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A practical guide to ACRL’s Visual Literacy Competency Standards

CHICAGO— The importance of images and visual media in today’s culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content.

A new edition of ALA Neal-Schuman’s comprehensive technology companion

CHICAGO— For its fifth edition, John J. Burke has completely updated and reorganized “The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff,” making it more compelling than ever. The perfect primer for LIS students, this one-stop overview published by ALA Neal-Schuman should also be at the top of the list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement.

Catch the programming bug with Rob Reid's lively, humorous eCourse!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Storytime Shenanigans: Building Great Programs for Preschoolers. Rob Reid will serve as the instructor for a three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr. 18, 2016.

Learning instructional design essentials

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Instructional Design Essentials. Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will serve as the instructors for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr. 18, 2016.

New workshop: Taking the Fear out of How-To Fests: 20 Activity ideas in 90 Minutes

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new workshop Taking the Fear out of How-To Fests: 20 Activity Ideas in 90 Minutes, with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Adults just wanna have fun

CHICAGO— There are a wealth of resources out there geared towards serving the needs of toddlers, school age children, young adults, and senior citizens. But something's missing. Library users in their 20s and 30s constitute one of the most underserved populations for public libraries, and there's a scarcity of guidance on how to target them. Audrey Barbakoff’s “Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults,” published by ALA Editions, helps to fill that gap.

Free webcast: Library Solutions for eBook and eAudiobook Trends

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Library Solutions for eBook and eAudiobook Trends — will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Mar. 10. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries and can be viewed from your home, library or on the go.

Inspired collaboration

CHICAGO— Collaboration involves a fusion of individual talents and skills through outreach and cooperation. And it is one of the key ingredients of a vibrant, successful library that is also relevant to the community it serves.  But it doesn’t just happen magically, and it’s a challenge to kindle those original sparks of inspiration into a sustainable effort.

Create online tutorials easily and effectively, new eCourse!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces an exciting new eCourse, Online Tutorials: Creating them Easily and Effectively. Hannah Gascho Rempel and Maribeth Slebodnik will serve as the instructors for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr. 4, 2016.

Learn the library's legal answers when it comes to makerspaces

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing has brought back the popular workshop Makerspaces: The Library's Legal Answers with Tomas A. Lipinski and Gretchen McCord; moderated by Dr. Sara Gonzalez. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016.

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