Thursday, January 10, 2019

Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time


"Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time." This is a 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht, being held on Monday, February 11th, 2018.

TO REGISTER, click HERE and then on the JOIN WEBINAR button to the top right. (If you are not already, you will first need to be a free member of Library 2.0 and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll get you approved quickly.)


DR. STEVE ALBRECHT

Dr. Steve Albrecht has taught his half and full-day workshops for thousands of library managers, supervisors, and employees around the country. He is best known for his ALA 2015 book, Library Security, and his programs on library safety and security.

Steve holds a coaching certificate from the Fielding Graduate Institute, as well as a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an M.A. in Security Management, a B.S. in Psychology, and a B.A. in English. He is board certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment.

He has written 21 books on business, security, and law enforcement subjects.

COST: $75/person - includes access to the live session as well as the recording, access to the attendee discussion forum, and a certificate of attendance. (For group or other purchases, please email steve@learningrevolution.com.)

OVERVIEW: You can create a library workplace where focused, motivated, and self-directed employees want to come to work, do their work, interact effectively, and develop and grow. You can use coaching to get these results. Coaching is the use of a series of one or more formal and informal pre-disciplinary meetings, that focus on an employee's performance or behavior. The goals range from career development and promotion to correcting problematic behaviors, to improving performance in specific areas. It’s an employee-centered and time-focused process, using “homework” (projects given to the employees to complete at work), to move the process forward. and setting milestones.

Working together with employees who want or need to change, you can mutually create a realistic prescription for change using tools, shared experiences, guidance, career-path mentoring, and continuing support. When using coaching interventions, employees can be taught to build their skills, redirect unproductive behaviors, and become more self-reliant. This webinar will focus more on coaching tools rather than coaching theories, and will help you solve a complex organizational problem: how to get the very best from your employees, at every level.

As a subject, coaching is often picked up “on the job,” as opposed to more formal training programs or workshops. Coaching skills are not always well-developed, even in senior managers or supervisors, and especially with new ones, who may be good a the technical parts of their jobs but not as much on the “people” side. Some managers and supervisors often feel uncomfortable confronting poor performance or bad behavior, so they let these problems escalate until they become an HR issue or a discipline meeting. This session helps them to have these conversations, using a structured process. We’ll discuss how to overcome excuses, denial, objections, and rationalizations with employees.

AUDIENCE: This program works best for library directors, managers, and supervisors, or staff employees who are acting supervisors or are in line to promote in the near future. These skills work best for employees who will guide the direction of others, at some point in their careers. Library directors can send their line-level supervisor and even future leaders to this session, to best be able to help their success with coaching situations and interventions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 
  • The need for coaching skills: what is is and isn’t.
  • How to have coaching conversations with a range of employees at all levels.
  • How to use a structured process, “homework,” and follow-ups to coach.
  • Coaching methods: in-person, over the phone, by e-mail.
  • Know how and when to assign homework as part of coaching: articles, books, instruments, or web site reviews.
  • How to overcome coaching objections by employees.
  • Making the business case for coaching: how to prove ROI success.
  • Defining and using “event-driven” coaching as an intervention method with reluctant, hostile, or apprehensive employees.
  • Coaching employees outside your department: how and why.
  • Knowing how to use pre-coaching interview techniques and/or self-assessment tools to build rapport and lessen resistance to new ideas.
  • Discussing and following ethical ground rules for coaching, related to disclosure, privacy, confidentiality, and reporting to senior management.
  • Knowing when to use the four coaching methodologies: strategic, developmental, corrective, and special needs.
  • Understanding the four possible coaching employee archetypes: the Rising Star, the Problem Child, the Plow Horse, and the Smart Slacker.
  • Using “Personal Accountability Meetings” when coaching is not working.
  • Creating and use feedback tools for post-coaching follow-ups.

TO REGISTER, click HERE and then on the JOIN WEBINAR button to the top right. (If you are not already, you will first need to be a free member of Library 2.0 and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll get you approved quickly.)

You can also still purchase and access the recordings of Dr. Albrecht's webinar "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library: Protecting Patrons and Staff From a Rare But Catastrophic Event" from this past November. Click HERE to do so.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019


The fourth annual Global Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Marriott Marquis Chicago at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. This event is hosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events.


