Live Webinars

2.28.2018 - Everyday Disability: Welcoming Patrons with Disabilities
People with disabilities, be it physical, mental, or medical, are among the most disadvantaged in our society. According to the US Department of Labor, only 16% of people with disabilities will complete a Bachelor’s and less than 50% will find . . .
3.7.2018 - Battle of the Books: Teen Edition
How can you encourage young people to read voraciously? Inject some competition into their reading! Join the Director, Benjamin Reid, and Public Services Librarian, Carol Opalka, from Huron Public Library for a webinar on the Erie County Libraries . . .
3.14.2018 - Highly Effective Meetings
Meetings are important to organizations although many times we feel that nothing is accomplished and we have wasted our time.  This webinar will focus on how to run an effective meeting by covering the following topics: . . .
3.28.2018 - Yeah! Passports in the Library
Thinking about becoming a Passport Acceptance Facility?  Learn what to expect when setting up space for accepting passports, training your staff to become Passport Agents and what you can do to make the process run smoothly.  We will share . . .
4.4.2018 - Creating a Coding Club in Your Library
Real advice for real librarians! We all know that STEAM programming is important, but how practical is a coding club in a real library with limitations like budgets, space, and a staff who has never touched code before? Learn how one librarian took . . .
4.11.2018 - Understanding the Myers Briggs Type Indicator for You and Your Library
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment is one of the most popular and well-known personality tests today, taken by 80% of Fortune 500 companies and 89% of Fortune 100 companies according to the CPP. There has recently been a lot of buzz, both . . .
4.17.2018 - Time Management for All
This faced paced webinar will lead you through how to plan, prioritize and schedule for a highly effective day.  Come with your issues and concerns as there will be time for specific questions and concerns.  Don’t miss out on this . . .
4.25.2018 - 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, MBA, MLIS, Assistant Director of Public Service - . . .
5.1.2018 - The Welcoming Library: A Multisensory Approach
You want your library to welcoming.  It is more than just customer service.  You want to surprise and delight your patrons to keep them coming back. . . .
5.2.2018 - 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 . . .
5.9.2018 - School's Out, Now What?: After School Programming for Youth
Do you find it challenging to keep youth engaged after school?  Looking for some new after school programming ideas? Then join us as we hear tips and tricks from youth services librarians on how to keep youth engaged through active and passive . . .
5.22.2018 - Tips and Best Practices for Hosting a Successful Cord Cutting Class
Some people pay for cable and satellite television, others opt for Internet streaming services. The latter group, often known as cord cutters, is a population quickly growing in popularity as the ease and accessibility of online streaming content is . . .
6.6.2018 - We Can't Stop Doing That!
Why is it so easy to start new projects or formulate new procedures and policies, yet so hard to stop doing things that are no longer important, efficient or effective, especially if they were once necessary or successful?  How can you help . . .
6.14.2018 - Personal Librarian Program: What worked, what didn't, and how to get one started
Many colleges and universities are developing personal librarian programs in an effort to reach more students.  Join Jennifer Starkey and Amanda Koziura for a discussion touching on program logistics, assessment, marketing, outreach, . . .
6.20.2018 - Quick Copy Writing Tips that Work
Brush up on your writing skills in this one-hour Webinar focusing on content, style, tone and structure. Many library workers write their own program descriptions and promotions, as well as their own newsletters, and this workshop will provide some . . .
6.27.2018 - 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. . . .
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 . . .
8.1.2018 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
10.17.2018 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .