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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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Users at the Center of Everything: Service Design in Rapidly Changing Libraries 

July 7, 2021

Join Callan Bignoli and Lauren Stara for an exploration of service design – what it is and how it can make your library better by keeping users at the center of every decision. Digital, physical, and even philosophical: it’s all about service.



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Assisting Library Patrons with Legal Questions: Legal Reference Interviews, Referrals, Programming, and Outreach 

July 14, 2021

Join Deborah Hamilton to learn how to do a legal reference interview and what types of information you can provide; how to connect with legal service organizations in the community so you can make good referrals; and discuss possible ideas for legal programs that you can offer to your patrons.  



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Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box 

August 4, 2021

In order to better serve our library users, librarians need to think more creatively when assisting a user with a research topic. Join librarian Christopher Brown to go beyond thinking about what resources to search and focus instead on how to think about searching, using real search examples!  



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ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students 

August 18, 2021

Experience some of the creativity and fun of the ConnectED program with Barb Eshbach as she presents how one academic library developed a program to provide out-of-classroom experiences designed to foster conditions that help students become academically and socially engaged!




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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Webinar: GovInfo Phobia: How to Get over that “Deer in the Headlights” Feeling

Originally presented October 14, 2020 You’ve just been asked a question about a bill in Congress, or perhaps about the history of a law, or maybe even...

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Webinar: Food Literacy During the Pandemic

Originally presented September 16, 2020 While researching her book with ALA Editions, Gather ‘Round the Table: Food Literacy Programs, Resources, and ...

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Webinar: Whole Person Librarianship: Partnerships to Prepare Libraries

Originally presented August 26, 2020 In normal times, a library’s relationship-based reference collection empowers librarians to direct patrons with t...

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Webinar: Library Information Systems

Originally presented August 12, 2020 The library technology ecosystem can be daunting - but today more than ever it's crucial for all library people t...

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Webinar: Managing through Economic Crisis using Emotional Intelligence

Originally presented July 22, 2020 Professor Gary Shaffer of USC Marshall School of Business Library & Information Management program and Director of ...

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Webinar: The library employee journey: from recruitment to onboarding and life-long learning

Originally presented July 15, 2020 James Ouellette Jr., training specialist at Allen County Public Library, shares best practices for training library...

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Webinar: Dismantling Institutional Racism in your Library: From Theory to Practice

Originally presented June 24, 2020 O ne of the major barriers to dismantling institutional racism is a lack of effective vocabulary, analysis, and pri...

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Webinar: Best Practices for Techno-Storytime

Originally presented June 17, 2020 Non-traditional instruction driven by COVID 19 social distancing requires us to ask our learners to spend more time...

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Webinar: How to Create a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

Originally presented May 20, 2020 How can libraries become trans-inclusive workplaces? What can managers do to support their trans employees? How can ...