Collection Development

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More than 200,000 people have raised their voices to oppose Macmillan Publishers’ embargo on new eBook titles to public libraries, and ALA has filed its first report with Congress about restrictive licensing and unfair pricing for digital content. Now what? Join the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office and the Public Library Association for an update on the #eBooksForAll campaign, planned next steps with Congress and data gathering to build the library case, and specific actions you can take to advance these efforts.
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Two-part virtual preconference before ALA Annual Conference 2017 in Chicago.
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Nancy Pearl shares her recommendations of some must-read adult books. A downloadable handout of the titles is available so you can share them with your patrons. Combine Nancy’s irrepressible charm and undeniable knowledge, and you have an hour filled with reading recommendations guaranteed to make friends, family, and patrons smile and start turning pages.
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This series of three webinars is intended for librarians eager to expand their collections' digital horizons. While trial and error can be a powerful learning tool, digital preservation has common practices and approaches that can provide a strong foundation for any institution. This series will explore these practices and approaches, preparing participants to: draft a cogent case for digitization, describe the challenges inherent to digital preservation, and plan an assessment for their digital preservation program. Each webinar may also be taken as a standalone.
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eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. eCOLLAB offers more than 300 opportunities for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
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As libraries continue to transition away from information services based on physical materials, how is electronic resources management changing? How are electronic resources changing libraries?
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Booklist’s free webinar series offers multiple programs each month. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

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Having materials in a library's collection is good; having those materials in the formats needed by the library's community is much better. This webinar will delve into ways of discerning the format needs of a community, including using the census and other data, along with existing reports, to discern the best way of provisioning material for the community.
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Booklist’s free webinar series takes place on most Tuesdays and some Thursdays.  Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

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Participants in this e-Forum will discuss the challenges of deselection of journals as prices soar and budgets decrease.