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24 Adult Programming Ideas in 60 Minutes

24 Adult Programming Ideas in 60 Minutes

 

 

Jump start your program planning with new ideas or variations on tried and true favorites in this rapid fire webinar. You don’t need expensive equipment or lots of extra staff to run these events. From easy to complex, for larger or smaller libraries, find ideas for diverse audiences here.

Amy Alessio brings twenty years of teen and adult programming experience to practical and humorous webinars filled with ideas of what to do -and not to do – when planning. In addition to timely and themed program ideas, she will offer several ideas that can be adapted to almost any theme. Fill your next how-to fest or your planning calendar with new, interactive events for adults, millennials, seniors and families.

Attendees can expect to:
• Leave with several new, practical ideas that won’t break the library budget
• Discover that they are doing several wonderful programs already that can be tweaked into new ideas and
series of events.
• Work with difficult themes or large cooperative festivals armed with patron favorite events.

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Original broadcast November 12, 2019 

Biography ~ Amy Alessio
Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest book is the co-authored of Pop Culture Inspired Programs (American Library Association, 2018). She was a member of the YALSA Board of Directors and was awarded the Illinois Library Association’s first Young Adult Librarian Award. Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O’Neill mysteries with vintage recipes, and romance under another pen name. She teaches graduate-level young adult literature, collection development and webinars on book trends and social media. She is a romance reviewer for Booklist. Learn more at www.amyalessio.com.

WordPress for Libraries

WordPress for Libraries

 

Since we last looked at it in 2016, WordPress has changed! It’s still the most popular blogging software in the world, a powerful content management system that now runs more than 30 percent of all websites. But it’s not even worth talking about how many WordPress plugins exist anymore – you can almost always find multiple options to add any functionality you want. Libraries are still using this technology to create community-oriented websites, blogs, subject guides, digital archives, and more. Yet even if you’ve used WordPress before, there’s new things to learn. The Gutenberg page editor radically reinvented some of the most basic parts of building a WordPress site, and has important implications for any WordPress site – old or new.

This practical session will walk you through the entire process of creating and updating a modern WordPress website for your library, including:

– Setting up a simple WordPress website from scratch
– Working with the Gutenberg page editor
– Selecting a theme and customizing the look of your site
– Using plugins to enhance and improve your WordPress site
– and updating your WordPress website for the long haul

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Original broadcast November 13, 2019 

Biography ~ Chad Haefele
Chad Haefele is the Head of User Experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. His department explores evaluation and improvement of the campus libraries’ web presence and other points of interaction with users. Chad’s WordPress-powered blog is at HiddenPeanuts.com and his book, WordPress for Libraries, is available from Rowman & Littlefield.

Busy Babies: Building Baby Playdates for Your Library

Your webinar will be held on February 27, 2029,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Play is one of the Early Literacy skills outlined in Every Child Ready to Read. Yet, babies in libraries are often overlooked in play programming, because there has traditionally been a struggle to engage their parents and caregivers enough to merit bringing babies to the library. While baby story times have often been champions of early literacy, they often leave out explorative and sensory play, opting for lap sit activities to contain the chaos.

At Suffolk Public Library, our Busy Babies program has had upwards of 90 people attend to play with their babies in the library, simply by hosting a monthly baby playdate. Join us for this interactive and informative program and discover how easy it is to engage this age group and their caregivers in sensory play, tummy time, and messy free play. Benefits for parents and caregivers who bring their babies to this program will also be discussed.

Participants will learn:
• The why and how for creating a baby playdate
• How to create stations for play that can be shared system-wide
• Strategies for engaging parents/ caregivers with their babies through sensory play

Biography ~ April Watkins
April has worked with children in some capacity her entire adult life, including six years as a high school journalism teacher, and three years as a Children’s Librarian. She can regularly be seen rocking rainbow knee-high socks, tulle skirts, blue hair, and pigtails as she embodies her childhood heroes, Rainbow Bright and Punky Brewster. She loves scrapbooking, alternative music, dystopian YA novels, and binge-watching. April has a BS in Education from Bowling Green State University and a MA in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida. She currently serves as the Early Childhood Services Senior Librarian for Suffolk Public Library where she has started a city-wide reading initiatives, and transformed the way SPL conducts Early Literacy Outreach. She lives in Smithfield, VA with her husband, two sons, and their very large St. Bernard.

 

How Supervisors and Managers Can Inspire Their People to Care About Their Work (And Each Other)

Your webinar will be held on February 25, 2020,  10:30 am – 11:30 am  ET.

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We know that employees who care about their work will work harder, be more motivated, and be more invested in a positive outcome. But how do we actually get employees to care? Unfortunately, we can’t simply force them to exude loyalty, but we can give them the opportunity to be committed and the support they need to succeed.

In this informative and interactive program, we’ll explore some of the techniques and approaches that organizations use to engage their employees and to build a “we care” culture.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn how to:
• Communicate your expectations and what you value
• Work with their employees to rediscover “their why”
• Share that they care about their employees and co-workers
• Implement the “5 Minutes With” technique to build morale

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

Bring on the Carnival Fun: Creating Large-Scale Community Programming

Your webinar will be held on February 13, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Libraries are increasingly becoming hubs for community play and engagement. But, do we really have what it takes to create a large scale community program that is both free to the public and a celebration of our library users? In this interactive and informative program, we’ll explore strategies for planning a community carnival, creating a planning team that involves community members, and executing this type of event. Snippets of past carnivals will be revealed, as well. Challenges and future opportunities will be discussed.

As a result of this program, participants will learn:
• How to create a planning team, and the planning process
• Strategies for creating this type of program at no cost to the library user, while being budget friendly for the library
• Strategies for creating community partnerships, including offering community members a seat on the planning team

Why this type of program is important:
The current trend in libraries is to create experiences for library users that often face barriers that prohibit them from the experience. In doing so, libraries are spending money to provide free programs on a smaller scale. But, a community carnival is an opportunity to have a broader impact, and to involve overlooked community partners and resources. This type of program does not have to be budget busting either. It is possible to create a large-scale program for the whole community without charging for any of it.

Biography: April Watkins
April has worked with children in some capacity her entire adult life, including six years as a high school journalism teacher, and three years as a Children’s Librarian. She can regularly be seen rocking rainbow knee-high socks, tulle skirts, blue hair, and pigtails as she embodies her childhood heroes, Rainbow Bright and Punky Brewster. She loves scrapbooking, alternative music, dystopian YA novels, and binge-watching. April has a BS in Education from Bowling Green State University and a MA in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida. She currently serves as the Early Childhood Services Senior Librarian for Suffolk Public Library where she has started a city-wide reading initiatives, and transformed the way SPL conducts Early Literacy Outreach. She lives in Smithfield, VA with her husband, two sons, and their very large St. Bernard.

Creating a Drama Free Workplace Through Focused Team Development

Your webinar will be held on February 6, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Whether you are a newly developing group or tight-knit team who has worked together for several years, there is always the potential for unintended and unwanted drama. Even those who prefer not to contribute can be tempted into conversation that can quickly turn into complaining or gossip.
In this session we will explore the four stage of team development and how to avoid the pitfalls of tempting drama, such as gossip in the workplace.

Attendees will learn:
• The four stages of team development and how to work through each
• Steps to function as a Team of Individuals
• Strategies to avoid the temptation of contributing to drama in the workplace

Biography ~ Dana Bomba
Dana Bomba is a Branch Manager with the Chesterfield County Public Library near Richmond, Virginia. Her primary focuses are daily operations, staff development, and outreach initiatives. The area of her job she enjoys the most is staff development as she helps her team realize their full potential in an encouraging and empowering way.

How to Coordinate Popular Author Events at Your Library

Your webinar will be held on February 4, 2020,  10:30 am   – 11:30 am  ET.

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Want to learn how to coordinate popular author event by creating a memorable experience for your author and attendees? This webinar is for you! This program will give you tools including Mj’s Author VIP Form to gather unique details about the author before his or her appearance. (Downloadable form will be available.)

Then, you will learn to use Mj Callaway’s easy-to-implement marketing formula, Author Countdown, to generate event interest. Hear how to kick off a pre-event meet & greet with VIPs.

We will also discuss why and how partnering with clubs, organizations, and associations take your event to the next level. In this webinar wrap-up, you’ll discover the Top Ten Event Suggestions from Popular Authors.

