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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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