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Archived Webinars for Librarians

The Alaska State Library offers webinars to help educate and promote professional development for librarians across Alaska. Most archived videos are available on YouTube, unless stated otherwise.
  1. Watch webinar on YouTube: Intentionality in Storytime.

    Early Literacy Chat: Intentionality in Storytime

    • February 12, 2020
    • 25 minutes

    As children’s librarians, we offer storytime and other preschool programs to our patrons and are key partners with parents, caregivers, and teachers to help children become prepared for school and learn to read. During this webinar, participants learned about intentionality and how using storytime books, songs, and other literacy activities intentionally will support the early literacy components that children need to master to become successful readers.

  2. Watch webinar on YouTube: Chart Your Own Course.

    Public Librarian's Chat: Charting Your Own Course

    • February 6, 2020
    • 40 minutes

    One of the competencies of leadership is self-awareness and self-knowledge. Knowing the strengths you bring to your work allows you to leverage those skills for the benefit of your library.  Being honest with yourself about any gaps that exist in your professional skills, then devising a plan to address those gaps is an important part of any personal professional development plan. During this webinar participants  learned about the steps involved in developing a personal professional development plan.

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  3. Watch Alaska Literature for Children webinar on YouTube

    Public Librarian's Chat: Career Preparation – Focus in Learning Express Library - focus on Career Center

    • January 28, 2020
    • 28 minutes

    Jimmie G. King presented the  2nd Learning Express Library webinar, on January 28, 2020 which focused on Career Center and Occupational Test Prep. LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. During this webinar he focused  on the Career Center with Occupational Test Prep and Work Place Soft Skills which employers are looking for in new hires. The Career Center has over 25 occupational certification test prep which include ALLIED HEALTH, NXCLEX for Nursing, PRAXIS for Teachers, Military ASVAB, and many more. Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are your library users  curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve their workplace skills?

    Please note: This video is hosted by EBSCO's WebEx platform and does not provide captioning or a transcript.