Webinars in August and September


XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration

Presented by: John MacLeod, Tammy Westergard and Sara Jones

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @noon Pacific Time

XR (extended reality) is the umbrella term for the emerging technologies of Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality. In part one of this XR webinar series the presenters focused on the hardware and software available for use in the library. In this webinar we talk with library professionals about their experience setting up and running XR in libraries. They will share best practices and a playbook for beginning or expanding use of XR in libraries.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the challenge and opportunity of introducing XR technology.
  • Have a path for acquiring XR content for collections.
  • Be able to determine staffing and training needs to implement a successful program.
  • Have an idea of the particular needs of adults and teens using XR.
  • Be able to create XR media in your library.

This webinar will be of interest to library directors and programming staff considering XR. For a complete description and to REGISTER NOW: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=859&reset=1


Now You’re Speaking My Language: Creating a Successful Bilingual Storytime

Presented by: Adilene Rogers

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @noon Pacific Time

Are you interested in creating a bilingual storytime at your library? Bilingual storytimes are a great way to create a welcoming space for new families and strengthen a child’s early literacy skills. It allows non-english speaking families to see themselves and their culture through books, rhymes and movement. It is also an opportunity to nurture cognitive and language development for families in their native language as well as a chance for monolingual families to share in the cultural and linguistic diversity. In this webinar, presenter Adilene Rogers will discuss how to create a Spanish-English bilingual storytime that is culturally inclusive and will strengthen the relationship with your Spanish speaking community. She’ll also cover the importance of early literacy practices on a bilingual child’s development. While this webinar focuses mainly on Spanish-English storytimes, the principles and theories can be used for any language.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Learn the importance of bilingual storytime and how it supports families raising bilingual children
  • Understand the importance of having culturally relevant material such as books, songs and rhymes
  • Understand some of the common misconceptions of raising bilingual children and how to support parents who are raising their children bilingually.
  • For librarians that are not fluent –be able to work with a partner to develop and present a bilingual storytime
  • Learn some traditional Spanish songs and rhymes as well as different movement activities that can be used.

This webinar will be of interest to youth services and children’s library staff, bilingual library volunteers, and bilingual library professionals.

For a complete description and to REGISTER NOW: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=857&reset=1


Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the announcement page. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check out our archive listing at:  http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived