April 22, 2014

Readers’ Advisory: How Do You Measure Up?


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Be among the first to hear what we learned about readers’ advisory service in public libraries during a recent survey. Is RA here to stay, or is its value declining? Does every library in the country (other than yours) have a fully staffed readers’ advisory department? What digital strategies are libraries using to suggest books to readers? What book-oriented programs do libraries offer? Archive now available!

Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2014


Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Join Library Journal  for its first webcast of 2014, featuring publishers Inner Traditions/Bear & Company and New World Library. As the New Year begins we find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Learn about some books that can help them, covering topics from the deeper spiritual meanings of the Vatican to finding further understanding of the provocative occultist Aleister Crowley. On offer for 2014 will be accessible alternative pathways to healing and vigor. Hear about new titles on what goddesses and heroines can tell us, and of journeys toward new inspiration—from the 13th century’s Meister Eckhart. Archive now available!

Is Your Library Ready to Transform?


Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET Innovative understands the needs of the library ecosystem. So we introduced Sierra, the Library Services Platform—1st in ILS/LSP satisfaction and completeness of functionality. Sierra offers proven library workflow functionality and integrated resource management providing libraries with the tools for success today. The platform works because we recognize the power of an Open System Architecture with APIs and Cloud Optimization to make sure Sierra is open and extensible for the future. Archive now available!

Turn the page: Your E-book Future Done Right


Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET It’s no secret that e-books are transforming libraries daily. Polaris and 3M joined forces to build the industry’s first completely integrated solution, considered to be the “gold standard” by many. Make sure to join us as we discuss the impact this technology will have on your library and patrons. We’ll share statistics on e-book usage and impact on libraries, expose common misconceptions and our customers will speak about their experiences implementing this technology. If you’re reviewing your options you can’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide convenience and instant availability of the latest titles, increasing circulation and patron satisfaction. Archive is now available!

Designing Your Library for Interactivity


Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
As libraries around the world embrace rapid technological changes, they’re offering services and resources—like maker-spaces and collaborative computing—that would have been flights of fancy just a decade ago. From community forums to hacker-spaces, the way patrons interact with their library and each other is driving new visions of what libraries need to be.
Our panel of expert architects will explore how new design philosophies can help patrons and librarians get the most out of their spaces while blowing the lid off traditional ideas of what a library is for. We’ll look at model projects that are flexible; respond to advances in technology; offer community space; make smart use of indoor and outdoor space; and have successfully incorporated maker-spaces. Archive Now Available!

Editors’ Picks: Spring Previews from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House


Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
You’ve bought your big fall titles, now it’s time for a preview of what your patrons will be demanding next spring. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will lead a discussion with editors from imprints at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House as they highlight their top spring books that will be flying off of your shelves. Archive Now Available!

The Evolution of Usage Statistics


Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
The ability to prove library value enables institutions to maximize budget dollars, properly allocate their spend, and improve user satisfaction. We have come a long way in the types and quality of data as well as methods for collecting and analyzing that information. Join our webinar to discuss how metrics have evolved to their current state and what direction we can take with new and alternative metrics in the future. Our panelists will address their methods for measuring library value from the data they choose to evaluate, to the tools they utilize, and how they perform their analysis and utilize it in real practice.
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Implementing change: Realizing the results of collaborating in the cloud


Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Libraries share many common challenges: scarce resources, increased user demand and ever more complex collections, systems and workflows. To help manage these challenges, today’s cloud-based library management services are offering workflows that save time and discovery solutions that meet users’ expectations. Libraries using these services are seeing drastic reductions in the time it takes for routine tasks because of the integration in the cloud between libraries, applications, partners and data. Not only can information be shared between departments, but between libraries, improving quality and relevance as it’s enhanced along the way. Archive Now Available!

Simplify the Digital Shift with hoopla digital


Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
This webcast will focus on what makes hoopla digital uniquely attractive as a digital solution for public libraries and how its features and functionality offers to simplify the digital shift. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. Archive Now Available!

Evaluate ebook Performance: Optimizing Digital Collections with collectionHQ


Thursday, October 31st, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT/9:00 – 10:00 AM PT
How much should your library be spending on ebooks? How are certain areas of your digital collection performing compared with others? How does the use of digital material compare to physical material at your library? If you find yourself asking questions like this about your digital collection, evidence-based ebook management can help.
Featuring experiences from 3 expert panelists, this webcast will discuss the latest developments in managing digital collections and will reveal the benefits of adopting an evidence-based approach with collectionHQ’s ebook module to analyze ebook collections, compare digital material with print material and much more.Archive Now Available!