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April 14, 2021, 10:00 AM
Learn how a rural library partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a pilot telehealth program. In rural communities, libraries often have the fastest internet connection in town together with digital literacy to assist users. Rural Americans face health inequities that result in worse health care outcomes than their peers in more populated areas. The presentation will include a discussion of logistics, and the role of health and digital literacy in telehealth.
April 14, 2021, 11:00 AM
During this session, you will learn: How customer feedback can help drive your existing training and development initiatives; How to convert a customer service survey into a coaching strategy; How to use engagement studies and assessments to create a Culture of Coaching within your organization; How to convert an employee assessment into a coaching strategy; How you can enable your employees to coauthor their training and empower your managers to become partners and DRIVERS in the Training & Development process! and much more…
Join speaker Alyssa Wright during this webinar as we discuss how to identify disconnected or poorly matched board members, craft a plan of action and help create a mutual exit strategy that doesn't impact the overall culture of your organization.
April 14, 2021, 12:00 PM
This presentation will offer thoughtful discussion about the healing power of stories, and the messages they teach our youth for coping. It will provide examples of titles, for both children and young adults, that afford a variety of mental health benefits, supporting issues of trauma, self-esteem, identity, loss, anxiety, etc. Librarians have long championed literacy and the power of reading for our youth. Following this presentation, participants will have tangible ideas and language to use as they continue their advocacy for young readers.
This webinar will explore the realm of technical reports – the results of scientific, engineering, and business research done by Government agency in-house experts and consultants. A report can include analysis, recommendations, and a detailed executive summary of a timely issue, emerging topic, or critical problem.
April 14, 2021, 1:00 PM
Have you ever wondered whether people will be able to understand and use your letters, notices, fact sheets, or other documents? Usability testing isn’t only for websites. Come work with Dr. Ginny Redish and learn three techniques for quick and easy ways to test documents’ usability: paraphrase, plus/minus, and task-based.
Learn how the library works as a media creator and how library workers can discover their voice through media creation.
Join Assistant Director Chelsea Kovalevskiy as she describes the Next Chapter Program—a partnership between the Dade County branch of the Cherokee Regional Library and the Dade County Jail. This digital literacy and life skills program uses the Niche Academy platform to track inmate participation and completion data. Learn how your library can utilize this program, or create your own, to make a life-changing impact to one of the most vulnerable populations within your community.
April 14, 2021, 2:00 PM
This edWebinar is for early childhood educators who are looking to use popular pieces of children’s literature to help young learners strengthen their critical-thinking skills and increase their sense of wonder, discovery and exploration. Story Time STEM gives you the teaching tools, ideas and strategies you’ll need to explore creative ways to teach STEM through the medium of children’s literature.
Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.
April 15, 2021, 10:00 AM
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Hemsley Fraser. Your hosts, Ian Klein, vice president, solution architect, and Ben Clarke, head of Hemsley Fraser U.S. will provide insights on: The top soft skills and leadership traits needed for business success; Key considerations and best practices for delivering virtual leadership development programs; Creating virtual upskilling and reskilling programs that align with company goals and engage learners; And why adopting an Agile approach to organizational learning is key.
April 15, 2021, 1:00 PM
Children should be assessed in the context of their daily routines and activities as they engage with familiar materials through an asset frame. Unfortunately, there is evidence that children of color, especially Black children, are often assessed as less cognitively, linguistically, and socially astute than their peers. There is a need to transform child assessments as an equity tool to support children in a racially-affirming and holistic way. This means interrogating the content, purpose, and goals of the assessments, and the role of adults’ biases, behaviors, and the learning environment.
This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs - recruitment, retention and recognition. We'll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we'll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.
This webinar will review best practices for hybrid learning on challenges such as concurrent teaching, scheduling, relationship building, equitable learning environments, and use of technology, with a special look at how to make the shift from mostly hybrid to fully in-person instruction, and from fully remote to hybrid, as smooth as possible.
April 15, 2021, 2:00 PM
Are you working to build an inclusive literacy classroom for all students? In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will discuss potential challenges that might exist as teachers try to diversify their classroom literature. We will review strategies for incorporating diverse texts and examine a planning tool that can help teachers to create inclusive reading experiences for students.
