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Emporia State University

School of Library and Information Management

SCHEDULES - Upcoming ESU SLIM Professional Development


Summer Institute

Join SLIM and KASL for the Summer Institute!


Featuring Jennifer LaGarde

Held in Visser Hall, 1701 Morse Rd, Emporia, KS 66801

Monday, July 29th 2019

Cost: $80 per person

One Credit Hour Continuing Education Available

Register today at

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20725_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=638


Jennifer will begin with #SaidNoGREATLibrarianEVER: Reframing the Conversation Around Libraries by Reclaiming Your Why -- Time and time again, research has shown that school libraries, staffed by certified librarians, add academic and personal value to the lives of students and teachers. And yet, each year, librarianship remains a profession in peril, an occupation plagued by a single question: are you still necessary? In this session we’ll take aim at some of the language and practices that perpetuate stereotypes about our profession, while also identifying ways that ALL librarians can harness the power of WHY they chose this profession in the first place to both prove their worth AND make radical, positive changes in their school communities.


Featuring:

Jennifer LaGarde -- a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages) discern fact from fiction in the information they consume. A huge fan of YA Literature, Jennifer currently lives, works, reads and drinks lots of coffee in Olympia, Washington. Follow her adventures at www.librarygirl.net or on Twitter @jenniferlagarde.


Grant Writing Online Course


Featuring Carmen Cowick

October 14th - December 6, 2019

Cost: $125 per person

If you need a graduate level college credit, you must enroll in the regular class, LI 861 XK. Please, contact Kathie Buckman at kbuckman@emporia.edu for further assistance.

Register today at

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20725_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=652


Course Description:

Have a great idea that needs grant funding but don't know where to start? Think applying for a grant is too complicated? Think again! This course will help you understand how to identify funding resources, the proces of creating and submitting a grant, and how to seek continuing funding for your project.

Learning Objectives:


Featuring:

Carmen Cowick provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care. She previously worked as a preservation specialist at Amigos Library Services and in the library and archives of The American Irish Historical Society, The Seamen's Church Institute, and the Special Collections department at CUNY Queens College. She received a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in library science with a certificate in archives and preservation of cultural materials from CUNY Queens College in New York City. Ms. Cowick has written numerous scholarly articles on preservation-related topics and is the author of the books Digital Curation Projects Made Easy and Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness.


Homelessness Interactions in Libraries Online Course


Featuring Robbie Debuff

October 14th - December 6, 2019

Cost: $125 per person

If you need a graduate level college credit, you must enroll in the regular class, LI 861 XL. Please, contact Kathie Buckman at kbuckman@emporia.edu for further assistance.

Register today at

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20725_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=682


Course Description:

This 6-week continuing education course will explore the interactions between staff, homeless and patrons and homeless in public libraries, as experienced and witnessed by the instructor. “Humane” interactions within the Public Library setting can be challenging and also very rewarding. Nuances such as perception, empathy, and context will all be discussed in order to provide the student with a well-rounded knowledge base to interact with the homeless and help engage to create a more pleasant environment for all patrons and staff.


Featuring:

Robbie DeBuff is the current Library Manager at the Green Valley Library, a Henderson Libraries branch, in Henderson, NV. Prior to this, Robbie worked as an Assistant Branch Manager at the Clark County Library, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and as a Library Consultant for the Nevada State Library & Archives, both while in Las Vegas, NV.

Robbie has been involved in some interesting interactions with patrons and staff, ranging from physical altercations, which required law enforcement presence, to verbal confrontations, which were diffused and settled through practices she uses daily.

Robbie received her degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2007 and has worked in a variety of areas. Robbie’s experience with the Nevada State Library led her to work with librarians from across the globe, in the areas of continuing education, literacy services, data analysis and visualization, consulting, public librarianship and patron services.