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Efficient Librarian - From Inbox to Done: The Simple Steps to Successful Workflow (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. 




Are your inboxes overflowing? Does work spill out onto every available surface? Do you want complete more in less time while making it look effortless? In this webinar, you will learn the best practices for workflow management inspired by internationally recognized best practices. In the course of the webinar you will learn:

 

 

•        The five phases of workflow

•        The key questions to ask that advance any item on your desk

•        The role of functional folders for sorting actionable items

•        The importance keeping it all up to date with a regular review

 



SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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20 Management Tips in 60 Minutes (archived webinar)

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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. 

 

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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Everything You Can Learn About Podcasting in One Hour (LIVE webinar)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast? 

Wondering what it would take to take to get started? 

Well then, this is the webinar for you. Librarian and podcast co-host and producer, Amanda Jacobs Foust, will cover the podcast fundamentals for hosting and producing your own podcast. 

In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn:

·  Recommended equipment and software

·  Best practices for recording and editing

·  How to host and publish your podcast


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Digging Up Your Roots An Introduction to Genealogical Research (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. 

 

 

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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2020 Summer Reading workshop: Imagine Your Story - State Library of Ohio

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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State Library of Ohio -Columbus

Join friends and colleagues to explore a universe of ideas for your summer library program!


In partnership with the State Library of Ohio, SERLS and the Central Ohio Youth Services network (COYS) present the 2020 Summer Reading workshop: Imagine Your Story

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Ave., Columbus

 


 

Get your imagination fired up with a fun, educational day of brainstorming, idea-sharing, hands-on activities, and great resources for the 2020 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme of Imagine Your Story.

 

New this year: there will be separate tracks for children’s and teen services! All attendees will be together in the morning for sessions on connected learning, performers, and decorations, plus an idea-share. After lunch, we’ll have breakout sessions for children’s and teen services people to explore programming and other topics. The children’s breakout will feature a storytelling workshop, and the teen breakout will offer new ideas for engaging teens at the library.

 

Registration is just $30 including lunch, refreshments, and materials.

 

You can pay at the door or your library will be invoiced after the workshop. All participants: $30.00

 

What you need to bring: At least one program, craft sample, or other idea to contribute to the Idea Share!

Cost:



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STEM, STEAM, & Everything In Between – Guaranteed Successful Strategies for Public Libraries (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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Can you define the acronym for STEM? 

Do you know how it differs from STEAM – and no, this has nothing to do with lattes, unless of course you plan on hosting a hand-on workshop with your favorite barista on the science of coffee!

 

In this webinar participants will go beyond makerspaces to learn how public libraries can get ahead of the curve and create engaging programming. Participants will also learn of the Next Generation Science Standards and how they compliment the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

 

Participants will leave with easy to replicate program ideas for all ages as well as resources to inspire and empower staff to pursue hands-on educational programming long beyond summer reading!

 

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Digital Tools for the Reference Desk (LIVE webinar)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

Digital Tools for the Reference Desk

 

Are stuck in the tried & true resources, going back to the same resources again and again? Do you wonder if there are more tools you could add to your tool box? Or do you just "Google" wondering if you are finding the best resource? In this session, we'll explore free tools & apps for solving issues with technology and answering reference questions. Join us and add to your toolbox!


In this interactive and informative program, attendees will:  

·  gain new tools to assist in solving technology issues and reference questions 

·  explore a curated list of resources 

·  enhance their work through productivity and social media tools 

Audience: All library staff at all levels

 


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Persuasive Writing (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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Masterful communicators craft their documents mindful of the tenuous territory they have entered when presuming to have the power of persuasion. How do you recommend a course of action for their customers or managers without appearing too aggressive?

 

This interactive and informative webinar starts by exploring the role of influence in writing. It then moves to the need to understand the challenge of persuasive writing. Next, it covers tips for opening messages to captivate audiences and for closing them to drive home the point. It concludes with common mistakes that persuasive writers make when they disregard logic or favor style over substance. You will leave this program armed with best practices to make your persuasive documents more successful.

 

Attending this webinar will enable you to:

 

•        Apply theories of persuasion to the writing situation.

•        Discover the elements of powerful argumentative writing.

•        Use sound rhetorical strategies and development methods.

•        Maintain a fresh style for your proposals and position papers.

 

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Basic Skills Training: Public Services Sequence Part 1: The Reference Interview (Self-Paced Tutorial)

All Day
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This is a self paced tutorial.  Once registered, you'll receive a link to the tutorial the day before it's scheduled.  But don't be fooled.  The link can be used any time...day or night.  And for this particular online resource...there is no charge to any participant.

Enjoy!

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Library Competency: Reference Skills

Public Services Sequence Part I: The Reference Interview

In this session you will learn

* The value of reference service

* Methods to make a patron feel comfortable

* Techniques for discovering the patrons' real information need

* Steps to check for patron satisfaction


Created and presented by the Idaho Commission for Libraries Cost: No Charge for Participants

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Let’s Talk Tweens (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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 How can libraries meet the needs of the underserved tween population? In this webinar, we will discuss ways library staff can create an environment for children ages 8-12, bridge the programming gap between story times and teen nights, and foster a lifelong love for libraries. 

Over the last two years, Springville Public Library in Springville, Utah has been developing strategies to help tweens feel engaged, connected, and valued as library users. This webinar will present ideas for collection development, programming, and spaces for tweens.

 

Participants will:

 

·        Discover how to address the needs of their community’s tween population, including addressing gaps in library services by age group.

·        Learn to develop a tween programming plan.

·        Understand the factors that go into creating a dynamic tween library space.


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Program-in-a-Box: Sharing Passive Programming Between Branches (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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It can be difficult when multiple programmers within a system are trying to reach the same patrons with little results. Reduce the effort involved by creating a Program-in-a-Box series. These sets of passive programs come complete with supplies, instructions, and signs--perfect for sharing between branches.

 

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn:

 

- How to engage tweens and teens in the library

- How to create a "traveling" program that can benefit multiple branches

- How to incorporate STEAM principles in passive programming

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Star Wars Literature - A Galaxy of Stories for All Ages (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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The Skywalker Saga is coming to an end this December with the release of The Rise of Skywalker, but the Galaxy Far, Far Away is a bigger place than ever before. This interactive and informative program will review a selection of canon literary materials set in the Star Wars Galaxy, including picture books, Young Adult novels, adult science fiction, non-fiction and art books, and graphic novels and comics for all ages.

 

In this program participants will:

 

-be able to identify  the most popular and well-read Star Wars canon

-gain a better understanding of the publishing houses behind Star Wars books and comics 

-know where to look for resources to assist in reader's advisory

-be able to determine if Star Wars materials are appropriate for their libraries and collections


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Basic Skills Training: Public Services Sequence Part 2: Evaluating Sources (Self-Paced Tutorial)

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This is a self paced tutorial.  Once registered, you'll receive a link to the tutorial the day before it's scheduled.  But don't be fooled.  The link can be used any time...day or night.  And for this particular online resource...there is no charge to any participant.

Enjoy!

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Library Competency: Reference Skills 


Public Services Sequence Part 2: Evaluating Reference Resources

In this session you will learn

* The importance of evaluating reference resources

* Criteria for evaluating all types of reference resources

* Specific criteria for evaluating print resources

* Specific criteria for evaluating electronic resources


Created and presented by the Idaho Commission for Libraries Cost: No Charge for Participants

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Teaching Tech to Library Patrons: The Current Landscape(LIVE webinar)

12:30 AM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES



Staff have long served as technology instructors to our communities; what does that role look like in the year 2020 and beyond? This presentation will look at common topics, suggested curriculum, and best practices.

 

A variety of approaches will be covered, including one-on-one, small group, drop-in, and passive instruction. With the right preparation and delivery, libraries can continue to help their patrons navigate the rapidly changing tech landscape!

 

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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The Healing Library (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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This session will introduce participants to The Healing Library (THL) - lendable kits of healing for families who have experienced trauma. The free resources to create these kits include the following topics: The Death of a Loved One, The Death of a Pet, Separation & Divorce, and Alzheimer’s & Your Family.

In addition to discussing these free resources, we’ll also touch on how they can benefit your community through Social Emotional Learning. Finally, we’ll talk about how to scale a kit’s size to work for any library lending setup.

 

We’ll cover:

What is THL and who is creating these resources

What's included in each kit

Brief overview of Social Emotional Learning

Examples of how kits support Social Emotional Learning

Topics available as free downloads

Kits currently available for sale

Making it work in any library

Grant language available on our website




 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Basic Skills Training: Public Services Sequence Part 3: Basic Reference Sources (Self-Paced Tutorial)

All Day
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This is a self paced tutorial.  Once registered, you'll receive a link to the tutorial the day before it's scheduled.  But don't be fooled.  The link can be used any time...day or night.  And for this particular online resource...there is no charge to any participant.

Enjoy!

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Public Services Sequence Part 3: Basic Reference Sources

In this session you will learn

* The type and purpose of each reference source

* Recommended titles in each category


Created and presented by the Idaho Commission for Libraries Cost: No Charge for Participants

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Readers’ Advisory AMA (Ask Me Anything): Expand Your Reading Horizons (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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Did you want to work in a library because you love books? Whether readers’ advisory is part of your job or not, our users know that books are our brand. Join us for a fun discussion of readers’ advisory, and learn how you can help your users discover great new reads, plus boost your library usage.

 

Participants will learn tips and tricks from Cari and will share among themselves. Topics for discussion include:

 

•        How to find new reads, including early copies

•        How to talk about genres you don’t read

•        Collection development, including e-media

•        Programming to support an RA culture in your library

•        The readers’ advisory interview

•        Ideas for training and staying current



 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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