Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make and How to Avoid Them 
September 14, 2015
4pm EDT
Join us for a free, 15-minute webinar with Horizon guide Ken Bonney and discover how you can become a Certified Horizon Explorer!. The seventh of ten monthly webinars in the Expanding Your Horizon Certification Series. Register
Managing Mobile: Library Device Checkout Made Easy
September 16, 2015
11:00am PDT
Are you starting to check out devices like e-readers, tablets and laptops? Making devices available for public use may seem challenging and overwhelming. However, the right combination of technology, organization, and policies can help your library create a popular checkout program that your patrons will love. Register
Scholarly Communication Models: Evolution or Revolution? 
September 23, 2015
10am-4:00pm Central Time
Scholarly communication deals with the systems and processes involved in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Scholars can’t help but have to navigate the complex issues around author rights, access, costs, new models of publishing, peer-review, and compliance with research funder policies. These scholarly communication components are continually evolving along with changes in technical infrastructure, the economics of publishing, knowledge preservation, and social practice. Learn how scholarly communication models are evolving from the authors’, publishers’, and libraries’ perspectives. The presenters would share and discuss their approach in adapting and navigating the issues surrounding this topic. Register. More NISO Webinars
ELM for Public Libraries
September 23, 2015
9:00am CT & October 20, 12:00pm CT
The Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) is a sizable suit of statewide resources. Sometimes it can be challenging to identify which resources are most relevant to the library in which you work and the community you serve. This one hour webinar will focus on ELM databases that are most applicable to a public library setting. More Minitex and Elm Training Sessions.
Speak Up: Supporting Online Language Learning with In-Person Programs
September 17, 2015
3:00pm EDT
With 311 languages spoken in the United States, few, if any, public libraries have the capacity to teach in person all the different languages their patrons want to learn. Enter software, to the rescue. But just offering patrons access to a language learning database is only the beginning. To maximize learning (and usage), in-person support is key, and doesn’t require a native speaker on staff. Register
Teen Book Buzz for Fall 2015
September 10, 2015
3:00pm EDT
Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s Fall 2015 Teen Book Buzz webcast! From epic fantasies (such as Eleanor Herman’s reimagining of Alexander the Great as a teen) and suspenseful thrillers (Joelle Charbonneau’s Need) to love stories built around teen issues (Estelle Laure’s poignant debut) and timely discussions on gender identity (Robin Talley’s sophomore novel), our webcast sponsors will be featuring new and forthcoming releases that are sure to appeal to your tween and teen readers. Register

ACRL Presents Webcast Registration – Statement on Academic Freedom

September 30, 2015
1:00pm CT
In 1915, the American Association of University Professors issued its first statement on academic freedom. One hundred years later, how do these principles apply in the digital age? With social media firmly entrenched as a communication tool, faculty have many platforms for expression, and recent cases highlight the challenges of extending the traditional protections of academic freedom to the digital world. Join the ACRL Professional Values Committee for an informative, free ACRL Presents webcast, Academic Freedom in the Digital Age, on Wednesday, September 30. A panel featuring Hans-Joerg Tiede of the American Association of University Professors along with ACRL committee members will discuss the current state of academic freedom, with special attention to social media and electronic communications, and learn more about ACRL’s newly adopted Statement on Academic FreedomFree registration is now available.