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Iman Mersal is an Egyptian poet, writer, academic and translator.  She will share an examination of perceived Arab culture to the Western audience, including the roles of women through modern Arab Literature. The learner should understand the c
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Start Date: December 9, 2021, 1:00 pm CST
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YALSA's Snack and Chat will offer a discussion on how to help rebuild teens social capital and we continue to weather through this pandemic.  Join YALSA's leadership to hear their thoughts and recommendations as well as an open forum for discussion
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Start Date: March 9, 2022, 1:00 pm CST
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Inspire students to enjoy reading with 15 creative ideas you can use for years to come in your classroom, library, or school!
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2021 United for Libraries Virtual
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A panel of expert speakers will provide guidance on working with your local elected officials on library advocacy during this time of COVID-19, and beyond.
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Explore a wide range of topics from leaders and experts and learn more about all ALA has to offer.
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Learn how to create your own book bus program.
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As literacy educators, children’s librarians and school librarians need to be informed about both sides of this issue so that they can communicate with concerned parents and understand the possible effects on libraries that focus on children becoming lifelong readers. This webinar provides an overview of the current situation, discusses ways that library services to children will likely be affected, and discusses how library staff can prepare and educate themselves for their particular state’s situation.
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Learn how academic and school librarians collaborated to bring a college-level information literacy course to rural high schools.
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What training and preparation does your Board of Trustees need to be prepared for a crisis? Learn how to be proactive in developing a well-prepared board, and what best practices, policies, and procedures need to be developed or revisited.
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How can we aid students in understanding their online behavior while also protecting the legacies and lives they build online?
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Learn strategies to recognize and manage conflict and enhance your value as a leader and collaborator.
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Have you considered trying out some new program ideas in your library but aren’t sure where to start?
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Participants will be introduced to the art of interactive read-alouds and 12 picture book pairings they can use to create critical conversations with young readers during read-alouds.
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Learn how to use data to tell a compelling story about the library and its role in the community.
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This session provide dual language librarians with resources for collection development and generate ideas for integrating language, literacy, and library instruction.
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Hear two secondary librarians duel as they present and defend two types of makerspaces common to the educational environment.
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Experience a condensed version of a digcit family event that puts participants at the center of the action and the school as the guide on the side.
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Learn tips and advice from Library Foundations and Friends Groups on how to stay engaged with your supporters and community while navigating the many challenges of COVID-19.
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As libraries continue confronting unprecedented attacks on the freedom to read, the Public Library Association (PLA) invited library colleagues to participate in a virtual town hall on March 4, 2022. As those who have faced book banning attempts and related legislative efforts know, the experience is often isolating and stressful. During this event, speakers participated in facilitated conversations that explored effective responses to the coordinated attempts at censorship currently sweeping the nation.
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Fighting Fake News through Public Libraries
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Learn how Friends Groups are rethinking booksales, fundraising, and events.
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Songs, rhythms, and rhymes are a natural, developmentally-appropriate way to build processing skills, memory, and focus. Learn specific songs, rhythms, and rhymes that pair with a diverse array of titles to bring a greater amount of equity and social jus
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Join a tour of the best graphic novels you can add to your collections.
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Learn how Foundations and Friends Groups are supporting their libraries during COVID-19.
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Learn how to genrefy a fiction collection on your own and how it has drastically enhanced how students choose their books.
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We know why diversity is important, but how do we drive real change at work? Diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown, author of author of How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive, provides a step-by-step guide for the personal and emotional journey we must undertake to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.
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Building relationships with elected officials can sometimes be difficult and uncomfortable.
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Interactive Workshop on how to engage teens in writing poetry.
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Hybrid: A New Take on Post-Pandemic Programming
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