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Encyclopedias are the cornerstones of a library’s reference collection, but traditional encyclopedia publishing has been transformed over the past several years. This hour-long Booklist webcast examines why encyclopedias exist, what they do, what they tell us, and how they’ve evolved. Representatives from Encyclopædia Britannica, Grolier, and World Book will also talk about and demonstrate their newest encyclopedia models.

Temperatures will soon be starting to drop, but fall reading is hot! Autumn ushers in some of the most exciting youth fiction titles of the publishing year, and this free Booklist webcast will give you a head start on books to watch for as well as tips on using fiction in library programs and getting kids hooked on reading. 

General Editor Denise Beaubien Bennett and ALA Publishing staff introduce you to Guide to Reference, with more than 16,000 fully annotated entries describing essential print and web reference sources. This recording of the webinar presented on March 3, 2010, demonstrates the benefits of using Guide to Reference in your library for reference, staff training, collection development, and LIS instruction.

Learn about RDA and RDA Toolkit through this introductory webcast (originally presented Feb. 8-9, 2010)
In this authoritative Booklist webcast, children’s librarian and comics expert Eva Volin and Booklist Books for Youth associate editor Ian Chipman join Françoise Mouly of TOON Books, Roger Rosen of Rosen Publishing, David Saylor of Scholastic, and Mark Siegel of First Second to talk about the latest trends in comics and graphic novels.
In this authoritative Booklist webcast, children’s librarian and comics expert Eva Volin and Booklist Books for Youth associate editor Ian Chipman join Françoise Mouly of TOON Books, Roger Rosen of Rosen Publishing, David Saylor of Scholastic, and Mark Siegel of First Second to talk about the latest trends in comics and graphic novels.
This Library Supervision eCourse from ALA Editions is a convenient way to enrich the professional development of all library staff. It offers the perfect opportunity to train new employees or brush up on and update general office skills you use every day. Enroll today for 3 hours of self-paced, online training!

Discover the many facets of this enchanting genre by joining us for a Booklist webcast generously sponsored by Sourcebooks, Inc. and AudioGO (formerly BBC Audiobooks America)

Originally aired February 15, 2011. In this free Booklist webcast, the staff of Workman Publishing, with divisions including Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press, preview a wealth of forthcoming books that will appeal to a wide range of library readers, from fiction lovers to hobbyists to gardeners.

In this informative hourlong webcast, Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard and school librarian, Booklist columnist, and Booklist Online audiobook blogger Mary Burkey will be joined by representatives from Books on Tape/Listening Library, BBC Audiobooks America, and HighBridge Audio for an exciting discussion of audiobooks from A to Z.