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Using Tumblr to connect with your community

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop Tumblr for Public Libraries, with Molly Wetta and Kate Tkacik. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

Products hot off the press, special events at the ALA Store in San Francisco

Located just outside the Exhibits, the ALA Store at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference 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!

ALA Store hours:

Friday, June 26            12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

New workshop: Get started with Google Analytics

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop Getting Started with Google Analytics, with Rita Gavelis. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

New workshop shows how to improve website user experience with A/B Testing

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop Improving Website User Experience with A/B Testing, with Scott W. H. Young. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

ALA Store warehouse is moving

CHICAGO — Effective May 22, 2015, the ALA Store is moving to a new physical warehouse and fulfillment center. Our new vendor offers highly rated customer service and support, and our goal is to improve your overall experience when purchasing from the ALA Store. Effective May 22:

New workshop: Tumblr for Special Collections

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource introduces a new workshop Tumblr for Special Collections, with Colleen Theisen and Kate Tkacik. This 90-minute workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

New platform for ALA's online journal content

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has launched a new electronic archive and delivery platform for Library Technology Reports (LTR) and Smart Libraries Newsletter (SLN) using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. You will be able to access the journals and newsletters via http://journals.ala.org/ltr (LTR) and http://journals.ala.org/sln (SLN).

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

Popular workshop returns: Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach, with Andy Burkhardt. This is a 90-minute workshop and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

LITA guide to technology disaster response and recovery planning

CHICAGO— Most library disaster plans focus on response and recovery from collection and facilities disasters, such as fire and floods. But because technology is becoming ever more integral to libraries’ role in their communities, any interruption in service and resources is a serious matter.  A disaster’s effect on internet and social media sites, electronic resources, digital collections, and staff and public infrastructure of PCs, tablets, laptops and other peripherals requires special consideration.

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