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December 2020

Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements

December 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
$49.00

Learn how to evaluate the organization’s current needs, identify potential partners, and cultivate healthy partnerships. Do you have a “love-hate” relationship with your community partners? You love the potential impact your combined efforts can create but hate how exhausting it is to maintain timely and effective communication. This training teaches nonprofits leaders how to evaluate the organization’s current needs, identify potential partners, and cultivate partnerships that are efficient and effective. Funding For Good’s Marie Palacios will break down the written…

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Reader’s Advisory in a Post COVID World

December 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
$49.00

Join International Readers Advisory expert Becky Spratford as she walks you through her 10 Rules of Readers Advisory. 2020 may not have gone the way anyone planned, but the one thing that this year has definitely taught us is that no matter how much libraries had tried to promote themselves as "more than books," when things were turned upside down, in our world and with our service models, patrons still looked to us, first and foremost, to help them identify…

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Compassion Fatigue During a Crisis

December 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
$49.00

Especially during a crisis, library professionals must be aware of compassion fatigue, and develop strategies to cope with it. Have you ever wondered if you have compassion fatigue? In this interactive and informative program, we will explore the concept of compassion fatigue, which can set in after time spent caring for others. Compassion fatigue is a type of emotional labor that can cause library professionals to burn out and become overwhelmed by stress. Especially during a crisis, library professionals must…

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21 Things to Do For Yourself in 2021

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Free

A New Year approaching is an opportunity to stop, breathe and reflect on who and where we are today and to consider changes for the future. Many of us are in the habit of being busy. So busy in fact, that we leave little time for ourselves which can lead us to a less fulfilling life than we had dreamed and believed was possible. A New Year approaching is an opportunity to stop, breathe and reflect on who and where…

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January 2021

Preparing for the Next Wave of The Pandemic – Fatigued Customers

January 6, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
$69.00

Is your organization ready and are your employees prepared to safely handle the next wave of customer behaviors? New research suggests that pandemic fatigue - the mental exhaustion caused by being in a state of heightened awareness and alertness due to COVID-19 coupled with uncertainty about how the pandemic will develop - is real, and it is already causing an increase in difficult customer behaviors such as resistance to wearing masks and ignoring social distancing guidelines. Is your organization ready and…

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English for Non-Native Professionals

January 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
$28.99

English for Non-native writers helps business professionals with a sound approach to writing effective business documents in English. English for Non-native Writers helps business professionals with a sound approach to writing effective business documents in Standard English. This webinar lays a foundation to help non-native speakers of any language to strengthen their basic English skills. It covers a full range of do’s and don’ts in grammar, style, and linguistic etiquette. As a bonus, Phil will lead you through a flash…

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What to Expect When You’re Constructing

January 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
$28.99

Learn the basics of construction and renovation projects to ensure yours will be a success! Considering a renovation project and don’t know where to start? Hoping to suggest a renovation project to library administration or Board? Learn the basics of construction and renovation projects to ensure yours will be a success! Consultant and former Director of the Union County Library System, Rieta Drinkwine, will provide an overview of the construction process from a public library perspective, including how to get…

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Toolkit for Public Libraries Working with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

January 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
$28.99

This program provides approaches to preventing conflict and creating empathy-driven solutions to patrons experiencing homelessness. Does your library serve community members that do not have a home?This program with give participants approaches on preventing conflict and creating empathy driven problem-solving solutions to patrons experiencing homelessness. The participants will also learn applicable concepts to help implement unconventional, equitable, diverse and inclusive library programs outside of the traditional scope of public libraries. In this informative program attendees will:Understand how to introduce and…

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2020 Readers’ Advisory Year in Review

January 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
$28.99

Join noted readers' advisory expert, Becky Spratford as she walks you through the "highlights" of 2020 in adult leisure reading. Now that the dumpster fire that was 2020 has moved into our rearview, everyone is eager to jump into the fresh start of 2021, but hold up for just a bit longer. Even though many of us would rather forget 2020 ever happened, it is important, every year, to take a step back and look critically at the year that…

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February 2021

Strategic Planning Tips and Tools to Help Your Library Move Forward

February 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
$28.99

Strategic Planning Tips and Tools to Help Your Library Move Forward Should you think about strategic planning in the middle of a crisis? What does a strategic planning process look like in turbulent times? While looking ahead three or more years may be out of the question, strategy is necessary to help your library bring order to the unknown and provide the road map your library needs to feel secure in your decisions and communicate with stakeholders. If your library…

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