Live Webinars

2.20.2019 - Services for Immigrants (and your community) - Lessons Learned from Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans
In her book Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans, Jennifer Koerber reviewed programs and services provided by more than 20 libraries across the country. In this webinar, she'll share 5 case studies and highlight the best practices they . . .
2.27.2019 - I Didn't Know You Did That! - Public Library Board Game Circulation
Spend an agreeable hour learning how to write a board game circulation policy that aligns with your library’s mission and strategic plan, how to determine your audience, what type of games you should invest in, and the best places to purchase . . .
2.28.2019 - Graphic Novel Collection Development
Comics - those are for kids that love capes, right? Wrong! Learn how to develop a well rounded Graphic Novel & Manga collection for your patrons based on what's popular, what's appropriate, and what's fun. . . .
3.6.2019 - Human Trafficking 101
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3.13.2019 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
3.14.2019 - Tools to Improve Your Workflow and Increase Productivity
Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? This  informative webinar is filled with online (and free!) . . .
3.20.2019 - Tweens...After School Behavior: To Battle or Engage?
Do you dread the after school crowd? Tired of shushing over and over and getting nowhere? Stuck in a rut in programming for your tweens? This webinar will help give you some ideas and information to help you with your tween crowd. . . .
4.2.2019 - What are they thinking? Teen behavior in Your Library
We work hard to plan services to attract teens, but there are times when teen behavior can make us stop to wonder what’s going on inside their head. Most people can see that teens are growing at a fast pace, but forget that their brains have . . .
4.10.2019 - Effective Workplace Communication for New Supervisors
Experts suggest that we are communicating in one way or another more than 90% of the time we are awake! Communication can be positive or negative, verbal, non-verbal or in writing.  Communicating effectively is a learned skill that requires . . .
4.18.2019 - Increase Library Usage Through Strategic Merchandising
There's a lot of science and psychology in the retail merchandising world that can benefit your library. In fact, it can not only invigorate and improve your everyday displays and signage, it can also increase your usage statistics. Trying it doesn't . . .
5.1.2019 - Serving Forgotten Patrons: Libraries in the Fight Against Alzheimer's Dementia
Alzheimer’s dementia already affects more than 5 million Americans and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States; all predictions are for even more rapid spread as the Baby Boomers age. Libraries in many cases have been slow . . .
5.14.2019 - RDA in Practice: Enrichment vs. Original Cataloging
Join us for an overview of RDA and its use in enrichment vs. original cataloging.   . . .
5.15.2019 - Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web
Do you spend a good part of your job working with graphics, social media or websites? The web is filled with tools vying for your attention, but some of the best lie waiting under the radar. Learn about these online gems, which you can use to . . .
6.5.2019 - HR Stuff that Every Supervisor Should Know
In order to successfully lead others, supervisors need to feel empowered, knowledgeable, capable of exciting their team members and inspiring them to do their best work every day. Join Robin S. Wood as she walks you through the basics of Human . . .
6.11.2019 - Creating a Resume Review Program for Your Library
Want to provide a new service for your patron while also promoting your resources? Consider creating a resume review program for your patrons. This type of program allows your library to build relationships within your community and show how . . .
6.12.2019 - Caring for the Mind
Library staff are often the first line of response for mental health issues, whether answering questions or dealing with afflicted patrons. In this class, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information using the best . . .
6.19.2019 - Team + Work = TEAMWORK
“Teamwork” can’t exist unless you have a motivated “TEAM” and are willing to put in “WORK”.  In this presentation, we will discuss how to facilitate a staff development session that demonstrates how . . .
6.26.2019 - Bullet Journal Basics
Have you seen bullet journaling on social media? Are you wondering what it's all about? This webinar will teach you about bullet journaling, which is a flexible organization method that can be your planner, to-do list, notebook, calendar, and more - . . .
6.27.2019 - Brainstorming and Innovation
Brainstorming is an incredibly powerful innovation tool. From solving problems to generating creative, groundbreaking ideas, the act of brainstorming can spark fresh and extraordinary concepts, vision and actions.  However, is there a . . .
7.10.2019 - 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 . . .
9.18.2019 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .
10.10.2019 - 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 . . .