The Education Institute programs webinars year-round that respond to the diverse needs of the library and information community. 

This season, we're hosting 4 webinar sessions that will provide participants with practical skills focused on community-led librarianship that they can apply at their library. Each webinar costs $45 for members and $55 for non-members unless labeled otherwise.  

We hope you join us for the following sessions!

Supporting Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors at Your Library
Presenter: Miranda Dube
Date & Time: February 27 @ 2:00-3:00 PM EST

Libraries are in a unique position to offer resources and referrals to those experiencing domestic and sexual violence and stalking. In this webinar, Miranda will teach you what/when/how to say something to a survivor when they disclose, how to display resources in the library, how to improve your library's programs and procedures for survivors and more! 

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*FREE* Supporting Students in the Stacks: Student Mental Health
Presenters: Laurie Morrison, Jennifer Thiessen & Kathleen Scheaffer
Date & Time: March 3 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST

In recent years, many reports, articles and news stories have emerged related to students’ mental health needs and concerns on post-secondary campuses. And during this time, universities and colleges have responded with student mental health frameworks, as well as additional resources and services to address this growing need. But what can libraries do to help students in this area? In this webinar, librarians from various institutions in Ontario outline some of the initiatives and services they have developed in response to this growing need of student mental health and wellness resources on campus, and how students are benefitting from these services and spaces within the library.

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Applying the Business Case Approach in Library Settings
Presenters: Maggie Weaver & Ulla de Stricker
Date & Time: Thursday, March 5 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Do you find it difficult to communicate the relevance of a resource to your manager?
Or are you a solo library worker who might have to defend the existence of your library? 

Library professionals Maggie Weaver and Ulla de Stricker, author of “Business Cases for Info Pros: Here’s Why, Here’s How”, explain how to use a business case approach to demonstrate the value of a project or investment to decision makers.

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Serving Vulnerable Populations in Public Libraries
Presenters: Ali Velji & Rahma Hashi
Date & Time: March 10 @ 1:00-2:00 PM EST

At the public library, patrons experiencing or at-risk of homelessness can get help to find a place to live, look for employment, and more. Public libraries continue to develop opportunities to support their communities and meet the changing needs of their customers. This session will explore how public libraries can become strong advocates in their communities and explore the importance of developing anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practices to serve vulnerable customers.

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Standing Up Against Sexual and Gendered Harassment
Presenter: Amy von Stackelberg
Date & Time: April 16 @ 12:00-1:00 PM

Aimed primarily at front-line library workers who experience harassment or want to support their coworkers, this webinar will provide you with practical tools for dealing with sexual and gendered harassment by library patrons such as a handy response resource to nip harassment in the bud. This session is also useful for management interested in providing training and tailoring policies on harassment by patrons.

You will also gain tools on how to start constructive discussions in your workplace to end harassment and to advocate for workplace policies that protect you and your coworkers against it.

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To see a full list of our offerings, check out the course catalog and click on the webinar of your choice to be sent to the registration page! 

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