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Geeky Programs at the Library (live webinar)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

According to geekthelibrary.org., “to geek” is:

·         To love, to enjoy, to celebrate, to have an intense passion for.

·         To express interest in.

·         To possess a large amount of knowledge in.

 

Geek and fandom culture is a growing part of our media landscape—and an amazing opportunity to engage your library patrons of all ages.

This fast-paced webinar will share tips, tricks, resources and ideas to make your library “geekier” and fun.

 

Participants will learn about:

 

·        Ideas for inexpensive geeky programs

·        Fandom and geek trends

·        Creating geek STEAM programs

·        Large-scale geek programs

·        Ideas for passive geek programs

·        Anime clubs

·        Ideas for geek programs for millennials and up

·        How geek programs can engage your patrons

·        Promoting your collection through geek programs

·        Resources for finding geek program ideas

 SERLS: No Charge

All Other Libraries: $15.00



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How Everyday Innovation Fuels Success (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Competency: Library Management

Sub-Category: Organizational Leadership


Innovation is daunting for most organizations. 

The elusive search for the ONE BIG IDEA to drive growth and increase relevancy puts library organizations on a never-ending journey to predict the future. 

Yet, the answer lies not in having one big idea.

In this interactive and informative webinar, John Moore dispels this belief by explaining how being visionary is not predicting the future, but rather, creating the future by reacting to the present.

Drawing from his marketing experience at Starbucks Coffee and Whole Foods Market, John will demonstrate how a steady stream of small, everyday ideas result in lasting success for businesses, causes, and organizations.



 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Always Selling: Sales and Marketing Business Practices Everyone in the Library Can Use (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


 

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Category: Marketing and Public Relations

 

In our libraries, all of us are salespeople every day. You sell the latest book, or programs that week and that month to the patrons. You tell them about our downloadables, reference help and much more. But have you ever attended a business sales or marketing class or program to help you feel more comfortable selling and promoting the great things that your library does? 


Maybe it is time that you did…and here’s your opportunity! 


Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is a former librarian, current business owner and college business instructor who has a unique approach to library customer service. She will introduce business trends and strategies to consider integrating into the library to help libraries more effectively sell and market their products and services.

 

Participants will learn about:

  • Popular sales strategies
  • Digital marketing 101
  • Marketing and sales trends
  • Sales relationship building
  • Business resources relevant to the library

 


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Are You Okay with Being “Just Good Enough”? (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


 Competency: Library Management

Sub-Category: Organizational Leadership

Let’s face it, we live in a world where we are constantly experiencing the “just good enough” mentality: 

  • “Just good enough” Leadership,
  • “Just good enough” actions and behaviors 
  • And definitely “Just good enough” customer service. 

In this program, Bob will show you how to apply the Black-Tie Experience to motivate and inspire your employees and patrons. 

Black-Tie goes one step above five star. While a five-star mentality focuses on customer service, Black-Tie concentrates on three areas that all need to come together to take your library business to the next level:

 Leadership, Actions/Behaviors, and Customer Experience.   

Bob’s goal is to teach libraries how to cultivate loyal and raving fans, while improving retention and engagement of both their patrons and employees. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Describe what the mindset of “Black-Tie” is all about when it comes to libraries, their patrons and employees
  • How to take a culture (or atmosphere) reading of your library
  • Establish what Black-Tie Leadership is and how to apply it in your library
  • Define what Black-Tie Etiquette is and how you can use it to make a lasting impression
  • Identify the traits for Black-Tie Customer Service to help create loyal and raving patrons


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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How (and Why) to Do a Simple External Communications Audit (LIVE webinar)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 

ed that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alert


The way you communicate with the outside world has a lot to do with how people perceive not only your own library, but all other libraries as well. 

External communication affects library usage, reputation, brand, and even funding.

 

Since most libraries create their fliers, bookmarks, posters, web pages, social media posts, brochures, etc. as they’re needed, they usually don’t look at them as a whole. 

This webinar will lay out the steps to perform an external communications audit so you can see the big picture. Then the presenter will recommend how to make your message and branding consistent, which can elevate your library’s place in its community.

 

Merriam Webster defines an audit as "a methodical examination and review." 

But don't be intimidated—this "methodical examination" will be more enlightening than frightening. And the process is very scalable; libraries large and small will see results. 

Whether you can give this project a month or just an hour, you can make your communications more visible and impactful.

 

In this hour-long session, you'll learn:

 

v What an "external communications audit" is and why it's important

v Step-by-step instructions for auditing

v Which print and electronic communications pieces to include

v Tips for consistent branding

v How to audit the effectiveness of your communication materials (but we will not cover qualitative and quantitative measurement)

 

A detailed handout will tell participants which communication pieces to audit, and will provide checklists of exactly what to look for on each piece.


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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A Dungeon Master in the Library: Women, Libraries, and Role-playing Games (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 



Do you have Dungeons & Dragons books in your stacks? 

The popularity of a fantasy game from the 70’s might not be on your radar, but it definitely should be and I’m here to tell you why. 

Live-streaming shows with millions of viewers like Critical Role and Adventure Zone and the prevalence of D&D in fictional shows like Stranger Things have brought role-playing games (RPGs) back into the spotlight.

It’s not just guys hiding in their mom’s basement playing all night at a card table with caffeine and sugar to fuel them. More people than ever are playing due to a 2014 revamp, making D&D more inclusive, along with other innovative and creative systems that allow people of all ages an easy entry into a game.

