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PCI Webinars – March 2023

All webinars are held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Central time. Registration is required. Participants must submit a separate registration form for each webinar you are interested in attending. There is no limit to the number of webinars that an individual can attend.

The views expressed in webinars provided by PCI do not necessarily reflect the views or official policies of the State of Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Education, or the Arkansas State Library.

Bringing Readers Back: Book Based In-Person Events Beyond Community Reads

March 1, presented by Becky Spratford

After years of social distancing, our patrons are eager to return to our buildings. Why not welcome them back with new programs, ones that focus on our brand, books? Join experienced Readers’ Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, as she shares a variety of proven in person, book-based programming from small scale to on-going series and everything in between; programs that are not only engaging and fun, but will also increase patron visits and checkouts.

There will be plenty of options for all sizes of libraries. Try one, all, or just use her ideas to help you craft your own. Your results: a trail of happy patrons in your wake.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:

  • How to make a visit to the library itself a worthwhile experience for adult leisure readers
  • How to build interactivity into Readers’ Advisory Services
  • How to leverage your brand [Books] to engage adult users

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Life Lessons from the Happiest People on Earth

March 8, presented by Jez Layman

Every year, the World Happiness Report is dominated by the same countries: Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. What is it about these Scandinavian countries that makes living there so pleasant?

Learn to improve your own life by embracing the practices of hygge and lykke (Danish coziness and happiness); lagom (Swedish balance); sisu (Finnish determination); Niksen (Dutch disassociation); Þetta reddast (Icelandic optimism); and friluftsliv (Norwegian outdoor life).

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Living and Working Energetically

March 15, presented by Laura Greco

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live each day enthusiastically and energetically? Your tiredness is telling you something. It could include your food choices, sleep cycle, decision making, movement, grief, lack of purpose, or worry.

During this hands-on program you will examine what both drains and replenishes your energy and create a unique roadmap of how to construct your day to maximize your energy.

During this hands-on program you will discover:

  • What drains and replenishes your energy and enthusiasm
  • A roadmap to maximizing your energy

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Spring Into Action: Take Bold Action

March 22, presented by MJ Callaway

In this workshop-style program, you’ll plan on purpose by designing your personalized Bounce-Up™ Momentum Builder. You choose what you want to create, which gives you the power to drive your actions.

You’ll get MJ’s recommended tools to encourage you and help you stay committed. (These tools are digital and free!) Let’s set the stage for success.

Leave this program with the knowledge to:

  • Apply the designated tools to track your successful actions
  • Design your Bounce-Up Momentum Builder
  • Connect your energy and values to your intentional success

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Incorporating Open Education Resources in the Library

March 29, presented by Lauren Hays

Open educational resources (OER) are popular resources, due in part to their contribution to creating more affordable course materials. However, OER’s benefits extend beyond just affordability, and can be used to enhance opportunities for engagement with materials.

This presentation discusses the fundamental characteristics of OER and specifically how OER can be used for engagement and inclusivity. Additionally, the presenter will describe how libraries can incorporate OER to develop agency in library users, and also to provide opportunities for library users to contribute new knowledge to the digital ecosystem.

As a result of this program, attendees will gain the skills to:

  • Name key characteristics of OER
  • Describe how to use OER
  • Develop ideas for incorporating OER into libraries

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