Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library

Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library
with Lesley Ellen Harris

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, October 13


Educators, librarians, archivists, and other information professionals are often required to understand international copyright treaties and foreign copyright laws as well as the copyright laws in their own country—at least on a practical level. In this course, Harris will provide you with the knowledge you need to complete daily activities within the confines of copyright law.

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the copyright issues in your institution
  • Set priorities for your library when it comes to copyright and licensing issues
  • Identify helpful resources on copyright law and licensing

Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites

Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites
90-minute workshop with David Lee King

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
2:30pm Eastern|1:30 Central
12:30 Mountain|11:30am Pacific


Whether you work at a large academic library or a public library in a small town, you need to be able to deliver service and content to patrons outside your building. David Lee King talks you through the process of building an effective, user-friendly library website that will expand and enhance your library’s presence in the community.

In this Workshop you’ll learn to:

  • create strategic plans and goals for your website
  • identify what patrons want from your website
  • successfully plan and implement a redesign of your website
  • use your website to interact with patrons

Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center

Virtual Conference: The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center


Wednesday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration for the virtual conference includes 3 months of access to the event archives, on-demand, including all presentations, information and handouts from the show.

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Presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal, the conference will focus the attention of library professionals on libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences.  Daniel J. Levitin PhD, award-winning scientist, musician, and author of The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in an Age of Information Overload, and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp: Analytics for Humans, will deliver keynote addresses.

Participants will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive change like no other institution, reaching classrooms and communities around the globe, and will provide actionable answers to some of the biggest questions our profession faces.

Introducing the Newly Developed National Guidelines and Best Practices for Financial Literacy Education in Libraries

Introducing the Newly Developed National Guidelines and Best Practices for Financial Literacy Education in Libraries!  

Free Introduction Webinar (five-part webinar series to follow throughout 2015)
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM (CST)
Management of personal finances requires information. Different kinds of information are needed to safely and successfully earn, borrow, save, invest, spend, and protect against risk. As with other literacies, libraries are uniquely qualified to address this information need. This webinar will describe the rationale, process, and purpose of these national guidelines and best practices, with recommendations for implementation.  

The Quest for Critical Thinking

The Quest for Critical Thinking
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
1:00:00 PM CDT – 2:00:00 PM CDT
Few phrases are bandied about as much in higher education circles these days as “critical thinking” is. Professors say they teach it; politicians and people hiring graduates say they want to see it. But it is difficult to define with precision. Perhaps as a result, colleges mean different things when they use the phrase and when they evaluate their courses and programs to consider whether they are teaching critical thinking.

Join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a lively discussion on these issues in a free webinar. Before attending the webinar, we invite you to download our free booklet, The Quest for Critical Thinking, a compilation of articles and opinion essays from Inside Higher Ed offering a range of ideas and perspectives, at The Quest for Critical Thinking booklet and webinar are made possible in part by the support of ETS. Your registration information will be shared with the company. Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webinars. Transcripts available upon request.

Around the World in 60 Minutes without Leaving Your Library! – An Exploration of Historical Collections for Today’s Researcher

Around the World in 60 Minutes

An ACRL-Choice Webinar

September 24, 2014

Want to better answer questions on topics from researchers?

Want to discover hidden gems in a research collection?

Want new research topics for articles?

Sign up now for our special webinar: Around the World in 60 Minutes Without Leaving your Library! An Exploration of Historical Collections for Today’s Researcher

Unlock key primary source materials with History Vault modules on topics such as: NAACP Papers, Black Freedom Struggle, Women’s Rights, World War II, Immigration, Slavery and the Law, and more!

See example assignments and how to access millions of articles to quickly find full text and images via Periodicals Archive Online, British Periodicals, American Periodicals Series, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, and more!

Embark on new explorations into British colonial history in the Americas, access manuscripts chronicling the reign of Elizabeth I and rare early English and European books.

Don’t miss this exclusive webinar.

Wednesday, Sept 24

11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


What You Need to Know About Grant Writing

What You Need to Know About Grant Writing
with Nancy Kalikow Maxwell

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific

90 minutes


In this workshop, Nancy Kalikow Maxwell—a professional library grant writer, former library director, and editor of the classic ALA Book of Library Grant Money—will share techniques on identifying the best private givers, corporations, community foundations, and government agencies for your library project. Whether you are new to grants or a seasoned grant pro, you will learn library-specific strategies to identify funding opportunities and develop winning proposals and letters of inquiry.

Attend this workshop and you’ll be able to better:

  • find funding opportunities from private givers, corporations, community foundations and government agencies
  • identify the most common components for a successful grant
  • employ your research capacity to benefit from grants developed by other non-profit organizations