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.
Beyond Late Fees: Eliminating Access Barriers for all Community Members
September 7, presented by Carrie Valdes
When a library charges fees, denies service, or requires patrons to jump through hoops to gain access, who benefits? Certainly not the patrons that need library service the most.
This presentation will discuss how one rural public library learned to take a hard look at what it really means to provide library service focused on empowering all community members. Institutional barriers can be difficult to take down and – for some – difficult to recognize.
- Recognize how library policies and procedures disenfranchise the populations that need library services the most
- Identify “this has always been the way” practices and the harm inequitable services cause
- Take home real-life examples of mind-set changes and how to implement them within the boundaries of governing rules
How to Find Balance in a World of Constant (and sometimes unwanted) Change
September 14, presented by Rachel Altman
“The Only Constant in Life Is Change.”- Heraclitus
Balance is not something we can get; it’s a state of mind. It’s the realization that life is not stable but in constant motion. Balance is bringing things into harmony. It’s not something that you can get, but something that you continually do. We are living in a time of 24/7 news, social media, an overwhelming amount of information, and a lot of uncertainty, which can leave us feeling worried, uncomfortable, and fearful. But as with any challenge or change, the best way to heal is by moving forward.
During this webinar, we will discuss techniques to help you find balance, including:
- Setting boundaries
- Maintaining your morale
- Adjusting your priorities
- Rethinking your next steps
Communication and Conflict: “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”
September 21, presented by Dr. Stevie Munz
Through this program, we will examine how conflict occurs in workplace interactions between and among customers and co-workers. Working from the perspective that conflict is a necessary aspect of effective communication, we will learn the characteristics of conflict, strategies to address conflict, as well as how to avoid unproductive conflict.
- Understand different conflict styles
- Apply conflict negotiation strategies to workplace situations
Ask Me Anything! Cataloging with RDA
September 28, presented by Bobby Bothmann
This session in Zoom is an open discussion for the audience to ask any questions they may have related to the current RDA: Resource Description and Access. Questions may intersect with subject analysis and classification, supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work through cataloging, local practices, changes from AACR2, and use of MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.
Participants will be able to engage in discussions with the instructor and learn about issues other participants may have.