Follett Community

      Follett Community Webinar Series

         Free webinars on thought leadership and strategies for the library and classroom.
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    Hear from storyteller, writing teacher and founder of Mims House publisher, Darcy Pattison, on approaches and resources to engage striving readers and writers in your library or classroom. Darcy is joined by Sarah Downing, librarian at Freedom Middle School, Spotsylvania County Schools in Virgnia. Together they explore insights, experiences and strategies that can be smoothly integrated into different styles of teaching.  


    Strategies to Build Readers. The Benefits of Connecting School and Public Libraries  Join two experienced library professionals, one from a school library and another from a public library, as they share strategies and ideas on how to collaborate to help students develop a love of reading while gaining new literacy skills. 

    APR 18, 2018 | 2pm CDT 
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    Keep Only What Works: Ways to Weed Your K12 Library  Is it time to examine what's sitting on your school library shelves? Collection development is more than buying new books. Continuous pruning, updating, and evaluation is required if libraries are to remain viable resources of 21st-century information sharing and hubs of what's the latest and most useful. Join us as we explore the best approaches to weeding, how to put your technology to work for you as you refine your collections, and what resources become essential tools as you endeavor to ensure your library is carefully and consistently weed. 

    MAY 15, 2018 | 3pm CDT 
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    What's Coming in Destiny 16.0  Destiny version 16.0 provides improvements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Destiny Resource Manager and Destiny Analytics. Learn about the new features, including enhancements to our ebook and audiobook reader functionality that provides a simplified reading experience and improved support for offline reading. 

    MAY 16, 2018 | 2pm CDT 
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    Intervention Strategies for Striving Readers and Writers in Grades 3 - 8  This webinar focuses on how to diagnose reading and writing issues among striving readers and help them succeed in their education and life. | Mar 2018

    Comics Build Better Worlds: World Building, Reader Engagement and Empathy  Panel of graphic novelists share insights about their work, their inspiration, feedback from young readers and offer collection development ideas. Special presentation hosted by Baker & Taylor and Random House. | Feb 2018

    Destiny Analytics: Using Data to Make Better Decisions This add on for Resource Manager and Library Manager allows you to make educated, fact-based decisions that promote efficiency and effectiveness in managing learning resources.| Feb 2018

    What's New in Destiny 15.5 Destiny version 15.5 provides improvements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, Destiny Resource Manager and Destiny Analytics. | Feb 2018 

    Worldwide Literacy Success: The Key Role of Libraries in English National Curriculum Caroline Gregory and Anna Makepeace, Senior British Educational Consultants at Follett | Jan 2018

    Keeping It Fresh: How to Create and Sustain a Maker Culture Take your maker program to the next level with practical tips on how to motivate teens and attract more student visits. Alisha Wilson| Dec 2017

    Sourcing Materials for Struggling and Reluctant Readers Tasha Squires plus Tim McHugh w/Saddleback, Dayle Sutherland w/Orca, Sabine McAlpine w/Thorndike| Nov 2017

    The Importance of Weeding in Collection Development  Kate Concannon, Emily Smith | Oct 2017

    > Future Ready Librarians Webinar Dawn Baughman, Becky Calzada, Sandy Liptak, Zandra Lopez, Shannon Miller, Charmaine Norton, Suzanna Panter | Oct 2017

    > Balanced Literacy Dr. Jayme Linton, SimpleK12 | Oct 2017

    > Makerspace and the Curriculum: Best Practices for Transforming Learning  Shannon Mersand, Sheri McNair | Sep 2017 

    Reading Beyond the Library: Support Reading and Collaboration with Biblionasium and Destiny  Marjan Ghara, Shannon Miller | Aug 2017   

    > Designing Learning for Rigor, Relevance and Research  Sue Fitzgerald, Kirsten Wilson | Aug 2017  

    > Collaboration to Support Planning and Skills Across the PYP, MYP, DP and CP  Klaudia Janek, Jennie McKenzie | Jun 2017

    > Alike But Different: Supporting Individual Learning Styles Using Audiobooks and Print Rose Brock, Ph.D., Jodie Cohen, Cheryl Herman – Penguin Random House | May 2017

