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Fandoms! What’s Trending and How You Can Bring Fans to Your Library

Fandoms! What’s Trending and How You Can Bring Fans to Your Library

 

Fandoms! What’s Trending and how you can bring fans to your library

Geekiness has come out of the basement into the mainstream. This fast-paced webinar will cover fandom trends that bleed over into merchandise, gaming, cosplay, TV, movies and more. Get updated on what your geeky patrons are into, and leave with some practical ideas to use that knowledge in your library. Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, author of Teen Fandom and Geek Programming: A Practical Guide for Librarians brings her experience and geekiness to educate and entertain in this webinar.

Participants will learn about:
-Popular fandom trends
-Netflix as a trend-maker
-Growth of digital TV platforms
-Board Games and Dungeons and Dragons
-Disney’s continuing plans for fandom domination
-How you can apply these fandom trends to your library programming and collections

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Original broadcast October 8, 2019 

Biography ~ Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is an instructor of online privacy and a practitioner. As CEO of Digital Respons-Ability she helps educate students and other organizations on digital citizenship, which includes being safe and private online. In addition Carrie is a corporate trainer, event planner, writer and library consultant who works hard to stay on top of tech trends for her audiences.

 

Becoming a Dementia Friendly Library

Becoming a Dementia Friendly Library

560,000 Floridians are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to rise to 720,000 by 2025. People living with other forms of dementia add to these numbers. While some people move to residential care facilities, most of those affected live at home in their communities. Cognitive impairment and social isolation are significant factors to consider in maintaining safe, inclusive, vibrant learning centers for all ages. Dementia friendly libraries are central to the quality of life throughout Florida.

Several Florida libraries have committed to becoming dementia friendly, and yours can too. Your library can lead the effort in your community!

In this informative program, learn how your library can become a central resource for information about dementia. Set an example by creating a safe, welcoming environment in your library. Learn how dementia affects all of us and equip your staff to interact comfortably and effectively. We’ll also explore successful, dynamic in-house programming and collaborative outreach services.

Attendees will learn how to

• Recognize the symptoms and behaviors associated with dementia
• Better understand the needs and abilities of people with dementia
• Practice sensitive communication techniques to improve interactions
• Review policies, physical facilities, and programming to be sure they are dementia friendly
• Locate national programming models that can be replicated locally
• Access professional resources for additional information

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Original broadcast September12, 2019 

Biography ~ Mary Beth Riedner
For the past five years, Mary Beth Riedner has served on the leadership team of the American Library Association’s Interest Group for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (IGARD). She is the developer of the award-winning Tales & Travel book and reading program designed for those living with dementia. She has presented at numerous professional conferences including the American Library Association and the American Society on Aging. She is involved with the national Dementia Friendly America initiative as well as dementia friendly efforts emerging in individual states such as Illinois, Arizona, and Minnesota. She is the author of several journal articles as well as a chapter on the Tales & Travel program in the book The Relevant Library, published by McFarland in 2018.

Biography ~ Heather Ogilvie

Heather Ogilvie is the Outreach Librarian for Bay County Public Library in Panama City, Florida. She specializes in nontraditional library services, using community partnerships to create innovative solutions for underserved populations. Her interactive programs, connecting seniors affected by dementia to people and resources, maximize quality of life and give the library a leading role in creating a dementia friendly community. She has presented at staff development days, library conferences, and caregiver workshops. For her work with seniors, Heather was awarded the Florida Library Associations’ Maria Chavez Hernandez Award (Libraries CHANGE Lives) in 2018. She serves as Co-Chair Elect of ASGCLA-IGARD. Heather presents customer-driven programs for the way we live now and enjoys the happy belief that anything is possible.

More Ways Your Library Can Partner With the Federal Trade Commission

More Ways Your Library Can Partner With the Federal Trade Commission

 

Libraries provide more advice and services to a broader array of people. Do you serve new arrivals or people with challenges reading English? What about teens or older people? Military families? Everyone is a consumer — and crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. We also know that scammers target people from diverse communities in unique ways. FTC has free tools at FTC.gov/libraries, tailored for various audiences; they can help you help all your patrons. On this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
Create programming on consumer topics or incorporate consumer tips in your existing programs
Support patrons who experience identity theft by showing them how to start the recovery process using IdentityTheft.gov
Find short, actionable consumer content to share with your patrons on your social networks.

