• Why a strategic plan for volunteer engagement is important.
• How to incorporate key components into a strategic plan.
• How you can use a strategic plan to communicate with organization stakeholders.
• How creating a strategic plan can elevate the work that volunteers do in your organization.
Join us for an exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book author Kevin Henkes!
Kevin Henkes is the creator of nearly 50 books for children. He has written both picture books and novels; his picture books include Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Chrysanthemum; and Kitten’s First Full Moon, a winner of the Caldecott Medal. Among his novels are the Newbery Honor Book Olive’s Ocean and the upcoming middle grade novel The Year of Billy Miller.
Don’t miss the latest titles from three top youth nonfiction publishers in this free, hour-long webinar! Join representatives from Boyds Mills Press, DK, and Simon & Schuster to learn about new nonfiction titles, plus ways to incorporate these titles in the library and classroom. Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director.
Geek the Library helps public libraries shift the perception of libraries in the community, and changes the conversation from one about information to one about transformation. The Geek the Library community awareness campaign at East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) activated both internal and external library advocates, and got the community talking about the library. Learn more about the EBRPL story and get your questions answered live! Presented by Mary Stein, Assistant Library Director, Administrative Services, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Geek the Library helps public libraries shift the perception of libraries in the community, and changes the conversation from one about information to one about transformation. The Geek the Library community awareness campaign at East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) activated both internal and external library advocates, and got the community talking about the library. Learn more about the EBRPL story and get your questions answered live!
Presented by Mary Stein, Assistant Library Director, Administrative Services, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Representing Reference - Measuring Success: How one institution is determining the impact of bibliographic instruction and what they are doing with the results
As LYRASIS continues to explore assessment of information literacy training in libraries, this month we turn to the efforts of the staff at the William C. Jason Library at Delaware State University. They've developed a tool called Knowledge Check Survey - a survey administered (through LibGuides) to first-year university seminar students. In this presentation, staff of the William C. Jason Library at Delaware State University will present and demonstrate their Knowledge Check Survey and the results it has yielded so far. They'll share how the Knowledge Check Survey was developed and discuss its implementation as an instrument to assess information literacy (IL) sessions taught to First-Year University Seminar students. They'll also preview a new information literacy game, also developed by the librarians at Delaware State. They'll explain how the results are used to help them understand how to improve IL classes for future students.
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.
For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover:
- How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
- What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
- Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
- What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
- Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
- Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals
We're back! In this session will be showing some of the best apps for education across multiple types of devices. It doesn't matter if you use an iPad, Android device, or even Google Chrome, more often than not, there is in fact an "app for that".
We will provide examples of fun assignments to conduct using apps, and also show some of the best ways to share an iPad screen or Android screen in your classroom. (Hint: It's not using a Document Camera!)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy, and reduces productivity. In this webinar, you'll learn three essential steps for not only surviving bu thriving in the chaos.
Wonder what all the hype is about? Join us for this overview of Google Analytics, a FREE web analytics tool that shows you how visitors are using your site.
We will start with how it is possible ot caputre data on visitors and then hit the highlights of using Google Analytics to imporve your website.
Our next episode of American Libraries Live, Digging into Databases, will take place on Thursday, September 12th at 2pm Eastern. Marshall Breeding will lead our expert panel in a discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries. This interactive discussion will incorporate live audience questions and comments and cover a variety of topics, including:
- How libraries are addressing databases and electronic resources in the wake of budget cuts
- How discovery services impact databases
- The current state of database-related products and vendors
- How librarians are affected when vendors consolidate or go out of business
- The differences and similarities in the public and academic library worlds regarding databases