How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library

ALA Store
June 29, 2:30pm Eastern
fee $60.00

As important as it is to try to prevent library security incidents, it’s not always possible to avoid them, and the way you respond when they happen is crucial. Dr. Steve Albrecht, a security expert and former police officer, will show you how to respond effectively. Register

New & Noteworthy Titles for Audiobook Month

Library Journal
June 21, 3:00pm ET

Audiobooks have come a long way since the days of cassette tapes. And while storytelling is a medium that’s practically as old as time, translating a book into audio form is an art form in and of itself—and on that’s gaining popularity and critical acclaim Register

MobileCirc Training for ALL Horizon Libraries

(2 Sessions)
June 28, 9:30-11:30am at Arrowhead Library System Headquarters
August 30, 1:00-3:30p at Two Harbors Public Library

Learn all about MobileCirc and how to inventory your collection with ease—feel free to bring your devices for an interactive experience! Register

Back-to-Basics Training for ALL Horizon Libraries

(2 Sessions)
June 28, 1:00-3:30pm at Arrowhead Library System Headquarters
August 30, 9:30-11:30am  at Two Harbors Public Library

Learn all the Horizon basics—everything from changing the font size in Horizon, checking books in & out, running the pull list and more! Please note there is a registration cap on this session as we want to make sure you have a hands-on experience. Register

Cataloging Training & Workday for ALL Horizon Libraries

Arrowhead Library System
July 20, 9:30am-3:30pm

From 9:30am-Noon, join us to learn about the cataloging workforms available to you in Horizon. From 1:00-3:30pm, ALS staff will be available for individual cataloging questions. Feel free to bring 1-5 items to work on in the afternoon during the open lab time. Please note there is a registration cap on this session as we want to make sure you have a hands-on experience. Please register by July 19.

Back-to-School Training for Horizon School Library Staff

Arrowhead Library System
August 25, 9:30am-3:30pm

Get ready for school by reviewing the Horizon basics—from signing up new students to checking items in and out, we’ll cover everything you’ll need for the 2016-2017 school year. We’ll also go over other services available to school member libraries and attendees will get a building tour. Please note there is a registration cap on this session as we want to make sure you have a hands-on experience. Please register by August 22.

Turn Around, Bright Eyes: Library Programming for the Total Eclipse of 2017

June 15, 2:00pm (20 minutes)

Too busy with summer reading to even THINK about attending a webinar? The Space Science Institute has got you covered. Take a 20-minute breather from summer reading madness to attend a “mini webinar.” You’ll get great information about the 2017 total solar eclipse, and be able to ask questions about promoting the event in your library. Here are a couple fun facts to get you started: 1) On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in the continental U.S. for the first time in almost 40 years; 2) The total eclipse will ONLY be visible in the U.S. and no other country. Download an eclipse FAQ sheet.  Register. Password is “star1”. This webinar will be VoiP only. Any problems contact Anne Holland for assistance.

Outside the Lines

June 30, 11:00am

Learn more about the program that leads up to a week-long celebration in September. Register

Do You Know Your Rights? Digital Copyright and Copyleft

July 22, 2:00pm Central

Attend this webinar to learn the fundamentals of copyright and fair use and how to keep your libraries safe from infringement and potential lawsuits. We will focus on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Spotlighting copyright issues and trends pertaining to digital images, streaming videos, ebooks, software, licensing, and other problem areas. Register

Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age

June 16, 10:30am Pacific

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes—if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. In short, these children and their families could greatly benefit from a media mentor.
What exactly is a media mentor? Join Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, and Chip Donohue, editor of Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors, to discuss this new term in the lexicon of 21st-century early childhood education. Media mentors can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between. Many libraries, for example, are already starting to support families in making smart media choices and instilling smart media practices with kids. What skills do media mentors need? How can they be supported? And how can more children gain access to them? Michael, Lisa, and Chip will kick off a discussion that explores the importance of these new roles. Register