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.