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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.

Learn basic reference skills in popular eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 1, 2016.

Learn how to use change management to transform your library, new workshop!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new workshop, Using Change Management to Transform Your Library with Catherine Soehner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

Are you ready to lead and transform your library? Like everything else, the library world has and will continue to change, so it is more important than ever to have strategies, knowledge, tools, and resources for making and dealing with macro level changes.

New workshop on Letting Go of Legacy Services: Weeding Materials and Programs

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new workshop, Letting Go of Legacy Services: Weeding Materials and Programs with Mary Evangeliste, Suzanne Ward, and Katherine Furlong. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

Learn how to liven up your programming with cosplay in new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new workshop, Programming with Cosplay: Embracing Costume Play in Your Library with Ellyssa Kroski. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at noon. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.

Cosplay?! What is that? It’s costume play and it’s a rapidly-growing pastime among teens and adults – basically people of all ages!

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