Issues and Trends

Navigating Japanese Media: Manga and Anime

Navigating Japanese Media: Manga and Anime for Your Teen Collection

What exactly is manga? What’s the difference between manga and anime?

What do the terms light novel, doujinshi, and fansub mean?

In this fun and interactive webinar you will delve into the popular world of Japanese media to discover the secrets behind the collections your teens love.

Eden will also include tips for keeping up on the latest media releases and trends, find resources for collection development and reader’s advisory, and learn tricks for keeping your collection age-appropriate.

Enhanced SERLS member cost: $0.00
All other libraries : $15.00

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:30 to 11:30

Leading Meetings That People Want to Attend

We’ve probably all read the statistics about meetings. Some experts estimate that over 50% of our meeting time is wasted – think of how much that could be costing your organization!

But it doesn’t need to be that way. In this world of budget cuts and doing more with less, how we’re handling our meetings is sometimes overlooked as a potential money saver and productivity enhancer – yes, I said “productivity enhancer” in the same sentence as “meetings!”

In this interactive and fun webinar, participants will learn and begin to apply:

• how to handle the 3 key areas that make a meeting successful – or not
• 7 reasons many meetings are considered ineffective
• specific ways to avoid getting caught in common “meeting traps”

You’ll come away from this webinar with real-life tips and techniques on how to make your meetings work – after all, why have one if it doesn’t work??

Linda Bruno ~ Biography

Linda has been developing and conducting training seminars for more than ten years. Certified with Development Dimensions International and Achieve Global, she also offers her own workshops on Customer Service, Supervisory Skills, Personalities, Organizational Skills, Effective Communication, Returning Balance to Your Life, and many other topics.

Enhanced Members of SERLS: $0.00
All other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:00 to 15:00

Library Workplace Empowerment:Creating a Culture of Accountability

Library Workplace Empowerment
Creating a Culture of Accountability
A highly functioning library is one that has motivated staff, full of self-starters and problem solvers. Individual accountability leads to a more productive workplace where both patrons and staff flourish, but how do you get there? Join Kathy for this program and get the tools you need to foster a culture of accountability within your library staff.
This thought provoking webinar will cover:
• How to encourage and reward staff accountability
• Addressing moral busters in the workplace
• Setting the appropriate tone for staff
• Thinking outside the box, or within the box
• Rising to the occasion, tools of the trade
• Worse case scenarios and workplace recovery

Enhanced SERLS member cost: $0.00
All other libraries : $15.00

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:30 to 11:30