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Summer Workshop Series Tackles Common Library Legal Issues
This summer the Indiana State Library will cover a variety of legal topics during its inaugural Library Law Workshop Series. John Giacomantonio and Angela Moore will address eight popular library law topics over a five week span in late June through July.
Click on the title of each of the following workshops to register. You can also visit the State Library’s Law Resources webpage for more information about the workshop series and other library law-related resources.
June 26: 1:00–2:00p.m. “Social Media, Library Meeting Rooms, and the First Amendment” by John Giacomantonio. This webinar explores the 1st Amendment and the constitutional principals involved in the regulation of speech by government entities.
June 26: 2:30–3:30p.m. “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” by Angela Moore. This webinar explores the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as it applies to employers.
July 9: 1:00–2:00p.m. “Legal Issues in E-Content” by Angela Moore
July 9: 2:30–3:30p.m. “ADA Accessibility as it applies to Government Programs and Services” by John Giacomantonio. This webinar will explore the ADA requirements related to accessibility of library programs and services.
July 17: 1:00–2:00p.m. “Library Behavior Policies” by Angela Moore This webinar will explore both constitutional requirements and state specific issues involved in creating and enforcing the library’s behavior policy.
July 17: 2:30–3:30p.m. “Copyright” by John Giacomantonio. This webinar will begin as a review on basic copyright principles and then will move on to an exploration of copyright as it is most applicable in the library setting.
July 31: 1:00– 2:00p.m. “Family Medical Leave Act” by John Giacomantonio. This webinar will be a general review of the basic provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act.
July 31: 2:30–3:30p.m. “Fair Labor Standards Act” by Angela Moore. This webinar will be a general review of the basic provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Social Media Training Resources Abound for Library Marketers
Social media is rapidly growing in use by organizations and companies looking to promote and get the word out about their mission or product. But, how necessary is social media for libraries? Social media is actually more important than you’d think for the Indiana State Library, as well as libraries across the state.
According to the recent study, Why Americans Use Social Media by Aaron Smith at the Pew Research Center, “Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or LinkedIn,” in 2011. This number has likely increased since then and makes social media an invaluable tool for connecting with patrons.
Now more than ever, time is money and the way information is consumed is constantly maturing and evolving. Library staff are rolling with these changes and doing all that they can to use social media as a way to relay information to patrons in a fast and easily accessible way.
LibraryScienceList.com recently evaluated state libraries in the US and based a points system off of use of social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Factors such as number of followers as well as volume of content were analyzed and quantified in order to assign rankings. The Indiana State Library was ranked #10 in these rankings with Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, Connecticut, and Maine rounding out the top five.
The Indiana State Library is working hard to keep social media outlets current, accurate, and relevant to patrons needs. Like the Indiana State Library Facebook page and follow the ISL twitter at @state_library. If you're looking for useful advice for growing your social media platforms, take advantage of free social media workshops via your regional PDO library consultant, LYRASIS, WebJunction or other educational partners' June webinars.
State Library Welcomes New Evergreen Indiana Coordinator
Anna Goben was recently hired as the State Library's new Evergreen Indiana Coordinator in the Professional Development Office. She has extensive experience with the open source ILS platform having worked in one of the original Evergreen Indiana pilot libraries. Anna also has significant experience in reference librarianship and academic instruction.
Visit the PDO Staff page to contact Anna or any of the PDO's consulting and training specialists.
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