- How to prepare your organization for difficult transitions
- How to identify transitions that need to be made
- How to manage difficult transitions and strategies for ending the volunteering relationship
- Know where to go to get resources and help
- Nonprofit Volunteer Managers
- VolunteerMatch Account Administrators
- Anyone in the volunteer management sphere interested in learning about how to manage difficult volunteer transitions
The Spokane Public Library is receiving 5-10 reference referrals per day from the greater Spokane business community, and it is increasing.
Come find out what efforts led to this surge of library usage by the local business community and how you might replicate it in yours.
Participants will learn how to engage with their local business community, develop a sense of what works well to draw them in, and discuss strategies to put the gears into motion!
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Designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, this free web presentation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., lets attendees share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.
How do you respond when patrons ask why there aren't more e-books at the library?
It's not an easy question. Turn your (and your patron's) frustration into action. Attend PLA's free, 90-minute webinar at noon Central on Tuesday, December 18 and learn about two creative e-book campaigns initiated by libraries, as well as a comprehensive communications template kit to help you develop your own! You'll find new strategies for reaching out to your community members not only to explain why libraries have limited e-book collections but also to enlist their help in improving e-book access.
Reaching those who don’t have an interest in reading is a challenge for any librarian or library staff worker. Join Heather Gruenthal for a discussion on reaching reluctant readers. Heather will share her tips on introducing reader to books including reading displays, genre lists, gateway books, Just like Me books and programming with book hooks. Join us for this discussion!
Participants will learn:
How to use passive advertising to reach reluctant readers
How to draw non-readers in through booktalking and book trailers
$29 for students
$39 for individual YALSA members
$49 for all other individuals
In this webinar, Dr. Beverly A. Browning, author of Perfect Phrases for Fundraising will discuss how to use THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME. Using precise language in a fundraising campaign is an absolute must. The words you choose can make the difference between having your appeal read . . . or tossed. Learn how to craft a message that recipients will read and respond to. The author will share her time-saving tips, message-crafting strategies and ready-to-use phrases for getting results in any campaign.
- Master the right language for:
- Telephone soliciting
- YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter
- One-on-one meetings
- Board of director appeals
- Organization website campaigns
- Have you been asked to create your library’s flyers and feel all at sea?
- Are the ones you have created being ignored?
- Are you still finding grammar and spelling errors and leaving important things out?
- Are you really seeing what your customers see?
- Looking for quick and easy ways to improve your graphic design?
For the past 20 years personal computers have allowed us to create publications of all kinds easily without requiring a basic understanding of graphic design. While the results have sometimes been less than successful, there are some quick and simple solutions to making them more attractive and effective.
During this webinar, attendees will learn how use shapes, manipulate images, and work with text and fonts to enhance their basic desktop publishing efforts. We’ll also work together on redesigning examples of library signs to make each more customer friendly.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will know:
- The 3 basic elements of graphic design and how they work together.
- The 7 pieces of information that should be on every library publication.
- How to make publications readable and error free.
- How to find and use type fonts effectively.
- How to find, move and manipulate images.
- The relationship between good graphic design and great customer service.
For more than thirty years, hundreds of libraries across the country have engaged their communities by offering “Let’s Talk About It” reading and discussion programs. Find out how from an LTAI state-level coordinator and twenty-four-year veteran! Webinar attendees will be offered an overview of the model, tips for recruiting and working with a scholar, and access to an archive of ready-to-present program content on more than thirty themes. This session will also provide application information for an upcoming round of cash programming grants. Register online using the link below, or register via fax or mail (PDF).
David Dzumba, Chair of the Accessibility Working Group of the Mobile Manufacturer's Forum will take the lead in providing an insight into and perspective on the status of accessibility in mobile devices. David currently serves as the FCC Emergency Access Advisory Committee co-chair and is senior manager of Accessibility at Nokia. There will be captioning and the program will be archived.
- What information should you share with new volunteers?
- How can you turn regularly shared new volunteer info into a curriculum?
- How is adult learning different from child learning?
- How can you tell how much training new volunteers are absorbing?
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