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Library Link Up

Library Link Up is a collaborative monthly webinar series where public library staff from across the Commonwealth share their experiences on a variety of topics and services.


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Join us for an hour long webinar as we hear from KY public libraries about some animal programs that they have done!
4/4/2019 | 1 hour
See what your fellow public library colleagues have been up to programming-wise in 2017. Find out what programs were a hit at their library and how you can try it at your library.
12/7/2017 | 1 hour | Slides, part 1 (PDF), Slides, part 2A (PDF), Slides, part 2B (PDF), Slides, part 3 (PDF)
Join us to see what KY public libraries have been up to this year and what are some of the best programs out there in 2018. Get some ideas so you can have a best of for 2019
12/6/2018 | 1.5 hours
Fandom events are taking libraries by storm! These subculture celebrations of comic books, TV shows, movies, and more are great ways to bring new patrons to your library and invigorate your existing users. In this month's Library Link Up, we'll hear from five Kentucky libraries on fandom event planning, logistics, failures, and successes. Join us and get your geek on!
4/7/2016 | 1.5 hours
Crowdsourcing Genealogy with Tea and Sympathy -Where can I plant my trees? Traditional vs. digital family trees -Book-A-Librarian Appointments -What to do when is available -Genealogy Seminars in the Public Library
8/4/2016 | 1 hour
Join us at the November Library Link Up to get and share ideas on innovative genealogy programming. You'll hear from four seasoned librarians on a wide variety of genealogy programming ideas that may be helpful for you and your genealogy/family history patrons. Please come ready to learn and collaborate with your fellow librarians!
11/2/2017 | 0.75 hours
Instituting a GED® Testing Center in your library is a low-investment way to have a high impact on your community’s educational needs. Join Mark Adler, Director of the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library, and Ashley Wagers, Director of the Jackson County Public Library, as they share their experiences in setting up and running a GED® Testing Center. Natalie Cummins, Kentucky GED® Administrator with Kentucky Skills U, will also be joining us to provide information on the GED® test and how your library can get the process started.
Library Community Campaigns are a great way to get involved in your local communities. Join us to learn more about successful library community campaigns such as Drop Your Drawers and many more!
2/1/2018 | 1 hour
Find out what the best programs of 2016 were! Get some ideas for your library.
12/2016 | 1 hour
Join us for this final Library Link Up of 2019 where we present the "best of" for programs. Check out what you can try at your library for 2020!
12/5/2019 | 2 hours
Join this Library Link Up to hear creative and inspiring bookmobile success stories from three Kentucky public libraries! Learn about creating successful school lunchtim​e stops, storytimes and crafts for adults with disabilities, and how one bookmobile is serving a growing Amish community.
3/5/2020 | 1 hour
Do you need ideas to help get your community moving? Then check out this Library Link Up webinar where you'll hear about these successful exercise programs:
  • Book-a-Bike at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library
  • Baby-Wearing Dance Parties at the Boone County Public Library
  • Chair Yoga at the Bell County Public Library
9/5/2019 | 1 hour
  • Angela Smith, McLean County:
    How to partner with local businesses for program sponsorship.
  • Tessa Fugate, Letcher County:
    How families play and learn together during the summer.
  • Linda Bartley, McCracken County:
    How to implement the Kentucky Strengthening Families Framework to support families in the community, and how MCPL applies the outcomes of the “Let's Learn Together Outside Kentucky” grant to other library programs.
  • Michael Richter, Director, Bath County:
    Innovations in library design to foster authentic community outreach; serving foster families.
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5/2/2019 | 1.25 hours
Getting a job is no easy task. There's applications, resumes, interviewing...​and that doesn't even include finding one! It can be totally overwhelming for your patrons. So how can you help? Watch this webinar to get great ideas and tips on the best ways to help your patron land that job, while making the library look really, really good.
4/5/2018 | 1 hour
Public libraries across the country are considering eliminating fines. Find out how some Kentucky public libraries have approached going "fine-free" so you can learn some things to think about if your library is considering eliminating fines. This is not a pro vs. cons discussion. This is an informational discussion
3/13/2020 | 1 hour
Public libraries have become a central location for patrons trying to find a job. Join us for this Workforce Development Library Link Up as we talk about how KY public libraries have held Job Fairs for their patrons and local businesses and how you can do the same!
9/6/2018 | 1 hour
Makerspaces are collaborative spaces where patrons can create, invent, explore, and learn. Whether hi-tech or low-tech, mobile or fixed, makerspaces support creativity in the community. During this Library Link Up, Patrick Yaegar from Bullitt County Public Library and Jesse Knifley from Warren County Public Library will share their experiences with library makerspaces.
10/6/2016 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Get and share ideas on ways to improve your music storytimes! You'll hear from three seasoned librarians on things like popular music storytime topics, best practices, and things they've learned the hard way through trial and error. Please come ready to learn and collaborate with your fellow youth services staff!
10/5/2017 | 1 hour | Bookie's videos (PDF)
Join us for this Library Link Up webinar where we will discuss library programs geared towards men.
3/7/2019 | 1 hour
Let's get those patrons out of the library! Outside of the library, that is. In this Library Link Up, you'll learn about great outdoor programs and events like hiking and biking clubs, ladybug releases, and even a BioBlitz.
2/7/2019 | 1.25 hours
These libraries may be small, but they're definitely mighty! You'll hear about one library's new mobile printing service, a community garden program, and a highly successful concert series. Get inspired and share your library's own successes!
5/3/2018 | 1 hour
Is your library's social media a snooze-fest? Are you tired of posting the same old cookie-cutter content? We'll break the mold at the next Library Link Up! You'll learn how to create a fun and inspiring Facebook page, incorporate Periscope into your posting routine, and use YouTube to start a community oral history project.
1/4/2018 | 1 hour
Thinking of starting a Staff Development Day or want to get ideas and information from other libraries? Then join the March Library Link Up and learn about Staff Development Days!
3/2017 | 1 hour
Would you like to get a teen or tween book club started at your library? Or are you just looking to make improvements to an existing one? Then join us for this Library Link Up session featuring staff from the Marshall, Kenton, Boone, and Anderson County PLs and Paul Sawyier PL in Frankfort.
2/5/2015 | 1.5 hours
Join us for a discussion about what libraries are doing to help their staff and patrons get healthy.
1/8/2015 | 1.5 hours
Join the next Library Link Up to hear what other Kentucky libraries are doing! Get great ideas and tips on the best ways to develop and sustain workforce related partnerships, while making the library look really, really good.
6/7/2018 | 1 hour
You know that they are a hoot to watch-those funny and inventive YouTube videos that market a public library location and/or service. Learn what goes in to making a marketing YouTube videos and how you can do one too.
10/11/2015 | 1.25 hours
Has your library considered dumping Dewey for an alternative classification system like BISAC or a Dewey-hybrid? Join us for this webinar where we'll hear from two Kentucky libraries using non-Dewey classification systems. Jessica Powell and Sharon Aynes from Henry County Public Library and Mary Ann Abner from Jessamine County Public Library will share their experiences, good and bad, in this rebellious webinar!
7/2/2015 | 1 hour
Have some feisty seniors clamoring for activities? Need to get a group's spirits lifted? Join the March Library Link Up: On The Go Programs for Seniors to see what new things you can do when visiting nursing homes, adult day cares, assisted living facilities, etc. Take the show on the roads next time you are doing Outreach and/or a Bookmobile program!
3/3/2016 | 1.75 hours


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