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October 25, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- Booklist
Feeling a chill in the air? Never mind that sweater—reach for a mystery or thriller! There’s no better way to keep warm than by turning the pages of a pulse-pounding read. Register now to join Booklist Executive Editor Keir Graff for our ever-popular fall mystery webinar, and listen as representatives from Houghton, Macmillan, Books on Tape, Severn House, and Soho preview the hottest crime fiction from their forthcoming lists.
October 25, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- Infopeople
As part of the continuing Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon takes a look at: augmented reality, evolving social media, changing wearables and chatbots. She will discuss what these technologies might mean (or not) for libraries. We can't track everything, but we can pick out some patterns in what's happening around us.
October 26, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by- 4Good
Writing a compelling fundraising letter can be tricky. It’s not the same kind of writing as a brochure, annual report or grant proposal. But it’s not rocket science – it’s something you can easily learn; just not something most of us are taught. In this webinar you’ll learn the art of taking your appeal from run of the mill to… out of the ballpark. From anesthetizing to… astounding. From colorless to… captivating. Your appeal letter should be an “offer” to join you in something amazing and transformative. Whether you’re an old pro and just want some new tips, or you’re writing your appeal letter for the first time, you’ll find killer strategies and tried-and-true tactics to get your appeal to the next level.
Sponsored by- O'Reilly
Another dreaded meeting. Another time waster leaving many participants unsure of what the meeting was about or why they were asked to attend. Do meetings have to be this way? Dick and Emily provide tactics and guidance to help you run your next meeting better. Bring your most vexing meeting problems to this webcast and walk away with ideas you can use the very next hour.
October 26, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- GrantSpace
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.
You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and how do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
October 26, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- Infopeople
This webinar will introduce a newly designed, Cloud-based, open-source, and inexpensive program for data collection that enables libraries to track unduplicated counts and other unique key metrics. It was developed and piloted by the El Dorado County Library and will be available for any interested library wishing to customize it for their own data collection purposes, as part of a California State Library toolkit to be released in December 2016. This webinar is California-specific, although others may find it of interest. Everyone is welcome to attend.
October 27, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- Programming Librarian
This webinar will describe an innovative approach to a research project on the Greensboro protests. Students at the Friends Seminary created an interactive display of archival photographs and explanatory texts that drew people from all sectors of the school community to the library. Students in younger and older grades, parents, staff and casual visitors came to the library, viewed the display and discussed it.Webinar attendees will learn not only how to develop a project focused on the Greensboro sit-ins, but also on how to structure a research experience that builds community and engages learners beyond the classroom.
Sponsored by- Demco
Struggling to find the best tools for your makerspace? Media specialist, author, consultant and makerspace expert Laura Fleming discusses the steps to evaluating the needs of your school or community and the critical role this plays in planning and supporting your makerspace. She’ll cover the importance of open-ended exploration and how to choose the most appropriate products to allow for exploratory learning to take place. You’ll also learn about specific products that can meet the criteria of open-ended exploration, including Demco’s line of TeacherGeek® tools.