I will be compiling links to all of the free ones that I think are worth my readers' time. Please note, I will only be posting webinars that are archived at this point; I will not be promoting up coming ones right now.
- Creativity and Library Leadership: Moving the Next Gen Library Forward (February 2, 2017) Join Booklist for this free, one-hour webinar which will explore the importance of creativity in the modern library and the influence leadership plays in its cultivation. Understanding the significance that creativity plays in the information landscape, its benefits for problem solving, the direct connection leaders play, and practical steps to cultivating creativity, from top to bottom, managers to staff, will also be discussed. You'll hear from our sponsor Rowman & Littlefield as well as Jamie Gray, author of Becoming a Powerhouse Librarian: How to Get Things Done Right the First Time (February 2017). Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach.
- Spring Staff Picks from Penguin Random House (February 24, 2017) The Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff share their top picks for Spring and Summer 2017. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get the inside scoop on their predictions for this season’s sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers. Live attendees will be entered for a chance to win one of fifty “Borrow.Read.Repeat.” tote bags filled with ARCs! This webinar will be moderated by Booklist’s Associate Editor, Adult Books Annie Bostrom.
- Spring YA Announcements, 2017 (February 28, 2017) Get a sneak peek of forthcoming YA titles in this hour-long, free webinar, featuring representatives from Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Disney, and Greenhaven Publishing. Moderated by Books for Youth Editor, Dan Kraus.
- Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Your Library (March 14, 2017) Get the scoop on the latest youth and adult graphic novels and comics in this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from DC, Macmillan, and IPG share upcoming titles from their catalogs, perfect for refreshing this high-circulating section. Moderated by Graphic Novels Editor, Sarah Hunter.
- What's the Right Mix?: Acquisition librarians and those charged with collection development responsibilities have a wide range of options for acquiring content. Recent years have seen the rise of acquisition models such as DDA to help librarians acquire content based on user demand. But with more publishers removing front list titles from DDA and costs increasing with changes in triggers, has demand driven acquisition or other usage-based models lived up to the promise of saving library budgets? View On Demand
- Simple Strategies for Social Media presented by Anthony Moreno, network manager for the Glencoe Public Library
- Leveraging Cloud Based Technologies for Increased Team Productivity presented by Justin Denton
- You Belong @ Your Library: welcoming and serving the LGBTQIA community presented by Jessica Jupitus, Sacramento Public Library as the Central Library Manager
- BiblioBoard Webinar moderated by Veronda Pitchford, RAILS
That should keep me and all of you busy today.