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Sensory Storytime 101: Where to Start & How to Make It Amazing (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any time...day or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 

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Competency: Children’s Services

Sub-Category: Designs, implements, and sponsors library programs that offer information, special skills or entertainment and their families and caregivers.

 

More than 3.5 million American live with an autism spectrum disorder. The CDC estimates 1 in 68 US school children fall within the autism spectrum. An even greater number of children are impacted by developmental delays and/or disabilities.

 

Families impacted both by autism and developmental disabilities live in communities of all sizes. Providing programming for this demographic is an impactful way for the library to be an inclusive and supportive resource for families.

 

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

 

·         Select program appropriate titles and activities for Sensory Storytimes

·         Present and adapt programs for multiple ages/audiences as well as programming area/library sizes

·         Create and deliver programs that allow children to continue learning and skill building beyond storytime.

·         Enhance storytime inclusion.

 

Learn the ins and outs of presenting a sensory storytime from an experienced librarian who also happens to parent a developmental disabled child. We’ll cover the librarian tips and tricks as well as things you can do to enhance inclusion and make this segment of your patron population feel welcome!

 


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Giving Thanks! Time to Give Yourself a Gratitude Check-Up (webinar)

12:30 AM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

How often do you feel thankful for the good things in your life? There are new studies that suggest making a habit of noticing what’s going well in your life could have health benefits.

We also know that by just taking the time to feel and express gratitude that it may improve your emotional well-being by helping you cope with stress.

In this interactive and informative program attendees will self-examine their practice of gratitude and will learn more of the benefits of creating a practice of gratitude in their daily lives.

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn   

Andrew Sanderbeck

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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More Ways Your Library Can Partner With the Federal Trade Commission (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any time...day or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 

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Libraries provide more advice and services to a broader array of people. 

Do you serve new arrivals or people with challenges reading English?   What about teens or older people?   Military families?

 Everyone is a consumer -- and crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. We also know that scammers target people from diverse communities in unique ways. FTC has free tools at FTC.gov/libraries, tailored for various audiences; they can help you help all your patrons.

On this webinar, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Create programming on consumer topics or incorporate consumer tips in your existing programs 

  • Support patrons who experience identity theft by showing them how to start the recovery process using IdentityTheft.gov 

  • Find short, actionable consumer content to share with your patrons on your social networks




 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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6 Essential Skills for One-on-One Tech Instruction (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any time...day or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 

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Competency: Patron Training

Sub-Category: Practices effective training techniques (presents ideas clearly, employs interactivity, uses a variety of approaches to accommodate learning styles, actively listens to student input, etc.)

 

Have you ever helped a library patron with a technology issue? Have you offered computer tutoring by appointment? One-on-one tech instruction happens every day in libraries, and every technology question presents an opportunity to teach new skills. Luckily, you don’t need to be a tech expert to provide effective tech instruction. Learn six practical training skills that will help boost your ability to help library patrons with technology questions.

Gain skills and confidence in helping others use computers and mobile devices to access the Internet. Learn how customer service skills and effective training techniques can enhance user satisfaction and mitigate difficult situations.


Cost:

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 (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any time...day or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 

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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

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