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2020 WLA Preconference Webinar Series

During the month of September, we're offering a series of Preconference Webinars as we ramp up to #WLA2020. Registration is now open! All registrants will receive access to webinar recordings.

Registration is separate from conference registration. You can register for individual webinars separately or purchase access to the entire series. Two webinars are grant-funded and free to attend.

Registration Rates
  Individual Webinars Webinar Series
WLA Member $10 $25
Non-Member $15 $35

Wednesday, September 2 | 10:00–11:30 am

Redefining Our Role: A Case for Social Services in the Library
As communities change, so do the needs of library patrons. Staff are often challenged by the volume and intensity of patron requests related to basic needs and social services. King County Library System has responded to this shift by adding a health and social services provider to the staff team. Learn about innovative ways this position is supporting colleagues and community – and expanding the scope of the public library. Consider how your library system might benefit from addressing your community’s unique needs through innovative programming and strategic partnerships.

Melissa Glenn, LMHC, CMHS, MHP, Health and Social Services Coordinator, King County Library System
Melissa Munn, Community Conduct Coordinator, King County Library System

Wednesday, September 9 | 10:00–11:30 am

It's 2020. Do You Know Where Your Data Is? | Free!
Do you know what data is being collected and shared about you, and what you can do about it? Neither do many of our patrons. Our communities need reliable tools and information to protect their online privacy and security – and 76% of Americans (Pew Research Center) say libraries should be the ones to help. This “train the trainer” supersession will show participants how to audit their data, read and review terms, control settings, and participate in the growing public discussion about data rights and responsibilities. Participants will leave with plenty of resources to educate patrons back home.

Kathleen Sullivan, Open Data Literacy Consultant, Washington State Library
Tami Masenhimer, Training Coordinator and Consultant, Washington State Library

Wednesday, September 16 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm & 1:00–3:00 pm

Transforming Teen Services with Connected Learning | Free!
Discover how you can respond to the developmental needs of teens through the Connected Learning framework. Learn how to develop accessible, low- or no-cost enrichment programming to ensure that all teens have the opportunity to dive deeper into their own interests while creating connections for their future. Participants will be able to understand the basics of teen development, implement the Connected Learning framework into library programs and services, articulate the framework’s value, and identify ways in which they are already using a Connected Learning mindset. This training will be a total of four hours with a lunch break in the middle.

Siri Hiltz, Youth Services Consultant, Washington State Library
Sara White, Youth Services Librarian, Timberland Regional Library
Nicole Rawlinson, Teen Services Librarian, Kitsap Regional Library

Monday, September 21 | 10:00–11:30 am

[Canceled] Evolving Your Libraries' Service for Job Seekers and Small Business
The role of libraries in community economic development has evolved beyond supporting job seekers with resume classes and mock interviews. With unemployment at its highest since the Great Depression, services for job seekers and small businesses are vital. In this interactive webinar, learn how your library can use tools from Google to serve your patrons, be they they job seekers, career explorers, entrepreneurs, or business owners micro2macro.

Elizabeth Iaukea, Workforce Development Librarian, Washington State Library

Wednesday, September 23 | 10:00–11:30 am

Creating Clear & Proactive Harassment Training for Your Library
Most instances of harassment in the workplace go unreported due to a fear of retaliation or not being believed. Instead of looking at different ways to report harassment, we’ve taken a proactive approach by creating a culture of trust and empathy where staff feel supported to take action and to report inappropriate behaviors from staff, customers, or anyone they encounter in the workplace. From administration-led policies to front-line training, we will engage you in a discussion on some best practices for YOUR library.

Kylie Bayer-Fertterer, Human Resources Manager, City of McMinnville, OR