2018

Building A Diverse and Inclusive YA Library Collection Webinar
Why is it important for librarians to integrate culturally diverse literature into their collections? Readers need a rich and varied diet of material that reflects the many different ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic groups that make up multiple voices, individual lives, social attributes, and perspectives around the world.  We are the advocates that help expand the borders of this culturally diverse literature, this inclusive literature, to aspects such as physical and mental disabilities, socioeconomic status, different family structures, such as foster families, and sexual and gender identification.  We are striving to curate our collections to be the mirrors and windows of a teen’s life into adulthood.
Original Date: 9/25/18

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality 
Learn about the past, present and future of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, as it relates to libraries.
Original Date: 9/12/18

OGS Green Procurement
Learn about green purchasing and the opportunities that are available for using OGS centralized contracts. This webinar will explain how to use OGS contracts, describe the most frequently purchased green products and discuss the latest trends in green purchasing.
Original Date: 9/5/18

Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library
Recent catastrophes have highlighted the important role public libraries play in enhancing their community’s resiliency and post-disaster recovery efforts. Many community leaders now view libraries as ad hoc disaster recovery centers and recognize librarians as Information First Responders. This presentation will help you and your library embrace this new role as Information First Responders, who quickly enable people to get back to work, back to their lives, and ensure recovery of the community’s economic life.
Original Date: 6/20/18

Inspiring Sensory Play: Babies and Toddlers
Engage your littlest patrons with a program that incorporates the Early Literacy Skill of play.  This program will provide participants with instructions on how to implement a sensory program on any budget, explore hands-on sensory stations, and learn how to turn a dollar store pool noodle into several early literacy activities.
Original Date: 6/7/18

30 for 3D: Services, Programs, Tips Webinar
While libraries are increasingly adopting 3D printing technology, they often struggle with building a sustainable model. Our speaker, a 3D printing enthusiast, shares 30 ideas for programs and services, as well as some useful tricks that can save you time and money. Whether you’re looking to bring 3D printing to your library or build on an existing service, you’re sure to find inspiration!
Original Date: 6/5/18

Beyond Bilingual: Making Storytimes ELL-Friendly
There are over 200 languages spoken in New York State and libraries are seeing a growing number of immigrant families at their programs. What do you do when storytime leaders and storytime families don't speak the same language? Learn how Brooklyn Public Library has developed simple strategies and techniques to make storytimes for young children friendly to parents and children who are English Language Learners by creating visual schedules, incorporating simple props, using translated resources, using Plain Language, and more!
Original Date: 5/16/18

Starting or Expanding Immigration Services at Your Library Webinar
Are you interested in learning how to incorporate immigration services into the library? The New York Library Association (NYLA) presents the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) to share valuable information about their free online tool, immi.org which can be used to expand the capacity of your library to provide people with self-guided immigration legal assistance. IAN will also discuss the ways libraries are currently using immi in its branches.
Original Date: 4/24/18

Best Practices for Management of Friends Boards
Regardless of the size of a Friends group, if the organization has achieved 501(c)(3) status, there are specific accountabilities the Friends officers must meet to keep the organization legally viable.  In this review of nonprofit boards’ legal and fiduciary duties, an attorney from the Pro Bono Partnership will explain ways to provide the best oversight possible for the organization, keeping Friends groups functioning effectively and using their charitable resources appropriately in support of their library.
Original Date: 3/20/18

Introduction to The NY Library Dental Cooperative
This progressive dental program, specifically designed for the library community, has exactly what you have been asking for: No minimum participation requirements, lower costs, variety of benefit options, and dedicated service team and administrative support.
Original Date: 3/15/18

2017

Videography in Libraries
Libraries today have multiple resources relating to video creation and awareness can lead to exciting programs! This webinar will go over many different ways you can utilize the creating of video in libraries, focusing on many of the free tools available. From smart-phones to 3D animation, the video possibilities for librarians are endless.
Original Date: 10/4/17

Make Your Mark: Logo Design for Librarians
Logos are a crucial visual element of every brand. As a part of your institutional brand, your logo is the face of your library. This webinar will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design, including typography and color theory. This session will also provide an overview of logo creation tools, including Canva, a free, online graphic design tool.
Original Date: 9/26/17

Unemployment Claims 101
When it comes to managing the risk ofunemployment expenses, documentation is critical.
Original Date: 9/19/17

