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January 2020

Marketing Your Library’s Digital Collection

January 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

While 95% of public libraries lend eBooks, 60% of our patrons indicate a lack of awareness of eBook availability as a barrier to use; this according to a recent Library Journal/School Library Journal poll.As libraries continue to add streaming movies, music, digital magazines and other formats to our collections, our need to engage in effective marketing will only continue to grow.In this interactive and informative presentation we will cover both traditional and digital marketing strategies, and explore best practices. With…

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Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

The prospect of technology planning can seem overwhelming and time-consuming, especially for those who work in an already short-staffed library. However, a robust technology plan can help you create an environment that truly meets the needs of the community your library serves.During this webinar, we will explore the steps to create a practical technology plan that can help move your library and community forward. The session guides attendees on creating a community-based technology plan from the first steps of planning…

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Everything You Can Learn About Podcasting in One Hour

January 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast? Wondering what it would take to take to get started? Well then, this is the webinar for you. Librarian and podcast co-host and producer, Amanda Jacobs Foust, will cover the podcast fundamentals for hosting and producing your own podcast. In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn:Recommended equipment and softwareBest practices for recording and editingHow to host and publish your podcastAmanda Jacobs Foust ~ BiographyAmanda Jacobs Foust is a librarian for…

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February 2020

Digital Tools for the Reference Desk

February 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Are stuck in the tried & true resources, going back to the same resources again and again? Do you wonder if there are more tools you could add to your tool box? Or do you just "Google" wondering if you are finding the best resource? In this session, we'll explore free tools & apps for solving issues with technology and answering reference questions. Join us and add to your toolbox!In this interactive and informative program, attendees will:  gain new tools to…

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Drag Me to Story Hour! How to Present a Dynamic and Successful Drag Queen Story Hour

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

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like, drag queens reading to children. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. This event is geared toward promoting inclusivity and diversity by allowing children to engage with individuals who dress or may express themselves outside expected gender norms in a safe space.This informative session will discuss how some libraries overcame those obstacles, how the…

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