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A programming guide to after-school clubs for kids

CHICAGO — Learning that takes place "after hours" in a club setting is often an undersupported component of children's education. After-school clubs built around books encourage independent, recreational reading, which in turn has a positive impact on the rest of a child's day.  In “After-School Clubs for Kids: Thematic Programming to Encourage Reading,” published by ALA Editions, Lisa M. Shaia offers a year's worth of ready-to-implement program ideas for librarians and educators.

Find the dollars with the new edition of 'The ALA Book of Library Grant Money'

CHICAGO — An all-in-one resource for researching library and school grants, “The ALA Book of Library Grant Money,” published by ALA Editions, is back in a new edition and more useful than ever, offering refreshed content and even more guidance on locating grant funding sources.

Making the most of your library career

CHICAGO— An MLIS can provide the skills you need to get a library job, but building a library career means knowing how to maximize your potential every step of the way. Benefiting those fresh out of library school as well as experienced professionals, “Making the Most of Your Library Career,” published by ALA Editions, is filled with valuable insights into how to better launch and manage a library career.

How to build a great team

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Build a Great Team: One Year to Success with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place from 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesdays, April 16 and 23, 2014.

A guide to providing legal reference

CHICAGO — In recent years the number of Americans who have decided to handle their own legal affairs without the help of a lawyer has skyrocketed. Ranging from people writing their own wills or drafting a contract to those trying to represent themselves in court, they’re going to public and academic libraries for answers.

Winter, spring, summer and fall in the story room

CHICAGO — Preparing storytime programs can devour the time of even the most experienced children’s librarians, especially when several different age groups must be taken into account. Infants and toddlers, pre-readers and emergent readers all have different needs, and who has time to dig through a multitude of resources to gather suitable programming materials? Dawn R.

Sharing poetry with children

CHICAGO — Since “Poetry Aloud Here!” was published, acclaimed by Booklist as “required reading for all children’s librarians,” poetry written for young people has continued to gain interest as an educational tool. Now, Sylvia M.Vardell has revamped and expanded her guide into “Poetry Aloud Here 2: Sharing Poetry with Children,” published by ALA Editions.

Programming for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder

CHICAGO — Those who understand the unique sensitivities of young people with autism spectrum disorder, now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, know that ordinary library programming guides are not up to the task of effectively serving these library users.

Products hot off the press, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Longer hours and easy access near Registration make it more convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store in the Grand Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  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.

A LITA guide to WordPress for libraries

CHICAGO — More than just an easy-to-use blogging platform, WordPress is in fact a flexible, open source content management system, making it ideal for many libraries’ websites. “The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, introduces the basic principles of WordPress and then shows how to implement them. User Experience (UX) librarian and seasoned WordPress instructor Amanda L.

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