Who is NYSID?
Advancing employment and other opportunities for individuals with disabilities!
Original Date: 6/13/17

Visual Storytelling from Manga to Anime
From manga, to light novels, to anime, learn how stories are told and re-told through different media in Japan. Whether you have a little, or a lot, of knowledge about manga, light novels, and anime this webinar will go over the process by which they are created, distributed, and eventually accessed in the US.  Learn how to select and curate diverse collections of these different materials in your library!
Original Date: 5/17/17

Certifiably Sustainable: A Clear Path Forward for your Library
Original Date: 3/22/17

Connecting Kids and Teens with Healthy Summer Meals: Libraries as Partners Webinar
Are an increasing number of kids spending summer days in your library? Are you looking to bolster your summer and/or afterschool programming? Your library may be the nearest and most welcoming community center and/or trusted public space for your community’s youth. As a valuable community resource, you can nourish kids’ minds and bodies!
Original Date: 1/18/17

2016

Minecraft: Gaming, Literacy and Socialization at the Library
Minecraft has become the program that brought new life into my Children's Department and has become an intergenerational hit.  It brought in a whole new population to the library from school age boys, teens and grandparents.  Hear how this program works and how it sparked new ideas.
Original Date: 10/20/16

Resources to Assist Veterans At-risk of Homelessness
This webinar will present an overview of all services for Veterans and highlight 15 programs that specifically address those that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless so that you can connect the Veterans and families in your community to these resources. 
Original Date: 9/28/16

VA Fully Developed Claims & You
Learn how you can help a Veteran expedite their VA claim by encouraging them to file a Fully Developed Claim (FDC).
Original Date: 9/22/16

Increasing Veterans’ Access with eBenefits
Learn the basics of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ eBenefits web portal, which allows Veterans, Servicemembers, and eligible dependents to directly access VA benefits and services.  Understanding eBenefits will allow you to assist an eligible user in accessing the portal so they can effectively manage their VA benefits and military information.
Original Date: 9/20/16

Best and Safest Practices of State Unemployment Insurance Financing Webinar
First Nonprofit Group (FNG), has helped organizations across the country save an average of 31% on their unemployment costs since 2010!
Original Date: 9/13/16

Simply Strategic
A simple strategic planning process that any library can implement to build a meaningful strategic plan. The key elements of the process include aspiration-oriented focus groups, a simple community survey, and discussions with internal members of the library.
Original Date: 5/4/16

STEAMing Up Summer Learning
Focusing on ideas and inspiration for integrating STEAM and making into your 2016 Summer Learning programs. Ideas will include programs that have a science, math, engineering, arts and technology focus, including many that also integrate the Health and Wellness theme.
Original Date: 4/26/16

VolunTeen Basics 101
A crash course in recruiting, training, utilizing, and retaining teen volunteers at your library.  Chrissie will cover both formal and informal VolunTeen programs that can be adapted to fit school or public libraries of any size.
Original Date: 2/18/16

Small Library Gauntlet
How do you lead a small library, strengthen local identity, collaborate with larger libraries, and improve workflow with a small staff that does it all? Learn how to effectively navigate this gauntlet.
Original Date: 2/11/16

Exploring Early Learning in Public Libraries
Find out why your public library should make early learning the foundation of their long term plan when it comes to program and service sustainability.
Original Date: 2/2/16

2015

Making the Makerspace
You are inspired; you have the vision, now MAKE IT HAPPEN!  This webinar will share practical tips and plans of how to move your library from idea, to implementation.
Original Date: 10/7/15

Injecting STEAM Into Everything You Do
Want to bring STEAM to your library? Find ways to leverage existing dollars, programs, spaces, services and collections and integrate STEAM components. Don’t worry about reinventing the wheel at your library; just inject some STEAM in to what you already do!
Original Date: 8/25/15

Getting Started With STEAM
This webinar will expose you to the research that supports the integration of informal STEAM learning into your libraries’ programming and services.  Leave armed with a starter toolkit of ideas so you can experiment with STEAM in your library today!
Original Date: 6/16/15

Making- It Is Not Just a 3D Printer
Making in libraries is so much more than technologies and tools.  By focusing on Inspiration, Innovation, and Education, this webinar will introduce you to meaningful and skill driven maker programs for your patrons, students and community members.
Original Date: 4/21/15