[kids-lib] Teaching about Ukraine // OSLIS & Gale Webinars

MAURER Jennifer L * SLO Jennifer.MAURER at slo.oregon.gov
Mon Feb 28 15:08:19 PST 2022

Please pardon this cross-posting.


I thought you might be interested in the Ukraine resources or the OSLIS or Gale webinar opportunities. If you work with school library staff, you are welcome to share this information with them.


From: MAURER Jennifer L * SLO
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2022 2:54 PM
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Subject: Teaching about Ukraine // Highlighted Webinars: OSLIS, Gale, & Intellectual Freedom

Please pardon this cross-posting.


Here is some information on two unrelated topics.

Teaching about the Russia-Ukraine War
Today staff from the Oregon Department of Education posted a bulletin<https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORED/bulletins/30c93a8> with resources for teaching about the situation in Ukraine. "Last week, tensions along the Ukraine-Russia border erupted into war. While traditional news sources are on the scene covering the crisis, this war is also being broadcast by Ukrainians and Russians on social media sites like TikTok<https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/feb/26/social-media-influencers-russia-ukraine-tiktok-instagram?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery>. The resources ... are intended to help students with some basic facts about the situation and some reminders on being critical consumers of information. It is also important to remember that images of war can create stress and trauma. Many Oregon families have connections to Ukraine, Russia, and the surrounding nations and may have strong feelings and responses to the current situation. Also included ... are SEL and trauma-informed resources to help create a positive learning environment..." Please share as you see fit, possibly including counselors and social sciences teachers at a minimum.

Highlighted Webinars for March & Early April
Tomorrow I'll post about the March webinar opportunities. In advance of that, I'd like to highlight three opportunities developed specifically for Oregon school library staff.

  *   Tuesday, March 15, 3:30 to 4:30 pm Pacific: Intellectual Freedom 101: Defending the Freedom to Read in School Libraries<https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FA5PLQXDT2aV9aIYqBW9xA>

This webinar is aimed at anyone with no formal library training who works in a school library, although anyone interested in the topic is welcome to participate. Do you know what the term intellectual freedom<https://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/censorship/faq> means and how it applies to school library books, displays, and programs? Do you know basic best practices to consider when developing the school library collection? Do you know what to do if a book in your library gets challenged? If you answered no to one or more of these questions, we hope you'll join us for this presentation. We may extend the duration by 15 minutes to allow more time to cover each topic. The goal is to record the session. This is hosted by the State Library of Oregon and Region 2 of the Oregon Association of School Libraries. (Miranda Doyle, District Librarian, Lake Oswego School District; Marie Felgentrager, District Librarian, Roseburg Public Schools; and Jean Gritter, District Librarian, Greater Albany Public Schools)
  *   Tuesday, March 29, 3:30 to 4:30 pm Pacific: OSLIS 101: Explore the Learn to Research Section<https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R5u8N_2bRMabveZaEI_Qrg>

School library staff and classroom teachers who are new to OSLIS, let's explore the Learn to Research section together. What is the OSLIS research model? How do I access ebooks, video tutorials, and worksheets about the research process? What's the difference between the Elementary and Secondary sections? What's the difference between the Student and Educator pages? Get answers to these questions and more. [This webinar was originally scheduled for 2/22/22 but was postponed.] (Jen Maurer, School Library Consultant, State Library of Oregon)

  *   Tuesday, April 5, 3:30 to 3:45 pm Pacific: 15 Minutes to Mastery with Gale: What to Use When<https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uTKk33nPSnmhp2tqsgM4QA>

Join this 15-minute session to explore use cases for your Gale databases, to get a better understanding of how different databases support different topics, researchers, students, and projects. Please bring your questions and ideas to add to our discussion! (Amber Winters, Gale Trainer)

Have a great week.

Jen Maurer, MLS (she/her)
School Library Consultant, State Library of Oregon
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