Are you interested in increasing your understanding of transgender issues, changing your use of gendered language, and thinking about how to implement policies of inclusion? This webcast will share a basic understanding of the rich variety of gender identities and experiences, best practices for working with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and transgender people. Participants will be introduced to trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for individuals interested in all types of librarianship and will give practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve interactions and services for transgender patrons and co-workers. Guest speakers are Bean Yogi, Micah Kehrein, Reed Garber-Pearson, and Sunny Kim.
Correctional librarianship can be a rewarding career path or career entry point for librarians seeking to use their skills to improve lives and/or work with underserved populations. But what, exactly, is correctional librarianship? Where might you work, and what work might you do? Find answers to these and other questions about correctional librarianship by joining San José State University alumnus Matthew Colvin, senior librarian for the Salinas Valley State Prison, as he shares his career expertise.
Public libraries offer a wide variety of career opportunities. The job duties may vary, but there are some common themes in terms of what hiring managers are looking for in strong job candidates. During this career development webcast, Jesse Walker-Lanz, library administrator and head of Adult and Digital Services at the County of Los Angeles Public Library, will share how public libraries can offer the key to your career success. He’ll cover the strengths and background the Los Angeles County Library values in potential hires and what to expect during the interview process. Prepare for some surprising insights!
Think you know what it is really like to work in a public library? Join us for a career-focused webcast with iSchool alumna Rosanne Macek and learn about the challenges and rewards of a career in public librarianship.
Recent SJSU SLIS grad, Jeff Frank, will discuss his thesis and the research he conducted while working on his thesis. With the tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Irene in the Northeast, this study of the impact of Hurricane Katrina is more relevant than ever. This presentation will especially be of interest to anyone who needs to create or update a library disaster plan.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time Location: Live using Elluminate