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Fostering Intergenerational Programs at the Library

Fostering Intergenerational Programs at the Library

 

Libraries are multi-generational spaces, welcoming patrons from a variety of generations on a daily basis. This webinar will discuss why intergenerational relationships are important, explore ways your library can help strengthen intergenerational connections through programming, space allocation, and interactive exhibits.

When libraries intentionally foster intergenerational interactions they contribute to building stronger communities.  This webinar will help you turn your library into a community intergenerational catalyst.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:
1. Learn about the importance of intergenerational relationships
2. Explore ways the libraries can encourage the development of intergenerational relationships through programming, use of space, and community interactive pieces
3. A list of programming and activity ideas
4. Suggestions on how to create an intergenerational program for your library

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Original broadcast December 6, 2018

Jennifer Kulik, Ph. D. ~ Biography
Dr. Jennifer Kulik is the Founder and CEO of Silver Kite Community Arts (www.silverkite.us), a Seattle-based arts company dedicated to designing, supporting, and facilitating intergenerational arts experiences and arts programs for older adults. Dr, Kulik holds a Ph.D. in (Intergenerational) Theatre from Arizona State University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Theatre from Grinnell College.

In 2012 she was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Fellowship to conduct intergenerational arts research in Singapore and received a Fulbright Alumni Award in 2013 to present at a conference in Boston on an intergenerational program she designed with a colleague in Colorado. Jen has presented workshops on intergenerational program development in Brazil, Ethiopia, Singapore, France, the UK, Denmark, and South Africa in addition to many locations in the United States.

Surviving an Emotionally Toxic Workplace

Surviving an Emotionally Toxic Workplace

 

Are you feeling Frustrated? Exhausted? – trying to deal with all the emotions that swirl around in your workplace. Feeling like you just don’t know what to do?

Sometimes it’s the same person you have to deal with day in and day out – you feel overwhelmed and just want to avoid them, but you can’t. Sometimes you’re blindsided – suddenly, out of the blue someone is angry at you or accusing you – everything was going fine – then BOOM – they became unhinged – often you don’t even know why – you’re thinking “where did that come from”?

You dread going into some meetings/situations knowing emotions will be flying around – emotional blackmail, martyrdom, persecuting.

Participants will learn:
A 3-step process to de-escalate emotional situations
The art of Emotional Aikido – how to protect yourself when confronted with strong emotions
The 7 irrational thinking patterns that set the stage for destructive emotions
A simple-to-use 5-step model for immediately letting go when things does terribly awry – you won’t have to carry those events around in your head
What drives emotional reactions – the triune brain explained
Why people react emotionally, even when it doesn’t seem rational, or in their best interests

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Original  broadcast November 1, 2018

Michael Healey – Biography
Michael believes that our workplaces and our workplace relationships can be fun, inspiring, energizing, satisfying AND be creative and productive. He works with businesses and organizations that understand the value of developing people as a foundation for continual improvement and enhancing organizational capacity. He’s been delivering engaging and impactful training programs since 1987.

 

20 Stress Management Tools for the Holidays in 60 Minutes

20 Stress Management Tools for the Holidays in 60 Minutes

We all know that the holiday season can be busy, stressful and overwhelming. While you can’t make that stress completely disappear like Black Friday deals, you can learn how to manage it and keep your calm in the middle of the holiday chaos.

In this session, you will learn 20 stress management tools to help you identify what triggers your stress, where your stress may be coming from and ways to manage it if it does come up.

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Original broadcast October 25, 2018

Carlos Laguna ~ Biography
Carlos Laguna, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 8 years. Using his experiences in combat, in training over 5,000 Marines and his own journey with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), he now teaches others how to manage stress and overwhelm and how to build unstoppable teams. Carlos is also a Stress Management Coach, spokesperson and MC for Pegasus Rising Project, an equine therapy non-profit serving those with PTSD and TBI. Along with stress management and team building, Carlos also does speaking engagements about PTSD, TBI and veterans issues. Find out more about Carlos at www.carlosthespeaker.com.

 

Moving Your Services into Your Community

Moving Your Services into Your Community

 

We’ve heard the refrains of eliminating the reference desk, embedded librarians, and the like. We also hear of the need to get out into our communities. Yet meeting our community members where they are – not where we are – is still a challenge.
If we are free to move about our communities, and deliver services outside of the library, what might that look like? What innovative or imaginative twist can we use, which will spark the community’s attention and interaction? How can we assure that our efforts are accomplished in both safe and respectful ways?

After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Explain the value of moving services into your community
Propose activities which move the library out into it community
Consider safe and community needs in creating a safe space outside of the library

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Original broadcast October 23, 2018

Jill Hurst-Wahl ~ Biography
Jill Hurst-Wahl is consultant, speaker, writer, and educator. She is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the president of Hurst Associates, Ltd. She currently teaches graduate courses on collection development and on copyright. A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for increasing the impact of libraries, no matter the type of community or organization they serve.

She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council and the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees. Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession. Jill blogs at Digitization101.com and can be found on Twitter at @Jill_HW.

20 Management Tips in 60 Minutes

20 Management Tips in 60 Minutes

 

Managers are often overworked and underwhelmed. Especially if you’re in middle management, it can feel like everyone needs something from you. Fortunately, you can learn from some of the best practices in management to help you feel more successful in your work.

Take this Interactive and informative hour to learn and nurture yourself so you can come back strong for your team. Everyone needs to sharpen their skills from time to time…sign-up for this program and make it your turn to learn!

In this 20 Tips in 60 Minutes webinar, we’ll cover:
Self-care strategies
Time management tips
Goal-setting ideas
Team-building practices
Recommended reads and software tools

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Original broadcast October 16, 2018

Cari Dubiel ~ Biography
Cari is the Adult Learning and Information Services Manager at Twinsburg Public Library. She is also a writer, teacher, and podcaster.

Dealing with Passive Aggressive Behaviors

Dealing with Passive Aggressive Behaviors

Passive-aggressive behavior confuses and maddens. Coworkers are often ill-equipped to respond to it. This Webinar will help to fill this need. You’ll gain insight and acquire tools to help you work productively with anyone who might speak, act, and think in a passive-aggressive fashion.

Webinar participants will learn:
Characteristics of passive-aggressive individuals;
Signs and examples of passive-aggressive behaviors;
The not-so-subtle language of passive-aggressiveness;
Why people display passive-aggressive tendencies; and, most importantly,
Strategies for managing the potentially pernicious consequences of passive-aggressiveness in the workplace

In short, this informative program promises two things. First, it will help you to improve your abilities to recognize passive-aggressiveness. Second, you’ll learn how to respond constructively to such incidents.

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Original broadcast September 27, 2018

Mitchell Friedman ~ Biography
Mitchell Friedman, EdD, APR develops people. Known as an enthusiastic, energetic, and insightful professional, he basks in opportunities to help others to achieve their full potential through his roles as a university professor and administrator, career coach, and communications and leadership trainer.

Dr. Friedman is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. He also helps organizations develop the communication and leadership skills of their employees.

 

20 Tools and Tips for Competitive/Market Intelligence Research in 60 Minutes

20 Tools and Tips for Competitive/Market Intelligence Research in 60 Minutes

 

Libraries are essential for supporting small businesses in their communities by providing programming, tools, and access to market research. Research databases and access to software help support small business owners, students, and entrepreneurs understand their niche markets and launch their projects.

Businesses now operate in a world in which information is more readily and publicly available than ever before. Competitive intelligence or market intelligence is the gathering and analyzing of information relevant to the external environment of a business, and is often part of their strategic planning function.

In this informative webinar, we will cover 20 tools and tips for building and supporting business research and intelligence efforts in your library.

