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Safer Online: Strategies and Advice for Librarians - PCI Webinar with Carrie Rogers-Whitehead Safer Online: Strategies and Advice for Librarians How do you help your patrons stay safe online? With cybersecurity issues, financial scams, trolling, bullying and more; there are many hazards for individuals online. This webinar from a digital safety and citizenship expert will share both digital and non-digital advice and strategies [...]
Marketing Your Programs and Services to Millennials - PCI Webinar with Jez Layman Marketing Your Programs and Services to Millennials Competency: Library Management Competencies Sub-Category: Marketing and Public Relations Despite using the library more than generations before them, Millennials and Gen Z remain difficult to reach through traditional forms of library marketing. If they didn’t grow up in the library or have kids [...]
Inbox Zero: Getting Out from Under the Email Avalanche - PCI Webinar with Douglas Crane Inbox Zero: Getting Out from Under the Email Avalanche Competency: Core Technology Competencies Sub-Category: Core Email Email seems to be coming in faster and faster every day. Sometimes it seems so bad that declaring email bankruptcy is a viable option. However, is it possible to keep up with the rapid [...]
20 Tech Trends in 60 Minutes - PCI Webinar with Carrie Rogers-Whitehead 20 Tech Trends in 60 minutes Competency: Core Technology Competencies Sub-Category: Locates and follows information sources to stay informed of new technologies and social tools Librarians go way beyond books and use technology every day. But who has the time to keep up with all that’s changing? Fortunately, we do! [...]
Using Facebook and Email to Build Support - PCI Webinar with PC Sweeney Using Facebook and Email to Build Support Competency: Library Management Sub-Category: Political Advocacy Two of the most powerful digital platforms right now are email and Facebook. While each of these can be used independently, they become powerful when used together. In this session, we’ll look at how to build digital [...]
Social Media for Small Libraries - PCI Webinar with William Ottens Social Media for Small Libraries Competency: Core Internet/Social Media Sub-Category: Uses multiple formats and channels to communicate with library users, potential users and other stakeholders Sometimes it’s hard to see the worth of using Social Media for your small library. For those who are new to social media or those [...]
Digital Storytimes: Digital Media and its Role in Library Programming for Young Children - PCI Webinar with Jill Burket Ragase Digital Storytimes: Digital Media and its role in Library Programming for Young Children Competency: Children’s Services Sub-Category: Provides digital services and spaces appropriate to the developmental needs of children 75% of US households consume digital media. An overwhelming majority of toddlers and preschoolers are already using tablets and touch [...]
Graphic Design on a Dime - PCI Webinar with Emily Correa Graphic Design on a Dime Competency: Learning and Innovation Sub-Topic: Seeks exposure to new ideas, both within and beyond the library field In an increasingly visual world, stunning graphic design is a necessity. Most tight library budgets cannot accommodate luxury designer firms. Even then, graphics often need to be amended [...]
Online Privacy: How to Protect Yourself and Your Patrons - PCI Webinar with Carrie Rogers-Whitehead Online Privacy: How to Protect Yourself and Your Patrons Competency: Public Access Technology Sub-Category: Consults appropriate sources to stay informed of emerging security threats and the most current strategies and tools Now more than ever, your online privacy is at risk. ISPs, advertisers, and many others (including governments and corporations) [...]
Future Telling: Technology Trends Now and Beyond - PCI Webinar with Carrie Rogers-Whitehead Future Telling: Technology Trends Now and Beyond Competency: Technology Competencies Sub-Category: Provides opportunities for staff to explore new technologies in the library environment What are some consumer technology trends for 2017 and beyond? What should you expect to rise, and what will fade? Technology moves fast, especially in libraries, and [...]
Growing Your Brand with Social Media - PCI Webinar with Katie Simmons Growing Your Brand with Social Media Competency: Marketing and Public Relations Sub-Category: Uses multiple formats and channels to communicate with library users, potential users and other stakeholders Social media is everywhere these days, and if your library isn’t “plugged in,” then it is missing out on a huge marketing opportunity. [...]
Implementing a 3D Printing Program @ Your Library - PCI Webinar with Maura Sudkamp Implementing a 3D Printing Program @ Your Library Competency: Technology Planning Sub-Topic: Formulates and implements an ongoing technology planning process The idea of having a 3D printer at your library can be overwhelming. You may be asking yourself questions like: “How can we afford it? How can our patrons benefit? [...]
