Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
Apply for a seat in this course. Please do not register through Library Juice Academy. This 4-week (May 3 - 30, 2021), online course teaches participants how to present bilingual storytimes (English/Spanish) for various ages, regardless of their own language skills. Video demonstrations, articles, online resources and course discussions direct students as they learn howContinue reading "Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca"
Readers’ Advisory 102
Apply now for a seat in this four-week course. This Library Juice Academy course is the perfect opportunity for library staff who already know the basics of readers' advisory and are ready to learn more some advanced skills. Topics covered include audiobook and multimedia advisory, teens and diverse readers, and a brief introduction to theContinue reading "Readers’ Advisory 102"
Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. In this Library Juice Academy course you will be introduced to accessibility and universal design in libraries. Approximately 15% of the population worldwide live with some type of disability, making individuals with disabilities an important and often underserved constituency for libraries. Despite this, many libraries overlook simpleContinue reading "Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries"
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. This Library Juice Academy course will help you explore who you want to be as a leader and leverage leadership models to help you apply this content to a broader institutional context. This will enable you to support others in growing as professionals through applications of inclusiveContinue reading "Leadership Essentials"
Foundations of Early Literacy
Register for a seat in this four-week course. This Library Juice Academy course will allow you to use and and expand on the early literacy information in the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative (from ALA’s Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children). You will become familiar with the early literacyContinue reading "Foundations of Early Literacy"
Developing Partnerships to Provide Social Services
Register for this event. The library is a hub of information and community. You know there are critical needs that exist – for housing, food, mental health services, and more, yet most libraries are not staffed or funded to provide social services to their community on their own. Partnering with outside organizations to provide theseContinue reading "Developing Partnerships to Provide Social Services"
Technology in Libraries
Register for this event. Are you looking to move ahead in the library profession or better understand the role of technology within the library? Would you like to increase your understanding and boost your confidence of technology and how it integrates into the library? Designed as a practical look at technology today, this interactive 6-week courseContinue reading "Technology in Libraries"
Register for this 90-minute webinar. This summit will teach library staff more about the demographics and economics characteristics of the patrons you serve. Featuring data from decennial censuses and various other census surveys, this training will take a deeper dive into demographic, social and economic tabulations and how you can access them using the CensusContinue reading "U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 Data Summit for Librarians"
Register for this one-hour webinar. This webinar, hosted in collaboration with ALA's Learning Round Table, presents ready-made resources to help implement supervisor training at your library. The Learning Round Table of ALA developed three self-guided Supervisor Success modules—Performance Management, Managing Conflict, and Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace (available on WebJunction). Join us as we exploreContinue reading "Training New Supervisors for Success: Don’t Start from Scratch"
Are you trying to determine whether your programs and services are effective? Do you want to learn practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact? The Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) is an immersive, bootcamp-style event for public library staff to learn about a variety of data topicsContinue reading "Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) Pre-Event Webinar"
Nonfiction is a gateway to lifelong reading for many children, and young readers crave quality informational books. Join children’s librarian and author Rebecca Donnelly for a new look at nonfiction. In this informative program, participants will learn: Which prize lists to keep an eye out for to easily update your nonfiction collectionHow to recommend nonfictionContinue reading "Children Collections Crash Course: Nonfiction"
NOTE: Live workshop sessions will take place May 5, 12 and 19, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A new library design workshop and guest speaker program presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal. This online course will explore how to design library space for flexibility, including coworking space, meeting space, and outdoor space, and reimagining the libraryContinue reading "Designing for a Flexible Future"
Register for this 90-minute Zoom workshop. Language matters! Are the words you are using in your volunteer recruitment messages excluding identities and experiences? Join this session with Wendy Roberts of the Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administration to learn how you can change your volunteer recruitment message to be more inclusive to communities of color. YouContinue reading "Crafting Inclusive Volunteer Recruitment Messages"
Register for this 90-minute webinar. This webinar will provide data users demographic and economic data designed to help guide decision-making related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is part of the 2021 Data Summit series.
Apply for a seat in this one-day conference. Liberation and Joy: the Urban Librarians Conference 2021 will focus on librarians and library staff creating spaces and dreaming up services that help our communities pull together even when things are terrible. Join your colleagues to talk about the parts of your work that liberate yourself andContinue reading "Liberation and Joy: Urban Librarians Conference 2021"