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MAGNOLIA Training through MSU Libraries

April 2021 (various dates and topics)

Event Calendar and Registration:

MEMA Disaster Preparedness Training

May 5, 2021 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Register here

Virtual Public Library Directors Meeting

May 6, 2021 at 9:30 am

Zoom link:

External Trainings:

Census Data for Librarians

May 11, 2021

For more information and to register, click here.

The Wyoming State Library maintains a Training Calendar of free library resources. Access it here: 

Summer Library Program:

  • Programming for Children Learn the fundamental aspects of a Children’s Summer Library Program with Jessica Johnson-Williams of the Madison County Library System, with book suggestions, craft ideas, and advice for making things go smoothly (featuring additional resources from Kayla Martin-Gant of MLC).
  • Programming for Teens and Middle Graders Kayla Martin-Gant discusses preparing for summer programming for teens and middle-graders, gives program ideas, and suggests titles to use this summer.
  • Programming for Early Literacy: Join MLC’s Kristen Hillman as she discusses the importance of early literacy work with children and how to apply CSLP’s 2021 theme, Tails & Tales, to your summer reading programming!
  • Summer 2021 Middle-Grade Reads Join Elisabeth Scott for Tails & Tales-themed title suggestions for your middle-grade audience.
  • Adaptive Programming for Disabilities Kristen Hillman explains how to adapt your summer 2021 programming for patrons with disabilities, gives examples of programs to use, and shares some book recommendations for patrons of all ages.
  • Programming for Adults & Seniors Shellie Zeigler digs into different options for adult and senior summer programming and how to do it alongside CSLP’s 2021 theme, Tails & Tales!
  • STE(A)M Programming for Children Charlie Simpkins presents STE(A)M programming related to this year’s CSLP theme.


Mississippi Humanities Council Grant Workshop Join us as we speak with Carol Andersen, Assistant Director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, and learn about funding for humanities programs you want to start or are already running at your libraries, as well as how to complete the MHC grant application and ideas for programs and projects for your community.

Researching Black Ancestry: