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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Category: Children's
Presenter: Rena Wright, Assistant Manager of Youth Services, Orrville Public Library
 
Rena will discuss the details of this program, the challenges and successes she’s had at her library and ways you can implement it at your library.  1,000 Books before Kindergarten is an initiative to promote early literacy and reading to parents and caretakers of infants and very young children. The goal is to encourage parents to read one thousand books with their children before sending them to kindergarten. Reading together builds the necessary early literacy skills every child needs in order to learn to read.  Listening to books and reading together with parents and caretakers nurtures childhood brain development and builds the necessary early literacy skills every child needs in order to learn to read and be prepared for school.
 

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2018 Gadgets and Gizmos: Exploring Technology for Youth
Category: Children's
Want to engage children with the latest technology but don’t know where to begin? Interested in using technology in your programming but you’re on a tight budget?   Join us for the third annual Gadgets and Gizmos webinar. This popular,  detailed webinar presentation will showcase some cool new tech gadgets (such as Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit, Cloud Rover, Lego Boost and Circuit Scribe), websites and resources you can incorporate into your youth services programs! You will also have an opportunity to share your technology successes and challenges with other attendees.

Presenters:
Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator and Rachelle Perry, Youth Services Education and Events Coordinator, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
 

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2018 Hottest Tech Toys for the Holidays
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Cost:  $20
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It’s that time of year again!  It's the time that everyone begins their search to find the best toys for their loved one, friend, or even themselves.  Learn about the new emerging tech products that your patrons may likely want, have questions about, or even bring into your library for assistance.  Perhaps there may even be some fun, new emerging tech tools that you might consider for your library!

Presenter:  Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS

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2019 Hottest Tech Toys for the Holidays
Category: Emerging Technologies
Cost:  $20
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It’s that time of year again!  It's the time that everyone begins their search to find the best toys for their loved one, friend, or even themselves.  Learn about the new emerging tech products that your patrons may likely want, have questions about, or even bring into your library for assistance.  Perhaps there may even be some fun, new emerging tech tools that you might consider for your library!

Presenter:  Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS

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2020 Census and Libraries: Key Details and Strategies
Category: Reference
Cost:  $20
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Learning Objectives:
  • Using resources primarily provided by the Census Bureau and the American Library Association, participants will identify key Census tasks and the target dates/timelines for each.
  • By examining a list of frequently-asked questions and other related resources, participants will be able to recognize several ways libraries of all types can help their communities achieve optimum Census counts.
  • Using details associated with completing the Census online, participants have the opportunity to list several ways libraries can support the online option and use this information to design their own online option support strategy.
Presenter:  Tom Adamich is a Digital Asset Librarian (since 2011), certified teacher-librarian (since 2000), and a librarian since 1991. 

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2020 Gadgets and Gizmos: Exploring Technology for Youth
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Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the newest emerging technologies that are both affordable and useful for your library department or program
  • Learn about ways to implement these technologies through available lesson plans and STEM programs and ideas

Presenter:  Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

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A Firm Grasp: The Nonverbals of Influential Leaders
Category: Management/Administration
Cost:  $20
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Three objectives, you will be able to:
  • Identify the foundations of body language and distinguish nonverbal behaviors that specifically project leadership and authority
  • Accurately decipher negative tells and utilize body language to effectively minimize conflict and elicit a more positive environment 
  • Apply nonverbal cues of persuasion to generate collaboration, motivation and positive communication with colleagues and clients
Presenter:  Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS

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Adult Book Buzz with Penguin Random House Spring 2020
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Join Amanda Fensch, Sales Manager with Penguin Random House, as she discusses the upcoming titles you need to know about.  These previews will help you know what books will be the hottest titles of the upcoming season and be prepared to answer patrons questions about what they should read next.  All attendees are automatically entered into an ARC giveaway.

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Adult Programming Series: 20 Adult Programming Ideas in One Hour
Category: Adult
Get ideas for new ways to engage adult patrons with programming in these fast paced, humorous sessions. Veteran programmer Amy Alessio will go over themes and ideas that were a hit - and ones you may want to avoid! Participate in the chat for a chance to win prizes and receive access to slides, an outline of all ideas and more.
 
Presenter:  Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest book is the co-authored of A Year of Fandom Fun (American Library Association, 2017). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage recipes. She teaches graduate-level young adult literature and webinars on book trends and social media. She enjoys helping authors find readers through her work at AuthorRx and she is a romance reviewer for Booklist. Learn more at http://www.amyalessio.com./


 

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Adult Programming Series: 20 More Adult Programming Ideas in One Hour
Category: Adult
Get ideas for new ways to engage adult patrons with programming in these fast paced, humorous sessions. Veteran programmer Amy Alessio will go over themes and ideas that were a hit - and ones you may want to avoid! Participate in the chat for a chance to win prizes and receive access to slides, an outline of all ideas and more.
 
Presenter:  Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest book is the co-authored of A Year of Fandom Fun (American Library Association, 2017). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage recipes. She teaches graduate-level young adult literature and webinars on book trends and social media. She enjoys helping authors find readers through her work at AuthorRx and she is a romance reviewer for Booklist. Learn more at http://www.amyalessio.com./


 

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ALAO/SWON Innovation Conversation: What We (don't) Talk About When We Talk About Diversity
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ALA lists “diversity” as one of its 11 core values. Lately, the rhetoric around “diversity” has expanded to include the terms “inclusion” and “equity.” Typically, when we use the word “diversity” we refer to specific categories of identity: race, gender, ability, and sexual orientation, to name a few. As colleges and universities engage in more diversity initiatives, how is the conversation around diversity, equity, and inclusion taking shape? What do we mean when we talk about diversity in academic libraries? What is left unsaid when these conversations take place? Focusing on race, this session will challenge attendees to unpack, rethink and reframe the diversity conversation. 

ALAO Members, to attend this webinar for free, you must register via the ALAO Website at alaoweb.org/eventsIf you are interested in becoming an ALAO member, click here. Join for $40, $10 for retirees, and free for library school students.
 

 

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An Office in your Pocket
Category: Emerging Technologies
Cost:  $20
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Learn some of the great office and productivity tools available as well as some fun tricks that these devices can do.  From organizing and accessing valuable office material anywhere to creating a paper-free (but well-documented) work environment straight from your phone, you will discover that you can do almost anything from your device. It is even possible to have your work and project meetings anywhere directly on your phone or tablet without a loss of productivity.  With your mobile device, the office is now wherever YOU are!

Competency:  Emerging Technology
Presenter:  Holly Klingler, Tech Crusader

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And the Winner Is...
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Learning Objectives:
  • Gain insight into the selection process for most Youth Media Awards
  • Exploration of lesser known youth literature awards, with emphasis on diversity.
  • Brief history of the awards and how they reflect publishing materials for children and teens.
 Presenter:
Amanda L. S. Murphy is the Youth Services Assistant Manager at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.  . Amanda has served on the 2012 Morris Committee and the 2017 Odyssey Committee. 

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Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Training for Management
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In this webinar we will:
  • Review sample Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Harassment policies.
  • Provide an overview of discrimination and harassment law and prohibitions against retaliation.
  • Provide specific examples of behaviors prohibited by the sample policies and the law.
  • Identify recommended avenues to report discrimination and harassment.
  • Identify expectations for workplace behaviors that go beyond the law.
Presenters: 
John Gerak focuses his practice on employment counseling, including employment policies and practices, reductions in force, executive hires/terminations, and issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions.  

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Art of Customer Service
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What is customer service and why is it important?  This webinar will introduce and improve the soft skills needed to deliver truly excellent customer service.  Staff and managers alike are invited to discover how patience, body language, positive language and active training can make anyone a true "artist" of customer service.  This webinar is designed for anyone who interacts with the public.
Presenter:  Jessica Curtis, Westerville Public Library

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Art of Customer Service [Archive]
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What is customer service and why is it important?  This webinar will introduce and improve the soft skills needed to deliver truly excellent customer service.  Staff and managers alike are invited to discover how patience, body language, positive language and active training can make anyone a true "artist" of customer service.  This webinar is designed for anyone who interacts with the public.

Presenter:  Jessica Curtis, Westerville Public Library

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Battle of the Books
Category: Children's
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Knox County Battle of the Books Program Leaders will be discussing the origin of the program, what is involved “behind the scenes” in prep for the reading list, questions for teams to practice and the final competition questions and procedures. Also, from a PR and community relations viewpoint, why the Battle of the Books program has been such a great fit for the library system and improved relations with the county and local schools. along with how important support by the Friends of the Library (board and their volunteers), and area businesses and community organizations have been to the successful rebirth of this program.

