Jun
9
Tue
Storytime Activities From TeachingBooks
Jun 9 @ 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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Explore resources that keep young book lovers connected to stories.

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
Crash Course in Graphic Novels Readers Advisory
Jun 9 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Do you have a go-to strategy for helping graphic novel readers? Whether your readers are fans of action-packed and fast-paced graphic novels or character-driven and thought-provoking graphic novels, let us break down the best graphic novels have to offer your readers — from origin stories to multiverse encounters and everything in between.

Join us to learn:

  • Why readers love graphic novels and how libraries can ramp up their collections
  • How graphic novels developed, including classics, newcomers, and awards to know
  • Subgenres and trends
  • NoveList insider information on genre headings, appeal terms, and more

This session will be recorded and archived on the NoveList website.

Provided by NoveList and LibraryReads

Deciphering Information in a Misinformation Culture
Jun 9 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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It’s important that your patrons are able to identify and access reliable sources for information — especially with so many important topics such as health, economy, employment, and elections on everyone’s minds.

This webinar will provide you with information you can pass along to your library users to make them more information-, media-, and digital-literate.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the public library’s role in providing quality, reliable information;
  • Understand the public library’s role in equipping citizens to be well informed;
  • Learn basic skills for determining “fake” from legitimate news;
  • Gain practical ways to implement information, media, and digital literacy skills to the public.

Provided by the State Library of Iowa

What Librarians Should Know About Differential Privacy and the 2020 Census
Jun 9 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Publishing high quality data while protecting the privacy of respondents are dual mandates for the U.S. Census Bureau. As the result of increasing computing power and access to individual data from third parties, the Bureau is adopting a new algorithm, based on differential privacy, to protect respondent privacy.

This session will cover the new algorithm, its impact on published data, and what librarians should know.

Provided by the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

Jun
10
Wed
Identity Impostor Syndrome in Library Makerspaces
Jun 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Do makerspaces belong in libraries? Are librarians makers? As makerspaces become more prevalent in libraries, many librarians are questioning their role in the community of tinkerers and creators known as the “Maker Movement.”

Gender imbalance and a lack of diversity in makerspaces can lead to impostor syndrome, or “a false and sometimes crippling belief that one’s successes are the product of luck or fraud rather than skill.” Impostor syndrome can affect anyone, but studies suggest that women and people of color are more likely to experience these feelings of inadequacy.

This session will share the findings of one librarian’s examination of her impostor syndrome and consider factors that can contribute to self-doubt in library makerspaces. She will share the results of conversations and interviews with her peers, as well as strategies for managing impostor syndrome.

Participants are encouraged to take time to reflect on a time when they felt out of place or unsure of themselves, and share their own approaches for conquering impostor syndrome.

The webinar will be recorded for anyone who may want to watch it again or who cannot attend at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

PowerPoint 2016: Tips & Tricks for Effective Presentations
Jun 10 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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This session is focused on developing presentation skills with the use of PowerPoint. 

What you’ll learn:

  • Tailoring Your PowerPoint To Your Audience
  • Establish Credibility
  • Timing Your Presentation
  • Create Custom Slide Shows
  • Building Great Slides
  • Reuse Slides
  • Smart Art
  • Delivery Tips Using PowerPoint
  • Transitions
  • Animations
  • Pack and Go

Provided by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Sorry, You Just Don’t Fit into our Culture: Unconscious Bias in Hiring Decisions
Jun 10 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Are unconscious biases impacting your hiring/promotion process? These biases can cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others. Join us to learn how to recognize and eliminate bias in your library’s hiring process.

Takeaways:

  • Learn the basics of unconscious bias.
  • Learn the types of unconscious bias that may influence your hiring/ promotion decisions.
  • Leave with practical ways to reduce bias in your hiring process.

We will be recording this session. All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.

Provided by the Colorado State Library

Jun
11
Thu
Google Slides: A Step-By-Step Intro to Creating, Formatting & Designing Slides
Jun 11 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 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

? Compassionate Accountability: Dealing with Problem Behaviors in the Library
Jun 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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We all have those patrons who can make library work more challenging. Maybe they repeatedly violate a policy or they seek out the staff person who is willing to bend the rules for them when you have already told them no.

With many of our libraries just starting to expand services and making plans to reopen our facilities in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic, this session will explore ways we can explain changes to our services and enforce existing and new guidelines.  We will provide ideas for how to hold patrons accountable for behaviors, and still be compassionate. Topics include tips and tricks to use before, during, and after a behavior concern to help make the library safe for all.

