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WebJunction: Public Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST)

Libraries are community hubs, including for health information and programming. As community health needs shift and grow, libraries are looking to support topics like consumer health literacy, healthy aging, mental health, food and nutrition, access to healthcare via telehealth, physical activity, and overcoming technological barriers to accessing health information. At the same time, the public health sector is learning that libraries are valuable partners in advancing local health priorities. Join this webinar for an introduction to public health and hear how public health practitioners and library staff are partnering for success. Learn how to build library staff confidence in providing health information, assess community health needs, and build community partnerships that magnify the role public libraries play as key contributors to community health.

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If you have any questions, please email or call Al Peterson at 1-800-472-2104.

OverDrive: How to train your Community on Libby

When: October 20, 2021 at (1:00-2:00 PM CST)

Training your users on how to use Libby is an easy and effective way to increase awareness and usage of your digital collection. Join OverDrive experts to get the tools and guidance to confidently lead your own Getting Started with Libby session. In our one-hour session, you'll learn how to:

At the end of this session, our OverDrive experts will provide you with a complimentary training kit, jam packed with everything you need to train your users.

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If you have any questions, please email or call Al Peterson at 1-800-472-2104.

Bridging Workers' Digital Skills Gaps through Libraries

When: October 21, 2021 (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST)

Nearly one in three US workers lack foundational digital skills—with 13% having no digital skills and 18% with very limited skills, according to the National Skills Coalition's New Landscape of Digital Literacy report released in May 2020. Digital divides have persisted for decades, but COVID threw it into stark, unavoidable relief. By some accounts, the pandemic accelerated ten years of planned technological change in workplaces in less than a year. During this webinar, participants will hear from national, state, and local leaders developing strategies and implementing programs to begin closing the digital skills divide, specifically focused on employability outcomes and workforce development. NOTE: Due to high demand, we are accepting up to 1,500 registrations for this event, but only the first 1,000 viewers will be able to attend live. The webinar room will open about 15 minutes before the start of the event, and we recommend you arrive early. The archived recording will be available for viewing on PLA's On-Demand Webinars page at

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If you have any questions, please email or call Al Peterson at 1-800-472-2104.

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