Hooking Reluctant Readers

August 18, 1:00pm Central

When it comes to encouraging struggling readers, a high-interest topic is often the surest way to spark interest. Representatives from Lorimer Publishing, Lerner Publishing and Nomad Press provide tips, tricks, and recommendations for raising literacy levels, reaching reluctant readers, and keeping them reading. Register

Exciting New Nonfiction Titles for Fall

School Library Journal
August 16, 3:00pm EST

Seeking something new to tempt your nonfiction fans this fall? Look no further! Books that inform, fulfill the needs of classroom teachers, and entertain are right around the corner. The next webcast in our nonfiction series will highlight some noteworthy resources on everything from animals to civil rights to leading women in history. Register

Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional Workshop

August 10, 1:30pm
Fee $60.00

Handheld devices are not just convenient for reading email, surfing the Internet, and downloading eBooks, they are also powerful tools for performing research and office tasks. In this workshop Gavelis will demonstrate how tablets and smartphones can function like a desktop or laptop in the library—from searching publications databases to creating and editing documents.   Register

I’m Indie You

Library Journal
August 18, 2pm ET

The indie writing community has exploded with the maturity of digital publishing tools and resources. In fact, indie and self-published ebooks now account for over 80% of the Amazon best-sellers list. Are you engaged with your local writing community? Register

Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall

August 23, 1:00pm Central

Attendees will get an overview of what’s new for Fall 2016 from series nonfiction publishing stars: Cavendish Square Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Gareth Stevens Publishing, and Rosen Publishing. Register

Dealing with Difficult Patrons workshop

September 7, 1:30pm Central
Fee $60.00

In this workshop, library safety and security expert Steve Albrecht will show you how you can deal with problem patrons effectively, efficiently, and without creating major disruptions in your library environment. Library employees at all levels will learn strategies for dealing with these patrons. Register