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November 2020

Embracing Race in Children’s Programming

November 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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As storytellers and educators we must learn more about & celebrate racial differences. This webinar will provide expert information & more. Children are not colorblind. Research has shown that children recognize race at a very young age and even develop racial biases by age 5. As storytellers and educators we have a moral obligation to teach not only the basics of early literacy, but also learn more about and celebrate racial differences. By pointing out the color of one's skin…

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Bully-Proof Your Library

November 18, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Bully-Proof Your Library with Pat Wagner provides strategy, proven techniques and more to help stop bad behavior at your library. Whether you call it bullying, harassing, intimidating, stalking, threatening, tormenting, browbeating, needling, or pushing people around, commonsense calls it bad behavior. What steps need to be taken during your library’s employment cycle and regarding the culture of your library to prevent bullying behavior? To address incidents with staff and library users, particularly young people? If managers and leaders don’t step…

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Recognition and Gratitude: Why It Matters to Our Customers, Community and Profession

November 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EST

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward No doubt about it, this year has been a rollercoaster ride of emotional uncertainty and almost daily wonders of what might happen next with the pandemic, natural disasters and the effects on our personal and professional lives. Through it all, a source of comfort and balance can be found in recognition and gratitude. This year, Andrew’s popular program of Giving Thanks…

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December 2020

Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements

December 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Learn how to evaluate the organization’s current needs, identify potential partners, and cultivate healthy partnerships. Do you have a “love-hate” relationship with your community partners? You love the potential impact your combined efforts can create but hate how exhausting it is to maintain timely and effective communication. This training teaches nonprofits leaders how to evaluate the organization’s current needs, identify potential partners, and cultivate partnerships that are efficient and effective. Funding For Good’s Marie Palacios will break down the written…

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Reader’s Advisory in a Post COVID World

December 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Join International Readers Advisory expert Becky Spratford as she walks you through her 10 Rules of Readers Advisory. 2020 may not have gone the way anyone planned, but the one thing that this year has definitely taught us is that no matter how much libraries had tried to promote themselves as "more than books," when things were turned upside down, in our world and with our service models, patrons still looked to us, first and foremost, to help them identify…

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Compassion Fatigue During a Crisis

December 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Especially during a crisis, library professionals must be aware of compassion fatigue, and develop strategies to cope with it. Have you ever wondered if you have compassion fatigue? In this interactive and informative program, we will explore the concept of compassion fatigue, which can set in after time spent caring for others. Compassion fatigue is a type of emotional labor that can cause library professionals to burn out and become overwhelmed by stress. Especially during a crisis, library professionals must…

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21 Things to Do For Yourself in 2021

December 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

A New Year approaching is an opportunity to stop, breathe and reflect on who and where we are today and to consider changes for the future. Many of us are in the habit of being busy. So busy in fact, that we leave little time for ourselves which can lead us to a less fulfilling life than we had dreamed and believed was possible.Even in these historically uncertain times, you can gain more control of your life by using one…

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January 2021

English for Non-Native Professionals

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

English for Non-native writers helps business professionals with a sound approach to writing effective business documents in English. English for Non-native Writers helps business professionals with a sound approach to writing effective business documents in Standard English. This webinar lays a foundation to help non-native speakers of any language to strengthen their basic English skills. It covers a full range of do’s and don’ts in grammar, style, and linguistic etiquette. As a bonus, Phil will lead you through a flash…

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What to Expect When You’re Constructing

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Learn the basics of construction and renovation projects to ensure yours will be a success! Considering a renovation project and don’t know where to start? Hoping to suggest a renovation project to library administration or Board? Learn the basics of construction and renovation projects to ensure yours will be a success! Consultant and former Director of the Union County Library System, Rieta Drinkwine, will provide an overview of the construction process from a public library perspective, including how to get…

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Toolkit for Public Libraries Working with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This program provides approaches to preventing conflict and creating empathy-driven solutions to patrons experiencing homelessness.Does your library serve community members that do not have a home?This program with give participants approaches on preventing conflict and creating empathy driven problem-solving solutions to patrons experiencing homelessness. The participants will also learn applicable concepts to help implement unconventional, equitable, diverse and inclusive library programs outside of the traditional scope of public libraries. In this informative program attendees will:Understand how to introduce and implement…

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