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Banned Books Week: NOW is the Time to Get Ready

Banned Books Week: NOW is the Time to Get Ready

 

 

Are you looking for some new ways to observe this annual library celebration? Kathy Barco will share ideas on how to promote Banned Books Week (September 23 – 29, 2018), including a variety of components to tailor a program suitable for teens and adults. Additionally, she will provide background on censorship, the Library Bill of Rights, and the Freedom to Read.

Very short book talks on books that have been banned or censored will also be included in this program, as well as a description of games based on banned book titles.

Attendees will also learn:
About some thought-provoking situations involving intellectual freedom encountered by librarians in a variety of library settings
How to use infographics and images from ALA and other sources
About several Top Ten Banned Books Lists
When to expect this year’s list

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Original broadcast February 22, 2018

 

Biography ~ Kathy Barco
A former children’s librarian, Kathy recently retired from the position of Literacy Coordinator at ABC (Albuquerque/Bernalillo County) Library. Previously, Kathy was Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library from 2001-2006.

Kathy’s accomplishments include:
Graduate of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS
Recipient of the 2006 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association
Author of READiscover New Mexico – A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy – Sunstone Press, Santa Fe
Co-author (with Valerie Nye) of True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries – ALA Editions; Breakfast New Mexico Style and Breakfast Santa Fe Style – Sunstone Press, Santa Fe

Serving Older Adult Patrons and Their Care Partners

By 2030, projections indicate that 25% of the US population will be 65 or older. This means that libraries will be serving a steadily increasing number of older patrons and their care partners. To help you understand and adapt to these patrons’ changing needs you’re invited to attend this interactive program.

In this informative program, you’ll experience an empathy-building aging simulation activity and we’ll also address biases on aging and how to communicate with older adults who are confused. You will also have the opportunity to recognize what you are already doing well, and learn how to hone your skills in meeting the unique needs of individual patrons in this age group.

Outcomes for this program include:

• Increasing your awareness and knowledge concerning various aspects of the aging process
• Developing empathy for older adults’ functional losses and related feelings
• Identifying at least one thing you are already doing well in meeting the needs of older adult patrons
(and their care partners), and one
action you can take to enhance the elder-friendly environment at your library

Join Hope Klein Levy for this fun and engaging professional development opportunity, which is likely to help you enhance service to the community, while improving your own job satisfaction.

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Original broadcast October 5, 2017

Hope Klein Levy ~ Biography
Hope Levy has twenty-plus years of experience in education and training, gerontology and career development. For the past six years Hope has been teaching classes at the San Francisco Public Library through a partnership with City College San Francisco’s Encore Learning Program. Through her consulting practice, There’s Always Hope, she helps organizations develop and deliver learning programs that promote positive aging. The common thread throughout her career is a passion for lifelong learning. Hope holds an MA in Gerontology and an MA in Special Education, both from San Francisco State University.

Geeky Programs at the Library

Geeky Programs at the Library

According to geekthelibrary.org.,“to geek” is:
• To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for.
• To express interest in.
• To possess a large amount of knowledge in.

Geek and fandom culture is a growing part of our media landscape—and an amazing opportunity to engage your library patrons of all ages.

This fast-paced webinar will share tips, tricks, resources and ideas to make your library “geekier” and fun.

Participants will learn about:
• Ideas for inexpensive geeky programs
• Fandom and geek trends
• Creating geek STEAM programs
• Large-scale geek programs
• Ideas for passive geek programs
• Anime clubs
• Ideas for geek programs for millennials and up
• How geek programs can engage your patrons
• Promoting your collection through geek programs
• Resources for finding geek program ideas

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Original broadcast August 1, 2017 

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead ~ Biography
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is an information professional, instructor, writer, event planner and digital and STEM advocate. She has led and collaborated across sectors in government, academia, nonprofit and business. She is an accomplished speaker and trainer, appearing at dozens of conferences local and nationally and at TEDx. Carrie is the CEO of Digital Respons-Ability bringing innovative digital citizenship to parents, students and educators and the Co-creator of Wizarding Dayz, an event company based in Salt Lake City.

