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Reducing Implicit Bias in Reference Interviews

Reducing Implicit Bias in Reference Interviews

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Unconscious, or implicit, bias in medical research and care is well documented—black patients on average receive less pain medication; heart attacks are underdiagnosed in women; and anyone who isn’t a white male is underrepresented in clinical trials. These manifestations of bias have important consequences in the quality of care that different patient populations receive. We offer our experiences and research as health sciences librarians as a starting point for this interactive workshop, which explores methods that librarians can use to recognize and address unconscious bias in ourselves, in scholarly research, and in library systems. While we focus on health information from the viewpoints of both care providers and patients, we invite librarians from all subject specialties to join this workshop and bring their experiences to the class. This workshop includes blended lecture and group discussion, as well as hands on activities. During this workshop, participants will a) define implicit bias and identify bias in health sciences research b) develop techniques to address implicit bias in reference interviews including how to craft research questions and search queries and c) equip librarians to run their own workshops on implicit bias and reference services.

Presenter: Molly Higgins
Molly Higgins, MLIS, is currently a Reference and Digital Services Librarian and the Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service. She previously worked as a health sciences librarian at Stony Brook University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She specializes in the intersections of instructional design, technology, and issues of diversity and representation. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington and a BA in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She loves finding a good deal.

Presenter: Rachel Keiko Stark

Rachel Keiko Stark is the Health Sciences Librarian at California State University, Sacramento. Previously, she worked at Kaiser Permanente as a Library Manager, at the Sacramento Public Library as a Youth Services Librarian, and at University of the Pacific as the Health Sciences Librarian. Rachel is an ALA Spectrum Scholar, an MLA Rising Star, and completed the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and playing board games.

 

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Library Social Media During the Pandemic – Part 2 of 2

Library Social Media During the Pandemic – Part 2 of 2

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This webinar will focus on how to approach marketing public libraries online, across social media, in the current climate. Do we become more serious, more fun, post less often, more often? How do we frame messages so they have the most impact? What actually matters to our audiences right now?
 
In particular we’ll look at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We’ll discuss when and what to tweet, multimedia and images, and accessibility. We’ll talk about tone during these very tricky times, and share examples of successful tweets, as well as focusing on what works to build engagement for library twitter accounts.
 
We’ll also look at boosting engagement across Facebook, the largest social network in the world: how do we use it strategically and to get key messages to our users during the pandemic? Instagram is by far the most important newer platform for Libraries, and you don’t need a good camera to make it work. We’ll look at types of content, logistics, and tagging – plus a hack for posting to Instagram from laptops and PCs.

Ned Potter
Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, and a Trainer on library marketing for organizations in the UK, the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He authored the Library Marketing Toolkit, published by Facet Publishing / Neal Schuman in 2012; it has been Number One in the Amazon Library charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ned has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker(link is external) and was a winner of a Special Libraries Association Early Career Conference Award(link is external). He can be found online at ned-potter.com(link is external) and on Twitter at @ned_potter(link is external).

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In partnership with NEFLIN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

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Grant Writing

Grant Writing

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Do you want to take the guesswork out of grant work? Grants can support the changing needs in your community and provide many benefits (in addition to funding!). Stephanie Gerding’s grant webinars are known for being easy to understand, motivating, and full of valuable tips. Practical advice, easy grants for beginners, partnership ideas, and valuable resource lists will be shared.

You’ll be excited, motivated, and ready to win grants for your library!

  • With so much competition for grant dollars, you want to be able to:
  • Apply the basic process of grant work
  • Develop grant projects using community needs and planning
  • Quickly find the best grant opportunities for your library through free resources
  • Find out what funders are looking for in a successful grant proposal,
  • Be excited and confident about grant work!

Biography ~ Stephanie Gerding
Stephanie Gerding, MLIS, (http://stephaniegerding.com), is a library consultant with 20 years of professional experience. Stephanie is the author of four books including the ALA Editions best seller, Winning Grants, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians. She has success in all areas of grant work as a grant writer, reviewer, funder, evaluator, and project manager. She’s been a lead grant reviewer of LSTA and state grants at two state libraries, and reviewed grants for nonprofits, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She’s the Executive Director of Act of Giving, a small nonprofit giving circle. Stephanie finds grant work exciting and challenging and loves helping others learn to enjoy it as well. She lives in beautiful Seattle, WA with her husband and their spunky twelve-year-old daughter.

 

In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact TBLC.

Library Social Media During the Pandemic – Part 1 of 2

Library Social Media During the Pandemic – Part 1 of 2

NEFLIN
This webinar will focus on how to approach marketing public libraries online, across social media, in the current climate. Do we become more serious, more fun, post less often, more often? How do we frame messages so they have the most impact? What actually matters to our audiences right now?
In particular we’ll look at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We’ll discuss when and what to tweet, multimedia and images, and accessibility. We’ll talk about tone during these very tricky times, and share examples of successful tweets, as well as focusing on what works to build engagement for library twitter accounts.
We’ll also look at boosting engagement across Facebook, the largest social network in the world: how do we use it strategically and to get key messages to our users during the pandemic? Instagram is by far the most important newer platform for Libraries, and you don’t need a good camera to make it work. We’ll look at types of content, logistics, and tagging – plus a hack for posting to Instagram from laptops and PCs.

Ned Potter
Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, and a Trainer on library marketing for organizations in the UK, the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He authored the Library Marketing Toolkit, published by Facet Publishing / Neal Schuman in 2012; it has been Number One in the Amazon Library charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ned has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker(link is external) and was a winner of a Special Libraries Association Early Career Conference Award(link is external). He can be found online at ned-potter.com(link is external) and on Twitter at @ned_potter(link is external).

Class Resources

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In partnership with NEFLIN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact NEFLIN.

Introduction to Trauma Informed Librarianship

Introduction to Trauma Informed Librarianship

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Trauma-informed care can help inform our library spaces and services by giving us the skills we need to serve our diverse communities equitably. A trauma-informed library understands the unique needs of trauma survivors, provides positive service, and unbiased information. This webinar will introduce trauma-informed principles and how they can be applied to library spaces and services to create opportunities for healing.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of trauma-informed care in library spaces and services.
  • Identify some ways trauma-informed principles can be demonstrated in libraries.
  • Consider the ways in which we can move towards healing with deliberate choices through a trauma-informed lens.

Presenter: Karina Hagelin

Karina Hagelin is a disabled, queer femme, artist, community organizer, and librarian currently based in Ithaca, New York where they work at Cornell University as an Outreach and Instruction Librarian. They are also a First-Year Academic Librarian blogger for the ACRLog.

As an artist, their work is grounded in radical vulnerability, queer femme magic, survivor solidarity, healing justice, and gossip as a site of resistance.  They are passionate about fatshion, critical librarianship, cats, and queer zines. Their research interests include American Studies, harm reduction, critical disability studies, queer theory, and zines / zine librarianship.

You can find out more about their work at karinakilljoy.com.

In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.