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FY 2019 – 2020

 

     Makerspaces

Presenter: Charlie Simpkins, Digital Consultant

In this short webinar, Charlie Simpkins gives an overview of what exactly constitutes as a makerspace, as well as helpful links and resources on how to incorporate makerspaces into your programming.

 

     Annual Statistics Webinar

Presenter: Mac Buntin, Senior Library Consultant

In this webinar, Senior Library Consultant and State Data Coordinator Mac Buntin discusses the process of submitting the annual statistical reports for public libraries.

 

     Collection Development Series: Adult Suspense and Thrillers

Presenter: Shellie Zeigler, Library Consultant

In this short webinar, Library Consultant Shellie Zeigler provides a list and synopses of recommended adult suspense and thriller novels.

 

     Programming for Underserved Populations

Presenter: Lacy Ellinwood, Library Development Director

In this webinar, Library Development Director Lacy Ellinwood discusses library programming and service to potentially underserved communities including those experiencing poverty or homelessness, the formerly incarcerated, and those with disabilities.

 

     Office 365 Tips and Tricks

Presenter: Tracy Sampson, Special Projects Officer

In this short webinar, Technical Services Division’s Tracy Sampson gives an overview of Office 365, explains “The Cloud”, and demonstrates how to navigate through a few Office 365 applications.

 

Spanish for Librarians

Presenter: Caleb Stephens

In this webinar, Mr. Caleb Stephens provides a recap of the Spanish for Librarians workshop held at MLC on July 10th, 2018. Mr. Stephens reviews the basics of Spanish grammar, useful dialogue, and provides recommendations of how to integrate Spanish into your libraries. Please refer to the handout below for more information.

 

Youth Titles You May Have Missed, July 2018

Presented by Ally Watkins, Library Consultant

From dinosaur classmates to Supergirl, there is something for every young reader in this installment of Youth Titles You May Have Missed.

 

FY 2017 – 2018

 

Universal Design: What’s that?

Presented by Lacy Ellinwood, Library Development Director

This webinar covers how to improve customer service through Universal Design, and how to utilize Universal Design to build a more inclusive library.

 

Youth Titles You May Have Missed

Presented by Ally Watkins, Library Consultant

In this installment of Youth Titles You May Have Missed, Library Consultant Ally Watkins gives a synopsis of popular picture, middle grade, and young adult books.

 

Friends, Funds, and Programming

Presented by Lacy Ellinwood, Library Development Director

In this webinar, Library Development Director Lacy Ellinwood discusses the Friends of the Library organizations, and how to increase fundraising, membership, and programming offered with their support.

 

Talking Books Services for Youth

Presented by Mary Rodgers Beal, Patron Services Manager

In this short webinar, Mary Rodgers Beal, Patron Services Manager, discusses MLC’s Talking Book Services, the availability of Children’s and Young Adult titles in the Talking Book’s collection, as well as MLC’s sensory story kits.

 

SLP Young Adult Webinar

Presented by Jaclyn Lewis Anderson, Head Librarian at Chattanooga Public Library

In this live webinar from MLC’s youth services mixer, Ms. Jaclyn Anderson speaks about implementing active and passive programs for teens, fundraising strategies, and the importance of music in the lives of teens.

 

Spring Cleaning, March 2018

Presented by Mac Buntin, Senior Library Consultant

In this webinar, Senior Library Consultant Mac Buntin provides many helpful tips and tricks to keeping our libraries clean and up to date as we jump into Spring.

 

Youth Titles You May Have Missed: “Summer Library Program Edition”, March 2018

Presented by Ally Watkins, MLC Consultant

Another installment in the Youth Titles You May Have Missed series. MLC consultant Ally Watkins talks about several selections related to this year’s “Libraries Rock!” theme.

 

Summer Library Program for Adults: “Libraries Rock!”, February 2018

Presented by Mac Buntin, Senior Library Consultant

Learn how to host a successful summer library program for adults. This webinar is filled with tips and tricks to utilize this summer’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” in developing programs and activities which incorporate music, instruments, and sound. Special emphasis is also given to Mississippi’s rich musical history and contributions to the music world.

 

Introduction to Talking Book Services, December 2017

Presented by Shellie Zeigler, Talking Book Services Director

Discover what Talking Book Service is, who it’s for, and how it can help your patrons.

 

Friends of Mississippi Libraries: The Basics, December 2017

Presented by Lacy Ellinwood, Liaison to the Friends of Mississippi Libraries, Inc. and MLC Library Development Director

An introductory look at how Friends of the Library groups operate in Mississippi. (.5 contact hour/ .05 CEU available. Pre-registration required)

 

Letters About Literature: Writing a Winning Letter, November, 2017

Presented by Ally Mellon, Assistant Director of the Mississippi Center for the Book and MLC Information Services Director

Ally Mellon discusses the Letters About Literature contest for students in grades 4-12, and the elements of a winning letter.

 

Youth Titles You May Have Missed Series: Holiday Titles, November, 2017

Presented by Ally Watkins, MLC Consultant

Here are Ally’s book recommendations for the holidays that your young readers will love!

 

Annual Statistical Report Webinar

Presented by: Joy Garretson, Former State Data Coordinator, Mississippi Library Commission

 

Youth Titles You May Have Missed Series, September 2017

Presented by Ally Watkins, MLC Consultant

In this webinar, Ally introduces more exciting new releases in the picture book, middle grades and young adult categories.

 

Sharing Free Legal Resources by the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, September 2017

Presented by: Tiffany Graves of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission

This recorded webinar gives a comprehensive overview of the many ways libraries can work with the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission to utilize free legal resources for their patrons, from providing information resources to hosting in-house legal clinics or presentations.  This presentation was originally presented live at a recent directors’ meeting and received all-star reviews for the usefulness and value of the information.  (1 contact hour/ .1 CEU available. Pre-registration required)

  • Sharing Free Legal Resources webinar (.mp4)
  • Sharing Free Legal Resources Powerpoint (.ppt)
  •  Handouts:
    • Free Mississippi Legal Resources
    • Free Online Legal Resources
    • Mississippi Free Legal Answers Flyer

     

    EveryLibrary Advocacy Series: Storytelling for Library Support

    Presented by John Chraska of EveryLibrary

    Learn ways to turn your data, patron testimonials, and staff insights into effective advocacy and fundraising tools. This webinar includes actionable tips and real-life examples to help you start telling a new story about your library and re-engage your existing supporters or funders in a fresh way!   (1 contact hour/ .1 CEU available. Pre-registration required)

    • Storytelling For Library Support (.mp4)
    • Storytelling For Library Support (.ppt)

     

    EveryLibrary Advocacy Series: Building the Library Coalition One Sweet Tea at a time, August 2017

    Presented by John Chraska of EveryLibrary

    This webinar will help you identify, approach and frame the conversation with organizations, agencies and stakeholder groups who can join together to build a neighborly coalition of community support and funding advocacy for your library. (1 contact hour/ .1 CEU available. Pre-registration required)

     

    Youth Titles You May Have Missed Series, July 2017

    Presented by Ally Watkins, MLC Consultant

    The focus of this webinar is recently released titles in the categories of picture books, middle grades and young adult

     

    EveryLibrary Advocacy Series: Setting up a Door to Door Community Engagement Plan, July 2017

    Presented by John Chraska of EveryLibrary and Jared Oates of Niche Academy

    This webinar includes detailed instruction on such topics as evaluation of where in your community a “door to door” or location-based library card campaign will be most effective, how to find potential new patrons, and tools to identify the best canvassing locations and to create promotional materials for your campaign.

     

    FY2016 – 2017

     

    Writing Professional Book Reviews, May 19, 2017

    Presented by Tracy Carr, Library Services Director at MLC

    This short webinar offers guidance and tips for writing book reviews for publication in professional journals.

Summer Library Programs for Adults, April 2017

Presented by Mac Buntin, MLC Consultant

Build a Better World:
Build a Better World recording.mp4
Build a Better World Powerpoint slides.ppt

Handouts:
“Where to Look” (notes to follow up for more information on the slides)
Adult Manual Resources

Trustee Shorts, Spring 2017
Each of these brief webinars presents a different topic which pertains board of trustee membership.  While not intended to replace traditional board training, these webinars can serve to orient new board members and may be a resource for current board members.  We will continue to post new sessions as they become available.

What is a Good Meeting?
Good Meeting recording.mp4
Good Meeting slides.ppt

Working with Friends:
Friends recording.mp4
Friends slides.ppt

Board Ethics:
Ethics recording.mp4
Ethics slides.ppt

Library Policies:
Library policies recording.mp4
Library policies.ppt

Strategic Planning:
Strategic planning recording.mp4
Strategic planning slides.ppt

 

Privacy and Your Patrons, December 8, 2016

Presented by: Ally Mellon, Information Services Director, Mississippi Library Commission

Some best practices for protecting patrons’ privacy and confidentiality are presented in this hour-long webinar.

 

MAGNOLIA Flash Webinar Series, August – October 2016

In these short sessions, Joy Garretson, MLC Development Director, reviews the best practices for completing database searches in MAGNOLIA.  In addition, in each session she discusses usage of a different major MAGNOLIA database, as listed below.  Archived recordings of each live webinar session, along with the associated Powerpoint file, are posted here.

MAGNOLIA Flash Session 1:
Academic Search Premier (Webinar)
Academic Search Premier (Powerpoint)

MAGNOLIA Flash Session 2:
NoveLIST (Webinar)
NoveLIST (Powerpoint)

MAGNOLIA Flash Session 3:
Mississippi Digital Library (Webinar)
Mississippi Digital Library (Powerpoint)

MAGNOLIA Flash Session 4:
History Reference Center & Literary Reference Center (Webinar)
History Reference Center & Literary Reference Center (Powerpoint)

MAGNOLIA Flash Session 5:
TopicSearch (Webinar)
TopicSearch (Powerpoint)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES

Monthly from July 2015 to May 2016, we presented these webinar series on topics or genres in collection development:

 

Youth Services Webinar: Collaborations between School and Public Libraries and Media Mentorship, October 7, 2015

Presented by: Amy Koester, Youth and Family Program Coordinator; Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL