Collection Development Tips & Tools

August 6, 2015
3:00pm EDT
Join Library Journal, Ingram Content Group, and special guests for a lively discussion about Collection Development. We’ll have a dynamic discussion about the challenges selectors face—from predicting popular titles in advance, to dealing with patron demands, to staying on top of titles in the media and much more. Our expert panelists will have some solutions for many of these challenges, and we hope you’ll join the discussion! Register
More than Words: Inclusive Language Campaign

August 13, 2015
1:00pm Central Time
Macalester College staff, Demetrius Colvin, Assistant Director in the Department of Multicultural Life, and Aaron Albertson, Instruction & Research Librarian in the DeWitt Wallace  Library, as they share information about the development and purpose of the More than Words: Inclusive Language Campaign. It was created to raise awareness about the importance of using inclusive language by empowering individuals to take ownership of the words they choose to use and to encourage people to examine their use of words that they know are problematic as well as words they feel may be just fine. Register
Event Information: Booklist Webinar—Readers’ Advisory for your Library’s Midlist Collection

August 11, 2015
1:00pm CDT
Join Booklist and Thorndike Press for this free, hour-long webinar on using Readers’ Advisory to leverage your library’s midlist, with a special focus on Large Print books. RA experts Wendy Bartlett (Cuyahoga County Public Library), Robin Nesbitt (Columbus Metropolitan Library), and Joyce Saricks from Booklist will discuss approaches and techniques to help you promote your adult midlist—and help your readers find those special under-the-radar gems. Representatives from Thorndike Press will showcase some of their hottest midlist Large Print titles. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Collection Management. Register
Accomplishing More With Social Media

August 6, 2015
11:00am Pacific Standard Time
We’ll explore capabilities of different social media platforms and discuss ways to use them strategically and purposefully for your organization. Register
Music Activities to Support Social Development in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom

July 30
1:00pm Eastern Time
In this webinar, you’ll learn how songs and rhythmic chants can support necessary skills inherent in social development including joint attention, turn taking, and formulating greetings and appropriate responses. These skills are particularly challenging for children with disabilities whose social development may be delayed. Therefore, the presenter will highlight ways to approach making music with young children in the inclusion classroom to support the development in social skills not only in children with disabilities, but in any child who is delayed in social skill development. Participants will also be introduced to relevant social development theories as they apply to children. Register