The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the first in a series of four free webinars for public libraries about immigration and U.S. citizenship issues. The webinar series was developed as part of a broader effort through a federal partnership between IMLS and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to ensure that librarians have the necessary tools and knowledge to refer their patrons to accurate and reliable sources of information on immigration-related topics.
The webinar will include a question-and-answer session and will cover
- basic immigration procedures and benefits,
- the role librarians can serve, and
- new online resources for librarians on the USCIS website.
Overview of these comprehensive reader's resources available through GALILEO for matching readers with interesting books and helping teachers and students with tools for measuring text and and complexity and identifying titles that align to cirriculum standards.
NoveList and NoveList K-8 are available to all GALILEO institutions.
How can you whip up a successful grant proposal? You’ll need just the right proportions of research, planning, drafting, and editing. And don’t forget to garnish with tasty feedback and a dash of good timing!
Foundations and corporate funders are always looking for ways to make good investments in your community. To partner with them, you have to show exactly how you can help make that happen!
Webinar participants will get a special discount on Dalya’s award-winning book, “Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact.”
Nonprofits today are faced with unprecedented challenges, and yet we continue to approach board leadership using concepts from thirty years ago.
As our organizations enter into new territory, so our boards need to lead differently – yet we continue to put our efforts into getting the structure ‘right’. But there is no magical number of board members or committees, or use of Robert’s Rules of Order or Consent agendas, that will transform our boards into the strategic thinkers or powerful decision makers they need to be. Instead, structure must be seen as only the foundation – and board behavior and dynamics approached in a new way – to lead effectively into the future.
Using usage statistics in various forms has been an important topic for those evaluating library collections, and making purchase and cancellation decisions. New research projects in libraries are amassing and analyzing standardized usage data across many different types of libraries and resources to identify new usage benchmarks for resources.
This webcast will highlight a few of these projects and report on what librarians working with them are seeing so far.
In reaction to the culture shift of turnover and gaps in leadership, many nonprofits -- large and small -- are using consultants as short- and long-term solutions.
We invite you to join us for an interactive session as top thinkers in nonprofit management and philanthropy offer techniques and anecdotes for getting through these tumultuous times. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: determining if outsourcing your leadership on a short- or long-term basis is a good fit; assessing the current state of the outgoing leader's responsibilities and reallocating resources to keep moving towards the fundraising goals and mission objectives; and relationship management of your board and donors during transitions.
This webinar will explore ways to identify, mold and communicate transformational stories that can help your community understand the value of the library.
Communicating about transformation vs. information is a critical component of changing perceptions about the library in your community. Your team transforms lives every day—and these are the stories that will resonate the most.
Join Nancy Dowd, Senior Manager for NoveList’s LibraryAware, and Karen Austin, Geek the Library field manager at OCLC, as they discuss how to identify, mold and communicate transformational stories that can help your community understand the value of the library to individuals and the community as a whole.
In the sea of resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it can be easy to miss what’s most essential: a basic explanation of what the standards are, how they are structured, and the themes that run throughout.
Presented with the elementary school librarian in mind, this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Capstone offers attendees a chance to develop a practical understanding of the standards and how librarians are uniquely positioned to support them, as well as a sneak peek at Capstone’s Top 10 resources for K-5 Common Core support. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director Gillian Engberg.
Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you've never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we'll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We'll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.
The past few years have produced more than a few articles, reports and initiatives focused on the new face of librarianship. The field, which is constantly evolving in response to our users and patron needs, is approaching a time where e-resources are a significant percentage of the collection. Placing emphasis on the relational aspect of our work is increasing in importance in response to that shift. This webinar will discuss some possible opportunities and challenges to approach these topics, especially in the context of academic librarianship.