Message from Karla Palichuk, YRL Director.
Please note that the YRL update emails have transitioned to once a week on Wednesday, unless an emergent issue arises.
This update includes information on:
- New Library Personnel Workshop tomorrow
- Fine free libraries
- Virtual literary conference on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children’s literature
- Board Leadership Calgary free webinars for non-profits
- Your employee refuses to wear a mask – now what?
New Library Personnel Workshop tomorrow
- Thursday, October 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m.: During this casual afternoon virtual session, you will meet YRL staff, receive an orientation to the host of services that YRL offers, virtually tour our space, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Register
Fine free libraries
- If your library has fully or partially eliminated fines for overdue materials and you want this noted on a national list, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual literary conference on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children’s literature
- Tuesday, November 10, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Representation of Indigenous Cultures in Canadian Picture Books: IBBY Canada and Communication-Jeunesse are pleased to present a virtual literary conference on a very important subject: Why is it important that the diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures, languages and experiences be represented in picture books? How do you select and share authentic and relevant Indigenous children’s literature? Acclaimed authors and educators Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis (Nishnaabe/Nipissing First Nation) and Monique Gray Smith (Cree, Lakota, Scottish) will discuss these topics, complemented by children’s books suggestions. Register
Board Leadership Calgary webinars for non-profits
- Saturday, November 7, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Introduction to the Essentials of Effective Partnerships: Demand for community services is rising and the complexity of the challenges is greater than any one single entity. At the same time, funding is in decline and Covid-19 pandemic layered on creates an entirely uncertain future that requires new thinking and approaches. One thing that feels certain is that a collaborative future will be essential for sustainable, just and inclusive communities. But partnerships are hard work and success is not guaranteed. This 90-minute webinar introduces you to some of the essential of effective partnerships to help you and your partners successfully achieve “more than the sum of the parts” results. Register
- Saturday, November 21, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Cash Flow Management in Times of Uncertainty: In today’s challenging and constantly shifting business landscape, many non-profits are feeling overwhelmed and left wondering what more they could be doing to elevate and protect their organizations during a deeply impacted economic time. To increase your chances of successfully pulling through the storm, it is paramount to have a full understanding of your current cash flow situation and how you could apply best practices that not only mitigate cash flow loss, but also provide room for opportunity. Register
- Saturday, December 5, 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Anti-Racism and Equity is for Everyone: We’re living in a moment of racial reckoning. Since the murder of George Floyd, the scale of Black Lives Matter protests, from grassroots organizations to registered charities, individuals and community organizers must consider what this cultural revolution is asking of us. Many non-profits are wondering how they can best respond to this moment and how they can hold themselves accountable to their Black, Indigenous, and racialized community members. But taking action is not easy, and many may be paralyzed into inaction. In this two-hour session, we will talk about why taking action to address racism is critical for non-profits to do, and how to overcome the barriers and challenges they may encounter as they begin this work. Register
Your employee refuses to wear a mask – now what?
- You’ve probably seen video clips of people who refuse to wear masks in public getting into arguments, fights and all sorts of foolishness. But what happens when those people work for your organization? It’s important to understand what’s going on psychologically when employees don’t wear masks and once you’re able to understand this, you can then adopt an approach to get reluctant staff to observe safety guidelines. This article from TLNT Talent Management & HR explains the reason people won’t change and how to get people to listen to you by listening to them.
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