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.
Looking for practical & free learning that you can participate in right at your desk? Please join us for one, two, or all three of these webinars in December!
Libraries and the people working in them help in so many ways. Join us for these upcoming webinars and discover useful resources and strategies.
Wednesday – December 5
“School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 1: Growth Mindset”
This is the first webinar in a 4-part series focused on helping libraries use the Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit. Join us for this 90-minute webinar to learn more about what you can do to help support children’s growth mindset and persistence through challenge. For more information and to register: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=801&reset=1.
Tuesday – December 11
“Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and Refugees in the Library”
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Office of Citizenship has developed a wealth of products and resources your library can use to help people gain information on how to become a U.S. citizen, prepare for the U.S. naturalization test and interview, and navigate life in the United States. Join us for this one-hour webinar to learn about Citizenship Corners, free products and resources, and other ways to help recently arrived immigrants and refugees. For more information and to register: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=810&reset=1.
Thursday – December 13
“We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What?”
It seems like everyone is talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), but what does it really mean to put these values into practice at your library? In this one-hour webinar, the presenters will a provide a “starter kit” for EDI training in libraries. For more information and to register: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=809&reset=1.
Webinars are free of charge. Pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the announcement page. If you pre-register, you will receive an email with the login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you are unable to attend a live event, you can access the recorded version the day following the webinar. Check out our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.