Behavior in Community: Self-Paced Course
Apply for a seat in this self-paced course. Belonging & Behavior: When you establish a positive culture in your program, young people's behaviors will be positive, too. In this course, you will learn how to cultivate youth's sense of belonging through culturally responsive practices. Attending to restorative practices, you'll keep your program culture focused on improvingContinue reading "Behavior in Community: Self-Paced Course"
Plan & Facilitate Playful Learning: Self-Paced Course
Apply for a seat in this self-paced course. Learning as Fun: One enormous loss during the pandemic was the opportunity for kids to be curious and learn through play. In this course, you will learn why play is the primary task for childhood and *how* to keep play at the center of your youth programming. FacilitationContinue reading "Plan & Facilitate Playful Learning: Self-Paced Course"
Working with Young People Through Challenging Times
Apply for a seat in this self-paced course. Build the foundation for a positive summer learning experience for the young people in your program. Recognize the trauma we've all been through, the impact of that trauma on young people, and how it will likely show up in your program. Prepare yourself to create a traumaContinue reading "Working with Young People Through Challenging Times"
Register for this one-hour webinar. Program coordinators, department heads, and other supervisors are the leadership of public libraries on the front lines, but they don't always have a seat at the table when administrators talk about change within the library. Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from public librarians representing libraries of varying sizes,Continue reading "Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role"
Register for this 90-minute webinar. Are you concerned that your library's website isn't meeting accessibility standards? If not, you should be--lawsuits concerning website accessibility failures are increasing, and libraries do not have immunity. In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, you'll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility inContinue reading "Introduction to Web Accessibility: A Project Enable Webinar Hosted by Infopeople"
Due to COVID-19, many libraries shut their physical doors and worked in a virtual environment for weeks if not months. During this time, librarians had to quickly adjust their workplans, communication, and ways of interacting with the public. There was not a great deal of time to consider best practices for virtual libraries, or toContinue reading "Keeping the Best of the Virtual Experience"
Apply to participate. You will indicate your training date preference in the application. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is one of the nation’s pre-eminent conflict de-escalation trainers. A number of California libraries have trained with CPI and have given it highly favorable ratings: “staff got the tools they needed to face any situation came out ofContinue reading "Verbal Intervention: Crisis Prevention Institute"
Register for this one-hour webinar. The history of public libraries is deeply rooted in white supremacy, and white cultural norms still dominate management practices in public libraries today. In order to create more inclusive workplace cultures in public libraries, new norms must be established by creating decision-making processes and modes of communication that honor theContinue reading "Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library"
Register for this event. One characteristic of white supremacy culture is the idea that there is “one right way” to do things. There are many ways in which volunteer engagement systems reflect this characteristic; for example, the formal processes for onboarding volunteers, the requirement of an ongoing commitment for certain roles, and the limited voiceContinue reading "No “One Right Way”: Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement."
Register for this one-hour webinar. Explore strategies for connecting with community assets in-person and online as a step toward developing a more community-centered library. The Aspen Institute’s influential report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries, (2014) predicted that the most effective public libraries will be the ones with services that prioritize and support local communityContinue reading "Building Connections with Community Assets"
Register now for this one-hour webinar. This webinar is intended to give an overview of the The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. This will include who is eligible, and what documentation applicants need to sign up for the program. Additionally, the presenters will provide resources for libraries to provide to patrons who might need assistanceContinue reading "Emergency Broadband Benefit Program"