May 26, 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.

Protecting Your Library – How and Why to Research the Financial Stability of Vendors

Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET /12PM-1PM PT
In an industry where both large and smaller subscription agents enter bankruptcy, librarians and publishers are rightly concerned with the financial stability of their partners and vendors. Do you know (or understand) how your vendor is doing financially? Do you know how to approach reviewing a critical vendor or how to evaluate the risks involved?
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Creating the Future: How a historic Library System used design to establish a new way forward for all libraries

Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET /11AM-12PM PT
Join this webcast to learn how a furniture designer and an architect created the perfect contemporary library spaces for patrons across Philadelphia. Find out how they developed a space to accommodate all work patterns, learned from patron surveys, and integrated digital preparedness that addresses the uncertainty of future technology.
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The Fake News Controversy: What Does it Mean for Libraries?

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
In today’s world users often encounter suspect, inflammatory, or entirely incorrect information online. This presentation will examine the role that libraries can play in teaching users how to identify information and information sources that they can trust.
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Expand Patrons’ Minds, Not Your Budget

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
The Great Courses are taught by the top 1% of university professors and experts. These video classes are perfect for serving a wide range of patron interests. But how can you offer this variety of learning content without breaking your budget?
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Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Is your library looking for a new way to boost early literacy and get young patrons reading? Join this webcast to hear from the creators of the Starling Early-Learning Wearable and two libraries that are lending the Starlings to their communities and hosting early literacy programs around this technology.
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Libraries and Research Services – Finding a Way Forward to Increase Impact, Productivity, and Collaboration

Libraries often invest considerable efforts in developing and maintaining processes and tools for handling research assets, including publications, research datasets, and creative works, while complying with a growing number of policies and mandates. What can libraries do to move forward collectively?
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Quality Research Solutions to Maximize Remaining Budgets

What digital content will bring the most value to your library? Join EBSCO and Library Journal as we highlight tips for expanding your library’s collection while ensuring your remaining budget dollars go toward the most valuable resources available for your faculty and students.
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Orange High School Library – A one-stop-shop for students to prepare for their futures

Are your students ready to meet the challenges of college, a career and their futures? Join us to learn how one high school in New Jersey has become a one-stop-shop to aid their students in preparing for and succeeding in high-stakes exams such as the SAT test.
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Navigating the “Wild West” of Apps

Projections show there will be more than 5 million apps available by 2020. With a commitment to bridging the digital divide, how can librarians navigate this “Wild West” of digital content to provide relevant and appropriate educational apps for their patrons?
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The New Frontier in Single Sign-On

How can OpenAthens simplify your life and make research easier for your users? Join us as we demonstrate experiences as an end user and the administrator. You can be the library champion by providing seamless access to content with single sign-on while less effort is required from you.
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