Meeting Global Challenges with Collaborative Leadership
Each year, the Global Council has selected an area of focus to help concentrate efforts around a challenge facing libraries around the world. This important work spans not only geographic regions, but all types of libraries, and provides opportunities for professionals at all levels of their career to participate by adding their voice and ideas to the conversation. Previous work has included a focus on libraries and open ecosystems, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Discovery and fulfillment, and open access, open content.
Does your library have a new or innovative program or service that excites you? Has your library... Read more
Free February Webinars for Library Staff
Though February is a short month, there's no shortage of free online events to support your library learning needs! Take some time to explore this month's list of 87 webinars and 2 online conferences, covering 22 topic areas, and you're sure to find sessions that align with your learning goals or perhaps those you'd like to tackle as a team. We encourage you to consider finding topics to explore with your volunteers or trustees as well, to help bring shared knowledge and skills to your library. Thank you to the Wyoming State Library for compiling this list each month, which... Read more
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters
Civil legal issues can be confusing to all of us, and the emergent nature of a natural disaster means things are happening quickly, and people are in crisis. This article seeks to point out a few of the important details that might get lost in the chaos of a disaster but are important to library staff as they try to understand the landscape and assist patrons. Here are five important things to know about the civil legal issues of natural disasters.
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, a person who does not typically qualify for SNAP... Read more
Social Library, Volume 170
We’re continuing the Social Library series in 2023 to showcase the creative ways libraries are reaching out to their communities through social media channels. This edition highlights a handful of unique ideas for programming and engagement, as well as some ways libraries are branching out to offer resources beyond books. If you'd like your library to be featured in an upcoming edition of the Social Library, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Greater Sudbury Public Library in Ontario is putting a wintery spin on the growing Library of Things trend by offering community members the chance... Read more
Learning Groups for Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters Courses
The three-course series Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters is well-suited to be the core learning content for a group learning experience with peers. Since civil law is complex and local, these courses are particularly appropriate for collaborative learning. The course work includes understanding local community needs, creating a collection of local disaster-related legal resources, and both finding and partnering with local legal agencies and emergency management networks. Group learning can work for a small, self-organized group of a few co-workers at a single library as well as a larger, multi-branch group organized as an “official” training by a... Read more
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15 February 2023
This webinar will highlight opportunities for library communities to foster understanding and support of Indigenous peoples, past and present.
22 February 2023
Join this webinar to learn the importance of crafting clear policies for your library, to help establish and set standards that ensure equity and safety for both staff and patrons.
22 March 2023
Learn about restorative justice and restorative practices, and how to build relationships that can help to address and repair harm done.
15 June 2023
Join Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Executive Director, OCLC Research, and library leaders from OCLC’s Global Council as they share results from the 2023 global survey on “Redefining the library experience.”