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Rob Reid’s animal shenanigans

CHICAGO — Featuring our four-legged, no-legged, winged, scaled and feathered friends, “Animal Shenanigans: Twenty-four Creative, Interactive Story Programs for Preschoolers,” published by ALA Editions, is a new series of story program lesson plans from bestselling author Rob Reid that will help librarians and teachers unleash kids’ curiosity and learning.

Integrating multimedia resources into library instruction and research

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Integrating Multimedia Resources into Library Instruction and Research. Julie A. DeCesare will serve as the instructor for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 5, 2015.

Teaching information literacy to college students

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Teaching Information Literacy to College Students. Joanna M. Burkhardt will serve as the instructor for a three-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 5, 2015.

Putting the 'pop' in information literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a five-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 5, 2015.

Copyright for teachers and librarians

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Copyright for Teachers and Librarians. Rebecca P. Butler will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 5, 2015.

A guide to using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics

CHICAGO — Both the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA) provide important data services. For library managers and administrators, the key to the data’s usefulness is knowing how to extract and apply the most relevant information to managing a library and improving accountability. Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan and Joseph R.

How library consortia remain models for collaboration and sustainability

CHICAGO — No library stands alone. A long-standing tenet of the discipline, library cooperation predates the founding of ALA. Although these are times of crisis and uncertainty for library consortia (by one count, more than 65 consortia have closed since 2008), the collaboration that consortia offer helps libraries extend the value of every dollar spent.

The power of play: An introduction to designing early learning spaces

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, The Power of Play: An Introduction to Designing Early Learning Spaces with Dorothy Stoltz, Marisa Conner and James Bradberry. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30 Eastern on Monday, Dec. 1 and Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Readers’ advisory for historical fiction

CHICAGO — Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. Jennifer S. Baker’s new book, “The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction,” published by ALA Editions, emphasizes an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focuses on what fans enjoy.

Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

CHICAGO — Ever since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, staff from public libraries throughout the country have been working hard to provide access to information about the law while educating their communities about how implementation affects them. But defining the expectations and limitations of libraries’ roles regarding support of the new law remains a challenge.

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