Reaching Reluctant Readers: Finding Appropriate High-Interest Content that Engages and Inspires
September 24
1:00pm CDT
Finding the right book for the right student is at the root of encouraging literacy and raising reading levels. In this free, hour-long webinar, hear from a librarian and representatives from Orca Book Publishers, Saddleback Educational Publishing, and Follett School Solutions on how to reach those readers and keep them reading. Register
Movin’ Up to First Class: Libraries = Education—Reclaiming Our Purpose for the 21st Century
September 24
2:00pm EST
Looking for an engaging webinar that will make you think? Attend to experience a game-changing vision that is ushering in a new era: “Libraries=Education.” Libraries adopting this approach enjoy heightened respect and optimal funding—because they are now accorded the same enduring worth assigned other educational institutions. Dispelling all misperceptions, “Libraries=Education” will reposition your library as a key component of the education enterprise. The best part? Implementing that strategy does not require changing anything we do—only what we say. Library Journal hails this approach  “a 21st-century model worthy of study and consideration by every library in America, if not the world.” (Library Journal, June 2013) Register
Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors
September 22
3:00pm EDT
Join Kiera Parrott, SLJ’s review editor, for a conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Neal Porter of Roaring Brook Press, Sheila Barry of Groundwood Books, and Kathy Dawson of Penguin. They’ll delve deep into the genesis and evolution of some of their most critically acclaimed titles and discuss finding new talent, pairing the right author and illustrator, developing relationships with their authors and illustrators, and how they feel about award season buzz. Register
Dealing with Difficult Patrons Workshop 
Fee $55.00
October 14
2:30pm Eastern
Every Library employee encounters difficult patrons and users from time to time. In this workshop, library safety and security expert Steve Albrecht will show you how you can deal with these patrons effectively, efficiently, and without creating major disruptions in your library environment. Library employees at all levels will learn strategies for dealing with such patrons and effectively defusing challenging situations.
Horizon ILS Training for Library Staff
Nashwauk-Keewatin High School/Community Librar
September 18
We’ll be taking a look at Horizon basics, cataloging basics, and we’ll have plenty of time to answer your questions as you gear up for the fall! Here are some topics that will be covered during the session: Checking books in & out; Pull lists; Adding and editing patrons; Short cuts in Horizon; Reports; Adding items to the catalog; OCLC, RDA, and other cataloging info. Register for this session today. Refreshments will be available onsite in the morning/afternoon and feel free to bring water bottles and other snacks if you so choose. We’ll have a lunch break in the afternoon—lunch is on your own (Nashwauk businesses). Make sure to bring a pen/pencil and note paper to take notes, along with any questions you may have about Horizon and cataloging in general. There is a registration cap on this session.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Collections, Services and Inclusion of Youth and Disabilities Workshop
ALS Headquarters 
September 25
Presenter Jennifer Taggart, Youth Services & Special Needs Collection Librarians, Bloomfield Township Public Library, MI. Participants will gain a basic understanding of common disabilities and disorders that children in the community may have (i.e. Down Syndrome, ADHD, autism, dyslexia) and what materials can be provided in library and classroom collections to support these families better. Register
Isn’t It Romantic?: New Romance Titles for Your Library
September 15
1:00 pm Central Daylight Time
Readers love to snuggle up with a good romance novel, enjoying all the drama, suspense, or humor that leads to a happily-ever-after ending. Join Booklist for an hour-long webinar full of scintillating romance possibilities as Baker Publishing Group, Riptide, Samhain, and Shadow Mountain present intriguing forthcoming romances.Booklist senior editor Donna Seaman will moderate. Register
5 Key eBook Trends for Schools and Districts Going Digital
September 24
3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
K-12 librarians can highlight the importance of their role by coordinating the shift to digital content in the classroom curriculum. To help maximize this critical opportunity, please join us for a free webinar where you’ll learn how librarians from a wide variety of school systems are serving as leaders to get the most out of digital content. Led by OverDrive Director of Education Herb Miller, Ed. M., this webinar will cover how schools and districts are adding digital reading options for the classroom, ways to engage students year round with digital libraries, strategies for incorporating digital titles into ELA programs, and much more! Register

Playaway Fall 2015 – Content Webinar

September 16
2:00pm EST
Join us for a webinar hosted by our Playaway Collection Development Team at Findaway. We will discuss upcoming hot fall content from our top publishing partners — we look forward to seeing you on September 16th! Register
Building Great Programs for Patrons in Their 20s and 30s Workshop
Fee $55.00
October 21
1:30pm Central
To plan for your library’s present and future, it’s essential to target patrons in their 20s and 30s. In this workshop, Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci will present strategies and resources for reaching the 20s and 30s demographic. Using the insight they’ve gained throughout their careers, they’ll also share ideas and examples of effective programs and marketing approaches. Register
School Library Journal Maker Workshop

Fee $225.00 (Save $25.00 with promo code LTCASLSUB)
September 16
Join School Library Journal and experts both in and outside of the library world for our second Maker Workshop online course starting next week. Our fall 2015 program is packed with all new content and speakers to teach you creative ways to innovate or fully develop your maker program regardless of your budget. Each week you’ll tune in to live, interactive presentations with question and answer opportunities and work in small groups with facilitators experienced in the maker movement. Register 
Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle
September 17
11:00am Pacific Standard Time
This free 90-minute webinar for TechSoup’s audience (normally $89!) with GrantStation CEO Cynthia Adams will help you prepare the basic documents needed to write compelling letters of inquiry and grant proposals. Register
Star Wars Style Leadership: May the Force Be With You
October 8
1:00pm EST
Despite being set a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the problems faced by the Alliance and the Empire are not so different from those we face in the workplace today. For example, the dark side of leadership through coercion and terror by the Sith versus the brighter, more engaging leadership of the Jedi. Join us for this webinar sponsored by Meridian Knowledge Solutions. Your host, Ed Nathanson, founder of Red Pill Talent and Jedi Master, will discuss how your workforce’s most important lessons can be gleaned from the real trilogy. This interactive webinar provides insight on: How to determine whether your co-workers are Jedi or Sith; The trials and tribulations of leadership without direction or an engaged workforce; and the leadership styles from the Emperor to Han Solo, and everyone in between. Register
Digital UX Workshop: Crafting Exceptional Digital Experiences for the User-Centered Library
Fee $225 (Save $25 with code LTCALJSUB)
October 20-30, 2015 (5 week Online Course)
Library Journal and Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) present an exceptional roster of library and user experience (UX) experts for our newest online course, Digital UX Workshop: Crafting Exceptional Digital Experiences for the User-Centered Library.
During this 5-week online workshop, you will have access to insightful keynote sessions and case studies that will explore why UX matters, and how to sell user-centered design (UCD) to leadership within your organization. Whether you want to redesign your website, revamp your suer interface, create a new discovery tool, implement e-resources, or develop a mobile app – you’ll have a tangible product by the end of the course. Register