The following workshops that are being offered by ALA September - October, 2019:
The following workshops that are being offered by ALA June - September, 2019:
A regional symposium on equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice for public libraries
October 28–29, 2019 at Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
Libraries across the country are making stronger commitments to equitable library services for all. Librarians, library administrators, library staff, and other stakeholders are encouraged to join us to grow the collective capacity and connections we will need to do this work.
During this one-and-a-half day symposium we will explore how power and privilege operate interpersonally and institutionally; identify how oppression shows up in our communities and libraries; and learn about historical and contemporary social justice movements. Participants will hear from libraries putting equity into practice, develop regional connections, and create local action plans to advance equity and social justice in our organizations and communities.
Get Engaged, Grow Your Skills, Advance Your Career
With Caitlin Williams; A 60-minute free webinar
Thursday, August 1, 2019
11:00 am Central
If you feel like you’re stuck professionally, it can be difficult to find opportunities to advance. In this free event, Caitlin Williams, author of Be Opportunity-Minded: Start Growing Your Career Now, will get you started by showing you techniques for self-reflection and concrete strategies from her book that will ensure you keep growing regardless of where you are in your career. She’ll also discuss her upcoming eCourse and how you can use that course to further grow in your career.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Most American communities are aging, and libraries are in a position to identify opportunities to meet the needs of older adults in their communities. Your library can help anticipate the growing technological needs of mature audiences, so they can better understand the digital landscape.
In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn how you can increase opportunities for older adults in your community to learn the latest gadgets, obtain government resources and services, develop personal awareness, and actively participate with accessible gaming equipment. Discover how your library will remain a vital point for seniors who wish to engage more deeply with the world around them.
The State of America’s Libraries report is a summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 7 – 13, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries.
Never have our nation’s libraries played such a pivotal role in strengthening communities through education and lifelong learning.
Here is a list of information and resources about the report: