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Monday, January 10, 2011

Free Webinar: Libraries are Essential: Providing Core Services for Readers. January 27

Libraries are Essential: Providing Core Services for Readers
SPONSORED BY: EBSCO/NoveList, and Library Journal
SCHEDULED EVENT DATE: Thursday, January 27, 2011– 2:00 PM EST – 60 minutes

Register for this event
Libraries are often a community hub, the place where everyone is welcome and where everyone can not only find the information they need, but also seek solace and support. In short, libraries are an essential part of any thriving community. In this first of a three-part series of webcasts on the essentialness of libraries, Robin Nesbit, Sharron Smith, and Duncan Smith explore the value of readers’ services and best practices for conveying that value to the community.

Providing Core Services for Readers is first in the three part Libraries are Essential series of webcasts.

Featured Speakers

Robin Nesbit, Director of Technical Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio
Sharron Smith, Manager of Readers’ Advisory Services, Kitchner Public Library in Kitchner, Ontario
Duncan Smith, founder and Vice President, NoveList

The event will be moderated by Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge; author of the e-Views Blog and e-Reviews columns for Library Journal and Editor of Bowkers' Magazines for Libraries
If you are not able to make the live webcast of Libraries are Essential: Providing Core Services for Readers, register now and you will get an email notification from Library Journal after the event when the webcast is archived and available for viewing at your convenience.

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