41 Free Live Webinars for Librarians in January

It’s a brand new year, and 2014 is shaping up to have a surplus of professional development opportunities for librarians.  If you’re eager to grow and develop your skill set, here are 40+ excellent free learning opportunities to get you started!

  1. Monday, Jan 6
    8:00 – 9:00 pm (Eastern)
    Leading From The Library! (Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe)
    Tips and tricks for stepping out of the stacks and into the limelight as instructional, pedagogical and technological library leaders! with Library Girl, Jennifer LaGarde and Jennifer Northrup, The Candid Librarian.
  2. Tuesday, Jan 7
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    2014 Adult Summer Reading Program: The Science and Art of Successful Event Planning (Florida Library)

    Join Brett Lear and Cynthia Leigh Welch for an informative discussion on holding an adult summer reading program in your library. In this webinar, you will learn:

    • how successful adult events can prove to be an essential element of your overall summer reading program
    • how to generate ideas and identify performers that tie into the 2014 adult summer reading theme
    • the importance of doing the right things before and after each event
  3. Tuesday, Jan 7
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
     When a Story is More than Paper: Transmedia and Young Adult Literature (Infopeople)
    Transmedia is a more than just a hot buzzword in the publishing world. It’s also a way of reaching technologically-savvy users and reluctant readers. In this webinar you’ll learn more about the phenomenon, how publishers create transmedia, how users access it, what the barriers to access are, what’s happening in libraries currently, and how you can use transmedia to connect with users, particularly teens.
  4. Wednesday, Jan 8
    12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
    Simply Managing (American Management Association)
    Join Henry Mintzberg as he explores the characteristics, contents, and varieties of managers, as well as the conundrums they face and how they become effective. You’ll hear about what led him to develop a new model of management, one firmly grounded in his conclusion that management is not a profession or a science. As he writes, “It is a practice, learned primarily through experience and rooted in context.”
  5. Wednesday, Jan 8
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Tech Trends to Watch 2014 (Florida Library)
    Join the Novare Library Services’ team as they take a look back at 2013 and discuss the biggest successes, trends and even share some technologies that you may have missed while providing a glimpse into what to look forward to in the upcoming year.  What will be the top technology trends of 2014 – join us to find out!
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