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Moving Your Services into Your Community (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Public Services Competencies

Sub-Category: Building Relationships with Community Organizations


We’ve heard the refrains of eliminating the reference desk, embedded librarians, and the like. We also hear of the need to get out into our communities. Yet meeting our community members where they are not where we are – is still a challenge.


If we are free to move about our communities, and deliver services outside of the library, what might that look like? What innovative or imaginative twist can we use, which will spark the community’s attention and interaction? How can we assure that our efforts are accomplished in both safe and respectful ways?


After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the value of moving services into your community
  • Propose activities which move the library out into it community
  • Consider safe and community needs in creating a safe space outside of the library

 

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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20 Stress Management Tools for the Holidays in 60 Minutes (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Competencies

Sub-Category: Anticipates stressful situations (fear, conflict, negativity, complacency) and applies strategies to address it

We all know that the holiday season can be busy, stressful and overwhelming. While you can't make that stress completely disappear like Black Friday deals, you can learn how to manage it and keep your calm in the middle of the holiday chaos.

In this session, you will learn 20 stress management tools to help you identify what triggers your stress, where your stress may be coming from and ways to manage it if it does come up.

 

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Marketing Your Programs and Services to Millennials (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Marketing and Public Relations

Despite using the library more than generations before them, Millennials and Gen Z remain difficult to reach through traditional forms of library marketing. If they didn’t grow up in the library or have kids of their own, we probably aren’t seeing them in our buildings.


As the demographics of our patrons change, so must the ways we communicate with them. So how do we reach this demographic in a way that won’t make them roll their eyes or throw our carefully crafted newsletters directly into the recycling bin?

 

Learn how to market your library’s programs and services to ages 18-35 through a combination of in-house marketing, social media, email newsletters, and branded content. This presentation will look at digital trends, the habits and interests of Millennials and Gen Z, and provide practical solutions to help libraries reach young adults.

 

Attendees will learn how to:

        Identify where to focus marketing energies and resources to best reach Millennials and Gen Z

        Create an eNewsletter unique to the 18-35 demographic

        Understand the digital trends and social media use unique to each generation

        Adjust tone in marketing based on audience and content

        Utilize practical tips to springboard your marketing on social media and in physical spaces both within and outside of the library


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Surviving an Emotionally Toxic Workplace (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

 Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Competencies

Sub-Category: Maintains a calm, professional manner in difficult situations and applies effective communication techniques

 

Are you feeling Frustrated? Exhausted? – trying to deal with all the emotions that swirl around in your workplace. Feeling like you just don’t know what to do?

 

Sometimes it’s the same person you have to deal with day in and day out – you feel overwhelmed and just want to avoid them, but you can’t. Sometimes you’re blindsided – suddenly, out of the blue someone is angry at you or accusing you – everything was going fine – then BOOM – they became unhinged – often you don’t even know why – you’re thinking “where did that come from”?

 

You dread going into some meetings/situations knowing emotions will be flying around - emotional blackmail, martyrdom, persecuting.

 

Participants will learn:

  • A 3-step process to de-escalate emotional situations
  • The art of Emotional Aikido - how to protect yourself when confronted with strong emotions
  • The 7 irrational thinking patterns that set the stage for destructive emotions
  • A simple-to-use 5-step model for immediately letting go when things does terribly awry – you won’t have to carry those events around in your head
  • What drives emotional reactions – the triune brain explained
  • Why people react emotionally, even when it doesn’t seem rational, or in their best interests

 

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Maps: Interpreting Current and Historical Resources (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Public Services Competencies

Sub-Category: Adult and Older Adult Services

For local history and genealogy lovers, maps are rich, but sometimes overlooked, sources of information. They can paint a vivid picture, offer rich insights, and fascinating stories, if you know what to look for.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will discover a variety of sources (both physical and digital) for accessing map data including:

o Sanborn Maps,

o Historical atlases, and

o USGS Maps

Attendees will also learn:

  • Tools and tips for analyzing the historical and community information maps contain
  • Applications for this information, including suggestions for handson learning activities and community projects.

While many of these resources are online, we’ll look at examples of digital and paper maps to uncover clues about the past and present including locations of railroads, changes in rivers and roads, and the growth of towns and cities.


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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20 Comics in 60 Minutes (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

 Competency: Public Services Competencies

Sub-Category: Reader’s Advisory

 

Library staff are expected and trained to provide readers advisory services, but sometimes providing readers advisory for comics and graphic novels can be a challenge.

During this 20 Comics in 60 Minutes program, Amanda Jacobs Foust will bring library staff up to speed on the best kids, teen and adult comics and graphics novels of 2018.

In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn:

  • Recommended comics and graphic novels for readers advisory and collection development
  • Popular and lesser-known publishers
  • Resources for readers advisory and collection development for comics and graphic novels


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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A Dozen Ways to Be Thankful Every Day of the Year (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Skills

Sub-Category: Maintains a positive attitude and sets an example for others to follow

 

The Holiday Season is a powerful opportunity to focus on giving thanks for everything and everyone in our lives. The Thanksgiving Holiday is a cherished time, in part because we are surrounded by people we love and who love us, and we are visibly reminded of all that we have to be grateful for. 

In the rollercoaster ride known as our lives, how can we continue the feeling the feeling of thankfulness all year long, and not just during the holidays? In this interactive and inspirational webinar program, you will learn a dozen methods and techniques to help you be (more) thankful every day of the year.

Benefits of practicing thanks-giving techniques include more enjoyment and fulfillment in your life! 

 


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Yoga Storytime 101 (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Public Services Competencies

Sub-Category: Children’s Services

Combining basic yoga movements into library storytime is becoming more popular. 

Yes, yoga storytime is both adorable and fun, but with a little understanding and intentionality, it can also be a powerful strategy for boosting early learning.

This webinar will provide a basic introduction to yoga storytime. Research into the relationship between movement and early literacy will be shared, along with yoga’s natural alignment with young children’s playfulness and imagination.

 Simple shapes, great books, and fun songs will all be shared, leaving participants ready to move in their next storytime!

At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define physical literacy

 

  • Understand how movement can enhance preschool early learning

 

  • Know several basic yoga shapes they can comfortably use with preschoolers

 

  • Know several books they can adapt for physical storytelling

 


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Creating Authentic Relationships (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Competencies

Sub-Category: Building Relationships

 

Authenticity leads to understanding, a sense of community and mutual value.

 

The dynamics of team environments can make it seem very challenging to create authentic relationships. The need to look good, get noticed for our work and ideas, be politically correct, not create waves, are inherent desire for harmony are all blocks to being authentic and creating authentic connections.

 

In this webinar, you will learn what it means to be truly authentic in your work relationships. How to create authentic relationships, even with those who are, or environments that are, often inauthentic.

 

Participants will learn:

  • How to bring your authentic self to any relationship        
  • 5 signs when a relationship is not authentic
  • 9 essential characteristics of authentic relationships
  • A process for creating a framework for relating authentically
  • How to work through disagreements while maintaining your integrity

               


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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