What You Need to Know about e-Books - PCI Webinar with Amanda Jacobs Foust What You Need to Know about e-Books: The Latest Competency: Public Access Technology Sub-Category: Evaluates and selects software applications appropriate for staff and other users Libraries face unique challenges in providing e-Book services to their patrons. Tune into this webinar for the latest and most up-to-date information on e-Book [...]
Digital Storytelling for Library Advocacy - PCI Webinar with Crystal Schimpf Digital Storytelling for Library Advocacy Competency Category: Community Relations Competency: Builds support for the library among a variety of groups, using the most appropriate methods How can you tell your library’s story to increase public support? Video and other digital media is an attention grabbing method to share stories of library [...]
Marketing Online Tools and Resources - PCI Webinar with Chris Nimi Cheetham-West Marketing Online Tools and Resources Competency: Marketing and Public Relations Sub-Category: Maintains up-to-date awareness of communication tools and media sources used by target audiences Social Media is constantly changing and it is important to know how to manage all the platforms new and old. Many organizations have social media [...]
Reasons Why You May Not Want to Connect To “Free Public Wi-Fi” - PCI Webinar with Maurice Coleman Reasons Why You May Not Want to Connect To “Free Public WIFI”   Competency: Public Access Technology Sub-Category: Consults appropriate sources to stay informed of emerging security threats and the most current strategies and tools Library staff and the public are connecting to WIFI networks at their workplaces, in coffee [...]
Strategic Professional Development and Networking - PCI Webinar with Michael Rodriguez and Brianna Marshall Strategic Professional Development and Networking Competency: Communication Sub-Category: Devises strategies to keep up with emerging tools and techniques, and connects with professional communities to seek and share best practices Eager to connect with other information professionals but not sure where to start? Strategize your professional development and [...]
Tech Time Tips: Using Technology to Better Manage Your Time - PCI Webinar with Carrie Rogers-Whitehead Tech Time Tips: Using Technology to Better Manage Your Time Competency: Personal/Interpersonal Competencies Sub-Category: Manages own and other’s time effectively Technology can be a drain on your time. With social media, emails and more, you can quickly find yourself losing hours online. But technology can also help you manage time. [...]
Essential Entrepreneurial Online Resources - PCI Webinar with Marcus P. Zillman Essential Entrepreneurial Online Resources Competency: Personal/Reference/Business Skills Sub-Category: Understanding the skills that are required for online searches. When you’re starting a business, where do you go to get the help, advice and the tools you need? Many people are going to their libraries! There are plenty of resources out [...]
Finding, Downloading, and Editing Digital Photos for FREE! - PCI Webinart with Crystal Feyerchak Finding, Downloading, and Editing Digital Photos for FREE! Competency: Core Internet Sub-competency: Understands, uses and helps others use the Internet We are more visual. Websites or flyers are more likely to get noticed with striking images. Each image file type has its own strength and weakness. This webinar will explain [...]
Healthcare Online Resources 2016 - PCI Webinar with Marcus P. Zillman Healthcare Online Resources 2016 Competency: Personal/Reference Skills Sub-Category: Understanding the skills that are required for both search entities (search engines, search bots) and directories (indexes, trees and tracers) for the latest healthcare resources that are available online. Understanding the underlining data that is used to recognize healthcare search resources [...]
Pinterest for Libraries - PCI Webinar with Chris Nimi Cheetham-West Pinterest for Libraries Competency: Marketing and Public Relations Sub-Category: Maintains up-to-date awareness of communication tools and media sources used by target audiences Social Media can be overwhelming if you do not know what sites are right for your organization. Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media networks [...]
Where to Find Free and Legal Online Clip Art and Photos - PCI Webinar with Crystal Feyerchak Where to Find Free and Legal Online Clip Art and Photos Competency: Core Internet Sub-competency: Understands, uses and helps others use the Internet; Demonstrates information literacy With the recent removal of the Clip Art library from the Microsoft Office suite, users need to be able to locate and find appropriate [...]
A Marketing Team of Everyone: Modern Advocacy Through Social Applications for Public Libraries - PCI Webinar with Samantha Helmick A Marketing Team of Everyone: Modern Advocacy Through Social Applications for Public Libraries Competency: Marketing and Public Relations Sub-Category: Uses multiple formats and channels to communicate with library users, potential users and other stakeholders Do you want to leverage the popularity of newer mobile social applications for your library? Want [...]
Using YouTube to Enhance Your Marketing - PCI Webinar with Chris N. West Using YouTube to Enhance Your Marketing Competency: Marketing and Public Relations Sub-Category: Understands and Applies Marketing Theory and Practices YouTube is a perfect place for your library to start enhancing your marketing! Can you imagine the benefits to your library of having your video on the first page of [...]
Social Media for your Library: Where to Spend TIME & EFFORT in Building a Social Community - PCI Webinar with Jennifer Grantham Social Media for your Library: Where to Spend TIME & EFFORT in Building a Social Community Competency: Marketing and Public Relations Sub-Category: Maintains up-to-date awareness of communication tools and media sources used by target audiences You are more than aware that you need to be building a social community for [...]
Too Much Information!!! Managing Digital Overload - PCI Webinar with Crystal Schimpf Too Much Information! Managing Digital Overload Do you suffer from information overload? Emails, webinars, listservs, blogs, enews, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook can cause us to short circuit. Learn about your choices for filtering and organizing digital information to increase efficiency and reduce stress (without getting overwhelmed by technical jargon). Gain [...]
Mentoring in Your Library: Onsite and Online - PCI Webinar with Paul Signorelli Mentoring in Your Library: Onsite and Online Great mentoring programs provide significant advantages to those who are mentored, to those who mentor, and to the organizations we serve, but we often overlook the benefits these efforts provide. In this interactive and fun session you’ll learn how to create mentoring opportunities [...]
Best Content Strategies for Your Library’s Social Media Sites - PCI Webinar with Shon Christy and Andrew Sanderbeck Best Content Strategies for Your Library’s Social Media Sites Looking to get a bigger return from your Social Media sites? This fun and interactive webinar program includes an overview on the different social media outlets available to libraries that are looking to connect with past, current, and [...]
Augmented Reality: Seeing Your Library Through Virtual Eyes - PCI Webinar with Holly Klingler Augmented Reality: Seeing Your Library Through Virtual Eyes Augmented reality seems like something out of a science-fiction film, but it is real and very much a part of your library today. Learn about what augmented reality is and how it works. Discover how it is already in and a part [...]
Writing a Social Media Policy for Your Library - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon Writing a Social Media Policy for Your Library Does your library have a social media policy? Chances are, it doesn’t…but it almost certainly should. Learn why you need one, and what points are essential. Discover how writing this kind of policy can be completely different than writing any other kind [...]
Social Media, Library Partnerships and Collaboration: More Than a Tweet - PCI Webinar with Paul Signorelli Social Media, Library Partnerships, and Collaboration: More Than a Tweet Do you think social media is simply another means for accomplishing one-way broadcasts about library offerings and resources? Think again! Think about the benefits of using social media tools for two-way communication to foster partnerships and collaborations! Join us for [...]
Learning and Libraries: Social Media Tools to Facilitate Learning - PCI Webinar with Paul Signorelli Using Social Media Tools to Facilitate Learning in Libraries If you haven’t explored Twitter, Facebook, and other social media tools, you may have the impression that they are good for little more than posting pictures of food and kittens. If you’re ready to move beyond those subjects, you’ll find that [...]
Everything You Need to Know About 3-D Printers, Pens and More for Your Library - PCI Webinar with Andrew Sanderbeck Everything You Need to Know About 3-D Printers, Pens and More for Your Library The revolution is coming! 3-D printers are becoming more popular and affordable and 3-D pens and other technologies are beginning to appear. The questions to consider are: “When should our library make the investment?” and “How [...]
Preparing for e-Reader Season - PCI Webinar with Cari Dubiel & Crystal Williams Preparing for e-Reader Season Since Amazon released the Kindle in 2007, the holiday season has taken on an entirely new meaning for library staff. Every year, we must prepare for new devices, new developments in digital media, and new patrons who have never used a tablet or [...]
