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Copyright and Library Lending During COVID-19

Copyright and Library Lending During COVID-19

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic seems to relentlessly continue, public and academic libraries and their campuses continue serving virtually. Many libraries have been struggling with the legalities of library lending and providing their patrons with access to digital materials as they are unable to access print materials in person.

In this informative presentation, copyright librarian Sara Benson from the University of Illinois library will guide us through the legal options that we have for library lending during COVID-19.

As a result of this program attendees will learn:
• Copyright basics
• How the right of First Sale impacts library lending
• How fair use impacts controlled digital lending
• How to avoid imposing CONTU guidelines on inter-library lending

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Original broadcast April 20, 2021 

Presenter ~ Sara Benson
Sara Benson is the Copyright Librarian and an Assistant Professor in the Scholarly Communication and Publishing Unit at the University of Illinois Library. She holds a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, an LLM from Boalt Hall School of Law at Berkeley, and an MSLIS from the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the Library, Sara was a Lecturer at the University of Illinois College of Law for ten years.

Sara is the host of the Podcast ©hat (“Copyright Chat”) available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hat/id1228231003?mt=2 and editor of the best selling ACRL book titled “Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World.”

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

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This presentation will address characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and how those characteristics manifest in children and adults. The presenter will provide insights into how library staff can support children/adults with ASD based on individual needs. Specific questions from participants will be addressed throughout the presentation.

 

Autism Resources

ASD Resources

Autism Resources: Targeting Autism for Libraries

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Presenter ~ Dr. Mary O’Brian
Dr. Mary O’Brian has worked in the field of special education for more than 35 years. Dr. O’Brian received her bachelors and doctoral degrees in special education. She has worked with children with disabilities in school settings in various roles, including teacher, school psychologist and special education administrator. She also worked with adults in vocational settings. She retired from Illinois State University in 2015 and has continued to work with children and families through consulting work and advocacy.

 

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.

Creating Online Help for Library Services and Resources

Creating Online Help for Library Services and Resources

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Our digital resources are amazing – they help students research and learn, they help small businesses develop and plan, and they entertain through eReading and streaming media. All for free! We also promote our in-person programs, resources, and materials on our websites. 

However, with all of these resources can come frustration.  Users can be left frustrated and without finding what they needed.  

How can we help our digital users? How can we help people we may never see in the library? During this interactive webinar, we will explore how through free resources and ingenuity, libraries can create a website that helps guide users to the resources they seek through:

  • Good design
  • FAQ and online help through videos and tutorials
  • Implement online help with chatbots, chat, and email assistance

Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

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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.

Serving Patrons with Developmental Disabilities

Serving Patrons with Developmental Disabilities

 

People with developmental disabilities may be cognitively or physically impaired, or both. While not always visible, these disabilities can result in serious limitations in everyday activities of life, including self-care, communication, learning, mobility, or being able to work or live independently
In this informative program, we’ll discuss developmental disabilities, getting to know groups in your community that serve this population, programming considerations for adults, teens, kids with developmental disabilities, and examples of such programming being done now.

As a result of this program attendees will learn more about:
• Programming for people with developmental disabilities in your library
• What developmental disabilities are
• People First Language
• How to get to know this community in your community
• Parent and Family support for advocacy

Original broadcast April 1, 2021 

Presenter ~ Carol Kando-Pineda
Carol Kando-Pineda has spent 15 years advocating for community inclusion, opportunities, and support for her daughter with Down Syndrome. From 2011 to 2013, Carol headed up the Virginia Government Affairs Committee for the National Down Syndrome Society. In 2017, Carol and her husband created a business for their daughter, based on selling products bearing her distinctive artwork.

The goals? To create a path for her independence, to show the world what differently-abled people can do, and to promote the work of others with developmental disabilities. Carol’s day job is to manage consumer outreach to public libraries for a federal agency. She earned her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law.

Creating Content for Video

Creating Content for Video

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Video is one of the most effective ways to reach our students and users.  On average, people spend 100 minutes a day watching videos (smartinsights), so how can we be part of this daily viewing habit?   

What are the different options for creating live and recorded videos for our social media and our websites?  

We will explore free tools to utilize content ideas that work, content creation tools, and best practices for using video to promote the library.  

Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

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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.

YouTube Live Streaming

YouTube Live Streaming

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Live Streaming is a great way to engage your users online. As libraries, we can use it to bring our services and programs to users throughout our community.

During this interactive session, we will explore the basic how-to’s of live streaming, the tools we can use to enhance the experience, and best practices to get the most out of each virtual event. 

