Spring 2021 Virtual Workshops

 

TrainingRESOURCE TRAINING  

Whether you’re staffing a reference desk, teaching information literacy classes, promoting library resources, or managing electronic databases, it’s important to know the ins and outs of your NC LIVE resources to help your communities succeed. In Resource Training workshops, you’ll get hands-on training with NC LIVE resources from the experts. We’ll explore content, navigate databases, and brainstorm ways to use them in your communities. 

Jump to: January 21  I  February 18  I  March 26  I  April 16

Jump to Leadership Workshops

January 21

TIME SESSION
9:00 - 9:45 Introduction
NC LIVE
10:00 - 10:45

Transparent Language
Lauren Gancarz, Transparent Language

Transparent Language provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.  With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner. Transparent Language Online combines robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps for a complete language-learning experience.

11:00 - 11:45

Films on Demand: Just for Kids
Angel DeRue, Infobase

Join us as we explore the "Just for Kids" streaming multimedia collection from Infobase. This unique resource includes more than 7,000 fun and informative videos, 1,200+ audio resources, and more than 430 educational interactives. It's perfect for remote children’s programming and covers a wide range of topics, including music, art, animals, sports, hobbies, and much more. Whether you’re hosting a virtual storytelling hour, helping parents with activities for preschoolers and early learners, or offering remote homework help for students, the "Just for Kids" collection is exactly what you need!

1:00 - 1:45

Gale in Context: Biography
Stacey Knibloe, Gale

Virtually every course of study is tied to the study of people. Gale In Context: Biography, a Gale resource available to you via NC LIVE (starting 1/1/21), offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that users have access to the very latest information. In this webinar we’ll cover finding what you need and explore helpful tools for using content. This session will be recorded for those who can’t attend.

2:00 - 2:45

LearningExpress Library
Devon Waugh, NC LIVE

LearningExpress and PrepSTEP include basic skill building and adult learning, college admissions test preparation, professional licensing and certification test preparation, high school equivalency test prep, and much more. Both LearningExpress and TestPREP have interactive tutorials, engaging practice tests and downloadable eBooks that we will explore.

February 18

TIME SESSION
9:00 - 9:45 Introduction
NC LIVE
10:00 - 10:45

Transparent Language
Lauren Gancarz, Transparent Language

Transparent Language provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.  With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner. Transparent Language Online combines robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps for a complete language-learning experience.

11:00 - 11:45

Films on Demand: Just for Kids
Angel DeRue, Infobase

Join us as we explore the "Just for Kids" streaming multimedia collection from Infobase. This unique resource includes more than 7,000 fun and informative videos, 1,200+ audio resources, and more than 430 educational interactives. It's perfect for remote children’s programming and covers a wide range of topics, including music, art, animals, sports, hobbies, and much more. Whether you’re hosting a virtual storytelling hour, helping parents with activities for preschoolers and early learners, or offering remote homework help for students, the "Just for Kids" collection is exactly what you need!

1:00 - 1:45

Gale in Context: Biography
Stacey Knibloe, Gale

Virtually every course of study is tied to the study of people. Gale In Context: Biography, a Gale resource available to you via NC LIVE (starting 1/1/21), offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that users have access to the very latest information. In this webinar we’ll cover finding what you need and explore helpful tools for using content. This session will be recorded for those who can’t attend.

2:00 - 2:45

LearningExpress Library
Devon Waugh, NC LIVE

LearningExpress and PrepSTEP include basic skill building and adult learning, college admissions test preparation, professional licensing and certification test preparation, high school equivalency test prep, and much more. Both LearningExpress and TestPREP have interactive tutorials, engaging practice tests and downloadable eBooks that we will explore.

March 26

TIME SESSION
9:00 - 9:45 Introduction
NC LIVE
10:00 - 10:45

LearningExpress Library
Devon Waugh, NC LIVE

LearningExpress and PrepSTEP include basic skill building and adult learning, college admissions test preparation, professional licensing and certification test preparation, high school equivalency test prep, and much more. Both LearningExpress and TestPREP have interactive tutorials, engaging practice tests and downloadable eBooks that we will explore.

