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Upcoming WebJunction Webinar Topics: Identity Theft, Opioids, Advocacy

WebJunction Webinars for You

The following upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog:

Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft: How Libraries Can Help
Thursday, October 17, 2019 ◆ 3:00 pm Eastern ◆ 60 minutes  Register
Consumers are faced with increasingly complex scams and schemes used to defraud millions of people each year. As libraries strive to increase the digital and information literacy skills of their patrons, and provide timely and effective strategies for fraud protection, keeping up with options for consumer protection can be overwhelming. This webinar will explore the free resources available in multiple languages and formats provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that can be used by your patrons to protect their identity and to recognize and avoid scams. You’ll also hear how Johnson County Library is partnering with local agencies to provide programs and resources to empower consumers in their community.
Presented by: Carol Kando-Pineda, Counsel, Division of Consumer and Business Education, Federal Trade Commission; and Marty Johannes, Careers/Personal Finance Librarian, Johnson County Library (KS)

Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 ◆ 3:00 pm Eastern ◆ 60 minutes   Register
As communities across the country experience the impact of the opioid epidemic, public library staff are finding themselves on the front line of this public health crisis. How should libraries engage? is an IMLS-funded project led by OCLC and PLA to expand libraries’ capacity to support their communities. The project studied a diverse set of communities where the library is an active partner in addressing the epidemic and facilitated discussions with library leaders and a range of government, public health, and community organizations. Presenters will share insights gained from the case studies and emerging practices, opportunities, and challenges, and share resources to help library staff guide their libraries’ response to the opioid crisis. This is the first in a series of webinars on this topic, highlighting the project findings.
Presented by: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC; Michelle Jeske, Denver Public Library; Marion Rorke, Denver Dept of Public Health and Environment; and Kendra Morgan, WebJunction

Advocacy 101: When Advocacy Becomes Second Nature
Thursday, November 7, 2019 ◆ 3:00 pm Eastern ◆ 60 minutes   Register
If advocacy is a scary word to you, this webinar may change your feelings about it. Advocating for increased support for your library is an action that promotes the library’s success and contributes to your own enhanced ability to do your job well, with improved resources. Join us for this webinar to help your library begin to build advocacy into your everyday routines. Learn about inexpensive ideas and activities, how to tap into the Friends of the Library and other groups, and how to figure out what matters to “them” (i.e. funding partners, community, grantors). Before you know it, you will be advocating like a natural.
This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries.
Presented by: Lisa M. Shaw, Rural & Small Libraries Specialist, Maine State Library; and Kate Brunner, Children’s Services Manager, Pine River Library (CO) and Regional Literacy Specialist, Southern Region at the Colorado State Library

Webinars (and courses) provided by WebJunction, or others provided by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, may count toward the CE requirement for public library workers in Pennsylvania.  WebJunction webinars are later recorded and also eligible for CE.  Access the recorded webinars in the WebJunction course catalog to generate a certificate.
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