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    • June 21, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    This interactive workshop is designed for audiences who would like to learn to better support their LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) co-workers, friends and family. We will discuss a plethora of topics ranging from the difference between sexual identity and gender identity, to particular forms of minority stressors that disproportionately impact the LGBTQ community. We will explore ways to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

    After this workshop we hope that you will have a better understanding of: 

    • LGBTQ Recent Terminology
    • Exploring Minority Stress’ Effects on sexual and gender minority peoples
    • Methods for Creating Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ peoples


    Dr. Samuel M. Colbert, PhD is a counseling psychologist, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD at Ball State University and completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn’s) counseling center. He received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University and his Bachelor of Arts at SUNY Geneseo, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

    Dr. Colbert is a clinician, consultant, educator, and researcher. He practices couples and individual therapy at Philadelphia Couples Therapy, a private group practice in Philadelphia, PA. He has also taught multiple undergraduate courses, including: The Psychology of Sexuality, Multicultural Counseling and Fundamentals of Counseling Skills. He has presented hundreds of LGBTQ+ Skill Building Workshops, with varied audiences including, psychologists at the Annual American Psychological Convention, National Rehabilitation Psychological Conference, and fellows at John’s Hopkins. Informed from his teaching, training, and clinical experiences,

    Dr. Colbert has co-authored a chapter in Navigating Difficult Teaching Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice published by the American Psychological Association. His research includes exploring factors leading to the health and well-being of gender and sexual minority people possessing intersecting identities.

    Sam is honored to continue to share his passion for learning, teaching, and training with the Long Island Library Resources Council!


    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

    Program Recording:  No 


    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,
    • August 20, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom

    In this 90 minute webinar presentation, the presenter will outline the components of a succinct teaching philosophy statement. Participants will reflect on their teaching methods, style, and personality. The teaching philosophy statement articulates your teaching beliefs, values, and assessment activities, and serves as a roadmap that will help navigate your teaching practices. 

    Learning outcomes: 

    At the end of this 90 minute presentation, participants will be able to: 

    1. identify their personal theory of learning;  

    2. articulate their teaching beliefs, practices, and values; 

    3. provide examples of assessment techniques that evaluate student learning; 

    4. develop self-reflective activities to analyze their own teaching; and 

    5. integrate their own unique personality with memorable, engaging teaching practices 

    Presenter: Mark Aaron Polger (they/them)

    Mark Aaron Polger is an academic librarian and information literacy instructor who has been working in libraries since 1992. They received their MLIS degree in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) and has worked as a librarian in public, hospital, and academic libraries. Currently, Mark is the Coordinator of Library Outreach at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY). They have written about library marketing in journals and other publications and has presented nationally at library conferences.

    Mark is the author of 3 books; Engaging Diverse Learners: Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians, co-authored with Scott Sheidlower (2017, Libraries Unlimited), Library Marketing Basics (2019, Rowman and Littlefield), and Library Signage and Wayfinding Design: Communicating Effectively with Your Users (2021, ALA Editions)

    Their research interests include library marketing, outreach, and UX (user experience) design. Currently, Mark is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the open-access, peer reviewed journal Marketing Libraries Journal, which was launched in Fall 2017. Their next book project will be on Library Marketing Post-COVID.


    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    Program Recording: Yes


    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters,

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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