Aging in the 21st Century

Library Journal
October 4, 3:00pm Eastern

Over 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, and the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. is women over the age of 85, according to the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. Thorndike Press and Library Journal are partnering for a 60-minute webinar to discuss how libraries can support their aging communities in the 21st Century. One of the speakers is Wendy Pender, who presented at PLA this year on this very topic! We hope you can join us to discuss this important issue so we can all be more supportive of this growing group of our population. Register

Brainfuse Webinars

ALS by Mollie Stanford
October 12, 1:30-3:30pm
October 25, 9:30am-11:30am
November 17, 9:30am-11:30am

I’m happy to announce another round of Brainfuse webinars for ALS member library staff of all types! The two-hour, interactive webinars will focus on the databases available to ALS patrons and students—HelpNow and JobNow. You will receive a confirmation email and log-in link two business days before the webinar. Register

Beyond Bilingual Storytime and ESL: Digging Deeper into Your Spanish Speaking Community

October 5, 1:00pm Central
Fee $35.00

Do you want to move beyond the basic Bilingual storytime and ESL program to serve your Spanish speaking community? This webinar will assist you with identifying an underserved segment of the community and developing an outreach plan. Register

Creating the Heart of Campus

Library Journal
September 27, 3:00pm Eastern

As inspiration for creative repurposing or catalyzing learning on your campus, you can use the 2016 New Landmark Libraries to spark your own projects—from renovations to new builds. These libraries give us a glimpse into the future of academic libraries across campuses large and small. The Landmarks, named by a team of 6 expert judges from a national pool, represent forward-thinking libraries that provide data-driven research environments, spaces for a breadth of scholarly activities to take place, and building that beat in time to campus life. Register

40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits eCourse

October 17, continuing for 4 weeks
Fee $185.00

You’ll learn how to administer and promote over 40 types of revenue-generating methods designed to help your organization attain a better financial position. Instructor Ed Rossman will provide you with strategies to approach and develop prospect revenue-generating sources; share valuable tips on how to utilize new technologies, such as crowdfunding; and provide you with an understanding of legalities and tax issue concerns, reinforced by real-world case studies. Register

The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2016

October 11, 1:00pm Central

Don’t miss this continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from three of the top publishers in this booming field: Reference Point Press, Lerner, and Teacher Created materials, a division of Shell Education. Register

Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers Workshop

November 16, 1:30pm Central
Fee $65.00

The number of homeschoolers in the nation is steadily increasing each year. Families who homeschool are often heavy library users. In this workshop, you will be provided with an overview of services, programming, and collection development to support homeschoolers in your community. You’ll learn about tools and resources that you need to reach this group of patrons and will come away from this workshop feeling ready to serve your homeschooling communities. Register

Building Great Programs for Seniors Workshop

November 10, 1:30pm Central
Fee $60.00

By building programs that engage and attract active seniors to your library, you can reinforce your library’s status as an important community center for residents of all ages. Amy Alessio will provide you with several programming ideas and tips on how to market these programs, so that you can build successful programs that attract more seniors into your library. Register