Popular Webinar Archives for the Week of April 6, 2020

Photo by J. Kelly Brito on UnsplashWe’re continuing to track popular archived webinars and we are SUPER glad to see so many people enjoying them! There were a few repeats from last week so we will focus on the new favorites of the past week.

Visual Merchandising for Public Libraries: Practical Strategies for Applying Bookstore Insights to Library Collections – The title pretty much says it all, I think!

Preventing and Treating Compassion Fatigue with Self-Care – Library staff are tasked with providing more and more services for their communities despite continually shrinking budgets. If you have you found yourself feeling drained, growing more irritable or less empathetic in your work you may be at-risk for compassion fatigue.

Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace – How do library administrators and managers foster a healthy, inclusive work environment so all employees can succeed? This webinar shares examples of implicit bias within the library workplace and discusses best practices for addressing and minimizing implicit bias in recruitment, hiring and retention. 

Failing in the Right Direction – What happens at your library when something doesn’t go according to plan? We hear a lot about the need for innovation and risk taking in the workplace but not so much about the flip side of that coin: failure. 

Until next time, stay safe and healthy!

Popular Webinar Archives for the Week of March 30

online learning in the cloudAs 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. 

Upcoming webinars in March!

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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.

Emerging Tech Trends and Libraries

How are emerging technology trends impacting libraries? Tech gurus Lrobot armaura Solomon and David Lee King are delivering a 4-part webinar series for Infopeople to explore this question.

  • Part 1: Laura Solomon kicked off the series in December 2015. She discussed Gartner’s Hype Cycle, Internet of Things, wearables, the evolution of social media, and more. You can listen here (one-hour).
  • Part 2: David Lee King presented the second session in the series. His session covered trends and tipping points, including mobile, games, smart machines – all through the lens of “What does this mean for the library?”. You can listen here (one-hour).
  • Part 3: David Lee King returned to host the third session. This time he covered maker spaces, digital media labs, co-working spaces, and more. You can listen here (one-hour).

Part 4 in the series will be presented by Laura Solomon on June 15, 2016. You can register here.



Free Online Learning Opportunities for Children’s Librarians


Infopeople is committed to providing high quality, practical library training. Each month we host free one-hour webinars, covering a wide range of topics. You can either attend a “live” online webinar as it is being delivered or you can view a recording later.

In this post, we highlight a sextet of recent webinar recordings for children’s librarians.

I. Successful Programming for Babies and Toddlers

Presenters: Kendra Jones, Children’s Librarian & Brooke Newberry, Early Literacy Librarian

II. Promoting Creativity in Childhood – Moving from Why? to How? An ELF 2.0 Webinar

Presenter: Erica Fortescue, Associate Director, Innovative Learning, Center for Childhood Creativity

III. Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age

Presenter: Jason Boog, author of Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age

IV. Pop-Up Storytimes

Presenter: Cheryl Lee, Library Branch Manager

V. Sensory-Enhanced Storytimes

Presenters: Laura Baldassari-Hackstaff, Youth Librarian, & Laura Olson, Youth Services Librarian

VI. Creating Baby Spaces in Public Libraries: Designing for Success

Presenter: Bridget Alexander, founder of Art Beast Children’s Studio and director of Tubman House