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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Revisited (Part 1-4, 15 Minutes Segments)

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Revisited (Part 1-4, 15 Minutes Segments)

 

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a self-help book from 1997 by bestselling author Don Miguel Ruiz.

The book takes inspiration from a set of spiritual beliefs held by the ancient Toltec people to help readers transform their lives into a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. According to Ruiz, everything a person does is based on agreements they have made with themselves, with others, with God, and with life itself.

In this informative and interactive program, we’ll revisit the Four Agreements to help us to minimize our self-created limitations and suffering and to dramatically impact the amount of happiness we feel in our lives, regardless of the external circumstances.

Participants will learn about and better understand how to use:

Agreement #1: Be Impeccable With Your Word
Agreement #2: Don’t Take Anything Personally
Agreement #3: Don’t Make Assumptions
Agreement #4: Always Do Your Best

Original broadcast March 12, 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.

Employee Engagement and Employee Morale: What You Need to Know About Both for Your Organization

Employee Engagement and Employee Morale: What You Need to Know About Both for Your Organization

In management circles there are a lot of conversations about employee engagement but not as much about employee morale. Are the two concepts essentially the same thing or do they share marked differences? How much energy should we put into employee morale anyway? Is it worth the time investment to build a high degree of employee morale?

We know that organizations with high employee morale experience less turnover and are much more productive than organizations with low morale. And organizations with high morale are more innovative and creative and employees are more willing to put forth a greater degree of discretionary effort.

In this interactive and informative program, we will discuss some of the distinctions between employee morale and engagement and how contrary to popular belief it is possible to have one without the other. We will also discuss some of the most important building blocks of employee morale and how to sustain high employee morale over the long term.

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Original broadcast March 23, 2020 

Biography ~ David Seckman 
David Seckman, MLS, has been studying the best practices that create the conditions for high performing teams for the last several years. David wants to shine a light on the often-overlooked emotional component that drives excellent employee morale and engagement.
As an independent consultant and trainer, he is especially interested in how people at all levels of organizations can work together to transform the culture of an organization to bring a sense of fun and joy to the workplace.  With over 10 years of experience as a Library Manager he puts these concepts into practice on a daily basis.

Young Professionals Webinar: Seven Workplace Concepts…Learned the Hard Way

Young Professionals Webinar: Seven Workplace Concepts…Learned the Hard Way

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What is something that all of us have and that we work really hard to perfect, but now, due to our technology, it can be damaged as quick as 10 seconds?
I’m looking forward to giving you the answer to this riddle and more when I present “Seven Workforce Concepts…Learned the Hard Way”
No one told me these things when I was a young professional and I want to make sure that you have a competitive advantage over your peers. It is all about creating an Impression that LASTS today in our workforce.

Participants will learn:
– How to outclass your competition by learning the secrets to the 7 workplace concepts
– How to “Show Up” by following the acronym LASTS
 Why Dining and Social Skills are really more important     than you (and our society today) think they are!
– Why you need to always improve your ROR more than the ROI

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Original  broadcast March 26, 2020 

Biography – Bob Pacanovsky
Bob Pacanovsky has achieved Professional Member status of the National Speakers Association. He has spoken to numerous companies, colleges and organizations, including the national American Bus Association Conference, the national Catersource/Event Solutions conference in Las Vegas, the Ohio Society of Association Executives and many, many more.

Using Privacy Impact Assessments to Protect Patron Privacy

Using Privacy Impact Assessments to Protect Patron Privacy

 

 

Libraries processes and systems can put patron privacy at risk and many libraries struggle with protecting privacy while running the library at the same time. This webinar will cover one proven strategy in mitigating risks to data privacy, the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA). Used by both private and public sector organizations, PIAs build in both a privacy and a data flow analysis to identify potential privacy risks, which organizations can then use to evaluate mitigation strategies to reduce risk. Attendees will learn the basics of a PIA: when to do a PIA at their library, who should be involved, and the major milestones of a PIA process. The webinar will give attendees the resources needed to start building a PIA process at their library.

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Original broadcast March 25, 2020 

 

Biography ~ Becky Yoose
Becky Yoose is the founder and Library Data Privacy Consultant for LDH Consulting Services, a consultancy that guides libraries and vendors in protecting patron data without sacrificing operational data needs. For over a decade, Becky has wrangled library data in its various forms in academic and public libraries. Becky received her MA-LIS from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2008, and has been a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals since 2018. You can find her online at yobj.net and @yo_bj on Twitter.

Library Displays and Passive Programming

 

Your webinar will be held on June 25, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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How would you like to show your community that you are relevant, timely, and “in the know?” Use library displays to fill empty spaces, engage your patrons and promote your services.

Library displays are a powerful tool that can be used to increase circulation, generate statistics, and support your library’s mission statement. Library displays make the library a physical destination where patrons can interact with the library without using a great amount of staff time or funds.

Make library displays a regular and exciting part of your library programming. Highlight local events, recommend read a-likes, 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

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.

The Neuroscience of Making

Your webinar will be held on June 9, 2020,  10:30  am – 11:30 am  ET.

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Making and Makerspaces been growing in popularity in schools and libraries over the last few years. Opportunities for student-driven exploration and tinkering seem intuitively appealing to many teachers and librarians, and it turns out there are very good reasons why.

