First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. Past webinars are available on the WSL Niche Academy
July 5, 2022 9 a.m. PACIFIC
First Tuesdays: Introducing the New Libraries and Veterans National Forum
The Libraries and Veterans National Forum was born out of efforts from librarians at the Texas A&M University Libraries and their desire to better learn from others libraries' efforts to support the veteran and military communities. Collaborating with librarians from academic, public, school, state, and VA libraries, the Libraries and Veterans National Forum project team gathered 250 librarians engaging in this work to share their success stories, brainstorm solutions to their challenges, and gain new ideas to bring back to their libraries. The online Forum took place during the Fall of 2021. Librarians across the U.S. also had the opportunity to apply for microgrants that could seed veterans’ programming at their local libraries. In an effort to help librarians just getting started working with veterans, as well as those looking for new ideas to bring to their libraries, an online toolkit was created to collect the shared knowledge of librarians working with the veteran community. It contains lesson plans, program outlines, collection development policies, best practice documents, and more to help ease the way for those just getting started in this work - and to make it easier for those already engaged to find new ideas and new strategies to increase the success of their programs. This talk will discuss the work of the Libraries & Veterans National Forum and highlight the resources available to librarians.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jul 5, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: First Tuesdays: Introducing the New Libraries and Veterans National Forum
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Tami Masenhimer, Training Coordinator
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