Category Archives: Training

Training Planned in Conjunction With Legislative Reception



If you are thinking of heading to the Wyoming Library Association Legislative Reception on Thursday, February 7, in Cheyenne, the Wyoming State Library has two important learning opportunities for you.

Also, if you have time to set aside for extra training while in Cheyenne, contact Desiree Saunders at desiree.saunders@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6258, or Brian Greene at brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339 in advance so that we can schedule one on one training for you or your employees with WSL staff. The reception itself will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at the State Library, 2800 Central Ave. in Cheyenne. It will be preceded by a legislative update at 5:00.

Let’s Get a Complete Count: Census 2020 and Wyoming Libraries
Thursday, February 7, 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne
Willow Room – First Floor

Join Stephanie Freeman, Wyoming’s Partnership Specialist from the U S Census and Brian Greene, WSL Library Development Manager, to learn how the Wyoming library community can play a key role in helping our state get a “Complete Count.” We also want to hear what you are doing or plan to do with Census 2020 and hear your questions, your ideas. March 23, 2020 will be the first day that census forms can be completed. Can we count on Wyoming libraries to be ready?

Short Takes for Trustees
Friday, February 8, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Avenue, Cheyenne
Large Training Room

Join Brian Greene, WSL Library Development Manager in a preview of short videos for trustees from ALA’s United for Libraries division that the WSL hopes to make available during the next year. We want your input. These videos (8-10 minutes each) cover: What It Means to Be a Trustee; Board Meetings; Board Ethics; Library Advocacy; Library Policies; Strategic Planning; Working with Friends; Evaluating the Library Director; Board Self Evaluation; and Succession Planning and New Board Orientation.

Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’



In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” We hope you enjoy these ones that caught our attention for January:

Virtual Field Trips in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)
Join Nathan Doerr from the Wyoming State Museum and Gretchen Henrich and Megan Smith from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for an exploration of their virtual field trips that can be scheduled for your classes!


Trustee Trouble 3 (Wyoming State Library)
Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the community and the library. Sometimes that first year on the board is tough, there is a lot more to being a library board member than you might think. In this series of episodes, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We suggest viewing one episode per month and then as a group, discuss the episode and answer the questions asked at the end of the segment.


Library 101: Fake News (North Dakota State Library)
Library 101 tackles the topic of Fake News. Learn about what it is, why it’s so relevant, and how to prevent its spread. (See more Library 101 videos from the North Dakota State Library.)


Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction & Association for Rural and Small Libraries)
Check out this webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL on how small or rural libraries can provide services to community members experiencing homelessness, especially with limited access to resources, like a social worker.


Cheap And Easy: An Introduction To Passive Programming (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
Are you short on programming funds? Does your staff struggle to find time to program? Would you like to showcase collections and services or promote community initiatives? If so, then it’s time to add passive programming to your repertoire! Discover what passive programming is and how to do it well. Return to work with ideas that will allow you to design activities suitable for all ages, from kids to seniors, and even intergenerational audiences. (Scroll down past upcoming webinars.)

ARSL Conference Call for Proposals



The Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) is calling for session proposals for their 2019 conference: “Tap Into Libraries!” The conference will take place from September 4-7 in Burlington, Vermont. Do you:

  • Have a successful approach to advocacy?
  • Have great examples of building community partnerships?
  • Provide an outstanding tech service?
  • Have creative management techniques to share?
  • Work in a library where staff goes above and beyond with a particular service or program?
  • Offer other unique services that are replicable and affordable for small and rural libraries?

Share your expertise in these or other areas by submitting a proposal. Maximum of two proposals per presenter, including individual and panel presentations. Presenters will receive conference discounts; vendors not eligible.

Submit your proposal.

Deadline is 9:00 p.m. MST on Sunday, February 10. ARSL hopes to notify all selected presenters by Friday, March 20.

Innovative Libraries Online Conference



Registration is open for the Innovative Libraries Online Conference, sponsored by the State Library of Iowa. This free event takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. MST (9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. CST) on Thursday, January 17.

The ILOC offers keynote speakers and sessions on a variety of topics — all online in a Zoom meeting room, so you can attend from your library or from home. Come and go throughout the day, attending the sessions you’re most interested in. A main goal of ILOC is to replicate the “in-person” conference experience but a free option with no travel component.

While the last two sessions of the day, beginning at 2:00 p.m. MST, are more Iowa-specific, the keynote and first four events provide information valuable to libraries everywhere. All times listed here are MST:

  • Keynote, 8:00-9:00 a.m.: How to Compassionately Manage Problematic Behavior from Homeless (and all other) Patrons
  • Session 1, 9:10-10:00 a.m.: Global Gathering Programming; Bring the World to Your Patrons
  • Session 2, 10:10-11:00 a.m.: Every Voice Matters; How Community Input Helps People Feel Welcome
  • Session 3: 12:00-12:50 p.m.: People–Partnerships–Possibilities
  • Session 4: 1:00-1:50 p.m.: Libraries and LEOs: Partnerships for Programming

Learn more and register on the State Library of Iowa’s website. Space is limited.

