March 22, 2017

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.

Selecting with Confidence: Experts’ Tips for Choosing Adult Debut Fiction

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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
In this session, Ingram Library Services will facilitate a panel discussion with experts from around the book industry as they share their insights into this process. We hope you’ll join us and come away with some useful tips for perfecting your own collections!
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What’s the Right Mix? A Holistic Look at Collection Development

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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Acquisition librarians and those charged with collection development responsibilities have a wide range of options for acquiring content. Recent years have seen the rise of acquisition models such as DDA to help librarians acquire content based on user demand. But with more publishers removing front list titles from DDA and costs increasing with changes in triggers, has demand driven acquisition or other usage-based models lived up to the promise of saving library budgets?
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Five Self-Publishing Faux Pas to Avoid in the Library

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Want to support your local writers, but not sure where to start? Or, are you wondering how you can ramp up your library’s services for authors in your community? Either way, join the SELF-e team, librarians and authors for a discussion on best practices for supporting local indie authors and how you can make your library a community center for local author discovery.
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Open Access: How to Support Researchers

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OA has been growing steadily, but while it’s becoming more established, it is still undergoing transformation. By definition, OA is the free and unrestricted access to scholarly and scientific work, but the system remains unbalanced and the practicalities of implementation are challenging. Issues like funding models, copyrights, predatory practices and discoverability are considerations that must be factored. To ensure success, researchers need guidance and support to perform vetted analysis and establish clear policies.
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Building Success Skills: A Solid Foundation for All

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A lack of fundamental skills can often create barriers to success. Those seeking to overcome such barriers need a supportive pathway as they endeavor to acquire these skills and connect with a new learning or work environment. Join LearningExpress and our panel of state, public, academic and school librarians as they discuss the importance of building the foundational skills that adults and students need to succeed.
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Open Science: Beyond Open Access

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View this webcast to learn from our panel of experts as they discuss the challenges and benefits of Open Science in the context of global health and medical concerns. They will explain how the disruptive concept of Open Data can reshape and improve the nature of research and results.
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Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2017

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As the New Year begins we continually find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Join us for a truly inspiring webcast and learn about a few evergreen library favorites along with plenty of upcoming releases covering everything from aromatherapy and stress management, to the psychology of dreaming, to understanding consciousness, life, and death through quantum physics.
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The Importance of Globally Curated Music Literature for Music Programs

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With the preponderance of music literature available, it’s increasingly important for institutions with music programs to have a strategy for evaluating sources. In this webcast event, we’re proud to bring you experts who are very active in the field of musicology who will share their views on the relevance and importance of curated music literature that is thoughtful, current, comprehensive, and global in scope.
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PostMARC’d: Delivering A New Approach to Cataloging

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Join TLC and Library Journal at 3pm Jan. 18 for a webcast on LS2 Cataloging, which introduces a linked data approach to the cataloging experience that moves libraries beyond a traditional MARC editor. The innovative use of glossaries to maintain data consistency, a new series service supplying titles linked to genres and audience level, and improvements to batch editing of bibliographic, item, and authority records deliver an improved user experience for library staff and a better discovery experience for library users. Make sure your library is ready for the advantages of LS2 Cataloging by registering for this free one-hour webcast.
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Community Conveners

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Past winners of the LibraryAware Community Award share their stories of how deep engagement with community needs won them the honor, and how they’ve since leveraged it to drive more positive change and put the library front and center.
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