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Few librarians are ever ambivalent about weeding—some weed with abandon, while others would rather do just about any other library task. In this hour-long, free webinar Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist editor for Reference and Collection Management, will present the basics of weeding a collection as outlined in her popular Corner Shelf feature, “Weeding Tips.” She’ll be joined by Miriam Tuliao of New York Public Library and Mary Cohen of Palos Verdes Library District who will offer practical advice and discuss the benefits of using collectionHQ.
L is for new spring picks for your library. O is for the only books you’ll want to see. V, they’re very, very extraordinary. E, there are even more romances for your patrons to adore. Romance is in the air this spring, and we know your patrons will love these upcoming releases. Join Library Journal managing editor, Romance editor, and RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award winner Bette-Lee Fox in uncovering the sweet, sassy, sultry, salty, and sexy spring romance selections from Siren Audio Studios, Sourcebooks, and Baker Publishing Group. Sign up today for your chance to join us for some fine romance.
This three-part series will explore the question, “How can technology support independence and participation for people with cognitive disabilities?” After this session you will be able to:
- Use three strategies for task analysis that can be applied to decisions about where and when technology can support.
- Identify at least two commonly available tools to support task completion and daily routines.
- Identify at least two specialized tools that are designed to support task completion and daily routines.
The sequestration is but one financial crisis that has and will continue to impact the non-profit world. From the recession to the sequester and even staff turnover can negatively impact your revenue. Using proactive practices is a sure fire way to be ahead of the curve for any financial crisis your organization will endure. We’ll discuss tactics and approaches to diversify your organization’s funding streams to help reduce any funding crisis now and in the future.
- Proactively addressing financial crisis situations to lessen impact to your organization
- Learn tactics to diversify your funding streams
- EXPLORE: Practices to explore the most optimal opportunities for your organization
- How technology can be your savior in tough times
Tweens are not quite children, but not quite teens. What’s the best way to offer services to this group to keep them engaged at your library and in reading? Join us for this interactive session to discuss best practices for effective tween programming, policies, reading advisory, and more. Hear examples from Colorado public libraries and share your experiences in serving this important audience.
Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.
Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization?
Finding it hard to get information?
Need to get beyond the Yellow Pages?
Join us for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and funding research tools to help you identify corporate prospects. We'll answer such questions as:
- What are the motivations behind corporate giving?
- What is the difference between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation and how does it affect my approach to research?
- What are the different pathways to partnership with a company?
- How can I match my organization's needs with the interests of a corporation?
- How can I use the Foundation Center’s resources to locate corporate funders?
We will include a case study illustrating a corporate-nonprofit partnership.
Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons:
1) it often is tedious and time-consuming;
2) the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both);
3) the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable;
4) it is ignored once the plan is written (or the written plan is never quite finished);
5) it simply adds tasks to an already over-stretched staff;
6) it has no results visible to stakeholders;
7) it does not advance your mission.
These problems are not inherent to strategic planning; they are signs that it has been done badly. This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.
- A framework and process for planning
- How to structure a mission-driven plan
- How to create an effective action plan
- What to share with whom and how
Is a lack of trust eroding your organization’s profitability?
Many businesses fail to recognize that trust-related problems like redundancy, bureaucracy, fraud and turnover eat away at an organization’s bottom line in the form of slowed productivity, diverted resources and missed opportunities.
What’s more, a lack of trust among customers chips away at brand integrity.
Doing business at the “Speed of Trust” dramatically lowers costs, speeds up results and increases profits and influence.
Then you can begin to realize “Trust Dividends”—and get the benefits of a key issue most businesses ignore.
What You Will Learn
- How to identify the trust gaps that exist in your organization
- How to recognize the tools you can use to engage in the real work Instead of paying outrageous “Trust Taxes” that erode your bottom line
- That trust is a learnable, critical leadership skill and the bedrock of highly functioning teams
- When trust is high in an organization, costs go down, employees stay longer, talents and abilities are utilized.