Pop-Up Workshops

Animal Clinic – June 23, 2021

Annemarie Shapiola of the Totowa Public Library hosts a workshop on offering a Stuffed Animal Clinic program at the library where children learn about the basic medical equipment used in a check-up and perform check-ups on stuffed animals. Tips are presented on the changes made to hold this program during the pandemic. This workshop took place on June 23, 2021 as part of the PALS Plus Pop-Up Workshop series.    [Tags: Children’s programming]

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Library of Things – April 8, 2022

Thinking about adding non-traditional items to your collection such as tools, appliances, party supplies, musical instruments, or tech equipment? Brian Sedita from the Borough of Totowa Public Library shared Totowa’s experience creating a “Library of Things”, the impetus for the offering, challenges, cataloging, and marketing the collection to the community to ensure circulation.[Tags: Collection Development; Technical Services]

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Linking Map – March 29, 2022

Kristin Blumberg of PALS Plus and Pat Joyce of the Woodland Park Library present a workshop on a Linking Map. A linking map is a map or chart that each library should have for their Technical Services staff. It is basically a chart that shows that various Item Types that your library may use, what Home Locations they belong in, and which Item Cat should be used with that item. It is specific to each library. It is also helpful when a new person is hired or moves into the linking role. [Tags: Technical Services ; Linking]

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Woodland Park Linking Map
Ringwood Linking Map


NJ211.org – March 10, 2022

Dana Catapano of NJ211 presented on how to navigate the NJ211.org website and access the most up-to-date information on the resources and services available to New Jersey residents. NJ211 is a great first step if you’re trying to refer your library patrons to an agency or organization that can help them with their issues.    [Tags: NJ211]

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Passaic County One Stop Career Center – April 26, 2022

Sofia Comas-Phillips, Deputy Director of the Passaic County One Stop Career Center, introduced attendess on some of the programs and resources the Passaic County One Stop Career Center provides for job seekers, including Metrix Learning, an online tool that all job seekers can use to gain and improve necessary job skills. Sofia also demonstratned on how library staff can help a patron register to take advantage of the services they offer.
[Tags: One Stop Career Center ; Reference]

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Taming TitleSource 360 – Tips for More Effective Collection Development – September 15, 2021

Mary Martin of the Wanaque Public Library shares some of the tools used to maximize the collection development process in Baker & Taylor’s TitleSource 360.  Ways to identify what’s new and popular, keeping track of when authors will publish books, and how to create and use watch carts and the Notes fields to ease the burden on overtaxed brains are discussed.    [Tags: Collection development ; TitleSource 360]

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