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English for Nonnative Professionals

 

Your webinar will be held on February 18, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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English for Nonnative Writers helps business professionals with a sound approach to writing effective business documents in Standard English. This webinar lays a foundation to help nonnative speakers of any language to strengthen their basic English skills. It covers a full range of do’s and don’ts in grammar, style, and linguistic etiquette.

As a bonus, the webinar speaker leads attendees through a flash quiz to test their ability in remedying poor sentence structure, word choice, and punctuation.

Attending this webinar will enable you to:
• Identify the most common writing errors
• Construct sentences for maximum clarity
• Employ linguistic etiquette as the situation dictates
• Use tricky words and expressions properly

 

Biography ~ Philip Vassallo
Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. Many of his students are nonnative professionals skilled in their profession but struggling with English language issues. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. He has edited major reports for the US government, City of New York, and the corporate world. He also writes the blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.

Libraries for All: Serving People with Disabilities at Your Library

Your webinar will be held on February 16, 2020, 10:30 am  – 11:30 am  ET.

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It doesn’t matter if your library is small or large, public or school, rural or urban—all libraries serve people with disabilities. In this webinar, learn how you can be an advocate for people with disabilities at your library. Acquire best practices for inclusive customer service, explore strategies for making existing programs welcoming to all abilities, and learn how to build positive relationships with individuals with disabilities and local disability-related organizations in your community.

In addition, the presenter will provide:
• an overview of different visible and invisible disabilities
• inclusive library program and service ideas for all ages
• strategies for creating welcoming physical and virtual library spaces

 

Biography ~ Renee Grassi
Author, blogger, speaker, and trainer Renee Grassi is a recognized library leader and advocate for people of all abilities. Renee considers herself an ally for those with autism and other disabilities and has presented nationally and internationally to help libraries be more equitable and inclusive for all. In 2012, she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work in this area. A graduate from Dominican University’s Library and Information Science Program and Illinois librarian for nearly ten years, she relocated to Minnesota in 2016. Renee is currently the Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library, as well as Chair of her library’s Accessibility Team.

How to Teach Civilly in an Uncivil Environment

Your webinar will be held on February 11, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Conspiracy theories, misinformation, cyberbullying, arguments and much more happen online every second of the day. Librarians frequently interact with their patrons in this fraught environment. How can we teach civil discourse with so much incivility? Carrie Rogers has taught college online and in-person since 2015 and holds certifications in online teaching. She has also taught K-12 students digital etiquette and how to better communicate online in her work as founder of the mission-based company Digital Respons-Ability.

Participants will learn:
• How to create a Netiquette guide and policy
• The basics of digital etiquette
• When to remove, report and/or respond to disruptions online
• Techniques to defuse online tensions
• Why we share misinformation online

Biography ~ Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in libraries for nearly a decade and now consults and trains librarians. She is the author of the book Teen Fandom and Geek Programming with Rowman & Littlefield and her new book Digital Citizenship: Teaching and Practice from the Field comes out in fall 2019. She is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that educates students, parents and educators on digital citizenship. She is also a college instructor, event planner who regularly writes on technology for various media outlets.

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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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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Compassion Fatigue During a Crisis: Recognize and Heal

Compassion Fatigue During a Crisis: Recognize and Heal

Have you ever wondered if you have compassion fatigue? In this interactive and informative program, we will explore the concept of compassion fatigue, which can set in after time spent caring for others. Compassion fatigue is a type of emotional labor that can cause library professionals to burn out and become overwhelmed by stress.

Especially during a crisis, library professionals must be aware of compassion fatigue, take steps to acknowledge it in themselves and others, and develop strategies to cope with it.

As a result of this program, participants will:

• Define compassion fatigue
• Recognize the signs in self and others, at work and at home
• Learn ways to mitigate stress and handle emotions as they occur

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Original broadcast November 17, 2020

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

The Value of Simplicity in Library Operations, Policies and Life

The Value of Simplicity in Library Operations, Policies and Life

 

There is an art and beauty to making things simple. It is selfless. It
makes things simple for yourself, but more importantly it make things simple for others.

Simplicity in the library can be such a huge advantage. Over time, organizations pick up complexities that distract focus away from its core activities. Yet by striving for simplicity, the library can benefit from a healthier and much more efficient approach to staying focused on specific goals and outcomes.

In this interactive and informative program, Lance Werner will focus on how simplicity:• Gets things done (Think the path of least resistance and removing obstacles and barriers)
• Makes it easier to get uniformity
• Creates an environment with less unconstructive, unnecessary friction
• Promotes happiness
• Helps organizations save money – It is cost effective
• Can create an environmentally friendly workplace

Simplicity leads to success. It is that simple.

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Original broadcast November 19, 2020 

Biography ~ Lance Werner
Lance has served as Executive Director for Kent District Library since 2011. He received a juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University’s College of Law and his master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University (WSU). In 2018 he was chosen as Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, and in years past he was the recipient of the Joey Rodger Leadership Award from the Urban Libraries Council, Librarian of the Year Award from the Michigan Library Association (MLA), the WSU Distinguished Alumni award, and Library Journal’s Mover and Shaker Award.

Lance is currently involved in the ALA Policy Corps, MLA’s Legislative Committee, and recently graduated from Michigan Political Leadership Course.

Webinar: When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Be Ready? Understanding Your GPV

Webinar: When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Be Ready? Understanding Your GPV

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When opportunity knocks, how will you know if you are a good fit for that opportunity? Sometimes we just “assume” that a new opportunity is something we should pursue. But knowing our gifts, passions, and values (GPV) can give us an instant answer as to whether this is an opportunity that will be a good fit.

Whether the opportunity is in our own department or somewhere not connected with our current position, we can see that opportunity through a personal inventory-lens rather than from a strictly skill-based perspective.

This webinar gives us a chance to think about opportunities that plug into our “best selves.” And those are the opportunities that will help us learn, grow, and do a great job!

Linda Bruno has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries 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 develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.

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Using Minecraft to Enhance Learning

Using Minecraft to Enhance Learning

 

Minecraft, officially released in 2011, is a popular sandbox video game where players explore a blocky 3D world and have opportunities to discover and use raw materials while creatively building tools and structures. Minecraft is fun, but it can also enhance learning in a variety of creative ways making it a powerful tool in a teaching librarian’s toolbox.

In this webinar:

– Learn the basics of Minecraft including the different game modes: survival and creative
– Gain hands-on experience using Minecraft Education Edition,
– Discover ways to use Minecraft to teach coding, digital citizenship, social skills, and more.
– Explore innovative projects built on top of Minecraft that can be used to teach advanced skills like reinforcement learning.

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Original broadcast November 18, 2020

Presenter ~ Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College. While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein’s personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries. Chad also plays drums in two bands: Low Season and It Will Flood.

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Free Online Tools for Creating Visual Content for Your Library’s Marketing

Free Online Tools for Creating Visual Content for Your Library’s Marketing

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​Yes, there are faithful standbys, such as Canva, but there is so much more out there that libraries can make use of!

Many tools specialize in creating very specific types of visual content but are not known in the mainstream.

Take a one-hour tour of some of the best and most useful (and FREE!) online tools you can use to spice up your library’s marketing efforts.

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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