This interactive and informative session with Conn McQuinn will explore the neuroscience behind why Making is so engaging, and the important benefits it can provide to students and library users in our busy and over-scheduled world.

 

Biography ~ Conn McQuinn
Conn McQuinn has spent forty years working in both informal and formal educational settings. He has had the privilege of working for two great institutions, starting his career at Pacific Science Center in Seattle for fifteen years, and then twenty-five years at Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton, Washington. At Pacific Science Center he directed the nation’s largest traveling science education program, and at PSESD managed numerous projects and workshops on a broad range of topics, including science education, educational technology, robotics, and project-based learning, with much of the last ten years focused on neuroscience in learning.

He was worked with thousands of teachers and administrators from districts throughout Washington State and beyond and presented at conferences across the country. He has a Master’s Degree in Science Education and is the author of sixteen children’s activity books covering a range of seemingly random topics.

40 Marketing Resources in 60 Minutes

Your webinar will be held on June 23, 2020,  10:30 am – 11:30 am  ET.

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It’s easy to believe you have plenty of marketing information at your disposal—until you’re in the middle of a project and you run across a need you didn’t anticipate. Would you rather search in a panic, or have a great resource list at your fingertips?

During this webinar, you’ll get 40 resources (at least!), explained and annotated by a library marketing expert. If you don’t know everything, you can at least know where to find everything. In this hour-long session, you’ll get:

ϖ A list of books (of course)
ϖ Lists of websites and online toolkits
ϖ Links to current nonprofit marketing blogs, inside and outside libraries
ϖ Assessment of library marketing serials, both proven and new
ϖ The inside scoop on the only library-specific marketing conference

Of course, this session comes with a handout that lists and links to everything that’s discussed, to make it easy for attendees to find and use the sites and tools.

Biography ~ Kathy Dempsey
Kathy Dempsey wrote the popular how-to tome The Accidental Library Marketer and founded her own marketing consultancy, Libraries Are Essential. Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding.
Kathy has been the Editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter for 25 years, and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Computers in Libraries magazine. She also blogs at The ‘M’ Word. She’s a member of the New Jersey Library Association, and Founder of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference, which she chaired in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
This writer, editor, and marketing maven has been giving presentations across the U.S. and Canada for 20+ years, always sprinkling them with humor to make marketing concepts more interesting and accessible. She continues to fight the stereotypes that librarians are boring and that “”marketing”” is a dirty word.

Going from Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Importance of Good Process Management

Your webinar will be held on June 18, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Process Management is a way of looking at and then controlling the processes that are present in an organization. As a business practice it encompasses techniques and structured methods. The goals include identifying and modifying existing processes so they align with a desired, presumably improved, future state of affairs.

Librarians need good process to be successful.  But really how important is standardization?  In this informative webinar, Dr. Dean Russell will discuss the how’s and why’s of process management and the relation to your library’s success in meeting its goals and mission.


Attendees will learn:

• A quick history of how and why process control started
• The myth that having digitized processes creates a clear and coherent organization of these processes
• How processes build performance
• Why processes have to be agile and actionable
• What we can learn from Wikipedia


Biography ~ Dr. Dean Russell

Dean is a Professional Strategic Coach. He helps organizations and businesses increase their effectiveness through leadership coaching, training, and public speaking engagements. He has a gift and passion for helping people and organizations quickly grasp their company’s vision, gain operational traction, and work as a healthy, functional, and cohesive team.
He is a national speaker and recognized expert specializing in business management, leadership improvement, and better employee performance.

It’s No Mystery: Plan Programs to Engage Your Crime Fiction Fans

Your webinar will be held on June 11, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Crime fiction in its many forms is perennially popular. There’s something about a good mystery that draws our patrons in. Take advantage of this passion and bring your patrons in with mystery-related programming.

Participants will:
• Discuss passive programming and displays
• Explore potential partnerships with mystery writers and enthusiasts in their communities
• Learn about the fun a mystery night and/or a regular mystery book group can bring to their library, along with best practices and   tips for maintaining those programs

Biography ~ Cari Dubiel
Cari is the Adult Learning and Information Services Manager at Twinsburg Public Library. She is also a writer, teacher, and podcaster. She is a former Library Liaison to Sisters in Crime, an organization of 3600 crime writers and readers nationwide.

Delivering the Black-Tie Patron Experience

Your webinar will be held on June 4, 2020,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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There is a “missing link” in organizations today. This link is the difference between just delivering “customer service” and wanting to deliver “Customer Experience”. This seminar will focus on giving your attendees the tools to use The Power of Hospitality to create the “”art of making a personal connection”” with the people they come into contact with every day. Your attendees and their teams are the brand and the face of their organizations.

They will receive four strategies on how to create The Black Tie Patron Experience and how to deliver this on a consistent basis to create even more Brand Ambassadors! These are your people who can’t wait to tell the stories of how the organizations (and the people that work for them) make them feel.

Biography ~ Bob Pacanovsky
Bob Pacanovsky has achieved Professional Member status of the National Speakers Association. He has spoken to numerous companies, colleges and organizations, including the national American Bus Association Conference, the national Catersource/Event Solutions conference in Las Vegas, the Ohio Society of Association Executives and many, many more.