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Programming at Home: Parents and Caregivers

Programming at Home: Parents and Caregivers

 

With school closures, remote learning, and working from home, COVID has changed day-to-day reality for many families. While school-age children are becoming overwhelmed with work and screens, parents are often at a loss to find creative ways to engage younger children who are temporarily unable to attend daycare or preschool. Libraries have stepped in to offer virtual storytimes for their patrons, but what can we offer that directly supports parents’ and caregivers’ engagement with children?

Libraries have an opportunity to reach out to their families and give them a behind-the-scenes look at how we create dynamic and enjoyable programs for children, giving parents tools to adapt library crafts and activities to use with their children. Librarians can create streaming, recorded, and written content for parents, offer take-home activity kits, and more.

At the conclusion of this program, attendees will:
• Understand the principles of adult learning
• Build their toolkit of parent- and caregiver-oriented programming
• Learn ways to extend programs for parents beyond the current COVID reality

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Original broadcast June 29, 2021 

Presener: Rebecca Donnelly
Rebecca Donnelly holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She has worked in public libraries in Florida, New Mexico, and New York since 2006, specializing in children’s services. Rebecca is also the author of several books for young readers, including the picture book Cats Are a Liquid and the Indies Introduce/Kids’ Indie Next pick How to Stage a Catastrophe.

Creating Amazon Alexa Skills

Creating Amazon Alexa Skills

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way humans work with machines. Voice-controlled interfaces are one example where computers and humans are interrelating in a variety of ways to accomplish certain tasks. Amazon released Echo with their integrated virtual assistant software called Alexa in 2014, and the technology has evolved quite significantly in just a few years.

In this webinar:

  • Understand what an Alexa Skill is and what it is capable of doing
  • Learn the various parts of an Alexa Skill and how they fit together
  • Gather the necessary tools and resources required to program Alexa
  • Highlight best practices for testing, publishing, and monitoring

Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. Chad has written a couple of book chapters and numerous articles on library technologies. In 2016, Chad was awarded the League of Innovation Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning for Innovation in the Use of Technology! Chad plays drums in Low Season and he also co-organizes Gulf Coast Maker and Comic Con, which has been held at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus since 2014.

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.

Programming at Home: Parents and Caregivers

Thinking Outside the Box: Library Programs to Grab & Go

 

In these continuing times of uncertainty, libraries must think outside the box to provide programming and promote library resources to their patrons.

Grab & Go Kits are a great way to extend in-person library programs beyond the walls of your library while also promoting what your library offers. But what works and what doesn’t?

In this informative program, Erin and Kelsey will share their experiences to help you decide what you should Grab & Go at your library.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:
• Why Grab & Go Kits are an important part of your library’s services
• Leave with a toolbox of best practices and resources to help you get started right away

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Original broadcast May 11, 2021

Presenter ~ Kelsey Pope
Kelsey is a Texas girl that has worked at the American Fork Library for the last two years. She is an Adult Services librarian who handles most of the programs for adults. Kelsey’s favorite part of her job is helping patrons expand their knowledge by learning and experiencing new things. Someday she hopes to open a combination sandwich shop and bookstore.

Presener ~ Erin Warnick
Erin has been the Children’s Librarian at the American Fork Library for 8 years. One of Erin’s favorite things about her job is getting to know the families that visit the library and planning events for the community. She loves to travel and hopes to one day visit all the National Parks in the United States.

 

FHSLA /TBLC Mental Health Awareness

FHSLA /TBLC Mental Health Awareness

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No one is immune from the toxic stress caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Learn about resources to build resilience to the stressors of daily life, especially during the past year of quarantine and physical distancing, and to better manage your mental health.
 
 
 
Presenter: Ardis Hanson, PhD, MLS, AHIP
Ardis is Assistant Director for Research and Education at the USF Health Libraries and has over 25 years of experience in behavioral health research services and policy. As the former director of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) Research Library, she worked extensively with consumers, family members, and advocates to improve mental health services and patient outcomes.
 
Presenter: Olivia Dileonardo
Olivia DiLeonardo is a Medical Librarian and Narrative Medicine Instructor at Nemours Children’s Hospital and University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where she has led Narrative Medicine instruction for medical students, residents, and faculty since 2014. Olivia holds a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University.

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.

Preparing for the Next Wave of Pandemic Weary Customers

Preparing for the Next Wave of Pandemic Weary Customers

 

Library employees are dealing with a variety of unwanted and ever-changing behaviors as the pandemic continues and misinformation, fear and negativity about the future continues to put customers and communities on the edge of unrest.

Is your organization ready and are your employees prepared to safely handle the next wave of difficult and potentially volatile customer behaviors?

This interactive and informative program will help organizations and their employees create and maintain safe workplace practices, and prepare them to better handle customer conflicts including people who are non-compliant with your rules and policies.

As a result of this program attendees will learn:
• Their role in customer conflicts: Are their actions and decisions making things better or worse?
• How to be more environmentally aware of customer situations before they turn difficult or potentially dangerous
• Specific phrases to use with customers to set expectations and boundaries with them and to guide their behaviors
• De-escalation techniques to use to reduce the agitation of the customer and to help resolve emotionally charged situations

Original broadcast May 6, 2021 

Presenter: Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has been developing and conducting training programs for libraries and library organizations for more than fifteen 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.  He is a board member of the Haywood County Public Library and a monthly donor to EveryLibrary, advocating for libraries everywhere that support is needed.

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.”

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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

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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.