April 16, 2015

Say What You Really Mean

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
It is time for all women to realize they have the right to say what they truly mean. All of us are responsible for helping women everywhere to find their voices and to listen when they speak. Direct communication transcends boundaries and overcomes obstacles. It builds relationships and clarifies positions. As more women embrace freedom of expression, they will begin to enjoy a quality of life heretofore not achieved. Register Now!

Love Is in the Air

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
According to LJ’s Materials Survey 2015, romance ranks consistently among the top three genre circulators in public libraries, in both print and ebook formats (it’s actually tied with general fiction at No. 2 in ebooks). And by locale, after mystery, romance is tops in suburban and urban libraries. Join the conversation on this most lustily favored genre and get ready to add some love to your collections. Register Now!

From The Hobbit to Game of Thrones: Does conlang have a place in modern language?

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
Invented languages have been used for hundreds of years, perhaps most famously in books and TV shows such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Conlang (a shortened form of constructed language) entered both Oxford Dictionaries and the OED last year. In this discussion, conlanger David Peterson, author Michael Adams, and Deputy Chief Editor of the OED Edmund Weiner come together in a round-table discussion to answer your questions about invented languages.
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Books for Your LGBTQ Audience

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Bold Strokes Books and Riptide Publishing to hear about trends and the latest titles for patrons interested in LGBTQ materials. Romance, erotica, mystery, and fantasy: these publishers will cover the spectrum of hot upcoming titles for LGBTQ readers from YA to adult, allowing you to stock your shelves with don’t-miss titles that patrons will clamor for. You’ll also hear more about Library Journal’s recent coverage for the community as well. Register Now!

Brave New World of Tech – An Exploration of Space, Drones, AI & Other Cool Stuff

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PT
During this presentation Dr. Chris Marker will discuss hot topics in science, engineering and technology. Dr. Marker will also demonstrate how the Inspec database drives research and innovation through its depth and breadth of content and ease of access. He will show how, through careful selection and categorization of relevant information, Inspec allows researchers to drill down and retrieve specific information quickly and efficiently; plus showcase why the Inspec database has been the research tool of choice of the world’s leading universities, companies and government agencies.
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Breaking Barriers: How Academic Librarians Can Communicate More Effectively with Faculty

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Every aspect of the higher education ecosystem is changing—from libraries, to faculty, to administration, to publishers. Understanding these developments will allow librarians and faculty to communicate more effectively with each other and collectively achieve their institution’s mission. Join us for a stimulating and perhaps challenging, but necessary discussion. Archive is now available!

Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins, Penguin Publishing Group, and Random House

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Want to be in the know about hot books everyone will be discussing this spring and summer? What better way than to hear directly from the editors who have bought and fought for these titles? To learn about your next big reads, tune in to Library Journal’s newest Editors’ Picks webcast. Joining us are six editors from HarperCollins, Penguin Publishing Group, and Random House LLC in conversation with Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert. Archive is now available!

Beyond Book Displays: Helping Readers Help Themselves

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Behavior studies show that more and more people visiting libraries want to find materials and information on their own. This presents a challenge for librarians: how can they best help these self-directed readers? While many libraries use traditional strategies with book displays and bibliographies, today’s readers need more. This webinar will share the latest results of patron browsing behaviors and offer innovative practices to help you engage patrons with passive programming ideas and self-directed pathways. Archive is now available!

The Visible Library: Learn how the Web sees libraries today and how you can use its power to deeply connect with your community

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Libraries have always been about more than their front doors. They are about what waits on the other side – resources, services, knowledge to serve both individuals and communities at large and connections. The Web reflects and amplifies these principles dramatically; however, all connections benefit from shared vocabulary and clear, audience-oriented communication. The use of enabling technologies like Linked Data and shared vocabularies like BIBFRAME and schema.org, maximizes the likelihood libraries can continue to describe their resources and the Web can discover and represent libraries more fully. The panelists in this Webcast bring together informed, practical, and evolving perspectives on community engagement, iterative exploration, and Web technologies. Archive is now available!

