Live Webinars

6.26.2018 - A Design Thinking Approach to Encore Career Exploration: Help Your 50+ Patrons (or Yourself) Discover the Next Act
An Encore Career has been described as “a movement of millions of people who are using our passions, skills and decades of experience to make a difference in our communities and the world" (Marc Freedman CEO Encore.org).  . . .
7.2.2018 - 30 Minute eClassroom: Consumer Health Complete & Medline Plus
Join us online for this short, hands-on course in accessing and using the  OPLIN databases Netwellness  and Consumer Health Complete available to staff in any Ohio library. . . .
7.5.2018 - Time Management vs. Energy Management Your Secret to Success!
Welcome to the trust & value economy! An economy that is fast-paced, constantly changing and just trying to keep up is a struggle. This is a new economy where the strategies of time management and making your “to do” list are not only . . .
7.10.2018 - Designing the Future: Using Human-Centered Design to Implement Service Improvements
The challenges facing librarians are real, complex and varied. As such, they require new perspectives, new tools and new approaches. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Chicago Public Library and Aarhus . . .
7.11.2018 - Time Management: Yours and Theirs
Almost everyone has more to do than they can get to in any one day.  When you become a manager/supervisor you generally inherit even more things to do in even less time.  Poor personal time management skills take a toll on us as individuals . . .
7.18.2018 - Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Training for Management
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8.1.2018 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
8.2.2018 - Programming for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Rhonda Johnston, Adult Outreach Coordinator,  Reed Memorial Library, focuses on connecting historically underserved populations with library resources. She has transformed the story time for adults with developmental disabilities into a fun and . . .
8.7.2018 - Canva Creative
This webinar will introduce library staff to Canva and share how Cuyahoga Falls Library is using their account to create easy and attractive signage, assist with social media marketing and increase circulation.  . . .
8.15.2018 - A Firm Grasp: The Nonverbals of Influential Leaders
Use body language to persuade others, manage conflict, project authority and work towards generating positive and welcoming professional connections. . . .
8.21.2018 - Best Practices in Performance Documentation
Proper employee performance documentation can protect a library from future litigation and benefits its employees by providing concrete and specific feedback on areas in need of improvement. . . .
8.23.2018 - Levy Webinar for All
Do you wonder what's involved with a levy campaign?  Want to know what you can and cannot do as a staff member to support your library's levy?  Are you concerned you will say or do something incorrect?  This program is for . . .
9.12.2018 - Library Website Design: Is Your Site an Obstacle Course?
Library websites can be prone to a number of issues that frustrate their users. Many sites use outdated conventions, anecdotal "data" or fail to use standard practices, resulting in poor experiences for patrons, and a loss of credibility . . .
9.19.2018 - They're Not Kids Anymore: Adult Learning Basics for Library Program Planners
Do you design technology programs and classes for adult patrons in your community? If so, it’s important to understand the basics about how adults learn, where their motivation comes from, and what it takes to keep them engaged. Join Monica . . .
10.10.2018 - Creating Programs for Patrons in Their 20s and 30s
Presenters will discuss their experience with programming for Millennials, including establishing a new program series, developing a brand, and marketing techniques.  Attendees will learn about specific programs such as bar trivia, a book club . . .
10.17.2018 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .
10.24.2018 - Homework Help Centers
Come hear about the Westerville Public Library’s Homework Help Center and other library homework centers. . . .
10.31.2018 - Reference Reboot: Refreshing Your Reference Interview and Information Searching Skills
Every once in a while, we all need a "reboot" to keep our skills fresh. While we may provide information to patrons on a daily basis, sometimes we need to step back and re-assess what we're doing from an objective perspective. This webinar . . .
11.13.2018 - College Readiness: A collaboration between local schools and colleges
As the number of students enrolled in College Credit Plus courses continues to rise across the state, many colleges and universities find themselves challenged to adequately serve and provide support to this unique group of students.  Columbus . . .
11.16.2018 - 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, friend, or even themselves.  Learn about the new emerging tech products that your patrons may likely want, have . . .
11.28.2018 - Beyond Rosetta Stone: How Libraries Can Support English Language Learners
Providing Library access to English Language Learners (ELL) can be much more than developing your foreign language and ESL collections.  Those learning English can have more pressing information needs and all staff can play a part in creating a . . .
12.10.2018 - Smart Voice Assistants
Have you ever wanted your own personal assistant, one that can help you with everyday tasks and information as you need it?  This is possible today with smart voice assistants! Devices and software like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Siri are . . .