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Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

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This presentation will address characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and how those characteristics manifest in children and adults. The presenter will provide insights into how library staff can support children/adults with ASD based on individual needs. Specific questions from participants will be addressed throughout the presentation.

 

Autism Resources

ASD Resources

Autism Resources: Targeting Autism for Libraries

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Presenter ~ Dr. Mary O’Brian
Dr. Mary O’Brian has worked in the field of special education for more than 35 years. Dr. O’Brian received her bachelors and doctoral degrees in special education. She has worked with children with disabilities in school settings in various roles, including teacher, school psychologist and special education administrator. She also worked with adults in vocational settings. She retired from Illinois State University in 2015 and has continued to work with children and families through consulting work and advocacy.

 

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.

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

FHSLA /TBLC National Autism Awareness Month

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April is World Autism Month and National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological and developmental disorder, becomes observable in early childhood and impacts the person throughout their life. With a range of symptoms, how can parents, caregivers, family members, teachers, and community members learn about ASD? Please join us for this session to discuss reliable health-related resources that can assist in understanding and advocating for individuals with ASD.

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Adult Employment: Office of Disability Employment Policy: U.S. Department of Labor

Youth Services Programming: Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at USF

Presenter: Mary Katherine (Mary-Kate) Haver
Mary Katherine (Mary-Kate) Haver is the Medical Librarian for the Biomedical Library at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa. With over ten years of experience in medical librarianship, her professional experience includes working with allied health students, faculty, as well as adult and pediatric clinical staff, patients, their parents and caregivers. Mary-Kate is a Distinguished Member in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and holds Level II Specialization in Consumer Health (CHIS).

 

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.

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

Free Online Tools to Increase Your Workflow & Productivity

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Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? This informative webinar is filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you improve your how you work. Come discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have.

Presenter ~ Laura Solomon
Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and a W3C-certified front-end web developer. She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

 

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.

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

“Let’s Try It!” Library Outreach in a Culture of Yes

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Outreach activities can boost student well-being and enhance positive feelings towards the library. Unfortunately, it is not always obvious how to successfully reach students. In this webinar, UNO Libraries Director of Research and Instruction Services Katie Bishop and Outreach & Instruction Librarian Tammi Owens discuss how a culture of yes at UNO Libraries has allowed them to forge strong relationships with student support services and learning communities and expand library outreach across the university. They will share the non-traditional library services and events that have succeeded and failed, both of which (the succeeding and failing) have worked together to make the department and the library a vibrant, innovative place to work and learn. Finally, they will relate some of the ways attendees can work towards creating a culture of yes at their own libraries that fits into the mission and vision of the library while remaining mindful of workloads.

Presenter ~ Katie Bishop is the Director of Research & Instruction Services and Humanities Librarian at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library. Katie leads the RIS department in engaging UNO faculty and students with research and information literacy instruction, coordinates assessment data for the library, and works with library leadership to manage department and collection budgets. She has presented and published on assessing IL instruction, updating library services, and partnering with student support services as part of the second cohort of the ACRL Assessment in Action program. Katie holds a BA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an MA in American Studies from the University of Iowa, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

Presenter ~ Tammi Owens is the Outreach & Instruction Librarian and an associate professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library. At Criss Library Tammi is responsible for coordinating, assessing, and continuously improving the first-year writing library information literacy program, leading partnerships with student learning communities, and coordinating outreach events for student stress relief, library awareness, and education. Tammi is the co-author, with Carol Daul-Elhindi, of The 360 Librarian: A Framework for Integrating Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Critical Reflection in the Workplace, published by ACRL in 2020. She has written and presented at the regional and national level on such topics as library outreach and instruction, language use and user experience, gaming in libraries, and library tutorials. She holds BAs in Religious Studies and Art History from the University of Nebraska Omaha, an MA in Art History, and an MS in Library Science, both from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

 

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.

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

FHSLA /TBLC Sleep Awareness

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March 14-20, 2021 marks the National Sleep Foundation’s annual Sleep Awareness Week®. This national initiative promotes sleep health by encouraging everyone to consider the impact of sleep on our health and well-being.

From head-to-toe (e.g. snoring to restless leg syndrome), learn about resources to assist with getting a good night’s sleep and offsetting potential health concerns. To learn more about reliable freely available pediatric and adult sleep information resources, please register and join in this session.

Presenter: Mary Katherine (Mary-Kate) Haver
Mary Katherine (Mary-Kate) Haver is the Medical Librarian for the Biomedical Library at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa. With over ten years of experience in medical librarianship, her professional experience includes working with allied health students, faculty, as well as adult and pediatric clinical staff, patients, their parents and caregivers. Mary-Kate is a Distinguished Member in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and holds Level II Specialization in Consumer Health (CHIS).

Presenter: Ardis Hanson, PhD, MLS, AHIP
Ardis is Assistant Director for Research and Education at the USF Health Libraries and has over 25 years of experience in behavioral health research services and policy. As the former director of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) Research Library, she worked extensively with consumers, family members, and advocates to improve mental health services and patient outcomes.

Presenter:  Nicole Sondermann
Nicole Sondermann, CCSH, RPSGT, RST. Nicole is a board-certified sleep educator and polysomnographic technologist with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Sleep Center in St. Petersburg Florida. Nicole has been providing sleep and wakefulness education through corporate and community outreach programs for over a decade. Along with providing general information on sleep health, Nicole provides resources to her audience to allow them to better educated themselves on how to improve their sleep.

 

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.