July 7, 2015

Engaging Your Local Writing Community

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tests Are Changing: How to Keep Your Collections Up to Date

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us as Rosanne Cordell, Lauren Barack, and Barron’s publisher, Bob O’Sullivan, share insights and tips on ensuring your test-prep collections are up-to-date.
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Discovery Services and the User Experience

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Libraries have invested a great deal of time and effort into choosing and implementing discovery systems, often to mixed responses from students and faculty. Learn how libraries have marketed these services to their users and assessed users’ experience with discovery tools.
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Unlocking Search and Discovery

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Discovery services sit at the forefront of libraries’ current efforts to expose and enhance access to their information resources. Attend this webcast to learn about recent advances in implementing discovery services and the results that these libraries have seen regarding their collections. In addition, a leading technology consultant will present on the future of Discovery services and libraries.
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Building an Award-Winning Digital Archive with the Kansas City Public Library: Digital Asset Management is now VITALized!

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
Join Innovative and David LaCrone, Digital Branch Manager of Kansas City Public Library (MO), to find out how his library used Vital to create the award-winning Civil War on the Western Border website. Whether you have to maintain or create an institutional repository or digital asset management system, Vital from Innovative is the answer. Vital delivers an experience that is engaging, discoverable, and takes advantage of all of your most unique content. Learn how Vital provides flexibility in standards, opportunities for custom presentation, and the ability to leverage anything from a faculty paper to an oral history video to make your digital collections come to life.
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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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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. Archive is now available!

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

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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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