LJ Webcast Alert: Push, Pull, Delight: My Library, My Collection, My Expert

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Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009    |   Time: 2–3 PM EDT

Register for this FREE webcast today at www.LibraryJournal.com/pushpull

Our communities are facing a challenging economic future, and in every way, library services and staff are affected. Asked to provide more service with less funding, libraries need to maximize usage of print and electronic resources to enrich and extend the library’s impact and value to the community. Likewise, libraries should position their selectors as experts in creating and managing the collections that best serve their communities.

Push, Pull, Delight features a panel of collection, outreach and marketing experts who will discuss methods being used in their libraries to deepen and extend services and collections to patrons with ever growing expectations, and information appetites.

PANELISTS:
Rhonda Glazier, Collection Development Manager, Jefferson County Public Library (CO) – In January 2009, JCPL began offering a Personalized Reading Recommendations online service. Patrons provide information about specific reading likes and dislikes, and readers’ advisory staff create a personalized reading list which is then emailed to the requestor. Rhonda will outline the process of delivering these suggestions, marketing and training for the service, and the success of the program for both patrons and staff.

Judith Hiott, Chief, Houston Area Library Automated Network (TX) – For several years, Houston Public Library has made an effort to market and place online services in proximity to established popular library services. Marketing NextReads newsletters as part of their popular online holds service and bringing readers advisory recommendations into the library catalog are fruitful examples of these efforts. Successfully implementing these efforts requires involvement of library staff on a variety of levels.

Alison Circle, Director of Marketing, Columbus Metropolitan Library (OH) – In an age of Google, where books and information are everywhere, our key differentiator is our people. Columbus Metropolitan Library is finding innovative ways to position its collection development selectors as the library brand, using technology, events and social networking tools to do so.

MODERATOR:Duncan Smith, Creator and Project Manager, NoveList, EBSCO Library Services

For expert information and advice, register today!

Can’t make it on May 13? No problem!
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EBSCOhost Complimentary Online Training

via TexZine

Use the online training sign-up form to request complimentary, online training on EBSCO databases featured on TexShare. After you select a service, a new field will display the available sessions. You will receive an e-mail to confirm your request within two business days. The e-mail will include instructions on how to prepare for the meeting.

View a flash How-To demo on your training choices, including an overview of how online training works. For other questions about online training, please review the FAQ or contact training@ebsco.com.

Free PALINET Webinar: ITI Library and Consortia Resource Collection

Date: Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Join PALINET and SOLINET on Monday February 2nd to explore the new products available from our exciting new partnership with Information Today, Inc.  This collaboration offers our members access to the ITI Library and Consortia Resource Collection, a robust, cost-friendly reference and research bundle offering libraries of all types access to the following all-inclusive, independent database resources:

*          ALD American Library Directory™
*          FSO Fulltext Sources Online
*          LMP Literary Market Place™
*          ILMP International Literary Market Place™
*          FAITS Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies
*          SMP Faulkner Security Management Practices

This is a wonderful opportunity to ensure that you are making the most of this exciting new resource. Don’t miss it!

For more information, or to register for this event visit: http://www.palinet.org/ep_workshops_wsdesc.aspx?WSID=536

INVITATION TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS WEBINARS

Join your colleagues at Amigos member libraries for a webinar to learn more about Oxford electronic resources. See the session schedule below, and contact Carol Wattenbarger at 1-800-843-8482 ext. 2802 or wattenbarger@amigos.org by June 5, 2008, with your preferred date and time. Institutions attending a webinar will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Member Rewards Savings Card.

Available sessions:

Tuesday, June 10th – Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST

Friday, June 13th – Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST

Monday, June 16th – Oxford Reference Online Premium with integrated Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST