Issues and Trends

Digital Storytimes: Digital Media and its role in Library Programming for Young Children (webinar)

Competency: Children's Services

Sub-Category: Provides
digital services and spaces appropriate to the developmental needs of children


of US households consume digital media. An overwhelming majority of toddlers
and preschoolers are already using tablets and touch screens.


interactive and informative webinar will provide an overview of digital media
options that support and develop literacy and child development. We will also
review current research and professional recommendations for the use of digital
media both by and with children.


Attendees will learn:


What digital storytime
is and how we define the role of digital media in youth librarianship

  • Current Research

  • Familiarity with
    The Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs
    Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 policy statement

  • AAP Screen Time

  • How to Support
    and Model Joint Media Engagement ie- be media mentors/guides


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00

Psychological First Aid in Libraries (webinar)

Competency: Laws, Policies and

Sub-Competency: Creates policies and
practices to ensure safety and security

First Aid is defined by John Hopkins University as, "the provision of basic
psychological care in the short-term aftermath of a traumatic incident." These
incidents can be severe weather or fires, violent events, or any other crisis
that affects the community.

librarians, we often encounter members of our communities directly after an
event or in some cases during one. As we are not medical professionals, this
webinar is adapted to help guide librarians with appropriate conversations and

this webinar, we will:


what Psychological First Aid is and why it matters,


and advanced reactions the population may have to a crisis,


appropriate vocabulary and communication skills for aftermath of a crisis,


when someone needs help that you are unable to provide and how to follow up,


the importance of self-care.

This webinar is
recommended for librarians or managers who develop emergency response or
preparedness procedures.

     SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

    All Other Libraries: $15.00

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
    10:30 to 11:30

    Learning from Both Success and Failure (webinar)

    Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Competencies

    Sub-Category: Routinely examines own behavior, accepts accountability
    for own actions and adjusts appropriately

    Is the risk of failure deterring
    your drive to try new ideas at your library? Whether your efforts thrive or
    nosedive, there is much to be gained in the effort. Join Library Director
    Dustin Fife to learn how you can make your library a safe place to fail

    In this interactive and
    informative webinar, Dustin will talk about the formulas for giving new ideas a
    go, and gaining from the results, regardless of the outcome.

    The presentation will focus on:

    • Types of work failures

    • Having a 'Growth mindset'

    • The recipe for 'Intelligent Failure'

    SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

    All Other Libraries: $15.00

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
    14:00 to 15:00