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Learn Service Design In One Week: Design Sprint Basics

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More than ever, library leaders at all levels are asked to design and implement new services and programs on a rapid timeline. How can projects move quickly while engaging equitably with community and staff members? Discover how a design sprint process can lead a group from ideation to implementation in only 5 days. Popularized by Google Ventures, a design sprint is a human centered design process in a condensed timeline. This webinar will explore how a sprint process can set the stage for both innovation and equity when designing a new library service. With lessons from 4 sprints from a combination of different projects and organizations, learn how a sprint could be used to tackle priority projects more effectively in less time. In this session, you’ll learn: build a case for using a sprint design process to move quickly and equitably when creating a new service; identify project types suitable…Continue Reading

Make Your Online Text Memorable

Discover how to format content and create text that is more concise and user-friendly with this practical and interactive webinar on May 5. Beginning with a discussion of how people read online and the way they look for content to answer their questions, Writing for the Web will discuss what the inverted pyramid style is and how it can be used to write effective content. Next, attendees will review some examples of well-formatted content and deconstruct it. Along the way, attendees will do some short exercises where they will rewrite content to make it easier to be read online. In this webinar, you’ll learn: understand how the Inverted Pyramid Style can help you write better content and lead the readers eye write content that can easily be scanned know how to better phrase links, headings, and sentences Live Webinar: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00pm CTPresenter: Patrick Patterson Reserve your spot…Continue Reading

Boost your skillset and learn with Core in December

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Continuing Education Opportunities Finding Focus: Library Assessment Focus GroupsPresenters: Kristina Clement, Manda Sexton, and Lauren JohnsonTuesday, December 1, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTImprove library services to better support patron’s needs, learn how to avoid potential roadblocks, and conduct a well-run focus group in this Core webinar on December 1. Register now. Information Technology Fluency and Poster DesignPresenter: Faye MazziaWednesday, December 2, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTLearn the tools and resources to create and design information technology fluent posters in higher education with this Core webinar on December 2. Register now. Creating Effective Policies and ProceduresPresenter: Carli SpinaTuesday, December 8 , 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTDevelop a robust strategy for introducing new policies and procedures to library staff and the larger library community in this Core webinar on December 8. Register now. Building a Holistic Employee Engagement FrameworkPresenter: Cinthya IppolitiWednesday, December 9, 20201:00 – 2:00pm CTDesign an inclusive employee recruitment plan and learn tools…Continue Reading