Focus on Excellence: A Day of Learning at the Fishers Library

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Indiana State Library
Hamilton East Public Library - Fishers

Event Details

Staff from any Indiana library are welcome to attend this free day of learning at the Hamilton East Public Library - Fishers. All sessions are eligible for LEUs. HEPL Fishers is located at Five Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46038. 8:30 am-9:15 am Welcome and Registration 9:00am-12:00 pm Storytime Bootcamp Youth Services Program Room 172 Are you new to Story Time? Tired of your old standbys and want some new ideas? Then you are a great candidate for Story Time Boot Camp from the Indiana State Library. Suzanne Walker will facilitate this three hour Story Time workout which will include lots of ideas like using music (including instruments), manipulatives (including puppets), books, and parents (yes...they need to be used!) in your Story Time. To come to Boot Camp, you MUST bring an outline for a Story Time to share verbally with the group. You must come prepared to participate (that includes singing and moving) and you must (of course) register ahead of time. We will primarily focus on ages 2-6 but we can talk about babies too. 3 General LEUs. 9:30am-11:30 am Affordable Care Act Overview and Resource Checklist Center Meeting Room A review of general information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, different elements of the Healthcare Marketplace, and serving patrons with health literacy needs. Resources and programs on the statewide level to help prepare for Affordable Care Act questions at your library will also be covered. 2 General LEUs 11:30am-1:00 pm Lunch 1:05pm-2:00 pm Weeding Center Meeting Room The strongest collections are well-weeded! With space at a constant premium in libraries, weeding must always be on the agenda. If you don’t know where to start, or if you need to jump-start you staff, this workshop will meet your needs. From the basics of weeding, to guidelines for specific questions, to what not to weed, this workshop tackles this important library need head-on. 1 General LEU. Read out LOUD! Active Learning at the Library Play is more than just fun! Through play, children develop a foundation for lifelong learning, stretch their imagination and learn important social skills. This session will cover the research and rationale behind play-based learning and the role it can have in a public library. Participants will leave this energetic presentation armed with specific ideas to revamp their traditional storytime programs to include play-based activities on any budget. 1 General LEU. 2:05pm-3:00 pm Customer Service Center Meeting Room In every library, every interaction is an opportunity for great customer service. This comprehensive workshop is designed for all staff, not just new or front-line staff. Refocus, reenergize, and retrain your staff on excellent patron service, from the phone, to email, to face-to-face interactions. Storytime for Children with Disabilities Youth librarians! Do you have questions about making your storytime more accessible for children with special needs? Join us at the Vigo Public Library for an LEU approved training. Suzanne Walker, Children's Services Consultant at the Indiana State Library will be presenting this session with information that addresses physical challenges as well as emotional challenges that some children who come to your storytimes might have. We will also discuss autism and children with sensory disorders. STEM for Libraries Changing the Conversation – using a framework recommended by the National Academy of Engineering, how can the library community spark an interest in STEM fields by inquisitive young minds? This session will include discussion around appropriate messages to share with students and possible activities to simultaneously engage students in reading and STEM.
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Melissa Dragoo, HEPL
(317) 579-0300

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