Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive, and Accessible: Putting DEIA into Practice in Your Library [NEO-RLS: Webinar]

Learn about the foundational principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and how they affect libraries.  How is cultural competence and cultural humility applied in your library practice?  How can your library work towards becoming more equitable and inclusive of both internal and external customers?  What are the roles of managers and staff in working towards positive change across the organization?  The presenter will share tips, resources, and sample programs that can be applied in a variety of library settings.

Learning Objectives:Learn about cultural competence and cultural humility Hear about ways to make your library more equitable and inclusiveLearn how managers and staff can work towards positive changePresenter:

Caroline Smith is the Inclusive Services Consultant at the South Carolina State Library. She focuses on issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility within libraries and provides support to library staff across the state of South Carolina. Her goal is to advocate for libraries that are truly inclusive of the diverse communities they serve. Caroline received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in 2011 and was recognized by Library Journal as a 2020 Mover & Shaker. Prior to her current position, she worked for the Charleston County Public Library in a variety of roles for nine years.
For more information and to register, click HERE. 

Creating Calm During Times of Stress [NEO-RLS: Webinar]


Managing and responding to the heightened emotions of others can be very challenging in the public service world.  Our ability to do this well relies on our understanding of how stress impacts humans and more important, how we are able to regulate during times of increased stress in order to best manage the emotions of others.  

Learning Objectives:A greater understanding of how Trauma and Stress impact our brainsKnowledge on the Stress Cycle and why individuals escalate during times of stressDe-escalation techniques to support times of high stress in the libraryLearn how we can better regulate our own emotionsPresenter:
Erin Turner, LISW-S, is the Intensive Services Program Manager at Crossroads/Beacon Health in Lake County and Adjunct Faculty for Youngstown State School of Social Work Graduate Program. She has worked in community mental health settings for over 20 years as a volunteer, direct service provider, clinical supervisor and program manager. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including trauma, mood disorders and crisis situations. Erin specializes in community based crisis intervention.   Erin has provided multiple trainings within the context of Social Work including, Risk Assessment, Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Motivational Interviewing. 
For more information and to register, click HERE. 

Generational Learning Styles 101 [NEO-RLS: Webinar]

Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers: these terms can bring to mind both good and bad characteristics and personal attributes that may automatically influence the way we interact with clients and coworkers. This session will discuss some of the common age-based stereotypes and the way they can influence learning situations and workplace interactions. Different ways to (and not to) think about common situations will be presented so as to break down and prevent prejudices that might exist in your institution.

Learning Objectives: Learn the traditional differences in learning styles according to generational groupsLearn how to accommodate generational learning styles one-on-one and for a groupLearn how to accommodate the generational learning styles of library staff for training purposesLearn how to accommodate learning styles in a virtual environment.Jessica Curtis has worked in Ohio libraries for 20 years and is currently an adult services librarian for the Westerville Public Library. She specializes in creating user-friendly adult classes for emerging technology and library services. She is also an instructor for Kent State University’s iSchool and the author of the ABC-CLIO publication, Teaching Adult Learners: A Guide for Public Librarians (2019). 

For more information and to register, click HERE. 

Early Literacy 101-An Ohio Ready to Read Workshop-Part I [NEO-RLS: Online Workshop]

Back by popular demand! This hands-on workshop will help you build a firm foundation in early literacy. Participants will learn how brain development impacts how young children learn and will explore effective, research-based early literacy resources and activities. The workshop covers the Six Early Literacy Skills presented in the PLA/ALSC Every Child Ready to Read® 1st edition, and the Five Early Literacy Practices presented in the 2nd edition, along with other early literacy concepts and tools. The instructor will help attendees get ready to offer early literacy story times and become well-equipped to work with parents and community partners to share early literacy concepts and build community support.

Who will enjoy and benefit from this workshop?Library workers who are new to children’s servicesDepartment managers or library directors with new children’s services staffOutreach staffNewly degreed youth services librariansAny library worker who wants a refresher course in early literacyOnce you registered for Part I be sure to sign up for Part II which is on Tuesday, December 7, 2021  at 2:00 PM
Presenters:

Marianna DiGiacomo has dedicated her career to strengthening the public library’s focus on literacy and community collaborations.  Marianna joined Stark Library in 2007 and served as youth services librarian and literacy and events coordinator prior to her role as community services director. She directs Stark Library’s literacy initiatives, school and community partnerships, outreach services, technology training, and events.  She is a graduate of Leadership Stark County’s Government Academy, American Library Association’s Leadership Institute and serves on many local committees dedicated to ensuring children are ready for school success.


Julia Shaheen is the Literacy Manager at Stark Library where she oversees a staff of five who work with the SPARK program in Stark County. Through this program, her staff visit homes of preschoolers to provide early intervention and help prepare the preschoolers and their parents or caregivers for Kindergarten. She also oversees the literacy efforts of Stark Library by providing staff training, parent workshops, and professional development for educators. She has also provided Every Child Ready to Read training to librarians in Northeast Ohio through the Early Literacy 101 workshops. Previously, she has worked as a teen programmer and provided baby storytime for two years in the Youth Services department at Main library. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Walsh University in Education.
For more information and to register, click HERE. 

Subject Analysis Suggested Workflows (Session 3)

Series Description:

Do you work with cataloging or records maintenance at your library? Could you use a better understanding of how subject headings are assigned?

This three-part webinar series will focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and assess existing subject headings in MARC format. The course is aimed at those individuals primarily practicing copy cataloging.

Through these three sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to gain an overview of the variety of subject heading systems, understand the rules for how LoC subject headings are assigned to a record, recognize the variety of RDA-related changes in subject authority records, explore MARC 21 for subject headings in bib records and LCSH authority records, and assess the quality of existing records. We will also cover catalogers’ judgement and bias.

