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LSTA Grant Application Training

This training will walk you through the eligibility of this grant, the funds available, and the requirements of the FY2018-2019 application.  We will review the schedule for this round and some tips for success in grant writing.  This webinar is also a great opportunity for you to ask your questions to the grants coordinator and understand Utah State Library expectations …

Filling Out the Statistical Annual Report

This is a shorter, online version of the in-person-sold-out hit presentation. Whether this is the first time you are submitting the Statistical Annual Report to the State Library or you have done it ten times before, this training is for you. Library directors and administrators, Board members, government officials, and researchers across the state and around the country routinely use …

Promoting Your Library in the Community

You know what a valuable resource your library is – but do the members of your community know?  When we are immersed in the library environment ourselves, it’s easy to forget that there are many in our community who really don’t know what we have to offer. So it’s our job to tell them! “Promoting Your Library in the Community” will prepare you …

Geek Programming

Geeky programs can bring in patrons of all ages, backgrounds and interests to your library. They have an amazing power not only to entertain, but to educate. Carrie Rogers-Whitehead ran geek-related programs for nearly a decade as a librarian and in July 2018 published the book Teen Fandom and Geek Programmingwith Rowman and Littlefield. This webinar will cover: Geek and fandom …

How to Handle That Dreaded Discipline Problem

There’s no doubt about it – for many of us, handling discipline is probably one of the things we dread most about our jobs. Yikes! The key is to understand the importance of doing what we dread the most – handling it! So often we try to ignore it, hoping it will go away. Does it? Rarely. And what we try to …

The Technology Reference Interview

There’s no doubt about it – for many of us, handling discipline is probably one of the things we dread most about our jobs. Yikes! The key is to understand the importance of doing what we dread the most – handling it! So often we try to ignore it, hoping it will go away. Does it? Rarely. And what we try to …

Deep Dive into Device Lending

More and more libraries are lending devices such as WiFi hotspots, Chromebooks, and tablets. This webinar will take a deeper look at the nitty gritty details of device lending, such as device security, policies, budgeting, and vendors. View Webinar: Online Presenter:Stacy Vincent, Amy Purdy, Cristina Graham, & Karen Barton Date: June 18, 2018

Effective Workplace Communication Skills

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, 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