Webinars

Core Webinar: Motivate, Empower, and Engage Staff Through Coaching

CHICAGO—The future of work will require employees and organizations to be flexible, agile, adaptable, creative and innovative in order to keep up with the fast pace of change. More diversity in the workforce will mean more attention to culture, values and strengths, and organizations will need employees who are self-directed, motivated, engaged and committed to continuous learning.

United for Libraries’ September 14 Learning Live session will highlight National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 17-23

EXTON, PA – United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week” on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. Eastern. The Learning Live program is presented free to United for Libraries group and Statewide members.

Featured presenters will include Jonathan Haupt, executive director at Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina, and Marlena White, president of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL).

‘United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations’ to be held Aug. 17-19

EXTON, Pennsylvania — “United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations” will be held Aug. 17-19, 2021. Now in its second year, this interactive three-day virtual event will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them.

United for Libraries’ July 27 Learning Live session will continue education on Gift Acceptance Policies

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Gift Acceptance Policies Part 2: Advice from the Pros for Writing Your Policy” at 2 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 27. The Learning Live program is presented free to United for Libraries group and Statewide members.

United for Libraries’ June 29 Learning Live session to be presented during ALA Annual Virtual Conference

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Gift Acceptance Policies Part 1: When "Free" Isn't Free” at 11 a.m. Central on Tuesday, June 29. Featured presenters will include Charity Tyler, executive director at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library Foundation, and Clare D. Membiela, library law consultant at Library of Michigan.

YALSA announces collaboration with IBM to bring focused career prep to diverse teens nationwide

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and IBM are collaborating to offer a series of skills-based trainings and webinars to their librarian network across the United States aimed at helping diverse teens gain access to key technical and professional skills. 

United for Libraries’ May 25 Learning Live session to focus on Friends of the Library & the Future of Booksales

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Friends of the Library & the Future of Booksales: Chapter 2” on Tuesday, May 25th at 2 p.m. Eastern. The Learning Live program is presented free to United for Libraries group and Statewide members.

Core Webinar: Leveraging the FOLIO Transition: Best Practices

CHICAGO—On Wednesday, May 26 Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the webinar "Leveraging the FOLIO Transition: Best Practices". This webinar will examine the role of library leaders in helping transition libraries to FOLIO, an open-source library management system. Along with addressing associated staff challenges, training and leveraging aspects of FOLIO for new library initiatives, this webinar will explore library-wide implementation issues related

Core Webinar: Leading From Afar: Creating a Cohesive Remote Team

CHICAGO—Remote work and leadership are vastly different from the traditional office experience. It takes a balance of technology, management and empathy. On Wednesday, June 2, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present "Leading From Afar: Creating a Cohesive Remote Team", a webinar that will share best practices for remote leadership that encourage collaboration and camaraderie.

Celebrate Preservation Week ® 2021 with free webinars, event tools and resources

CHICAGO — April 25–May 1, libraries, institutions, archives and museums across the country will celebrate preservation and conservation in their communities, libraries, institutions, archives and museums. Following the Preservation Week 2021 theme “Preserving Community Archives,” Preservation Week will promote and support efforts to conserve community archives, offering free webinars, event tools, and preservation tips and resources.