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. 

SEPTEMBER ROUNDTABLE
Demystifying Advocacy Roundtable
Thurs, Sep 16, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

How can you become a more effective advocate for your library? Join this roundtable discussion to share your advocacy stories, wins, and challenges with your ARSL colleagues.

Facilitator: Meredith Wickham, Director, Southwest Public Libraries

This free networking event is open to all ARSL members. If you're not a member but would like to attend, you can join ARSL when you register.

Register here!

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP
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!


Previous ARSL TRAINs

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