Presenters : Rebecca Elder, Amy Geddes, and Mathew Rose
The popularity of bibliotherapy has seen a resurgence in the last few years with an emphasis on using both fiction and non-fiction reading in highly creative ways. Its aim now is to increase individual well-being rather than simply focus on self-help and psychological disorders. These changes offer a renewed role for bibliotherapy in your library!
- Does your Library Mission include a call to serve the educational and developmental needs of your community?
- Are you looking for ways to engage a wide representation of your community?
- Do your professional goals include reaching out to the most vulnerable, sensitive, and in need of help and enriching their lives?
- Did you know that bibliotherapy is a perfect way to serve your community and address your Library Mission – all while offering the most rewarding programming of your career?
This one-hour webinar will review the benefits of bibliotherapy for all ages, provide examples of programming and services available, and share with you how to incorporate the use of bibliotherapy into your library.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Know the definition and stages of bibliotherapy
- Learn the benefits and limitations of bibliotherapy
- Know four ways bibliotherapy has been used in libraries
- Learn ways to implement bibliotherapy services in a library setting
This webinar will be of interest to Adult, Teen and Children’s Librarians and Academic Librarians.
Time management" is an oxymoron. You can't change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or 'manage' it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you're confronted.
Jane Bozarth is North Carolina's self-appointed "E-Learning Goddess". While her specialty is in finding ways to cut the high costs of e-learning, Jane is also a popular classroom instructor and motivational speaker. Dr. Bozarth enjoys business writing and author of E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning with PowerPoint, From Analysis to Evaluation: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Trainers, and Social Media for Trainers
Learn how to enhance your organization's competitiveness and strengthen its financial health.
Sustainability is a popular but often misunderstood buzzword in our sector. Nonprofit sustainability means more than just generating enough money to keep our organization afloat. In this class we will begin with the definition of nonprofit sustainability, and then we will cover each of the four key elements that contribute to long-term sustainability for an organization. Learn what you can do to increase your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health in the current economic climate.
Topics covered include:
- Understanding what nonprofit sustainability means
- Key elements of nonprofit sustainability
- Tips on how to develop them in your organization
Librarians are breaking into a wide range of fields outside the traditional roles because our skills are extremely valuable across the board to many organizations and agencies. The Intelligence community is one of these. This presentation will highlight the transferable skills needed to make the transition from librarian to intelligence analyst, as well as provide tips on preparing a resume, and yourself, for a career supporting law enforcement and military agencies using your LIS background.
Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising.
This class is designed for new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grantseeking. We focus specifically on foundation fundraising.
The course will address such questions as:
- What groundwork do I have to have in place before approaching foundations for funding?
- What are the steps to obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and where can I get some help to do so?
- What are the characteristics of successful nonprofits?
This session will provide you with a step-by-step checklist approach to help you determine your own readiness for foundation fundraising.
This session will give libraries a preview of the BookMyne 3.0 mobile app. With BookMyne 3.0, all the great features of the BookMyne iPhone application are now extended to Android mobile users. Libraries can also take this a step further with BookMyne+, a unique customized app specific to your library. Project Gutenberg e-book integration, a refreshed user interface and native tablet support mark the BookMyne 3.0 release.
Learn what BookMyne discovery will bring your library and your users in this online demonstration.
Get connected with your library patrons! Connecting with patrons in the online world is vital for libraries. Learn how to build and maintain virtual, internet-based connections with your patrons by utilizing the tools they are increasingly using themselves, including Google Plus, QR Codes, and Pinterest. We will focus on how to get started with these platforms and how to immediately put them to use for your library. You will also be provided with ideas to expand your use of these great connection-oriented tools. Learn how libraries are growing virtual community connections and engaging with their patrons.
Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford’s Canada, his first novel in six years. Chelsea Cain’s Kill You Twice, next in the New York Times best-selling Archie Sheridan series. The Red House, a new novel of family rapprochement from Mark Haddon, author of the Whitbread/Commonwealth prize winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. And award-winning broadcast journalist Lynn Sherr’s Swim: Why We Love the Water. These are some of the spring/summer season’s hottest titles, and they’ll be featured with other big titles on LJ’s April 10 webcast, Spring Adult Book Buzz. Arm yourself with suggestions for vacation reading by joining us as sponsors Harper Collins, Macmillan Library Marketing, Perseus, and Random House share their top picks.
As readership of graphic novels continues to skyrocket, it’s clear that the format has firmly taken root for a wide range of readers. How can you stay on top of the hottest new graphic novels for children and teens? Join us for a free, hour-long program moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ian Chipman and featuring a panel of representatives from six leading graphic-novel publishers: ABDO, First Second Books, Kids Can Press, Papercutz, TOON Books, and Top Shelf.
Jesse McDougall, author of #tweetsmart, discusses the approach of engaging in Twitter community-building projects in a way that is strategic, fun, and measurable. Jesse will share some of his favorite Twitter projects to demonstrate how to build community in 140 characters or less and will show how your business can benefit.
In this webcast presentation Jesse will show you how applying these projects to your business can:
- Increase sales
- Increase referrals
- Increase opportunities and feedback