Access to Public Records: Tensions Between the Right-to-Know and the Protection of Privacy and the Role of Records Management
Government accountability, fostered by ready availability of public records, is a cornerstone of a healthy democracy. Yet the government also holds increasingly large amounts of sensitive personal and business data that is legitimately entitled to confidential treatment. Needless retention of information that is truly no longer needed creates risks ranging from improper breach of confidentiality, to burdens of "searching the haystack," to unmanageable opacity by simple result of sheer quantity. The accelerating increase in the volume and range of public information calls for forward-looking management of information as a highly important asset.
Are you wondering:
- What the latest thing in YA literature is?
- Who are the emerging authors, and the ones falling out of favor?
- What are the best resources for evaluating books for YAs?
- If graphic novels are just comic books in disguise?
- If reading online is really reading?
The world of young adult literature is an inherently dynamic one and one that, in the last decade, has become among the most active in publishing. Each new publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with all of these changes and the new titles flooding the market can be a full-time job. This webinar will help students identify new trends and the best new titles and resources for collection development.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will be familiar with current:
- Trends informing the dynamic field of young adult literature
- YA Fiction – both novels of realism and genre fiction – that are “first selections” for YA collections
- Non-fiction for both recreational and classroom use
- Graphic novels and comics
- Useful resources for collection development
This webinar will be of interest to both public and school library staff with young adult collection development responsibilities.
- Thinking of enhancing early literacy environments in your library?
- Wanting to learn more about technology for young children?
- Can’t decide what type of early literacy technology to add to your library?
This webinar will review the benefits of technology for young children, the types of technology available, and how to incorporate the technology into your library. Find out how libraries can play a role in enhancing early literacy technology experiences and the importance of promoting technology for all ages.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will understand:
- the debate over technology use for young children
- how technology can be used to enhance early literacy
- the types of early literacy technology available
- how early literacy technology connects with Every Child Ready to Read 2
- the libraries role in offering early literacy technology
This webinar will be of interest to all library staff serving children and youth, as well as library managers.
As the nation’s diet—and its consequences—has become an increasingly common topic of conversation, commonsensical truths—from the social benefits of a shared family meal to the health boost that home cooked, unprocessed foods provide—have gained new advocates. What a better way to tap into these benefits than by cracking open some of these forthcoming spring cooking titles and preparing a delicious meal to share with friends or family. Tackle some of the basics with the Great Meat Cook Book and Bake: the Essential Companion, discover new favorites with Mediterranean Slow Cooker and Ride or Fry: The Dante Fried Chicken Experience, and finally master that pad thai recipe with Easy Thai Cooking. To learn how to do the Mexican basics with a new flair, check out Tacos, Tortas and Tamales: The New Flavors of Mexican Street Food. Bon appetit!
Booklist Online editor Keir Graff will preview Mystery Month, from Booklist’s May 1 Mystery Showcase to a wealth of Booklist Online exclusive content. Publishers Felony & Mayhem, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Random House, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists.
Steve and Desta Krong of Krong Design Inc. will discuss some of the latest trends in library architecture and interior design
- how libraries have transformed through the years
- the importance of design, identity, and branding
- how to prepare for the future of library design
- budget and scope considerations
- architect‘s and interior designer‘s working relationships
- new library rooms & areas
- finish materials, furniture, lighting trends
- case study reviews
- sustainability in library design and operations
It is no longer safe to assume that visitors to your website are sitting in front of a large monitor equipped with a keyboard and mouse. As smartphones overtake the desktop as the primary portal to the Web - and as new device types and interaction models continue to emerge - designers need to adopt future-friendly strategies that support a full range of user contexts with a single codebase.
What will be covered?
- The "One Web" philosophy and benefits
- Mechanics of media queries
- Code organization and best practices
- Adding support for adaptive images
- Fallback techniques for older browsers
Who is this webcast for?
Need an easy way to handle your organization’s accounting transactions? Join our free webinar, QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries! on Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to learn more about how you can streamline your day-to-day business with the new 2012 updates to Intuit’s QuickBooks.
During this webinar, we will be hearing from QuickBooks Made Easy instructor Gregg Bossen about how this tool can aid your nonprofit or library, giving you an in-depth look at the new updates to the QuickBooks software.
This webinar is appropriate for technology decision makers in nonprofits and libraries.
Are Your Employees “All In?”
Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton teamed up with Towers Watson to analyze an unprecedented 300,000-person study revealing that high-performance organizations possess a distinctive kind of culture.
In these environments, employees believe in their leaders and the company’s mission,
values, and goals.
And employees are not only engaged, but also enabled and energized, which leads to astonishing results—average annual operating revenues of 27.4 percent, three times higher than companies lacking such a positive culture.
What You Will Learn
Join us as Gostick and Elton explore a simple 7-step roadmap for creating a high-achieving culture: defining a burning platform, creating rigorous customer focus, making sure team members root for one another, and establishing clear accountability. Attend and you’ll hear:
- Specific how-tos for inspiring belief in your mission and goals
- Fascinating stories depicting the power of culture in action
- Advice for getting your employees “all in”
Presenters : Rebecca Elder, Amy Geddes, and Mathew Rose
The popularity of bibliotherapy has seen a resurgence in the last few years with an emphasis on using both fiction and non-fiction reading in highly creative ways. Its aim now is to increase individual well-being rather than simply focus on self-help and psychological disorders. These changes offer a renewed role for bibliotherapy in your library!
- Does your Library Mission include a call to serve the educational and developmental needs of your community?
- Are you looking for ways to engage a wide representation of your community?
- Do your professional goals include reaching out to the most vulnerable, sensitive, and in need of help and enriching their lives?
- Did you know that bibliotherapy is a perfect way to serve your community and address your Library Mission – all while offering the most rewarding programming of your career?
This one-hour webinar will review the benefits of bibliotherapy for all ages, provide examples of programming and services available, and share with you how to incorporate the use of bibliotherapy into your library.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Know the definition and stages of bibliotherapy
- Learn the benefits and limitations of bibliotherapy
- Know four ways bibliotherapy has been used in libraries
- Learn ways to implement bibliotherapy services in a library setting
This webinar will be of interest to Adult, Teen and Children’s Librarians and Academic Librarians.