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Outdoor Programming A-Z

Outdoor Programming A-Z

 
 

 

With specific health and safety guidelines in place, outdoor programming is an innovative way to stay active, connected, and relevant in your community. This unconventional way of doing programs gains the attention of non-traditional library users by expanding the libraries reach and meeting the public where they are.

By thinking outside of the box and finding new ways to do programs, you can provide a space where everyone feels welcomed.

During this session participants will learn:
• What are strategies to engage library administration in planning of outdoor programming
• What are ways to advocate for boarder community partnerships when conducting programs outside.
• Learning who can assist with advocating for outdoor programming
• What can be gained from facilitating programs outside
• Examples and Ideas for outdoor programming

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Original broadcast September 14, 2021 

Presenter: Nicole Bryan
Nicole Bryan is a Library Information Supervisor at Brooklyn Public Library, the fifth largest library system in the United States. She has spent her career within the social services arena, developing programs and meeting constituents’ needs.

Currently, Nicole assesses the delivery of library services, employing trauma-informed methods, to transitional populations in public library branches and homeless shelters in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MLS degree from Long Island University.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Neonatal Intensive Care: The NICU Experience

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.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Neonatal Intensive Care: The NICU Experience

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.

Welcoming People Back into Your Libraries

Welcoming People Back into Your Libraries

 
 

 

Even if your library never completely closed to the public, you’ll still want to alert everyone when your building is fully open again. To draw people back to your spaces and services, your outreach will need to be creative and attention-getting, as well as thoughtful and reassuring. It’ll also need to be well-planned.

To help you reach everyone in your community effectively—even people without internet access—this training session will offer guidance, ideas, and a marketing plan template that’s ready to fill in and roll out.

In this interactive and informative session, attendees will learn:
• How to word messaging to address patrons’ potential trepidation about re-entering busy buildings
• How and where to place your messages to reach everyone
• Which offerings to prioritize in your messages
• How to construct a simple marketing plan just for this reopening campaign

While marketing communications maven Kathy Dempsey will lead this webinar and cover all the topics above, she’ll also allow ample time for attendees to share ideas and strategies with their colleagues. This way, everyone will leave with a well-rounded batch of recommendations and ideas.

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Original broadcast August 31, 2021 
 

Presenter: Kathy Dempsey 
Kathy Dempsey wrote the how-to book The Accidental Library Marketer and founded her own marketing consultancy, Libraries Are Essential. Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding.

Kathy has been the Editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter for 26 years, and speaks on this topic frequently. She is a member of the New Jersey Library Association, and serves on the Executive Board of LibraryLinkNJ, the statewide cooperative. Kathy is also the Founding Chair of the popular Library Marketing and Communications Conference.

Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: Information and Tools for Libraries

Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: Information and Tools for Libraries

 

What does child sex trafficking look like? Where does it happen online? What are the myths and realities? This program will discuss those myths and share statistics around child sex trafficking in the United States and share resources every library employee should know to help people when needed.

Attendees will learn about the risk factors in their communities of child victims and the protective factors which make children less likely to be targeted and victimized.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:
• The definitions of child “grooming”
• The connection between online safety and child sex trafficking
• Where child sex trafficking is likely to happen
• Resources their libraries can offer to their users and how and where to report

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Original broadcast August 26, 2021 

Presenter: 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 2021 RUSA-award winning Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum: a Guide for Libraries. Carrie has also published other titles around technology and parenting and is co-authoring a new book out spring 2022: Teaching and Advocating Digital Citizenship: Tools for Librarians.

Carrie is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that educates students, parents and educators on digital citizenship. She lives in Utah with her family.

How to Turn Your Hobbies + Passion Projects Into Actual Income

How to Turn Your Hobbies + Passion Projects Into Actual Income

 

Librarians are multitalented, multifaceted people. We are curious, we are always learning, and we can figure out how to do almost anything. We also tend to have a number of hobbies or passion projects. In our current world, many people have multiple streams of income.

This webinar will provide tactics to help you launch your passion into an income generating side hustle.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn how to:
• Decide if turning your hobby into a business will ruin the fun
• Do your market research
• Take your hobby business on a test drive
• Make a plan
• Make it legal
• Establish an online presence
• Market yourself
• Get your first sale

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Original broadcast August 24, 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.

Little Hands Signing in Storytime: First Signs

Little Hands Signing in Storytime: First Signs

 

In this interactive program, you’ll learn tips for communicating with deaf and hard of hearing patrons, information about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, and even some basic ASL vocabulary to introduce yourself and help patrons navigate the library.

As a result of this program, attendees will be able to:

• Describe 3 strategies for communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing
• Introduce yourself and greet someone in American Sign Language
• Describe 3 types of accommodations libraries may provide for deaf and hard of hearing patrons and in what situations they would be used

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Original broadcast August 10, 2021 

 

Presenter: Kathy MacMillan
Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of the Little Hands Signing series from Familius Press, Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press), and many other resources books for librarians and educators. She shares resources for signing with children at StoriesByHand.com.

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.
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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.

Cultural Humility: What It Is and Why It’s Important to You and Your Library

Cultural Humility: What It Is and Why It’s Important to You and Your Library

 

Most libraries were founded decades ago when the cultural makeup of the area they are located in was very different. Although innovative librarians and library staff have created new and improved services to meet the needs of a more diverse population, disparities in services still exist and the organizations as a whole have not sufficiently changed with the times.
Most individuals are not aware of the implicit bias they have in their everyday interactions with customers and employees. The culmination of each individual’s life experience produces the ideas of how we as individuals see everything.

This program is the first step into self-reflection and organizational awareness of cultural humility. Methods of analysis and action plan ideas are included.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Define “Cultural Humility” and why this practice is important in the workplace and in life
• Begin self-reflection process in order to create a life-style of Cultural Humility
• Begin the process of creating an action plan for individual and/or organization for path that fosters “other-oriented” relationships

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Original broadcast July 15, 2021 

Presenter: Suvi Manner
Suvi Manner is an educator and librarian with a passion for helping others through professional and personal development. She transformed library services by focused outreach to surrounding ethnic communities and is the creator of the Cultural Tapestry Series at Palm Springs Public Library. Since being an immigrant in her teens, she spent years studying and observing the history and experiences of diverse South Florida cultures culminating in an M.A. in Cultural Foundations of Education with a focus on Multicultural Education. She completed a Leadership Certificate program at FSU focusing on serving the underserved populations in

libraries and is a known library advocate with a decade of experience as an administrator during which she served on numerous committees in libraries and professional associations. She applied and received grants related to providing library services for economically and culturally marginalized groups. One of the grants she received provided an opportunity to participate in the PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative (iii) in 2019. In addition to mentoring the program’s selected teen in the PLA iii, she has also served as a mentor and supervisor for many participants in the Sunshine State Library Leadership program.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/suvi-katriina-manner-58b07732/