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July 2020

Skills for the Accidental Volunteer Coordinator

July 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Volunteers—when properly recruited, interviewed, trained, placed, and supported—provide a tremendous source of assistance for libraries and those they serve. Seeing and treating them as your unpaid staff, furthermore, helps create productive, positive resources that further strengthen your connections to your community.  This highly-interactive webinar will explore ways you can match volunteers with library and community needs in ways that produces a winning situation for everyone, and will provide time for participants to share stories about how they successfully incorporate volunteers…

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Library Outreach Reimagined: Operation Warm

July 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

In this informative program you’ll learn about an exciting new partnership implemented by Operation Warm (a national non-profit) and public libraries all across the United States. A Warm Welcome to the Library is a collaborative event designed to introduce under-served and low-income community residents to everything your local library has to offer.  Allison and Heather will share their recent PLA conference presentation on program origins, the results of a three-year pilot program at 50 sites, and a toolkit for implementations.…

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eSports and Evidence Based Connected Learning

July 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Scholastic esports is the balance between learning and play (centered around electronic/ video games) that meets kids where they are, leveraging their interest and passion for play in the communities they form while gaming.  In this session, two librarians will describe how they were able to capture an audience that doesn't regularly enter a library and offer them a unique opportunity to gain life and potential career skills while competing in online tournaments.  Joined by the esports program specialist from…

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Service to Bilingual Library Patrons

July 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Communicating with patrons can be hard enough when everyone is speaking English. It can be even more difficult when the patron is a non-native English speaker.  In this interactive and informative program, we will address five common types of non-native English speakers and their particular service needs. We will also discuss best practices for front-end staff when assisting bilingual patrons, including methods that facilitate communication when staff speak the target language and when they do not. In addition, the presenters…

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How To Get $10,000 / Month In Free Advertising For Your Library From Google

July 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Someone does a Google search and gets a list of results. On the very top are the "paid listings"—ads placed by companies. Did you know libraries can place ads there too—for FREE? There's a little-known initiative called Google Ad Grants. Every qualifying nonprofit that applies gets a grant of up to $10,000 / month in advertising credit. This allows nonprofits to place ads at the top of Google search results, just like the big players do. Libraries can use the…

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