August 1, 2014

Changing Lives & the Public Library: Career Online High School

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Did you miss the buzz at last week’s PLA conference surrounding this groundbreaking new program? Career Online High School allows libraries to offer adults in their community the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate. Archive is now available!

Addiction and Recovery

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM ET/9:00 – 10:00 AM PT
With the tragic overdose of renowned actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, many people will turn to libraries with renewed interest in the study and treatment of the disease of addiction. Join us for a remarkable webcast from with two of the most important publishers producing ground-breaking work on this subject and what it means for collection development. Questions such as what titles should be on the shelves? How does Obamacare and the Parity Act of 2008 affect access to treatment? What is the latest thinking on the causes of addiction? How does addiction affect families and what sort of books are required reading for research. On hand will be Patrick Hughes from Central Recovery Press and Alison Vandenberg of Hazelden. Archive available Now!

From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months, plus hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons. Get the insider’s view from DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey, Archie Comics, Kodansha and more. There’s something for everyone; find out more about a certain superhero’s 75th birthday party and just what the heck is happening in Riverdale. Are vampires really killing off our favorite teens? Archive now available!

The Magic of Marketing Databases

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Libraries are constantly challenged on how to get their customers to use the databases they purchase. This webinar will demonstrate how, with just the right mix of marketing and advertising magic, your library can increase usage of any database. That’s really what great advertising is all about! Join expert marketer Nancy Dowd, author of Bite Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for Overworked Librarians, and Ryan Maxey, a graphic designer fresh from NYC, as they inspire you with ideas and examples that will turn around your database marketing.
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Readers’ Advisory: How Do You Measure Up?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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!