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Surprise! You're a Cataloger

Have you found yourself responsible for cataloging with little or no previous experience? Is "cataloger" only one of many hats you wear at your library? This session will help you get started. Join Teressa Keenan to cover the basics of cataloging (focusing on books) to get your library’s materials out to your users! 

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Navigating AI Ethics

Join David Hatami for this presentation on the critical importance of ethics in the development and deployment of AI systems. Participants will have a deeper understanding of the ethical landscape surrounding AI and the importance of proactively addressing these challenges to ensure the responsible and beneficial development of AI technologies.

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"Toxic," Traumatized, or Neurodivergent?Setting Appropriate Boundaries Without Writing Anyone Off

There is a lot of popular guidance about how to spot and avoid people who seem "difficult," "toxic," or "high conflict," but these people may be privately experiencing traumas or coping with mental health problems. Join Dan Berstein to explore tools to craft effective, appropriate, and accessible communication boundaries that address the behavior challenges that often seem to be barriers.

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Strengthening Your Communication Skills

Communication is a process that involves at least two people – a sender and a receiver. For it to be successful, the receiver must understand the message in the way that the sender intended. Join Andrew Sanderbeck for this interactive and informative program and leave with takeaway tips and techniques you can use at work, at home, or wherever you go!

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Civic Literacy in Public Libraries: What, Why, and How

Civic literacy is one of IMLS's 21st Century Skills and is correlated with civic engagement. As a branch of information literacy, civic literacy could help increase critical thinking skills and combat mis/disinformation. But what, exactly, is civic literacy and how can public libraries develop engaging programming around this topic? Join Laura Saunders to explore some of the research on the topic and dive into ideas for public library programming.

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Designing Virtual Learning for Application and Impact

Today, more than ever, there is a need to ensure that virtual learning works to improve organizational outcomes. To secure the support and funding that virtual learning needs, it must deliver business results. Join Dr. Jack Phillips to learn how designers, developers, providers, and program owners can ensure that technology-based learning delivers results by applying design thinking principles. 

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Talk to the Elephant - Designing Learning for Behavior Change

What do you do when people know they need to wear their safety glasses, or add to their retirement savings, or update their client records, or finish their compliance training, or submit their expense reports on time, but they still aren’t doing it? Join Julie Dirksen to explore how to design with principles and models from behavioral science. Learn the top reasons why learning fails to change behavior and what you can do instead. 

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LinkedIn for Librarians

LinkedIn can help with finding a job or filling open positions at the library—but it is also a great tool for professional networking, finding partners for collaboration, and sharing professional news with a wider audience. Join Melody Karle for this webinar on using LinkedIn for libraries, covering the basics of using LinkedIn as well as library-specific tips for using and managing this tool.

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Institutional Repository Basics for Academic Librariese

Institutional repositories (IRs) serve as platforms for collocating, showcasing, and disseminating institutions’ research outputs, creative scholarship, and other unique resources. Join Wendy Walker for this webinar on building and sustaining an effective IR. Wendy will share practical tips on navigating a multifaceted and evolving landscape of policies, Open Access and copyright, institutional context, staffing and resource management, and more.



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