Libraries and Podcasts: The Winnipeg Public Library Experience

Description

A library podcast? What’s that?! Libraries are always striving to reach their audiences wherever their audiences may be. Podcasts can be a part of a library’s social media strategy in reaching a wider audience. Podcasts can be downloaded or streamed at any time, making them great companions for daily commutes, housework and exercise. At WPL we decided to start a monthly “book club” podcast called 'Time to Read', in which four hosts discuss a book each month, and answer questions from our library community. At the Manitoba Libraries Conference, recorded our first “Live” podcast in front of the MLC audience. We discuss the history of our podcast, including some of the challenges we faced starting a podcast. We also leave time for questions from the audience.

Author

Erica Ball, Alan Chorney, Trevor Lockheart, Dennis Penner, Kirsten Wurmann

Author E-Mail

wpl-podcast@winnipeg.ca

Conference Year

2018
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Collection Matters: Establishing harmony in our relationships

Description

Relationships can be complicated and confusing. No, this isn't a self-help session. We will talk about relationships between collections and the communities we serve. How do we use our limited funds to purchase material that will get used the most? What do our customers want most out of our collections and how do we create realistic goals and objectives to meet this demand? This session will provide practical advice on how we can use statistics to delveop a responsible approach to collection management.
Collection Development
mblib2016

Author

Barbara Bourrier-Lacroix

Author E-Mail

bbourrier-lacroix@winnipeg.ca

Conference Year

2016
Materials
Source Library

Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: Developing and maintaining erotic fiction and erotica collections in the public library

Description

Erotic fiction and erotica have traditionally had a small place in public library collections. However, the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey has brought attention and demand for these collections in a way we've never seen before. We will explore the differences betwen romance, erotic fiction, erotica, and pornography, and review and recommend popular authors and publishing houses. We will provide information and suggestions for professional and social media review sources, as well as other tools you can use for reader's advisory. Finally, we will explore what policies we should have in place to safeguard community standards, address any possible objections, and maintain our commitment to defending intellectual freedom.
Collection development
mblib2016

Author

Barbara Bourrier-Lacroix

Author E-Mail

bbourrier-lacroix@winnipeg.ca

Conference Year

2016
Materials
Source Library

Family Literacy Day

Author

Winnipeg Public Library

Description

This set of documents support the planning and delivery of a Family Literacy Fun Day event at Winnipeg Public Library.
This is a two hour (duration can be adjusted) come and go event for families to drop in and participate in literacy-based activity stations that promote the playful use of reading, writing and numeracy skills.
A passport encourages everyone to take in all the activities. Resource materials are contained in kits and stored centrally at the main downtown branch.
Branch staff book a kit for a specific date and it is sent out through the library’s delivery system.
On return, consumables are replaced. Volunteers are also arranged centrally by contacting teen members of the library’s Youth Advisory Councils.
The “FLFD Station Instructions KIT B” document is an example of one kit’s signage and instructions for display at each station.

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Early Literacy - Rhyme Booklets (Baby & Toddlers) - English & French

Author

Winnipeg Public Library

Description

These rhyme booklets are a very popular hand-out at parent & child early literacy programs at the library such as Baby Rhyme Time & Time for Twos, The introduction reinforces the message to parents about using rhymes to develop important language skills in children.  the booklets can also be distributed to child care centres, nursery schools and other community locations, such as clinic waiting rooms and family resource centres.

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Source Library

Early Literacy - Going to Kindergarten

Author

Winnipeg Public Library

Description

A list of picture books that focus on the theme of starting school, these titles can help parents and caregiviers talk with young children about this exciting new experience, Great to distribute to families of incoming kindergarten students and at "welcome to kindergarten" events.

Training Guide File

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