December 12, 2017

Webcasts

Library Journal‘s dynamic and informative webcasts span a wide spectrum of topics and audiences to help viewers improve their libraries, build collections and better service patrons. We cover a wide range of topics including collection development, technology, publishing and author interviews and each webcast is available free for both live and archive viewing. Our webcast presentations are so popular that in a recent survey, 99% of attendees enjoyed receiving information in this format and 72% of respondents have recommended our webcasts to colleagues.

Amplifying Community Engagement

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
The advent and distribution of ebooks has reinvented the modern library. With SELF-e and other self-managed self-publishing programs, libraries have become a channel for ebook distribution and discovery while creating a positive and supportive environment for local writers and readers.
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From Library to Innovation Learning Space

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
In this webinar, learn from a panel of visionaries who will share their expertise in turning an underused, outdated library into a thriving 21st century learning hub. From building media centers to creating makerspaces, they will discuss their transformations as well as the goals, processes, and outcomes of the projects. Tune in if you have a space that could use an update.
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How Collection Weeding Makes a Better World

While collections constantly grow, shelf space doesn’t. Join us for a discussion on how Better World Books solves weeding issues and reduces operational costs all while giving new life to your old books, empowering worldwide literacy, and supporting the environment.
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Embracing eBooks Like a Boss

When over half of your users come to the library seeking information, it is often your responsibility to ensure they find what they’re looking for. But when you’re taking on varying other tasks, how do you embrace non-fiction eBooks? Join us as we hear from public library thought-leaders as they speak to how their libraries address non-fiction collection challenges.
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Designing High-Participation Summer and Winter Reading Programs

Aggregating the results of over 2,000 summer reading programs, our data shows that seemingly small decisions can have a measurable impact. This webcast provides an overview of key insights and recommends some “best practices” that are enabling libraries to get the most out of their reading programs.
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Beyond Desktops: 10 Ways to Make Your Automated Device Checkout Program One-of-A-Kind

Librarians only have so much time, and patrons bring an increasingly wide array of needs. In this informative webcast, learn how to customize a kiosk to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to your patrons (and/or students). Find out how the self-service methodology can transform your facility, empower your end users and unburden your staff.
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Driving Digital Content Engagement

Join Library Journal and RBdigital as we uncover the latest in library patron digital service engagement and how the RBdigital app and online experience provide the tools that deepen discovery and enjoyment of digital content. This webcast showcases user trends along with how RBdigital uses discovery habits and the ways they interact with digital content.
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How to Be a 21st Century Librarian

In this informative webcast, learn how to choose a library school, make the most of your LIS program to prepare for a specialty that’s in demand and future-ready, bone up on what real-world employers are looking for today and tomorrow, and find and nail the interview for your first job in a modern library.
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How to Win the Research Obstacle Course

For many users, conducting research is similar to navigating an obstacle course. This webinar will focus on tools that knock down these challenges to create better visibility of the library’s collections, refine authentication, improve search, and provide ways to access the collections.
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Changing eBooks Providers, Made Easy

Digital migration can be an arduous undertaking, and if done improperly, it can lead to disorganization and service interruptions. Join this webcast to learn practical steps for changing eBook providers from a panel of librarians who have successfully transitioned or are in the process of moving collections to a new digital content service provider.
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