Monday, August 19, 2013

Site Closed

I have enjoyed providing this info for the past four years, but due to work and personal demands the site will no longer be updated. 

I won't leave you in the lurch. WebJunction works with Jamie Markus to do a
fabulous monthly listing of library webinars.  You are in good hands.

At its peak this site had over 1,200 unique visitors each month.  It was good to see that folks in our profession are lifelong learners.

Brad Ward

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Live Webinars for August 2013

August webinars.  Go learn stuff!

August 1.  Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems 

August 6.  Back to School with the Common Core

August 6.  Blogging Beyond Book Recommendations 

August 7.  Digital Literacy: What's It All About?

August 13.  YA Announcements: Falling Into Books

August 14.  Libraries and Copyright: Recent Cases  $

August 14.  Library-Museum Partnerships

August 20.  New Titles in Christian Fiction 

August 21.  Edge Initiative: Connecting Libraries to Community Priorities

August 21.  Introduction to Library Technology Training

August 26.  Digital Collection Road Trip 

August 29.  LGBTQ Book Buzz

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
11 events in August.  Click the link if interested.

Aug 6. Civic Engagement in Your Library Community
Aug 14. American FactFinder - Part 2
Aug 20. Inclusive Library Programs for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Aug 22. Collections: Making Smart Choices with Limited Materials Budgets

Nebraska Library Commission
Aug 7. One Librarian's Experience with Boopsie Mobile App Development
Aug 14. EveryoneOn @ Your Library
Aug 21. Libraries Lending eReaders
Aug 28. Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

Aug 8. Engaging Teens with Digital Media
Aug 29. Marketing Libraries: Learn from for-profit strategies

Wild Apricot
Aug 6. YouTube for Nonprofits
Aug 8. A Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program
Aug 20. E-mail Marketing 101: Beyond the Monthly Newsletter

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

On July 26, WebJunction presented Libraries & Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1, a webinar to help libraries learn about online resources and community contacts available to respond to patron questions about the Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act.

If you were unable to attend this extremely popular webinar, the archive is now available.

WebJunction also has a new eHealth Project Page that provides resources related to the Affordable Care Act. You can subscribe to more information and updates at WebJunction's eHealth Get Involved page and Division of Libraries and Information Services' E-Government and Workforce mailing list
Open enrollment for the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins on October 1 and libraries will likely see local demand for information.

Pam Thompson
Bureau of Library Development
R.A.Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems

Marshall Breeding leads an expert panel on how Discovery Services will shape the future of libraries in the next American Libraries Live broadcast on Thursday, August 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern.

The expert panel joining Marshall includes:

• Anya N. Arnold, Resource Sharing Program Manager and Courier Manager for Orbis Cascade Alliance


• Andrew Nagy, Senior Product Manager, Discovery Services, Serials Solutions

• Brad Jung, Vice President of Product Management, Innovative Interfaces

With special thanks to our episode sponsors Innovative Interfaces and SerialsSolutions, a ProQuest business.

Please join us for this free video broadcast on Thursday, August 1. To receive e-mail reminders, register at or just go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes, at

Friday, July 5, 2013

ALA Annual Conference Tech Wrap-Up

Monday, July 8, 1:00pm Eastern.

A panel of experts looks back at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference from a library technology perspective. Marshall Breeding, Jason Griffey, and Sue Polanka will analyze and discuss what they learned and what trends stood out at the conference. Whether or not you were there, join us for an excellent summary and enlightening discussion of the featured technology and trends.

Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and blogger for ALA TechSource.
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries, Library Automation Writer and Expert.
Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and author/moderator of No Shelf Required

Q&A after the panelists' presentations.

Register now:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Live Webinars for July 2013

The slowness of summer is evident in the number of offerings.  

However, there is still stuff to learn!

July 8.  The Digital Public Library of America  $

July 9.  Events for (Almost) Everyone

July 10.  3D Printing

July 11.  Developing Mobile Apps

July 16.  Book Group Buzz

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
7 events in July.  Click the link if interested.

July 10. Five Clicks or Fewer to Census Data
July 24. Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age

Nebraska Library Commission
July 3. Exchanging Dewey for a Subject Classification System
July 10. Learning in the Learning Commons
July 31. Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

July 9.  The Role of Libraries in Early Reading
July 17. Library Social Media Use
July 23. Localize, Mobilize, and Spotlight Library Services

Wild Apricot
July 17.  How to Approach A Foundation
July 17.  Leading Organizational Change
July 23.  A Fundraiser's Guide to the App Store

MOOCs and More

Thursday, June 27, 11:00am EST. 

What's a MOOC? It's a Massive Open Online Course -- higher-level learning coming from top universities, all online, all free. 

Join Susan Mark to learn how to put your patrons in touch with MOOCs and other quality learning interests that suit their needs. 


Friday, May 31, 2013

Live Webinars for June 2013

June webinars.  Go learn stuff!

June 4.  Getting the Most Out of Online Genealogy Sources 

June 4.  Take the Lead on Standards: Common Core and More 

June 5.  Dealing with Non-Traditional Library Materials  $

June 6.  ALA Annual Conference: Make the Most of It

June 7.  Why Google? OCLC Research Briefing

June 12.  Uncovering Free and Low Cost Legal Resources

June 12.  Why Aren't They Reading Quietly?

June 12.  Managing Streaming Media Collections in Libraries  $

June 12.  Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Working with Wikipedia

June 13.  Web and IT Accessibility Policies in Higher Education 

June 14.  Hidden Treasures: Uncover Rare Gems in Your Institution  $

June 17.  Digital Content Creation and Collection Development

June 18.  Public Libraries: Become a Community Publishing Portal

June 19.  RDA Essentials for Public Services 

June 20.  The Wireless Wave and the Death of Touchscreen

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
15 events in June.  Click the link if interested.

June 11. Summertime and the Listening is Easy
June 18.  New Kids on the Block 

June 4.  Library Box: Portable Private Digital Distribution
June 6.  The Accessible Website
June 11.  Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement
June 12.  Community Led Library Service Development 

Library Journal 
June 5.  Top Building Trends in Library Design 
June 6, 12 & 25.  Data-Driven Libraries: Parts 1-3 

June 4.  Amp Up Your Technology Training
June 12.  Support Patron Learning: Small Spaces/Small Budgets

Wild Apricot
June 4.  Why Winging It in Social Media No Longer Works

June 12.  To Raise More Money, Tell A Story
June 19.  Facilitating Virtual Meetings
June 26.  Using Census Data to Get Grants

Monday, April 29, 2013

Live Webinars for May 2013

May webinars. Go learn stuff!

May 1.  E-Government: Matching People with Jobs (ALA)

May 7.  Federal Government Information Made Easy (WSL)

May 7.  The Fiduciary Duties of Nonprofit Board Members (WSL)

May 9.  Library Learning Goes Online (AL Live)

May 9.  How Senior Friendly is Your Website (ATC) Reg Required

May 14.  Resource Sharing Best Practices (OCLC)

May 15.  Urban Fiction in Public Libraries (PLA)  $

May 15.  Building Collaborative Relationships with Your IT Dept (CSL) 

May 15.  eDiscovery Solutions [and Legal Issues] (eSchoolNews) 

May 28.  Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities (ADA Online)  

May 29.  Increasing Productivity by Securely Managing Mobility (eSchoolNews) 

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
15 events in May.  Click the link if interested.

May 7. What's New in SF/Fantasy

May 9. Hooking Reluctant Readers with Middle Grade Series
May 14. Hot Debuts: New Names in Fiction
May 14.  Handling Challenging Situations - Part I
May 15. Planning an Adult Program on a Budget
May 21.  Handling Challenging Situations - Part II

Nebraska Library Commission
May 1. What does a Successful Internship Look Like?
May 8. Hastings Storywalk: Walk, Read, Explore
May 15. Library Planning: A Customized Program for Success
May 22.  Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

School Library Journal
May 6. College and Career Readiness with Digital Resources
May 9.  Lerner's Fall 2013 Preview
May 16.  Raise the Bar with Effective Collaborations
May 14.  Spring Reading for Growing Minds
May 21.  Common Core - Serving the CCSS and Youth
May 22.  Navigating K-3 Curriculum Objectives

Texas State Library
May 3.  MS Office Tricks
May 10. Prezi
May 17.  Wikis
May 24.  Music Fun

Apr 30.  Extending Access to e-books: New Strategies
May 7. Library as Content Creator
May 22.  Broadband Adoption Toolkit  

Wild Apricot
May 1.  Recruiting Professional Volunteers

May 8.  The Three Languages of Appreciation
May 16.  Google Grants/Free Online Advertising   
May 29.  Proposal Budgeting Basics

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Competitive Intelligence Webinar

Getting In-Depth Competitive Intelligence on Private Companies

April 30, 1:00pm EDT.

Sponsored by:  Special Libraries Association (SLA)

More often than not disruptive innovations are born behind the walls of privately held companies. Given this how do you crack the code on these companies strategies? Additionally, how do you obtain some degree of early warning about how successful these companies might be in the future?

During this talk you’ll learn about a wide range of open source intelligence (OSINT) and human intelligence techniques (HUMINT) that you can use to answer the above questions.  
OSINT Assets – what can you learn from the web that’s meaningful and what can be aggregated to produce greater insight

HUMINT Assets – who should you talk to and how do you get a hold of them effectively.

Benchmarking –  how to acquire or interact with competitor products and services in a meaningful way

We’ll also close with a discussion of the ethical considerations companies face when conducting private company research as well as what is typically in and out of bounds when conducting private company oriented research efforts.
Finally all attendees will receive a copy of one of Cascade Insights’ Framework Fight Club Handbooks.  Each handbook provides a wealth of competitive intelligence frameworks that you can use to synthesize the intelligence you’ve collected.


Presented by Sean Campbell, Cascade Insights


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Higher Education in the Ultra-Connected Age

April 25, 2013, 1:00pm EDT.

New forms of scholarship, new educational pathways, and new interconnections and dependencies characterize the digitally rich landscape of higher education today. We are living and working in an age in which connections are blends of unique relationships and new social mores, crisscrossing an eclectic panorama of technology solutions and smart devices. In today’s world, planning and delivering IT services for residential and virtual campuses entails creative reexamination of all our premises, from partnerships and collaborations, to business models and processes, to services and service delivery.

This session will define and explore the new, connected landscape we all must gingerly yet strategically navigate. It also will examine how traditional higher education, whether large research or small liberal arts, should be adapting to the opportunities and challenges presented by the ubiquity and pervasiveness of connectivity.


Responding to Library Materials Challenges

Defend the Freedom to Read: Reporting Challenges 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 2:00pm

Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom for this interactive webinar discussing challenges: formal requests that materials in libraries and schools be removed due to their content or appropriateness. We’ll discuss the current state of challenges – what’s causing controversy right now – and talk about ALA’s efforts to document as many challenges as possible in order to raise awareness about this fundamental intellectual freedom issue. Attendees will learn about the resources and support ALA can offer when libraries are preparing for or responding to challenges. Whether you’re a veteran intellectual freedom fighter or a newbie, this webinar will provide you with information and ideas to help advocate for the freedom to read in your community.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Live Webinars for April 2013

April webinars. Go learn stuff!

April's Featured Event: ALCTS Preservation Series
Apr 23. The Preservation of Family Photographs
Apr 24.  Personal Digital Archiving
Apr 25.  Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products 

Apr 2.  Federal Government Information: Energy (WSL)

Apr 2.  Take this Job and Shelve It! (WSL)

Apr 3.  Changing Libraries: New Ways of Working (TSL)

Apr 9.  Common Core and the Public Librarian (SLJ)

Apr 10.  Creating E-Books Anyone Can Read (NISO) $

Apr 10.  The Tween Scene at Your Library (CSL)

Apr 11. Winning the Network Traffic Battle (eSchoolNews) 

Apr 12.  Introduction to RDA for Serials (Lyrasis) $

Apr 16.  Aligning Info Lit Outcomes with Institutional Goals (LT)

Apr 18.  The Present and Future of Ebooks (AL Live)

Apr 25.  Make the Library Central to your K-12 School (SLJ)

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
15 events in April.  Click the link if interested.

Apr 2.  Addressing Bullying Through Books
Apr 4.  What's New in Youth Nonfiction

Apr 9.  Series Nonfiction: Spring 2013
Apr 16.  Weeding: The Basics and Beyond
Apr 11.  What's New in Children's Literature
Apr 16.  What's New in Teen Literature
Apr 18.  Small Claims Court Legal Resources
Apr 24.  People are Talking: Online Reputation Management

Library Journal
Apr 4.  Perspectives on Academic Patrons 
Apr 11.  Some Fine Romance: Spring Titles 2013 
Apr 23.  eBooks: Exploring the Rapidly Evolving Options 

Nebraska Library Commission
Apr 3.  Dig Into Reading: Nebraska's Summer Reading Program 
Apr 17. Teaching Information Literacy for College Readiness

May 1.  What does a Successful Internship Look Like?
Apr 3.  So Many Devices, So Little Time

Apr 10.  Creating a Digitally Inclusive Community
Apr 30.  Extending Access to e-books: New Strategies
Wild Apricot
Apr 3.  The Funding Houseparty: Party with a Purpose

Apr 4.  Measuring Social Media Results
Apr 8.  The New Serial Storytelling Model   
Apr 24.  Five Steps to Mastering Collaboration