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Fostering collaboration between librarians and instructional designers

CHICAGO — With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important.  The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource construction, design, goals, and responsibilities.  In “Librarians and Instructional Designers: Collaboration and Innovation,” published by ALA Editions, authors Joe Eshleman

A guide to innovative revenue sources for libraries and nonprofits

CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see and exploit opportunities is what creates new revenue streams, which can help maintain and enhance library services. Offering step-by-step guidance, Edmund A.

How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

The Basics of Federal Grant Writing Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new two-part workshop, The Basics of Federal Grant Writing with Maureen Meyer and Amy Whitlock Jennings.

This two-part event will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific and Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

New ALCTS monograph examines linked data for cultural heritage

CHICAGO — With its roots in computer science, linked data is unfamiliar territory for many library catalogers. But since the origins of MARC nearly 50 years ago, the value of machine-readable library records has only grown.  Today linked data is essential for sharing library collections on the open web, especially the digital cultural heritage in the collections of libraries, archives, and museums.

Free webinar: How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free webinar, How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library with ALA Editions author Ed Rossman. This webinar will last one hour and take place at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

New advanced eCourse: Improving Interpersonal Communication

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San José State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), the new advanced eCourse Improving Interpersonal Communication will help participants with their communication skills.

36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Brad Hooper’s guide to book programs and author events

CHICAGO — From hosting authors to planning and coordinating book activities such as book signings and book clubs, libraries are perfect venues for readers to interact directly with authors and their books. And mounting literary programming can be easier than you might think. In “The Librarian’s Guide to Book Programs and Author Events,” published by ALA Editions, Booklist’s Brad Hooper inspires, encourages, and advises librarians in providing a wide range of programming that targets their communities of book lovers.

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