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Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches to Support Young Adult Wellbeing and Mental Health

Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches to Support Young Adult Wellbeing and Mental Health

 

Student mental health is a growing concern among high schools, colleges and universities, particularly in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Students across the country are seeking connection and help from a variety of sources, and community members are uniquely positioned to identify and support struggling young adults.

Amy Gatto from Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health promotion and education for young adults, will provide practical approaches that community members can implement in the current climate to help create caring communities to help young adults thrive.

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Original broadcast March 30, 2021 

Presenter ~ Amy Gatto
Amy Gatto is the Senior Campus Program Manager at Active Minds where she works to create lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued among educational institutions. She is interested in the relationship between health and education. Blending her experiences as a former high school teacher, higher education health educator, and young adult health researcher, she has found a niche in working to improve adolescent and young adult mental health.

Amy is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida in the College of Public Health, holds a Master in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Elon University.

“Let’s Try It!” Library Outreach in a Culture of Yes

“Let’s Try It!” Library Outreach in a Culture of Yes

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Outreach activities can boost student well-being and enhance positive feelings towards the library. Unfortunately, it is not always obvious how to successfully reach students. In this webinar, UNO Libraries Director of Research and Instruction Services Katie Bishop and Outreach & Instruction Librarian Tammi Owens discuss how a culture of yes at UNO Libraries has allowed them to forge strong relationships with student support services and learning communities and expand library outreach across the university. They will share the non-traditional library services and events that have succeeded and failed, both of which (the succeeding and failing) have worked together to make the department and the library a vibrant, innovative place to work and learn. Finally, they will relate some of the ways attendees can work towards creating a culture of yes at their own libraries that fits into the mission and vision of the library while remaining mindful of workloads.

Presenter ~ Katie Bishop is the Director of Research & Instruction Services and Humanities Librarian at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library. Katie leads the RIS department in engaging UNO faculty and students with research and information literacy instruction, coordinates assessment data for the library, and works with library leadership to manage department and collection budgets. She has presented and published on assessing IL instruction, updating library services, and partnering with student support services as part of the second cohort of the ACRL Assessment in Action program. Katie holds a BA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an MA in American Studies from the University of Iowa, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.

Presenter ~ Tammi Owens is the Outreach & Instruction Librarian and an associate professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library. At Criss Library Tammi is responsible for coordinating, assessing, and continuously improving the first-year writing library information literacy program, leading partnerships with student learning communities, and coordinating outreach events for student stress relief, library awareness, and education. Tammi is the co-author, with Carol Daul-Elhindi, of The 360 Librarian: A Framework for Integrating Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Critical Reflection in the Workplace, published by ACRL in 2020. She has written and presented at the regional and national level on such topics as library outreach and instruction, language use and user experience, gaming in libraries, and library tutorials. She holds BAs in Religious Studies and Art History from the University of Nebraska Omaha, an MA in Art History, and an MS in Library Science, both from the University of North Carolina-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.

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.

Leading During a Crisis ~ What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership? – Part 1

Leading During a Crisis ~ What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership? – Part 1

 

Communication is of the utmost importance during times of crisis. How do we effectively communicate? What information needs to be shared? How and who shares this information?

This presentation provides the necessary foundational understanding of crisis communication and how to navigate leadership responsibilities during these times.

Participants will gain a better understanding of their own communication style, how to be an effective communicator, and develop leadership strategies.

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Original broadcast March 10, 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.

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.

“Let’s Try It!” Library Outreach in a Culture of Yes

Transferrable Skills and the Empowered Employee

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Library managers are in a key position to empower their employees and capitalize on the strengths of individual staff under their supervision. Often times staff will join a library or department with a unique set of skills that can be transferred to benefit their new assignment. This session will help you identify transferrable skills that your employees have and determine how you can empower their performance.

Biography ~ Jodie Borgerding
Jodie Borgerding is the Consulting & Education Services Manager. She oversees the development of training opportunities and provide direct consulting services to Amigos members. Jodie has experience in association management, staff development, and academic libraries. Prior to joining Amigos, Jodie served as the Instruction Librarian and Subject Liaison for Webster University in St. Louis, MO. She is also a past-president of the Missouri Library Association, and is an active member of the American Library Association and Association of College & 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.

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.