Monthly webinars showcasing current topics in Idaho Libraries. The focus is on providing a platform for the library community and our partners to share knowledge. Join guest experts from 12:30-1:30 pm MT (11:30-12:30 pm PT) to explore new library trends and services.
All Info2Go sessions can be viewed live at https://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce
All sessions are 12:30pm – 1:30pm Mountain Time (11:30am – 12:30pm Pacific)
Public libraries have always been an essential part of a functioning democracy. McCall Library recently expanded its role in the local community through a program called “Doing Democracy.” This series of discussions, about controversial and complex topics, promotes citizen dialogue about issues that face our community, enlivens our democracy, creates a culture of civil discourse, and allows for multiple perspectives, creative conflict, and the discovery of common ground. Learn how the McCall Library and volunteers are training a group of people in facilitating public discussion by creating an atmosphere where people may feel uncomfortable, but always feel safe. The goal of the program is to co-create, with the participants, a vision of a vital, healthy and caring community.
Presenters: Meg Lojek and Casey Bruck, McCall Public Library
STEM programs are a fun way to engage kids and encourage them to learn outside of school. Everyone in the library has a role to play in providing a high-quality STEM experience in your community. During this webinar, frontline library staff and those not directly involved with STEM programming will learn different ways to support STEM programs and initiatives at their libraries. A great fit for circ staff, pages, and libraries that may not have the capacity to provide STEM programs but still want to support STEM learning in their communities.
Presenter: Jennifer Redford: Idaho Comission for Libraries
NewsGuard will share how libraries across the U.S. are using its free browser extension as a media literacy resource. NewsGuard’s trained journalists review thousands of news and information websites using nine standard journalistic criteria which assess the credibility and transparency of online news sources. Its ratings and Nutrition Label reviews can be accessed from its browser extension, which, when installed, displays NewsGuard’s ratings next to links on Google, Facebook, and Twitter. The presentation will be followed by a discussion about the balance between spreading information literacy while promoting access to information.
Presenter: Sarah Brandt
Discussion Facilitator: Tammy Hawley-House
From Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger to Idaho history units and NOVA, Idaho Public Television and PBS have tons of high-quality resources available for educators.
Let Kari and Cindy show you some of the amazing free resources that you can use in your library.
Presenters: Cindy Lunte & Kari Wardle: Idaho Public Television