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Did you see that post about…: Adapting to change in Children’s Services

 
 

Your webinar will be held on February 20, 2020  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Have even seen an article or clicked on a heated discussion in a Youth Services Social Media group and thought people were making good points, but weren’t sure how to make changes at your library? Have you wanted to make changes but feared push back from staff or customers if you changed a long standing or beloved program?

Children’s Librarianship is changing, but it can be challenging to change our habits with them! Learn how to view these challenges as opportunities as two seasoned children’s professional share their own lessons learned and changes made.

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:
• Change your programming to respond to current topics in Youth Services
• Tweak existing programs/services/approaches in light of new understanding
• Respond with flexibility to changes in the field and encourage flexibility in others.
• Learn how to talk with staff and customers about adapting programming

Biography ~ Jill Burket Ragase
Jill Burket Ragase is the Literacy Content and Logistics Manager for Blue Manatee Literacy Project, a non-profit children’s bookstore and literacy outreach program. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is a former Children’s and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.

Biography ~ Amy Schardein
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 and presents on a variety of library topics related to Children’s Services. She was the 2011 SWON Librarian of the year and is listed in both the 2013 and 2015 Covington Index of Awesome.  Amy plays her ukulele and manage the schedule of two teenage children in her spare time.

Personnel Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors

Personnel Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors

 

This webinar covers these six critical skills every library leader needs to have. Dr. Steve Albrecht will discuss the value of each, using practical definitions, examples, and ways to apply them for library staff members.

1. Safe and Legal Hiring Practices: Selecting the best candidates to become star employees.
2. Interview Skills Update: How to run individual, panel, and social interviews.
3. Managing a Range of Library Employees: Different approaches work best for different people.
4. Coaching skills update: Managing your Shining Stars, Plow Horses, Smart Slackers, and Problem People.
5. Performance Evaluations: How to write quality employee feedback reports (and train your supervisors to write good ones as well).
6. Progressive Discipline: Being firm, fair, and consistent in your use of employee corrections (including union issues and MOU concerns).

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Original broadcast January 28, 2020 

Biography ~ Dr. Steve Albrecht
Dr. Steve Albrecht is best known for his 2015 ALA book, Library Security, and his accompanying workshops and webinars. He has worked as an HR consultant and trainer since 1987. He teaches leadership, supervisory, and HR training programs, live and online, to a wide variety of public sector leaders throughout the US. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He has written 21 books on various business and security subjects.

Best of Children’s Books 2019 ~ (2 Hour Special)

Best of Children’s Books 2019 ~ (2 Hour Special)

 
 

 

 

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.

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Original broadcast January 30, 2020



Biography ~ Jill Burket Ragase

Jill Burket Ragase is the Literacy Content and Logistics Manager for Blue Manatee Literacy Project, a non-profit children’s bookstore and literacy outreach program. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is a former Children’s and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.

Biography ~ Amy Schardein
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 and presents on a variety of library topics related to Children’s Services. She was the 2011 SWON Librarian of the year and is listed in both the 2013 and 2015 Covington Index of Awesome.  Amy plays her ukulele and manage the schedule of two teenage children in her spare time.

Best of CES 2020: Emerging Technology for Libraries

Best of CES 2020: Emerging Technology for Libraries

 

New technologies are often revealed at the annual CES (Consumer Electronic Show) Conference. Diana Silveira will review the newest trends, devices and innovations with a focus on which technologies can benefit libraries today and tomorrow, and what will our users be asking us about in the upcoming year. This fun and interactive workshop will help you and your library plan for upcoming technology.

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Original broadcast January 28, 2020 

Biography ~ Diana Silveira
New technologies are often revealed at the annual CES (Consumer Electronic Show) Conference. Diana Silveira will review the newest trends, devices and innovations with a focus on which technologies can benefit libraries today and tomorrow, and what will our users be asking us about in the upcoming year. This fun and interactive workshop will help you and your library plan for upcoming technology.

Prezi

Your webinar will be held on April 22, 2020,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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You may recall Prezi with its zooming animations, non-linear format, and cloud-based software from when it was the hot new thing back in 2009. Then came Google Slides and greater access to PowerPoint. But Prezi hasn’t gone away, and it was some great new features. In this webinar, you will learn how to use Prezi templates and story blocks, zooming and fading, how to upload PowerPoint, and how to access your old Prezis. You will see the new features that Prezi is developing, such as Prezi video, which shows you and your graphics on screen at the same time for a presenting experience that is more like in-person.

