April 5, 2022
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Lack of access to reliable health information contributes to pervasive racial and ethnic health disparities. Individuals from diverse communities are often unaware of library services and/or do not feel welcome in their local libraries, resulting in underuse. Consequently, there is a need for libraries to learn and implement methods that successfully connect them to diverse communities in order to increase equity in access and use of health information resources.
Gather your students and join us for a talk with Lincoln Peirce, creator of Max and the Midknights, a hilarious, illustrated novel series that Kirkus Reviews describes as “Consistently?entertaining and enjoyable.” Learn more about this high-spirited medieval adventure, supported by hundreds of dynamic illustrations employing the language of comics and the lively visual format that is Lincoln Peirce’s trademark.
Learn more about Benchmark, the new data collection and visualization tool for academic libraries. Benchmark provides libraries with data visualizations that allow them to compare their inputs and outputs to peer groups and nationwide data. Peer comparisons can help libraries better understand their performance and can support everyday decision making, such as establishing baselines and identifying opportunities to improve service.
Join Timothy J. Dickey for an overview of the spectrum disease known as Alzheimer’s dementia, and a basic understanding of how librarians can meet the information needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers. Explore best practices, guidelines, and concrete ideas for librarians: dementia-friendly customer service, targeted reference resources, appropriate collection development, and a wide variety of programming ideas.
Many institutions want to do more to support diverse library and archival collections that better serve and reflect traditionally underrepresented communities. These plans can center around providing materials that serve more inclusive needs or hosting content authored by more diverse creators. In either case, getting started requires more than just good intentions. Join moderator Elizabeth McClenney, Director of the Library for Roanoke College and OCLC Americas Regional Council Member, for a discussion about how to begin or advance your library's efforts to support Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) goals with concrete steps, tools, and activities.
In this webinar, you’ll learn the best practices for creating and formatting charts in PowerPoint to maximize “glanceability,” plus the ins and outs of embedding vs linking, how to use chart templates and placeholders, and why legends can actually prevent audiences from understanding your data. The webinar will also cover more effective alternatives to those problematic (and boring) pie charts and clustered columns.
Join Penguin Young Readers' culturally diverse and award-winning authors as they discuss their newest titles.
Nonprofits are not immune to changes in technology and the marketing space. It is necessary to discuss marketing trends that will shape your nonprofit’s efforts during the next year.
Let’s face it – online meetings and events are here to stay. Whether it’s delivering online programming, facilitating staff meetings, or orchestrating an online conference, we are spending many hours online, trying to connect with others while staring at a screen. "Zoom fatigue" is real, but there are ways to mitigate it. Learn strategies to plan, design and host live online meetings or presentations that will energize, inform, and encourage your library audience to settle in, participate, and learn.
This webinar is part of the Professional Development for Libraries Series hosted by the National Citizen and Community Science Library Network.