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Latest Recordings

  • Inclusive Cataloging: Maintaining Your Momentum

    Chicago-based cataloging librarian Violet Fox discusses the past, present, and future of inclusive cataloging. Participants will learn about projects being done around the world to address long-standing bias in our catalogs, providing new opportunities to continue this work in their own systems. Attendees will also come away from the session with a renewed awareness of how this work can positively impact both library workers and our users.

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  • Navigating the Legal Landscape of Social Media

    Libraries, like other government entities, are increasingly turning to social media as an efficient and effective way to communicate about library meetings, activities, and events. As this practice continues, library officials and employees should be aware of the legal issues that can arise in connection with government use of social media.

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  • Departures & Arrivals: Succession Planning for Libraries

    Libraries are like airports with continual arrivals and departures of key staff. In order to have takeoffs and landings go smoothly, directors and trustees need to prepare for the departure of a director in times of crisis and otherwise by creating a succession plan. After covering what the current director and board must put in place prior to the landing of a new director, learn how to prepare for the arrival of a new director and the role of trustees in successfully onboarding a new director and gain strategies for how to transition the new director.

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  • Collaborating for Digital Equity and Inclusion

    As digital access becomes increasingly essential for participating in community life, libr

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  • Keeping Cool Under Pressure

    As intellectual freedom remains a pressing current issue, the goal of this training: Keep

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