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FHSLA/TBLC ~ Neonatal Intensive Care: The NICU Experience

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Neonatal Intensive Care: The NICU Experience

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Expecting and welcoming a new life into the world is an exciting time. Planning for and celebrating this new baby, or babies, should be the focus of all parents-to-be. But for parents and families that learn their newborn(s) need intensive care, starting life in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is unimaginable. 

Newborn babies are admitted to a NICU because of health concerns, preterm delivery, and/or complications that occur during labor and delivery. Within a NICU, teams of experts provide 24-7-365 care for each patient. For parents and caregivers, whether they have previous knowledge about health care or not, this can be an alarming, intimidating, and overwhelming experience. 

Through this session, we will introduce reliable resources available to parents, caregivers, family members, and friends that can assist them with navigating their NICU journey. 

Presenter:  Jessica Daly, MLS
Consumer Health
Orlando Health


Book List: (suggestions)

French, K. & French, T. (2016). Juniper: The girl who was born too soon. Little, Brown Spark. 

Jaeckel, J. (2016). Spot 12: Five months in the Neonatal ICU. Raincloud Press. 

Zaichkin, J., Weiner, G. M., Loren, D. (Eds.). (2017).  Understanding the NICU: What parents of preemies and other hospitalized newborns need to know. (2017). American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

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

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FHSLA/TBLC ~ Neonatal Intensive Care: The NICU Experience

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Graphic Novels

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Experiencing a health event, receiving a diagnosis, or managing health conditions can be overwhelming and scary:

What should you ask?
What do you need to do?
How can you cope?

These are just a few of the many questions that may bombard you.

Graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, are emerging as a tool to help individuals learn about and navigate health situations.
The comic strip format is less intimidating. It.engages and supports interaction between the reader, caregivers, and health care professionals.
To explore the use of graphic novels in a variety of health care and educational settings, please register and join Olivia DiLeonardo for this interactive session.

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.

 

Resource Info: 

Graphic Medicine – https://graphicmedicine.org

NYU LitMed Database – https://medhum.med.nyu.edu/

Waiting for Health Equity: A Graphic Novel – Waiting for Health Equity: A Graphic Novel | Center for Health Progress

Penn State College of Medicine 4th year Comics Elective – https://sites.psu.edu/graphicnarratives/

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.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Neonatal Intensive Care: The NICU Experience

FHSLA /TBLC Responsive Librarianship: Addressing Community Mental Health Information Needs Through Customized Reading & Programming

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Maintaining the health and wellness of a community can be challenging even in the most ideal situations, and the effects of the global pandemic on the most vulnerable members of the community will continue to stress social service organizations, even after the immediate health issues have been addressed. Barriers such as economic insecurity, inequitable digital access, unequal distribution of risk, insufficient public transportation infrastructures, and inadequate information literacy skills development can disenfranchise those most in need of services. Libraries, as trusted and established public institutions, can help empower communities through programs such as Responsive Librarianship.

Responsive librarianship is defined as the delivery of personalized library services in response to an exigence that produces a positive change in a user’s situation over time. Responsive Librarianship differs from traditional bibliotherapy in that it is a data-driven therapeutic reading scheme leveraging customary library services to address a narrowly defined need for a particular library population. Responsive Librarianship uses targeted reading and library services to meet the needs of the community based on three assumptions. First, library services are personalized to determine the appropriate information-based intervention for each patron. Second, services are designed to solve a specific exigence or exigencies ascertained through a reference interview, service delivery interactions, or community assessment. Third, practitioners assess users’ sustained level of engagement with texts and library programs by measuring the level of change throughout the library ecology.

Developed by researchers at the University of South Florida’s Responsive Librarianship Lab, Responsive Librarianship has been in place in our community since 2015, providing library services to adult, teen, and pre-teen populations coping with various mental health, wellness, and physical concerns. Responsive Librarianship programs are in practice in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, as well as in the City of Temple Terrace. Similar programs are planned for the Miami-Dade Public Library System in 2021 and a state-wide system of Responsive Librarianship is also being developed through a partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor to facilitate return to work programs. In this presentation, we’ll be discussing Responsive Librarianship and the implementation of Responsive Librarianship programming.

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USF School of Information Responsive Librarianship Lab Team Members

Peter Cannon, PhD, is the Program Coordinator for the USFSI Responsive Librarianship Lab. His current research applies findings from the neurosciences, which suggest reading fiction may improve an individual’s socio-cognitive abilities, to the development of therapeutic library collections.

Natalie Greene Taylor, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the School of Information’s MLIS program at the University of South Florida (USF). Her research focuses on youth information literacy, information intermediaries, and information policy.

 

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

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FHSLA/TBLC ~ Neonatal Intensive Care: The NICU Experience

Bookclub Reboot

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Is your book club feeling stale? Are you struggling to keep readers engaged?

In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share real examples of out-of-the-box book clubs from around the country that will help you take a fresh look at your own book club offerings. From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.

Presenter: Sarah Ostman is the Communications Manager in the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, where she serves as editor of ProgrammingLibrarian.org. Before joining ALA and the library field in 2014, she spent nearly a decade as a newspaper reporter, editor and freelance writer. She is also the author of “Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis” (ALA Editions, 2021).

 Presenter: Stephanie Saba is a Community Program Supervisor at San Mateo County Libraries. Over the last 15 years, she has led book clubs in three different communities, including two 20-30-something book clubs, a mother-daughter book club and a senior book club.

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.

Sort It Out! Using In-House Classification Systems to Maximize Comics and Graphic Novels

Sort It Out! Using In-House Classification Systems to Maximize Comics and Graphic Novels

Do you struggle to keep your comics collection organized? Comics, graphic novels, and manga that are organized by traditional library classification systems, like Dewey, can become unwieldy and difficult for patrons to find specific items or even browse. Learn how creating an in-house classification system can provide a perfect solution to raise your comics circulations, as well as some cataloging and merchandising tips.

Learning Objectives:
A brief overview of comics, graphic novels, and what makes them so unique and challenging to organize Learn examples of in-house classification systems for comics from other libraries across the country and how to adapt those ideas for your library Learn about best practices for cataloging and access to comics.

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Original broadcast June 10, 2021 

 

Presenter: Jack Phoenix
Jack Phoenix is a librarian and writer in the Greater Cleveland area with over a decade of library experience. He is the author of the SLJ starred review book, Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga,and more, and a member of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association.

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.

Readers’ Advisory in a Post-Covid World

Readers’ Advisory in a Post-Covid World

2020 may not have gone the way anyone planned, but the one thing that this year has definitely taught us is that no matter how much libraries had tried to promote themselves as “”more than books,”” when things were turned upside down, in our world and with our service models, patrons still looked to us, first and foremost, to help them identify a good read. Library workers around the country took the challenges thrown at them and figured out a way to keep RA Service going through a pandemic, without their physical spaces, and in some cases, made huge improvements along the way.

Join International Readers Advisory expert Becky Spratford as she walks you through her 10 Rules of Basic RA Service, completely updated with lessons learned from our Covid experience, explaining how every member of your staff can get involved providing this vital service to readers. Participants will learn why a staff that can harness the power of sharing a great read, whether in person or online, will become a stronger team, improving service to all patrons. And the best part, it all begins with you, the individual staff member, and more specifically, your personal love of your favorite books.

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Original broadcast November 10, 2020


Biography ~ Becky Spratford

Becky Spratford is a Readers’ Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All, and it’s evil twin, RA for All Horror, and is on the Steering Committee of the Adult Reading Round Table. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist. Becky is also known for her work with horror readers as the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association who are honored her as a Special Guest of Honor at StokerCon 2017 for her contribution to the genre. She is currently serving as Secretary of the HWA and organizes their annual Librarians’ Day. You can connect with Becky on Twitter @RAforAll.

Readers’ Advisory and Online Book Clubs: Connecting to Users Online

Readers’ Advisory and Online Book Clubs: Connecting to Users Online

 

​While working remotely or with restrictions on in-person interactions, it is still essential to connect readers with books. In this informative webinar, we’ll take a look at some resources for readers’ advisory that help both online and face to face. In the second half of the webinar, we’ll focus on online book clubs: which platform to use, how to promote your club, what to read, and way to keep your club going. Attendees are encouraged to share ideas and join the discussion about what’s worked and what hasn’t in their online book clubs.

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Reader’s Advisory And Online Book Clubs: Connecting To Users Online List (Including Books and Resources from Attendees)

Original broadcast September 9, 2020 

Biography ~ Kira Smith
Kira Smith currently works at TBLC. She was a virtual reference provider for Florida’s Ask A Librarian Service for 9 years. She has Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Education. Kira is a former elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. She has lived in New York, Louisiana, Texas and Florida. She enjoys teaching, technology and travel.

Readers’ Advisory AMA (Ask Me Anything): Expand Your Reading Horizons

Readers’ Advisory AMA (Ask Me Anything): Expand Your Reading Horizons

 

Did you want to work in a library because you love books? Whether readers’ advisory is part of your job or not, our users know that books are our brand. Join us for a fun discussion of readers’ advisory, and learn how you can help your users discover great new reads, plus boost your library usage.

Participants will learn tips and tricks from Cari and will share among themselves. Topics for discussion include:

• How to find new reads, including early copies
• How to talk about genres you don’t read
• Collection development, including e-media
• Programming to support an RA culture in your library
• The readers’ advisory interview
• Ideas for training and staying current

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Original broadcast October 31, 2019

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

Ebook Reader Survey: Current Platforms and Resources

Ebook Reader Survey: Current Platforms and Resources

 

Stay up to date with e-reading options. This webinar will help you learn about reading apps from library subscription sources (Libby, Overdrive, Hoopla, RBDigital and others) to free and subscription reading apps and websites for children and adults.

During this session, we will focus on which options work best for each kind of library user as well as tricks, tips and special features to get the most out of each service.

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Original broadcast October 16, 2019

Biography ~ Kira Smith
Kira Smith is a reference librarian at the Clearwater East Community Library. She was a virtual reference provider for Florida’s Ask A Librarian Service for 9 years. She has Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Education. Kira is a former elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. She has lived in New York, Louisiana, Texas and Florida. She enjoys teaching, technology and travel.