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Everything I need to know about Library Leadership I learned in Youth Services

 

Your webinar will be held on January 19, 2021, 10:30 am  -11:30 am   ET.

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The everyday work of a Youth Services Librarians is the best training ground to develop leadership skills that are integral to library management and executive positions.

In this informative and interactive presentation, Lucia Gonzalez, City Library Director at the North Miami Public Library will share her career path and address topics such as the importance of mentorship, opportunities for creativity and broadening the scope of work, and how to incorporate youth services skills into upper management work.

Presenter – Lucia M. Gonzalez
Lucia M. Gonzalez started her career in library services to children in 1988 after receiving her Master in Library Science from the University of South Florida. Since then, Gonzalez has worked in different capacities for the Miami-Dade Public Library including system-wide Programs Coordinator.

She was Associate Director for Broward County Libraries in charge of Outreach, Family Literacy, and Youth Services going to her current position as City Library Director for the City of North Miami. She is the author of three award-winning children’s books: The Bossy Gallito, winner of the 1996 Pura Belpré Children’s Literature Honor Medal and part of New York Public Library’s 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know; Señor Cat’s Romance and Other Favorite Stories from Latin America, an Américas Award Commended Title; and The Storyteller’s Candle/La velita de los cuentos, winner of the 2009 Pura Belpré Children’s Literature Honor Medal for narrative, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, Honor Book, and the Américas Award.

 

 

Leading Your Remote Work Team Through A Crisis: 5 Strategies To Keep Your Team Connected, Motivated and Productive

Leading Your Remote Work Team Through A Crisis: 5 Strategies To Keep Your Team Connected, Motivated and Productive

 

For many, leading a remote work team is new and presents the traditional challenges of how to keep your team focused, engaged, and achieving their goals. But leading a remote team in times of crisis requires a whole new level of leadership. Just covering the basics is not enough.
So how do you lead and inspire your team in the midst of a global pandemic? How do you keep your team connected, motivated and productive when there is so much fear and so much uncertainty? Your team needs you more than ever, as they look to leadership for the path forward.

In this program we dive into what it takes to lead remote teams through unprecedented times of crisis. Based on research from some of the greatest crisis’s our world has known – war, disease, economic depression. We cover the leadership traits that separate great leaders from the rest, and how to use that information to build your leadership plan of action.

You leave this webinar understanding the impact leadership has at a much deeper level, and more importantly how to use that information to keep your team motivated, connected and productive during times of crisis.

Original broadcast October 1, 2020 

Biography ~ Meridith Powell
Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to Watch by Currency Fair, sales and leadership expert Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance. Meridith worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. Meridith is a Certified Speaking Professional ©, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers. She is passionate about helping her clients learn the sales and leadership strategies they need to succeed no matter what this marketplace does.

Serving Our Mobile Users

Serving Our Mobile Users

More than ever, our users are interacting with the library digitally. Where once this activity occurred via computer, it is increasingly being done using tablets and smartphones. With this in mind, what are the trends in mobile, and what can libraries do to make themselves mobile friendly in the year 2020 and beyond?

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Original broadcast September 30, 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.

What Would You Do: Strategies for Dealing with Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Your webinar will be held on January 14, 2021,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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How do we, as managers and leaders, foster a healthy, inclusive work environment so all employees can succeed? Individuals with diverse backgrounds are being subjected to subtle and overt bias in the workplace due to the divisive climate in which we live.

There isn’t a quick manual on how to identify and effectively address bias within the information profession nor in the workplace. This webinar will help managers and staff identify different types of bias challenges and learn about strategies and solutions to help foster an inclusive work environment.

 

Presenter ~ Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran is an accomplished educator, innovative speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, cultural intelligence and diversity and inclusion expert with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Dr. Villagran is the founder and CEO of CulturalCo LLC, which provides consulting services in conflict management, bias, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence, diversity, and inclusion. She is also an assistant professor with San José State University School of Information where her research focuses on cultural diversity and social justice in library and information science and cultural intelligence phenomena within organizations.

What to Expect When You’re Constructing

Your webinar will be held on January 12, 2021,  10:30 am  – 11:30 am  ET.

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Considering a renovation project and don’t know where to start? Hoping to suggest a renovation project to library administration or Board? Learn the basics of construction and renovation projects to ensure yours will be a success!

Consultant and former Director of the Union County Library System, Rieta Drinkwine, will provide an overview of the construction process from a public library perspective, including how to get started, community needs assessments, project milestones and timelines, different methods for completing projects, and potential revenue options. She will also share successes and challenges faced by the Union County Library System when completing their award-winning facility renovation in 2018. This webinar will provide useful knowledge to librarians and library staff of all levels, even those who may not supervise a construction project. Participants will gain the knowledge necessary to engage in conversations about and to lead future library facility projects.

Learning Objectives:
• Become familiar with construction project terminology
• Learn the basics of construction projects
• Know how to get started with a building construction project

Presenter – Rieta Drinkwine
Rieta Drinkwine earned her BA in Classics from the University of Kansas in 2009 and her Masters in Library Science from Indiana University in 2011. Since beginning her professional career, she has worked in a range of library and information settings, including records and archives, academic (2-year and 4-year), and public libraries. Most recently, she served as Library Director for the Union County Library System in Union, SC, which expanded from one service location to four, completed an award-winning renovation, and increased its operating budget and usage by 50% during her tenure. Rieta now provides consulting services through RAD Solutions Consulting, LLC (radsc.org). She is also pursuing a dual degree from Clemson University (Masters in City and Regional Planning and Doctorate in Planning, Design, and the Built Environment) in order to further focus on community development work and the role of libraries in communities.

