March 2020 Continuing Education Newsletter from the State Library of Iowa

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March 2020

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Crisis Response Conversations

Hear from State Library Staff & connect with librarians around the state.

Join State Library staff and participants from around the State as we talk best practices during social isolation. The first half of each session will be a discussion about a topic especially poignant during the COVID-19 crisis. The second half of the hour will be an open time for questions and discussion among librarians and State Library staff. Topics include:

  • March 25: Electronic Meetings
  • April 1: Q&A with Mandy Easter (Law Librarian Consultant)
  • April 8: Online Programming
  • April 15: Bridges & Other E-Resources

Register for a Crisis Response Conversation

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Additional Virtual Learning Opportunities

If your library has reduced services or hours and you're hoping to use the time to catch up on some Continuing Education (CE) activities, we've put together a list of online CE providers. Most of these sessions are free, and we've tried to include a mix of live and on-demand options. 

Remember, if the session you attend does not give you a certificate, you can complete a Learning Summary to earn CE credit (link below). The online form should be completed within 45 days of completing the training. Reach out to the CE Team with questions!

Complete a Learning Summary for Outside Training

More Upcoming Opportunities

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Kids First Virtual Conference

April 6-7, 2020

The leadership at the State Library has made the decision to transition the in-person Kids First Conference to a virtual, online-only event. This is being done out of an abundance of caution to lessen the chance of spreading the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The Kids First virtual conference will still occur April 6-7, and will now be offered to attendees for FREE.

Register for Kids First

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Director Roundtables

In each district throughout May

This spring, Director Roundtables will follow our overall education theme for 2020—Project Management    

Project management is not just about overseeing big things like a new building or extensive remodeling.  It’s also about staying on top of smaller tasks, those seemingly endless to-do lists.  From working with teams to using collaboration software, we’ll demonstrate ways to stay on top of projects large and small.  And we hope you’ll share “staying organized” tips that work best for you.

Register for a Director Roundtable