Community Collaborations: School and Public Library Partnerships

Thursday, 10/15/2015
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

During the day and after school, teens need educational programs and support systems that encourage their interests and skills development. When public and school libraries collaborate, both teens and libraries benefit from it! This webinar will address such questions as: Where do I start in reaching out to my library counterpart? What does my colleague's day look like, and how can we find time to coordinate activities? What types of programs would provide natural partnership opportunities? What types of challenges might I experience in trying to establish a partnership with my local public/school library? If you've been wondering how to approach a partnership between your library and its school/public counterpart, join YALSA on Thursday, October 15 at 2pm Eastern.

Takeaways

  • Gain an understanding of your school/public library colleague's daily responsibilities
  • Who is the appropriate person to contact about establishing a partnership?
  • Examples of programs that provide partnership opportunities for school and public libraries
  • What types of challenges you might encounter in establishing a partnership with your local school/public library

 

 

Who Should Attend

  • Teen services librarians
  • Public library workers
  • School library workers
  • Administrators

Registration

Cost

YALSA members: Free
Non-Members: Available for purchase on-demand, beginning November 15.

How to Register

YALSA members may register for this webinar using the registration link provided in their weekly YALSA e-news. For questions regarding e-news distribution, please contact Anna Lam, Communications Specialist, at alam@ala.org.

Non-Members may register for the on-demand webinar using the registration link which will be provided in this space beginning November 15.
 

Tech Requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2; Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise; or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32-bit edition, or 64-bit edition with 32-bit browser)
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7; 2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.x or 3.x (first choice); Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8; or Google Chrome (last choice, as it occasionally interferes with speaker microphones)
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later

Mac

  • 500MHz PowerPC® G3 or faster or 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4–10.6 (Intel); Mac OS X v10.4 (PowerPC)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.x or 3x; Safari 2.x; or Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1

    Mobile

  • Apple devices: iOS 3 or 4, created for Apple iPhone; compatible with Apple iPad and iPod Touch (3G or 4G connection recommended)
  • Android™ devices: Android 2.2; Adobe AIR® for Android; compatible with HTC Nexus One and Motorola Droid (3G or 4G connection recommended)

Plug-Ins

Adobe Connect runs off a Flash platform.  Meeting participants need to set their computer settings to allow plug-ins.

Audio

Audio for Connect meetings is provided using VOIP. Meeting participants need to have a computer headset with microphone.  Microphones and speakers that are built into computers are usable, but if they are used then other webinar participants in Connect will actually be able to hear people speaking through the computer's speakers as well as through the microphone of the person speaking, which creates an echo or makes the sound quality fuzzy. Here are some better options to explore:

  • YALSA staff use this for webinars:  http://tinyurl.com/34vueqz
  • If you have a head set you use with your phone, this may work, but you’ll want to test it out prior to any official webinar to be sure.

Test Your Connection

Conduct a test to ensure your computer is set up with the appropriate tools to participate in YALSA’s webinar. To do this, click on the Test Meeting Connection URL located here: http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If you have never participated in a webinar before, you can watch an overview of a webinar.

Contact

Contact Nicole Gibby-Munguia, YALSA's Program Officer, Continuing Education, at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.