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Public libraries share their digitization success stories

CHICAGO— Digitizing your collection is not only a great way to increase access to your materials, it also engages patrons on a whole new level and helps communicate your library’s value. But with staff time and resources already spread thin, it can be a challenge to plan and undertake a digitization initiative. The good news is that public libraries across the country have done just that.

Build community-business partnerships through embedded librarianship, new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new workshop, Building Community-Business Partnerships through Embedded Librarianship, with Barbara Alvarez. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 3,2016.

Guiding early and eager readers to excellent books

CHICAGO— For children, reading level and experience level are not always the same. Eager readers are often interested in ideas and topics that seem advanced, but situations and subjects that sixth graders can handle with aplomb may be emotionally confusing for a younger child. Early and eager readers deserve stories they can get into, information that’s challenging and up to date, and ideas that are new and stimulating, all while remaining age appropriate.

More storytime magic

CHICAGO— Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker’s knack for creating storytimes that engage and delight young ones have made their previous books bestsellers. Now they’re back with “More Storytime Magic,” published by ALA Editions, an all-new assortment of original fingerplays, transitional rhymes, movement songs, flannelboards, sign language rhymes and other activities to spice up storytimes for ages two and up.

Seeing libraries as social learning centers: Rethinking library instruction

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Rethinking Library Instruction: Libraries as Social Learning Centers. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 8, 2016.

Free webcast on virtual reference

CHICAGO — A new episode of American Libraries Live — a one-hour discussion on Virtual Reference— will air live at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 14. This free streaming video broadcast is brought to you by American Libraries and can be viewed from your home, library or on the go.

Fifty fresh program ideas for your adult patrons, popular workshop returns!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, 20 Subjects in 90 Minutes: Themed Programs for Adults, with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.

A bevy of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Longer hours and easy access near the ALA Lounge and Networking Uncommons in the North Lobby, Level 1 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting.  The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available!

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Use Drupal to build your library website, popular eCourse returns!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Using Drupal to Build Library Websites. Ken Varnum will serve as the instructor for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 1, 2016.

Intro to Web Service APIs: eCourse and eBook bundle

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Introduction to Web Service APIs Using PHP and HTML eCourse/eBook bundle. Jason Paul Michel will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 1, 2016.

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