Introduction to Asset-Based Community Development
Register for this event. Lately, it seems we hear "community engagement" about 5 times a day. But what does this term really mean? Using the lens, tools, and practices presented by Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), we can rediscover and maximize the energy, creativity, capacities and caring that exist in every neighborhood and city.
Register for this one-hour webinar. Learn how libraries can be better prepared to respond using the principles of trauma-informed care, and how Mental Health First Aid can equip staff with the knowledge and confidence to communicate with compassion, even in difficult situations. Learn ways to apply a trauma-informed approach to library services, internal and external policies andContinue reading "Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries"
Register for this event. This webinar will discuss key components of interactive learning, the research-backed value of play, the role of social-emotional development, and priorities related to the training of library staff. A newly published report, Together Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries(link is external), highlights a few of the many examples of high-qualityContinue reading "Together Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries"
This webinar describes the Next Chapter Program—a partnership between the Dade County branch of the Cherokee Regional Library and the Dade County Jail. This digital literacy and life skills program uses the Niche Academy platform to track inmate participation and completion data. Learn how your library can utilize this program, or create your own, toContinue reading "Next Chapter: Partnering With Local Jails to Decrease Recidivism"
In the online world, how do you deliver service excellence? In this interactive webinar, we will explore tips and techniques to engage users, provide a positive experience, and help users to the best of our ability. In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn to provide a positive experience and help users to theContinue reading "The Virtual Reference Interview"
Register for this 90-minute Zoom meeting. Equity based summers require equity based decision making. What does it really take to bring equity to the summer library services? In this session, LaKesha Kimbrough will facilitate conversation on how to build equity into the decisions your library makes about summer services. You’ll also learn how libraries fromContinue reading "Planning for Equity Based Library Summer Services and Decision Making"
Register for this 90-minute webinar. This webinar will address COVID-19 vaccines and how they impact the reopening and ongoing operations plans for libraries, archives and museums. Learn more about the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project.