Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

Aug 5, 2022

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 August.

Info2Go! Introduction to Library Ethics (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Ethics is defined as “the body of moral principles or values governing, or distinctive of, a particular culture or group.” While many people have personal ethics that impact their daily behavior, there are also ethics in workplaces and professions, including libraries. This webinar will introduce the fundamental ethical principles of the library profession, including professional ethics, intellectual freedom, and the importance of policies and procedures.

Designing the Post-Pandemic Library (EveryLibrary Institute)
What will patrons expect from their libraries after the pandemic? How will a year or more of social distancing and self-isolation impact the way people interact with – and within – their libraries? How should library leaders plan for renovations and modifications in the wake of the pandemic? How can designed flexibility help libraries adapt to a rapidly changing world? This free webinar addresses these important questions.

Tear Down This Wall: Find and Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library)
While your library is ADA compliant and welcomes all, there may be hidden barriers for some in your community that hinder them from using your library. Who isn’t using your library, and why? How can you find and remove those barriers to make your library more accessible to all? Join us for this session to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons.

Get Graphic: Using Graphic Novels In The Classroom (Mackin)
Get inspired to bring graphic novels – the kid-favorite format – into the classroom. Join creators Chad Sell (The Cardboard Kingdom), Judd Winick (Hilo Series), and Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels) for a behind-the-scenes introduction to graphic novels, moderated by Tuan Nguyen, cofounder of the Texas Library Association’s Maverick and Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading Lists. Learn about building graphic novel stories and how to use them to foster a love of reading, bring out your students’ own creativity, and reach reluctant and emerging readers in your classroom.

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