Live Webinars

1.24.2022 - Staff Development Week: Staff Care as Community Care
Monday, January 24, 2022 . . .
2.1.2022 - Teen Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities
Get ready to experience the Oceans of Possibilities.  This year’s teen summer reading program will begin with a conversation about getting to know your teens presented by Mark Tidrick of Cleveland Public Library.  Next we will go . . .
2.2.2022 - Cyber Security for ALL Staff
This informational online workshop will focus on security threats stemming from user activities.  Topics of concern will be emails, password protection, and Internet safety.  For example, identifying suspicious or fraudulent emails, knowing . . .
2.3.2022 - What the Heck Happened? 2021 Employment Law Update: Part II
Scott will give you all the TOOLS you need to comply with these legal changes IMMEDIATELY,  . . .
2.3.2022 - Academic Library 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 . . .
2.8.2022 - Interest Based Bargaining
Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB) is an alternative to traditional collective bargaining and focuses on collaboration and exploring party interests. This highly interactive webinar will cover the principles of IBB, and participants will have a hands-on . . .
2.10.2022 - Transforming your Library and Community Through Relationship-Focused Service
Authentically connecting with people through kindness and compassion is more important than ever. Libraries are perfectly positioned to enhance social connections and positively impact lives through thoughtful and dependable patron service.  . . .
2.15.2022 - Adult Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities
Oceans of Possibilities is the theme for the adult summer reading program.  This year we will be hosting a virtual adult programming palooza during which everyone will have the opportunity to hear about treasure hunts involving the . . .
2.16.2022 - Fundraising 401: Planned Giving Basics: What Is Planned Giving and Why it Should Be a Part of Every Fundraising Program
Small organizations often avoid promoting planned giving opportunities to donors. Many don’t know where to start and others are nervous because planned giving seems too complex to manage. This session will focus on the basics of planned giving . . .
2.17.2022 - Re-Training the Library: How Cross-Training Saved Our Library
Libraries have faced insurmountable changes in the past year. How can libraries carefully adapt to this new normal and keep their team spirit?  Our panelists will discuss how they were successful in getting their teams on board with . . .
2.24.2022 - Hybrid Programming: A Conversation about Equipment to Engagement
No one has completely conquered hybrid programming.  However, this webinar will provide some input from the libraries that have implemented it.  CJ Lynce, Assistant Director of Westlake Porter Public Library will share information . . .
3.1.2022 - Popular Library Book Repair (or How to Keep Captain Underpants on the Shelf for One More Year)
Want to get a little more life from your paperbacks? Need a few more circs on your best sellers before they fall apart? If so, then this program is for you! Loaded with useful information on how to get the most from your collection, this program . . .
3.2.2022 - Microsoft Account (with OneDrive and Office 365)
Microsoft has designed online accounts to utilize a wide array of services.  The apps and services are made available using personal, business, or school accounts.  This course will focus on standard features available to all accounts . . .
3.2.2022 - Directors Virtual Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other directors.    This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email  a . . .
3.3.2022 - Recruitment Strategies for Hiring Non-Librarian Professional Positions
Knowing which recruitment strategies to use for hiring non-librarian professional positions has always been a challenge in our libraries, and has been especially difficult during the Pandemic.    In this course, you will learn creative . . .
3.4.2022 - Human Resource and Fiscal Officer Virtual Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with your peers.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You will receive a link in your email when you register and 1 hour before the . . .
3.9.2022 - Library Summer Program Marketing Crash Course
Cari Hillman, Community Engagement Director of the MidPointe Library System shares marketing tips and tricks to help make your summer a success. Scalable to libraries of all sizes, this session will outline the power of a comprehensive marketing plan . . .
3.10.2022 - Mental Health First Aid: A Virtual Training and Certification Course
Mental Health First Aid is a training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical . . .
3.10.2022 - IT Network Meeting
Join your fellow IT peers to share your successes and challenges.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly for all devices.  You will receive a link in your email when you register and 2 hours before the meeting.  . . .
3.16.2022 - Fundraising 501: Developing effective marketing strategies and compelling messages to attract, engage and retain donors
Your donors and prospective donors are bombarded with information – just like the rest of us. In fact, the average person encounters an estimated 6,000-10,000 marketing messages/ads per day both online and in person. Participants in this . . .
