CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR GEORGIA'S PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF

Upcoming CE Events

Welcome to the Upcoming Events page, where we showcase Georgia's in-person and online continuing education opportunities sponsored by GPLS and associated organizations. These opportunities are tailored to meet the needs of our busy professionals, and most sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing.

Introduction

Whether you're looking to sharpen your skills, learn new techniques, or explore new areas of interest, our continuing education offerings have something for everyone. Our experienced presenters are committed to helping you achieve your goals, and we provide a supportive and collaborative learning environment to ensure your success. 

So why wait? Register to attend the listed events and start learning. We look forward to helping you achieve your full potential.

Leveraging the Summer Slowdowns: How to Prepare for End-of-Year Fundraising in June

Time: Thursday, June 13, 2024, 12 pm Eastern (9 am Pacific |10 am Mountain | 11 am Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Nonprofit Learning Lab


For most nonprofits, the summer months bring forth significant slowdowns. Though this downtime can be used for vacation, family time, team building, etc., having extra bandwidth can also be used to jumpstart End-of-Year fundraising efforts. Rather than waiting for September to roll around, having a well-paced plan for the summer months can help you and your team get a head start! Participants can expect to outline a clear plan for marketing and development teams to kick off EOY fundraising, explore how to incorporate powerful impact metrics into your EOY fundraising message, and learn how to capture powerful stories of transformation to share with donors during your EOY campaign(s).



Register here

Board Revolution: Rethinking Nonprofit Governance for Organizational Impact

Time: Thursday, June 13, 2024, 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific |11 am Mountain | 12 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Charity Village


Join us for a free webinar to learn strategies for reimagining nonprofit governance for organizational impact. When it comes to nonprofit governance, the status quo isn’t working. Board members feel undervalued and disengaged, EDs are overwhelmed, and organizations don’t have the strategic leadership they need. In this session, we'll look at nonprofit governance from a fresh perspective that puts your organization’s purpose front and center. We’ll explore how governance actually happens in your organization (hint: most of it isn’t at board meetings!), uncover some of the hidden sources of tension in nonprofit governance, and provide simple approaches to building a more effective and engaging board.



Register here

NOAA Institutional Repository Implementing Public Access 

Time: Thursday, June 13, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

FDLP


Join us in learning about NOAA's response and implementation of public access mandates, including our NOAA Institutional Repository's system and searching functionalities for researchers. You will learn how to search our collections, how persistent identifiers are being incorporated into NOAA's plans, and how NOAA is increasing public access above and beyond new Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP) guidance.



Register here

Idea Lab: Impact of Net Neutrality on Library Services

Time: Friday, June 14, 2024, 12 pm Eastern (9 am Pacific |10 am Mountain | 11 am Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Libraries4de



The FCC has finally restored Net Neutrality, a policy that prevents “pay to play fast lanes,” where big companies get prioritized traffic and faster speeds while smaller websites and servers are left lagging behind. Libraries have advocated for this since it was struck down in 2017; but in the meantime, we’ve taken on new roles as LTE and hotspot circulators, wireless CBRS/EBS extenders, and even broadband network providers. How will Net Neutrality impact our new services? Is this business as usual, or are we about to learn some hard lessons? Idea Labs are fun, low-pressure virtual lunches. Libraries for Digital Equity provides a 10 minute “micro-training” with a crash course on the topic. The remaining 20 minutes are for attendees to jump in with an open brainstorming session. Come with questions or problems and leave with answers and ideas!



Register here

Upsize Reading Experiences: Expand Accessibility with Large Print

Time: Monday, June 17, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Booklist



How can you expand accessibility and improve circulation in your library? Join a panel of library workers for a conversation about collection development and new trends in large print. As the format finds younger and more diverse audiences, get ideas to balance traditional genres, popular titles, and diverse authors in your large print collection to create an in-demand selection of accessible reads.


Panelists:

• Robin Bradford, collection development librarian, Pierce County Library System (WA) and author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Romance

• Matthew Galloway, collection development librarian, Anythink Libraries (CO)

• Tyler Hahn, director, Cherokee Public Library (IA)

• Sharon L. Sherman, PhD, bilingual patron experience associate, Jefferson County Public Library (CO)

 

Moderated by: Amber Cummings, library sales consultant, Thorndike Press from Gale. 

Register now!



Register here

Documenting Dissent: Capturing Student Protests, Navigating Misinformation, and Ethical Considerations

Time: Monday, June 17, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

ASERL


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED!


In a time of escalating campus protests, arrests, and chaos, a critical need exists to capture these events accurately and ethically for future generations. This timely webinar, “Documenting Dissent: Capturing Student Protests, Navigating Disinformation, and Ethical Considerations,” offers a powerful resource. Led by a panel of experts including Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, from Project STAND  – a web portal with over $800,000 in grant funding to document student activism, particularly in marginalized communities – this workshop goes beyond just collecting information. You’ll learn best practices for capturing the complexities of campus protests, from demonstrations and sit-ins to clashes with police. The panelists will also address the pervasiveness of misinformation surrounding these events and equip you with the skills to navigate it effectively. Most importantly, you’ll gain valuable insight on ethical considerations in documentation, ensuring your captured record serves as a valuable resource for future generations. 


Panelists

Christopher M. Jimenez is an Associate Librarian at Florida International University in the Information & Research Services Department. Christopher is the inaugural chair of the FIU Libraries’ Academic and Intellectual Freedom Committee and is currently chair of the Florida Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee. In addition to Academic & Intellectual Freedom, his research interests include Web Design, Information Literacy, and Emerging Technologies in Libraries. Some of his recent scholarship focuses on situating Artificial Intelligence for academia using the ACRL Frameworks for Information Literacy.

Lae’l Hughes-Watkins is the Associate Director for Engagement, Inclusion, and Reparative Archiving for the University of Maryland in College Park. From 2013-2018, she served as the University Archivist at Kent State University. She is the Founder and Director of Project STAND, the first-of-its-kind collaborative effort among archival repositories within academic institutions across the country to create an online portal featuring analog and digital collections that document student activism that primarily focuses on historically marginalized communities. The project has received over $800,000 in grant funding from The Mellon Foundation and IMLS. She is a 2019 Mover and Shaker.

Adreonna Bennett (she/her) is the community engagement archivist at UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library.  In her role, she works with organizations, families, and individuals to preserve their histories in addition to coordinating library events and projects centered around the history of the Charlotte region and Atkins special collections holdings.  She holds a MLS from North Carolina Central University. Her research interests include community archiving, African American History, History of the South, and genealogy.

Katie McCormick is the Associate Dean of Libraries for Special Collections & Archives at The Florida State University, a position she has served in since December 2011. In this role, Mrs. McCormick manages the units responsible for Florida State University archives, rare books, and historical collections as well as the Digital Library Center and Sunshine State Digital Network, a statewide collaborative to share digitized cultural heritage resources nationally. Mrs. McCormick has over 20 years of professional and non-profit experience. During her career, she has built a reputation for fostering collaboration, ethical response, and open records access.


Register here

Ready, Set, Evaluate: Assess Your Organization's Readiness for Program Evaluation

Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 11 am Eastern (8 am Pacific |9 am Mountain | 10 am Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Nonprofit Learning Lab


Evaluations can be instrumental in demonstrating the effectiveness of your program, fulfilling funding requirements, and improving outcomes. They can also be a waste of time and resources when organizations are ill-prepared to engage in the process or use results. During this workshop we’ll learn about 5 key areas to assess your organization's readiness for program evaluation, plus cover the 3 main types of program evaluation.



Register here

Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers?

Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific |11 am Mountain | 12 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

CharityHowTo


What is all the hype about relationships with grantmakers? Why isn’t a well-written proposal *enough* to get the grant award?! In this live webinar, we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award. We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.



Register here

Exercise Empathy in Conflict

Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

GovLoop


As much as we might try to avoid it, conflict can arise at any time in the workplace. Stress, tight deadlines, differing perspectives, and miscommunication can all lead to bouts of conflict. But rather than letting a disagreement derail your day, we can learn skills to approach conflict with empathy and work toward a resolution. Join us online to learn how to exercise empathy in conflict. You’ll hear from a career expert about handling difficult conversations with care.



