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A LITA guide to makerspaces

CHICAGO — Spaces that have been designed to allow users to create, build and learn new projects and technologies, makerspaces employ a variety of tools such as 3-D printers, AutoCAD design software and even open-source hardware like Arduino Kits. Developing a community around shared use of space and equipment, a tenet of the makerspace movement, fits squarely into libraries’ mission.

Creating a digital media space for today's teens

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop will consist of two 60-minute sessions and take place at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, March 20 and 27, 2014.

'Getting Started with Open Access'

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Getting Started with Open Access, with Emily Puckett Rodgers and Meredith Kahn. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. CST/12:30 p.m. MST/11:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

'Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services'

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services, with Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions that will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, Feb. 13 and 20, 2014.

'#TumblarianProblems: Creating and Curating Your Tumblr Blog'

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, #TumblarianProblems: Creating and Curating Your Tumblr Blog, with Kate Tkacik. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.

'How to Teach Online: A Beginner's Guide'

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, How to Teach Online: A Beginner’s Guide, with Paul Signorelli and Dan Freeman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

'What You Need to Know About Starting a Digitization Project'

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, What You Need to Know About Starting a Digitization Project, with Susanne Caro. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

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.

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