Issues and Trends

An Overview of Open Access Publishing (webinar)

Competency: Acquisition and Processing

Sub-Topic: Develops strategies for keeping up with
changes in publishers, vendors and other sources for purchasing library


An open access
publication is freely available to all potential readers online, rather than
being restricted to individual subscribers or to affiliates of college or
university libraries. 

This is made possible by the internet; open access is a
web-age concept. But while the technology to support open access has existed
for a while, the economics behind open access are still unsettled. In
particular, the role of librarians and publishers in this new environment
remains unclear.

This webinar will
provide an overview of what open access is, why it matters, and how librarians
can learn more about it.

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00

Serving the Underserved: Using Outreach to Find the Customers You Didn't Know You Had (webinar)

Competency: Adult
and Older Adult Services

Defines and implements
outreach services for the library community to increase use of library services
and to reach underserved populations


All libraries have loyal customers
that come in regularly and support us day in and day out. But what about those
who might wish to use our services, but can't get to us? In this webinar, the Cari
and Kate will talk about how the Twinsburg Public Library in Twinsburg, Ohio,
has bolstered and strengthened its outreach program to find and serve those


Join us for this program and they'll
help you learn to do the same in your community.



  • Learn to assess the need for
    outreach in their communities and develop an outreach plan

  • Discuss tips to create and
    strengthen new relationships

  • Explore ways to enhance existing programs,
    even with low budgets


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
10:30 to 11:30

Making Training Stick! (webinar)

Competency: Library Management Competencies

Staff Training and


You Sent Your Staff Member(s) to Training.How Do You Know That
They'll Apply What They Learned?

As a supervisor
or manager of others, we want to make sure that the time and money invested
into training has a positive pay-off. Most times, the pay-off will be greater
when you, the supervisor or manager take an active role in helping the employee

This interactive
and informative webinar program will you give you the tools, questions and a
better overall approach to help your employees more effectively and thoroughly
apply what they learned in a training program.

Attendees will
learn how to use and apply:

  • A training application form their
    employees will fill out

  • Specific questions to ask employees
    when they return from their training

  • A follow-up plan that will get


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, July 6, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00