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Creating Engagement in an Online Teaching Environment

Creating Engagement in an Online Teaching Environment

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So, you’ve been dropped into online teaching, and you’re missing that in-classroom dynamic with students?

Join colleagues to share, brainstorm, and problem-solve ways in which you can regain that “teacher’s high” (a.k.a. feeling that you successfully achieved your teaching goals).

We’ll explore challenges, tools, and strategies, leaving you with a renewed sense of confidence in your (online) teaching.

Kimberly Davies Hoffman serves as the University of Rochester’s Director of Learning Initiatives at the River Campus Libraries. With interests in engaging pedagogy, instructional design, assessment, and creating professional development opportunities, she has been a founding member for programs like LILAC, the 3Ts, and RYSAG (Rochester Young Scholars Academy at Geneseo). Recent projects include co-editing Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations and her participation in SPARC’s Open Education Leadership Program, the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, and a grant-based digital collection of case studies highlighting faculty’s teaching with technology (DigITaL, Digital Ideas in Teaching and Learning). She has co-taught two online courses for RUSA. Kimberly earned her MLS at the University at Buffalo and a BA in French and International Relations at the University of New Hampshire.

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In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

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Building Great Programs for Patrons in Their 20s and 30s

Building Great Programs for Patrons in Their 20s and 30s

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Emily and Katie will discuss their experience with programming for millennials, which includes establishing a new program series, coming up with a brand, and marketing.

Learn about specific programs, such as bar trivia, a book club for adults who like to read YA, and plenty of pop culture- and nostalgia-themed programs.

Our goal is to empower library staff to create programming for patrons in their 20s and 30s in their own communities, and leave with ideas for specific programs they can implement on their own.

Katie LaMantia is in Collection Development at Baker and Taylor and is a former Teen Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. She has a personal and professional appreciation and interest in pop culture and has presented at multiple library conferences about programming, teens, and technology. When she’s not finding amazing books for young adults, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and extreme adventure activities. She is the co-author of A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018), and 50+ Programs for Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Families (ALA Editions, 2020).

Emily Vinci is the Fiction Manager specializing in adult readers’ advisory at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. Her professional interests are promoting the acquisition and appreciation of comics and graphic novels in libraries. She presents frequently about pop culture and niche library programming and co-authored the books A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018), and 50+ Programs for Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Families (ALA Editions, 2020).

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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.

How to Create a Positive Strategic Impact on your Community

How to Create a Positive Strategic Impact on your Community

 

 

Life is tough everywhere these days. Many communities are still ravaged by covid19, impacting most major institutions. Libraries can be a beacon of resources to support communities in ways we never considered.

Improve your “stickiness” & be the resource your community needs with this highly interactive webinar exploring how your library can address three important & often overlooked constituents: job seekers, first time homeschoolers, and people changing careers.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn how to:
• Anticipate community’s future needs in library’s strategic planning
• Brainstorm strategic initiatives to address issues impacting most U.S. communities
• Determine a path forward to implement new strategic initiatives with limited resources to increase your value to community

Register here for the live webinar or to have early access to the recording when it becomes available – all in this place! No need to register in a separate place for recording access.

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Original broadcast December 15, 2020

Presenter ~ Katherine Burik
As The Interview Doctor, Katherine Burik brings her extensive background in human resources and finding jobs herself to help candidates and companies create an effective recruitment search process to find the job or candidates they love.

Katherine has published white papers and three books on job search as part of The Job Seeker Manifesto, including: The Job Search Marketing Plan: Declare to the World How You Will Find Your Next Job, Resumes 3.0: Tools to find your next job, and Tell Me About Yourself: Secrets to Successful Job Interviews. A fourth book targeting company talent acquisition, Talent Search Marketing Plan, is in the works.

Using Instructional Design Principles to Transition to Online Learning

Using Instructional Design Principles to Transition to Online Learning

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Having a firm understanding of pedagogical theory and instructional design principles can help demystify and smooth the transition toward how best to plan for and execute online teaching.

Designed for library professionals who are new to teaching or would welcome a refresher, this first of two workshops will start at the beginning, leading us from in-person to online instruction. (Next workshop: Creating Engagement in an Online Teaching Environment

A pre-assignment will be sent ahead of time and will be due a few days before the session. Active participation in this assignment will facilitate and enrich the synchronous workshop.

Kimberly Davies Hoffman serves as the University of Rochester’s Director of Learning Initiatives at the River Campus Libraries. With interests in engaging pedagogy, instructional design, assessment, and creating professional development opportunities, she has been a founding member for programs like LILAC, the 3Ts, and RYSAG (Rochester Young Scholars Academy at Geneseo). Recent projects include co-editing Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations and her participation in SPARC’s Open Education Leadership Program, the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, and a grant-based digital collection of case studies highlighting faculty’s teaching with technology (DigITaL, Digital Ideas in Teaching and Learning). She has co-taught two online courses for RUSA. Kimberly earned her MLS at the University at Buffalo and a BA in French and International Relations at the University of New Hampshire.

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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.

Making Your Website More Accessible Without Rebuilding It from the Ground Up

Making Your Website More Accessible Without Rebuilding It from the Ground Up

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Website accessibility continues to gain importance as organizations realize that there are serious legal consequences for websites that aren’t usable by people with disabilities.