Whether it fits into your library’s budget, or not, role-playing games have a multitude of benefits for the people that play them.

In this webinar, I will help you understand what RPGs are and why you should advocate to include them in your library collections and programs.

I will also share some great resources that allow easy access to you and your patrons. I’m a champion of RPGs and I want you to be too! 

You will learn:

  • A short history of RPGs, women that are at the forefront of their renaissance, and new and popular publications adding amazing depth to the world of role-play gaming
  • Some of the many benefits of playing an RPG and how that can be a strength for your library
  • How to access free and low cost materials for starting your own campaign or library program
  • Where to find RPG support and how-tos when you need them



 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Ethics: The Hazy Line (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Competency: Library Management

Sub-Category: Ethics

Ethics management is one of the most critical and sometimes difficult components of a successful business. It affects our goals, our performance and our ability to be and do, who and what we say we are as an organization. 

This webinar-based discussion is designed to help develop your abilities to read, explicate, analyze, and evaluate ethical positions, and think critically and analytically about ethical issues. 

It is through discussion that members of our profession can work toward agreement on ethical issues. The benefits of doing so help us to determine what behaviors are integral to us as individuals and organizations, even when the line seems grey and hazy.

 

In this interactive and informative webinar, you will learn:

  • About the Theory of Right and Wrong in Ethics
  • The Definition of Ethics
  • Ethos/Pathos/Logos Core Components
  • Principles of Ethical Conduct
  • Moral Actors and Factors
  • Case Studies 
  • The importance of Integrity


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Everything You Need to Learn About Podcasting in One Hour (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 



Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast? 

Wondering what it would take to take to get started? 

Well then, this is the webinar for you. Librarian and podcast co-host and producer, Amanda Jacobs Foust, will cover the podcast fundamentals for hosting and producing your own podcast. 


In this interactive and informative webinar, participants will learn:

·  Recommended equipment and software

·  Best practices for recording and editing

·  How to host and publish your podcast


 

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Facility Awareness and Incident Preparedness (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Competency: Facilities

Sub-Category: Creates and maintains a healthy, safe and environmentally responsible environment for library personnel and users 

 

When we work in a library, we all have a common goal for our patrons and for our library staff…that we have created a safe space and place for all. 

And because of the rules, policies, and procedures we have put into place, we assume that we will be safe. 

We even tell ourselves “Nothing serious has ever occurred in or around the area of our place of employment.” 

Yet, we hear of an incident occurring in the most unexpected places, including public and academic libraries. 

Places that we at one time, we believed that our loved ones would be safe. In this interactive and informative webinar, we will look at how the basic knowledge of our facilities can give us an upper hand before and if an incident were to occur. 

 

Attendees will learn what to be aware of in their facilities, including:

  • Location of fire extinguishers, First aid kits / AED 
  • Emergency exits
  • Responding to an emergency situation
  • General facility awareness
  • Understanding what is considered suspicious or not

 

 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Google Like a Librarian: Search Tips and Tricks (LIVE webinar)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 

ed that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alert



Google is becoming one of the most powerful and prevalent agents of the internet. 

How can we harness the power of Google to help our patrons?

Can we shield our customers from false or inaccurate information? 

Are we making the best of this titan of the internet? 

There are infinite ways to use Google; this webinar will show you how to be a guardian of Google search hacks, services, and boolean operators to hasten the endgame of your results.

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

      List individual search engines contained within Google

 

      Assess web search results

 

      Identify the best search terms

      Utilize search techniques to promote accurate information distribution

      Promote the library’s mission, goals, and programming

 


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Focus! How to Cut Down on Technology Distractions (archived webinar)

All Day
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alerted that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 

 

Do you ever feel distracted by pings, notifications, calls, texts, messages, and all the technology around you? 

Librarians work in a tech-filled environment, and these tech distractions can have consequences. 

Distractions reduce productivity and focus and can even affect personal relationships and your safety.

 

This informative webinar will discuss digital hacks and products to help focus your attention. We will also cover some non-digital ways to improve self-control and productivity.

 

Participants will learn about:
• Time management apps
• Productivity online tools and apps
• Ways to track attention and progress online
• Practical suggestions to focus attention
 • Multi-tasking vs. single-tasking and how it affects the brain

 


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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Fix Your Facebook! Easy to Implement Strategies for Improving Your Social Media Presence (LIVE webinar)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 

ed that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alert


Sometimes managing your library’s Facebook page can feel like shouting into the void! 

This presentation pulls back the curtain on Facebook’s algorithm and explores proven methods for increasing engagement with your public using easy-to-follow strategies.

 

Join Nick Tanzi for the interactive and informative webinar and learn how to stop struggling and achieve social media success!


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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3D Printers: All You Need to Know (LIVE webinar)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ONLINE COURSES

This is an archived webinar available from our new archived webinar platform "SERLS Academy".  Once you've registered, follow this link 

 my.nicheacademy.com/serls-staff to join the SERLS Academy 

ed that you're registered in the academy and you'll be able to access the archived webinars.

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Once your account is created (easy to do...just your email and a password)  Jay will be alert

For the past several years, libraries have begun to embrace 3D printers and Makerspaces. Now more than ever, such equipment is becoming more affordable as well. Should your library implement these technologies? We'll help you decide.

Participants will:

·                     Learn what 3D printing is and explore various use cases for your library

·                     Discuss the necessary resources needed to implement a 3D printing program, including staff, time, and cost

·                     Discuss ways to promote 3D printing and its usefulness to your audience


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

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