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Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM One Book, Every Young Child Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
    Location: CLP-East Liberty
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Create List Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Jean Voigt     voigtm@einetwork.net
   

This is a basic class in using Sierra’s Create List for those who have little or no experience. You will learn how to do status reports, shelf lists, and if time allows patron reports. We will also cover exporting and formatting your lists in Excel. Class sizes will be small to provide individual help, and new classes will be added as long as there is a need. Some prior knowledge of Excel is needed. No CE credits will be given. 

    Location: Sewickley Public Library
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Friday March 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Getting Started with Direct Mail and Online Fundraising: Basic Tools Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   412-921-1123   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

Charla Irwin-Buncher, Director of Donor Relations, and Megan Bailey, Donor Relations Coordinator, from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank will present an interactive session on the fundamentals of building a successful direct mail and online fundraising program. The session will focus on building a base of supporters, direct mail and email messaging, how to design your website to drive online donations and email list signup, and much more!

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Board Chair/Library Director Relationships Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   4129211123   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

While newly elected Board Chairs may have served on a board in previous years, they do not always receive specific training in how to provide effective leadership. A Board Chair must consider his/her role in leading the board and in communicating with the broader community. The Board Chair and Library Director must also work closely together. Truly effective partnerships require a clear definition of the distinctive roles of the partners, mutual trust, and effective communication. This workshop will explore the unwritten responsibilities of the Board Chair and how he/she can provide effective leadership. We will also look at how Board Chairs and Library Directors can mutually support one another. The role of staff in supporting board committees will also be discussed.

Speaker: Debra Thompson is President of Strategy Solutions, a consulting firm that dedicated to facilitating creative solutions to ensure the sustainability of public, private and nonprofit organizations and creating healthy communities.  

    Location: Robinson Township Library
        There are 24 spaces available.
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Parents & STEM Learning Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

 

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Providing Customer Service and Handling the Special Needs of Patrons of All Abilities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberley Hrivnak   412-921-1123   hrivnakk@einetwork.net
   

Carrie Banks is the Director of the Brooklyn Public Library's Child's Place for Children with Special Needs. Carrie sees libraries as an inclusive environment for people of all ages and abilities, and employs universal design and multiple intelligences principles so all are welcome and engaged.

    Location: Bridgeville Public Library
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Friday March 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Welcoming All Children and Teens – Designing Accessible Services for Youth Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Disability is natural -  20% of people under the age of 22 have one. This interactive workshop will explores how Universal Design, Multiple Intelligence Theory and the Social Model of Disability can help us create a natural environment where everyone comfortable. Children and teens with disabilities are in every community; make sure they are in your library. The Child’s Place is an inclusive environment at the Brooklyn Public Library that provides resources and programming to all children, parents and caregivers. 

    Location: Robinson Township Library
        There are 31 spaces available.
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Create List Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Jean Voigt     voigtm@einetwork.net
   

This is a basic class in using Sierra’s Create List for those who have little or no experience. You will learn how to do status reports, shelf lists, and if time allows patron reports. We will also cover exporting and formatting your lists in Excel. Class sizes will be small to provide individual help, and new classes will be added as long as there is a need. Some prior knowledge of Excel is needed. No CE credits will be given. 

    Location: Bethel Park Public Library
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Welcoming All Children and Teens – Designing Accessible Services for Youth (Question Driven Session) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

The afternoon session will be more specific with questions generated ahead of time from participants.

    Location: Robinson Township Library
        There are 45 spaces available.
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Services Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   412.921.1123 x308   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

The Adult Services Forums are held every other month to provide an opportunity for adult librarians to meet one another and share resources and ideas. This session will focus on marketing programs. A panel of library staff will share their tips and best practices: Meghan Snatchko, Sewickley Public Library; Lauren Williams, Cooper-Siegel Community Library; and Santina Balestreire, Northland Public Library.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Create List Training Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Jean Voigt     voigtm@einetwork.net
   

This is a basic class in using Sierra’s Create List for those who have little or no experience. You will learn how to do status reports, shelf lists, and if time allows patron reports. We will also cover exporting and formatting your lists in Excel. Class sizes will be small to provide individual help, and new classes will be added as long as there is a need. Some prior knowledge of Excel is needed. No CE credits will be given. 

