Customer Intelligence Drives Strategy
December 9, 10:00am PST
Join OrangeBoy Principal Nickie Harber-Frankart and Sara Jones, Director of the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) in San Rafael, CA for a free webcast on how to use data to transform your library! They recently spoke about using data to drive decision making at the California Library Association Conference, and they are teaming up again to share the MCFL story with libraries across the country. Register
Metadata and Linked Data
American Library Association
Fee $250.00
January 4, 2016 (6 week course)
Understand what metadata is and how it is used to provide access to information. Learn the role of metadata in Semantic Web and Linked Library Data. Gain an understanding the principles of metadata quality and interoperability. Understand the key metadata schemes. Learn how to create descriptive metadata in major metadata schemes. Register
Item Report: Everyone’s Best Friend
SirsiDynix
December 1, 4:00pm EDT
Do you know everything you need to know about Horizon’s Item Report? Would you like to be recognized for broadening your Horizon knowledge? Join us for a free, 15-minute webinar with Horizon guide Ken Bonney and discover how you can become a Certified Horizon Explorer! Register
Archived Fan Fiction Webinar
Fan-created works are in general broadly available to people at the click of a link. Fan fiction hasn’t been the subject of any litigation, but it plays an increasing role in literacy as its creation and consumption has skyrocketed. Practice on the ground can matter as much as court cases and the explosion of noncommercial creativity is a big part of the fair use ecosystem. This presentation touched on many of the ways in which creativity has impacted recent judicial rulings on fair use, from Google books , to  putting a mayor’s face on a T-shirt, to copying a competitor’s ad for a competing ad. Legal scholar and counsel to the Organization for Transformative Works, Rebecca Tushnet enlightened us.  Register

Code
December 7-13, 2015
Students can sign up for a free one hour tutorial on code during the week of December 7-13, 2015. This is a global movement to introduce students to code during computer science education week. Find information at: https://code.org/learn. Teacher lesson plans are available here too!
Beyond Borders: Books That Will Change Your Life
December 3, 3:00pm Eastern
What do Jan-Philipp Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Kamel Daoud’s The Mersault Investigation, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, and Eka Kurniawan’s Beauty is a Wound have in common? They’re big new books that changed your life. To find out how these publishers will be shaking you up next , join us for a conversation with Other Press Publisher Judith Gurewich, Archipelago Publisher Jill Schoolman, and New Directions President Barbara Epler. Register
Measuring What Matters with Google Analytics
Techsoup 
December 3, 11:00am Pacific
Learn how to use Google Analytics to understand what’s working well (and what isn’t) on your website. This special 90-minute session will cover what to measure and offer hands-on demonstrations for how to measure using Google Analytics. Register
Emotional Intelligence Essentials
Training Industry 
December 9, 3:00pm EST
Emotional intelligence is a critical tool in business, but it’s often considered a difficult skill to understand and master. This essential skill underpins our capacity to engage people, manage stress, make good decisions and remain agile—abilities that help us succeed in leading and working in today’s fast-paced, uncertain world. Register
Using Social Media for Reader’s Advisory
Infopeople
December 3, 12:00pm Pacific
Are you always looking for ways to push good reading to patrons? Readers’ advisory is a growing field and technology and social media developments have spurred even more growth. In this webinar you will learn how to use various popular social media platforms to promote books and reading. 
Creating Connections in Digital Spaces: Teaching Information Literary Skills to Online Students
November 23, 2:30pm Central
How can you connect in a meaningful way with online students? How can you apply the new information literacy framework inside of Learning Management Systems? Presenters from Metropolitan State Unversity will share the ways that they’ve built information literacy concepts into online learning spaces for credit-bearing courses as well as within modular tutorials and activities that can be used as “virtual one-shot sessions.” Presenters will showcase assignments that encourage students to think of themselves as creators of digital content, and will discuss ways that they have utilized a variety of online tools such as video, interactive discussion boards, and social media sites to engage with online students. Register
Creating a New Online Customer Experience for Public Libraries
December 9, 2:00pm EST
A discovery service helps public libraries better engage their online users and creates more awareness of all their services. At EBSCO, the evolution of our popular EBSCO Discovery Service is informed by extensive user experience research. In this webcast, Gar Sydnor will discuss how your public library experience can be better than browsing the open web and how we can help you create a new, seamless online experience to inform and entertain your patrons. Register