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Getting Digitally Organized

Getting Digitally Organized

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2021 was chaos and 2022 is not looking any calmer. With so much going on in the world and at work, how can we stay organized? During this interactive session, we will explore:

  • Free Tools to help you organize any project 
  • Organize incoming emails and data
  • How to minimize distractions and focus 
  • Pragmatic strategies to help you become and stay organized

Presenter ~ Diana Silvera 
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.

 

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.

Focused Engagement for Intentional Impact:  A Practical Approach to Cultivating Community Connections

Focused Engagement for Intentional Impact: A Practical Approach to Cultivating Community Connections

 

Want to connect with non-users and underserved groups in your community? Using a community engagement framework will focus your efforts, especially when you consider the intended impact first. Come learn how to use an impact-focused community engagement model at your library and how one library used the model to create a plan to increase summer reading participation. We’ll discuss the role of incentives and developmental evaluation in moving people up the engagement scale to become strong advocates for the library.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
· Learn how to use an intended impact framework to design community engagement
· Learn the elements of a simple engagement plan
· Understand how to use developmental evaluation to review and refine engagement plans
· Learn the importance of incentives in moving people up the engagement ladder

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Original broadcast December 2, 2021 

 

Presenter: Amanda Standerfer is passionate about helping libraries advance so they can create meaningful impact in their communities. Since 2002, Amanda has served as a consultant and facilitator, working with libraries on strategic planning, fundraising, organizational development, and capacity building. Amanda is also currently the Director of Community Engagement for The Urbana (IL) Free Library. She has a B.A. and M.A. in history from Eastern Illinois University and a M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Presenter: Alissa Williams is passionate about library marketing and readers advisory services. Since 2015, Alissa has been the director of the Morton Public Library District where she has led a renovation project, developed a strategic plan and an engagement plan and increased outreach efforts. She has a B.A. in Public Relations from Bradley University and a M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Best New Picture Books for Ages 1-6

Best New Picture Books for Ages 1-6

 

Are you looking for new picture books to share in your classroom, curriculum, or collection? Join Katie for a presentation featuring the “best of the best new picture books” from the 2021 and late 2020 publishing crop.

A variety of books will be featured, including great read aloud books, distinguished illustrations, and picture books about diversity and inclusion.

Come prepared to share your favorites too!

At the end of this presentations, attendees will be able to:
• List at least 10 picture books published in the past year, and apply them to their work and/or collections
• Analyze the interaction between text and illustration, and understand basic picture book principals for art evaluation
• Understand and express the importance of inclusivity and diversity in picture books for ages 1-6

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Original broadcast November 30, 2021 

Presenter: Katie Clausen is the Early Literacy Services Manager at Gail Borden Public Library. She completed her MLIS from Dominican University and holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College. She has presented at the Illinois Library Association’s Annual Conferences, ALSC Institute, Opening Minds Early Childhood Conference, and the National Network of Medical Libraries (NNLM). Check out Katie’s articles in the
ILA Reporter and Children & Libraries: The Journal of ALSC. Katie’s specialties include: early literacy, children’s literature evaluation, play-based learning, and best storytime practices.

 

How to Create Your Strategic Communications Calendar for 2022

How to Create Your Strategic Communications Calendar for 2022

Your Strategic Online Communications Calendar is the road map for all of your communications work, to ensure that you are consistently and systematically using the best platforms to accomplish your nonprofit or library’s unique communications goals.

In this webinar, we will walk you step-by-step through the goal selection process, how to determine your target audience, how to craft a compelling message, how to select and prioritize the online platforms that will work best for your specific nonprofit, and how to measure your results and report on progress and successes. You will leave refreshed, focused, less stressed, and ready to get started!

Join Julia Campbell, a digital marketing strategist who has successfully helped dozens of nonprofits and libraries create their strategic communications calendar.