    Location: Cooper-Siegel Community Library
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Maker Space Feature Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
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Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Telling Your Library Story Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberley Hrivnak   412-921-1123   hrivnakk@einetwork.net
   

As financial times get tight, it becomes critical to have a strong communications strategy. Presented by Ken Smythe-Leistico, formerly of The Communication Alliance and the Office of Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh, this workshop will address the science of giving, the art of asking, and messaging practice.

There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of lunch. 

    Location: Cooper-Siegel Community Library
        There are 2 spaces available.
Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Technology & Library Trends with David Lee King Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   412-921-1123   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

David Lee King will speak on libraries, digital technology and emerging trends.

    Location: Green Tree Public Library
        There are 14 spaces available.
Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Employee Handbook Clinic Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberley Hrivnak   412-921-1123   hrivnakk@einetwork.net
   

Ray Frankoski, from the Bayer Center's Executive Service Corps, will be presenting a clinic on the design and content of employee handbooks. The workshop will begin with an overview of the handbook including do's and don'ts, followed by the structure for the handbook and then a policy by policy walk through. 

Each attendee should bring their library's current employee handbook to the workshop.

    Location: ACLA HQ
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Fundraising Workshop: Cultivating & Retaining Donors Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   412-921-1123   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

Deanne Heller from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will share tips and best practices for cultivating and retaining donors.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 26 spaces available.
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Engineering Design Process Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Youth Services Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Quarterly Meetings are an opportunity for youth services staff to learn about countywide youth initiatives, potential partnerships, networking and program sharing. In May, the professional development will be led by the A Child's Place. More information about other topics and lunch to be provided at a later date.

    Location: Sewickley Public Library
        There are 37 spaces available.
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Services Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   412.921.1123 x308   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

The Adult Services Forum is held every other month to provide an opportunity for adult librarians to meet one another and share resources and ideas. Topic - Workforce Development.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 28 spaces available.
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hiring a Library Director: Best Practices Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   4129211123   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

This program provides an overview of the “nitty gritty” process steps that nonprofit boards should follow when faced with the need to select a chief executive. Best practices in recruitment and selection will be covered. Developing and implementing a succession plan for a leadership transition that supports organizational growth will be discussed. Effective Succession Planning is about creating a “leaderful” organization and has 4 components: strategic thinking to outline future goals and objectives, strategic leader development, emergency succession and departure-defined succession planning. This workshop outlines the various steps involved with each type of planning for both board and staff succession.

Speaker: Debra Thompson is President of Strategy Solutions, a consulting firm that dedicated to facilitating creative solutions to ensure the sustainability of public, private and nonprofit organizations and creating healthy communities.  

    Location: Robinson Township Library
        There are 40 spaces available.
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Accessibility & Your Library's Website Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberley Hrivnak   412-921-1123   hrivnakk@einetwork.net
   

Web accessibility means removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, and provides all users with equal access to information and functionality. Cindy Leonard, of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, will lead a discussion of what makes a website accessible and offer tips and tools to ensure equal access to all.

    Location: Monroeville Public Library
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Maker Space Feature Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

 

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: STEM & Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

 

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
Friday July 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Services Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   412.921.1123 x308   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

The Adult Services Forum is held every other month to provide an opportunity for adult librarians to meet and share resources and ideas. Topic - Consumer Health.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 28 spaces available.
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Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creating a Compensation System Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   4129211123   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

Many people don’t know the difference between creating a compensation system and setting a salary for a position. A compensation system requires setting a compensation philosophy, which includes making decisions about how internal salaries will compare with each other and how they will compare to the market overall. This workshop describes the elements of a compensation system and includes other steps that include determining salary grades and ranges and establishes a salary administration plan. This does not have to be complicated for small organizations, but is worth investing the time to ask and answer some key strategic questions to support your most valuable asset: your people.

