“Why Fit in When You Were Born to Stand Out?”: Programming Using eBook Biographies
November 19, 11:00am CST
Join us for a webinar on biography programming that will inspire students to be the best they can be! Using a monthly thematic approach, presenters will share three months of programming featuring e-book biographies, including innovative activities, standard-aligned lesson plans and resources that can be used right away or adapted to fit any biography or theme in your public, school, or classroom library. Register
Linked Data for Directors
November 12, 1:00pm EDT
What is linked data and what do you need to know as a director? How can you build on this new format to make an impact on your library today? Build your knowledge with Lined Data for Directors. Join SirsiDynix CEO Bill Davison to learn about Linked data and explore the big picture ideas you’ll consider as a decision maker. Register
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Beyond the Survey: a practical approach for interviews and focus groups
November 17, 2:00pm Central
Do you want a more in-depth understanding of the true needs of your community? Are you interested in learning easy ways to get valuable input and advice from your staff or public by conducting focus groups and interviews? Would you like to learn how to communicate the library story using meaningful examples to make your case and get results?
During this one-hour webinar, you will learn the four steps involved in focus groups and interviews. You’ll discover how to clearly define the goal or purpose, how to select participants, and how to successfuly conduct the focus group or interviews. We’ll also discuss how to analyze and synthesize the data to create valuable results that you can package and deliver in meaningful and useful ways. Register
Introduction to Proposal Writing
November 9, 1:00pm ET
Are you new to proposal writing or want a refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The do’s and don’ts of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no. Register
Please note: on proposal budgets, see our free class, Proposal Budgeting Basics.

OverDrive Preparing for the Holiday Rush

November 19, 11:00am EST
Did you read OverDrive’s recent blog post about preparing for holiday rush? The months of December and January are some of the busiest of the year as patrons and students get new devices for the winter holidays, eager to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the library. Want to know more about how you and your staff can get ready? Join us for this information-packed special holiday webcast, where OverDrive team members will share practical ways to plan for the digital rush at your library this year. Register

Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation

November 17, 4:00pm Eastern
Know your memes, tropes, and teach it YouTube style! being culturally literate and hip to the Interwebs keeps up relevant and inspires instant student engagement. Teaching our kids about intellectual property shifts, content curation, and Creative Commons while still embracing the digital remix YouTube generation is part of a critical new toolbox for creative student (and teacher!) expression. Register