11:00 - 11:45

Credo Reference
Lisa Hill, Credo 

Join us for a 45 minute overview of Credo Reference for any librarian new to the service or in need of a refresher. Tour the reference content, Mind Map and federated searching tools. Also see how Credo can be added to your LMS, LibGuides and how it can generally be promoted in your community.

1:00 - 1:45 Session TBD
Facilitator TBD
2:00 - 2:45 Session TBD
Facilitator TBD

April 16

TIME SESSION
9:00 - 9:45 Introduction
NC LIVE
10:00 - 10:45

LearningExpress Library
Devon Waugh, NC LIVE

LearningExpress and PrepSTEP include basic skill building and adult learning, college admissions test preparation, professional licensing and certification test preparation, high school equivalency test prep, and much more. Both LearningExpress and TestPREP have interactive tutorials, engaging practice tests and downloadable eBooks that we will explore.

11:00 - 11:45

Credo Reference
Lisa Hill, Credo

Join us for a 45 minute overview of Credo Reference for any librarian new to the service or in need of a refresher. Tour the reference content, Mind Map and federated searching tools. Also see how Credo can be added to your LMS, LibGuides and how it can generally be promoted in your community.

1:00 - 1:45 Session TBD
Facilitator TBD
2:00 - 2:45 Session TBD
Facilitator TBD

LeadershipLEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

NCLA along with the Leadership, Administration, and Management (LAMS) Section is pleased to partner with NC LIVE on regional workshops for library leaders.

“We are excited for the opportunity to see our mission of ‘Developing leaders, building skills, and creating networks’ come to life in this way.”- Brandy Hamilton, Chair, LAMS. North Carolina Library Association - Inform. Connect. Support.

Guest facilitators will share their knowledge on specific leadership competencies and guide you through common leadership challenges. Whether you are in a leadership position already, or aspire to be, consider registering for an upcoming Leadership Development workshop. Is there a local library leader that you'd like to suggest as a session facilitator? Send a message to help@nclive.org

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January 28

TIME SESSION
9:00-9:45 Introduction
NC LIVE and LAMS
10:00-11:00

I'm a manager, now what do I do?! 
Lesley Mason, Carteret County Public Library

Librarians in middle management handle a distinct set of circumstances. They carry forward the goals of library directors as well as the goals and needs of staff members they directly supervise. For new managers, the transition from co-worker to supervisor is an ever greater challenge. In this session, we will identify which skills are helpful to hone as a middle manager or new manager, potential pitfalls to avoid, and strategies for building cooperation in challenging situations. This session will be led by Lesley Mason. She is the director of Carteret County Public Library as well as a Library Journal 2020 Mover and Shaker.

11:15-12:15

There's an Imposter Among Us: How to "Sus" Out Imposter Syndrome and Practice Radical Self-Compassion
Amanda Glenn-Bradley, UNC-Asheville

Imposter syndrome is loosely defined as a pervasive feeling of inadequacy despite evidence to the contrary, characterized by self-doubt and sometimes even self-loathing. You can feel like you’re on the verge of being found out as an imposter and unworthy of, well, everything. Borrowing terminology and imagery from the popular indie game Among Us, this workshop presentation seeks to “sus” out what imposter syndrome is, how it impacts our work and personal lives, and learn how to circumvent this by practicing racial self-compassion. This session is lead by Amanda Glenn-Bradley (she/hers), the User Engagement Librarian and CrAFT Studio Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Asheville. She is the current chair of the New Members Round Table section of the North Carolina Library Association, and is excited to share her experiences with you all!

1:00-2:00

Leading with Empathy and Emotional Intelligence, Part 2
Brandy Hamilton, Wake County Public Libraries

Join other leaders for a facilitated conversation geared toward increasing your empathy and emotional intelligence skills. Please submit situational topics for discussion here: https://forms.gle/o1eoscKST9HGi1qJ7

Leading with Empathy and Emotional Intelligence, Part 1 is not required but you may access it here: Google folder.