Register here

Data Storytelling 101

Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 3 pm Eastern (12 pm Pacific |1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

WebJunction


Storytelling is a vital strategy for communicating impact and justifying future investments. Powerful and effective stories allow us to create a roadmap that weaves together information and emotion. This webinar will provide an orientation to storytelling that centers cultural humility while leveraging storytelling dynamics, including how to practice and refine an impactful story with a live audience. Participants will learn the techniques of story construction based on three classic narrative structures, with roots in folklore and narratology, and explore examples of data stories told by and about libraries. This is an opportunity to build confidence in the ability to recognize and craft a meaningful and memorable story. Learning outcomes: Understand narrative structures; Gain confidence in taking risks to develop library data as a story; Develop skills for practicing stories with audiences; Recognize and increase the “retellability” of stories.



Register here

Accounting for Restricted Grants: When and How to Record Properly

Time: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

TechSoup


When should I record a grant? When I find out we got it or when we get the funds? What about a reimbursement grant? If I haven’t earned the money yet, should I put the grant on profit and loss, or should it go to deferred revenue on the balance sheet? Accounting for restricted grants can be confusing. To make things worse, your board doesn’t want to see future grants on the profit and loss, but the accountant or auditor says they must be there. How do you keep your board happy but still stay in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)? Key takeaways: Overview of the latest accounting rules for grants. What’s the difference between a “conditional” grant and a “restricted” grant? When should I book a grant and when should I wait? What’s the best way to enter them? How to show them separately so as not to confuse the board?



Register here

LGBTQ History through Federal Government Documents 

Time: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

FDLP


This webinar highlights primary sources on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) movement from all branches of the Federal Government. As an update to presentations in 2016 and 2018, viewers will learn about the Federal Government's position and actions on issues related to the LGBTQ movement since 2018.



Register here

If You Can Do Laundry, You Can Map a Logic Model

Time: Monday, June 24, 2024, 11 am Eastern (8 am Pacific |9 am Mountain | 10 am Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Nonprofit Learning Lab


Logic Models conjure up images of big brain academia, but did you know that you can use them for donor conversations, too? Especially for us visual learners, Logic Models are great maps of the problem, resources available, and gaps that need to be filled - allowing the donor to follow along and conclude that they are going to fill that gap for you. Using the well-known task of laundry, we'll demonstrate the thought process of LMs.



Register here

The Dementia Friendly Library: Increasing Belonging in Virginia Libraries

Time: Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

NNLM


The Dementia Friendly Library Challenge, held in January and February of 2024, served as an opportunity for library workers in Virginia to gain a better understanding of dementia and how to best serve patrons with dementia and their care partners. Join Nan Carmack, Ed.D., from the Library of Virginia, to learn about Virginia dementia and mild cognitive impairment data, resources to support folks with dementia, examples of library practices, and the challenge itself. Replication of the challenge and broad sharing are encouraged!



Register here

NCompass Live! Pretty Sweet Tech: Geocaching Summer Adventures: Librarians Gone Wild

Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 11 am Eastern (8 am Pacific |9 am Mountain | 10 am Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Nebraska Library Commission


Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

This session will help you dig into the wonderful world of geocaching to send kids, teens and adults on treasure hunts! You don’t even have to hide the things yourself because the Geocaching community has already hidden little trinkets and treasures all over the world. Though you can add more stuff to the shared treasure map if you’re so inclined.

Learn how to leverage leverage existing resources to get a geocaching adventure up and running for free or low cost using geocaching.com and the associated app on your smartphone, with the option to go all out and build a custom, themed geocaching adventure for your community. By the end of this session you will have:

While the examples are from Nebraska, geocaching adventures are for everyone, everywhere! 


Please note: Registration closes on Monday, June 24 in the evening.

Register here

Managing Effective Library Boards

Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Niche Academy


Join John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary, to learn how to manage a successful library board by understanding their types, roles, and responsibilities. 

Regardless of the board type, there are common responsibilities such as policy, budget, facilities, and HR. To ensure effective board management, it's important to have a well-organized agenda, follow a regular order, and use parliamentary procedures. Committees can help kill bad ideas and enhance good ones, and committee structure matters. Beyond committee work, board members can also be ambassadors for the library.

It's important to gauge trustees’ fiduciary comfort and skills, familiarity with legal issues and compliance, and familiarity with intellectual freedom and access. Bringing in outside experts such as lawyers, financial professionals, planners, space designers, and architects and engineers can also help ensure due diligence.

Attendees will learn how to:

If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We'll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.


Register here

Appy Hour with Kira and Holly

Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

PCI Webinars


Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a productivity guru, or simply curious about the latest app trends, join us for an engaging and interactive webinar where we dive into the world of apps. In this session, we will explore a curated selection of twenty apps handpicked by Kira and Holly. We will be featuring a variety of apps during the webinar, with some being recommended for your practicality and excellence, while others have been selected to inspire interesting conversations and diverse viewpoints.

 

This blend ensures that our session will not only introduce you to valuable apps but also encourage engaging discussions and the sharing of different perspectives among participants. Be ready to share your favorite apps with fellow participants and get inspired by new recommendations from others.

B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Beverage and Appytite.


Kira Smith ~ Biography

 

Kira is a Virtual Reference Specialist for Florida's Ask A Librarian service and helps coordinate Florida's statewide delivery service. With Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Education, Kira brings a strong educational foundation to her work. She is passionate about helping people find the information they need. Additionally, she freelances as a research consultant for journalists. Her background includes experience as an elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. Kira's interests lie in teaching, technology, and travel. She is also an aspiring prompt engineer, and she is excited to see what the future holds for this emerging field.

 

Holly Klingler ~ Biography

For over thirteen years, Holly Klingler has been training people in a variety of career fields on how to maximize their communication, creativity, and critical thinking skills.  She has presented at the Akron Women’s Bar Association, the Ohio Certified Public Accountants Annual Conference, the Hudson Job Corp., and has trained library staff for over twelve years, eight of which were as the Continuing Education trainer at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System.



Please note: All PCI Webinars are recorded and will be available on the GPLS Learning Center within a week of the original airdate. Kindly refrain from contacting the host for a copy of the recording.


Register here

Getting Started with Kanopy

Time: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

OverDrive


Join OverDrive and learn how easy it is to get your patrons started with Kanopy. This session will include:


Note: We understand the timing may not suit everyone but signing up ensures that a recording is sent the day after the live session so you can view at your convenience. 


Register here

NCompass Live: Helping Students Be Google Aware

Time: Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 11 am Eastern (8 am Pacific |9 am Mountain | 10  am Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Nebraska Library Commission


Google has become the most common and dominant search engine in our culture. Students use it to find information about everything, including scholarly research. As teaching librarians, we have to ask: What do students use when not at school? More than likely than not, they will turn to Google to search. Because of this, we must teach them to become careful consumers of the information the Google algorithm produces. Relevance is a complex combination of advertising influence, proprietary interests, programmers’ language, and predictions (based off of prior search patterns). Schembri discusses how to recognize and report inaccuracies of marginalized groups, and how Google has worked to maintain a better, more neutral output for potentially inflammatory searches.

Presenter: Pamela Schembri, School Library Media Specialist, Horace Greeley High School Library, Chappaqua, NY.


Note: Registration closes Monday, July 1st in the evening.


Register here

Digital Safety and Privacy for Librarians

Time: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Niche Academy


Join Melody Karle for this webinar on digital safety and privacy from a librarian's perspective.

How do we help patrons in this area and what guidance should and can we offer them in protecting themselves online? What are the best tools and resources? What privacy and digital safety issues might we be overlooking in our own library?

Melody will also discuss how AI and social media complicate these already challenging issues.

If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We'll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.


Register here

Recharge Your Energy: Refill Your Cup, Reignite Your Power

Time: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

PCI Webinars with Mj Callaway


Are there times when you're full of energy, yet others you feel you're barely making it through the day? Explore the four distinct levels of energy that shape your daily experiences and gain insights into how they impact your well-being and productivity. You'll be able to pinpoint where your energy thrives and where it falters through a self-assessment.

 

In this program you'll get five practical strategies to replenish your energy reserves and reignite your enthusiasm for life, and three actionable techniques to cultivate and spread positive energy in your workplace.

 

As a result of this program, attendees will:

 

Mj Callaway ~ Biography

 

Mj Callaway, CCMS, MCVP, CSP As a former corporate sales trainer and only award-winning woman sales executive to rank #1 nationally, Mj knows first-hand the disruptions professionals, managers, and executive teams handle daily. Yet, they still need to be positive and productive.  She blends her experiences together, sales, speaking and journalism, to create interactive and impactful programs.