<strong>Participants in this webinar will:</strong>
• Get the five must-haves for successful author events
• Eliminate avoidable snafus attendees and authors have experienced
• Add fun to the occasion using creative ideas other authors incorporated

Biography ~ Mj Calloway
As a former corporate sales trainer and only award-winning woman sales executive to rank #1 nationally, Mj knows first-hand the disruptions professionals, managers, and executive teams handle daily. Yet, they still need to be positive and productive.
She blends her experiences together, sales, speaking and journalism, to create interactive and impactful workshops. With more than 2,000 articles published in consumer magazines, she’s interviewed hundreds of people from youth entrepreneurs to CEOs to non-profit founders to professional athletes. She has a unique ability to make others feel like they’re talking to a friend.
Mj has earned Professional Member designation from National Speakers Associations (NSA), and she’s the current Co-President of NSA Pittsburgh.

Advanced Layering for the Cricut

Your webinar will be held on Febuary 19, 2020,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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Learn the ins and outs of using your Cricut machine at the next step – Layering. During the webinar, we will explore several ways to make layering easier including helpful hints and time savers.

Presenter: Oliva Wilson
Olivia Wilson is the Head of Youth Services at Dunedin Public Library in Dunedin, Florida. Her special interests are Early Literacy and assisting programming librarians with crafting! She has presented many FLYP programs for summer reading, other PLAN, NEFLIN, SEFLIN, SWFLN and TBLC courses, as well as several FLA presentations.

Presenter:Katherine Kastanis

Katherine Kastanis is the young adult librarian and young adult volunteer coordinator at Dunedin Public Library. Katherine has presented numerous training workshops and webinars along the way throughout Florida, including Florida State Libraries, NEFLIN, SEFLIN, SWFLN and TBLC, PLAN as well as FLA. She is always looking for ways to increase teen and youth presence in her library and beyond.”

How to Use Social Media to Build Community and Drive Donor Engagement

How to Use Social Media to Build Community and Drive Donor Engagement

 

 

Social media was once promised as the silver bullet for nonprofits. Start posting, start tweeting, start Instagramming – and like magic, the donations will just roll in! Then reality set in. In our current attention economy, organic (unpaid) reach is down, algorithms prioritize updates from friends and family over businesses and brands, and millions upon millions of pieces of content are uploaded every single day.

For nonprofits to effectively raise money and build community on social media requires thoughtful, strategic, and consistent effort and a boatload of creativity. In this webinar, social media and digital fundraising expert Julia Campbell will walk you through the secrets to successful donor relations with social media.

Participants will learn:

= How to navigate the latest changes and trends in the social media landscape – what libraries need to know;
= How to use social media to build and deepen relationships with current donors, supporters, and prospects;
= How to manage social media work at a small library with limited capacity;
= Free and low-cost tools you can use to enhance your digital fundraising on a shoestring budget; and
= Real-world examples from small and mid-size libraries and nonprofits.

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Original broadcast November 5, 2019

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.

Beyond Fake News: Strategies for Evaluating Information in an Era of “Alternative Facts”

Beyond Fake News: Strategies for Evaluating Information in an Era of “Alternative Facts”

 

 

In our new world of fake news and “alternative facts”, teaching students how to navigate and evaluate information is challenging. Join us to learn about the right combination of tools to teach students essential information literacy skills so they can evaluate sources and find authoritative content for their research needs. We will also discuss how to teach students about the consequences of disinformation so that they will be motivated to avoid it in their school work and personal lives.

Specifically, attendees will learn:
· Concrete, student-relatable examples of how disinformation can harm
· Instructions for how to use the “IF I APPLY” framework to help students identify and move past their
emotions and biases with regard to research topics
· Methods involved in lateral reading—reading “around” a source to determine if it is reliable

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Original broadcast November 7, 2019 

Biography ~ Henrietta Verma
Henrietta (Etta) Verma, a librarian and author of the Credo IL Strategy Handbook and of Reviews are In: Read Write, and Expand Your Career (Mission Bell Media, 2016), is Credo’s Customer Success Manager. She previously worked at public libraries, where one of her favorite tasks was helping elderly patrons learn to use email, and at an academic institution, where she developed IL curricula and taught science and engineering undergrads to find reliable research materials. Etta then worked for years as an editor at School Library Journal and Library Journal. These days, as well as helping Credo’s customers to get the most out of their subscriptions, Etta corrals two children and two cats, and reads mystery novels in the few minutes per week that are left. She can be contacted at henrietta.verma@credoreference.com and @ettaverma on Twitter.