Upcoming Webinars

April 15 – Welcoming Generation Z to our Libraries

Wednesday @Noon Pacific/1 PM Mountain/2 PM Centralgenerationz/3 PM Eastern

Presented by: Lauren Hays 

How much do you know about Generation Z? Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is starting to come of age. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on library services and programming. In this session, the presenter will share research findings on Generation Z and then apply the findings to the work we do in the library so that we meet the needs of this new group of young people.

For a complete description and to REGISTER, go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=900&reset=1

April 22 – New Books for Storytime 

Wednesday @Noon Pacific/1 PM Mountain/2 PM Central/3 PM Easternstorytimebooks

Presented by: Penny Peck

Storytimes are one of the most popular and consistent library programs held for families, but often we feature the same books we have used for years. This webinar will focus on new picture books that will engage the storytime audience, including books that invite audience participation, books based on songs, informational books, books that reflect our diverse communities, and websites useful to storytime planning.

For a complete description and to REGISTER, go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=902&reset=1

April 23 – Harnessing Library Data

Thursday @10 AM Pacific/11 AM Mountain/Noon Central/1 PM Eastern gale analytics

Presented by: Lisa Novohatski and Amanda Winchel

This webinar is sponsored by the California State Library as part of the 2019/2020 Metrics grant.

Have you ever wondered how you can better serve your community in terms of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion? Perhaps you want to gain a better understanding of who is and isn’t accessing your library services and identify barriers that are getting in the way of serving a broader range of demographics. Or perhaps you are interested in analyzing your eBooks usage. What’s the proportion of usage inside and outside your service area? And what groups are the dominant users? Is the cost of eBooks going toward a broad range of demographics, or is the cost inadvertently serving one dominant group? In this webinar we will explore how Gale Analytics can help you use your library data to better inform decision making, make progress toward library goals, and gather data necessary for stakeholders. Even if you do not have Gale Analytics available at your library, you can take advantage of the concepts used in this webinar when analyzing data.

For a complete description and to REGISTER, go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=904&reset=1

May 5 – Data for Decision Making

Tuesday @10 AM Pacific/11 AM Mountain/Noon Central/1 PM Eastern datadecision

Presented by: Lisa Dale and Mark Fink

This webinar is sponsored by the California State Library as part of the 2019/2020 Metrics grant.

Do you want to be more intentional and strategic when preparing, implementing or evaluating library initiatives? Are you looking for inspiration and ideas to find and effectively use data to inform goals, projects and reports? There’s a webinar for that! Join us to learn about working with data effectively, and how you can strategically incorporate data to inform goals and decisions using what’s already available to you – no costly analytics tools required. Topics will include inventorying potential data sources, finding and using helpful data sets, and moving forward intentionally. This webinar will be of interest to: Public library staff at all levels who want to use data to inform planning and decision making. Some of the content may be specific to California libraries.

For a complete description and to REGISTER, go to: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=895&reset=1

Special note:  The Metrics Grant initiative was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.

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Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the announcement page. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check out our archive listing at:  http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

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