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Best of the 2018 Public Library Association Conference (Find Out What You Missed) (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Competencies

Sub-Category: Shares knowledge gained through professional discussions, conferences, formal courses and informal channels with colleagues

 

It was a chilly, action filled week at the PLA Conference in Philadelphia this year! Did you attend?

 

Whether you went to the Public Library Association conference or not, we’ve got you covered! Andrew Sanderbeck and his special guests will report back the Best of PLA and have plenty of resources and information for you to use in your work.

 

Join us for an interactive and informative hour and keep up to date on the latest happenings from PLA!

 

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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The Florida Library Association’s New Innovation Lab (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Develops and implements a culture that embraces ongoing learning

 

The Innovation Lab is a new Florida Library Association collaborative effort showcasing innovative and highly successful library policies, activities, and initiatives in Florida. 


It was created to encourage collaboration and discussion amongst its member libraries and librarians.


It provides participants with the opportunity to impart their knowledge and offers a space for preserving and highlighting best practices in the field. 

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the Innovation Lab, including what types of materials are accepted, the submission process, and the benefits and opportunities for sharing and participating. 


Attendees will also hear about what past participants have learned, what they have shared, and why they have benefitted from being involved in the Innovation Lab. 


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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NEO Event: We Can't Stop Doing That! (webinar)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
OTHER-Location in description
Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information


Competency:Leadership and Adaptability
Description:Why is it so easy to start new projects or formulate new procedures and policies, yet so hard to stop doing things that are no longer important, efficient or effective, especially if they were once necessary or successful? 

How can you help yourself and your staff see the value in cutting procedures or services that are no longer working? 

This webinar will look at the reasons it is often difficult to eliminate something that we do or provide and will talk about a model for actively involving staff in determining if something can be stopped, why it can be stopped, when it can be stopped and how it can be stopped. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand barriers to stopping a task or activity
  • Examine tasks and activities in terms of value to the organization
  • Provide a model for effectively involving staff in the decisions  
Presenter:
Betsy Lantz, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
 
Event Date:06-06-18
Event Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
Location:Online
Via Adobe Connect
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 330-655-0531)
Details:Who Should Attend: Directors, Managers, Supervisors
Competency:  Leadership and Adaptability

GEO Cost:      $40
Bronze Cost:  $24
Silver Cost:    FREE
Gold Cost:    FREE



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SERLS Member Cost: Same as Bronze NEO Membership: $24.00
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Dealing with Opiate Users in the Library: From Behavior Management to Overdosers (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Facilities/Safety and Security

Sub-Category: Addresses safety issues through appropriate maintenance and adequate information provided to staff

 

In 2015, more Americans died from drug overdose than from car accidents and gun homicides combined, and more than six out of 10 of those overdoses involved an opioid. Preliminary data for 2016 suggests that drug overdose deaths for that year rose by about 19%—the largest annual increase the United States has ever seen. (American Libraries, June 2017)

 

In this interactive and informative program, Dr. Steve Albrecht will discuss the issues of dealing with opiate users in the library including safety, health, and security concerns.

 

By the end of the program, attendees will: 

 

      Recognize the tremendous increase in opiate overdose problems in this country and why libraries are not immune to the issue.

      How to recognize opiate use abuse in patrons - from a legal and medical perspective.

      Know the differences between alcohol use, drug use, poly-drug use, and opiate drug use and withdrawal symptoms in patrons.

      Know when opiate use by patrons is a police issue versus a paramedic’s response.

      Discuss when and if Narcan use by library staff on opiate overdoes patrons may be a necessity.

      Deal with the safety hazards related to opiate users, their drugs, and drug paraphernalia, including needles.

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Yes! You Can Use Google

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Join us online for this short, hands-on course in efficiently and effectively using Google in your everyday library reference transactions. We'll be using WebEX, our new online training software.

Watch for an email confirmation after registering and please join 15 minutes prior to start time to be sure everything is working. To listen, you'll need computer speakers and/or a earphones to hear.


Charge: $0.00.  Nothing.  Nada.  No charge for anyone.  Free.  

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Leadership and the Four Agreements: Applying the Toltec Wisdom of Don Miguel Ruiz to the Workplace (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Organizational Leadership

 

Whether or not you have read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, you can learn what they are and how to apply them as a leader in your organization. 


Leadership is indelibly intertwined with who we are as people and how we live our lives both inside and outside the workplace.

 

While The Four Agreements was written to help people become better at living their lives with greater integrity and less distress, the same principles can also help us become happier and more successful in the workplace.

 

In this interactive and informative program, participants will:


* Learn and understand what “the four agreements” are based on the work of Don Miguel Ruiz
* Review each agreement and apply them to real-life work scenarios
* Devise strategies for incorporating the agreements into your leadership approach and learn how to overcome obstacles to implementation



SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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OCLC/Webjunction Event: Making Space for Active Learning in Your Library (webinar)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Programming

Event Information: Making Space for Active Learning in Your Library

  Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.

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Date and time:Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:00 pm 

Program:
WebJuntion Webinars
Duration:1 hour
Description:

Transformation happens when a library reimagines and reconfigures its physical space so that community engagement shifts from passive to active.

The fifteen libraries that participated in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project are dynamic proof of that. They learned and applied principles of active learning, placemaking and design thinking to create “smart spaces” where the community learns and creates together and strengthens social bonds.

In this webinar, we’ll describe an innovative process that any size of library can follow to uncover community needs and translate those needs into flexible lively learning space. 

Hear about the real experiences of two project participants who transformed drab, underused spaces into hubs of activity and energy. It can happen at your library.

Presented by: 

  • Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Programs Manager
  • Brianna Hoffman, WebJunction Project Coordinator
  • Jennifer Trail, Director, Glenns Ferry (ID) Public Library
  • Melanie Morgan, Director, Madison County (NC) Public Libraries
*Closed Captioning will be made available for this webinar. 

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NEO Event: Personal Librarian Program: What worked, what didn't, and how to get one started (webinar)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
OTHER-Location in description
Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information


Event Name:Personal Librarian Program: What worked, what didn't, and how to get one started
Competency:Customer Service
Description:Many colleges and universities are developing personal librarian programs in an effort to reach more students. 

Join Jennifer Starkey and Amanda Koziura for a discussion touching on program logistics, assessment, marketing, outreach, programming, and what they've learned from being personal librarians over the years.


Learning Objectives:
1.  Attendees will examine the value and impact of such a program on the lives of first year students
2.  Attendees will develop a list of considerations to help make decisions when creating a program that meets the needs of their student population
3.  Attendees will learn strategies to assess and improve their program

Presenters:  Amanda Koziura joined Case Western Reserve University as a Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian in 2014.  She manages the daily operations of the instructional series CaseLearns, which features workshops on a variety of media, digital scholarship, and information literacy topics.  She also frequently teaches and consults on digital projects and has been a personal librarian for several years.  She holds a BA in Theatre & English from Skidmore College and an MLS from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.
 
Jen Starkey 
is a Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, joining the staff in 2017. Jen manages the daily operations of the Personal Librarian Program, focusing on the first year experience and KSL's library instruction program, as well as reference services and collection development and management.  Prior to 2017 Jen was a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Oberlin College, where she developed Oberlin's unique First Year Library Advisor Program. 




Location:Online
Via Adobe Connect
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who should attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about the personal librarian program
Competencies:  Customer Service
GEO Cost:      $40
Bronze Cost:  $24
Silver Cost:    FREE
Gold Cost:    FREE



Event Registration:

SERLS Member Cost: Same as Bronze NEO Membership: $24.00
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Dealing with Toxic People (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Competencies

Sub-Category: Communication

 

“The difficult people we encounter can be our greatest teachers.” 
― 
Eileen Anglin

 

There are challenges in dealing with people who bring toxicity to the interaction. 


One challenge is managing the impact it has on us – the other challenge is how to respond effectively – in essence – in ways that continue to allow us to get the job done and maintain a working relationship.

In this webinar, you will learn key strategies, tactics and skills to protect your emotional and psychological well-being, while at the same time not letting the other person control or dominate.

 

This webinar is for you if:

·         You work in a team or group environment

·         You interact with the public

·         You have a team leadership role

·         You want to have less stress and more control of interactions


Participants will learn:

    • The drivers of toxic behaviour – why they do what they do
    • Specific tactics, tips and tools for responding to toxic communications
    • How to stay centered and present when faced with toxicity
    • A key to relieving your own frustrating
    • How to get work done, have effective communications and not let them control your life

        

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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"30 Minute eClassroom: Science Reference Center & Science Online (webinar)

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Join us online for this short, hands-on course in accessing and using the new OPLIN databases Science Online & Science Reference Online available to staff in any Ohio library.

