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February 2018

PLAN Webinar: Beyond Basic Social Media: Moving Towards Content Marketing with Laura Solomon (Live)

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Do you want to increase your value to library users? Would you like to market online more effectively? Content marketing is all about delivering content that library users find useful and relevant. Benefit from practical advice and guidance on how to market online better by helping users answer the question, “What’s in it for me?” Discover the confidence, knowledge, and skills you need to optimize content for sharing with instructor Laura Solomon, author of several books on library social media…

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March 2018

PLAN Tech Day Conference

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gulf Coast State College,
5230 U.S. 98
Panama City, FL 32578 United States
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Keynote: Technology Trends 2018 and Beyond with Brian Pichman Over the last few years, we’ve seen technology evolve in new and exciting ways. Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project as he highlights this year’s biggest technology trends and what those trends mean for libraries. What changes are we expecting to see in 2018, and what will be a fad, and what will be the hot tech everyone is talking about? From drones to virtual reality, to creating and innovating,…

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PLAN Webinar: Pain-Free Presentations: Don’t Bore Your Audience to Tears with Laura Solomon (Live)

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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You’ve been asked (or maybe you actually volunteered) to do an in-person presentation. Now what? You’ve survived your own share of horrendous presentations, and you don’t want to inflict one on anyone else. How do you prepare? How do you keep people interested so they don’t spend the whole time on Facebook? How can you make a PowerPoint that actually helps and doesn’t just contain a bunch of bullet points? The questions can be overwhelming and the challenges numerous. Find…

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PLAN Webinar: It’s Not “Just Part of the Job”: Strategies to Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment in the Library with Amanda Civitello and Katie McLain

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Have inappropriate comments or behavior of a sexual nature made you feel uncomfortable or unsafe at work? Like many public-facing employees, it’s time for library staff members to say #MeToo. Let’s talk about sexual harassment in the library. We’ll start with a short presentation about sexual harassment, how it impacts women, men, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and underage workers, and how it manifests in the library. Then we’ll talk through some techniques you can use to professionally but firmly…

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PLAN Webinar: Introduction to Snapchat with Laura Solomon (Live)

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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You’ve heard that all the teens are using Snapchat…but are they? Is it a good fit for libraries? Get the answer to these questions and a lot more about this popular social media channel. We’ll examine current demographics and use cases for libraries. We will also spend some time going through the basics, so that you can get comfortable with this social platform. Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network. She…

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PLAN Webinar: Google Like a Boss with Kelly Grove and Renaine Julian

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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“Just Google it.” How many times has someone fielded a response to a question that they don’t know the answer to? As information professionals, we want to point our users toward the best information that we can but, let’s face it, we often “just Google it” ourselves. This workshop will provide strategies and advice for using Google search interfaces to find scholarly information, research datasets, government information, and much more. Other topics include advanced queries, searching by copyright status, and…

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PLAN Library Essentials Conference: Safety, Security, and Privacy

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
FSU – Panama City Campus,
4750 Collegiate Dr
Panama City, FL 32405 United States
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8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET) Light Continental Breakfast & Registration 9 a.m. to 12 noon CT (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET) Maximize Online Privacy with Gary Price of INFODocket Librarian, writer, and digital privacy expert Gary Price will look at a variety of tools and practical strategies  to maximize your privacy online and that of your users. Gary will also discuss some of the many ethical issues for both libraries and individuals that come…

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April 2018

PLAN Webinar: Resources for Collaboration and Project Management with Denise Wetzel and Renaine Julian (Live)

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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This workshop is designed to facilitate effective communication and collaboration within work or project teams. Maximize efficiency and transparency in your library work with a survey of four tools to help you collaborate and keep track of ongoing projects. Visualize and collaborate on projects with the Japanese workflow method of Kanban; collaborate on and share project documentation with Open Science Framework; create and annotate shared bibliographies with Zotero; and use Slack to streamline communications with your team and share working…

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PLAN Webinar: The Positive Power of Introverts with Linda Bruno

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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We’re hearing a lot about introverts these days – some of it’s positive, some not so much. There are statistics floating around saying that about 25% – 35% of the general population are introverts…which means that a vast majority of people are extroverts. Some informal studies show that as many as 70% of those working in the library field are introverts. That’s not really surprising, is it? Introverts like quiet (yes, libraries used to be quiet and many are still…

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PLAN Webinar: The 5 Habits of People Who Form Good Habits with Linda Bruno

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Here we are, already a few months into another new year. Wow, that time went fast! Many people make resolutions at the beginning of every year, knowing in their hearts that they won’t keep them. Why won’t they keep them? Because they haven’t thought through what new habits will be required to make sure “this one sticks” – or even why they want to make the change in the first place. And as we all know, the “deciding” to change…

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