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A comprehensive guide to insurance industry information resources

CHICAGO — The insurance industry is among the most highly regulated industries today, and literature on the field is a complex thicket of sources. “The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science,” published by ALA Editions, is Lucy Heckman’s valuable, one-of-a-kind guide to locating and using information resources about the insurance industry.

How to become an embedded librarian

CHICAGO — Embedded librarianship is “not one size fits all,” yet many books on the subject treat it in a cold, objective manner that doesn’t adequately communicate how becoming an embedded librarian actually works in the real world.  But in “Becoming an Embedded Librarian: Making Connections in the Classroom,” published by ALA Editions, Michelle Reale shares her own university classroom experiences to demystify what can sometimes feel intimidating to academic librarians.

A versatile handbook for storytime programs

CHICAGO — Librarians, teachers, parents and caregivers can energize storytimes and curricula with “The Handbook for Storytime Programs,” published by ALA Editions. A companion volume to “The Handbook for Storytellers,” Judy Freeman and Caroline Feller Bauer’s entertaining resource is filled with engaging and creative ways to integrate storytelling and story-related materials into programs for children, ages birth-12.

Learn to catalog music resources using the RDA Toolkit

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Cataloging Music Resources in RDA, facilitated by Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo. This four-week eCourse starts Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

Gain a solid foundation in cataloging cartographic resources

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Cartographic Resources with RDA: An Introduction, with Susan Moore. This workshop, which will last 90 minutes, is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

Popular workshop presents strategies for reaching patrons in their 20s and 30s with great programs

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, Building Great Programs for Patrons in their 20s and 30s, with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.

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