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Bugs, bogs, bats and books

CHICAGO — Reading a book before or after a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions.  In “Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books: Sharing Nature with Children through Reading,” teacher and librarian Kathleen T.

Basic American Sign Language for library staff

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff. Kathy MacMillan will serve as instructors for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on June 2, 2014.

New advanced eCourse: Web Design and Development

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing is pleased to announce the first event that marks a new collaboration with the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University (SJSU SLIS) to provide in-depth, advanced eCourses that will take participants from introductory through to high level, applicable content in 12 weeks.

How to respond to a security incident in your library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. CST on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

As important as it is to try to prevent library security incidents, it’s not always possible to avoid them, and the way you respond when they happen is crucial. Albrecht, a security expert and former police officer, will show you how to respond effectively.

The ALA guide to researching modern China

CHICAGO — As China has evolved into an economic superpower, interest in its culture and current place in the world has skyrocketed; China Studies are now taught in almost every college or university in the U.S., as well as in many junior high and high schools. Covering modern China, not just Chinese culture from an historical perspective, “The ALA Guide to Researching Modern China,” published by ALA Editions, fills a sizeable gap in the literature.

Using metaliteracy to empower learners

CHICAGO — Today’s learners communicate, create and share information using a range of information technologies such as social media, blogs, microblogs, wikis, mobile devices and apps, virtual worlds and MOOCs. In “Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, respected information literacy experts Thomas P. Mackey and Trudi E.

A guide to biographies to read aloud with kids

CHICAGO — The right biography can be as enthralling as any work of fiction, blending facts with gripping storytelling. “Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids: From Alvin Ailey to Zishe the Strongman” is a guide to the best ones for adults to read to kids. Noted children's book authority Rob Reid offers a choice selection of exemplary biographies that will entertain and educate children about a variety of fascinating people and their places in history.

A LITA guide to responsive Web design

CHICAGO — Tablets, desktops, smartphones, laptops, minis: we live in a world of screens, all of different sizes. Library websites need to work on all of them, but maintaining separate sites or content management systems is resource intensive and still unlikely to address all the variations. By using responsive Web design, libraries can build one site for all devices—now and in the future.

Word-of-mouth marketing

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop,Word-of-Mouth Marketing: The Most Powerful Marketing Strategy and You Can Afford It! with Peggy Barber. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Ask an RDA expert: Bibliographic description

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description with Adam Baron, May Chan and Marcia Salmon. This workshop is formatted as an open forum that will last three hours and take place at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Join colleagues across the world for a unique opportunity to engage informally with a group of RDA: Resource Description and Access experts to ask questions and get answers based on others' experience and knowledge.

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