6 Webinars to Jumpstart Your Professional Development



From WebJunction

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to think about your professional development goals for next year. Check out this greatest hits list of WebJunction’s webinars that you can watch free at any time. Each webinar includes a list of related resources to explore and a learner guide to help extend your learning, alone or with others. Whether you want to create new programs or tweak regular ones, there’s something for every library on this list.

  1. Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact
  2. Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement
  3. Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community
  4. Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities
  5. Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help!
  6. Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds

And when you’re ready, explore more learning opportunities, always free, in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

Library 101 from North Dakota State Library



New to library world and want a quick way to get up to speed? Or maybe you want a refresher? The North Dakota State Library has you covered with their “Library 101” video series. These are brief takes on important topics posted on YouTube to access any time for free. Learn more about professional development, patron privacy, marketing with social media and photos, fake news, databases, and classification.

(Wyoming librarians: check out the GoWYLD.net databases and our training videos archive for tips on how to use them with your patrons.)

 

Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’



In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” We hope you enjoy these ones that caught our attention for December:

Trustee Trouble 2 (Wyoming State Library)
Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the community and the library. Sometimes that first year on the board is tough, there is a lot more to being a library board member than you might think. In this series of episodes, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We suggest viewing one episode per month and then as a group, discuss the episode and answer the questions asked at the end of the segment.


 

A librarian’s case against overdue book fines (TED Talk)
Libraries have the power to create a better world; they connect communities, promote literacy and spark lifelong learners. But there’s one thing that keeps people away: the fear of overdue book fines. In this thought-provoking talk, librarian Dawn Wacek makes the case that fines don’t actually do what we think they do. What if your library just … stopped asking for them altogether?


The way we’ll work: Blockchain (Laramie County Library)
Learn how Wyoming is leading the way in applying blockchain to our resources and the way we work. Watch state and international experts explain the blockchain technology and answer questions. Presented in partnership with the Wyoming State Library, Laramie County Library System, L2B (Library 2 Business), Wyoming Humanities, and Museum on Main Street.

Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’



In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” We hope you enjoy these ones that caught our attention for November:

 

How to design a library that makes kids want to read (TED Talk)
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.


 

The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk)
Public libraries have always been about more than just books — and their mission of community support has taken on new urgency during the current opioid epidemic. After witnessing overdoses at her library in Philadelphia, Chera Kowalski learned how to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of narcotics, and she’s put it to use to save patrons’ lives. In this personal talk, she shares the day-to-day reality of life on the frontline of the opioid crisis and advocates for each of us to find new ways to keep our communities safe and healthy.


Trustee Trouble 1 (Wyoming State Library)
In this first episode of the series, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We will include a new episode every month (for 10 months) to watch at your leisure or with your trustees and then answer the questions toward the end of each episode.

Social Crisis Management Online Conference Sessions



 

The third Library 2.018 mini-conference is less than a week away “Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World” will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. MDT. Register now to watch for free and/or to receive the event recordings.

Operational decisions continue to be influenced by social concerns. Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address some of these social crises and learn about outcomes.

Join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #librarysocialcrisis on their social media posts leading up to and during the mini-conference.

Current session list:

  • Active Shooter Training – Mary Soucie, State Librarian
  • Bibliotecas acción social – Judith de Méndez, Librarian.
  • Broward County Library – Reach Out Reach Up Reintegration Program – Roslyn Dean, Community Engagement Manager, Broward County Library
  • “Conversescion”: not a mis-type, a different way to inclusion of asylum seekers – Matilde Fontanin
  • Educating Information Professionals to Manage Social Crises – Jen Jumba, M.L.I.S Adjunct Faculty at SJSU and Adult Services Librarian/Supervisor at Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • From Transactional to Transformational Responses and Roles: Current and Potential Library Responses to Social Crises – Paula Miller, Director, Baltimore County Public Library
  • It’s not (just) about transition: Librarians’ role in promoting trans affirming healthcare – Mary Catherine Lockmiller, MLIS, M.Eng., AHIP
  • Meeting some basic needs of SJSU students and San Jose citizens @ the MLK Jr. Library – Peggy Cabrera, Associate Librarian for Art & Art History, Environmental Studies, Humanities & Philosophy, San Jose State University
  • Opiate Users In Your Library: A Community Health Crisis – Dr. Steve Albrecht
  • Planning to React: Creativity, planning, and community coordination in response to crisis – Christian Zabriskie, Executive Director/Founder
  • Providing Support to Library Customers with Adverse Life Challenges – Alix Midgley, LCSW
  • The Role of Libraries in Addressing Homelessness and Poverty – Dr. Julie Ann Winkelstein
  • What role can public libraries play in the fight against HIV/AIDS? Lessons from Lubuto Library Partners in Lusaka, Zambia – Elizabeth Giles, Director of Library Services

This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library.

Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’



In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” We hope you enjoy these ones that caught our attention for October:

School Library Resources @ the Wyoming State Library (Wyoming State Library) Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at the Wyoming State Library, as she shares some of the many ways the WSL supports school libraries in Wyoming.

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction)This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.

Web Content Introduction to GPO FDSYS(Federal Depository Library Program) Join us for this informative recorded webinar that gives a good introduction to GPO FDSYS.

Interview Tips and Tricks from Both Sides of the Desk (Tennessee Library Association) Whether you are the interviewer or interviewee, this webinar provides insight and discussion on taking your interview to the next level.