April 15, 2014

Hachette Hot Reads: Summer Fun with Grand Central, Little Brown & More

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
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. Register Now!

LGBTQ Book Buzz

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
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. Register Now!

Romancing the Library

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT 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. Register Now!

Uncovering the Story behind the Headlines

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
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. Register Now!

Changing Lives & the Public Library: Career Online High School

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT 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. Register Now!

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!

Designing Your Library for Interactivity

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
As libraries around the world embrace rapid technological changes, they’re offering services and resources—like maker-spaces and collaborative computing—that would have been flights of fancy just a decade ago. From community forums to hacker-spaces, the way patrons interact with their library and each other is driving new visions of what libraries need to be.
Our panel of expert architects will explore how new design philosophies can help patrons and librarians get the most out of their spaces while blowing the lid off traditional ideas of what a library is for. We’ll look at model projects that are flexible; respond to advances in technology; offer community space; make smart use of indoor and outdoor space; and have successfully incorporated maker-spaces. Archive Now Available!

Editors’ Picks: Spring Previews from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
You’ve bought your big fall titles, now it’s time for a preview of what your patrons will be demanding next spring. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will lead a discussion with editors from imprints at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House as they highlight their top spring books that will be flying off of your shelves. Archive Now Available!

The Evolution of Usage Statistics

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
The ability to prove library value enables institutions to maximize budget dollars, properly allocate their spend, and improve user satisfaction. We have come a long way in the types and quality of data as well as methods for collecting and analyzing that information. Join our webinar to discuss how metrics have evolved to their current state and what direction we can take with new and alternative metrics in the future. Our panelists will address their methods for measuring library value from the data they choose to evaluate, to the tools they utilize, and how they perform their analysis and utilize it in real practice.
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Implementing change: Realizing the results of collaborating in the cloud

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Libraries share many common challenges: scarce resources, increased user demand and ever more complex collections, systems and workflows. To help manage these challenges, today’s cloud-based library management services are offering workflows that save time and discovery solutions that meet users’ expectations. Libraries using these services are seeing drastic reductions in the time it takes for routine tasks because of the integration in the cloud between libraries, applications, partners and data. Not only can information be shared between departments, but between libraries, improving quality and relevance as it’s enhanced along the way. Archive Now Available!

Simplify the Digital Shift with hoopla digital

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
This webcast will focus on what makes hoopla digital uniquely attractive as a digital solution for public libraries and how its features and functionality offers to simplify the digital shift. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. Archive Now Available!

Evaluate ebook Performance: Optimizing Digital Collections with collectionHQ

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Thursday, October 31st, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT/9:00 – 10:00 AM PT
How much should your library be spending on ebooks? How are certain areas of your digital collection performing compared with others? How does the use of digital material compare to physical material at your library? If you find yourself asking questions like this about your digital collection, evidence-based ebook management can help.
Featuring experiences from 3 expert panelists, this webcast will discuss the latest developments in managing digital collections and will reveal the benefits of adopting an evidence-based approach with collectionHQ’s ebook module to analyze ebook collections, compare digital material with print material and much more.Archive Now Available!

Must-Have Resources on International Development and Emerging Markets

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Thursday, October 29th, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET A look at the daily headlines reveals the increasingly interdependent world we live in. With today’s heightened interest in global issues, international studies programs and courses have been experiencing rapid growth. But having access to the best international resources has become critical for students in all disciplines, not just IR majors. From globalization issues like international trade, outsourcing, and regional integration, to topics that affect us all like climate change, conflict and security, and the economic and financial crises, your patrons want the latest research from the leading international organizations. Does your library offer the resources needed to keep up with the world’s ever-changing socio-economic environment? Archive Now Available!

Big Titles/Small Presses

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Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET When you can lead a reader to an author, title, or a publishing house they didn’t know about that turns out to be just right: librarian heaven. It’s better again if you can push some new voices and small presses at the same time. To find out about these hidden gems, sign up for our webcast Big Titles/Small Presses, which will take place on October 17th at 3PM. This archive is no longer available.