Webinars

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.

Core Webinar: Web Accessibility Beyond Best Intentions

CHICAGO—Implementing web accessibility in libraries requires more than an educated site administrator. Managers need to be backed up with institutional changes to accessibility language in procurement policies and a budget to purchase necessary software. Lay leaders are needed to model accessibility in-house and trained staff are needed to create public-facing library communications. In 2014, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Education were the first agencies to enter into a web accessibility consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Celebrate Preservation Week 2021 with free webinars from Core

CHICAGO—On Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28, join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures for two free Preservation Week 2021 webinars.