FREE InfoPeople Webinars: Crisis Communication Plans, Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts; Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web | Compendium

InfoPeople is offering the following FREE webinars:

Creating A Crisis Communications Plan That WorksPresented by Kim Thursday,
March 27, 2019 @ 3pm EST 
In world with a 24-hour news cycle, libraries must be ready to communicate quickly about any crisis that may impact their community. Yet few libraries have an up to date crisis communication plan. From a natural disaster, a shooting in a branch, anger in the community over a library program or partnership, or a social media campaign against a library choice, a crisis can take many forms.

Join presenter and communications director Kim Crowder as she shares how you can create a full crisis communications plan from start to finish. She will discuss real examples of crisis communications plans that worked, and missteps that you can avoid. Start building a strong plan and community relationships now that will help you once crisis hits.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Learn to use public relations, social media, website, email and more to build a strong crisis communications plan.
  • Understand which relationships  should be created ahead of time, before crisis happens
  • Discover the steps to writing a successful plan that they can start today
  • Consider different avenues of communication based on the type of crisis

This webinar will be of interest to: Anyone who works with communications outlets, in charge of sharing information internally with staff, and handles social media for library systems.
Click here for a complete description and to Register

Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts
Presented by Kimberli Buckley and Dunyau Maqsoudi-Moreno
Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 3:00pm EST

Celebrating diversity means being accepting of all people, regardless of their race, culture, or religion. Learning about different cultural aspects offers unique and new experiences for children. Hands-on craft activities provide an interactive and fun way to introduce children to the concept of diversity and multiculturalism.

In this webinar, we will define diversity and multiculturalism, cultural appropriateness, and highlight crafts and activities that will help teach children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people. By merging diversity and equity into our library programming we can build cultural relevance into any craft program.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Have ideas for craft programs that incorporate attention to diversity, inclusivity, equity, and reflect the communities that they serve
  • Develop strategies for learning about how to discuss diversity with children and families in the community.
  • Identify and offer ways to help children learn about diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Gain an increased understanding of diversity and multiculturalism as it applies to public libraries and children’s programming.

This webinar will be of interest to: Academic Library, School Library, Librarians, Library staff, volunteers, and MLIS students For a complete description and to Register

Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web – Presented by Laura Solomon
Tuesday, April 9, 2018 @3:00pm EST

Do you spend a good part of your job working with graphics, social media, or websites? Join presenter Laura Solomon as she explores tools to help you make your online content more creative and look better. Topics include tools to help you with video, animations, and even your library’s website. The web is filled with tools vying for your attention, but some of the best lie waiting under the radar. Learn about these online gems, which you can use to improve your workflow, create new content, or share with your friends and colleagues. Discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have.

Topics for this webinar include:

  • Tools for working with and creating video and animations
  • Tools for creating social media content
  • Tools to help with fonts and colors
  • Tools that can assist with website-related work

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Know at least 5 tools used for web work purposes
  • Know 2 at least 5 tools for assisting with content creation
  • Know 2 at least 5 tools for working with animations and videos
  • Have a list of at least 35 free online tools for graphics and web-related work

This webinar will be of interest to:Staff responsible for online marketing, social media and/or websites   Click here for a complete description and to Register