Issues and Trends

Helping Our Military Patrons (and Families) Outsmart the Scammers and Fraudsters (webinar)

Competency: Public Services

Sub-Category: Develops a wide variety of services to meet the needs and
interests of target audiences

Scammers target people from different
communities in various ways, often particular to those communities. Members of
the Armed Forces and military families face unique challenges managing their finances
and personal information.

And when it comes to some consumer issues,
like preventing identity theft, they have special rights. The Federal Trade
Commission's Military Consumer site empowers the military community with tools
for financial readiness.

This webinar will walk you through the site
and ways to use it so you can get your military patrons just what they need to
know and while they're on the go. The program will also delve into the specific
tips for dealing with a few consumer issues that are of particular interest and
concern to the military community.


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
10:30 to 11:30

Tips for Clearing Clutter in the Workplace (webinar)

Competency: Personal/Interpersonal

Sub-Topic: Routinely examines own behavior, accepts
accountability for own actions and adjusts appropriately

Struggling with clutter
in your workplace? You're not alone! Clutter and a lack of organizing in the
workplace causes higher levels of stress and lower productivity. Did you know:

The average office
employee spends 1.5 hours a day (6 weeks per year) looking for things. Source:

In this interactive and fun webinar, Tracy
and Andrew will help attendees learn how-to overcome their clutter concerns
with specific tips on:

  • Establishing
    "clutter ownership"

  • Identifying
    and overcoming barriers to becoming organized

  • Ways
    to minimize paper clutter

  • Taming
    the beast-a.k.a., your email inbox

  • Managing
    "stuff" you've collected here, there and everywhere

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 -
10:30 to 11:30

Best Children's Books of 2016 (webinar)

Competency: Children's Services

Sub-Category: Builds a
collection designed to meet the needs and interests of children: Evaluates and
selects materials and resources in various formats for children.

over 30,000 titles published for children in 2016, it can be challenging to see
the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays,
teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming.

this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein will
give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

  • Be up to date on
    recently released board books, picture books, chapter books, and
    nonfiction books for children

  • Pair new items
    to create storytimes and other programs

overview of must have board, picture, and nonfiction books covers under the
radar choices for programs and class visits, coverage of un-reviewed items, and
suggestions for almost every facet of your collection. Program ideas and
pairings and an extensive bibliography are also included.


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, January 5, 2017 -
14:00 to 16:00