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Category Adult Services

  • How to Hire Outside Talent for Your Library Programming

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    Having spoken at hundreds of local, state, and national library conferences and conventions, instructor Pat Wagner understands the business from the talent's point of view. Speakers want a clearly written set of expectations, library staff to work with who are great at communicating, and no big surprises. Libraries want someone who is reliable and competent, who shows up on time, does the job well, and is easy to work with. How can good libraries and good talent find each other? This session was recorded by Pat Wagner of Siera Learning in 2015.

  • Genealogy Basics

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    Webinar archive. Presented by Tamika Maddox Strong, IT Program Manager at the Georgia Public Library Service, and Michael Strong, Reference Librarian at the DeKalb County Public Library, in January 2016. Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States and many of those new enthusiasts are coming into public libraries for assistance. However, many staff members are at a loss as to how to begin helping them. This session will provide the attendee with a list of resources and information in an effort to train the trainer on helping their patrons with their genealogy related questions.

  • Library Outreach to Underserved Communities

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    In this video, Pat Wagner of Siera Learning shares tips for developing an engaging, inclusive outreach program that brings library services to people of all ages and abilities.

  • Adult Education Principles

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    Webinar Archive. 1 Hour. A captive audience for your classes in and for your library does not guarantee success. Engaging participants with adult education principles fosters better acceptance, retention, and application of ideas and methods. Learn the benefits of letting participants contribute to the content before and during the formal class. Even participants who know nothing about the topic still have workplace experiences that can shape a shared understanding for the information.