Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

Jul 6, 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 July.

Share or Beware: Help Students Fight Misinformation One Click at a Time (edWeb)
This Media Literacy Week, support your students as they learn to develop healthy skepticism without turning into cynics. Along the way, they’ll gain vital online reasoning skills and avoid the misinformation pitfalls of social media. In this interactive edWebinar, you learn from an educator who makes online evaluation a key part of her curriculum and explore how professional fact checkers evaluate information. Then, you practice identifying credible sources using a variety of methods, including KQED’s fun, interactive game, Share or Beware. You leave with ideas, teaching tips, and ready-to-use resources to help students find reliable sources no matter where they click.

The Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)
The Congressional Research Service in the Library of Congress has provided expert, non-partisan analysis of legal and policy issues for Congress for over a century. Now, in an attempt to expand access to its resources, it has made one of its products available through Congress.gov – the Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (Constitution Annotated).

Avoid Risk: When blocking on social media & the First Amendment intersect (ArchiveSocial)
The pandemic accelerated the pace of digital transformation shifting the need for social media from nice-to-have to must-have. And while there are undeniable benefits to social media, you also face unique challenges with First Amendment violations, managing trolls, blocking users, and moderating interactions. Learn how to establish a strong social media governance model that can help optimize risk management and mitigate inherent risks that come with having an online presence.

Preparing for Program Challenges at your Public Library (Programming Librarian)
Are you unsure how to handle a program challenge in your library?  Do you worry about having the right policies and procedures in place? Two public library directors will share their personal experiences with intellectual freedom challenges of programs.  Learn best practices and strategies for supporting staff, board, and community members through program challenges. Resources to assist in responding to challenges and crafting appropriate policies, procedures, and training will be provided.

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