Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection
June 15, 1:00pm Central
Join Booklist and Gale, a Cengage Company, for this free webinar on the importance of LGBTQ titles in your library’s collection. We will hear from Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, who will review how LGBTQ books can serve an underrepresented population and how to protect these titles from censorship, along with information about self-censorship and tools to empower librarians in their purchasing decisions. Deb Sica, chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table of the ALA and regional manager of Vallejo Libraries, Solano County Library (CA), will speak to the essentialness of offering invisible resources to the LGBTQ community. Finally, Booklist columnist and reviewer Michael Cart will discuss curating a core collection of LGBTQ materials. Moderated by Booklist Associate Editor, Adult Books, Annie Bostrom. Register
Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World
June 7, 3:00pm Eastern
True or False? Information and media literacy skills have never been more important than in today’s digital world. Between fake news and social media, it’s crucial to know how to filter out unreliable online information, and being deficient in this skill can lead to poor educational and professional practices. Fortunately, libraries are in a position to offer access to research tools and help educate students and the public on information literacy.
Join LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, as they present a webinar on the skills necessary to obtain reliable information for effective research and for navigating daily digital life. They will review the meaning of information and media literacy, look at some of the challenges patrons face when acquiring these skills, and suggest possible solutions to help patrons build information and media literacy skills. Register
Sharing eBooks Means Caring
June 6, 2:00pm Eastern
The Pew Research Center has reported that 85% of Americans want their libraries to work more closely with local schools. Sharing digital resources across the community has demonstrable impact and is a progressive step toward meeting this goal.
Learn how opening your digital media library for direct access by area students at school optimizes your investment in digital content and benefits the entire community. Hear from a panel of experts who are sharing their eBook collections with locals schools about how resource sharing increases utilization of the library’s digital collections, engages students as public library patrons and broadens the library’s impact in its community. Register
Free Library Continuing Education Events for June – Wyoming State Library website