September 27, 2016

Aging in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Over 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, and the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. is women over the age of 85, according to the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. Thorndike Press and Library Journal are partnering for a 60-minute webinar to discuss how libraries can support their aging communities in the 21st Century. One of the speakers is Wendy Pender, who presented at PLA this year on this very topic! We hope you can join us to discuss this important issue so we can all be more supportive of this growing group of our population.
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FOLIO: Reimagining Library Technology – Part 2

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source library services platform has taken shape. The FOLIO platform will support traditional resource management functionality but is open throughout and extensible at its core. By providing a platform for innovation, libraries and service providers can create applications and functionality that will deliver new and exciting services to libraries. Join this second webcast to learn about the FOLIO platform, the status of the project, and the reimagining of library technology.
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Geeking Over Google and eBooks

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Meeting the research needs of the 21st century library patron isn’t the simplest of endeavors. You have to make sure your collection is current and authoritative, yet comprehensive. But, aren’t you running out of shelf space? And do your patrons even know of the resources and tools you have available online, and the benefits of using them?
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Creating the Heart of Campus: Learning from an Academic New Landmark Library

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this webcast, take a deep dive into one library’s process by learning from the architects, librarians, and vendors who renovated the Charles E. Shain Library at Connecticut College into a stunning beacon at the heart of campus. W. Lee Hisle and Chris Penniman join us from the Shain Library, along with representatives from Shchwartz/Silver Architects and Demco to take an in-depth look at the design decisions, constraints and opportunities that formed the final result of the Shain Library.
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Collection Emergencies: Managing Time Sensitive Projects Successfully Without Losing Your Hat

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Thursday, September 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

We’ve assembled a panel of librarians who have successfully managed these kinds of projects to discuss their experiences and best practices. You’ll hear their stories and learn how Ingram can not only make the process easy, but help you select a collection that will impress your patrons. Ingram’s Collection Development team sees a lot of big projects—ODCs, expansions, grants, and more. We’ve worked with customers with very precise (and sometimes complex) requirements, as well as those who wish to defer much of the work to an experienced vendor. Regardless of the project’s size, we have solutions to help you through the process.
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FOLIO: Reimagining Library Technology – Part 1

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source library services platform has taken shape. The FOLIO platform will support traditional resource management functionality but is open throughout and extensible at its core. By providing a platform for innovation, libraries and service providers can create applications and functionality that will deliver new and exciting services to libraries. Join this first webcast (in a series of 6) to learn about the FOLIO platform and the reimagining of library technology.
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I’m Indie You: Proven Ways to Engage Your Local Writing Community

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Thursday, August 18th, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 A – 12:00 PM PT
The indie writing community has exploded with the maturity of digital publishing tools and resources. In fact, indie and self-published ebooks now account for over 80% of the Amazon best-sellers list. Are you engaged with your local writing community?
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Connecting with Your Community: Finding and Serving Patrons in New Spaces

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us to hear from representatives of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, a large urban library with 40 branches across the county, and a staff member from the Central Library Consortium representing individual member libraries from Central Ohio, as they share how their libraries have successfully connected with users in new spaces. Whether your library is actively shifting the way services are offered, looking for new ways to partner with other community organizations, or trying to evaluate the success of recent changes, you’ll take away insights from other forward-thinking public libraries and the experience they have had.
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New & Noteworthy Titles for Audiobook Month

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on June 21st as we celebrate Audiobook Month and hear from two leading publishers who will discuss current trends in the world of audiobooks along with some of their favorite new and noteworthy digital titles. You’ll hear about a number of plays, including David Mamet’s American Buffalo, as well as upcoming works from Alan Moore and New York Times best-selling authors Iris Johansen, Robyn Carr, Ian McEwan, and more!
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Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good?

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Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Join us on June 9th as we cover the various elements that come together to create a book that kids will love, whether it’s the writing, the illustrations, or another bit of magic. Our panelists will bring different perspectives from the worlds of publishing and libraries for a discussion that will offer a great deal of combined experience in evaluating children’s books and will help you increase your skills and confidence in choosing the best youth titles for your library.
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Who Pays the Freight? Open Access: The Future of Funding

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PT
In this webcast, our experts will highlight how librarians are tackling this important issue, and how the library can shape the future of funding Open Access.
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English as a Library Language

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Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join this webcast to learn how innovative libraries of all sizes are meeting their patrons’ need for not only formal instruction and self-directed learning tools, but underserved niches that make an immediate, practical difference.
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Research in the Real World

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
In this webinar, find out how best to get your existing collections used, not just for study, but to inform the real-world decisions of current and former students; how to acquire the right resources to get new actionable research into the hands of those who need it; and how to help your faculty get their scholarly publications noticed by the practitioners, consultants, and other influencers who can ensure their discoveries are widely used and understood.
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3D Printing @ Your Library: Getting Started

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Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us for a discussion of the foundational elements necessary for consideration when planning and implementing a 3D printing and scanning service at your library. We’ll address topics that apply to all types of libraries and we’ll share information about budget planning, equipment selection, policy development, and staff training.
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Design with Balance: Seamlessly Blending Architecture, Design, and Furniture in Your Library

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Maureen Arndt, Principal at 720Design, and Joe Agati of AGATI Furniture discuss how to create spaces that are versatile, adaptable, and timeless, suiting all activities and welcoming all uses of the library, from private individual study to large group programming. Maureen and Joe will illustrate the keys to creating a well-balanced space that feels inviting, promotes patron engagement, and lasts for years to come by seamlessly blending architecture and furniture in your library space.
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ER&L 2016: Top Trends and Highlights

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on April 28th as we explores some of these standout trends and themes through mini-presentation summaries from popular ER&L sessions.
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Academic Library Book Purchasing Trends

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In September, 2015 ProQuest deployed a global survey focused on book purchasing trends in academic libraries, with special emphasis on ebooks. Data was collected from over 460 librarians, the majority of respondents from North America (73%), followed by Europe (11%), and the rest of the world (9%). The largest group of respondents was library director/university librarian, followed by acquisitions/procurement librarian, and digital/electronic resources librarian. This webcast will take a deep dive into the data findings and show how librarians are providing the breadth and depth of content to serve their researchers while working within budgetary limitations.
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Getting the SMARTest Use Out of Your High $ E-journal Subscriptions

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Your library is investing a huge portion of the serials budget on e-journals and e-journal packages. Now what? Is your journal investment being utilized? Are you working the smartest way possible to facilitate use of your high dollar e-journal subscriptions? Are you providing users with what they really want? Get to the bottom of these questions with strategies to improve discoverability and usability of your e-journal subscriptions. Learn how your peers are driving usage to enhance the value of their e-journal investment, and see an evidence-based case study that their tactics are working.
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What College Students Have Taught Us: Insights into the User Journey

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The User Experience Design Team at ProQuest are students of the student, learner and researcher. The team regularly reaches out to users, gathering analytics and feedback on what users expect from library resources that are so vital to careers or future studies. In this presentation, ProQuest’s Serena Rosenhan and Chris Farnum share insights about undergraduate researchers gained in the context of building and enhancing the tools that support learning.
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Collection Development: Managing “Must Haves” – Series, Continuations, Awards, and Reviewed Titles

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The webcast will offer perspectives from experts in three library systems as well as the view from a vendor perspective. Join the discussion about what is and isn’t a “must have” and the best ways to manage them.
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