Free Webinar:Tools for Building Digital Skills with Your Patrons and Staff
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1-2 p.m. Central
Public libraries have long been leaders in bringing people into the digital world, providing programs and services that help patrons get jobs, gain knowledge, increase productivity, and engage with others online. Leveraging and strengthening existing library and community resources can help reduce staff burden and increase the library’s impact on digital literacy. In this free webinar, a panel of digital literacy experts will share tools, resources, and partnership strategies to help you enhance digital skill development among patrons and library staff.
This webinar is presented as part of the Public Library Association's (PLA) DigitalLead: Rural Libraries Creating New Possibilities project. PLA and Microsoft Corp. are helping rural populations reap the benefits of broadband internet connectivity.
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The following workshops that are being offered by ALA September - October, 2019:
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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.
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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:
National Library Week 2019: New Graphics with Honorary Chair Melinda Gates, Ken Jeong Video PSA, and More
As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is teaming up with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Community Catalyst to increase consumer education around health insurance.
Up to 70 U.S. public libraries will be awarded $500 mini-grants to implement consumer outreach and education activities around health insurance and health information. Mini-grant applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019.
Learn more at https://bit.ly/2tiRHV2
National Library Week is an exciting opportunity for libraries of all types to raise awareness of their value and impact in the communities they serve. Free tools are already available for you to start planning—stay tuned for more great materials coming soon!
Learn how to participate, download Library Week tools, and more at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/national-library-week-tools.
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