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Getting into the Habit of Regular Collection Weeding and Maintenance

 

Your webinar will be held on February 21, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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he benefits of regular collection maintenance are many, however libraries are rarely able to find time to fit regular collection weeding into their already hectic project schedules. Find out how Karen was able to create an ongoing weeding plan for Suffolk Public Library and how this valuable tool can help your own library.

In this interactive and informative program, you’ll learn:

 Importance and benefits of continuous weeding and collection maintenance
 Strategies to shelf read and beautify collection while performing weeding
 Lessons learned through implementing such a plan

Biography ~ Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson has been the Collection Strategy Supervisor with Suffolk Public Library (SPL) since 2016. In her time at SPL, Karen has worked on special collection development such as circulating Wi-Fi mobile hotspots, cake pans, book club kits, and kid’s adventure backpacks. In addition she has helped streamline tech services, acquisitions, collection maintenance, and cataloging processes. She has used her background in retail merchandising and management to shape the collection marketing, display, and purchasing efforts at SPL. Prior to her time at SPL, Karen was the Adult Services Librarian and acting Branch Manager of Portsmouth Public Library’s Main Library.

I Spy: Intellectual Freedom Issues at Your Library

Your webinar will be held on February 19, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am ET.

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Libraries have embraced technologies such as ILS, security cameras and social media, along with patron conveniences such as self-check out, open hold shelves, and Internet computers. But do these conveniences jeopardize our core value of patron privacy–the right to read and develop ideas free from unwanted surveillance?

Join Teresa Doherty and Rebecca Lamb, members of the Virginia Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, for a virtual tour through library spaces. They will help you identify and address privacy and intellectual freedom issues that may be part of your library’s services and practices.

Attendees will learn how to:

Identify privacy and intellectual freedom issues in library spaces, circulation systems, social media, and more
Implement best practices for Intellectual Freedom issues
Protect their institution with policies and procedures
Advocate for patron privacy within their institution

Biography ~ Teresa Doherty
Teresa Doherty, MLIS, is the Assistant Head for Information Services and Teaching and Learning Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries in Richmond, Virginia. She manages the main service point in a busy 24-hour library, teaches information literacy to undergrads, provides quality control of the libraries’ chat and text service, and tweets on behalf of James Branch Cabell Library. She was a member of American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee from 2008-2018 and currently organizes the Virginia Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week display contest.

Rebecca Lamb, MLA, MLIS, is the Adult Services Librarian at Waynesboro Public Library in Waynesboro, Virginia, and has more than twenty years experience in museums and both public and academic libraries. She became involved in IF after receiving the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Scholarship to participate in their collaborative course on Intellectual Freedom & Censorship at the University of Illinois iSchool. Her IF low: censorship of the newspaper she edited in high school. Her IF high: winning the VLA Banned Books Week display contest–twice.

Library Support During Community Emergencies: It’s not Just about the Books

Your webinar will be held on February 27, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET.

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Flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, power outages, heat waves, lightning strikes, accidents, criminal behavior, civil unrest, and their aftermaths: How can your Florida library support your employees and community members, including the work of early responders, when disaster strikes? How can you participate in communicating and distributing aid as needed? And how can your library’s technology be put to use?

Learn how libraries and other community government, nonprofit, and organizations have prepared for and handled crises.

This session will include the following topics:

 Identifying and inventorying existing resources
 The importance of timely and accurate communication
 Becoming a communication node
 Washing machines, diapers, clean water, and auxiliary power
 What to warehouse
 Bending the rules in times of crisis
 Building partnerships with local public, private, and nonprofit responders
 Setting new strategic goals that acknowledge the unexpected
 Reviewing library policies and procedures
 Staff and volunteer training
 Defining roles within the library
 Catalyzing cooperation in your community
 Offering support to early responders and citizens
 Including emergency support in future remodeling and building plans


Biography ~ Pat Wagner

Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978 using e-mail, platforms, and now social media to serve clients across the United States (and the solar system) who she has never met face-to-face.. She presents at state and national library conferences as well as working with libraries of all types from Alaska to Florida. She has been a frequent visitor to Florida libraries and was a facilitator for the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute for several years. Pat focuses on skills needed to support better productivity and workplace relationships, from personnel issues to strategic planning. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

Best Children’s Books of 2018 (2 Hour Special)

Your webinar will be held on February 14, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2018, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming.

