Signs of the future — Using Digital Signage in Your Library
May 24, 1:30pm Central
The days of posting important announcements on a library bulletin board and hoping someone might see them are ending. Today’s digital signage offers many more visible and effective options. Using technologies such as LCD, LED, projection, and tablets to display content as digital images, video, streaming media, and other formats, digital signage can be found in more and more libraries today. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Signs of the future: Using Digital Signage in Your Library,” on Wed., May 24, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). Join us to learn tips and tricks for how to create digital signage using best practices, and how to make a case for adding affordable digital signage to your library. Register
Doing Family History at the Minnesota Historical Society Library
May 24, 1:00pm Central
The Gale Family Library contains an amazing array of sources for researching one’s family history. This class will highlight the variety of family history related materials and unique collections that can be found at the Library. For example: naturalization, birth/death/marriage, government records, state hospital records, Minnesota newspapers, local/county histories, family histories/papers and more. You’ll also get tips on getting started on your research at the Library, the Library’s catalogs/databases, and how to access the materials that are here. Register
W. W. Norton’s Liveright Celebrates 100th Anniversary
June 8, 1:00pm Central
In a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the publishing world, Bob Weil, Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director of Liveright (a division of W. W. Norton & Company), will speak with Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman about Liveright’s rich, century-long association with such literary masters as E. E. Cummings, Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, T.S. Eliot, and William Faulkner. Weil will also discuss Liveright’s ongoing commitment to publishing outstanding works that define and redefine our culture, provoke interest, and inspire readers around the world. And there’s much more: Author David Baron will talk about the history of eclipses and his new book, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. Editors Katie Adams, Marie Pantojan, and Bob Weill will highlight the best of new summer and fall titles. Attendees watching the webinar “live” will be entered for a chance to win a tote bag filled with ARCs! At Your Service. Register
Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design
May 31, 11:00am Pacific
Public libraries are hubs for innovation and community engagement. Library workers must listen closely to community needs to design programs and services responsive to continuous changes in technology and fluctuations in funding. This free webinar will showcase two examples of collaborative design events used in public libraries to generate ideas, build community, and solve problems.
- Chris Kyauk will talk about the Alameda County Library’s Innovation Fest, a collaborative team challenge for public library staff. The Innovation Fest was designed to help library staff become more comfortable with design processes and risk taking to better create solutions to serve library patrons.
- Sarah Washburn will share Caravan Studio’s process for community centered design to develop technology solutions that solve real problems. This process has been successfully applied to projects with libraries as a key strategic collaborator, most recently in Indianapolis (IN). Register