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Best Practices in Performance Documentation
Category: Management/Administration
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Proper employee performance documentation can protect a library from future litigation and benefits its employees by providing concrete and specific feedback on areas in need of improvement.
This webinar will explore:
  • How to document performance
  • Scoring perils
  • How to deliver difficult performance evaluations
Presenter:
Sara Hodgson is the Director of Human Resources at the Mandel Jewish Community Center

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Beyond Rosetta Stone: How Libraries Can Support English Language Learners
Category: All Staff
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Learning objectives:
  • How to effectively welcome the ELL community into the Library using best practices in outreach
  • How to engage ELL patrons with staff encounters, signage, relevant programming, collections and volunteerism
  • Learn about grant funding and potential community partnerships
Presenter:  Ginger Hofstetter-  Her most recent projects are ELL Guide and Residential Houseparent for international boarding students at Hershey Montessori Farm School and as a freelancer providing individual casework for English Language Learners.  Ginger studied Humanities at a Mexican university and has conducted business internationally.

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Book Club Reboot: Creative Twists on the Reading Groups We Know and Love
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Learning Objectives:
  • Understand some of the reasons why book clubs fail
  • Understand the recommended process for revamping a struggling book club
  • Learn about unique book club ideas and partnerships from across the country
 
Presenters:  Stephanie Saba, Community Program Supervisor, San Mateo County Libraries.  
Sarah Ostman is the Communications Manager in the American Library Association's Public Programs Office

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Boys, Books and Libraries: Making the Connection
Category: Readers' Advisory
Presented by Michael Sullivan
 
Boys and books, boys and reading, boys and libraries, these are sometimes complicated relationships. How do we welcome boys into our libraries, engage them in reading, and connect them with the books that can make them avid, lifelong readers? Hear why this is sometimes so hard and what we can do about it from the librarian who has been at the front of the Boys’ Reading Movement for twenty years.
 
Michael Sullivan is the author of Raising Boy Readers, Connecting Boys with Books, Connecting Boys with Books 2: Closing the Reading Gap, Fundamentals of Children’s Services, the Escapade Johnson series of children's books, and The Sapphire Knight.  Along with being an author, Michael also hosts a popular and informative website “Boys & Books”.  He is a former president of the New Hampshire Library Association and was the 1998 New Hampshire Librarian of the Year. He has been awarded the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Award and the Mom’s Choice Award for juvenile fiction. He is currently the Director of the Weare Public Library in New Hampshire.
 
School Library Journal writes that, “Sullivan… offers practical and reassuring advice on a range of topics, including how fathers influence what their sons read, what kind of physical environment fosters reading, and why reading large numbers of titles—even below grade level—is essential to making boys lifelong readers.”
 

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Brainstorming and Innovation
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Learning Objectives:
  • Discover what can hinder the brainstorming process and strategies on how to successfully overcome them, providing “out of the box” thinking for innovation.
  • Work on ways to break down problems systematically and create a foundation for effective and productive brainstorming.
  • Understand and apply a wide variety of brainstorming techniques to be used individually, in meetings, with groups and more, for immediate results. 
 Use brainstorming to get past the conventional ideas and move into new, uncharted and innovative thinking
 Presenter:  Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS

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Build a Better World with Upcycled Materials
Category: Children's
Cost:  $20
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This webinar will explore new learning possibilities using old items we have cluttering the back room.  Create interesting displays, develop programs or programming for any number of groups in your library including Makerspace activities. 

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Bullet Journal Basics
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Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn what bullet journaling is and what components typically make up a bullet journal
  • Attendees will learn how to create a bullet journal and ways to use a bullet journal as an organization system
  • Attendees will learn how to facilitate a class on bullet journaling at their own library
Presenter:  Mary Jo Kachurik is an Adult Services Librarian at Warren-Trumbull County Public Library

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But I Saw it on the News
Category: Reference
Cost:  $20
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Learning objectives:
  • Become familiar with federal resources online
  • Navigate the waters of authoritative vs. reliable
  • Identify federal and state politicians for patrons to contact regarding their inquiries
Presenter:  Sara Dobransky, Government Documents Supervisor,  Cleveland Public Library 

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Canva Creative
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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to navigate a Canva account.
  • Learn how to create easy and attractive flyers and posters for your library.
  • Learn what you can do with the account beyond posters and flyers (social media, certificates, Library of Things cards, etc.).
Presenter:  Missy Littell, Customer Experience Manager, Cuyahoga Falls Library

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Caring for the Mind
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Objectives: 
  • Gain awareness of mental health issues.
  • Learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information.
  • Be informed of tools for collection development and mental health research including the latest web sites and databases.
 Presenter: Sarah Miles is the Health Professions Coordinator for the South Central Regional Medical Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

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Cataloging for the Rest of Us
Category: Technical Services
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Have you ever wondered just what happens in the Technical Services Department of your library? Are you curious about how new materials are readied for the public? What about RDA? If you are eager to ease your confusion about Technical Services, join Teanna Weeks for an interactive webinar on all things Technical Services.
Presenter:  Teanna Weeks, Techncial Services, Collection Services Supervisor/ILL, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

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Cataloging for the Rest of Us 2.0
Category: Technical Services
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Have you ever wondered just what happens in the Technical Services Department of your library? Are you curious about how new materials are readied for the public? What about RDA? If you are eager to ease your confusion about Technical Services, join Teanna Weeks for an interactive webinar on all things Technical Services.

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Cataloging is not neutral: improving equity and inclusion in resource description
Category: Technical Services
Cost:  $20
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Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will engage critically with the structural and cultural biases in controlled vocabularies and classification systems.
  • Participants will examine specific examples of exclusionary language and problematic arrangement of resources used in libraries today.
  • Participants will learn about measures libraries have taken to put critical cataloging into practice.
Presenter:  Andrew Clark is the Discovery and Metadata Librarian for Simmons University Library. His professional interests include critical cataloging, user experience with discovery systems, and zine cataloging.

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Changing the Library World, One Subject Heading at a Time: Collaborating with the Cataloging Lab
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Learning objectives:
  • Recognize the impact that offensive terminology in catalogs can have on relations between libraries and patrons
  • Learn about the Library of Congress Subject Heading proposal process and the criteria used to judge proposals
  • Understand how they can use the Cataloging Lab to propose revisions to LCSH
Presenter:  Violet Fox is a library metadata expert and former cataloger. Her research interests include the ethical implications of library classification

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Classroom Management Techniques
Category: Children's
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"Have you ever done a library program but things didn’t go as smoothly as you would have liked? Do you ever struggle to maintain control with a group of kids? Have you ever had an issue with behavior in your programs? Then join us for this webinar featuring Angela Wojtecki and Jill Burket as they share some guidelines, tips and tricks they’ve used in schools and various effective classroom management techniques.
 
Featured Presenters: 
Jill Burket had been teaching in the regular classroom for twelve years before receiving her Master's in Library and Information Science in 2006.  She has been teaching in the school library setting in Revere Local Schools for the past eleven years at both the primary and intermediate levels. She loves working with students and helping find the perfect book for them. Jill lives in Green with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.
 
Angela Wojtecki has been the district library media specialist for Nordonia Hills City Schools for the past five years. Before becoming a library media specialist, she taught early childhood students (K-3) in the Northeast Ohio area. She is also a Past President of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Angela lives in Copley with her husband and two cats.
 

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College Readiness: A collaboration between local schools and colleges
Category: Teen
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Webinar Objectives:
  • Attendees will gain insight into one college’s approach to collaboration with K-12 institutions
  • Learn to expand outreach to the College Credit Plus community
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Copyright Basics for Librarians
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Learning Objectives:
  • How copyright is secured;
  • The types of works eligible for copyright protection;
  • The rights granted to those who create copyrightable works; and
  • The duration of copyright
We'll also explore tools and resources librarians can consult to learn more abut the law.

Presenter:   Carla Myers serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. Her professional presentations and publications focus on fair use, copyright in the classroom, and library copyright issues.

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Creating a Coding Club in Your Library
Category: Emerging Technologies
Real advice for real librarians! We all know that STEAM programming is important, but how practical is a coding club in a real library with limitations like budgets, space, and a staff who has never touched code before? Learn how one librarian took herself from coding newbie to successful educator running two coding clubs for grades 6-12.
This webinar addresses:
  • Real concerns and pitfalls
  • Best practices
  • Useful tools,
  • Why coding is important for ALL your patrons (hint--it has less to do with jobs and more to do with learning). 
Presenter:  Marisha Sullivan is a Teen Librarian at the Ashtabula County District Library. She may be relatively new to the field of librarianship, but she has hit the ground running. Her programming specialties include STEM programming (especially computer coding, engineering, and emerging technologies), and anything involving geek culture. In her semi-existent spare time, she likes to read steampunk, fantasy, independent graphic novels, and anything else that her library kids love. She is a strong LGBT+ advocate, teaches theatre, has a cat named Hufflepuff, and might have a problem with buying too much tea. She may be freely approached in her natural habitat, as she widely considered to be about as dangerous as a basket of baby bunnies. 

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Creating a Culture of Yes
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Learning Objectives: 
  • Discover at least three ways to go from good enough to unexpectedly amazing.
  • Look at the value of “Yes, and…” as it applies to policies and services at your library.
  • Share and learn techniques for shifting your library culture to invigorate the relationship between your staff and your community. 
Presenters:
 
Sharon Morris, Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library  
Kieran Hixon, Technology and Digital Initiatives Consultant, Colorado State Library 

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Creating a Resume Review Program for Your Library
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In this session you will learn how to: 
  • Research you community’s need for the service
  • Identify and utilize on-hand resources
  • Utilize suggested best practices
  • Promote your new program
Presenter:  Gregory Hatch is the Curator/Historian for Rocky River Public Library & Cowan Pottery museum. 

