The following workshops that are being offered by ALA September - October, 2019:
We all know libraries and their services are supposed to be available to everyone. It’s even in Wisconsin law that public libraries have to be accessible to people with “special needs.”
But how can we predict which special needs we need to accommodate? … or which unique combinations of barriers and assets people will need us to address?
The Inclusive Services Assessment and Guide for Wisconsin Public Libraries is meant to be your roadmap for these issues. To see what we mean by this, watch this short video about how one library navigated inclusive services.
Please see the below Call for Applicants from the Badger Bulletin:
The BadgerLink team seeks applicants to participate in the BadgerLink Advisory Group. This group seeks to improve the ability of all Wisconsin residents to access and effectively use high-quality, licensed resources provided by BadgerLink, expand program visibility, and build stronger relationships between the program and stakeholders. By gathering the diverse opinions and expertise of Wisconsin’s learner communities, the BadgerLink team will develop strategies to adapt and grow the program as needs evolve.
We seek applicants representing diversity in race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, and professional background from libraries and schools of all types, sizes, and Wisconsin regions. Applicants from community organizations will also be considered.
Members serve staggered, two-year terms and the group meets twice annually, in the spring and in the fall. For more details, see the Participation Handbook: http://bit.ly/baghandbook.
Applications will close at the end of the day on August 16, 2019, with review and selection finalized on or before September 15, 2019.
Questions? Want to learn more? Please email email@example.com.
Please feel free to share this call for applicants (bit.ly/bagannouncement) widely.
The following workshops that are being offered by ALA June - September, 2019:
New Transparent Language Courses: "American Citizenship Test" Prep and "Introduction to Latin" Courses
Transparent Language® Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.
These two features have been added to Transparent Language Online over the past few months:
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.
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.
Do you have a tech tool that makes library work easier, a technology program or service that draws adults, teens or children into your doors, or apps you’ve found or created for library use?
Please fill out this form to let us know what you’d like to share and show at Tech Days East this September!
All topics at the intersection of technology and libraries are welcome.