Horizon Back-to-Basics Training
July 15 & 16
Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Headquarters—Open to ALS member library staff who work with Horizon. In the morning, participants will go over the Horizon basics—adding patrons, shortcuts, pull lists, reports and more. In the afternoon, we’ll focus on cataloging basics—what is a record, adding items, OCLC, workforms and RDA. Time will also be set aside to highlight ALS services and for a building tour! Notes: There is a registration cap on this session to ensure a hands-on experience in our training lab. A $5 sub sandwich lunch option will be available on site—if you are interested, please note on your registration. Register for July 16

Crowdfunding for Libraries: Technology Tips for Futuristic Fundraising

July 29
11:00am PDT
Could you use more funding for your library projects? Are you looking for money to launch a new program? Turn community-driven support into dollars with crowdfunding! A well-run crowdfunding campaign can yield big results, even for small libraries. 
Join us for this free webinar to learn technology tools, tips, and tried-and-true practices for running a successful crowdfunding campaign for your library. Learn the basics, and hear from two libraries with experience in this type of fundraising. Register
Book Group Crystal Ball: Summer & Fall 2015
July 14
1:00pm Central
Kaite Mediatore Stover, Director of Readers’ Services at the Kansas City Public
Library, and representatives from Harper Collins, Random House, Shadow Mountain,
and Sourcebooks for this free, hour-long presentation of great books for discussion.
Stover will talk about her top five books that book groups shouldn’t miss, along
with creative ways to pump up the conversation. Then our publishers will present
their best new and upcoming titles. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist
Editor for Reference and Collection Management. Register
Introduction to Facilitating Groups: Best Practices in Group Facilitation
July 15
11:00am Pacific
At some point, even experienced trainers, facilitators and managers find themselves standing before groups whose dynamics are all over the board.  Everyone is expressing an opinion, ideas are flying at warp speed, emotions are high, disagreement is rampant, and some participants in your group are shutting down – while others are rebelling against the process.  Wouldn’t it be great to have the tools that allow you to regain control and confidently lead your group to effective results?
In this session with Certified Master Facilitator, veteran trainer, and CEO Michael Wilkinson, you will learn practical facilitation techniques to elevate your group handling skills to help you achieve amazing team results. Whether you facilitate training sessions, project meetings, strategy planning, or executive retreats, this webinar will give you an introduction to a proven comprehensive approach for leading any type of group. Learn cutting-edge tools designed to make your sessions even more engaging.