Libraries strive to serve their communities with important services and programs, and they also contributed to our nation’s history of creating racial inequity by enforcing racialized laws. Although racial discrimination is illegal, many long-held library practices perpetuate racialized outcomes and maintain libraries as white spaces—often unintentionally. This webinar, presented by the Race Forward Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), presented an overview of concepts and approaches libraries are using to reduce racial barriers in their work.
Join us for the first ever BRASS Fall Thing, a new virtual event open to all. The theme is business information literacy and will be most relevant to academic libraries. The event includes a combination of live programming and access to vaulted programming. The 7 hours of live programming includes workshops and lightning talks focused on business information literacy, the Framework, and teaching students how to find, use and evaluate business resources and information.
Pima County (AZ) Public Library (PCPL) has radically shifted its approach toward interacting with youth in violation of the library’s Customer Code of Conduct. Using restorative justice practices, PCPL created a justice board with community partners to facilitate more mindful approaches to incidents involving youth, focusing on creating opportunities for growth and engagement rather than barriers to library access. This webinar explores the praxis behind this organizational culture shift including the successes and challenges faced by staff.
"I hate reading." "Reading is boring". Being seen in the library is social suicide". are some direct quotes from young reluctant readers. How librarians, both school and public, can effectively engage with hard-to-shift children of all ages and develop strategies for firing them up is what this webinar is all about.
Libraries are often tasked with handling genealogy requests from patrons who need guidance about the types of records that exist and how they can be located. Tina will cover how libraries can utilize and promote their genealogy and local history collections to users, and where to turn when patrons need help outside of their collection’s scope. She will walk library staff through the process of conducting the genealogy reference interview to fulfill the patron’s requests.
Learn about free websites librarians can use to point their patrons to for help, including the FamilySearch Research Wiki and many others.
As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is offering new resources for libraries to help more Americans participate in the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to enroll is December 15, 2018. What is your library doing to help? This free on-demand webinar helps public library staff plan for how they can promote the deadlines, educate their communities, find certified enrollment assistance, and support patrons’ efforts to enroll successfully.
Libraries are taking the necessary precautions to create a safe environment during the pandemic. Social distancing isn’t the only solution, but providing access to loanable technologies, including handling and quarantine of equipment, cleaning, and other safety and health concerns are just some of the measures put in place. With the ongoing disruption to library services caused by COVID-19, what reopening planning policies should be considered for usage? In this free 90-minute presentation, our presenters will share tips that might be helpful to other librarians before they reopen.
LLAMA webinar: “From Transactional to Interactional: Leading in Frontline Public Services in Academic & Public Libraries”
“From Transactional to Interactional: Leading in Frontline Public Services in Academic & Public Libraries” This webinar will focus on changing service models, how libraries manage the change, and how to guide staff through the process.
University Libraries serve a diverse patron population that includes students, faculty, staff, and, increasingly, special groups that don't fit tidily into any one of these categories.