December 16, 2017


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How Design Can Tell Your Unique Story

Libraries are a central hub to our communities. Each has a history and a story to share. What is your community’s unique story? How can you discover your story and how can the design of your library celebrate it? Please join us on this webcast as richärd+bauer and Agati Furniture present “How Design Can Tell Your Unique Story.” View On Demand

The Sum of All Parts: Designing Libraries with Intent

Join this webcast to learn from Worden and Liollio as they discuss design research methods and collaborative project design approaches to better understand user needs. Learn how the thoughtful planning of furniture and architecture can influence the entire customer journey and keep patrons both comfortable and engaged.
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Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall

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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Be an Incubator to Your Business Community

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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Smoothing the Path of the Research Journey: UX in Libraries

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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Sleeper Hits for the New Year

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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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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