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Embrace the Holidays: Tips and Tricks to lead your staff and community through the season (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar.  You'll be sent the link to it the day before.  No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy.

Competency: Public Service Competencies

Sub-Category: Provides an array of opportunities for patrons from diverse backgrounds to enjoy the library as a place of community

The library is a busy place regardless of the time of year but with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season just around the corner, we can sometimes miss out on opportunities to connect the library to the season. Attend this webinar to learn some unique ways to embrace the holidays and include your staff, patrons as well as the community in a series of worthwhile projects and events.

From decorating the library on a tight budget, to motivating your staff to be more festive, we will cover it all in this one-hour webinar!

In this fast paced and fun program, participants will learn:

·        How to include staff in special projects and charitable giving

·        Social media ideas to reach a wider audience and promote the library

·        How to connect with patrons using and sharing a theme

·        Hot to be the leading organization in your community by offering partnering activities

 

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Digging Up Your Roots An Introduction to Genealogical Research (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

 

 

Thursday, December 13th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

 

Competency: Public Services Competencies

Sub-Category: Adult and Older Adult Services

Are you curious about your personal or family ancestry?  Have you done a DNA test and want to know more about your roots? Do you work in a field where you get genealogical questions and want to be able to better assist your customers? Do you just enjoy historical research?

 

Even before the popularity of DNA testing, family history is something many people want to learn more about.  However, many individuals find it is difficult to know exactly where to begin to trace their roots. While there is a plethora of information available at one’s fingertips, getting started and then sifting through the information overload to find those nuggets of information is often frustrating. Fortunately, there are many available resources that can help you to avoid that frustration and begin digging up your ancestral roots.  

 

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

 

·         Know how to get organized for genealogical research

·         Gain familiarity with basic genealogical research tools

·         Gain familiarity with basic sources of genealogical information

·         Gain familiarity with sources of genealogical information for historically disenfranchised populations

·         Understand how DNA results and genealogical research intersect

 



SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Safer Online: Strategies and Advice for Librarians (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES


How do you help your patrons stay safe online? With cybersecurity issues, financial scams, trolling, bullying and more; there are many hazards for individuals online.


 This webinar from digital safety and citizenship expert will share both digital and non-digital advice and strategies to keep patrons safe online both inside the library and beyond.

 

Participants will learn about:

 

  • Online privacy
  • Cybersecurity trends and safety
  • Digital commerce and avoiding financial scams
  • Popular online platforms where cyberbullying and digital sexual violence can occur
  • The WHYS of cyberbullying
  • Digital resources and strategies to keep patrons safe
  • Non-digital resources and strategies to keep patrons safe

 

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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52 Things To Be Grateful For In Our Lives (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar.  You'll be sent the link to it the day before.  No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy.

In the sometimes stressful and troubled world in which we live, it can seem difficult for us to find things to be thankful for. 

When we listen to the news, hear about the problems of others and sink in the downward spiral of some of our own challenges, the reasons to be grateful for our lives can seem to be lost.

One thing we can do to find more joy in our lives is to shift our focus from the problems around to us to the feelings of gratitude inside of us. 

There are hundreds, if not thousands of things that each of can be thankful for every day.

 

This fun and interactive webinar explores 52 things To Be Grateful For In Our Lives and includes exercises and techniques that you can use throughout the holiday season and beyond!

 

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Ask the Expert About Library Safety and Security (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

 


Thursday, December 20th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

 

Competency: Laws, Policies and Procedures
Sub-Category: Creates policies and practices to ensure safety and security

 

Most crime prevention experts will attest that there is no “silver bullet” that can guarantee a safe working environment. Because we live and work in very dynamic environments facing unpredictable challenges, factors and behaviors, we must be ever cognizant of our surroundings, consistently practice safe smart habits and learn to respect our intuition when it signals trouble.

We must also understand our role, responsibilities and ability in such a given situation and be prepared to respond accordingly.

In this interactive Question and Answer program with Captain Harry Katt, he will answer your questions and provide guidance on safety and security issues that libraries face every day.

Submit your questions to Captain Harry Katt before the program by email at 4rceoptions@gmail.com. Please include “December 20th webinar” in the subject line of your email. 


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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