About the Summit

The annual Global Leadership Summit, cohosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in a full-day interactive, engaging program that empowers educators to lead classroom, school, districts, states, and policy arenas in supporting students as change agents in their own communities and around the world. The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to:
  • Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.
  • Discover effective resources, best practices, and new ideas that can help students develop empathy, perspective recognition, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills, and other competencies that students need to succeed in an interconnected world.
  • Design creative ways to advocate and implement global learning initiatives. 
  • Network with innovative and inspiring teachers, principals, district leaders, thought leaders, and education organizations from around the country and the world committed to educating students for a diverse, global society.
This professional learning event includes thought-provoking practitioner and expert panelists, student speakers, and an interactive design thinking challenge on "How can schools cultivate a culture of changemaking?" Participants will walk away with resources and action steps for bringing your ideas to life in your classroom, school, district, or organization. Lunch is included.

The opening keynote speaker is Terry Godwaldt, Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education. More information on our featured speakers is below. The Global Leadership Summit is a pre-conference special event at ASCD’s Empower19: The Conference for Every Educator and part of the Global Education Conference Network’s fourth annual Global Leadership Week.

To register and to for additional information on the program and speakers, visit http://www.ascd.org/conferences/global-leadership-summit.aspx. Space is limited--this event sold out last year, and it's currently the number one pre-registered event for ASCD Empower19. 

Register today to reserve your spot! 

Agenda

8:00 – Coffee and sign-in
8:30 – Welcome
8:45 – Opening Keynote Address: Supporting Student Agency in a Rapidly Changing World
9:30 – Panel 1: Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Panel 2: Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning
11:45 – Panel Debrief
12:00 – Lunch (provided)
12:30 – Student Speakers: Learn from inspiring local students making a global impact through the Illinois Global Scholar capstone project
1:00 – Design Challenge: Go through the steps of design thinking to answer the question: How can schools cultivate a culture of change-making? Walk away with resources and action steps for bringing your ideas to life in your classroom, school, district, or organization.
3:15 – Closing Remarks 
3:30 – End of Event

Featured Speakers



Terry Godwaldt
Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education

Terry Godwaldt, founder and executive director of the Centre for Global Education, is passionate about making a *global* education a *normal* education. From Singapore to Seattle, Australia to Alberta, Godwaldt helps educators integrate authentic, globally minded learning experiences into their classrooms. These experiences empower students to see themselves as global citizens addressing the world’s most challenge questions. For his work in reshaping the classroom, Godwaldt has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award and the ASCD award for Innovative Teaching.

Keynote Address: Supporting Student Agency in a Rapidly Changing World



Dana Mortenson
Cofounder and CEO, World Savvy

Dana Mortenson is the cofounder and chief executive officer of World Savvy, a national education nonprofit working to educate and engage youth as responsible global citizens. World Savvy supports change agents in K–12 education to create more inclusive, adaptive schools that ensure all young people can develop the skills and dispositions they need to thrive in a more diverse, interconnected world. World Savvy programs provide support at three critical levels to deeply integrate global competence into teaching, learning, and culture: student engagement, teacher capacity, and school and district leadership support. Since 2002, Mortenson has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching more than 655,000 middle and high school youth and 4,500 educators across 25 states and 5 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York. She is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 Under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman award for excellence in public advocacy in 2014. She is a frequent speaker on global education and social entrepreneurship at high profile convenings, including Harvard University School of Education; 21st Century Schools Consortium; Nebraska Global Education Consortium; TABS/NAIS Global Symposium; TEDx Fargo; the Ashoka Future Forum; the Latin America Changemaker Education Summit in Bogota, Colombia; and SXSWedu. World Savvy’s work has been featured in The New York Times, on Edutopia, and on a range of local and national media outlets covering education and innovation.

Emcee and Design Challenge Facilitator



Lucy Gray
Cofounder, Global Education Conference Network

Lucy Gray is the co-founder of the Global Education Conference Network, a 27,000 member community of practice focused on connecting educators and organizations around the world. Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education and currently serves as the director of educational technology at North Shore Country Day School. Gray is an educational innovation consultant working with schools, organizations, and corporations. In her consulting life, she has led CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, developed strategic plans and content for companies, provided professional Gray is the recipient of ISTE’s Making It Happen award and the Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator distinctions.

Panel 1 Moderator: Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents



Mohamed Abdel-Kader
Executive Director, The Stevens Initiative

Mohamed Abdel-Kader is executive director of the Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute. He previously served in the administration of President Barack Obama as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education at the U.S. Department of Education. In that role, Abdel-Kader was responsible for encouraging and promoting the study of foreign languages and the study other countries’ cultures at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels in the United States. Prior to his government service, Abdel-Kader held roles at Georgetown University and George Mason University and has advised a variety of clients on organizational strategy, doing business in emerging markets, intercultural communication, and cultural competency in international philanthropy. Abdel-Kader is a trustee of the Longview Foundation for International Education & World Affairs.

Panel 2 Moderator: Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning



Seth Brady
Naperville Central High School/Project Director, Illinois Global Scholar

Seth Brady has been an educator at Naperville Central High School in Illinois since 2004. His course load typically includes sections on comparative religions, world cultures, sociology, and capstone. In 2013, Brady was named a Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow by the U.S. Department of State and studied religion and culture in Indonesia. This fellowship led to the creation of Illinois Global Scholar, a statewide global education certificate that awards merit on the state transcript to high school students who demonstrate global competence. Brady is an author of the Religious Studies Supplement to the C3, a finalist for Illinois State Teacher of the Year, and winner of the Dream Big Teacher Challenge. He lives in Naperville with his wife, Allison, and their three school-age children.

Panelist, Discussion 2: "Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning"



Helga Keller Fasciano
Consultant, HKF Consulting

Helga Keller Fasciano is a global education consultant with HKF Consulting. She is retired from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, she most recently served as the special assistant of global education. Some of her accomplishments included implementing the North Carolina State Board of Education Global Education Action Items: the Global Educator Digital Badge, the Global-Ready Schools and District Implementation Rubrics and Designation Application, and Dual Language/Immersion Program Expansion. Fasciano is experienced in education management for federal grants and programs at state education agencies, including Title III, ESL, world languages, standards, and curriculum & instruction.

Panelist, Discussion 2: "Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning"



Matt Nink
Executive Director, Global Youth Leadership Institute and Stuart Center for Global Leadership at Lake Forest Academy

Matt Nink is the founding executive director for both the Stuart Center for Global Leadership at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois, and the Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also has 20 years of experience as an award-winning English teacher and administrator at four high schools in Wisconsin and Illinois. Among his achievements, Nink has developed and improved leadership, diversity, service, and retreat programs for students and teachers. He has created engaging curriculum and measurement tools that have received national attention for GYLI’s four pillars: collaborative leadership, multicultural identity, religious pluralism and environmental sustainability. He has conducted successful student and faculty workshops at K–12 schools and universities throughout the United States, as well as in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, India, Nigeria, and Panama. He has presented at many conferences in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Panelist, Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"



Jim Reese
Director, the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School

Jim Reese is the founding director of the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School in Washington, D.C. The PD Collaborative provides opportunities for area educators to deepen and broaden their capacity to inspire deep thinking in learners, educate for global competence, and share best practices with the community at large. A long-time consultant with Project Zero, a research group at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, Reese supports a number of initiatives that focus on global competence. He earned a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from George Washington University.

Panelist, Discussion 2: "Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning"



Jessica Stovall
Educator and Doctoral Student, Stanford University

Jessica Stovall is a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford. She studies Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE), and she is working to interrupt systemic racial achievement disparities. A recipient of the 2014 Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, Stovall spent a semester in Wellington, New Zealand, studying educational debts between white and indigenous Māori students. Since her return, she has embarked on two projects—a comprehensive teacher professional development program and a workbook for teachers—focused on eliminating the racial predictability of student achievement. Before Stanford, Stovall was an English teacher and instructional coach for 11 years, and she is currently the teacher’s assistant for the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) English Curriculum and Instruction sequence. In her spare time, she serves on the ASCD Global Education Advisory Board and creates professional development programs around equity for school districts.

