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Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emily Wages
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Programming to the People - Libraries, Social Media, and Periscope

As social media has grown in popularity and importance, libraries have learned how to use it to spread their message. Since early Web 2.0 days, libraries have been using social media to do things like hold book clubs, create raffles, and interact with our patrons directly via Tweets, Facebook posts, and more; but did you know that you can also stream programs live to your patrons? Libraries across the country are offering programming streamed live via services like Facebook, Periscope, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram Stories, Snapchat, and more. In 2016, Boston Public Library used Facebook Live to give a tour of its Shakespeare Unauthorized exhibition, while Myra Oleynik at Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania used it in 2017 to host a "Preschool-a-Palooza" - a preschool fair for parents. The librarians at PTPL used Facebook Live to introduce each preschool and invite parents to stop by throughout the day while the Palooza was happening. The Wilmington Memorial Library has also used Facebook Live to share its program on drones. You can use live streaming not only to share your programs and lectures, but also to give virtual tours of your library, meet staff members, and more.

Live streaming is taking off, and it is easier (and cheaper!) than ever to get on board. If you're interested in how this could work for your library, join us online June 5th as Cierra Earl & Kaira Tucker from Kenton County Libraries share how they interact with patrons by creating and broadcasting library programs live on the mobile apps Periscope and Facebook. They will discuss how to plan programming to be consumed by your patrons online and how these programs have gone for them. If you would like to check out their previous Periscope programming at Kenton County, visit the 2017 Local History and Genealogy Periscopes archive on Kenton County's website. 

Can't attend on the date and time listed? Anyone who registers in advance for SWON Webinars will receive an archived copy of the presentation for later viewing, so register today!

Emily Wages, MLIS
Emergent Trends & Technology Educator, SWON Libraries


PCI Webinar - Dealing with Opiate Users in the Library: From Behavior Management to Overdosers

In 2015, more Americans died from drug overdose than from car accidents and gun homicides combined, and more than six out of 10 of those overdoses involved an opioid. Preliminary data for 2016 suggests that drug overdose deaths for that year rose by about 19%—the largest annual increase the United States has ever seen. (American Libraries, June 2017)

In this interactive and informative program, Dr. Steve Albrecht will discuss the issues of dealing with opiate users in the library including safety, health, and security concerns.
By the end of the program, attendees will: 

• Recognize the tremendous increase in opiate overdose problems in this country and why libraries are not immune to the issue.
• How to recognize opiate use abuse in patrons - from a legal and medical perspective.
• Know the differences between alcohol use, drug use, poly-drug use, and opiate drug use and withdrawal symptoms in patrons.
• Know when opiate use by patrons is a police issue versus a paramedic’s response.
• Discuss when and if Narcan use by library staff on opiate overdoes patrons may be a necessity.
• Deal with the safety hazards related to opiate users, their drugs, and drug paraphernalia, including needles.

Can't attend on the date and time listed? Anyone who registers in advance for PCI Webinars will receive an archived copy of the presentation for later viewing. SWON provides PCI Webinars to our Supporting Members for free (and to Geographic Members and everyone else at a reduced price), so there's no reason not to register today


PCI Webinar - Dealing with Opiate Users in the Library
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
6/7/2018 - Online


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Technical Services Special Interest Group (TeSSIG)

SWON's free Techical Services Special Interest Group (TeSSIG) encompasses all areas of Technical Services – from acquisitions, to cataloging, to processing and any other hat you need to wear! Through regularly scheduled meetings, members of TeSSIG explore current trends and challenges as well as share workflow ideas. 

Please join Tech SIG for their Summer Meeting on Tuesday, July 24th @ 10 AM at the brand new Miami Township Branch of the Clermont County Public Library. We will enjoy a private tour of the new facility and their technical services department while the building is closed to the public.


Technical Services Special Interest Group 
7/24/2018  - Clermont County Public Library - Miami Township Branch
5920 Buckwheat Road.
Milford, Ohio  45150

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Please register for SWON & PCI events by the Friday before they take place

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SWON SIGs are always FREE
5/21/2018 - Crestview Hills, KY

SERLS Webinar - 30 Minute eClassroom : EBSCOhost's Online Magazine/Newspaper Index
FREE (a SERLS event)
5/21/2018 - Online

Texas State Library - Developing Digital Citizens - Resources and Strategies
FREE (a Texas State Library event)
5/22/2018 - Online

HRDQ-U - Taking the Lead: Five Things Every Supervisor Needs to Know
FREE (an HRDQ-U event)
5/23/2018 - Online

Infopeople Webinar - Reducing Workplace Stress with Mindfulness
FREE (an Infopeople event)
5/24/2018 - Online

edWEB Webinar - Growing STEM from Early Childhood Roots
FREE (an edWEB event)
5/24/2018 - Online

Spring 2018 Membership Meeting
Free or $25 if joining us for lunch
5/24/2018 - Erlanger, KY


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Take note of these selected events in the coming weeks and months

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8/6/2018 to 8/9/2018 - In-Person Dayton, OH

2018 ALSC National Institute
9/27/2018 to 9/29/2018 - In-Person Cincinnati, OH

Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Conference
10/5/2018 to 10/9/2018 - In-person Cleveland, OH

Internet Librarian 2018
10/16/2018 to 10/18/2018 - In-person Monterey, CA

Save the Date: OKI Conference 2018
11/3/2018 - In-person Crestview Hills, KY

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