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New session: Build a Great Team Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Build a Great Team with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Patricia C. Franks updates her go-to reference text for RIM students and professionals

CHICAGO — The new second edition of “Records and Information Management,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, cements this work’s status as an up-to-date classic, its content updated and expanded to address emerging technologies, most notably blockchain, and evolving standards and practices. Inside, Patricia C.

Ethics for records and information management

CHICAGO — The scope and reach of information, driven by the explosive growth of information technologies and content types, has expanded dramatically over the past 30 years. The consequences of these changes to records and information management (RIM) professionals are profound, necessitating not only specialized knowledge but added responsibilities. RIM professionals require a professional ethics to guide them in their daily practice and to form a basis for developing and implementing organizational policies, and Norman A.

Rob Reid's collection of hundreds of story program activities

CHICAGO — “200+ Original and Adapted Story Program Activities,” published by ALA Editions, is a delightful new resource ready for use by children’s librarians, elementary-level media specialists, and early childhood instructors. Master storyteller and storytimes creator Rob Reid’s bountiful compendium of his “greatest hits” includes original and adapted fingerplays, poems, activities involving movement and music, participation stories, felt stories, imagination exercises, spoonerism stories, and library raps.

New iteration: Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data. Dr. Oksana L. Zavalina will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, January 7, 2019.

New session—Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Library: A Guide to Helping Patrons and the Community Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Library: A Guide to Helping Patrons and the Community with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

New iteration: Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, October 1, 2018.

New iteration: Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, October 1, 2018.

Free webinar—Blockchain: Recommendations for the Information Professions

CHICAGO—Blockchain technology is being discussed widely, but without clear directions for library applications. The Blockchain National Forum, funded by IMLS and held at San Jose State University’s iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning to discuss the issues and develop recommendations on the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions.

New iteration: Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification. Violet Fox will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, September 10, 2018.