for getting what you already have out of your closets and cupboards and putting them to use.

Date Recorded: 2/27/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Leah Dresser, Marie Kaufmann and Beth Munk / Kendallville Public Library