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A six-step plan for avoiding an unplanned career

CHICAGO — Unplanned careers affect everything and everyone. They can lead to frustration, negativity, and apathy at a time when we need to be focused, energized and motivated. Though your library career might have started “accidentally,” you can overcome organizational restructuring, changing job titles, and shifting responsibilities by cultivating a mindful existence in the library workplace.

A practical guide for developing your staff

CHICAGO — Continuous professional development is a crucial component of a successful and satisfying career. “Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, offers a wide range of ideas and methods for all library and information professionals to manage the development of those who work for and with them.

New Workshop: Hosting Your Own Comic Con: The Ultimate All-Ages Program

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Hosting Your Own Comic Con: The Ultimate All-Ages Program with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

New Workshop: Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Lesley S. J. Farmer. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at:

Managing the successful school library

CHICAGO — To ensure their libraries survive and thrive, school library managers need to be both responsive and proactive. Looking past the day-to-day operations of a school library, “Managing the Successful School Library: Strategic Planning and Reflective Practice,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, serves as a reality check: school libraries must align with school mission statements and policies, while simultaneously negotiating for proper budgets and resources alongside other departments.

Strategies for becoming a reflective librarian and teacher

CHICAGO — Too much of the time our attempts at achieving a work/life balance instead amount to a rigid compartmentalization of the different parts of our lives. But the very qualities that make us human, including our thoughts, feelings, and experiences, are the keys to making us better librarians and teachers. The path forward is through reflection, which can help us gain insights that are applicable both personally and professionally.

New Workshop: The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing with Laura Solomon. This workshop will last 60 minutes and take place Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 3:00pm Eastern/2:00pm Central/1:00pm Mountain/12:00pm Pacific.

The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing Workshop
A 60-minute workshop, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 3:00pm Eastern/2:00pm Central/1:00pm Mountain/12:00pm Pacific

New Workshop: Using Change Management to Transform Your Library

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Using Change Management to Transform Your Library with Catherine Soehner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Using Change Management to Transform Your Library Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

A cornucopia of new books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Longer hours and easy access near the onsite Registration area make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by and examine the many new and bestselling items available!

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New eCourse: Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps

Chicago—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps. Nicole Hennig will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Learning outcomes

With the knowledge from this eCourse, you can:

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