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Creating Programs for Patrons in Their 20s and 30s
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Learning outcomes:
  1. Marketing to the 20s/30s demographic
  2. New program ideas that appeal to Millennials
  3. Understanding of why it’s important to provide timely programs for Millennials and how to communicate this to your Management team
Presenters:
Katie LaMantia
is a Collection Development Librarian at Baker & Taylor. She is a former teen advisory board member turned Teen Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois.
 
Emily Vinci the Fiction Manager at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois. 

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Customer Service at the Library: Cultivating Loyal Library Customers
Category: Circulation
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This webinar deals specifically with attitudes and actions for cultivating customer loyalty with both internal and external customers at the library, and offers a number of specific tools to help make the patron interaction a meaningful and memorable experience.
Presenter: Steve Wishnack
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Day for Page Supervisors: Hiring on the Fly
Category: Management/Administration
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If your page departments seems to have a revolving door on it and you spend more time hiring pages than seeing items actually get shelved, this workshop is for you. Come hear some great ideas for streamlining this never ending, challenging and rewarding job of Page Supervisor.

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Day for Page Supervisors: Training Shelvers
Category: Management/Administration
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Ideas for Training your Pages.

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Delivering Effective & Strategic Performance Appraisals
Category: Management/Administration
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  • How can you use your performance appraisal and goal setting system to change and reinforce your organization’s corporate culture?
  • What are the most common errors made in performance appraisals, and how can they be overcome?
  • How can managers get employees to take more accountability in the performance appraisal process?
  • What makes appraisals legally defensible … and is your appraisal a ticking time bomb?
Presenter: Scott Warrick

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Designing the Future: Using Human-Centered Design to Implement Service Improvements
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The challenges facing librarians are real, complex and varied. As such, they require new perspectives, new tools and new approaches. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Chicago Public Library and Aarhus Public Library, IDEO created a toolkit for using design thinking to better understand library patrons. Discover how you can use design thinking to uncover solutions to everyday challenges.
 
Presenter:  Michelle Frisque,  Chief of Technology, Content and Innovation, Chicago Public Library (CPL)

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Don't Do This! Interview Mistakes to Avoid
Category: Management/Administration
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  • Learn how important it is to hire carefully.
  • Understand that any search should begin with a profile of a the new employee.
  • Consider buildinga  multi-faceted approach to interviewing, from initial communication to actual questioning to showcasing your library.
  • Question creatively, with all questions designed to tell something
Presenter:  Cathy Hakala Ausperk
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EBSCO Do-It-Yourself Interfaces (Hobbies and Crafts, Home Improvement, and Small Business)
Category: Reference
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the content of the three reference centers
  • Browse and search for relevant content
  • Describe the best ways for extracting full text for offline use
Presenter:  Lisa Dennis, MLS, Senior Customer Engagement Manager, EBSCO Information Services

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Effective Workplace Communication for New Supervisors
Category: Management/Administration
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Experts suggest that we are communicating in one way or another more than 90% of the time we are awake! Communication can be positive or negative, verbal, non-verbal or in writing.  Communicating effectively is a learned skill that requires practice, patience and a desire to be more effective every day.
More importantly, your success as a supervisor will greatly depend on how effective you are in communicating your message to others in your library. This webinar program for the New Supervisors Academy of NEO-RLS will focus on the dos and don’ts of effectively communicating with others (including your boss)!

Presenter:  Andrew Sanderbeck

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Electronic Records Management
Category: Management/Administration
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Managing electronic records can be challenging—there may be multiple copies in various locations, a lack of appropriate storage, or records may be in difficult formats such as email.  Susan Hernandez, Digital Archivist and Systems Librarian at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will provide an overview of electronic records management, discuss strategies for organizing and managing electronic records, and offer ideas for collaborating with information technology professionals. 

Presenter:  Susan Hernandez
Susan Hernandez,  Digital Archivist and Systems Librarian at the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Employee Onboarding
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Show your new employees that you’re excited that they’re joining your team! Nothing sours a new employee on their new job faster than a ho-hum onboarding experience. This webinar will explore:
  •          What to do before the new employee’s first day
  •          The first day’s agenda
  •          Day two and beyond
Sara Hodgson is the Director of Human Resources at the Mandel Jewish Community Center where she is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures encompassing all aspects of Human Resources including employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance management, and recruitment. 

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Encore Entrepreneurship: Serving 50+ Patrons
Category: Adult

Encore entrepreneurship greatly contributes to the economy. Known to many as the “second act”, this type of business venture is on the rise. As a community focal point, libraries are in a significant position to become entrepreneurship hubs for mature audiences. This webinar explores how libraries and librarians can be an asset to launching the business endeavors of budding encore entrepreneurs.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the relevance of data that supports the need for programming in the area of encore entrepreneurship.
  • Learn about effective practices in the area of encore entrepreneurship.
  • Explore steps to launch your successful initiative.
Presenter:  Fatima Perkins is the Director of Community Outreach & Advocacy for the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging,

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Essentials of Copyright and Fair Use
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How does copyright apply to libraries and our patrons? Attend this crash course to learn the essentials of copyright law and how to keep your libraries safe from infringement and potential lawsuits. You will also learn how to take advantage of fair-use exceptions in the law by analyzing a range of copyright scenarios.
 

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Everyday Disability: Welcoming Patrons with Disabilities
Category: All Staff
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People with disabilities, be it physical, mental, or medical, are among the most disadvantaged in our society. According to the US Department of Labor, only 16% of people with disabilities will complete a Bachelor’s and less than 50% will find gainful employment.
This session will offer actionable strategies for welcoming patrons and staff with disabilities into your libraries. A brief presentation will be followed by case studies with a focus on group brainstorming and a time for questions and discussion.

Presenter:  Vera Hayes, Young Adult Librarian who you may recognize as the "Librarian from Kansas" who recently illustrated the cost of multiple chronic health conditions measured in iPhones.  The article was turned into a facebook video, which has been viewed over 170K times. Vera presented on disability at both ALA and the YALSA Symposium

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Ewwww! Is that a bed bug?
Category: Circulation
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Ewwww! Is that a bed bug? How can your staff tell? Do they know what to do if it is? All libraries are struggling with this icky phenomenon and there are answers out there! Come and hear how to assure both your community and your staff that your library has this buggy issue under control.

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Fast and Affordable Methods for Training Staff on Genealogy
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Learning Objectives:
  • You will learn the difference between genealogy and family history, and get an understanding of the types of information that researchers seek  
  • You will learn about helpful resources already in the reference collections of most libraries
  • You will learn how to get a handle on the types of records outside the library that researchers need and where they are located
Presenter:  Nicole Wedemeyer Miller is a writer, a researcher, and an Adjunct Lecturer at  the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she established a course called “Genealogy and Library Service.” 

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Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web
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Do you spend a good part of your job working with graphics, social media or websites? The web is filled with tools vying for your attention, but some of the best lie waiting under the radar. Learn about these online gems, which you can use to improve your workflow or create new content, or share with your friends and colleagues. Discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have.

Presenter: Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network . 

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Gadgets and Gizmos: Exploring Technology for Youth
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Want to engage children with the latest technology but don’t know where to begin? Interested in using technology in your programming but you’re on a tight budget?   Join us for the third annual Gadgets and Gizmos webinar. This popular,  detailed webinar presentation will showcase some cool new tech gadgets (such as Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit, Cloud Rover, Lego Boost and Circuit Scribe), websites and resources you can incorporate into your youth services programs! You will also have an opportunity to share your technology successes and challenges with other attendees.

Presenters:
Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

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Girls Who Code: Introductory Webinar
Category: Emerging Technologies
"Girls Who Code, the national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology, is partnering with NEO-RLS Libraries! Join Hannah Simon Goldman, Ohio Regional Partnership Coordinator for GWC, for a quick half-hour webinar on Thursday, January 11th at 2:00p.m. to learn all you need to know about how to launch your own FREE after-school coding Club. In GWC Clubs, 6-12th grade girls use computer science skills to impact their community as they join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Clubs are led by Facilitators, who can be volunteers from any background or field. Many Facilitators have NO coding experience and learn to code alongside their Club members! Come learn how easy it is to start your own Club, and ask questions to Ohio's GWC Regional Partnership Coordinator.
 
Clubs that sign up under the NEO-RLS partnership gain access to benefits like extra money from Clubs Fund grants, priority access to engagement opportunities like field trips and speakers, and more! Sign-up for Spring 2018 is open until the end of February, and sign-up for the 2018-19 school year will open mid-summer.
 
 

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Graphic Novels for All Patrons
Category: Readers' Advisory
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Discover the evolving American comics scene primarily outside of manga, as well as popular and under the radar titles that will have your patrons of all audiences wanting more. Presented by Nick Fagan, Head of Adult Services at the Middlefield Library and  graphic novel selector for Geauga County Public Library.
 
