RAILS would like to remind members of our vast array of free, recorded webinars and workshops available through the RAILS CE Archives. At a time when many libraries may require staff to work from home for the foreseeable future, engaging in staff learning may be an excellent option for telecommuting.
A full list of our recorded trainings can be found at: https://www.railslibraries.info/services/ce-archives/. Staff need to simply log in to the RAILS website using their L2 credentials to access the full list of trainings, as well as any supporting documents.
Below you will find a partial list of recorded trainings that may be of interest. You can also find a list of upcoming CE events at https://www.railslibraries.info/events.
JJ's List Disability Awareness Training
Library Accessibility: What Public Library Staff and Trustees Need to Know
Cataloging Non-Traditional Resources
Assessment of Technical Services
FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records)
Understanding WEMI(Work, Expression, Manifestation, Item)
Links to Recordings on the RAILS Census 2020 Pulse Page
Librarian Copyright Superpowers:Interlibrary Loan, Preservation, Fair Use and More!
Copyright and Standardized Rights Statements for Digital Collections
Great Graphs: Transform Spreadsheets into Stories with Data Visualization
Developing a Scalable Strategy for Gathering and Reporting Analytics
Introduction to Google Data Studio
Simple Spreadsheets: Data Analysis Techniques and Time-Saving Tips
Using Your Data Superpowers for Good
Wrangling Library Data Patron Privacy
Developing Diverse Children's and YA Collections: What They Don't Teach You in Grad School
Truly Great Children's Books of 2019
Conducting a Library Facility Security Assessment
Opiate Users in Your Library: From Behavior Management to Overdoses
Director Essentials - Finances
Library Use of Social Media - Navigating the Legal Landscape
A Librarian's Crash Course in Marketing: The Beginner's Guide to Promoting Your Collection and Events
Facts Tell, Stories Sell: Marketing Your Library's Message
How to Create Social Media Video on a Shoestring Budget: Tips & Tools
How to Use Social Media to Build Community and Drive Engagement
Marketing & Community Partnerships
Revamping Strategies for Social Success
Video for Libraries - Why Video is a Tool Your Need for Telling Your Library's Story
Stop Talking and Start Testing: How to Improve Your Website with Usability Testing
Usability Testing for Everyone and Everything
Don't Panic! It's Only the Law. . . Resources for Patron Legal Inquiries
Methods for Creating and Assessing Library Outreach Initiatives
Promoting Fairness and Belonging: Insights from Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat
Winning Grants: Essentials for Writing Effective Proposals
Additional Training Resources
RAILS members on the Community Engagement listserv have begun compiling a list of additional online learning resources. You can view that list, as well as contribute resources, at this link.
As always, feel free to reach out to RAILS with any questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.734.5132.