Jan
23
Wed
Quipu eCard Patron Registration
Jan 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Beginning shortly after the 1st of the year Quipu eCard will be available for all libraries to use to register new patrons.  eCard is simply an online patron registration form that staff fill out when registering new patrons.  Once the form is completed and submitted, the patron registration is instantly created in Polaris.  When registering patrons through eCard, staff no longer need to figure out the patron statistical class, school district and town/city; eCard does the work for you!   A complete staff patron registration training session including how to use Quipu eCard will be held on January 23rd at SALS from 10:00-11:30 AM (snow date January 24th).  We’ll be scheduling one in the MVLS area as well.  We very strongly suggest that circulation staff attend this training session, as many changes to patron registration practices have occurred over the past year.  It is expected that all libraries will use eCard to register new patrons to ensure accurate patron data in the shared patron database.   Please register for the training session here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZNVPHFW   If you cannot attend the training session in person, you may attend virtually via the GoToMeeting link below.  (You should still register at the link above.)   Patron Registration Training  Wed, Jan 23, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/593675245 You can also dial in using your phone.  United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 Access Code: 593-675-245  First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check
The Fundamentals of Library Advocacy
Jan 23 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Wednesday, January 23rd at 1 p.m (all time zones).

In this introductory webinar, we are going to explore what it takes to build a movement for libraries in your local community. The advocacy theory, strategies, and tactics that we introduce come from some of the largest movements for causes and political campaigns. These advocacy tools include data, messaging, supporter cultivation, fundraising, using volunteers, and a wide range of tactics like Facebook, outreach, email and direct mail, paid and earned media, and much more.

All registrants will receive a link to an archived recording for later viewing.

The goal of this webinar is to introduce the tools we need to develop in order to identify, cultivate, and empower your local activists to take action for libraries. We’ll show you what you need to do in your community in order to start to use those tools to build the real political power that you need in order to engage and influence community leaders.

We will look at how the current data shows that our current advocacy model is failing libraries by not addressing the core causes of the massive defunding threats, initiatives, and closures that we’ve been seeing for the past 5 years. We’ll explore the data about library supporters and introduce some of the major gaps in our library advocacy data. We’ll talk about what data we really need to move communities and individuals to take action on behalf of their local library.

We’ll look at many of the overarching strategies and tactics used by some of the best community organizers, political action committees, and politicians so you can learn to build real actionable support from networks of change through community organizing and political action.

We’ll introduce basic concepts in building effective messages that really engage our communities to motivate actions such as donations, volunteerism, voting, and more. You’ll gain an understanding of how important developing effective messages are to driving our advocacy.

We will emphasize a wide-range of other resources and skills that librarians and library staff need to develop if they want to have the political and community support that they need in order to increase support and funding.

While one hour is not enough time to deeply explore every facet of library advocacy, this introductory webinar will lay the foundation for our future series of advocacy, activism, and political webinars that will be available throughout 2019.

 

Register Here: https://everylibraryinstitute.easywebinar.live/registeradvocatestoactivists

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services
Jan 23 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services

Wednesday, 1/23/2019
  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Thinking of the next step in your career? Learn how to translate the things you do everyday in your role as a Youth Services Librarian into desirable supervisory skills on your resume. Get advice from professionals in the field who have made the leap to management and hear what you should be doing right now to make yourself more marketable.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply aspects of their job responsibilities as Youth Services Librarians to resumes and cover letters for supervisory and managerial positions.
  • Identify next steps that can help a Youth Services Librarian prepare for a move into a management role.
  • Build a strong case for why a great Youth Services Librarian can make a great manager.

Who Should Attend

Youth Services Librarians who are interested in developing leadership skills and potentially moving into a management position someday.

Instructors

Laura Koenig is the Team Leader for Children’s Services at the Central Library of the Boston Public Library. She is the current chair of the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.

Maria (Pontillas) Shackles is a Branch Manager at the Tacoma Public Library in Tacoma, WA. She is a member of the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.

