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.” These on-demand offerings caught our attention for April.

Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO): Just type Explora into the search and hit enter to learn how Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.


Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association): CopyTalk is a series of webinars on specific copyright topics that include orphan works, mass digitization, international copyright developments, pending and recent copyright court cases, the copyright implications of new technologies, and more.


Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople): Libraries have quickly pivoted in the last several months to moving their programs and events to a virtual environment. The early months were about figuring out “the how” and getting new routines in place. Now it is time to find meaningful ways to evaluate and assess the success of what we are offering. How does program success in a virtual world differ from in person programs and events? What data should we collect? How do we get feedback? These questions and more will be explored in this webinar.


How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research): It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.


Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction): For too many children and teens, summer is a time of hunger and learning loss. Libraries offer the perfect environment to combat childhood hunger and obesity while preventing summer learning loss by offering free, healthy lunch to kids through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Join us for this webinar to learn about the tools and practical tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and incorporating lunches into your summer reading program. Even if you’ve been offering summer lunches for years, you’ll come away inspired and ready to plan.

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