Panelist, Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"



Erin Towns
Global Educator, Edward Little High School

Erin Towns is a 19-year veteran social studies teacher at Edward Little High School in Maine. Fiercely dedicated to global education, she uses professional fellowship experiences in Japan, Kazakhstan, China, Germany, and Ethiopia to help Maine students investigate the world, examine cultural perspectives, and apply knowledge learned to take direct action on global contemporary issues. Students create resources for authentic local, state, national, and international audiences to address social and environmental problems. Towns was recently selected as one of the 2018 National Geographic Teacher Program Fellows for her commitment to geographic and global education.

Panelist, Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"



Cleary Vaughan-Lee
Executive Director, Global Oneness Project

Cleary Vaughan-Lee is the executive director of the Global Oneness Project. She is interested in bringing universal values into educational content, asking local to global questions about culture and the environment. A regular contributor to Education Week, PBS, Share My Lesson, and TED Ed, Cleary documents ways digital storytelling can be used in the classroom, highlighting teacher and student voices. She conducts workshops across the country and presents at regional, national, and international conferences.

Panelist, Discussion 2: "Enacting Systems-Level Change to Support Global Learning"



Kelisa Wing
2017 DoDEA Teacher of the Year/ Professional Development Specialist, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Kelisa Wing is a professional development specialist with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in Alexandria, VA. She is the 2017 DoDEA State Teacher of the Year, the 2017 UMUC Outstanding Alumnae of the Year, and a 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader. She is the author of Weeds & Seeds: How to Stay Positive in the Midst of Life's Storms and Promises and Possibilities: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline. Wing holds a bachelor's degree in English from The University of Maryland University College, a master’s degree in secondary education, and an educational specialist degree with a concentration in curriculum, instruction and educational leadership from the University of Phoenix. She is currently enrolled at Walden University in the doctoral program.

Panelist, Discussion 1: "Leading from the Classroom: Inspiring Students as Global Change Agents"

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

NEW Library 2.0 Webinar Series - Quickly Vote for What You Want!

The Library 2.0 project now has over 50,000 email subscribers, and on November 20th we offered our "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library" Webinar with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This was the first paid Webinar we've ever offered, and we were really glad that it was so appreciated by librarians.

While Library 2.0 will continue to offer our great series of free mini-conferences ("Instructional Design" coming up on March 13th), we're going to plan a series of fee-based Webinars, and it would really help to know what topics you are most interested in.

This should take less than 60 seconds! THANK YOU!


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open



We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This is a conference for librarians, instructional designers and educators to share their work and challenges, as well as for those who believe in the value of integrating instructional design into their practice to help them innovate and evolve library services for the future.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
REGISTER HERE
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.
We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.
The call for proposals is now open HERE.

Instructional Designers, technologists, and online learning specialists are in high demand across all levels of education as it shifts online. In 2004, the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was established to promote the adoption of instructional design and technology as a vital skill set for librarians seeking to more deeply integrate their teaching and learning initiatives into the curriculum and community. Since then, instructional design and dedicated staff positions to support it, have become more commonplace in and critical to libraries, particularly at colleges and universities, but they are by no means ubiquitous.

This edition of Library 2.019 will bring together the community of librarians, instructional designers and other educators whose work happens at the intersection of instructional design, educational technology, learning, and libraries. This is also a conference for those wanting to learn more about how instructional designers are advancing the educational mission of their libraries and institutions, how the latest innovations in educational technology are being applied in libraries and classrooms, and what we can expect as instructional design and technology transitions from a peripheral to core function within libraries. While the future of libraries may be uncertain and unpredictable, this is an opportunity to explore how library professionals and their colleagues can shape it through the application of instructional design and technology.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryid on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

KEYNOTE PANEL: (organized and moderated by John Shank and Steven Bell - more to come!)



Steven J. Bell
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University


Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, textbook affordability, higher education, design thinking and user experience. Steven is a past-president of ACRL. He currently writes at Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences. He authors weekly columns for Library Journal Academic Newswire, "From the Bell Tower" and "Leading From the Library." He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership.” Steven is an adjunct instructor for San Jose State University's iSchool where he teaches the Design Thinking seminar. For additional information about Steven J. Bell or links to his projects, point your browser to http://stevenbell.info
http://stevenbell.info




John D. Shank
Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons + Thun Library at Penn State University Libraries


John D. Shank is currently the Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons + Thun Library. He was one of the first Instructional Design Librarians in the country and was promoted to the rank of Full Librarian in 2013. He also is the founding Director of The Center for Learning + Teaching at Penn State Berks. Prior to his appointment in July 2001, he held positions at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Montgomery County Community College. He was selected by Library Journal in 2005 as a Mover and Shaker.

His responsibilities include teaching, administration, research, and service. He has taught courses on Communications + Information Technology as well as Culture + Technology. His faculty development efforts include developing the Berks Educational Technology Grant Curriculum Program in 2002. Over the past decade he has directed more than 90 grant projects that have been awarded to 60 faculty, initially impacting over 100 courses and more than 3500 students. These initiatives focus on enhancing teaching pedagogy and the learner-centered educational environment. His research interests include the role, use, and impact of instructional technologies in higher education, online teaching and academic libraries.

He has given hundreds of presentations at conferences, meetings, webinars, and workshops. Additionally, he has authored and coauthored books, book chapters, and articles that focus on library integration into learning management systems, Learning Objects (OERs + Interactive Learning Materials), and the development of instructional design librarian positions. He is the co-founder and Advisory Board Co-Chair of the Blended Librarian On-line Community (http://blendedlibrarian.learningtimes.net/), as well as a reviewer for the Journal College + Research Libraries.
https://about.me/BlendedLibrarian


MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Webinar Tomorrow + Additional Speakers - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library"


Our first Webinar in a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht is tomorrow. We've added 30 minutes to the end of the event for optional viewing, during which we'll first hear from Dr. Christie Kaaland, author of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries: Creating a Safe Haven, and then from Shauna Burkeen, the librarian at Marshall County High School who experienced a school shooting this past January with 52 students in the library. More information on both Christie and Shauna below.

You do not need to be available at the Webinar time in order to register, as a full recording will be made available for you to watch at your convenience. Register HERE.

TOPIC: "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library: Protecting Patrons and Staff From a Rare But Catastrophic Event."

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Steve Albrecht, author, Library Security: Better Communications, Safer Facilities (ALA,
2015)

DATE + TIME: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, 4:00 pm US-EST (1-hour presentation + 30 minutes with special guests). Click here for time zone conversions. The recording of the Webinar will be available immediately following the live broadcast, and available to all who sign up.

COST: $99 - includes participating live (not required), lifetime access to the recording, access to attendee discussion forum, and a certificate of attendance. (For group or other purchases, please email steve@learningrevolution.com.)

TO REGISTER: Click HERE. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0 (free) and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll get you approved quickly.

DESCRIPTION: Recent mass shootings in public places should remind all library leaders and their staffs to review their emergency response plans to this disturbing event. These incidents are often foreshadowed by warning signs and specific pre-attack behaviors by disturbed patrons that may be noticed by staff members.

This 60-minute webinar is led by Dr. Steve Albrecht, a national leader in both workplace violence prevention and library security. He'll provide safety tools and security techniques to empower library employees at every level, not frighten them. This includes his discussion of how some people make threats and others pose threats; the national response protocol known as Run-Hide-Fight; how to safely evacuate all patrons and staff; how to shelter in place in the library; and how to best protect patrons and staff from an armed attacker. Dr. Albrecht will also discuss why these perpetrators strike in the first place and what we can learn from past cases as a way to both understand and stop them.

DR. STEVE ALBRECHT
For the past 17 years, Dr. Steve Albrecht has made himself well-known to library training audiences around the country. His fast and empowering workshops focus on library safety and security issues; patron behavioral problems; customer service tools; and facility security improvements. His 2015 book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities, was published by the ALA.
Steve is one of the country's leading experts on the prevention of workplace and school violence. In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. He interviewed a double murderer for the book.

He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board certified in human resources, security, employee coaching, and threat management.

In 1999, Steve retired from the San Diego Police Department, where he had worked since 1984, both as a full-time officer and later as a reserve sergeant and a domestic violence investigator.
He has written 21 books on business, security, and law enforcement subjects.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Dr. Christie Kaaland is a full-time professor at Antioch University Seattle where she serves as director of the school library certification program and the associate editor of Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals. She has published numerous articles on school library advocacy and has been active in legislative advocacy in Washington state, resulting in passage of several bills including school library funding, ensuring retention standards, and the inclusion of school libraries in technology and information literacy initiatives. She has successfully submitted federal, institutional, and community grants. She is the author of the book, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery in School Libraries: Creating a Safe Haven  http://www.abc-clio.com/LibrariesUnlimited/product.aspx?pc=A4381P.

Shauna Burkeen is a Library Media Specialist at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. "This is year 15 for me as librarian at MCHS.  My degree is in Library Science so I have never taught in the classroom.  I have lived in Benton, KY my entire life. I graduated from Marshall County High School in 1996 and Murray State University in 2003.  I have been married for almost 18 years to my high school sweetheart.  We have 2 sons, ages 15 and 11.  And I never expected a school shooting to happen in my school where I went and where I teach and where my son also attends.  Even though we are just a short 30-minute drive from Heath High School, where a school shooting occurred in 1997.  Even though we have talked about the scenarios, been trained on active shooter incidents, I never really thought it would happen.  But it did, on January 23, 2018."

QUESTIONS? Email steve@learningrevolution.com.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Webinar - "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library: Protecting Patrons and Staff From a Rare But Catastrophic Event."


TOPIC: "Responding to an Active Shooter in the Library: Protecting Patrons and Staff From a Rare But Catastrophic Event."

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Steve Albrecht, author, Library Security: Better Communications, Safer Facilities (ALA,
2015)

DATE + TIME: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, 4:00 pm US-EST (1 hour). Click here for time zone conversions. The recording of the Webinar will be available immediately following the live broadcast, and available to all who sign up.

COST: $99 - includes participating live (not required), lifetime access to the recording, access to attendee discussion forum, and a certificate of attendance. (For group or other purchases, please email steve@learningrevolution.com.)

TO SIGN UP: Click HERE. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0 (free) and be logged in. Please click "Sign Up" on the top right and we'll get you approved quickly.

DESCRIPTION: Recent mass shootings in public places should remind all library leaders and their staffs to review their emergency response plans to this disturbing event. These incidents are often foreshadowed by warning signs and specific pre-attack behaviors by disturbed patrons that may be noticed by staff members.

This 60-minute webinar is led by Dr. Steve Albrecht, a national leader in both workplace violence prevention and library security. He'll provide safety tools and security techniques to empower library employees at every level, not frighten them. This includes his discussion of how some people make threats and others pose threats; the national response protocol known as Run-Hide-Fight; how to safely evacuate all patrons and staff; how to shelter in place in the library; and how to best protect patrons and staff from an armed attacker. Dr. Albrecht will also discuss why these perpetrators strike in the first place and what we can learn from past cases as a way to both understand and stop them.

DR. STEVE ALBRECHT
For the past 17 years, Dr. Steve Albrecht has made himself well-known to library training audiences around the country. His fast and empowering workshops focus on library safety and security issues; patron behavioral problems; customer service tools; and facility security improvements. His 2015 book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities, was published by the ALA.
Steve is one of the country's leading experts on the prevention of workplace and school violence. In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. He interviewed a double murderer for the book.

He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration, an M.A. in Security Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board certified in human resources, security, employee coaching, and threat management.

In 1999, Steve retired from the San Diego Police Department, where he had worked since 1984, both as a full-time officer and later as a reserve sergeant and a domestic violence investigator.
He has written 21 books on business, security, and law enforcement subjects.

QUESTIONS? Email steve@learningrevolution.com.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The Virtual Media Literacy Fair "Booths" Are Open Today 3 - 5 pm US-EST | Posters!



Today is the "live booth" portion of the Media Literacy Fair that has been going on this week, part of Media Literacy Week. From 3:00 - 5:00 pm US-EST you can join live video rooms to chat with representatives of the 23 different organizations that are participating today. Or at your convenience you can browse the exhibitor hall with its total of 33 exhibiting organizations. 


Already this week we've had 2,400 unique visitors to the fair and 5,000 page views. We are really excited with all the activity. Also, the fun Media Literacy Week posters designed by Daniel Rhone have been downloaded over 2,500 times... They are just so clever. Find them here


Please also consider joining the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), which is free, to continue to get information information and resources around media literacy.




And finally, do consider supporting NAMLE and the many other good and devoted organizations that are working to teach media literacy in school and to students. Got to https://namle.net and look for the donation button.