Session Description:

This last session will focus on the steps needed to confirm the validity and appropriateness of assigned subject headings. We will also explore how and when to make changes that make sense for your library’s collection and users.

Through this session, attendees will have the opportunity to…

check the validity of assigned subject headings when copy catalogingdiscuss cataloger’s judgment and etiquette in shared catalogsExplore the types of changes and corrections that are more commonly required

Note:

Attendees must have attended the in-person or online version of our Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction or have an appropriate combination of other course work or experience with basic cataloging concepts and workflows.

Attendees should plan to have 2-3 physical items available at their desks during the session for hands-on practice time.

For more information and registration, please click HERE.

Fundraising 201: Setting Your Fundraising Systems Up for Success [NEO-RLS: Webinar]

Fundraising involves more than just asking for gifts and hosting special events. There is also a significant amount of work to be done to manage the fundraising operation itself. A strong infrastructure helps your organization remain compliant, consistent and accurate. Plus, it helps you secure more gifts. This session will focus on the importance of strong systems, plans, policies and procedures for your development office. 
 
Learning Objectives – Participants will:Learn why tracking, capturing and understanding your donor data is critical to your fundraising successUnderstand the importance of having solid policies and procedures in the development and business officesUnderstand why yearly planning is essential to attracting, engaging and retaining donors Presenter:

Sara Lundenberger, director, nonprofit consulting, Dot Org Solutions
Although Sara never meant to be a fundraiser, her first post-college job was as a development assistant and she never looked back. She loves working with our nonprofit clients because they know what they want to achieve, but they may not always know how to get there. She integrates fundraising best practices with an organization’s capacity to create processes and plans that are usable. Sara truly believes nonprofits make the world a better place. From her previous positions to the fantastic clients she works with now, she learns a little more about the world we live in every day. We are all touched by a nonprofit organization every day, whether we know it or not.
For more information and to register, click HERE. 

2021 Hottest Tech Toys for the Holidays [NEO-RLS: Webinar]

It’s that time of year again!  It’s the time that everyone begins their search to find the best toys for their loved one, friends, or even themselves.  Learn about the new emerging tech products that your patrons may likely want, have questions about, or even bring into your library for assistance.  Indeed, there may even be some fun, new emerging tech tools that you might consider for your library!

Presenter:

Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS.
For more information and to register, click HERE. 

Subject Analysis Tools (Session 2)

Series Description:

Do you work with cataloging or records maintenance at your library? Could you use a better understanding of how subject headings are assigned?

This three-part webinar series will focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and assess existing subject headings in MARC format. The course is aimed at those individuals primarily practicing copy cataloging.

Through these three sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to gain an overview of the variety of subject heading systems, understand the rules for how LoC subject headings are assigned to a record, recognize the variety of RDA-related changes in subject authority records, explore MARC 21 for subject headings in bib records and LCSH authority records, and assess the quality of existing records. We will also cover catalogers’ judgement and bias.

Session Description:

This second session will focus on tools and resources used to verify assigned subject headings.

Through this session, attendees will have the opportunity to…

understand the rules for how LoC subject headings are assigned to a recordrecognize the variety of RDA-related changes in subject authority recordsexplore free, online tools they can use to assess the quality of existing subject headings

Note:

Attendees must have attended the in-person or online version of our Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction or have an appropriate combination of other course work or experience with basic cataloging concepts and workflows.

Attendees should plan to have 2-3 physical items available at their desks during the session for hands-on practice time.

For more information and registration, please click HERE.

Overview of Subject Analysis (Session 1)

Series Description:

Do you work with cataloging or records maintenance at your library? Could you use a better understanding of how subject headings are assigned?

This three-part webinar series will focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and assess existing subject headings in MARC format. The course is aimed at those individuals primarily practicing copy cataloging.

Through these three sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to gain an overview of the variety of subject heading systems, understand the rules for how LoC subject headings are assigned to a record, recognize the variety of RDA-related changes in subject authority records, explore MARC 21 for subject headings in bib records and LCSH authority records, and assess the quality of existing records. We will also cover catalogers’ judgement and bias.

Session Description:

This first session will give an overview of the process of subject analysis. We will describe the vocabulary and resources you need to get started.

Through this session, attendees will have the opportunity to…

explore the variety of subject heading systemsdiscuss cataloger’s judgment and biaslearn about MARC 21 coding for subject headings in bibliographic records and Library of Congress Subject Headings

Note:

Attendees must have attended the in-person or online version of our Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction or have an appropriate combination of other course work or experience with basic cataloging concepts and workflows.

Attendees should plan to have 2-3 physical items available at their desks during the session for hands-on practice time.

For more information and registration, please click HERE.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Youth Literature [NEO-RLS: Webinar]

All children need to see themselves and people in our world in books. Building an inclusive collection is challenging. It’s more than a diversity list. It requires reflection, investigation, exploration, and analysis. Tiffeni Fontno, Head Librarian, Educational Resource Center, Boston College, will talk about diverse collection building, evaluating, and resources to acquire diverse children’s literature.

Learning Objectives:Evaluating how cultural competency influences book selection and servicesDefining criteria to evaluate diverse children’s literatureAssemble resources to develop a profile for selecting diverse materialsPresenter:

Tiffeni Fontno is the Head Librarian of the Educational Resource Center at Boston College. A former classroom teacher and school librarian, Tiffeni’s areas of educational interest are in Curriculum & Instruction, Children & Young Adult Literature, and Educational Technology.
For more information and to register, click HERE.