Instructor:
Henry Stokes
512-463-6624
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In central Texas, Westbank Community Libraries embrace their community, which includes neurodiverse individuals, busy families, and patrons of all ages. The libraries have identified unmet needs within their community and have developed programming that promotes learning, sharing, and discovery. Such programs have flexible hours and encourage intergenerational experiences and sensory exploration. Come join the webinar and hear staff members from the libraries present all about their innovative and inclusive programs.

Presented by Cristen Darcus (Community Librarian), Gloria Perretti (Public Services & PR Librarian), Leah Tatgenhorst (Programs Manager), and Maureen Turner Carey (Public Services & PR Librarian).

Original air date: September 12, 2019
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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Have you heard of esports but want to learn more? Ever wonder if esports could be featured in libraries? Interested in reaching and engaging more patrons through gaming and esports? Are you intrigued by a program offering which attracts a broad cross section of patrons of different ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic standing? Let’s take an in-depth look at esports and its community and discuss ways to build more games-related programming in libraries. Join our webinar with Tristan Wheeler (Outreach and Programming Services, Cleveland Public Library in Ohio) for an introduction to the Cleveland Public Library GAMING & ESPORTS event series. Discover how the world of libraries meets all things gaming and learn why a program like this is important to his library and could be for yours!

Original air date: April 25, 2019
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1.5 CE hours, SBEC provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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Do you have a program in your library that could use refreshing? Are you meeting resistance at changing a program that has existed for a long time in its current form? Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will guide you through the process of examining your library programs with an eye geared towards change. Time will be spent on how to identify a program that needs revamping, garnering responses from your community, and communicating the change to your patrons.

Original air date: February 6, 2019
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour, SBEC provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi Ditullio
512-936-2586
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What do new adults, or adults aged 18-29, want from libraries? What should libraries offer this age group? In this webinar, we will explore the characteristics of new adults and the services new adults would like to see in a public library. You will leave the webinar with the ability to appropriately offer programming for new adults, including financial literacy instruction, career services programs, and speed dating nights.

Kyla Hunt is the Library Management Consultant for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, and is the author of Library Programs and Services for New Adults, published by ABC-CLIO in 2017.


Original air date: January 18, 2018
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour