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Revisiting Two Classic Books: Think and Grow Rich and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Revisiting Two Classic Books: Think and Grow Rich and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has been called the “”Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.”” It was the first book to boldly ask, “”What makes a winner?”” Originally published in the 1940’s, Think and Grow Rich continues to be one of the most popular books today on the power of our thoughts to manifest our reality.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra are powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with effortless joy. When you put them into practice, you’ll realize that you can manifest whatever you’ve been dreaming about.

In this interactive and interactive program, attendees will learn how to apply the wisdom from these classic books to better take control of their thoughts and lives today to create the future that they desire.

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Original broadcast September 17, 2020 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew Sanderbeck has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

Creating a Drama Free Workplace Through Focused Team Development

Creating a Drama Free Workplace Through Focused Team Development

 

Whether you are a newly developing group or tight-knit team who has worked together for several years, there is always the potential for unintended and unwanted drama. Even those who prefer not to contribute can be tempted into conversation that can quickly turn into complaining or gossip.
In this session we will explore the four stage of team development and how to avoid the pitfalls of tempting drama, such as gossip in the workplace.

Attendees will learn:
• The four stages of team development and how to work through each
• Steps to function as a Team of Individuals
• Strategies to avoid the temptation of contributing to drama in the workplace

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Original broadcast September 15, 2020 

Biography ~ Dana Bomba
Dana Bomba is a Branch Manager with the Chesterfield County Public Library near Richmond, Virginia. Her primary focuses are daily operations, staff development, and outreach initiatives. The area of her job she enjoys the most is staff development as she helps her team realize their full potential in an encouraging and empowering way.

Challenging Dementia with Creativity, Collaboration, and Compassion

Challenging Dementia with Creativity, Collaboration, and Compassion

 

5.8 million Americans are now living with Alzheimer’s disease and 16 million are providing care. Public libraries” success in meeting our commitment to lifelong learning depends upon inclusivity across the spectrum of age and cognitive ability. How we respond to this challenge will set the standards for social infrastructure.

Dynamic sensitivity and strategic partnerships are essential. In this interactive and informative webinar, attendees will learn dementia-friendly skills for frontline service, explore engaging in-house programming, and prepare to mobilize innovative, collaborative outreach.

In this program attendees will learn:
• Describe the current scope of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and explain the purpose and potential impact of dementia-friendly library services in your
community
• Apply your knowledge of best practices to raise awareness, implement sensitive communication techniques in customer service, and initiate targeted library programming
with confidence
• Create a network of community partners, seek out the underserved, and develop comprehensive outreach services

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Original broadcast September 15, 2020 


Biography ~ Heather Ogilvie

Heather Ogilvie is the Outreach Librarian for Bay County Public Library in Panama City, Florida. With 23 years of public library experience, Heather has a BA in English from Colby College, an MLIS from FSU, and has trained with the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute and the Kettering Foundation. She serves as Co-Chair Elect of ASGCLA-IGARD. Heather presents customer-driven programs for the way we live now and enjoys the happy belief that anything is possible.

Tech Programs Post Pandemic – Tech To Go and Lending Programs

Tech Programs Post Pandemic – Tech To Go and Lending Programs

 

We learned a lot in the first few months of 2020 as the world shifted to provide more digital and online services and provide cleaner and safer in-person interactions. Through all these lessons learned, join Brian Pichman as he highlights some of the fun interactive virtual services in this new era of providing services to the public. We will cover some of the best tech tips for technology lending programs and things that patrons and users can do while away from your library. At the end of this workshop, pandemic or not, you’ll be able to provide greater services and resources to your patrons, regardless of their physical location and being as safe as possible to deliver these services.

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Original broadcast September 16, 2020

Biography ~ Brian Pichman
Brian Pichman is a technology enthusiast, sharing his thoughts and ideas to libraries so they can become more interactive, innovative, collaborative, and engaging He is a web developer with experience designing websites. Brian started a collaborative platform called the Evolve Project which aims to change the way people see libraries by introducing new technology and concepts for libraries. Libraries need to re-position themselves as community anchors in order to succeed in today’s culture.

Marketing Your Library with Video

Marketing Your Library with Video

Description: Looking for new ways to promote events and services? Videos are a simple and effective way if you know how. Attend this workshop and learn how to get started creating videos with your phone or tablet! You will learn the basics of shooting video on your device, how to utilize videos on different platforms from YouTube to Facebook, and design a video marketing plan that engages your community.

Learning outcomes:
Outcome One – Craft a video marketing plan that targets programs and engages your audience
Outcome Two – Create captivating video with minimal resources or know-how
Outcome Three – Utilize video through a variety of channels

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Original broadcast September 10, 2020 

Biography ~ Annie Guzman
Annie Guzman is a Community Outreach Librarian with Plano Public Library and her work focuses on community outreach, program development, and video production for social media. She is passionate about empowering people of all ages through excellence in programming and classes.

Change Your Thinking…Change Your Life. But How?

Change Your Thinking…Change Your Life. But How?

 

As the CO-VID 19 crisis has shown us once again, situations appearing to be out of our control have a huge impact on our lives and well-being. And while the crisis may seem to be out of our control, how we handle the circumstances of the crisis is something that we can choose.

“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein

In this interactive and informative program we explore how our thoughts affect our behaviors and actions and what we can do harness the power of our thoughts for outcomes that we want in our lives.

Specifically, we will explore:

• The Great Principle
• How Believing is Seeing
• The Laws of Substitution and Habit
• Four Techniques that You Can Immediately Use to Change your Thinking
• How to Create Your Definite Major Purpose

“We discover our greatness when we find ourselves in a situation bigger than we are and we manage to grow and become bigger than the situation.” ― Luigina Sgarro

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Original l broadcast September 8, 2020 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

Readers’ Advisory and Online Book Clubs: Connecting to Users Online

Readers’ Advisory and Online Book Clubs: Connecting to Users Online

 

​While working remotely or with restrictions on in-person interactions, it is still essential to connect readers with books. In this informative webinar, we’ll take a look at some resources for readers’ advisory that help both online and face to face. In the second half of the webinar, we’ll focus on online book clubs: which platform to use, how to promote your club, what to read, and way to keep your club going. Attendees are encouraged to share ideas and join the discussion about what’s worked and what hasn’t in their online book clubs.

Class Resources:

Reader’s Advisory And Online Book Clubs: Connecting To Users Online List (Including Books and Resources from Attendees)

Original broadcast September 9, 2020 

Biography ~ Kira Smith
Kira Smith currently works at TBLC. She was a virtual reference provider for Florida’s Ask A Librarian Service for 9 years. She has Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Education. Kira is a former elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. She has lived in New York, Louisiana, Texas and Florida. She enjoys teaching, technology and travel.

The Basics of Business Grammar You Needed to Know Yesterday

The Basics of Business Grammar You Needed to Know Yesterday

 

Challenge: Have you ever wondered whether a point of grammar or diction is correct? When should you use I, me, or myself? Is that comma after me in the previous sentence acceptable? What’s the difference between I will work and I will be working? Which is right: James’ or James’s job? Do parentheses or dashes work here? While we rely only on hearing to catch the meaning of a speaker, we need rules for writing. Knowing standards of grammar is important because business writing is visual and permanent. Our writing at work stands in for us when we are not present and reflects the quality of our thinking.

Solution: Business Grammar is a quick-paced webinar that examines grammatical standards in relevant business contexts to provide practical tips for choosing the correct sentence, smoother phrase, and better word. From a framework that acknowledges the ever-changing contributions of technology and globalism to Standard English, you will gain insights into grammar and apply them right away to enhance your writing style and increase your writing comfort level.

Scope: This webinar includes the following learning points:

• Grammar Guidelines – The right-wrong issues of sentence structure and phrasing
• Diction Dictums – The standards of word choice and exceptions to the rules
• Punctuation Pointers – The most frequently committed errors in punctuation
Learning Objectives: Attending this webinar will enable you to:
• Detect the most frequent sentence problems.
• Use tricky pronouns and adjectives correctly.
• Identify the differences among verb tenses.
• Learn rules for punctuation and mechanics.

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Original broadcast September 3, 2020 

Biography ~ Philip Vassallo
Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive,
managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. He has edited major reports for the US government, City of New York, and the corporate world. He also writes the blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.

Copyright Policies & Workflows for Your Library

Copyright Policies & Workflows for Your Library

 

Does your library have a copyright policy? Have you wondered if you can post your story hour online? Or make copies of books for patrons? Or offer 3D printing? Copyright can be confusing and, many times, the questions asked about it are not easy to answer. Knowing the basics of the copyright system and how to rely on a policy can make copyright less confusing.

In this informative session, learn what makes up copyright, how to use your library’s copyright policy to consistently answer copyright questions, and develop copyright research workflows (how to find and receive permissions) that will help improve your library operations.

Learning Objectives:

• Become more familiar with the core rights and exceptions of copyright
• Know how and why to create a copyright policy
• Best practices for implementing a policy to improve workflow

Original broadcast September 1, 2020 

Biography ~ Allyson Mower
Allyson Mower is an academic librarian with over ten years of experience in copyright librarianship. She is the author of the forthcoming book “Copyright Policies & Workflows in Libraries” to be published by Rowman & Littlefield in June 2020. Allyson also founded the Copyright Education Committee of the Utah Library Association and currently serves as head of scholarly communication & copyright at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library.

Building Connections and Keeping Students Engaged in Online Courses

Your webinar will be held on January 20,  2021,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

Login here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldOmvpzstH9QjBJ_N6Viql1vEAycMYMMs

Within 7 days, the recording of this session will be available in our On-Demand section

 


Today’s students are juggling many responsibilities. Whether the student is a full-time working adult or a first-year student, the demands on their time are not decreasing. According to a report from Best Colleges, online students are becoming more diverse, and 47% of them choose online courses specifically for the flexibility they offer. However, keeping a diverse group of students engaged when there are competing demands on their time can be challenging.

In order to build connections, instructors must lessen the distance the students feel between themselves and their peers, and between themselves and the instructor. In this session, the presenter will share strategies for mitigating transactional distance and building connections with students in order to keep students engaged.

Presenter ~ Lauren Hays
Lauren Hays, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Missouri. Previously, she was the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoyed teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. Her professional interests include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, information literacy, digital literacy, educational technology, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.