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Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Discord Servers? In My Library? - Webinar (05/30/23)

Looking for a free, innovative way to connect with tweens and teens at your library?

Join us to learn all about Discord, an online discussion platform that can be used for passive and active programs, marketing, reference, readers' advisory, and community building.

Why should you use Discord at your library? What types of channels and posts are useful to this age group? How can you manage arguments, prevent cyberbullying, and ensure that the server is a safe space for everyone? How can traditional library services like reference and readers' advisory be converted to a convenient virtual format? Discover the answers to these questions and more with the advice of two librarians who've been there.

Virtual Trainers: Jessie Bond & Emily Fogle

Jessie Bond is a youth services librarian who has been in the field for five years. In that time, she has shelved books, made countless recommendations, hired outside performers, collaborated with community organizations, run craft programs, and answered burning questions about dragons, princesses, and other important subjects. Currently, Jessie works at the Morton Grove Public Library, where she serves as School Liaison, working to connect teachers and children in grades K-8 with library resources.

Emily Fogle has spent over six years as a youth services librarian at the Glencoe Public Library. She is particularly passionate about teen and tween services, knows too much about Dog Man, and has convinced at least seven parents to let their kids dye their hair.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.