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A complete guide to creating school readiness programs at public libraries

CHICAGO —The public library is in the perfect position as a community resource to help bridge the gap between preschool and kindergarten; however, starting from scratch can feel daunting. In “Counting Down to Kindergarten: A Complete Guide to Creating a School Readiness Program for Your Community,” published by ALA Editions, R.

A history of ALA policy on intellectual freedom

CHICAGO — Collecting several key documents and policy statements, “A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom: A Supplement to the Intellectual Freedom Manual, Ninth Edition,” published by ALA Editions, traces a history of ALA’s commitment to fighting censorship.

Cataloging Music Audiovisual Materials Using RDA

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning in partnership with Music Library Association announces a new iteration of the popular workshop Cataloging Music Audiovisual Materials Using RDA with Keith Knop and Jay Weitz. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

Using analytics and metrics to drive decisions and services

CHICAGO — With the wealth of data available to library and information services, analytics are the key to truly understanding your users and your field of operations and to improving your services.

Real-world teen services

CHICAGO — The basics of day-to-day service to teens in the library setting, a discipline requiring specific skills, is all too often glossed over in professional literature.  As a result, many LIS grads begin serving teens armed with an incomplete understanding of why their job is both important and unique and what they need to know from day one.

Learn how to run great webinars in new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, How to Run Great Webinars, with Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015.

Popular eCourse returns: Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Aug. 31, 2015.

Programs for Millennials and more

CHICAGO — Needless to say, programming for teens can be a dubious fit for library users in their 20s; and what appeals to Baby Boomers isn't necessarily ideal for those in their 30s and 40s. Millennials deserve their own programs. “A Year of Programs for Millennials and More,” published by ALA Editions, specifically targets those on the cusp of the born-digital generation and their peers. In this handy book Amy J.

Making archives come alive for public libraries and their communities

CHICAGO — Librarians and archivists across the country are developing innovative ways to bring library users into new relationships with archival professionals and research collections. From social archives and citizen cartography to artist-curators and photovoice projects, special collections departments are demonstrating their value not only for preservation but also for outreach, education and public service.


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