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July 2018

PLAN Webinar: Are You a Negative Nell or a Positive Paul? Reducing Our Tendency to Embrace the Negative with Linda Bruno

July 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get drawn into the world of the “Negative Nells?” And how much more difficult it is to join Positive Paul’s party? Have you ever noticed that we often tend to share our negativity with others – our co-workers and our patrons? They often “catch” our negativity, make it their very own, and proceed to share it with even more people! What we sometimes forget is that holding on to negativity or…

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PLAN Webinar: Tapping into Employee Talents with Linda Bruno

July 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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We say that our staff members are the most important resource for achieving the library’s mission and goals. Supervisors spend valuable time to recruit, interview, and hire the right person at the right time. And yet often, once the new employee is just another staff member, it’s easy to forget to look at them as individuals – each with unique knowledge, skills, and talents. So how do we decide who is the best for a particular task or project? One…

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PLAN Webinar: Arresting the Time Robbers in Your Life with Linda Bruno

July 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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It’s official – there is simply too much to do to ever get it all done! Funding cuts, fewer staff, higher expectations for programming and services…it all adds up to “not enough time in the day.” Our first priority is to take care of our patrons, of course. But that’s just the beginning of what’s on our to-do list every day. And as much as we’d like it to be, surrender is NOT an option. Instead, it’s time we “arrest…

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PLAN Webinar: 9 Ways to Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected with Linda Bruno

July 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Have you ever found yourself getting frustrated – maybe even a bit angry – with no effective way to get your emotions back on an even keel? Whether you are a staff member dealing with patrons and volunteers or a volunteer dealing with staff members and patrons, the people we interact with in our library environments can sometimes trigger emotions that don’t always serve us well. In this fast-paced 60-minute webinar, we’ll look at why we travel that path to…

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PLAN Webinar: Making Your Press Releases More Effective with Kathy Dempsey

July 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Are you tired of sending press releases that don't get picked up by the media? You'll want to identify the reasons: Is your writing sub-par? Is your timing off? Are you sending the right information to the right outlets? To learn how to successfully get the media to help you spread your library's news, sign up for this webinar with Kathy Dempsey. She's not only a library marketing maven, she's also a member of the media who's gotten thousands of…

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August 2018

PLAN Webinar: The Incredible Power of Praise with Linda Bruno

August 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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According to many human behavior experts, one of the deepest needs for most members of our species is to feel appreciated – particularly in the workplace. Yet something so simple is often overlooked in our day-to-day rush to “get the work done.” In this 60-minute webinar, we’ll talk about why praise is so important, and then we’ll look at easy ways to incorporate that praise into your workday. You’ll leave with tools to determine the how and when of praise,…

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PLAN Webinar: How to Handle that Dreaded Discipline Problem with Linda Bruno

August 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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There’s no doubt about it – for many of us, handling discipline is probably one of the things we dread most about our jobs. Yikes! The key is to understand the importance of doing what we dread the most – handling it! So often, we try to ignore it, hoping it will go away. Does it? Rarely. And what we try to forget is what it’s doing to morale while we’re hoping it will disappear. In this session, we’ll discuss…

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PLAN Webinar: 9 Essential Qualities of Experiencing Mindfulness in Your Work with Andrew Sanderbeck (Live)

August 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Mindfulness continues to be a hot topic in the library industry. But what exactly is mindfulness, and how can you use these techniques to lower your stress, minimize the chaos, and "be in the moment?" In this informative and interactive program, we'll explore the 9 Essential Qualities of Mindfulness (based on the work of Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D.) and discuss how we can apply these qualities to our working lives. Attendees will learn: Mindfulness concepts including Openness, Acceptance, and Presence Techniques…

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PLAN Webinar: How to Write for the Library Press (and Make Editors Love You) with Kathy Dempsey

August 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Do you long to write something for a professional publication? Are you eager to contribute to the library literature? If you have your content idea but don't know how to pitch it or where to start, this webinar will guide you. Here's what you'll learn in this webinar: How to approach an editor with an idea What editors look for, expect, and respect How to write solid proposals for articles and books How proposals are evaluated and chosen What to…

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September 2018

PLAN Webinar: Increase Library Use through Strategic Merchandising with Kathy Dempsey

September 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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There's a lot of science and psychology in the retail merchandising world that can benefit your library. In fact, it can not only invigorate and improve your everyday displays and signage, it can also increase your usage statistics. Trying it doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. In this webinar, Kathy Dempsey will explain what merchandising is and will reveal strategies to help you do it quickly and effectively. Through pro tips and lots of photographic examples, you will: Learn…

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