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NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:00pm

Attend a session to talk about your project ideas, as well as to get advice on crafting your narrative and goals.

We will also be talking about what is eligible for potential digital preservation projects – now included in the Preservation Assistance Grant as an option.

Innovation and Creativity in Promotion of Resources

Friday, 7 March 2014 11:00am

Join us this week to hear from Barbara Westrick, MA/MIBOA Program Chair with Ross Education LLC, who has some of the best usage on GVRL in the country.

Wondering how the magic happens?

Barb will be talking about their efforts to partner with other departments at their medical education center, why faculty value their digital library, and the innovative and creative ways that they promote resources with students.

Inside the Digital Public Library of America

Friday, 7 March 2014 9:00am

In this OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation, Dan Cohen goes behind the scenes to discuss how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what's to come for the young project and organization.

Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA (Digital Public Library of America), where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all.

New Common Core Connections

Thursday, 6 March 2014 2:00pm


If you’re searching for new resources for the Common Core—or just want a look at new fiction and informational books for youth—tune in for this spring preview of titles for children and teens that will help teachers and librarians implement the standards across subjects and grade levels.

Lean for Social Good 101 Webinar

Thursday, 6 March 2014 2:00pm

Learn how social good organizations can adopt the Lean Startup methodology to amplify their impact.

The Lean Startup Methodology has taken the startup world by storm, and lean principles have been adopted by everyone from Fortune 1000 companies to the U.S. Government. How can more social good organizations adopt Lean methodology to amplify their impact? In this webinar, the co-founder of Lean Impact and one of the publishers of The Ultimate Dictionary of Lean for Social Good will walk you through some of the best (and worst!) examples they've seen throughout the impact sector -- from A/B testing to Vanity Metrics. We'll leave plenty of time for discussion, so bring your questions!

10 Ways to Integrate Your Communications

Thursday, 6 March 2014 1:00pm

You know that you should integrate your communications, but how do you get started? How do you take different channels with different audiences and allow them to shine individually while creating a cohesive voice for your organization? Let us help you with 10 steps that can get you going in the right direction.

When we released A Practical Guide to Integrated Communications: A Workbook for Nonprofits, we were very pleased by the response. However, integrated communications is a dense, often confusing subject, which requires a little extra time upfront to get moving in the right direction. In this class, we'll go over ten of the most straightforward, bang for the buck steps you can take to start making your communications work together for the biggest impact.

What Is and What's Next - "Making" Assessment and New Opport

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 4:00pm

ALA President Barbara Stripling’s ongoing, three-part Winter Webinar series focused on making concludes March 5, 2014 at 3pm CST with “What is and What’s Next: Making Assessment and New Opportunities,” a free webinar focusing on academic, public and school libraries that are building community and supporting student and user success through making.

Fundraising the SMART Way: Why We Need a Fundraising Revolution

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:00pm

Fundraising: the business function that nonprofit professionals love to hate. Why? Without predictable, consistent income growth, charities struggle mightily to fulfill their missions and achieve their visions. Yet the data show income growth for most charities is sluggish or worse, in spite of the onslaught of new technologies, training programs, and graduate schools offering advanced degrees. Maybe it’s time to do something different: to look at the way fundraising is managed, not just the way it’s done.



The Magic of Marketing Databases

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 2:00pm

Libraries are constantly challenged on how to get their customers to use the databases they purchase. This webinar will demonstrate how, with just the right mix of marketing and advertising magic, your library can increase usage of any database. That’s really what great advertising is all about!

Join expert marketer Nancy Dowd, author of Bite Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for Overworked Librarians, and Ryan Maxey, a graphic designer fresh from NYC, as they inspire you with ideas and examples that will turn around your database marketing.


Is Leadership Coaching Right for Us?

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 1:00pm


Professional leadership coaching is becoming increasingly familiar to—if not yet commonly used in—the nonprofit sector. While some very small organizations may indeed not be able to afford leadership coaching, many more nonprofits may decline to use coaching mainly out of uncertainty about whether coaching is really an investment that meets their needs.

This webinar answers such questions as: What is coaching, particularly leadership coaching, really like? How exactly does it benefit the client? When is coaching an effective approach to enhancing leadership capabilities? What criteria should we look for in a coach? How do we ensure our organization gets the maximum benefit from leadership coaching?