April 19, 2021, 11:00 AM
Making 'the ask' can be a tricky dance. You might be thinking..." am I going to offend someone by asking?" "Do they even care about our cause?" We answer those questions and MORE in this webinar, including: 5 questions to ask potential major donors; Our formula to an irresistible invitation to drive more donations; 4 common mistakes to avoid when asking for donations; How to not feel like you are begging for money — instead, make giving invitations that people are eager to hear.
April 19, 2021, 1:00 PM
Looking for a way to engage students in environmental education that works equally well in a virtual or in-person format? NEEF will teach educators about citizen science through a webinar co-hosted with SciStarter, an online citizen science hub. The webinar will walk viewers through the process of creating, developing, and implementing a citizen science project.
April 19, 2021, 1:30 PM
Join us as we hear from two presenters about the importance of buying high-quality books by, for, and about indigenous people. You’ll also learn about local and national resources to support your library’s collection development efforts in this area.
April 20, 2021, 12:00 PM
Are you tasked with increasing program attendance and reaching a wider audience? Digital platforms can help. In this session you will learn how to use digital platforms to host programs, promote your events and analyze your results.
April 20, 2021, 1:00 PM
LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to as many books as possible. In this free, one-hour webinar, representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton & Company will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations.
April 20, 2021, 3:30 PM
You can market your organization till you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t know how your efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary—and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. Put your analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success by using all that information to optimize for future messages, fundraisers and campaigns.
April 21, 2021, 11:00 AM
Don’t miss this Student Edition takeover with Max Brallier, bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth books, which is also now available on Netflix.
April 21, 2021, 12:00 PM
Ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd, Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade share the story behind their groundbreaking, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling picture book We Are Water Protectors. Hear from Carole about how the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock inspired this picture book and about how illustrating this book helped Caldecott Medal Winner Michaela Goade see art as activism.
April 21, 2021, 12:30 PM
This webinar will provide an update on the latest changes to the COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub, a platform that presents key Census Bureau and other data related to the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar will also cover what was new in version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and what is coming in the 3.4 release in May.
April 21, 2021, 1:00 PM
As we work to shape new worlds that are anti-racist and anti-oppressive, shared leadership models offer ways in which leaders can cooperatively enact change. Join the Co-CEOs of Fractured Atlas, Tim Cynova and Lauren Ruffin, for a webinar delving into the wins, lessons learned, and the future of shared leadership models in the nonprofit sector.
April 21, 2021, 3:00 PM
Join the next PNR Rendezvous webinar to learn how Library Journal 2021 Librarians of the Year launched and lead an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this webinar, we’ll explore not only how to start a book club for neurodivergent adults, but also how to recruit participants and build community and library support for these programs. We’ll discuss what it means to be neurodivergent and discuss real-life examples of challenges and successes you may encounter.
Join us as we continue our celebration of Poetry Month with the Library of Congress. In this session, Library of Congress experts will share two core resources for educators wishing to use audio recordings in their work with students: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature and Poetry of America.
April 22, 2021, 12:00 PM
Nonprofit organizations continue to face a growing list of risks that have the potential to create significant disruption to operations, harm to brand and reputation, and financial losses. Whether it’s property damage from a natural disaster, or human-caused events like embezzlement, cyber-attacks, or allegations of misconduct, a proactive and comprehensive approach to managing risk can help reduce potential losses.
Any virtual classroom experience can be hands on and engaging if you spice it up with quizzes, polls, gamification and other activities. Don’t let your virtual classroom limit your options, let it be the catalyst of enhanced interaction. We will take a look at how we can effectively integrate tools like Kahoot, Twiddla, Mentimeter, Beekast, and more to drive participant engagement and build transfer of knowledge!
April 22, 2021, 1:00 PM
In this interactive webinar you will find out how important recurring giving has become and how best to bring them in. With minimal time and effort but with the large focus these sustainable recurring donors deserve.
April 24, 2021, 10:00 AM
Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop for two hands-on experiments to explore how your senses work together to help you taste and enjoy food. Needed supplies: 1 apple, cotton ball, vanilla extract, one small pack of jelly beans (with at least 3 different flavors), 3 small bowls or cups, one kitchen towel.
