Storytime Starters

As a pillar of library services to children, storytime is often the largest ongoing program libraries’ offer. In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will present two, three, or four newly published, thematically related titles group to make Storytime planning a breeze! Following this webinar, attendees will be able to: Incorporate new titles alongside standard storytime favorites Be familiar …

Recharge Your Book Club

Reader’s Advisor Becky Spratford has been leading book clubs for over 20 years and has seen it all. In this program she will share her secret librarian tips and tricks for success. All book groups go through their ups and downs, but re-energizing your group is not as hard as it may seem. Becky will walk you through how to …

RA Rethink: Merchandising and Upselling

If someone told you there’s a practical and easy way to increase circulation, patron visits, program attendance and the job satisfaction of your staff, would you do it? Of course you would. Librarian Becky Spratford has developed a method you can use to accomplish all of this and it plays off of the skills, talents, and interests you already possess. …

Geek Programming

Geeky programs can bring in patrons of all ages, backgrounds and interests to your library. They have an amazing power not only to entertain, but to educate. Carrie Rogers-Whitehead ran geek-related programs for nearly a decade as a librarian and in July 2018 published the book Teen Fandom and Geek Programmingwith Rowman and Littlefield. This webinar will cover: Geek and fandom …

Helping the Homeless: How Libraries Offer Hope

Libraries across Utah attract homeless patrons for a variety of reasons.  Join Ethan Sellers (Volunteers of America) to learn about the role of the library in aiding the homeless population.  Find out about demographics, factors and causes, and agencies that can offer assistance.  Learn best practices for interacting with the homeless and the library’s role as a tool in reducing poverty. View Webinar: Online …

Programming for ‘Tweens

As librarians, we often offer abundant storytimes and teen programs. But what about our patrons between these age groups? Join us for a webinar on programming for ‘tweens (ages 8-12). Whether you’ve been offering ‘tween programs for years or you’re just getting started, you’ll come away with ideas on program themes, structures, and organization. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Amanda Moss Struckmeyer …