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Volunteers in the Library: Coordinating Their Success

Volunteers in the Library: Coordinating Their Success

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Volunteering can certainly be an experience. Making a volunteer experience truly rewarding takes coordination and care. Learn about the best practices for recruiting, training and supervising volunteers in the library. Get tips and strategies for making the volunteer role beneficial for the volunteer and the organization. We will explore meaningful ways to inspire and celebrate your library volunteers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the volunteer role in libraries of all types
  • Discuss the library’s role in supervising volunteers
  • Utilize tools for identifying and coordinating types of volunteer projects
  • Examine new ways to celebrate volunteer contributions in your library

Presenter: Erin Gray
After earning her master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Erin went on to work in Branch Management, Collection Development and Youth Services for over a decade in public libraries. She is an advocate for all libraries and a past President of the Missouri Library Association. Erin enjoys facilitating continuing education classes of all types as a Library Services and Technology Trainer for Amigos Library Services.

 

 

 

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.

Volunteers in the Library: Coordinating Their Success

Social Media Content Trends

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Social media has always had trends, and this year is no exception. Find out what professional marketers are focusing on now and in the near future, and how some of these trends might work for your own library.

Stay on top of what’s working and what’s not!

Presenter: Laura Solomon
Laura Solomon is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network  and a W3C-certified front-end web developer.  She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics.  As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

 

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.

Why DEI Training is Not Working

Why DEI Training is Not Working

 

According to a McKinsey Report, organizations large and small spend an average of $8 billion dollars a year on diversity training. Nearly two-thirds of colleges and universities offer diversity trainings for faculty, staff, and students each year for an annual estimate of over 280 million dollars. Yet, racial trauma, bias incidents, and hate crimes on college campuses are on the continual rise.

Hundreds of studies dating back to the 1930s suggest that anti-bias and diversity training does not reduce bias, alter behavior, or change the cultural climate of the organization. Specifically, recent studies have shown that diversity training had “no positive effects,” fails on multiple levels and in numerous cited cases and lawsuits, creates more harm than good.

Although diversity training does not work, does not mean the problem cannot be solved. Libraries can go from popular “drive by” diversity training sessions to creating change that supports an inclusive workplace culture for everyone.

In this interactive presentation, participants will:

• Take a Workplace Agility IQ quiz
• Learn the Top 5 Reasons most diversity training fails to meet key objectives and goals
• Learn the #1 mistake almost every organization makes when starting a DEI program
• Learn common sense things to do before starting any DEI initiative

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Original broadcast August 12, 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

Volunteers in the Library: Coordinating Their Success

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Graphic Novels

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Experiencing a health event, receiving a diagnosis, or managing health conditions can be overwhelming and scary:

What should you ask?
What do you need to do?
How can you cope?

These are just a few of the many questions that may bombard you.

Graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, are emerging as a tool to help individuals learn about and navigate health situations.
The comic strip format is less intimidating. It.engages and supports interaction between the reader, caregivers, and health care professionals.
To explore the use of graphic novels in a variety of health care and educational settings, please register and join Olivia DiLeonardo for this interactive session.

Presenter: Olivia DiLeonardo
Olivia DiLeonardo is a Medical Librarian and Narrative Medicine Instructor at Nemours Children’s Hospital and University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where she has led Narrative Medicine instruction for medical students, residents, and faculty since 2014. Olivia holds a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University.

 

Resource Info: 

Graphic Medicine – https://graphicmedicine.org

NYU LitMed Database – https://medhum.med.nyu.edu/

Waiting for Health Equity: A Graphic Novel – Waiting for Health Equity: A Graphic Novel | Center for Health Progress

Penn State College of Medicine 4th year Comics Elective – https://sites.psu.edu/graphicnarratives/

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.

Peek Behind the Admin Curtain: Trustee Secrets All Library Staff Need To Know

Peek Behind the Admin Curtain: Trustee Secrets All Library Staff Need To Know

 
 

 

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.

Learning Objectives:
• 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 August 5, 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 for EBSCO’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 http://Twitter @RAforAll. 

Negotiations/Asking for a Raise

Negotiations/Asking for a Raise

 

Whether we’re starting a new job or working towards a promotion at our current one, we should be negotiating. Negotiation can be scary. But what’s even scarier is not doing it.
Ideally, we’d all get offered the salary we want and deserve, but if you’ve been working or job hunting for a while, you probably know that very few people receive a “perfect” offer right away.

Most of the time, we have to ask for what we want, build a case, and hope that the organization we’re negotiating with has the bandwidth to give us what we want or meet somewhere in the middle. This webinar will teach you how to prepare for a negotiation and it will equip you with tools for success.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Get into the right mindset
• Understand market value
• How to make your case
• Learn to talk about your accomplishments and how to tie it to their bottom line
• Exercises to help you relieve anxiety
• Understand biases and how to combat them

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Original broadcast July 29, 2021 

Presenter: Rachael Altman
Rachael believes that transferable skills, curiosity, passion, and mindfulness are the keys to success. She is a career coach, yoga teacher and meditation teacher, and jewelry maker. Her purpose is to inspire people to realize the value in their transferable skills and the fact that they can do anything with curiosity, creativity, and an open mind.

