[Libs-Or] Webinars and more from WebJunction

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Thu Jan 16 14:23:34 PST 2020


Below are useful articles and upcoming webinars (free) from WebJunction:

Highlighted Content on WebJunction

  *   Where Compassion Meets Action<https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/where-compassion-meets-action-webinar-series.html>: The California State Library Mental Health Initiative webinar series is now available through the WebJunction Course Catalog. Produced by Infopeople, the series covers topics including creating a nurturing spot for teens, meeting needs of those who Alzheimer's and dementia, and veteran's mental health.

  *   Public Libraries and the 2020 Census<https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/public-libraries-2020-census.html>: As trusted, central community institutions, public libraries are well positioned to inform their communities about the importance of the 2020 Census, answer questions, provide access to resources, and reach hard-to-count persons to ensure a fair and equitable census count.

WebJunction Webinars for You
The following upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can't attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog<https://learn.webjunction.org/>.

Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/hooray-for-dissent.html

Dissent and conflict are critical components of progress and are catalysts that move individuals, institutions, and communities toward systemic change. Author Cass Sunstein writes, "Behavior that is sensible, prudent, and courteous is likely to lead individuals and societies to blunder." Librarianship, on the whole, is prone to such behavior, choosing conformity over conflict, and inertia over action. Authentic dissent in librarianship can be a catalyst to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large.

After viewing this webinar, participants will:
*         Understand the practical value of dissent to their organizations, communities, and profession
*         Assess the dissent-friendliness of their organizations
*         Practice reflective techniques to test the communal value of the dissent

Presented by: Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, Rural Library Service and Social Wellbeing; and Eli Guinnee, State Librarian, New Mexico State Library, co-founders of Hooray4.org

Librarian as Verb: Activate Your Rural Community
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/librarian-as-verb.html

Making connections and being an active part of the community you serve is especially important in small and rural libraries. It makes your library more visible and also enhances the quality of life in the community. Learn how a rural library director transformed library services over one summer, by getting out and growing awareness in the community. With the help of two enthusiastic staff, one simple idea grew into so much more. We will explore different ways to engage your community, spark young readers, and build relationships with families. Hear tips, tools, and personal stories about how the library implemented outreach services and created ways to positively impact the entire community! Learn how to make "librarian" not only your job title, but what you actively do.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL).

Presented by: Lori Juhlin, Director of the Hawarden Public Library (IA), and Chair, ARSL Marketing & Communication Committee

Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/civil-legal-justice-the-crucial-role-of-libraries.html

The lofty U.S. ideal of "justice for all" fails the equity test because many people, especially our nation's poorest individuals, fall into the "justice gap"-the divide between the civil legal needs of low-income people and the resources to meet those needs. Many of your community members who instinctively turn to the library for help with crises in their lives might be on the verge of falling into this gap. Though legal issues can be intimidating for library staff, public libraries are well positioned to help reduce the justice gap.

Join us to learn about the status of civil legal justice in our system and about the vital role you can play in connecting people with information and supporting them as they navigate the complexities of the legal system. Law librarian Catherine McGuire, who has conducted extensive trainings with public libraries, will share insights into interacting with patrons who approach the library with civil legal needs. With a basic understanding of the civil legal justice landscape, we hope you will be motivated to plunge deeper into helping close the justice gap by taking the live, multi-week online course to be offered in April.

Presented by: Catherine McGuire, Head of Reference and Outreach, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Maryland; Luis Interiano, Adult Services Librarian, West Baton Rouge Library, Port Allen, Louisiana; and Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Programs Manager, OCLC

Darci Hanning, MLIS
Public Library Consultant / CE Coordinator
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