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Julie Todaro’s A-Z guide to mentoring

CHICAGO — A library’s future is as good as the talent it develops. Too many mentorship programs are cursory; without structure and expectations, accomplishing little beyond a procedural orientation. But a solid, sustainable mentorship program can be a game changer for libraries, with long-term results that include career development, organization-wide professionalism and retention.

New workshop — Service Design: A Toolkit for Assessment, Insight, and Improvement

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Service Design: A Toolkit for Assessment, Insight, and Improvement, with Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Supporting Patrons’ College Planning Information Needs, new workshop!

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Supporting Patrons' College Planning Information Needs, with Africa Hands. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users, new eCourse!

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Rethinking Digital Literacy to Serve Library Staff and Users, facilitated by Paul Signorelli. This four-week asynchronous eCourse starts Monday, July 13, 2015.

What is digital literacy? Do you know how you can foster digital literacy through formal and informal learning opportunities for your library staff and users?

Returning eCourse on Cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 13, 2015.

Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Rethinking Readers' Advisory: An Interactive Approach. Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael will serve as the instructors for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 13, 2015.

Improving library security through better communication

CHICAGO—Library work is really all about people. And the inclusive, welcoming nature of the library means that all kinds of people pass through its doors. Not all difficult patrons are dangerous, but some frighten staff and other library users, which can lead to situations that are distracting, troubling, and fraught with liability. For more than a decade, Steve Albrecht, a 15-year police veteran, has presented workshops for libraries on dealing with challenging patrons.

Products hot off the press, special events at the ALA Store in San Francisco

Located just outside the Exhibits, the ALA Store at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available!

ALA Store hours:

Friday, June 26            12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Returning eCourse: Putting the 'Pop' in Information Literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for this five-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 13, 2015.

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