Mar
26
Tue
Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach
Mar 26 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach

Join us to learn about Salt Lake City Public Library’s new ground-breaking approach to strategic planning, focused on human-centered service design.
It’s a big task to define the library’s future over the next three or five years, and strategic planning is becoming less and less effective in a rapidly changing world. The Salt Lake City Public Library (SLCPL) has created a new approach that is flexible, staff-driven, and human-centered. SCLPL’s Strategic Roadmap is not a 100-page plan in a binder-on-a-shelf; it’s an experiential learning tool that invites all staff to participate in the co-creation of meaningful outcomes and experiences for the community. The Roadmap focuses less on planning and more on building capacity of staff to adopt a human-centered service design mindset and skillset. SLCPL staff are adopting a new perspective, continually experimenting with and adapting spaces, collections, services, programs, and their own roles, to responsively address community needs and aspirations in an ever-changing landscape. Join us for this webinar to learn how to cultivate new skills to help bring the Roadmap to life for your library’s strategic planning.
For more info and to register Vist Here: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/strategic-planning-in-a-deeply-weird-world.html
Apr
3
Wed
Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding
Apr 3 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding

Wednesday, 4/3/2019
  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Music activities are more than fun! They’re a natural, developmentally appropriate way to build auditory processing skills, auditory memory, and other skills critical to early language and literacy. When children are actively engaged in helping to tell a story with music, their literary experience is more meaningful and empowering. Learn how to use the power of music to increase children’s involvement and focus.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will know:
    • four distinct strategies to incorporate music into storytime.
  • Participants will understand:
    • the importance of music activities to early literacy
    • how music activities boost engagement and learning
  • Participants will be able to:
    • lead music activities including singing, playing instruments (inexpensive or free), movement, and musical improvisation with their storytime groups.

Who Should Attend

All staff serving children and their caregivers, as well as library school students, will benefit from participating in this webinar.

Instructor

Abigail Connors has had the pleasure of sharing music activities with children ages 18 months through kindergarten for over twenty-five years. Through five books and more than thirty articles, she has shared original games and songs, as well as information on rhythm instrument activities, music with toddlers, multicultural music, and activities on the science of sound and music. Organizations she has presented for include NAEYC (The National Association aof the Education of Young Children), NJMEA (The New Jersey Music Educators Association), NJAEYC (The New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children), and NJCCA (The New Jersey Child Care Association). She has also presented a webinar for EdWebs titled “If You’re Learning and You Know It,” in 2015.

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

Apr
4
Thu
For NOVELNY: Gale’s Educator’s Reference Complete Webinar
Apr 4 @ 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM

For NOVELNY: Gale’s Educator’s Reference Complete Webinar

Thu Apr 4th 10:00am – 10:30am
Webinar 

This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator’s Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. In this webinar, we’ll share best practices for putting this resource to work and how you can save time and money by using it to subscribe to your professional development journals! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1805836091102665473

Apr
9
Tue
21st Century Engagement & Communication Skills @ SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus - Adirondack Hall room 140
Apr 9 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In last year’s 2017 System Use & Satisfaction Survey, member libraries reported that they wanted to learn more about:

  • Customer service
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Preventing harassment

 

We’re pleased to announce that SALS has been awarded generous funding for and is partnering with SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Continuing Education to offer a series of continuing education sessions supporting 21st Century Engagement & Communication Skills under the auspices of the SUNY Workforce Development Grant.

 

Over the next four months, 3-hour training sessions covering the above topics will be offered on different days and times in Saratoga and Queensbury locations to include as many libraries’ staff as possible. Each workshop will address daily challenges and provide information, tools, and resources to support your work.

The series will begin with sessions on Customer Service. All library staff is welcome to register and attend one of the following sessions:

  • 1 to 4 pm Tuesday, April 9 at SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus – Adirondack Hall room 140
  • 9 am to 12 pm Thursday, April 11 at the SALS training room in Saratoga Springs

Complete the registration or copy and paste this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/registration_customer_service into your browser.

Please register for only one of the two sessions by or before Monday, April 1st. Each session is limited to 26 participants. Once the classes fill, we will begin a waitlist.

You will receive an email reminder about a week before the session with the date, time, and location — and to provide directions. Should your schedule change and you are unable to attend, contact Erica at efreudenberger@sals.edu so we can make the spot available to other participants. Thank you!

SALS committed the matching funds required to secure this considerable grant in order to offer the free, multiple workshops on a range of topics to its 34 member libraries. We look forward to supporting your professional development through this series of workshops and encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to convene, develop, and advance your skills in critical areas, learn from each other, and strive to apply these strategies and concepts in the workplace in collaboration with your colleagues, directors, trustees, and SALS.

