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.” We hope you enjoy these ones that caught our attention for December:
Trustee Trouble 2 (Wyoming State Library)
Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the community and the library. Sometimes that first year on the board is tough, there is a lot more to being a library board member than you might think. In this series of episodes, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We suggest viewing one episode per month and then as a group, discuss the episode and answer the questions asked at the end of the segment.
A librarian’s case against overdue book fines (TED Talk)
Libraries have the power to create a better world; they connect communities, promote literacy and spark lifelong learners. But there’s one thing that keeps people away: the fear of overdue book fines. In this thought-provoking talk, librarian Dawn Wacek makes the case that fines don’t actually do what we think they do. What if your library just … stopped asking for them altogether?
The way we’ll work: Blockchain (Laramie County Library)
Learn how Wyoming is leading the way in applying blockchain to our resources and the way we work. Watch state and international experts explain the blockchain technology and answer questions. Presented in partnership with the Wyoming State Library, Laramie County Library System, L2B (Library 2 Business), Wyoming Humanities, and Museum on Main Street.