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Providing Library Services for Military and Veteran Communities in Texas Webinar Series Begins Oct 28

2015 October 6

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is pleased to announce a very special Webinar series scheduled for this fall — Providing Library Services for Military and Veteran Communities in Texas. All Texas library staff are encouraged to attend — from directors and managers to frontline staff and volunteers. Detailed program descriptions and registration links are listed below, and we ask that you please share this information widely with your colleagues.

Part One: The National Landscape and Military/Veteran Cultural Competency

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

We begin this special four part Webinar series with a survey of military and veteran communities at the national level — who are these communities and what services do they seek? What are the major veterans service organizations and essential resources of which all librarians should be aware? We also spend a portion of this webinar on military and veteran cultural competency. This webinar will be presented by Kristen Mulvihill, veteran, consultant and author of the upcoming book Serving Those Who Served: Librarians’ Guide to Working With Military and Veteran Communities.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Register here: http://bit.ly/1JPi1nV

Part Two: The Texas Landscape

Friday, November 6, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Part two of our Webinar series takes an in-depth look at the Texas veteran and military landscape. What are the current statistics and trends related to these communities here in the Lone Star State? What major service organizations are available to veteran and military communities in Texas? Which are the noteworthy Texas-specific resources currently available? This webinar will be presented by Aaron Smith, Community Outreach Liaison for the Texas Veterans Commission and Perry Jefferies, TexVet Initiative Manager.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Register here: http://bit.ly/1WIWYN0

Part Three: Public Library Services and Programming

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Part three of our Webinar series provides concrete ideas for public libraries who wish to either develop or enhance their services and programming for our veteran and military communities. We’ll include ideas for public libraries of all sizes and capability – from basic ideas that require minimal budget/staff time to more comprehensive programs. This webinar will include specific examples from Texas public libraries and you’ll hear firsthand from a panel of Texas public library staff about their experiences. Moderated by Naomi DiTullio, Distance Learning Consultant for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, this webinar is co-presented with Patricia Altamirano of the Dallas Public Library, Veronica Anderson of the San Antonio Public Library, Judy Bergeron of the Smithville Public Library, and Pattie Mayfield of the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Register here: http://bit.ly/1OTMn0c

Part Four: Academic Library Services and Programming

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Our final Webinar in this series focuses on academic library services and programming. Have you noticed the number of military veterans and service members increasing on your campus?  Are you interested in learning more about this important student population and strategies for better supporting them?  This webinar, presented by a former student veteran, will discuss recent trends in veteran college enrollment and explain what makes student veterans unique. It will also provide concrete strategies that libraries can employ to help veterans feel welcome in the library. This webinar will be presented by Sarah LeMire, First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Register here: http://bit.ly/1MbyIvw

Questions or concerns about this series? Please contact:

Naomi DiTullio, Distance Learning Consultant
Library Development and Networking Division
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
1-800-252-9386 (toll free in Texas) or 512-936-2586
nditullio@tsl.texas.gov

 

 

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