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June 2020

How (and Why) to Do a Simple External Communications Audit

June 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

The way you communicate with the outside world has a lot to do with how people perceive not only your own library, but all other libraries as well. External communication affects library usage, reputation, brand, and even funding.  Since most libraries create their fliers, bookmarks, posters, web pages, social media posts, brochures, etc. as they’re needed, they usually don’t look at them as a whole. This webinar will lay out the steps to perform an external communications audit so you…

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Google Like a Librarian: Search Tips and Tricks

June 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Google is becoming one of the most powerful and prevalent agents of the internet. How can we harness the power of Google to help our patrons? Can we shield our customers from false or inaccurate information? Are we making the best of this titan of the internet?  There are infinite ways to use Google; this webinar will show you how to be a guardian of Google search hacks, services, and boolean operators to hasten the endgame of your results. At…

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Fix Your Facebook! Easy to Implement Strategies for Improving Your Social Media Presence

June 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Sometimes managing your library’s Facebook page can feel like shouting into the void! This presentation pulls back the curtain on Facebook’s algorithm and explores proven methods for increasing engagement with your public using easy-to-follow strategies. Join Nick Tanzi for the interactive and informative webinar and learn how to stop struggling and achieve social media success!

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3D Printers: All You Need to Know

June 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

For the past several years, libraries have begun to embrace 3D printers and Makerspaces. Now more than ever, such equipment is becoming more affordable as well. Should your library implement these technologies? We'll help you decide. Participants will: Learn what 3D printing is and explore various use cases for your library Discuss the necessary resources needed to implement a 3D printing program, including staff, time, and cost Discuss ways to promote 3D printing and its usefulness to your audience  Cari…

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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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August 2020

Decreasing Barriers to Library Use

August 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

The Wake County (North Carolina) Public Library System made decreasing barriers to library use a priority in their strategic and tactical planning. In this informative session participants will explore the common barriers including unnecessary or restrictive policies, difficulties of accessing library facilities, lack of service awareness, and insufficient literacies that WCPL uncovered in their libraries, that might be happening in your library too! Join Ann, Sarah and Katrina and learn how their library has worked to combat the impact of…

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Creating a Diverse Patron Collection

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

In an effort to respond to the needs of an increasingly diverse community, the Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, IA) conducted its first diversity audit. Using the young adult fiction collection, the team was able to pilot this audit process in 2018. By establishing a baseline, the process of conducting an audit as well as collection development was improved over the course of one year as evidenced by the library's second audit in 2019. This interactive and informative program…

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How to Run a Librarian in Training Program for Children

August 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Johnson City (Tennessee) Public Library's Librarian-in-Training program is a 15-week program for children ages nine to twelve that provides an overview of library occupations and services. Children spend two hours in each department of the library, as well as attend a board meeting, over the fifteen sessions, to see how all of the parts contribute to the whole.  In this interactive and informative program, learn how to adapt this program for your library, and share your knowledge and enthusiasm with…

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Revisiting Two Classic Books: Think and Grow Rich and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

August 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$28.99

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" Originally published in the 1940’s, Think and Grow Rich continues to be one of the most popular books today on the power of our thoughts to manifest our reality. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra are powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with effortless joy. When…

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