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Expert legal guidance on makerspaces, meeting rooms and displays offered in two new e-books

CHICAGO — The team of Mary Minow, Tomas A. Lipinski and Gretchen McCord offer legal answers to potentially thorny situations in two new e-books published by ALA Editions. Library makerspaces are truly transformative, inviting library users to create, innovate, and collaborate. But like any cutting-edge initiative, makerspaces also bring up a host of new and unique legal questions.

Connecting preschoolers with nonfiction books through movement

CHICAGO — An underutilized source for storytime programs, quality nonfiction books can help bridge the reading gap between preschool boys and girls; boys enjoy facts and “true stuff,” and including these books in storytime helps boys see that reading can be fun.

Embedded business librarianship for the public librarian

CHICAGO — When a public library invests in building relationships with business owners, professionals, and job seekers in the community, it is investing in the livelihood, well-being, and future of all of its citizens. By demonstrating how the library is a valuable resource for these patrons, the embedded business librarian can be an equal partner in the business community and have an equal voice. As a business liaison librarian, Barbara A.

Managing digital cultural objects

CHICAGO — Bringing together chapters written by leading experts in the field, “Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, Discovery and Retrieval,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides an overview of the theoretical and academic aspects of digital cultural documentation and the state of the art. Editors Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty include case studies of digitization projects drawn from practitioners within libraries and information organizations.

ALSC’s guide to becoming a media mentor

CHICAGO — In a time of rapidly changing technologies, the role of the youth services librarian has expanded to include the realm of digital media. Supporting children’s literacy now means serving as a media mentor.

Fostering collaboration between librarians and instructional designers

CHICAGO — With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important.  The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource construction, design, goals, and responsibilities.  In “Librarians and Instructional Designers: Collaboration and Innovation,” published by ALA Editions, authors Joe Eshleman

A guide to innovative revenue sources for libraries and nonprofits

CHICAGO — In recent years, levies, grants, and other traditional sources of library funding have stagnated or even been scaled back. But as they’ve already done in other areas, libraries can take an innovative, proactive approach to funding. Change creates opportunities, and the ability to see and exploit opportunities is what creates new revenue streams, which can help maintain and enhance library services. Offering step-by-step guidance, Edmund A.

How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Deliver Great Library Customer Service with Laurie Brown. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 36 Adult Program Ideas in 90 Minutes Workshop with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

The Basics of Federal Grant Writing Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new two-part workshop, The Basics of Federal Grant Writing with Maureen Meyer and Amy Whitlock Jennings.

This two-part event will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific and Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

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