SLS Weekly Update

May 28, 2021

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Librarianship - What Is It and What Can It Look Like?
Author Fan Face-off #1: Chris Grabenstein/ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

Alternative Pathways to Librarianship Research Working Groups

Call for Participation – Pathways to Librarianship Task Force – Research Working Groups


Apologies for cross-posting.


The Alternative Pathways to Librarianship Task Force of the New York Library Association is recruiting volunteers who are interested in contributing to our collaborative research on creating an equitable, straightforward path to librarianship for all people.

Our five research working group teams will be Academic and Special Libraries; Library Partners (Friends, Trustees, LIS Educators, etc.,); Public Libraries; Research; School Libraries. Members of the Task Force will lead each research working group. The goal of these research groups is to gather data to help answer the following questions:

· What are people’s current experience of pathways into and within the library profession in New York?

· What are the challenges or barriers people face along their pathways to and within the library profession in New York?

· How, if at all, do those challenges vary among library types and settings?

Interested volunteers should fill out this interest form no later than June 6th: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pathways-Group-Form. Our introductory meeting will take place during the week of June 14th.

For more information on the Task Force or the research working groups, please contact the NYLA Office or visit the Pathways website: https://www.nyla.org/pathways/

Respectfully,

The NYLA Pathways to Librarianship Task Force

Britannica June Webinars

Britannica has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for June 2021. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Summer Reading with Britannica: Resources for Teen Patrons

Bring research and non-fiction reading to life for your young adult and teen patrons. In this webinar, learn about how to use Britannica School to ignite inquiry and promote self-directed learning. We’ll explore ideas and strategies to uncover content, engage reluctant readers, and provide support to ALL users.

Attendees will learn about the following:

- ‘My Britannica’ to collect, organize, and share favorite content.

- Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature.

-Ideas to promote Britannica School in your community

Session Date: Thursday, June 3rd

Session Time: 3 PM EST

Registration Link: https://britannica.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MfqFjENaQty9PBAtlvl0Pg

Summer Reading with Britannica: Resources for Children

Explore Britannica School through the eyes of your youngest patrons. Share in the wonderment as we explore the world around us through interactive games, maps, and unique features. Learn how children can explore new people, places, and things with Britannica’s thousands of images, videos, text, and other interactive tools. Find new ways to engage children in the library and at home.

Attendees will learn about the following:

- ‘My Britannica’ to collect, organize, and share favorite content.

- Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature

- New! Fundamentals for PreK-2 grade learners

- Ideas to promote Britannica School in your community

Session Date: Tuesday, June 8th

Session Time: 11 AM EST

Registration Link: https://britannica.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UPTs5cagTombhDu8hj2lUg

Remote Learning with Britannica for Middle School Educators

Join Britannica's Education Consultants to learn about Britannica School and how you can use it to support remote learning.

Attendees will:

- Integrate rich content vital to instruction

- Understand remote learning best practices and how Britannica resources can support students of all ability levels.

- Engage with built-in support tools to reach diverse learners including; read-aloud articles, language translation, text excerpts, and more.

- Access ‘Digital Resources’ specifically created to support connection and continuity as you transition classroom lessons to virtual and student-driven experiences.

Session Date: Thursday, June 10th

Session Time: 2 PM EST

Registration Link: https://britannica.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gQlgzOCOQQaQymDbKvh3oQ

Remote Learning with Britannica for Elementary Educators

Join Britannica's Education Consultants to learn about Britannica School and how you can use it to support remote learning.

Attendees will:

- Integrate rich content vital to instruction for K-5

- Understand remote learning best practices and how Britannica resources can support students of all ability levels.

- Engage with built-in support tools to reach diverse learners including; read-aloud articles, language translation, text excerpts, and more.

- Access ‘Digital Resources’ specifically created to support connection and continuity as you transition classroom lessons to virtual and student-driven experiences.

Session Date: Tuesday, June 15th

Session Time: 4:00 EST

Registration Link: https://britannica.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gDyirjlZQTKHd5sDC0je2g

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary Federal Library Service and Technology funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The NOVELNY e-resources cost $2,654,778 for 2020-2021 and are supported fully with IMLS funds.

Safe Surfin'/ Cyber SWAT


The Safe Surfin’ Foundation, a non-profit Cyber Safety and Responsibility educational initiative created by law enforcement professionals, is hosting a free virtual workshop on Saturday, June 12 from 10 AM-12 PM for individuals interested in becoming program facilitators for their Cyber S.W.A.T. peer-to-peer program. As a program facilitator, you would provide support to youth who are willing to serve as peer mentors for other youth interested in learning about online safety.

The Cyber S.W.A.T. program was initially limited to schools, but they are very interested in working with public libraries in their efforts to expand their reach and to make the Internet a safer environment for all youth. This could be a good opportunity for middle school students and teens to serve as peer mentors in your library.

A brief description of the program from the Cyber S.W.A.T. website:

The Cyber S.W.A.T. program is a complete package and includes everything you need to get started. After signing up, program facilitators will be trained how to successfully implement the program and provided a login to the Cyber S.W.A.T. website. The login portion of the website provides access to a toolkit that includes marketing materials, meeting plans, and student handouts. Also on the website you will have access to a secure discussion forum where you can ask questions and interact with others implementing Cyber S.W.A.T.

An onboarding training session for program facilitators will be held on Saturday, June 12th, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

To register, go to https://www.teamcyberswat.org/get-started/.

If you have any specific questions about the program or if you have difficulties registering, please contact Staci Thompson at staci@safesurfin.org or (540) 855-7432.