Speaker: Debra Thompson is President of Strategy Solutions, a consulting firm that dedicated to facilitating creative solutions to ensure the sustainability of public, private and nonprofit organizations and creating healthy communities. 

    Location: Green Tree Public Library
        There are 40 spaces available.
Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Electronics Programming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

 

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Librarians as Media Mentors Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Learn how to evaluate and use new media to support early literacy and family engagement in your communities. Claudia Haines leads storytimes, hosts maker programs, and gets great media into the hands of kids and teens as the librarian and media mentor at the Homer Public Library (Alaska). She trains other librarians as media mentors and serves on both local and national committees that support families and literacy, including the 2018 Caldecott Award Selection Committee. She is the co-author of ALSC's white paper on media mentorship and the book Becoming a Media Mentor: A Guide for Working with Children and Families.

 

    Location: Bridgeville Public Library
        There are 35 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Youth Services Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Quarterly Meetings are an opportunity for youth services staff to learn about countywide youth initiatives, potential partnerships, networking and program sharing, as well as receive some professional development. More information on topics and lunch provided closer to meeting date.

    Location: Bridgeville Public Library
        There are 38 spaces available.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Services Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   412.921.1123 x308   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

The Adult Services Forum is held every other month to provide an opportunity for adult librarians to meet one another and share resources and ideas. Topic - The Arts.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 28 spaces available.
Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: STEM & Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

 

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Developing Performance Criteria Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   4129211123   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

Many nonprofit board members recognize that it is important to conduct performance reviews, but often performance evaluations are not conducted unless there is a problem to address. Some boards rate their directors only based on financial performance. Nonprofit executives should have a balanced set of goals based on the vision, mission and direction of the organization; the board should support the executive in achieving those goals and formally evaluate performance on an annual basis. This workshop covers the “step by step” methods to set performance criteria, support the executive director to ensure their successful performance, and how to conduct an annual performance evaluation.

Speaker: Debra Thompson is President of Strategy Solutions, a consulting firm that dedicated to facilitating creative solutions to ensure the sustainability of public, private and nonprofit organizations and creating healthy communities. 

    Location: Green Tree Public Library
        There are 40 spaces available.
Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Textiles Programming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

 

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Black Belt Librarians Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kimberley Hrivnak   412-921-1123   acla@einetwork.net
   

Warren Graham has been a security professional for more than 30 years, including 17 years as the security manager of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Upon leaving the library in 2006, he established Warren Davis Graham Training and Consulting, and has made countless presentations and is a leading speaker internationally on practical day-to-day library security procedures.

The agenda for the session includes the following:

  • The essential elements of a real world security program

  • How to approach patrons to inform them of rule in a way that will most likely insure their compliance while keeping the staff as safe as possible.

  • How to make sure staff themselves are never the behavior problem!

  • Recognizing different levels of patron emotion and how best to respond (including when I think you should call the police).

  • Questions and answers

 

There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of lunch. 

 

    Location: Green Tree Public Library
        There are 40 spaces available.
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Science & Literacy Programming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

 

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Youth Services Quarterly Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

Quarterly Meetings are an opportunity for youth services staff to learn about countywide youth initiatives, potential partnerships, networking and program sharing, as well as professional development. More information on topics and lunch provided closer to meeting date.

    Location: Community Library of Castle Shannon
        There are 39 spaces available.
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Services Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Anderson   412.921.1123 x308   andersonla@einetwork.net
   

The Adult Services Forum is held every other month to provide an opportunity for adult librarians to meet and share resources and ideas. Topic - Book Talks & Book Groups.

    Location: ACLA HQ
        There are 30 spaces available.
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Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Woodworking Programming Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carrie Lane   412-921-1123   lanec@einetwork.net
   

 

Join other youth services professionals for the Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss, share ideas and ask questions about various Maker and STEM topics. Bring a lunch and contribute to the conversation. Each participant will have a designated amount of time to share if they choose to share ideas. ACLA will provide some  resources or take-a-way materials and possibly even a guest speaker to support the topic.

    Location: ACLA
        There are 30 spaces available.
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