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

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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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3 Fixes for The Most Common Library Marketing Mistakes

Marketing, in the library world, is how we communicate our value to the people we serve. With effective marketing, we help potential users understand ...

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Library UX: 3 Rules for A Beautiful Website On Any Budget

Most of the patrons using the computers in your library and everyone who is connecting from outside the library will interact with your website. Given...

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Webinar: 15 Free Ways to Effectively Promote Your Library

Originally presented Oct. 14, 2016 For this webinar, we partnered with Kathleen O'Dell, the Community Relations Director at the Springfield Missouri P...

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Webinar: 5 Free (Or Very Cheap) Ideas For Beautiful Library Marketing

Originally presented August 17th, 2016. Most of us in the library world weren't trained to be marketers. We feel constrained by the limits of our expe...

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The Power of Beautiful - A Fresh Look at Library Marketing

I should start out by telling you that I'm not a graphic designer or an artist of any kind. I'm not a trained marketer either. I have an MA not an MBA...

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Webinar: Simplifying Library Marketing

Originally presented December 2015 This webinar focuses on some simple ways to drive up electronic resource utilization.

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Webinar: Creating Easy Promotional Graphics

Originally presented February 11, 2016 Shows easy to use tools and step-by-step techniques for creating graphics that effectively promote library reso...

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Webinar: Interview with Stephen Abram

Originally presented September 2015 Stephen Abram is a librarian and an advocate for libraries. He is a big picture thinker and a longtime observer an...

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Libraries Using Niche Academy in their Websites

There is a sense of community that runs deep among librarians. Generally speaking, they are quick to share their time and expertise, and also quick to...

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Library Education with Niche Academy Tutorials VS. Vendor Tutorials

INTRODUCTION: The Niche Academy platform provides value to libraries by helping them deliver their own educational curriculum more efficiently. The re...

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4 Steps to Shift Your Library Marketing Into High Gear

Libraries offer a great product to their customers. They offer educational resources that help people solve their most pressing problems and achieve t...

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The Single Best Way to Increase Patron Awareness

There’s a car dealership near where I live that has a new motto: “We Hear You”. They have a long-running series of billboards emphasizing the message ...

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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...