3.17.2022 - Change Course without Rocking the Boat
As new supervisors you may find unresolved challenges with your staff that need to be addressed sooner rather than later.  How do you go about addressing something that might have been brewing for a long time without Rocking the Boat?  . . .
3.23.2022 - Putting It Out There: Diversity and Dewey in Adult Nonfiction
This is for new adult paraprofessionals/librarians or staff who may be new to collecting, providing reader's advisory or creating displays for the diverse non-fiction found throughout library collections. . . .
3.29.2022 - Outreach Virtual Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other staff involved in library outreach.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email  a reminder 2 hours before the meeting. We hope you will join us. Please send . . .
4.5.2022 - Consistent Programming and Unrelenting Empathy: Building a Teen Audience
Reaching the teens in your community can be tough even in the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us wondering: where did all the teens go?  Join Steve Moser and Sarah Amazing, long-time teen librarians, as we share our . . .
4.13.2022 - Resolving Conflict through Trust and Team Building
Whether you are a new a supervisor or a seasoned manager, this interactive webinar will help you enhance your skills in managing your team. The webinar will focus on building a cohesive team and creating and maintaining trust. It will also provide a . . .
4.19.2022 - Authentic Voices in Children’s and Teen Literature: What’s Socioeconomics Got to Do with It?
A superb high school librarian, in a discussion of making a place for all stories, explained the groups she was expanding her collection to more accurately and completely represent.  When I asked about voices of those living in generational . . .
4.28.2022 - Embracing Equity in Cataloging: Critical cataloging steps you can take
Critical cataloging as a subset of Critical Librarianship has been around for decades but has been getting more well-known and gaining support recently. In this presentation we will review what critical cataloging is, the changes that the Library of . . .
5.3.2022 - Youth Services (Children & Teen) Virtual Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your successes and challenges with your peers.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email and a reminder 2 hours before the meeting. We hope you will join us. Please send agenda items/questions to Melissa . . .
5.11.2022 - Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide . . .
5.12.2022 - Windows 11 Upgrade
Microsoft provides Windows with a fresh new look with updates and enhancements to its apps, settings, and basic features.  Participants will be exposed to the new changes to the basic interface as well as functional enhancements to improve the . . .
5.12.2022 - Public Relations and Marketing Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with your peers. This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly to all devices.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email  a reminder 2 hours before the . . .
5.17.2022 - Adult Services Virtual Networking Meeting
Here is an opportunity to talk with your peers to share ideas, successes and challenges.  This meeting will be held through Zoom which is user friendly for all devices.  You will receive a link in your confirmation email and a reminder 2 . . .
5.18.2022 - Handling Patron Content Concerns in Challenging Times
Designed primarily for front-line library staff, Handling Patron Content Concerns in Challenging Times will provide tips and advice for dealing with informal challenges to library materials that are occurring across the United States. During this . . .
6.1.2022 - HR Stuff that Every Supervisor Should Know: Part I
 Join Pam Linger, retired human resources manager, to learn what you should know as a supervisor when it comes to human resources. . . .
6.2.2022 - Enhancing Collaboration with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams gained considerable traction during the pandemic and has been increasingly popular as a “full service” business communications platform. Teams offers video conferencing, file storage, and application integrations. It can . . .
6.9.2022 - Introduction to Web Accessibility
In this 90-minute webinar you'll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States and how to begin to evaluate your own library's site for potential issues. We'll also discuss some common . . .
6.14.2022 - Google Products: An Overview
Countless people have Gmail accounts but many of the other applications in the Google suite go unused. Although applications like Google Drive and Google Docs have a reputation for being less intuitive than other popular platforms, they can still be . . .
6.15.2022 - Special Libraries Network Meeting
Join us for networking meeting of special libraries.  Come share your successes and challenges with your fellow special libraries colleagues.  This wiil be virtual via Zoom you will receive the link to the meeting 2 hours prior to the . . .
6.22.2022 - HR Stuff that Every Supervisor Should Know: Part II
 Join Pam Linger, retired human resources manager, to learn what you should know as a supervisor when it comes to human resources. . . .
8.16.2022 - Boosting Your Leadership Self Confidence
This webinar offers positive actions leaders must take to help break free from stress, perfectionism and self-doubt so they can find the confidence to work and lead effectively. . . .