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Teaching Online: Tips for Moving Your Face-to-Face Instruction Online

Teaching Online: Tips for Moving Your Face-to-Face Instruction Online

 

In the spring of 2020, many of us had to quickly adjust our teaching from a face-to-face setting to an online environment without time to reflect on how to do that well. In this session, Lauren Hays will share her tips for teaching online.

She will share specific examples of how to engage the audience, how to give students opportunities to practice searching, and how to discuss content.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

• Discover tips for moving face-to-face content online
• Identify ways they can engage the audience
• Brainstorm how they can lead discussions
• Determine the best strategies for them to give students the opportunities to practice searching

 
Original broadcast April 22, 2021 
 
Presenter ~ Lauren Hays, PhD
 

Lauren Hays, PhD, is the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoys teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. She has co-presented at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion.Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

 

Leading During a Crisis ~ How to Be Proactive During a Crisis – Part 3

Leading During a Crisis ~ How to Be Proactive During a Crisis – Part 3

 

 

Building upon knowledge of crisis communication, effective leadership, and different crisis planning strategies, this presentation explores how to use this knowledge in a proactive manner.

Participants will learn how to identify opportunities, navigate challenges, and build community partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Original broadcast April 21, 2021 

Presenter ~ Gavin J. Woltjer
Gavin J. Woltjer is the Library Director for the Billings (MT) Public Library. When not held hostage in a good book, he enjoys exploring the wilds of Montana with his wife, Rena, and their three children.
His research interests include: data analytics; library leadership; economic development and libraries; archives and record management; and, librarian as public historian.

How to Stay Positive and Slay the Negative Dragons in Challenging Times

How to Stay Positive and Slay the Negative Dragons in Challenging Times

Inevitably, each of us faces situations that threaten to break our spirit, if not cloud our overall outlook on life. Illness, the loss of a loved one, and the premature end of a job, among countless other circumstances, challenge our ability to navigate life in their immediate aftermath. And while it’s easy to say we need to be positive and upbeat in these situations, it’s very hard to do.

This informative program promises to, at the very least, offer food for thought to grapple with what life throws at us in these difficult times. More specifically, we’ll discuss strategies to help us do our best to stay on course even when the world seems to throw far too much in our direction for us to handle.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
· Identify and focus on what they can control in difficult circumstances
· Identify and seek assistance from outside resources
· Cultivate daily personal practices and routines to manage feelings and emotions

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Original broadcast March 18, 2021 

Presenter ~ Mitchell Friedman
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. Dr. Friedman is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He concurrently serves as Northern California Director of the Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies, and helps a range of organizations to develop the communications and leadership skills of their employees.

Learning on the Fly: Responding to the Need for Remote Training, Remotely

Learning on the Fly: Responding to the Need for Remote Training, Remotely

 

During the summer and fall of 2020, parents and caregivers struggled to support students learning remotely. With schooling models changing constantly and caregivers confronted with new technology, Twinsburg Public Library was in a unique position to provide tools and resources to help the schools supporting those caregivers.
In this informative webinar, Cari and Sam will discuss how they developed this partnership and how your library can be proactive in responding to similar needs in your community.

As a result of this program, participants will:
• Hear about how Twinsburg Public Library responded to the need for remote learning in the community during the pandemic
• Explore potential partnerships and ways to find out what the community needs in terms of learning and educational support
• Learn how to keep momentum going during difficult times with limited resources

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Original broadcast March 16, 2021 

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

Presenter ~ Sam Bell
Sam is an Adult Learning and Information Services Associate at Twinsburg Public Library. He supports the computer education program at the library while also pursuing a degree in Library Science and Education.

Everything I need to know about Library Leadership I learned in Youth Services

Everything I need to know about Library Leadership I learned in Youth Services

 

The everyday work of a Youth Services Librarians is the best training ground to develop leadership skills that are integral to library management and executive positions.

In this informative and interactive presentation, Lucia Gonzalez, City Library Director at the North Miami Public Library will share her career path and address topics such as the importance of mentorship, opportunities for creativity and broadening the scope of work, and how to incorporate youth services skills into upper management work.

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Original broadcast March 11, 2021 

Presenter – Lucia M. Gonzalez
Lucia M. Gonzalez started her career in library services to children in 1988 after receiving her Master in Library Science from the University of South Florida. Since then, Gonzalez has worked in different capacities for the Miami-Dade Public Library including system-wide Programs Coordinator.

She was Associate Director for Broward County Libraries in charge of Outreach, Family Literacy, and Youth Services going to her current position as City Library Director for the City of North Miami. She is the author of three award-winning children’s books: The Bossy Gallito, winner of the 1996 Pura Belpré Children’s Literature Honor Medal and part of New York Public Library’s 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know; Señor Cat’s Romance and Other Favorite Stories from Latin America, an Américas Award Commended Title; and The Storyteller’s Candle/La velita de los cuentos, winner of the 2009 Pura Belpré Children’s Literature Honor Medal for narrative, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, Honor Book, and the Américas Award.

 

 

Learning to Love and Leverage a Remote Workplace

Learning to Love and Leverage a Remote Workplace

The current pandemic has forced many workplaces to operate remotely. How do you conduct productive meetings, manage staff, and move projects forward in this environment? What tools can help foster engagement and collaboration? Our speakers will examine best practices for remote work, including meeting and project management. The focus will be flexible, addressing challenges facing managers as well as employees managing up.

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Original broadcast February 25, 2021 

Presenter ~ Jim Walther
Jim Walther is TBLC’s 5th Executive Director as we approach our 42nd year. This year, he will be focusing on the strategic course for TBLC, member outreach, our eServices offerings to members, COVID response and working with our association partnerships. He taught management, leadership and Human Resources Administration at Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management.

Presenter ~ Amy Carr
Amy Carr has experience in academic, public and law libraries. From 2006-2020 she worked in the research department of a law firm with offices across the United States and around the world. She successfully managed staff she didn’t meet in person for years. Her team was widely known for their excellent project management skills despite the fact that they worked remotely from each other and their colleagues. Amy has presented on leadership and the creation of a virtual onboarding program at the annual law libraries conference.

English for Nonnative Professionals

English for Nonnative Professionals

English for Nonnative Writers helps business professionals with a sound approach to writing effective business documents in Standard English. This webinar lays a foundation to help nonnative speakers of any language to strengthen their basic English skills. It covers a full range of do’s and don’ts in grammar, style, and linguistic etiquette.

As a bonus, the webinar speaker leads attendees through a flash quiz to test their ability in remedying poor sentence structure, word choice, and punctuation.

Attending this webinar will enable you to:
• Identify the most common writing errors
• Construct sentences for maximum clarity
• Employ linguistic etiquette as the situation dictates
• Use tricky words and expressions properly

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Original broadcast February 18, 2021 

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. Many of his students are nonnative professionals skilled in their profession but struggling with English language issues. 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. He has edited major reports for the US government, City of New York, and the corporate world. He also writes the blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.

How to Teach Civilly in an Uncivil Environment

How to Teach Civilly in an Uncivil Environment

 

Conspiracy theories, misinformation, cyberbullying, arguments and much more happen online every second of the day. Librarians frequently interact with their patrons in this fraught environment. How can we teach civil discourse with so much incivility? Carrie Rogers has taught college online and in-person since 2015 and holds certifications in online teaching. She has also taught K-12 students digital etiquette and how to better communicate online in her work as founder of the mission-based company Digital Respons-Ability.

Participants will learn:
• How to create a Netiquette guide and policy
• The basics of digital etiquette
• When to remove, report and/or respond to disruptions online
• Techniques to defuse online tensions
• Why we share misinformation online

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Original broadcast February 11, 2021 

Biography ~ 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.

Strategic Planning: A Simple 6-Step Process

Strategic Planning: A Simple 6-Step Process

 

Library leaders expend time, money, and energy on strategic planning, yet so many strategic plans fail to drive motivation, effort or change. By building on a simple 6-step process and exploring their reasons for planning, libraries of all sizes can lead a planning process that fits their needs and environment.

With transparency and a focus on implementation, this simple planning approach can even create a culture of shared responsibility for achieving plan goals, support plan flexibility, and result in real change throughout the organization.

In this interactive program, participants will be introduced to:
• The challenges of library strategic planning.
• Simple strategies for leading a strategic planning process.
• Techniques for crafting and implementing an impactful strategic plan.

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Original broadcast February 4, 2021 

Presenter ~ Jami Yazdani
Jami Yazdani started her library career in circulation roles before earning her MLIS, and has been a reference librarian, technology librarian, library manager and library director. She has hands-on experience leading planning in libraries: from strategic and technology planning, to exploring and implementing new staffing and service models, she has led and championed planning that is flexible, transparent, inclusive, and results in real change. After more than 15 years in libraries, she founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation to help leaders at all levels solve management problems, achieve project success, and amplify the strengths of their team.

The Person in the Mirror

The Person in the Mirror

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Whether it’s what we have for breakfast, when we go to sleep, how we treat others, how we do our work, or any of a hundred other areas in our everyday lives, the choices we make do indeed impact our days. And those choices are not typically forced upon us by others, although sometimes life hands us the proverbial lemons and we have to choose how to respond.

But still those choices are not by accident. No, it’s the person in the mirror who determines our days. Let’s discuss how we can make that person the best person we can be!

Linda Bruno has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between! Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

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