Children's Programs & Services

The world of social learning and digital outreach is quickly changing. In this webinar, Joe Murphy will discuss top social technologies that libraries can use to foster discovery and sharing in library programs as well as use to market library events.
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It’s not always easy to provide “service with a smile.” Customers of all moods and personalities make their way into the library and require staff to have an extra dose of patience and fortitude. It helps to know what to look for, how to recognize your own response, and what steps to take if a situation grows tense. Learn how to manage the stress of a difficult moment and still deliver customer service you can be proud of. Originally presented March 20, 2013, as part of the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium. Running time: 57 minutes.
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Library staff will learn how patrons with disabilities that affect print reading can access books and periodicals for independent reading online using computers, smartphones or even landline phones. We'll cover four popular collections - BARD, Bookshare, Learning Ally, and Newsline. You'll learn what each collection offers; what equipment is necessary to access each collection's materials; and what to do when the material a patron is requesting can't be found in an accessible format.
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For years libraries have been providing access and training to technology through their services and programs. Kids can learn to code, build a robot, and make a movie with an iPad at the library. But what can they do when they get home? How can libraries expand their reach to help more than just the youth they see every day? The Meridian Library (ID) has chosen to start circulating new types of technology. Want to learn about Arduinos? Check one out from our library! What is a Raspberry Pi? You get 4 weeks to figure it out. Robots too expensive to buy? Too many iPad apps to choose from?
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Tweens are often the ones who slip between the cracks: not children and not quite young adults. This YALSA asynchronous online course takes place Oct 1- 29 and will focus on the developmental needs and interests of tweens and how we can best meet those needs and interests in terms of books, activities, and programming.
Children deserve the best in everything, and library service is no different. But what does superior library service to children look like? The ALSC Core Competencies identify the skills, orientations and understandings that children can expect of the dedicated staff in their school and public libraries. We will look at the Core Competencies in depth, applying them to every aspect of our daily work and using them as a framework to define an individual, professional commitment to creating, providing and championing excellent library service for all children.
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Join ALSC Membership Chair Amanda Roberson and ALSC Membership Manager Dan Bostrom to talk about ways to get involved with ALSC. Attendees are invited to discuss these topics and their experiences with membership. Learn about what you can do to connect with other members and grow your career.
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FRBR first appeared twelve years ago, and although many of its basic concepts are well known, how many of your staff have read and understand the complete text? Do you know that, for example, chapter six explains how to talk about FRBR with library administrators and public service librarians? This presentation describes our active training methods for FRBR.
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Booklist’s free webinar series offers multiple programs each month. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn what resources are available to help make the case for libraries.

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