Issues and Trends

Serving Youth in Care: What to Expect and How to Program (webinar)

Competency: Young Adult Services

Sub-Category: Develops a wide variety of services to meet the needs and interests
of young adults

in care are part of your library community, but may not be served through
traditional library outreach and programming. These students can be found in a
variety of settings with different agencies. Learn how to navigate these
settings and agencies and understand common terms and situations.


this webinar you will learn practical tips and ideas from someone "on the
ground" serving these youth in variety of settings for several years. If you
want to reach out to these individuals, or want to find ways to increase the
effectiveness of your existing programming, this webinar is for you.


will learn about:


Background on
the variety of circumstances where youth in care reside

  • Suggestions for
    partnering with agencies serving youth in care

  • Collection
    development ideas for youth in care

  • Tips and tricks
    on programming for youth in care

  SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:00

Cosplay Programming for Teens (webinar)

Competency: Young Adult Services

Sub-Topic: Young Adult Programming 

Cosplay as a pop culture interest and hobby has
taken the world by storm. Originally know as "costume play", cosplay originated
in Japan and is now popular with all ages of people in all countries.

Libraries are in the position to offer the
expertise of cosplayers and other geeks in a community space to help new and
experiences geeks make their own cosplays.

Learn about several ways to program around
cosplay for teens, how to invite local cosplayers to your programs, include
cosplay and other pop culture materials in your collection development, and how
to work cosplay into your other library programs!


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:00

Planning Your Own Library In-Service Day (webinar)

Training and Development

Sub-Category: Provides opportunities and support for peer-to-peer learning and
collaborative relationships

Having dedicated time to develop
library staff and cultivate ideas is crucial for libraries regardless of size,
time, or resources.  Too often these
valuable staff or in-service days are wasted on off-topics talks that fail to
engage staff.  

And even worse, what could be a "WOW
Experience" for staff turns into an "is it over yet" experience.

If your library is looking for fresh
ideas that will cost little or no money, will motivate library employees to
enhance job related skills, and provide an opportunity to continue the
conversation beyond in-service day, please plan on attending this webinar

In this interactive and informative
program, participants will learn:

  • Several approaches to
    in-service days along with resources for each approach

  • How to plan and execute an
    in-service day incorporating your individual library needs

  • Techniques to connect and
    engage staff members

  • Plans that can easily be
    adapted for use in single libraries to larger library systems

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 -
10:30 to 11:30