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Handling Angry Customers with Tact and Skill
Category: Circulation
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Presenter: Andrew Sanderbeck
The Handling Angry Customers with Tact and Skill webinar explores our dealings with other people by defining the source of their anger and difficult behavior, (hint: it's not usually the person, it's their behavior) and gives you a step by step approach to help you effectively diffuse and resolve these situations.

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Highly Effective Meetings
Category: Management/Administration
Meetings are important to organizations although many times we feel that nothing is accomplished and we have wasted our time.  This webinar will focus on how to run an effective meeting by covering the following topics:
  1. How to prepare
  2. Who to invite
  3. Creating an Agenda
  4. The Meeting Setup
  5. Dealing with Problem Personalities in a Meeting
  6. The Value of Disagreement
  7. The Importance of Action Steps and Minutes
Presenter:  Betsy Lantz, Executive Director, NEO-RLS
 

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Hire for Success
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Hiring the right person is not easy.  You need to take many things into consideration.  

Learning Objectives:
  1. Know who you are
  2. Advertise Properly
  3. Hire for Soft Skills
     
Presenter: 

Nick Grove is the Tech Library Supervisor for the Meridian Library District at the new technology library, unBound.

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Hiring: A Tale of Fear and Loathing in the Workplace
Category: Management/Administration
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Presenter:  Katherine Burik
This fun and interactive webinar explores creative ways to organize the job search to:

1) Complete the search in a timely manner
2) Ask questions designed to uncover whether the candidate will fit the role
3) Find the right candidates as quickly as possible
 
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Homework Help Centers
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The author of the new book, Creating & Managing the Full-Service Homework Center (ALA, 2018), will share what you need to know about starting and running an after-school homework program in your library: everything from staffing to where to offer homework help, from hours, supplies and equipment to funding sources and evaluation. She’ll also point you to some of the best homework programs in the country.

Presenter: Cindy Mediavilla 

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Hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Your Library
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Learning objectives:

  • Create/define a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Prepare and plan for the event
  • Conduct and evaluate the event
Presenter: Beth Owens is the Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian in the Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

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Hottest Tech Toys for the Holidays 2017
Category: Emerging Technologies
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It’s that time of year again!  It's the time that everyone begins their search to find the best toys for their loved one, friend, or even themselves.  Learn about the new emerging tech products that your patrons may likely want, have questions about, or even bring into your library for assistance.  Perhaps there may even be some fun, new emerging tech tools that you might consider for your library!

Presenter:  Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS

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How to make Outlook and Calendar work for you!
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How can Office 365 Outlook and Calendar make your life easier? Join us for a quick over view of the two App's and then follow us into some organization tips and tricks. These are tools that should be working for you! Let us guide you and build on your knowledge to make your every day work quicker and smoother.

Presenters: Lexy Kmiecik and Crystal Tancak, Cleveland Public Library

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HR Stuff that Every Supervisor Should Know
Category: Management/Administration
In order to successfully lead others, supervisors need to feel empowered, knowledgeable, capable of exciting their team members and inspiring them to do their best work every day. Join Robin S. Wood, MBA, MLISGeneral Research Collections Manager, Cleveland Public Library, as she walks you through the basics of Human Resource Management for library supervisors, managers and leaders. Robin will identify the most important core principals and concepts you will need to know to successfully lead your team and keep you out of trouble. 

Presenter:
Robin Wood, MBA, MLIS, 
General Research Collections Manager, Cleveland Public Library

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Human Trafficking 101
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Learning Objectives:

  • List the risk factors for becoming a victim of human trafficking
  • Understand the role of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in assisting victims
  • Identify the red flags (indicators) when a person is being trafficked
  • Gain an understanding of the research methodology and study results that shows the prevalence of human trafficking in NE Ohio.
Presenter:  
Jan Apisa joined the Victim Assistance program as a Human Trafficking Public Education Specialist. Under an Office of Criminal Justice Services grant, she coordinated a 3-month collaborative quantitative Backpage research project of local human trafficking. 

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I Didn't Know You Did That! - Public Library Board Game Circulation
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Participants will:

  • Discuss ways to engage patrons and boost circulation using board games as a tool
  • Learn details of how to most efficiently manage the many facets of the collection
  • Learn the basics of "board game advisory" - how to help patrons choose games to check out

Presenters:
Cari Dubiel, Adult Learning and Information Services Manager, Twinsburg Public Library  
Maggie Rose, Adult Learning and Information Services Librarian,  Twinsburg Public Library​
Ashley Sroka,  Adult Learning and Information Services Associate, Twinsburg Public Library

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I'm a Manager - Now What?
Category: Management/Administration
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Presenter: Jennifer Parsick
Many library professionals are placed into management roles with little or no guidance because there isn’t time for training or their position is newly created. Since Librarian skills are different from Managerial skills, these newly minted managers may struggle getting a handle on their new positions.

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If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
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If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
All too often, outgoing supervisors leave unresolved challenges “for the next guy” to fix. Then, you arrive! As the new supervisor, you have two choices. You can look the other way, forge ahead with your plans and hope the old issues disappear (although, if they didn’t before, it’s not likely they will now) or you can fix them. The right answer is, of course, to correct the problems, so you have a clear shot at success in your position. But, how do you go about addressing something that might have been brewing for a long time? In this webinar, we’ll consider 5 Simple Steps to Starting with a Clean Slate. Learn how to use expectations, goals, communication, follow-up and follow-through to right the ship and move forward with confidence.

Presenter:  Cheryl Kuonen, Director,  Mentor Public L
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If You Know More, You'll Find More: A Cataloger's Tips on Getting the Most from Your Catalog
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 Let a cataloger with experience in public and academic libraries demystify stopwords, operators, browsing versus keyword searches, subject heading subdivisions and more. Learn how to make the most of the treasure hoard of data in your library’s catalog!

Presenter:  Mike Monaco is Coordinator, Cataloging Services at the University of Akron. He has sixteen years of experience as a librarian, having worked for Akron-Summit County Public Library, John Carrol University, and Cleveland Public Library.

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Increase Library Usage Through Strategic Merchandising
Category: Management/Administration
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Through pro tips and lots of photographic examples, you will:
  • Learn the difference between creating displays and doing merchandising.
  • Understand how the magic of merchandising can increase library usage and circulation.
  • Realize what turns people off and keeps them from entering your building.
  • View photos of great (and not-so-great) merchandising from libraries around the world.
  • Realize how merchandising, signage, and displays affect the user experience (UX).
 
Presenter: Kathy Dempsey wrote the popular how-to tome The Accidental Library Marketer and founded her own marketing consultancy, Libraries Are Essential. Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding.

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Intellectual Freedom . . . The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
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Presenter: Amy Switzer
  • Why is "equal access" a cornerstone of public library service?
  • How can you reconcile conflicts between library policies and procedures and personal beliefs?
  • What training should all library employees have in the area of intellectual freedom?
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It's a Manager/Supervisor's Job to Motivate Staff
Category: Management/Administration
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Great things happen when people are motivated.  However,  we often think that everyone comes to the job already motivated or they should be as motivated as others around them. Either rarely happens and therefore, it is the Manager/Supervisor’s job to motivate staff.  This session will look at ways of discovering what motivates your staff, discuss setting stretch goals to promote growth and  autonomy, and examine common  behavioral barriers to motivating staff.
Presenter:  Betsy Lantz, Executive Director, NEO-RLS

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It’s Not About Me! Handling Those Complaining Customers Without Taking It Personally
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Presenter:  Andrew Sanderbeck
  • 3 powerful techniques for not taking things personally
  • Six steps to dealing with customer complaints more collaboratively and in turn more effectively 
  •   Addressing your need to take things personally
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KEPRO - Free Medicare Services & Resources for Seniors
Category: Reference
Cost:  FREE

KEPRO offers information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and families regarding complaints, discharge appeals, Immediate Advocacy, and Patient Navigation. This webinar will provide a general overview of KEPRO's services and how local libraries can utilize KEPRO’s resources to help inform seniors in their community about their Medicare rights.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide an overview of KEPRO’s Role
  • Identify the services provided by KEPRO: Appeals, Complaints, Immediate Advocacy, & Patient Navigation
  • Identify when and how to contact KEPRO
Presenter:  Andrea Plaskett is an Outreach Specialist for KEPRO and works with providers, stakeholders, and beneficiaries in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

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Kids and YA Book Buzz with Penguin Random House
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Join Amanda Fensch, Sales Manager with Penguin Random House, as she discusses the upcoming kids and YA titles you need to know about.  These previews will help you know what books will be the hottest titles of the upcoming season and be prepared to answer patrons questions about what they should read next.  All attendees are automatically entered into an ARC giveaway.