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Original broadcast August 13, 2019 

Biography ~ Carol Kando-Pineda
Carol Kando-Pineda is Counsel in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education where she leads teams to create free print materials, websites, and videos to help people avoid scams, manage their money and make wise buys. Carol began her FTC career as a staff attorney bringing false advertising cases; she then became the agency’s Legislative Counsel, serving for several years as a liaison between the FTC and Congress.

Memory Cafés and Libraries: How to Start and Sustain Dementia Inclusiveness in Library Settings

Memory Cafés and Libraries: How to Start and Sustain Dementia Inclusiveness in Library Settings

 

 

Memory cafés are proliferating around the world and in the U.S., many libraries have joined the memory café movement to give people having dementia and their care partner’s regular opportunities for socialization and enjoyable, meaningful, engaging activities.

This session will describe best practices for memory cafés in libraries based on experiences in Wisconsin and Massachusetts, two states with the most memory cafés.

As a result of attending this webinar, participants will gain knowledge about:

• What memory cafés are, how they got started in Europe, and why they’ve spread so quickly throughout the U.S.
• Best practices for launching and operating memory cafés
• Where to find helpful suggestions about memory café operations and activities

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Original broadcast August 15, 2019 


Biography ~ Susan McFadden

Susan McFadden retired as a Psychology Professor at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2012 and co-founded Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP; www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org) in northeast Wisconsin. She has traveled extensively learning about memory cafés and other programs and services to help people living with dementia and care partners live as well as possible. FVMP operates nine memory cafés each month; schedules can be found on the website. She and her husband co-authored Aging Together: Dementia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities (2011, Johns Hopkins University Press) and she is currently writing a book about dementia-inclusive communities.

All About Audiobooks

All About Audiobooks

Discover why audiobooks have become so popular and how to best serve your patrons in a two-fold presentation. First, learn how to build a collection, utilize selection tools, and understand the unique traits that determine the quality of an audiobook, going beyond the words on the page. Then, learn how to help new and longtime listeners find their new favorite title or narrator(s), using “listen-alikes” and elements of style, tone, and editing.

Attendees will learn how to:
● Select audiobooks in a variety of formats by using journals, awards, print statistics, podcasts, and other selection tools
● Navigate the unique challenges of managing an audiobook collection, including working with multiple vendors
● Identify popular narrators and utilize professional resources
● Provide listener’s advisory to patrons and better market your collection
● Make your collection more accessible to a variety of listener types

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Original broadcast August 8, 2019

Biography ~ Jez Layman
Jez Layman is an Adult Services Librarian in the west Chicago suburbs. When she’s not on the reference desk, she’s planning programs for 20-30somethings, creating reader’s advisory resources, or teaching classes on job hunting. She has a deep love for audiobooks and has a readsheet for every occasion. You can find more on Jez at jezlayman.com

Adult Cooking Programs in the Library: Make it Happen

Adult Cooking Programs in the Library: Make it Happen

 

Eating together creates connections and fosters community. When aligned with the importance of promoting healthy living, it is only natural that the public library would provide classes in food preparation as part of a healthy lifestyle. The Maitland Public Library has been holding cooking demonstrations since 2008. Adult cooking programs range from cultural programs, special diets, and healthy options. Cooking classes are informative, delightful, and hugely popular with patrons. In this webinar, attendees will learn about this history of cooking classes at MPL, how to work with your organization to get approval, the types of cooking classes we hold, and how to facilitate them in your library.

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Original broadcast July 31, 2019 

Biography ~ Amber Downsmber 
Amber Downsmber Downs is the Manager of Public Services at the Maitland Public Library. She has been working in libraries since 2007 and received her MLIS from Florida State University in 2012. She has worked in both public and academic libraries and has spent time in both reference and youth services.

Biography ~ Rebecca Bramlett 
Rebecca Bramlett is the Public Services Librarian at the Maitland Public Library. She received her MLIS from Florida State University and her MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. She has worked in public services in both Special Collections and public libraries, and currently oversees adult programing at the Maitland Public Library.

