This is the second of three days of 1-hour webinars that are part of the 2017 Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference, Attend as many as you'd like; there are 19 in all.
Staying Well @ Your Library (Staff Empowerment track)
Do you feel pressure to be perfect at work? Do you think about your work at midnight or have stressful dreams about a work situation? Do you feel like you are doing three different jobs each day and that the work will never stop? You're not alone.
This webinar will give you tips and stories about how you can help keep co-workers and yourself refreshed and engaged throughout good times and bad times at your library. Practical tips will help your co-workers and you prevent stressful situations and counteract burnout while continuing to be engaged with your customers and co-workers.
Presenter: Maurice Coleman, Technical Trainer, Harford County Public Library, MD
Web Trends to Watch in 2017 (Tech Trends track)
The website design field is still rapidly changing as new technologies and design ideas are created to make websites more beautiful, functional, and user-friendly. This presentation takes you through the newest web design trends and lets you know what to incorporate, what to watch for, and what to ignore.
Presenter: David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library; Topeka, KS
Teaching Patrons to be Successful in the Library (Staff Empowerment track)
Libraries reflect the communities we serve and like those communities we sometimes need to navigate disruptive and unsafe patron behaviors. Join the KCLS Community Conduct Coordinator as she shares how policies, procedures, and guidelines can empower staff and support a safe and welcoming environment for all. Participants will learn techniques for engaging staff in solutions, review facilities considerations, explore community and police partnership opportunities, and take away ideas for training and resources.
Presenter: Melissa Munn, Community Conduct Coordinator, King County Library System; Issaquah, WA
Absolutely Free (and Practically Unknown) Online Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed (Tech Trends track)
Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AH-HA!”? Are there online gems that have made you wonder how you lived without them? Are you having trouble finding tools that work the way you want them to? The Web is filled with tools vying for your attention, but some of the best lie waiting under the radar. Come learn about tools you can use to improve your work or home life, or share with your friends and colleagues.
Presenter: Laura Solomon, Library Services Manager, Ohio Public Library Information Network; Columbus, OH
Dream Big, Learn Code (Tech Trends track)
Teaching our communities how to code is essential for their future. Learning to code allows individuals to interact and compete in a highly digital society. This webinar will help you learn about the importance of code literacy and the valuable skills it teaches, as well as how to talk about the value of coding to your boss, your stakeholders, and your community! We will also show you many ways to bring coding programs into your libraries and communities with the resources that WisCode Literati offers.
Presenters: Holly Storck-Post, Youth Services Librarian, Madison Public Library; and Joshua Cowles, Library Tech. Coordinator, Fond du Lac Public Library
Talking to Teens About Books (Youth Services track)
Ever wonder how to talk to teen readers? Readers' advisory expert Jessica Moyer will guide you through the basics of readers’ advisory for teens and introduce attendees to suggested titles in a variety of genres. This session will give great tips for teen and adult librarians, or anyone that wants to know more about working with teens.
Presenter: Jessica Moyer, Assistant Professor of Librarian Administration, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign; Champaign, IL
The Idea Studio: More Than Just a Makerspace (Tech Trends track)
In May of 2016, the Fond du Lac Public Library opened The Idea Studio, a multi-function creative community space that combines art, technology, music-making and much more.
Come hear Jon-Mark Bolthouse, full-time library director and part-time McGyver Librarian, talk about the journey to bring the Idea Studio to life. He will highlight the process and the necessary community involvement, and give an overview of all the equipment and programs available. Jon-Mark will also talk about what has worked and what hasn't over the past six months.
Presenter: Jon-Mark Bolthouse, Director, Fond du Lac Public Library; Fond du Lac, WI
Planning & Evaluating Programs & Services for Youth (Youth Services track)
Do you find yourself scrambling to get events on the calendar every time the program cycle deadline rolls around? Do you wish you could capture the success and impact of your programs beyond occasional patron comments and presenter anecdotes? Programs and other major services for youth are cornerstones of libraries serving the public. Yet our high attendance and packed schedules can leave little time for dedicated planning and evaluation--both of which are integral to offering the most responsive, transformative programs for your community. This webinar will explore strategies and methods for making meaningful planning and thoughtful evaluation a seamless part of current and future programs and services for the youth in your library community.
Presenter: Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Supervisor, Skokie Public Library; Skokie, IL
People Have the Power (Staff Empowerment track)
How many of us want to work in a library where goals are clear and politics are nonexistent? Libraries committed to promoting organizational health and crafting an easy-to-understand plan can succeed in this. These institutions spark innovation, provide exceptional customer service, and furnish a capacity to constantly recognize staff accomplishments. Specifically, healthy libraries promote empowerment on all levels. If employees are trusted then they will actively move the institution forward. The ingredients are simple - trust and a dedication to improving personal leadership. Learn how becoming a healthy organization starts with trust and empowerment!
Presenter: Kevin King, Head of Branch and IT Services, Kalamazoo Public Library; Kalamazoo, MI
Service Meets Design: How the Boston Public Library Designed Their New Children's Library to Provide Modern-Day Services for Kids (Youth Services track)
Library renovations aren’t just about the physical transformation of a space, they can also be an opportunity to renew and refresh programming and services. Learn how the Boston Public Library shaped the final design features of its new Children’s Library to not only provide a whimsical and welcoming environment for children and families, but also to foster greater public engagement through programming, interactive features, and spatial details.
Presenter: Laura Koenig, Team Leader for Central Library Children's Services, Boston Public Library; Boston, MA
These webinars are part of the 2017 Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference which is supported by all 16 library systems in Wisconsin.