 


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Learning does not end in the classroom: Workbooks for self-directed learning about equity, diversity and inclusion
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Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize some of the indications that an organization is ready to support staff with self-paced learning about EDI 
  • Describe the process staff at Multnomah County Library undertook to develop self-paced learning about EDI, and how you might modify that process in your own organization
  •  Access resources to help with your own EDI training efforts
Presenter:   Amy Honisett,  Learning and Development Specialist, Multnomah County Library

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Legal Reference Guidelines & Basic Legal Research Resources
Category: Reference
This webinar will discuss guidelines for legal reference services, as well as review key secondary and primary resources for legislative, administrative, and case law in federal, Ohio, and county/municipal jurisdictions.  The session will also note free web-based resources and county law library resources.
 
Presenter:
Laura E. Ray has been at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law since 1989, where she currently serves as the Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian.  She coordinates Law Library instructional programs, as well as provides classroom research instruction, reference service, and faculty instructional support. 

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Levy Webinar for All
Category: All Staff
Cost:  $20
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Do you wonder what's involved with a levy campaign?  Want to know what you can and cannot do as a staff member to support your library's levy?  Are you concerned you will say or do something incorrect? 

In this webinar you will:
  • Learn the basics about levy campaigns (PACs, fundraising, what your director does etc)
  • Learn simple things you can do to help your library's levy succeed
  • Bring your questions and concerns! 
This program is for everyone who works in a public library and wants to learn more about levy campaigns.

Presenter:  Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library

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Library Website Design: Is Your Site an Obstacle Course?
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OUTCOMES: 
  • Discover issues that commonly cause usability problems for website users
  • Learn about outdated practices that should no longer be used on your library's website, and why
  • Get resources for educating yourself and others about current trends and usability data
Presenter:  Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network . 

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Maintaining a Peaceful Attitude: How to Bring Positivity to the Workplace
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Do you ever find it challenging to maintain a positive attitude at work? If so, this webinar is for you! This session will teach you how to deal with negativity and the value of self-care.

Presenters:
Amber Elfrink and Brooke Vanderlin, Talmadge Branch of Akron Summit County Public Library System

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Managing Change
Category: Management/Administration

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This is part of the 2015 New Supervisors Academy Part II.  Click here for more information regarding the academy.

Organizational change occurs at a rapid pace and you and your team are often faced with altering methods and procedures that have become familiar and comfortable. In this webinar you will learn the dynamics of the change process, the difference between change and transition, and strategies to manage yourself and your team to be comfortable with the uncomfortable.

Presenter: Ned Parks

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Mastering Uncomfortable Conversations with Employees, Co-Workers, and Bosses
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Presenter: Pat Wagner
Learn ways to deal with recalcitrant employees, manipulative co-workers, and bullying bosses.
If you knew what to say and do, and how to say and do it, you would be more likely to take effective action. Learn how the experts deal with the every day chaos of a library and what works, most of the time, with most people, in most situations.

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Mastering Uncomfortable Conversations with Library Visitors
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Presenter: Pat Wagner
Your job is to enforce a rule, protect property, and create a safe place for people who come to work and play. If you knew what to say and do, and how to say and do it, you would be more likely to take effective action. Learn how the experts deal with the every day chaos of a library and what works, most of the time, with most people, in most situations.

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Meetings That Matter
Category: Management/Administration
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This webinar will focus on how to run an effective meeting by covering the following topics:
  1. How to prepare
  2. Who to invite
  3. Creating an Agenda
  4. The Meeting Setup
  5. Dealing with Problem Personalities in a Meeting
  6. The Value of Disagreement
  7. The Importance of Action Steps and Minutes
Presenter:  Betsy Lantz, Executive Director, NEO-RLS

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Movin' Up: Transitioning from Peer to Supervisor
Category: Management/Administration
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You aced the interview and are being promoted!  Now that you are a supervisor there are many things to learn and challenges to navigate as you begin your new role.  One change is that many people don't anticipate is the change in your relationships with your coworkers.  This webinar will discuss the transition period and important steps you should take to start on the right rack as a manager.

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Moving Forward Through the Fog: Navigating the Internet in a Post-Truth Era
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According to some, we're living in a post-truth, alternative-fact-based era. How do you distinguish between fake and fact when looking for information? This session will arm you with tools to distinguish reality from "truthiness" and why it's so important in today's online information environment.
Looking forward to it.

Presenter:  Don Boozer has been manager of the departments of Business, Economics and Labor; Science and Technology; Social Sciences; and Government Documents at Cleveland Public Library since 2015. 

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Navigating Ohio's Library Organizations
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Cost:  FREE
Whether you're new to libraries or a more experienced member of library land, you probably noticed that Ohio has a lot of library organizations! It can be confusing to navigate these organizations, determine what services they offer, and decide how to get involved with them. (Deciphering the acronym soup can be tough too!) This webinar, co-hosted by NEO-RLS and the New-to-Libraries Network, will provide an overview of the many Ohio library organizations and help you determine how to make the most of these important groups.

Presenters:  New to Libraries Network

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Onboarding Essentials: From Interview to Integration
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Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the basic components of onboarding, how the onboarding process differs from orientation, and how a successful onboarding program can improve recruitment and retention
  • Learn tips for creating a sustainable, scalable, cost-effective and easily deployable onboarding program
  • Explore ways to gather feedback on the program and measure its success
Presenter:  Kimberly Bishop, MA, MLS,Staff Development Manager, Dayton Metro Library 

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Paint Night: How to do this at Your Library
Category: Archives
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Inspired by the popular local Paint Nite events, the Westerville Public Library decided to bring the programming to their patrons for free!  The program allowed attendees of any skill level to recreate beautiful paintings by following guided, step-by-step instructions from the artist.  Librarians will learn how to coordinate a free paint night event for their patrons and how to select an artist if there is not one on your staff.

Presented by:
Kaya Burgin, Adult Services Librarian
Becky O'Neil, Youth Services Librarian
 

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Programming for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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Rhonda Johnston ,Adult Outreach Coordinator,  Reed Memorial Library focuses on connecting historically underserved populations with library resources. She has transformed the storytime for adults with developmental disabilities into a fun and engaging learning session that has opened the door for this patron group to become fully integrated with what the library has to offer.  They have seen incredible growth in the patrons.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding our patrons
  • Ways to be inclusive
  • Inclusive programming
Presenter:  Rhonda Johnston, Adult Outreach Coordinator,  Reed Memorial Library

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Providing Top Notch Health Information in the Library
Category: Reference

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You’re a librarian, not a doctor!  But sometimes, it seems your customers don’t know that.  They’ve got a health concern, and you are going to give them an answer.  Find out how to take some of the stress and anxiety out of this common public library query with this webinar. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn techniques to help uncover a patron’s information need
  • Discover resources to answer public library patrons’ common health and wellness questions
  • Identify quality health and wellness apps to share with your patrons

Presenter: Monique Mason is the manager of the Science & Technology division at the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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Quick Copy Writing Tips that Work
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In the webinar you will learn:
  • To communicate what the audience needs to know
  • Make content cathchy
  • Make content persuasive
Presenter:  Kristin Casale, Children's Librarian, Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
She has managed thechildren's department newsletter for approximately seven years. Kristin  also used to be a reporter and editor for Record Publishing Co., and has a degree in journalism from Penn State University, as well as a master's in library science from Kent State University.

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RDA in Practice: Enrichment vs. Original Cataloging
Category: Technical Services
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Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the major differences between AACR2 and RDA records.
  • Participants will consider how RDA changes affect the user experience.
  • Using side-by-side examples, participants will explore the benefits and limitations of automated RDA enrichment versus original RDA cataloging.
Presenter:

Casey Cheney is vice president of automation services at Backstage Library Works, where she has spent the past 16 years creating and managing metadata for libraries around the world. Casey has been a project manager and product manager, served on the metadata services and automation teams, and played a key role in Backstage’s independent NACO contributor certification. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Reference Reboot: Refreshing Your Reference Interview and Information Searching Skills
Category: Reference
Cost:  $20
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Learning Objectives:
1) Attendees will gain practical searching skills to apply within any information-searching environment.
2) Attendees will be re-acquainted with standards of reference service to measure their own and/or their staff's performance.
3) Attendees will learn the importance of and how to conduct a thorough reference interview.

 
Presenter:
Don Boozer, Manager of the departments of Business, Economics and Labor; Science and Technology; Social Sciences; and Government Documents at Cleveland Public Library


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Rules and Benchmarks of the New Professional
Category: All Staff

Perhaps you’ve heard that being; acting, and looking professional is in the eye of the beholder. Perhaps you heard that professional behavior and performance does not matter anymore. The reality is that if you want to be successful, the way you look, talk, write, act and work will determine whether you are seen as a professional or not.  Being professional is more than just about taking responsibility for yourself and your work, it's about seeing beyond your immediate needs and thinking about the long-term perceptions of you, your workplace, and the people you serve. 

Learning Objectives:

  • What being “a professional” really means
  • How being professional increases your value in the workplace
  • Thirty specific ways employees can be more professional at work
Presenter:  Dean Russell is a Professional Strategic Coach. He helps organizations and businesses increase their effectiveness through leadership coaching, training, and public speaking engagements. 

