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FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

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October is Health Literacy Month. Come join us for a webinar demonstrating ways you can support your patrons in utilizing technology to manage their health!

Libraries are integral in connecting community members with technology. They provide computers, lend wifi hotspots, and offer training sessions for developing technological skills. Library patrons, especially this past year have been asked by their health care providers to use patient portals, video calls with their doctors, and health tracking apps and devices to manage their health. To navigate these tools, patrons naturally come to their trusted community library seeking assistance. For libraries, this identifies the need for reliable resources to aid in bridging the gap between health and tech literacy.

 

During this webinar, we will explore:

  • health literacybasics,
  • how health and tech literacy impact library patrons,
  • how to help patrons of all health literacy levels,
  • examples ofhealth tech literacy programs, resources, and services.

Presenter: Margaret Ansell, MLIS, AHIP-S

 

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 ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Making Your Images Ready For The Web

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Are you responsible for creating and/or posting graphics or photos online? Are your photos
stretched or pixelated? Are graphics optimized specifically for specific social media channels?

Are website images inadvertently sucking up your patron’s (expensive) mobile bandwidth?
Does your library follow recommended best practices,  to get the most attention for your images?

Presenter: Laura Solomon
Laura Solomon 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.

 

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 ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Find Your Bliss @ Work ~ Really

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Although our work can bring us great joy, the workplace can also present a few challenges – differing personalities, friction, work overload, patron demands, negativity – you get the picture!

Add to that the strain of a pandemic, work-from-home situations, and changing priorities, and it’s no wonder we have lost our bliss. And even if a permanent state of “bliss” is not logical for most of us, finding joy is what we all want to experience in our workplace.

In this fun and interactive 90-minute session, we’re going to help you understand what’s really keeping us from finding our bliss – and it’s not always what we think! We’ll also discuss some simple steps to help you leave your workday at work – particularly if it’s been, ahem, a little less than blissful!

 

Biography ~ Linda Bruno
Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between!

Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global.

She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

 

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 ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

First Impressions Matter: How to Win Friends in Admissions and Influence Prospective Students

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When students first “meet” your library, their impression is likely formed during an Admissions-led tour of campus. Have you ever been surprised or dismayed by something a tour guide said? Have you wanted to revise their script? This lively webinar will highlight Admissions tours as a valuable marketing opportunity that librarians should evaluate and influence. Drawing on examples of Library-Admissions collaboration at two institutions—a large public research university and a state college—this webinar will inspire and prepare you to partner with your institution’s Admissions department to improve library information for prospective students and families.

Bio: Alena Principato is the Outreach & Engagement Librarian at Nevada State College’s Marydean Martin Library. Located in Henderson, Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library received the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award from the Association of College & Research Libraries. Alena is responsible for leading the library’s marketing and outreach efforts and building partnerships across campus. She has presented and published on library marketing and outreach and her work was recently recognized with a PR Xchange Award from the American Library Association. Alena holds BAs in English and Art from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a fellow in the Carolina Academic Library Associate program.

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 ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

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.

If you have questions about a session, contact TBLC.

FHSLA/TBLC ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Media Literacy in Libraries

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Libraries are at the center of information literacy. Though frequently used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between media literacy and information literacy. Media literacy focuses on analyzing media content and the effect of media on society, while information literacy is the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively.

In this course, designed for librarians and staff, you will learn how to interpret media messages and their effect on individuals and society by applying media literacy theory and practices. You will also learn how to pass this knowledge on to your patrons and colleagues to help them better evaluate media.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define media literacy and the framework for interpreting media messages
  • Evaluate various forms of media to verify the validity and credibility of the information reported
  • Develop programs, services, and other opportunities to teach patrons and colleagues about media literacy

Presenter: Jodie Borgerding
As the Continuing Education Services Manager, Jodie Borgerding oversees the development of training opportunities for Amigos members and is the coordinator for the Missouri Libraries 2 Go (MOLIB2GO) consortium. Jodie has experience in academic libraries, reference, information and media literacy, and library marketing and communications.

Prior to joining Amigos, Jodie served as the Instruction Librarian for Webster University in St. Louis, MO. She is a past-president of the Missouri Library Association, and serves as an active member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Missouri State University and a Master of Library Science degree from University of Missouri-Columbia.

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 ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

How Do We S.E.R.V.E. Our Customers?

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There are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands (!) of books, articles, workshops, and TED talks on serving customers. Technology is touted as the “be all and end all” of customer service – and it’s certainly important in today’s library world.
And yet…there are some basic things we can do to make sure we SERVE our customers in the way they want to be served. Things that we may overlook in the rush to make sure we are offering the latest and greatest in technology and programming.

In this webinar, we’ll look at five areas that can help us develop happy customers. Happy customers create a happy library environment. A happy library environment draws more customers. More customers lead to a happy library staff and…you get the picture.
We need to make sure we are pleasing our customers – which makes us all happy!

Biography ~ Linda Bruno
Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years. She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Emotional Intelligence – and lots of areas in between!

Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions. She is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global.

She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

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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 ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Volunteers in the Library: Coordinating Their Success

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Volunteering can certainly be an experience. Making a volunteer experience truly rewarding takes coordination and care. Learn about the best practices for recruiting, training and supervising volunteers in the library. Get tips and strategies for making the volunteer role beneficial for the volunteer and the organization. We will explore meaningful ways to inspire and celebrate your library volunteers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the volunteer role in libraries of all types
  • Discuss the library’s role in supervising volunteers
  • Utilize tools for identifying and coordinating types of volunteer projects
  • Examine new ways to celebrate volunteer contributions in your library

Presenter: Erin Gray
After earning her master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Erin went on to work in Branch Management, Collection Development and Youth Services for over a decade in public libraries. She is an advocate for all libraries and a past President of the Missouri Library Association. Erin enjoys facilitating continuing education classes of all types as a Library Services and Technology Trainer for Amigos Library Services.

 

 

 

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 ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

Social Media Content Trends

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Social media has always had trends, and this year is no exception. Find out what professional marketers are focusing on now and in the near future, and how some of these trends might work for your own library.

Stay on top of what’s working and what’s not!

Presenter: Laura Solomon
Laura Solomon 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.

 

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 ~ Literacy from A to T: Accessing and Utilizing Technology to Manage Your Health

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.