Training Bulletin  
Winter 2022

In this issue of the LearnHQ Training Bulletin, you will find training opportunities on the following topics:

  • Personal Resilience and Managing Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Black History Month
  • Diversifying Collections
  • Board Legacy 
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • OverDrive Advantage
  • First Nation Communities READ
  • Gaming in Libraries
  • ...and so much more!
Whether you are working in a frontline role, or managing and supporting public library employees, everyone faces workplace demands. The OLS has partnered with CAMH to provide educational sessions on addressing workplace mental health.
Participants will explore practices to help shift their mindset to one that protects their mental wellbeing while also strengthening their ability to adapt to workplace demands. This is not about removing stress, but rather changing how we view, process, and respond to it.
  • Tuesday, March 1st 
  • 10:30 - 11:30am ET/
    9:30 - 10:30am CT
  • $50 + HST
  • Register
An experiential two-part workshop to help leaders better support themselves, and their employees.
*Participants will be automatically enrolled in both sessions.
  • Wednesday, March 23rd
  • 2:00 - 5:00pm ET/ 
    1:00 - 4:00pm CT 
  • Thursday, March 24th  
  • 10:00 - 11:30am ET/
    9:00 - 10:30am CT
  • $100 + HST
  • Register
Join the Public Services Health and Safety Association and learn how to make your organization a healthier and safer workplace for everyone.
  • Monday, February 7th
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm ET/
    12:00 -1:00pm CT
  • FREE
  • Register
Ontario Black History Society
Learn about the historical aspect of Black History Month in Ontario, and how public libraries can implement community-led programming. 
  • Thursday, February 10th 
  • 10:00 - 11:00am ET/
    9:00 - 10:00am CT
  • FREE
  • Register
Board Transition: Planning Your Board’s Legacy 
Ontario Library Service staff will provide an in-depth overview of the Board Legacy process, including the creation of a legacy document.
  • Tuesday, February 15th
  • 4:00 - 5:00pm ET/
    3:00 - 4:00pm CT
  • FREE
  • Register
OverDrive Advantage: Purchasing and Best Practices 
Join OverDrive and OLS to learn how Advantage libraries can maximize their funds and purchase relevant content for their patrons.
  • Wednesday, February 16th
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm ET/
    1:00 - 2:00pm CT
  • FREE
  • Register
Diversifying Collections, Part Two with London Public Library
As library collections continue to evolve, learn how to support equity, diversity, and inclusion goals in collections and programming. 
  • Tuesday, February 22nd
  • 10:00 - 11:00am ET/
    9:00 - 10:00am CT
  • $25 + HST
  • Register
Programming with First Nations Communities READ 
Join Nancy Cooper, OLS First Nation Consultant and First Nation Communities READ Coordinator for the 2022 longlist announcement!
  • Thursday, February 24th
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm ET/
    1:00 - 2:00pm CT
  • FREE
  • Register
Roll for Initiative: Attracting Users to Programming Using Games
Learn how to create game-based programs that respond to your community, and use evaluative processes for programming ideation.
  • Tuesday, March 8th
  • 10:00 - 11:00am ET/ 
    9:00 - 10:00am CT
  • $25 + HST
  • Register
Did you know that most of our live webinars are recorded and archived in LearnHQ for viewing? You can browse recorded webinars in LearnHQ, including those that were offered during our Fall 2021 training season:
Browse Recorded Webinars
CELA is pleased to announce the winter schedule of free webinars for library staff, offered in English and French. Participants will learn how they can connect their library patrons with print disabilities to CELA’s collection of alternate formats and accessible reading technologies. CELA has additionally developed learning paths with suggested webinars and videos to offer professional development resources relating to accessibility in libraries. All webinars are presented through Zoom.  Find webinar dates, learning paths and links to register on CELA’s Webinars for Library Staff page or Webinaires à l’intention des employés de bibliothèque
Questions? Contact CELA Member Services, 1-855-655-2273 ext. 2 or e-mail
LibraryAware helps libraries connect with readers and keep them engaged. Use templates and tools to create newsletters, bookmarks, shelf talkers, flyers, social and digital displays and more for promoting books and resources throughout the library and beyond. Customize colors, branding, images, and more for your community needs, and use NextReads newsletters to excite your community about reading with curated reading recommendations. Register for LibraryAware's "Getting Started with NextReads Newsletters" session!
Call for Presenters

Do you have a great idea for a webinar? Is your library offering a new program or service that you'd like to share with the public library community? Get in touch with us; we'd love to hear from you!

Ontario Library Service is always looking for presenters to share knowledge, best practices, and experiences in all areas of
public library service.

Email to submit your idea!
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