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Busy Babies: Building Baby Playdates for Your Library

Your webinar will be held on February 27, 2029,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Play is one of the Early Literacy skills outlined in Every Child Ready to Read. Yet, babies in libraries are often overlooked in play programming, because there has traditionally been a struggle to engage their parents and caregivers enough to merit bringing babies to the library. While baby story times have often been champions of early literacy, they often leave out explorative and sensory play, opting for lap sit activities to contain the chaos.

At Suffolk Public Library, our Busy Babies program has had upwards of 90 people attend to play with their babies in the library, simply by hosting a monthly baby playdate. Join us for this interactive and informative program and discover how easy it is to engage this age group and their caregivers in sensory play, tummy time, and messy free play. Benefits for parents and caregivers who bring their babies to this program will also be discussed.

Participants will learn:
• The why and how for creating a baby playdate
• How to create stations for play that can be shared system-wide
• Strategies for engaging parents/ caregivers with their babies through sensory play

Biography ~ April Watkins
April has worked with children in some capacity her entire adult life, including six years as a high school journalism teacher, and three years as a Children’s Librarian. She can regularly be seen rocking rainbow knee-high socks, tulle skirts, blue hair, and pigtails as she embodies her childhood heroes, Rainbow Bright and Punky Brewster. She loves scrapbooking, alternative music, dystopian YA novels, and binge-watching. April has a BS in Education from Bowling Green State University and a MA in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida. She currently serves as the Early Childhood Services Senior Librarian for Suffolk Public Library where she has started a city-wide reading initiatives, and transformed the way SPL conducts Early Literacy Outreach. She lives in Smithfield, VA with her husband, two sons, and their very large St. Bernard.

 

How Supervisors and Managers Can Inspire Their People to Care About Their Work (And Each Other)

Your webinar will be held on February 25, 2020,  10:30 am – 11:30 am  ET.

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We know that employees who care about their work will work harder, be more motivated, and be more invested in a positive outcome. But how do we actually get employees to care? Unfortunately, we can’t simply force them to exude loyalty, but we can give them the opportunity to be committed and the support they need to succeed.

In this informative and interactive program, we’ll explore some of the techniques and approaches that organizations use to engage their employees and to build a “we care” culture.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn how to:
• Communicate your expectations and what you value
• Work with their employees to rediscover “their why”
• Share that they care about their employees and co-workers
• Implement the “5 Minutes With” technique to build morale

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

Bring on the Carnival Fun: Creating Large-Scale Community Programming

Your webinar will be held on February 13, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Libraries are increasingly becoming hubs for community play and engagement. But, do we really have what it takes to create a large scale community program that is both free to the public and a celebration of our library users? In this interactive and informative program, we’ll explore strategies for planning a community carnival, creating a planning team that involves community members, and executing this type of event. Snippets of past carnivals will be revealed, as well. Challenges and future opportunities will be discussed.

As a result of this program, participants will learn:
• How to create a planning team, and the planning process
• Strategies for creating this type of program at no cost to the library user, while being budget friendly for the library
• Strategies for creating community partnerships, including offering community members a seat on the planning team

Why this type of program is important:
The current trend in libraries is to create experiences for library users that often face barriers that prohibit them from the experience. In doing so, libraries are spending money to provide free programs on a smaller scale. But, a community carnival is an opportunity to have a broader impact, and to involve overlooked community partners and resources. This type of program does not have to be budget busting either. It is possible to create a large-scale program for the whole community without charging for any of it.

Biography: April Watkins
April has worked with children in some capacity her entire adult life, including six years as a high school journalism teacher, and three years as a Children’s Librarian. She can regularly be seen rocking rainbow knee-high socks, tulle skirts, blue hair, and pigtails as she embodies her childhood heroes, Rainbow Bright and Punky Brewster. She loves scrapbooking, alternative music, dystopian YA novels, and binge-watching. April has a BS in Education from Bowling Green State University and a MA in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida. She currently serves as the Early Childhood Services Senior Librarian for Suffolk Public Library where she has started a city-wide reading initiatives, and transformed the way SPL conducts Early Literacy Outreach. She lives in Smithfield, VA with her husband, two sons, and their very large St. Bernard.

Creating a Drama Free Workplace Through Focused Team Development

Your webinar will be held on February 6, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Whether you are a newly developing group or tight-knit team who has worked together for several years, there is always the potential for unintended and unwanted drama. Even those who prefer not to contribute can be tempted into conversation that can quickly turn into complaining or gossip.
In this session we will explore the four stage of team development and how to avoid the pitfalls of tempting drama, such as gossip in the workplace.

Attendees will learn:
• The four stages of team development and how to work through each
• Steps to function as a Team of Individuals
• Strategies to avoid the temptation of contributing to drama in the workplace

Biography ~ Dana Bomba
Dana Bomba is a Branch Manager with the Chesterfield County Public Library near Richmond, Virginia. Her primary focuses are daily operations, staff development, and outreach initiatives. The area of her job she enjoys the most is staff development as she helps her team realize their full potential in an encouraging and empowering way.

How to Coordinate Popular Author Events at Your Library

Your webinar will be held on February 4, 2020,  10:30 am   – 11:30 am  ET.

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Want to learn how to coordinate popular author event by creating a memorable experience for your author and attendees? This webinar is for you! This program will give you tools including Mj’s Author VIP Form to gather unique details about the author before his or her appearance. (Downloadable form will be available.)

Then, you will learn to use Mj Callaway’s easy-to-implement marketing formula, Author Countdown, to generate event interest. Hear how to kick off a pre-event meet & greet with VIPs.

We will also discuss why and how partnering with clubs, organizations, and associations take your event to the next level. In this webinar wrap-up, you’ll discover the Top Ten Event Suggestions from Popular Authors.

<strong>Participants in this webinar will:</strong>
• Get the five must-haves for successful author events
• Eliminate avoidable snafus attendees and authors have experienced
• Add fun to the occasion using creative ideas other authors incorporated

Biography ~ Mj Calloway
As a former corporate sales trainer and only award-winning woman sales executive to rank #1 nationally, Mj knows first-hand the disruptions professionals, managers, and executive teams handle daily. Yet, they still need to be positive and productive.
She blends her experiences together, sales, speaking and journalism, to create interactive and impactful workshops. With more than 2,000 articles published in consumer magazines, she’s interviewed hundreds of people from youth entrepreneurs to CEOs to non-profit founders to professional athletes. She has a unique ability to make others feel like they’re talking to a friend.
Mj has earned Professional Member designation from National Speakers Associations (NSA), and she’s the current Co-President of NSA Pittsburgh.

Advanced Layering for the Cricut

Your webinar will be held on Febuary 19, 2020,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Learn the ins and outs of using your Cricut machine at the next step – Layering. During the webinar, we will explore several ways to make layering easier including helpful hints and time savers.

Presenter: Oliva Wilson
Olivia Wilson is the Head of Youth Services at Dunedin Public Library in Dunedin, Florida. Her special interests are Early Literacy and assisting programming librarians with crafting! She has presented many FLYP programs for summer reading, other PLAN, NEFLIN, SEFLIN, SWFLN and TBLC courses, as well as several FLA presentations.

Presenter:Katherine Kastanis

Katherine Kastanis is the young adult librarian and young adult volunteer coordinator at Dunedin Public Library. Katherine has presented numerous training workshops and webinars along the way throughout Florida, including Florida State Libraries, NEFLIN, SEFLIN, SWFLN and TBLC, PLAN as well as FLA. She is always looking for ways to increase teen and youth presence in her library and beyond.”

How to Use Social Media to Build Community and Drive Donor Engagement

How to Use Social Media to Build Community and Drive Donor Engagement

 

 

Social media was once promised as the silver bullet for nonprofits. Start posting, start tweeting, start Instagramming – and like magic, the donations will just roll in! Then reality set in. In our current attention economy, organic (unpaid) reach is down, algorithms prioritize updates from friends and family over businesses and brands, and millions upon millions of pieces of content are uploaded every single day.

For nonprofits to effectively raise money and build community on social media requires thoughtful, strategic, and consistent effort and a boatload of creativity. In this webinar, social media and digital fundraising expert Julia Campbell will walk you through the secrets to successful donor relations with social media.

Participants will learn:

= How to navigate the latest changes and trends in the social media landscape – what libraries need to know;
= How to use social media to build and deepen relationships with current donors, supporters, and prospects;
= How to manage social media work at a small library with limited capacity;
= Free and low-cost tools you can use to enhance your digital fundraising on a shoestring budget; and
= Real-world examples from small and mid-size libraries and nonprofits.

Slides

Original broadcast November 5, 2019

Biography ~ Julia Campbell
Julia Campbell has a long history of helping nonprofits find success using digital storytelling strategies. After 10 years in the nonprofit sector as a small shop development and marketing director, she founded J Campbell Social Marketing, a boutique digital marketing agency based north of Boston.

Julia received her Bachelor’s in Journalism & Communications from Boston University and earned a Master in Public Administration from Old Dominion University as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Tidewater Community College.

A Boston native, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a mother of two, and a lover of activism and social causes, Julia helps nonprofits build movements and connect with supporters by effectively harnessing the power and potential of online marketing and social media tools.

Julia’s clients include small community-based nonprofits and large universities. She also offers small group coaching sessions, workshops & seminars and online trainings. The author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, Julia’s blog about online fundraising and nonprofit technology is #3 on the Top 40 Nonprofit Marketing Blogs and Websites for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers and is consistently featured in the list of Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs in the world.

Julia has been featured on Maximize Social Business, About.com, MarketWatch, Alltop, Salon, Social Media Today, Forbes and Business 2 Community.

Customer Service AMA (Ask Me Anything)

 

Your webinar will be held on January 16, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Do you find interactions with customers to be one of the bigger challenges and delights of working in your library? Customer behaviors run the scale from pleasant to neutral to well, outrageously bad. And for the people working in customer service and those that supervise and manage them, working with the public can indeed be as Forest Gump said “like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re going to get.”

Participants in this interactive webinar will learn customer service tips and tricks from Andrew and will share among themselves. Topics for discussion include:

• Specific verbiage to use with customers
• The “new and better ways” to ask ‘Can I Help You?’
• Approaches to working with challenging customer situations
• Ways to improve the customer experience
• How to stay fresh and refresh in a customer service position
• Ways to build customer relationships

 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Library Makerspace

Your webinar will be held on March, 11 2020,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Libraries have traditionally barred businesses and individuals from using the library as their place of business. Makerspaces have now blurred this line. How do libraries balance those old policies with modern Makerspaces and excited patrons who see business opportunities? How can libraries support this spirit of entrepreneurship with equipment and staff resources? This presentation will discuss the urgent need to adjust this balance to serve the library user of 2020 better.

 

Biography ~ Nick Tanzi
Nick Tanzi has been incorporating emerging technologies into the library as a children’s librarian, the founding member of a digital services department, and most recently, as the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. During this time, he has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from social media marketing to 3D printing. He is the author of Making the Most of Digital Collections through Training and Outreach (2016), and Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020). He writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries Magazine. Tanzi was named a 2017 Dewey Fellow by the New York Library Association, and currently serves as President of its Making and STEAM Round Table.

The Human Side of 3D Printing: From Policy to Patron Interaction

Your webinar will be held on February 12, 2020 ,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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The maker revolution has come to libraries. But how do you manage it all? This program will cover managing the space from first interaction to patron buy in, managing 3D designs, print jobs and waiting cues, to completion, failures and the policies and forms needed for success.

Biography ~ Chris DeCristofaro
Chris DeCristofaro is the Technology Librarian at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, New York. He is the Department head of “The Studio”, Sachem’s makerspace. Chris the creator and co-host of the podcast “The Library Pros”, a podcast that discusses libraries and technology. The podcast has had over 20,000 downloads in since March of 2017 and has been downloaded in all 50 states and 22 countries around the world. You can find the listen wherever you find podcasts. Chris has been a librarian since 2002 working in several libraries across Suffolk County New York. He has been a speaker at various conferences including The New York Library Association Conference, Computers in Libraries, Long Island Library Resources Council Conference on “Libraries and the Future” and other library tech seminars. Chris the past President and current “Member at Large” of the “Computer and Technical Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association” and hosts a monthly meeting discussing libraries and tech with colleagues from across Long Island.