How to Make Your Library an Essential Service by Libby Post

-_Making Your Library an Essential Service & Learning to Be a Library Advocate in Your Community._ (5) from Timothy Gavin on Vimeo.

You know your library is an essential service. But, how do you communicate that and make sure you’re building an effective base of support? Library advocacy and marketing consultant Libby Post, president of Communication Services, will walk you through the steps you need to take to make sure you stay on target and are an advocacy success story.

Libby Post has been working with public libraries across the country on branding and advocacy since 2005. She is the president and strategist-in-chief of Communication Services, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in public libraries, advocacy and political communications. Her success rate for library voter initiatives is 84%. Post serves on the American Library Association’s Committee on Library Advocacy and will be joining the board of United for Libraries, the national trustee, friends and foundation organization.

Webinar: Toward Tech Savvy Trustees

Thursday, January 26, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/toward-tech-savvy-trustees.html

Library staff are expected to embrace technology advancements and keep their skills sharp and their libraries relevant. But what about library boards—how tech savvy are your trustees? The more that trustees are dialed into a personal use of technology, the better advocates they will be for the library’s technology needs. Learn some fun and practical ways to inspire greater tech savviness in your trustees. You don’t need a board of IT specialists, just a board that has a sharper set of digital tools.

 This webinar, hosted by WebJunction in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, is an encore presentation of a session presented at the 2016 ARSL conference.

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

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Webinar: Libraries Help Patrons Become Financially Empowered Consumers

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/financially-empowered-consumers.html

 The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) exists not only to protect consumers but to empower all of us to take more control over our economic lives. The CFPB recognizes the important role that libraries can play as the go-to source for unbiased financial education resources in every community. The CFPB plans to build a community financial education infrastructure with libraries and national partners to reach consumers in their neighborhoods, expanding on programs and resources that are already working in libraries. With this infrastructure in place, public libraries can help fill consumers’ critical financial knowledge gaps by providing and distributing easy-to-understand, behaviorally informed financial education content. Learn about program ideas, resources and tools, and how to connect with local partners. Take your library and your community to the next level with patrons empowered to be informed consumers.

 Presented by: Ken McDonnell, Financial Education Program Analyst, Office of Financial Education, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Webinar: Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/visualizing-and-finding-funding-for-libraries.html

This webinar will introduce participants to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries that enables library professionals and supporters to search for institutional funding for libraries at national, state, and local levels. Participants will learn pro tips on navigating the tool and as well as next steps on how to pursue new funding opportunities. Data visualizations such as maps, network constellations, and partnership pathways showcase key networks of funders and recipients, as well as individual grants that highlight the library services and programs that are winning grants. Visualizing Funding for Libraries is a Knight Foundation News Challenge winning project.

Presented by: Kate Tkacik, Manager of the Funding Information Network, and Amanda Dillon, Manager of Knowledge Services, both from the Foundation Center.

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Trustee webinar posted: Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries

New York’s Libraries Information Network 

The State Library is pleased to announce that the recording and slides for the September 8 webinar,  “Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries,” are  now available on the State Library’s website at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/webinars.htm.  The recording is available through WebEx.

Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Libraries must take an active, visible role in building sustainable, resilient and regenerative communities. Our future as libraries depends on it.  “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability, to result in libraries that are:

  • Sustainable: have the capacity to endure
  • Resilient: can bounce back in the face of disruption
  • Regenerative: bring new and energetic life to their communities

In this session we explore how to infuse the core value of sustainability into everything we do, taking a whole systems approach to leading our libraries into the future and building our base of support among those we serve along the way.  Those we serve – throughout the communities of New York – are depending on us to lead the way! The attitude we have about the existing situation will help us see opportunities to move our libraries forward, secure operating funds, and breed intense loyalty among those we serve.

At the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand the urgency behind the need to think differently about our future
  • Be mobilized to think sustainably about the future of their library and their community
  • Have new tools and inspiration for helping their communities thrive.