April 27, 2021, 12:00 PM
Moving library and student technology services online quickly and effectively in Spring 2020 presented an opportunity to reimagine traditional service models. A small team developed the Digital Backpack Workshop Series around the concept of free, timely, and open access to high quality online content. The workshop format allows anyone to join; both within and outside the college so all can benefit. Flexible and adaptable, this series has evolved along with our students’ needs. With attendees from across the United States, the workshops demonstrate how creativity and ingenuity can reshape conventional approaches to library services.
April 27, 2021, 2:00 PM
Transforming physical spaces and library programs into active learning hubs is a powerful opportunity to strengthen the library’s connection to the community. Through WebJunction’s Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, a range of free resources and tools—built from the project’s four years of real-life successes—are now available for libraries of all sizes to transform their spaces. In this webinar, we’ll share examples of design thinking and collaboration with the community, and the positive outcomes achieved, even through the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gail Bruce, director of Laurel Public Library (DE), will describe the arc of discovering community needs and realizing multiple projects to meet those needs at her library. You’ll also be introduced to the Toolkit to Create Smart Spaces community collaborations for active learning.
April 28, 2021, 9:30 AM
Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given. Handouts will include an extensive bibliography. This session asks tough questions and addresses the stress in our lives; however, it is not intended to replace professional care and/or advice.
April 28, 2021, 12:00 PM
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session on launching, marketing and growing a monthly giving program at your nonprofit organization. Chad will highlight the data behind why monthly giving is the key to nonprofit sustainability and then provide specific, actionable steps that you can take to launch or expand a monthly giving program. Templates and resources will be provided to help attendees implement the recommendations.
April 28, 2021, 1:00 PM
At a time when education, including school and library use, are dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orange County Library System in Orlando, FL reimagined its school partnership program to adapt to their community’s needs. Learn how they transformed their existing school services into virtual services, including their liaison program, storytelling visits, field trips, parent presentations, and school library card drives. Discover how the library engaged staff in their changing roles by providing templates, training, and a discussion forum to support them. Through a thoughtful approach and great reflexes, the outcome of the library’s virtual school services has increased accessibility and participation rather than diminished it.
April 29, 2021, 12:00 PM
In working with hundreds of libraries and thousands of library staff, patrons and community members over the years we have developed an understanding of their concerns and biggest opportunities in terms of engagement and communication. That has translated into a series of tips and solutions to help solve these dilemmas. Join us to hear how these address some of the biggest library challenges and see the creative ways that libraries are addressing them. We will also dive into best practices including a glimpse into how other industries address these situations and how that may translate into the library environment.
April 29, 2021, 1:00 PM
Join this virtual panel discussion to get tips from librarians who’ve recently been through the process of exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system.
As the access and equity divide in reading continues to grow, it is critical that we provide students with an antidote for online learning burnout. Our current circumstances have had an impact on students’ learning not only in terms of content and academic skills, but also in authentic student engagement. How can schools re-engage learners and bring joy back into learning? Join Curriculum Associates’ Elizabeth Bassford, Glendaliz Martinez Almonte, and Jamie Richard for a collaborative conversation exploring high-impact strategies to re-energize your students and your classroom community.
This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You'll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.
Recently, anti-Asian nativist racism has increased, leading to more hostility, violence, and hate crimes against Asian ethnics who resemble Chinese Americans. Among the broader anti-Racism advocacy movements, broad bases of POC are coming together to bring awareness and advocate in support of Asian ethnics. Join this webinar to learn about the diversity of the Asian-American experience, the specifics of the racism that Asian ethnics experience, and how you can support anti-Racism efforts in early learning.
April 29, 2021, 3:00 PM
Join Cataloging Specialist Arden Alexander and Processing Technician Libby McKiernan on an exploration of the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), to learn approaches to describing images, using topical terms, plus ways you can use the TGM for your personal or work collections. The specialists will also invite participants to index some images from the Library’s collections with them.
April 30, 2021, 10:00 AM
Join us for our Ideation Session on April 30th. This month, Mickey Desai of Nonprofit Snapshot will talk to us about the pertinent management issues facing nonprofit boards. Bring your questions!