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Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

Register to apply for a seat in this 90-minute webinar by noon 1/11/22. Library signage represents the first lines of communication between a library user and the library. Are you doing everything to ensure that your signage is user-friendly and inviting? Although we have the best intentions, sometimes our signage can be punitive, contradictory, outdated, […]

Digital Stories for Community Engagement

Apply for a seat in this two-week course. Imagine providing book recommendations to hundreds of people at once. Picture little reels that capture the fun and exciting programs and events at the library. Envision interviewing authors, community leaders, and experts with just the click of a button. These are just some of the latest concepts […]

Grow and Strengthen Your Team

Register for this one-hour webinar. Teams perform poorly for several reasons, but two keys are misunderstanding the process of developing a team as well as an inability to engage in activities that further this process. These shortcomings plague face to face and virtual teams, with the latter facing a separate set of challenges. This webinar […]

Creating Anti-Racist Storytimes: Activism, Belonging, and Change

Register to apply for a seat in this 90-minute webinar by 5pm 1/17/22. In this workshop, librarian and literacy activism expert Janet Damon shows you how you can use storytime programs to help facilitate an anti-racist environment in your community. You will learn how to share and discuss stories that help parents and children talk […]

Introducing: Strategic Planning for Public Libraries

Register for a seat in this one-hour webinar. The Public Library Association’s newly-released book, Strategic Planning for Public Libraries, provides a framework that libraries of all sizes can use as a basis for their strategic planning. The content is supported by research conducted across more than 200 public library professionals and in-depth interviews with more than […]

Budget & Finance

Register to apply for a seat in this six-week course by noon 1/22/22. Monday, January 24, 2022 - Monday, March 7, 2022 This course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of library financial administration, including budgeting and planning within the mission and goals of the organization. Upon completion of the course the student […]

Engaging Online Community Members

Register for this one-hour webinar. Virtual programming is here to stay. For individuals who are homebound, have caregiving responsibilities, or uncertain transportation, online engagement with the library is a good option. It allows them to learn, grow, and connect without the burden of visiting a physical location. As librarians, we should be intentional about our […]

Small Scale ESL Programs for Your Library

Register for a seat in this one-hour webinar. Getting started with an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at your library does not have to be an intimidating commitment. You may offer conversation group sessions with minimal investment of time and resources. Not only do these classes benefit the English language learning community, they […]

Library Signage: Effective Crisis Communications

Register for this one-hour webinar. This session will look at recommended types of library signs and address aspects of library signage within crisis communications. Good signage in the library helps to create clarity and build awareness, while bad signage can lead to frustration and confusion. Has your library had to implement COVID-related signage? Has there […]

CORE Reference Fundamentals

This course is now full. February 1, 2021 - March 14, 2021 In this course, you will: Become familiar with various communication and other reference service methods for working with people from cultures other than your own, people with disabilities, seniors, and children. Learn to evaluate the resources you use for accuracy, timeliness, and utility. […]

Advancing Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Public Libraries

Apply for a seat in this three-week course. Tuesday, February 1 - Monday, February 21, 2022 We all have a role to play in advancing equity, diversity & inclusion, but in order to do so we have to establish shared understanding. This 3-week course will expose you to foundational terminology, concepts, and frameworks to develop […]

Little Hands Signing Professional Development: Lovey Dovey Signs

Register to receive signup instructions for this one-hour workshop. Add some American Sign Language to your storytime toolbox! In this interactive session, we’ll focus on basic ASL vocabulary for love and friendship storytimes. Learn how to incorporate ASL into storytime songs, rhymes, and stories in a respectful and effective way. Includes 30 days of recording […]

Lunch & Learn: Leadership Development Series