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This list includes past programs recorded in DVD format.  The collection has recently been expanded to also include CD-ROM recordings of WisLine Web sessions and national conferences.

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Tools of Engagement: Attracting and Engaging Library Users
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Presenters: J. Edwins, M. Evangeliste, V. Gross, J. Kelley
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: May 9, 2008 by the The College of DuPage

What are the most creative libraries doing to engage current and potential users of the library? Join us as we explore great new ideas for reaching and engaging users and look at some results of users’ involvement in shaping library services, programs, and spaces. This program will go beyond PR, to involving our various communities of users in shaping the libraries of the future. Panelists include an accomplished library social marketer and outreach librarian, a very successful public library director who has integrated her library with other public agencies, a leader in college student engagement programs, and a recent MLS graduate exploring new ideas.

 

Trends, Fads or Folly: Spotting the library trends that really matter
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Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: April 11, 2008 by the The College of DuPage

In surveying the landscape of our profession and the technological trends that impact it, it is simple to identify several new technologies that “could” be used by libraries to improve or enhance the patrons’ experience with and perception of the Library. This program will investigate new trends in libraries such as patron-created folksonomic cataloging (del.cio.us, LibraryThing & the new breed of OPAC’s), libraries and librarians in virtual environments such as Second Life, as well as give an update on libraries and social networks (mySpace & facebook). Are these trends? Just fads? Plain old Folly? We’ll deal with a central question in this teleconference: To what extent do Libraries need to quickly adopt new technologies into their programs? Or, “just because you can do it, does that mean that you should?”

 

Library Spaces: Future Needs
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Presenters: Alan Kirk Gray
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: March 7, 2008 by the The College of DuPage

Alan Kirk Gray, Assistant Director of Operations for the Darien (CT) Public Library, joins several prominent architects whose focus is on libraries to discuss how library spaces can reflect the role of today's libraries. Alan has consulted on the development of appropriate, innovative library spaces, and is currently responsible for the planning and construction of a new Darien Public Library building. He will be joined by Elisabeth Martin and Jeffrey Hoover, noted architects whose focus is on library planning and design. The panelists will address design and function in all types of libraries, and explore creative ways of configuring current and future library space to meet new services. Join us for an enlightening discussion about making the most of current library spaces, and take a look at some of the more innovative library spaces today.

 

People Watching with a Purpose: Meeting Needs Before They Need It
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Presenters: Ann P. Bishop and Nancy Kranich
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: February 8, 2008 by the The College of DuPage

How many times have you planned and prepared a program or service based on what you thought was a “community need?” And how many of these didn’t quite work out like you thought? Libraries—public, school, and academic—are re-visioning their roles in communities, moving beyond the rapidly outdated paradigm of creating services for patrons and students and instead partnering with community members in building meaningful experiences: whether those happen within the library’s walls, on a digital network, or in cultural and political spaces. Taking an “asset-based,” grassroots view, librarians and library educators advocate using a “community informatics” model toward library services, where significant—even delightful—engagement can happen. In this program, we discuss this paradigm shift, why it’s so necessary, and what it “looks like” in the real world.

 

Fundraising for Libraries
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Presenters: Peter Pearson, Library Strategies, St. Paul (MN) Public Library
Format: DVD
Running Time: 2 hours
Produced: November 7, 2007 by the South Central Library System

Many libraries are turning to fundraising projects and foundations to supplement existing public support. After a brief introduction to the SCLS Foundation, Peter Pearson of Library Strategies will address topics like fundraising trends, what works, what doesn’t, advice on fundraising, and things to remember. You’ll also learn how to cultivate relationships, you’ll hear about the “care and feeding” of donors, and you’ll learn about the importance of teamwork between the library and Friends groups. Finally, Peter will give you information to answer the common question of “Why fundraise?” so you can explain things to community residents, and he’ll explain how to best use your website to fundraise.

 

Mapping the Library Landscape: Finding the Trends that Matter
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Presenters: Steven Bell and Catherine Wilt
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: October 26, 2007 by the The College of DuPage

Social and economic trends are anything but static. People's daily behaviors condition their consumer tendencies. What they see today, they want to experience tomorrow. By casting a watchful eye beyond the library's front doors, library workers everywhere will be prepared to respond to evolving needs and provide superior patron service.  Guest presenters Steven Bell and Catherine Wilt discuss how what's happening in the world influences consumer desires, and therefore the way in which libraries should be poised to meet patron expectations.  This program offers practical advice and resources for developing a level of awareness to identify the "trends that matter".

 

Emotional Intelligence Skills: Your Success Tool Kit
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Presenters: Patricia Clason, RCC, Center for Creative Learning, LLC
Format: DVD
Running Time: 2 hours
Produced: August 23, 2007 by the South Central Library System

Researchers are now saying that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is more important than IQ in achieving success in the workplace 85% of success in any job is emotional intelligence! This session will explain how and why emotions can highjack the rational brain (IQ) and what you can do about it. Receive some practical, easy-to-implement tools for developing skills in each of the five key domains of emotional intelligence. Includes companion booklet.

 

Why Talk About Books?  Becoming a More Dynamic Book Discussion leader
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Presenters: Gary Niebuhr
Format: DVD
Running Time: 2.5 hours
Produced: May 16, 2007 by the South Central Library System

Can the way a book is written affect the reader? Yes. So can the person who pesents it. Learning to be a dynamic book discussion leader is a skill that can be developed by anyone. This program is a guide for those who wish to begin or maintain a book club. You'll learn how to conduct a quality book discussion using titles that will generate interesting debate. Basic instructions for running any book discussion are included, ranging from selecting the leader, to finding the participants, choosing the title, and conducting the discussion. This program shows you how to use your own creativity to produce a rich experience for those who participate in your discussion.

The Relevance of Libraries in a Digital Age
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Presenters: James Neal and a guest panel
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: May 11, 2007 by the College of DuPage

James G. Neal, the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University, will assemble a panel to discuss the future relevance of libraries as we know them. The digital age has been with us long enough to make some practical predictions of how traditional roles of libraries will change in information selection, acquisition, synthesis, navigation, dissemination, interpretation and archiving. New responsibilities in information aggregation, publishing education, research and development and policy advocacy will be explored. It promises to be a lively and provocative session.

 

Library Education: Facing New Realities
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Presenters: Richard Dougherty and Mike Jackson, co-hosts

Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: April 27, 2007 by the College of DuPage

A forum on the issues that face LIS Programs and their impact on practitioners was held at the Seattle ALA meeting. Taped highlights of the forum will be part of a live webcast from College of DuPage on April 27, 2007 from 12 noon to 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time. The webcast will use these presentations as a point of departure and focus on ideas that will ensure that library educational programs remain vibrant and are responsive to the needs of practitioners.
Co-sponsored by ALISE and ALA’s Committee on Education, the Seattle forum, moderated by Don O’Connor, Chair of COE, featured brief presentations by Michael Gorman, immediate past president of ALA , Leslie Burger, current ALA pres., Loriene Roy, president-elect, Tom Leonhardt, chair of COA, and John Budd, ALISE president.  Guests will be Dan O’Connor, chair of COE, John Budd, President of ALISE, Jan Sanders, Director, City of Pasadena Public Library, and Janice Simmons-Welburn, Dean of Libraries, Marquette University.

 

The Best from the Web
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Presenters: Kelly Watson, Debra Kakuk, Ameet Doshi
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: April 13, 2007 by the College of DuPage

Love it or hate it, the Internet is often a librarian's best friend – assisting us in serving our patrons and many times helping us do our jobs better. However, as the World Wide Web continues to grow at an exponential rate (blogs and wikis and RSS feeds – oh my!), many of us feel overwhelmed. Have you ever wished that everything could be simpler? Do you sometimes long for a list of web sites that would get you through the most challenging of workdays? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then The Best From the Web is for you. Kelly Watson and a panel of experts have compiled a toolkit of the best the web has to offer library workers. Learn about web resources that will assist you in your everyday job, whether you work at a public desk or behind the scenes in tech services. Leave this session with your "best of the web" toolkit and make your job of providing the best information for your patrons easier.

Library Transformation: Making it Happen
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Presenters: Leslie Burger
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: March 23, 2007 by the College of DuPage

Richard M. Dougherty, of Dougherty and Associates welcomes Leslie Burger, Director of the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, New Jersey. As President of ALA, she is well-versed in library issues in an era of change. They will be joined by noted librarians to discuss library transformation, not as an abstraction or buzz word, but as something real with hard, practical things necessary to make it happen. They will spell out what needs to happen in facilities, budgets staffing management and leadership to make transformation a reality.

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NextGen Librarianship: Where Do We Go From Here?
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Presenters: Rachel Singer Gordon
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: February 9, 2007 by the College of DuPage

Today's multigenerational library workforce faces a number of both internal and external challenges. To meet these challenges, we need to learn how to work together effectively, keep connected and current, and draw on individuals' unique strengths. In a greying profession, we also need to pay attention to succession planning, passing on institutional wisdom, and recruiting, retaining, and mentoring the next generation.

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Best New Technologies: Keeping Up with the Storm
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Presenters: Aaron Schmidt and Steven Bell 
Format: CD-ROM
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: October 27, 2006, by the College of DuPage

New technologies keep coming at a rapid pace, and librarians are subject to the stress of being expected to both absorb and implement them. Is there any surprise that the challenges faced in keeping up with this storm of new technology is where the talk turns when librarians gather? Our cause for optimism is that a handful of these new technologies may actually help librarians to more effectively connect with their communities and involve community members in developing resources and content. This program will examine the challenges librarians face as we enter the world of Web 2.0. It will explore several of the newest technologies, investigate why librarians are adopting them and how they’re being used, and examine sensible approaches to choosing and implementing the technology that are right for your library.

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Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
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Presenter: Gregory Markle, Madison Area Literacy Council 
Format: CD-ROM
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: October 24, 2006, by SCLS

This workshop explores the various ways of making libraries more user friendly for English Language Learners. It includes many practical tips about a wide array of topics such as promoting library services to English Language Learners, signage, and collection development.

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Library Service to Low-Vision Patrons
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Presenters: Staff from the Wisconsin Council of the Blind 
Format: CD-ROM
Running Time: 2 hours
Produced: September 27, 2006, by SCLS

Staff from the Wisconsin Council of the Blind covered important considerations including signage and the latest technology to assist Low Vision Patrons.

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Google Book Search:  Its Impact on Scholarship and Libraries
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Presenter: panel discussion lead by Richard Dougherty
Format: DVD
Running Time: 2 hours
Produced: April 28, 2006, by The College of DuPage Library Learning Network

Request this program to hear a panel discussion on the impact of Google Book Search on the wold of information. This controversial project is thoroughly explored by librarians, academic administrators, scholars and publishers, along with a representative of Google. Legal issues, particularly copyright, are also examined.

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Serving Immigrant Populations: a Prototype for Diversity
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Presenter: Bill Erbes and a panel of experts
Format: DVD
Running Time: 2 hours
Produced: April 7, 2006, by The College of DuPage Library Learning Network

This teleconference examined the history of immigrants and libraries, and explored how to assess the needs of your community’s immigrant population, including English as a Second Language materials, legal issues, work issues, and bi-lingual library resources.

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Library Management Hot Topics (Library Challenges and Opportunities Series)
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Panelists: Jane Light, Susan Nutter, W. Lee Hisle, and Alice Calabrese-Berry
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: March 10, 2006, by The College of DuPage Library Learning Network

For this panel discussion, the College of DuPage brought together experienced library managers, leaders in their field, to discuss a series of management-related issues. Both large and small academic and public libraries were represented. Viewer-suggested topics included: roles of support staff in libraries, team-building when the director won’t lead, library recruiting, keeping staff motivated, disaster planning, and strategies for working with faculty.

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Always a River, Sometimes a Library
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Presenter: Rick Anderson, University of Nevada - Reno
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: February 3, 2006, by The College of DuPage Library Learning Network

Rick Anderson explores the three ways the library profession is broken, and the four ways to fix it. He uses the Mississippi River as a metaphor for patron behavior and gives us new and useful ways to think about our patrons.

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Google and Your Patrons
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Presenter: Steven Bell, Library Director, Philadelphia University
Format: DVD
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Produced: November 18, 2005, by The College of DuPage Library Learning Network

The myths and realities of Google are explored, along with its unique features and its impact on libraries. This teleconference explores the library worker’s role in connecting users to high quality information in the age of “Googleization.”

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The Boomers are Coming!  What do they want?
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Presenter: Allan Kleiman, Westfield Memorial Library, New Jersey
Format: DVD
Running Time: 2 hours +
Produced: October 20, 2005, by SCLS continuing education

This important presentation helps libraries prepare for the “age wave.” Huge numbers of baby boomers will be retiring in the next few years.  Allan Kleiman discusses recent recommendations from ALA’s Library Service to an Aging Population that will be presented in December at the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.  He also provides guidance on developing programs and services for retiring seniors to help libraries best serve the needs of these of lifelong learners. Printed materials from this session are available online on the Past Program Handouts page.

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Bridging the Generation Gap
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Presenter: Deborah Spring Laurel, Laurel & Associates, Ltd., Madison (WI)
Format: DVD
Running Time: 2 hours
Produced: September 22, 2005, by SCLS continuing education

This program explored how generational differences are often at the root of misunderstanding, poor customer service, and conflict in work ethics, interpersonal styles, communication needs, and motivational concerns. You will learn how to better understand & appreciate the unique perspectives of  "Veterans," "Baby Boomers," "GenXers," and "Millennials."

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Mother Goose Time:  Library Programs for Babies & Their Caregivers
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Presenter: Jane Marino, Director, Bronxville (NY) Public Library, and author of Babies in the Library and other books on early literacy
Format: DVD
Running Time: approximately 2.5 hours
Produced: September 9, 2005, by SCLS continuing education.

This video features the keynote presentation from the Early Literacy Symposium held September 9th, 2005, at American Family Insurance in Madison.  Disk 1 includes information on a library storytime survey conducted by Joan Laurian, Dane County UW Extension Family Living Coordinator, followed by Jane's thorough and engaging overview of library programs for babies and their caregivers.  Disk 2 provides the "Nuts & Bolts" of Mother Goose time for walkers and pre-walkers, including many sample rhymes, fingerplays, books and other activities to help make early literacy programs successful in your library.  The DVD version of this program includes a menu to help you jump to the section you'd like to view.

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