Continuing Education Archives
Join horror expert and RAILS Board member Becky Spratford, author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror, 3rd Edition [ALA Editions, August 2021] as she helps get you ready for the Halloween rush. In this program, Becky moderates a panel ...Read more
Patron Driven Acquisitions came to Chicago Public Library (CPL) in 2013 with a grant from the Illinois State Library and on a scale previously unseen in public libraries. We'll explore the development, implementation, evolution, and assessment of this project; learn ...Read more
This panel discussion features four mystery writers who are members of Crime Writers of Color. Their works run the gamut from cozy comfort reads to pulse-pounding thrillers. Participants will leave the session with insight on the genre along with great ...Read more
Learn about contemporary patron privacy issues facing libraries today, and the practical actions libraries can take to improve patron privacy protections. The webinar will provide an overview of the ethical and legal foundations for patron privacy, and highlight resources that ...Read more
Negotiations don't have to be negative encounters nor fearful ones. Learn tips and tricks to build leverage and make bargaining a more pleasurable experience with favorable outcomes.
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Although open access materials are free for all, library users continue to request them through interlibrary loan (ILL). ILL staff are able to provide a service to users and a cost savings for their libraries by utilizing these materials. This ...Read more
Allison Folkerts, Director of Quality and Patient Safety for Amita Health, presents this 30-minute webinar focused on proper use of PPE (personal protective equipment) for library staff. A short Q&A follows the webinar presentation.
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You have a Makerspace; so what's next? Join Brian Pichman from the Evolve Project as he walks you through how to plan, market, and organize your programming events for your Makerspace. Brian will also share successful programming ideas regardless of ...Read more
Libraries spend much of their collection budget on electronic resources and want to ensure they are being used by patrons. Tactics like displays, in-house and online advertising, social media app integration and print materials can help put your new ...Read more
Public libraries, you know your community is looking to you for help answering their health questions. This session will provide an overview of freely available, trusted online resources for public libraries and their patrons. We will also cover resources available ...Read more
International Readers' Advisory expert Becky Spratford has spent over 15 years serving leisure readers aged 13 and up through local public libraries; however, over the last 7 years she also has volunteered with her local elementary school experimenting with ...Read more
Is your Readers' Advisory service a bit lethargic? Could your library use advice on how to reach readers? The book doctors are in! Duncan Smith (Novelist), Becky Spratford (RA for All), and Rebecca Vnuk (Booklist) will talk about common RA ...Read more
Becky Spratford of RA for ALL has been leading book clubs for over 14 years and has seen it all. In this webinar she shared her tips and tricks for success. All book groups go through their ups and downs, ...Read more