Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Do you have a growing demand for Christian Fiction novels on your shelves? Christian Fiction is more than daily devotionals, filled with plenty of crossover appeal: Romance, Mystery, Fantasy, Legal Thriller. While the core values of biblical teaching are still present, this genre has plenty of appeal for anyone who loves books. Want to learn how to promote Christian Fiction in your library, or use it for Reader Advisory? Check out this webcast to learn about Spring’s forthcoming titles for one of the fastest growing genres! Archive now available!
Balancing Collection Supply and Demand in Public Libraries: How Using Evidence Can Help Serve Patrons Better
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET In today’s climate, public libraries are becoming increasingly accountable for purchasing decisions and optimizing the performance of their collection. The harsh reality is that many of those libraries lack the tools and analysis required to make validated selection choices and collection development decisions can often be a ‘shot in the dark’. This webcast will include the personal accounts from 3 expert panelists of using evidence from collectionHQ to balance supply with demand at their institution and how they have been able to enhance the performance of their collection as a result. From a strategic to operational level, attendees will learn how collectionHQ can help their library to make informed purchasing decisions and monitor circulation with the aim of transferring seldom-used materials to those locations of increased demand. Archive now available!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Learn about spring’s forthcoming mystery titles during this Library Journal webcast. Mystery columnist and moderator Terry Jacobsen and representatives from Oceanview Publishing, Soho Press, Severn House, and Titan books will discuss market trends, exciting authors, and help you discover new books for your crime readers. Need help finding fresh titles for your collection? Archive now available!
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET The core mission of libraries – providing books for readers – is as relevant today as it was years ago. In fact, it’s what people overwhelmingly identify as THE reason for libraries. Formats might change, and library patrons might only visit the library virtually, but the library is still the place where readers go to find books. Libraries should embrace this role in their communities – and become “Centers for Readers.” But how? Join us for a free webinar with several librarians who are keeping readers at the forefront of the library mission. Archive now available!
Changing the DNA of Scholarly Publishing: The Impact of Born Digital Content on the Scholarly Community Today
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET After 500 years of print publishing, the advent of digitization has caused a huge evolutionary leap in scholarly publishing. Content once logically packaged in a book or print journal issue has now quickly evolved not just to an online version of print but into an entirely new digitally-born method of scholarly communication. In this webcast, publishers and librarians will discuss current emerging models for scholarly communication and discuss its future. This archive is no longer available
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Join Library Journal for its first webcast of the year, featuring publishers Inner Traditions/Bear & Company, Sounds True, New World Library and Beyond Words Publishing. Hear about Spring 2013’s forthcoming titles and stock your collection with books to meet the demand of the growing interests in healthy living, going green, and yoga. Learn about holistic medicine, the bond between mothers and daughters through the years, and wildlife uses. Dive into 2013 refreshed and with your Chakras open and balanced! This archive is no longer available
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Library Journal presents a gathering of past LJ Teaching Award winners as they discuss the changing nature of librarianship in the new digital landscape from the perspective of teachers setting the bar for innovation in LIS education. With decades of combined experience fostering critical thinking about library issues and essential leadership skills, these teachers have first-hand experience incorporating new methods and practices as they adapt to address the ever-evolving demands on their students. What challenges await the class of 2013 and beyond? What are the essential skills and qualities that will be required of future library leaders? Is the increasing shift toward online learning affecting the way librarians are trained, and if so, how? This archive is no longer available.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET The emergence of new library services platforms — Innovative Interfaces’s Sierra, Serials Solutions Intota, Ex Libris’s Alma, OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services among them — is increasingly evident as part of the ongoing migration to a new generation of automation products that are far more functional and dynamic than integrated library systems. These platforms allow libraries to operate and innovate at Webscale and to revolutionize workflows, operations, and user engagement. Panelists will discuss their experiences of migrating to these next generation applications. This archive is no longer available.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Whether patrons come to a library planning to research a project, discover a new author, or access the Internet as part of a job search, librarians are there to help them find the right information. Personal service puts a public face on librarianship and remains a key component of the profession. Yet with many libraries facing the squeeze of rising usage and flat or declining funding, self-service technologies have become more of a necessity. Many librarians report that self-service options that allow patrons to do things like check in books and DVDs, or check out their own laptop or tablet computer, have improved service overall. With these tools in place, staff has more time to answer questions and assist patrons. This presentation will feature flagship implementations of various self-service models at libraries both large and small. This archive is no longer available.
Unified Resource Management in Action: Alma’s Impact at Boston College and Fort Hays State University
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 1:00-2:00 PM ET Next-generation library services are transforming the way libraries operate. Moderated by Ex Libris, this webinar will feature two Alma customers and their experience using the system. Erika Johnson, Electronic Resources Librarian at Boston College Libraries will discuss ways in which the Alma unified resource management service is streamlining workflows, with an emphasis on e-Resources. John Ross, Director of the Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University, will focus on the strategic impact of Alma and how the system better allows the library to clearly demonstrate its value within the campus community. This archive is no longer available.