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May 2020

Writing Effective Email

May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Challenge: Have you been on the receiving end of an email with an endless, useless recipient list? Have you struggled through the overlong, cryptic prose and twisted logic of an email only to realize you have received a message whose business does not concern you? Have work situations led you to believe that email may not always be the best way to reply? Problems in email have led librarians to conclude that staff often use email inappropriately—either as a weapon…

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Beyond Storytelling to Engage Leaders and Enact Change

May 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

We are taught in library school and in many advocacy training sessions that stories will lead to public support and action. The problem is that the storytelling model of advocacy relies on trusting our leaders to take action on good ideas. However, if the previous few years are an indication, this simply is no longer the case. In this session, we’ll explore the significant amount of work that is necessary beyond storytelling to engage leaders and enact change. We will…

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Virtual Storytimes: Filming Before, During, and After COVID- 19

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The world was turned upside down in early 2020.  Many libraries were closed suddenly and children's librarians were asked to do storytimes online, some with materials and some without. Authors and musicians were giving permission for use, but the rules of copyright have, and continue to be dubious. This brings up many important issues as to what our role is as library storytellers before, during and after this pandemic.  This webinar hopes to answer questions regarding virtual storytimes and empower…

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Social Media 101: Turning Your Library Social Media into a Community

May 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. How can we connect with our patrons on social media in a way that is meaningful to them and us? Connecting with patrons has changed significantly with the advent of social media but we shouldn’t be afraid to grow our library’s social media presence. This interactive and informative program will give you tips and techniques for developing a successful social media plan that works for your library.  In this program, participants will: Discuss how Social Media can…

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Geeky Programs at the Library

May 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

According to geekthelibrary.org., “to geek” is: To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for. To express interest in. To possess a large amount of knowledge in. Geek and fandom culture is a growing part of our media landscape—and an amazing opportunity to engage your library patrons of all ages. This fast-paced webinar will share tips, tricks, resources and ideas to make your library “geekier” and fun. Participants will learn about:  Ideas for inexpensive geeky programs Fandom…

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