Next Step Blog

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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Webinar: Important Announcement -NEW WEBSITE INTEGRATION OPTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY

In this webinar we went through our exciting new features that were released on June 28th. We have enhanced our website widgets, added closed captions...

Webinars

Webinar: New Feature Release

Niche Academy Feature Release Webinar Presented January 23rd, 2018 We have recently added several new features to Niche Academy. Enjoy this quick webi...

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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 staff training academy, add ready-to-use staff training tutoria...

Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Who Benefits from Staff Training

Originally presented Nov. 17, 2016 One of the most urgent and consistent requests we hear from our customer libraries is for more effective and consis...

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4 Ways To Make Your Patrons Happier

All too often I hear people say, “I didn’t know xyz resource was available from the library.”  Then, inevitably a little while later I hear, “How does...

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7 Steps to Public Library Patron Satisfaction

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