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Marketing eResources and Demonstrating Their Programming Potential

January 20, 2021

Join Sonya Schryer Norris and Liz Breed to walk through how they’ve applied industry-standard best marketing practices. They'll do five deep dives from real life experiences marketing eResources (including Niche Academy) and point out the how’s and why’s of what works and what doesn’t.



Library as Small Press: How To Publish Creative Books To Serve Your Patrons

January 27, 2021

In this webinar, you’ll learn the basic steps to publishing and promoting a print and digital book as well as ideas for programming and community partnerships stemming from your book. Examples from libraries across North American are included, as well as tips for publishing on a budget.



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

February 10, 2021

Join Tiffini Travis to learn practical tools to help you present online, engage your audience, improve your presentation skills (both-in person and online) and enhance your image via webcam.


Social Work in Rural and Small Libraries

February 17, 2021

Join Tiffany Russell, LMSW, to learn more about the Social Workers in Rural and Small Libraries project,  the work being done to promote this initiative, and how libraries can find creative ways to utilize social workers. 


Engaging with Patrons on Social Media

March 3, 2021

Join Tiffany Breyne, Communications Coordinator at Skokie Public Library (IL), to learn practical tips on how to crowd-source content from staff and followers, tools to make social posts easier to plan ahead, which platforms are less (or more) time consuming, and how to promote advisory and librarian expertise online.


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Webinar: Reopening Lives with the Library

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Webinar: Healthy Living at the Library

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Webinar: On the Go with Senior Services

Originally presented March 11, 2020 The older adult population is growing and will continue to grow for the next several decades. They are a diverse g...

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Webinar: 5 Essential Tools for Money Smart Week

Originally presented February 19, 2020 Money Smart Week 2020 is April 4-11. In support of ALA and The Federal Reserve Bank, ValChoice has produced an ...

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Webinar: Building Confidence in Digital Resources

Originally presented January 17, 2020 In this free 45-minute webinar Jared Oates, COO of Niche Academy, explains the features and benefits of Niche Ac...

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Webinar: How Technology Can Improve Your Disaster Plan

Originally presented January 15, 2020 Every library needs to have a disaster management plan in place before disaster strikes. Making use of new techn...

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Webinar: Best Practices for Developing Employees' Soft Skills

Originally presented December 5, 2019 In this one-hour webinar Dr. Benjamin Garner explores several aspects surrounding soft skills training using e-l...

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Webinar: Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake News

Originally presented November 15, 2019 In today’s fast-paced news cycle, knowing what information to trust is more important than ever before, but man...

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Webinar: Library Security Solutions

Originally presented October 21, 2019 Dr. Steve Albrecht, a nationally recognized workplace violence expert and the author of the 2015 ALA book, Libra...

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This week, we’ve released the first steps in a project we call “Sequence”. Our vision for Sequence is a light and easy-to-use authoring tool.  Here is...

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Webinar: Optimizing Your Instruction for the Online Learner

Originally presented October 9, 2019 Engaging and connecting with online learners poses unique opportunities and challenges for librarians, instructio...

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Webinar: Staying Relevant in the Library Profession

Originally presented September 11, 2019 Do you struggle to keep abreast of changes in your job, emerging technologies, or the library and information ...

Library Education The Future of Libraries

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Summary Over the last 2 decades, academic libraries have experienced dramatic transformations. The need for some services that were once essential to ...

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Library Education Perceptions Survey

Many thoughtful and well informed people have proposed new visions and ways forward for libraries in the dramatically altered information landscape of...

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Webinar: Serving Individuals with Autism

Originally presented July 15, 2019 Over half a million individuals on the autism spectrum will become adults in the next 10 years. However, there is a...