February 24, 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.

Interactive Public Art & the Maker Mentality

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
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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Sleeper Hits for Spring

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
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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Unique, Unlimited Streaming Video for Your Library Patrons

Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018, 2PM-3PM ET / 11AM-12PM PT
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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Increase Library Hours & Access with open+

Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
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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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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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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How Public Libraries Are Graduating Adults: Caps, Gowns & Bright Futures

As one of our nation’s most trusted educational institutions, public libraries already support adult literacy, GED preparation, and workforce development. But what if your library could actually produce high school graduates? It can – with Career Online High School from Gale.
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High-Tech Hands-On Learning with a Marble-Powered Computer

Computers are full of ingenious logic and astonishing creativity. They’re everywhere, but most of us don’t understand how they work. Turing Tumble provides a way to peek under the hood of computers: the logic isn’t hidden inside a computer chip, it’s right there in front of you.
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From Library to Innovation Learning Space

In this webinar, learn from a panel of visionaries who will share their expertise in turning an underused, outdated library into a thriving 21st century learning hub. From building media centers to creating makerspaces, they will discuss their transformations as well as the goals, processes, and outcomes of the projects. Tune in if you have a space that could use an update.
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Amplifying Community Engagement

The advent and distribution of ebooks has reinvented the modern library. With SELF-e and other self-managed self-publishing programs, libraries have become a channel for ebook distribution and discovery while creating a positive and supportive environment for local writers and readers.
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