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Little Hands Signing in Storytime

Signing with little ones of all ages promotes early literacy skills, encourages interaction, and makes your programs instantly participative

REALM Resources for Libraries Operating during COVID-19

In this webinar, Sharon Streams, REALM project director for OCLC, will share an update on what is currently known and unknown about the virus, the results of REALM testing thus far, and how to factor scientific information into your local decision making

Grant Writing: What the Pros Know

This program gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in each grant component, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls. This is a fast-paced online event that will help you with the building block of a strong grant proposal.

Mental Health Self-Care (Santiago)

Living in “unprecedented times” is incredibly challenging. The amount of change and loss around us is overwhelming, and we need fresh tools for working well under the strain. These three highly interactive two-hour zoom workshops are designed to facilitate conversation, connection, and equip teams for working well together, remotely. This workshop is presented by Karin Peabody of Dynamic Teaming. Participants will receive a link to the session via email.

How Employers Can Support Library Workers Who Are Caregivers During COVID-19

ALA’s Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will present this free webinar. You are invited to join presenters as they explore how employers can create emotionally healthy workplaces with relevant policies and procedures; how employers can provide flexible schedules as well as work expectations; and how employers can assist staff who areContinue reading "How Employers Can Support Library Workers Who Are Caregivers During COVID-19"

YALSA Symposium

Libraries offer safe spaces for teens through inclusive programming, diverse collections, outreach, advocacy, and partnerships. The YALSA symposium will cover a wide spectrum of topics about services for and with young adults.

Mental Health Self-Care (SCLC)

Living in “unprecedented times” is incredibly challenging. The amount of change and loss around us is overwhelming, and we need fresh tools for working well under the strain. These three highly interactive two-hour zoom workshops are designed to facilitate conversation, connection, and equip teams for working well together, remotely. This workshop is presented by Karin Peabody of Dynamic Teaming. Participants will receive a link to the session via email.

Family Service Partnership and Outreach Programs

Class content will focus on strategies for planning inclusive outreach family storytime programs, offering early literacy trainings for parents and early care and education, and creating community partnerships with family service organizations in your community. Apply now  Additional course description and Instructor information

Embracing Race in Children’s Programming

As storytellers and educators we have a moral obligation to teach not only the basics of early literacy, but also learn more about and celebrate racial differences. By pointing out the color of one’s skin and naming it in a positive manner we give children a vast and more authentic view of the world

Mental Health Self-Care (Inland)

Living in “unprecedented times” is incredibly challenging. The amount of change and loss around us is overwhelming, and we need fresh tools for working well under the strain. These three highly interactive two-hour zoom workshops are designed to facilitate conversation, connection, and equip teams for working well together, remotely. This workshop is presented by Karin Peabody of Dynamic Teaming. Participants will receive a link to the session via email.