May 24, 2015

Webcasts

Library Journal‘s dynamic and informative webcasts span a wide spectrum of topics and audiences to help viewers improve their libraries, build collections and better service patrons. We cover a wide range of topics including collection development, technology, publishing and author interviews and each webcast is available free for both live and archive viewing. Our webcast presentations are so popular that in a recent survey, 99% of attendees enjoyed receiving information in this format and 72% of respondents have recommended our webcasts to colleagues.

The Art of Narrating an Audiobook: A Primer for Librarians

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
With hundreds of titles to his credit, including adult, personal development, history, comedy, and children’s books narrations, the man AudioFile magazine calls the “best narrator for children’s books around” is the ideal guide for showing librarians all the ins and outs of this complex industry. Then, if time allows, Johnny will take questions from the audience about his work and artistic process. This is one presentation that no librarian will want to miss.
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From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels and Manga of 2015

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this year. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media, including Batman, Star Wars, Buffy, SHONEN JUMP, and more!
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Fresh Titles for Book Clubs

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Clare Davitt, Reference and Digital Media Librarian, along with Sourcebooks and Other Press as they discuss a variety of refreshing book club picks including House of Thieves, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend along with others in their lineups that promise to create memorable conversations adding new favorite authors to the book club roster.
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Tests Are Changing: How to Keep Your Collections Up to Date

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us as Rosanne Cordell, Associate Dean for Public Services at Northern Illinois University and author of LJ’s Spring Roundup of Test Prep books, will be discussing her selections. SLJ’s new College Readiness columnist Lauren Barack will also tackle different ways to put together a collection for your library.
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Discovery Services and the User Experience

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Libraries have invested a great deal of time and effort into choosing and implementing discovery systems, often to mixed responses from students and faculty. Learn how libraries have marketed these services to their users and assessed users’ experience with discovery tools.
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Unlocking Search and Discovery

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Discovery services sit at the forefront of libraries’ current efforts to expose and enhance access to their information resources. Attend this webcast to learn about recent advances in implementing discovery services and the results that these libraries have seen regarding their collections. In addition, a leading technology consultant will present on the future of Discovery services and libraries.
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Building an Award-Winning Digital Archive with the Kansas City Public Library: Digital Asset Management is now VITALized!

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
Join Innovative and David LaCrone, Digital Branch Manager of Kansas City Public Library (MO), to find out how his library used Vital to create the award-winning Civil War on the Western Border website. Whether you have to maintain or create an institutional repository or digital asset management system, Vital from Innovative is the answer. Vital delivers an experience that is engaging, discoverable, and takes advantage of all of your most unique content. Learn how Vital provides flexibility in standards, opportunities for custom presentation, and the ability to leverage anything from a faculty paper to an oral history video to make your digital collections come to life.
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Say What You Really Mean

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
It is time for all women to realize they have the right to say what they truly mean. All of us are responsible for helping women everywhere to find their voices and to listen when they speak. Direct communication transcends boundaries and overcomes obstacles. It builds relationships and clarifies positions. As more women embrace freedom of expression, they will begin to enjoy a quality of life heretofore not achieved. Register Now!

Love Is in the Air

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
According to LJ’s Materials Survey 2015, romance ranks consistently among the top three genre circulators in public libraries, in both print and ebook formats (it’s actually tied with general fiction at No. 2 in ebooks). And by locale, after mystery, romance is tops in suburban and urban libraries. Join the conversation on this most lustily favored genre and get ready to add some love to your collections. Register Now!

From The Hobbit to Game of Thrones: Does conlang have a place in modern language?

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
Invented languages have been used for hundreds of years, perhaps most famously in books and TV shows such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Conlang (a shortened form of constructed language) entered both Oxford Dictionaries and the OED last year. In this discussion, conlanger David Peterson, author Michael Adams, and Deputy Chief Editor of the OED Edmund Weiner come together in a round-table discussion to answer your questions about invented languages.
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