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Digitizing Your Local Newspaper Collections

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
Category: 
Digitization
Genealogy and Local History

Has your library contemplated digitizing your local newspapers? There are several options available to libraries who are interested in getting their collections online. Tina will provide details on assessing your collections, procuring copyright permission, investigating grant opportunities, setting goals and ...Read more

Drupal in an Hour

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Technology

Want to build a website but not sure where to start? Join Brian Pichman as he shows you the quick tips for getting a website building on Drupal up and running. Drupal is a Content Management System; that if properly ...Read more

Feel the Need to Weed!

Category: 
Reference
Readers Advisory
Reference
Youth and Young Adult Services
Youth and Young Adult Services

Are you dreading an upcoming weeding project? Do your collections need refreshing but you don't know where to start?

Everything you wanted to know about weeding and then some: the why, the how, the pitfalls, and the ...Read more

Five Things to Know in Top Genres

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Readers Advisory
Reference

Based on the popular "Top Five" programs at recent Public Library Association conferences, this program offers a quick rundown of the top things to know in some of the most popular genres, including each genre's top five authors, trends, and ...Read more

FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records)

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Cataloging
Technical Services

Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is the underlying conceptual model of Resource Description and Access (RDA). This webinar will provide a brief description of how FRBR relates to cataloging and a library's database.

Topics:
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Genealogy @ Your Reference Desk

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Reference

Librarians are on the front lines when it comes to genealogy help. Many patrons, who are new to genealogy, need some direction towards the types of records that exist and how they can be located. This 90 minute session will ...Read more

Genealogy Basics for Library Staff

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
Category: 
Genealogy and Local History
Reference

Explore tools and resources library staff need to conduct an effective genealogy reference interview plus basic search strategies and case studies to help hone your skills.

Agenda:
* Conducting a reference interview
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Grant Writing

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Grant Writing

Libraries need grant funds to supplement their budgets and help their dollars stretch farther. While all grants require something a little different, common elements like narratives stories, project plans, timelines, partnerships, budgets, progress reports and evaluations are part of every ...Read more

Handling Difficult Customers

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Customer Service

Irate customers can be a challenge for employees in any organization, and particularly in public libraries where public funding means everyone is welcome. Techniques like staying focused on the issue, demonstrating empathy, using active listening skills, and asking open-ended questions ...Read more

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