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Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

Life in today’s world is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctors and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind and slow our brain waves to states of relaxation. When we are in a state of physical and mental calmness, we can make better decisions.

Once we connect to a place of happiness and peace within us, we experience a reduction in our anxiety. Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace.

Join Jim Rose, M. Ed, retired executive of a fortune 100 company and long-time meditator for this informative program.  A short meditation will be included.

Original broadcast September 21, 2021 
 
Presenter: Jim Rose

Jim Rose, M Ed., Rutgers University, is a retired executive of a fortune 100 company. He has 35 years of experience in Human Resources management, employee development and conflict resolution. Jim currently provides workshops and training to groups throughout the world where he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives.

He has been meditating for over 40 years and now focuses much of his time on his own spiritual development and in helping others who wish to do the same.

 

First Impressions Matter: How to Win Friends in Admissions and Influence Prospective Students

First Impressions Matter: How to Win Friends in Admissions and Influence Prospective Students

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When students first “meet” your library, their impression is likely formed during an Admissions-led tour of campus. Have you ever been surprised or dismayed by something a tour guide said? Have you wanted to revise their script? This lively webinar will highlight Admissions tours as a valuable marketing opportunity that librarians should evaluate and influence. Drawing on examples of Library-Admissions collaboration at two institutions—a large public research university and a state college—this webinar will inspire and prepare you to partner with your institution’s Admissions department to improve library information for prospective students and families.

Bio: Alena Principato is the Outreach & Engagement Librarian at Nevada State College’s Marydean Martin Library. Located in Henderson, Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library received the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award from the Association of College & Research Libraries. Alena is responsible for leading the library’s marketing and outreach efforts and building partnerships across campus. She has presented and published on library marketing and outreach and her work was recently recognized with a PR Xchange Award from the American Library Association. Alena holds BAs in English and Art from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a fellow in the Carolina Academic Library Associate program.

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.

Personal Knowledge Management: Strategies and Tools

Personal Knowledge Management: Strategies and Tools

 
 

 

How do you stay on top of the deluge of information related to your job and professional development? And how do you make sense of this information, apply it to achieve your goals, and share it with others?

Personal knowledge management (PKM) offers a process to gather, organize, save, and use knowledge gained related to one’s work activities. PKM routines vary from person to person, yet all share a commitment to ongoing information gathering, sense making, and sharing that not only fuels one’s professional development but can foster connections and community with like-minded professionals.

Topics discussed in this program include:

• How to clarify your professional “learning” goals
• Analyzing your professional networks with these goals in mind
• Evaluating and curating the information you collect
• How to share and communicate your insight
• Putting it all together in your PKM practice

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Original broadcast September 16,2021 

Presenter: Mitchell Friedman
Mitchell Friedman, EdD, APR develops people. Known as an enthusiastic, energetic, and insightful educator and consultant, he relishes opportunities to help others to develop their skills and abilities on the path to achieving their full potential.
Dr. Friedman teaches leadership, management communication, organizational behavior, and public relations at universities located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Friedman also helps a range of organizations to develop the communications and leadership skills of their employees.

First Impressions Matter: How to Win Friends in Admissions and Influence Prospective Students

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Neonatal Intensive Care: The NICU Experience

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Expecting and welcoming a new life into the world is an exciting time. Planning for and celebrating this new baby, or babies, should be the focus of all parents-to-be. But for parents and families that learn their newborn(s) need intensive care, starting life in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is unimaginable. 

Newborn babies are admitted to a NICU because of health concerns, preterm delivery, and/or complications that occur during labor and delivery. Within a NICU, teams of experts provide 24-7-365 care for each patient. For parents and caregivers, whether they have previous knowledge about health care or not, this can be an alarming, intimidating, and overwhelming experience. 

Through this session, we will introduce reliable resources available to parents, caregivers, family members, and friends that can assist them with navigating their NICU journey. 

Presenter:  Jessica Daly, MLS
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Book List: (suggestions)

French, K. & French, T. (2016). Juniper: The girl who was born too soon. Little, Brown Spark. 

Jaeckel, J. (2016). Spot 12: Five months in the Neonatal ICU. Raincloud Press. 

Zaichkin, J., Weiner, G. M., Loren, D. (Eds.). (2017).  Understanding the NICU: What parents of preemies and other hospitalized newborns need to know. (2017). American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

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.

First Impressions Matter: How to Win Friends in Admissions and Influence Prospective Students

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.

How to Hire Better Bosses! How to Strengthen Your Management Recruitment Strategies

How to Hire Better Bosses! How to Strengthen Your Management Recruitment Strategies

A Gallup poll finds that organizations fail to choose the right candidate for leadership positions over 82% of the time. In terms of employee morale, exit interviews and workplace culture surveys show that toxic bosses are the number one reason employees leave or disengage from their organizations.
For the libraries that recruit better bosses tend to have healthier, happier organizations with more inclusive work environments. This program will help you to avoid common hiring mistakes and make the right hire the first time.
During this informative webinar, participants will learn:

 How to identify common management/supervisor/ leadership recruitment mistakes
 How to create “leadership vision statements” that will provide more focus and clarity to support long term strategic planning
 How to align your “leadership vision statements” with potential candidate interview questions

 
Original broadcast September 9, 2021 
 

Presenter; Elaina Norlin
Elaina Norlin is the Professional Development DEI Coordinator for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. She is an accomplished teacher, technology and leadership development trainer, and writer with extensive leadership experience and a flair for public relations, organizational development, marketing and persuasion and communications. Author of three books, she has delivered over 70 workshops, training sessions, presentations, and institutes both nationally and internationally on marketing, web usability design, facilitation, strategic influence, and conflict management. Her new book Six Step Guide to Library Worker Engagement (ALA) will be out July 2021. Elaina Norlin | ALA Store

Project Management Tools and Techniques for Libraries

Project Management Tools and Techniques for Libraries

 

 

The tools and techniques of Project Management are useful in all aspects of professional and personal life. This webinar introduces essential concepts and strategies for Project Management specifically aimed at their use in libraries.

Topics covered include the Project Management Life Cycle and what it means, management styles and their impact on managing projects, institutional issues, stakeholder management, scope definition, risk assessment and management, project planning tools, and team management.

There will be an emphasis on managing teams, including the role of the leader, communications tools and techniques, and meeting management. This webinar will be useful for both experienced and new project managers in the library setting. It will include a review of best practices in Project Management across a variety of industries.

By the end of the program attendees will learn:

• The history and major uses of Project Management in libraries as well as other industries
• How to identify the Project Management Life Cycle
• Useful Project Management tools and how to adapt them for use in libraries
• Where to go for additional information as well as training in Project Management

Original broadcast September 7, 2021 

Presenter: Anne Abate
Anne has worked in a wide variety of libraries and library-related organizations during her career. She is currently the owner of Library Discount Network, a business that negotiates with database vendors on behalf of library consortia and networks. The company also provides administrative and management support for nonprofit organizations.

Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Foundations

Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: Foundations

Rank and file workers are the heartbeat of our Public Libraries. They are the ones serving the patrons, processing items, shelving the books, and answering all of the questions, from directional to those that can best be described as “unique.” They hold the day-to-day knowledge of what is actually happening at the library. And yet, they are the staff who are most left out from the decisions making. But how can you, the library worker, be more involved in your Library’s administrative processes without overstepping your organizational boundaries?

Come learn from a 20+ year library worker and Trustee, as we will walk through the basics of how the Board makes decisions and how you, the staff member, can be more active in the process.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

• Learn how you can positively interact with management and trustees to effect organization change
• Come away with an actionable list of how you can advocate for themselves within the larger organization
• Improve communication throughout your organization

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Original broadcast September 2, 2021

 
 
Presenter: Becky Spratford
Becky Spratford [MLIS] is a Readers’ Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All. She is under contract to provide content forEBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist and a horror review column for Library Journal. Becky is a 20 year locally elected Library Trustee [still serving] and a Board member for the Reaching Across Illinois Library System. Known for her work with horror readers, Becky is the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and is currently hard at work on the 3rd Edition. She is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association and currently serves as the Association’s Secretary and organizer of their annual Librarians’ Day. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAforAll. 
 

 

First Impressions Matter: How to Win Friends in Admissions and Influence Prospective Students

How Do We S.E.R.V.E. Our Customers?

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There are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands (!) of books, articles, workshops, and TED talks on serving customers. Technology is touted as the “be all and end all” of customer service – and it’s certainly important in today’s library world.
And yet…there are some basic things we can do to make sure we SERVE our customers in the way they want to be served. Things that we may overlook in the rush to make sure we are offering the latest and greatest in technology and programming.

In this webinar, we’ll look at five areas that can help us develop happy customers. Happy customers create a happy library environment. A happy library environment draws more customers. More customers lead to a happy library staff and…you get the picture.
We need to make sure we are pleasing our customers – which makes us all happy!

Biography ~ Linda Bruno
Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations 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 is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global.

She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

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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.

Bouncing Back: Developing Resilience Amid Challenges and Change

Bouncing Back: Developing Resilience Amid Challenges and Change

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Challenges – check. Change – check and double check. Bouncing back? Maybe???

The real answer to that question is a resounding YES! Bouncing back sounds difficult, doesn’t it? So much comes at us these days in the realm of challenges and change. But let’s think about a rubber ball; it bounces…and bounces…and bounces some more. That’s because it has inherent properties that not only allow it to bounce, but make it impossible not to.

Okay, Linda, what does that have to do with me bouncing back? Even if we don’t have inherent properties that will cause us to bounce back automatically, there are attitudes and habits we can create within ourselves that will help us bounce back, sometimes to our original height, sometimes higher.

In this session, we’ll have an opportunity to spend some time in that space we rarely have time for – that valuable self-reflection mode. We will discover the why of needing resilience, the how of developing it, the obstacles that we may need to overcome, and then we’ll develop an action plan so that we can begin working on it, pronto! After all, challenges and change are not going away. Why not be ready to bounce when they come?

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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In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.