Hot New Graphic Novels Coming Soon

Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves in the coming months. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Diamond Books, Penguin Random House, and Viz Media, including Batman, Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Neil Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge”, and more!
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New & Noteworthy Titles for Audiobook Month

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on June 21st as we celebrate Audiobook Month and hear from two leading publishers who will discuss current trends in the world of audiobooks along with some of their favorite new and noteworthy digital titles. You’ll hear about a number of plays, including David Mamet’s American Buffalo, as well as upcoming works from Alan Moore and New York Times best-selling authors Iris Johansen, Robyn Carr, Ian McEwan, and more!
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New & Noteworthy Titles for Audiobook Month

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on June 21st as we celebrate Audiobook Month and hear from two leading publishers who will discuss current trends in the world of audiobooks along with some of their favorite new and noteworthy digital titles. You’ll hear about a number of plays, including David Mamet’s American Buffalo, as well as upcoming works from Alan Moore and New York Times best-selling authors Iris Johansen, Robyn Carr, Ian McEwan, and more!
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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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