December 8, 2015– 12pm EST
Feeding the Hungry at the Library
Library participates with a community group on getting fresh garden produce to people who are hungry in the community. Library teaches classes on food preservation to the hungry and how to grow garden crops to new gardeners.
December 22, 2015– 12pm EST
Public Libraries and Prison Service
Incarcerated patrons are still part of your community. Brian will discuss two different programs for incarcerated patrons, Daddy & Me – A program for incarcerated fathers and their children; and library services – A basic overview of how books are transported and cleared, readers’ advisory and how information is tracked.
January 5, 2016 — 12pm EST
5 ways Professionalism is Killing Your Library
If you want to start an argument in library circles, just say something is or isn’t “professional.” What do we actually mean by that, and how is it stopping us from innovating, expanding our services and connecting with our communities?
January 19, 2016 — 12pm EST
Instructional Partnerships: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
Learn about flipped classes (patrons learning at home, and doing the assignments with us). Reduce librarian workload, increase student motivation, and get your community into online classes!
February 2, 2016 — 12pm EST
Instagram in the Public Library
Laura Lintz & Annalise Ammer
Instagram is a great social media tool that many libraries are using to connect with their users, authors, and each other. But it’s not only for its innovative approach to photo sharing that libraries are using Instagram: this social media platform is growing faster than Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest combined. Join Laura and Annalise for an innovative, creative, and fun glimpse on how to make the most of your library’s Instagram account.
February 16, 2016 — 12pm EST
Starting a New Job: Survival of the Cardigan-Clad Fittest
A new job can be stressful, but you don’t have to go it alone! If you’re just starting your first job as a librarian or you’re still learning the ropes of a new library job, join us for a discussion on making it through your first few months, overcoming the bumpy parts, and building your support network.
March 1, 2016 — 12pm EST
“But Did YOU Like It?”: Great Answers to Tough RA Questions
Learn how to respond to, and even enjoy, these and other panic-inducing RA questions:
—What’s the last good book YOU read?
—Do you know anything about [random book that staff member has never heard of before this very moment]?
—I need something to read–I’ll take anything. No, not that. No, never. No, definitely not that.
March 15, 2016 — 12pm EST
Helping Students Stress Less about Finals @ Your Academic Library
Students often see the library as a battlefront during finals where there are two sides: students vs. tests, papers, and presentations. How can we, in the academic library community, help lessen student stress while they are all busily writing papers and cramming for that test they have in the morning? Join me and I will tell you how!
March 22, 2016 — 12pm EST
Bilingual Story hour promotes early language learning. The familiar tune of the childhood classic “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” gives a chance to learn faster by repeating same word again and again. For early literacy development bilingual stories are very useful and help children read and write.