As the eBook industry continues to evolve, there are more and more acquisition and collection development options available to libraries, which is a great thing—once you can make sense of them all. Subscribe or purchase? Outright or demand-driven purchase? What about short-term loan and loan-to-own? There are so many variables to explore, and these are just a small handful of the business model considerations available to libraries today.
This special webinar event, hosted by EBSCO, will address key points to consider when navigating eBook business models, and will also take a closer look at other options, including ordering services (e.g., EBSCOhost Collection Manager, GOBI and OASIS), eBook providers, user experience, digital preservation and much more.
Here, There and Everywhere
This presentation offers basic guidance on the care and preservation of family photographs from nineteenth-century tintypes to contemporary color prints. The webinar addresses the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photographic print and negative materials, including albums and scrapbooks, and the causes and mechanisms of their deterioration. Strategies for preservation, such as proper handling, storage and display techniques, will be shared.
ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.
- basic characterization and identification of albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic color print materials, and film base negatives
- agents of deterioration for photographic materials
- storage and exhibition practices
- handling guidelines
- prioritization for preservation
In this webinar, Professor Arnott Smith will talk about common misconceptions and challenges to consumer health information provision in the public library setting and provide participants with helpful resources to meet these challenges.
Free interactive, streaming video broadcasts discussing trends and exploring industry issues
Hosted by award winning blogger and author Sue Polanka
Sue Polanka leads an interactive discussion on ebooks, focusing on what their exploding popularity mean for libraries and librarians everywhere. Polanka - author, librarian, ebook expert and creator of the award-winning blog No Shelf Required - will be joined by an expert panel including:
- Jamie LaRue, Director of the Douglas County (CO) Libraries
- Scott Wasinger, Vice President of Sales for Ebooks and Audiobooks at EBSCO Publishing
The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. Originally piloted in ten Illinois libraries in 2010, Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation is an activity- and discussion-based program model featuring a selection of curated and compelling images of American art.
During these three free webinars, participants will:
- Hear from librarians who participated in the Engage! pilot program, who will share what worked and what didn’lt with teens.
- Be introduced to a free PDF guide to the Engage! model, featuring detailed instructions on how to get started.
- Learn how to formulate effective “looking questions” that will elicit participation and engagement with art and thematic content.
- Learn how to select images that will illuminate relevant civic participation issues for teen discussion and learning.
We bet you already have a few hundred Facebook fans and are way beyond just knowing when to post updates, how to target updates, how to create awesome cover images, etc. Join us as we welcome presenter John Haydon, who will take us beyond the basics!
You will learn:
- Three tactics to get more results from Promoted Posts
- Three custom tab design tips to increase conversions
- Four advanced ways to target Facebook Ads
- Four powerful ways to acquire more email subscribers from Facebook
- Four ninja tactics to increase comments, likes and shares on your page posts
Step behind the scenes to learn about the exciting variety of rewarding careers available in technical services librarianship. Our panel of experienced technical services librarians from a variety of positions and institutions will be the tour guides to the world of technical services. This isn’t your grandmother’s technical services department.
Often on the edge of developing technology and the implementation of it on a local level, technically able technical services librarians are necessary in the growth and development of the future of libraries. Panelists will speak about their daily work, what led them to decide on a career as a technical services librarian, and recommendations for those interested in pursuing a similar career path.
Easing Information Anxiety: Teaching Information Literacy Strategies and Skills for College Readiness
In this session, we will discuss information literacy concepts that school librarians should cover with secondary students in preparation for college. These include "Revving up Students for Research" and explaining the "Method to the Madness". These directly relate to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (ACRL). Participants will leave this webinar with strategies and activities that can be implemented for use in their libraries the next day. Speakers: Bridget Kratt and Wendy Grojean-Loewenstein, UNO Library Science Education Program.