Tag Archives: Youth Services

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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Bring NASA to Your Library with STEM Programming – 1 LEU

Hear from two librarians experienced in the NASA @ My Library program about how they have used the kit materials in their libraries to bring STEM programming to the masses and connect their libraries with the research and science of NASA.  Ryan Curto, Bedford Public Library, and Allison McLean, Elkhart Public Library, share ideas for programs they have done using the original NASA@MyLibrary kits.

Date Recorded: 4/12/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Ryan Curto, Bedford Public Library and Allison McLean, Elkhart Public Library


Where’s My Cape? Managing a Youth Services Department – 1 LEU

image of person with superman capeYou were a hard-working youth librarian.  Now, you’re a youth services manager moving at the speed of light.  Experienced or just starting out, everyone needs a support network.  Join us for this Q&A-based webinar, where three current youth services managers (and one children’s consultant/ex-manager) share their tips & tricks about time management, coping with staffing dynamics, and handling change.

Date Recorded: 4/24/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library and Alyssa Morgan / Morgan County Public Library and Casey O’Leary / Mooresville Public Library and Cathy Riley / Hancock County Public Library

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Essential Astronomy for Libraries – 1 LEU


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Join us as members of the Indiana Astronomical Society provide an introduction to practical observing that can be used at libraries for their own astronomy-themed programs.  This session will explore the basics of navigating the night sky, cover common types of celestial objects, and provide guidance for finding and identifying popular targets in the summer night sky.  Whether you are planning a “Universe of Stories” star-gazing program this summer or just want to brush up on your knowledge of our galaxy, this webinar will provide the information you need!

Date Recorded: 3/6/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Ben Jansen, Vice-President – Indiana Astronomical Society / Laura Keller, Secretary & Librarian – Indiana Astronomical Society / Fred Keller, Board Member – Indiana Astronomical Society / Mike Birch, Board Member – Indiana Astronomical Society

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Girls Who Code (not eligible for LEUs)


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Please join Girls Who Code and the Indiana State Library to learn more about how to launch FREE after-school Clubs!  During the webinar, you’ll learn all you need to know to start a 3rd-5th grade or 6th-12th Club. (No computer science experience? No problem!) You’ll also have the chance to pose questions to Hannah Simon Goldman, Girls Who Code’s Indiana Regional Partnership Coordinator.
This webinar is 30 minutes and is not eligible for LEUs due to length.

Date Recorded: 1/31/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Hannah Simon Goldman / Girls Who Code

Resources from webinar:

  • Girls who Code presentation slides
  • Girls Who Code Clubs Overview – Explains the requirements to start a Club and how Girls Who Code supports you
  • 3rd-5th Grade Getting Started/Sample Curriculum – Take a peek!
  • 6th-12th Grade Curriculum – You can check out this curriculum by following the instructions below. It’s a quick, nonbinding process that lets you interact more with our online platform.
    • Visit our online learning platform – Girls Who Code HQ
    • Create an HQ Account by clicking “Sign Up” and indicating “I want to start a club or I want to volunteer for a club.” (Please note that this brings you to our curriculum preview page, and does not require you to submit a Clubs Application!)
    • You can click on different icons to learn more about our 6th-12th grade Clubs, and view a sample of our 6th-12th grade curriculum.


CSLP 2019: A Universe of Stories webinar – 1 LEU


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Get started planning your 2019 Summer Library Program from the comfort of your library by attending this Collaborative Summer Library Program 2019 “space” themed webinar!  This webinar introduces you to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for all ages (Early Literacy, Children’s, Teen, and Adults) based on the CSLP 2019 theme, “A Universe of Stories!”  Some program ideas are shared.  For more program ideas, see ISL’s CSLP 2019: Program Ideas for All Ages sheet.

Date Recorded: 1/9/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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Marketing on a Small Budget – 1 LEU

 

Libraries are busy places. From programming to services, we want people to know about everything. The challenge? We often have very limited (if any) marketing budgets. Join Kim Crowder, Director, Communications, for The Indianapolis Public Library, and learn easy tips and tricks to boost your marketing strategy on a budget. See examples of what has worked and where your time is best spent.

Date Recorded: 11/16/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Kim Crowder, Director, Communications, Indianapolis Public Library


Indiana Authors: What’s New in Kids Lit – 1 LEU


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Indiana continues to produce great authors for kids. Join Shirley Mullin, owner of Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore in Indianapolis for a conversation about books by new Indiana authors that write for children and great authors to book at your library.

Date Recorded: 8/15/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Shirley Mullin / Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore

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Make Do Share – 1 LEU


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Join us to learn about STEM and “making” in libraries featuring the Make Do Share curriculum that has been tried and tested in a rural library system in Washington State. Make Do Share was made by libraries for libraries and includes helpful tips to build your confidence while supporting 21st century learners. We will explore ways to incorporate STEM skills into existing programs and how to become a non-expert leader in your community’s STEM learning ecology.

Date Recorded: 9/6/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Megan Burton / Kitsap Regional Library

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