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  1. How to Apply DEIA to Your Programs, Policies and Tech (GovLoop)

    February 21, 2024, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

    Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) isn’t a new concept. However, the Biden Administration has made achieving DEIA goals a cornerstone of its agenda. The only problem is that there are numerous mandates, goals and policies all aimed at improving DEIA, which makes wading through the various directives difficult for overburdened agencies. Join us online to hear from government and industry leaders about how to cull through the various programs and policies to find the core priorities that will help achieve better DEIA outcomes.

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  2. Level Up Your Library with AI: Practical Uses for Library Staff and Patrons (PCI Webinars)

    February 21, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  3. Pathways to Careers with Purpose (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

    February 21, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Recent research shows that many young adults are struggling to find purpose or meaning in their lives and work. This episode will consider new ways to help high school and college students discern their vocations and pursue fulfilling careers in an age where job prospects are evolving, thanks to artificial intelligence and other technological changes, and where financial uncertainty affects the daily lives of many young people.

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  4. Digital Preservation 101: What Libraries Should Know (Indiana State Library)

    February 22, 2024, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    When digitizing materials from your library, preservation is just as important as access. In this presentation from representatives of Indiana Digital Preservation, or InDiPres, you will learn what digital preservation entails, including the processes that InDiPres uses to prepare and include content into its preservation network, and how this practice is essential to any library's digital initiatives plan.

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  5. Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

    February 22, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs.

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  6. Build the Board You Need (Candid Learning)

    February 22, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Embark on a journey to build a proactive board. This course covers board member roles, selecting the right ones for your nonprofit’s current stage, and cultivating a sustainable organization.

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  7. Switching it Up! Creating a Video Game Collection for Your Library Learn how to create, maintain, and promote a new video game collection at your library. (WebJunction)

    February 23, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Video games are a dynamic, modern, popular medium worthy of a place in every library, but starting a collection can feel overwhelming. You might have questions like, how much funding will it require? Are these materials more prone to theft? Is this a juvenile collection, young adult, or one for all ages? This webinar will provide you with practical solutions for all your questions. We’ll walk through the process of creating, maintaining, and promoting a new video game collection. You’ll hear lessons learned and tips for success that Billings Public Library used to create a successful collection, along with strategies from other libraries around the country. You’ll leave ready to get started creating what is sure to be one of your library’s most well-circulating collections.

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  8. How to Manage an Inclusive Team (GovLoop)

    February 26, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    To get the best out of your team, you need to be as inclusive as possible. However, cultivating a team where everyone is heard and included isn’t as simple as saying, “Every voice matters.” It takes real effort to cultivate and manage inclusive teams. Join us online to learn from government leaders and your peers about the core tenets that create an inclusive environment.

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  9. Fundraise Smarter, Not Harder - How to Identify High Value Fundraising Tasks (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

    February 27, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Small teams, shoestring budgets, and ambitious targets - nonprofit fundraising can feel overwhelming. In this workshop, you'll learn a practical task prioritization framework to help you identify and focus on high-value fundraising tasks while delegating or streamlining lower-value tasks. This framework will empower you to make strategic decisions about where to invest your time and energy to maximize your organization's fundraising success.

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  10. The Inside-Out Library – How OA is Changing the Role of the Librarian (Association of College and Research Libraries)

    February 27, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Factors like the 2022 OSTP memorandum have led to the rapid need to understand and adopt open access (OA) in the United States. For the library, this has led to a fundamental change in approach, with the emergence of new roles such as OA librarians, but also the introduction of new responsibilities – including researcher support services, research data management, and promoting the benefits of open science. Librarians are now not only acquiring and disseminating information resources, but also helping researchers share their work with the world.

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  11. Living Room Conversations: Connecting Your Library Community Through Conversation (Programming Librarian)

    February 27, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Living Room Conversations are a simple, easy, and effective way to bring your community together through community conversations and civic dialogue programming. Living Room Conversations offers a plug-and-play library program that allows both small and rural as well as large and urban libraries to hold community conversations on a wide range of topics. This webinar will guide participants through the Living Room Conversations dialogue model and offer examples of how libraries across the country have brought their communities together to engage in thoughtful, respectful, and transformative conversations.

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  12. Co-Creating Library Services for Transformative Impact (WebJunction)

    February 27, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Learn about the fundamentals of co-design and explore how to apply them in your library for wildly creative and deeply impactful programs and services. The most relevant and dynamic ideas can grow from collaborating with impacted communities. Co-creation is one of the most effective ways for libraries to turn diversity, equity, and inclusion ideals into real-world services. In this session, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of co-design and explore how to apply them in your library for wildly creative and deeply impactful programs and services. As a result of this webinar, you’ll be able to: Define co-design and its role in creating library services, Identify multiple ways of sharing power with community, Apply basic principles and techniques from human-centered design to facilitate co-creation, Draw on real-world examples for inspiration.

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  13. Best Picture Books Published in 2023 for Ages 1-6 (PCI Webinars)

    February 28, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  14. Building Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines (Niche Academy)

    February 28, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    In this webinar, Jeremy Szteiter will explore practices for library instructors and others in teaching for, and with, critical thinking. We will focus on tools of critical thinking that are relevant across disciplinary areas and support learners to make sense of information in the context of scholarly research and analysis of complex media and online content. The session will include a brief overview of some perspectives on critical thinking, followed by descriptions of specific tools and examples of use. Participants will leave with a sense of how to integrate these tools into instructional materials along with a list of additional resources.

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  15. Transforming Librarianship to Model Neuroinclusion in Libraries (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

    February 28, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    While libraries are increasingly implementing practices and services designed to serve neurodivergent patrons, such efforts have not yet extended to neurodivergent library employees. This session will introduce participants to the neurodiversity employment movement and its impact in other fields, such as IT. The presenters will also share results from an IMLS-funded initiative that highlights the voices of neurodivergent librarians and their journey of negotiating identity as they face barriers and enablers to their success. Neurodivergent librarians are an important part of the profession, so it is imperative that libraries adopt neuroinclusive practices in their workplaces. Come learn what to consider at your library!

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  16. Working with Facilities to Create a Fuller Picture of Your Collection Environment (Connecting to Collections)

    February 29, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Does the building that houses your collections have temperature and humidity sensors that are read and maintained by facilities or HVAC professionals? Do you have a separate environmental monitoring system and have you ever had to seek agreement on sensors with vastly different readings? This presentation will go into some reasons why it is important to set up a parallel monitoring system even if you have BAS (building automated system) sensors, and how you can work with facilities to create a better understanding of your building.

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  17. Free & Low Cost Programming for Youth (Indiana State Library)

    February 29, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Learn about free and low cost programming for youth in this webinar, led by a library programmer! We will talk about things you can do on the fly and programs you can plan for next to nothing out of your library budget. We will cover all ages from birth to 18.

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  18. Collaboration and Communication in Your School and District (Follett)

    February 29, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    In this webinar, we will focus on how to effectively collaborate and communicate within your school and district to enhance learning, efficiency, creativity, and student outcomes. Shannon McClintock Miller, Director of Innovation of Instructional Technology and Library Media at Van Meter Schools, Iowa, will take you through the many ways we, as educators (administrators, CTOs, teachers, librarians, etc.), can further engage in collaboration and communication, and employ literacy, learning, and technology to empower one another, for the betterment of our students. This webinar will give you the tools on how to be a collaborative leader: to effectively work in partnership with staff and the school community, fostering a culture of alliance and innovation throughout the school and district, leading beyond the desk, classroom, or library.

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  19. New by Newbery! Spring into These New Middle Grade Reads by Newbery Authors! (Booklist)

    February 29, 2024, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Newbery sticker is a constant in a young readers life. Usually in a classroom, library, or bookstore, the books touting these stickers tend to stay with young readers their whole lives. That’s why it’s especially exciting when a Newbery author has a BRAND. NEW. BOOK! And this is your chance to hear directly from these Newbery Honor-winning authors, Veera Hiranandani (THE NIGHT DIARY), Adam Gidwitz (THE INQUISITOR'S TALE), Andrea Wang (WATERCRESS), and Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE), and get an early taste of their Spring 24 middle-grade novels!

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