November 24, 2015


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.

Beyond Borders: Books That Will Change Your Life from Other Press with Archipelago and New Directions


Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
What do Jan-Philipp Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Kamel Daoud’s The Mersault Investigation, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, and Eka Kurniawan’s Beauty Is a Wound have in common? They’re big new books that changed your life. To find out how these publishers will be shaking you up next, join us Thursday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation with Other Press Publisher Judith Gurewich, Archipelago Publisher Jill Schoolman, and New Directions President Barbara Epler. Prepub Alert Editor Barbara Hoffert will moderate.
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Using Data to Better Serve Your Community


Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Analytics can position your library to better meet the needs of its patrons. Once you know exactly who is and isn’t using its products and services, you can affect change and focus outreach and collections based on real community data. Learn how Sacramento Public Library uses powerful insights from Analytics On Demand to make collection decisions, inform staff, and market to targeted groups.
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Charleston 2015 Conference Trends and Takeaways


Thursday, November 19th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Whether you missed this year’s Charleston Conference or just couldn’t get to every simultaneous session, come hear our panel of conference attendees recap the event. They will share what they see as the key takeaways from the 2015 conference and what it means for the direction of the field in the year to come. Trending topics include data management, discovery, user experience, information literacy instruction, diversifying collections, text mining, streaming video, and more.
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Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House


Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Hot debut novels. Juicy historical fiction. Diverse books for adult readers. These are only some of the titles you will learn about when you tune into Library Journal’s newest Editors’ Picks webcast. After all, what better way to discover your next big reads than by hearing from the editors who actually bought them? Join us on Wednesday, October 28, at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation between six editors from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House and Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert.
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The Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall 2015


Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
What’s looking good for fall? 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 shelves soon. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from Dark Horse Comics, Diamond Books, Papercutz, and Marvel
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The User-Centered Library: Digital UX Workshop Preview


By now the concept of user experience (UX) has shown up on most librarians’ radar at some point. Whether you’ve found yourself curious about how better digital design could help your library’s traffic, you wish had a UX specialist on staff, you’re engaged by Aaron Schmidt’s The User Experience column, or you’ve considered learning more about user-centered design yourself, the chance to improve the library’s user experience is within everyone’s reach.

Driving Community Engagement for Library Makerspaces


Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Discover how you can create a makerspace within your own library though this step-by-step guidebook. From planning your innovation center to hosting hack-a-thons, guest lectures, game nights and social events in your new lab, this practical primer provides detailed guidance and best practices.
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Boundless Libraries: A Look at the 2015 New Landmark Libraries


Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this webcast, Traci Lesneski from MSR, Dennis Humphries and Ryan Wallace from Humphries Poli, Peter Bolek from Holzheimer Bolek + Meehan, Bradd Brown and Mindy Sorg from OPN Architects, and Janet Nelson from Demco will take an in-depth look at four of the 2015 landmark libraries which have revitalized neighborhoods, become new civic beacons, and catalyzed the creative economy through their innovative design.
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Mind the Gap: Find and Fix the Mismatches Between Faculty and Academic Librarians


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor of Library Journal, and Jennifer Albers-Smith, Marketing Director, Academic and Special Libraries of Gale Cengage Learning, will co-present key findings from their recent joint study, Bridging the Librarian-Faculty Gap in the Academic Library. Schwartz and Albers-Smith will convene a panel that includes an academic librarian who works on innovative faculty support projects and a faculty member. Together they will discuss ways to act on the survey’s takeaways and improve connection, communication, and collaboration between faculty and librarians.
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Speak Up: Supporting Online Language Learning with In-Person Programs


Thursday, September 17th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Will Chan, program administrator for services to new immigrants with Denver Public Library; Sandy Irwin, library director at the Durango Public Library, CO; Jack Marmorstein, Director of Learning Solutions from sponsor Rosetta Stone, Eric Soriano, e-services librarian with the Jacksonville Public Library (JPL), FL; and moderator Erin Shea, ‎Supervisor, Harry Bennett and Weed Hollander Branches at The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, as they discuss strategies such as cultural programming, volunteer facilitators, and partnerships with community organizations that can take online language learning to the next (reading) level.
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