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.

Standing Out In the Inbox: Effective Email Practices

 

Your webinar will be held on April 15, 2020,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Email is not dead, and it’s not going anywhere. Email newsletters, when done thoughtfully and strategically, can be the best way to communicate with a large group of people at scale.

In this webinar, you will learn:

– Specific ways to make your library website an email capturing machine;
– How to effectively use an email welcome series to boost new donor acquisition;
– Tactical ways to grow your library’s email list;
– How much email to send and what to write;
– How to write a subject line that gets your emails opened.

Biography ~ Julia Campbell
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.

Revitalize Your Friends of the Library by Understanding Today’s Volunteers

Revitalize Your Friends of the Library by Understanding Today’s Volunteers

Volunteer service is a valuable strategy for community engagement, but traditional volunteer programs in libraries of all sizes need to be redesigned to work with today’s volunteers – many of whom have limited time to give and expect to have their expertise put to good use. Join us and learn how to engage and harness the power of skilled volunteers with talents ranging from graphic design and public relations to event planning and leadership.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Identify current trends that require a shift in traditional volunteer management practices
Inventory their organization’s needs that can be met by the expertise and skills of new volunteers
Design effective job descriptions establishing explicit expectations of training, investment of time, and clearly delineated tasks
Prepare an achievable recruitment plan to locate skilled volunteers to meet the organization’s needs

 

Original broadcast January 23, 2020
Biography ~ Carla Lehn

Carla Lehn began her career as a VISTA volunteer, and after receiving a Masters in Community Development from the University of California, Davis, worked for United Way for over a decade.  Before joining the California State Library staff in 2001 to work on statewide literacy, volunteerism and community engagement initiatives, she was a private consultant on volunteer engagement, board development, and community collaboration. Carla’s most recent book: “From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate: Tapping Into the Power of Community Engagement” was published in June, 2018.  Since her December 2015 retirement, Carla has returned to consulting and bucket list travel, and is an active volunteer.

How to Write Blog Posts Your Patrons Will Actually Read

Your webinar will be held on April 1, 2020 , 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Does your library staff struggle to keep your blog up to date? Do you struggle to find weekly topics to write about? Do you sometimes feel like nobody (except you) is actually reading your library blog? You’re not alone! Blogs are a great way to advertise events, new services, and additions to your collection, but keeping it relevant, interesting, and updated can be a struggle. In this webinar, you’ll learn some techniques for creating an editorial calendar, finding consistent writers, and writing engaging content.

 

Biography ~ Ginny Mies
Ginny Mies is a Librarian II at San Mateo County Libraries, where she oversees electronic resources and contributes to collection development and maintenance. Previously, she managed the Libraries program at TechSoup, a nonprofit that provides education and technology to nonprofits and public libraries. And before she fully immersed herself in the library world, she was a technology reporter for PCWorld magazine.

Networking for Introverts and Others Who Find Networking Challenging

Networking for Introverts and Others Who Find Networking Challenging

A strong “I” on the Myers-Briggs test, early in her career Lauren Hays did not think she would engage in networking or find it easy. However, after learning practical strategies that she has implemented she can remain comfortably an introvert and also expand her professional opportunities.
In this session, Lauren will share her own story to discovering the benefits and pleasures of networking. She will also share networking strategies and discuss ideas for how to anyone can grow their professional network.

At the end of this program, attendees will:
Discover practical examples for networking
Identify low barriers to entry in networking
Recognize where they can implement networking strategies in their professional lives

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Original January 21, 2020

Biography ~ Lauren Hays
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.

Maintaining the Accuracy of Your Library’s Digital Presence

Maintaining the Accuracy of Your Library’s Digital Presence

 

We know from experience that when our users seek information about the library, a sizable percentage are doing so online. As search engines commonly return 3rd party sites with questionable accuracy, it is incumbent on libraries to take steps to improve the quality of this information. This presentation will detail a simple process to audit, evaluate, and optimize your library’s digital presence.

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Original broadcast January 22, 2020

Biography ~ Nick Tanzi
Nick Tanzi has been incorporating emerging technologies into the library as a children’s librarian, the founding member of a digital services department, and most recently, as the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. During this time, he has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from social media marketing to 3D printing. He is the author of Making the Most of Digital Collections through Training and Outreach (2016), and Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020). He writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries Magazine. Tanzi was named a 2017 Dewey Fellow by the New York Library Association, and currently serves as President of its Making and STEAM Round Table.