Best Children’s Books of 2019

 With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2018, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming. In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to …

Motivating Your Staff

 Keeping people motivated and interested in their work is not an easy task.  Research has shown that the presence of external motivators decreases internal motivation when the extrinsic motivator is removed.  Therefore, finding ways to tap into staff members’ intrinsic motivation is key.  Understanding the theories underpinning motivation is necessary to effectively support staffs’ intrinsic motivation. In this session, the presenter will give …

LSTA Grant Application Training

This online training provides instruction on how to complete the new LSTA grant application process.  The application has changed significantly.  Learn the basics of the application and get tips for completion. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Rachel Cook Date: October 22, 2019 Sponsor: Utah State Library

Developing Effective Communication Skills

Speaking is one of the first things people learn to do. But learning to speak does not equate learning how to communicate, which can have a serious affect on individual careers and success. Communication is arguably one of the most important business skills, no matter what the industry is and even more critical when your role involves dealing with customers. …

Genealogy: More than Ancestry.com

While Ancestry.com may be one of the most popular digital resources for genealogical research it isn’t the only one. There are many resources available to the family history researcher for free, you just have to know where to look. If you would like links to excellent genealogical websites, a list of recommended books, an idea of what non-traditional sources you …

LSTA Pre-Grant Application Training

This is a training to introduce the new LSTA pre-grant application process.  Learn the basics of the application and get tips for completion. View Webinar: Online Presenter: Rachel Cook Sponsors: Utah State Library

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 …

The Art of Communication

Have you ever worked with someone who “just doesn’t get it”?? Maybe the reason they don’t “get it” is that the two of you are on different “communication” wavelengths. Or perhaps it’s because one of you isn’t listening – and that must be them, right?? In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll take a close look at how you communicate – and why it matters. We’ll …

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is a business and self-help book written by Stephen Covey. Dr. Covey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles. Having sold more than 25 million copies, The 7 Habits continues to guide people of all generations in leading more productive and fulfilling personal and professional lives. In …

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. …

Building and Maintaining a Graphic Novel and Comics Collection

Graphic Novels can be one of the most popular and highest circulating formats in your library collection, but often, staff are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with the format. In this webinar, graphic novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developer, Amanda Jacobs Foust, will share the secrets of purchasing, organizing and preserving graphic novels and comics in the library for all ages. In …