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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
End Date: March 9, 2022, 2:00 pm CST
Climate change and associated natural disasters are a growing issue for libraries.
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Start Date: March 23, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT
End Date: March 23, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
Learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary appropriate for use with children in library and classroom settings as well as how to teach stories, songs, and other activities that incorporate ASL.
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Start Date: May 16, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: June 26, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
This course will provide students with an introduction to basic marketing management and how these principles apply in a public library setting.
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Start Date: May 16, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: June 27, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
In this webinar, we will explore the technical and logistic setup of hybrid programs as well as discuss which kinds of programs are best suited to be in a hybrid format.
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Start Date: May 18, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 18, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT
Informing Parents and Families About Recommended COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
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Start Date: May 25, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 25, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT
This workshop covers innovations and best practices for library senior services that are emerging in the face of the pandemic.
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Start Date: May 25, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT
End Date: May 25, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
This webinar is the first in a series exploring the interconnectedness of digital equity and literacy.
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Start Date: May 31, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 31, 2022, 3:15 pm CDT
Using two examples from the Boston Public Library’s recent hybrid programming, the presenters will walk through the logistical details to consider when planning hybrid programs.
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Start Date: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: June 8, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT
In this workshop, librarian and literacy activism expert Janet Damon shows you how you can use storytime programs to help facilitate an anti-racist environment in your community.
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Start Date: June 8, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT
End Date: June 8, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
Adopting healthy life habits and skills is a constant work in progress, but imagine how different the world would be if we started this learning process earlier in life.
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Start Date: June 9, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 9, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT
A picture book is more than just the story. Learn how text and illustrations work together to enhance readers' appreciation of this format.
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Start Date: July 5, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: July 31, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
What does it mean when we recommend Newbery Award winners to the children in our communities? Should the ALA seal of approval stand for 100 years? Why is that gold medal often considered the “kiss of death” by kids?  How can we help parents and
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Start Date: July 5, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: August 15, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
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: July 6, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT
End Date: July 6, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
The goal of this e-course is to leave with the knowledge and tools needed to provide programs that responsibly center mental health and neurodiversity.
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Start Date: July 11, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: August 5, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
In this 4-week eCourse, Librarian Rebecca Tolley will provide you with both an understanding of trauma-informed principles and strategies for applying them to our work with patrons and with each other.
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Start Date: July 11, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: August 7, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
A 3-week asynchronous course.
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Start Date: July 11, 2022, 6:00 am CDT
End Date: August 1, 2022, 6:00 am CDT
In this workshop, expert children’s programmer Alyssa Jewell shows you how you can develop interactive learning experiences in which children engage in moving, music-making, and story drama.
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Start Date: July 13, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT
End Date: July 13, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
Current Issues
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Start Date: July 25, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: September 5, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
Webcast One of the Help! I have Genealogy Patrons-What do I do? webinar series
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Start Date: July 26, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: July 26, 2022, 2:30 pm CDT
A four-week course in which data-driven strategies to help assess the needs of the older population in your community will be shared.
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Start Date: August 1, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: August 29, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
This is an introductory class that will immerse public librarians in a collection of readings, podcasts, and other exercises designed to elevate understanding of the processes of grant writing and fundraising. By the end of the course, students will
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Start Date: August 8, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: September 19, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
This course provides students with the ability to identify social/political/economic issues that may affect the library, the populations it services, or its services. Students will be able to develop relationships with people who can exercise influence i
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Start Date: September 12, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: October 24, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
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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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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Have you considered trying out some new program ideas in your library but aren’t sure where to start?
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