Coming Up: The Kid and Teen-Friendly Library

Children and teenagers are a crucial group of patrons for any public library. On the next episode of American Libraries Live, we'll discuss how we can effectively get them into the library and involved with library programs and services.

Jennifer Velasquez,  Coordinator of Teen Services for the San Antonio Public Library System and a lecturer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University will moderate an interactive discussion on Thursday, July 10th at 2pm Eastern.

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Live on June 12th: Going Beyond Google

It’s a question librarians are asked constantly: Why do people need us when they have Google and other public search tools?

Up next: Library Security

Regardless of the size or type of library, staff and patrons need to feel confident that their facility is welcoming and safe. Does your library have a clear plan for dealing with problem patrons and other security incidents? In the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, Dr. Steve Albrecht—a library security expert, consultant and author of several books on workplace violence—will lead our expert panel in a discussion on both preventative and reactive security strategies. Please tune in at 2 p.m.

Up Next: The Copyright Conundrum

Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “Copyright Conundrum” a panel of experts will discuss the challenges we face and strategies you can use to help navigate copyright in this rapidly evolving area. Please tune in Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m.

Up Next: E-books!

Sue Polanka, e-book expert and co-editor of the new journal eContent Quarterly, leads “The Present and Future of E-books,” an interactive discussion featuring an all-star panel. Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 13 for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go.

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