Spring Webinar Series

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March 1 at 12:00 CSTAdrienne Pettinelli

Serving Homeschooling Families in Your Community
Adrienne Pettinelli, Library Director, Henrietta Public Library (NY)

Homeschoolers are among libraries’ heaviest users and a growing segment of many communities. This webinar provides background focused on how and why people homeschool, Additionally, we’ll discuss how to create policies, programs, and collections that will serve homeschoolers’ particular needs. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to improve services to homeschoolers on almost any budget. 

Want to dive deeper into this topic? Join Adrienne for our spring online course, Services to Homeschoolers! April 3 – May 1

March 21 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Sexual and Reproductive Health Information at the Library
Barbara Alvarez, PhD student in Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Curious about the intersection between Sexual and Reproductive Health information and information access? This is the webinar for you! In this webinar, you will learn about Sexual and Reproductive Health as an information access concern and how the library can better provide these resources. By the end of the webinar, you will know about:

  • The Reproductive Justice framework
  • Information access as a human right
  • Contemporary issues related to information access
  • How the library can play a role in facilitating information

April 11 at 9:00 a.m. CST

Consortium Cooperation: Ways to improve overall collection development through ordering collaboration
Betty Adams, Library Director, West Fargo Public Library

Many consortiums have the same titles, while lesser known, niche, fringe, or first time authors, are harder to locate within these systems. This webinar aims to provide fresh ways to think about ordering for libraries who participate in consortiums and offer solutions for collaboration within the communities for better overall collection development and more diversity in title availability, ultimately increasing the impact consortium libraries have within their communities and throughout their consortiums.