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
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.
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:
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 September:
Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it (Center on Technology & Disability)
This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER’s Simon Technology center describes the fundamentals of AT, and how to incorporate them into your child’s life to enhance learning and creativity.
Preventing Medicare Fraud: What libraries can do to help (Montana State Library).
The Missoula Aging Services works statewide to promote services that prevent and mitigate Medicare fraud. Join Renee Labrie-Shanks of the Montana Seniors Medicare Patrol Program to learn about resources available to libraries and where to find more help for your patrons.
Scratch: Visual Coding in the Cloud (Technology & Innovation in Education).
Scratch is an online platform designed to expose students to the fundamental elements of computer coding. This computer industry is experiencing the fastest growth and highest job demand in the US job market. In this session you will see how easy it is to create opportunities for your students to problem solve and think creatively.
Our human condition has changed dramatically and has implications for libraries of all types on a global scale. Food insecurity and hunger, housing policies and homelessness, violence, mental health service needs, social, economic, educational and racial equity, substance abuse and drug overdose – all of these and many more challenges impact the people who frequent our libraries – as customers, students, faculty, and staff. 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. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?
The Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invites you to join us for the third session in a series of programming on Understanding Intellectual Property (IP). This interactive event will be broadcast live at the Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Ave. in Cheyenne, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT on Friday, July 20.
Part III in the series, “Tips and Tricks for Patent Searching,” will focus on the benefits of searching, working with the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, keyword searching vs. CPC searching, the 7-step search process, and building a search strategy using keywords.
Join the Library of Congress from 12-1 p.m. MDT on July 26, 2018 for a free, live Congress.gov webinar hosted by the Law Library of Congress. The library’s legal reference experts, Barbara Bavis and Robert Brammer , will demonstrate how to utilize Congress.gov, the official U.S. federal legislative information website.
During the webinar, Barbara and Robert will demonstrate how to perform general searches on legislation, as well as more specific searches based on your interests and needs regarding legislation and congressional legislative information. They will also highlight new features of Congress.gov, such as editing saved searches, adding alerts, the Help page, and other enhancements. Additionally, any questions that viewers have will be answered in real-time.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office is offering a series of five free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians. Take one or more (or all) of the classes. Follow the links to register.
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5CE) Wednesday, June 6, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE. Brief introduction to MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping and Subheadings. Citation sensors.
PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5CE) Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT
Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. Four different types of MeSH terms. We’ll investigate the structure of the MeSH database (spoiler alert…it’s a hierarchy) and look at the components of a MeSH record.
PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (1.5CE) Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT Learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM helps you search effectively with keywords. We will also look at the MeSH explosion feature. We will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed (spoiler alert…there’s a phrase index.)
PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (1.5CE) Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will look at Coordination techniques used by the Indexers. We’ll explore the Index feature to build a search. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search.
PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features (1.5CE) Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies. We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate searching for literature that supports evidence-based medicine. Explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge (PubMed calls it a filter.)
Free Mini-Conference on Blockchain Technology in Libraries
Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. The technology enables a broader impact within the community and around the globe. Some suggestions being explored for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced metadata center, protecting Digital First Sale rights, supporting community-based collections, and facilitating partnerships across organizations. This mini-conference will provide participants with an overview of blockchain technology and information about current applications within the information professions.