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After Teen Services: Library Programming and Outreach for the New Adult

After Teen Services: Library Programming and Outreach for the New Adult

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According to the Pew Research Center over 50% of people between the ages of 16 and 29 visit a bookmobile or library each year. However, libraries often omit this new adult population from dedicated programming and outreach.

During this two-hour session, we will identify services and programming initiatives created with the new adult’s needs and interests in mind, comparing such programs to separate teen and adult initiatives.   We will also design outreach plans directed to new adults in public and academic libraries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define New Adult
  • Compare the needs of the new adult population with teens and adults
  • Identify programs for the new adult population
  • Design outreach plans to the new adult population

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Presenter: Erin Gray
After earning her master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Erin went on to work in Branch Management, Collection Development and Youth Services for over a decade in public libraries. She is an advocate for all libraries and a past President of the Missouri Library Association. Erin enjoys facilitating continuing education classes of all types as a Library Services and Technology Trainer for Amigos Library Services.

 

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.

Sort It Out! Using In-House Classification Systems to Maximize Comics and Graphic Novels

Sort It Out! Using In-House Classification Systems to Maximize Comics and Graphic Novels

Do you struggle to keep your comics collection organized? Comics, graphic novels, and manga that are organized by traditional library classification systems, like Dewey, can become unwieldy and difficult for patrons to find specific items or even browse. Learn how creating an in-house classification system can provide a perfect solution to raise your comics circulations, as well as some cataloging and merchandising tips.

Learning Objectives:
A brief overview of comics, graphic novels, and what makes them so unique and challenging to organize Learn examples of in-house classification systems for comics from other libraries across the country and how to adapt those ideas for your library Learn about best practices for cataloging and access to comics.

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Original broadcast June 10, 2021 

 

Presenter: Jack Phoenix
Jack Phoenix is a librarian and writer in the Greater Cleveland area with over a decade of library experience. He is the author of the SLJ starred review book, Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga,and more, and a member of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association.

Children Collections Crash Course: Nonfiction

Children Collections Crash Course: Nonfiction

 

Whether young patrons are looking for information for school projects, instructions for hobbies, or fascinating leisure reading, nonfiction collections get heavy traffic, and the field of informational books for kids is more varied and vibrant than ever before. Children’s librarians excel at staying on top of their fiction collections, but it can be hard to keep up with developments in nonfiction format, prize-winning titles, and all the offerings from trade and educational publishers.
Nonfiction is a gateway to lifelong reading for many children, and young readers crave quality informational books. Join children’s librarian and author Rebecca Donnelly for a new look at nonfiction.

In this informative program, participants will learn:
• Which prize lists to keep an eye out for to easily update your nonfiction collection
• How to recommend nonfiction by format for different reading tastes
• Ways to highlight your nonfiction collection through programming
• How to evaluate nonfiction for dated content

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Original broadcast May 25, 2021 

Presenter ~ Rebecca Donnelly
Rebecca Donnelly holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She has worked in public libraries in Florida, New Mexico, and New York since 2006, specializing in children’s services. Rebecca is also the author of several books for young readers, including the picture book Cats Are a Liquid and the Indies Introduce/Kids’ Indie Next pick How to Stage a Catastrophe.

Thinking Outside the Box: Library Programs to Grab & Go

Thinking Outside the Box: Library Programs to Grab & Go

 

In these continuing times of uncertainty, libraries must think outside the box to provide programming and promote library resources to their patrons.

Grab & Go Kits are a great way to extend in-person library programs beyond the walls of your library while also promoting what your library offers. But what works and what doesn’t?

In this informative program, Erin and Kelsey will share their experiences to help you decide what you should Grab & Go at your library.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:
• Why Grab & Go Kits are an important part of your library’s services
• Leave with a toolbox of best practices and resources to help you get started right away

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Original broadcast May 11, 2021

Presenter ~ Kelsey Pope
Kelsey is a Texas girl that has worked at the American Fork Library for the last two years. She is an Adult Services librarian who handles most of the programs for adults. Kelsey’s favorite part of her job is helping patrons expand their knowledge by learning and experiencing new things. Someday she hopes to open a combination sandwich shop and bookstore.

Presener ~ Erin Warnick
Erin has been the Children’s Librarian at the American Fork Library for 8 years. One of Erin’s favorite things about her job is getting to know the families that visit the library and planning events for the community. She loves to travel and hopes to one day visit all the National Parks in the United States.

 

Classic Picture Books are Boring and What You Should Read in Storytime Instead

Classic Picture Books are Boring and What You Should Read in Storytime Instead

Many books considered classics are difficult to integrate as part of an engaging storytime. In this interactive and informative program, we will examine the numerous reasons why many classic picture books should no longer be a librarian’s first choice of material and what elements we look for in a book while planning storytime.
You’ll also learn what new books are engaging the current generation of storytime audiences and when those old classics might still be a good option.


