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The 2015 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2015 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2015 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes.

Workshop: How to respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Financial management for librarians—a new eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians, facilitated by Sean Gaffney. This four-week eCourse starts Monday, May 11, 2015.

Gamification in the library, an ALA Editions eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Transforming the Library through Gamification with expert on library systems management Bohyun Kim. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

New eCourse: Cataloging music resources in RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA, facilitated by Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo. This four-week eCourse starts Monday, May 11, 2015.

eCourse and e-Book bundle: Intro to Web Service APIs

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Introduction to Web Service APIs Using PHP and HTML eCourse/e-Book bundle. Jason Paul Michel will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 4, 2015.

Develop an instructional design plan: eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will serve as the instructors for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on May 4, 2015.

Michael Gorman reaffirms the enduring values of librarianship in new book

CHICAGO — In the almost 15 years since public intellectual, librarian and philosopher Michael Gorman published “Our Enduring Values,” there has been a sea change in the way much of the world thinks about and uses libraries. Young librarians and seasoned LIS professionals alike are experiencing increasing pressure to adjust to new economic, societal and technological demands amidst the often dire rhetoric currently surrounding the future of our institutions.

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