During This Webinar You Will Learn:
– How to create SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Time-oriented) goals for your online communications efforts;
– How to identify your target audience;
– How to choose the right online communications platforms for your nonprofit;
– How to create a communications calendar that never goes stale;
– How to determine which online metrics you should measure, where to find them and how to put them into a Measurement Spreadsheet for easy analysis and reporting.

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Original broadcast December 1, 2021 

 

Presenter: Julia Campbell has a long history of helping nonprofits find success using digital storytelling strategies. After 10 years in the nonprofit sector as a small shop development and marketing director, she founded J Campbell Social Marketing, a boutique digital marketing agency based north of Boston.  Julia received her Bachelor’s in Journalism & Communications from Boston University and earned a Master in Public Administration from Old Dominion University as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Tidewater Community College.

A Boston native, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a mother of two, and a lover of activism and social causes, Julia helps nonprofits build movements and connect with supporters by effectively harnessing the power and potential of online marketing and social media tools.  Julia’s clients include small community-based nonprofits and large universities. She also offers small group coaching sessions, workshops & seminars and online trainings. The author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, Julia’s blog about online fundraising and nonprofit technology is #3 on the Top 40 Nonprofit Marketing Blogs and Websites for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers and is consistently featured in the list of Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs in the world.  Julia has been featured on Maximize Social Business, About.com, MarketWatch, Alltop, Salon, Social Media Today, Forbes and Business 2 Community.

Tech Trends 2022 and Beyond

Tech Trends 2022 and Beyond

 

It’s that time of year again, where we get to look ahead and finally have some good news. Tech enthusiast Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project will showcase the latest technology trends and how that impact our learning spaces and spaces at home. It is guaranteed to make you forget about all of 2020 and 2021….well maybe that’s a new technology about to be released, the MIB memory eraser. Join this exciting webinar and leave with some high hopes of new technology to explore!

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Original broadcast November 24, 2021 

 

Presenter: Brian Pichman is a technology enthusiast, sharing his thoughts and ideas to libraries so they can become more interactive, innovative, collaborative, and engaging He is a web developer with experience designing websites. Brian started a collaborative platform called the Evolve Project which aims to change the way people see libraries by introducing new technology and concepts for libraries. Libraries need to re-position themselves as community anchors in order to succeed in today’s culture.

Disability and Chronic Illness Representation in Fiction Booklist

Disability and Chronic Illness Representation in Fiction Booklist

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In today’s diverse world, everyone deserves to see themselves reflected in fiction. The We Need Diverse Books movement has made great strides in this area.

However, disability and chronic illness are still largely under represented and under promoted. This booklist seeks to promote disability and chronic illness representation in fiction books for all ages, including #OwnVoices, that you can add to your library’s collection.

Melissa Villy has been a Youth Services Librarian for over seven years. She was born with a severe abdominal birth defect and a genetic disorder that have caused lifelong health issues and disabilities. To date she has had four surgeries, two in childhood to “correct” her birth defect and two as an adult to remove benign tumors. As a child, she didn’t see herself reflected in the books she read as there were never any characters needing surgery. As a librarian, she became determined to find books featuring characters with disabilities and chronic illnesses so that other kids and adults could see themselves reflected on the page.

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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.

Your 21 Magical Days of Gratitude

Your 21 Magical Days of Gratitude

“If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

Gratitude is thankful appreciation for whatever we receive or experience. In his annual holiday program, Andrew Sanderbeck will explore with you 21 exercises to increase the magic of gratitude in your life.
Be sure to bring your gratitude journal and the anticipation of experiencing new ways of bringing more joy, peace and fulfillment into your world.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:
• How to create more fulfilling relationships
• Simple but purposeful acts for applying gratitude in their lives
• A greater awareness of how their thoughts and feelings influence their actions

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Original broadcast November 23, 2021

 
 
Presenter: Andrew Sanderbeck

Andrew is an international presenter and 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 topics including Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills.

He is the past board president of the Haywood County Public Libraries and a monthly donor to EveryLibrary, advocating for libraries everywhere that support is needed.

Dispelling Neuromyths: Discovering What We Think About Learning May Not Be True

Dispelling Neuromyths: Discovering What We Think About Learning May Not Be True

Does your job include training, leading classes, or hosting workshops? If so, then you are engaged in the teaching and learning process. Therefore, it is important to know what research tells us about how people learn in order to develop the best learning experiences for library users.

Unfortunately, many of us engage in the use of neuromyths. Neuromyths are ideas that people have about how the brain works that are false. Neuromyths are pervasive and can cause harm to learners. The presenter will share common neuromyths (i.e. learning styles) and then discuss what research actually tells us about how the brain learns.

Attendees will learn how to:
1. Name neuromyths.
2. Describe harm done by neuromyths.
3. Identify alternative approaches to commonly applied neuromyths.

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Original broadcast November 18, 2021 
 
Presenter: Lauren Hays, PhD, is the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoys teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. She has co-presented at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion.
Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.
Preparing For the Return of In-Person Programming – Adapting Library Services Post-COVID19

Preparing For the Return of In-Person Programming – Adapting Library Services Post-COVID19

Upon returning to regular operating hours and in-person programming, libraries may have concerns about how to navigate COVID-19 restrictions such as capacity limits and health guidelines. This webinar will outline what one library learned in reopening after their 12-week closure in 2020. The approach was to adopt a cautious, phased return to programs and services, including new cleaning procedures, attendance caps, and creative virtual and take-home programs.

This webinar examines how any library can safely and successfully adapt their traditional services under nontraditional circumstances. Attendees will learn what worked (and failed!) for one suburban library. Library staff will gain the tools to promote healthy practices for employees, patrons, and the community when returning to fully-operational services.

Finally, the webinar will offer an analysis on what COVID-19 era services and procedures are worthwhile to carry on, post-pandemic.

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Original broadcast November 16, 2021 

Presenter: Lauren Tolman received her Master of Education degree with a literacy emphasis from California State University, Fullerton. Lauren has worked in libraries for 15 years, beginning as a page and progressively moving up in various positions. She currently works as the head of youth services for Springville Public Library in Springville, Utah, where she has been for five years. Springville Library serves a population of 33,000 citizens in a growing community 45 minutes outside of Salt Lake City. It has been named Best of State for five years running, being acknowledged for its service to the community. Lauren’s passion is to serve the youth of Springville and make them feel at home in their library.

Leadership in Libraries: Observations from the Director’s Seat

Leadership in Libraries: Observations from the Director’s Seat

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Between a pandemic, political partisanship, and fast changing technology, public libraries are experiencing a dramatic series of changes and challenges. To survive in these unusual times exceptional leadership is required from our Library Directors. However, few people understand exactly what a Director does with their day and why it impacts their library’s operations both present and future. In this webinar, participants will learn:

  • The specific core functions that Public Library Directors focus on
  • Keys to effective leadership in public libraries
  • Why becoming a library director may be the right or wrong career path for you
  • How you can be a library leader from any level of the organization

Doug Crane began his career with the Palm Beach County Library System as a children’s librarian in 1998. He then served as the Electronic Resources Coordinator, a Branch Manager, and the Director of Branch Services. He was appointed Library Director in 2014. Under his direction the System has won awards from the Urban Libraries Council and the Florida Library Association. Doug was named Florida Librarian of the Year in 2021. Doug is the author of the articles, “May I Ask You a Question? Lessons Learned from Interviewing Public Library Leaders,” in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Public Libraries, “Efficient Librarianship – A New Path for the Profession” in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Public Libraries, and “Go For It! Advice From Library Directors” in the May/June 2019 issue of Public Libraries. He is a regular contributor to Learning Exchange, the Newsletter of the Learning Round Table of the American Library Association. In addition to his work in Palm Beach County, Doug served as Past Chair of the State Library Council of Florida and is Past President of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) and has served on several Public Library Association committees. In his spare time, he blogs about office productivity and efficiency practices, admires his collection of Doctor Who sonic screwdrivers, and makes frequent trips with his family to Walt Disney World.

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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.