Webinars

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Archived webinars can be found here.

Titles of interest to SSCD members include:

“There Ain’t Anything in This World That Sells a Book Like a Pretty Cover:” Identifying 19th-Century Publishers’ Bookbindings
Betsy Butler
(Originally presented March 20, 2014)

The books that publishers created between 1830 and 1910 are some of the most eye-catching mass-produced objects of the Victorian era. Whether as the subject of a display, a research project or a teaching tool, 19th-century publishers’ bookbindings are a special part of a collection with visual, historical and informational appeal.

Webinar participants will gain an understanding of how these bookbindings were created. After being exposed to the characteristics of bindings from each decade, attendees will have an opportunity to try their hand at determining the date of binding styles based on visual clues. Attendees will receive a decade-by-decade illustrated checklist of those characteristics and a bibliography of print and online resources for further reading.

This webinar is $15.00 for OLC members; $20.00 for non-members. To purchase this webinar send e-mail to myolc@olc.org with the webinar title in the subject line.

Genealogy 101: Or, Do You Have a Book About My Family History
Judy James, Special Collections Manager, Akron-Summit County Public Library
(Originally presented June 13, 2013)

Are you stumped when asked to help a customer research his or her family tree? How do you assist genealogists, and what can your library offer these “newbies?” As genealogy grows in popularity, libraries are experiencing an increased demand and interest in genealogy. Learn basic genealogy reference skills and how to navigate the mosy useful and popular family history resources, websites, and databases.

This webinar is $15.00 for OLC members; $20.00 for non-members. To purchase this webinar send e-mail to myolc@olc.org with the webinar title in the subject line.

What’s so Special About Special Collections? Creative Ways to Promote the “Cool Stuff” in Your Library
Judy James, Special Collections Manager, Akron-Summit County Public Library
(Originally presented March 8, 2013)

Almost every library has special or unique materials that may not exist anywhere else. Whether your library maintains local historical materials or has a unique or rare collection, there are many creative ways to promote those resources to your local and global communities. Learn how to get the word out about your collections through digital exhibits, programming, collaboration, displays, your website, and social media. Included is a discussion about organizing, processing and cataloging your collections with an eye toward making them accessible to your customers.

This webinar is $10.00 for OLC members; $15.00 for non-members. To purchase this webinar send e-mail to myolc@olc.org with the webinar title in the subject line.

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