She has spent her career in market research and business development at Deloitte, Sidley Austin, and Deloitte and as an academic librarian at Rockford University and Alabama State University. Rachael currently works as a Market Research Analyst at G2, a tech company based in Chicago. You can connect on Instagram @itsrachaelaltman, by email at rachael.altman@gmail.com, and on LinkedIn.

The Six Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Underperforming Employee

The Six Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Underperforming Employee

 

An underperforming employee affects everyone in the organization including their co-workers and their customers. For the supervisor or manager, this can mean working with the employees to establish better performance standards.

But where do you begin? And how do you know if you are correcting the real performance problem(s) or just trying to correct the symptoms?

Remember: In managing others, just like in practicing medicine, prescribing a cure before a diagnosis is malpractice.

This interactive and informative program will give you the six questions to ask yourself to help you to work together with your employee to diagnose their performance problem(s) and to create a plan of action moving forward.

As a result of this program:
• Participants will be prepared for the sometimes, uncomfortable employee performance conversations
• Participants will ask the necessary questions to be able to collaboratively diagnose the cause(s) of the employee’s below standard performance
• Participants will be able to create a plan of action to help the employee in determining the next steps in the performance improvement process

Original broadcast July 27, 2021 

Presenter: Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has been developing and conducting training programs for libraries and library organizations for more than fifteen 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.  He is a past board member of the Haywood County Public Library and a monthly donor to EveryLibrary, advocating for libraries everywhere that support is needed.

Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning

Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning

Learn how to formalize talent development and ensure leadership continuity by developing and implementing a succession plan at your library. Don’t get caught off guard when a key staff member leaves! A succession planning process will help your library take time now to figure out how to effectively transfer institutional knowledge, increase job satisfaction, and retain emerging leaders’ imperative for the library’s future success.

By developing this strategic tool, your library can rest assured that you have the right leaders in place and can effectively respond to staffing changes without skipping a beat.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Understand why succession planning is an important and a necessary component of continuous improvement
• Learn how to structure and execute a succession planning process
• Understand how to implement a succession plan so your library can effectively respond to changes in leadership positions

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Original broadcast July 22, 2021

Presenters: Amanda Standerfer
Amanda’s passion is helping libraries and nonprofit organizations advance so they can create meaningful impact in their communities. Since 2002, Amanda has served as a consultant and facilitator, working with libraries and nonprofits on strategic planning, fundraising, organizational development, and capacity building.

Amanda is currently the Director of Development & Promotion for The Urbana (IL) Free Library. he’s spent half of her career working in philanthropy (as Program Officer for The Lumpkin Family Foundation based in Mattoon, IL and as Program Director with the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, serving Effingham and Mattoon, IL) and the other half in libraries (as Head of the Adult Division at the Decatur (IL) Public Library and as Director of the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham, IL). She loves melding her library and philanthropy knowledge – calling herself a “philanthro- brarian.”

When Programming Isn’t Fun Anymore: Fighting Job Burnout and Relighting Your Program Fire

When Programming Isn’t Fun Anymore: Fighting Job Burnout and Relighting Your Program Fire

Job-related burnout is especially prevalent in youth services, particularly during summer reading. We have had many bright young minds in this vocation burn out and change departments or career paths due to job-related stressors.

This session will be all about recognizing the signs of burnout and factors that can contribute to it. We will talk most about ways burnout can be avoided, including things like changing the SRP to be less stressful (does it stress you out to keep track of minutes read/pages read/books read? Stop doing it! Hate tracking down prizes at a reasonable price that won’t break immediately? Put an end to it!), keeping an inspiration folder, and finding ways to stop taking home work with you. I will also discuss my favorite ways to relight your “programming fire” and get inspired in creative ways.

These will include many different blogs, webinars, websites, as well as places to visit and events to attend. It’s hard to do your job with a smile on your face when you feel like you’re running on empty, and it can be particularly difficult when you’re a small library dealing with tiny budgets and a lack of staffing. This will focus on the positive, and attendees should leave with plenty of new resources and feel excited about their job.

Original broadcast July 20, 2021 

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Presenter: Chelsea Price
Chelsea Price is the director of the Meservey Public Library in Meservey, Iowa. Chelsea has presented at the Kids First Conference in Iowa and the ARSL conference in Springfield, Illinois, and she writes for the Programming Librarian blog. Her book, 209 Big Program Ideas for Small Budgets, is being published through ALA Editions and is set to hit shelves in the fall of 2020. Chelsea and her husband love volunteering at animal shelters throughout the Midwest, and they have four senior, special-needs dogs of their own.
Volunteers in the Library: Coordinating Their Success

Video Captioning

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In this session, participants will learn the basics of video captioning. This webinar will be covering why it’s important to caption your videos, the problem(s) with automatic captioning, what (free) captioning tools you can use to caption your videos, how to perfectly caption a video, and answer any questions about video accessibility and captioning.

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Presenter: Madeleine Crew is the Access and Instructional Support Technician in the Library and Learning Services department at Sheridan College in Ontario Canada. She handles alternate format requests, captions library videos, and educates staff on accessibility best practices. She is passionate about library accessibility and universal design for learning. Madeleine has presented about accessibility at the eLearning in Libraries Symposium in 2016 and the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in 2018. Madeleine has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Film Studies from McMaster University and a Library and Information Technician Diploma from Seneca College.

 

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.