Free November Webinars for Library Staff
Before you start to wrap up the year, and with ever-changing scenarios in libraries, there's no better time to take inventory of learning gaps or opportunities, and to get a head start on your new year's resolutions. And if your plate's too full right now, know that many of the sessions will be made available as recordings, so you can revisit topics, alone or with others, when the time is right for you. This month brings 77 webinars and six online conferences, covering 24 topic areas to explore. Thank you to the Wyoming State Library for collecting this list of... Read more
Social Library, Volume 164
We're sharing more innovative programming ideas in this latest Social Library edition, from the robust offerings in a virtual Fandom Fest, to a fun Bingo card celebrating Family History Month, and from yoga in the grass, to community conversations in a new facilitated dialogue series. If you'd like your library to be featured in an upcoming edition of the Social Library, let us know via email@example.com or find us on Facebook.
Lee County Library System in Florida reached out to share the multitude of ways they're using social media to extend their programming and connect with the community. With... Read more
Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice, a New Self-paced Course Series
WebJunction's new series of free, self-paced courses, Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice, will augment your ability and confidence to meet civil legal justice information needs in your community. Created in partnership with Legal Services Corporation (LSC), this online continuing education opportunity aims to empower all library staff to feel more confident about conducting civil legal reference interviews and connecting patrons to important resources and information that can help improve the lives of your community members.
Too many Americans fall into a wide and deep "justice gap" where they fail to have their civil legal needs met due to low-income... Read more
Book and Library-related Podcasts
Screen fatigue – the exhaustion felt from so much time spent in front of computers and mobile devices – has many people turning to podcasts, allowing them to take a break from screen and to listen instead. In a post to the Library Think Tank group on Facebook, Jed Robbins asked, "What are your favorite library-related podcasts?" There was a great range of suggestions provided in the responses and we have compiled those for easy reference. The list includes podcasts hosted by both individuals and organizations including resources from state libraries who have collected tips and tricks for anyone interested... Read more
Legal Language Matters: Protecting Patrons from Notario Fraud
The Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries initiative continues to learn about ways to support patrons' civil legal information needs. One learning is the importance of understanding how the meaning of words can change with improper translation, especially with arcane legal terminology. When providing information and services to Spanish-speaking patrons, being aware of "notario" scams can help protect your patrons from fraud.
Lost in Translation
Many libraries provide services of a notary public at their branch. A notary public provides patrons with a witness and an official stamp when signing a legal document, such as a... Read more
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10 November 2020
This webinar explores library building systems and issues for the accidental facilities manager.
19 November 2020
The first in a two-part webinar series, this session will introduce design principles that can be used to enhance and improve future library services.