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Comparing DNA Test Results From 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and FamilyTreeDNA

Comparing DNA Test Results From 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and FamilyTreeDNA

 

 

Personal DNA tests are wildly popular, but how accurate are they? Librarian Emily Correa shows you her results from three online DNA test providers, as well as a controversial DNA data aggregator. See how they differ, what special tools they offer, and an overall review of their services. We will also discuss privacy concerns.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn:
– How these platforms extract genealogical data
– The privacy issues related to your genetic material
– How to use multiple platforms (including FamilySearch and GEDMatch) to connect with family members

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Original broadcast November 21, 2019 

 

Biography ~ Emily Correa
Emily Correa is a Public Services Librarian for Campbell County Public Library System, VA. She has been involved in various committees and leadership with the Virginia Library Association, the Mid-Atlantic Library Alliance, and the County of Campbell. For more information, contact her at emilycorrea583@gmail.com

24 Adult Programming Ideas in 60 Minutes

24 Adult Programming Ideas in 60 Minutes

 

 

Jump start your program planning with new ideas or variations on tried and true favorites in this rapid fire webinar. You don’t need expensive equipment or lots of extra staff to run these events. From easy to complex, for larger or smaller libraries, find ideas for diverse audiences here.

Amy Alessio brings twenty years of teen and adult programming experience to practical and humorous webinars filled with ideas of what to do -and not to do – when planning. In addition to timely and themed program ideas, she will offer several ideas that can be adapted to almost any theme. Fill your next how-to fest or your planning calendar with new, interactive events for adults, millennials, seniors and families.

Attendees can expect to:
• Leave with several new, practical ideas that won’t break the library budget
• Discover that they are doing several wonderful programs already that can be tweaked into new ideas and
series of events.
• Work with difficult themes or large cooperative festivals armed with patron favorite events.

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Original broadcast November 12, 2019 

Biography ~ Amy Alessio
Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest book is the co-authored of Pop Culture Inspired Programs (American Library Association, 2018). She was a member of the YALSA Board of Directors and was awarded the Illinois Library Association’s first Young Adult Librarian Award. Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O’Neill mysteries with vintage recipes, and romance under another pen name. She teaches graduate-level young adult literature, collection development and webinars on book trends and social media. She is a romance reviewer for Booklist. Learn more at www.amyalessio.com.

Beyond Fake News: Strategies for Evaluating Information in an Era of “Alternative Facts”

Beyond Fake News: Strategies for Evaluating Information in an Era of “Alternative Facts”

 

 

In our new world of fake news and “alternative facts”, teaching students how to navigate and evaluate information is challenging. Join us to learn about the right combination of tools to teach students essential information literacy skills so they can evaluate sources and find authoritative content for their research needs. We will also discuss how to teach students about the consequences of disinformation so that they will be motivated to avoid it in their school work and personal lives.

Specifically, attendees will learn:
· Concrete, student-relatable examples of how disinformation can harm
· Instructions for how to use the “IF I APPLY” framework to help students identify and move past their
emotions and biases with regard to research topics
· Methods involved in lateral reading—reading “around” a source to determine if it is reliable

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Original broadcast November 7, 2019 

Biography ~ Henrietta Verma
Henrietta (Etta) Verma, a librarian and author of the Credo IL Strategy Handbook and of Reviews are In: Read Write, and Expand Your Career (Mission Bell Media, 2016), is Credo’s Customer Success Manager. She previously worked at public libraries, where one of her favorite tasks was helping elderly patrons learn to use email, and at an academic institution, where she developed IL curricula and taught science and engineering undergrads to find reliable research materials. Etta then worked for years as an editor at School Library Journal and Library Journal. These days, as well as helping Credo’s customers to get the most out of their subscriptions, Etta corrals two children and two cats, and reads mystery novels in the few minutes per week that are left. She can be contacted at henrietta.verma@credoreference.com and @ettaverma on Twitter.

 

Tried and True: Ideas Ready to Use from Utah Libraries

Tried and True: Ideas Ready to Use from Utah Libraries

 

Get a glimpse of some unique projects happening in Utah Libraries. Five librarians will take ten minutes each to show you the success of new programs at their libraries. Providing library access to the most remote locations with book lockers. Fine free and library users are loving it. Taking library services anywhere with a book bike. Community adventure kits are lending equipment to access adventures. Room to grow: community gardens at the library.

Explore unique ideas that are ready to be implemented in any size library
See the pros and cons of unique program attempts

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Original broadcast October 29, 2019 

Biography ~ Dan Comptonan
Dan Compton grew up in Green River, Wyoming. He earned his B.S. in Social Science from Westminster College in 2004 and his M.L.S. from the University of North Texas in 2008. He began working as a part-time Library Clerk for the Summit County Library in 2005 and became the Director in 2011. He’s been fortunate to work on 2 new libraries for Summit County: Coalville in 2012 and Kamas Valley in 2018.
Jami is the Director of Tooele City Library (UT) and served as the President of Utah Library Association (2016-2017). She and her library’s leadership team are the creators of Self-Directed Achievement – an organizational model for individualized staff learning.

Biography ~ Carrie Valdes

Carrie Valdes has been the Director of the Grand County Public Library in Moab, UT since 2007 although she has worked for the library for almost 20 years. She has an MLS from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor’s in Human Resources. She has lived in Utah all her life (except for a brief stint in Mexico) and is passionate about reducing institutional barriers to library access for all community members.

Biography ~ Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson is the Community Garden Coordinator of The Plot for the City Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. She works with the Wasatch Community Gardens Leadership Network to provide a learning laboratory for library patrons to sow, grow, and share using sustainable gardening practices.

Biography ~ Dona Gay
Dona Gay is the Director of the Payson City Library in Payson, Utah.

What About Us?  Older Adults and Libraries

What About Us? Older Adults and Libraries

 

Adults age 50 and up are often avid library users and supporters … but libraries often don’t give them the programming and support they provide other age groups. In this interactive and informative program, you will learn about trends and impacts of this important demographic and how your library can support community-building, lifelong learning and social engagement!

Attendees will learn gain:

An increased empathy and appreciation for themselves and others who are aging

Greater awareness of trends pertaining to aging (sociological, health, economic, technology, innovations)

Greater knowledge of possible library programs and services for older adults

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Original broadcast October 22, 2019 

Biography ~ Wendy Pender
In addition to her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, Wendy has a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Washington. She has over 25 years of experience as a librarian and branch manager, and now serves as Older Adults Program Coordinator at the King County Library System (KCLS) in Washington State, one of the largest and busiest library systems in the U.S. In her spare time she loves to make music and motorcycle across our beautiful country!

Whose Idea was this Anyway? How to Pull off a How-To Festival

Whose Idea was this Anyway? How to Pull off a How-To Festival

 

Learn how a handful of librarians from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library pulled together a How-To Festival featuring brief presentations and workshops from dozens of local individuals and community organizations, strengthening existing partnerships and developing new ones throughout the process.

By the end of this program participants will:
• Take away resources for presentation idea
• Learn how to identify and contact community organizations
• Learn how to plan and develop a publicity strategy
• Have tips for smooth workflow during a fast-paced event

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Original broadcast October 17, 2019 

Biography ~ Heather Pehnec
Heather Pehnec is a Reference Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library where she has worked for nearly 15 years. Before that, she worked in the circulation, technical services, outreach and children’s departments of the Boulder Public Library in Colorado. In addition to managing adult volunteers for the library system, she has helped present community programs such as The Big Read, Same Page and the How-To Festival.

 

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.