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Upcoming Webinars

Free Webinar Series: Digital Inclusion: What Every Library Needs to Know!

Please join the New York State Library and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) for a series of information-rich training webinars aimed at increasing awareness and providing a deeper understanding of digital inclusion across New York State’s libraries and library systems.

This training is intended for library workers from all types of libraries and their digital inclusion partners from other sectors, including schools and community based organizations.

More information on Digital Inclusion: What Every Library Needs to Know

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Recent Webinars


E-Rate Update for FY 2022 for NYS Libraries

Monday, November 15

Presented by Win Himsworth of E-Rate Central

NYS Digital Equity Portal

Tuesday, October 26

A webinar introducing the NYS Digital Equity Portal, an interactive, online data and mapping tool for New York State communities seeking to advance digital equity. Presented by Russell Weaver, PhD, Director of Research, ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Houman Saberi, Co-Director, Community Tech NY.

Performers and Programs Webinar

Friday, October 22

Presented by Peter Kowalski, database manager for Performers and Programs external link. Provides detailed information about how to navigate and effectively search the Performers and Programs database, as well as how to promote the resource to performers and presenters.

Emergency Connectivity Fund for Libraries

Friday, June 4

Presented by Win Himsworth of E-Rate Central. Provides information on the application process, what is eligible, and the requirements for the Emergency Connectivity Fund established through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

OurStoryBridge: Connecting the Past and the Present

Wednesday, April 28

Hear how a rural New York library developed an online audio local history project to share the past and present of their town, then created resources for other libraries to build community using their model! This presentation introduces free resources to walk you through the process of planning, implementing, and sustaining your unique story project. It demonstrates the Teacher’s Guide, used by schools and libraries to select stories from existing story projects for their school courses and library programs. Presented by Jery Y. Huntley.

Summer Reading Resources for Younger Readers with Print Disabilities

Wednesday, March 31

Informational session with the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL). Presented by TBBL Senior Librarian, Jane Bentley. Provides an overview of services, focusing on audio and braille resources you can use to engage students and young readers with print disabilities. Discover how your library can access TBBL materials as you plan for your upcoming Summer Reading programs, activities, and events.

Good for:

  • Public library staff interested in incorporating TBBL materials into their Summer Reading program.
  • School library staff interested in learning more about TBBL and promoting the service with eligible students and their families.

Virtual and In-Person Programming for Infants: Who, How, What, When, Where, and Why?

Tuesday, March 2

Presented by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose Creator, Trainer, and Author. Virtual and in-person library programs for parents and infants are most meaningful when a broad range of factors are taken into consideration, including:

  • When, how, and why did library programs for babies begin?
  • What are the physical and emotional needs of new parents and babies in the context of these programs?
  • How can library programs (virtual and on-site) help parents as their child's first teacher?
  • What types of materials work well in baby programs, and how can they be adapted for an at-home audience?
  • What are age-appropriate, early literacy building activities that children's librarians have used successfully online?
  • Where can helpful resources for online baby program planning be found?

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Last Updated: December 3, 2021