Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

Jun 4, 2020

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 on-demand offerings caught our attention for June:

Finding Family in WY Newspapers (Wyoming State Library)
Join Chris Van Burgh for an exploration of Wyoming Newspapers (1849-1922) and how you can use them to find bits and pieces about your relatives’ time in Wyoming. Did they own a business? Play bridge? Serve in the war? So much to find!

Open Together: School Librarians as Community Activators (EveryLibrary)
Librarians bring communities together, and never has that been more important than in this time of physical distancing. Create social togetherness from your virtual school library by connecting with public library partners, offering engaging and enriching programs, and celebrating the local. Your virtual presence can still be the heart of the school even when the building is closed.
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Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)
School librarians can begin planning now for a changed role within the new normal of schools. How will physical spaces and collections need to be modified to deal with ongoing viral threats? What are reasonable preparations to make in the face of the need to return to a quarantine situation in the future? And where should we see ourselves in this emerging situation? Let’s look at reasonable scenarios and plan together for the success of school librarians in any future.
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5 Ways To Lead In An Era Of Constant Change (TED Talk)
Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today’s constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.

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