- choosing your subject focus
- structuring your webinar
- keeping your attendees interested
Despite their controversial roll out, the Common Core standards continue to have an impact on our schools. During this time of transition, school librarians are integral to supporting teachers, students and administrators as they struggle with the changes brought on by the implementation of the Common Core. Presenters, Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna, Library Journal 2013 Movers and Shakers, will briefly cover the new standards with a main focus on the opportunities they provide for school librarians to advocate for their library programs. The presenters will also acknowledge the controversy that surrounds the Common Core standards, examining all sides of the educational debate.
- What social media is and why it matters
- How to use social media to recruit and engage volunteers
- The Do’s and Don’ts of managing social media tools
- Where to go to get resources and help
Be among the first to hear what we learned about readers’ advisory services in public libraries during a recent survey featured in the February 1 issue of Library Journal. Developed in conjunction with NoveList and the RUSA/CODES Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Committee, we sought answers to a variety of questions, including:
• Is RA here to stay, or is its value declining?
• Does every library in the country (other than yours) have a fully staffed readers’ advisory department?
• What digital strategies are libraries using to suggest books to readers?
Join us for an engaging discussion where our panelists will share their reactions to the survey results, offering insights about what it all means for you and the readers in your community. Whether you believe that bringing books and readers together is at the heart of what libraries do, or you wonder just how important this work really is — you will not want to miss this exclusive event.
Surveys are often the tool of choice when you want to determine how to meet the needs of your community or measure your library’s impact. But do you know how to use the tool effectively? Choosing the right survey style for the situation and knowing which question type will elicit the best responses are critical elements for gathering meaningful information. Learn how to conduct an effective survey that can be used to make, measure, and meet your library’s goals. The results may just surprise you. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Understand why and how to conduct a survey
- Describe the key elements of an effective library survey
- Discuss the pros and cons of different survey styles
- Identify 5 main question types and when to use each of them
Young adults form a constantly changing population in today’s libraries, and what was hot can turn ice-cold fast. Whether your current collection needs refreshing or you’re working to create a new separate collection for teens, Simmons College associate professor Amy Pattee will have some useful tips for you. Join us for this free, hour-long webinar based on Pattee’s book Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults for Scarecrow Press’s new library science line. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Reference and Collection Management Editor at Booklist.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would you do? A student-centered, inquiry-based, Genius Hour-inspired learning WIN for your students that you won't want to miss.
In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Christine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour. For this spring 2014 series, we're doing something a little different. Each week, Tine will be discussing a different technology topic of relevance to libraries. In this week's webinar, she'll discuss how to evaluate websites and online sources and determine their authenticity.
Many public libraries promote themselves as centers of lifelong learning, but fail to engage adults 20-55. Both notoriously underserved "emerging adults" in their 20s and 30s and middle-aged adults who find that there are more learning opportunities for their children than for themselves need creative, social hands-on programs to attract them back to the library. Learn how to remind your adult patrons--and yourself!--that lifelong learning really is fun and fulfilling during this online session.
Project Stakeholder Management—Why it can make or break you
Stakeholder Management isn’t telling people what they want to hear.
Or making a status report green, when it’s really yellowish red. Or finding ways to say “yes” when your gut is telling you to say “no.”
But it is perhaps the important element of being a really successful project manager!
Project Stakeholders include anyone with a vested interest in the project—team members, functional managers (managers of team members), your manager, senior managers, third-party partners/vendors, the customer(s) of your project, the user(s) of your project deliverable, as well as people seemly unconnected to your project but who for some reason have an opinion about it.