July 29, 2016

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.

Connecting with Your Community: Finding and Serving Patrons in New Spaces

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us to hear from representatives of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, a large urban library with 40 branches across the county, and a staff member from the Central Library Consortium representing individual member libraries from Central Ohio, as they share how their libraries have successfully connected with users in new spaces. Whether your library is actively shifting the way services are offered, looking for new ways to partner with other community organizations, or trying to evaluate the success of recent changes, you’ll take away insights from other forward-thinking public libraries and the experience they have had.
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New & Noteworthy Titles for Audiobook Month

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on June 21st as we celebrate Audiobook Month and hear from two leading publishers who will discuss current trends in the world of audiobooks along with some of their favorite new and noteworthy digital titles. You’ll hear about a number of plays, including David Mamet’s American Buffalo, as well as upcoming works from Alan Moore and New York Times best-selling authors Iris Johansen, Robyn Carr, Ian McEwan, and more!
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Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good?

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Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Join us on June 9th as we cover the various elements that come together to create a book that kids will love, whether it’s the writing, the illustrations, or another bit of magic. Our panelists will bring different perspectives from the worlds of publishing and libraries for a discussion that will offer a great deal of combined experience in evaluating children’s books and will help you increase your skills and confidence in choosing the best youth titles for your library.
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Who Pays the Freight? Open Access: The Future of Funding

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PT
In this webcast, our experts will highlight how librarians are tackling this important issue, and how the library can shape the future of funding Open Access.
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English as a Library Language

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Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join this webcast to learn how innovative libraries of all sizes are meeting their patrons’ need for not only formal instruction and self-directed learning tools, but underserved niches that make an immediate, practical difference.
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Research in the Real World

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
In this webinar, find out how best to get your existing collections used, not just for study, but to inform the real-world decisions of current and former students; how to acquire the right resources to get new actionable research into the hands of those who need it; and how to help your faculty get their scholarly publications noticed by the practitioners, consultants, and other influencers who can ensure their discoveries are widely used and understood.
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3D Printing @ Your Library: Getting Started

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Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us for a discussion of the foundational elements necessary for consideration when planning and implementing a 3D printing and scanning service at your library. We’ll address topics that apply to all types of libraries and we’ll share information about budget planning, equipment selection, policy development, and staff training.
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Design with Balance: Seamlessly Blending Architecture, Design, and Furniture in Your Library

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Maureen Arndt, Principal at 720Design, and Joe Agati of AGATI Furniture discuss how to create spaces that are versatile, adaptable, and timeless, suiting all activities and welcoming all uses of the library, from private individual study to large group programming. Maureen and Joe will illustrate the keys to creating a well-balanced space that feels inviting, promotes patron engagement, and lasts for years to come by seamlessly blending architecture and furniture in your library space.
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ER&L 2016: Top Trends and Highlights

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on April 28th as we explores some of these standout trends and themes through mini-presentation summaries from popular ER&L sessions.
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Academic Library Book Purchasing Trends

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In September, 2015 ProQuest deployed a global survey focused on book purchasing trends in academic libraries, with special emphasis on ebooks. Data was collected from over 460 librarians, the majority of respondents from North America (73%), followed by Europe (11%), and the rest of the world (9%). The largest group of respondents was library director/university librarian, followed by acquisitions/procurement librarian, and digital/electronic resources librarian. This webcast will take a deep dive into the data findings and show how librarians are providing the breadth and depth of content to serve their researchers while working within budgetary limitations.
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