Collective Force learning sessions

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This part of the site provides access to the video recordings from the series of learning sessions for library staff to support implementation of the Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing action plan.

ALISS learning event 7th July 2022

Angela Fulton, ALISS Programme Partnerships and Engagement Manager and Cameron MacFarlane, ALISS Programme Engagement and Insights Manager , from the Health and Social Care Alliance  give a live demonstration of ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) and  discuss how library staff can use ALISS to: 

  • Signpost library users to services, groups and activities in their local community. 
  • Promote their own library groups, access to meeting space, and library activities for their community ,to support health and wellbeing.
  • Create tailored toolkits for specific communities and user groups.

Video (45 mins)

Sensory Hub learning event 15th August 2022

The Sensory Hub is a platform for people living with sensory loss in Scotland hosted by the Health and Social Care Alliance (Scotland).  In this webinar, Dr Hazel Macfarlane, Senior Sensory Hub Officer shares details of the Hub and its focus on a social model of disability – the principle that  that people are disabled by barriers in society, not by their impairment or difference.  

Building on this way of understanding sensory loss, Hazel discusses with participants how to make libraries more accessible to people with sensory loss including blindness, sight loss, deafness, hearing loss, deaf-blindness and dual sensory loss. 

Video (55 mins)

Digital Explorers showcase 21st September 2022

This learning session explores the potential to use digital equipment such as virtual reality headsets and 3D printers to support people with their health and wellbeing needs. 

This learning event showcases projects that are underway in public libraries in Moray and Orkney.

Nicola Munro, Learning Centre Co-ordinator, Elgin Library, shares details of digital sessions they have hosted over the Summer with families of children with additional support needs and how they use interactive floor projectors with reminiscence groups.

Vikki Kerr, Team Manager, Libraries and Archives, Orkney Library shares how they are using virtual reality headsets to support people with early onset dementia.

Video (50 mins)

Bibliotherapy in schools learning event 29th September 2022

School librarians are well placed to support students to engage with literature that can minimise their emotional distress and enhance their wellbeing.  This virtual learning event, specifically for school library staff, explores how bibliotherapy can be used creatively in a school setting to meet students’ diverse mental health and wellbeing needs.

School Librarians, Lucrezia Gaion and Moira Paton  share how they have successfully delivered bibliotherapy sessions within their own school settings and  suggest resources and training that are available via the Information for Wellbeing site to build your own confidence to offer these sessions.

Video (45 mins)

Making Health Information Accessible to all 29th November 2022

In this 90 minute learning session, James Duncan, Accessible Information Officer, Disability Information Scotland covers web accessibility, software and aids to support users.  He demonstrates tools that can be used to make websites accessible and how to assess if your own website or online resource is fully accessible to users.

James has also provided detailed notes to accompany the video.

Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing - Accessible Information Learning Event from dhiscotland on Vimeo.