As many people already know, Infopeople has a vast trove of knowledge lurking on its website: our huge library of archived webinars! We are happy to see so many people taking advantage of them in these tough times, and thought it would be interesting each week to highlight that week’s most popular titles. So to start things off, here are the top five archives for the week of March 30! If none of these strike your fancy, you can check out lots more here. Until next week, stay safe and stay healthy!
What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 – This webinar can help you discover new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve.
The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities – Four library directors engage in a big-picture conversation about becoming and being fine-free libraries. During this conversation, they will identify their libraries’ “why” for being fine-free, discuss how they strategically addressed their communities’ needs and local government priorities by eliminating fines, and describe the impacts of going fine-free on their communities.
Reducing Workplace Stress with Mindfulness – This webinar will introduce participants to the practice of mindfulness by presenting basic science about the practice and its benefits, connecting the experience of mindfulness to library work, and by guiding participants through several beginning practices in real time.
Balancing Books and Social Issues: Homelessness and Trauma – Why are there so many people experiencing homelessness in our libraries? How do we better serve our vulnerable customers? How do we educate and support our library staff? During this webinar social worker Elissa Hardy will address these questions and explore some solutions.
Creative Spaces and Family Engagement in Libraries – This webinar rethinks what it means to engage children and their families in creativity as we explore play based and process art. You will leave with very concrete ideas about designing a space and an approach that nurtures the artist in each child.
Last week we highlighted a few popular webinars from 2019. There were so many great sessions during the year that we thought we’d share a couple more of the most popular from 2019!
I also asked our webinar team if there were any sessions that didn’t make the list based upon registration numbers, but that were just so good that they deserve to be highlighted and they suggested a few favorites:
See all of the archived webinars at: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.
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noun: webinar; plural noun: webinars
a one-hour online learning opportunity hosted by Infopeople and featuring guest speakers from or relevant to the library world
Almost every month we offer a FREE webinar or two! Some people attend the live online sessions and lots of people access the recorded versions at a later date/time, too. Did you know that all of our webinars are archived and available here: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived ? Watch them on your own or get a group together and watch and discuss together.
As we near the end of 2019, we’re taking a look at webinar statistics from the year. There were so many great presenters and topics – a few of the most popular include:
Have an idea for a webinar that you’d like to see in 2020? Please share your suggestions here: https://infopeople.org/training/training_suggestions!
It’s Choose Privacy Week!
Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy. It is an opportunity for libraries to offer privacy-centered programming, displays, and other learning opportunities that help patrons and librarians to learn, think critically and make more informed choices about privacy.
To contribute to the good work happening this week, we’d like to highlight a couple of free resources that you can use to learn and do more to protect privacy.
- Alison Macrina, director of the Library Freedom Project, delivered a webinar for Infopeople, called “Teaching Privacy in Libraries: Strategies and Tools.” At a time when society is facing a new set of challenges around privacy, surveillance, censorship and free speech, library workers, as stewards of information and providers of internet access, are in a prime position to educate patrons about their digital rights. In this free recording, Marcrina demonstrates tools and best practices that can be taught in any library environment, in one-on-one patron interactions or computer classes.
- Laura Solomon presented an Infopeople webinar called, “Protecting Your Online Privacy: Risks and Strategies.” The free recording includes information and examples to help us understand why protecting one’s online privacy is now so critical and what can happen when one doesn’t. The session highlights various concrete methods and tools you can use to help protect online privacy as much as possible.
Infopeople has a busy Spring schedule of webinars coming up in March. Topics range from immigration resources to crisis communication – basically something for everybody! All webinars start at noon Pacific and last for one hour. Oh, and they’re free!
Here is the complete list for March:
If you miss these (or any) live events, you can always find the archive on Infopeople’s archived webinars page.