In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

• Be up to date on recently released board books, picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books for children
• Pair new items to create storytimes and other programs

This overview of must have board, picture, and nonfiction books covers under the radar choices for programs and class visits, coverage of un-reviewed items, and suggestions for almost every facet of your collection. Program ideas and pairings and an extensive bibliography are also included.

Biography ~Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein
Jill Burket Ragase has enthusiastically shared her passion for Youth Services as an Independent Library Consultant for four years. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is the former Children’s Librarian and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, an SLJ 5 star library and winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.

Amy Schardein, MLS, is a Children’s Librarian in Covington, KY for the Kenton County Public Library where she has specialized in early childhood work for over fifteen years. She plans and presents programs, manages book collections, writes and manages grants, presents on a variety of library topics related to library service for children and brings her ukulele most of the time. At home, she raises two teenagers, chases two daschunds and snuggles one cat.

How to Create a Vision Board to Help You Realize Your Dreams

Your webinar will be held on February 12, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am ET.

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Visualization is a powerful mind exercise that can help you plan and achieve goals. A vision board, as a tangible representation of what you want to achieve in your life, plays a vital role in this effort.

This Webinar provides you with a roadmap to help you to create your own vision board. Weʼll start by discussing the philosophy behind vision boards, along with different types of vision boards created by individuals around the world. Next, we’ll explore possible personal and professional goals for 2019 followed by images, words, and/or other materials to help you best visualize what you want. A list of resources where you can find relevant materials will be provided. Finally, we’ll consider options for creating your actual vision board and how to use it once it’s completed.

During this Webinar we will:·
Identify possible goals in different areas of your life for 2019;·
Learn where to find images, artwork, and other materials that best describe what you want;·
Demonstrate how to put together a collage of your gathered goals/dreams/aspirations; and
Learn to use and add to our vision boards throughout the year.

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.

Biography ~ Mitchell Friedman
Enthusiastic. Authentic. Caring. Knowledgeable. Insightful. People have used these terms to describe Dr. Mitchell Friedman as he’s engaged in diverse professional endeavors over the last three decades.

Dr. Friedman has thrived as a senior-level administrator in graduate degree programs; a career development impresario who has helped individuals land meaningful internships, full-time, and part-time work; a strategic communications strategist, tactician, coach, and trainer; and a university instructor.

He earned a Doctorate in Education (EdD) with a focus on organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Friedman has two degrees in history, an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. He’s also Accredited in Public Relations (APR).

Your webinar will be held on February 7, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET.

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Many libraries have incorporated video gaming centers into their teen areas as part of an overall goal to provide safe, welcoming places for them to gather. Have you been thinking about doing the same, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you have concerns about adding video games to your branch offerings?

Two recently renovated Fairfax County (VA) Public Library branches have added video gaming centers, and staff members at both locations have faced challenges and seen rewards from running gaming centers during the past two years. Join librarians Caroline Labbé and Rebecca LaPlante as they share their experiences and provide tips on how you can run a successful gaming center.

Attendees will learn how to:

● Identify factors to consider when developing a teen video gaming center
● Recognize the challenges with teen gaming centers and how to proactively address them
● Develop policies and procedures covering the use of a gaming center

Biography ~ Caroline Labbe and Rebecca LaPlante
Caroline Labbé has worked in elementary school libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries since 1989, starting as a volunteer and working her way up to librarian, earning an MSLS along the way. She is currently an Adult Services Librarian and Tech Team member at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Branch of the Fairfax County Public Library system. She and her husband are the proud owners of their very own XboxOne. Her favorite games are the Just Dance games.

Rebecca LaPlante has worked in libraries in a variety of roles supporting adult services since 2012 and is currently the Assistant Branch Manager at the Pohick Regional Branch of the Fairfax County Public Library system. While she still has a soft spot for the classic video games of her youth (Dig Dug, anyone?), she does enjoy Super Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch and hopes to one day win a game.

Creating Boundaries with Patrons

Your webinar will be held on February 5, 2019,10:30 am – 11:30 am  ET.

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The Pareto Principle suggests 80 percent of something is caused or is affected by 20 percent of something else. Pareto was an Italian economist who saw that 80 percent of the peas in his garden came from only 20 percent of his pea pods. And 20 percent of his chickens laid 80 percent of his eggs. You get the idea. When it comes to the behaviors of certain library patrons (let’s call them Archetypes), we can say that 20 percent of this list of 12 can burn up 80 percent of your staff time, cause 80 percent of your conflicts, or create 80 percent of the staff discomfort level. We can create stereotypical behavioral profiles of these 12 who can make being a library staff member challenging.

This webinar looks at the behavioral patterns and conduct issues of these 12 patrons. It offers realistic tools on how to help them and cope with their idiosyncrasies, demands, and quirks.
The Patron with 1,000 Questions
The Sexually Harassing Patron
The Staking Patron
The Lonely Patron
The Entitled and Rude Patron
The Tweenaged Patron
The Technologically-Confused Patron
The Elderly or Disabled Patron
The Patron Who Misses the “Old Days” at the Library
The Patron Who Monopolizes Staff Time
The Patron Who Expects Too Much of Staff
The Patron Who Hogs or Misuses the Internet

Biography ~ Dr. Steve Albrecht
Since 1987, Dr. Steve Albrecht has consulted and trained on issues related to HR and security issues, team performance, conflict reduction, and social intelligence. His Colorado-based firm specializes in performance-improvement training, coaching, and leadership skills.He has consulted with Fortune 500 firms, banks, utilities, hospitals, colleges and universities, aerospace, the military, fire and law enforcement, and city and county governments in the U.S. and Canada.

He has worked as a trainer and consultant for the 122-city California Joint Powers Insurance Authority and CSAC-EIA, which covers all 58 California counties, since 1999.

Managing the Media When a Crisis Strikes Your Library

Your webinar will be held on January 3, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET.

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Mainstream media and social media platforms have changed dramatically in the last decade. Libraries who don’t understand the motives, cycles, deadlines, and methods of today’s “Multi-Media Journalists” (MMJs) run the risk of being portrayed badly in the Court of Public Opinion. This session teaches library participants how to successfully prepare for news conferences, radio shows, TV appearances, Skype interviews, blog interviews, magazine and newspaper interviews.

Especially in a crisis, press kits and information about your library’s products and services may have to come from you, especially if you don’t have a crisis communications specialist on staff. Since the Internet lives forever, you may only have once chance to get your message right.

Biography ~ Dr. Steve Albrecht
Since 1987, Dr. Steve Albrecht has consulted and trained on issues related to HR and security issues, team performance, conflict reduction, and social intelligence. His Colorado-based firm specializes in performance-improvement training, coaching, and leadership skills.He has consulted with Fortune 500 firms, banks, utilities, hospitals, colleges and universities, aerospace, the military, fire and law enforcement, and city and county governments in the U.S. and Canada.

He has worked as a trainer and consultant for the 122-city California Joint Powers Insurance Authority and CSAC-EIA, which covers all 58 California counties, since 1999.

Highly Effective Community Partnerships

Your webinar will be held on January 24, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET.

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How can you take your community partnerships from “good” to “amazing”? We are all looking for ways to deepen our community engagement with partners who share our goals. But it can be tough to know how to pick the right partners, develop the right initiatives, or move from one-off collaborations to truly impactful, ongoing relationships.

Staff time to do this work is limited, so we need to understand how to make the most of our opportunities.

In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn how to:

Assess a partnership’s level of engagement, and identify strategies for deepening it
Approach new partnerships in a way that may lead to more meaningful engagement
Understand when to stop pursuing a partnership
Reference examples and lessons from real-world partnerships at various levels of engagement

Biography ~ Audrey Barbakoff
Audrey Barbakoff is an enthusiastic and dedicated public library leader and librarian. She is passionate about public service!Audrey isthe Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager for the King County Library System in Issaquah, Washington.She is the author of two books, Adults Just Wanna Have Fun andProgramming for Emerging Adults, as well as a frequent and enthusiastic public speaker.

Board Games, Rokus, Hotspots and More: Circulating Nontraditional Items

Your webinar will be held on January 22, 2019, 1-:30 am – 11:30 amET.

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As circulation of DVDs and CDs decline, many libraries are acquiring different types of physical items for the public to borrow.

This landscape is changing every day – libraries are adding everything from electronic devices such as Fitbits and blood pressure cuffs to pieces of equipment like cake pans and tools.In this interactive and informative program, well discuss:

· How to decide which items best fit your community’s needs
· How to budget for them
· How to catalog and process them
· How to store them
· How to weed them

Don’t miss this nuts-and-bolts session, with lots of time for discussion and sharing tips for best practices.


Biography ~ Cari Dubiel

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