ACRL "Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: An Introductory Workshop" webcast coming August 5

CHICAGO - Join the Associaton of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) at 1:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, for the e-Learning webcast "Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: An Introductory Workshop." If you are interested in measuring learning outcomes to drive change, making data-informed decisions, and demonstrating the impact of programs and services at your library, then jump-start your fall semester planning with this interactive virtual workshop.

Free LLAMA webinar explores sustainability in the era of Covid-19

A note on COVID-19: We know many of our members are working virtually, and LLAMA will continue to support you with a combination of free and paid continuing education opportunities. If you have questions please contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.

CHICAGO — The uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic and the dislocations it has wrought are raising many new questions about the design, operations and sustainability of library buildings. What does this mean for the future of library buildings?

IFC, United for Libraries Host Free Webinar on Vendor Negotiation that Supports Privacy, Intellectual Freedom

Libraries are well versed in protecting intellectual freedom as it pertains to books, but many do not have similar policies for online resources and services. Digital library collections are often provided by third-party vendors, who may have different goals than libraries. “Vendor Negotiation that Supports Patron Privacy and Intellectual Freedom,” a free webinar on Thursday, will explore this disconnect and review best practices for negotiating with vendors on intellectual freedom issues.

‘Moving Forward: Key Findings from New Libraries’ COVID-19 Response Survey’ webinar on June 12 to explore results, trends, and reopening practices

CHICAGO — The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the ALA Chapter Relations and Public Policy & Advocacy offices, with support from United for Libraries, will present the free webinar “Moving Forward: Key Findings from New Libraries' COVID-19 Response Survey” on Friday, June 12, 1-2 p.m. Central. Register at www.ala.org/united/survey.

Privacy During a Pandemic: Town Hall for Library, Information Workers for Choose Privacy Week

CHICAGO – When states and local governments closed libraries and schools to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic, library workers and educators responded to the emergency by quickly adopting commercial online tools and platforms to ensure continued access to resources. But with the emergency becoming a new normal, libraries need to critically evaluate these technologies and address any potential privacy and security gaps that could pose a threat to users' privacy.

LITA Webinars: IT Buying Strategies 101 and Top Tech Trends offerings

Reserve your spot and learn new skills to enhance your career with virtual continuing education offerings from LITA.

Buying Strategies 101 for Information Technology
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm Central Time
Presenter: Michael Rodriguez, Collections Strategist at the University of Connecticut

United for Libraries to present free May 7 webinar on ‘How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19’

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host the webinar “How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19” on Thursday, May 7, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Featured presenters will be Jonna Ward, CEO, Seattle Public Library Foundation; Michelle Jeske, city librarian, Denver Public Library; Nanci Morrison, president, Friends of the Palm Springs Library Board of Directors, and Karen Pierce, director, Slippery Rock Community Library.

LLAMA webinars while you work from home

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association is offering webinars you can enjoy while working from home.

Free Webinar Wednesday, April 29, 1:30-3 p.m. Central: "Managing Remote Library Teams: a webinar to help you work from home"

With many libraries unexpectedly transitioning to working from home recently, librarians are facing new and unexpected challenges managing teams that have never worked remotely before.

United for Libraries to present free April 15 webinar on ‘Advocacy for Your Library During a Crisis’

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host the free webinar “Advocacy for Your Library During a Crisis” on Wednesday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern. 

How can you work with your local elected officials on library advocacy during this time of COVID-19, and beyond? Learn how to approach advocacy during a time of crisis, and how to craft your messaging for success. A panel of expert speakers will provide guidance. Hear tips for Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and other community-based advocacy groups, as well as library staff. 

Freedom to Read Foundation Launches Webinar Series

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will be conducting a webinar series over the next few months to provide online education focused on intellectual freedom for library professionals. These webinars will be geared towards librarians, library students, educators, individuals involved in media, publishing, and social media, and individuals interested in the First Amendment, censorship, and copyright.The webinars are complementary to foundation members ($25 non-members) and will be conducted via Zoom.