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Chicago Public Library and Museum of Science and Industry present a STEAM-inspired approach to summer learning

CHICAGO — Summer reading for children is a long standing and cherished tradition in public libraries across America, but today’s kids need to master new skills and competencies. Today’s summer programming needs to move beyond reading to engage children with hands-on activities, thus keeping their brains active even when school’s out. In “Summer Matters: Making All Learning Count,” published by ALA Editions, Elizabeth M. McChesney from Chicago Public Library (CPL) and Bryan W.

New Session: How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place Thursday, August 10, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, August 10, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

The silence of the archive

CHICAGO — “The Silence of the Archive,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides a groundbreaking discussion of a major but little considered issue: Why do archives, sometimes seen as the repositories of truth, often fail to satisfy users because they do not contain information which they expect to find?

New Session: Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop will consist of two 60-minute sessions and take place on:

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Creating a Digital Media Space for Today’s Teens Workshop

New eCourse: Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Customizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Tabatha Farney will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on August 7, 2017.

Estimated Hours of Learning: 24
Certificate of Completion available upon request

Learning outcomes

After participating in this eCourse, you will:

Step-by-step guidance on migrating library data

CHICAGO — Most librarians and staff participate in at least one data migration during their careers. And since the new systems inevitably work differently than the old ones and require different data to function, it’s always a challenge to plan smooth migrations that position libraries to immediately leverage new system capabilities.

A manual for creating and sharing online library instruction

CHICAGO — Designed to be reused and shared, learning objects are digital content and assessments centered on student learning outcomes. The promise of sharing online instruction across libraries, campuses, or a consortium holds time-saving appeal. An easy to follow tutorial for creating online library instruction with learning objects, “Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is written by Joelle Pitts, Sara K.

Fandom programs, festivals, and events at your public library

CHICAGO — The new book “50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults,” published by ALA Editions, will help public libraries give fans who are passionate about genres, characters, games, and book series plenty of reasons to return to the library again and again. Fandom programming can require planning across departments, tie-ins to collections and community partnerships, and targeted marketing.

Quick, low-cost ways to make big changes? Absolutely.

CHICAGO — Tactical urbanism, a global grassroots movement to improve cities by and for the people who live in them, has applications that are tailor made for libraries. Tactics like “start small,” “value intangibles,” and “bundle pragmatics with delight” can help libraries engage with their users while also solving immediate problems. Best of all, these projects can be lightweight, inexpensive, and quick to realize.

New Workshop—Fake News, Real Concerns: Developing Information Literate Students

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Fake News, Real Concerns: Developing Information Literate Students with Donald Barclay. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific.

Fake News, Real Concerns: Developing Information-Literate Students Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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