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Planning and preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access. Roman S. Panchyshyn will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 2, 2015.

Successfully serving the college bound

CHICAGO — Whether they’re students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance for a successful start, and “Successfully Serving the College Bound,” published by ALA Editions, shows how to do it.

Cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse Cataloging with RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Feb. 2, 2015.

Perspectives on preservation, from Antiquity to the Digital Age

CHICAGO — Drawing on a multitude of historical texts, Michèle Valerie Cloonan’s “Preserving our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is a sweeping yet accessible volume providing a broad understanding of preservation for librarians, archivists and museum specialists and related LIS and continuing education classes. Cloonan offers readers an overview of longevity, reversibility, enduring value and authenticity of information preservation.

Start a revolution, stop acting like a library

CHICAGO — “But this is how we’ve always done it!” Objections to taking a fresh tack are about as common as budget shortfalls, and the two are more closely related than you might think. At the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Arkansas, Ben Bizzle and his colleagues defied common practices by using creative risk-taking in marketing and outreach to transform their library into a dynamic institution that continues to grow and thrive.

Rightsizing the academic library collection

CHICAGO — Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? Have you wondered how best to identify what physical material to retain and what to withdraw to maintain an inviting collection of relevant material for your users? Then it’s time to rightsize!

Encouraging play through early learning spaces

CHICAGO — Don’t simply accommodate families with young children—draw them in and make your library a destination! Written by an early childhood specialist, a designer and an outreach librarian, “The Power of Play: Designing Early Learning Spaces,” published by ALA Editions, is a hands-on guide that takes you step by step through the process of designing an early learning space that fits your space limitations and budget.

Reinventing the library for online education

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Reinventing the Library for Online Education with Frederick Stielow. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

Drawing from previous classroom and research information services models, Frederick Stielow will discuss the vital skills and implementation approaches that will help persuade your faculty and administrators to get on board with bringing your library into the online classroom. 

New sources of revenue: Naming rights, crowd-funding, sponsorships and more

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, New Sources of Revenue: Naming Rights, Crowd-Funding, Sponsorships and More with Ed Rossman. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm Eastern on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

In this workshop, Rossman will show you how you can find new sources of revenue by working within your own community.

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