March 25, 2017

What’s the Right Mix? A Holistic Look at Collection Development

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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Acquisition librarians and those charged with collection development responsibilities have a wide range of options for acquiring content. Recent years have seen the rise of acquisition models such as DDA to help librarians acquire content based on user demand. But with more publishers removing front list titles from DDA and costs increasing with changes in triggers, has demand driven acquisition or other usage-based models lived up to the promise of saving library budgets?
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Five Self-Publishing Faux Pas to Avoid in the Library

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Want to support your local writers, but not sure where to start? Or, are you wondering how you can ramp up your library’s services for authors in your community? Either way, join the SELF-e team, librarians and authors for a discussion on best practices for supporting local indie authors and how you can make your library a community center for local author discovery.
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Selecting with Confidence: Experts’ Tips for Choosing Adult Debut Fiction

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In this session, Ingram Library Services will facilitate a panel discussion with experts from around the book industry as they share their insights into this process. We hope you’ll join us and come away with some useful tips for perfecting your own collections!
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Open Access: How to Support Researchers

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OA has been growing steadily, but while it’s becoming more established, it is still undergoing transformation. By definition, OA is the free and unrestricted access to scholarly and scientific work, but the system remains unbalanced and the practicalities of implementation are challenging. Issues like funding models, copyrights, predatory practices and discoverability are considerations that must be factored. To ensure success, researchers need guidance and support to perform vetted analysis and establish clear policies.
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Building Success Skills: A Solid Foundation for All

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A lack of fundamental skills can often create barriers to success. Those seeking to overcome such barriers need a supportive pathway as they endeavor to acquire these skills and connect with a new learning or work environment. Join LearningExpress and our panel of state, public, academic and school librarians as they discuss the importance of building the foundational skills that adults and students need to succeed.
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Open Science: Beyond Open Access

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View this webcast to learn from our panel of experts as they discuss the challenges and benefits of Open Science in the context of global health and medical concerns. They will explain how the disruptive concept of Open Data can reshape and improve the nature of research and results.
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Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2017

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As the New Year begins we continually find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Join us for a truly inspiring webcast and learn about a few evergreen library favorites along with plenty of upcoming releases covering everything from aromatherapy and stress management, to the psychology of dreaming, to understanding consciousness, life, and death through quantum physics.
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The Importance of Globally Curated Music Literature for Music Programs

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With the preponderance of music literature available, it’s increasingly important for institutions with music programs to have a strategy for evaluating sources. In this webcast event, we’re proud to bring you experts who are very active in the field of musicology who will share their views on the relevance and importance of curated music literature that is thoughtful, current, comprehensive, and global in scope.
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PostMARC’d: Delivering A New Approach to Cataloging

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Join TLC and Library Journal at 3pm Jan. 18 for a webcast on LS2 Cataloging, which introduces a linked data approach to the cataloging experience that moves libraries beyond a traditional MARC editor. The innovative use of glossaries to maintain data consistency, a new series service supplying titles linked to genres and audience level, and improvements to batch editing of bibliographic, item, and authority records deliver an improved user experience for library staff and a better discovery experience for library users. Make sure your library is ready for the advantages of LS2 Cataloging by registering for this free one-hour webcast.
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Community Conveners

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Past winners of the LibraryAware Community Award share their stories of how deep engagement with community needs won them the honor, and how they’ve since leveraged it to drive more positive change and put the library front and center.
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Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential

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As libraries continue their mission to become community cornerstones, there is a new spirit of cooperation between public and school libraries. Nowhere is this more evident than in Nashville, where Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools have partnered to create the Limitless Libraries cooperative to improve school libraries, resource sharing, and student access to learning materials. The Library Corporation’s CARL•X was selected as the shared ILS at the heart of this project. You’re invited to join TLC and Library Journal for a special webinar to discuss the Limitless Libraries concept and how it could work for your community.
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An Indie State of Mind

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The indie book movement has become a vibrant part of America’s reading culture, and that’s in no small part due to advances in digital self-publishing. With more than 90% of U.S. libraries lending eBooks, libraries have unparalleled power to bring their best local writers to their patrons’ attention and beyond. This webinar will illuminate how Library Journal’s SELF-e program supports statewide, library-driven writing contests to find the best indie books in your community and make them available to library patrons.
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InstantFlix—Providing a Voice for Independent Filmmakers

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This Library Journal webinar features an enagaging panel of experts, including IndieFlix founder Scilla Andreen, a selection of independent filmmakers, and a librarian currently promoting the service. Join the webinar and discover how your library can help spread the voice of independent filmmakers to your patrons.
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Libraries – Unite Your Patrons: Check Out the Latest Trends in Community Reads Programs

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Don’t miss this lively discussion about their experiences and best practices for many different aspects of Community Reads projects, such as planning, title selection, promotion, challenges faced and lessons learned.
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Charleston 2016 Conference Trends and Takeaways

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Whether you missed this year’s Charleston Conference or just couldn’t get to every simultaneous session, come hear our panel of conference attendees recap the event. They will share what they see as the key takeaways from the 2016 conference and what it means for the direction of the field in the year to come. Trending topics include library services platforms, research and data management, discovery, user experience, information literacy instruction, diversifying collections, and more.
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High School Diplomas @ the Public Library

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Our panelists will share why they chose the program and what it’s meant in terms of community partnerships, exposure, demonstrating outcomes, etc. They will also give insight into the day-to-day program operations, share best practices and tell a tale or two about how this program has benefitted the lives of their COHS students and graduates.
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Break the Cycle with Evidence-based Analytics and Selection

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This webinar will not only discuss how to improve decisions when purchasing new items, but also how to make existing collections work harder. Until recently, many libraries would respond to the high volume of dead items in their collections through weeding alone. Our panel will discuss the use of an evidence-based transfer process to move dead items to new locations where there is a proven demand, therefore offering an item every chance to circulate before it is removed from the collection.
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Hot New Graphic Novels Coming Soon

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Join Annalisa Pesek, Assistant Managing Editor at Library Journal, along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves in the coming months. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Diamond Books, Penguin Random House, and Viz Media, including Batman, Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Neil Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge”, and more!
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Assessing the Library with Service Design

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By working together, the librarians and patrons can create more relevant services, or refine current services to be more effective and efficient. This webinar will cover the service design process and share insights from work currently being done at Reed College using Service Design.
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Library Design for Modern Human Behavior

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Furniture and architecture that work well together in library spaces have proven time and time again to put our instinctual fears at ease and allow us to spend those hours tucked away in the comfy chair reading a novel or at a computer completing a task. Now, it’s time to understand why this happens and how to better design our libraries with these things in mind.
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