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New eCourse: Rethinking social media to organize information and communities

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces an exciting new eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Nov. 2, 2015.

How to deliver meaningful library instruction in 50 minutes

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Dynamic One-Shot Library Instruction. Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough will serve as the instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 26, 2015.

eCourse: Planning and preparing for RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access eCourse. Roman S. Panchyshyn will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 26, 2015.

A comprehensive guide to insurance industry information resources

CHICAGO — The insurance industry is among the most highly regulated industries today, and literature on the field is a complex thicket of sources. “The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science,” published by ALA Editions, is Lucy Heckman’s valuable, one-of-a-kind guide to locating and using information resources about the insurance industry.

How to become an embedded librarian

CHICAGO — Embedded librarianship is “not one size fits all,” yet many books on the subject treat it in a cold, objective manner that doesn’t adequately communicate how becoming an embedded librarian actually works in the real world.  But in “Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom,” published by ALA Editions, Michelle Reale shares her own university classroom experiences to demystify what can sometimes feel intimidating to academic librarians.

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