On-Demand Webinars

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These on-demand webinars are listed from most recent to oldest. See PLA On-Demand Webinars for general information about our on-demand webinars and a list of available topics.


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Third in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn their Project Outcome results into action. This on-demand webinar builds upon previous sessions about good practices for communicating about data and developing effective messaging; it focuses on how to incorporate Project Outcome survey results into grant applications. Participants hear from an evaluation expert and other library leaders about their own experience and lessons learned from communicating their Project Outcome survey results.
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A free archived webinar exclusively for PLA members! The end of each year brings a deluge of lists with everyone and their neighbor weighing in on what are the "best" books. But are this year’s “best” titles a sure bet to recommend to your readers? And what happens in a few months? What lists can we fall back on as we work with readers no matter the season? Readers’ Advisory specialist Becky Spratford takes you down this year’s "best" list rabbit hole, makes sense of reading trends, and starts you off on crafting your plan to help your patrons find the right reads.
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Are you interested in increasing your outreach to families? Are you wondering how you might elevate family voice in the work that you do? Are you thinking about how to develop stronger community partnerships in support of families? In their recent report Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association outlined five important processes that build successful family engagement pathways.
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Second in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn your Project Outcome results into action. This on-demand webinar focuses on turning survey results into compelling messages about a library’s impact for internal and external audiences. This session sets up the final webinar about using Project Outcome data to support funding requests and grant proposals. Participants hear from other library leaders about their own experience and lessons learned from communicating about their Project Outcome survey results.
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Library space design traditionally begins with contents and collections. Dokk1, Aarhus (Denmark) Public Libraries' new main library that opened in 2015, embodies a shift in philosophy: library design for people. Through a highly inclusive process the library became a space that empowers its citizens. This on-demand webinar focuses on planning spaces for discovery, creation, participation, learning, performing, and innovation. Whether you are thinking about repurposing space, renovating, or building a new library, designing for people is an essential space planning concept. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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First in a series of three webinars designed to help you turn your Project Outcome results into action. This on-demand webinar focuses on developing and understanding how to parse your survey results and develop strategies for potential uses. Deeply engaging with your data is a key first step; later webinars will address how to communicate clearly about data, and use your data for program improvement, advocacy, and planning. Participants will also hear from a Project Outcome library about their strategies and challenges in framing survey results.
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Do you want to move beyond the basic Bilingual Storytime and ESL program to serve your Spanish speaking community? This on-demand webinar will assist you with identifying an underserved segment of the community and developing an outreach plan. Instructors will give unique examples of outreach to underserved Spanish speaking communities and solicit audience participation. This on-demand webinar includes an outreach toolkit. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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This on-demand webinar educates libraries on three outcome measurement tools—Impact Survey, Project Outcome, and the Edge Initiative—and showcases how libraries are using the data for strategic planning, programming, and communication with local leaders to better serve their communities.
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How do we move from a scattershot evaluation process which nearly everyone dreads to one that effectively resolves issues and motivates employees to stretch with full managerial support? The Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library has developed a hybrid evaluation process that achieves these goals yet remains flexible enough to work for all employees. Most people dread evaluations; this library has worked hard to make them inspirational and effective. Hear their story and see what they’ve developed. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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Want to know if patrons are actually using what they learned from your library’s programs and services? Project Outcome’s new Follow-Up Surveys are designed and tested to measure whether or not patrons changed their behavior or continued to benefit as a result of library programs and services. This on-demand webinar teaches libraries how and why the Follow-Up Surveys were developed, what patron outcomes they measure, and how to implement them in your library.