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  • The Myth of Innovation

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    This recorded webinar was presented by R. David Lankes on April 12, 2016 as part of our Virtual Staff Development Day. Many see innovation as a sort of grand effort from a gifted few. Innovation seems characterized by the start-up, or the creative class. Yet innovation, adoption of positive change, is essential to all institutions and is actually an obligation of the professional - including the librarian. This session will examine the myths of innovation, how these myths can prevent positive change, and examples of locally grown innovation that makes a difference to librarianship.

  • Library Trends: 2016 Edition

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    In this archived webinar, Miguel Figueroa from the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries discusses his work identifying emerging trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve; promoting futuring and innovation techniques to help librarians and library professionals shape their future; and building connections with experts and innovative thinkers to help libraries address emerging issues. This event is supported through funding from the Georgia Public Library Service, the Georgia Library Association, and the Library Services and Technology Act through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This session was recorded on April 12, 2016 as part of the Virtual Staff Development Day.

  • GLASS Services: An In-Depth Look

    9 Lessons in

    Welcome to GLASS 201! This course is meant to further your understanding of GLASS materials and how to request them for patrons. After the completion of this course, students will be able to identify reading materials provided by GLASS, materials provided through PINES, and how to sign up for BARD and download books.

  • PINES: Patron Registration

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    Registering a patron in PINES is easy, but there are many steps along the way. This course will walk you through the process of registering a patron in PINES so that you can be confident as you’re working at the Circulation Desk.

  • Diversity in Children's Literature

    1 Lessons in

    Join us for a conversation with award-winning children's book illustrator R. Gregory Christie about the importance of diversity in children's literature. We'll talk with him about his work, his inspiration, and his recent projects.

  • Language Nutrition and Early Literacy

    1 Lessons in

    The best predictor of a baby’s future academic achievements is not parental income, level of parent education, or ethnicity, but rather the number of words spoken to the baby and the amount of time spent in active engagement from birth to 3 years of age. Just as food nourishes a growing child’s body, language interactions nourish a child’s brain. Presenter Dr. Jennifer Stapel-Wax will introduce the topic of language nutrition and share with the library community tips on encouraging early literacy development in communities.

  • Reading Nooks that Encourage Writing Too

    1 Lessons in

    Children become stronger readers by being more aware of and inspired by amazing, interesting stories. Typically, adults share their love for stories through reading picture books to their young readers. Did you know that reading skills enhance writing skills, and writing skills enhance reading skills? It’s true. So, why not provide opportunities for young learners to experiment with both? We will explore reading and writing tools that are advantageous to young children’s literacy and language development as well as fun, interesting, and exciting for our budding authors!

  • Early Literacy Advocacy

    1 Lessons in

    This one-hour webinar will focus on strategies and key messages to support your ability to advocate for the work you do to support literacy in your community.

  • Supporting English Language Learners and their Families

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    If “it takes a village” is your motto, then it’s important to consider how librarians can support their young learners by supporting their young learners’ families. By exploring and celebrating your community’s cultures with the families in your community, you can welcome more and more families into your facility and place books into the hands of your neighbors. Families visiting the library already recognize the importance of literature, so we will explore additional strategies, tips, and resources for developing literacy and language skills at home.

  • Read Aloud Tips and Strategies

    1 Lessons in

    Participants will explore the most popular reading strategy used by educators of infants through kindergarten: read alouds. We will explore how various styles and levels can be implemented to better engage “young readers”, increase excitement with books, and, ultimately, increase literacy and language development.

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