 

She has a unique ability to make others feel like they're talking to a friend. Mj is a two-time cancer survivor, certified virtual presenter, and past-president of the National Speakers Association Pittsburgh Chapter.



Please note: All PCI Webinars are recorded and will be available on the GPLS Learning Center within a week of the original airdate. Kindly refrain from contacting the host for a copy of the recording.


Register here

BookTube, Bookstagram, and BookTok, Oh My: Understanding the Online "Bookaverse" as Tools for Professional Development

Time: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Carterette Series Webinars (Georgia Library Association)


In this session, participants will learn how to engage with bookish social media spaces as sources for professional development. Attendees will leave this session with ideas for how to find content on social media to ignite ideas and address needs in their libraries, as well as inspiration for how to join in by sharing content of their own! This presentation will start by covering the different social media platforms and their respective bookish subspaces: Bookstagram, BookTube, and BookTok. Participants will be guided through setting a purpose for their participation in social media spaces in the Bookaverse, developing a framework and strategy for that participation, and developing goals for building their personal networks in one or more social media sites. They will also learn language for articulating the value of participation in the Bookaverse on yearly evaluations and professional development plans. 


Register here

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Engagement and Outreach in Academic and Public Libraries

Time: Thursday, July, 11, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

ASERL


Engagement is the key to student success and patron support, and diversity and inclusion lead the way to reaching new patrons and meeting current patrons where they are. Revisiting new and old methods of engagement with patrons can build an environment where they feel supported, involved, and seen. In this presentation, learn how a large academic library is using traditional orientation tables, innovative transfer programs, and book displays with a diversity focus to reach minoritized groups and solidify the library as a welcoming environment. Public library programming will be compared to the academic setting, and suggestions on how to scale and translate these programs into school and special libraries will be presented. 


Panelists

Jamie Morris (she/her) started at Dover Public Library in 2019 and is currently an adult services librarian. Prior to that, she was a social worker with a focus on children in the homeless community. Generally, she creates displays for adults but has done all ages displays. She also served as the chair of the Strategic Planning Committee at DPL which had a focus on DEI goals.

Molly Olney-Zide (she/her) is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the University of Delaware where she supports library instruction and student outreach, including transfer programs, orientations, and collaborative book displays. She has over 7 years of DEI-focused programming experience at UD.


Register here

NCompass Live - Think Outside the Box: Transformative Training with Breakout Challenges

Time: Wednesday, July, 17, 2024, 11 am Eastern (8 am Pacific |9 am Mountain | 10 am Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Nebraska Library Commission


You have all likely heard of breakout boxes. Join me to learn and discuss creative ways this tool can help make learning fun. These can be used for children and for adults, and the possibilities are endless. I will share what ideas I have explored, and it will be exciting to hear of any suggestions others have to offer!

Presenter: Tammi Thiem, Director, Three Rivers Library System, Omaha, NE.

Please note: Registration closes Monday, July 15th in the evening.


Register here

Build a Needs Assessment Strategy

Time: Wednesday, July, 17, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Niche Academy


Join Jody Lumsden for this timely presentation on needs assessment in learning and development. 

A needs assessment is a critical first step in creating a focused, relevant, and strategic approach to learning and development. It ensures that effort and resources are directed where they can have the most impact. 

Conducting a needs assessment ensures that the efforts and resources your organization invests in training and development are both effective and efficient. Join Jody as she provides what you need to build your own needs assessment strategy.

If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We'll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.



Register here

A Mindful Approach to Stress

Time: Wednesday, July, 17, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

PCI Webinars with Aiko Michot


Like most people, you probably have a lot going on and good reasons to feel distressed. Being stressed from time to time is actually normal and healthy. The problem is when it is ongoing and chronic. Not only does it feel incredibly uncomfortable, but stress can cause numerous serious health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depressive disorders.

 

The good news is that with modern technology, we can understand the nature of stress and find skillful ways in reducing or even preventing it. Some of this requires lifestyle changes, but a lot of it has to do with how we perceive and relate to what is happening and how we choose to respond.

Join us in this webinar to learn more about the science of stress and how to use mindfulness as a tool to reduce its grip on your day to day.

