November 30, 2015

Beyond Borders: Books That Will Change Your Life from Other Press with Archipelago and New Directions


Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
What do Jan-Philipp Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Kamel Daoud’s The Mersault Investigation, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, and Eka Kurniawan’s Beauty Is a Wound have in common? They’re big new books that changed your life. To find out how these publishers will be shaking you up next, join us Thursday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation with Other Press Publisher Judith Gurewich, Archipelago Publisher Jill Schoolman, and New Directions President Barbara Epler. Prepub Alert Editor Barbara Hoffert will moderate.
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Using Data to Better Serve Your Community


Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Analytics can position your library to better meet the needs of its patrons. Once you know exactly who is and isn’t using its products and services, you can affect change and focus outreach and collections based on real community data. Learn how Sacramento Public Library uses powerful insights from Analytics On Demand to make collection decisions, inform staff, and market to targeted groups.
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Charleston 2015 Conference Trends and Takeaways


Thursday, November 19th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 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 2015 conference and what it means for the direction of the field in the year to come. Trending topics include data management, discovery, user experience, information literacy instruction, diversifying collections, text mining, streaming video, and more.
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Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House


Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Hot debut novels. Juicy historical fiction. Diverse books for adult readers. These are only some of the titles you will learn about when you tune into Library Journal’s newest Editors’ Picks webcast. After all, what better way to discover your next big reads than by hearing from the editors who actually bought them? Join us on Wednesday, October 28, at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation between six editors from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House and Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert.
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The Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall 2015


Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
What’s looking good for fall? Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting shelves soon. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from Dark Horse Comics, Diamond Books, Papercutz, and Marvel
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The User-Centered Library: Digital UX Workshop Preview


By now the concept of user experience (UX) has shown up on most librarians’ radar at some point. Whether you’ve found yourself curious about how better digital design could help your library’s traffic, you wish had a UX specialist on staff, you’re engaged by Aaron Schmidt’s The User Experience column, or you’ve considered learning more about user-centered design yourself, the chance to improve the library’s user experience is within everyone’s reach.

Driving Community Engagement for Library Makerspaces


Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Discover how you can create a makerspace within your own library though this step-by-step guidebook. From planning your innovation center to hosting hack-a-thons, guest lectures, game nights and social events in your new lab, this practical primer provides detailed guidance and best practices.
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Boundless Libraries: A Look at the 2015 New Landmark Libraries


Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this webcast, Traci Lesneski from MSR, Dennis Humphries and Ryan Wallace from Humphries Poli, Peter Bolek from Holzheimer Bolek + Meehan, Bradd Brown and Mindy Sorg from OPN Architects, and Janet Nelson from Demco will take an in-depth look at four of the 2015 landmark libraries which have revitalized neighborhoods, become new civic beacons, and catalyzed the creative economy through their innovative design.
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Mind the Gap: Find and Fix the Mismatches Between Faculty and Academic Librarians


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor of Library Journal, and Jennifer Albers-Smith, Marketing Director, Academic and Special Libraries of Gale Cengage Learning, will co-present key findings from their recent joint study, Bridging the Librarian-Faculty Gap in the Academic Library. Schwartz and Albers-Smith will convene a panel that includes an academic librarian who works on innovative faculty support projects and a faculty member. Together they will discuss ways to act on the survey’s takeaways and improve connection, communication, and collaboration between faculty and librarians.
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Speak Up: Supporting Online Language Learning with In-Person Programs


Thursday, September 17th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Will Chan, program administrator for services to new immigrants with Denver Public Library; Sandy Irwin, library director at the Durango Public Library, CO; Jack Marmorstein, Director of Learning Solutions from sponsor Rosetta Stone, Eric Soriano, e-services librarian with the Jacksonville Public Library (JPL), FL; and moderator Erin Shea, ‎Supervisor, Harry Bennett and Weed Hollander Branches at The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, as they discuss strategies such as cultural programming, volunteer facilitators, and partnerships with community organizations that can take online language learning to the next (reading) level.
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The Modern Library: Meeting Users On Their Own Terms


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
From beach bicycles re-designed as roving story-time spectaculars to late nights spent in university canteens, WCL staff are taking the best parts of the library to where their potential customers are. Learn more about how WCL is using imagination to reach key potential users in family, tourist, and student communities, and how staff is applying their experiences for new mobile services concepts. In the states, WPLS employs a bookmobile with a mobile hotspot, organizes special library card signup drives at local schools, builds book collections based on user input, and offers links to library materials that tie into school curricula at every grade level. Hear how WPLS has achieved great success by going out into the community to understand and address the needs of its user base.
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Have your eBook User Experience Both Ways: New Options for Online and Mobile Access


Thursday, August 27th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
As a librarian we know you want to get the most out of your eBook investment. With more students / users using mobile devices and publishers expanding their publication offerings to more e-friendly formats it’s essential to have flexible options so students / users to have 24/7 access to all of your eBook resources. Please join the EBSCO eBooks Product Management team for an inside look at the updated EBSCO eBook Viewer and all new EBSCO eBooks app to see how each of these offerings benefits your users.
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Fall Mystery Announcements


Thursday, August 20th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Let us take the detective work out of your mystery collection this fall. Join Library Journal for this free one-hour webcast and get a preview of the latest titles in the *highest circulating fiction genre in the U.S. You’ll hear from Books on Tape, Midnight Ink, Oceanview, and Soho Crime, all sure to quicken your patrons’ pulses! Learn which books and audiobooks to match up with your mystery lovers.
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Collection Development Tips & Tools


Thursday, August 6th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Library Journal, Ingram Content Group, and special guests for a lively discussion about Collection Development. We’ll have a dynamic discussion about the challenges Selectors face – from predicting popular titles in advance, to dealing with patron demands, to staying on top of titles in the media and much more. Our expert panelists will have some solutions for many of these challenges, and we hope you’ll join the discussion!
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Christian Fiction Book Roundup


Tuesday, August 11th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Don’t miss these exciting offerings presented by Baker Books Publishing, Tyndale House Publishers, and Waterbrook Mulnomah Publishing Group. There will even be a sneak peek of works releasing in 2016!
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Engaging Your Local Writing Community


Join LJ Reviews editor Henrietta Verma for an insightful free webcast that will focus on successful programming ideas for engaging the authors, published and aspiring, in your local community. Hearing about projects from Topeka & Shawnee County’s Community Novel Project to Cuyahoga County’s “Indie Ohio” collection of self-published ebooks, you’ll learn how public libraries are engaging with their local authors to provide unique services that draw in local readers and authors and help uncover the best of local creativity.
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A Strong Foundation: Library Master Planning, from Campus or Community Vision to Broad-Based Support


From first surveying the terrain to (literal or metaphorical) groundbreaking, planning for an exceptional academic or public library is a journey.
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The Art of Narrating an Audiobook: A Primer for Librarians


With hundreds of titles to his credit, including adult, personal development, history, comedy, and children’s books narrations, the man AudioFile magazine calls the “best narrator for children’s books around” is the ideal guide for showing librarians all the ins and outs of this complex industry. Then, if time allows, Johnny will take questions from the audience about his work and artistic process. This is one presentation that no librarian will want to miss.
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From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels and Manga of 2015


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this year. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media, including Batman, Star Wars, Buffy, SHONEN JUMP, and more!
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Fresh Titles for Book Clubs


Thursday, June 4th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Clare Davitt, Reference and Digital Media Librarian, along with Sourcebooks and Other Press as they discuss a variety of refreshing book club picks including House of Thieves, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend along with others in their lineups that promise to create memorable conversations adding new favorite authors to the book club roster.
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