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To live out our core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, libraries are seeking out ways to be more community-centered. Community-led planning is a method that can be used to create public programs and services that celebrate the strengths and int
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Start Date: December 1, 2021, 1:00 pm CST
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Addressing performance or behaviorproblems can be stressful for both parties, and how managers approach thesemeetings can positively or negatively affect their outcomes. Learn how to havedifficult conversations with your staff members, covering eve
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Start Date: December 8, 2021, 1:00 pm CST
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What should library staff do when self-proclaimed “citizen journalists” enter the library claiming a right to question employees and film in any space accessible to the public? Learn what your library board and staff need to know about so-called “First Amendment audits,” and how you can prepare by adopting well-crafted policies and training staff.
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Start Date: May 11, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 11, 2022, 2:15 pm CDT
2022 United for Libraries Virtual
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Start Date: August 9, 2022, 9:30 am CDT
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The Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) is a six-week online course that provides an introduction to the principles, policies and practices of cataloging in libraries. It is designed for librarians and library support staff new to cataloging; librarians and
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Start Date: September 12, 2022, 9:00 am CDT
End Date: October 21, 2022, 5:00 pm CDT
This course will teach the basics of Digital Library Projects
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Start Date: September 26, 2022, 9:00 am CDT
End Date: November 4, 2022, 5:00 pm CDT
Description: This six-week course is an introduction tofundamental concepts of metadata, including: Similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata Descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema C
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Start Date: September 26, 2022, 9:00 am CDT
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This series will provide current or future managers and directors the foundation they need to excel in their new role.
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Start Date: September 30, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT
End Date: October 14, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
This eCourse introduces essential strategies and techniques for project management in libraries.
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Start Date: October 3, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: November 13, 2022, 12:00 am CST
This webinar will discuss the training and support middle managers received when they were new to their positions as well as the training they wish they had received, based on twenty interviews with current middle managers. We will talk about the range o
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Start Date: October 5, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
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This course will teach the basics of Collection Assessment
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Start Date: October 10, 2022, 9:00 am CDT
End Date: November 18, 2022, 5:00 pm CST
Learn key Social Emotional Learning (SEL) concepts and how to integrate them into library programs and activities.
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Start Date: October 11, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: January 10, 2023, 2:00 pm CST
This course will teach the basics of Collection Development and Management
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Start Date: October 17, 2022, 9:00 am CDT
End Date: November 11, 2022, 5:00 pm CST
Description: This four-week online course provides anoverview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, andmonitoring access to electronic resources. The course offers a basic backgroundin electronic resource acquisitio
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Start Date: October 17, 2022, 9:00 am CDT
End Date: November 11, 2022, 5:00 pm CST
Learn how to develop and enhance the leadership skills needed for effective team building in libraries today.
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Start Date: October 26, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: October 26, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT
Catalogingis an ever-changing platform that grows and expands with challenges. As newlibraries employ new technology and material types, catalogers must invent anddiscover new ways to catalog and describe it. One such challenge is virtualreality
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Start Date: November 2, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
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This course ill teach the basics of Cataloging
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Start Date: November 7, 2022, 9:00 am CST
End Date: December 16, 2021, 5:00 pm CST
This course will teach the basic of Cataloging
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Start Date: November 7, 2022, 9:00 am CST
End Date: December 16, 2022, 5:00 pm CST
In this workshop, Mark Aaron Polger provides you with the top tips to follow when preparing new signage for your library.
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Start Date: November 9, 2022, 1:30 pm CST
End Date: November 9, 2022, 3:00 pm CST
A 90 minute webinar on quiet leadership and how to foster your identity as an introverted or quiet leader to inspire beyond words
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Start Date: December 7, 2022, 12:00 pm CST
End Date: December 7, 2022, 1:30 pm CST
2021 United for Libraries Virtual
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Hear about ways to support adult learners in completing diploma programs and measure economic impact on the community.
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Learn how to ensure that your library is a welcoming place for all customers with sensory needs.
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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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How can cultural intelligence shape library policies, services, and programs to bridge cultural gaps? (2nd in a series)
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Hear how one library created an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access roadmap with engagement across the organization.
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Brave Voices, Brave Choices is a public promise to learn, grow, and act to create the reality we want for all people.
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Identify best practices to create and maintain a BIPOC library workers’ affinity group that empowers members.
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Learn to define cultural intelligence and the impacts of holding different values from majority culture.
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