September 2, 2014

The Reference Interview Today: Practical Principles, Timeless Tips

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Dave Harmeyer, author of The Reference Interview Today (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), will outline his approach he takes to conducting a successful reference interview every time. He’ll be joined by representatives from reference publishers SAGE and Credo, who will offer more information on what librarians can ask and do today to get to the heart of patron needs. Register today to get a 30% discount on Dave Harmeyer’s book (link to purchase will be provided in your registration confirmation email) along with a complimentary downloadable copy of LJ’s 2014 Reference Supplement.Register Now!

Fall Mystery Announcements

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Join us for a one-hour, free webcast to get a preview of the latest titles in the *highest circulating fiction genre in U.S. libraries from Midnight Ink, Oceanview Publishing, Severn House and Soho Press. Featured publishers will help you prepare your physical and virtual stacks for your library’s mystery lovers. Register Now!

Christian Fiction Book Roundup

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There’s more to Christian Fiction than “gentle reads” and bonnet fiction, and the genre continues to expand and appeal to more and more readers. Join Library Journal Christian Fiction editor Shelley Diaz on August 19 as she moderates the Christian Fiction Book Roundup webcast, for a sneak peek at the latest inspirational titles. Register Now!

Making Your Maker Space: Building for Hands-on Learning in Libraries

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Our panel of experts will explore hands-on learning in the library and provide both practical and big picture advice on creating a design plan that meets your community’s unique needs. We’ll look at different kinds of spaces, including indoor and outdoor, underutilized areas, nontraditional mobile or pop spaces and ones that serve multi-purpose needs. We’ll explore Maker Spaces that support audio, craft, music, gardening and more. We’ll discuss strategies for engaging external partners and spend time looking at furnishings to support needs. Archive is now available!

An Evolving Model for Consortial Print and E-books Collections: The TRLN – OUP Pilot

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The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are in the third year of a pilot to create a financially sustainable model for consortial acquisition of e-books coupled with needed shared print copies, in cooperation with YBP Library Services (YBP). The project expands acquisition of e-books in tandem with reductions in print, so as to move both the consortium and the university presses to a decidedly electronic environment for books that will enhance support for instruction and research across the disciplinary spectrum within an environment that is acceptable to users. Archive is now available!

Mobile Worklists: Opening the Stacks

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This one-hour webcast focuses on how library staff can bring a mobile app to the stacks. Join us and see how you can break away from the confines of your desktop and perform key tasks right in the stacks. Archive is now available!

Data, Discovery, Readers, and Records — ER&L 2014 In Review

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Managing e-resources, developing collections, evaluating user behavior, and making e-content accessible is equal parts challenge and opportunity. This free LJ webcast, developed by Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L), offers attendees a brief look at user’s expectations, how e-content is presented to our users, what we need from our vendor partners to make e-content accessible, and tools to better analyze our user data.Archive is now available!

Discover the Benefits of eBook Partnerships

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Optimize your collection and stay on budget with the combined power of an intuitive interface and the leading content aggregator to make purchasing eBooks as seamless as possible. In this webcast, you’ll learn the ins and outs and the advantages of working with multiple vendors in order to maximize your libraries content needs. You’ll hear from EBSCO and YBP top executives discussing business model advancements, DDA workflow solutions, EDS integration as well as the Print to Electronic transition.
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Summer Fun with Susan Jane Gilman, Joshua Ferris, and More | Hachette Hot Reads w/ Barbara Hoffert

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Spring has sprung, summer is on its way, and here’s your chance to find out about hot books you’ll want to read this summer. Author Susie Jane Gilman and Grand Central Publishing’s Senior Editor Helen Atsma will discuss Susie’s upcoming novel THE ICE CREAM QUEEN OF ORCHARD STREET, a debut novel following Susie’s hilarious nonfiction. In addition, National Book Award finalist Josh Ferris will join with his editor, Little, Brown’s Senior Vice President and Publisher Reagan Arthur, to discuss Josh’s upcoming novel, TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR. In addition, Hachette’s Adult Library Marketing Team—Ali Coughlin, Melissa Nicholas and Karen Torres—will feature more of Hachette’s hot reads. Moderated by LJ’s Prepub Alert editor, Barbara Hoffert. Archive is now available!

LGBTQ Book Buzz

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Join Bold Strokes Books, Cleis Press, Dreamspinner Press, MLR Press, and Riptide Publishing to hear about trends and the latest titles for patrons interested in LGBTQ materials. Romance, erotica, mystery, fantasy, and nonfiction: 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 learn about Library Journal’s recent coverage for the community, which ranges from LGBTQ memoir to erotic fiction. Archive is now available!

Romancing the Library

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Romance ranked third among the top five fiction circulators in libraries, combined print and ebook, according to LJ’s Materials Survey 2014, and librarians will want to know all they can about what’s available and what’s hot. Since LJ began reviewing original romance ebooks in mid-2011, we have worked with a number of publishers new to our pages and opened a fresh world of content and services for libraries and their users. Archive is now available!

Uncovering the Story behind the Headlines

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Think you know history? Come relive the news as it happened. Valerie Komor, Director of the Associated Press Corporate Archives, takes you behind the scenes and deep within the AP Corporate Archives as she explores the content digitized for Gale’s Associated Press Collections Online. Archive is now available!

Changing Lives & the Public Library: Career Online High School

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Did you miss the buzz at last week’s PLA conference surrounding this groundbreaking new program? Career Online High School allows libraries to offer adults in their community the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate. Archive is now available!

Addiction and Recovery

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM ET/9:00 – 10:00 AM PT
With the tragic overdose of renowned actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, many people will turn to libraries with renewed interest in the study and treatment of the disease of addiction. Join us for a remarkable webcast from with two of the most important publishers producing ground-breaking work on this subject and what it means for collection development. Questions such as what titles should be on the shelves? How does Obamacare and the Parity Act of 2008 affect access to treatment? What is the latest thinking on the causes of addiction? How does addiction affect families and what sort of books are required reading for research. On hand will be Patrick Hughes from Central Recovery Press and Alison Vandenberg of Hazelden. Archive available Now!

From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM ET Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months, plus hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons. Get the insider’s view from DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey, Archie Comics, Kodansha and more. There’s something for everyone; find out more about a certain superhero’s 75th birthday party and just what the heck is happening in Riverdale. Are vampires really killing off our favorite teens? Archive now available!

The Magic of Marketing Databases

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Libraries are constantly challenged on how to get their customers to use the databases they purchase. This webinar will demonstrate how, with just the right mix of marketing and advertising magic, your library can increase usage of any database. That’s really what great advertising is all about! Join expert marketer Nancy Dowd, author of Bite Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for Overworked Librarians, and Ryan Maxey, a graphic designer fresh from NYC, as they inspire you with ideas and examples that will turn around your database marketing.
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Readers’ Advisory: How Do You Measure Up?

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Be among the first to hear what we learned about readers’ advisory service in public libraries during a recent survey. Is RA here to stay, or is its value declining? Does every library in the country (other than yours) have a fully staffed readers’ advisory department? What digital strategies are libraries using to suggest books to readers? What book-oriented programs do libraries offer? Archive now available!

Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Join Library Journal  for its first webcast of 2014, featuring publishers Inner Traditions/Bear & Company and New World Library. 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 deeper spiritual meanings of the Vatican to finding further understanding of the provocative occultist Aleister Crowley. On offer for 2014 will be accessible alternative pathways to healing and vigor. Hear about new titles on what goddesses and heroines can tell us, and of journeys toward new inspiration—from the 13th century’s Meister Eckhart. Archive now available!

Is Your Library Ready to Transform?

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET Innovative understands the needs of the library ecosystem. So we introduced Sierra, the Library Services Platform—1st in ILS/LSP satisfaction and completeness of functionality. Sierra offers proven library workflow functionality and integrated resource management providing libraries with the tools for success today. The platform works because we recognize the power of an Open System Architecture with APIs and Cloud Optimization to make sure Sierra is open and extensible for the future. Archive now available!

Turn the page: Your E-book Future Done Right

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET It’s no secret that e-books are transforming libraries daily. Polaris and 3M joined forces to build the industry’s first completely integrated solution, considered to be the “gold standard” by many. Make sure to join us as we discuss the impact this technology will have on your library and patrons. We’ll share statistics on e-book usage and impact on libraries, expose common misconceptions and our customers will speak about their experiences implementing this technology. If you’re reviewing your options you can’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide convenience and instant availability of the latest titles, increasing circulation and patron satisfaction. Archive is now available!