Carrie is passionate about providing access and opportunities for all and was the 2013 Utah Librarian of the Year, NACo innovation award winner and a Red Cross “Community Hero” for her projects with diverse populations.

An Overview of Open Access Publishing

An Overview of Open Access Publishing

An open access publication is freely available to all potential readers online, rather than being restricted to individual subscribers or to affiliates of college or university libraries. This is made possible by the internet; open access is a web-age concept. But while the technology to support open access has existed for a while, the economics behind open access are still unsettled. In particular, the role of librarians and publishers in this new environment remains unclear.

This webinar will provide an overview of what open access is, why it matters, and how librarians can learn more about it.

Slides: An Overview of Open Access Publishing

Originally broadcast July 13, 2017.

Marcus A. Banks ~ Biography
Marcus A. Banks is a journalist with many years of experience as a health sciences librarian. He has worked for the National Library of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, University of California Davis, and Samuel Merritt University. Marcus has been a reference and instruction librarian, department manager, and library director. Throughout his professional career he was also a writer, and eventually decided to become a writer full-time. His web site (https://marcusabanks.com/) has clips to some of his work. Of particular interest for this webinar, Marcus was the Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Biomedical Digital Libraries.

Serving the Underserved: Using Outreach to Find the Customers You Didn’t Know You Had

Serving the Underserved: Using Outreach to Find the Customers You Didn’t Know You Had

All libraries have loyal customers that come in regularly and support us day in and day out. But what about those who might wish to use our services, but can’t get to us? In this webinar, the Cari and Kate will talk about how the Twinsburg Public Library in Twinsburg, Ohio, has bolstered and strengthened its outreach program to find and serve those customers.

Join us for this program and they’ll help you learn to do the same in your community.

Participants will:
• Learn to assess the need for outreach in their communities and develop an outreach plan
• Discuss tips to create and strengthen new relationships
• Explore ways to enhance existing programs, even with low budgets

Slides: Serving the Underserved

Originally broadcast July 11, 2017.

Cari Dubiel ~ Biography
Cari is the Adult Learning and Information Services Manager at Twinsburg Public Library. She is also a writer, teacher, and podcaster.

Kate Johnson – Biography
Kate is the Community Outreach Librarian at Twinsburg Public Library. In 2017, she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal for her outreach work with Pinewood Gardens, an Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority site in Twinsburg.

Capture and Keep ‘em: Millennials

Capture and Keep ‘em: Millennials

We load our children and parents up with storytimes, create wacky programs for teens and students, and provide an array of lifelong learning opportunities for seniors, but what happens when our patrons just reach adulthood? Often referred to as the “Lost Generation”, millennials are actively seeking opportunities to engage and join their communities. Learn how to create targeted marketing materials and how to provide programs and services designed specifically with this group in mind.

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Originally broadcast July 5, 2017

Biography ~ Mallory Arents
Mallory Arents is the Head of Adult Programming at Darien Library, managing over 550 programs annually including author events, tech classes, participatory workshops, and more. Her interests include working with diverse populations, marketing and outreach, and out-of-the-box library events. She got into the library business not because she loves books, not because she loves information, but because she loves people. Connect with her on twitter @MLArents or email at marents@darienlibrary.org

Building Great Programs for Seniors

Building Great Programs for Seniors

 

By building programs that engage and attract active seniors to your library, you can help reinforce your library’s status as an important community center for residents of all ages.
In this workshop, Amy Alessio will provide you with several programming ideas and tips on how to market these programs, so that you can build successful programs that attract more seniors into your library. She has conducted over 250 live programs on related topics at libraries, senior centers, and national conferences including 2013 ALA Annual and is recognized as one of the top library programming authorities in the country.

