Digital Inclusion, Policy Change, and Volunteers

Experts suggest that we are communicating in one way or another more than 90% of the time we are awake! Communication can be positive or negative, verbal, non-verbal or in writing. Communicating effectively is a learned skill that requires practice, patience and a desire to be more effective every day. This interactive and informative webinar program will give attendees the …

Digital Inclusion Resources

Join us for a webinar about resources for affordable broadband, device, and technology education resources for libraries and patrons. Special guests Liesl Seborg and Emma Hernandez with discuss digital inclusion resources used in their libraries. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Emma Hernandez, Liesl Seborg, Shauna Edson, & Stacy Vincent Date: May 9, 2018

Digital Inclusion 101

Join us for an introduction to Digital Inclusion. Learn about what Digital Inclusion is and why it matters to libraries. Special guests Nicole Umayam, Technology Outreach Specialist with Arizona State Library, and Marion Christmon, Digital Inclusion Program Manager with Nashville Public Library, will talk about the digital inclusion work happening in their libraries. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Nicole Umayam, Marion Christmon, Stacy Vincent, & Shauna …

Engaging Youth: Establishing Positive Relationships to Build Mutual Understanding

In this session we’ll be discussing the developmental relationship framework and different strategies that can be implemented to build strong relationships with youth in small doses.  Participants will leave with tools that can be utilized to establish expectations and boundaries while empowering and encouraging youth through positive interactions. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Ben Trentelman, Utah Afterschool Network Date: April 30, 2018

Helping the Homeless: How Libraries Offer Hope

Libraries across Utah attract homeless patrons for a variety of reasons.  Join Ethan Sellers (Volunteers of America) to learn about the role of the library in aiding the homeless population.  Find out about demographics, factors and causes, and agencies that can offer assistance.  Learn best practices for interacting with the homeless and the library’s role as a tool in reducing poverty. View Webinar: Online …

Innovative Approaches to Change Management, Part 2

Learning to Love Resistance Libraries are experiencing a time of rapid revolutionary change that never seems to let up. Change can be disruptive, upsetting, stressful, and unpredictable. Oftentimes we are faced with multiple changes at the same time. How can we best adapt to frequent and significant change? How do healthy library organizations manage change? What are the best strategies …

Innovative Approaches to Change Management, Part 1

Rethinking Quality Communication Strategies Libraries are experiencing a time of rapid revolutionary change that never seems to let up. Change can be disruptive, upsetting, stressful, and unpredictable. Oftentimes we are faced with multiple changes at the same time. How can we best adapt to frequent and significant change? How do healthy library organizations manage change? What are the best strategies …

Programming for ‘Tweens

As librarians, we often offer abundant storytimes and teen programs. But what about our patrons between these age groups? Join us for a webinar on programming for ‘tweens (ages 8-12). Whether you’ve been offering ‘tween programs for years or you’re just getting started, you’ll come away with ideas on program themes, structures, and organization. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Amanda Moss Struckmeyer …

Tips & Tactics for Time Management & Organizational Skills

Feeling overwhelmed by deadlines as well as pressure from the many different demands on your time? Librarians and library staff members frequently report that they feel stressed by the need to multi-task, to keep up-to-date, and to manage tight schedules. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done on time. How can you work more efficiently and …

Successfully Developing Employees Through Coaching

Some library organizations are seeing the benefits of using coaching with their people. Many organizations do not feel ready to have their managers take on a coaching role. In a 2016 survey of nearly 800 managers and leaders by SHRM/Globoforce, 93% of those surveyed said that their managers needed training to effectively coach their employees. Whether you are wanting to improve …