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Run Your Friends Like a Firehouse
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Learning Objectives:

  • Draw parallels between libraries and the volunteer fire service
  • Create an elevator pitch for their organization and its accomplishments
  • Identify strategies to minimize attrition of recruits
Presenters: Kathy Kosinski is the Statewide Library Services Analyst at the Library of Michigan. 

Madeline Jarvis is the Adult and Information Services Manager at the Marion (IA) Public Library and a 2019 Graduate of the Marion Citizens Fire Academy.?

Madeline Jarvis and Kathy Kosinski are members of the United for Libraries Millennial Engagement Task Force. 


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Services for Immigrants (and your community) - Lessons Learned from Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans
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Learning Objectives:
During and after this webinar, participants:
  1. Are exposed to diverse approaches to serve immigrants/New Americans at different levels of investment.
  2. Will recognize that providing these services and programs can often be multi-purposed to serve long-time residents and any new resident as well as newcomers to the US.
  3. Construct a list of 10 concrete things they can do in their buildings and in their communities based on webinar content.
 Presenter:  Jennifer Koerber
Jennifer has two decades of experience in libraries, in both public-facing and behind-the-scenes roles. She has written extensively for Library Journal on public library services and technology, and in May 2018, her book Library Services to Immigrants and New Americans: Celebration and Integration was released by Libraries Unlimited. In what remains of her time, she is an avid mobile photographer and traveler.

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Serving Forgotten Patrons: Libraries in the Fight Against Alzheimer's Dementia
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Alzheimer’s dementia already affects more than 5 million Americans and is the 6th-leading cause of death in the United States; all predictions are for even more rapid spread as the Baby Boomers age. Libraries in many cases have been slow to consider how specifically to serve this growing population among our users, and how to serve the even-larger group of those caring for people with dementia. But there are concrete services we can offer, and positive effects we can have on these patrons
In this webinar we will review:

Presenter:

Timothy J. Dickey is an adult public service Librarian with the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries, and a library science educator teaching reference, research methods, and library technology for the faculties of Kent State University and San José State University

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Shut Up and Listen: How We Used Social Listening to Connect With Customers/Students and Build a Community
Category: Management/Administration
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This presentation will share:
  • A variety of exchanges and informal data points that have been generated by using social listening
  • How other libraries can easily follow suit
  • Monitoring tools
  • Ways in which the Carpenter Library plans to move forward
Presenter:  Maria Atilano is the Marketing and Student Outreach Librarian at the University of North Florida’s (UNF) Thomas G. Carpenter Library in Jacksonville.

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Smart Voice Assistants
Category: Emerging Technologies
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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the differences between these smart voice assistants and what makes them smart
  • Discover what each of these do best and what assistant is best for you
  • Learn how to make them work for you in the best way possible so that they can truly be the voice assistant that you can count on
This program may then be used to share with your patrons.

Presenter: Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS

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Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Category: Management/Administration
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With the challenges and demands supervisors continually face each day, it is essential to possess great critical thinking skills. It is also important to instill such soft skills in your employees so that they can handle the daily demands of their jobs. But what exactly are these crucial abilities? And better yet, why are they important and how can they help us in this ever-changing library environment?

We will define what the concept of critical thinking is and explore several of the associated tools mentioned above. We will then investigate these soft skills and learn ways we can immediately improve them so that we can become a more conscious and efficient critical thinker.

 Presenter:
Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS
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Spanish in a Pinch for Library Staff
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Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to the Spanish Language 
  • Learn short cuts
  • Learn essential phrases 

Presenter: Jaime Declet was born and raised in Caguas Puerto Rico. Moving to Ohio to finish his college degree at OSU. He made a stop to visit relatives in Cleveland, and the rest as they say is history. . He started working in libraries as a volunteer in the sixth grade through High School. Working for the Cleveland State University, Fine Arts Library for six years and has been working in public libraries for the past 19 years. Mr. Declet started his public library career with the Lorain Public Library. He currently works for the Cleveland Public Library managing the South Branch. 


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Teaching Better Behavior: Social-Emotional Learning in Library Programming
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Learning Objectives:
 
  *   Understand the principles of social-emotional learning and how they apply to school-age children
  *   Understand the ways that social-emotional learning can help with behavior management in your library
  *   Learn how to incorporate social-emotional learning into your library programming
 
Presenter:  Marisha Sullivan is a Youth Services Librarian at Stark Library in Canton, OH. She has extensive experience in classroom and behavior management in informal learning environments, especially with tweens and teens. 

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Team + Work = TEAMWORK
Category: Management/Administration
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“Teamwork” can’t exist unless you have a motivated “TEAM” and are willing to put in “WORK”.  In this presentation, we will discuss how to facilitate a staff development session that demonstrates how important effective communication is in building a strong, cohesive and productive team that works together to reach common organizational goals. The best part is that you can do it with little to no money using supplies you probably already have in the library!

 Learning Objectives:
  • Learn to facilitate a staff day on a shoe string budget
  • Discover ways to demonstrate to staff the importance of using effective, articulate communication skills
  • Learn an activity that will allow you to put effective communication and positive team work into practice
Presenter:

Kim Garrett has been the Director for the Kinsman Free Public Library since 2016. Prior to becoming a Director, Kim served as a Youth Services Manager for 7 years. Kim also serves as the Vice President/President-Elect of the NEO-RLS Board of Trustees.
 

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Teen Programming: A Mover & Shaker's Recipe for Impact and Success
Category: Teen
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Learning Objectives:
  • 1. Recognize what a teenager is today
  • 2. Understand the biology behind the teen brain
  • 3. Actionable steps to creating your own impactful teen programs
Presenter:  Courtney Saldana is the Assistant Library Director for the Ontario City Library in Ontario, California.

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That's Already Encumbered
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I am sure you have heard the phrase, “that's already encumbered.”  What exactly does this mean?  Come to this webinar to find out what this means, how libraries are funded and much more.

Upon completion of this webinar you will have a better understanding of:
  • How libraries are funded – PLF and other revenues that libraries typically receive
  • The types of Funds public libraries typically have (General, Building & Repair, etc.) and what types of expenses are appropriated/budgeted in each
  • What public funds are and the requirements for spending them
  • How purchasing works in libraries (requisitions, PO’s, etc.) and why we use these processes
  • How revenues and expenses roll into the financial reporting and what agencies the library is required to report
This webinar is for non-financial staff.
Presenter:  Kelly Kroll, Business Manager/Fiscal Officer Medina County District Library

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The 20 Second Talk
Category: Management/Administration
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Presenter:  Jamie LaRue
The 20 Second Talk." We go 20 years avoiding a 20 second conversation. Suppose you had a simple, honest, direct script that let you tell employees hard things about their performance problems without being anything but clear and respectful? In this webinar, you'll write the script that's guaranteed to get results.

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The 4-1-1 on 2-1-1
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 Cost:  $20
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Join this webinar to learn:
  • What 2-1-1 service can do for your library staff and its customers
  • How to find the local 2-1-1 service providers in Ohio and across the US
  • How and why Mansfield/Richland County Public Library partnered with their county JFS to offer this direct service.
Presenter:  Terry Carter, 211 Coordinator, Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

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The Accidental Trainer: How to Create & Teach Tech in Your Library
Category: Adult
Getting more and more requests for tech classes with no time or skills to create them? In need of supplemental resources to send home with patrons when they come in for one-on-one tech help? Join Monica Dombrowski, Chair of PLA’s Digital Literacy Committee, as she shares strategies and resources along with Information about Gail’s Toolkit—now part of PLA’s DigitalLearn.org that will make it easy for you create and teach tech in your library!
 
Presenter:  Monica Dombrowski, Director of Digital Resources,  Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL.
Monica has over 20 years of teaching experience in both the corporate and library worlds and was named a 2017 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her Gail’s Toolkit grant project. She is passionate about digital literacy and showcasing the library as a premier place of education in the community.    
 

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The Basics of Project Management
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Learning Objectives:
 
•       The Definition of Project Management
•       The Project Management Core Components
•       The Five Major Stakeholders
•       To Use a Gantt Chart
•       To use a Risk Matrix
•       The importance of Post Mortem and Lessons Learned

Presenter:  

Dean Russell is a Professional Strategic Coach. He helps organizations and businesses increase their effectiveness through leadership coaching, training, and public speaking engagements. 

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The Impact of Words: Words to Use vs. Words to Lose
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Presenter: Steve Wishnack
The words we use impact the quality of service delivered by library staff. Some words (words to use) satisfy customer needs and wants, connecting us to customers in meaningful ways. Others (words to lose) are negative, destructive, and disconnect us from customers. This webinar reveals the importance words have on our interactions with both internal and external library customers.

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The Librarian as Candidate: How to Activate Voters and Constituents for Support
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John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary, will share critical public-perception data and field-tested messages to activate those perceptions to help you shape more effective marketing for your library. You will learn short, actionable messaging and marketing techniques to begin to update citizens' perceptions and to change their attitudes in your favor.

