Brainfuse Webinars for ALS Member Libraries

90-minute, interactive webinar will focus on the two databases available to ALS patrons and students – HelpNow and JobNow – and will be offered on the following dates:

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015 – 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 1-2:30 p.m.

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 you schedule, please contact Mollie Stanford.

Can’t Make it to ALA? Watch Millennials in Transition” Live Via Streaming Video

June 26, 1:30-4:00pm
The panel for the OCLC Symposium “Millennials in Transition” promises a lively discussion on how this generation will reshape libraries. The largest single generational cohort in America (15-35 years old) is moving fully into adulthood, the workforce and positions of responsibility. In fact, Millennials have exited childhood and are experiencing all of the major transitions of early life: college, first jobs, first management positions, building a family. And, like every other generation, they are dealing with these challenges in ways that are sometimes puzzling to their older counterparts. This is the first generation to face life’s changes having grown up entirely in a highly technological, connected, multiscreen world. And this impacts their expectations of how libraries should help them navigate these transitions. Register today to watch the symposium live.
Inside the New World Book Online Article Page

June 23, 2:00pm CDT
We’re got a brand-new look! Join us for a 30-minute in-depth look at our newly redesigned online article pages. You’ll get a look inside to see what’s new, what’s changed, and why the improvement will be beneficial to you and your students and patrons. Register
Beyond Books Sales: Practical Ideas for Raising Funds for Your Library

June 23, 2:00pm EDT
It’s time to take a fresh look at ideas for raising funds for your library. Although book sales have been a standard library fundraiser, they take a lot of time and effort, with dwindling returns on investment in recent years. Whether considering new types of events or tried-and-true activities, you’ll learn the “12 Must-Know Facts About Fundraising.” Find out how to assess your library’s capacity for fundraising, enlist the right volunteers, engage the community, and create a sustainable plan to boost your library’s bottom line and raise visibility. With this strong foundation, libraries of any size can move into new directions to grow support for their libraries. Register
Nuts and Bolts of Social Media

July 14, 2:00pm
This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for: Creating Community & Community Management; Fostering Communities of Practice; Knowledge Transfer and Management. Register
Healthy Teachers=Healthy Classrooms (could be considered for libraries/librarians as well)

We know that teachers have a great impact on developing healthy relationships and attitudes in young children. We also know that everyone encounters challenges when trying to apply healthy living to their busy lives. Register