Jun
3
Wed
COVID-19, Where Do We Go From Here?
Jun 3 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Are you interested to learn how these library directors of color are making an impact on their communities from the inside out?

Join us as our panelists enlighten us on how they’re making an effort to support their staff with the changes in workflow, helping the patrons utilize their digital resources, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way they communicate with their communities.
 
Provided by the North Carolina Library Association

? Guidelines for Reopening Wisconsin Public Libraries
Jun 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Look for a post on the Wisconsin Libraries for Everyone blog for connection information

Created in collaboration with staff and members from all 16 public library systems, DPI will release the latest iteration of the Guidelines for Reopening Wisconsin Public Libraries very soon.

This newest version addresses the changes brought forth by Wisconsin Supreme Court decision to strike down the Safer at Home extension.

No longer aligned with the Badger Bounce Back plan, this final document emphasizes decision-making based on conditions at the local level.

Provided by DPI

Beanstack: Ask Us Anything
Jun 3 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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This is a general Client Office Hours Q&A session for pre-launch and/or live Beanstack clients. If you are a pre-launch client, please make sure that you first attend your Kick-Off Q&A session before coming to office hours!

This session will be entirely driven by your questions. We will answer questions in the order they are received. Join for a part or all of this webinar!

Provided by Beanstack

? Wisconsin Youth Services Program Palooza
Jun 3 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Spring 2020 has been a series of pivots and pauses for public library youth services… and perhaps uncovered a wealth of new and unexpected creative and problem-solving skills for you!

Join us and continue to plan confidently for Summer and Fall with an abundance of ideas, programs and attitudes in this free one hour webinar.

System youth services consultants (Shawn Brommer, Angela Meyers & Marge Loch-Wouters) and DPI staff (Tessa Michaelson Schmidt) invite you to be part of this positive, simplified, and intentional approach to youth services for the coming months. 

The webinar will be recorded; please register to get the link.

Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Meet the 2020 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year
Jun 3 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Library Journal and Gale Cengage Learning will announce the winner of the 2020 Library of the Year award. Tune in live to hear the big reveal, and learn firsthand from the director of the winning library what they did to become an exceptional inspiration to the field. LJ will also announce two honorable mention libraries.

Can’t make the date? No problem! Register now and you will receive an email post-event with the URL to access the on demand recording at your convenience.

Provided by Library Journal and Gale Cengage Learning

BadgerLink Training: Explora
Jun 3 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Join us to learn more about BadgerLink resources, including how to access BadgerLink from home, and tips and tricks for specific Britannica and EBSCO resources.

If you are unable to attend the live session, please fill out the form to receive notification when the recording is available.

Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

What Disney’s Leadership Strategies Can Teach Your People
Jun 3 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Discover the three phases of leadership Walt Disney went through to become the wise leader we remember and discover how the leadership lessons he learned, and that Walt Disney World still follows, can improve the performance of your organization’s leaders.

In this session, Lenn Millbower, a 25-year Walt Disney World veteran, will share Walt Disney’s leadership journey. He will explain each of the three approaches, the situations appropriate for each and, more importantly, situations where each is not appropriate.

The formula leaders are expected to follow will be explained. So will the three leader expectations that determine promotions, raises, discipline, and, unfortunately sometimes, the termination of under-performing leaders.

Finally, you will be able to compare your own organization’s leaders against the Disney model and action plan next steps for turning your organization’s Mickeys and Donalds into wise Mufasas who can lead the day.

Provided by Training Magazine Network

Jun
4
Thu
myLIBRO Curbside App Demo
Jun 4 @ 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

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In a new normal where books go curbside and libraries adjust to serving their communities, contactless service comes into focus.

myLIBRO is the first full-service library app that integrates with public libraries’ ILS systems. With this all-in-one app, patrons can search & reserve materials and schedule appointments for curbside pickup plus in-library services like computer labs, passport photos, meeting rooms or any other library service while providing library staff a convenient method for completing curbside delivery based on library policies.

This webinar will explore how curbside features and social distancing services streamline the reservation process by keeping the safety of staff and patrons a priority.