2:15-3:15 

Informal Networking
Amelia Rodarte, NC LIVE

In this session, we’ll spend 60 minutes together with a mix of introductions and structured conversation. The goal of the networking event is for you to meet new library colleagues and build connections.

February 25

TIME SESSION
9:00 - 9:45 Introduction 
NC LIVE and LAMS
10:00 - 11:00

Communicating with Emotional Intelligence
Michael Crumpton, UNC-Greensboro

Strong communication skills are important to any manager or leader. Effective use of communication skills can help you stand out within your organization and be effective in moving your initiatives forward.  Applying emotional intelligence to these skills helps create more effective and meaningful communication exchanges. This presentation will demonstrate how the application of emotional intelligence components to communication activities can raise the bar on how your communication effectiveness.

11:15 - 12:15

Effective Communication
Anne Cooper Moore, UNC-Charlotte 

The key to any library is effective communication. This webinar will provide tips and tactics to ensure successful interpersonal communication that fosters connections and cooperation. Attendees will learn how to work with differing communication styles, manage challenging situations, and provide effective feedback. This session will be led by Anne Moore - University Librarian at UNC-Charlotte. She is the current president of the Library Leadership and Management Association of the American Library Association, chair of the UNC System University Library Advisory Council, and a board member for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries.

1:00 - 2:00

Communicating to be heard
Patti McAnally, Perry Memorial Library

We all know that communication is key, but people have differing preferences to how they best receive information. Taking the time to communicate in a way that best suits the receiver, be it staff or customers, can help your message get heard. This session will briefly cover how to navigate these differences and tailor your message to best reach your audience. 

2:15 - 3:15

Informal Networking
Amelia Rodarte, NC LIVE

In this session, we’ll spend 60 minutes together with a mix of introductions and structured conversation. The goal of the networking event is for you to meet new library colleagues and build connections.

March 19

TIME SESSION
9:00 - 9:45 Introduction
NC LIVE and LAMS
10:00 - 11:00 Session TBD
Facilitator TBD
11:15 - 12:15 Session TBD
Facilitator TBD
1:00 - 2:00 Session TBD
Facilitator TBD
2:15 - 3:15

Informal Networking
Amelia Rodarte, NC LIVE

In this session, we’ll spend 60 minutes together with a mix of introductions and structured conversation. The goal of the networking event is for you to meet new library colleagues and build connections.

April 9

TIME SESSION
9:00 - 9:45 Introduction
NC LIVE and LAMS
10:00 - 11:00

First-Time Professional Leaders
Derrick Wold, Davie County Public Library

Being a first time professional leader is difficult and can be much more complex during a crisis that society has not encountered before. This session will discuss how libraries with first time professional leaders have managed their libraries during the pandemic.

11:15 - 12:15 Risk Taking and Innovation
Nicole Tekulve, UNC-Wilmington
1:00 - 2:00 Problem Solving
Emily Leachman, Central Piedmont Community College
2:15 - 3:15

Informal Networking
Amelia Rodarte, NC LIVE

In this session, we’ll spend 60 minutes together with a mix of introductions and structured conversation. The goal of the networking event is for you to meet new library colleagues and build connections.


TESTIMONIALS

"This was time well spent! There was a lot of information packed in to a short amount of time. I have paid for leadership workshops that were less useful than this free one!"

"The presenters were very relaxed and approachable which created the feeling of a shared learning experience rather than a simple lecture designed to disseminate facts."

"Meeting NC LIVE staff and librarians on the various advisory councils makes me feel more comfortable about reaching out with feedback concerning future resources."

"I felt that the meeting was very productive. The subject-based handout was particularly helpful."

"Having the regional meetings was a great idea. Travel budgets are limited so it was nice to be able to take a day trip for professional development, refresh and meet the new NC LIVE staff! Please keep offering these regional meetings!!"