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Archived OWL Videoconferences 2016

How to create New Revenue Streams for Your Library,

Presenter: Ed Rossman, author of 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits, Shaker Heights Public Library
Description: In this fast paced presentation, Mr Rossman will be getting right into the key considerations for methods to generate revenue. He’ll then reinforce these by introducing several fast-track methods the audience can start thinking about and implement immediately to create new dollars by years end.
Runtime: 49 minutes

The Alaskan Economy: Wishful Thinking Versus Economic Reality,

Presenter: Dr. Clive S. Thomas
Description: Dr. Clive S. Thomas spoke about possibilities for Alaska's economy and took questions from a live audience. Recorded at the lecture hall of the Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library Archives and Museum Building in Juneau, Alaska.
Runtime: 50 minutes

Storytime in Small Libraries,

Group Discussion lead by Linda Klein
Description: Group discussion on storytimes in small libraries lead by Linda Klein of the Ready to Read Resource Center with participation from Nome, Homer, Delta Junction, Kenai and Skagway. Topics covered included space limitation, book selections and handling mixed age groups.
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes

Shakespeare Explained: Hamlet,

Presenter: Professor Nina Chordas
Description: Shakespeare Professor Nina Chordas provided background and context about Hamlet, the reading by Theatre in the Rough which took place at the Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum Building.
Runtime: 57 minutes

Alaska in the Time of Shakespeare,

Presenter: Dr. Rick Knecht
Description: As part of the festivities for the Alaska State Library's special traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, we heard from Dr. Rick Knecht about some of the artifacts that he and his team have found at the archaeological site in Nunalleq, which dates back to Shakespeare's time around 1600.
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes

Who Wrote Shakespeare's First Folio?

Presenter: Jim Hale
Description: Jim Hale discusses the two men who put together the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays in 1623 as a tribute to the memory of their late friend and colleague who had died seven years earlier. They are John Heminges and Henry Condell, and they left us a wonderful preface that tells us a lot about their plans in publishing the First Folio. Jim also talked about the physical production of the book and how, in odd ways, this has sometimes played into our critical understanding of the plays as literary works.
Runtime: 57 minutes

Bed Bugs in the Library,

In a broadcast from the Anchorage Public Library's Innovation Lab, Ken Perry of Pied Piper Pest Control discusses the detection and treatment of bed bugs in a library context.
Runtime: 57 minutes
If you would like copies of handouts, please contact Stacia McGourty at or Ken Perry at

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