Programs & Exhibits

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We have all heard how making and makerspaces can encourage STEM learning, but what can they do for literacy? This webinar will address ways that literacy and making can go hand in hand to enhance your programs offered at the library. By focusing on transliteracy skills, and including maker activities with traditional literacy activities, librarians can better influence the traditional literacy skills they have traditionally targeted.
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Even small libraries can create a huge impact on their communities. Serving as Director of the Craig Public Library, one of ten recipients of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, Amy Marshall and her staff were responsible for implementing programs and services that exemplified library outreach and created lasting connections between the library and its patrons. In this webinar, Amy shares strategies with participants that they can then immediately take back to their own libraries and communities and put into action!
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A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to make sure that libraries and their communities don’t miss out on billions of dollars in needed funding, as well as political representation. However, nearly 40% of households have not responded yet, and the count is even lower among populations that have been undercounted historically. Learn how the Census Bureau, libraries, and community partners have adapted their operations and outreach in response to COVID-19, and how libraries can support a complete count before the Census ends in October.
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Are you interested in increasing your outreach to families? Are you wondering how you might elevate family voice in the work that you do? Are you thinking about how to develop stronger community partnerships in support of families? In their recent report Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association outlined five important processes that build successful family engagement pathways.
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Based on the Public Library Association’s Family Engagement framework, this professional development series will enable public library professionals to expand and refine their current family engagement programming and strategies and plan for new programs and services. Each cohort of this series will consist of eight virtual classroom sessions, each led by experienced facilitators from the PLA Family Engagement Task Force. Participants will also engage in small-group work and facilitated discussions with their peers.
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ALL | AASL Learning Library is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. ALL also contains read-only versions of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails. 
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Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
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In this webinar, we’ll discuss key elements of successful tween events and how to promote your programs and manage registration, group size, and materials. You’ll finish this webinar ready to put some of our ideas into practice for tweens in your community as well as develop new tween programming ideas on your own!
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Do you want to move beyond the basic Bilingual Storytime and ESL program to serve your Spanish speaking community? This on-demand webinar will assist you with identifying an underserved segment of the community and developing an outreach plan. Instructors will give unique examples of outreach to underserved Spanish speaking communities and solicit audience participation. This on-demand webinar includes an outreach toolkit. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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Outcome measurement is a way for libraries to assess their impact on the people they serve and helps libraries answer the question, “What good did we do?” With a vast number of ways to collect outcomes, it may be overwhelming to identify which data collection methods to use. Choosing the methodology also depends on the library’s learning goals, time limitations, staff capacity and more. This on-demand webinar is designed to help libraries learn what methods are available to them, and the benefits and challenges to each. It highlights several methods, with an emphasis on focus groups.