SirsiDynix 2017 Webinars: New Year, New Lineup

In 2016, our digital events team did more than 100 webinars! Our webinars taught you more about your Horizon, Symphony, and BLUEcloud solutions. Guest speakers talked about selecting and implementing an ILS, ethics in librarianship, marketing on a shoestring, and the future of library technology. It was a great year of continued learning.

We’d like to keep up the momentum in 2017. We’re rolling out our list of this year’s webinars with some changes and some returning favorites. There are six different series coming your way. Check out the list below to find out what’s new and find what interests you.

Please note that the dates and times listed below are subject to change. See the webinar registration page for the confirmed scheduling.

Library Professionals Series

The Library Professionals series is a series of monthly webinars that explore hot topics in librarianship, common or new issues libraries face, and information industry concerns.

As a sub-category of our LPS series, you’ll see a few Ahead of the Curve webinars. These are a new type of webinar in which the audience—you—get to drive the conversation. When registering for the webinar, follow the link to submit the questions you want to ask the speaker; during the webinar our host will relay your questions to the speaker for discussion. We tried out this Q&A format for the first time in December 2016 with Marshall Breeding. Your questions made for a great discussion. We look forward to hosting more Ahead of the Curve webinars, and giving you the opportunity to ask industry thought leaders your questions. 

All sessions are broadcast at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST.

January 11 How to Implement Things When People Hate Change Jason Griffey
February 22 The Future of Library Space Kathryn M. Crowe
March 15 Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library Nick Taylor & Tracy Treece
April 26 Ahead of the Curve with Jeff Penka Jeff Penka
May 10 Ahead of the Curve: Personnel Management Sarah Houghton
July 26 Ahead of the Curve with ARSL

Mary Soucie, Tena Hanson, Gail Sheldon, and Rebecca Heil

August 15 Intelligent Outcomes: Learning from both success and failure Dustin Fife
September 6 Beyond the One-Shot Meredith Farkas
October 11 Ahead of the Curve: Crucial Conversations Eric Keith
November 8 Big Ideas for Small Libraries Erin Warnick and Lori Bonner

Horizon 360

Horizon 360 is an 11-part training series that covers the full functionality of your Horizon ILS. Led by Horizon expert Ken Bonney, this training teaches how to accomplish almost any task in your Horizon system. Sessions range from 60-90 minutes long. Join the live sessions or watch on-demand to earn your Horizon 360 certificate and be the full-circle expert on Horizon functionality.

All sessions are taught at 3:30pm EST/8:30pm GMT. 

October 5, 2016 Beginning Circulation
December 8, 2016 Beginning Cataloging
January 12 Intermediate Cataloging
February 9 Acquisitions Set Up
March 9  Acquisition Ordering
April 20 Acquisitions Receiving & Processing
May 11 Serials Set Up
June 15 Serials Check In
August 10 Inventory
September 14  Horizon Reports

Horizon Hero

Be super on your system. The Horizon Hero series is a series of eight webinars led by, Superhero Ken Bonney. In this series, Ken teaches tips for getting the most out of your Horizon system. Attend all eight sessions, live or on-demand, to earn a Horizon Hero Certificate and save the day at your library.

All sessions are taught at 4:00pm EST/1:00pm PST. 

January 24 Collection Codes and iStats
March 21 Floating Collections
April 25 Horizon Security
May 30 Pull List
August 1 Family Card
September 5 Merging Autority 
October 5 Reordering the Request Que
November 21 Horizon Types in Circulation Parameters

Symphony Hero

Like the Horizon Hero series, Symphony Hero is a series of twelve webinars led by Symphony Superheros. These webinars teach tips for getting the most out of your Symphony system. Attend all twelve sessions, live or on-demand, to earn a Symphony Hero Certificate and conquer any adversary.

January 26 Make the Most of Symphony Circulation Katie Lusk
February 23 Bibliographic List Reports Kat Stephens
March 23 SmartPort Cataloging Sarah Murphy
April 18 Maintenance Tips Alex Haig
May 23 Symphony Requests in Enterprise Lindsey Floyd
June 20 Consortium Group & Membership CaseyAnne Salanova
July 25 Symphony Cash Management Katie Lusk
August 22 Item Search & Display Hit List Columns Emma Roberts
September 19 Symphony Acquisitions Alex Haig
October 24 Item Search & Display CaseyAnne Salanova
November 28 Send Holiday Greetings to Your Patrons Emma Roberts
December 12 Symphony Holds: How They Are Filled Felipe Portus

Product Overviews

Product webinars demonstrate individual SirsiDynix products. Presented by experienced Product Specialists, these webinars will familiarize you with the full range of SirsiDynix software. Learn more about what SirsiDynix offers and how you can take advantage of each effective tool. This series occurs twice every month.  

All sessions are broadcast at 1:00pm EST/10:00am PST.

January 10 BLUEcloud Visibility Overview Roslyn Dean
January 17 Meet BLUEcloud Circulation Berit Nelson
January 19 SaaS  Overview Roslyn Dean
January 25 Meet BLUEcloud eRM Carla Clark
February 15 BLUEcloud Analytics Overview Adam Viator
March 8 BLUEcloud Circulation Overview Berit Nelson
March 29 New BLUEcloud Solutions Bill Davison, Eric Keith
May 4 BLUEcloud Mobile Overview Chris Harris
May 9 BLUEcloud Analytics Overview Greg Titze
May 17 BLUEcloud Digital Academy Overview Bill Davison
May 30 eResource Central Product Overview Nathan Peterson
June 1 BLUEcloud Mobile Overview Neil Wishart, Andrew Daye
June 8 BLUEcloud Analytics Overview Adam Viator
June 13 SaaS Overview Ken Bonney



Anna Christiansen
Associate Marketing Writer