Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

Mar 13, 2023

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.

Info2Go! Looking for Mirrors in the Library Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Join us as we hear from two presenters about the importance of buying high-quality books by, for, and about indigenous people. You’ll also learn about local and national resources to support your library’s collection development efforts in this area.

Free Online Tools to Increase Your Workflow & Productivity (Infopeople)
Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? This informative webinar will be filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you improve how you work.

Getting Past Symptoms to the Root of the Problem: Tools for Root Cause Analysis (Colorado State Library)
When you have a process problem to resolve, it’s important to be able to distinguish between symptoms and the problem. What’s more, to have any real hope for problem resolution, you need to be able to identify the root cause of the problem. In this interactive session, you will explore six simple tools to help you dive deeper and gather critical clues: Pareto charts, fishbone charts, is/is not analysis, scatter diagrams, problem concentration diagrams, and the five whys.

Inclusive and Affirming Library Programs for LGBTQIA+ Youth (Collaborative Summer Library Program)
Examine statistics related to discrimination within libraries/schools and risks that LGBTQIA+ youth face on a day-to-day basis in their communities, then discuss ways that library professionals can improve the general climate of libraries and summer reading programs through various strategies from simple word choice to organizational policy change. An interactive safe space for all of your questions will be moderated by a CSLP Inclusion Committee member following the presentation portion. Digital resource handouts will be provided.

Weed ‘Em and Reap: Getting Your Collection from Awful to Awesome (WebJunction)
Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! This session will discuss the life cycle of a collection, including weeding techniques, collection management policies, and how to motivate reluctant weeders. Join co-authors of the popular blog Awful Library Books to learn their holistic approach to collection management as they help all types and sizes of libraries find the joy in a shelf list that reflects a clean, relevant, and current collection!

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