Quick Bites – Mindful Moments in Storytime with Melody Garcia

Mindful moments can be added to any storytime, in the same way that we include songs and movements. Preparing children to thrive includes fostering their executive function, self regulation, and emotional literacy. Teaching mindfulness to children does all this and more! In this session we will learn simple breathing, yoga, and focus techniques that you can easily incorporate into your storytime for a quick and effective mindful moment.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get your library’s data in shape? Then, spend the winter with RIPL and participate in our Data Boot Camp Series! This free webinar series features curriculum from the RIPL 2020 national event.

These will NOT be webinars where you listen to a talking head the whole time; instead, please come ready to participate in a variety of interactive learning activities, some of which will occur in small groups in breakout rooms.

Here is the schedule – go to https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/ to learn more about each webinar and register:

  • January 27 (1:00-2:30 ET/10:00-11:30 PT): Observations: Data Hiding in Plain Sight
  • February 2 (1:00-2:30 ET/10:00-11:30 PT): Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders
  • February 23 (1:00-2:30 ET/10:00-11:30 PT): Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation
  • March 2 (2:00-3:30 ET/11:00-12:30 PT): Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization
  • March 16 (2:00-3:30 ET/11:00-12:30 PT): Evaluation + Culture = Change

All webinars will be recorded.

Thanks,

The RIPL Team

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Observations: Data Hiding in Plain Sight

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get your library’s data in shape? Then, spend the winter with RIPL and participate in our Data Boot Camp Series! This free webinar series features curriculum from the RIPL 2020 national event.

These will NOT be webinars where you listen to a talking head the whole time; instead, please come ready to participate in a variety of interactive learning activities, some of which will occur in small groups in breakout rooms.

Here is the schedule – go to https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/ to learn more about each webinar and register:

  • January 27 (1:00-2:30 ET/10:00-11:30 PT): Observations: Data Hiding in Plain Sight
  • February 2 (1:00-2:30 ET/10:00-11:30 PT): Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders
  • February 23 (1:00-2:30 ET/10:00-11:30 PT): Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation
  • March 2 (2:00-3:30 ET/11:00-12:30 PT): Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization
  • March 16 (2:00-3:30 ET/11:00-12:30 PT): Evaluation + Culture = Change

All webinars will be recorded.

Thanks,

The RIPL Team

Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID- This session is full

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

 

Throughout the pandemic, libraries across the US have been creating innovative ways to continue providing important services and to remain connected to their communities. But reaching older adults provides additional challenges these days.

So, let’s talk about it! Join us for a facilitated conversation, where we all brainstorm and learn from each other as we contemplate the following questions:

 

 

 

  • How are you connecting with older adults, and what services are you offering?
  • What have you been hearing from older adults about their current needs and interests?
  • What are your successes and failures/innovations and lessons learned?

This is not your normal webinar! We want to hear what you have done and are doing to serve older adults no matter where your organization is in the re-opening process. Join us for this conversation, and share your ideas, challenges, and successes!

This conversation will be facilitated by:

  • Amy DelPo: Administrator of Older Adult Services for the Denver Public Library
  • Nancy Slote: Older Adults Program Manager for the Seattle Public Library
  • Wendy Pender:  Older Adults Program Coordinator for the King County Library System
  • Christine Kreger, Professional Development Consultant for the Colorado State Library

When: January 13, 2021 – 10am PT, 11pm MT, 12pm CT, 1 pm ET

Where: Zoom (a Zoom link will be emailed to those who register. Zoom does have a limit of 100 participants, so register now!).

  • The Zoom invitation will include phone in options. These options are not toll free, but should be free to use with a cell phone
  • We will provide live transcription for this session.
  • This session will be recorded.

How to register: Email Christine Kreger at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us to be put on the wait list.

CSL in Session: Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life

What is executive function and why is it important? Come learn how to
help children build executive function skills and why these skills are crucial to success
for children and adults. We will go through all areas of executive function, determine
what might work for different ages and practice a little ourselves.

No registration is required for this webinar! The session is offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website listed below.

This session will be recorded, and we will provide live transcription.

Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! with Kate Brunner

Toddlers are natural scientists. Dropping blocks down the stairs? Physics experiment with gravity! Banging pots and pans? An exploration of sound waves! Come learn how to use play-based programming to foster scientific thinking in our youngest library users and how to encourage families and FFNs to embrace the mess of STEAM-powered play.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff

As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

Presenter information:
Lisa Carlson MPH, MCHES® is an affiliated instructor in the Executive MPH program at the Rollins School of Public Health and the executive administrator of research programs and operations at the Emory School of Medicine. She is also the immediate past president of the American Public Health Association. Lisa has spent more than 25 years working in public health and medicine. She has served in a leadership capacity at Emory University for almost 17 years.

Please register  at this link: https://nnlm.gov/class/evolution-public-health-tackling-tough-questions-and-messy-stuff/28827

Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver with Gail Yerbic

Grandparents are ideal caregivers for children ages 0-5. They offer cost benefits, trust, consistency, and LOVE. They care for about 25% of children under 5–about the same number in formal care. Join this webinar to learn more about who they are, what they need, and how libraries can support them.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

CSL in Session: ‘Tis the season for outdoor programs (really?)

  • Join us for our next CSL in Session, ‘Tis the season for outdoor programs (really?), Thursday December 10, 2020 from 12 – 1 PM MT.
    • Are you running out of ideas for online programming?
    • Is your public tired of virtual events?
    • Cooped up inside, we’re missing the restorative powers of the great outdoors!

    Join us for a lively, interactive session that will not only discuss the benefits of outdoor programming (yes, even in winter!), but will also share plenty of great ideas to help you embrace winter by offering new programs in your community.

    Ideas to be shared include: Winter StoryWalks, Scavenger Hunts, Outdoor challenges (Who can make the best snow art?), Citizen Science, Nature Play, new collections (Snowshoes, anyone?), and more.

    Throughout, we’ll highlight how outdoor winter programs can be done safely, for both staff and patrons; and how community partnerships can lessen the load, enabling you and your staff to do more.

    No registration is required for this webinar! The session is offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website listed below.

    This session will be recorded, and we will provide live transcription.

Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience with Melody Garcia

When you read WITH children, rather than to them, you invite children to participate in the experience of reading and create opportunities for language and cognitive growth. asking questions, making connections, and exploring the pictures are a few ways to invite children to read with you. Modeling this to caregivers at storytime can open up a new world of literacy and language opportunities. We will explore strategies to make your storytelling more interactive, practice creating early literacy tips for caregivers, and discuss how to make this part of every storytime.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/