Practical Uses of Altmetrics

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There is growing interest in altmetrics and people are hungry for stories about how people are using them. Many institutions are utilizing new metrics to help showcase research, do analysis, bring value to their institutional repositories and more. This webinar features users telling their stories about what they are doing with these new modern metrics.
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2015: The Year of the RA Makeover

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Can your library benefit from a fresh look at readers’ advisory service? While some libraries are investing in maker spaces and new technologies, many libraries are focusing their attention on updating this foundational service. Join us for an engaging and informative discussion as three libraries reveal why their attention is now on helping readers find the perfect read.
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Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2015

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Join Library Journal for its first webcast of 2015, featuring publishers New World Library, Red Wheel/Weiser, and Inner Traditions/Bear & Company. As the New Year begins we find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Learn about some books that can help them, covering topics from the teachings on Buddhism by the Dalai Lama to practicing yoga as a means of improving recovery for cancer survivors. On offer for 2015 will be accessible alternative pathways to healing and vigor. You’ll also find out more on what it means to be present in parenthood, and you’ll get hear all about a debut novel from bestselling author Barbara Hand Clow that is as thrilling as it is inspirational.
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Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries – A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with ER&L

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A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with ER&L

Building on last year’s Data-Driven Academic Libraries series of webcasts, Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries will focus on projects that range across various service points. Starting with an in-depth focus on qualitative measures used in libraries, the series will move into how data is being used in innovative ways to inform and make changes in information literacy and reference, and then conclude by looking at measures that impact collection development and discovery decisions in the digital environment.

Digging Deeper: An Introduction to Qualitative Assessment Techniques

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Sarah Tudesco will kick off the webcast series with an overview of qualitative assessment methods. Qualitative assessment is designed to help you understand how people make meaning of and experience their environment. Using tools and techniques will help you better understand how users interact with libraries, staff, services, and programs. This program will provide an overview of qualitative research methods and illustrate their use in academic libraries.
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Data for ROI and Benchmarking Ebook Collections

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Data is being used to make quick ebooks acquisitions decision changes at a single library and being used in scale to better understand ebook usage globally. Ying Zhang will present on a study undertaken at the University of Central Florida to determine the best ROI for their library ebook acquisitions models. Michael Levine-Clark will discuss a large-scale study showing trends across over 10,000 libraries and hundreds of thousands of ebooks. A study of this scale allows us to show broad patterns of usage and establish benchmarks that should prove useful for libraries and consortia for local planning.
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Data, Assessment, and Participatory Design: Rethinking Information Literacy, Spaces, and Services in Two Academic Libraries

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The Claremont Colleges Library has developed a range of approaches to holistically evaluating information literacy (IL) learning and perceptions among students and faculty, as well as strategically identifying the best points of IL intervention across the complex curriculum of the seven Claremont Colleges. Char Booth and Sarah Lower consider approaches to applying teaching and learning-related data to improve pedagogy, enhance program effectiveness, and compellingly demonstrate the impact of librarian collaboration on student performance. UCLA Library’s Inquiry Labs leveraged library public service statistics, data from campus partners, and participatory design to develop new spaces and services. Kelly Miller and Doug Worsham suggest strategies and provide tips to encourage a culture of engagement and continual improvement.
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Evidence Based Collection Models: Not your Traditional DDA

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM PT
Join a panel of librarians who are using this usage based collection management model will discuss their experience. Wiley moderator, Lisa Nachtigall, will facilitate the panel discussion. Attendees can expect to learn best practices for implementing a program like this, promoting and socializing to patrons, and key findings and challenges.
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Open Access: Looking Back at Ten Years of Open Access Publishing

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
Join our panelists as they reflect on a decade of Open Access publishing at Oxford University Press and explore the challenges and opportunities of Open Access for publishers, scholars and librarians.
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Common x 3 (Public, Academic, School): Designing next generation gathering and learning spaces for libraries of every type

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on November 18th for our “Commons x 3” webcast, and you’ll get to hear from a panel of expert architects as they explain critical elements of creating a successful commons space in a wide variety of environments while showing you some of the best examples of “uncommon commons” out there today.
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Participatory, Continuous, Connected | Top Trends from Library 2.014

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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—the Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable. Join us for this free LJ webcast, where we’ll cover the highlights of each one and offer key takeaways.
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