We'll be using WebEX, our new online training software. Watch for an email confirmation after registering and please join 15 minutes prior to start time to be sure everything is working. To listen, you'll need computer speakers and/or a earphones to hear.

Charge: $0.00.  Nothing.  Nada.  No charge for anyone.  Free.  

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Beyond Booktalking: Whole Library Promotion (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Marketing and Public Relations

Every library employee has heard someone say they didn’t know the library offered something, whether it’s technology, programs, notary services, or any of the dozens of things we provide on a daily basis. 



Libraries can better spread the word when they realize that promotion and advocacy aren’t secluded to the marketing staff, but is part of everyone’s job.

 

Learn how to engage your staff at all levels and prepare them with the tools to “booktalk” your library and services to boost access, circulation, & attendance. 

 

At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Basic booktalking skills to get staff at all service points providing reader's advisory
  • Creatively think about underserved groups to market programs and services to a wider audience
  • Keep your staff up to date on what is happening outside of their own department
  • How to comfortably work promotion and library advocacy into conversation with patrons

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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NEO Event: Quick Copy Writing Tips that Work (webinar)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
OTHER-Location in description
Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information


Competency:Communication and Marketing
Description:Brush up on your writing skills in this one-hour Webinar focusing on content, style, tone and structure.

Many library workers write their own program descriptions and promotions, as well as their own newsletters, and this workshop will provide some quick, formal training on writing.

Learn how to communicate what the audience needs to know by effectively stating and positioning pertinent details.

Attendees will also learn how to make their content catchy, as well as persuasive, to get desired results.

In the webinar you will learn:
  • To communicate what the audience needs to know
  • Make content cathchy
  • Make content persuasive
Presenter:  Kristin Casale, Children's Librarian, Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
She has managed thechildren's department newsletter for approximately seven years. Kristin  also used to be a reporter and editor for Record Publishing Co., and has a degree in journalism from Penn State University, as well as a master's in library science from Kent State University.

Location:Online
Via Adobe Connect
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 330-655-0531)
Details:Who should attend:  Anyone interested in writing descriptions, newsletters or any other type of communication.
Competency:  Communication and Marketing

GEO Cost:      $40
Bronze Cost:  $24
Silver Cost:    FREE
Gold Cost:    FREE


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SERLS Member Cost: Same as Bronze NEO Membership: $24.00
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I Can’t Reach It! Shelving and Layout in the Children’s Department (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES


Competency: Children’s Services

Sub-Category: Displays and markets materials to be attractive and enjoyable to children, as well as convenient to use

 

The children served by youth services spaces/departments span a vast spectrum of developmental milestones. 


This webinar will challenge staff who work with children to take a fresh look at their spaces with differing age groups- from infants through tweens in mind. 


Space allocation, shelving, displays, and even the placement of the reference and circulation desks all impact circulation and customer experience. Is your space functioning at its best at each point along the growth curve?

 

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:

 

  • Determine if their collection allocation and placement is maximized for youth patrons interest, demand, and convenience.
  • Understand the impact of signage as a user experience and how to incorporate it effectively and efficiently in a space used by non-readers, emergent readers, and early readers.
  • Orient their materials, shelving, and service points with young patrons in mind.
  • Use space creatively.

 

We will tackle each topic with options for libraries with little to no budget, some budget, and big budgets for improvements. 


This interactive webinar will encourage you to share your departments best as we walk through ideas from libraries nationwide.


        

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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30 Minute eClassroom : EBSCOhost's Online Magazine/Newspaper Index

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Online Course

Join us online for this 30 minute, hands-on review of EBSCOhost Online Magazines/Newspapers and NewsBank-Ohio Newspapers, two of the OPLIN databases public service staff should know how to use. Perfect for new staff unfamiliar with OPLIN resources...or veteran staff who have gotten a bit rusty and would like a review.

It's an online course so watch for an email invitation to the class the day before and please join 15 minutes prior to start time to be sure everything is working. To listen, you'll need computer speakers or you can use a speaker phone.


Charge:  Zero...Nothing...$0.00 for any library staff member 

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