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A guidebook for building political support for library funding

CHICAGO — Library funding is political. And the struggle to secure funding is ongoing; the work that librarians need to do to influence local politics doesn't just pop up in the few months before Election Day. It should span the years before or between elections. John Chrastka and Patrick “PC” Sweeney’s new book “Before the Ballot: Building Political Support for Library Funding,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, speaks directly to librarians, library staff, and boards.

New workshop—Coping with Burnout: Strategies for Staying Centered

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Coping with Burnout: Strategies for Staying Centered with Heather Fisher and Michael Duffy. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

New iteration—Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure. Dr. Richard Moniz and Dr. Martin House will serve as the instructors for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

New iteration: Digital Humanities for All Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Digital Humanities for All Librarians. Laura Braunstein will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

New iteration: Genealogical Research for Librarians eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Genealogical Research for Librarians. June Power will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

New iteration: Music Collection Development for Every Librarian eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Music Collection Development for Every Librarian. Houman Behzadi, Lisa Hooper, and John Redford will serve as the instructors for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

New iteration: Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian. Sara J. Beutter Manus will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

If you’re working the reference desk, you are likely to encounter questions about music, and whether you need to find music, scores, or books about music, you need to be prepared.

New grab-and-go readers’ advisory pamphlets cover popular genres

CHICAGO — Drawn from the insights of RA experts Neal Wyatt and Joyce G. Saricks, ALA Editions’ new Resources for Readers pamphlets will help library users find their next favorite book. Sold in packs of 100 for $14.99/pack, they cover the following popular genres:

Information Rights for Records Managers

CHICAGO — Records managers have tended to find themselves given the responsibility for managing requests under the Freedom of Information (FOI) and Data Protection Acts (DPA), without necessarily having training and/or an academic background in legal studies.