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    Friday, March 27: Teaching 21st Century Learning and Digital Citizenship
    In this session you will hear from Joanna McNally, School Librarian at Orange High School (Ohio) about the Digital Citizenship course she has created in her high school. From topics of building a positive digital footprint, to respecting boundaries, this session will teach you how to build a similar program and help to ensure students become responsible digital citizens.


    Friday, April 10: UX for the People: Empowering Patrons and Front-line Staff through a User-centered Culture
    Featured at ACRL, and now available via webinar for librarians across the country, you won't want to miss this session from Courtney Greene McDonald, Head of Discovery & Research Services at Indiana University Libraries, and Heidi Steiner Burkhardt, Head of Digital Services at Norwich University! Other people live in the world and come to the library, but until recently, librarians have often lived in the library and only occasionally escaped to the world. Patron expectations today are shaped by myriad external factors, and libraries are responding through developing a user experience (UX) culture. Come and be inspired to intentionally integrate sustainable UX practices into your day-to-day, and discover tangible actions to implement in your library’s virtual and physical environments.


    Friday, April 17: Databases and Google Apps in the Classroom
    Looking for new, creative ways to encourage classroom use of library resources? Look no further! In this session, you will hear from Sara Swenson, Media Specialist at Edina High School (MN), on her latest practices for integrating the library into the classroom: using databases and Google Apps to build curricular packets for teachers to use in instruction.


    Friday, April 24: Special Feature: Librarian of the Year 2015
    Siobhan Reardon, director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, was recently honored as Librarian of the Year 2015 by Library Journal for awe-inspiring success in the face of difficult budgetary circumstances. After less than a month on the job, Reardon and FLP were faced with a 20% budget cut and reduced branch hours. Out of this, Reardon launched a new, innovative model for library service based on a clustering model. Don't miss this interview with Reardon to hear more about the struggles, the successes, and what this award-winning library is up to next.

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