August 29, 2014

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 Reference Interview Today: Practical Principles, Timeless Tips

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Dave Harmeyer, author of The Reference Interview Today (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), will outline his approach he takes to conducting a successful reference interview every time. He’ll be joined by representatives from reference publishers SAGE and Credo, who will offer more information on what librarians can ask and do today to get to the heart of patron needs. Register today to get a 30% discount on Dave Harmeyer’s book (link to purchase will be provided in your registration confirmation email) along with a complimentary downloadable copy of LJ’s 2014 Reference Supplement.Register Now!

Fall Mystery Announcements

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Join us for a one-hour, free webcast to get a preview of the latest titles in the *highest circulating fiction genre in U.S. libraries from Midnight Ink, Oceanview Publishing, Severn House and Soho Press. Featured publishers will help you prepare your physical and virtual stacks for your library’s mystery lovers. Register Now!

Christian Fiction Book Roundup

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There’s more to Christian Fiction than “gentle reads” and bonnet fiction, and the genre continues to expand and appeal to more and more readers. Join Library Journal Christian Fiction editor Shelley Diaz on August 19 as she moderates the Christian Fiction Book Roundup webcast, for a sneak peek at the latest inspirational titles. Register Now!

Making Your Maker Space: Building for Hands-on Learning in Libraries

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Our panel of experts will explore hands-on learning in the library and provide both practical and big picture advice on creating a design plan that meets your community’s unique needs. We’ll look at different kinds of spaces, including indoor and outdoor, underutilized areas, nontraditional mobile or pop spaces and ones that serve multi-purpose needs. We’ll explore Maker Spaces that support audio, craft, music, gardening and more. We’ll discuss strategies for engaging external partners and spend time looking at furnishings to support needs. Archive is now available!

An Evolving Model for Consortial Print and E-books Collections: The TRLN – OUP Pilot

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The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are in the third year of a pilot to create a financially sustainable model for consortial acquisition of e-books coupled with needed shared print copies, in cooperation with YBP Library Services (YBP). The project expands acquisition of e-books in tandem with reductions in print, so as to move both the consortium and the university presses to a decidedly electronic environment for books that will enhance support for instruction and research across the disciplinary spectrum within an environment that is acceptable to users. Archive is now available!

Mobile Worklists: Opening the Stacks

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This one-hour webcast focuses on how library staff can bring a mobile app to the stacks. Join us and see how you can break away from the confines of your desktop and perform key tasks right in the stacks. Archive is now available!

Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

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Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data.Archive is now available!

Discover the Benefits of eBook Partnerships

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Optimize your collection and stay on budget with the combined power of an intuitive interface and the leading content aggregator to make purchasing eBooks as seamless as possible. In this webcast, you’ll learn the ins and outs and the advantages of working with multiple vendors in order to maximize your libraries content needs. You’ll hear from EBSCO and YBP top executives discussing business model advancements, DDA workflow solutions, EDS integration as well as the Print to Electronic transition.
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Summer Fun with Susan Jane Gilman, Joshua Ferris, and More | Hachette Hot Reads w/ Barbara Hoffert

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Spring has sprung, summer is on its way, and here’s your chance to find out about hot books you’ll want to read this summer. Author Susie Jane Gilman and Grand Central Publishing’s Senior Editor Helen Atsma will discuss Susie’s upcoming novel THE ICE CREAM QUEEN OF ORCHARD STREET, a debut novel following Susie’s hilarious nonfiction. In addition, National Book Award finalist Josh Ferris will join with his editor, Little, Brown’s Senior Vice President and Publisher Reagan Arthur, to discuss Josh’s upcoming novel, TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR. In addition, Hachette’s Adult Library Marketing Team—Ali Coughlin, Melissa Nicholas and Karen Torres—will feature more of Hachette’s hot reads. Moderated by LJ’s Prepub Alert editor, Barbara Hoffert. Archive is now available!

LGBTQ Book Buzz

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Join Bold Strokes Books, Cleis Press, Dreamspinner Press, MLR Press, and Riptide Publishing to hear about trends and the latest titles for patrons interested in LGBTQ materials. Romance, erotica, mystery, fantasy, and nonfiction: these publishers will cover the spectrum of hot upcoming titles for LGBTQ readers from YA to adult, allowing you to stock your shelves with don’t-miss titles that patrons will clamor for. You’ll also learn about Library Journal’s recent coverage for the community, which ranges from LGBTQ memoir to erotic fiction. Archive is now available!