Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.
Join Booklist and Random House Library Marketing for a free, hour-long webinar where you’ll meet four hot new names in adult fiction sure to be popular at your library Spring of 2014! Hear directly from Pierce Brown (RED RISING), Ariel Lawhon (THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS), Susan Rieger (THE DIVORCE PAPERS), and Amy Talkington (LIV FOREVER) about their novels, the writing process, and the inspiration behind their works. Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk will host the panel, interviewing each author and moderating an attendee Q&A at the end.
Learn more about 3D printing technology and how it can be applied to libraries through in-house maker spaces and for rapid prototyping. A live demo of the technology will occur.
- Do you know what really makes for a good library IT staffer?
- Do you wish you knew what pitfalls to look out for when hiring one?
It’s not easy to hire for a position where it’s unlikely you fully understand the position’s responsibilities or challenges, let alone what exact skill set you need a hire to have. In this webinar, you will:
- Learn what to look for and for red flags that can cause issues down the road.
- Find out how job ads can actually turn off qualified applicants.
- Hear real words of wisdom, from current library IT managers.
When it comes time to hire your library's next IT person, you'll be better prepared!
Our 4th annual online event is back with a dynamic new format, featuring programming designed to take libraries into the future to better serve their community’s evolving needs.
The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries will offer thought-provoking discussions and actionable solutions to some of the biggest challenges libraries are facing, including rethinking collections, engaging the community, and helping students and patrons learn. The program will feature insights on managing new technologies and services; the latest developments in ebooks and streaming media; optimizing discovery; and much more!
Our expert speakers and panelists will present innovative ideas and actionable solutions for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public.
The most commonly used social media platforms and the most appropriate sites for users will be identified and discussed. Specifics about what to expect from social media for people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) will be explored, as well as the growing use of social media on mobile devices. Concerns about identity theft and personal information safety/protection will be addressed. Other discussion topics will include details on blogging/storytelling - to blog, or not to blog? - along with some important “do's and don'ts” for social media. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect.
This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.
Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.
Financial literacy is important to all communities, and libraries can be part of the solution.
Through Money Smart Week @ your library, April 5-12, 2014, you can join hundreds of other libraries across the country helping individuals to better manage their personal finances. In 2013 over 500 libraries in 47 states participated.
Money Smart Week @ your library is a partnership between ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, through which libraries of all types provide financial literacy programming for all stages of life during. Retirees, school kids, college students--everyone can learn more, to be better with their money.
Learn from veterans and first-timers how Money Smart Week @ your library has been a great success for their libraries, and how it can be in yours. Get valuable programming and promotion ideas, tips on possible partners, and resources that make it easy for you.
A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used.
This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities.
Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.
Our fantastic panel of internaltional experts will discuss how some of Europe's top libraries see the role of the library and the librarian.