Welcoming Transgender Customers at Your Library

  • With Adrian Johnson and Bec Czarnecki
  • Originally aired 06/11/2019
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As rights for transgender people continue to be debated, at the library we welcome the youth, adults, and colleagues who are in our communities. Join us to learn how to provide excellent internal and external customer service to transgender individuals at your library. This session will help participants re-frame ideas around gender, give them best practices for serving trans customers, and end with developing strategies to make their libraries trans-inclusive.

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The 2 Generation Approach to Eliminating Poverty

  • With Beth Crist and Becki Loughlin
  • Originally aired 05/07/2019
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What is the 2Gen approach? You’re probably already doing it! The 2Gen approach is a method that helps families escape the cycle of poverty by intentionally serving children and their parents or adult caregivers together. Join us to brainstorm about how to support all members of the family and learn new ways to fight poverty in your community through library programs and services. Discover how you can expand and implement 2Gen more proactively. Explore examples from High Plains Library District and other Colorado communities and share your own examples and ideas for partnerships and programs from your own community.

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Helping Patrons With Legal Questions: Part 3: Researching Federal Laws and Secondary Sources

This is the third and final webinar in the Helping Patrons With Legal Questions series presented by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Colorado State Library.

In this session, attendees will learn about researching federal laws and secondary sources. This will include an overview about federal laws and information about where to find federal statutes. The session will also provide attendees with a basic overview of the various types of secondary sources and why they are useful.

Part 1: Legal Research Basics

Part 2: Researching State and Local Laws

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Collaborating with Local Health Organizations to Address Health Disparities in your Community

Maggie Shawcross

We now accept that our race and socioeconomic status affects our health. Recognizing these indirect factors is the first step in addressing and promoting health to the patrons we serve. In this presentation participants will learn about the factors that affect health, as well as local health resources that libraries can access to provide free or low-cost health programming. Lastly, we will discuss online health resources, other than Google, that are available to help connect patrons to reliable health information that will help them achieve their full health potential.

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Health Resources (PDF)

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Helping Patrons with Legal Questions: Part 2: Researching State and Local Laws

This is the second webinar in a series of three presented by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Colorado State Library. It will address aspects of researching state and local laws. In this session, attendees will learn free and low-cost resources for Colorado state and local legal research. This will include locating statutes, regulations, case law, court forms, corporate filings, and secondary sources.   This session will provide attendees with a basic overview of these resources and facilitate a discussion of when to direct patrons to a law library or attorney for additional help.

Session three will delve more into where to locate federal resources, and is scheduled for April 25, 2019.

Part 1: Legal Research Basics

Part 3: Researching Federal Laws and Secondary Sources

Resources: We have listed primarily free resources here. Additional resources your library may have access to are shared in the presentation

Free access to statutes

Additional statute resources

State Cases – Free Resources

Researching current cases (docket research)

Court Rules

Court Forms

Municipal Codes – Free Online

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Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders

Part 1 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3.

Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. The importance of balancing reading level with interest will be discussed. You’ll walk away with more insight into the elements of an excellent developing reader book, as well as tips on how to navigate advisory interactions with kids and grown ups.

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Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Literacy-Based Programs for K-3rd Graders

  • With Warren Shanks & Carrie Wolfson
  • Originally aired 05/14/2019
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Part 2 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3.

Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. Using the skills as a framework, we’ll look at strategies for developing programming intentionally created to support developing readers. Program examples will be shared, along with the challenges and successes of each.

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The Compassionate Librarian

Big issues like homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and poverty are at the height of our current conversations, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. You might even start to feel burnt out or afraid to face your customers. This session is going to address ways that you can build your own personal capacity to deal with challenging situations at work, give you the tools to understand how trauma and mental illness might be impacting your patrons, and actionable ways you can avoid compassion fatigue.

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Helping Patrons with Legal Questions: Part 1 – Legal Research Basics

This first webinar in a series of three presented by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Colorado State Library will address aspects of providing legal research services to patrons.  In this session, attendees will learn the following: what are the basic concepts involved in legal research; how to conduct a legal reference interview; and where to refer patrons in order to find forms and legal clinics.  This session will provide attendees with a basic overview of these concepts.  Sessions two and three will delve more into where to locate free legal research resources.

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Part 2: Researching State and Local Laws

Part 3: Researching Federal Laws and Secondary Sources

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Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use

While your library is ADA compliant and welcomes all, there may be hidden barriers for some in your community that hinder them from using your library.

  • Who isn’t using your library, and why?
  • How can you find and remove those barriers to make your library more accessible to all?

Join us for this interactive session to discuss how to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons.

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Tear Down This Wall resources (PDF)

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