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Instagram Basics for Libraries

December 8, 2021

Join librarian and web developer Tiffany Breyne for this practical webinar, perfect for beginner users who want to promote their library on this popular platform, to get into the "how-to's" of Instagram! Learn how to maximize your posts for engagement, best practices for accessibility, how to find inspiration, and how to get into Stories and Reels.

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Becoming a Teaching Librarian: Reflective Practice and Teacher Identity in Academic Librarianship

January 12, 2022

Join Claire McGuinness to learn about “teacher identity” and the various ways in which it develops over the course of a career in academic librarianship. Reflect on your own personal teaching journeys and how you perceive and inhabit your roles. Learn about the benefits of reflective practice in shaping teacher identity, as well as some practical approaches that you can integrate into your work.

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Library Violence Prevention and De-escalation

January 19, 2022

Join Hugh Pelmore, founder of ARETE Safety and Protection, Inc., to learn about how the right skills and motivation can offer renewed objectivity and increased confidence, which can assist in reducing stress, increasing morale, improving safety, and enhancing customer service.

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Small-scale ESL Programs for your Library

January 26, 2022

Getting started with an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at your library does not have to be an intimidating commitment. Beginning your journey with a conversation group will allow you to get to know your second language patrons. In this webinar, Claudia Ratay will share her experience and insights into establishing a solid foundation for what can become a very successful ESL program.

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Copyright for Librarians: What you Need to Know

February 9, 2022

Copyright issues abound in librarianship, but there are some easy principles you can apply to better understand and navigate these issues. Join Sara Benson to learn about copyright basics, copyright exceptions, and, of course, fair use. Come prepared for a lively and fun discussion of copyright law.

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Why and How to Implement Privacy and Surveillance Information Literacy into your Institution When It's Not Part of your Job Description

February 16, 2022

The pandemic forced educators to choose online learning platforms and tools without always assessing privacy and data collection policies, making it necessary for librarians to become privacy advocates within their institutions. Marisol Moreno Ortiz will cover how academic librarians can learn about privacy and surveillance, why they should become a focus of your duties, and how to implement them in your institution.

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PubMed Essentials

February 23, 2022

Millions of scientific journal articles are published every year and in general, health-related studies have more reach on the Internet and social media than other types of studies. Some patrons are looking for a definition, others are looking to compare treatment options and more. What tools can librarians use to help their patrons find reliable answers to their more complex health questions? Join Rebecca Brown to learn a variety of methods to search PubMed. It can be as easy as placing a few keywords into the search box! 

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