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August 2021

If You Have Emotions and You Know It – Shout Hooray: Presenting Social Emotional Learning in Storytime

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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If You Have Emotions and You Know It - Shout Hooray Presenting Social Emotional Learning in Storytime

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has always been an important part of education and human development. With the ongoing pandemic and shocking headlines (including a mass shooting in my hometown) now, more than ever, we are prompted to help caregivers and young children learn how to express and understand their emotions. With the overwhelming amount of books in this genre, this webinar will help attendees choose books that involve SEL learning and also use (just about) any books, music and other…

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The Secrets of Stellar Readers’ Advisory Service

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Secrets of Stellar Readers' Advisory Service

Helping leisure readers is a core service at all public libraries. It is also a service that every member of the staff can and should be engaged in; however, many staff not only do not know where to begin but also, they are not encouraged to help. Well that outdated mindset is about to end. Join international Readers' Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, as she unveils the secrets to her success. From being able to share books you have never read…

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The Anti-Procrastinator’s Guide to Time Management

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Anti-Procrastinator's Guide to Time Management

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, former librarian and self-proclaimed "anti-procrastinator" shares her tips for tackling big projects in small chunks and better managing time. Tips from working at home and virtually will be shared as well as advice from Carrie's years of working at an extremely busy reference desk. Participants will learn: The power of single-tasking and micro-chunking tasks Apps to help with time management Suggestions to help focus at home Dealing with tech distractions The art of prioritizing Carrie Rogers-Whitehead ~ Biography…

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Why DEI Training is Not Working

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Why DEI Training is Not Working

According to a McKinsey Report, organizations large and small spend an average of $8 billion dollars a year on diversity training. Nearly two-thirds of colleges and universities offer diversity trainings for faculty, staff, and students each year for an annual estimate of over $280 million. Yet, racial trauma, bias incidents, and hate crimes on college campuses are on the continual rise. Hundreds of studies dating back to the 1930s suggest that anti-bias and diversity training does not reduce bias, alter…

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September 2021

A Ready Reference Refresher

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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A Ready Reference Refresher

Ready Reference Service is reference service finished or replied in a very short time in a minute if possible. It is an important reference service and it is related to such information that is provided directly to the patron in a short period of time. It also includes such reference services which direct the readers to reference sources immediately. Are you ready for a ready reference update? Attend this reference refresher and learn more about: free reliable sources used by…

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Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers

Rank and file workers are the heartbeat of our Public Libraries. They are the ones serving the patrons, processing items, shelving the books, and answering all of the questions, from directional to those that can best be described as “unique.” They hold the day-to-day knowledge of what is actually happening at the library. And yet, they are the staff who are most left out from the decisions making. But how can you, the library worker, be more involved in your…

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How to Hire Better Bosses! How to Strengthen Your Management Recruitment Strategies

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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How to Hire Better Bosses

A Gallup poll finds that organizations fail to choose the right candidate for leadership positions over 82% of the time. In terms of employee morale, exit interviews and workplace culture surveys show that toxic bosses are the number one reason employees leave or disengage from their organizations. For the libraries that recruit better bosses tend to have healthier, happier organizations with more inclusive work environments. This program will help you to avoid common hiring mistakes and make the right hire…

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Neurodiversity: A Primer for Libraries

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Neurodiversity is a contract to medical and pathology models of neurological differences in the brain. It’s a more nuanced perspective of what exactly is “normal” or “appropriate” in people. This webinar will explain the basics of neurodiversity, the growing movement, and how librarians can better create programs and advocate for people who are neurodiverse. In addition, the webinar will cover: People first vs. Identity first language Broadening the scope of ADA-compliance Controversies of neurodiversity Carrie Rogers-Whitehead ~ Biography Carrie Rogers-Whitehead…

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Welcoming Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patrons to Your Library

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
$28.99 100 tickets left
Welcoming Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patrons to Your Library

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears. In this interactive program, you’ll learn tips for communicating with deaf and hard of hearing patrons, information about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, and even some basic ASL vocabulary to introduce yourself and help patrons navigate the library. As a result of this program,…

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October 2021

Patron Bashing in Public Libraries: Its Effect on the Professional and the Profession

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Its Effect on the Professional and the Profession

In this session, we will explore types of patron bashing and how it is damaging to the person doing it, their organization, and the profession.

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Little Hands Signing in Storytime: Winter Signs

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Little Hands Signing in Storytime Winter Signs

In this interactive overview, you’ll learn tips for communicating with deaf and hard of hearing patrons, information about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, and even some basic ASL vocabulary to introduce yourself and help patrons navigate the library.

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Ask Us Anything (AUA) for Healthier Libraries

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Ask Us Anything (AUA) for Healthier Libraries

This Ask Us Anything (AUA) program is the place for you to anonymously and safely share what’s going on in your work. And to help, we have gathered a panel of experts to offer solutions and opinions.

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The Six Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Underperforming Employee

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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The Six Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Underperforming Employee

This interactive and informative program will give you the six questions to ask yourself to help you to work together with your employee to diagnose their performance problem(s) and to create a plan of action moving forward.

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