Presented by Emily Rogers, Deputy Director, Brown County Library and Karla Giraldez, Ashwaubenon/Southwest Branch Manager, Brown County Library

The webinar will be recorded if you’re not able to join us live.

Provided by South Central Library System

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

Library Responses to COVID-19: Impacts on Ongoing Low-Morale Experiences
Jun 11 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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As the COVID-19 Pandemic develops and libraries create immediate, short-term, and long-term responses, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick has been tracking these responses’ impact on already established low-morale experiences.

Kendrick will summarize the markers and impacts of low-morale experiences, share the latest results of her survey, and answer attendees’ questions about the survey and/or low morale experiences. Countermeasures to workplace abuse and neglect will also be discussed.

Provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Weeding the Collection: Make Shift Happen
Jun 11 @ 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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Weeding is fundamental to collection management, and one of the most commonly neglected professional responsibilities we hold as the stewards of our community’s information. There are many good reasons to weed, but there are a lot of opportunities to defer the task.

With humor and energy, we will explore the history of weeding in our profession and how well weeded collections benefit patrons and staff. We’ll examine professional standards and tools to help you plan and conduct your weeding project with confidence and clarity. Class content is relevant for any type of library (public, school, special, and academic).

This class is recommended for library staff new to weeding practices, reluctant weeders, and experienced weeders who would like to get excited about weeding again. This is nearly the same class as was offered in fall 2019. Some content has been changed to respond to learner feedback.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learners will be able to apply to professional standards to their weeding practices immediately.
  • Learners will be able to apply to make reasoned weeding decisions.

Provided by the Massachusetts Library System

Coronavirus: Business Continuity Lessons Learned
Jun 11 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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With organizations looking ahead at the road to recovery, we’re hosting a webinar session to talk about some of the expectations vs. reality, and how to maintain resiliency.

Hear from our customers their real-world tips for returning to the new normal, and how organizations can better prepare for a potential future outbreak. Mark Norton will lead a discussion with a few of our customers.

Key topics include:

  • The current status of the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Looking ahead – returning to a new normal
  • Maintaining resiliency – immediate next steps to take
  • Q&A session

Provided by Agility Recovery

What’s New on TeachingBooks?
Jun 11 @ 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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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

Consumer Health Data Literacy
Jun 11 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Data literacy includes the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data as a part of a larger questioning process—a critical skill in today’s world. Join experts from the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center to explore

  • data literacy concepts
  • the role of libraries and data literacy
  • examples of reliable health data resources
  • resources for facilitating your own data literacy program.

This training is introductory and all skill levels are welcome.

Provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Libraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis
Jun 11 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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With the economy staggering, unemployment soaring to unprecedented heights, and families reeling from weeks of confinement and uncertainty, people are turning to their libraries for help. Many of the issues people are struggling with involve civil legal information; questions related to unemployment, debt/money issues, foreclosures and evictions, or family stressors are all on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this webinar, two law librarians highlight the most common civil legal issues they are seeing, provide guidance on key ways for public libraries to respond to civil legal needs, and discuss best practices for online reference services.

Let’s work together to re-empower our struggling communities and demonstrate just how essential libraries are in times of crisis.

Provided by Webjunction

Library Leadership Your Way
Jun 11 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Successful leaders have purpose, focus, love their work, relate to others, and model the way. This presentation will explore these areas of leadership, and instead of explaining how to lead will allow participants to develop their own leadership practice through reflection and examination of each piece of successful leadership.

This presentation is intended to be a practical guide for anyone interested in library leadership.

Provided by Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management

Jun
12
Fri
Google Docs: An Intro to Creating, Formatting, Sharing, and More
Jun 12 @ 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

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Google Docs is a powerful free app that you can use to create, share, edit, and collaborate on documents, reports, and written assignments. While Google Docs are easy to use, it can be helpful to know some basic features and tips so that you can readily begin creating and collaborating.

Join Jerry Swiatek as he demonstrates step-by-step how to create a basic Google Doc. As part of creating a document, he will show how to check spelling, add images, wrap text, apply formatting, enter comments, and more. Jerry will also cover how to share, find, and organize documents so that you and your students can begin using this awesome collaborative tool.

Provided by SimpleK12

Jun
13
Sat
Tech for Teens Club: 3D Printing Online
Jun 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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In this livestream, we’ll be learning how to create a 3D model using Tinkercad online software. Then we’ll learn about what public resources are available for printing your own 3D models.

Provided by PACER, the Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center

Jun
16
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Jun 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.