Leadership & Management

On-DemandWebinarFree!
Community members enter public libraries every day, hoping to complete life tasks many of us take for granted, but lacking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. DigitalLearn.org can complement the classes and one-on-one training your library staff are already providing. DigitalLearn.org is a collection of video-based tutorials to help inexperienced and low-level learners with computers and the internet. This free on-demand overview of PLA’s digital literacy tool for libraries includes specific information on how your library can start the process of creating its own DigitalLearn site.
LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
MatchMARC, a free Google Sheets Add-on that uses OCLC’s API to search and retrieve records, is in use in many libraries today. This session will walk attendees through the different possibilities MarchMARC has to offer for workflow efficiencies.
LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.
MatchMARC, a free Google Sheets Add-on that uses OCLC’s API to search and retrieve records, is in use in many libraries today. This session will walk attendees through the different possibilities MarchMARC has to offer for workflow efficiencies.
On-DemandWebinarFree!
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.
LiveWebinar
Learn how to apply the philosophy of radical kindness to restructure and simplify library interviews for COVID-19 and beyond.
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This on-demand webinar will help viewers understand how social media listening tools like social dashboards can be used to gather insights on a local community’s reaction to isolation and self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. Also learn to use these insights to adjust services and plan programs that address active community needs.
LiveWebinarFree!

Live Webinar on December 8, 2020 at 1:00pm Central Time
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures
Focus: In this webinar, Renee Grassi will share strategies to evaluate and leverage your library’s website, social media, and digital resources to connect with individuals with disabilities. Learn about innovative, easily replicable and cost-efficient ways to increase the accessibility of your online presence, reach new users, and more equitably fulfill the mission of your library.
Cost: $43 Core Member; $59 Non-Member; $129 Groups

LiveeForumFree!

e-Forum: A two-day moderated email discussion.
Dates: May 18 and 19, 2021
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Focus: With more efforts underway to scale up or fully implement faceted vocabularies in cataloging and metadata work, a new challenges arises: How to convince discovery teams or public service colleagues to adopt these vocabularies in the public-facing search interfaces? This e-forum looks at the role advocacy plays in negotiating the full utilization of faceted data.

On-DemandWebinar
Learn how to make any weeding project a public relations dream! In this on-demand webinar, Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly discuss communication, transparency, and timing. Get the staff and patrons on board, be clear with your weeding plan, and set a pace that allows for careful decision making. They also talk about how to dispose of weeded materials properly and respectfully. No one wants their library in the headlines for a weeding fiasco, so learn how to weed smart! — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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Many early-career librarians are surprised to find that there is much to learn on the job that was not taught in their graduate programs. Inevitably, some knowledge and skills slip through the cracks as it is difficult for library schools to strike just the right balance between the theoretical and the practical in coursework. Join Kellie Barbato, Narine Bournoutian, Ashley Hoffman, and Laura Haynes as we explore what you did (or didn’t) learn in library school.