Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

May 7, 2019

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.” These caught our attention for April:

Trustee Trouble 7 (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.

Transgender Inclusion in Libraries (iSchool @San Jose State University)
This webcast shares a basic understanding of the rich variety of gender identities and experiences, best practices for working with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and transgender people. The recording provides an introduction to trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to affirmation and representation.

Green Screen Tech (North Dakota State Library)
This presentation at Renewal and Development 2019 is on Green Screen Tech. The wonderful presenter walked participants through the different options for using a green screen and how to properly use it. Then she let them work with green screens in the presentation.

From Virtual Reality to Blockchain: Current and Emerging Technology Trends (New Jersey Library Cooperative)
This recording provides an overview of several trends that are currently important or expected to have a significant impact in the near future, such as 3D printing, 3D modeling, virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and edge computing. During the webinar, attendees will be encouraged to brainstorm the opportunities and challenges new technology trends may bring to libraries and beyond, and to share their ideas.

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