PLS Webinars 

Homework Help & Databases
School is in session! Discover tools and resources that can be used for homework help and research purposes. We will cover PLS eResources like Solaro and free to use online databases. 

Participants can choose to attend one of two date:

  • September 26/23 (2:00 - 3:30 pm)
  • September 27/23 (12:00 - 1:30 pm)

Sign up here: https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/bWq312ne

Other Webinars of Interest 

Super Searchers for Library Workers (Public Library Association)
The ease with which misinformation can be created and spread online endangers everyday discourse—and libraries are uniquely suited to help counteract its negative effects. Using research developed at University of Washington, Google has created a new set of tools for evaluating material found online, making it easier to think critically about the veracity of digital information right at the point of search. In this interactive presentation, library consultant Toby Greenwalt will demonstrate the capabilities of Super Searchers and showcase potential applications in the library workspace.

Date:Tuesday, September 19 
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Transforming Libraries Through Trauma-Informed Services (Niche Academy)
Ever encounter a patron whose behavior or comments leave you wondering, what is wrong with them? Trauma is often a silent unknown event that many people experience. It can affect how people behave and interact with others. In this webinar, Beatriz De La Espriella will cover how trauma can change the brain, the impact it has on individuals, and how trauma-informed services can transform the way we provide services to our patrons and connect with our community. You will leave this presentation with the tools you need to serve 

Date: Wednesday, September 20 

Sustainable Libraries Webinar Series
WebJunction and the Sustainable Librarie Initiative are collaborating to offer a set of resources to support libraries as they address the greatest threat to global health and the grandest challenge of our time: climate change. 

This collection of resources is designed to help library practitioners by providing real-world examples of libraries successfully engaging in sustainable thinking in ways that align our profession’s core values with decisions around services, programs, governance, operations, and partnerships.
Central to this collaboration, WebJunction will host a webinar series designed to:

  • Provide you with a basic understanding of sustainability as a new core value of the profession
  • Demonstrate what climate action looks like in libraries, even in parts of the country where it may not be popular to talk about climate change
  • Offer practical advice, ideas, and examples for how your library can intentionally address climate

Climate Justice
Date: October 3
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 

Living Our Values Out Loud: Programs that Walk the Talk
Date: November 28 
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 

Stronger Together: Collective Impact and Climate Action Programming
Date: December 13 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm