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Dear Colleague,

Jump start planning for your 2021 library programs with innovative new ideas on diversity, programming and technology alongside Library Journal and School Library Journal. This year has changed the learning and library landscape for all, which is why we are offering new PD courses customized for new challenges.

Register for the courses below by January 1, 2021 and receive a 20% discount off the full ticket price.

Even better, register your entire team for one (or all!) of these courses for even bigger discounts. Together, your team will take a deep dive into impact and benefits to ensure that you walk away with the tools you need to make the most of your partnership. Practical coursework, combined with targeted support, will take your team from theory to application, transforming your library services to better meet the needs of all your users—and bring in new ones.

Please contact us at to learn more about our very special group rates.

Building Best-In-Class Learning In a Pandemic

Join innovative librarians and educators as they showcase lessons learned from teaching in the ever-shifting landscape of in-person, hybrid, and all-remote learning. Educators who have been at the forefront of creative digital learning for years will share best practices for remote and hybrid learning. This course offers tools and solutions that you can use to meet diverse learning needs, during the pandemic and beyond. 

Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture

Library staff at all levels within their organizations have the power—and the responsibility—to help cultivate an antiracist culture, from evaluating spaces, programs, services, and collections to examining policies and practices to reflecting on one’s own implicit biases. Creating an internal culture founded on principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion is essential to building a community-centered library that meets the needs and expectations of its users. In this course, you will learn about the concrete actions library leaders are taking to make their libraries antiracist today and in the future, and the tools that make it possible.

Public Programming in the Pandemic

Practically every public library has had to master digital storytime in a hurry. But there’s much more that socially distanced programming can do to fight isolation, connect communities, support harried parents, and help patrons with their fundamental information needs. Whether patrons are looking for a new job, seeking reliable health information to make the best decisions, or need a pandemic project like learning a craft or a new language, we’ll show you how leading libraries have pivoted to meet their communities’ changing needs.

Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections

For libraries to effectively meet their mission of serving the educational, informational, and entertainment needs of their communities, their collections must be diverse and inclusive, offering windows into and mirrors of the vast array of perspectives and stories that make up our world. Library selectors and readers’ advisors must have a keen understanding of the basic frameworks for building and maintaining collections through an equitable lens, including the ability to recognize harmful stereotypes and apply that knowledge to a collection audit. In this course, learn from a group of experts on key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections.

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