Attracting Today’s Volunteers to the Library

Attracting Today’s Volunteers to the Library

 

 

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Volunteerism is changing. Libraries now have the opportunity to engage highly skilled volunteers who can bring their unique expertise to bear on the library’s mission. Actual success stories of innovative library volunteer engagement will be shared.
Participants in this webinar will learn how to:
Identify what motivates today’s potential volunteers and how to find the right fit for their skills and interests
Make the best use of skilled volunteers at the library
Design meaningful jobs for volunteers and recruit the right candidates for them
Implement strategies for successful volunteer engagement, including gaining staff buy-in

Successfully deployed skilled volunteers can help gain community support for the library and attract more people to use and engage with it. Whether your library is large or small, this webinar will help you to revitalize library volunteerism and reap the benefits of increased community engagement.

Original broadcast July 25, 2019

Biography ~ Carla Lehn
Carla Lehn began her career as a VISTA volunteer, and after receiving a Masters in Community Development from the University of California, Davis, worked for United Way for over a decade. Before joining the California State Library staff in 2001 to work on statewide literacy, volunteerism and community engagement initiatives, she was a private consultant on volunteer engagement, board development, and community collaboration.
Carla’s most recent book: “From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate: Tapping Into the Power of Community Engagement” was published in June, 2018. Since her December 2015 retirement, Carla has returned to consulting and bucket list travel, and is an active volunteer.

Teaching Library Customers How To Manage Their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Information Streams

Teaching Library Customers How To Manage Their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Information Streams

Social media can be a useful tool for keeping in touch with family and friends, smart shopping, researching political ideas, planning vacations, and staying on top of emergency information from their local government. But too many library customers abandon social media because of fears of being hacked, of being vulnerable to online crime, or because they justifiably hate the noise of political diatribes, unseemly venting, phony news items, and various scams.

First, we will discuss why a rewarding online experience starts with ensuring the library customer’s devices’ operating systems and applications are made safe and kept up-to-date. (This also applies to your library’s computers, of course.) Then we will discuss three popular sites, Twitter, Facebook®, and LinkedIn®, and how to help your library customer experience the best results from each while avoiding typical pitfalls.

This session will include the following topics:
– Why there are no guarantees when managing online risks
– Computer jargon worth learning
– The basics of ensuring their computers are protected
– Keeping browsers and applications up-to-date
– Password protocols: the good, the bad, and the silly
– Preventing identity theft and malware “infections”
– Customizing links, followers, and content
– Blocking unwanted link, followers, and content
– What to avoid doing online
– Social media benefits
– Site strengths and weaknesses
– Mistakes library trainers make

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Original broadcast July 10, 2019 

Biography ~ 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.

Getting to Know and Meeting the Needs of Generation Z

Getting to Know and Meeting the Needs of Generation Z

 

Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is starting to come of age. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on library services, instruction, and programming. In this interactive and informative session, Lauren will share research findings on Generation Z and then apply the findings to the work we do in the library so that we meet the needs of this new group of young people.

Learning Outcomes:
• Attendees will be able to identify characteristics Generation Z
• Attendees will be able to describe how Generation Z differs from previous generations
• Attendees will be able to create library services, instruction, and programming tailored to Generation Z

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Original broadcast June 13, 2019

Biography ~ Lauren Hays
Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Currently, she is in a doctoral program and expects to graduate in May 2018. Additionally, she is co-editing a book on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for academic librarians.
She is passionate about teaching and learning and desires to help librarians develop in their instructor/facilitator skills. More specifically, her professional interests include teaching, SoTL, information literacy, educational technology, Library and Information Science education, teacher identity, and faculty development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

More Than 20 Creative and Fun Ideas to Welcome and Delight Your Users in 60 Minutes

More Than 20 Creative and Fun Ideas to Welcome and Delight Your Users in 60 Minutes

 

 

Want to spice up your public or academic library with some creative ideas that not only look good, but could also save you time, lower your stress and bring some fun into your workplace?
Recently, powerfulmind.co published an article about some of the surprising things that forty-five public and academic libraries are doing to make their spaces more inviting and fun. In this interactive and informative webinar, Andrew Sanderbeck will share the best of the best and dig deeper into “why” some of these ideas might be a good fit for your library.
Expect to be delighted and amused by some of the creative things that other libraries are doing on their campuses and in their communities!

Original broadcast June 11, 2019

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Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has been developing and conducting training seminars for libraries and library organizations for more than twenty 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.