The impact and magnitude of the COVID-19 situation caught us off guard, leading to library closures. Many libraries struggled to pull together work at home plans for staff and to get the equipment and services necessary to enable them to do so. This eForum will be a conversation about how to develop a contingency plan and implementing best practices for emergencies.
Public libraries across the country readily embrace their role as centers for democracy and civic participation. But what role should libraries play in advancing social justice and addressing persistent racial inequities? Learn how public libraries can engage in meaningful social justice and racial equity work by leveraging their existing strengths, supporting transformational relationships, and developing new tools to support social change. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
"Enhancing Your Organization with Short-Term Staff"
Equity, diversity and inclusion are critical and strategic values that librarians work to integrate into their collections and services. Touching on the many aspects of library collections, this discussion will address equitable access to collections, scholarly communication and diversity, diversity and visibility in collection development and management, and inclusion and advocacy in cataloging.
This eCourse introduces essential strategies and techniques for project management in libraries.
This session will show ways to transform data for analysis. The presenter will demonstrate how to use Excel to: import fields from one spreadsheet into another, find duplicates, split columns and use conditional formatting.
This session will demonstrate options for viewing lists of items in Excel, and ways to manipulate those lists for better readability.
In 2017, the Public Library Association (PLA) launched a new initiative, Fostering Creative Community Connections, with Public Libraries and the Short Story Dispenser. With funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, PLA worked with the French company Short Édition to bring their Short Story Dispenser and digital content creation platform to a pilot group of select U.S. public libraries. The aim of the project was to strengthen a culture of literacy and reading, while increasing public awareness and use of library programs and services.
Friends groups and Foundations are more critical than ever in providing support for libraries. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of each of these fundraising organizations including best practices for each and their distinct activities. This on-demand webinar addresses how to build strong relationships between the two organizations and covers topics such as building strong boards, the different fundraising activities for Friends and Foundations, the role of advocacy, and the importance of maintaining good communications with your library director. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
We often hear about "skilled volunteerism" but what does it mean and how can it help to build capacity in your library? How do you plan for and recruit skilled volunteers? What changes might you need to make to your traditional volunteer services to be successful with skilled volunteers? During this webinar, participants will hear from libraries who have been participating in the "Get Involved: Powered by Your Library" volunteerism initiative. Learn about their successes and how to plan your next move. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE