Social Library, Volume 159
We continue our Social Library series, featuring the innovative ways libraries are adapting programming to virtual formats to engage with their communities through art, language practice, and pets, and highlighting the ways libraries invite creative and artistic contributions to the community memory, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition of the Social Library, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Lewes Public Library in Delaware has been hosting weekly Virtual English Conversation Group, Virtual Spanish Conversation Group, and Italian Conversation Group sessions in Zoom. The announcements... Read more
REALM Project: Happening Now
OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. The project will draw upon the research to produce authoritative, science-based information on how—or if— materials can be handled to mitigate exposure to staff and visitors.
Free July Webinars for Library Staff
With summer in full swing, and libraries reopening in new ways, we hope you still can make time to connect and learn with other library staff. Now, more than ever, libraries are looking to learn from each other and these webinars are a great way to do so! This month brings over 60 webinars and one online conference, covering over 20 topic areas to explore. Thank you to the Wyoming State Library for collecting this list of learning opportunities! It's updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic.
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Public Libraries Preparing to Reopen: Examples from the Field
The REALM project’s primary aim is to create and distribute science-based, authoritative information to inform decisions designed to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors who are engaging in the delivery or use of archival, library, and museum services. This information includes literature reviews of published scientific research and the results of lab testing on a variety of commonly used materials. The project is also collecting, curating, and sharing information and resources produced by other organizations that support plans to resume operations and reopen archives, libraries, and museums.
Performance Management for Supervisors
The main purpose of performance management is to guide, support, and develop each employee, providing a consistent and comprehensive experience for their staff. It is an ongoing, collaborative process between supervisor and employee that aims to establish and clarify expectations as well as set performance and development goals. Meeting and discussing performance more than once-a-year is key to driving employee development, effectiveness, and overall contribution to the library. This curriculum was developed by the Performance Management sub-group of the Supervisor Success Committee for ALA's Learning Round Table in collaboration with WebJunction.org.
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28 July 2020
This webinar will explore platforms for online board gaming, how to moderate meetups, and facilitate discussions among participants.
06 August 2020
If we are intentional, we can use these circumstances to grow our organizations and to address the digital access disparities in small and rural communities. A webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL.