All webinars are held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Central time, and are hosted via GoToWebinar. 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.
Managing Change When You’re Not in Charge: How to Keep Your Sanity During Organizational Change
November 2, presented by Catherine Soehner
In this program you’ll discover your power in the organization even when you are not in charge and learn about giving feedback to your supervisor to influence a change process and get better results.
Consider how people in organizations typically respond to change. How you respond to change, and how this affects the overall library. Think about expectations around the terms’ “transparency” and “feedback” and how to build stronger relationships within your organization.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Understand human systems theory in order to apply these concepts to typical organizational change dynamics
- Analyze your role in your library system in order to consider how you personally contribute to library culture and how you can change current dynamics
- Recognize important concepts of transparency and feedback in order to reconsider how this terminology is used in day-to-day work
Using Food as Medicine in Your Everyday Life
November 9, presented by Gina Cousineau
While we have been told since we were children to eat our vegetables, fact is that we didn’t then and we still aren’t now. We are living in the midst of two pandemics. While most of us admit that Covid-19 scared us to death, few of us are afraid of the obesity pandemic that threatens our very lives, putting us at risk for lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, colorectal cancers and more. The good news is that making healthier eating choices is something you can begin to do immediately.
In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn how to move toward a healthy food approach by learning:
- The “Healthy Plate” Approach at home and away
- How to put the “science and evidence” on your plate
- Determining who you should allow to influence your nutrition choices
- Simple “tricks and hacks” to prepare nutritious and delicious meals in your own kitchen
Cataloging Moving Images (90 Minutes)
November 16, presented by Bobby Bothmann
This session will present the RDA: Resource Description and Access core elements and moving-image-related elements necessary for most commercially available video recordings, including Blu-rays, DVDs, combo-packs, and streaming or digital video. The point of view will be from an original cataloging standpoint with examples following the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.
Participants will be able to apply the RDA instructions specific to moving images, including electronic audio forms and Playaway Views.
What Do Older Patrons Need? Understanding Creative Wellbeing in Later Life
November 30, presented by Jon Kay
People over the age of sixty-five now outnumber those under the age of five for the first time in human history. Nevertheless, more older adults suffer from feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness. However, older adults who maintain or adopt an art or music making practice often experience greater satisfaction in their lives.
This webinar is ideal for those who serve older patrons to understand their needs and how libraries can better serve them.
In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn:
- how the arts support the wellbeing of older adults
- how creative practices increases social engagement in later life
- how art and music making supports intergenerational bonds
- how creative endeavors provide elders with a sense of purpose