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Proactive Planning: A Deep Dive into Equity-Centered Initiatives takes place on Tuesday, 4/23 from 1-2 p.m.

Join us for Proactive Planning: A Deep Dive into Equity-Centered Initiatives on Tuesday, 4/23 from 1-2 p.m.

Explore the importance of inclusion and belonging in Proactive Planning. This engaging webinar will share why focusing on inclusion and belonging is beneficial and introduce specific actions that staff can take to create an inclusive library environment. This webinar will discuss strategic approaches for implementing equity-centered initiatives that support a sense of belonging for diverse groups, and poverty affected patrons.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a static foundation of understanding of equity-centered initiatives
  • Learn how to define equity-centered initiatives in your library
  • Discuss the community need and impact of equity-centered initiatives and how library staff can benefit from them
  • Brainstorm effective practices when implementing your equity-centered initiative

Inclusive Cataloging starts Thursday, April 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Last chance! Don’t miss Inclusive Cataloging on Thursday, 4/18 from 2-3:30 p.m.

For over 120 years, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) have been used by libraries of all types across the country to organize their collections and help their communities find what they need. 

However, LCSH can be complex to use and difficult to understand, with its subdivisions and pattern headings. And, LCSH has been notoriously slow to update language, even as terms become outdated and come to hold new meanings. 

If you manage the collection records for your institution, consider joining us for this introductory webinar on inclusive cataloging practices. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the history of problematic subject headings. 
  • Explore strategies for applying inclusive practices to their cataloging work. 
  • Learn about networks and resources for implementing these practices in your library community. 

Learn more about recommendations for this class and register to attend using the button below.

Vendor Resources: EBSCO Introduces Blue Careers on May 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.

New vendor demo: EBSCO Introduces Blue Careers on Thursday, 5/2 from 2-3 p.m.

OhioNet is pleased to host a webinar about BlueCareer, a new workforce development platform from EBSCOlearning; it is the one-stop shop for members of your community to explore the skilled trades industry, start their careers, connect with employers and more.

Powered by BlueRecruit, BlueCareer by EBSCOlearning is an easy-to-use resource center for library users interested in learning more about the skilled trades and seeking to explore a career transition. The platform also supports local employers looking for talent or seeking insights into the labor market.

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