A Conversation with the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists
School Library Journal 
January 5, 1:00pm EST
Join us for a live webcast featuring the five finalists for the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. Register now to learn a bit about these terrific titles; hear from the authors about their research and writing processes; and glean some insights into publishing decisions that make the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens. Register
20 Subjects in 90 Minutes: Themed Programs for Adults Workshop
fee $55.00 
February 10, 2:30pm Eastern
Themed events are popular throughout the year at libraries and community colleges, and often entice a lot of visitors. In addition to summer reading programs, One Book community tie-ins, special themed weeks (Money Smart, National Library Week), and anniversary celebrations, are you ever wondering what else you could provide for adults to get them interested and engaged? In this workshop, library services and vintage cooking enthusiast Amy Alessio, will introduce you to 20 themes that you can use, including three or more program ideas per theme. Register

Rethinking Library Instruction
Fee $175.00 
February 8 (4 week course)
Too often a library’s rich resources are underutilized because library users don’t know how to use them, are afraid to ask, or simply aren’t aware. Whether in public or academic libraries, effective instructional programs developed around a library’s resources and services can boost customer satisfaction. Through this interactive eCourse, training specialist Paul  Signorelli will help you and your staff increase awareness of all the library has to offer as he teaches basic instructional techniques to improve presentation skills. Register
Archived OrangBoy Inc
In November, OrangeBoy Principal Nicki Harber-Frankart and Marin County Free Library Director Sara Jones presented a session at the California Library Association Conference called Customer Intelligence Drives Strategy: A Discussion about Using Data to Transform your Library! The two came together again on December 9 to record this session in a live webcast. In case you missed it, we’re sharing the recording with you today.
Fair use: Guidelines and Best Practices Workshop
Fee $60.00 
January 13, 2:30pm Eastern
As musicians share remixes and mashups, and big media cast a net of takedown notices over piracy, misunderstandings on fair-use guidelines abound. At worst, a restrictive view of the guidelines can stifle creativity and research in your library’s community. Attorney and librarian Gretchen McCord will demonstrate productive interpretations of fair-use guidelines for libraries. You will learn how to empower your patrons with statements of best practices used independently and along with the fair-use guidelines. Register

Library Design Workshop: Create the Library Your Community or Campus Needs
Library Journal 
Starts January 27
Library renovations and new design projects can be exciting, and overwhelming. This workshop will connect you to leading design thinkers and librarians to help you untangle complex issues related to your library’s space design projects such as: space programming, fundraising, and finding the right design team. Participants will learn how to craft a robust report that you can deliver to your board, administration, staff, funders, and other stakeholders about creating a future-facing library building for your community-be it in a public or academic setting. Register
Tax Resources for Libraries [MN]
State Library Services 
January 14, 10:00am Central
The 2016 Tax season is coming up quickly! To help libraries serve their communities during the tax season, State Library Services and the  MN Dept. of Revenue invite you to attend the Resources for Libraries webinar. 

The webinar will cover: 
– Minnesota Department of Revenue updates
– Common Minnesota credits
– Important tax dates
– Identity theft
– Free tax preparation sites
– Helpful resources

– Q&A 
Please join the WebEx meeting online and call in at 1-888-742-5095 using meeting number 594 801 277. If you can’t make it Emily Kissane will have the recording.