New Year, New Books!
Get an inside look at Lerner’s outstanding Spring 2016 lineup of informational books, narrative nonfiction, picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, and graphic novels. Hear straight from our editors about these new titles, which are sure to inform and entertain your K-12 students. Moderated by Booklist’s Book for Youth senior editor Sarah Hunter. Register
Rethinking Readers’ Advisory
fee $250.00
6 week course
January 11
Do you find yourself experiencing the “patron-asks-for-reading-suggestion-and-mind-goes-blank” phenomenon during a readers’ advisory interview? Form-based readers’ advisory moves beyond traditional methods such as general book lists, open-ended interviews, and counter displays, allowing librarians to develop RA services that are more efficient and responsive to library users’ needs. In this eCourse, you’ll go in-depth and learn all about this exciting RA model, from start (getting administrative and staff buy-in) to finish (building forms and training staff members). Register

Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy eCourse
fee $250
5 week course
January 11
You’ll learn about the most useful apps available on tablet and mobile devices and how they can be applied in your library to create the best learning experiences for your patrons and students. Register
Works in Progress Webinar: “I am the content.” 
January 12, 11:00am EST
Temple University librarians conducted 10 structured interviews with faculty in order to learn more about how and why they choose and share content with their students. The interviews revealed how the faculty experience of discovery is rooted in their self-identity as readers and experts, and is something they aim to model for their students. The results from these interviews may suggest ways for libraries and publishers to influence what content faculty select and integrate into their teaching. Register
Introduction to Proposal Writing
Grant Space
January 6, 1:00pm ET
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no. Register
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit
Volunteer Match
January 12, 11:00am Pacific
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs—recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your programs and your organization. Register
Body, Mind & Spirit
Library Journal
January 19, 3:00pm ET
As the New Year begins we continually find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Learn about some new books that can help them, covering topics like a detailed history of yoga’s transformation from sacred discipline to modern exercise as well as a guide to becoming your own herbalist. Spiritual titles we’ll cover include the teachings of the Dalai Lama along with other practices like Ho’Oponopono, the Hawaiian practice of forgiveness and healing. Also coming 2016 are plenty of new books to offer accessible alternative pathways for overcoming stress, loneliness, negativity, and offering guidance on clearing emotional clutter, and breaking through myths about love and happiness to foster the kinds of meaningful and lasting relationship most of us dream of. Register