Issues and Trends

Focus! How to Cut Down on Technology Distractions (webinar)

Competency: Personnel Management

Sub-Category: Enables staff to strive for continuously higher
standards of performance

you ever feel distracted by pings, notifications, calls, texts, messages and
all the technology around you?

Librarians work in a tech-filled environment,
and these tech distractions can have consequences.

Distractions reduce
productivity and focus and can even affect personal relationships and your

webinar will discuss digital hacks and products to help focus your attention.
We will also cover some non-digital ways to improve self-control and

will learn about:

  • Time management apps
  • Productivity online tools and
  • Ways to track attention and
    progress online
  • Practical suggestions to focus
  • Multi-tasking vs. single-tasking
    and how it affects the brain

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -
10:30 to 11:30

A User's Guide to Lifelong Learning (webinar)

Personal/Interpersonal Competencies

Sub-Category: Supports self and others in
pursuit of a balanced lifestyle


What is one thing you want to learn in the
next few months or in the next year?


In recent years, there have been
significant advances in research about how we learn. Simultaneously, the methods
we use to acquire new information has changed. 

In this webinar, you'll discover
ways to apply what we know about how we acquire and absorb new information so
that you can enhance your productivity and benefit even more from the learning process.


This workshop will help you view your own
leaning process in a new way, and apply that awareness in your work. 

specifically, you'll learn methods to help combat procrastination, how to use
diffuse and focused learning strategies and how technology is rapidly changing
the learning landscape.

Join PCI
Webinars for this engaging hour, and be inspired to help yourself and your
patrons be better self-directed, lifelong learners.

in this session will be able to:


one learning/enrichment goal


how we process new information


at least two tips on becoming a better learner


new lifelong learning resources


SERLS Enhanced Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00

Supporting Teacher Collections, Class Visits and School Projects: Tips and Tricks for Success (webinar)

Competency: Children's Services

Sub-Category: Designs,
implements, and sponsors library programs that offer information, special
skills or entertainment for children and their families and caregivers

Teacher Collections, Class Visits, and Class Projects are
frequent and often challenging aspects of Children's Services.

In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give
you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

  • Meet the needs of community educators through up to date
    and varied teacher collections

  • Offer fresh ideas for class visits that engage both
    visitors and their grown ups

  • Support grade-wide assignments with great resources and a
    dash of goodwill and humor.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran looking
to refresh your library's offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, we will
discuss tips and tricks to make these in-demand and sometimes challenging
services work.

SERLS Enhanced Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00