 

As a result of this program, participants will:

 

Aiko Michot - Biography

Aiko is certified by Mindful Schools and trained in Nonviolent Communication through BayNVC. She also leads professional development workshops and mindfulness classes within the California Library System and was invited to present at 2021 Future of Libraries Conference. For more information on Aiko’s work please visit www.rememberingtruenature.com or contact Aiko@rememberingtruenature.com



Please note: All PCI Webinars are recorded and will be available on the GPLS Learning Center within a week of the original airdate. Kindly refrain from contacting the host for a copy of the recording.



Register here

A Recipe for Special Collections: Using Cookbooks to Create More Inclusive Collections

Time: Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

ASERL


Cookbooks are more than just collections of recipes. They are profound documents for cultural memory and identity. As part of the library’s Special Collections student engagement program at The Johns Hopkins University, cookbooks have proved to be the perfect seed to grow interest in using primary sources and to refresh collection development. Learn how a focus on cookery leads to more inclusive acquisitions and opportunities for student learning both in and of the classroom. 


Panelist

Heidi Herr is the Librarian for English, Philosophy, the Writing Seminars, and the Student Engagement Librarian for Special Collections at the Johns Hopkins University. She creates programs and learning activities to engage students in conducting research with primary sources, including teaching courses on everything from the ephemera of the women’s suffrage movement to the development of the cookbook. She earned Master of Arts degrees in English and Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Hosted by the ASERL Special Collections Committee


Register here

Surprise! You're a Cataloger!

Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

Niche Academy


Have you found yourself responsible for cataloging with little or no previous experience? Is "cataloger" only one of many hats you wear at your library? This session will help you get started. Teressa Keenan will cover the basics of cataloging (focusing on books), what information you need to include, where to get that information, and how to format it in MARC21.  

Teressa will also include some tips & free tools to make your life easier and get your library’s materials out to your users!

If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We'll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.



Register here

Setting Boundaries with Patrons

Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

PCI Webinars with Nicole Bryan


Boundaries and limit setting for patrons at public libraries can prevent library workers from feeling drained at the end of a workday. When healthy boundaries are set, it helps us manage our own frustration or anger instead of feeling as if there is a loss of control.

 

This session will teach participants not only how to identify when patrons blur the lines of professional and personal boundaries in the library, but how to work through the common boundaries issues that are faced when dealing with the public.

 

As a result of this program, attendees will:

 

Nicole Bryan ~ Biography

 

Nicole T. Bryan is the Branch Manager of the Macon Library at Brooklyn Public Library. She spent some of her career within the social services arena, developing programs and meeting constituents’ needs. Currently, she assesses the delivery of library services to diverse populations in public library branches and homeless shelters in Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Nicole was just awarded the 2023 Woman of Distinctions award from the 56th District Assemblymember. Nicole received her MLS degree from Long Island University and has been working in the library field for over 20 years.



Please note: All PCI Webinars are recorded and will be available on the GPLS Learning Center within a week of the original airdate. Kindly refrain from contacting the host for a copy of the recording.



Register here

Hit the Gym or Hit the Library: How to Improve Health and Wellness at Your Local Library

Time: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific |12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central)

Cost: Free

Description

PCI Webinars with Tiffany Williams


Libraries offer a variety of health-related resources for anyone looking to improve their health and wellness. Libraries also host programs focusing on fitness, nutrition, and mental health. The challenge is deciding which programs and resources are best for their communities and library users.

 

Join Tiffany Williams as she shares how the library can support and promote healthy living in their communities.

 

Attendees will complete this program with:

 

Tiffany Williams ~ Biography

 

After teaching preschool for a decade, Tiffany decided to pursue a passion for literature and attend the University of North Carolina, Greensboro to become a librarian. After graduation, she was hired as a Media Specialist at the same elementary school where her mother also worked in the same role. Currently, Tiffany is the Children's Services Manager at the Cynthia Graham Hurd Library, where she enjoys creating engaging programs for the community and witnessing the joy and excitement that patrons experience while visiting the library. Tiffany is from Starr, South Carolina, and currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with her daughter Asia and beagle, Lulu.



Please note: All PCI Webinars are recorded and will be available on the GPLS Learning Center within a week of the original airdate. Kindly refrain from contacting the host for a copy of the recording.



Register here

Do you have an upcoming event to add to the Upcoming Events page? 

Please use this form to share the details and have it listed. 

https://forms.gle/v21JfNG6Dfn7sPyz9