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

This webinar was presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State and author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State.  A frequent national presenter on topics ranging from the management and governance of public libraries to sustainable funding and public library facilities, Rebekkah has assisted public libraries in New York since 1998 to move forward in smart, practical ways. Assisting on over 100 public vote campaigns and conducting close to 200 community focus groups she has a unique perspective on community perception of libraries in New York. She currently serves the New York Library Association as a long-time member of the Legislative Committee and co-leader of  NYLA’s exciting new Sustainability Initiative. Rebekkah is also a founding member of the American Library Association’s Sustainability Round Table and writes the Sustainability column for Library Journal.

Please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist, New York State Library at amy.heebner@nysed.gov if you have any questions about the webinars

Webinar: Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

On Thursday, September 8 from 2pm to 3pm, the New York State Library and the Library Trustees Association of New York State will offer a webinar by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich entitled, “Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries.”

Libraries must take an active, visible role in building sustainable, resilient and regenerative communities. Our future as libraries depends on it.  “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability, to result in libraries that are:

  • Sustainable: have the capacity to endure
  • Resilient: can bounce back in the face of disruption
  • Regenerative: bring new and energetic life to their communities

In this session we will explore how to infuse the core value of sustainability into everything we do, taking a whole systems approach to leading our libraries into the future and building our base of support among those we serve along the way.  Those we serve – throughout the communities of New York – are depending on us to lead the way! The attitude we have about the existing situation will help us see opportunities to move our libraries forward, secure operating funds, and breed intense loyalty among those we serve.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Understand the urgency behind the need to think differently about our future
  • Be mobilized to think sustainably about the future of their library and their community
  • Have new tools and inspiration for helping their communities thrive.

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich is the co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State and author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State.  A frequent national presenter on topics ranging from the management and governance of public libraries to sustainable funding and public library facilities, Rebekkah has assisted public libraries of all types in New York since 1998. She has served the New York Library Association as a Councilor-at-Large, President of the Leadership & Management Section (LAMS) and as a long-time member of the Legislative Committee. Learn more about Rebekkah at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekkahaldrich.

The primary audience for this webinar is trustees, but others are welcome to attend. The webinar will count as continuing education for New York State Public Librarian Certification.

The URL for the trustee webinar session is https://meetnydirect.webex.com/meetnydirect/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7016871787c9f71be99fdc308b384df6

Event password:  Sustain1

Registration is required at the site above.
The pc requirements for WebEx are listed here:  

To test your pc ahead of time you may run a test session at https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

 The webinar will be archived on the State Library’s website at a future date. Please see http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars/index.html for information on upcoming webinars and access to archived webinars.

If you have questions regarding this webinar please contact Amy Heebner, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at 518-474-4883 or Amy.Heebner@nysed.gov.


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NYSL and LTA Offer June 2 Webinar: Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication

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[NYLINE] NYSL and LTA Offer June 2 Webinar: Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication

On Thursday, June 2 from 10 am to 11 am, the New York State Library and the Library Trustees Association of New York State will offer a webinar by Jerry Nichols entitled, "Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication."  With more than four decades of experience, Mr. Nichols has been involved in over 60 public library construction, expansion and renovation projects as a project manager, library director, library system director and building consultant.  This webinar will introduce trustees to the basics of team building, planning, design, politics, finance and construction.

Mr. Nichols is the Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management and retired Director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Past Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, Mr. Nichols is also the author of the “Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2015 Edition” (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/handbook/index.html).

The primary audience for this webinar is trustees, but others are welcome to attend. The webinar will count ascontinuing education for New York State Public Librarian Certification.

The URL for the trustee webinar session is https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3575175fd1a1df9df8ebf1cfa3e0352b

Event password:  trustees16

Registration is required.

The pc requirements for WebEx are listed here:

https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/support/nfaqs?_iframe=/webex/v1.3/support/en_US/rn/system_rn.htm

To test your pc ahead of time you may run a test session at https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

The webinar will be archived on the State Library's website at a future date. Please see http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars/index.html for information on upcoming webinars and access to archived webinars.

If you have questions regarding this webinar please contact Amy Heebner, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at 518-474- 4883 or Amy.Heebner@nysed.gov

Webinars – Save The Dates!

Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication

Thursday, June 2, 2016
10:00 am-11:00 am
Presented by Gerald Nichols

What’s New in the Trustee Handbook?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:00 am-11:00 am
Presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Coming Soon! Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS) Webinar Series

A series of short online webinars focused on information trustees need to know. Issues such as Open Meetings Law, the Role of the Board President, Duties of the Treasurer, as well as many other topics, will be covered in 15-20 minute presentations available on the State Library website at: www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars.

Archived Trustee Webinars

For more information on our Webinars and to access the Archived Webinars please visit:
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars/index.html

  • Basic Library Law for Trustees
  • The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation
  • The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors
  • Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws for Libraries
  • Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • What Every Trustee Should Know

And, in addition…

Free Access to WebJunction Online Courses for All!

The State Library has partnered with OCLC to provide free access to WebJunction’s self-paced courses and webinars for all library workers and volunteers (including trustees).
Visit: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webjunction/ for more information.

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The State Library posts the webinar “The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation”

Fri 12/18/2015 4:48 PM
New York’s Libraries Information Network ; on behalf of; DLD DLD@NYSED.GOV
NYLINE@LISTSERV.NYSED.GOV

The State Library is pleased to announce that the recording and slides for the November 18 webinar, “The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation: Effective Strategies to Utilize All Your Resources for Success” are now available on the State Library’s website at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/webinars.htm. The recording is available through WebEx.

The webinar was presented by Jerry Nichols, Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management and retired Director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Past Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, Mr. Nichols is also the author of the “Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2015 Edition” (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/handbook/index.html).

Please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist, New York State Library at amy.heebner@nysed.gov if you have any questions about the webinar.

Webinars

NOW AVAILABLE: Most Recent Webinars (Click on title below.)

How to Make Your Library an Essential Service by Libby Post

-_Making Your Library an Essential Service & Learning to Be a Library Advocate in Your Community._ (5) from Timothy Gavin on Vimeo.

You know your library is an essential service. But, how do you communicate that and make sure you’re building an effective base of support? Library advocacy and marketing consultant Libby Post, president of Communication Services, will walk you through the steps you need to take to make sure you stay on target and are an advocacy success story.

Libby Post has been working with public libraries across the country on branding and advocacy since 2005. She is the president and strategist-in-chief of Communication Services, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in public libraries, advocacy and political communications. Her success rate for library voter initiatives is 84%. Post serves on the American Library Association’s Committee on Library Advocacy and will be joining the board of United for Libraries, the national trustee, friends and foundation organization.


September 8th:”Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries”
Presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Libraries must take an active, visible role in building sustainable, resilient and regenerative communities. Our future as libraries depends on it.  “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability, to result in libraries that are:

  • Sustainable: have the capacity to endure
  • Resilient: can bounce back in the face of disruption
  • Regenerative: bring new and energetic life to their communities

Available Here

 

June 2:  ”Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication”  Presented by: Jerry Nichols

With more than four decades of experience, Mr. Nichols has been involved in over 60 public library construction, expansion and renovation projects as a project manager, library director, library system director and building consultant.  This webinar introduces trustees to the basics of team building, planning, design, politics, finance and construction.

Presentation PDF

June 14:  ”What’s New n the Trustee Handbook?”  Presented by: Rebekkah Smith Alrich

What you need to know now!  Co-author Rebekkah Smith Aldrich summarizes the highlights of what is new in the 2015 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State. From regulatory issues that every board needs to be on top of to planning for the future, the new handbook supports the critical work of library trustees in the 21st century.

Presentation  PDF

This webinars are also archived and available at anytime through The New York State Library: Here

(Please contact DLD or LTA for more information.)

Archived Webinars by Jerry Nichols, presented by The New York State Library in partnership with LTA.

  • The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation. 11/18/15 Webex PDF
  • Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities. 12/4/14 Vimeo PDF
  • The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors. 6/10/14 Vimeo PDF
  • Basic Library Law for Trustees. 11/8/13 Vimeo PDF
  • What Every Trustee Should Know. 6/11/13 Vimeo PDF

The Division of Library Development offers these Webinars and others in a variety of formats HERE