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20 Life Changing Words and How to Use Them in 60 Minutes (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Staff Training and Development

 

What is one thing most great leaders have in common?

They are always finding new ways to be their best selves – personally and professionally. Sometimes that requires self-reflection and a decision to take the action necessary to make changes that will help them perform at their best.

And remember – you don’t have to have “leader” in your title to be a leader in your workplace. Inspiring others, taking initiative, maintaining a positive attitude, and setting a great example are all ways you can exhibit leadership skills.

In this session, we’ll have an opportunity to spend some time in that valuable – and sometimes elusive – self-reflection mode. 

We will not only come up with a list of 20 words that can change our lives, but we’ll also discuss how to use them in our journey to inspire others by setting a great example!

 

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Inbox Zero: Getting Out from Under the Email Avalanche (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Core Technology CompetenciesSub-Category: Core Email

Email seems to be coming in faster and faster every day. Sometimes it seems so bad that declaring email bankruptcy is a viable option.  

However, is it possible to keep up with the rapid pace of messages and still be stress free? 

Yes, it is! In this fun and engaging webinar, participants will learn the open secrets of efficient email management, including how to:

  • Clear out inbox backlog, no matter how large
  • Quickly recognize and respond to actionable email
  • Archive email for quick recovery using a simple approach

By the end of the webinar, participants will learn the simple yet profound power that an empty inbox can bring to make their work lives more productive and engaging.

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Dealing with Passive Aggressive Behaviors (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Staff Training and Development

 

Have you ever worked with someone who, on the one hand, seems agreeable and easy to get along with?

Who, on the other hand, indirectly resists others’ demands and avoids direct confrontation at all costs?

If so, you’re dealing with an individual who displays signs of passive-aggressiveness.

Passive-aggressive behavior confuses and maddens. Coworkers are often ill-equipped to respond to it.

This Webinar will help to fill this need. You’ll gain insight and acquire tools to help you work productively with anyone who might speak, act, and think in a passive-aggressive fashion.

Webinar participants will learn: 

  • Characteristics of passive-aggressive individuals;
  • Signs and examples of passive-aggressive behaviors;
  • The not-so-subtle language of passive-aggressiveness;
  • Why people display passive-aggressive tendencies; and, most importantly,
  • Strategies for managing the potentially pernicious consequences of passive-aggressiveness in the workplace

 

In short, this informative program promises two things.

First, it will help you to improve your abilities to recognize passive-aggressiveness.

Second, you’ll learn how to respond constructively to such incidents.

 

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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The Quiet Approach for Serving Customers (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Competencies

Sub-Category: Customer Service

Customer service is not an easy job for anyone. It’s hard work to just stay on top of the ever-changing products and services the library has to offer, and it takes real skill to talk with people, determine their needs and fulfill their requests.

It can be especially challenging for those who are more introverted or shy to work with customers while handling difficult questions, listening to complaints and sometimes dealing with people that can be angry or confused.

This interactive and informative program will give attendees the tools that they need to be more successful and in-control in their customer interactions. We will focus on the strengths of the “Quiet Approach” including active listening and thinking before speaking, while sharpening the skills needed to handle all customer situations with less anxiety and stress.


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Beginning Readers 101: Emergent Literacy Made Easy (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Children’s services

Sub-Category: Collections for Children: Establishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant information resources to meet children’s evolving needs.

 

Are you lost in the sea of differing publisher leveling schemes, differing vocabulary standards, and the generally vast range of reading abilities at work in the Beginning Reader area of your collection? You’re not alone! The world of Early Readers is often as frustrating for parents as it is for us professionals.

 

In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

 

·         Understand the challenges of the Emergent Reader market from the perspectives of publisher, buyer, and reader.

·         Understand the leveling and coding systems used by several popular publishers and series.

·         Improve your collection variety and depth

·         Improve your shelving and reader’s advisory knowledge for emergent readers

 

Beginning Reader collections can be challenging both in terms of collection development and customer service. We will also discuss tips and tricks to help frustrated parents get their children on the road to independent reading.

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Learning in the Library Through Experiences (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Staff Training and Development

Libraries are places where people engage in experiences, such as those created by makerspaces, storytime, gaming, and cooking classes. For library users to get the most out of these services and resources, underpinning the offerings with the theory of experiential learning is important.

Developed by David A. Kolb, experiential learning consists of four parts that can be applied to any new program or service to help library users learn and grow. 