This 30 minute session will demonstrate the following:

  • Library staff experience and implementation
  • Patron experience and user flow with library
  • Pricing structure and on-boarding

If you are unable to attend live, we encourage you to register as the session will be recorded.

Provided by myLIBRO

Google Slides: A Step-By-Step Intro to Creating, Formatting & Designing Slides
Jun 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

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Google Slides is a powerful free app that you and your students can use to create content, demonstrate knowledge, collaborate, and more with slides and presentations. Join Deb Norton as she shares step-by-step how to use some of the basic features in Slides, as well as many of the lesser known ones.

Deb will show how to quickly get started using themes and layouts, as well as how to add slides and other elements. She will also demonstrate how to make your slides more appealing and informative by changing backgrounds, inserting and formatting text boxes, adding graphics, including transitions, and more. In addition, she will show how to share Slides so that you and your students or colleagues can begin working collaboratively. You will also learn how to create a Google presentation from an existing PowerPoint presentation, as well as how to save your Google Slides presentation in a different format.

Provided by Simple K12

Google Slides: A Step-By-Step Intro to Creating, Formatting & Designing Slides (encore of 9:30am session)
Jun 4 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Google Slides is a powerful free app that you and your students can use to create content, demonstrate knowledge, collaborate, and more with slides and presentations. Join Deb Norton as she shares step-by-step how to use some of the basic features in Slides, as well as many of the lesser known ones.

Deb will show how to quickly get started using themes and layouts, as well as how to add slides and other elements. She will also demonstrate how to make your slides more appealing and informative by changing backgrounds, inserting and formatting text boxes, adding graphics, including transitions, and more. In addition, she will show how to share Slides so that you and your students or colleagues can begin working collaboratively. You will also learn how to create a Google presentation from an existing PowerPoint presentation, as well as how to save your Google Slides presentation in a different format.

Provided by Simple K12

Think, Act and Do Under Pressure
Jun 4 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Making decisions under pressure is hard enough, but making the right decisions under pressure that can potentially impact vital areas of your business is something that can make even the most seasoned professional pause.

This webinar knocks down the barriers of fear and apprehension and provides you with the insight you need to make calm, logical choices in the face of a storm.

Provided by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Social Media Marketing Strategy: No Magic Bullet
Jun 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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Join me to learn the four keys for developing an effective social media marketing strategy, the exact plan I’ve used with my clients to get exponential engagement and ongoing reach without posting every day. We’ll review the top social networks and what strategies work best for each.

You’ll learn how to …

  1. choose if a social media platform is right for your organization
  2. avoid the six mistakes most organizations make with social media
  3. integrate social media with your other marketing efforts
  4. measure if your efforts are working

Whether you’ve been marketing with social media for a while or this is all new to you, you will walk away with a solid plan you can follow to get engagement with an effective social media marketing strategy.

Provided by Laura B. Poindexter,  a Constant Contact partner

? The Library Community Moving Forward in the New Normal
Jun 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

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This webinar will offer insight and discussion with leaders from state, public, academic, and school libraries on the continued efforts and strategies to reopen library facilities across the country.

Attendees will benefit from hearing about preliminary results from the recent national “Libraries Respond: COVID-19 Survey,” and have the opportunity to ask questions and compare and contrast planning and guidance across the range of library types to inform your own robust planning and services responses.
 
Provided by AASL, ACRL, and PLA,

Marketing Value: Why Internal Buy-in Makes all the Difference
Jun 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Marketing communications is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. And internal buy-in for its role in your organization and why it matters are critical. Hear from three library marketing leaders about their experiences building marketing buy-in and how their approaches have evolved in light of the new and challenging COVID-19 landscape.

Provided by OCLC

New Titles for Fall 2020 From Your Favorite Publishers
Jun 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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Join this panel of publishing insiders for a lively conversation highlighting inspiring titles that are sure to become favorites. Here is just a taste of what will have your readers falling in love:

  • Our Little Kitchen is the latest picture book from Caldecott honor winner Jillian Tamaki. Readers follow a crew of resourceful neighbors coming together to prepare a meal for their community. It’s a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another.
  • Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away  From Newbery Medalist Meg Medina and illustrator Sonia Sánchez comes the bittersweet story of two girls who will always be each other’s número uno, even though one is moving away.
  • If You Come to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other. This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.
  • The Wanderer  A little paper boat journeys across the ocean, past reefs and between icebergs, through schools of fish, swaying water plants, and terrifying sea monsters. We hope that readers young and old will find the strength and inspiration that we did in this quietly powerful story by Peter Van den Ende about growing, learning, and life’s ups and downs.      

