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How to More Effectively Write to Your Customers

Register for this one-hour webinar. Challenge: Many of us readily acknowledge their desire to bridge the gap between their solid speaking skills and less proficient writing skills. This challenge is especially meaningful when communicating with their organization’s lifeblood: the customer. Realizing the written word presents an enduring impression to readers, library staff need the tools […]

The Art of Delegation

Register to apply for a seat in this one-hour webinar.  Delegation is essential so that you that can free up time in your busy schedule to focus more on your “big picture” duties as a manager or leader; it’s also about investing in the future of your library. Encouraging your personnel to set new goals […]

What Should I Do? Strategies for Addressing Sexual Harassment from Patrons in the Library

Sexual harassment from patrons has long been a significant issue for library employees, but this doesn't mean it should be tolerated. This presentation will discuss commonly reported scenarios involving sexual harassment towards library staff, provide strategies for addressing harassing behaviors, and offer guidance for managers so that they can best support their employees. Participants will […]

Libraries and Veterans National Forum Toolkit

Register for this one-hour webinar. Veterans, service members, and their families can be found in virtually any library across the country. Due to their military connections, these patrons can have unique needs.For example, student veterans who are deployed overseas during the semester may need expanded access to online resources, or veterans in public libraries may […]

“Do Your Research”

Register for this one-hour webinar.  “Do your research” has become a cliche but where do you start when you want to go beyond Google? How can you read scholarly articles when you don’t have access to an academic library? Where can you find expert opinions about both sides of an issue? In this webinar, you will […]

Fun For All: Game-Based Programming Across the Generations

Register for this 60-minute webinar. In this webinar, based on the new book Librarian's Guide to Games and Gamers, Michelle Goodridge and Matthew Rohweder provide tips and tactics to establish a variety of game-based programming in their libraries. Participants will leave having ideas for cross-generational and specific user group programming suggestions outside of the perceived […]

Handling Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories at Your Library

Register to apply for a seat in this one-hour webinar. Librarians are on the frontlines of media literacy, and it’s more important than ever before. This webinar will dive into the WHYS of belief in conspiracy theories and will talk about what can be done to pull people out of rabbit holes. Participants should leave […]

Library Service for All: Current Trends in Library Programs and Services for Autistic Children and Teens

Register for this one-hour webinar. In this webinar we will discuss what autism is through the lens of neurodiversity, and how characteristics of autism may manifest in the library environment. We will focus on education and acceptance for librarians and library staff, so that our autistic patrons and autism families feel welcomed into a supportive […]

Bringing an Antiracist Lens to Volunteerism

From the Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA) this 90-minute workshop is based on research on the 8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program (2018). the training uncovers the concept of the white savior complex and the repercussions of adopting it within the field of volunteerism, helping many good-intentioned volunteers understand the harmful […]

Improving Your Posture at Work for a Healthier You!

Register for this one-hour webinar. Might you have text neck? Or Dead Butt Syndrome? Do you slouch? You can develop health problems from poor posture and prolonged sitting: back pain, stress incontinence, heartburn, balance problems, fatigue, headaches. The good news is that postural issues are preventable and correctable. In this interactive program you will: Recognize […]

Am I Doing This Right? Advice for First Time Managers

Register for this one-hour webinar. Becoming a manager is an exciting but also daunting transition. As first-time managers, we are faced with many new opportunities which may seem more like challenges, especially if we are new to the library system, have recently received a promotion, or struggle with imposter syndrome. In this webinar we will […]

A New Frontier – Setting Your Library Up for Remote Work Success

Register for this one-hour webinar. For many professions, working remotely is standard practice. For librarians, it is often seen as a wild and forbidden frontier. While we know that librarians are able to step outside the traditional library space, and into the comfort of an at-home office, or a sandy somewhere else, there needs to be productive - […]

Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work