SEAL: Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries

STAR Library Network
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Published:  16 August 2022
SEAL: Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries

Library staff – let’s get ready! Two Solar Eclipses Coming to North America! An Annular Eclipse in 2023 and a Total Eclipse in 2024. STAR Net will support your eclipse efforts by providing eclipse glasses AND training. The STAR Net team, through a generous grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is here to support public libraries through the distribution of over 5 million eclipse glasses, activities, and upcoming trainings through your state library! Remember, whenever any part of the Sun’s surface is showing, you will need protective glasses or filters!

For the U.S., the annular eclipse... Read more

Localizing the Misinformation Escape Room

University of Washington, Technology & Social Change Group
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Published:  11 August 2022
Localizing the Misinformation Escape Room

Even before the official launch of Loki’s Loop in June 2022, the research team at the University of Washington Information School received numerous requests for collaboration from across the world. The first two organizations they agreed to support are in New Zealand and Latvia. In addition to the benefits to the local communities, the partnerships have been useful for learning how the game translates to different cultures. The team is using these case studies to better support organizations in other countries that want to localize the escape room games.

In August 2021, Klinta Ločmele, Manager of IREX... Read more

Libraries at the Disaster Preparedness Table

Brooke Doyle, WebJunction Senior Project Coordinator
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Published:  03 August 2022
Libraries at the Disaster Preparedness Table

Libraries have an important role to play in disaster response planning, and their contributions are welcomed at community disaster preparedness exercises. Building on its Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice foundational course series, WebJunction is developing a new series Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters, which will address how libraries can support the civil legal information needs of patrons that arise in a natural disaster. As part of that initiative, WebJunction staff members were invited to participate in an activity that community emergency response teams use to periodically prepare for disasters. This story shares their experiences contributing to this... Read more

Free August Webinars for Library Staff

Compiled by the Wyoming State Library
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Published:  29 July 2022
Free August Webinars for Library Staff

August can be a time of transition for library staff, as summer programs wind down and a new school year begins. Teams may be looking to reset their goals, objectives or tactics, and learning about new approaches can be a great way to infuse innovation and enthusiasm into the process. This month's list of over 80 free webinars and three online conferences could be a great place to find that inspiration. This list, provided by the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by... Read more

Resources for Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility): A New Blog Series

OCLC
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Published:  21 July 2022
Resources for Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility): A New Blog Series

A new blog series shares resources and learning opportunities for library staff Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility). Twice monthly, series editor Jay Weitz compiles a collection of information, stories, and tools on timely IDEAs topics and publishes them on Hanging Together, the blog of OCLC Research. You can subscribe to receive the latest Hanging Together posts to your inbox twice monthly.  

Resources collected in this series include book lists, interviews and articles, webinars, and toolkits produced by a variety of sources that address topical subjects—such as Pride displays and other LGBTQ book lists—and issues that are top-of-mind... Read more


 

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