Weekly Webcast Recap

Essential Techniques for Life Science Research

Library Journal
May 3, 1:00pm Eastern

Successful life sciences and biomedical innovation follows a cycle of discovery, protection and commercialization. Without these three phases, a brilliant idea will never be more than a brilliant idea. Nigel Robinson, Director, Content Management at Clarivate Analytics will share techniques for life science research with BIOSIS® Previews. Register

Hot YA Reads: Summer 2017

May 9, 1:00pm Central

Get up-to-speed on fresh new titles for young-adult readers, from fantasy, to contemporary realism, to large print titles perfect for reluctant readers. This free, one-hour webinar will feature representatives from Blink, an imprint of HarperCollins, Harlequin Teen, Thorndike Press, Penguin Young Readers, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Moderated by Books for Youth Senior Editor, Sarah Hunter. Register

What Is the Impact of Video?

Library Journal
May 02, 3:00pm Eastern

In 2016 Alexander Street began a conversation with librarians about our plans to create an admin portal that offered much more than usage data. Our goal was to move beyond usage and even engagement measures, such as referring URLs and playlist creation, and begin to tackle the toughest questions around impact: Why did the viewer watch the video? How did the viewer value the content?
Join us on this webinar as we present Alexander Street’s recently released admin portal, discuss the possibility of integrated assessment in video, and seek librarians further input as we continuously refine and improve our impact measures, and the overall utility of our admin portal.

Where does readers’ advisory fit in your 21st century library?

May 10, 2:00pm Eastern

Invest in a Maker Space, add staff, or buy more books? Determining how best to use limited funds to get the greatest return has plagued libraries since the newest technology was the phonograph. How do we balance the need to serve new users in new ways when we don’t have the funds to take care of our traditional users in the traditional ways they expect — i.e. buy more books?
Join three leading public library directors as they share the math they use to balance this equation in their communities. This session will provide three dynamic visions of how the communities of Hillsboro, OR; Delaware County, OH; and Charleston, SC are balancing the demands of the new while delivering services to everyday readers. They will share the challenges they are facing, where they think public libraries are headed and where readers’ advisory service fits in their 21st century libraries.
They will also give you hints about how to win approval (and funding) of your ideas for enhancing your readers’ access to and enjoyment of books. Register

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Understanding Measures that Matter 

State Library Services

As part of the national Measures that Matter initiative, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) will offer a three-part webinar series about the public library data landscape during May, June, and July. The first webinar, “Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape,” will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2-3 p.m. Learn more and register on the WebJunction website. Everyone is welcome to attend this webinar. Dates and descriptions for the second and third webinars will be announced soon.

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