July 29, 2014

Collections Care Basics – Free Recorded Webcasts Available 24/7

Recorded webcasts from Heritage Preservation’s online course, Collections Care Basics: Where Do I Begin?

Webinar 1: Overview: Agents of Deterioration and the Need for Collections Care. - Instructor: Donia Conn

Webinar 2: Collections Environment: Practical Solutions for Imperfect Places. - Instructor: Tara Kennedy

Webinar 3: Storage and Handling. – Instructor: Donia Conn

Webinar 4: Pest Management. – Instructor: Donia Conn

Webinar 5: Mold! – Instructor: Tara Kennedy
Audio failed to record for this webinar, but closed captioning is available.

Webinar 6: Staff and Volunteer Management for Collections Care. - Instructor: Donia Conn

OverDrive Webinar – Next Generation Digital Library

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s almost time! The final touches have been added and we are all ready to raise the curtain on Next Generation Digital Library. It looks like you are just as eager as we are because seats are quickly filling up for our big show. Don’t miss out on all the excitement coming to your digital library and grab your seats today…before it’s too late!

In case you missed it, here’s all you need to know…

Who: Library & school staff

What: Next Generation Digital Library (FREE live webcast)

When: September 5 – 28, 2012

Where: From your computer with speakers or headphones

How: Register today!

During these live interactive webcasts, you’ll learn all about exciting developments coming to OverDrive-powered digital libraries, including:

  • Browser-based eReading with OverDrive Read
  • APIs for integrating OverDrive content with library discovery tools
  • In-library discovery of digital collections via OverDrive Media Station
  • Publisher-supported device lending via Test Drive
  • Content Reserve, automated collection tools and a fresh design
  • Self-service help & training resources

Coming September 5: New on demand modules (5 to 20 minutes each). Create a personal learning plan and complete your sessions when it’s convenient for you!

For more about Training Month 2012, click here.”

Create Dynamic Online Trainings – July 26, 2012

Free Webinar
Click here to register >>
“Curious about how to create effective online tutorials, screen captures, and courses? Join our webinar on Thursday, July 26 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, to find out more.
During this webinar, we will be hearing from training experts dealing with the nonprofit and library sector. Janet Fouts will share her thoughts on planning an online training, from wireframing your course or tutorial to general skills and practices. Experts from Idealware will be discussing creating very short videos and on-demand training modules. Tune in for practical advice on making your online trainings as effective as in-person events.”

Free webinar on rebranding libraries – July 11

Not Your Grandma’s Library Anymore: Rebranding Success Stories

Please join us for this one hour webinar where you will hear from two exciting libraries as they share how they continue to change community perceptions and create innovative brands that demonstrate the library’s role in a digital age.

Jim Staley, the marketing and communications director of Mid-Continent Public Library will share how Mid-Continent has rebranded in an attempt to answer the question, “Will we need libraries when we don’t print books?” Libraries have to think beyond the books to the information and opportunity they provide. MCPL’s branding around the idea of “Access” is focused on explaining to stakeholders where they can find the real value of the public library.

Anythink Communications Manager, Stacie Ledden, will describe how branding helped transform the worst-funded library system in the state of Colorado into one of the most recognized libraries in the country. The Anythink brand is more than a logo – it infuses everything they do at Anythink. Stacie will discuss how this has helped shift the perception of libraries in Adams County – and how Anythink will share these philosophies at the upcoming R-Squared Conference in Telluride this September.

Click here to register >>

Title: Not Your Grandma’s Library Anymore: Rebranding Success Stories
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST


Katie Klossner
Market Development Manager
Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

Presenter Bios:

Jim Staley

Jim Staley is the Marketing & Communications Director at Mid-Continent Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri. As   the first Marketing Director for the three-county library system, Jim was   responsible for developing a system-wide approach to focused, patron-centered   marketing. In his five years at the library, his department has concentrated   on providing marketing support that incorporates more than publicity and   promotion. Instead, the group emphasizes the cultivation of appropriate   service offerings, adaptation of new technology, and a brand that expands the   community’s view of what the Library offers. Before coming to MCPL, Jim   worked as both a nonprofit do-gooder and advertising agency stooge.

Stacie Ledden

Stacie Ledden is the Communications Manager at Anythink Libraries. After joining the district in 2008,   Stacie assisted in launching the Anythink brand that in 2011 garnered the   John Cotton Dana Award for Outstanding Public Relations in Libraries. In her   position at Anythink, she has filled the role of event planner, webmaster,   brand champion and Anythink cheerleader. Previous to her work at Anythink,   Stacie was an editor for a global newswire service, freelance writer and   faithful library customer. Most recently, she’s helping lead the team organizing
R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference launching   this fall in Telluride, CO.

Construction Grant Webinar Recording

A recording of the June 7, 2012, webinar, featuring a demonstration of the online application system for the New York State Library’s Public Library Construction Grants Program, is available for playback.

Please go to the following website and follow the instructions to access the direct webinar link: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc/14m/webinar.htm