ARSL: Library Ethics 101: What Would You Do?

Central Kansas Library System/Great Bend Public Library Director Gail Santy, along with Maribeth Shafer, Assistant Director, and Youth Services consultant Patty Collins. Watched 1/11/2021 (ARSL extended access). Library Ethics 101 Slides Download This 2-hour Q&A pulled ethical questions and examples from the chat and experiences as regional consultants. I have 4 pages of notes, just … Continue reading ARSL: Library Ethics 101: What Would You Do?

MALA: Taking Care of Your Staff and Yourself During the Pandemic

Presented online by April Roy on Dec. 16, 2020 for the Mid-America Library Alliance Presentation SlidesDownload Resources for cultivating self-compassionDownload Presentation recording How Are You? Happy | Okay | Tired | Bored | Like a bag of trash (ha ha)The majority were tired - and this crisis in exhausting. How can we make sure everyone … Continue reading MALA: Taking Care of Your Staff and Yourself During the Pandemic

ARSL: The E’s of Libraries (Marketing)

Proving Your Library's Value: Persuasive, Organized, and Memorable Messaging with Alan Fishel & Jillian Wentworth - Information about the United for Libraries initiative that ended up with the publication of a book to help libraries with memorable messaging. Proving Your Library's Value PresentationDownload The E's of Libraries: Education | Employment | Entrepreneurship | Empowerment | … Continue reading ARSL: The E’s of Libraries (Marketing)

Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations – ARSL 2020

Amanda Johnson and Lauren Clossey - State Library of North CarolinaWebinar is available through the end of December 2020 if you signed up for the ARSL conference (whova) and I completely and whole-heartedly recommend viewing this one, as evidenced by my 7 pages of notes. Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations PowerPoint Slides (.pdf) Blurb: … Continue reading Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations – ARSL 2020

ALA 2017: Patrons First

Originally written in 2017 - Found this half-finished, unpublished post with notes from ALA 2017. Still looks like good information. Wonder if I can find more! - Sharon 12/9/2020 Patrons First. Better Service than Amazon and Nordstrom: Secrets to How It's Done Presented by Arapahoe Library District: Jane Martel,Customer Experience Coordinator; Linda Speas, Director of … Continue reading ALA 2017: Patrons First

KLA Big Think: Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions Diversity and Inclusion in Your Library's Catalog Poster and Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/embed/mg0yAATZtHY I liked this one with Emily about using holiday stickers on picture books to better advertise and showcase an inclusivity and addressing some of the other issues we are facing. Lawrence Public Library reviewed and batch-edited Library of Congress Subject Headings. They … Continue reading KLA Big Think: Poster Sessions

KLA Big Think: Notes from the Afternoon

Kansas Library Association Big Think annual conference. Classrooms include: Inspiration | Public | School | Academic | Youth Services | Impact | Innovation From the morning, I need to go back and listen to Caring for Your Staff and Yourself during COVID with April Roy - saw screenshots on twitter and I want to hear more. Challenging … Continue reading KLA Big Think: Notes from the Afternoon

KLA Big Think – Notes from the Morning

Kansas Library Association Big Think annual conference. Classrooms include: Inspiration | Public | School | Academic | Youth Services | Impact | Innovation Classroom Handouts for Public Recruitment, education, and development of public library board members with A. Smith and R. Newell from Emporia Public Library Robin and Andrew walked us through the key points … Continue reading KLA Big Think – Notes from the Morning

10 Strategies for Community Organizing in Libraries

Another from my.niecheacademy.com through the State Library of Kansas. Libraries are less like a for-profit and more like a cause because rather than pushing customers through a sales cycle, we are pushing them up the ladder of engagement. Have people believe for what the organization stands for and being willing to be fully engaged. "From … Continue reading 10 Strategies for Community Organizing in Libraries

Building an Effective Learning Culture

Getting started module created by Infopeople and found through the Kansas State Library. Instructors: Lisa Barnhart, Stephanie Gerding, Brenda Hough (Hi Brenda), and Crystal Schimpf. A learning culture has less emphasis on formal training, more options for informal training, has learning included as a strategic goal and the organization supports learning and growth. A Learning … Continue reading Building an Effective Learning Culture