Twenty Things You Can Do to Make Your Library’s Website Better Right Now - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon Twenty Things You Can Do to Make Your Library’s Site Better Right Now!  Let’s face it–we can’t always overhaul our library’s entire website. Sometimes, we just need ways to improve on what we have, due to cost, expertise or political barriers. There are lots of things you can do with [...]
Writing for the Library Website - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon Writing for the Library Website Ways to get people to give a darn about your content! Ever get the feeling that nobody is reading your library’s website? Trust your gut on this one; unfortunately, this is the case for much of the content posted on library sites. You may also [...]
Emerging Technologies in Libraries – Part 3 - PCI Webinar with Samantha Chada Emerging Technologies in Libraries – Part Three MOOCs The rate of adoption of emerging technologies in the public library space is challenging to predict. When and if to invest in a technology as it emerges is a critical question, and the answer may dramatically affect the future of your library. [...]
Emerging Technologies in Libraries – Part 2 - PCI Webinar with Samantha Chada Emerging Technologies in Libraries – Part Two Maker Movement The rate of adoption of emerging technologies in the public library space is challenging to predict. When and if to invest in a technology as it emerges is a critical question, and the answer may dramatically affect the future of your [...]
Emerging Technologies in Libraries – Part 1 - PCI Webinar with Samantha Chada Emerging Technologies in Libraries – Part One Digital Delivery of Products and Services The rate of adoption of emerging technologies in the public library space is challenging to predict. When and if to invest in a technology as it emerges is a critical question, and the answer may dramatically affect [...]
Get Over Yourself! Improving Your Library’s Online Presence - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon Get Over Yourself! Improving Your Library’s Online Presence Libraries exist in multiple places these days – not just through their websites, but in social media as well. What are the most common mistakes libraries make online? How can you make your library stand out without violating online community standards? Learn [...]
Your Nook on Steroids - Your Nook on Steroids PCI Webinar with Al Carlson More Tips and Tricks for Nook Users The “humble” e-ink Nook is far more powerful and versatile than most users realize. Although Barnes & Noble sells it as a single purpose tool (Buy our books and read them!), it can easily be made into a multipurpose [...]
Your Kindle on Steroids - Your Kindle on Steroids PCI Webinar with Al Carlson Tips, Tricks and Hidden Powers for Your Kindle Users Your Kindle is a great device from Amazon for reading books.  But your experience doesn’t have to stop there! With the right skills and tools–all of them free–you can use it for books you’ve borrowed from the [...]
When Webinars Attack! Getting from Tedious to Terrific - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon When Webinars Attack! Getting from Tedious to Terrific You’ve been asked (or maybe you actually volunteered) to do a webinar. Now what? You’ve sat through your share of horrendous webinars, and you don’t want to inflict one on anyone else. How do you prepare? How is a webinar different from [...]
Get the Message:  Sending, Receiving, Managing, and Conquering Your Email - PCI Webinar with Anne Abate Get the Message: Sending, Receiving, Managing, and Conquering Your Email For many of us, email has become a primary method of communication. But could we be better at using this medium? How many messages do you receive each day that are unclear or leave the wrong impression?  How many times do you actually do [...]
OverDrive to eReaders - PCI Webinar with Al Carlson OverDrive and E-Readers: Keeping It Simple For Your Users Free library books on your eReader! Who wouldn’t want that? If your library provides eBooks from OverDrive, all your patrons have to do is take them. Well, almost. In real life, it’s a bit complicated getting those books from the web [...]
More Tips and Tricks for Nook Users - PCI Webinar with Al Carlson More Tips and Tricks for Nook Users The “humble” e-ink Nook is far more powerful and versatile than most users realize. Although Barnes & Noble sells it as a single purpose tool (Buy our books and read them!), it can easily be made into a multipurpose tool for information and [...]
More Tips and Tricks for Kindle Users - PCI Webinar with Al Carlson More Tips and Tricks for Kindle Users The “humble” e-ink Kindle is far more powerful and versatile than most users realize. Although Amazon sells it as a single purpose tool (Buy our books and read them!) it can easily be made into a multipurpose tool for information and enjoyment that—unlike [...]
The Nitty Gritty of Social Media Part 4 – Teens, Tweens and Social Media - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon The Nitty Gritty of Social Media Part 4: Teens, Tweens and Social Media We often have assumptions about how teens and Tweens use the Internet. But, are those assumptions true? What kind(s) of social media should your library have? Learn the answers to these questions and many more, as well [...]
