This Thursday: Digitization and Libraries

Digitization is not the future of libraries—it’s the present. Whether your institution is a community repository or you need to digitize old materials to save space, the ability to start a digitization project is becoming an essential skill for today’s librarian.  “Digitization and Libraries,” the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, will examine this rapidly growing area of librarianship.  

Up Next: Library Self-Service Software and Devices

Self-service library technology is everywhere nowadays, from machines that can scan and sort books automatically to self-checkout stations and book vending machines, allowing patrons to access library materials and services without a personal interaction. “Library Self-Service Software and Devices,” the next broadcast of American Libraries Live, will discuss how this technology can best serve the library’s users as well as its staff.  Please tune in at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Sept.

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.

Our Panel for this Episode Includes:

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.

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