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A returning advanced eCourse: Cataloging for non-catalogers

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing, in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), is offering the returning popular 12-week Advanced eCourse: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers, facilitated by Dr. Sylvia Hall-Ellis, beginning on June 1, 2015.

The ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual

CHICAGO — Since it was established in 1967, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has championed the rights of library users to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others.

Web Design and Development: Advanced eCourse

CHICAGO — Offered by ALA Publishing in collaboration with the San Jose State University School of Information (SJSU iSchool), this returning popular 12-week Advanced eCourse: Web Design and Development, beginning on June 1, 2015, is facilitated by Raymond Dean.

Popular workshop returns: Using Twitter for marketing and outreach

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop Using Twitter for Marketing and Outreach, with Andy Burkhardt. This is a 90-minute workshop and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Finding the library’s path to survival, success and growth

CHICAGO — In the years since John J. Huber’s trailblazing book “Lean Library Management” was published, budget pressures on libraries have only increased. Yet libraries that have adopted his strategies have turned conventional management thinking—that if budgets are reduced, customer service suffers—on its head. These libraries have proven that by streamlining and improving customer services, they can eliminate wasteful activities and bring down costs.

LITA guide to technology disaster response and recovery planning

CHICAGO— Most library disaster plans focus on response and recovery from collection and facilities disasters, such as fire and floods. But because technology is becoming ever more integral to libraries’ role in their communities, any interruption in service and resources is a serious matter.  A disaster’s effect on internet and social media sites, electronic resources, digital collections, and staff and public infrastructure of PCs, tablets, laptops and other peripherals requires special consideration.

The 2015 guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards

CHICAGO — Updated to include the 2015 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2015 Edition,” published by ALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes.

Use Facebook in the library to engage users

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop Facebook in the Library: Enhancing Services and Engaging Users, with David Lee King. This is a 90-minute workshop and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

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