Can’t make the date? No problem! Register now and you will receive an email post-event with the URL to access the on demand recording at your convenience.

Provided by School Library Journal

Q&A with Ryan Dowd
Jun 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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This webinar will be all questions from you:
• You can submit questions in advance here
• I will be taking live questions also

The types of questions you can ask:
• Is there a specific patron that you are unsure how to handle and would like guidance?
• Did you have a situation with a homeless patron and you’re not sure whether or not you dealt with it correctly?
• Do you have specific questions about people experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental illness, or substance abuse?
• Have you heard something about people experiencing homelessness and you’re not sure whether or not it’s true?
• Do you have a coworker who struggles when dealing with challenging patrons and want to know how to help him/her?

We are limiting registrations to the first 1,500 people. Anyone who misses the live event can watch it on Niche Academy a few days later.

Provided by Niche Academy

STEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners
Jun 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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In this webinar, learn how to use a scaffolding approach to incorporate STEAM activities in the school library that help learners make authentic learning connections, and allow school librarians to shift the same lesson between classes and grade levels.

Provided by Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management

Jun
5
Fri
? Positioning the Library for a Post-pandemic Sustainable Future: A Panel Discussion for Public Library Directors
Jun 5 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

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Are you hearing, or fearing, that budget cuts are coming?
Are you worried about changes in municipal and/or county funding?
Are you wondering how you’re going to sustain your library?

WLA’s Library Legislation and Development Committee (LD&L) has experience advocating for Wisconsin libraries in a variety of political and economic climates. We’ve been asked to put together a panel to help answer your questions.

In order to make this session useful to the broadest audience, we’re encouraging you to submit your questions by June 1.

What worries you about your library’s financial future? Tell us about it, and if it’s within our scope, we’ll try our best to answer.

The panel will include the following individuals:
– Connie Meyer, LD&L Co-chair and retired (2020) Director of Bridges Library System
– Kathy Klager, LD&L Co-chair and retired (2019) Director of Pauline Haass Public Library, in Sussex
– Mark Arend, retired (2019) Assistant Director of Winnefox Library System
– Peter Loeffel, Director of Wauwatosa Public Library
– Mark Ibach, Consulting Services Coordinator for South Central Library System
– Steve Conway, Government Relations Coordinator for WLA; CEO Conway Consulting Group
– Kris Adams Wendt, Local and State Advocacy Coordinator, Wisconsin Valley Library Service

This webinar is sponsored by WLA’s Library Legislation and Development Committee (LD&L).

The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing afterwards.

Provided by Winnefox Library System

Book Club Ideas from TeachingBooks: Summer Webinar Spotlights 2020
Jun 5 @ 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

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Energize gatherings with easy-to-find resources that make planning effortless. 

Soak in summer fun with this 20-minute session, part of the TeachingBooks webinar series. These sessions showcase ways TeachingBooks connects readers to titles.

TeachingBooks (available through BadgerLink) provides over 160,000 resources about children’s and young adult books, author and illustrator resources, book guides with activities for library and classroom, and audio excerpts of book readings.

Provided by TeachingBooks

Social Media Marketing Strategy: No Magic Bullet
Jun 5 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Register here

Join me to learn the four keys for developing an effective social media marketing strategy, the exact plan I’ve used with my clients to get exponential engagement and ongoing reach without posting every day. We’ll review the top social networks and what strategies work best for each.

You’ll learn how to …

  1. choose if a social media platform is right for your organization
  2. avoid the six mistakes most organizations make with social media
  3. integrate social media with your other marketing efforts
  4. measure if your efforts are working

Whether you’ve been marketing with social media for a while or this is all new to you, you will walk away with a solid plan you can follow to get engagement with an effective social media marketing strategy.

Provided by Laura B. Poindexter,  a Constant Contact partner