March 3, 2015

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

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
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 on Thursday, March 12, at 3:00 p.m. 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. Register Now!

Beyond Book Displays: Helping Readers Help Themselves

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
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. Register Now!

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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Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
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. Register Now!

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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Supercharge Your Collection: Ways to Boost the Patron Experience and Maximize Turnover

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Event Date & Time: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Discover the results of this research and find out how your library can deliver an enhanced patron experience and improve turnover by attending “Supercharge Your Collection: Ways to Boost the Patron Experience and Maximize Turnover”, a webcast from collectionHQ and Library Journal; featuring case study examples from libraries that are using evidence based practices with collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology. The results of the study into Big Data will be presented in line with the four key stages of the collection development process supported end-to-end by collectionHQ: Select, Manage, Promote and Evaluate. Register Now!

Charleston 2014 Conference Trends and Takeaways

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
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 2014 event and what it means for the direction of the field in the year to come. Trending topics include the library’s role in institutional data, managing collection development through the digital shift and rising journal prices, working with self-published authors, and much more. Register Now!

Library UX: Unique Programs and Services for an Engaged Community | Lead the Change

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
During this insightful discussion between Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience) and the co-founders/directors of DOKLAB, we will highlight a variety of novel and meaningful things that libraries around the world are doing to engage their communities. Register Now!

Library UX: Creating Usable and Useful Websites | Lead the Change

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
During this insightful discussion between Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience) and Scott Young, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Montana State University, we will cover usability, web conventions, writing for the web, content strategy, and user research. You’ll take home tips and ideas that you can immediately use to improve your website.
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Library UX: Strategic Branding and Identity Development | Lead the Change

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
During this insightful discussion moderated by Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience), library branding mavens will share the basics of branding and identity development, show examples from their successful efforts, and share practical tips that you can implement right away.
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Charleston 2014 – Coming Attractions

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Not making it to this year’s Charleston conference? We’ve got you covered. Join us for this free webcast as representatives from the Charleston Conference, Ex Libris, and Library Journal offer a sneak peek at some of the topics we expect to see trending at the 2014 Charleston Conference.
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