Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

May 5, 2023

At Your Leisure standing graphicIn 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 May.

Autism is Welcome Here (Colorado State Library)
Transform your school and public library to support and engage autistic youth! Learn about the unique needs of autistic individuals and listen to feedback gathered from the autism community about their library experiences. Translate this information and input into concrete strategies to create an autism-friendly library climate, develop a collection with authentic and affirming representation of autism, and design programming to engage neurodivergent children and teens.

Finding and Sharing Primary Source Documents (National Archives)
DocsTeach provides access to thousands of primary sources – letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types – that span the course of American history. During this session, you will learn how to find primary sources and utilize our resources for primary source analysis.

Little Makers: Facilitation and Reflection (Infopeople)
How you become a model and effective facilitator is one of the most important parts of your programming. Equally as important is how you empower parents and caregivers to engage with their young children during your program and once they leave your library. In this webinar, we will explore how the Little Makers program (geared towards children ages 2-6) at New Hampshire’s Keene Public Library approached facilitation and gathering feedback from staff and families to make adjustments and keep improving.

Making the Best of Bad Information (Colorado State Library)
We’ve all interacted with patrons who are insistent that their research path has led them to a fact when, in fact, it hasn’t. There have always been wild ideas around, but theories with very little evidence behind them are getting more traction in mainstream society and showing up more often in our libraries. We’ll look at the causes of the explosion of misinformation and how it coincides with mistrust of authoritative sources as well as discuss communication tips for talking to patrons.

Discover Primary Source Documents within Gale In Context (Gale)
Primary sources within your Gale In Context resources provide first-hand insight into history and valuable comparisons to current events. This webinar will share strategies to help you discover Gale In Context primary sources and use these documents to enhance course instruction and assignments.

15 Minutes to Mastery: Expand Research Skills with Gale’s Highlights and Notes (Gale)
Gale’s Highlights and Notes helps users develop and expand their research skills. In this 15 minutes to mastery session recording, we’ll share best practices and unique ideas for using the Highlights and Notes tool to support researchers of all levels.

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