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A LITA guide to marketing with social media

CHICAGO - Eschewing mere theory in favor of real-world examples, “Marketing with Social Media: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, offers to-the-point advice for getting up to speed with the world of social media.

Web scale discovery services examined in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Web scale discovery services are a tool with major potential to transform the nature of library systems. These services are capable of searching quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote content and providing relevancy-ranked results in the type of intuitive interface that today’s information seekers expect.

A LITA guide to data management for libraries

CHICAGO — Since the National Science Foundation joined the National Institutes of Health in requiring that grant proposals include a data management plan, academic librarians have been inundated with related requests from faculty and campus-based grant consulting offices. Data management is a new service area for many library staff, requiring careful planning and implementation.

New digital journal eContent Quarterly launches

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces the premiere issue of eContent Quarterly, a new digital journal offering practical, user-driven solutions and ideas for curating, developing, integrating and managing content in rapidly changing digital library environments. Subscriptions are available for purchase at the ALA Store. Among the topics covered in Volume 1, Issue 1:

How to Discuss E-Books with Patrons

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, How to Discuss E-Books with Patrons with Phil Spirito.

It hasn’t taken long, but e-books are now an indispensable part of library collections. Patrons expect them to be there - and expect librarians to be able to assist them with e-books.

Marshall Breeding examines discovery services in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Discovery services have the power to revolutionize library systems, offering ways to find and retrieve information that were never before possible. But what does this really mean for the average librarian? How do discovery services work? What changes are in store as a result of these innovations and when can we expect them to take place?

A more effective social media presence: Strategic planning and project management

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of its popular workshop, A More Effective Social Media Presence: Strategic Planning and Project Management with Sarah Steiner and Cliff Landis. This workshop will take place in two 90-minute sessions on successive Wednesdays, Oct. 2 and 9, 2013.

Patron-driven acquisition: Turning theory into practice

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Patron-Driven Acquisition: Turning Theory into Practice with Ben Hunter. This workshop will take place in two 60-minute sessions at 2 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 16 and 23, 2013.

Creating subject guides for the 21st-century library

CHICAGO - By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces a new iteration of its exciting workshop, Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library with Buffy Hamilton. This 90-minute workshop will take place at 4 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

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