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Webinar Archives

Recordings and presentations from TLA webinars.


October 18 | Connecting with Elected Officials with Confidence | recording

March 29 | Censorship in Academia | recording

January 25 | TLA Talks: Legal and Policy Issues Related to Materials Challenges recording


October 14 | TLA Talks: Materials Challenges recording | Wakelet and slides

September 28 | TLA Talks: Libraries and the Vote  recording

August 31 | TLA Talks: The Pedagogy of Poetry: Beyond Shakespeare and Robert Frost recording

July 20 | TLA Talks: Harris County Public Library Broadband Project  recording | slide deck

March 2 | Intellectual Freedom & Social Justice, presented by Jamie LaRue recording

February 25 | Journaling in a Time of Uncertainty recording 

January 19 | TLA Talks: 87th Legislative Session Update recording


A-Z Sessions

These classic A to Z sessions, which are offered free of charge, are presented by Dr. Julie Todaro and include handouts.

Introduction to Providing Information and Directional Reference
Libraries deal with information. This webinar covers information desk and circulation desk services and resources. Learn about the basics of selecting and recording data to document interactions, identification of different types of questions and answers, scripts for patron interviews, techniques for moving patrons among public service desks, basic vs. advanced reader’s advisory, and delivering information and reference through online, digital and virtual services. These skills are the pillars of the library profession.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Cataloging and Technical Services Roles & Responsibilities
Specialists in Technical Services are the mainstay of many acquisitions and cataloging services in libraries. Explore these systems, from purchasing and preparation to Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification. Learn the unique organizational schematics for local needs such as genealogy, media, government documents, and realia.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Role of Library Specialists in Community Partnerships
One critical key to success for libraries is the creation of strategic relationships with other community entities, including non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations. These partnerships can introduce new benefits and leverage existing resources. Discover the roles for library staff in identifying and forming connections with other institutions, including lists of potential partners.

Recording  |  Handout  |  Quiz/Certificate

Mentoring and Being a Mentee
Library careers rarely happen in isolation. Mentoring represents fulfilling opportunities for both new and experienced people. Get an overview of the mentoring process and learn how it differs from coaching, shadowing, and counseling. FInd out how to connect to potential mentors or mentees.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Preserving the Life of Books, DVDs, and More
Explore the basic responsibilities of library teams for collection care and maintenance, including spaces, temperature, light, and humidity. Get recommendations for handling, minor repair, and user education as well as emergency measures for a variety of materials from print and multimedia to electronics and tools.

Recording  |  Handout  |  Quiz/Certificate



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