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The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication

Have you ever worked with some who “just doesn’t get it??" Maybe the reason they don’t “get it” is that the two of you are on different “communication” wavelengths. Or perhaps it’s because one of you isn’t listening – and that must be them, right?? In this 90-minute...

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Starting a Friends Group

Starting a Friends Group

Well-run Friends groups are vital for the prosperity of public libraries (and can be an asset for school and academic libraries as well). What surprises some people is that a modern Friends group does more than run the traditional sale or thrift store. They can raise...

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Tips for Facilitating an Online Meeting

Tips for Facilitating an Online Meeting

Face-to-face meetings can present certain challenges, but facilitating an online meeting can seem like chasing shadows – except the shadows reside in the chat box. In this one-hour session, we’ll talk about the best way to plan for an online meeting, how to set...

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Grant Writing: What the Pro’s Know

Grant Writing: What the Pro’s Know

  New to grant writing or find yourself writing grants without success? This seminar gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in each grant component, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls. This is...

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So You’re the One In-Charge of Volunteers?

So You’re the One In-Charge of Volunteers?

  Have you found yourself coordinating the efforts of unpaid library volunteers? Would you like to start using volunteers to help provide services in your library? Can you “fire” a volunteer?Many libraries wouldn’t be able to provide such excellent services to...

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