Topics include:
• What subjects are of particular interest to today’s senior citizens and why
• How to use trends and short programs to replicate and create your own programs
• How to extend popular topics into clubs or recurring events for seniors

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Original June 27, 2017 

Biography ~ Amy Alessio
Amy Alessio is an award winning teen librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest co-authored reference titles, A Year of Programs for Millennials and A Year of Club Programs for Teens, were published by ALA Editions in 2015. She has enjoyed presenting over three hundred webinars and live workshops on library programs and services. She served on the YALSA Board of Directors as well as on selection award committees. She reviews romance novels for Booklist. Learn more at www.amyalessio.com.

Not Just for Kids: Book Displays for Adults

Not Just for Kids: Book Displays for Adults

 

Book displays are a great way to fill unused shelves or empty table spaces. But what happens if you have great books and they never get checked out? How could you increase library program sign-ups, support your library’s mission statement, and provide readers’ advisory services on a shoestring budget? How can you make the physical library a place of discovery and entertainment?
Book displays for adults engage customers, promote the flow of information, and highlight the library’s role as a space that is in-touch with its community.

At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:

• Create a list of book display resources
• Incorporate passive programming into book displays
• Identify topics for book displays of interest to their library customers
• Utilize techniques to promote circulation, participation, and readers’ advisory
• Promote the library’s mission, goals, and programming

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Original broadcast June 8. 2017

Biography ~ Maggie Rose
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Wayne County Public Library in Ohio. She maintains up to 18 possible display areas at any given time. She is responsible for sections of the non-fiction print collection as well as the periodical collection. Maggie coordinates two evening book clubs and works closely with other non-profit agencies in Wayne County to support common goals.

Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been in her current position for four years. She has presented for the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and has served on committee for the Ohio Library Council.

Maggie loves gardening, camping and her boisterous family which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, a cat, and a fish.

Photography for Librarians

Photography for Librarians

Click! Click! Click! Do you know what makes for a captivating photo?
Do you wonder how some libraries have the best images in their social
media posts? Don’t you want your photo to be the #bestpicoftheday?

In this one hour session:  We will cover basic photography tips
including simple tricks for photographing people, guides for cropping
images, framing, and basic composition. This session is geared to all
levels of photographers, from those who take casual snapshots to those
who are #selfie experts.

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Original broadcast April 12, 2017 

Biography ~ Robin Fay
Robin Fay became the Portal Manager/Digital Initiatives for ATCx3 Consortia (Athens, Albany and Atlanta Technical Colleges) in 2013. In this position, she has been responsible for building a digital repository of scholarly content and digitizing Athens Technical College’s Archives. This project has involved cataloging multimedia materials, creating a metadata schema and harvesting protocols (XML/MARC/OAI) for the repository. In addition to this position, she
has served as a trainer for Lyrasis, SEFLIN, and TBLC, in cataloging and metadata topics (FRBR, RDA, BIBFRAME, LCSH, and authority control), among others. Her broad range of experience with cataloging and metadata (Oxford at Emory College, University of Georgia, and GALILEO projects such as the GKR and CRDL), provide her with a deep
understanding of bibliographic information in a larger context. Her book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Search for Librarians was published in 2012 (Neal Schuman/ALA TechSource). Robin is a sought after instructor and presenter with 15 years experience in teaching and training. She holds a MLIS (University of South Carolina); B.A. in English (University of Georgia), with additional graduate work in Computer Programming and Instructional Design.

What You Need to Know about e-Books: The Latest

What You Need to Know about e-Books: The Latest

Libraries face unique challenges in providing e-Book services to their patrons. Tune into this webinar for the latest and most up-to-date information on e-Book vendors and platforms, the limitations they place on circulating library e-Books and best practices for collection development in this challenging environment.

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
Understand the various e-Book leasing and purchasing models used by large and small publishers
Be able to identify the major e-Book vendors that work with public libraries
Identify and implement best practices for e-Book collection development

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Original broadcast March 30, 2017 

Amanda Jacobs Foust ~ Biography
Amanda Jacobs Foust is librarian and trainer who speaks frequently at national and state conferences on a wide range of topics such as: eBook management, grant writing, website evaluation and content curation, including social media. She can be found online at http://www.amandajacobsfoust.com/.