11 Nov 2016

Three useful librarian webinars in December

2016 is finally (and mercifully if I might frankly say so) drawing to a close, and I thought it’d be a sensible idea to direct you to some forthcoming librarian webinars that might be of interest to you too.

The covered themes include in date ascending list-order below: change-managing tactics and avoiding associates stresses, introducing the ‘kitchen classroom’ in the library for the purposes of Literacy instruction in the community, and running technology classes for public library patrons.

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos
Thursday, 1st December, 19:00 – 20:00 GMT

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.
As a result of participating in this session you will:
•    Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively.
•    Discover how behaviour style impacts the change process.
•    Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community
Tuesday, 6th December, 20:00 – 21:00 GMT

Opening in 2014, the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center offered the country's first commercial-grade kitchen classroom in a library. It is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. The Center reaches to every corner of the community. It teaches math and science to kids through measuring and mixing, builds English language skills and nutrition education for non-native speakers, empowers adults with disabilities to cook with confidence, and much more. Hear how this innovative idea was transformed into reality through strategic community partnerships and institutional support. Learn how your library can start teaching community residents everything from butchering a goat to making a vegan stew, boosting literacy and nutritional health for all.

Technology Classes at Your Library
Wednesday, 7th December, 16:00  – 17:00 GMT

In the past three years, the Iowa City Public Library has tripled their patron involvement in technology classes taught by library staff, without increasing staff or budget. Technology is an ever changing landscape and classes are a great way to help patrons become savvier technology users. Learn how to grow interest in your library’s technology courses with strategies for assessment, marketing, and curriculum development.

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