The Nitty Gritty of Social Media Part 3 – Tweaking Twitter - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon The Nitty Gritty of Social Media Part 3: Tweaking Twitter Are you getting the most out of Twitter? While Twitter is easy to use, it’s significantly more difficult to use it well. Chances are pretty high that your library is one of the many that makes common mistakes with Twitter that [...]
The Nitty Gritty of Social Media Part 2 – Fine-Tuning Facebook - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon The Nitty Gritty of Social Media Part 2: Fine-Tuning Facebook Sure, it’s incredibly simple to set up a Facebook page for your library. But, then what? How can you really make it useful to visitors? Learn the do’s and don’ts of managing a Facebook page and what you can do [...]
The Nitty Gritty of Social Media Part 1 – How To Fail at Social Media - PCI Webinar with Laura Solomon The Nitty Gritty of Social Media Part 1: How to Fail at Social Media  Lots of experts will tell you how to succeed at social media, but very few will lay out a clear path to failure. Learn what the most common points of failure are for public libraries, and [...]
E-mail Etiquette for the Super Busy - PCI Webinar with Sherry Darden E-Mail Etiquette for the Super-Busy! It’s time for a more mindful approach to dealing with email. An approach that fully embraces a “less is more” strategy. This interactive and insightful webinar from PCI is designed to help you get started on creating and living with your own email best practices. [...]
The Library of the Future: Make Your Plans Now…Before It’s Too Late - PCI Webinar with Al Carlson The Library of the Future: Make Your Plans Now…Before It’s Too Late We know that eBooks are rapidly changing library services.  Some have called eBooks the “third wave”, following library automation and web reference. We also know that the library of the future will be different than the library of today. [...]
Audio Books and OverDrive: Mastering the Download and Transfer Process - PCI Webinar with Al Carlson Audio Books and OverDrive: Mastering the Download and Transfer Process An OverDrive digital download site is a great place for your patrons to get audio books any time they want to “listen to” a good read. Provided, of course, that they can get the audio book from the OverDrive site [...]
OverDrive and E-Readers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Patrons Happier with Your Library’s E-Reading Services - PCI Webinar with Al Carlson OverDrive and E-Readers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Patrons Happier with Your Library’s E-Reading Services An OverDrive digital download collection is a great way for your patrons to get eBooks 24/7; any time they want a good read. Provided they can get the eBook from the OverDrive site to their eReader. [...]
A Course in Miracles: Helping Patrons with their Nook’s, Kindle’s and E-Readers - New examples of electronic reading material—e-books, e-magazines, e-textbooks—are appearing every day as well as devices and software to read them on. Accessing and transferring electronic titles to Nooks, Kindles, and other e-reading devices, however, can be complicated. Join Chad Mairn as he offers best practices to help library staff provide their patrons with a clear [...]
A Course in Miracles: Helping Patrons with their Nook’s, Kindle’s and E-Readers - New examples of electronic reading material—e-books, e-magazines, e-textbooks—are appearing every day as well as devices and software to read them on. Accessing and transferring electronic titles to Nooks, Kindles, and other e-reading devices, however, can be complicated. Join Chad Mairn as he offers best practices to help library staff provide their patrons with a clear [...]
Sending the Right Message – Pitfalls of Email Communication to Avoid - There’s little doubt that email is an efficient tool for communicating information…yet efficient and effective are two very different skills to master. Did you know that email could be one of the most misunderstood communication tools that we use? Why? Because many times, they are poorly written and the receiver has not been given the [...]
Libraries and Facebook: How to Make Even Better Connections With Your Customers and Community Part 1 - “Is Facebook an important marketing and connectivity tool for your library? Some library professionals are getting great results with their Facebook Page, and so should you! This two part webinar series explores how to set up a Facebook page that will create attention and connectivity with your customers and focuses on the “how-to” of using [...]
Ways to Manage your Email that Save Time and Headaches - “How many people have told you that they are “Buried with Email”? Do you have an effective way to organize and process your emails? Most people don’t. Good news! After the completion of this webinar, you will have 4 different methods to choose from! Participants of this webinar will learn and begin to master: Setting [...]