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FY 2017 – 2018

 

Letters About Literature: Writing a Winning Letter, November, 2017

Presented by Ally Mellon, Assistant Director of the Mississippi Center for the Book and MLC Information Services Director

Ally Mellon discusses the Letters About Literature contest for students in grades 4-12, and the elements of a winning letter.

  • Letters about Literature: Writing a Winning Letter, recording (Webinar)
  • Letters about Literature: Writing a Winning Letter, slides (PowerPoint)
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    Youth Titles You May Have Missed Series: Holiday Titles, November, 2017

    Presented by Ally Watkins, MLC Consultant

    Here are Ally’s book recommendations for the holidays that your young readers will love!

  • Holiday Youth Titles You May have Missed Recording (Webinar)
  • Holiday Youth Titles You May have Missed Slides (PowerPoint)
  • Booklist for Holiday Youth Titles You May Have Missed (Word)
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    Annual Statistical Report Webinar

    Presented by: Joy Garretson, Former State Data Coordinator, Mississippi Library Commission

     

    Youth Titles You May Have Missed Series, September 2017

    Presented by Ally Watkins, MLC Consultant

    In this webinar, Ally introduces more exciting new releases in the picture book, middle grades and young adult categories.

     

    Sharing Free Legal Resources by the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, September 2017

    Presented by: Tiffany Graves of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission

    This recorded webinar gives a comprehensive overview of the many ways libraries can work with the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission to utilize free legal resources for their patrons, from providing information resources to hosting in-house legal clinics or presentations.  This presentation was originally presented live at a recent directors’ meeting and received all-star reviews for the usefulness and value of the information.  (1 contact hour/ .1 CEU available. Pre-registration required)

     

    EveryLibrary Advocacy Series: Storytelling for Library Support

    Presented by John Chraska of EveryLibrary

    Learn ways to turn your data, patron testimonials, and staff insights into effective advocacy and fundraising tools. This webinar includes actionable tips and real-life examples to help you start telling a new story about your library and re-engage your existing supporters or funders in a fresh way!   (1 contact hour/ .1 CEU available. Pre-registration required)

     

    EveryLibrary Advocacy Series: Building the Library Coalition One Sweet Tea at a time, August 2017

    Presented by John Chraska of EveryLibrary

    This webinar will help you identify, approach and frame the conversation with organizations, agencies and stakeholder groups who can join together to build a neighborly coalition of community support and funding advocacy for your library. (1 contact hour/ .1 CEU available. Pre-registration required)

     

    Youth Titles You May Have Missed Series, July 2017

    Presented by Ally Watkins, MLC Consultant

    The focus of this webinar is recently released titles in the categories of picture books, middle grades and young adult

     

    EveryLibrary Advocacy Series: Setting up a Door to Door Community Engagement Plan, July 2017

    Presented by John Chraska of EveryLibrary and Jared Oates of Niche Academy

    This webinar includes detailed instruction on such topics as evaluation of where in your community a “door to door” or location-based library card campaign will be most effective, how to find potential new patrons, and tools to identify the best canvassing locations and to create promotional materials for your campaign.

     

    FY2016 – 2017

     

    Writing Professional Book Reviews, May 19, 2017

    Presented by Tracy Carr, Library Services Director at MLC

    This short webinar offers guidance and tips for writing book reviews for publication in professional journals.

    Summer Library Programs for Adults, April 2017

    Presented by Mac Buntin, MLC Consultant

    Build a Better World:
    Build a Better World recording.mp4
    Build a Better World Powerpoint slides.ppt

    Handouts:
    “Where to Look” (notes to follow up for more information on the slides)
    Adult Manual Resources

    Trustee Shorts, Spring 2017
    Each of these brief webinars presents a different topic which pertains board of trustee membership.  While not intended to replace traditional board training, these webinars can serve to orient new board members and may be a resource for current board members.  We will continue to post new sessions as they become available.

    What is a Good Meeting?
    Good Meeting recording.mp4
    Good Meeting slides.ppt

    Working with Friends:
    Friends recording.mp4
    Friends slides.ppt

    Board Ethics:
    Ethics recording.mp4
    Ethics slides.ppt

    Library Policies:
    Library policies recording.mp4
    Library policies slides.ppt

    Strategic Planning:
    Strategic planning recording.mp4
    Strategic planning slides.ppt

     

    Privacy and Your Patrons, December 8, 2016

    Presented by: Ally Mellon, Information Services Director, Mississippi Library Commission

    Some best practices for protecting patrons’ privacy and confidentiality are presented in this hour-long webinar.

     

    MAGNOLIA Flash Webinar Series, August – October 2016

    In these short sessions, Joy Garretson, MLC Development Director, reviews the best practices for completing database searches in MAGNOLIA.  In addition, in each session she discusses usage of a different major MAGNOLIA database, as listed below.  Archived recordings of each live webinar session, along with the associated Powerpoint file, are posted here.

    MAGNOLIA Flash Session 1:
    Academic Search Premier (Webinar)
    Academic Search Premier (Powerpoint)

    MAGNOLIA Flash Session 2:
    NoveLIST (Webinar)
    NoveLIST (Powerpoint)

    MAGNOLIA Flash Session 3:
    Mississippi Digital Library (Webinar)
    Mississippi Digital Library (Powerpoint)

    MAGNOLIA Flash Session 4:
    History Reference Center & Literary Reference Center (Webinar)
    History Reference Center & Literary Reference Center (Powerpoint)

    MAGNOLIA Flash Session 5:
    TopicSearch (Webinar)
    TopicSearch (Powerpoint)

     

    COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES

    Monthly from July 2015 to May 2016, we presented these webinar series on topics or genres in collection development:

     

    Youth Services Webinar: Collaborations between School and Public Libraries and Media Mentorship, October 7, 2015

    Presented by: Amy Koester, Youth and Family Program Coordinator; Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL