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FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

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October is Health Literacy Month. Come join us for a webinar demonstrating ways you can support your patrons in utilizing technology to manage their health!

Libraries are integral in connecting community members with technology. They provide computers, lend wifi hotspots, and offer training sessions for developing technological skills. Library patrons, especially this past year have been asked by their health care providers to use patient portals, video calls with their doctors, and health tracking apps and devices to manage their health. To navigate these tools, patrons naturally come to their trusted community library seeking assistance. For libraries, this identifies the need for reliable resources to aid in bridging the gap between health and tech literacy.

 

During this webinar, we will explore:

  • health literacybasics,
  • how health and tech literacy impact library patrons,
  • how to help patrons of all health literacy levels,
  • examples ofhealth tech literacy programs, resources, and services.

Presenter: Margaret Ansell, MLIS, AHIP-S

 

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.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Media Literacy in Libraries

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Libraries are at the center of information literacy. Though frequently used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between media literacy and information literacy. Media literacy focuses on analyzing media content and the effect of media on society, while information literacy is the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively.

In this course, designed for librarians and staff, you will learn how to interpret media messages and their effect on individuals and society by applying media literacy theory and practices. You will also learn how to pass this knowledge on to your patrons and colleagues to help them better evaluate media.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define media literacy and the framework for interpreting media messages
  • Evaluate various forms of media to verify the validity and credibility of the information reported
  • Develop programs, services, and other opportunities to teach patrons and colleagues about media literacy

Presenter: Jodie Borgerding
As the Continuing Education Services Manager, Jodie Borgerding oversees the development of training opportunities for Amigos members and is the coordinator for the Missouri Libraries 2 Go (MOLIB2GO) consortium. Jodie has experience in academic libraries, reference, information and media literacy, and library marketing and communications.

Prior to joining Amigos, Jodie served as the Instruction Librarian for Webster University in St. Louis, MO. She is a past-president of the Missouri Library Association, and serves as an active member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Missouri State University and a Master of Library Science degree from University of Missouri-Columbia.

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.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

FHSLA /TBLC Responsive Librarianship: Addressing Community Mental Health Information Needs Through Customized Reading & Programming

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Maintaining the health and wellness of a community can be challenging even in the most ideal situations, and the effects of the global pandemic on the most vulnerable members of the community will continue to stress social service organizations, even after the immediate health issues have been addressed. Barriers such as economic insecurity, inequitable digital access, unequal distribution of risk, insufficient public transportation infrastructures, and inadequate information literacy skills development can disenfranchise those most in need of services. Libraries, as trusted and established public institutions, can help empower communities through programs such as Responsive Librarianship.

Responsive librarianship is defined as the delivery of personalized library services in response to an exigence that produces a positive change in a user’s situation over time. Responsive Librarianship differs from traditional bibliotherapy in that it is a data-driven therapeutic reading scheme leveraging customary library services to address a narrowly defined need for a particular library population. Responsive Librarianship uses targeted reading and library services to meet the needs of the community based on three assumptions. First, library services are personalized to determine the appropriate information-based intervention for each patron. Second, services are designed to solve a specific exigence or exigencies ascertained through a reference interview, service delivery interactions, or community assessment. Third, practitioners assess users’ sustained level of engagement with texts and library programs by measuring the level of change throughout the library ecology.

Developed by researchers at the University of South Florida’s Responsive Librarianship Lab, Responsive Librarianship has been in place in our community since 2015, providing library services to adult, teen, and pre-teen populations coping with various mental health, wellness, and physical concerns. Responsive Librarianship programs are in practice in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, as well as in the City of Temple Terrace. Similar programs are planned for the Miami-Dade Public Library System in 2021 and a state-wide system of Responsive Librarianship is also being developed through a partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor to facilitate return to work programs. In this presentation, we’ll be discussing Responsive Librarianship and the implementation of Responsive Librarianship programming.

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USF School of Information Responsive Librarianship Lab Team Members

Peter Cannon, PhD, is the Program Coordinator for the USFSI Responsive Librarianship Lab. His current research applies findings from the neurosciences, which suggest reading fiction may improve an individual’s socio-cognitive abilities, to the development of therapeutic library collections.

Natalie Greene Taylor, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the School of Information’s MLIS program at the University of South Florida (USF). Her research focuses on youth information literacy, information intermediaries, and information policy.

 

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.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Teaching Better Online Privacy

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Jessamyn West has been helping people with their computers in rural Vermont for 15 years and she’s created a simple privacy toolkit to help people understand the complicated world of online privacy. She’ll share her talk and the resources she uses to support the talk so that more librarians can help their patrons stay safer and more confident online.

Bio: Jessamyn West is a library technologist from Randolph Vermont. She is a nationally known speaker, writer, and educator on the issues facing today’s libraries. Her blog focusing on libraries and politics, Librarian.net, is one of the earliest and longest running librarian websites. She writes a column for Computers in Libraries magazine and is the author of the book Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide. As a librarian without a library, for the past fifteen years she has spent most of her time working with her local community as a hands-on technology educator.

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.

Memorial Records: Researching Cemeteries for Genealogy

Memorial Records: Researching Cemeteries for Genealogy

 

Did you know that you can learn quite a bit about your ancestors from a visit to their memorial? Cemeteries and the records associated with the death and burial of the deceased are full of information that will help you on your genealogical journey.
In this informative program you will learn how to get the most out of your trip to the cemetery by learning about the types of records available to you, the types of memorials, and types of cemeteries common in the United States. There is no better way to honor our ancestors than by remembering and preserving their life through our research.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:
● Types of death, funeral, and cemetery records and how to find them
● How to use cemetery records to record facts about ancestors
● The types of American cemeteries, monuments and records that you will encounter
● How to plan a cemetery visit and what to do during the visit
● Resources for monument symbols

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Original broadcast April 27, 2021

Presenter ~ Maggie Rose
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Twinsburg Public Library in Ohio. She coordinates the library book displays and is responsible for the audio book and board games collections. Maggie also teaches computer classes and is the Coordinator of the Adult Services Division Action Council for the Ohio Library Council.
Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen, she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been working as a librarian for six years.
Maggie loves gardening, camping and her boisterous family, which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, 7 cats, and 8 chickens.

Copyright and Library Lending During COVID-19

Copyright and Library Lending During COVID-19

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic seems to relentlessly continue, public and academic libraries and their campuses continue serving virtually. Many libraries have been struggling with the legalities of library lending and providing their patrons with access to digital materials as they are unable to access print materials in person.

In this informative presentation, copyright librarian Sara Benson from the University of Illinois library will guide us through the legal options that we have for library lending during COVID-19.

As a result of this program attendees will learn:
• Copyright basics
• How the right of First Sale impacts library lending
• How fair use impacts controlled digital lending
• How to avoid imposing CONTU guidelines on inter-library lending

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Original broadcast April 20, 2021 

Presenter ~ Sara Benson
Sara Benson is the Copyright Librarian and an Assistant Professor in the Scholarly Communication and Publishing Unit at the University of Illinois Library. She holds a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, an LLM from Boalt Hall School of Law at Berkeley, and an MSLIS from the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the Library, Sara was a Lecturer at the University of Illinois College of Law for ten years.

Sara is the host of the Podcast ©hat (“Copyright Chat”) available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hat/id1228231003?mt=2 and editor of the best selling ACRL book titled “Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World.”

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

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.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

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.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Navigating the ACRL’s Visual Literacy Competency Standards Today and Beyond

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Libraries have traditionally focused on teaching their patrons how to find text based resources, however, in our increasingly visual world there is a growing demand for visual literacy skills and abilities. What is unique about visual literacy concerns? How can understanding the ACRL’s Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education assist librarians and their patrons to operate both professionally and personally? This webinar will answer these questions and more by providing attendees with examples of how to integrate the visual literacy standards and emerging trends into their daily library practice. Additionally, the presenters will share a list of helpful online resources and share a select bibliography.

 

Presener ~ Millicent Fullmer
Millicent Fullmer is the Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian at the University of San Diego. She is also the subject librarian for art and art history. Originally from New Zealand, she holds an MLIS from the Pratt Institute in New York, a BA Honors in Art History from Canterbury University (NZ), and a BA in Art History and Religious Studies from Victoria University (NZ). Previously, she has been a special collections cataloger at Columbia University’s Avery Library, and a visual resources curator at Vanderbilt University as well as internships in several museums. Fullmer currently co-chairs the ACRL Visual Literacy Standards Task Force and her research interests include visual literacy, art and indigenous librarianship.

Presenter ~ Tiffany Saulter
Tiffany Saulter is an Accessibility Consultant at Deque University, where she coaches and helps train others on making their websites and other digital assets accessible. She received her MLIS from Indiana University, a MA in Art History from the University of Miami (with a focus in contemporary video and film art), and a BA in Digital Art from Stetson University. Previously, she worked as a Product & Application Support Specialist at Artstor and a Pauline A. Young Librarian, in the Special Collections & Archives Department of the University of Delaware Libraries. Tiffany is currently a co-chair of the ACRL Visual Literacy Standards Task Force and her research interests include archival metadata trends, identity politics and popular culture.

Presenter ~ Stephanie Beene
Stephanie Beene is the University of New Mexico’s Fine Arts Librarian for Art, Architecture, and Planning, where she supports the teaching, learning, and research of students and faculty within the Art Department in the College of Fine Arts, as well as the School of Architecture and Planning. Stephanie received an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in Art History (with a focus on Contemporary Borderlands Artists and Identity Politics) from the University of California, Riverside, and a BA in Art and Art History from Colorado State University. Before coming to UNM, Stephanie worked at Lewis & Clark College and as an instructor at the k-12 and undergraduate levels.  She has worked as an educator, librarian, and visual resources curator, and within museums, archives, galleries, libraries, and non-profits before landing at UNM. Stephanie’s research interests include visual literacy as it relates to lifelong learning; information literacy frameworks as they relate to how we make sense of personal and professional information; and the politics of identity within social justice work, whether as teachers, learners, activists, or creators.

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.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Gamar: Adding Layers to Library Instruction Through Augmented Reality

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Augmented reality can be an engaging way for students and patrons to interact with the library. From orientations to learn about different library services to scavenger hunts to play a game, there are many uses for augmented reality in the library. At Texas A&M we use GAMAR, which can be accessed from any mobile device. In this presentation we will discuss augmented reality, our experience with using GAMAR in an instructional environment, other potential uses for GAMAR, and some of the pros and cons of an augmented reality activity.

Presenter: Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell is a First Year Experience Librarian at Texas A&M University. She teaches information literacy sessions for first year english composition and literature students and our first year experience courses for first time college students. Alex occasionally teaches a section of the English Rhetoric and Composition course and also teaches a section of the first year experience course with a library focus. She has worked for the A&M system since 2015 at both the Galveston and College Station campuses. She holds a BA in History with an education focus from the University of Texas at Austin and a MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at 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.