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Baking Discovery into the Pie: Driving Exploration within eResources

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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. This archive is no longer available.

Fall Mystery Announcements

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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. This archive is no longer available.

Read Out Loud: LGBTQ Book Buzz

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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. This archive is no longer available.

Inspired Reading: New Titles in Christian Fiction

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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! This archive is no longer available.

Should “Tweeps” Be in the Dictionary?

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Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET How does social media impact on our view of dictionaries and the development of the English language? In this webcast, a dictionary editor, a reviewer from Library Journal, and a linguist, lexicographer, and language columnist come together to discuss and debate the topic This archive is no longer available

Rejuvenate Your Space: Top Building Trends in Library Design

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Looking to spruce up your space? More than just a home for books, a library is a living organism, a vibrant community center for learning, digital content discovery, and exploration. Shouldn’t your 21st century patrons have a 21st century library? Learn about the top building trends in exterior and interior design from architects who have reinvigorated and reimagined library spaces throughout the United States. Breathe new life into your library.This archive is no longer available.

Behind the Scenes with Gale Publishing Stories

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ETEvery book has a story. Peak behind the scenes…learn the secrets, curiosities, and fun facts about two essential reference series from Gale. Register today to reserve your spot in this informative session brought to you by Gale, Cengage Learning. This archive is no longer available

Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz

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Thursday, May 2, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Break out those farmer’s market carts, uncover that barbecue grill, and unfold your best checkered picnic blanket. Warm weather is an invitation to cook! Fantastic meals for sunny spring celebrations and family dinners start with fresh ingredients and fresh ideas. Join us for our Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz, and inspire your patrons to cook up something special! With fresh offerings from Running Press, Random House Inc., and Tuttle Publishing, spring will be nothing short of delicious.This archive is no longer available

eBooks: Exploring the Rapidly Evolving Options

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET As the eBook industry continues to evolve, there are more and more acquisition and collection development options available to libraries, which is a great thing—once you can make sense of them all. Subscribe or purchase? Outright or demand-driven purchase? What about short-term loan and loan-to-own? There are so many variables to explore, and these are just a small handful of the business model considerations available to libraries today.

This special webinar event, hosted by EBSCO, will address key points to consider when navigating eBook business models, and will also take a closer look at other options, including ordering services (e.g., EBSCOhost Collection Manager, GOBI and OASIS), eBook providers, user experience, digital preservation and much more. This archive is no longer available

Christian Fiction Fall Book Buzz

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Thursday, August 23, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Francine Rivers, Catherine Marshall, and Janette Oke have excellent company! We all know and love these classic Christian Fiction authors, but joining their ranks are some talented and impressive writers. Whether they are expanding into the medical crime genre like Jordyn Redwood’s Proof, or writing an action-packed cross-cultural romance like Elizabeth Musser’s Two Destinies, or even continuing the Amish family drama tradition like Cindy Woodsmall’s new A Season for Tending, readers have so many inspirational titles to choose from. The archive is no longer available.