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  1. Adults Need Play and How Libraries Can Help!

    November 18, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Did you know that play is as important for adults as it is for children? This interactive virtual program with Dr. Melissa Cast-Brede from UNO will demonstrate how play helps maintain adult brains, bodies, and spirits. Using the work of the National Institute of Play, we will explore the seven patterns of play. Additionally, we will look at how libraries around the country are presenting their communities opportunities for play within these patterns of play. Participants will be able to explain the importance of play in adult development to library shareholders, and create methods for enriching play activities.

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  2. Why You Should Ditch the Way You've Been Doing Strategic Planning

    November 18, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Many nonprofits struggle with strategic planning. Nonprofit Strategic Plans tend to be 5-year plans with vague objectives, over 10 goals, and almost no concrete action steps. Yet, these plans guide organizations and end up leaving them rudderless, confused and many times with a weak budget. We advocate that instead of creating a strategic plan, nonprofits use a strategic framework to lean on. What is the difference between a framework and a plan? While a framework adapts to change and guides through iteration, a plan is typically a list of inflexible steps. Plans do not account for new priorities/changed directions while a framework can support you in heading in a different direction. In our COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world, this agility is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. During this session, we will dive into the Impact Method™, a strategic framework designed for nonprofits and was created as a way to break down your big audacious goals into clear, easy-to-understand components.

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  3. Census Data Tools Part II

    November 18, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Learn about Census Trade Data Tools for expanding business opportunities globally. This webinar will explore specific trade data resources for international growth, accessing import and export trade statistics and assist in achieving export compliance. During the webinar you will receive live demonstrations, helpful navigation tips and access to valuable resources for increasing your knowledge on ways to familiarize oneself with business data.

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  4. Dream Big: Secure ESSER Funding for Your School Library

    November 18, 2021, 1:00 PM

    The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, signed into law on March 11, allocated $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Unprecedented in its scope, the relief package works to assist educational agencies and school districts in safely reopening, providing essential resources, and addressing the life-altering effects of the pandemic on students and educators across the nation. In this one-hour, on-demand webinar, Joe Thompson, Chair of the Committee on Legislation for the American Library Association (ALA), will moderate a conversation with three experts leading the charge in securing this crucial funding.

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  5. Supporting Formerly Incarcerated Individuals with a Fresh Start @ Your Library

    November 18, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Learn from members of the Fresh Start @ Your Library team, including social workers, and understand the steps they took to reach formerly incarcerated individuals and provide services to six communities through the public library. Hear about the critical importance of forging authentic connections with formerly incarcerated individuals to help determine what services are most needed, and the importance of building partnerships with local government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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  6. The World Returns to Somewhat Normal: Now I Have All These New Tools - How Can I Be Sure I Won’t Forget About Them?

    November 18, 2021, 2:00 PM

    In this hands-on session, participants will become familiar with Task-Tool matrices that other educators have made as “Quick Start Guides” for remembering tools they found effective during the pandemic. Then, participants will create their own Task-Tool Matrix to use as a Quick Start Guide in their own classroom. Participants will then learn how to transition the matrix to an interactive, collaborative tool that can be shared with other teachers on social networks.

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  7. Understanding Eviction and How Libraries Can Help

    November 18, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Under normal circumstances, the eviction process is so complex that it can be difficult for landlords and tenants alike to understand and navigate. Join this webinar to understand the current state of the eviction crisis, recognize the basic stages of the process, and discuss options for forestalling evictions through rental assistance. Learn how you and your library can sort through the maze and connect people to eviction-related information and services.

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