For Member Library Staff:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3pm Eastern/2pm Central
Tessa Schmidt, Public Library Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
What gives a translated book that je ne sais quoi? Is it the act of reading a book that could be read by someone else on the other side of the globe? Or is it the exciting flavor of a book that was originally written in a language other than English, for an audience other than children in America? Or is it that special quality that allows a reader to have a window, mirror, or sliding door to a global peer? The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to an United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding translated book of the year. This award was conceived in 1966 and honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world. Her life’s work was “to eliminate barriers to understanding between people of different cultures, races, nations, and languages.” After decades of steady, but small numbers of submissions for this award, the ALSC Board commission a task force in 2017 to evaluate the evolution of the award. Approved recommendations resulted in modest but critical changes to the criteria that better reflect modern publishing practices and alignment with ALSC Core Values. This webinar, led by the 2019 Batchelder Chair and Member of the Batchelder Evolution Task Force, will provide a brief overview of current publishing practices, a review of the criteria changes, a look at Batchelder winners, and a sampling of ways in which a brighter spotlight can be shone on these special titles.
Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice
Building on part one, Hooray for Freedom! Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library, this webinar will help you assess your library’s current policies and procedures within a legal context, and help you draft specific policy language. We’ll explore considerations for libraries of all sizes in order to codify the library profession’s values for our institutions.
In this webinar, learners will:
- Increase understanding of the language in, and policy implications for, the 1st and 4th Amendments.
- Learn how to translate legal opinion into policy considerations for libraries.
- Recognize how to avoid policy drafting traps by maintaining focus on mission and purpose.
Census 2020 and the academic library
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presenter: Mario Garcia, Partnership Specialist, US Census Bureau
What is the role of academic libraries in the 2020 Census?
What can the library do to help ensure a complete count in New York?
What can I do as a librarian to help our community?
What does it mean that the census is mostly online this year?
Why is a complete count important for our library’s future?
If you would like to know the answers to these questions or any others, please join us for this discussion on the upcoming census. A complete count is vital for getting federal dollars to New York, ensuring that everyone is represented in government, and to a healthy representational democracy. Our partnership specialist for the Hudson Valley, Mario Garcia, will be joining us to present on facts and important information that you can share with your colleagues, staff, students, and community members. As more news and potential disinformation spreads, now is a good time to be aware of how this process will work.
The intended audience for this workshop are people who work in academic libraries. Hospital, special, public and school librarians are also welcome to attend and ask questions. There is no cost to register for this meeting.
Register here: https://www.senylrc.org/Census2020Workshop
Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information
Wikipedia is a go-to resource for health and medical information, not just for the general public but for health care providers as well. Over 50% of physicians, and 94% of medical students use Wikipedia to find medical information on the internet.* It may be popular but library staff want to know how reliable it is and how to assess quality on behalf of their patrons. The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) supports strengthening the ability of public libraries nationwide to find reliable and authoritative medical and health information online for information seekers. Hear how Liz Waltman from the NNLM connects with WikiProject Medicine, an organization of volunteers dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting accurate medical information on Wikipedia. Learn about the upcoming online training program Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information that will empower you to confidently guide your patrons to reliable resources on the internet. The free four-week course will be offered in the fall of 2019.
Presented by: Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Program Manager, OCLC; and Liz Waltman, Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, National Network of Librarians of Medicine,
Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow
Technology changes at a dizzying pace – so how do we plan for and implement these changes in libraries? A robust technology plan can help you create an environment that truly meets the needs of the community your library serves. The prospect of technology planning can seem overwhelming and time-consuming, especially in an already short-staffed library. This webinar will help libraries create a framework for their technology planning and introduce the tools and decisions that need to be incorporated into a working plan. Join us to learn how to successfully develop and implement a practical technology plan that can help move your library and community forward.
Presented by: Diana Silveira, librarian, president of Novare Library Services, and author of Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow
Supporting Connected Learning for Youth in Libraries with the ConnectedLib Toolkit
Join us to learn about connected learning programs and services for youth, and how the ConnectedLib Toolkit can help you build the skills you need to successfully implement them.
The connected learning educational framework is an approach to creating learning experiences driven by teen interests and supported by their peer relationships. The ConnectedLib Toolkit is a free resource aimed at building library staff capacity to engage and promote connected learning and 21st century skills among today’s digital youth. The Toolkit was created by researchers at the University of Washington and University of Maryland in partnership with public libraries.
This session will introduce the connected learning framework, orient you to the Toolkit’s content and features, and discuss how it can be customized for your community’s needs. Learn more about connected learning and how you can use the Toolkit to create programming that engages teens in learning that aligns with their goals.
Presented by: Dr. Katie Davis, Associate Professor, University of Washington Information School, Adjunct Associate Professor, UW College of Education, and founding member and Co-Director, UW Digital Youth Lab; and Dr. Mega Subramaniam, Associate Professor, College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, and founding member and Co-Director of the UMD Youth eXperience (YX) Lab
For more information and to Register visit here: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/supporting-connected-learning.html