Presenter: 
John Chrastka is Founder and Executive Director of EveryLibrary,

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The Library as Cause: Lessons from Winning Campaigns
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. In this session, learn how to create a 'fundable plan' using the tools of winning political campaigns to frame the community conversation. Join EveryLibrary's executive director John Chrastka for a practical session that will help you deploy effective communications - both positive and opposition messaging - and provide you with useful take-home exercises for staff and boards.

Presenter:
John Chrastka
is Founder and Executive Director of EveryLibrary, the fi rst nationwide political action committee (PAC) for libraries.  EveryLibrary provides pro-bono strategic and tactical support to library communities when they are on the ballot. Since 2012, they have helped libraries win over $100 million at the ballot box. 
 

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The Ohio Ethics Law: It's Everybody's Business! [Featured Archive]
Category: All Staff
Learning Objectives:
  • Hear about ethics prohibitions related to public contracts and potential post-employment requirements
  • Learn about general assistance available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to assist both the public and public sectors
Presenter: Susan Willeke is an accomplished government-relations professional with more than 27 years’ experience in public affairs, communication and public speaking.  

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The Road to Copyright Clarity
Category:
A Collaboration between the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and the Media Education Lab
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the purpose of copyright law and its relevance to the work of librarians and their patrons
  • Gain knowledge of some of the different types of misinformation that patrons may have about copyright
  •  Appreciate how inquiry learning practices can help empower people with a deeper understanding of how copyright law applies to the everyday practices of work, school and daily life.
 Presenter:  Renee Hobbs is the author of Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning and 9 other books about digital and media literacy education. Professor and Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island's Harrington School of Communication and Media.

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The Road to Copyright Clarity, Part 2
Category:
In this session, you'll practice exercising your "fair use muscles," applying the legal reasoning process to a variety of situations involving copyrighted materials in libraries and schools. Learn how to evaluate whether particular uses of copyrighted material can be used freely without payment or permission or whether permissions and licensing are needed.

Presenter:  Renee Hobbs is the author of Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning and 9 other books about digital and media literacy education. Professor and Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island's Harrington School of Communication and Media.

 

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The Unified Desk Customer Service at Its Best
Category:
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Learning Objectives:
  • The benefit of providing more mentoring opportunities between library clerks and librarians to build a better library
  • Explore the meaning of customer service and what it truly means to serve the public
  • Challenge participants to see that their bias/fear of co-mingling staff has, and will continue to, hold them back from providing quality customer experiences and growing our profession
 Presenter:  Mary Lou Carolan, Library Champion, Social Justice Advocate, Community Innovator, Placemaker.  Administrator for the Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, NY.  www.newburghlibrary.org
 

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The Welcoming Library: A Multi-sensory Approach
Category: Archives
You want your library to welcoming.  It is more than just customer service.  You want to surprise and delight your patrons to keep them coming back.

By attending this engaging webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Explore all five senses and discover how to best use each in delivering a welcoming library experience for our patrons
2. Identify your strengths in addressing the needs of all types of patrons
3. Ponder the talents of your team at your branch

Presenter: Andrea Eagan, Youth Services Assistant, Geauga County Public Library
Involved in library work for 17 years, Andrea Egan, a graduate of Cleveland State University, wife of Paul, and mom to adult sons, Joe and Josh, has been a life-long lover of people and has found all kinds of ways to make them the focus of her job! From fast food to banking and from retail to teaching, and even marketing pet food, Andrea has been working with and for people for 35 years, and plans to continue serving patrons of all ages for as long as she is able. She looks forward to sharing experience and a fresh perspective on welcoming patrons in your libraries.
 

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They're Not Kids Anymore: Adult Learning Basics for Library Program Planners
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In this webinar you will learn:
  • Adult learning concepts
  • Learning styles
  • Instructional design basics
  • Goals and outcomes
Presenter:  Monica Dombrowski, Director of Sycamore Public Library
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Time Management for All
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This faced paced webinar will lead you through how to plan, prioritize and schedule for a highly effective day.  Come with your issues and concerns as there will be time for specific questions and concerns.  Don’t miss out on this interactive, informative session with handouts and lots of tips and tricks to reduce your stress and get more done.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how planning upfront can save you time in the long run.
  • Understand three different prioritizing methods and which one works best for you.
  • Recognize how blocking your time for important tasks can help you get more accomplished.
Presenter:  Susan Aldrich has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to step out of their comfort zone in order to reach their full potential individually or as part of a team. With more than 25 years of experience, she is now seen as the go-to motivational speaker and trainer for corporations interested in investing in their high potential employees with a proven program that guides emerging leaders and employees on a journey to success.

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Time Management: Yours and Theirs
Category: Management/Administration
Learning objectives:
  • Valuing your own time
  • Setting realistic priorities
  • Delegating tasks effectively
  • Recognizing and avoiding time wasters
  • Taking Action
  • Practical Tools
Presenter:   Andrew Sanderbeck has been developing and conducting training seminars for libraries and library organizations for more than ten years. He has presented Web-based, On-line, and Face-to-Face sessions on Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills in the U.S. and numerous countries around the world.

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Tips and Best Practices for Hosting a Successful Cord Cutting Class
Category: Archives
Some people pay for cable and satellite television, others opt for Internet streaming services. The latter group, often known as cord cutters, is a population quickly growing in popularity as the ease and accessibility of online streaming content is made available. While there people who cancel their cable and jump right into the new territory, you may be surprised to know that you have many patrons in your community that would like to learn about cord cutting before they begin—making this a popular choice for an adult informational program. Pack the house at your library with a Cord Cutting 101 class. This webinar will provide tips and tricks for you to develop an informational and useful program while promoting what the library can offer for the cord cutting population.

In this webinar you will learn:
  •   How to be a cord cutter including popular devices and streaming services
  •   What trends are shaping the cord cutting market
  •   Tips and best practices for hosting a cord cutting informational program of your own
  •   FAQ and tech support issues you may come across in your journey 
Presenter:  Kelsey Logston is a Reference Librarian at Reed Memorial Library and cord cutter since 2007.
 

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To Tag, or Not to Tag? Implementing RFID at Your Library
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Learning Objectives:
  • Consider RFID tag types, shapes, and sizes for optimized device reading, along with where to place them on books and media
  • Understand the tagging process at the item level and at the project level
  • Know why and how to disable older, non-ISO tags when implementing an updated RFID system
  • Explore project management considerations to ensure that a collection is tagged completely, correctly, and quickly
Presenter:  John Reese is vice president of on-site services at Backstage Library Works. 

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Tools to Improve Your Workflow and Increase Productivity
Category: All Staff

Cost:  $20
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Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? This  informative webinar is filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you improve your workflow. Come discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have

PresenterLaura Solomon, , MCIW, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network . She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. 


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Travel in Your Pocket
Category: Emerging Technologies
Whether you or your patrons are traveling across the globe or exploring your own city, you can utilize digital apps to make your trip more convenient, informational and fun! 
 
Learn about apps that can easily translate languages and text without knowing a single word in another language, easily create a jam-packed and informative itinerary that you can use without any internet access, find and book hotels, flights and events inexpensively and knowledgeably and much more. 
 
Take your trip with confidence knowing you practically have a travel agent in your pocket!
 
In this webinar you will:
  • Learn methods to efficiently use technology to optimize your trip
  • Discover a variety of apps to manage your trip effectively and uniquely for your trip
  • Be able to use this webinar to present to or inform your patrons. 
Presenter:  Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS

 

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Tweens...After School Behavior: To Battle or Engage?
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Do you dread the after school crowd? Tired of shushing over and over and getting nowhere? Stuck in a rut in programming for your tweens? This webinar will help give you some ideas and information to help you with your tween crowd.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to develop relationships and rapport with your tweens
  • Tactics for combating after school behavior
  • Develop programming ideas for tweens

Presenters: Joy Mueller, Youth Literacy Associate, and ?Tracy Carpenter, Children’s Customer Service Associate, Tuscarawas County Public Library 

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Understanding the Myers Briggs Type Indicator for You and Your Library
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The Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment is one of the most popular and well-known personality tests today, taken by 80% of Fortune 500 companies and 89% of Fortune 100 companies according to the CPP. There has recently been a lot of buzz, both positive and negative, surrounding the assessment, but it continues to be a highly demanded test to be taken by professionals. What is the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment? How can it help you work more effectively as a colleague, manager or customer service representative?

In this webinar, you will:              
  • Learn about what the Myers Briggs Type Indicator measures and how it is related to your personality preferences
  • Understand how you can utilize the information in your work dynamics and effectiveness, from problem-solving to communication to leadership development
  • Be provided with practical strategies for working more productively with others of different and diverse personality preferences
Presenter:  Holly Klingler,  Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS
She helps people learn to use and love technology. She is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Facilitator, coaching others on how to understand their preferences and type, how to work and lead others with a variety of different personality traits and capitalize on each other’s strengths and talents, and ways to utilize these strengths to build a strong, dynamic and productive team.
 


