Tag Archives: Trends

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

Video Marketing for Libraries – 1 TLEU

a clapper that you would use to start a movie shootVideos are a great way to showcase your library and increase your marketing efforts. They also don’t take a lot of time, money, and expertise to create. Kendallville Public Library Marketing Specialist Jenna Anderson, an experienced video producer, writer and editor, will share some ideas for creating simple videos that showcase an event, to more elaborate videos that enhance the image of your library. The webinar covers equipment, software, editing tips and more.

Date Recorded: 3/22/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jenna Anderson/ Kendallville Public Library

Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR) at Your Library – 1 LEU

girl on a bike with a vr headset on her headJoin Amy Dalton as she presents an overview of ways to get started with VR in your library as well as suggestions for good apps to use and other programming ideas for all ages. Google Cardboard, the Oculus Rift, and other headsets have made it possible for libraries to delve into this exciting technology. Join us to discover how.

Date Recorded: 4/4/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Amy Dalton / Johnson County Public Library