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Ila Langner

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The Extra Ingredient to IQ: Emotional Intelligence

Nick Hedrick teaches us how to improve our Emotional Intelligence through identification of our weaknesses in the five Emotional Intelligence elements.

Ila Langner
08/06/2020 - 10:00 PM

In the Library, Everything Starts with Picture Books!

Learn the history of the picture book and how librarians use them. Celebrate Picture Book Month!

Ila Langner
08/01/2020 - 10:00 AM

Pathfinders John Savercool and Marian Nguyen: SJPL Works Job Experts!

Librarians John Savercool and Marian Nguyen have reopened San Jose Public Library's Works, a career center. They have valuable new Zoom classes for job searchers four days a week!

Ila Langner
07/20/2020 - 10:00 AM

The Social Media Platform that Derailed a Presidential Rally: Tiktok

Tiktok is a three-year-old short form video social media site. Though new, Tiktok is widely used by Generation Z teens.

Ila Langner
07/15/2020 - 10:00 PM

Pathfinder Jeff Brenion: Minecraft Library Program Pioneer

Librarian Jeff Brenion is utilizing the gaming platform Minecraft in innovative and engaging ways at the library.

Ila Langner
07/08/2020 - 10:00 PM

Showing You Care: Active Listening

Active listening is a hard skill to practice in everyday conversation. Learn how to overcome the barriers!

Ila Langner
06/30/2020 - 10:00 PM

The Season of Obon Without Obon: My Favorite Obon Recipes

Summer is the time when Japanese Americans celebrate Obon. In the time of COVID-19, Obon has gone virtual, but my appetite for Obon foods has not! I share some easy to make Obon food recipes.

Ila Langner
06/27/2020 - 10:00 PM

Zoomed Out at >100 Participants? Consider Live Stream on YouTube!

An alternative to meeting on Zoom is to present your meeting on YouTube to select participants.

Ila Langner
06/17/2020 - 10:00 PM

Pathfinder Marsha Malcolm: Learning Circles for You and Me!

Librarian Marsha Malcolm advocates and promotes Learning Circles, a way to meet the needs for those who seek a "guided experience."

Ila Langner
06/10/2020 - 10:00 PM

Squash That Public Speaking Phobia!

Confidently speaking in public increases the impact of your presentation. Learn how to overcome those butterflies and design an effective presentation.

Ila Langner
06/06/2020 - 10:00 PM

Being Present: The Practice of Mindfulness

Learn about the benefits, techniques, and work applications of the practice of mindfulness. Find a positive way to find inner peace!

Ila Langner
05/28/2020 - 10:00 PM

Looking at That Screen: How to Make it Active!

What is active learning? Nick Hedrick teaches us strategies. Learn how to utilize these strategies in online learning.

Ila Langner
05/23/2020 - 10:00 PM