AzLA PD Monthly Webinar Series.
Library Con Online! Connecting Community & Pop Culture on a Virtual Stage
Date: August 12, 2021
Time: 1 pm
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/wLdtQyiGcBY7i1HF6
On August 12, 2021 join us for Library Con Online! Connecting Community & Pop Culture on a Virtual Stage. Even as lockdowns were lifted, virtual programs became an essential avenue for community engagement, so Jolene Bradley, Glen Brown, Shelley Reddy, Andrea Small, and others from the Maricopa County Library District brought their LibraryCon back to life in a new way. This type of event, which is family-friendly and appeals to a wide demographic in the community, was a perfect complement to planned efforts for National Library Card Sign Up Month. And virtual programming provided new opportunities, allowing individuals to access content during a two-week time period while coming back for special events and activities. Staff identified previously recorded programs that could see an encore, designed new programs, and engaged with creators in the community. Jolene, Glen, Shelley, and Andrea are professionals with a combined 41 years of experience in libraries and have attended more than 25 cons (and many more festival and con-style events). Their hobbies include blacksmithing, cosplay (both construction and wearing), drawing, reading, tabletop gaming, video games, and writing. They will discuss the event, strategies for success, and lessons learned from our virtual LibraryCon.
Share your expertise and experience. The AzLA Professional Development Committee Monthly Webinar Series is back, and we want you. Submit your webinar proposal here. Submissions will be considered on a monthly basis.
The Professional Development Committee wants to add more voices to our group. If you are ready to help shape the direction of AzLA professional development, contact Patty Jimenez at devel...@azla.org. We are interested in adding librarians from all types of libraries, from all over Arizona.
Want more professional development? Check out the sources below!
$ = This webinar requires a fee
Children and Young Adults
Aug 2-29: Assessing and Advocating for Early Childhood Services $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Stories, Songs and Stretches I: Science and Standards $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part 2 (Booklist)
Aug 4: If You Have Emotions and You Know It, Shout Hooray: Present Social Emotional Learning in Storytime (AZ State Library)
Aug 5: Taking STEAM Programs to the Next Level $ (ALA)
Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part 2 (Booklist)
Aug 26: A New Way to YA: Artist Panel (The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU)
Information Literacy & Teaching
Aug 2: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Part 3 $ (ALA)
Aug 2-29: Curriculum Mapping Information Literacy for Academic Librarians $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction $ (Library Juice Academy)
Leadership and Staff Development
Aug 2-29: Beyond the Basics: Cataloging DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and Streaming Videos $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Student Staff Development $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Introduction to Rare Materials $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Art Librarianship $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Introduction to Project Management $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Employee Recruitment, Retention and Development $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 3-4: Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit $ (ALA)
Aug 10-30: Video Creation and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Programming Staff $ (Infopeople)
Aug 18: The Anti-Procrastinator’s Guide to Time Management (AZ State Library)
Aug 25: Why DEI Training is Not Working (AZ State Library)
Aug 27: Listening through the Fear: Understanding Extremism in America--FRANK Talk program (AZ State Library)
Library Outreach, Marketing and Advocacy
Aug 17: Demo Event: Apps for Organizations working with Refugees and Immigrants $ (Techsoup)
Technology & Tech Services
Aug 2-29: Introduction to Metadata $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Introduction to Regular Expression $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: The SPARQL Fundamentals II $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Introduction to XML $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 19: Technology Solutions for Larger Library Systems (Techsoup)
Aug 2-29: Library of Congress Classification $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-29: Introduction to Collection Development $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 2-Sep 12: LSSC Elective Competencies: Adult Readers’ Advisory Services $ (Library Juice Academy)
Aug 3 & 10: Discovering Family History in Library Collections, Parts 2&3 $ (ALA)
Aug 11: The Secrets of Stellar Readers’ Advisory Services (AZ State Library)
Aug 17-Sep 27: Readers’ Advisory Fundamentals $ (Infopeople)
Aug 24 & 26: AZ Reimagines School Readiness (AZ State Library)
For a complete listing of webinars, see below:
AZ State Library [for a complete listing]
American Library Association [For a comprehensive listing see ALA’s E-Learning Catalog]
EBSCO has hundreds of webinars in their training center to choose from each month.
Infopeople offers a variety of webinars and self-paced online courses on topics of high interest for library staff. Webinars are free, and the Arizona State Library has purchased a block of registrations for the online courses. Arizona library staff may register for courses by sending an email to Ann Marie Creegan at acre...@azlibrary.gov, containing:
The course name and dates
Library phone number
Library Juice Academy: Online Courses
The course name and dates
Library phone number
Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate as your own schedule allows, within a four or six-week period.
Medical Library Association
PCI: The Arizona State Library now has a subscription to PCI Webinars, giving Arizona library staff access to one live webinar a week and to the webinar archives. PCI Webinars offers webinars specifically for library staff. Email Ann Marie Creegan at acre...@azlibrary.gov to register.
Public Library Association – On Demand Webinars
Archived Webinars by Topic:
TechSoup for Libraries [check here for updates]
Access to WebJunction’s self-paced online library courses is now available and free to all library staff members. Simply create an account at http://learn.webjunction.org and then explore the catalog of library-focused courses and archived webinars. Certificates of completion will be available to you for any of the courses or archived webinars you complete from the catalog.
The Arizona State Library has purchased a subscription for Arizona Library staff to access the YALSA member or subscriber only webinars. Email Email Ann Marie Creegan at acre...@azlibrary.gov for access.
We appreciate your feedback! Please contact Patricia Jimenez (devel...@azla.org) with any questions, comments, or upcoming professional development opportunities you'd like to see featured.
The AzLA Professional Development Committee