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“I Need to do What?” Recognizing Institutional Barriers to Access “

“I Need to do What?” Recognizing Institutional Barriers to Access “

Are you inadvertently creating access barriers that prevent your patrons from using the library? Do your policies and procedures create barriers for your community? This program will help you recognize institutional barriers and how they disenfranchise the populations that need library services the most.

Participants will leave the webinar with:
• The ability to recognize unintentional barriers
• Real-life examples of implementing change
• Components for the conversation to begin making changes

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Original broadcast October 22, 2019

Biography ~ Carrie Valdes
Carrie Valdes has been the Director of the Grand County Public Library in Moab, UT since 2007 although she has worked for the library for almost 20 years. She has a MLS from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor’s in Human Resources. She has lived in Utah all her life (except for a brief stint in Mexico) and is passionate about reducing institutional barriers to library access for all community members.

Whose Idea was this Anyway? How to Pull off a How-To Festival

Whose Idea was this Anyway? How to Pull off a How-To Festival

 

Learn how a handful of librarians from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library pulled together a How-To Festival featuring brief presentations and workshops from dozens of local individuals and community organizations, strengthening existing partnerships and developing new ones throughout the process.

By the end of this program participants will:
• Take away resources for presentation idea
• Learn how to identify and contact community organizations
• Learn how to plan and develop a publicity strategy
• Have tips for smooth workflow during a fast-paced event

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Original broadcast October 17, 2019 

Biography ~ Heather Pehnec
Heather Pehnec is a Reference Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library where she has worked for nearly 15 years. Before that, she worked in the circulation, technical services, outreach and children’s departments of the Boulder Public Library in Colorado. In addition to managing adult volunteers for the library system, she has helped present community programs such as The Big Read, Same Page and the How-To Festival.

 

How to Spark Community Conversations

How to Spark Community Conversations

 

Position your library at the heart of community dialogue examining hot topics and issues of local relevance. Host events with residents, experts, and leaders to build consensus, solve problems, share resources, and foster collaboration.

This interactive and informative program will show you how your library can take its place as a community center dedicated to civic engagement for everyone in the community.

Participants will learn how to:
• Choose a topic for conversation that engages
• Develop a model or format for your style
• Recruit participants (individual and organizational)
• Determine the best venue for your events
• Effectively market the event to your community

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Original broadcast October 15, 2019 

Biography ~ Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith began her career as an elementary and learning disability teacher in Ohio. After moving to Virginia, she worked as a desk assistant at her local library. There she found her love of learning was a perfect match with the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) mission of “Inspiring Lifelong Learning.” She returned to school, earned her MLIS from Clarion University, and became the Assitive Services Librarian, fulfilling her passion for outreach and her need to ensure library services were available to everyone in the community. She has been with CRRL for fifteen years and continues to develop programs promoting outreach and community engagement, while serving as a Research Department Head and in her current role as Branch Manager. She also holds a BS in Elementary and Special Education from Miami University (OH).

Biography ~ Lena Gonzalez Berrios
Lena Gonzalez Berrios is a passionate librarian, dedicated to serving the community and promoting literacy around the world. She has worked as a professional librarian for the Greensboro Public Library (NC) as the Multicultural Services Coordinator, the SEED Public Charter Boarding School (DC) as the school librarian and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (VA) as a Youth Services Manager and Branch Manager. She is currently the Programming Librarian at the Montclair Community Library, Prince William Public Library System (VA). She is also the International Library Lead for e3kids International and is building school libraries in Kenya and Guatemala. She holds an MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and a BA in English and Spanish from UNC Greensboro.

Business Writing for Results

Business Writing for Results

 

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Business writing mastery emerges from an attention to quality and efficiency. The most effective writers in any workplace must craft highly focused descriptions, reports, analyses, proposals, and emails in tight timeframes for readers with divergent concerns. More than ever, organizations expect their streamlined staff to communicate nearly exclusively through writing, often for people they have not met, people with high demands for meeting their business goals.

Solution: Business Writing for Results covers the two pillars of work-related writing: the product (quality) and the process (efficiency). Writers of any business writing discipline and at any experience level will benefit from the practical strategies, techniques, and tips of this webinar designed to guide them through the writing process. I t works through the phases of planning to dissolve writers block and establish purpose; drafting to promote efficiency; revising for completeness and structure; editing for clear, concise, and consistent expression; and proofreading for overlooked errors in grammar, diction, and mechanics.

Attending this webinar will enable you to:
• Use the writing process to compose efficiently.
• Determine the most important qualities of effective writing.
• Organize ideas for a solid structure.
• Express information with a focused, powerful style.

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Original broadcast October 1,2019 

 

Biography ~ Philip Vassallo
Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.

Publishing for Tenure and Promotion

Publishing for Tenure and Promotion

 

Each university has its own requirements for tenure and promotion. However, publishing is a common requirement at most institutions. In this informative program, you will learn about different avenues for publishing including within librarianship and outside of librarianship.
The presenter will also share publishing trends that have implications for tenure and promotion. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will have developed ideas for how they can start publishing in order to achieve tenure and rank advancement.

Learning Outcomes for this program include:
• Discovering different avenues for getting their work published
• Developing a strategy for getting published in the near future

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Original broadcast September 26, 2019 

 

Biography ~ Lauren Hays
Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Currently, she is in a doctoral program and expects to graduate in May 2018. Additionally, she is co-editing a book on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for academic librarians.
She is passionate about teaching and learning and desires to help librarians develop in their instructor/facilitator skills. More specifically, her professional interests include teaching, SoTL, information literacy, educational technology, Library and Information Science education, teacher identity, and faculty development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

Rebranding Your Library…On a Budget

Rebranding Your Library…On a Budget

In 2018, the Union County Carnegie Library underwent a re-branding in conjunction with our building renovation. Hear details of our experiences and processes in this session, and learn marketing and social media strategies and best practices, how to create a marketing plan, free (and cheap) marketing tools, graphic design principles, and other tips and tricks to successfully interact with your community and promote your library. Our focus is on passing along knowledge to help other small, rural libraries assess their needs, revamp their marketing and social media strategies, and re-brand on a budget.

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Original broadcast September 17, 2019 

Biography ~ Taylor Atkinson
Taylor Atkinson is the Assistant Director of the Union County Carnegie Library in Union, South Carolina.

Auto What Libraries Can Learn from Other Organizations About Advocacy and Political Power

Auto What Libraries Can Learn from Other Organizations About Advocacy and Political Power

 

 

Tired of having to fight for monies from your city, county, state and nationally elected officials? Or of being short staffed and short on resources? Feel like libraries don’t have a strong enough voice with the politicians and decision makers?

This interactive and thought-provoking program looks at the best practices of non-profit organizations that have achieved success through their political power and advocacy efforts and what library organizations including EveryLibrary can and are doing to keep the funding of libraries in the eyes of the people that make the final decisions.

In this interactive and informative program, you’ll learn:

• The difference between a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status and examples of how those differences are used
• How organizations including AARP, ACLU and the NRA have built their political power and how they use it
• What libraries can learn from these organizations about creating a strong voice in their community, state and Washington D.C.
• Ways your library and our library profession can further the process of building a community of library supporters/advocates

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Original Broadcast September 10, 2019 


Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck

Andrew has been developing and conducting training seminars for libraries and library organizations for more than twenty years. He has presented Web-based, On-line, and Face-to-Face sessions on Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills in the U.S. and numerous countries around the world.

Why You Need a Mentor (or Why You Should Be One)

Why You Need a Mentor (or Why You Should Be One)

You’ve probably heard that having a mentor can help your career. But how do you even get a mentor? And what do you do with a mentor once you find one? And while you probably have people in your life you consider role models, maybe you don’t think you’re ready to mentor someone yourself.

No matter where you’re at in your career, mentoring is a relationship that you’re ready for now! Mentoring and being mentored can change the way you work and help you succeed, no matter which side of the relationship you’re on. In this webinar, you’ll learn tools for developing your own customized mentoring strategy and walk away with concrete steps to begin advocating for yourself (or others) today.

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Original broadcast August 20, 2019 

Biography ~ Jennifer Caldwell Ciarvella
Jennifer is a skilled trainer, e-learning developer, and instructional designer. She has been developing and leading learning experiences for group of all sizes for over a decade. Using creativity and play, she helps professionals develop their skills in communication, teamwork, problem-solving, leadership, and adaptability. She believes the hard work of learning and growing is more fun when done together.

More Ways Your Library Can Partner With the Federal Trade Commission

More Ways Your Library Can Partner With the Federal Trade Commission

 

Libraries provide more advice and services to a broader array of people. Do you serve new arrivals or people with challenges reading English? What about teens or older people? Military families? Everyone is a consumer — and crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. We also know that scammers target people from diverse communities in unique ways. FTC has free tools at FTC.gov/libraries, tailored for various audiences; they can help you help all your patrons. On this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
Create programming on consumer topics or incorporate consumer tips in your existing programs
Support patrons who experience identity theft by showing them how to start the recovery process using IdentityTheft.gov
Find short, actionable consumer content to share with your patrons on your social networks.

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Original broadcast August 13, 2019 

Biography ~ Carol Kando-Pineda
Carol Kando-Pineda is Counsel in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education where she leads teams to create free print materials, websites, and videos to help people avoid scams, manage their money and make wise buys. Carol began her FTC career as a staff attorney bringing false advertising cases; she then became the agency’s Legislative Counsel, serving for several years as a liaison between the FTC and Congress.

Leadership Redefined: Ownership Engagement Results

Leadership Redefined: Ownership Engagement Results

 

Competitive, challenging and constantly shifting – that is today’s marketplace! It calls for a new style of leader. One that has the ability to see the big picture. Understand external trends. Implement strategy with one-hand tied behind your back. To succeed you need to be that rare leader who can stay razor like focused while remaining flexible enough to seize new opportunities.
It is time to redefine how we lead, and create a culture that inspires ownership at every level in order to drive results at every turn. Your greatest competitive advantage in today’s marketplace is the engagement level of your employees. The rules have changed and employee engagement trumps customer engagement … every single time! In today’s marketplace, the relationship you build with your employees is more important than the relationship you build with your customers.

In this innovative program, you’ll discover the cutting-edge strategies including:

• Ways to maximize your ability to get the best and the brightest to beat a path to your door
• How-to engage employees at every level increasing productivity and results
• Proven leadership strategies that ensure you gain a competitive advantage
• Increased business acumen and strategic leadership skills

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Original broadcast July 23, 2019

Biography ~ Meridith Elliott Powell
Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, Meridith Elliott Powell is an award winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance. Meridith worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. She is Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, and a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaching Council.

She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of four books, including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest “Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose about how to build cultures the inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. Meridith writes, speaks and is passionate about helping her clients understand everything they need to know about how to make this economy start working for them.

When not working, Meridith can be found on her mountain bike, hiking her favorite trail and chasing little white balls on golf courses ‘round the country!