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February 2020

Teaching Tech to Library Patrons: The Current Landscape

February 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Staff have long served as technology instructors to our communities; what does that role look like in the year 2020 and beyond? This presentation will look at common topics, suggested curriculum, and best practices.A variety of approaches will be covered, including one-on-one, small group, drop-in, and passive instruction. With the right preparation and delivery, libraries can continue to help their patrons navigate the rapidly changing tech landscape!Nick Tanzi ~ BiographyNick Tanzi has been incorporating emerging technologies into the library as…

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Best Children’s Books of 2019

February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2018, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming. In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:Be up to date on recently released board books, picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books for…

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March 2020

The Best of 2019 and Most Anticipated of 2020 Comics and Graphic Novels

March 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Amanda Jacobs Foust, a longtime advocate for comics and graphic novels in libraries, will provide an overview of the best comics and graphic novels for children, teens and adults from 2019 and look ahead at the most anticipated titles expected in 2020 with an eye towards how to best serve and provide patrons with unique and diverse titles.In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn:Recommended comics and graphic novels for readers advisory and collection developmentPopular and lesser-known publishersResources for…

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How to Coordinate Popular Author Events at Your Library

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Want to learn how to coordinate popular author event by creating a memorable experience for your author and attendees? This webinar is for you! This program will give you tools including Mj’s Author VIP Form to gather unique details about the author before his or her appearance.Then, you will learn to use Mj Callaway’s easy-to-implement marketing formula, Author Countdown, to generate event interest. Hear how to kick off a pre-event meet & greet with VIPs.We will also discuss why and…

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The Art of Supervising Others

March 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Supervising others can provide some of the most rewarding, frustrating and difficult experiences in any workplace. And supervising others is critical to the success of any department or organization as it is a critical component to retaining and helping employees meet their goals and expectations.This informative and interactive program will provide supervisors, new and/or experienced, and those aspiring to be a supervisor, the tools, knowledge and skills to maximize productivity, effectiveness and communication with their employees. Specifically, we will discuss:…

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