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Nancy Davenport, Director of Library Services at the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL), shares her experiences with using the Picturing America program within the DC library system.
Join fellow Building Common Ground project directors and representatives from the Public Insight Network (PIN), a project of American Public Media, to learn about effective collaboration with public media organizations and how to use PIN resources to learn more about the needs of your community.
Get answers to all of your questions about creating successful author programs for adults from experts at Random House, Inc., Macmillan, and HarperCollins Publishers. Learn who to contact at publishing houses, how far in advance you need to plan, if speaking fees are negotiable, how your library can be included in an author tour, and more.
Public deliberation is a process used to engage contentious, difficult issues from diverse perspectives. This four-part series discusses deliberative conversations that public, academic, and school libraries are convening and how these discussions are repositioning libraries in their communities.
This webinar expanded on the “Guide to Creating a Common Ground Community Tour” by offering librarians a chance hear from Deirdre Colgan, the guide’s author, and pose any programming or technical questions they might have.
Kristin Boyett, a librarian at the University of North Texas Wills Library, will offer a snapshot of Edible Books events from years past at the university as well as provide tips for how to conduct a successful program, including how to alter it to suit various audiences and facilities. Learn how much fun it can be to attend and host!
The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. Originally piloted in ten Illinois libraries in 2010, Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation is an activity- and discussion-based program model featuring a selection of curated and compelling images of American art. In this first session, learn more about this program model for young adults that uses visual art as a springboard to civic engagement.
The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. Originally piloted in ten Illinois libraries in 2010, Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation is an activity- and discussion-based program model featuring a selection of curated and compelling images of American art. This second session will delve in to how to present and look at art.
The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. Originally piloted in ten Illinois libraries in 2010, Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation is an activity- and discussion-based program model featuring a selection of curated and compelling images of American art. This session will focus on issues based discussions for teen audiences, using the Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation model.
The Pioneer Library System’s Virtual Library has been conducting classes on downloadable audiobooks and ebooks since January 2010. Initially they were lucky to get one staff person’s child to show up for class—and now their “Getting to Know Your eReader” courses are standing room only. So how do they do it? This webinar will look at how they started conducting these classes—staff, materials, and equipment involved—as well as best practices for promoting, designing, and carrying out eReader classes for the masses in your community.

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