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!
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
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!
Thursday, October 29th, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET A look at the daily headlines reveals the increasingly interdependent world we live in. With today’s heightened interest in global issues, international studies programs and courses have been experiencing rapid growth. But having access to the best international resources has become critical for students in all disciplines, not just IR majors. From globalization issues like international trade, outsourcing, and regional integration, to topics that affect us all like climate change, conflict and security, and the economic and financial crises, your patrons want the latest research from the leading international organizations. Does your library offer the resources needed to keep up with the world’s ever-changing socio-economic environment? Archive Now Available!
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET When you can lead a reader to an author, title, or a publishing house they didn’t know about that turns out to be just right: librarian heaven. It’s better again if you can push some new voices and small presses at the same time. To find out about these hidden gems, sign up for our webcast Big Titles/Small Presses, which will take place on October 17th at 3PM.Archive Now Available!
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Let two product editors and a librarian walk you through their philosophy of search–that discovery shouldn’t mean losing discipline-specific searching, that videos and scores should be just as easy to find as books and periodicals, and cross-search should be a given – and then see examples of the impact this has on ease of use, findability, and ultimately, patron satisfaction.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Credit cards are a way of life, even at public libraries. However, many library decision-makers are unsure of how to meet their obligations when it comes to protecting patron information. Confusion about the PCI Data Security Standard can inadvertently expose the library to serious consequences.
This Webcast will provide clear-cut, definitive answers about how to accept credit cards, protect patron privacy, and comply with the PCI Standard. Presenters include library professionals who have confronted the challenge as well as an independent Qualified Security Assessor to answer your specific questions.Archive Now Available!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET In a brief survey of 232 public libraries conducted by Library Journal, 55% of respondents reported that Mystery continues to be the most popular genre in terms of circulation. The survey also found that in print fiction collections, 24.1% of materials are mysteries.
Join LJ Mystery columnist Teresa Jacobsen for this free webcast and get a preview of the latest titles from Severn House, Midnight Ink, and Five Star, all sure to quicken your patrons’ pulses! You’ll find yourself taking notes on which audiobooks and books to match up with the mystery lovers who lurk in both your physical and virtual stacks.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Join Library Journal for this exciting preview of the latest offerings from Bold Strokes Books, Dreamspinner, Samhain Publishing, and Riptide Publishing.! Collection development and readers’ advisory staff attending this free webcast will be prepared to meet the demand of growing interests in LGBTQ literature. Archive Now Available!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET From apocalyptic adventures to intricate Amish relationships, Christian fiction is so much more than devotion. Whether you are looking for some good clean romance or exciting protagonists guided by the Spirit, this webcast is for you. Discover the latest offerings from David C. Cooke, Kregel Publications, and WaterBrook Multnomah and pick up some inspired reading this fall! Archive now available!
Data-driven decision making is creating large pools of data around which public libraries are trying to define everything from overarching strategies to granular collection development strategies. Although the analysis of this data is often left to third-parties, some libraries are taking the step of hiring their own data analysts to help administrators decide what the data means, why it matters, and how best to present it to other stakeholders. Archive now available!