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    January 16: Connecting Digital Products to Physical Programming
    Amy Calhoun
    , Virtual Branch Coordinator at Sacramento Public Library, is a guru at connecting outreach with promoting digital resources.  Hear about techniques and successes that include Classics by the Capitol (including this phenomenal video), online book hangouts, library trading cards, and much more!


    January 23: Teaching Advanced Research Skills to Generation Z Students
    Tech-savvy Gen Z students are using natural search language in databases expecting to find the same results they would when using Google, which leads to unrealistic expectations and poor search results. Join Katy Koskela, Media Specialist at Mercy High School (MI), as she shares her tips on teaching Gen Z students how to search databases to find exactly what they need with minimal clicks.


    January 30: Are Textbooks History?
    "In digital classrooms, textbooks are history!" Join us as Bio-Med Science Academy (OH) STEM+M and textbook-free curriculum instructors, Annette Lang, Lindsey McLaughlin, and Candace Hisey share tips on project-based learning, a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively investigate and respond to real-world problems and challenges.


    February 6: Libraries as Agents of Change
    Librarians have always had the ability to change lives and at the dawn of the 21st century, we can transform whole communities - and the publishing marketplace itself. Join Jamie LaRue, director of the Douglas County Libraries and ALA 2016-17 Presidential candidate, as he discusses how your library can be an agent of change.


    February 13: Professional Associations: Requirements, Pathways (with and without $!) and Extreme Benefits
    One of the tenets of professionalism is association membership and activity.  Although most of us are not fully or even partially funded, association membership AND activity can yield great rewards both for individuals and their organizations. Join Julie Todaro, ALA Presidential candidate for 2016-2017, author of Mentoring A to Z (2015) and Library Management for the Digital Age (2014), as she outlines how all library professionals can benefit from associations. Attendees will get a firsthand account of the 30+ web documents Todaro has made available from her Presidential website.


    February 20: The Way Forward
    Spend some time with Joe Janes thinking and talking about how to think and talk about the future of libraries. Joseph Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School and 2016-2017 ALA Presidential candidate, will be joining us for a conversation on some specifics and ideas as well as broader notions of ways in which we all can move forward in working and innovating around what comes next in libraries.  


    February 27:  Kid, Teen, & Tween Spaces: 21st Century Edition
    Downtown Chattanooga Public Library's new frontier for kids, tweens, and teens, features a 3D Printer Station, 2nd Floor Arcade, Button Maker Station, Music Station, Record Player, Photo Booth, Art Station, and much more. Join us as we talk to Justin Heinle, Coordinator of Teen Services, to learn how they got started, what they've learned, and what they're up to next!



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    Your weekly half-hour webinar featuring topics, subjects, and scandals associated with libraries across all markets.