Objectives:
Gain an understanding of competitive/market intelligence
Learn about resources for intelligence research
Identify ways to implement tools and practices in your work place
Learn how to help your library patrons with business research

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Original broadcast September 13, 2018

Rachael Altman ~ Biography
Rachael Altman is currently a Market Intelligence Analyst at Sidley Austin, LLP, where she researches clients and industries to support marketing, business development, and strategic initiatives. She previously worked at Grant Thornton International Ltd as a Research Analyst in Risk Management & Independence and in academia as a Librarian at Alabama State University and Rockford University. Rachael believes librarians

The Four Major Energy Blocks Leaders Encounter and Strategies to Overcome Them 

The Four Major Energy Blocks Leaders Encounter and Strategies to Overcome Them 

As leaders, our mindset, or perspective, affects our feelings and drives our actions. This mindset can also be called “energy”. And, whether we realize it or not, people sense our energy. Energy is how we “show up” in our careers and relationships.

When our energy is high, we can access our greatest creativity, innovation and wisdom. We present as inspiring and collaborative leaders. We feel positive, motivated and ready to serve. Yet, we are all faced with energy blocks that prevent us from accessing this higher energy. While there are both external and internal energy blocks, the four major internal blocks tend to be the most challenging to overcome. They block the flow of our true powerful and creative talents, they hold us back, slow us down, and limit our ability to assist those around us in gaining access to their own success.

In this interactive and informative webinar, Jenna Cooley will share the four major energy blocks and strategies to overcome them. With this knowledge, leaders are more self-aware and better able to tap into their “higher coach” to overcome the barriers that keep them in survival mode so that they more readily resonate at a thriving level of energy.

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Original broadcast September 6, 2018

Jenna Cooley ~ Biography
Jenna Cooley combines 20 years of experience in business, education, counseling and non-profit organization management with her exceptional training with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) to infuse her passion for emotional and social intelligence into leadership. Jenna specializes in the Core Energy Coaching™ and Energy Leadership™ approaches that empower individual leaders and organizations to focus not only on WHAT to do and HOW to do it, but on WHO they are at the core and WHY they do what they do.

It’s Not You, It’s How You Interview: Navigating the Public Library Interview

It’s Not You, It’s How You Interview: Navigating the Public Library Interview

Having trouble getting that first library job? Unable to move up? Do you keep getting interviewed but don’t land the job?

This presentation will not only share the most commonly seen interview mistakes, but give insights on how to avoid them. The patterns discussed come from our combined public library interview panel experience, along with input received from 65 hiring managers from public libraries.

By the end of the session, attendees will gain:

• Strategies for acing the hiring process, from the application to the interview
• Practical tips to engage your interviewer
• Insights on how to best highlight your skills and assets during the interview, regardless of experience level

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Original broadcast August 23, 2018

Tracy Kallassy ~ Biography
Tracy Kallassy has worked as a hiring manager in several library systems, and is currently Branch Manager of the Shirlington Branch of Arlington Public Library. She estimates she has interviewed at least 500 people for positions in public libraries. Tracy holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jessica Coffin ~ Biography
Jessica Coffin started her career managing college bookstores, where she first gained insight into the hiring and training process. She later received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland. She has since worked in three different public library systems, serving on a variety of interview panels.

Financial Literacy for All! Here’s How Your Library Can Help

Financial Literacy for All! Here’s How Your Library Can Help

 

According to a US News and World Report, in 2017, only 24 percent of millennials demonstrated basic financial literacy – and just 46 percent of all Americans have a rainy-day fund. Chances are some of your patrons could use help building the skills to create a more solid financial foundation. This program describes the Federal Trade Commission’s free and engaging site, Consumer.gov.

In this informative webinar program you’ll learn about the site and how its free materials can help you expand your patrons’ know-how about managing money, using credit, and dealing with debt.

Original broadcast August 14, 2018

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Carol Kando-Pineda ~ Biography
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.