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Evolution of the Library in a 1:1 School

Thursday, 27 March 2014 2:00pm


The start of a 1:1 program in a school means big changes for the library and librarian.

Kara Thorstenson is alibrary media specilalist who has lived it, learned from it, and whose library is thriving.


Changing Lives & the Public Library: Career Online High School

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 3:00pm


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.

What Are You Doing for National Library Week?

Friday, 21 March 2014 11:00am

Wondering what to do for National Library Week this year and next? Joshua Schu, Head of Adult Services at Farmington Community Library in Michigan, will be joining us on this week's show as an expert on fantastic programming and curriculum for National Library Week. He's got activities planned for teens, outreach, educational classes, and more—come hear how he plans to partner with his community and get the word out to make it a success!


Power Up Story Time by TALKING: Reading with Toddlers and Preschoolers in Small Groups

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 2:00pm


From babyhood through school age, books play important roles in children’s lives. They support language and concept development, provide information and entertainment, deepen adult-child relationships, support creativity and the arts, foster social-emotional growth and the development of resiliences, and prime children for later school and life success.

For a young child, a book can be a familiar friend — or a door to an exciting new world. But all of these potentials can only be realized when we choose books well, share them in small groups or individually, and use them as springboards for enriching conversations.

Geek the Library Campaign Information

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 2:00pm

Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a live format. Our informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the details before committing to participate in the program.

Innovation and Creativity in Promotion of Resources

Friday, 7 March 2014 11:00am

Join us this week to hear from Barbara Westrick, MA/MIBOA Program Chair with Ross Education LLC, who has some of the best usage on GVRL in the country.

Wondering how the magic happens?

Barb will be talking about their efforts to partner with other departments at their medical education center, why faculty value their digital library, and the innovative and creative ways that they promote resources with students.

Reaching Your Patrons in the Digital Age

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 2:00pm


The role of the public library has changed dramatically as society shifts into the digital age, providing challenges for libraries as they adapt.

Luckily, technology has provided ample opportunities for librarians to reach out to patrons of all ages in new and exciting ways.

Join representatives from Britannica as they discuss new resources that will help your library connect with patrons and the community.

Health Happens in Libraries: Prioritizing Patron and Partner Engagement

Thursday, 27 March 2014 2:00pm

A webinar with WebJunction and ZeroDivide exploring inventive patron and partner engagement approaches which have been implemented by libraries in conjunction with the initial open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act.

Staying attuned to community needs and engaging strong partners to address those needs are hallmarks of 21st century public librarianship. Libraries across the country have implemented inventive patron and partner engagement approaches in conjunction with the initial open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, which ends March 31, 2014.

Join the Health Happens in Libraries project team for this interactive session, to discuss how your library can integrate these best practices into your local health information service priorities.

Early Literacy Beyond Circle Time- Integrating Language & Literacy into Play

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 1:00pm


“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”  –Fred Rogers

Children are non-stop learners, and are constantly growing their awareness of language and building the skills they will need to become good readers, not just when they are sitting and listening to a book, but also when they are negotiating with classmates, acting out a story, singing a new song, or drawing, painting, or scribbling.

How do you create robust literacy-based experiences for your children beyond sharing books in circle time? What are some road-tested activities that will reinforce their language and literacy learning in playful and age-appropriate ways?

In this webinar, Melissa Depper, an experienced children’s librarian and Chair of the Selection Committee for the new CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy, will introduce the five winning picture books of the 2014 Bell Awards. The Bell Awards books are selected because they provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.


NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:00am


In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.