Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good?

Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT
Join us on June 9th as we cover the various elements that come together to create a book that kids will love, whether it’s the writing, the illustrations, or another bit of magic. Our panelists will bring different perspectives from the worlds of publishing and libraries for a discussion that will offer a great deal of combined experience in evaluating children’s books and will help you increase your skills and confidence in choosing the best youth titles for your library.
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Collection Development: Managing “Must Haves” – Series, Continuations, Awards, and Reviewed Titles

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The webcast will offer perspectives from experts in three library systems as well as the view from a vendor perspective. Join the discussion about what is and isn’t a “must have” and the best ways to manage them.
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Christian Fiction Book Roundup

Thursday, March 23rd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Don’t miss these exciting offerings presented by Baker Books Publishing and Tyndale House. There will even be an advance look at titles releasing in Summer and Fall 2016!
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Bon Appetit! Spring Books on Food, Drink, and More!

Thursday, March 22nd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
With fresh offerings from Chelsea Green Publishing and Shadow Mountain, we’ll help you stay up to speed on some of the latest titles debuting this spring guaranteed to whet the appetites of your patrons and inspire them to whip up something special this spring. Bon appétit!
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The Art of Narrating an Audie Award Nominated Audiobook

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
On March 16, you can join a panel of Audie-nominated narrators for what promises to be a lively discussion about the process for creating an award-winning recording. The narrators will also speculate on who might win the awards in May and look back on past winners to determine how those audiobooks have stood the test of time. Panelists will also take questions from the audience, time permitting.
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Best Practices for Increasing Usage of your e-book Collection

Thursday, February 18th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Your library offers thousands of e-books alongside your print collection. Now what? Is your e-book investment is being utilized? Are e-books contributing to your academic mission? Is your faculty capitalizing on the benefits e-books and do students know how to use them successfully? Get to bottom of these questions with evidence-based management tools, curriculum integration and planning tips, and new user experience features for improved usability. Learn how your peers are integrating e-books at their institutions, engaging faculty, and driving usage to demonstrate the value of their e-book investment.
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Why Books Are Still A Good Library Brand

Thursday, February 11th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
You’ll hear from library directors or assistant directors nationwide about how they support books as a library brand in the face of other important library missions and what exciting programs or initiatives their libraries may be undertaking to support books as a brand. They’ll also share highlights about some of the challenges and their possible solutions for supporting their pro-book approach.
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Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2016

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
As the New Year begins we continually find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Learn about some new books that can help them, covering topics like a detailed history of yoga’s transformation from sacred discipline to modern exercise as well as a guide to becoming your own herbalist. Spiritual titles we’ll cover include the teachings of the Dalai Lama along with other practices like Ho’Oponopono, The Hawaiian practice of forgiveness and healing. Also coming in 2016 are plenty of new books to offer accessible alternative pathways for overcoming stress, loneliness, negativity, and offering guidance on clearing emotional clutter, and breaking through myths about love and happiness to foster the kinds of meaningful and lasting relationships most of us dream of.
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Beyond Borders: Books That Will Change Your Life from Other Press with Archipelago and New Directions

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
What do Jan-Philipp Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Kamel Daoud’s The Mersault Investigation, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, and Eka Kurniawan’s Beauty Is a Wound have in common? They’re big new books that changed your life. To find out how these publishers will be shaking you up next, join us Thursday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation with Other Press Publisher Judith Gurewich, Archipelago Publisher Jill Schoolman, and New Directions President Barbara Epler. Prepub Alert Editor Barbara Hoffert will moderate.
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Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Hot debut novels. Juicy historical fiction. Diverse books for adult readers. These are only some of the titles you will learn about when you tune into Library Journal’s newest Editors’ Picks webcast. After all, what better way to discover your next big reads than by hearing from the editors who actually bought them? Join us on Wednesday, October 28, at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation between six editors from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House and Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert.
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