Catch the ARSL TRAIN!

Join us for ARSL’s TRAIN (Training, Roundtables, and Informational Networking) series! Once a month, tune in for an online workshop, roundtable, or networking event.

TRAIN webinars and workshops are priced accessibly and available to both ARSL members and non-members. Roundtables and networking events are free and limited to members of ARSL. If you're interested in attending a roundtable or getting member pricing for a training, consider joining ARSL! All registrants receive access to the TRAIN recording.

Upcoming TRAINs

The following TRAIN schedule is subject to change. 

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP SERIES
Just Do It, Now!  Draft a Disaster Plan for Your Library
Part One: Tues, Nov 9, 2021, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
Part Two: Tues, Nov 16, 2021, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
Part Three: Tues, Nov 30, 2021, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
Part Four: Tues, Dec 7, 2021, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

This series of four hour-long sessions will walk you through the process of creating (or reviewing and revising) a disaster plan for your library, using a simple template. There will be short homework assignments to help you succeed in ending the series with a completed plan. We can also discuss how plan development fits within the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, and address specific areas of interest, so bring your questions!

Presenter: Rachel Onuf, Vermont Historical Records Program Director, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration

Registration will open soon!


DECEMBER TRAIN
Tips and Tools for Patron Tech Help

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET

Do you ever struggle to explain a technology device, platform, or task to patrons? Maybe it’s something that’s second nature to you and you can’t figure out why it isn’t easy for the other person. Or alternatively it’s something you’re not 100% comfortable with but you still feel like you ought to be able to help. Are you great one-on-one in-person but find yourself not finding the right words on the phone? We probably all have had those moments when tech help just doesn’t click. Join tech librarians Susanna Kahn and Jessamyn West for some tips on how to make these interactions more successful for both you and your patrons. There will be time for participants to share what works for them, too.


Previous ARSL TRAINs

Demystifying Advocacy Roundtable (Roundtable)
Thurs, Sep 16, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
Facilitator: Meredith Wickham, Director, Southwest Public Libraries

Creating a Building Book for Your Library (Workshop)
Thurs, Aug 19, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 ET & Part Two: Thurs, Sep 2, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 ET
Presenter: Judy Calhoun, Regional Director, Southeast Arkansas Regional Library

Speed Networking (Networking Event)
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm PT / 1:00-2:00 pm CT

From Self-Care to Community Well-being through Design Thinking (Workshop)
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm PT / 1:00-3:00 pm CT
Presenters: Brenda Hough, Instructional Designer, Infopeople/Califa; Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Programs Manager, OCLC.

Program Palooza Roundtable (Roundtable)
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm PT / 1:00-2:00 pm CT
Facilitator: Greta Bergquist, Librarian and Youth Services Consultant, State Library of Oregon

Helping Patrons to Improve Their Financial Decision Making and Outcomes (Workshop)
Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 11:00 am-12:30 pm PT / 1:00-2:30 pm CT
Presenters: Ken McDonnell, Financial Education Program Analyst, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Emily Mross, RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group Chair, Business Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg Library; Bobbie Grey, Supervisory Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Cassie Russell, Training and Technical Assistance Consultant, ICF

Using a Trauma-Informed Approach in Small & Rural Libraries (Workshop)
Thursday, March 18, 11:00 am-12:30 pm PT/1:00-2:30 pm CT
Presenter: Tiffany Russell, LMSW, Social Services Manager, Niles District Library (MI)

Speed "Dating" (Networking Event)
Thursday, February 18, 11:00 am-12:00 pm PT/1:00-2:00 pm CT
Facilitators: Phillip Carter, ARSL Board Regional Representative (South) & Director, Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System (MS); Bailee Hutchinson, ARSL Vice President/President-Elect & Branch Manager, Altus Public Library (OK)

Envisioning 2021 (Roundtable)
Thursday, January 21, 11 am-12 pm PT/1-2 pm CT
Facilitator: by Patrick Bodily, Director, Independence Public Library (OR)

Everyday Leadership: Tools & Techniques for Strategic Thinking (Workshop)
Thursday, December 10, 11 am-12 pm PT/1-2 pm CT
Presenter: Presented by Heidi Dolamore, Consultant at Califa

Self-Care (Roundtable)
Thursday, November 19, 11 am-12 pm PT/1-2 pm CT
Facilitators: Jennie Garner, Library Director, North Liberty Library and ARSL 2020 Board Secretary; Bailee Hutchinson, Branch Manager, Altus Public Library and ARSL 2020 Board Director


Previous COVID-19 Roundtables

Earlier this year, ARSL held a series of COVID-19 Roundtables. You can find recordings and chat logs of those roundtables below.

Recordings of Previous Round Tables

Equity in the Stacks: Libraries as Beacons of Anti-Racism | chat log
Facilitator: Kellee Forkenbrock, North Liberty Library, Public Services Librarian

ARSL COVID-19 Round Table: Self Care and Staff Health, June 11 | chat log
Thursday, June 11, 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern
Facilitators: Jennie Garner, Library Director, North Liberty Library and ARSL 2020 Board Secretary; Bailee Hutchinson, Branch Manager, Altus Public Library and ARSL 2020 Board Director

ARSL COVID-19 Round Table: Serving Patrons Without Access to Internet, May 28 | chat log
Facilitators: Clancy Pool, Branch Manager, St. John Branch, Whitman County Rural Library, Washington; C. L. Quillen, Spotswood Public Library, Library Director

ARSL COVID-19 Round Table: Reaching Young Patrons Through Virtual Storytime, May 21 | chat log
Facilitators: Sherry Scheline, Library Director, Donnelly Public Library District; Bailee Hutchinson, Branch Manager Altus Public Library, ARSL Board Director; Patrick Bodily, Public Library Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries

ARSL COVID-19 Round Table: Summer Reading Reboot, May 14 | chat log
Facilitator: Judy Calhoun, Southeast Arkansas Regional Library, Regional Director

Thursday, May 7 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern | chat log
Facilitators: Becky Heil, Southeast District Consultant, State Library of Iowa; and Debbie Drachman, Library Director, Crosswicks Library in New Jersey.

Thursday, April 30 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern | chat log
Facilitators: Mary Soucie, State Librarian, North Dakota State Library; Meredith E. Wickham, Director, First Regional Library System

Thursday, April 23 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern  | chat log
Facilitators: Patrick Bodily, Public Library Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries; Erin Busbea, Director, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System

Thursday, April 16 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern | chat log
Facilitators: Jennifer Pearson, Library Director, Marshall County Memorial Library and ARSL 2020 Board President; Lisa Shaw, Rural & Small Library/Workforce Development Specialist, Maine State Library and ARSL Advocacy Committee Chair

Thursday, April 9 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern | chat log
Facilitators: Jane Somerville, Library Director, Stanley Community Library and ARSL 2020 Board Director; Bailee Hutchinson, Branch Manager, Altus Public Library and ARSL 2020 Board Director

Thursday, April 2 at 11am Pacific / 12pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern | chat log
Facilitators: Jennie Garner, Library Director, North Liberty Library and ARSL 2020 Board Secretary; Kathy Zappitello, Executive Director, Conneaut Public Library and ARSL 2020 Board Vice President/President Elect