Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

Mar 2, 2021

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 March:

ChiltonLibrary Webinar (Gale)
ChiltonLibrary supplies a solution for the automotive ‘do-it-yourselfer’ with repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks. This webinar covers how to select a year, make, and model, and navigate repair, maintenance, recall information, and more!

SimplyE and Digital Resource Solutions During the Second Wave (EveryLibrary Institute)
Digital Public Library of America and its partners from Brooklyn Public Library and Alameda County Library will provide an overview of SimplyE, the only e-reading platform built by libraries for libraries, and the DPLA free ebook offering and marketplace.

How To Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute)
In this webinar, we hope to provide valuable insights on how to counsel patrons when they ask you COVID-19 related questions. Now more than ever, information literacy is a critical resource to have in your intellectual toolbox. With the closures of many school systems and the imminent closure of many libraries, the role of librarians in a community will be more important than ever. When libraries close, questions don’t stop. This means your reference lines will be critical assets to your community. The tools you gain from this webinar will prepare you to guide your community through a minefield of misinformation during a time when facts are of the most importance.

Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
Have you ever had a request for background on a Federal law? Legislative histories involve digging into many primary sources, and most of these resources are available through freely-available Government websites. We will explore how to find legislative intent, public hearings presenting various viewpoints, congressional debate, Presidential signing statements, and more. We will look at doing research for both historic laws as well as newly passed legislation.

Outreach Outside the Box (InfoPeople)
If 2020 has shown us anything it’s that, now more than ever, library staff need to find creative and flexible ways to bring resources and programming to families where they are in their communities. Additionally, we must continue finding new ways to serve families who have been left out of traditional library programming in order to build equity, develop inclusive practice, and encourage diverse voices.

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