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FY 2017 – 2018


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

“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.


Annual Statistical Report Webinar, October 3, 2016

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


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)



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