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Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians eCourse

eCourse Press Release

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians. Francisca Goldsmith will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 11, 2016.

Learning outcomes

After participating in this course, you will:

How to Implement a Digitization Program eCourse

eCourse Press Release

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, How to Implement a Digitization Program. Susanne Caro will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on July 11, 2016.

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners Workshop

Editions Workshop Press Release

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners with Susan M. Moore. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 pm on July 6, 2016.

Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

How to Respond to a Security Incident in your Library Workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 p.m. CST/2:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

eCourse on apps for librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a five-week facilitated eCourse, starting on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

Introduction to Metadata and Linked Data eCourse

Chicago—ALA Editions 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 July 5, 2016.

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

Rick Anderson on libraries, leadership, and scholarly communication

CHICAGO — A creative thinker on topics related to library collections and scholarly publishing, Rick Anderson does not back away from controversy. “Whenever we, as members of an organization like a library, are forced to choose between good things, we may start by trying to figure out some way to have both things,” he writes in the preface to “Libraries, Leadership, and Scholarly Communication: Essays by Rick Anderson,” his new book.

Christopher Murphy named Publisher for ALA Editions

Christopher Murphy has joined ALA as the Publisher for ALA Editions. Chris will be responsible for managing the acquisitions, production, marketing and sales functions of the book publishing imprint of ALA’s Publishing Department. ALA Editions includes the MLIS textbook line, ALA Neal-Schuman. He will report to Don Chatham, Associate Executive Director and Head of the Publishing Department.

Marshall Breeding’s library technology buying strategies

CHICAGO — The prospect of a new automation system can be daunting. When do the benefits of moving to something new surpass the deficits of keeping the status quo? Can the products on the market deliver what libraries need to survive and prosper? Are those based on open source more flexible than proprietary systems? What about those deployed in the cloud? These and dozens more questions arise when libraries enter a selection process. Knowing the options is key to arriving at the best answers for your own organization.

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