 

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Using EBSCOhost and Explora to Search EBSCO Databases
Category: Reference
Cost:  $20
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Learning Objectives:
  • Explain differences between and appropriate uses for the EBSCOhost and Explora interfaces
  • Perform basic and advanced searches in both, including filtering options
  • Describe the best ways for extracting full text for offline use
Presenter:  Joe Ceterski, MLS, Senior Customer Engagement Manager, EBSCO Information Services
 

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We Can't Stop Doing That!
Category: Archives
Why is it so easy to start new projects or formulate new procedures and policies, yet so hard to stop doing things that are no longer important, efficient or effective, especially if they were once necessary or successful?  How can you help yourself and your staff see the value in cutting procedures or services that are no longer working?  This webinar will look at the reasons it is often difficult to eliminate something that we do or provide and will talk about a model for actively involving staff in determining if something can be stopped, why it can be stopped, when it can be stopped and how it can be stopped. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand barriers to stopping a task or activity
  • Examine tasks and activities in terms of value to the organization
  • Provide a model for effectively involving staff in the decisions  
Presenter:
Betsy Lantz, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
 

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What are they thinking? Teen behavior in Your Library
Category: Teen
Cost:  $20
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We work hard to plan services to attract teens, but there are times when teen behavior can make us stop to wonder what’s going on inside their head. Most people can see that teens are growing at a fast pace, but forget that their brains have more work to be done. The key to successful teen services is understanding this while creating a welcoming and understanding environment in which teens can thrive.
Attendees of this webinar will be better able to:
  • Understand teen brain development in relation to decision-making and behavioral tendencies
  • Identify common characteristics of teen behaviors that a library staff member may encounter
  • Plan/develop appropriate responses and services so that teens can feel comfortable in the library environment
Presenter:

Mary Anne Nichols is a Senior Lecturer at the Kent State University School of Information. She teaches and advises students in the area of teen services, public libraries and marketing/management.

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What is your BODY Saying: Interpreting Body Language of Patrons and Staff
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Presenter: Holly Klingler
  • How to demonstrate confidence and approachability with staff and patrons.
  • How to present yourself.
  • Ways to exude confidence.
  • What NOT to do in certain situations.
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What the Heck Happened? 2017 Employment Law Update: Part I
Category: Human Resources
  • What did the EEOC say about the ADA and LEAVES OF ABSENCE?
  • What EXACTLY must an employee say to be covered by the ADA?
  • Do you have to keep granting ADDITIONAL EXTENSIONS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE under the ADA?
  • What guidance did the EEOC give regarding its new Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP)?
  • What did the EEOC say about the TIMING OF PROVIDING ADA ACCOMODATIONS?
  • Are HAIRSTYLES protected under RACE or RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION?
  • What should your application say about “SEALED CONVICTIONS?”
  • What did Ohio courts say about limiting STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS TO 180 DAYS?
  • How does Ohio’s NEW VEHICLE CONCEALED CARRY LAW work, and how has it affected your policies?
  • What is changing with the EEO-1?
  • What did the courts say about public employees’ FIRST AMENDMENT FREE SPEECH RIGHTS?
…and MUCH, MUCH more…

Join Scott Warrick as he reviews the most recent and most important employment law changes and updates in his own unique, practical, entertaining and humorous style.  Scott will not only inform you of these important changes, but he will use his over three decades of Employment Law/Human Resource Management experience to tell you how to use this information IMMEDIATELY!  More details coming soon.

Presenter:  Scott Warrick combines the areas of law and human resources to assist organizations in “Solving Employee Problems BEFORE They Happen.”  Scott uses his unique background of LAW and HUMAN RESOURCES to help organizations get where they want to go, which includes coaching and training managers and employees in his own unique, practical and entertaining style.

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What the Heck Happened? 2017 Employment Law Update: Part II
Category: Human Resources
Cost:  $20
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​Join Scott Warrick as he reviews the most recent and most important employment law changes and updates in his own unique, practical, entertaining and humorous style.  Scott will not only inform you of these important changes, but he will use his over three decades of Employment Law/Human Resource Management experience to tell you how to use this information IMMEDIATELY!  More details coming soon.

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What the Heck Happened? 2018 Employment Law Update: Part I
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Cost:  $20
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Join Scott Warrick as he reviews the most recent and most important employment law changes and updates in his own unique, practical, entertaining and humorous style.  Scott will not only inform you of these important changes, but he will use his over three decades of Employment Law/Human Resource Management experience to tell you how to use this information IMMEDIATELY!  More details coming soon.

Presenter Scott Warrick combines the areas of law and human resources to assist organizations in “Solving Employee Problems BEFORE They Happen.”

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What the Heck Happened? 2019 Employment Law Update: Part I
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Cost:  $20
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Join Scott Warrick as he reviews the most recent and most important employment law changes and updates.  Scott will not only inform you of these important changes, but he will use his over three decades of Employment Law/Human Resource Management experience to tell you how to use this information IMMEDIATELY!  

Location: Online via Adobe Connect

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What the Heck Happened? 2019 Employment Law Update: Part II
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Cost:  $20
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Join Scott Warrick as he reviews the most recent and most important employment law changes and updates.  Scott will not only inform you of these important changes, but he will use his over three decades of Employment Law/Human Resource Management experience to tell you how to use this information IMMEDIATELY!  

Presenter:  Scott Warrick combines the areas of law and human resources to assist organizations in “Solving Employee Problems BEFORE They Happen.” 

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Winning Library Grants
Category: Archives
Grants can support the changing needs in your community and your budget, as well as many additional benefits. Stephanie Gerding’s grant webinars are known for being easy to understand, motivating, fun and full of valuable tips.

In this interactive webinar, you will learn the basic process of grant work, including how to develop a winning grant project, where to look for funding sources, and what key elements go into a great proposal. Learn how to quickly locate grant opportunities through free resources, find out what funders are looking for in a successful grant proposal, and discover real library grant success techniques. Practical advice, easy grants for beginners, partnership ideas, and valuable resource lists will be shared. You’ll be excited, motivated, and ready to win grants for your library!

Participants will be able to:
  • Apply the basic process of grant work
  • Develop grant projects using community needs & planning
  • Find library grant funding sources
  • Write a proposal funders will love
Presenter:  Stephanie Gerding, MLIS, is a library consultant, author, and trainer. She has in-depth knowledge and practical experience with grants, having worked on all sides of the grant process as a grant writer, funder, project coordinator, and evaluator. Stephanie is the author of four books, including Winning Grants and The Accidental Technology Trainer, as well as over 20 professional library articles on fundraising.

Recent projects include sole creation and facilitation for the Public Library Association's strategic planning initiative, Dynamic Planning Institute, instructor for Infopeople's Building a Culture of Learning initiative, trainer for PLA's Project Outcome, and training needs assessments for state and national organizations. She is Executive Director of Act of Giving, a nonprofit giving circle.
 

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Working as a Team: Where do I Fit
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Presenter: Ned Parks
  • Who are you on the team?
  • How do you work as a team player?
  • How do you encourage others to work together?
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You Can Be the Expert-Tech Troubleshooting with Confidence 101
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Cost:  $20
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Learning Objectives:

  • Learn basic strategies for approaching technology troubleshooting for themselves and for their patrons, based on best practices from help desk and other tech industry fields.
  • Get a quick list of frequent issues and how to solve them for a variety of platforms, including the internet and mobile devices.
  • Gain confidence in their own ability to navigate technology troubleshooting.
  • Are able to view tech troubleshooting interactions as another form of customer service, to support an open mindset towards finding solutions.
Presenter:  Jennifer Koerber has two decades of experience in libraries, in both public-facing and behind-the-scenes roles. After 17 years at the Boston Public Library, she established her own business providing technology training and consulting services to libraries, and recently completed a contract as Training Manager at Harvard University Library, overseeing staff training for a new ILS platform.

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You Can Be the Expert-Tech Troubleshooting with Confidence 201
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Learning Objectives:

  • Learn more advanced techniques for tech troubleshooting, including looking “under the hood” and reverse engineering what happened.
     
  • Understand that it’s not always the device in front of them that’s the issue, and how to explain higher-level tech concepts to less-savvy patrons.
     
  • Gain confidence in their own ability to navigate technology troubleshooting.
     
  • Are able to view tech troubleshooting interactions as another form of customer service, to support an open mindset towards finding solutions.
Presenter: Jennifer Koerber has two decades of experience in libraries, in both public-facing and behind-the-scenes roles. 

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You check out WHAT?
Category: Circulation
Cost:  $20
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In this webinar you will learn:
  • Why and what items are chosen to circulate
  • The procedures and policies to circulate
  • How to market the new circulating items.
Presenters:
Gerry Vogel, Assistant Director, Avon Lake Public Library, he loves finding new problems to solve old ways.   
Shea Alltmont, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Avon Lake Public Library,  has years of experience with libraries, cities, and home-based cookie factories helping to get their message out. 

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Youth Readers Advisory Webinar: Make the Connection-Tips, tricks and basics of readers advisory in a busy digital world
Category: Readers' Advisory
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 This webinar will teach you the basics of readers advisory and help you on the road to recommending their next great book.

Featured Presenters:
Carrie Burrier: Youth Services Coordinator, Akron-Summit County Public Library
Kathleen Marten: Youth Services Librarian, Akron-Summit County Public Library

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