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Collection Maintenance in the Children’s Department: Shelf Reading, Shifting, and Everything In Between

Collection Maintenance in the Children’s Department: Shelf Reading, Shifting, and Everything In Between

Collection Maintenance is an integral part of collection management, but often falls to the side in the busy world of planning programs and serving children. Keeping materials clean and well ordered, shifting items or collections as needed, and checking that items are properly housed maximizes the impact of your collection on the community. In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:· – Evaluate your collection’s need for ongoing maintenance· – Create a collection management strategy· – Tweak housing when needed to meet the special needs of children Cleaning, shelf reading, shifting, and checking catalog records can feel like a monumental task or something children’s staff don’t have time to spare. Yet, collection maintenance is critically important for a vibrant, quality collection. This dose of simple, practical guidelines with specific criteria will inspire a fresh take on your collection.

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Original broadcast April 4, 2019

Biography ~ Jill Burket Ragase
Jill Burket Ragase has enthusiastically shared her passion for Youth Services as an Independent Library Consultant for five years. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is a former Children’s Librarian and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian and the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.

Showcase Your Collection: Book Displays for Adults

Showcase Your Collection: Book Displays for Adults

Book displays are a great way to fill unused shelves or empty table spaces. What happens if you have great books and they never are checked out? How could you increase library program sign-ups, support your library’s mission statement, and provide readers’ advisory services on a shoestring budget? How can you make the physical library a place of discovery and entertainment?
In this interactive and informative webinar, you learn how to make book displays a regular and exciting part of your library programming. As well, as highlight local events, recommend read alikes, boost circulation, and show your community that you are ready to meet their information and entertainment needs.

At the conclusion of webinar, participants will be able to:
• Create a list of book display resources
• Incorporate passive programming into book displays
• Identify topics for book displays of interest to their library customers
• Utilize techniques to promote circulation, participation, and readers’ advisory
• Promote the library’s mission, goals, and programming

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Original broadcast April 2, 2019

Biography ~ Maggie Rose
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Twinsburg Public Library in Ohio. She coordinates the library book displays and is responsible for the audio book and board games collections. Maggie also teaches computer classes and sits on the Reference and Information Services Division and Adult Services Division Action Councils for the Ohio Library Council.
Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen, she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been working as a librarian for six years.
Maggie loves gardening, camping and her boisterous family, which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, 5 cats, and 9 chickens.

Creating an On-Going Weeding and Inventory Plan for Your Collection

Creating an On-Going Weeding and Inventory Plan for Your Collection

 

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Looking for a better way to weed more effectively and to develop what is in your collection? If you do, it sounds like you need a plan!

This webinar will teach you the steps and processes you need to create an ongoing weeding and inventory plan custom made for your library. We’ll cover everything from getting your administration on board with your plan to the things you’ll need before and during the implementation of the plan you’ll customize for your library. You’ll also learn how to use the data collected to shape your collection development decisions in order to maintain a dynamic, relevant, and current library collection.

In this interactive and informative program, you’ll:

         Understand the best practices in how to convince decision makers to allow the implementation of an ongoing weeding plan
         Learn what tools and supplies needed to develop and implement and ongoing weeding plan
         Learn how to use the data collected from the weeding process to shape collection development decisions

Original broadcast March 12, 2019

Biography ~ Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson has been the Collection Strategy Supervisor with Suffolk Public Library (SPL) since 2016. In her time at SPL, Karen has worked on special collection development such as circulating Wi-Fi mobile hotspots, cake pans, book club kits, and kid’s adventure backpacks. In addition she has helped streamline tech services, acquisitions, collection maintenance, and cataloging processes. She has used her background in retail merchandising and management to shape the collection marketing, display, and purchasing efforts at SPL. Prior to her time at SPL, Karen was the Adult Services Librarian and acting Branch Manager of Portsmouth Public Library’s Main Library.

Getting into the Habit of Regular Collection Weeding and Maintenance

Getting into the Habit of Regular Collection Weeding and Maintenance

 

The benefits of regular collection maintenance are many, however librarie are rarely able to find time to fit regular collection weeding into their already hectic project schedules. Find out how Karen was able to create an ongoing weeding plan for Suffolk Public Library and how this valuable tool can help your own library.

In this interactive and informative program, you’ll learn:

 Importance and benefits of continuous weeding and collection maintenance
 Strategies to shelf read and beautify collection while performing weeding
 Lessons learned through implementing such a plan

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Original Broadcast February 21, 2019

Biography ~ Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson has been the Collection Strategy Supervisor with Suffolk Public Library (SPL) since 2016. In her time at SPL, Karen has worked on special collection development such as circulating Wi-Fi mobile hotspots, cake pans, book club kits, and kid’s adventure backpacks. In addition she has helped streamline tech services, acquisitions, collection maintenance, and cataloging processes. She has used her background in retail merchandising and management to shape the collection marketing, display, and purchasing efforts at SPL. Prior to her time at SPL, Karen was the Adult Services Librarian and acting Branch Manager of Portsmouth Public Library’s Main Library.

2018 Adult Fiction Year in Review

2018 Adult Fiction Year in Review

 

2018 is in the books, but have you taken time to step back and assess what happened in those books? Puns aside, 2019 is only days old but everyone is already rushing to make predictions for the coming year. Reading resolutions are being set, and hot upcoming titles are already being promoted. But, here’s the thing, while it is fun to start looking ahead, the dawn of a new year actually is the best time to look back.

In this interactive and informative webinar, Becky will walk you through the year that was in adult fiction highlighting the important news stories and award winners. She’ll also point out what larger trends have emerged from 2018, and what direction those trends will take us in our work with our patrons into 2019.

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Original broadcast January 17, 2019

Biography~ Becky Spratford
Becky Spratford is a Readers’ Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blogRA for All, and it’s evil twin, RA for All Horror, and is on the Steering Committee of theAdult Reading Round Table. You can connect with Becky on Twitter@RAforAll.

Original broadcast January 17, 2019

Mission Not-Impossible! Genealogical Research for Native Americans

Mission Not-Impossible! Genealogical Research for Native Americans

 

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Are you curious about your Native American ancestry? Have you done a DNA test and want to know more about your roots? Do you work in a field where you get genealogical questions and want to be able to better assist your customers? Do you just enjoy historical research?

For many indigenous people living in the United States, their family history is something they want to learn more about. However, many individuals find it is difficult to know exactly where to begin to trace Native American genealogy. Many people mistakenly believe it is impossible to trace Native American ancestry. Fortunately, there are many available resources that can help you do just that.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

Know how to locate and use Native American census records
Know how to locate and use tribal histories and records
Understand the difference between state and federal recognition
Know how to locate and use the Dawes Rolls and the Guion-Miller Roll

Original broadcast November 29, 2018

June Power ~ Biography
June Power is the Access Services/Reference Librarian for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, managing circulation, course reserves, document delivery services, and copyright management. She is the managing department head and has also assisted with archival and special collections work, and genealogy. She has taught American Library Association e-courses on genealogical research and is working on her certification through the Board of Genealogical Certification. She has presented at NCLA, the ILLiad Conference, the Ares Virtual Conference, the Azaela Coast Library Association Conference, and the Access Services Conference. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Access Services and has published a series of articles in that journal as well as several book chapters.

June works at the only university established as a state-sponsored school for Native Americans in the United States. She lives in Robeson County, NC, which is still the home of the Lumbee Tribe, with her husband, daughter, and a tribe of cats.

 

20 Comics in 60 Minutes

20 Comics in 60 Minutes

 

 

Library staff are expected and trained to provide readers advisory services, but sometimes providing readers advisory for comics and graphic novels can be a challenge.

During this 20 Comics in 60 Minutes program, Amanda Jacobs Foust will bring library staff up to speed on the best kids, teen and adult comics and graphics novels of 2018.

In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn:
Recommended comics and graphic novels for readers advisory and collection development
Popular and lesser-known publishers
Resources for readers advisory and collection development for comics and graphic novels

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Original broadcast November 8, 2018

Amanda Jacobs Foust ~ Biography
Amanda Jacobs Foust is a librarian and editor for No Flying No Tights who also produces and co-hosts the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast with Jack Baur of the Berkeley Public Library. Together, they present and write about comics; including their annual favorite comics of each year kids, teens and adults. In addition to her comics work, Amanda has extensive experience as a conference and webinar presenter on a diverse range of topics related to librarianship.

Maps: Interpreting Current and Historical Resources

Maps: Interpreting Current and Historical Resources

 

For local history and genealogy lovers, maps are rich, but sometimes overlooked, sources of information. They can paint a vivid picture, offer rich insights, and fascinating stories, if you know what to look for.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will discover a variety of sources (both physical and digital) for accessing map data including:

o Sanborn Maps
o Historical atlases
o USGS Maps

Attendees will also learn:
Tools and tips for analyzing the historical and community information maps contain
Applications for this information, including suggestions for hands‐on learning activities and community projects.
While many of these resources are online, we’ll look at examples of digital and paper maps to uncover clues about the past and present including locations of railroads, changes in rivers and roads, and the growth of towns and cities.

Original broadcast November 6, 2018

Miriam Kahn ~ Biography

MBK CONSULTING was founded by Miriam Kahn, MLS, MA, PhD in 1991.  Her company specializes in providing consulting and educational services to libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and other cultural institutions.

In 1992, Miriam began teaching workshops in Library & Information Science at Kent State University. These workshops continue to be popular today and include Genealogy & Local History Research Methods, Accessing Government Documents, Print & On-Line,

What’s To Come in 2018? Assessing and Staying On Top of Adult Leisure Reading and Collection Development Trends

What’s To Come in 2018? Assessing and Staying On Top of Adult Leisure Reading and Collection Development Trends

For library workers who work assist leisure readers, whether it is from the front desk, the reference desk, or as you roam the stacks, staying on top of the latest trends is imperative. Our patrons expect us to know what’s hot before they do. They expect us to have the items ready and waiting for them as soon as they request them. And with all of the other job duties we have to worry about, sometimes we are not as responsive to the most current trends as we could be. But assessing trends in leisure reading and collection development is an essential job duty, and it is not nearly as difficult as you may think.

Join noted Readers’ Advisory expert Becky Spratford for a webinar that will be fun and useful. She will walk you through the current trends in adult leisure collections and teach you the tips and tricks you can use to stay in the know all year long. Before you know it, your library will be trending in your community.

In this interactive and informative program you will:

• Learn how to stay on top of trends all year long
• Learn how to keep your collection as responsive as possible to your patrons’ tastes as possible
• Learn how to make the library visit more participatory for your adult patrons

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Original broadcast March 8, 2018

Becky Spratford ~ Biography
Becky Spratford is a Readers’ Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All, and it’s evil twin, RA for All Horror, and is on the Steering Committee of the Adult Reading Round Table. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist. Becky is also known for her work with horror readers as the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to

Demystifying Genre: How To Help Every Type of Reader

Demystifying Genre: How To Help Every Type of Reader

 

Nothing is scarier than trying to help a fan of a genre you yourself don’t enjoy. You want to help that, for example, Romance reader find the perfect book, but you are having trouble knowing where to begin because…eek!… you don’t read Romance. You are afraid they will find out you are a fraud. How can YOU possibly help THEM?!? Never fear, in this program, Readers’ Advisory expert, Becky Spratford, will teach you the basic appeals of the major genres, give you the inside track on what a fan of that genre is most drawn to, and provide you with talking points to get your genres readers to tell you what they want. You will leave this webinar with the confidence and skill to help fans of every genre, regardless of whether or not you have ever read a book in that genre yourself. And that will leave a trail of happy patrons in your wake.

Attendees will learn how to:
Sort genres into like categories based on how they appeal to readers
Understand the major tropes and appeal factors for each genre and how they apply to specific authors and titles
Use genre specific resources to help readers quickly
Engage readers of any genre in meaningful and successful Readers Advisory conversations

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Original broadcast December 5, 2017

Becky Spratford ~ Biography
Becky Spratford is a Readers’ Advisor in Illinois specializing in serving patrons ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through the local public library. She runs the critically acclaimed RA training blog RA for All, and it’s evil twin, RA for All Horror, and is on the Steering Committee of the Adult Reading Round Table. She is under contract to provide content for EBSCO’s NoveList database and writes reviews for Booklist. Becky is also known for her work with horror readers as the author of The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition [ALA Editions, 2012] and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association who are honoring her as a Special Guest of Honor at StokerCon 2017 for her contribution to the genre. You can connect with Becky on Twitter @RAforAll.