In this interactive and informative program, Lauren will explain experiential learning and how it can apply in libraries. Attendees will leave the session with practical ideas for applying experiential learning in their day-to-day work. 

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the theory of experiential learning
  • Identify ways to apply experiential learning in their library
  • Develop ideas for teaching through experiential learning


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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The Future of Libraries: Exploring Lifelong Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Entrepreneurship Training (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Staff Training and Development

 

With lifelong learning at the center of much of what we foster in contemporary libraries, we can sometimes be overwhelmed by the flood of information about developments, trends, and challenges that help shape our possible futures.

 Without a grounding in rapidly-evolving topics including artificial intelligence and entrepreneurship training, we may find ourselves ill-prepared to serve library users face to face and online as that future continues to unfold.

 

This highly-interactive one-hour exploration of how recent developments in artificial intelligence, programs focused on developing entrepreneurial skills (particularly through library makerspaces), and learning initiatives overall will help us take advantage of those developments to continue creating a library of the future that meets our communities’ varied needs.

 

Participants, by the time they leave the session, will:

 

·         Have at least three resources that can be incorporated into strategic-planning efforts to help shape the library of the future

·         Be able to cite at least three current developments that are likely to have tremendous impacts on how the library of the future continues to develop

·         Have identified at least two concrete steps they will take within the next month to prepare themselves and their colleagues for the library of the future

 

Those interested in pre-session preparation for the discussions are encouraged to skim the following resources before attending the webinar:

“Library of the Future: Trends”
ALA Center for the Future of Libraries
http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/future/trends

 

“Emerging Technologies in Libraries: Artificial Intelligence”
Jason Griffey, The Aspen Institute, Posted on YouTube December 18, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y31FS-G790w

“Leadership Brief: Strengthening Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs”

Urban Libraries Council, 2018

https://www.urbanlibraries.org/assets/Leadership_Brief_Strengthening_Libraries_as_Entrepreneurial_Hubs.pdf

 

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SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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20 Management Tips in 60 Minutes (webinar)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Leads and empowers employees to deliver effective, high-quality library service

 

Managers are often overworked and underwhelmed. Especially if you’re in middle management, it can feel like everyone needs something from you. Fortunately, you can learn from some of the best practices in management to help you feel more successful in your work.

 

Take this Interactive and informative hour to learn and nurture yourself so you can come back strong for your team. Everyone needs to sharpen their skills from time to time…sign-up for this program and make it your turn to learn!

 

In this 20 Tips in 60 Minutes webinar, we’ll cover:

 

  • Self-care strategies
  • Time management tips
  • Goal-setting ideas
  • Team-building practices
  • Recommended reads and software tools

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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City Directories – Uncovering Clues About Your Community (webinar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Competency: Public Services Competencies

Sub-Category: Demonstrates ability to meet information seeking needs of users

Genealogists are a special breed‐‐and their appetite for information sometimes feels endless. No reference is too obscure, no tombstone too faded. Join us to learn about an oftenoverlooked resource to use when gathering information for family or local histories‐‐city directories. These directories help patrons locate information about people, organizations, and neighborhoods between the census decades and after 1940.

  • Explore the wealth of information in city directories
  • Access city directories online and in print
  • Utilize directories to understand growth of cities and communities
  • Supplement census information with city directory entries
  • Compile House Histories

Today, many of these resources are online. Even so, we’ll look at examples of paper and digital city directories to uncover clues about the past and present including how neighborhoods changed, who else lived in a house, when streets changed their names, and even tricks to determine when a spouse died.


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Early Literacy 101: A Ohio Ready to Read Workshop

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Early Literacy 101, an Ohio Ready to Read workshop on the basics of early literacy, emphasizes hands-on activities and easy-to-implement takeaways for story times and public service.


Participants will learn how brain development impacts how young children learn, and will explore effective, research-based early literacy resources and activities.

 

The workshop covers the Six Early Literacy Skills presented in the PLA/ALSC Every Child Ready to Read® 1st edition, and the Five Early Literacy Practices presented in the 2nd edition, along with other early literacy concepts and tools. 


The instructors will help attendees get ready to offer early literacy story times, to share early literacy concepts with families, and to build library and community support.


Location: Main Library: Chillicothe and Ross County Library 140 S. Paint St.

            Chillicothe, OH 45601

Time: 9:00 am  to 4:00 pm  One hour break for lunch on your own.


Cost: $0.00,,,no cost...nothing..zilch...zero...gratis...Free

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