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.
How To Be More Inclusive In Your Readers’ Advisory Work (Infopeople)
Equity, diversity, and inclusion may seem like abstract goals that are difficult to implement in your day-to-day advisory work, but with knowledge, effort, and intentionality, anyone can learn to apply an equity mindset to their reading and recommending. In this webinar, Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan will give you strategies and practical applications to incorporate principles of inclusion into your advisory services. We’ll talk about inclusion and why it’s important in readers’ advisory, diversity audits and how to use them for advisory work, strategies for bringing authors from marginalized communities into focus, and how to call-in your coworkers. This webinar will give participants a better understanding of how to actively prioritize inclusion in advisory work, instead of falling back on established practices of leaving behind underrepresented authors and narratives.
Copyright And Creative Commons Resources For Patrons, Students, And Library Workers (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
More than ever, libraries need resources for free, including copyrighted images and other online content. In this webinar, we will be exploring resources to help you find information on copyright issues involving remote learning and other services, as well as online repositories of content you can use with patrons and students. We will also be taking a deep dive into Creative Commons, which allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers and the public to find content to use for free. In this session, Kyla Hunt, [former] Youth Services Consultant with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and Liz Philippi, TSLAC’s School Program Coordinator, will explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote their use in your library. Please note that the presenters are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice.
Sorry….You Just Don’t Fit Into Our Culture: Unconscious Bias In Hiring Decisions (Colorado State Library)
Are unconscious biases impacting your hiring/promotion process? These biases can cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others. Join us to learn how to recognize and eliminate bias in your library’s hiring process.
Carefully Crafted Codes of Conduct (Indiana State Library)
Many disruptive patron behaviors can be managed using appropriate and equally applied policies and procedures. In this webinar Cheri Harris, Legal Consultant for the Indiana State Library, will review relevant court cases and describe the legal standards that impact your choice of wording. She will discuss best practices and provide sample language. She will respond to recent questions about suspending or banning rule-breaking patrons and provide some guidance for making and carrying out those decisions.