    > Digital Literacy: Project Connect's Microcredential Course  Shannon Miller | Apr 2017

    Future Ready Librarians: Leading Beyond the Library  Bill Bass, Kim Lindskog, Shannon Miller, Mark Ray | Apr 2017  

    > Selecting Texts for Text Sets: Best Practices for K-8  Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Thulin Dawes | Mar 2017 

    > Reading Between the Lines: Promoting Reading K-9 at the Int'l School of Dusseldorf  Stuart Crouch, Courtney Moore | Feb 2017

    > Promoting Inclusion, Social Equity and Diversity in Your Library  K.C. Boyd, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Michelle Martin, Craig Seasholes | Jan 2017

    > Getting Ready for ESSA: What You Need to Know  Julie Carter, Ellen Cleary Ruane | Jan 2017

    > Enhance Your Library: Save Time & Build a Smarter Collection  Kendra Perkins | Dec 2016

    > Balanced Literacy: Strategies for Practical Application Based on Research  Meagan Dillon | Nov 2016

    > What's New With MLA 8?  Michele Kirshenbaum/EasyBib, Julie Knutson | Oct 2016

    > Researching in a Digital World: The Role of eBooks  Carla Zvonek | Oct 2016

    > Success for Struggling Readers: New Strategies Using eBooks  Sarah Downing, Ann Fondren | Oct 2016

    > Ditching Dewey: Genrefication in Your Library  Don Rokusek, Tiffany Whitehead | Jun  2016

    Literacy through the Arts: Standards-Aligned Curriculum for History and Social Studies!  Julie Knutson, Emily Valenza | May 2016

    Librarians as Change Agents: The Expertise is Right Here  Traci Chun, Mark Ray, Angela Vahsholtz-Andersen, Ron Wagner |Apr 2016

    > Keeping a Seat at the Table with Google  Caroline See, Patty Stanko | Mar 2016   

    > K-2s Like Nonfiction Too!  Shannon Miller | Feb 2016

    > Building your Library to Support Inquiry-led Learning and the Three Programmes of the International Baccalaureate  Stuart Crouch, Courtney Moore | Jan 2016 


    Support Classroom Instruction with Lightbox
    New sessions coming in May 2018

    Learn How to Perform a TitleWise Collection Analysis
    APR 27, 2018 | 1pm CDT

    Focus on Inventory methods in Destiny Library Manager and Resource Manager: 

    Destiny Library Manager
    Conducting an Inventory (DLM)
    APR 18, 2018 | 11am CDT

    Destiny Resource Manager
    Conducting an Inventory (DRM)
    APR 19, 2018 | 12pm CDT 

    Get Ready for End of School Year . . . 

    Destiny Library Manager
    Tidy Up Follett Destiny Library Manager for the End of School
    MAY 15, 2018 | 12pm CDT 


    > Transferring Your Resources (Resource Manager)

    > Customizing Your Homepage (Library Manager) 

    > Generating Resource Reports (Resource Manager)

    > Building Your Catalog (Library Manager) 

    Titlewave for Beginners 

    > Collections Series Part 2 of 2 |Collections by Destiny: Beyond the Basics

    > Collections Series Part 1 of 2 | Explore Collections by Destiny   

    > Distributing and Collecting Resources (Resource Manager)

    > Genrefying Your Library

    > Tracking Individual Resources (Resource Manager)

    > Building Custom Reports for Your Library 

    > Cataloging Your Resource Types (Resource Manager)

    > Managing Your Resources (Resource Manager) 

    > Getting Started with Destiny Discover 

    > Don't Miss Collections by Destiny  

    > What's New in Destiny 15.0  

    > What's Coming in Destiny 15.0 . . . featuring Collections  

    > Promoting Access to Library Materials

    > Customizing Your Home Page

    > Defining Roles and Establishing Access Levels in Destiny  

    Titlewave Collection Development 

    > One Search 

    >  What's New in Destiny 14.5

    > Titlewave: Learn How to Work Smarter   


    Follett Professional Development & Training Opportunities for additional free and paid trainings.
    Options include webinar, self-paced and on-site professional development and training.


    Last update 3/14/18