Updates

Library Security Workshop with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Bay County Library System and Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative cordially invite you to:

Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally-known for his training programs and consulting work in workplace and school violence prevention and library safety and security. Steve continues to speak, train, consult, and write on tough organizational behavior topics. He brings his HR, training, law enforcement, security, coaching, and writing background to issues like violence and security risk assessments, sexual or racial harassment, diversity, drugs and alcohol at work, team conflicts, and employee stress. His clients include city and county governments; public, law, and college libraries; Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs); K-12 school districts; colleges and universities; and private-sector firms.

Top 5 Policies for Libraries (MCDA Webinar)

The Michigan Cooperative Directors Association (MCDA) is sponsoring another free statewide webinar:

 

What - This session will focus on the most important policies every library should have including patron behavior, internet use and meeting room policies.  We will discuss the legal reasons for having policies, what laws affect policies and how to draft effective policies.  We will also address how to handle patron enforcement, suspensions and appeals.
 
When - Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Who - Anyone associated with a library in Michigan
 
 
Trainer - Anne M. Seurynck, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC. aseurynck@fosterswift.com ; www.fosterswift.com
 
ALSO, you can find other archived webinars, including three others by Anne Seurynck, at:
 

Let’s Move In Libraries Initiative

Let’s Move in Libraries is an international initiative to get people of all ages and abilities moving. It aims to support healthy communities.

With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, public libraries can and do impact health through StoryWalks®, Yoga classes, gardens, the circulation of fitness equipment, and much, much more.

Through Let’s Move in Libraries, public libraries can come together to answer the call to action.

Let’s Move in Libraries is a great place for library professionals to be inspired by, learn about and share excellent program ideas to get their communities moving.

Opioid Addiction Resources for Patrons

The opioid crisis which has crashed through American communities has brought patrons to public libraries seeking information about opioids and addiction. This collection of resources can help you connect patrons to the information that they need to support themselves or a loved one. Library staff are also encouraged to check out the recording of our September 2017 Opioid Crisis Town Hall where libraries, community partners and national organizations shared their experiences with the opioid epidemic, how it was impacting their communities and their responses.

You can copy the information on this page to repurpose for your library's website or resource list.  Provided by Webjunction.org

Resource guides - some libraries have responded by creating online guides to help patrons seeking information:

Programming - hosting public forums, discussions or training is another way that libraries are supporting the community around the opioid addiction. Examples range from events that are planned and hosted by a library, to those which depend on library space to house the event.

Books - consider adding these to your collection:

Young Adult

Adult

Copyright Bloomsburg Press, 2015

Handouts and flyers - these printable handouts and resources for patrons can be shared by or in the library:

Also check with your local and state health departments to discover what resources they may be able to share. Most of these resources were shared by members in the Facebook group, in the Facebook group, Libraries and the Opioid Crisis. We’ll be sharing other collections and lists as they surface.

Image credits:
Top: "Opioids" by K-State Research and Extension is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Bottom: Dreamland bookcover is copyright Bloomsburg Press, 2015

New WebJunction Content and Upcoming Webinars

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards

 Thursday, May 24, 2018,  3:00 pm Eastern, 60 minutes

Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/culture-of-learning-library-boards.html

Libraries that cultivate a culture of learning encourage their staff to participate in continuing education. But shouldn't this learning culture also extend to library boards? At the State Library of Iowa, we say yes! Trustees can and should play a key role in fostering a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Presented by: Bonnie McKewon, Consultant, State Library of Iowa, Northwest District

 

New WebJunction Content and Upcoming Webinars

Highlighted Content

  • Healthy Libraries and Healthy Communities:  In response to local community health needs, public libraries are also evolving by partnering with local parks to create StoryWalks™, offering Zumba classes, and establishing seed libraries so that patrons can grow their own food. Here is a collection of videos and examples from libraries around the United States that can help inspire new health programming ideas in your library!
  • Online Course: Shelving with the Library of Congress Classification: WebJunction has recently updated this course to deliver an improved learner experience. It’s a great resource to help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the supervising staff. All content in the WebJunction Course Catalog is freely available and ready when you are.  

Free WebJunction Webinars for You

These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog.

Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting from Awareness to Funding in 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 60 minutes

Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/voter-perceptions-of-libraries.html

In 2008, OCLC published From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America, a study of the awareness, attitudes, and underlying motivations among US voters for supporting library funding. The research dispelled long-held assumptions and provided eye-opening insights about who supports public library funding and for what reasons. A decade later, OCLC has partnered with PLA and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy to investigate perceptions and support among US voters today, and how they may have shifted in the intervening years. In this session, presenters will share key findings and analysis from summary report (due to be released in late March); provide new details on library super supporters and probable supporters in context with other library trends and research; and kickstart the discussion on how library leaders and advocates can act on these findings.
Presented by: Marci Merola, Director, American Library Association Office for Library Advocacy; Larra Clark, Deputy Director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Public Library Association; and Sharon Streams, Director, WebJunction, OCLC Research

Webinar Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library's Impact

Ensure your library’s programs and services are meeting patrons’ needs and exceeding expectations by using evaluation techniques that demonstrate results. This three-part webinar series on user-centered assessment and evaluation will help you go from gut instinct to data-supported proof.

The first session is User-Centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps is on April 24, 2018.

More information and registration details: https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/webinar-series-research-assessment.html

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards

Thursday, May 24, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 60 minutes

Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/culture-of-learning-library-boards.html

Libraries that cultivate a culture of learning encourage their staff to participate in continuing education. But shouldn't this learning culture also extend to library boards? At the State Library of Iowa, we say yes! Trustees can and should play a key role in fostering a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.
Pzresented by: Bonnie McKewon, Consultant, State Library of Iowa, Northwest District

 Free access to these webinars are brought to you, in part, by the Institute of Museum & Library Services.

Cybersecurity Webinar

Registration is now posted for our next Co-op Director's Association (MCDA) sponsored [free] webinar:

An Introduction to Cybersecurity and How to Begin a Cybersecurity Program
(MCDA Webinar)

What
- During this session, attendees will learn the basics of cybersecurity and how to protect themselves from external threats with little to no cost.

Topics will include:

Proper password hygiene and two factor authentication
Cloud based security recommendations
Information sharing with trusted third parties
Cybersecurity frameworks
What to look for in Phishing emails
Protecting sensitive data

When - Thursday, April 12th, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Who - Anyone associated with a library in Michigan
How - Register here and connect with your computer and headphones/mic or phone
Trainer - Jason Brown, CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer, Merit
jbrown@merit.edu | 734.527.7210 p | 734.527.5790 f | www.merit.edu
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104