Live Webinars

8.22.2019 - Serving Veterans in the Library
Veteran Americans are special people who have proudly served to protect and defend the United States of America.  Their significant contributions and experiences - all the result of skilled military training (tactical, moral/spiritual, . . .
9.4.2019 - But I Saw it On the News
In the past several years, patrons have been paying more and more attention to U.S. civics and politics thanks to the constant news cycles focused on the White House. How do you answer their questions without crossing the line into opinion? This . . .
9.10.2019 - Girls Who Code
Please join the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and Girls Who Code in growing our partnership to help launch FREE after-school Clubs! During the webinar, you'll learn all you need to know to start a 3rd-5th grade or 6th-12th grade Club. . . .
9.11.2019 - You Can Be the Expert-Tech Troubleshooting with Confidence 201
This advanced session will build out your tech troubleshooting tool box by exploring deeper or more subtle problems and discussing higher-level tech concepts that have an impact on users. At the end, you’ll learn how to continually increase . . .
9.18.2019 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .
9.24.2019 - Fast and Affordable Methods for Training Staff on Genealogy
Library staff are getting inundated with requests for help with genealogy. How can staffers get up to speed quickly on this topic?  The training program outlined in this presentation will provide the knowledge that they need. Librarian, author . . .
9.25.2019 - Work/Life Balance: Less is More
We hear about work-life balance all the time, but what does that really mean? How do you achieve it? . . .
9.26.2019 - Weeding 101
Weeding, the withdrawal of materials from a library’s collection, is a necessary process of collection development. Some library professionals, however, may find the task of weeding daunting. Why should we weed? How often should we weed? What . . .
9.26.2019 - Reducing Friction - Library User Experience on a Budget, Online and In Your Building
User experience is the study of how users interact with products, spaces, and websites, and it's increasingly being applied to libraries. In this webinar, we'll look at user experience principles and how to evaluate existing buildings and sites, . . .
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 . . .
10.22.2019 - The Ohio Ethics Law: It's Everybody's Business!
This lively session will help public officials and employees in understanding how to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest.  It will also provide information regarding ethics prohibitions related to public contracts and . . .
10.30.2019 - Adult Book Buzz with Penguin Random House
Join Amanda Fensch, Sales Manager with Penguin Random House, as she discusses the upcoming titles you need to know about.  These previews will help you know what books will be the hottest titles of the upcoming season and be prepared to answer . . .
11.6.2019 - Kids and YA Book Buzz with Penguin Random House
Join Amanda Fensch, Sales Manager with Penguin Random House, as she discusses the upcoming kids and YA titles you need to know about.  These previews will help you know what books will be the hottest titles of the upcoming season and be prepared . . .
11.13.2019 - Creating a Culture of Yes
The immortal Kurt Vonnegut said, "The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries." In this webinar, you can discover at least three ways to shift your library from good enough to unexpectedly amazing, and take . . .
11.15.2019 - 2019 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 . . .
11.20.2019 - The Unified Desk-Customer Service at Its Best
Can circulation staff and librarians coexist? Can you manage the fact that the public thinks ALL library staff are librarians?  Is it possible to exchange ego for an expanded library experience?  . . .
11.21.2019 - Teaching Better Behavior: Social-Emotional Learning in Library Programming
Social-emotional learning (SEL), despite having been around for a few decades now, is still mysterious to many people. In this webinar, we will demystify the jargon so you can learn the basics of social-emotional learning and how to incorporate them . . .