CE Updates

Fresh Lit 2015: New & Forthcoming Literary Fiction for Readers & Book Groups
Presented by Roz Reisner
Date & Time: December 1, 2015 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration is open now!

2015 has been a great year for literary fiction, and there’s more coming in early 2016! The big names, like Jonathan Franzen, Geraldine Brooks, and Margaret Atwood, as well as many recent popular favorite authors from the last few years have all published--or will shortly publish--new novels. Since you can’t read ‘em all, join Roz Reisner to get a taste of which ones will appeal to your mainstream and mid-list fiction patrons based on their appeal characteristics. Share ideas for publisher imprints and small presses to watch, awards to track, and print and online resources for keeping up.

After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recommend current and forthcoming literary fiction to your Readers’ Advisory patrons
  • Identify and use print and online resources for staying abreast of new and upcoming titles
  • Learn which small presses are publishing interesting, award-winning, literary fiction

This 90-minute webinar will include a 60-minute presentation and 30 minutes for Q&A, as well as an interactive portion about resources and keeping up with new and forthcoming titles.

While you wait for Roz's great presentation & conversation next month, catch up with five years of previous webinars:

Secure your space & register today!


Strategies for Effective Web Writing
Presented by Heidi Steiner Burkhardt, Norwich University
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Registration will open at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, December 16

Description
Thoughtful, well-written content is integral to the user experience of your library’s online presence. Practicing effective web writing strategies reaches far beyond your website to anywhere people interact with your content online.

This webinar will cover the various types of web copy libraries create, as well as thinking about who your audiences are and how they read on the web. We will also talk about voice and tone, including the importance of being conversational, honest and kind. Finally, the talk will be chock full of essential tips for high impact writing such as structure, writing for scannability, good use of links and avoiding jargon. Once you start to care about quality web writing, there is no going back. Be prepared to think critically, brainstorm and get amped about the power of well-written content.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the various types of web content your library sends out into the world
  • Initiate the development of established voice and tone guidelines for your library
  • Write web content using best practices and strategies

Save the Dates: Super Library Supervisor

Mark your calendars now! We have booked the dates for the 2016 edition of this perennially popular series of workshops. All programs will be held at the Monroe Township Public Library in Middlesex County on the following dates:

  • March 30, 2016
  • April 13, 2016
  • May 4, 2016
  • May 11, 2016

The topics will be: What it Means To Be a Supervisor, Evaluation & Documentation, Communications, and Human Resources Basics and Running Successful Meetings (a two-in-one workshop).

Registration for Super Library Supervisor will open on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. You can look forward to an updated and even more equitable registration process, with 30 seats available this year.

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