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  1. Engaging Communities Through Controversy

     Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s "one book-one community" program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American-Two Perspectives," featured two books written by A ...

    JFALCON - 04/03/2013 - 09:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Through Their Eyes

    Usability testing to create better user experiences By Meredith Farkas Whatever issues I may have had with an unnamed discovery tool as a librarian, I always believed that it was an easier tool for students to use than our OPAC. And then I met Steve (not ...

    bgoldberg - 07/07/2014 - 16:24 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Rolling the Dice

    Who are we, and who are we becoming? By Joseph Janes As I write this, I’m preparing for my annual trip with a couple of dear friends to Las Vegas. This is more nice meal/Cirque du Soleil than bottle service/strip show; we’re the dignified types—though one ...

    ssinharoy - 06/24/2014 - 10:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. More than Words

    Tips for effective instruction with screencasting By Meredith Farkas Five years ago, I wrote about the value of screencasting software—software that films the action on your computer’s desktop—to create instructional videos on how to use the library and i ...

    bgoldberg - 05/27/2014 - 16:17 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  5. PLA Service Response Workbook: Understand How to Find, Evaluate, and Use Information: Information Fluency

    Residents will know when they need information to resolve an issue or answer a question and will have the skills to search for, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to meet their needs. Is helping residents in your community to Understand How ...

    admin - 08/28/2014 - 10:00 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  6. 10 Social Tools to Connect with Teens at Your Library

    The world of social learning and digital outreach is quickly changing. In this webinar, Joe Murphy will discuss top social technologies that libraries can use to foster discovery and sharing in library programs as well as use to market library events. Tec ...

    SKUENN - 05/08/2012 - 15:54 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  7. Connect, Create, Collaborate: Supporting Teen Needs with Technology

    Blended Once CEUs This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization! In this course, par ...

    admin - 09/15/2015 - 16:11 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  8. Big Data: What We Learned about Information Literacy from 10,000 Students and 1,200 Librarians

      Presenter:  Emily Gover As an ed tech company, EasyBib has unique insight into how students conduct research. How are students interpreting and synthesizing information? How skilled do they consider themselves with key information literacy skills? And h ...

    JHABLEY - 02/25/2016 - 15:31 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. Social Media—Can Your Library Trust Them?

      School librarians’ use of social media can raise a school library's profile and attract the attention of young readers but is the effort worthwhile? Underneath their social coolness, sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Skype, and book blogs have ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:14 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. How Did Pluto Get Demoted? Transliterate Reading and Writing Push Students to Analytic Opinions

      This session is designed to help educators learn to incorporate transliteracy into the way they teach. How can students begin to analyze resources more deeply as they work to understand some of the really big questions about our fast-changing knowledge ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:53 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)