Library Journal Webcast
Career Online High School offers students the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma while earning real-world career skills. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary education or the workforce.
The dropout crisis in the United States has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. Every 26 seconds another student gives up on school. Today, there are nearly 40 million Americans without a high school diploma and there are limited options available for adults looking to return to high school. People lacking a high school diploma are more likely to be unemployed, impoverished, and incarcerated—and are estimated to cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in lost earnings, welfare and medical costs.
Gale, part of the Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses for 60 years, has partnered with Career Online High School to help libraries fulfill their mission to improve lives and move their communities forward. Gale believes that as one of our nation’s most trusted educational institutions, and as an entity already focused on delivering adult literacy and career-based programs to those in need, the public library is the perfect venue for Career Online High School.
You’ll get a sneak peek at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months, plus you’ll hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons.
We’ll be sharing the insider’s view on what Graphic Novels will be driving up your holds lists this summer! From DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey, Archie Comics, Kodansha and more, there’s something for everyone. Find out more about a Batman’s BIG birthday party and just what the heck is happening in Riverdale. Are vampires really killing off our favorite teens?
With the tragic overdose of renowned actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, many people will turn to libraries with renewed interest in the study and treatment of the disease of addiction.
Join us for a remarkable webcast from with two of the most important publishers producing ground-breaking work on this subject and what it means for collection development.
Libraries are constantly challenged on how to get their customers to use the databases they purchase. This webinar will demonstrate how, with just the right mix of marketing and advertising magic, your library can increase usage of any database. That’s really what great advertising is all about!
Join expert marketer Nancy Dowd, author of Bite Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for Overworked Librarians, and Ryan Maxey, a graphic designer fresh from NYC, as they inspire you with ideas and examples that will turn around your database marketing.
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.
Scholars are looking beyond traditional metrics to show the impact their work can have in the online world, while publishers are looking to show more value for their content. This has led to looking at other sources of data to determine other ways to consider value. This webcast will highlight the work scholars and organizations are doing around alternative metrics and article-level use to expand the definition of the impact of scholarly exchange.
Be among the first to see and hear firsthand what Lerner has coming for readers this spring! Visit with Lerner Publishing Group’s editors as they unveil the new fantastic new books they’ll be publishing in spring 2014.
Get the inside scoop and sneak peek at Lerner’s nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12 coming this January. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as supports for Common Core State Standards, and free teaching guides, reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
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.
It’s no secret that e-books are transforming libraries daily. Polaris and 3M joined forces to build the industry’s first completely integrated solution, considered to be the “gold standard” by many.
Make sure to join us as we discuss the impact this technology will have on your library and patrons. We’ll share statistics on e-book usage and impact on libraries, expose common misconceptions and our customers will speak about their experiences implementing this technology. If you’re reviewing your options you can’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide convenience and instant availability of the latest titles, increasing circulation and patron satisfaction.
This webcast will give an overview of how academic libraries are using data to drive decisions. The presentation will touch on the terminology, tools, services, and data available to libraries and provide real world examples of how academic libraries have used data to enhance services, improve online tools, and develop collections.
Sarah Tudesco will also touch on how to communicate data to various stakeholders.
Attendees will depart with a number of resources to learn more including the best books, blogs, journals, Twitter handles and more to continue learning as well as maintain a solid command of the progress and practices of the data-driven academic library.