Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Coaching for Leaders with James Warrick Leaders are most effective when they help others take action. Learn some coaching skills to help people find the clarity to move forward.
Direct download: 20090212_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:29pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: You and Your Aging Parents: Practical Tools to Address Their Changing Needs

 Are you finding it difficult to talk to your parents about their care needs? Learn about community resources, websites and checklists that can help you help them. For this presentation, please download or link to Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families, a handbook published by AARP: http://www.aarp.org/makeadifference/gettinghelp/articles/prepare_to_care.html

Loriann McNeill is the Family Caregiver Support Program coordinator for Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, and has extensive personal and professional experience in family caregiving. Questions? Contact Loriann McNeill at 503-988-3646 x26263

Direct download: 20090128_MCLMcNeill.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 7:50am PST

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with John Patterson Hear a local solar energy expert give an overview of energy conservation with reduction tips that you can use today.
Direct download: 20090205_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 Few things are more stressful than what you've taken on as a caregiver. Learn about  the impact that caregiving can have on your health and well-being, and get tools and resources to help.

Kathy Shannon manages Legacy Caregiver Services, an array of programs designed to assist the family caregiver. Leslie Congleton has worked in the field of aging/caregiving since 1985 and is program coordinator/trainer for Legacy Caregiver Services.

Direct download: 20090121_MCLLegacyCare.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:35pm PST

Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to "futureproof" themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations. This lively and interactive session focuses on the real world trends that are shaping the future of public libraries.

Access to this podcast is provided by the presenters and by Multnomah County Library as a public service, and its use is limited to noncommercial purposes.

Direct download: 013009-Futureproof-PM-Part2of2-EditedByDC.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:13am PST

Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to "futureproof" themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations. This lively and interactive session focuses on the real world trends that are shaping the future of public libraries.

Access to this podcast is provided by the presenters and by Multnomah County Library as a public service, and its use is limited to noncommercial purposes.

Direct download: 013009-Futureproof-PM-Part1of2-EditedByDC.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:00am PST

Seven Practices for the Chronically Nice with Craig English and James Rapson Chronic niceness can cause severe anxiety and undermine careers. Craig English and James Rapson will explore seven powerful practices from their book Anxious to Please. Discover how to transform niceness anxiety into strength and compassion.
Direct download: 20090129_MCLEnglish.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:30am PST

The Bulls-eye Resume: Hitting the Mark with Dawn Rasmussen Attract the attention of prospective employers and compete in a crowded marketplace by creating a targeted, well-designed and strategic resume. Discover key tips that will make you stand out and shine.
Direct download: 20090122_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:27am PST

It's All About People - Really! with Steven Fulmer Business is personal because it depends upon humans; and what odd creatures we can be! Come explore five key human strategies for increasing leadership, communication and decision making skills.
Direct download: 20090115_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:56am PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Combining Work and Care for an Aging Parent: Effects on Health,

 Learn about the stresses and rewards of combining work and elder care, develop effective coping strategies, and get helpful resources.

Margaret B. Neal, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute on Aging at Portland State University and a well-known scholar in the areas of aging, work and family. She has written several books, most recently Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents with Dr. Leslie Hammer.

Direct download: 20090114_MCLNeal.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:30pm PST