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Next Chapter: Partnering with Local Jails to Decrease Recidivism

April 14, 2021

Join Chelsea Kovalevskiy as she describes the Next Chapter Program—a partnership between the Dade County branch of the Cherokee Regional Library and the Dade County Jail. Learn how your library can utilize this program, or create your own, to make a life-changing impact to one of the most vulnerable populations within your community.

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Building News Literacy: Supporting Tweens and Teens in Developing News Literacy Skills 

April 21, 2021

Join Tom Bober, school librarian and 2018 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, to gain an understanding of tweens’ and teens’ news literacy realities. Librarians of all kinds will leave the webinar with a practical set of simple terms, resources, and approaches librarians can support their news literacy growth.

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Passive Programming that Pulls them In: Provocative Passive Programming Ideas 

May 12, 2021

Join Paula Willey and Andria Amaral, authors of The Passive Programming Playbook: 101 Ways to Get Library Customers Off the Sidelines, to turn your high concept goals into inclusive reality with practical examples of passive programming that works, taking a problem-solving approach to space, time, and money limitations - including how to create interactive programming when the doors to the library are locked. 

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The "Marketing Funnel" Approach to Customer Engagement  

May 19, 2021

Join Cordelia Anderson, APR, to learn about the traditional concept of the “marketing funnel” to look at the ways that libraries get, keep, and sometimes lose customers. Learn about the stages of the funnel, the ways that customers move through the funnel, and some of the “holes” that cause us to lose customers along the way. Discover strategies to close these holes and increase customer engagement for your library, making your marketing more effective. 

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Stop Hiring Bad Bosses: How to Strengthen your Management Recruitment Strategies 

June 23, 2021

Join Elaina Norlin, author of Six Step Guide to Library Worker Engagement, to learn how to identify common recruitment mistakes, create "leadership vision statements" that will provide focus and clarity to support long-term strategic planning, and how to align these vision statements with candidate interview questions. 

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Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at your Library

Originally presented April 7, 2021 Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. E...

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Training Student Workers in the Library

One of the earliest uses of Niche Academy at an academic library was a tutorial for student employees at Utah State University training them in safety...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Supporting Our Growing Transfer Student Population: The Value of Being an Informed and Collaborative Librarian

Originally presented March 31, 2021 Transfer student populations continue to grow as part of the college and university landscape, but they may not ha...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Engaging with Patrons on Social Media

Originally presented March 3, 2021 Social media can be an essential piece in your library’s communications toolkit, especially if your building is clo...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Social Work in Rural and Small Libraries

Originally presented February 17, 2021 Many libraries across the country now have an additional yet untraditional resource to provide patrons - a soci...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: I’m ready for my close up: Moving from face-to-face to webcam presentations

Originally presented February 10, 2021 Presenting can be daunting in a face-to-face setting - now imagine having the same expectations but in an onlin...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Financial Literacy During a Pandemic: Money Smart Week 2021 Content

Originally presented February 3, 2021 ValChoice founder Dan Karr shows how patrons impacted by COVID can save money on their car insurance and find co...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Library as Small Press

Originally presented January 27, 2021 To meet patrons’ needs for quality local content, more and more libraries have stepped into the role of small pr...

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How The Library of Michigan Created and Deployed a Statewide Professional Development Program Start to Finish in Just 3 Weeks

Niche Academy helps libraries train staff more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Get access to thousands of videos and tutorials from a global...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Marketing eResources and Demonstrating Their Programming Potential

Originally presented January 20, 2021 Having a marketing plan for eResources gives you space to reflect on your goals for eResource integration in you...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: The Efficient Library: Simple changes that help librarians save time and improve service, in both ordinary and extraordinary times

Originally presented December 9, 2020 Libraries are constantly being called to respond to change. Whether the change needs to be in the type of servic...

Library Marketing The Future of Libraries

How Suffolk Public library increased e-Resource Circulations by 70% In 1 Year

Since 2014, Niche Academy has been helping libraries all over the world dramatically increase their eResource circulation, with many seeing growth of ...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Libraries Supporting Online Learning: New Strategies and Best Practices in response to COVID-19

Originally presented December 2, 2020 Christina Mune to discusses and shares the latest strategies and best practices for engaging online learners fro...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Fostering Engagement and Building Information Literacy Competencies for Students and Patrons of Various Cultures

Originally presented November 18, 2020 Drs. Judy Henning and Sherry Crow present best practices to foster motivation for information seeking based on ...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Library Leadership Your Way

Originally presented October 28, 2020 Library leadership your way is a practical guide for anyone interested in library leadership. This includes new ...