Connecting the Community – Digital Inclusion

 

Your webinar will be held on January 7, 2021,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Are you looking for ways that your library can help your community to bridge the digital divide?
This informative and interactive presentation will explore how one rural library has improved internet access throughout the community, hosted telehealth appointments, worked with schools to ensure opportunities for youth, and improved digital literacy skills for patrons and local businesses.

Learning Objectives:
• How to improve internet access in your community
• Examples of innovative programming to engage a variety of populations
• Strategies to secure funding

 

Presenter ~ Dianne Connery
Dianne Connery is the director of the innovative Pottsboro (Texas) Area Public Library. She was a corporate trainer and entrepreneur before moving to a rural community ten years ago. On the verge of closing its doors, Dianne led a group of dedicated volunteers who transformed it into the vibrant community-gathering place it is today. She is passionate about the role of rural libraries.

Picturebooks + STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities = excellent library programming!

 

Your webinar will be held on January 5, 2021,  10:30 am  – 11:30 am  ET.

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In this informative and interactive webinar, we’ll cover the planning essentials for a picture book/STEAM program, and we’ll look in detail at specific programs you could run at your library, including a picture book and related STEAM activity/activities. Even if you’re not a scientist, you’ll leave this webinar STEAMed up and ready to program!

Learning Objectives:
• Know where to find ideas, select books, manage materials
• How to handle sign up vs drop in programs
• Specific program ideas based on picture books involving STEAM activities

Presenter ~ Amanda Moss Struckmeyer
Amanda Moss Struckmeyer is a Library Media Specialist in the Middleton-Cross Plains (WI) Area School District. She has experience in public and school libraries, and she edited the Collaborative Summer Library Program youth manuals for several years. Having served on both the Newbery and Caldecott committees, Amanda is passionate about connecting young readers with excellent books.

Experiencing Virtual Reality Inside Virtual Reality: A Conversation

Experiencing Virtual Reality Inside Virtual Reality: A Conversation

 

Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer tricking a user’s brain into believing that they are in an immersive environment. It is a computer simulation. VR headsets using Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) tracking offer whole-room VR experiences, giving users a more natural freedom to explore locations, interact with objects, and dodge virtual bullets inside a game. VR tends to be more isolating than other technologies; however, it can easily be an engaging social space to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. VR is starting to complement traditional education modalities by immersing users into a world where they can interact on an entirely new level and experience learning like never before.

In this webinar:
Learn what VR is and what it is capable of doing while being inside VR,
Understand how VR will change everything ranging from gaming to education,
Experience the potential of Spatial, a “social-virtual reality platform that enables people to educate and collaborate in a 3D virtual environment from anywhere on earth”
Generate conversations as a group to see what others are doing in this space.
Note: This presentation will be fully viewable and interactive in Zoom; however, attendees will be encouraged to join the presenter in Spatial for the last part of the class.

If you plan to join in the VR component, please install Spatial on your Oculus Quest (or other supported) headset and create an account and avatar in advance. Sign up for free at https://spatial.io/.

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Original broadcast September 23, 2020


Biography ~ 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. In 2016, Chad received a League of Innovation Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning for Innovation in the Use of Technology.

Biography ~ 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. In 2016, Chad received a League of Innovation Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning for Innovation in the Use of Technology.

Increase Library Usage Through Strategic Merchandising

Increase Library Usage Through Strategic Merchandising

 
 

 

There’s a lot of science and psychology in the retail merchandising world that can benefit your library. In fact, it can not only invigorate and improve your everyday displays and signage, it can also increase your usage statistics. Trying it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In this webinar, Kathy Dempsey will explain what merchandising is and will reveal strategies to help you do it quickly and effectively. Through pro tips and lots of photographic examples, you will:

 Learn the difference between creating displays and doing merchandising.
 Understand how the magic of merchandising can increase library usage and circulation.
 Realize what turns people off and keeps them from entering your building.
 View photos of great (and not-so-great) merchandising from libraries around the world.
 Realize how merchandising, signage, and displays affect the user experience (UX).

Please note: This session is not geared toward ideas about what to display. Instead, it’s about the strategies behind good displays, signage, and promotion. It’s about upholding your brand and improving customers’ usage of, and perspectives of, the library.

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Original broadcast September 22, 2020 

Biography ~ Kathy Dempsey
Kathy Dempsey wrote the popular how-to tome The Accidental Library Marketer and founded her own marketing consultancy, Libraries Are Essential. Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding. Kathy has been the Editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter for 25 years, and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Computers in Librariesmagazine. She also blogs at The ‘M’ Word. She’s a member of the New Jersey Library Association, and Founder of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference, which she chaired in 2015, 2016, and 2017. This writer, editor, and marketing maven has been giving presentations across the U.S. and Canada for 20+ years, always sprinkling them with humor to make marketing concepts more interesting and accessible. She continues to fight the stereotypes that librarians are boring and that “marketing” is a dirty word.

Revisiting Two Classic Books: Think and Grow Rich and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Revisiting Two Classic Books: Think and Grow Rich and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has been called the “”Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.”” It was the first book to boldly ask, “”What makes a winner?”” Originally published in the 1940’s, Think and Grow Rich continues to be one of the most popular books today on the power of our thoughts to manifest our reality.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra are powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with effortless joy. When you put them into practice, you’ll realize that you can manifest whatever you’ve been dreaming about.

In this interactive and interactive program, attendees will learn how to apply the wisdom from these classic books to better take control of their thoughts and lives today to create the future that they desire.

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Original broadcast September 17, 2020 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew Sanderbeck 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.