Archived Responding to the Call: Future Focused Teen Services in Small and Rural Libraries
Strategies for how small and rural libraries can serve teens, presented by Shannon Peters, Youth Services Manager at Kitsap Regional Library in Washington State. Slides  Recording
Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House
October 28, 3:00pm EDT
Hot debut novels, Juicy historical fiction. Diverse books for adult readers. These are only some of the titles you will learn about when you tune in. After all, what better way to discover your next big reads than by hearing from the editors who actually bought them? Register
Using door-to-door marketing for library card sign-ups
October 21, 11:00am CT
Learn about a new and innovative way to increase library card sign-ups all year long, not just during Library Card Sign-up Month in September. The webinar will offer marketing strategies for getting outside of your library to break down the barriers that keep people from opting in to a library card. Learn how to dramatically improve your library’s visibility in the community by taking a page from the best political campaigns and door-to-door to sign people up.
Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Innovative Adult Programming Ideas for your Library!
October 21, 1:00pm CDT
Public libraries often promote themselves as centers of lifelong learning. Yet standard programs like lectures and book groups engage only a small portion of the adults in our communities. Like young people, adults need creative, social, hands-on experiences to draw them in and keep them excited about learning. In this webinar, you will learn how to put on engaging, playful adult programs like murder mystery nights, literary pub trivia, and book groups that break out of the mold.
Using Littlebits in your Library Makerspace
October 29, 3:00pm EDT
You’ll get up close with littleBits staff and Teacher Librarian Colleen Graves from Denton ISD, TX about the many ways you can use littleBits in your library makerspace. We’ll discuss how to guide students through design challenges, fixed stations versus workshops, building a maker community, organizing your Bits, and share tips and tricks from other savvy maker librarians. Register
MackinVIA PreK-12 School eBook Training
October 20, 3:00pm (webinar)
October 28, 2:00pm (In-person at ALS Headquarters)
November 12, 2:00pm (webinar)
December 8, 9:00am (webinar)
Brian Cretzmeyer from Mackin will be presenting identical sessions discussing the new regional MackinVIA school eBook collection. Webinar links will be sent to you 24 hours before the training session so you can access remotely. Register. There are scholarship dollars available to help defray the cost of mileage and substitutes.
Brainfuse Webinars for ALS Member Libraries
November 18, 9:30-11:30am
December 4, 9:30-11:30am
Another round of Brainfuse webinars are available for ALS member libraries of all types! The two-hour, interactive webinar will focus on the databases available to ALS patrons and students – HelpNow and JobNow. To register for one of these online webinars, please click on the following link and mark the date of the session you wish to attend. You will receive a log-in link to the webinar the business day before the webinar you have signed up for. If you or your staff are interested in attending a webinar and the dates and times don’t work for your schedule, please contact Mollie Stanford.
Customer Service is Dead: Long Live the Customer Experience Workshop
November 3, 10:00am-Noon
Location: Arrowhead Library System Headquarters
Presenter:Dr. Anthony Molaro, Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University, St. Paul
Audience:  ALS member public, school, academic, and special library staff
The
customer experience is the next evolution of customer service.  In this
session, attendees will explore the customer service hierarchy, what
that means for libraries, and how to create memorable and meaningful
customer experiences.
Please register by Monday, November 2, 2015
Maker Movement Workshop
November 3, 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Arrowhead Library System Headquarters
Presenter:  Dr. Anthony Molaro, Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University, St. Paul
Audience:  ALS member public, school, academic, and special library staff
Learn more about the maker movement and how it’s happening in libraries!
Please register by Monday, November 2, 2015