Looking for free learning opportunities? This post highlights several that look great (including popular presenters such as Ryan Dowd, David Lee King, Julie Todaro, and more). A couple of recent webinar recordings are included here, too.
When: Tuesday, August 9 at 11:00 PM Central time; Length: 3 hours
MUST REGISTER TODAY if interested! The recording, slides, and toolkit will be distributed to all registrants following the event. DebbieS recommends: SAGE Publishing has a free virtual bootcamp coming up that I thought could be of interest to just about anyone at the library. It’s called “Critical Thinking Bootcamp,” is 3 hours long and includes a keynote and 3 learning sessions focused on building skills and learning about resources librarians can use to combat misinformation. Here’s the link: https://group.sagepub.com/blog/critical-thinking-bootcamp-2022.
When: Thursday, August 11 at 1:00 PM Central time; Length: 1 hour
This topic from Ryan Dowd’s Homeless Institute was brought up during our recent Safety and Security trainings with Greg Gaul. Some of the issues covered: 1) How to respond to inappropriate comments with LOTS of scripts and video examples; 2) What to do when the “Basic Assertive Response” doesn’t work, the harassment continues, involves touch, etc.; and Getting “Pennies in the Cup” and sexual harassment — Are the two connected?
Pre-Registration Required: go to http://bit.ly/MonthlyWebinarSignup to signup. A recording with closed captioning)will be available on the Intranet and at NicheAcademy.com a few days after the live event.
RECENT WEBINARS TO WATCH
By Niche Academy, Originally presented August 3, 2022
In this presentation, Christina Holm and Sarah Kantor discuss how reference staffing models may be a significant predictor of a decline in reference questions. They review the results of their two-year case study which indicated that among five staffing models: (1) staffed and visible reference desks, (2) on-call and visible reference desks, (3) staffed, unseen reference desks, (4) on-call, unseen reference desks, and (5) chat reference, where librarians and users “talk” to each other in real-time using special software, users seem to prefer staffed and visible reference desks. Drawing from these conclusions, Kantor and Holm present practical suggestions for improving or promoting reference services in academic environments as well as discussing how COVID-19 continues to impact reference services.
When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you’ll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don’t have one. The certificate is be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.
By Julie Todaro Originally presented July 27, 2022
By Niche Academy, Originally presented February 9, 2022
In this excellent webinar by Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, she covers copyright basics, copyright exceptions, and, of course, fair use. Information packed and very fast paced, this should prove invaluable for social media, articles, and programming materials.
When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you’ll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don’t already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.
LOOKING AHEAD – COURSES TO CONSIDER!
When: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 2:00 PM Central time; Length: 1 hour
This presentation, by our own David Lee King, introduces emerging technology trends and shows how those trends are reshaping library services. Examples are provided of how to incorporate and adapt these evolving trends into libraries. Learn what trends to look for, find out the difference between a technology trend and a fad, and get ideas on how to respond to technologies as they emerge.
When: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM Central time; Length: 1 hour
With Dr. Audrey Barbakoff, learn about community-led planning strategies and how to apply them to create highly relevant, inclusive services for, and with, your community.