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families
Apr 9 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families

Tuesday, 4/9/2019
  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Librarians and early childhood educators are always looking ahead and responding to the current needs of their communities, including the provision of meaningful programming and services to our refugee and immigrant families. Join Jessica Dym Bartlett, Ph.D and Maria A. Ramos-Olazagasti, Ph.D to learn more about the challenges young children and their families face when leaving their home countries, including the trauma associated with family separations and strategies to support them.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about the experiences of families who leave behind the home countries.
  • Gain understanding of the impact of separation and trauma.
  • Discover innovative ways to address the needs of families experiencing separation and relocation.
  • Consider the potential barriers to services at their libraries.
  • Create meaningful programming and services to support families within their communities.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience will be children’s librarians and library staff in public libraries who are serving youth ages 0-6. We believe that anyone interested in working with young children, will find this webinar series beneficial. Practitioners will be able to learn new information and build upon what they already know. In addition, youth services managers, branch managers, and library directors who supervise librarians working with ages 0-5 will find this webinar valuable.

Instructors

Instructors: Jessica Dym Bartlett, Deputy Program Area Director, Early Childhood Development and Child Welfare, Child Trends & Dr. Maria A. Ramos-Olazagasti, Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends.
Co-Instructors: Susan Spicer, Early Learning Program Manager, Salt Lake County Library & Stephanie Smallwood, Early Literacy Specialist, Springfield-Greene County Library District.

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

Apr
11
Thu
21st Century Engagement & Communication Skills @ Southern Adirondack Library System
Apr 11 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In last year’s 2017 System Use & Satisfaction Survey, member libraries reported that they wanted to learn more about:

  • Customer service
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Preventing harassment

 

We’re pleased to announce that SALS has been awarded generous funding for and is partnering with SUNY Adirondack’s Office of Continuing Education to offer a series of continuing education sessions supporting 21st Century Engagement & Communication Skills under the auspices of the SUNY Workforce Development Grant.

 

Over the next four months, 3-hour training sessions covering the above topics will be offered on different days and times in Saratoga and Queensbury locations to include as many libraries’ staff as possible. Each workshop will address daily challenges and provide information, tools, and resources to support your work.

The series will begin with sessions on Customer Service. All library staff is welcome to register and attend one of the following sessions:

  • 1 to 4 pm Tuesday, April 9 at SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus – Adirondack Hall room 140
  • 9 am to 12 pm Thursday, April 11 at the SALS training room in Saratoga Springs

Complete the registration or copy and paste this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/registration_customer_service into your browser.

Please register for only one of the two sessions by or before Monday, April 1st. Each session is limited to 26 participants. Once the classes fill, we will begin a waitlist.

You will receive an email reminder about a week before the session with the date, time, and location — and to provide directions. Should your schedule change and you are unable to attend, contact Erica at efreudenberger@sals.edu so we can make the spot available to other participants. Thank you!

SALS committed the matching funds required to secure this considerable grant in order to offer the free, multiple workshops on a range of topics to its 34 member libraries. We look forward to supporting your professional development through this series of workshops and encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to convene, develop, and advance your skills in critical areas, learn from each other, and strive to apply these strategies and concepts in the workplace in collaboration with your colleagues, directors, trustees, and SALS.

Apr
16
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Apr 16 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

Apr
24
Wed
Where the Wild Things Learn and Play
Apr 24 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where the Wild Things Learn and Play

Wednesday, 4/24/2019
  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Are you trying to build a world of imagination without inciting a wild rumpus? Does your play environment foster skills for early literacy or for the monkey bars? Four Youth Services departments will lead a discussion of play space design and management. Bring your hits, your misses, and your burning questions to this informative exchange of ideas. A list of recommended vendors and play items will be provided.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be learn:

  • how to talk to their library manager or board about the importance of play spaces
  • how to create play spaces in their libraries
  • about great toys and furniture for their play space
  • how to manage their play space

Who Should Attend

Children’s Services Managers, Children’s Staff, Library Managers

Instructors

Jen Abler, Youth Services Department Head, Oak Lawn Public Library
Ellen Fitzgerald, Children’s Services Supervisor, Naperville Public Library
Christy Kepler, Head of Youth Services, Oswego Public Library
Anne Luzeniecki,  Youth Services Manager, Helen Plum Library Lombard

Jen, Ellen, Christy and Anne are seasoned children’s services managers who have all played an integral role in creating play spaces for their libraries, and other libraries. For this presentation they have visited several libraries, and gleaned information from their peers to be able to provide relevant and practical information for all libraries.

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

May
8
Wed
Joint Automation Council Meetings @ SALS @ SALS
May 8 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
May
10
Fri
Director’s Council @ Southern Adirondack Library System
May 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM