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Cultivating Strong Girls: Library Programming That Builds Self-Esteem and Challenges Inequality

In this webinar, Nancy Evans offers practical guidance on how to offer programming that wi...

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Transforming Your Library into a learning playground

In this webinar, Brittany Jacobs demonstrates how to transform the informal setting of a p...

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Beyond Onboarding: The mechanics of a continuous staff training program

There was a lot of love for Michelle Merritt's last webinar on employee onboarding. Becaus...

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Webinar: Engaging New Employees

In this how-to workshop, Michelle Merritt shares how she developed a new employee orientat...

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Webinar: New Feature Release

Niche Academy Feature Release Webinar Presented January 23rd, 2018 We have recently added ...

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Jeromy WilsonJeromy Wilson

Webinar: Creating Video Tutorials

Originally presented Tuesday Nov 14, 2017 Join Jeremy Tuttle (JT), the Director of Content...

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Webinar: Making Training Stick--An Interactive Webinar for Supervisors

Presented by Andrew Sanderbeck, Terry McQuown, and Brenda Hough Oct 24, 2017 Organizations...

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Webinar: Staff Training with Niche Academy

  Originally presented on October 12th, 2017 We will show you how to setup your online sta...

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Jeromy WilsonJeromy Wilson

Webinar: Thinking Outside the Collection Box: How to Serve Genealogists Now

Presented by Nicole Wedemeyer Miller September 21, 2017 Genealogy is the second most popul...

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Webinar: How to Influence Politicians for Library Funding

Originally presented September 19th, 2017 EveryLibrary co-founder Erica Findley presents a...

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EveryLibraryEveryLibrary

Webinar: Using Power Mapping to Advocate More Effectively for Your Library

Originally presented Aug 3, 2017 A broad base of community support is essential to a healt...

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EveryLibraryEveryLibrary

Of Fads and Fundamentals

Last month's Library Journal highlighted a little library that could: the Fairmont Communi...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

The Case For Local Online Tutorials

Large groups of people in many parts of the world feel threatened and disoriented by globa...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Webinar: The Fast Track to Community Engagement

Originally presented on March 30, 2017 In this one hour webinar, John Chrastka, Executive ...

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EveryLibraryEveryLibrary

3 Fixes for The Most Common Library Marketing Mistakes

Marketing, in the library world, is how we communicate our value to the people we serve. W...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Library UX: 3 Rules for A Beautiful Website On Any Budget

Most of the patrons using the computers in your library and everyone who is connecting fro...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

3 Common Mistakes in Working With Homeless Patrons

If you work regularly with homeless patrons, you've likely encountered uncomfortable situa...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

What Your Homeless Patrons Can Do For You

The common mode, especially in large urban public libraries, is to speak of the challenges...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Webinar: Who Benefits from Staff Training

Originally presented Nov. 17, 2016 One of the most urgent and consistent requests we hear ...

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Jeromy WilsonJeromy Wilson

Webinar: 15 Free Ways to Effectively Promote Your Library

Originally presented Oct. 14, 2016 For this webinar, we partnered with Kathleen O'Dell, th...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Webinar: Effective Responses to Homeless Issues

Originally presented September 8, 2016 The challenges surrounding homelessness can seem ov...

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Homelessness Training with Ryan Dowd

Ryan Dowd

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Webinar: 5 Free (Or Very Cheap) Ideas For Beautiful Library Marketing

Originally presented August 17th, 2016. Most of us in the library world weren't trained to...

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How effective is your staff training for addressing homeless issues?

The issues surrounding homelessness present a poignant set of challenges and opportunities...

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The Power of Beautiful - A Fresh Look at Library Marketing

I should start out by telling you that I'm not a graphic designer or an artist of any kind...

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Webinar: Simplifying Library Marketing

Originally presented December 2015 This webinar focuses on some simple ways to drive up el...

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Webinar: Creating Easy Promotional Graphics

Originally presented February 11, 2016 Shows easy to use tools and step-by-step techniques...

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Transcript of Stephen Abram Interview is Now Available

Stephen Abram and I were both working for SirsiDynix about 6 years ago. Stephen was VP of ...

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Webinar: Interview with Stephen Abram

Originally presented September 2015 Stephen Abram is a librarian and an advocate for libra...

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Libraries Using Niche Academy in their Websites

There is a sense of community that runs deep among librarians. Generally speaking, they ar...

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Library Education with Niche Academy Tutorials VS. Vendor Tutorials

INTRODUCTION: The Niche Academy platform provides value to libraries by helping them deliv...

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What one thing did Andrew Carnegie know that will save libraries today?

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-born immigrant who became one of the

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4 Steps to Shift Your Library Marketing Into High Gear

Libraries offer a great product to their customers. They offer educational resources that ...

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The Future of Public Libraries

I must be feeling bold this morning because I’m about to predict the future of public libr...

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The Single Best Way to Increase Patron Awareness

There’s a car dealership near where I live that has a new motto: “We Hear You”. They have ...

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5 Myths About Library Relevance

At this point, those of us in the library world are familiar with many myths about the rel...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

4 Ways To Make Your Patrons Happier

All too often I hear people say, “I didn’t know xyz resource was available from the librar...

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Jeromy WilsonJeromy Wilson

7 Steps to Public Library Patron Satisfaction

And I'm one step ahead of the shoe shine, Two steps away from the county line, Just trying...

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Jeromy WilsonJeromy Wilson

Introducing the Niche Academy Side Slider

Sometimes you want to go out and sit down at the pizza restaurant.  Other times you want i...

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Jeromy WilsonJeromy Wilson

Academy Champions Q&A: Suffolk Public Library

If you haven’t seen the Suffolk Public Library website, you should take a look: http://www...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Niche Academy, in the Beginning... a Founder's Backstory

It was the summer of 1983 in Los Angeles California that I attended my first ALA Annual Co...

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Jeromy WilsonJeromy Wilson

Unexpected Gardens in San Francisco - #ALAAC15

Beautiful San Francisco It was a great time of year to be in San Francisco. The sea mist i...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Academy Champions Q&A: Brett Lechtenberg, Personal Safety Expert

A lot of people live in very real fear for their personal safety. That fear disrupts their...

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Reader's Advisory: Library Facebook Posts That Don't Suck

Most libraries have a Facebook page these days. It’s the thing to do. Having surveyed a fa...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

The Short History of Online Courses

This might be appropriately called “A Personal History of Online Learning” since it traces...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Top 7 Things Online Courses Can Learn from Top Gear

What do the North Pole, Japan’s high-speed train, and practical jokes all have in common? 

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Jeromy WilsonJeromy Wilson

5 Reasons to Send Your Kids to College

This is the companion post to my earlier “5 reasons NOT to send your kids to college”. It’...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Facebook For Libraries: How to Create a Quick and Appealing Post

I’ve been doing a lot of web demos for libraries around the country lately. As I'm showing...

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Jared OatesJared Oates

Changing Career Tracks? You're Not Alone.

Learning to write software was tough for me. I had been an English major because I loved l...

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A Note To Disappointed Academics

My dad got his PhD in the early 70s. He had a wonderful baritone lecture voice and more th...

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5 Reasons NOT to Send Your Kids to College

I could write a companion post to this one with 5 reasons TO send your kids to college, bu...

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The Best Free Tool for Understanding Your Audience: Buyer Personas

This post is part of a series on how to build an online course. Imagine this, you go to al...

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Use Your Existing Content to Build an Online Course

Most people I’ve spoken with who are seriously looking into creating an online course alre...

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