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  1. 5 in 15 - Sarah's BookChat (Pilot Episode!)

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    from Massachusetts Library System Added 70 1 0

    5 in 15: New teen Books, a NEW concept in booktalks. MLS Advisor for Youth Services Sarah Sogigian will share brief recordings every month featuring 5 new books. Each recording will be at most,…

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    • Accessibility and Electronic Resources: A Case Study on Evaluating eBooks

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      Vendors often claim that their products are accessibility-compliant and easy to use, but is that really true? In this session, we'll examine some ways in which you can evaluate your electronic…

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      • Accidental Teen Library

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        Kids are staying out once school is over, eager to hang out with their friends and relax before the pull of homework takes over. But where do they go after school, before mom and dad leave work? To…

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        • BISAC (PART 1 of 2): A New Way to Organize with the Patron in Mind

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          Instructor: Deb Hoadley, Advisor, MLS. Originally Recorded: June 2012

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          • BISAC (PART 2 of 2): A New Way to Organize with the Patron in Mind

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            Instructor: Deb Hoadley, Advisor, MLS. Originally Recorded: June 2012

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            • Booktalking: Harnessing the Power of Sharing Books with Patrons

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              Booktalking is at the heart of what we do with patrons each and every day at the public library. Whether we are sharing books informally at the services desk, presenting a prepared list of books,…

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              • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Library

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                Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Library: Reaching,Engaging, and Serving Your Local Special Needs Community. Presented by Ashley Waring, Children's Librarian, Reading Public…

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                • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use - Brandon Butler

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                  What is fair use? How can libraries use their fair use rights to better accomplish their missions? A pathbreaking new document, The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries,…

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                  • Copyright Basics: What Library Folks Really Oughta Know

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                    Every time we plan a story time, offer space for user comments to our blogs, or show a film at the library, copyright issues come into play. Get a firm grip on copyright basics to learn what's…

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                    • Copyright for Schools

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                      An overview of the Copyright Law and how it applies to school environments. Information includes historical background, protections provided, public domain, Copyright holders' rights, fair use,…

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                      • Emergency Planning for Public Libraries

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                        Recent events show the need for emergency planning in all pub institutions. Unfortunately libraries are not exempt from these horrible events. What can the public library do to help prevent and respond…

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                        • Everyone’s a Readers’ Advisor: Training & Merchandising Strategies For Library Staff

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                          In this program, we'll talk about the skills associated with providing readers' advisory beyond the RA interview, focusing on the importance of good displays and merchandising. We'll…

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