ALA Editions

New eCourse: Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Cutting the Red Tape: Finding and Using E-Government Tools and Resources. Diane Kovacs will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Lesson plans and printable resources for literacy-based children’s programming

CHICAGO — The all-in-one resource you’ve been clamoring for, R. Lynn Baker’s “Creating Literacy-Based Programs for Children: Lesson Plans and Printable Resources for K–5,” published by ALA Editions, presents a comprehensive package of literacy-based public library programming ideas designed for children in kindergarten through the early tweens.

New workshop: Building Great Programs for Seniors

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Programs for Seniors with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Building Great Programs for Seniors Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Sex, brains, and video games

CHICAGO — How do we break through and truly reach our young adult patrons? It begins with understanding them. Librarians who work with teens need information and a big-picture perspective on adolescence that reflects the latest knowledge of cognate fields and the contemporary realities of young people’s lives. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s greatly revised and updated book “Sex, Brains, and Video Games: Information and Inspiration for Youth Services Librarians” provides exactly that.

Kroski’s hands-on sourcebook for makerspaces

CHICAGO — Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and engaging them as never before. Edited by technology expert Ellyssa Kroski, “The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook,” published by ALA Editions, includes everything libraries need to know about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today. Packed with cutting edge instruction and advice from the field's most tech-savvy innovators, this collection: