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Library Journal
October 26, continuing for 4 weeks
Fee $199.00

Innovative ways to increase circulation, engage readers, and expand your staff’s capacity for readers advisory. You’ll hear weekly from guest speakers from retail and library settings via live webcasts. Additionally, participants will work with a dedicated advisor who will provide you with one-on-one feedback for your plan within an online discussion group, where you will work on weekly assignments, share resources and best practices with a group of peers from across the country. Register

Increasing Your Reach to Spanish-Speaking Populations

November 17, 1:30pm Central
Fee $60.00

The 55 million Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. constitute 17% of the total U.S. population. Is your library doing everything it can to reach Spanish-speaking patrons? Being aware of your community’s demographics is the first step to ensure you’re accurately marketing your services and building effective programs for your community. Register

Engaging Reluctant Readers

School Library Journal
October 11, 3:00pm Eastern

For some children, the library is practically a second home. But what about those kids who just can’t seem to get excited about books? How can librarians hook those reluctant readers? Sometimes, all you need to ignite a love of reading is the right tools: materials with intriguing subjects and eye-catching layouts bound to whet the appetites of even the most book-averse kids. Register

Securely Manage Personal and Professional Information with Apps Workshop

October 17, 1:30 pm Central
Fee $60.00

Are you considering going paperless? Or looking to become more organized and productive? In this workshop, mobile literacy expert Nicole Hennig will offer advice on how you can do both! You’ll learn the best practices for securely using four types of apps—cloud storage, password managers, to-do lists, and notes—to manage your personal and professional information. You’ll come out of the workshop with practical tips for how to keep your information safe and walk away with suggestions on how to set up a system using these four types of apps, so your important information is always at your fingertips. Register

Breathing New Life into Print Reference

October 18, 1:00pm Central

With so many online resources now available, how is print reference used today? How can we help people see the easy access to vast amounts of information right at their fingertips? Nicolette Warisse Sosulski will discuss ways to get the most out of your print reference collection. Register

Android Development for Beginners by Google

4 week course

Learn the basics of Android and Java programming, and take the first step on your journey to becoming an Android developer! This course is designed for students who are new to programming, and want to learn how to build Android apps. You don’t need any programming experience to take this course. If you’ve been using a smartphone to surf the web and chat with friends, then you’re our perfect target student! Register

Build a Great Team Workshop

November 30, 1:30pm Central
Fee $60.00

If you want a great library, you need a great team! In this workshop, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk—librarian, speaker, consultant and author of Build a Great Team: One Year to Success—will show you how to get started. You’ll learn how to support and develop staff you already have and gain techniques to hire right in the future. Whether you’re a brand new supervisor or a long-time leader looking for a refresher, this workshop will help you enhance your management skills and provide you with valuable tips on how to be a great boss of a great team. Register

Solving the Case of the Disengaged Learner

Insync Training
October 4, 1:00pm EDT

Grabbing and holding the attention of learners is getting harder and harder. In fact, the average person sends or receives more than 150 text messages a day. This means your learner’s attention is not always focused on the content you have designed or are delivering to them. How do you design instruction that engages and motivates the learner? How do you make learning exciting, interesting, and memorable? The answer is to use evidence-based techniques to engage and motivate. This presentation will use an audience response system and an interactive story to demonstrate how to make learning engaging. Don’t miss this energetic and fun presentation. Register