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Libraries and the 2020 Census

There are 12,741,080 reasons for Illinois public libraries to make Census 2020 a priority. The results of the 2020 count will determine your community's political representation and share of federal funding for a decade or more. Each uncounted person will equal a loss of $15,350 in funding toward...

Promoting your eCollection

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Category: 
Reference
Readers Advisory
Reference
Marketing and Public Relations
Electronic Resources

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 collections ...Read more

Public Libraries and Healthy Communities

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Reference

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

RA for All: The School Library Edition

Library Types: 
Public
School
Category: 
Readers Advisory
Youth and Young Adult Services
Youth and Young Adult Services

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 the ...Read more

Readers' Advisory Prescription

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Reference
Readers Advisory
Reference

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

Recharge Your Book Club

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Reference
Readers Advisory

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

Revamping Strategies for Social Success

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Marketing and Public Relations

About two-thirds of American adults are getting "at least some of their news on social media." Winning over followers and fans, and getting "likes," "shares" and "comments" can be challenging. We want our library events to be seen and attended. ...Read more

Search Engine Optimization for Libraries - Part 1: SEO Overview

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Category: 
Technology

Search Engine Optimization for Libraries
Presented by Shari Thurow, Founder and SEO Director, Omni Marketing Interactive

Part 1: SEO Overview: Search Engine Optimization & Library Websites
Webinar introduces the concept of search engine optimization as a communication ...Read more

Serving Patrons with Dementia

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Customer Service
Library Programming
Outreach
Services to Special Populations

The Alzheimer's Association projects that by 2025, there will be an estimated 7.1 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease - a 40% increase from the 5.1 million age 65 and older affected in 2015.

Library staff ...Read more

Simple Strategies for Social Media

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Technology

This webinar will offer tips, strategies, and resources to strengthen your library's social media presence. Learn about social media plans and keeping content fresh and up-to-date. The presenter will also share tips for a variety of social media platforms. ...Read more

Space Planning Without the Space: Re-imagining Your Existing Library

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Library Management

This webinar will review a multi-step protocol to help librarians organize their thoughts as to how an existing library space might be reconfigured to meet the service needs of today. The speakers will use two recent joint projects -- one ...Read more

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