Live Webinars

9.28.2020 - Poster Session: Putting the TEAM in STEAM Week
What do you do when your annual STEAM Week is thrown into a pandemic? At Westlake Porter Public Library, you work as a team! See how we were able to pull off a virtual and socially distanced STEAM Week on short notice, and still had fun! . . .
9.29.2020 - Poster Session: WebEx, Teams, and Zoom, Oh My! Let's Try Remo!
Virtual events and programs have become an integral part of library services and outreach as of late. Many are using platforms like Zoom, WebEx, and Teams to provide these services for their staff and patrons, but these are often not as robust as we . . .
9.29.2020 - Your Makerspace Why
Let’s examine how to design makerspace programming to engage your patrons. We’ll focus on purposeful making, community voice, and inclusive practices. The presenter will also discuss her MakerCare initiative, a maker . . .
9.30.2020 - Poster Session: Ana-Tour-Me: 3D Modeling's Use in Individualising Anatomy Education in the 21st Century
In this session, Dr. Regula will do a walk through of a virtual anatomy program for instructional purposes that fit all learning levels, and follow up with a tutorial of an anatomical database to construct individualized study tools including 3D . . .
9.30.2020 - Public Relations and Marketing Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers and learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  . . .
10.1.2020 - Whose Lives Matter?
There is a limit of 40 attendees for this online workshop in order to provide an optimal experience.  There will be an extensive discussion and we ask that you do not register if you are unable to attend this live event. . . .
10.7.2020 - Raising the Bar! Tools for Continuous Improvement with Your Customer Service Team
Management thinker Peter Drucker said “what gets measured gets managed”. How do you measure success(es) with your customer service team? And how do you manage your team to build upon those successes to raise the bar to achieve more? . . .
10.8.2020 - Project Management 101
Have you ever been given a project and been told “Go!”. Or had an idea for a project and wasn’t sure how to go about proposing and planning it? This course will cover tips, tools, and techniques to help library staff, that are new . . .
10.9.2020 - Human Resource and Fiscal Officer Virtual Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers and learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  . . .
10.14.2020 - Strategic Leadership
This Webinar will provide a brief overview of strategic leadership, provide you with tools to infuse strategic thinking into your library operations, and will discuss strategic leadership  in a post-COVID library world. . . .
10.15.2020 - It's a Manager/Supervisor's Job to Motivate Staff
Great things happen when people are motivated.  However,  we often think that everyone comes to the job already motivated or they should be as motivated as others around them. Either rarely happens and therefore, it is the . . .
10.21.2020 - How to teach students and patrons to fact-check like a pro
Dive deep into the tools and skills needed to verify the authenticity of information, and learn to create engaging fact-checking investigations that inspire students and patrons to investigate viral content. Access to News Literacy Project resources . . .
10.22.2020 - Respecting Authority: An Intro to Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
Subject cataloging gets a bad rap as fussy and hard to learn. While mastery takes time, there are smaller steps copy catalogers can take to expand their knowledge and improve the use of subject terms in their catalogs. This brief workshop will . . .
10.27.2020 - The Show Must Go Online: Virtual Performances at Your Library
With in-person rehearsals and performances impossible for the annual teen summer play at the Twinsburg Public Library, Julia Fisher embarked on a wild journey to write and direct an all-virtual production. Learn from her trials and triumphs in . . .
11.4.2020 - Leveraging Libraries as a Resource for Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors
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11.5.2020 - Adult Services Virtual Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers to learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You . . .
11.10.2020 - Marketing Automation in Public Libraries
Join us to discover how marketing automation can streamline your customer engagement, help strengthen the library brand and build awareness of all the wonderful things your library offers the community.  Hear how libraries around the world are . . .
11.10.2020 - Facilities and Admin Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers and learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  . . .
11.12.2020 - Organizing Chaos: Training for a Library Service Platform Migration
When a library system moves to a new service platform, it can feel chaotic and disruptive. The whole staff needs to be trained at the same time, while the implementation team is still actively working on configuration and data migration. How do you . . .
11.12.2020 - Youth Services (Children & Teen) Virtual Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers to learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You . . .
11.18.2020 - Just Right Books-How to use text complexity and reading levels in your readers' advisory for kids
Sometimes it may feel like library staff, educators, and parents all speak different languages, even though they may all have the same literacy and educational goals for their community. This webinar is designed for any library staff member who . . .
11.19.2020 - Coping in a New World: How to continue to thrive and cope while providing public service
Participants will engage in learning around ways to take care of ourselves and provide quality public service during COVID. . . .
11.19.2020 - IT Network Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers and learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  . . .
11.20.2020 - 2020 Hottest Tech Toys for the Holidays
It’s that time of year again!  It's the time that everyone begins their search to find the best toys for their loved one, friends, or even themselves.  Learn about the new emerging tech products that your patrons may likely want, have . . .
12.1.2020 - Youth Book Buzz Presented by Penguin Random House
Join Amanda Fensch, Library Sales Manager for Penguin Random House, as she brings you upcoming titles you need to know about! It’ll be a fast and fun 60 minutes, and handouts and the Powerpoint will be provided. . . .
12.1.2020 - Technical Services Virtual Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers to learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You . . .
12.1.2020 - Outreach Virtual Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers to learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You . . .
12.2.2020 - Directors Virtual Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers to learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You . . .
12.7.2020 - Teen Virtual Networking Meeting
We know these uncertain times are a challenge for everyone.  Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers and learn how they are managing this crisis.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  . . .
12.9.2020 - Adult Book Buzz Presented by Penguin Random House
Join Amanda Fensch, Library Sales Manager for Penguin Random House, as she brings you upcoming titles you need to know about! It’ll be a fast and fun 60 minutes, and handouts and the Powerpoint will be provided. . . .
1.25.2021 - Staff Development Week
We are excited to bring you a week-long staff development opportunity.  The week-long event, "Positive, Proactive and Prepared," will feature an opening Keynote speaker, a closing Keynote speaker and 7 breakout . . .