April 27, 2017

Charleston 2016 Conference Trends and Takeaways

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Whether you missed this year’s Charleston Conference or just couldn’t get to every simultaneous session, come hear our panel of conference attendees recap the event. They will share what they see as the key takeaways from the 2016 conference and what it means for the direction of the field in the year to come. Trending topics include library services platforms, research and data management, discovery, user experience, information literacy instruction, diversifying collections, and more.
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High School Diplomas @ the Public Library

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Our panelists will share why they chose the program and what it’s meant in terms of community partnerships, exposure, demonstrating outcomes, etc. They will also give insight into the day-to-day program operations, share best practices and tell a tale or two about how this program has benefitted the lives of their COHS students and graduates.
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Break the Cycle with Evidence-based Analytics and Selection

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This webinar will not only discuss how to improve decisions when purchasing new items, but also how to make existing collections work harder. Until recently, many libraries would respond to the high volume of dead items in their collections through weeding alone. Our panel will discuss the use of an evidence-based transfer process to move dead items to new locations where there is a proven demand, therefore offering an item every chance to circulate before it is removed from the collection.
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Hot New Graphic Novels Coming Soon

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Join Annalisa Pesek, Assistant Managing Editor at Library Journal, along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves in the coming months. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Diamond Books, Penguin Random House, and Viz Media, including Batman, Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Neil Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge”, and more!
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Assessing the Library with Service Design

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By working together, the librarians and patrons can create more relevant services, or refine current services to be more effective and efficient. This webinar will cover the service design process and share insights from work currently being done at Reed College using Service Design.
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Library Design for Modern Human Behavior

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Furniture and architecture that work well together in library spaces have proven time and time again to put our instinctual fears at ease and allow us to spend those hours tucked away in the comfy chair reading a novel or at a computer completing a task. Now, it’s time to understand why this happens and how to better design our libraries with these things in mind.
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Aging in the 21st Century

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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