As a result of this webinar, attendees will learn:
● Why older picture books can fall flat in storytime and in what situations do we use them
● 4 specific traits to look for in a picture book that can make them engaging for storytime
● Examples of picture books that embody these traits
● How we convince caregivers to explore new books and enhance reading at home

 

 
 
Original broadcast May 4, 2021 
 
Presenter ~ Kelsey Pope
Kelsey is a Texas girl that has worked at the American Fork Library for the last two years. She is an Adult Services librarian who handles most of the programs for adults. Kelsey’s favorite part of her job is helping patrons expand their knowledge by learning and experiencing new things. Someday she hopes to open a combination sandwich shop and bookstore.
 
Presenter ~ Erin Warnick
Erin has been the Children’s Librarian at the American Fork Library for 8 years. One of Erin’s favorite things about her job is getting to know the families that visit the library and planning events for the community. She loves to travel and hopes to one day visit all the National Parks in the United States.
Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches to Support Young Adult Wellbeing and Mental Health

Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches to Support Young Adult Wellbeing and Mental Health

 

Student mental health is a growing concern among high schools, colleges and universities, particularly in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Students across the country are seeking connection and help from a variety of sources, and community members are uniquely positioned to identify and support struggling young adults.

Amy Gatto from Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health promotion and education for young adults, will provide practical approaches that community members can implement in the current climate to help create caring communities to help young adults thrive.

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Original broadcast March 30, 2021 

Presenter ~ Amy Gatto
Amy Gatto is the Senior Campus Program Manager at Active Minds where she works to create lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued among educational institutions. She is interested in the relationship between health and education. Blending her experiences as a former high school teacher, higher education health educator, and young adult health researcher, she has found a niche in working to improve adolescent and young adult mental health.

Amy is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida in the College of Public Health, holds a Master in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Elon University.

Creating Content for Video

Creating Content for Video

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Video is one of the most effective ways to reach our students and users.  On average, people spend 100 minutes a day watching videos (smartinsights), so how can we be part of this daily viewing habit?   

What are the different options for creating live and recorded videos for our social media and our websites?  

We will explore free tools to utilize content ideas that work, content creation tools, and best practices for using video to promote the library.  

Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

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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.

Geeky and Gaming Programs for Teens

Geeky and Gaming Programs for Teens

What’s going on in the world of fandoms, gaming and geekery? This presentation will summarize the 2020-2021 and beyond trends and predict what’s next. It will also share examples of incorporating fandom trends into your library for teens.

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the author of Teen Fandoms and Geek Programming: a Practical Guide for Librarians, and has trained on geek programs to librarians for years.

In this informative program, participants will learn:
• What are the most popular TV shows, podcasts, movies, games and more right now
• What’s happening in the world of gaming- hardware, cultural and gaming trends
• Creating library gaming programs in the new world of gaming
• Passive geek programs
• Geeky craft program ideas

 

 
Original broadcast March 25, 2021 
 
Presenter ~ Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in libraries for nearly a decade and now consults and trains librarians. She is the author of the book Teen Fandom and Geek Programming with Rowman & Littlefield and her new book Digital Citizenship: Teaching and Practice from the Field comes out in fall 2019. She is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that educates students, parents and educators on digital citizenship. She is also a college instructor, event planner who regularly writes on technology for various media outlets.
 
YouTube Live Streaming

YouTube Live Streaming

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Live Streaming is a great way to engage your users online. As libraries, we can use it to bring our services and programs to users throughout our community.

During this interactive session, we will explore the basic how-to’s of live streaming, the tools we can use to enhance the experience, and best practices to get the most out of each virtual event. 

Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

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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.

How Libraries Can Close the Gap in Kindergarten Readiness

How Libraries Can Close the Gap in Kindergarten Readiness

Given the high expectations of children entering kindergarten, librarians must engage preschoolers and caregivers while simultaneously preparing them for what lies ahead.

In this webinar, you will learn about Kindergarten Readiness (KR), then find out how you can put research to practice. Discover new ways to align library programs and services with the bench-marks kids need before their first day of school. Additionally, many in-person programs were adapted to virtual platforms during the Coronavirus pandemic.

You will leave this program with actionable ideas for in-person and virtual programs, to help your library’s children get ready for kindergarten and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

• Develop a clearer understanding of Kindergarten Readiness and the current research, both at a state and national level
• Discover various preschool programs (both in-person and virtually) that provide opportunities for children ages 2-5 to develop the well-rounded foundations necessary to succeed
• Learn ways to engage parents in their child’s growth and education through resources, programs, and services

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Original broadcast February 23, 2021 

Biography ~ Katie Clausen

Katie Clausen is the Early Literacy Services Manager at Gail Borden Public Library. She completed her MLIS from Dominican University and holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College. She has presented at the Illinois Library Association’s Annual Conferences, ALSC Institute, Opening Minds Early Childhood Conference, and the National Network of Medical Libraries (NNLM). Check out Katie’s articles in the
ILA Reporter and Children & Libraries: The Journal of ALSC. Katie’s specialties include: early literacy, children’s literature evaluation, play-based learning, and best storytime practices.