February 22, 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.

Embracing eBooks Like a Boss

When over half of your users come to the library seeking information, it is often your responsibility to ensure they find what they’re looking for. But when you’re taking on varying other tasks, how do you embrace non-fiction eBooks? Join us as we hear from public library thought-leaders as they speak to how their libraries address non-fiction collection challenges.
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Designing High-Participation Summer and Winter Reading Programs

Aggregating the results of over 2,000 summer reading programs, our data shows that seemingly small decisions can have a measurable impact. This webcast provides an overview of key insights and recommends some “best practices” that are enabling libraries to get the most out of their reading programs.
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Beyond Desktops: 10 Ways to Make Your Automated Device Checkout Program One-of-A-Kind

Librarians only have so much time, and patrons bring an increasingly wide array of needs. In this informative webcast, learn how to customize a kiosk to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to your patrons (and/or students). Find out how the self-service methodology can transform your facility, empower your end users and unburden your staff.
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Driving Digital Content Engagement

Join Library Journal and RBdigital as we uncover the latest in library patron digital service engagement and how the RBdigital app and online experience provide the tools that deepen discovery and enjoyment of digital content. This webcast showcases user trends along with how RBdigital uses discovery habits and the ways they interact with digital content.
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How to Be a 21st Century Librarian

In this informative webcast, learn how to choose a library school, make the most of your LIS program to prepare for a specialty that’s in demand and future-ready, bone up on what real-world employers are looking for today and tomorrow, and find and nail the interview for your first job in a modern library.
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How to Win the Research Obstacle Course

For many users, conducting research is similar to navigating an obstacle course. This webinar will focus on tools that knock down these challenges to create better visibility of the library’s collections, refine authentication, improve search, and provide ways to access the collections.
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Changing eBooks Providers, Made Easy

Digital migration can be an arduous undertaking, and if done improperly, it can lead to disorganization and service interruptions. Join this webcast to learn practical steps for changing eBook providers from a panel of librarians who have successfully transitioned or are in the process of moving collections to a new digital content service provider.
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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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