May 6, 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.

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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Books for Your LGBTQ Audience

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Bold Strokes Books and Riptide Publishing to hear about trends and the latest titles for patrons interested in LGBTQ materials. Romance, erotica, mystery, and fantasy: 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 hear more about Library Journal’s recent coverage for the community as well. Register Now!

Brave New World of Tech – An Exploration of Space, Drones, AI & Other Cool Stuff

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PT
During this presentation Dr. Chris Marker will discuss hot topics in science, engineering and technology. Dr. Marker will also demonstrate how the Inspec database drives research and innovation through its depth and breadth of content and ease of access. He will show how, through careful selection and categorization of relevant information, Inspec allows researchers to drill down and retrieve specific information quickly and efficiently; plus showcase why the Inspec database has been the research tool of choice of the world’s leading universities, companies and government agencies.
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Breaking Barriers: How Academic Librarians Can Communicate More Effectively with Faculty

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Every aspect of the higher education ecosystem is changing—from libraries, to faculty, to administration, to publishers. Understanding these developments will allow librarians and faculty to communicate more effectively with each other and collectively achieve their institution’s mission. Join us for a stimulating and perhaps challenging, but necessary discussion. Archive is now available!

Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins, Penguin Publishing Group, and Random House

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Want to be in the know about hot books everyone will be discussing this spring and summer? What better way than to hear directly from the editors who have bought and fought for these titles? To learn about your next big reads, tune in to Library Journal’s newest Editors’ Picks webcast. Joining us are six editors from HarperCollins, Penguin Publishing Group, and Random House LLC in conversation with Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert. Archive is now available!