Diana Silveira is a librarian and President of Novare Library Services, where she works with libraries to develop, implement, and utilize technology effectively. Previously, she was employed by the Tampa Bay (FL) Library Consortium and the Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Library. She has an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and a BS in psychology from Catawba College. Her book, Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2018, is now available.

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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.

Pages Against Prejudice

Pages Against Prejudice

 

Racism is still an issue in our country; and, COVID-19 related discrimination reconfirms that any race can be the target. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, has created an anti-racist reading list for adults. However, a similar list does not seem to be readily available for young people. Building this type of list, and enhancing our collections, could help our young people to learn and think about prejudice. But, should we stop at racism?

Young people face discrimination in many forms: race, religion, orientation, and more. Could we, instead, focus on building anti-discrimination collections to support our youth?

In this informative and interactive program, you will get tips on how to evaluate your existing collection: identify additional titles, organize displays, and design programming to highlight anti-discrimination in your library.

 
Original broadcast March 9, 2021 
 
Biography ~ Jeanne Holba Puacz
Jeanne Holba Puacz has been a reference librarian since 1992, and has experience in academic, school, corporate and public libraries. She has been teaching reference since 2000 and has taught at Indiana University, Dominican University and University of Illinois. She has been teaching in the University of Illinois’ iSchool LEEP program since 2004.
Alphabet Soup: Serving LGBTQ+ Teens at your Library

Alphabet Soup: Serving LGBTQ+ Teens at your Library

Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) are no longer just for the school environment. Library-facilitated GSAs are a unique opportunity to practice and promote radical inclusivity for LGBTQ+ youth in the public library.

This program will walk you through how to start a GSA at your public library. Learn some tips for success as a new GSA facilitator and adult ally, how to navigate potential challenges, and how to support the LGBTQ+ youth in your community.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Learn about the role of a library GSA facilitator and the steps you can take to create a successful GSA
• Discover resources to utilize for yourself and to share with your teens
• Learn about the needs of LGBTQ+ youth and the ways in which you can help
• Brainstorm ways to navigate challenges, administrative support, and community response

Original broadcast March 4, 2021 
 
Biography ~ Rebecca West
Rebecca (she/her/hers) is a Teen Services Librarian at the Main Library in the Salt Lake City Public Library System in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been working with youth in Salt Lake City for over 10 years in different capacities, including as a teacher, mentor, and librarian. Rebecca received her MLIS degree from San Jose State University and is passionate about providing youth with the platforms, spaces, and resources they need to be heard and valued in their communities.

 

Get Cooking (Virtually) @ Your Library!

Get Cooking (Virtually) @ Your Library!

 

Food brings us together, and what better way to help create community during a pandemic than cooking together? And even though we can’t gather together in person that doesn’t mean we can’t get together virtually.

In this informative webinar, join Danielle from the McArthur Public Library as she shares her experiences hosting virtual cooking programs for her public library. From weekly mug cakes to more in-depth recipes with her Instant Pot, Danielle will share several different options for sharing cooking with your patrons, even if you can’t be face to face.

Attendees of this program will learn:
• What is culinary literacy and why is it important
• Cooking is Science! (and math)
• How to film and edit on a budget

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Original broadcast March 2, 2021 

Biography ~ Danielle Fortin
Danielle has been working in libraries of one sort or another for over 20 years. Yep, she started back in the days of the actual card catalog and pre-internets. Her longtime focus has been youth services and she currently works at the McArthur Public Library in Biddeford, Maine and serves as Chair of the Maine Library Association Youth Services Section. She likes terrible puns, roller derby, and her cats.

Guidelines for Online Writing that Entertains, Educates, Engages, Encourages, and Entices

Guidelines for Online Writing that Entertains, Educates, Engages, Encourages, and Entices

 

Writing online is how you talk to the world; what does your voice sound like? Intelligent, thoughtful, credible, engaging? Something that causes your audience to linger? Read again? Touches friends, co-workers, library customers, and community members? Influences them in positive ways? Successfully promotes your library’s collections, events, and services? Although space is often limited, as is the reader’s attention span, your words have a big impact.

Learn techniques that professional writers use to organize and focus their messages when preparation time is short.

Outcomes:
– Improve the effectiveness of promotional and advocacy online posts.
– Increase the number of people who follow your work.
– Establish a reputation as a credible voice for causes you support.
– Increase your influence beyond your inner circle of friends and family.

 

Original broadcast March 3, 2021 

Presenter ~ Pat Wagner 
Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978 using e-mail, platforms, and now social media to serve clients across the United States (and the solar system) who she has never met face-to-face.. She presents at state and national library conferences as well as working with libraries of all types from Alaska to Florida. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and was a facilitator for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute for several years. Pat focuses on skills needed to support better productivity and workplace relationships, from personnel issues to strategic planning. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.