September 19, 2014

What Public Librarians Need to Know about Common Core State Standards

What Public Librarians Need to Know about Common Core State Standards

From programming to collection development, common core state standards can impact the work of the public librarian. With implementation in the schools, where do you fit in? Join Deborah B. Ford in this webcast designed to debunk the myths, inspire you with programming ideas, and guide you in the demand for rigorous fiction and nonfiction.
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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.

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

Some Fine Romance: Spring Titles 2013

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Thursday, April 11, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET L is for new spring picks for your library. O is for the only books you’ll want to see. V, they’re very, very extraordinary.  E, there are even more romances for your patrons to adore.  Romance is in the air this spring, and we know your patrons will love these upcoming releases. Join Library Journal managing editor, Romance editor, and RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award winner Bette-Lee Fox in uncovering the sweet, sassy, sultry, salty, and sexy spring romance selections from Siren Audio Studios, Sourcebooks, and Baker Publishing Group. This archive is no longer available

Perspectives on Academic Patrons: A Closer Look at Takeaways from Library Journal’s Academic Patron Profiles

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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ETIn 2012, Library Journal surveyed more than 3,000 students and faculty members to determine their perceptions and usage behaviors about their academic libraries. In late 2012, LJ released Patron Profiles, Academic Library Edition, a comprehensive 52 page report that analyzes the data and covers a wide range of topics. This special Library Journal webcast will take a deep dive into the data with respected academic voices and LJ editorial expertise. Listen to our panel discuss some of the report’s major findings and get a close look into trends driving library use. Attendees will leave with insights and actionable takeaways to help guide effective long term planning and prepare you with the tools needed to engage students and faculty to create stronger libraries.This archive is no longer available.

Spring Adult Book Buzz

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 3:00PM ET Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford’s Canada, his first novel in six years. Chelsea Cain’s Kill You Twice, next in the New York Times best-selling Archie Sheridan series. The Red House, a new novel of family rapprochement from Mark Haddon, author of the Whitbread/Commonwealth prize winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. And award-winning broadcast journalist Lynn Sherr’s Swim: Why We Love the Water. These are some of the spring/summer season’s hottest titles, and they’ll be featured with other big titles on LJ’s April 10 webcast, Spring Adult Book Buzz. Arm yourself with suggestions for vacation reading by joining us as sponsors Harper Collins, Macmillan Library Marketing, Perseus, and Random House share their top picks. This archive is no longer available.