Krissy Wick is the Director of Public Services at the Madison Public Library in Madison, Wisconsin. She is currently a member of the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.

Registration

Cost

ALSC is offering this live webinar free of charge.

How to Register

Click here to register for this webinar.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access

The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries
Jan 23 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Libraries have long been at the forefront of providing community access to new technologies. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) are now finding a place in library programming and services, engaging with communities in truly innovative ways. Two Maryland libraries are building their programming with straightforward approaches to community discovery and local partnerships. Join us to hear creative ideas for how to get started using VR/AR/MR at your library, as well as practical tips about applications, equipment and potential uses to meet your community’s needs.

Presented by: Jen Bishop, Online Services & Emerging Technologies Supervisor, Carroll County Public Library; and Liz Sundermann-Zinger, Virtual and Media Services Manager, Baltimore County Public Library

Tweet: #wjwebinar

Access Recording

  • View Webinar Recording (Coming Soon)

Webinar Attachments

  • View slides (pdf) (Coming Soon)
  • View chat (xls) (Coming Soon)
  • View captions (txt) (Coming Soon)
  • Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning. (Coming Soon)

Related Resources and Links

Jan
29
Tue
Incorporating Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Jan 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Jan 29, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Online via Zoom
Audience: This webinar is geared towards public librarians, but would also appeal to academic or school librarians interested in learning more about VR and AR.
Description: Learn about various aspects of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, discover different ways they can be implemented, and explore what role libraries can play.
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Presenter: Austin Olney is an educator, developer, and certified computer professional with teaching experience and hands-on field work in a variety of settings. His specialty is breaking down complex digital concepts into easy-to-understand workshops for students of all ages. He currently has several ALA projects underway and is working towards his network technician certification.
Free, but registration is required. Register here: https://scrlc.org/events/view/6049.
Jan
30
Wed
Annual Report Party @ Southern Adirondack Library System
Jan 30 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Annual Report Party @ Southern Adirondack Library System | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Come one, come all to the SALS Annual Report Work Party from 9 am to 1 pm Wednesday, January 30 (snow/backup date February 6) at SALS. The session includes an overview of answers to FAQs, one-on-one assistance and group trouble-shooting. Bring any information — including statistics and financial information — needed to complete your Annual Reports.

*Lunch will be provided

Register Here

Starting Small with Project Outcome
Jan 30 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Libraries may feel too overwhelmed with limited staff and resources to take on something new like measuring outcomes, which is why starting small and scaling up is the best method for success. Starting small helps libraries increase their staff’s comfort with and expertise in outcomes measurement; capitalize on trial-and-error learnings; and build a structure for peer support of data collection and use. Participants in this webinar will hear from a veteran Project Outcome user on their experience starting small by evaluating the library’s Small Business series and scaling up to library-wide programming.

Please review the technical requirements and support information at http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/zoom.

As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from PLA specifically related to this webinar (including, but not limited to, instructions for accessing both the live webinar and its archived recording) as well as information about other PLA programs and resources. You may also receive relevant messages from our webinar partner or sponsor (if any). PLA will not sell this webinar’s registration list to any other outside parties. If a webinar sponsor chooses to communicate with you by e-mail, they are obligated to provide you with an opportunity to opt-out from future e-mails in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

Personal Data Notification
Review ALA’s personal data notification (PDN) at http://www.ala.org/personal-data-notification.

For more information, review ALA’S PRIVACY POLICY at http://www.ala.org/privacypolicy.

Feb
6
Wed
It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today
Feb 6 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today

Wednesday, 2/6/2019
  • 12:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 11:00 AM (Central)
  • 10:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 9:00 AM (Pacific)

Language and understanding of identity are quickly changing. Not long ago if we admitted we had bias it was quickly linked to being discriminatory causing a complete rejection of the conversation often worded as “But I am a good person so I can’t be biased”. We are now understanding that because we are people we are biased.

At the same time, what is normal for kids today is not the same as it was for most adults. Most middle schoolers do not remember before it was legal to be gay or lesbian and be married, before we had a black president, or before black lives matter. Most elementary schoolers do not remember a time before the resurgence of the women’s movement, ‘transgender’ was a commonly used word, and before commercials and all forms of media cast people of multiple races, ethnicities, family constellations, and more. This course will explore all of these frameworks and more!

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Explore current language use and understandings
  • Develop a plan for their own growth and development
  • Gain strategies for having meaningful conversations even when challenged by the topic.

Who Should Attend

Staff serving children, school staff, parents, librarians, anyone who wants to learn and grow more.

Instructors

Jen Cort is an educational consultant working with schools around the Country on equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice. Jen is a clinical social worker and former middle school principal. She is the host of the podcast “Third Space” bringing together diversity practitioners to share ideas, thoughts, and strategies.

Registration

Cost

ALSC is offering this live webinar free of charge.

How to Register

Click here to register for this webinar.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access

Feb
13
Wed
Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library
Feb 13 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Libraries around the world are hosting repair events, inviting people to bring damaged household items and clothing to be repaired instead of throwing them away. Repair events can help your library reach diverse communities, teach and maintain valuable repair skills, and engage with skilled volunteers and invested community partners. Help your patrons save money on electronic, mechanical or sewing repairs and divert waste from the landfill with fix-it fairs, repair cafes and U-fix-it clinics. Join us for this webinar to learn everything you need to know about hosting a repair event, from finding partners to recruiting fixers, and from getting management approval to effectively getting the word out.

Presented by:

  • Tom Watson, Project Manager, King County EcoConsumer Public Outreach Program, King County Solid Waste Division, Seattle
  • Laurie Finlayson, Adult Services Librarian for Auburn, Algona-Pacific and Muckleshoot Libraries, King County Library System
  • Steven Bailey, Librarian Services Manager, Auburn, Algona-Pacific, and Muckleshoot Libraries, King County Library System

Tweet: #wjwebinar

Access Recording

  • View Webinar Recording (Coming Soon)

Webinar Attachments

  • View slides (pdf) (Coming Soon)
  • View chat (xls) (Coming Soon)
  • View captions (txt) (Coming Soon)
  • Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning. (Coming Soon)

Related Resources and Links

Feb
15
Fri
Just the Winter Blues? Facts and Myths about Seasonal Affective Disorder
Feb 15 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri Feb 15th 10:00am – 11:00am
Online via Zoom 

The Issue: From 1-10% of the population, about 10 million people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of major depression that has a seasonal pattern. While many people think of S.A.D. as merely “Winter Blues,” the symptoms of this disorder are distressing, disabling, and can be life-threatening. There is relief available when properly diagnosed and treated.

Description: This interactive webinar distinguishes between two types of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and explores the various facts and myths about this form of depression, including symtoms, treatment approaches, and strategies for coping if you know you are prone to S.A.D. This one-hour webinar includes time for questions and answers, and includes helpful resources.

Intended Outcomes:

  • Distinguish between winter SAD and Summer SAD
  • Name three symtoms and know when to contact your health care provider
  • Name three treatment approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Learn the phone and text numbers for 24-hour crisis help

Presenter: Lisa Kendall is a social work psychotherapist and clinical gerontologist who has passionately supported well-being across the lifespan, and in a variety of care settings, for almost 40 years. Formerly Senior Consultant for Work and Family Services at Cornell University and now serving on the President’s Advisory Council for Work and Family Affairs, Lisa maintains a private counseling and consulting practice in Ithaca, NY, is an educator and mentor for the Eden Alternative, and teaches the nationally recognized fieldwork course for the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. A founding member of the Finger Lakes Trauma-Informed Network, Lisa speaks to international audiences about the importance of person-directed, trauma-informed care. You can read Lisa’s blog on self-care here.

Free, but registration is required. Register here: https://scrlc.org/events/view/6054.