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 October.

ProQuest Culturegrams training video (ProQuest) CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. (4 mins)


Great Reads from Great Places: Natural World (Library of Congress) Join Wyoming’s Casey Rislov, author of “Rowdy Randy,” and several other children’s book authors for a panel discussion of how books open worlds for the reader — particularly the Natural World. This video was produced as part of the 2021 National Book Festival. (48 mins)


That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library) The internet offers a variety of communication channels that most of us are relying on during the Pandemic. Personal relationships aside, poor online communication skills can harm your productivity and effectiveness. This means more emails, phone calls or repeated work when something is misunderstood. In this session we will discuss simple ways to improve your online communication skills with both your co-workers and patrons. (60 mins)


How Libraries Change Lives (TedxExeter) Ciara Eastell makes a strong case for these places of transformation and possibility, arguing that in an era of fake news and loneliness, we need our libraries more than ever. (12 mins)


How to: TikTok (Engaging Local Government Leaders) Love it or hate it, there’s no denying its popularity: TikTok beat out Facebook and WhatsApp to claim the spot of #1 most popular social app download in the world for 2020. Here’s a closer look at the rapidly growing platform and how governments can leverage it to reach residents. (62 mins)

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