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Creating Interactive Storytimes with Music, Play, & More

Register to apply for a seat in this 90-minute webinar by noon 1/4/22. Get kids moving during your program events, regardless of your level of experience with music or movement activities! Unlike traditional storytime models in which children are expected to sit quietly, music and movement storytimes encourage children to embody concepts and interact with […]

Basic Cataloging and Classification

Registration closed - course is now full. Through practical information and hands-on exercises, you will gain an understanding of cataloging practices, rules, and tools, as well as the nuts and bolts of copy cataloging. The course will cover Resource Description and Access (RDA), the current cataloging rule, the Library of Congress genre/form headings project, and […]

How to Create a Podcast for Your Library

Apply for a seat in this two-week online course. Would you like to be able to tell your library’s story? Producing a podcast is a cost-efficient way to broaden the reach of your marketing and get in front of people you may not be reaching currently. Additionally, a podcast is a way to educate people […]

Podcasting and Your Library

Register for this one-hour webinar. Nearly half of all Americans are listening to podcasts on a regular basis because they provide a flexible way to learn information, or to be entertained while driving, working out, or doing chores around the house. Your library can reach these patrons, and build a deep and meaningful relationship with […]

Conducting a Privacy Audit

Register above to apply for a seat in this 90-minute webinar by noon 1/10/22. If the crises and disasters of this past year have taught us anything, it’s that libraries change according to circumstance. Data is a critical component to successfully adapting to those changes. How much data you collect and how you use it […]

Future Thinking Panel

Register for this virtual discussion panel. Join Sacramento Public Library on January 13 at 9:30 a.m. PST for the Future Thinking Panel, a discussion about the future of public libraries. This virtual event will be moderated by Rivkah Sass. They will talk about libraries in a post-pandemic world - the challenges, the opportunities and bright […]

Trauma-Informed Librarianship: Building Communities of Care

Register for this one-hour webinar.  Trauma-informed librarianship (TIL) is a vital practice that invites us to be intentional and deliberate about creating cultural shifts in how we approach our work to move towards healing, for our patrons, for each other, and for ourselves. This webinar will introduce participants to what trauma is and how it […]

Effective Library Signage: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices

Register to apply for a seat in this 90-minute webinar by noon 1/11/22. Library signage represents the first lines of communication between a library user and the library. Are you doing everything to ensure that your signage is user-friendly and inviting? Although we have the best intentions, sometimes our signage can be punitive, contradictory, outdated, […]

Digital Stories for Community Engagement

Apply for a seat in this two-week course. Imagine providing book recommendations to hundreds of people at once. Picture little reels that capture the fun and exciting programs and events at the library. Envision interviewing authors, community leaders, and experts with just the click of a button. These are just some of the latest concepts […]

Grow and Strengthen Your Team

Register for this one-hour webinar. Teams perform poorly for several reasons, but two keys are misunderstanding the process of developing a team as well as an inability to engage in activities that further this process. These shortcomings plague face to face and virtual teams, with the latter facing a separate set of challenges. This webinar […]

Creating Anti-Racist Storytimes: Activism, Belonging, and Change

Register to apply for a seat in this 90-minute webinar by 5pm 1/17/22. In this workshop, librarian and literacy activism expert Janet Damon shows you how you can use storytime programs to help facilitate an anti-racist environment in your community. You will learn how to share and discuss stories that help parents and children talk […]

Introducing: Strategic Planning for Public Libraries

Register for a seat in this one-hour webinar. The Public Library Association’s newly-released book, Strategic Planning for Public Libraries, provides a framework that libraries of all sizes can use as a basis for their strategic planning. The content is supported by research conducted across more than 200 public library professionals and in-depth interviews with more than […]

How to Build Diverse Collections