A webinar with the Outside the Box program exploring how libraries are leveraging the placemaking process to build community engagement through local entertainment events.
Outside the Box is an innovative program that is focused on enriching communities by bringing people together for free, fun, public entertainment experiences. In this pilot program, five public libraries teamed up with Redbox, America's Destination for Entertainment. Led by the local communities, with support from OCLC, and guidance by consultants from the Project for Public Spaces, the initiative explores "placemaking," an approach that breathes life and community connection into public spaces. This webinar will showcase placemaking activities at the pilot libraries, as well as share best practices and perspectives on community engagement from program partners.
Holy Bagumba! An exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book authors Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka
Join Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka as they discuss Kate’s latest book FLORA & ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES and the importance of humor in children’s literature. Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie. In her new genre-bending novel Flora & Ulysses, Kate delivers a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences.
Early Literacy In Your Library -- A Three-part Webinar Series
Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners, a report released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in June 2013, identifies 10 Key Ways that libraries can improve early learning outcomes, increase school readiness, and help all children, especially those most at risk, read and succeed at grade three. The report is a call to fully use libraries and museums to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a strong start in learning.
The first Webinar in this three-part series on early literacy will introduce best practices and will highlight model programs related to the 10 Key Ways that libraries can improve early learning outcomes. The goal is for library staff to implement best practices and to be inspired to begin planning new programs and partnerships that will increase school readiness for preschool children in their communities.
Our 4th annual online event is back with a dynamic new format, featuring programming designed to take libraries into the future to better serve their community’s evolving needs.
The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries will offer thought-provoking discussions and actionable solutions to some of the biggest challenges libraries are facing, including rethinking collections, engaging the community, and helping students and patrons learn. The program will feature insights on managing new technologies and services; the latest developments in ebooks and streaming media; optimizing discovery; and much more!
Our expert speakers and panelists will present innovative ideas and actionable solutions for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public.
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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.
The three most important components of a successful Special Event and the true definition of a “successful” special event.
- Why you should do them
- The most important ingredients of a “successful” special event
- The by-products of special events.
A group of pilot libraries has been testing the benchmarks in their libraries and communities. Join us on September 25th at 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern time, as we talk with participants from pilot libraries located in rural communities. What did they do? What did they learn? What are they planning to do next?
The Edge Initiative is a voluntary assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. Edge helps libraries connect their services to community priorities. Edge will be available to public libraries nationwide in January 2014.
Join us for an exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book author Kevin Henkes!
Kevin Henkes is the creator of nearly 50 books for children. He has written both picture books and novels; his picture books include Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Chrysanthemum; and Kitten’s First Full Moon, a winner of the Caldecott Medal. Among his novels are the Newbery Honor Book Olive’s Ocean and the upcoming middle grade novel The Year of Billy Miller.
Geek the Library helps public libraries shift the perception of libraries in the community, and changes the conversation from one about information to one about transformation. The Geek the Library community awareness campaign at East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) activated both internal and external library advocates, and got the community talking about the library. Learn more about the EBRPL story and get your questions answered live! Presented by Mary Stein, Assistant Library Director, Administrative Services, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Geek the Library helps public libraries shift the perception of libraries in the community, and changes the conversation from one about information to one about transformation. The Geek the Library community awareness campaign at East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) activated both internal and external library advocates, and got the community talking about the library. Learn more about the EBRPL story and get your questions answered live!
Presented by Mary Stein, Assistant Library Director, Administrative Services, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Many public libraries promote themselves as centers of lifelong learning, but fail to engage adults 20-55. Both notoriously underserved "emerging adults" in their 20s and 30s and middle-aged adults who find that there are more learning opportunities for their children than for themselves need creative, social hands-on programs to attract them back to the library. Learn how to remind your adult patrons--and yourself!--that lifelong learning really is fun and fulfilling during this online session.