However, it is not always immediately practical to rebuild a website in its entirety to meet accessibility criteria.

In this 1-hour webinar, we’ll briefly discuss the legal landscape, and then break down some concrete actions and changes you can make specifically to your website’s content to make it more accessible by people with visual disabilities.

Laura Solomon, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and a W3C-certified front-end web developer. She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.

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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.

Programming for Foodies

Programming for Foodies

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Infuse your programs with flavor and sensory experiences for all ages. In this webinar, you’ll get a baker’s dozen food programming ideas and activities for all age groups and budgets.

Learn how to incorporate your own personal foodie interests into programming, marketing, and partnerships to create programming tailored to your library and patrons.

Katie LaMantia is in Collection Development at Baker and Taylor and is a former Teen Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. She has a personal and professional appreciation and interest in pop culture and has presented at multiple library conferences about programming, teens, and technology. When she’s not finding amazing books for young adults, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and extreme adventure activities. She is the co-author of A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018), and 50+ Programs for Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Families (ALA Editions, 2020).

Emily Vinci is the Fiction Manager specializing in adult readers’ advisory at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. Her professional interests are promoting the acquisition and appreciation of comics and graphic novels in libraries. She presents frequently about pop culture and niche library programming and co-authored the books A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018), and 50+ Programs for Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Families (ALA Editions, 2020).

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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.

The Accidental Teen Librarian

The Accidental Teen Librarian

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Kids are staying out once school is over, eager to hang out with their friends and relax before the pull of homework takes over. But where do they go after school, before mom/ dad/caregivers leave work? To the library of course!

Libraries are the after school hangout for many communities. But this can mean problems too. Are you having trouble with your teens behaving in the library? Are some other members of the public (or staff!) treating them unfairly? Why do we need to be nice to teens anyway?

This class will address the topic of teens in the public library and how your library can be a safe, inviting, and happy place for teens (and staff!). We invite librarians from all departments to attend this workshop.

Presenter ~ Sarah Sogigian
Sarah Sogigian is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types.
She spent years working in the public library field in a variety of roles. Sarah taught classes, led a Young Adult department, coordinated volunteers, and served as her library’s tech librarian. After leaving the public library, Sarah served as the Youth Services Consultant for the Metrowest and Boston Regional Library Systems before continuing in that role with the MA Library System. After becoming the Consulting and Training Services Director in 2015,  she moved into her current role in 2019. She has been an active participant with YALSA, serving on various committees for over 10 years, and was elected to YALSA’s Board of Directors for a 3-year term in 2012.

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.

YouTube 101

YouTube 101

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YouTube is a great way to engage current users and connect with new users. 

During this fun introductory look at YouTube, we will explore:

  • Best practices for creating and sharing content
  • The basics of live-streaming
  • How to use YouTube analytics 

Attendees are encouraged to share their own experiences and videos. 

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.

Fandom Programming

Fandom Programming

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Fandom programming can be intimidating to those not in the know, but fear not — this webinar will teach you the ins and outs of fandoms, including definitions, and it will give you a launching point to library fandom programming for all ages.

You don’t have to be an expert to lead a fandom program — just be as enthusiastic and open-minded as you would be for all of your library services.

Learn how to incorporate new and trending fandoms and themes into library programming for tweens, teens, and adults.

Katie LaMantia is in Collection Development at Baker and Taylor and is a former Teen Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. She has a personal and professional appreciation and interest in pop culture and has presented at multiple library conferences about programming, teens, and technology. When she’s not finding amazing books for young adults, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and extreme adventure activities. She is the co-author of A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018), and 50+ Programs for Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Families (ALA Editions, 2020).

Emily Vinci is the Fiction Manager specializing in adult readers’ advisory at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. Her professional interests are promoting the acquisition and appreciation of comics and graphic novels in libraries. She presents frequently about pop culture and niche library programming and co-authored the books A Year of Programs for Millennials and More (ALA Editions, 2015), 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2017), Pop Culture-Inspired Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults (ALA Editions, 2018), and 50+ Programs for Tweens, Teens, Adults, and Families (ALA Editions, 2020).

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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.

The Hows and Whys of Teaching Copyright

The Hows and Whys of Teaching Copyright

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Your patrons need your help! Not just in doing research but in understanding copyright, so they can share their own work, and build on others’ work.

The good news is that librarians often know exactly what our patrons need to know — we just have to know how to talk to them.

Laura Quilter, who has taught numerous workshops in copyright for authors, artists, creators, and librarians, will offer a webinar in running your own copyright workshop.

She’ll cover topics from common fears (will I get in trouble for giving legal advice?) to helpful techniques.

Laura Quilter is the copyright and information policy librarian/attorney at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She works with the UMass Amherst community on copyright and related matters, equipping faculty, students, and staff with the understanding they need to navigate copyright, fair use, open access, publishing, and related issues. Laura is a frequent speaker who has taught and lectured to a wide variety of audiences. Her research interests are the intersection of copyright with intellectual freedom and access to knowledge, and more generally the public interest within technology and information law.

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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.