ALA Editions

Communicating the value of the academic library

CHICAGO —  It’s up to you to measure the value of your academic library and how it delivers on your institution’s goals. The question is how to do it efficiently and effectively. Megan Oakleaf, who wrote a benchmark 2010 ACRL report on library value, shows how in her new book “Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit,” published by ALA Editions.

Library Director Bootcamp: A free preview

CHICAGO — So you’ve finally made it—you’re a library director … now what? You can learn about management, but it’s hard to find a library school course that teaches you how to be a boss. This winter, library management experts Kathy Parker and Kate Hall will be offering a special 3-part workshop that will teach you what you need to know to become an effective manager. Join us at 1:00pm Eastern on Monday, Oct.

New session: Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Making Your Library Work for Homeschoolers with Suzanne Walker. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

New Workshop—The Smart Way to Acquire New Technology: Creating a Successful RFP

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, The Smart Way to Acquire New Technology: Creating a Successful RFP with Timothy J. Dickey. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:00pm Eastern/1:00 Central/12:00 Mountain/11:00am Pacific on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 and Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.

New eCourse: Genealogical Research for Librarians

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Genealogical Research for Librarians. June Power will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request 

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will

New Workshop—Tracking Technology Trends: Staying Current in a World of Information Overload

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Tracking Technology Trends: Staying Current in a World of Information Overload with Nicole Hennig. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

New Iteration: Cataloging with RDA eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24 
Certificate of Completion available upon request 

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

New Iteration: Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24 
Certificate of Completion available upon request 

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will have an:

New Iteration: Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification. Robert Bothmann will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request 

Learning Outcomes

New eCourse: Creating a Culture of Usability in Your Library

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Creating a Culture of Usability in Your Library. Krista Godfrey will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request 

Learning outcomes

After completing this eCourse, you will be able to