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April 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sponsored by- Indiana State Library
You were a hard-working youth librarian. Now, you’re a youth services manager moving at the speed of light. Experienced or just starting out, everyone needs a support network. Join us for this Q&A-based webinar, where three current youth services managers (and one children’s consultant/ex-manager) share their tips & tricks about time management, coping with staffing dynamics, and handling change.
April 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- Association for Library Service to Children
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.
April 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsored by- edWeb
Join Michelle Luhtala and Melissa Thom in this edWebinar as they share innovative ideas that will get learners of all ages engaged in reading!
April 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sponsored by- American Association of School Librarians
In 2018, 38% of reported book challenges took place in schools. Among the challenged works were those in illustrated format, including Persepolis, Drama, This One Summer, Captain Underpants, Bad Kitty, and Bone. As we celebrate School Library Month, join us in advocating for and defending books that incorporate art with Bad Kitty author and illustrator Nick Bruel and librarians Mariela Siegert, Martha Hickson, and Suzanna Panter.
April 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
This presentation highlights basic archival care for common family treasures such as photo albums, loose photographs, Bibles, clocks, jewelry, and more. Dozens of photos illustrate proper storage practices, and damage resulting from poor storage and common hazards such as silverfish, mold, and acid migration. Discover what to save when you inherit a houseful of “treasures,” how and where to store your keepsakes, and how to set up a home archive so you can easily access items for research and sharing.
Sponsored by- State Library of Iowa
Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You'll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what's new in kidlit and young adult literature.
Sponsored by- Bloomerang
There are lots of ways to steward donors and even more ways that you could tell stories. In this webinar, Vanessa Chase Lockshin will talk about the best ways to combine these strategies so that donors feel thanked, connected to their giving values, and understand their impact.
Sponsored by- Education Week
Research shows that when parents are engaged in their children’s learning, students succeed. Educators often need support in helping families integrate into local school communities, where they can learn about the education practices and policies that impact their children. The challenge is figuring out the best methods for building these relationships. In this free webinar, learn about the five high-leverage areas identified in the report: attendance, data sharing, academic and social development, digital media, and transition points.
Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program
This webinar is an informational overview on how the resources and benefits available on Benefits.gov can help citizens in need and how community advocates can leverage the website. As a librarian and community advocate, you dedicate your time to serving those in need of information. Benefits.gov can be your key tool to help others. Participants will learn how to navigate the site to search a public database of more than 1,200 Government benefits.
April 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sponsored by- Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Have you heard of esports but want to learn more? Ever wonder if esports could be featured in libraries? Interested in reaching and engaging more patrons through gaming and esports? Are you intrigued by a program offering which attracts a broad cross section of patrons of different ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic standing? Let’s take an in-depth look at esports and its community and discuss ways to build more games-related programming in libraries.
April 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- WebJunction
Libraries have the position and the power to rebuild social bonds, offering that sense of community and shared place that humans crave. Active learning programs that bring people together for participatory, shared experiences are a boost to community strength, but they could go even further to amplify social connection and build social infrastructure. Join us as we explore library programs through the lens of social possibilities and devise strategies to be more intentional about forging stronger community bonds.
April 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by- edWeb
In this edWebinar, Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, will share strategies for helping teachers use social media in a way that benefits their students, their school, and themselves. This presentation will be of interest to elementary through high school educators. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the edWebinar.
April 30, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by- iSchool @ UW-Madison
How do libraries stay relevant? This is a frequently asked question. We are confronted with this question in our day-to-day, throughout library school, and again as we navigate the professional space of librarianship. This webinar will share how a team of community college librarians re-imagined “what a librarian works like.” It will discuss an affirming process of re-envisioning ourselves as professionals, re-visiting methods of collaboration, and re-thinking outreach to better support our users in the evolving world of libraries and information services.
April 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch
Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.
April 30, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by- Library of Congress
The 12-bar blues is a distinctively American musical form, which many diverse musicians have used to express their experiences and connect with others. Blues music provides a rich field for young musicians to create, perform, and respond. It also provides a lens to explore historical periods, and can empower students to express their own historical perspectives in an engaging, multimodal way. In this webinar, participants will experience several blues pieces from the Library of Congress. Participants will discuss how students can use these primary sources to develop musical and historical understandings, and how these understandings empower students’ own creative works.