November Webinars

Please join us for these two webinars in November!

popup civics labFacilitating Civic Engagement with Pop-Up Programming

Wednesday November 6, 2019 @noon Pacific Time, 1 PM Mountain, 2 PM Central, 3 PM Eastern

Presented by: Amy Holcomb and Christine Goertz

In late summer of 2016, Skokie (IL) Public Library created a Civic Lab–a mobile, pop-up initiative to increase public discussion and civic literacy among library patrons of all ages. In this webinar Christine Goertz and Amy Holcomb, two members of the Civic Lab team, will discuss the background of the Civic Lab, strategies in developing civic literacy opportunities across multiple departments, and the four types of pop-up events that make up the majority of Civic Lab appearances. Additionally, they will cover why civic engagement is inherent in library services as well as the lessons learned from three years of civic literacy programming. This webinar will be of interest to: librarians, programming staff, information specialists, directors and assistant directors in public libraries

For a complete description and to REGISTER, please go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=866&reset=1

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Eliminating Fines: A Win-Win for Your Library and Community

Wednesday November 20, 2019 @noon Pacific Time, 1 PM Mountain, 2 PM Central, 3 PM Eastern

Presented by: Beth Crist and Meg DePriest

Libraries have traditionally charged overdue fines for three reasons: to generate revenue, to get materials back on time, and to teach responsibility. But what if all of these assumptions are wrong? It turns out they are! In this webinar, you will discover why these reasons are old fashioned, incorrect notions that create a barrier for many people. You will hear how eliminating fines can lead to an increase in library use and circulation, with no negative effects. Presenters Beth Crist and Meg DePriest will review the research and results from the growing number of libraries across the country that have ditched late fines and coaxed new and former users to their doors. They will discuss how to gather your libraries’ data and patron stories to create advocacy tools. They will share talking points, tips, and an advocacy tool you can use to build a case to eliminate fines in your library. It’s a win-win for your library and community! This webinar will be of interest to: public library staff and directors and anyone interested in advocating for this policy change that welcomes more community members into public libraries.

For a complete description and to REGISTER, please go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=873.


Webinars are free of charge and you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the announcement page. If you pre-register, you will receive an email with a 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 after the webinar.

Check out our archive listing at: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

Upcoming Webinars

Please join us for these upcoming FREE webinars!

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Introduction to Website Accessibility  Presented by: Laura Solomon

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @noon Pacific Time/1 PM Mountain/2 PM Central/3 PM Eastern

Description: Are you concerned that your library’s website isn’t meeting accessibility standards? In this one-hour webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid. Topics for this webinar include:

  • What accessibility means in a web context, and how it differs from web usability
  • Legal issues surrounding web accessibility and how these can affect libraries
  • National and international standards commonly used for accessibility evaluations, and which to use, when
  • An introduction to automated validators and what they can and cannot do
  • Actual code examples for both good and bad implementations of some common HTML elements

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

  • Know what website accessibility is and why it matters, including from a legal standpoint
  • Learn of the two main standards used for website accessibility and when to apply them
  • Understand how automated validators work and what they can and cannot do
  • Learn several code examples, both good and bad, for increasing accessibility

This webinar will be of interest to: Staff responsible for websites or wanting to learn about web accessibility.

For a complete description and to REGISTER, go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=867&reset=1

popup civics lab

Facilitating Civic Engagement with Pop-Up Programming

Presented by: Amy Holcomb and Christine Goertz

Wednesday November 6, 2019 @noon Pacific Time

Description: In late summer of 2016, Skokie (IL) Public Library created a Civic Lab–a mobile, pop-up initiative to increase public discussion and civic literacy among library patrons of all ages. In this webinar Christine Goertz and Amy Holcomb, two members of the Civic Lab team, will discuss the background of the Civic Lab, strategies in developing civic literacy opportunities across multiple departments, and the four types of pop-up events that make up the majority of Civic Lab appearances. Additionally, they will cover why civic engagement is inherent in library services as well as the lessons learned from three years of civic literacy programming.

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

  • Be able to articulate and advocate for the role of the public library as a convener of civic engagement opportunities in the community
  • Be able to identify strategies and topics for engaging patrons in thought-provoking ideas and dialogue beyond traditional programming
  • Be able to identify and engage library staff at all levels in civic engagement initiatives across the library

This webinar will be of interest to: librarians, programming staff, information specialists, directors and assistant directors in public libraries

 

For a complete description and to REGISTER, go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=866&reset=1

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Infopeople webinars are free of charge. If you pre-register (use the links above), 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 after the webinar.

Check our webinar archive listing at:  http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

Create a Successful Bilingual Storytime (Sept 12 webinar)

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

Presented by: Adilene Rogers

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @noon Pacific Time, 1 PM Mountain, 2 PM Central, 3 PM Eastern

Are you interested in creating a bilingual storytime at your library? Bilingual storytimes storytimeare 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

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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

Webinars in August and September

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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

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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

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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

 

July Webinars

We know summer days are busy, but we hope you will join us for these two free webinars this month!

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @noon Pacific Time

Living in a Material World: Crafting Programs for Adults
craftsPresented by: Kimberli Buckley

Did you know that crafts are considered to be an excellent way to work through the pressures of daily life stressors? Research has revealed that crafts can provide a variety of tangible health benefits, such as feelings of relaxation, stress relief, a sense of accomplishment, increased happiness, reduced anxiety, and enhanced confidence. In this webinar, presenter Kimberli Buckley will discuss how to put together an adult craft program on a budget, how to utilize crafts to promote awareness, and she will offer a wide variety and range of craft examples that will prove that crafts aren’t just for kids. Additionally, she will discuss history of crafts and the current state of the crafting world as well as the therapeutic and health benefits that crafts can provide for adults. Gain creative ideas and numerous examples for adult craft programs, develop strategies for innovative budgeting ideas, understand past and present adult crafting trends, and identify the therapeutic value and health benefits of crafting. For a complete description and to REGISTER, go to:  https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=852&reset=1

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @noon Pacific Time

XR: Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality in the Library

Presented by: John MacLeod, Tammy Westergard and Sara Jones xr

XR (extended reality) is the umbrella term for the emerging technologies of Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality. Understanding the hardware and software for use in libraries is crucial for those considering integrating XR into collections and programming. In this webinar we examine the technology and programs working in libraries today and offer a road map and playbook for either expanding or beginning to use XR in libraries. Understand XR hardware and software available for use in libraries, have a path for acquiring XR content for collections, determine staffing and training needs to implement a successful program, and better understand the particular needs of adults and teens using XR. For a complete description and to REGISTER, go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=858&reset=1

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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 our archive listing at:  http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived