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35 Free Live Webinars for Librarians in October

This Fall is full of opportunities for learning new skills and techniques. Here are 35 free professional development sessions that will be held live online this month. Check them out:

  1. Tuesday Oct 8
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
     Creating a Makerspace Culture (Booklist)
    Some of today’s most incredible innovations are coming from the global community of makers–thinkers, inventors, and programmers sharing information and using technology to push new ideas forward. Through programming and community partnerships, your library can help drive this powerful new movement forward by becoming a makerspace. In this hour-long, free webinar hosted by University of Michigan School of Information professor Kristin Fontichiaro, authors from Cherry Lake Publishing’s Makers as Innovators series will share their lessons learned from creating a makerspace culture. Tune into this exciting webinar to learn tips and secrets to unlocking creative energy, innovation, and action in your library, staff, and patrons!
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  3. Tuesday Oct 8
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Geek the Library: Launch a Local Campaign (Geek the Library)
    Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a live format. Our informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the details before committing to participate in the program.
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  5. Tuesday Oct 8
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
     Instructional Design for the Real World (InSync Training)
    Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.
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  7. Tuesday Oct 8
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
     Serving Readers: Beyond the Basics (WebJunction)
    As libraries evolve and adapt to changing circumstances, it is crucial to our continued community relevance that we retain and serve our core constituency of readers. Reader’s advisory specialists from The Seattle Public Library will expand on the basic premises and practices of reader’s advisory, sharing how to apply these practices across new platforms and technologies, enlist social media and catalogs to serve readers, and use form-based and virtual reader’s advisory. Learn expert techniques for using the latest generation of advisory resources and other ways to better serve readers in libraries large and small.
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