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Free Webinar : Free and Low-Cost Library Programming

Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2024Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMPlace: Online at Ellyssa Valenti KroskiCost: Free (select Other Library Resources Councils when registering) If you missed this program when it was offered in February, here’s your chance to catch it this time around! Engage patrons while saving your budget by using free and low-cost […]

Free Webinar – Robert’s Rules of Order

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPlace: Online at Steven Anderson, PRP A workshop to discover how parliamentary procedure, also known as Robert’s Rules of Order, can assist with better meetings. Robert’s Rules of Order is a tool that will give trustees and library staff the knowledge and framework to conduct effective, fair and equable […]

Making the Most of National Friends of Libraries Week

Please join with community volunteers and library workers who support Friends of the Library organizations statewide at FLS Connections!  This series of conversations continues on February 28.  Each virtual gathering has a specific topic.  Invited speakers share with everyone informally, followed by open mics where everyone can participate and provide their own groups’ experiences and […]

Free Webinar – Public and Association Library Construction : A Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process

Date: Monday, March 04, 2024Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PMPlace: Online at Free Do you ever wonder why the application process for the State Aid for Library Construction program for public and association library construction is as detailed as it is? Why do we need a SEAF or Smart Growth form? Why ask for a specific start date? Who is […]

Free Webinar : Free and Low-Cost Library Programming

Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2024Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPlace: Online at Ellyssa Valenti KroskiCost: Free (select Capital District Library Council as your ESLN Council when registering) Engage patrons while saving your budget by using free and low-cost resources.  This timely webinar provides inspiration for showstopping library programs for all audiences from seniors to […]

Online Workshop – Accessible for All

Date: Thursday, February 01, 2024Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AMPlace: Online via ZoomPresenter: Valerie Lewis, Outreach Coordinator, Suffolk Cooperative Library System Please save the date for “Accessible for All,” a training on increasing access in your Library, regardless of its size or budget! Valerie Lewis is the Outreach Coordinator at Suffolk Cooperative Library System, and […]

Free Webinar – Leading Transformative Change : Making a Better Organization

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMPlace: Online at Maurice ColemanCost: Free (select Capital District Library Council as your ESLN Council when registering) It is hard being the face of change in any organization. You have to balance the triumphs and restraints of institutional memory, the ever-evolving temperature of your staff, […]

Free Webinar – Libraries Foster Social Connection: Responding to the Epidemic of Loneliness and IsolationFree Webinar –

Date: Thursday, January 04, 2024Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMPlace: Online at Brooke Doyle and Jennifer Peterson Libraries can play a vital role in building social cohesion and promoting community resilience, especially in challenging times. The Surgeon General’s 2023 Advisory on Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation brings even greater urgency to the need for us […]

Free Webinar – Playing Well with Others : At Work

Date: Thursday, December 07, 2023Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPlace: Online at Panel We all know that children learn through play, but what about adults? Research shows that when humans, at any age, play, they learn and grow into healthy, happy, well-functioning individuals. Indeed, embedding playful work techniques into your day can lead to greater creativity, productivity, and resilience […]

Free Webinar – Graphic Novels and Manga For Teens and Tweens

Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2023Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMPlace: Online at Thomas Maluck Hey, library staff! Comics! Everyone is looking for them at your library, but they all want something different. What do you say to the parent whose child won’t let go of Dog Man? How high is your stack of Raina Telgemeier read-alikes? Where is your […]