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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
End Date: December 3, 2021, 2:00 pm CST
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
End Date: December 16, 2021, 2:00 pm CST
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
End Date: December 9, 2021, 2:00 pm CST
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 everyt
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Start Date: January 12, 2022, 1:00 pm CST
End Date: January 12, 2022, 2:00 pm CST
Panel Discussion with representatives from the library, police and city discussing successful collaboration in handling at risk populations. Manage relationships with police, when police arrive at the library they are an asset of resources instead of jus
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Start Date: January 28, 2022, 2:00 pm CST
End Date: January 28, 2022, 3:00 pm CST
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
Join 6 school librarians as they share ways to celebrate School Library Month for grades Pre-K to 12.
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Start Date: March 15, 2022, 6:00 pm CDT
End Date: March 15, 2022, 7:00 pm CDT
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
The RDA Lab Series is designed to help participants understand how to apply the new RDA and RDA Toolkit created by the 3R Project.
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Start Date: April 28, 2022, 11:00 am CDT
End Date: October 20, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT
This module provides exposure to a variety of aspects of relationship elements through exercises using relationship elements to describe entities.
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Start Date: April 28, 2022, 11:00 am CDT
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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
Coretta Scott King Book Awards Spotlight Unspeakable The Tulsa Race Massacre
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Start Date: May 23, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 23, 2022, 4:00 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
2022 United for Libraries Virtual
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Start Date: August 9, 2022, 9:30 am CDT
End Date: August 11, 2022, 9:30 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
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
Talking about issues related to racial justice is difficult in today's political climate. Given the uptick of reported incidents of racism that students of color are experiencing in schools, alongside recent developments with state laws, educational policies and instructional practices connected to anti-racism and equity, this webinar will focus on children's literature that supports racial literacy development.
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Start Date: September 19, 2022, 11:00 am CDT
End Date: September 19, 2022, 12:00 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
End Date: November 4, 2022, 5:00 pm CDT
Topics covered in the module include relationship shortcuts, cardinality restrictions applicable to aggregates, and relationships between aggregate manifestations and agents.
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Start Date: September 29, 2022, 11:00 am CDT
End Date: October 20, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT
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 course is designed to help librarians who have never done reference work get up to speed.
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Start Date: October 3, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: October 30, 2022, 12:00 am 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
Serving Diverse Communities
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Start Date: October 3, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: November 14, 2022, 12:00 am CST
In this new course, library technologist Robin Hastings will provide a solid foundation in library software, hardware, and troubleshooting that is appropriate for any library worker that needs to expand their tech skillet.
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Start Date: October 3, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: November 13, 2022, 12:00 am CST
Young people in the 'tween,' 'preteen,' or 'preadolescent' ages - a group as diverse as the names by which we call them - are experiencing a time of rapid growth and transition. The challenges of puberty are frequently accompanied by big questions about
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Start Date: October 3, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
End Date: October 29, 2022, 12:00 am CDT
Reference Interview is a comprehensive six-week course focusing on the methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can be used to help patrons identify what they need. U
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Start Date: October 3, 2022, 3:00 am CDT
End Date: November 14, 2022, 3:00 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
End Date: October 5, 2022, 2:00 pm CDT
In this two-part webinar, learn how to design and facilitate a virtual library space on Discord for all teens.
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Start Date: October 5, 2022, 1:30 pm CDT
End Date: October 12, 2022, 3:00 pm CDT
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
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