September 19, 2017

Sleeper Hits for the New Year

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
The next edition of our sleeper hits webcasts will reveal all about thrilling new 2018 titles and more, with lots of recommendations from leading publishers. Register now and find out what you’ll be reading for the new year!
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Smoothing the Path of the Research Journey: UX in Libraries

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, 12PM-1PM ET / 9AM-10AM PT
What are the best practices in user experience design for academic libraries? Different campuses have different needs, and as technology changes, great UX remains a moving target. This webinar will cover the essential UX tools to designing an excellent experience for your own unique users.
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Be an Incubator to Your Business Community

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Local businesses generate 70% more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail, reports the Anderson Study of Retail Economics. Learn how to be an incubator to your business community. Attendees will come away with actionable programming wins, outreach activities, and best practices for developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
From sf/fantasy and coming of age to shonen/shojo manga, superhero twists of fate, an accidental adventure, and YA memoir, the hottest titles for fall offer a mashup of genres and characters from all walks of life. Join Library Journal Assistant Managing Editor Annalisa Pešek and leading publishers as they discuss the latest must-have graphic novels.
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The Ebb and Flow of Floating Collections

We’ve all heard about floating collections—the pros and the cons. But how can we apply that reasoning to our libraries and the communities we serve? For starters, we can tap into the knowledge and experiences of those who have traversed those waters before.
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Navigating Research: How Academic Users Understand, Discover, and Utilize Reference Resources

How are reference resources used and perceived by academic librarians, faculty, and students? Join us as we discuss the findings from Oxford University Press’s recently published white paper. We’ll explain how research was conducted for this white paper, and then discuss some of the interesting findings that resulted from it.
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Engaging Reluctant Readers in Your Library

Reaching all young readers can be challenging. Attend this webcast to explore ways to help increase interest in all YA and middle readers in your public or school library. You will hear from public and school librarians on how they reach their reluctant and struggling readers and how they work together to ensure every reader is engaged.
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Evidence-Based Acquisition: Leveraging Both Usage Data and Librarian Expertise

Ebook acquisition has been transformed by models like DDA and PDA that expose a large set of content to library patrons and base purchases on demonstrated demand. However, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, and some libraries have sought more predictable costs and mediation of title selection.
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Device Management and Classroom Collaboration

TLC’s comprehensive device management platform caters to the needs of every stakeholder in the student learning cycle. TLC establishes a true learning partnership between home and school, while streamlining and expanding mobile device access and management.
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Graphically Different: A Discussion on Diversity in Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics and graphic novels represent one of the most quickly evolving categories and the increased volume of titles with themes of diversity can present challenges for libraries. How can you best represent your local and global community with your collection? How do you determine their accessibility and predict popularity on a budget? Most importantly, how will this trend continue to evolve and what can we expect from comics creators?
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Six Strong Benefits to Supporting Your Local Author Community in Your Library

While they may start in the library, the benefits of programs that serve local writers stretch far beyond the stacks. Join the SELF-e team and a panel of leading librarians who are innovatively answering the American Library Association’s call for programs that support the literary arts.
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Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World

True or False? Information and media literacy skills have never been more important than in today’s digital world. Join LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, as they present a webinar on the skills necessary to obtain reliable information for effective research and for navigating daily digital life.
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Sharing eBooks Means Caring

Hear from a panel of experts who are sharing their eBook collections with locals schools about how resource sharing increases utilization of the library’s digital collections, engages students as public library patrons and broadens the library’s impact in its community.
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How to Drive Success in Research

Success in research stands or falls with discovery. Discovery, after all, is the entry point to the library’s collections. With this in mind, EBSCO has focused much of its development efforts on EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which has become the discovery service of choice for thousands of libraries worldwide.
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Driving Innovation through Collaboration: Library Perspectives

Universities are moving fast. How do you stay ahead of the curve to support the changing needs of students, researchers, and faculty? In this session we’ll look at how community collaboration and open platforms can drive innovative library services and tighten connections to the academic ecosystem.
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The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2017

Join Brigid Alverson, Editor and Writer at School Library Journal, along with a panel of insiders who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this spring. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from Diamond Books, Viz Media and Dark Horse Books.
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An Inside Look at the New App for Audiobooks, Magazines and eBooks!

Recorded Books is giving librarians a comprehensive walk-through of the new RBdigital app. The webinar, featuring a Q&A session with RBdigital product manager Brad Gray, is ideal both for customers making the transition to the new app and for customers interested in an overview of all of the app’s exciting new features.
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Essential Techniques for Life Science Research

Successful life sciences and biomedical innovation follows a cycle of discovery, protection and commercialization. Without these three phases, a brilliant idea will never be more than a brilliant idea. Nigel Robinson, Director, Content Management at Clarivate Analytics will share techniques for life science research with BIOSIS® Previews.
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What Is the Impact of Video?

Join us on this webinar as we present Alexander Street’s recently released admin portal, discuss the possibility of integrated assessment in video, and seek librarians’ further input as we continuously refine and improve our impact measures, and the overall utility of our admin portal.
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2017 Library Journal Serials Pricing Article

Since 1993, the annual Library Journal serials pricing article has been a trusted tool in library budget forecasting as well as a key benchmark for evaluating current funding. Join this webinar as authors of the 2017 article share their methodology for gathering the data and writing the article and discuss how the statistics and trends identified in the article may be applied in your library.
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