March 19, 2018


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.

Get a Grip on Grants: From Searching to Spending

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Feeling overwhelmed by the grant writing process? With a little insight based on real-life experiences from #TheLibraryLife, our panel of experts clarifies the grant preparation and application process, sharing some best practices that are sure to help you win the materials funding you need.
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How Magazine Archives Enhance Academic Research

Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
How can digital magazine archives enhance and enrich academic research? Join us as EBSCO’s Clive Wright shares librarians’ and faculty members’ experiences with magazine archives from his visits to over 1,000 academic librarians across North America, Latin America and Europe.
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The Newest Graphic Novels: What’s Hot for Spring

Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
What’s looking good for spring? Join moderator Alea Perez along with a panel of insiders who will share some of the hottest graphic novels hitting the shelves this season. Comics are forever pursuing diverse subjects and themes, so be sure to tune in to this lively and informative webcast.
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SELF-e + Short Form Content: Self-publishing for Local Writers

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
SELF-e, a turnkey self-publishing program, now accepts content from every writer in the community, whether it’s poetry, short stories, journalism or beyond. Join us to hear more about how libraries, their patrons and local writers all benefit from a cycle of creating, sharing and discovering local writers.
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DRM-Free Made Easy: Expanding Access for Researchers and Choice for Libraries

Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is technology used to control the use of digital content and devices after purchase. Although the intention is to prevent unauthorized redistribution, this technology creates certain restrictions and device boundaries that can impact a student’s research.
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Increase Library Hours & Access with open+

The open library model has been successfully implemented in over 500 libraries of all types and sizes in Europe since 2004 and is making its way to libraries in North America. Learn more about the flexibility of this approach and how open+ delivers a different level of service for today’s self-service library user.
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Unique, Unlimited Streaming Video for Your Library Patrons

Recorded Books recently launched a streaming video service that allows your library patrons to binge-watch their favorite shows without breaking the library’s budget. Now, your patrons can get unlimited access to all shows—not just a single show at a time. Initial services include Acorn TV® (the best in British TV) and four other offerings—with additional services coming soon.
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Sleeper Hits for Spring

Join Prepub Alert Editor Barbara Hoffert and guests to hear about fun-to-read titles from both debut authors and veterans that you should put on your reading list now! Register for the next edition of our popular sleeper hits webcasts to find out what you’ll be reading this spring.
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Interactive Public Art & the Maker Mentality

Join this webcast to hear Liollio and 3branch discuss how a public art program can engage library users in maker activities, ways the “maker mentality” can break out of a single space and go mobile, and furniture solutions that can be programming assets for makers.
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The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries

This session will focus on how digital magazines are gaining popularity with students and educators for use inside and outside the library. There will be case studies, approaches to implementation, strategies for selection of digital magazine titles, and recommendations for vendors.
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